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Bedrooms 9
Space 18,500 sq ft
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property


Country Mansion in private grounds near Moffat, Dumfries & Galloway.

Hire the mansion self-catered or staffed with our butler, housekeeper & private chef.

Ideal for special occasions, sophisticated hen parties, family reunions, holidays and relaxing long or short breaks, in the privacy and comfort of your own secluded country mansion. Private Chef, Butler and Housekeeper by arrangement. Contact us for details.

Many activities can be arranged locally including cycling, mountain biking, golf, fishing and shooting. The Seven Stanes Mountain Biking Centre is only 20 mins drive.

Kayaking, laser quest, archery, Segways and mini-highland games events can all be arranged within estate grounds and are run by our fully trained, qualified and insured instructors.

Full size Snooker Table. Sky TV & selection of DVD's.

Free WiFi & 4G

Murder mystery nights, fun casino nights, band, piper, whisky tastings etc., can all be arranged on request.

Weddings must be booked on a fully staffed basis only. Please contact us for details and a quote.

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 June, 2018

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Dumcrieff House was the mansion house of the former Dumcrieff Estate which originally extended to over 7000 acres. It is set in private grounds well back from a minor road. There's ample space for parking cars and limousines as well as a landing area for helicopers near the mansion.

To make your stay even more luxurious and memorable, you can hire our butler, housekeeper and private chef. Contact us for a quote.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Philip,

We're just driving off now. We've had an incredible weekend. Thank you so much for all your help and suggestions in advance of our stay. When you next talk to Frank and Ian please pass on our thanks too - they did an incredible job arranging some of our activities that made the weekend all the more enjoyable.

We all loved the house and facilities, and would definitely stay again and highly recommend you.

Many thanks,

Aug 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Moffat in Dumfries and Galloway

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 18500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Max. adults: 18
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Maximum number of guests allowed on the premises at any time is 18.
  • Any external suppliers /service providers must be pre-approved or recommended by us, to comply with our strict insurance conditions.
  • Weddings are only permitted fully staffed by our own pre-approved staff and all service providers must be approved by us.
Location Type:
  • river
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 18 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 4 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • E/s shower room to bedroom 1 with shower & wc E/s shower room to bedroom 3 with bath,wc & bidet Shower room with wc E/s shower room to bedroom 4 with wc E/s bathroom to bedroom 6 with bath,wc & bidet Shower room & wc All e/suites have another door to the landing
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 8 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 9 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 18 (9 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 Super king size bed Bedroom 2 Double bed Bedroom 3 King size full tester bed Bedroom 4 Twin beds Bedroom 5 Super king size 4-poster bed Bedroom 6 Twin beds Bedroom 7 King size bed Bedroom 8 Double 4-poster bed Bedroom 9 King size bed (ground floor bedroom)
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
Special Rates now available for our butler, private chef and housekeeper. Contact us for details. Entertainment including Murder Mystery Nights, whisky tastings, magician, piper, treasure hunts and a children's entertainer can also be arranged. Outdoor Activities including Archery, Laser Quest, Kayaking and Mini Highland Games Events are all available within estate grounds. Advance booking required. Marquee Hire Available with or without accommodation. Facility fee applies for marquee weddings, events & large parties. Outdoor furniture, BBQ and Croquet provided during summer months. Woodland walks. Thousands of acres of forests and 212 mile Southern Upland Way (footpath) in grounds. Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble dryer, iron & ironing board, vacuum cleaner. Towels and linen included. House staff by arrangement. Maximum capacity of the house is 18 guests at any time


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average rating of 4.875 based on 18 reviews

Perfect weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We rented Dumcrieff house for a celebration weekend with friends for our Silver Wedding. Philip and Dimitra made everything SO easy. Communication was easy and quick and payment was easy. They recommended a chef and butler for the weekend who were both simply amazing and the house was perfect for what we had planned.

Everything in the house was spotless and really nice quality while still feeling homely and cosy. The surrounding countryside is beautiful and we had a fabulous walk and were met by the butler half way with lunch...Philip's idea and an absolute hit with our friends.

We'd definitely recommend Dumcrieff House to anyone and are currently wracking our brains for a good excuse to go back as soon as possible.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great 60th Birthday Celebration

  • 5 of 5

Great house, gorgeous setting, plenty of room, luxury towels and bed linen, comfortable beds and beautifully prepared for our visit . A perfect property for any special occasion.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Impressive property & perfect for a party

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Dumcrieff for my husband’s 40th Birthday celebrations. The house was absolutely lovely and I would highly recommend it for anyone looking for a celebratory getaway with family & friends. It had everything we could need and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves in this impressive home. Wish we could have stayed longer. Thank you Philip for all your help with the booking and welcome gifts! The Prosecco & chocs went down a treat!!!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A great stay in a house full of character

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic stay. The house is well presented and decorated to give the feel of a proper manor house. Situated right in the river it's grounds provide some pleasant walks and exploring. I will be recommending this accommodation to my family and friends

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stunning property and great hospitality

  • 5 of 5

From start to finish we had a fantastic 4 day stay at Dumcrieff House. Philip was an incredible host, supporting us with our holiday planning and making introductions to local experts to help us with various activities we were looking for over the weekend, from fly fishing lessons on the Annan to a whisky tasting at the property.

We were delayed on arrival due to traffic so Philip and his wife went to the property to let in our grocery deliveries and packed everything away for us so all was in order when we arrived - such incredible service and warm hospitality!

We had 17 staying but there is so much room you always had your own space. The facilities are fantastic and we had everything we needed.

What better way to spend a Summer evening in Scotland than barbecuing local angus steaks outside the snooker room on the Dumcrieff House terrace, surrounded by woods and pasture with the River Annan running by.

Many thanks again Philip for your hospitality, I can't recommend Dumcrieff House enough.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely venue beautiful view's great location

  • 4 of 5

Even though we had a wonderful weekend here there were a few things that would have made it better. The house itself was much more comfortable than originally thought as we did worry it would be too grand and not cosy the rooms were beautifully decorated and had an interesting layout however they were very cold the log burners were lovely but not practical for heating the vast reception room in particular and the central heating perhaps not strong enough in the bedrooms. The kitchen was well equipped and spacious however the oven was a challenge cooking for a large party it was very slow to cook breakfast took us over 2 hours to prepare and we had to allow twice the normal amount of time to cook a main meal while it looked the part it was honestly awful and although we laughed a lot about using the BBQ we found in the grounds it would have been much quicker! Despite this we did have a great time and the house itself was impressive. The owners and the people of Moffat were very friendly and we were made to feel very welcome.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The cooker is an Everhot Stove which works like an Aga. This means that it must be kept switched on 24hrs a day. If someone switches it off, or dramatically reduces the temperature by mistake, it would take several hours to reach operating temperature again, as would an Aga. Our house staff and our chef cook Full Scottish Breakfasts and evening meals for eighteen guests on a regular basis without issue. Cooking times are certainly not longer than an ordinary cooker when the Everhot is used properly! When used correctly the two wood burning stoves create more than adequate heat for the hall and the drawing room. As these guests did not use all the logs provided, I presume they did not manage to operate the stoves correctly. If I had been notified of any problems with the stoves at the time, I would have dealt with them immediately. To be informed of an issue two months after the guests have left is obviously too late! We have never had any problems with the central heating system in any part of the house and when my family stay in the house ourselves during winter months, the house is always very warm and comfortable.
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Nearest Airport
57 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Moffat Golf Club
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Car: recommended


Carlisle Airport 44 miles

Glasgow Airport 61 miles

Edinburgh Airport 57 miles

Newcastle Airport 76 miles

Lockerbie Station 12 miles

Use of car recommended - car hire delivery/collection service available


Moffat 2 miles

Lockerbie 15 miles

Carlisle 44 miles

Edinburgh 59 miles

Glasgow 60 miles

Newcastle 76 miles

Further Details:

Moffat has many traditional shops including: a shoe shop, butcher, baker, small supermarket, gift shop, pottery, a bank, take-away food shops, a woolen mill shop, chemist, toffee shop, 2 petrol stations, a newsagent, traditional barber, hairdresser, deli, children's clothes shop and a garden centre. There's also a park and boating pond, fishing pond & garden centre, several pubs, award winning restaurants, coffee shops, a wine bar, small hotels, a museum and more.....

There's a farmer's market in the high street every month and annual events include the famous Moffat Sheep Races, the Classic Car Rally and Moffat Agricultural Show.

Local activities include walking, cycling, mountain biking, tennis, golf, fishing, clay & game shooting. If you have kayaks - we have our own river!

Moffat is an ideal location for touring Dumfries and Galloway. Even the Lake District is within easy reach, being within only about an hour's drive, as are the cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £350

Booking Notes:

Please see the Booking Conditions on our website:

Phone or email at any time for further information.

See our reviews on Trip Advisor

Arrival time: 4pm to 8pm
Departure time: before 11am
No specific changeover day
Weekend and short breaks available all year

Maximum house occupancy must not exceed 18 guests whether staying overnight or not.

Contact us for additional services e.g. catering, chef, butler, housekeeper, chauffeur, entertainment etc. Please note we only allow extra services from our registered list of service providers. No outside service providers are permitted unless with written permission from owners.

Facility fee payable for weddings or marquee.

Strictly No Pets & No Smokers

Well behaved children only!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.