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Dumcrieff Mansion set in over 70 acres of private grounds, near Moffat



Updated: 22-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 18
  • 9 Bedrooms
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Country Mansion near Moffat, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland - Peaceful And Secluded Location. 5 minutes Drive From Moffat & 10 mins from Golf Course

Exclusive-use country mansion for up to 18 guests in 9 luxurious bedrooms. The mansion is set within over 70 acres of grounds and offers privacy and seclusion set well back from the road, yet it's only 5 minutes drive from the popular spa town of Moffat in Dumfries & Galloway.

Available self-catered or staffed. Ideal for special occasions, sophisticated hen parties, anniversaries, family reunions, honeymoons, christenings and relaxing long or short breaks in the privacy and comfort of your own secluded country mansion.

Many activities can be arranged locally including cycling, mountain biking, golf, fishing and shooting.

Outdoor activities: Kayaking, laser quest, archery, Segways and mini-highland games events can all be arranged within estate grounds and run by our fully trained, qualified and insured instructors. Clay Pigeon Shooting is available nearby.

Croquet on the lawn in summer. Snooker room with full size table. Sky TV & selection of DVD's. Free WiFi & 4G. Lots of interesting places to visit in the area - details on our website.

Catering service, private chef & butler available. Special Rates available for fully-staffed option. Contact us for details.

Entertainment including murder mystery nights, fun casino nights, band, piper, pianist, whisky tastings etc., can be arranged on request.

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About the Owner

Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
22 April, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Stayed in the house for a family gathering, absolutely wonderful weekend. Hosts were very helpful in showing us where everything was and how everything worked. House has all amenities required and beautiful bathrooms. Stunning surroundings. Would definitely recommend it.
Apr 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Stayed in the house for a family gathering, absolutely wonderful weekend. Hosts were very helpful in showing us where everything was and how everything worked. House has all amenities required and beautiful bathrooms. Stunning surroundings. Would definitely recommend it.
Apr 2016
  • 1 of 9

3 Reviews

4.7/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)


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: Jan 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Nov 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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Family Party for a 50th

  • 5 of 5

An absolutely fabulous weekend was had with 3 generations of the family all equally wowed by the surroundings. The property managed to be both grand in size but cosy in feel. The kitchen was well equipped with sufficient fridge space to house the food mountain we brought with us. The level of cleanliness was exceptional throughout and the towels and linen were of a high standard. The pictures don't really do the space justice, each bedroom is huge and offered amazing views over the trees in their autumnal glory. The bench outside was used for afternoon tea with the noise of the river in the background adding to the calming nature of the place. The owner Philip was very helpful with the pre-party arrangements putting us in touch with local kennels, chefs and cleaners. All in all a brilliant weekend and a fabulous property for a party.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A luxurious haven

  • 5 of 5

I booked Dumcrieff for a 50th bday celebrations. The booking process (through Owners direct site )was easy -but for me it was the communications with Philip who answered all my queries and doubts in detail through email or phone that was the highlight. We were a mix of adults, teenagers and a couple of toddlers and spent a weekend there

Full compliments to Philip and Dematra who make the house what it is now

The house is awe inspiring and has a pleasing mix of the antique and the modern-such that you feel at home and not out of place. The beds and bedrooms are very spacious luxurious and very comfortable-the bathrooms and kitchen have all the mod cons and are fully kitted out for use( 2 refrigerators , 2 dishwashers an Aga that is on always) . The rooms remain warm and the shower water pressure is strong . Most bathrooms have dual access -internally from the bedrooms and from the corridor The kids had no qualms about the wifi and phone coverage was fine in the ground floor.-but the games and billiards rooms and the outdoor space kept them away from their gizmos

The grounds and surroundings are a delight to explore We were there in the 1st weekend of October and were expecting wet cold conditions -and instead were awarded the most glorious sunshine with temp of 16 degrees - long walk followed by a picnic lunch on the lawns. Moffat is a short drive away for any necessities

I prearranged with Philip and got an external caterer for the bday dinner

I had also arranged a housekeeper's services through Philip -unfortunately she became indisposed but then Dematra stepped in

A beautiful place. We left with fantastic memories of Dumcrieff and hope that we can return sometime

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests


Carlisle Airport 44 miles

Glasgow Airport 61 miles

Edinburgh Airport 59 miles

Newcastle Airport 76 miles

Lockerbie Station 15 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 and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Standard Rate
3 Jan 2017 - 17 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
18 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
New Year
30 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Booking Notes:

Please see the Booking Conditions on our website: www.dumcrieff.com

Phone or email at any time for further information.

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

Discount per night for 3 nights or more - request quote

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 larger parties, weddings or marquee.

Strictly No Pets & No Smokers

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Updated: 22-Apr-2017


Property Type

  • chateau / country house


  • 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 ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room


  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...

Onsite Services

  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • river
  • rural


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 10000 sq. ft.


  • 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 kingsize bed Bedroom 2 twin beds Bedroom 3 kingsize bed Bedroom 4 double bed Bedroom 5 super kingsize bed Bedroom 6 double bed Bedroom 7 king size bed Bedroom 8 twin beds Bedroom 9 King size bed (ground floor bedroom)


  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Special Rates now available for our butler & award winning private chef. Contact us for details. Entertainment including Murder Mystery Nights, whisky tastings, magician, piper, pianist, treasure hunts and children's entertainers can also be arranged. Outdoor Activities including Clay Pigeon Shooting, Quad Biking, Archery, Laser Quest and Kayaking 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, 2 vacuum cleaners. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included. Housekeeper and/or butler available by arrangement. Maximum capacity of the house is strictly 18 guests at any time.

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