Farmhouse in Annanwater Valley, Moffat, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland - Nestled at the head of the Annanwater Valley, under the historic Devils Beef Tub.
Corehead Farmhouse is set in a unique and tranquil location nestling at the head of the Annanwater Valley, close to the historic Devils Beef Tub, 5 miles north of the Spa Town of Moffat in the beautiful countryside of Dumfries and Galloway. This delightful farmhouse enjoys spectacular views of unspoilt rural countryside - a little hideaway, yet very accessible, at only 7 miles from the M74, an hour drive from Glasgow and Edinburgh and 45 minuted from Carlisle. Corehead Farmhouse has great cultural and historical significance. It is most famous for its association with William Wallace, whose sister married the laird of Corehead Tower, Sir Thomas Halliday. The Farmhouse was built on the site of the Tower House. The Devil's Beef Tub is one of the most iconic landmarks in the South of Scotland. It is a cavernous hollow in the hills where the notorious Border Reivers once hid their stolen cattle. The Devil's Beef Tub forms part of Corehead, a stunning area of the land in the heart of the Southern Upland hills of Scotland which also includes Hart Fell, the highest hill in Dumfriesshire.
About the Owner
Hello, My name is Catherine Miller and I look forward to helping you with any questions you might have, when arranging your holiday. The family owned property offer a comfortable holiday and if there is anything I can do to help please get in touch. We look forward to welcoming you.
Guestbook comments from the owner
We want to live here!!! We stayed at the farmhouse for a week, my husband, myself, a teen, a 9yr old, a 3yr old and my parents in law (who are pensioners)...... It was fantastic, so homely we felt so comfortable ... Although it is so spacious it felt so warm, we had everything we needed and more ... Sitting in the conversation for our evening meals andnbreakfastvin the kitchen meant we made use of both finding areas... Nobody felt cooped up and everyone had plenty of personal space ... We went for walks in the surroundings and played in the garden in the evenings ...It worked wonderfully as a base, and yet felt like we were miles away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life .... We are very hopeful about returning and would not consider staying anywhere else ..... We can not sing the farmhouses praises enough the setting is phenomenal
"A little piece of heaven."
If you do not love this house and it's setting you have no sole.
Well done Catherine we have stayed in loads of self catering accommodation and this was outstanding.
Yes I could nit pick about tiny things. But why would you? .
You could be greedy and easily add extra beds but you've kept this a home. That's how it felt a real home with the space inside and out.
Yes it is remote but accessible.
Perfect. We hope one day to return.
Thank you so much.
The Badger watching was a great bonus.
"Spacious, well equipped cottage in glorious countryside"
We particularly enjoyed dining in the conservatory, plenty of room and lovely views. The bedrooms are large and the layout worked well for two groups/families of four. The owner was very helpful with baby equipment. The lounges are comfortable and interestingly furnished. Moffatt has adequate shops and plenty of places to eat (mostly pubs/hotels). We visited Peebles, Grey Mares Tale (waterfall), St Marys Loch, Carelaverock, Threave and Rockcliffe, etc and enjoyed many lovely walks (many suitable for pushchairs).
From the Owner
“Corehead Farmhouse is set in a unique and tranquil location nestling at the head of the Annanwater Valley, close to the historic Devils Beef Tub, 5 miles north of the Spa Town of Moffat in the beautiful countryside of Dumfries and Galloway. It is of great cultural and historical significance. It is most famous for its association with William Wallace, whose sister married the laird of Corehead Tower, Sir Thomas Halliday. The Farmhouse was built on the site of the Tower House. The Devil's Beef Tub is one of the most iconic landmarks in the South of Scotland This delightful farmhouse enjoys spectacular views of unspoilt rural countryside - a little hideaway, yet very accessible, at only 7 miles from the M74, an hour drive from Glasgow and Edinburgh and 45 minutes from Carlisle.”
Activity and Interests
5 miles from the spa town of Moffat.
Moffat, a historic spa town in the Annandale Valley, is set in the heart of beautiful countryside. A quaint and historic town that offers excellent shopping, places to eat, a wonderful park and an excellent base for discovering the local area and beyond.
Moffat's wide, tree-lined high street retains many of its original characteristics and the town has strong connections with both the Moffat and Johnstone clans.
A sheep farming town in years gone by, this history is depicted by the Ram Statue on the high street. The Devil's Beef Tub, a large depression in ground north of the town, aided the sheep and cattle rustlers who operated in the area, allowing them a place to hide the animals before moving them on.
Moffat was a spa town until 1921 when the Hydropathic Hotel burnt to the ground. The surrounding hills and the local section of the Southern Upland Way provide excellent walking opportunities, while the River Annan is good for fishing.
There is an interesting 'events diary' running throughout the season with something for all the family to enjoy.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
24 Sep 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
23 Dec 2016 - 29 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
New Year 2016
30 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
25% non refundable deposit due at time of booking, with the balance due 4 weeks prior to your stay.
Our preferable changeover day is Saturday, but can be flexible. The minimum stay is 4 nights.
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“The farmhouse is comfortably furnished in a traditional style with a lovely welcoming atmosphere. It boasts many original features and is quirky in design to offer a spacious 4 bedroomed family holiday home, sleeping up to 8 guests. Relax with a book in the 'snug' with the real woodburning stove, or enjoy the cosy atmosphere of the lounge with its large sumptuous sofas and original sandstone fireplace which dates back to 1600. The heart of any farmhouse can be found in the traditional farmhouse kitchen with solid fuel Rayburn and breakfast table. Upstairs the split balcony leads in one direction to the two double bedrooms, both with en-suite shower and lovely views of the valley. The second staircase leads to the family bathroom and two further bedrooms.”
- Iron & Board
- Living Room ...
- Tumble Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Kitchen ...
- children welcome
- pets considered
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- Toilet 1 - Toilet
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
- 2 en-suite shower rooms, one family bathroom with bath and a downstairs toilet.
- 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Bedroom 4
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Two Double bedrooms with en-suite, a further large double bedroom and twin room with shared family bathroom.
- Golf ...
- Outside: The conservatory provides comfortable seating as well as dining for 8 guests. Guests are invited to explore the large private grounds or sit on the patio to take in the unspoilt countryside. The enclosed 1/2 acre garden provides plenty of space for children and pets to explore in safety. Utility Room: Back kitchen with sink, dishwasher and washing machine and tumble drier. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The property will be cleaned and prepared for your stay. Towels and Linen are included with your stay. Other: Relax with a book in the 'snug' with the real wood burning stove or enjoy a glass of wine in the spacious conservatory soaking up the outstanding views.