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The Moat House Annan

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The Moat House Annan
The Moat House Annan - Farmhouse Kitchen Dining area
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5 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
17 guests
2 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
The Moat House is an expansive house which has been recently renovated, with large rooms and a very high standard of disabled/wheelchair facilities. It is the ideal location to explore Dumfries & Galloway, The Lake District, The Scottish Borders, Hadrians Wall Country and beyond by rail/car. History This large (400m2) property is located on the moat bank of an ancient Mott and Bailey castle that was once the home of the de Brus family, the ancestors of 'Robert the Bruce' who was featured in the film 'Braveheart'. The house itself was once the home of the famous poet Rev James Graham who wrote 'The Sabbath'. Rooms & Beds The house will sleep 10 comfortably in the 5 large bedrooms but will sleep up to 17 using the extra beds and spaces in the house. Bedroom 1 - Two single beds (one profi...The Moat House is an expansive house which has been recently renovated, with large rooms and a very high standard of disabled/wheelchair facilities. It is the ideal location to explore Dumfries & Galloway, The Lake District, The Scottish Borders, Hadrians Wall Country and beyond by rail/car. History This large (400m2) property is located on the moat bank of an ancient Mott and Bailey castle that was once the home of the de Brus family, the ancestors of 'Robert the Bruce' who was featured in the film 'Braveheart'. The house itself was once the home of the famous poet Rev James Graham who wrote 'The Sabbath'. Rooms & Beds The house will sleep 10 comfortably in the 5 large bedrooms but will sleep up to 17 using the extra beds and spaces in the house. Bedroom 1 - Two single beds (one profiling) Bedroom 2 - Twin single beds or a Superking sized double bed Bedroom 3 - King size bed Bedroom 4 - Two single beds (one profiling) Bedroom 5 - Double profiling bed Optional extra bed spaces: Bedroom 3 - Double sofa-bed Lounge - Double sofa-bed 3 x deluxe auto-inflating airbeds The large lounge seats up to 17 with a combination of sofas, armchairs and bean bags. It features a large screen Smart TV with DVD and HiFi, piano, games & karaoke. The farmhouse style kitchen has a large extendable oak table which can seat up to 17 utilising additional chairs available from outside or shed. Garden to rear of house with beds, patios and covered BBQ and dining area. Pets considered at additional charge of £5/night/pet, please contact us to discuss. The Moat House Annan has an outstanding level of disability/wheelchair friendly facilities and equipment including: - Bedrooms with ceiling track hoists - Fully accessible farmhouse style kitchen - Lounge with 2 rise & recline armchairs - Wetrooms with ceiling track hoists, Clos'o'Mat toilet with support rails, level access shower, low level basin grab rails, rise & fall shower/changing table - Level access throughout house except bedroom 3 - Wide doorways throughout - Large rooms throughout with plenty of turning space - Passenger/wheelchair lift between floors - Entrance hall with wheelchair parking and charging points - A selection of shower chairs and other disability equipment - Wheelchair accessible courtyard style gardens with: Views over the ancient castle site remains Sensory garden area, Paved throughout Planted raised beds and borders Visual clues for garden negotiation Covered BBQ eating area Mid stay clean is also available for £50 please contact us to discuss.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Pets allowed but please contact us prior to making your reservation to discuss this. There is an extra fee of £10 per pet per night which is discounted to £5/p/n if prepaid, please let us know if you are wishing to bring pets, how many and what type of pets. Smoking is permitted outside the house however we request that you dispose of ash and buts appropriately in the ashtray outside the back door or otherwise. Please leave the house as clean and tidy as you found it.
Bathrooms
2 Full baths
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About the Owner
Martin S
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:July 2016
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

We arrived in convoy (4 cars) at 4pm and got immediate entry to the house. We were all delighted with the house and quickly found our separate rooms. Everyone was excited especially the children who quickly dumped their bags in their room and went to...More

Date of stay: March 2018
1  Thank Allan S
The_Moat_House_Annan, VR Owner at The Moat House Annan, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2018

We're glad you enjoyed your stay so much (apart from the speed of the tide which is obviously outside or our control) but wonder why you chose only to give us 4 out of 5 (as apposed to 5/5 which we get from all our...More

Reviewed 8 February 2018

The property was well presented and maintained. The facilities for wheelchair users are excellent and of a very high standard. The only thing that could be done to improve the stay would have been an extra towel!

Date of stay: February 2018
Thank NewArchaic
The_Moat_House_Annan, VR Owner at The Moat House Annan, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2018

Thanks for the review and suggestion. Gad you enjoyed your stay

Reviewed 27 September 2017

Location is near perfect. Quiet, yet near all amenities. Ideal base for our club MTB trip to 7stanes. The house was very clean, and rooms large and comfortable. Kitchen well appointed. Lovely patio/garden out the back with superb BBQ facilities. We'll be back.

Date of stay: June 2017
1  Thank Joe O
Management response:Responded 28 September 2017

It's really to hear you had such a good time.

Reviewed 25 September 2017

We have just returned from a long weekend staying at The Moat House with family. Facilities are superb. Would most definitely recommend it and hope to return at some point in the future

Date of stay: September 2017
1  Thank KatRos130
Management response:Responded 27 September 2017

Thanks for your "Amazing" review. What can we say " we try to be the best and it looks like we're succeeding.

Reviewed 9 August 2017

The house was spacious, clean and sympathetic to the needs of people with disabilities. The bathrooms were fully accessible and there was a wheelchair provided for use in the shower which was very welcome. Although the weather was not particularly warm for August we were...More

Date of stay: August 2017
1  Thank Sue H
Management response:Responded 27 September 2017

Thanks for your brilliant review. We have tried to design the house for everyone's needs and it's wonderful to hear that your all had such a good time. It's worth pointing out that unfortunately the local distillery's tours are not currently wheelchair accessible but the...More

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Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

We've just returned from a week spent at the Moat House. The house itself is huge and has clearly been thoroughly thought out in relation to its design. It can sleep even the largest of families or carer/client parties, in comfortable surroundings with the best...More

Date of stay: July 2017
2  Thank louise b
Management response:Responded 27 September 2017

Thanks for your 5* review. We set out right from the start to make The Moat House Annan the very best in luxury disabled friendly self-catering holiday accommodation and from your comments we seem to have achieved that goal - Fully featured in every way...More

Reviewed 14 May 2017

Great weekend catching up with friends. Facilities perfect and although we did not need it the accessibility equipment was amazing. Well stocked with essential kitchen equipment - even a zester!! Host lives next door and was really friendly and not at all intrusive. Great find...More

Date of stay: May 2017
2  Thank Sallyp74
Management response:Responded 14 May 2017

We're so glad you had a great time and enjoyed your stay, you were really lucky with the weather on the Sunday. We take great pride in the accessibility facilities that we offer but one of the important things to bear in mind is that...More

Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

I have stayed at quite a few holiday cottages, but none of them where any where as nice as this place. Loads of room and great location in Annan. We went mountain biking which 3 of 7 Stains courses are within 30 minutes. Local curry...More

Date of stay: March 2017
2  Thank John P
Management response:Responded 9 March 2017

Great to hear that you had such a great time. We don't say it's a 5* Luxury self catering holiday cottage for nothing...!!!

Reviewed 1 October 2016

The Moat House in Annan, Dumfries and Galloway is a huge wonderfully renovated property that has a chequered history. From run down former offices the current owners have made an amazing job of bringing the house back to life. We stayed in September for a...More

Date of stay: September 2016
1  Thank Austin H
Management response:Responded 1 October 2016

Wow Carey! Thank you so much for such a glowing review. We're so glad that you enjoyed your stay.

Reviewed 21 July 2016

A beautiful house, fresh and spacious, extremely well equipped with everything we could possibly need.   We came to celebrate a Diamond Wedding Anniversary. The Moat House has given us luxurious accommodation to enjoy, whilst catering to our many physical constraints and challenges. We haven't found...More

Date of stay: July 2016
3  Thank ICAB0D
Management response:Responded 9 October 2016

Thanks for your stunningly positive review Icabod. We set out to be the #1 place for a luxury holiday home for everyone including those with impaired mobility or disabilities and it looks like we've gone a long way to realise that... Having said that our...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Deck
Dishwasher
Dryer
Elevator/Lift access
Freezer
Refrigerator
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Parking
Patio
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Stereo System
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
Annan stands on the River Annan—from which it is named—nearly 2 miles (3 kilometres) from its mouth. It is 15 mi (24 km) from Dumfries by rail, in the region of Dumfries and Galloway on the Solway Firth in the south of Scotland. Eastriggs is about 3 mi (5 km) to the east and Gretna is about 8 mi (13 km) to the east.
Getting around
A car is the best form of transport for getting around the local area to visit tourist attractions etc however there is a local railway station in Annan on the branch line runs between Carlisle (with connections to east coast main line services) and Glasgow. Buses are also available to other destination in and around the area from the Annan bus station. Local Taxis are also available. Annan is just off the A75 which connects the M6/A74(M) in the east to Stranraer in the west.
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