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The Moat House Annan

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Overview
5 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
17 guests
Minimum stay varies 
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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.
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
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.
Bedrooms
1 Super King1 King3 Doubles9 Singles
Bathrooms
2 Full baths

Meet the host
Martin S
Hosting since July 2016
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsAlthough we normally like to greet guests on their arrival this is not always possible but you will have the details of how to access the property before you leave home. There will always be somebody to answer your questions by phone.

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Wanderer769997
Wanderer769997
1 contribution
Stunning Property
What a brilliant house to accommodate a family get together of 12 adults and 1 baby. The house was chosen for its size and location which was easy to get to from England and Scotland. We did not use any of the disable equipment, but I have never seen a property that addresses the needs of the disabled to such a high standard, including the rise and fall hob and sink in the kitchen This will enable them to have a brilliant break away. The fully accessible outside area's and access to the river walk path were great, although not used in Jan the large outside table with shelter over would benefit any spring/summer/autumn visit We cooked on our first evening and found all the items we needed in the kitchen. Parking and arrangements for the opening of the property were confirmed by the owner without any problems. The house was clean, tidy and lovely bedding - all of the beds made up as per prior agreement with the owner. Would definitely recommend this property to all
Visited January 2020
Written 20 January 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

DayTrip207852
DayTrip207852
1 contribution
Large, highly accessible house and pet-friendly house
There were 6 adults, across 3 generations, in our party plus one dog. This is a stunning house and the floors, apart from the stairs, are all smooth/wooden surfaces which made it very easy for my father's 'wheelie' (3-wheeled walker). We didn't need to use many of the facilities e.g. hoist, changing bed, rise & fall sink/hob, but were grateful for other thoughtful extras e.g. internal lift, sensor lighting in the hallways, rise & recline chairs, touch-sensitive bedside lights, ramps at front & back door, accessible garden and even a piano! A fabulous find and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend or to visit again.
Visited May 2019
Written 2 June 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
The_Moat_House_Annan
The_Moat_House_Annan
We are so glad that the features of the house allowed you to enjoy a family holiday with your father. We look forward to having you to stay again
Written 7 June 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

colin a
colin a
Horwich, United Kingdom2 contributions
Fantastic house
Large house that easily accommodates large parties. We have just returned from a weekend away with 2 other families (11 adults and kids on total) and The layout of the house is great, a large kitchen allowing everyone to gather, and large sitting room for relaxing and games. We didn’t have a lot of time to explore but The river walk up to the distillery is pleasant and not to far, and the shops and pubs (although a couple of pubs wouldn’t let the children in with us as they were under 14) are all close by.
Visited January 2019
Written 14 January 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
The_Moat_House_Annan
The_Moat_House_Annan
We are so glad that you had a good stay. Yes pubs in Scotland are not always child friendly. The Powfoot Hotel (a short drive away) would be good for a family lunch. Sarah
Written 16 January 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Wendy L
Wendy L
Dunfermline, United Kingdom14 contributions
Brilliant!
We haven't been able to go on a family holiday for many years as we needed a very large place that had facilities for our disabled son.It was so big we were able to take a couple of his carers as well.The rooms were very spacious,clean and were beautifully decorated.We loved the wooden floors and the huge kitchen table.We were in the kitchen most of the time eating,playing cards,board games,conker battles and just socialising.It wasn't until later in the week that we went into the sitting room to watch something.The house is really well equipped and has everything you could possibly need.It has loads of books and games,the cards were well used!It's only a few minutes walk from Aldi , Annan town centre and also great walks nearby for our dog.We visited Mabie Farm Park which was a great day out and I'd really recommend it,also the Roman wall,Sycamore Gap from the film Robin Hood Prince of Thieves and the Gretna shopping outlet.We phoned and asked for sides to be put on a profiling bed for our son,it was a wide bed and I was able to get in beside him and read him stories every night which he loved.I would definitely recommend the Moat House .
Visited October 2018
Written 7 October 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Allan S
Allan S
Cramlington, United Kingdom26 contributions
An excellent family Easter weekend at The Moat House.
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 the park behind the house for a scout around. The adults made good use of the well equipped kitchen and prepared the meal. The house is well placed for visits to the coast and walks on the beach. When we went to the beach the tide started to come in, and moved at 3 meters per 25 seconds. So take care when walking on the beach. The facilities in the house were excellent and I would recommend The Moat House to everyone.
Visited March 2018
Written 2 April 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
The_Moat_House_Annan
The_Moat_House_Annan
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 other guests) ? If there was something not quite right we'd love to hear about it so that we can correct it for other guests.
Written 26 June 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

NewArchaic
NewArchaic
Sheffield, United Kingdom7 contributions
Mr
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!
Visited February 2018
Written 8 February 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
The_Moat_House_Annan
The_Moat_House_Annan
Thanks for the review and suggestion. Gad you enjoyed your stay
Written 12 February 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Joe O
Joe O
1 contribution
Really impressed with the house and it's facilities
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.
Visited June 2017
Written 27 September 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
The_Moat_House_Annan
The_Moat_House_Annan
It's really to hear you had such a good time.
Written 28 September 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Lana Hutcheon
Lana Hutcheon
12 contributions
Amazing
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
Visited September 2017
Written 25 September 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
The_Moat_House_Annan
The_Moat_House_Annan
Thanks for your "Amazing" review. What can we say " we try to be the best and it looks like we're succeeding.
Written 27 September 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sue H
Sue H
Haslingden, United Kingdom4 contributions
Perfection
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 all able to enjoy a barbecue outside. The garden area was brilliant and again accessible for wheelchairs. We walked from the house down by the river which was lovely and we then returned past the house and up to the distillery where some of our party went on the tour after we had all indulged in the delightful cafe menu. We particularly appreciated the large table in the kitchen which easily accommodated all 12 of us and was a suitable height for both wheelchairs and high chairs. We enjoyed cooked breakfasts in the mornings and were able to prepare evening meals as the kitchen was thoughtfully equipped. All in all a very successful family weekend in a property which suited all our needs.
Visited August 2017
Written 9 August 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
The_Moat_House_Annan
The_Moat_House_Annan
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 the cafe certainly is and is a lovely place for a daytime meal.
Written 27 September 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

louise b
louise b
1 contribution
Absolutely amazing!
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 equipment - the Moat House is easily one of the best-equipped disabled friendly holiday accommodation out there. The owners have clearly put a lot of thought into making the house as homely as possible and not clinical and they have succeeded 100%. One of our favourite features would have to be the fully accessible outdoor area, it allowed our family to have a wonderful BBQ and eat together outside thanks to the gazebo placed over the whole dining area. Definitely worth a stay. The house itself is located in Annan, a very lovely town full of friendly and helpful residents. There are several supermarkets within walking distance, as well as smaller convenience stores, cafes, pubs etc.
Visited July 2017
Written 29 July 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
The_Moat_House_Annan
The_Moat_House_Annan
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 but not at all clinical. We're glad you enjoyed the outdoor area which we have put a lot of effort into to make it an enjoyable space which can be used even if the weather is a little inclement. There is more to come in the future with regards to the garden space as we hopefully are able to open more of the grounds for guests to use.
Written 27 September 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Parking
  • Parking available
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Outdoor amenities
  • Deck
  • Patio
  • Private yard
Property features
  • Elevator/Lift access
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Internet access
  • Cable television

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Map
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.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
Take the A75 from the M6/A74(M) and take the second signposted exit to Annan. Follow the road into Annan and turn 1st left after crossing the bridge over the river Annan. At the bottom of Battery Lane turn right and the turn left onto Bruce St. Continue up Bruce St and you will arrive at The Moat House on your left.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilities

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 pm Check out by 11 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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