This beautiful 19th century historic property, with spacious rooms, has been sympathetically renovated to retain many of its original features whilst providing a luxury holiday location whatever your needs. With an accessible kitchen with rise and fall counters x-y ceiling track hoists in two of the five large bedrooms and one wet room, electric profiling beds in three bedrooms, two large specialised wet rooms with level-access showers, low level basin and emergency pull chord alarm system, not to mention the lift, this house caters for everyone no matter what their everyday needs may be. The house and grounds were built on the moat bank of an 11th century Motte-and-bailey castle, the original seat of the ’De Brus’ family who were the ancestors of ’Robert the Bruce’ who was featured in the iconic film ’Braveheart’. The other side of the moat bank can still be seen from the peaceful sensory garden.
The Moat House is only a very short walk from the main street of Annan where you can enjoy a range of pubs and restaurants, or take in a film at the local cinema. There is plenty to do in the area with forests and coastal walks. There are lots of castles to explore in Dumfries and Galloway but Caerlaverock Castle is particularly interesting being a moated, triangular castle. In comparison though Drumlanrig Castle is a very impressive building with 120 rooms, 17 turrets and towers, and it is equally stunning inside, being filled with beautiful French furniture and an art collection which includes Rembrandt’s Old Woman Reading. Mabie Farm Park is always popular with families, from feeding farm animals, a ride on the ‘Choo Choo Express’, a gentle paddle around the boating lake to racing quad bikes, there is fun for kids of all sizes. Alternatively Gretna Gateway Outlet Village can provide hours of retail therapy. It was while living and working in nearby Dumfries that JM Barrie befriended a local family, and their adventures inspired him to write Peter Pan, hopefully your family will have equally fantastic adventures on your holidays. Within 5 miles there is coarse and trout fishing (at cost), river fishing (day ticket permit required) and sea fishing (free) all available (rod licence may be required). Beach 1½ miles. Shop and pub 200 yards, restaurant 400 yards.
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Ramp access to large entrance hall.
Living room: With 55" Freesat Smart TV, DVD player, CD player, piano, karaoke machine, board games and wooden floor.
Kitchen/dining room: With 3 electric ovens, induction hob, combi microwave/oven/grill, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and beams.
Bedroom 1: With x-y ceiling track hoist, single bed and ¾ double rise and fall profiling bed with cot sides.
Wet room: With x-y ceiling track hoist, level access shower, rise and fall changing/shower bench, low basin, Clos-O-Mat toilet, grab rails and emergency pull chord alarm system.
Lift and stair access to...
Utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
Bedroom 2: With zip and link twin beds (can be super kingsize on request) and Smart TV.
Bedroom 3: With 3 steps to expansive room with kingsize bed, double sofa bed (for flexible sleeping arrangements) and Smart TV.
Bedroom 4: With twin beds (one electric profiling bed) and Smart TV.
Bedroom 5: With electric profiling double bed and Smart TV.
Wet room: With level-access shower, shower seat, high and low basins, toilet, grab rails and emergency pull chord alarm system.
Gas central heating (underfloor in wet room and shower room), bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate. Welcome pack.
Large enclosed multi-level paved garden area, with sensory garden, patios, garden furniture and gas BBQ. On road parking. Wheelchair access. No smoking. Visit Scotland 5 Star.
Nearest railway station
Railway station distance
1½ miles (beach)