Visit The Moat House Annan
We couldn’t find holiday homes with space and adaptions for wheelchair users, so we made our own!
Located on the bank of a 12th century motte and bailey castle, built by the de Brus’s (later Clan Bruce, ancestors of King Robert “the Bruce”), the 200-year-old Moat House, once home to famed Scottish poet James Grahame, has been lovingly restored and adapted for disabled guests and their families, friends and carers.
The house has 5 double bedrooms (two twin, two double and one twin or double), accommodating 10 guests, but this can be expanded to 17 guests using sofa beds and luxury blow up beds (great for kids! Travel cot available too).
The Moat House is luxuriously decorated throughout and equipped with the adaptions you need, e.g. twin rise/fall profiling beds with cot sides, one double profiling bed (both of these rooms have overhead hoists), two accessible bathrooms, one wetroom style with electric shower bench, clos-o-mat loo, choice of shower wheelchairs and overhead hoist, the other with bath (accessible using portable hoist). We also have a manual wheelchair and a strollator/walker guests can use. Upstairs bedrooms can be accessed by a lift.
The large kitchen/diner has a rise & fall kitchen worktop/hob/sink unit, a massive dining table suitable for wheelchairs, 3 ovens, a microwave, dishwasher and a good variety of cooking pans and equipment.
The lounge is large, complete with TV and sound/entertainment system and has two reclining rise-to-stand armchairs and a variety of sofas and beanbags - enough to accommodate the whole family.
The multi-layered south and west facing garden is accessible throughout and overlooks the castle grounds, which is a public park (accessible from the garden), the sheltered, upper courtyard style part of the garden includes an enclosed sensory garden and covered BBQ area.
Only 7 miles from the M6/M74 at Gretna Green, The Moat House is ideally located for exploring Dumfries & Galloway’s historic towns, such as “The Artists Town” Kirkcudbright, castles, coast and countryside, the Scottish Borders, historic Carlisle and Hadrian’s Wall and Keswick and the Northern Lake District.