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About The Moat House Annan

Everything you might need for that perfect trip away from home... 

We know all too well from our own experiences that some "Disabled Friendly" or "Wheelchair Accessible" holiday homes are a far cry from what you might expect...
With this in mind we've done our utmost to make The Moat House the perfect place with all the features and facilities that are essential to you. The quintessential location for you to take that well deserved holiday or short break.
We've turned an historic Georgian period building, in an interesting location, into a unique, spacious holiday home with superlative facilities whilst maintaining a luxurious 'look and feel'. Using bright and daring colours in a sympathetic way, which works with the architectural features of the house, we think that we've created a space that is exhilarating, functional, relaxing and totally "non-clinical".
Designed and built with disability in mind, whether you have reduced mobility, have difficulty getting managing stairs, need assistance with everyday tasks, are a wheelchair user or have complex care needs - The Moat House is uniquely equipped to make your stay so much easier!
Of course, totally able-bodied groups are just as welcome to enjoy a holiday here too!
At a Glance:
  • Beautiful historic property tastefully decorated and totally non-clinical
  • Large rooms throughout with exceptional disability accessibility
  • Level access to the whole of the house (with the exception of Bedroom 3)
  • Small ramps to front and rear entrances with ramped gardens to the rear
  • Lift between ground and first floors
  • Ceiling track and mobile hoists to provide 100% "hoist-ability"
Ground Floor:
  • A spacious, welcoming reception hall with seating & space for parking/charging powered wheelchairs or mobility scooters and a separate cloak/boot room
  • Large Farmhouse Kitchen Dining Room with wheelchair accessible:
    • Ovens, Cupboards & Fridge
    • Rise & fall sink, hob & worktop
    • Large extendable dining table seating up to 14
  • Lounge – Sofas, bean bags and Rise & Recline chairs and equipped with Smart TV, DVD, Hi-Fi sound system, piano, Karaoke and games
  • Bedroom 1 - Sleeps two in a large room with two "Rise & Fall", profiling single beds with cot-sides & an X-Y ceiling track hoist
  • Bathroom 1 - Wet-room with:
    • Raised seat (50cm) Clos'o'mat toilet with support rails
    • "Rise & Fall" shower/changing bench
    • X-Y ceiling track hoist
    • Level access shower area with grab rails
    • Lowered basin (80cm) with grab rails 
    • Emergency alarm
    • Child's & adult's shower/commode chairs
First Floor:
  • Bedroom 2 - Sleeps two in twin or super king-size beds (unfortunately this room is not suitable for powered wheelchairs)
  • Bedroom 3 - Sleeps two to four in a large room with king-size bed with optional double sofa bed (unfortunately this room is not wheelchair accessible - 3 step access)
  • Bedroom 4 - Sleeps two/three in twin beds  (1 of which is a profiling bed and 1 trundle bed)
  • Bedroom 5 - Sleeps two in a double profiling bed & X-Y ceiling track hoist
  • Bathroom 2 - Wet-room with: high (90cm) & low (80cm) basins, accessible toilet (41cm) with arm supports, hoist accessible bath with shower over seat
Our goal is to provide you with an unforgettable holiday experience so you can rely on us to provide you with a perfect place to call home and memories that will remain with you for years to come.

Rentals include Free WiFi, bed linen and towels and a basic welcome pack.


Up to 17 people can be accommodated at The Moat House Annan however it is worth reading the notes below so that you are familiar with the sleeping accommodation configuration options.

Up to 10 people can be comfortably accommodated in the 5 bedrooms

  • Up to 2 additional persons can use the double sofa-bed in the lounge - available on request;

  • Up to 2 additional persons can use the double sofa-bed in bedroom 3 - available on request;

  • Also an additional 3 persons can be slept in deluxe single airbeds - available on request;


Communication and entertainment:

Comfort & Security:


  • Free WiFi

  • Large screen Smart TV in lounge with FreeView and FreeSat decoders

  • Hi-Fi and DVD with varied selection of films

  • Smart TV's in bedrooms

  • Piano

  • Karaoke

  • Selection of Games

  • Library of books

  • Good mobile phone signal coverage for all networks

  • Central heating

  • Lots of hot water!

  • Bed linen & towels provided

  • Cleaning service available on request (at extra charge)

  • Hairdryers

  • Iron & ironing board

  • Smoke detectors in every room

  • Emergency evacuation sheet

  • Fire plan and extinguishers

  • Emergency lighting

  • Intruder Alarm

  • Carbon Monoxide detectors

  • Accessible Fridge & freezer

  • Multi-function ovens:

    • Double Oven

    • Combi microwave oven

    • "Slide'n'Hide" oven at
      wheelchair user height

  • Rise & Fall sink, worktop
    & induction hob unit

  • Kettle & coffee maker

  • Kenwood Chef Mixer

  • Food processor

  • Automatic can opener

  • Dishwasher

  • Comprehensive set of pots & pans, utensils, cutlery, crockery and glasses etc.

Disability Equipment:

  • Mobile Birdie Hoist

  • Bath chair/lift

  • Adult shower/commode chair

  • Child shower/commode chair

  • Adult manual wheelchair

  • 4 wheeled braked mobility aid

  • "Banana" transfer board

  • Exercise peddles

  • Kerb ramp


Well behaved dogs, cats and other pets are welcome subject to a small fee/pet (currently £5/pet/night). Guide dogs and hearing dogs are, of course, free of charge

We respectfully ask that you let us know, when making your booking, what type of pet you intend to bring a pet with you, pay the appropriate fee and follow our simple pet rules:

  • Please keep pets off the furniture - why not bring your pets favourite bed?

  • Please do not allow your pets to cause any damage

  • Please clean up after your pet and dispose of waste in the bin outside

  • Please remove pet hairs from carpets, mats, furniture, furnishings before you leave

  • Please do not leave pets on their own in the property

  • Please do not allow pets upstairs or in bedrooms - except guide/assistance/service dogs


Fully accessible, multilevel courtyard style garden area with colour differentiated (for the visually impaired) ramped/level areas, patios, "sensory" garden, gazebo covered BBQ and dining area, benches, outdoor furniture & hanging "Leaf" sensory seat (please ask for details). There is also an artificial grass play area and secure access to the Annan Castle Park (leading to riverside walks, playing fields & children's adventure playground).


The Moat House is a no smoking building throughout – Smoking is permitted outside at the rear of the building where litter can be disposed off appropriately in the ashtray provided.

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