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Penthouse St. Mary's Church

(Ref. 1007071)

Moffat, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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23 Customer Reviews

  • "The photos do not do this property justice."

    It's a fabulous apartment for 2 couples. The master bedroom is actually a huge suite. The location is great too - only a few minutes stroll from the shops and with easy access to the trail to the woods. The only very minor issues were that some of the lamps had no bulbs in them particularly in the smaller bedroom and there were only 4 forks in the cutlery drawer - lots of spoons and knives though!

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Nov 2023

  • "Property was fine."

    Only one bedroom was en suite not as advertised although this was not an issue for us. Correspondence with owner was good. Sakes send too many emails. Reference in emails to "usually" such as the owners usually ask you to.... As a guest I need to know what is required not what may be required. I have asked for a vat receipt twice but sykes have yet to supply this. They refered me to the owner for this. The owner is not who I payed so sykes must issue receipts.

    Reviewed by Martin3.4Sep 2023

  • "We absolutely loved our stay at the penthouse."

    It is a beautiful property that is kept to a high standard. It is fully equipped with everything you need and perfect for a relaxing break. You can park right outside the property which is handy. It is close to some stunning scenic walks and close to the beach as well. Moffat town has everything you need, shops, restaurants, cafes and takeaways within a 5 minute walk. Missing the penthouse already, will be recommending to my friends and family. Would love to return soon.

    Reviewed by Lauren5.0Sep 2023

  • "We were really impressed with the Penthouse apartment and enjoyed our stay."

    Shame the main entrance door area is not very welcoming but this didn’t distract us from enjoying the apartment. Would have been good to be able to see up into the bell tower better via the window. The apartment was excellent, the facilities were great and the location superb.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Apr 2023

  • "Really enjoyed our stay in this repurposed church - the owners have created a modern feel in their spacious penthouse apartment."

    It’s well equipped, clean and comfortable, with lovely art pieces throughout. Moffat is a great location for exploring the area. We’d happily return to this accommodation if we’re in the area again.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Aug 2022

  • "It’s a very comfortable and unusual property with character."

    It has a really nice master bedroom suite. It is well located for access to the town of Moffat with everything in walking distance. A number of things didn’t work or were missing which suggests the property is not that well maintained. You have to be ok with stairs as it is three floors up which wasn’t a problem for us. The apartment could be a bit claustrophobic as there are no clear window views but there is sufficient light coming in from existing church windows and skylights. We only stayed 4 nights which is probably ideal in this sort of property.

    Reviewed by Robert4.1Jun 2022

  • "Everything about the apartment was wonderful except for kitchen facilities."

    Limited and cracked crockery, no bread knife, empty salt & pepper shakers. These can be easily fixed. Although it was June, we needed the heating on for some of the time. It worked fine, but we were not sure the thermostats were adjusting the temperature.

    Reviewed by Mike4.7Jun 2022

  • "Further to my rental of the above property, I would make the following comments."

    * On arrival, I found it rather disconcerting that the main entrance, and the apartment entrance used the same key code number for access. Although there was a lock for the apartment, no keys were provided meaning that one left the apartment with a distinct feeling of unease that security was a little limited. Was this an over site in not providing keys, or is there another explanation? * By Saturday evening, the apartment was noticeably cool, and adjusting the room thermostats had no effect, further investigation revealed a boiler that had no visible signs of life! As there was a local agent to contact, we waited until Sunday morning and then after a cool shower, visited the agent. A prompt response was received from the owners, quote “We have had this periodically. It’s a new system but sometimes a water pressure issue” Unquote. The electrician arrived and resolved the problem within minutes. I expressed my admiration and his response was that he knew exactly what the problem was before arrival. He said it’s an old boiler and they he’d been having problems getting spares for it. That boiler failed every 24 hours, usually during the night, ensuring that the underfloor heating was ineffective, and the water wasn’t heated. After the third visit I requested instructions as to how to reset the boiler myself - at least that way it alleviated the need to constantly call for repairs. To complete the sorry episode, on the Thursday before our Friday departure an engineer arrived to dismantle the boiler and fit replacement parts - he arrived Thursday as he’d been told we were leaving that day. We obviously weren’t, communication not at its best. * We saw on previous reviews (March) that one bathroom had an inoperative radiator, since March that problem has still not been addressed, it’s still inoperative. * The other bathroom came complete with a red bucket under the sink. Unusual? Undoubtedly, but it did serve to collect all the drips from the leaking sink. * Finally, as has been mentioned in other reviews, there are many small details that are quite frankly at best disappointing, but taken together manage to prove indicative of a lack of attention to detail. In no particular order, and as mentioned in other reviews: *There is a lovely bread shop in the town but no bread knife in the apartment- there’s several carving knives (one with a broken blade) but no bread knife. Making do, you end up with crumbs everywhere, but…..there’s no brush, neither is there a small brush and pan to clear up. * There a a sum total of four mugs (one badly chipped). So, every time they are used they have to be washed - it doesn’t make sense to use the dishwasher for four mugs. As there is no washing bowl you use the sink - obvious really- or at least you would use the sink if there was a plug. That would be after you’d worked out that the red on the tap produced cold water and the blur produced hot water. (When the boiler was working). * The curtains in the main bedroom are excellent, sadly they are too small to fit the windows, so if you are a light sleeper morning can arrive a little early. * There are numerous lights inoperative throughout the apartment, from stairway lights to under cupboard lights complete with missing switches. All in all, a beautiful location with the potential to be a superb apartment, but definitely not one we could recommend.

    Reviewed by Paul2.8Jun 2022

  • "Lovely modern property with quality fittings."

    The beds were comfortable and roomy. Additional lounge area in the large bedroom with tv which we found to be more comfortable and cosy for evening. Everything we needed in the kitchen was provided. Lots of steps to climb to get to this property but not a problem for us. We would return.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jun 2022

  • "Location and uniqueness were what attracted us and this didn’t disappoint."

    However, there were a few small but important issues that would prevent us from re-booking. For us there was just to much clutter in the form of ornaments/objets d’art all through the apartment. Surfaces that we required to use; dining table, kitchen island, coffee tables needed to be cleared of these in order to be usable. We found dirty cloths in the bathroom and left in the washing machine. We also informed the owner that the washing machine itself when put on a delicate cycle made a loud banging noise, showing signs something was wrong with the drum. Other simple things like no bread knife, damaged blade on one of the large knifes. No egg cups. No bin in either of the bathrooms. The radiator in one bathroom was not working a few lights in the kitchen area were not working. For us these are the simple things we look for when we go to holiday lets, it is the simple attention to small detail that matters.

    Reviewed by Ann3.1Mar 2022

  • "Everything about the Penthouse was amazing."

    The decor and the quality of the furnishings made this feel super special. Moffat is a lovely little town, with charming winding narrow streets, and a few curious places - the oldest pharmacy and the narrowest hotel - quirky!

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Jan 2022

  • "Excellent property, brilliant stay, friendly owners and Moffat a great place for a break, really enjoyed our stay."

    Tony G

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Dec 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at this property."

    It has been so well converted from the church with a high level of comfort but retaining so many of the lovely original features. It was within easy walking distance of the village and provided an ideal base from which to explore the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by Donald5.0Nov 2021

  • "We loved the property and everything about it."

    Unfortunately the check-in process was very disappointing which put a dampener on the initial process otherwise it would have been full marks.

    Reviewed by Niall5.0Sep 2021

  • "Thank you to the owners for a beautiful place to stay."

    The property provided a peaceful, relaxing and indulgent few days away .

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Sep 2021

  • "Fantastic apartment, it truly is stunning - we loved it."

    Everything was so clean and tidy really pleased we chose to stay here. Beautiful fixtures and fittings and so comfy. Had contact about the door code a few days before we arrived thanks to Jane for being so organised. Easy to get to and great little town plenty of places to eat out, loved Brodies Russell is a fantastic chef. All in all had a fantastic time and would recommend this place without hesitation.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Sep 2021

  • "A lovely apartment with many stylish features - ideally situated for the town centre which has some great restaurants."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay - thank you.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2021

  • "Absolutely stunning apartment."

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0May 2021

  • "Really enjoyed our week ."

    Beautiful accommodation . Within walking distance of all the shops , restaurants and bars.

    Reviewed by Margaret4.4May 2021

  • "Ideal location in Moffat."

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Nov 2020

  • "We had the pleasure of staying at St Mary’s Penthouse at the beginning of September."

    We went for a much needed family break - my husband our 19 month old son and I. We had a fantastic time - our host, Jane, gave us a very warm welcome as soon as we had booked by offering advice/suggestions on the local area etc. The apartment is absolutely amazing - we really enjoyed staying there and it was a shame to go out!! Even now, several weeks on we are still reminiscing about how much of a great time we had and that we would love to return.

    Reviewed by Annabel5.0Sep 2020

  • "Perfect from start to finish."

    Beautifully appointed property with all you need for a relaxing getaway.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Jul 2020

  • "The apartment was well presented and facilities excellent."

    as far as the holiday was concerned the current explosion of the covid-19 virus somewhat curtailed our activities. We would like to return to The area some time when things get better.

    Reviewed by Iain5.0Mar 2020

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  • Third floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size bed with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size bed with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, sitting and dining area
  • Underfloor electric heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Dressing Travel cot available
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.2 miles

The property

After climbing the stairs to reach the second floor, you enter the penthouse into the spectacular open-plan living room, designed with the eaves of the church as supporting pillars for a beautiful design.

The contemporary kitchen is well-equipped so you can easily prepare hearty feasts, and the cosy sitting area is complete with a Smart TV for all your Netflix indulgence.

There is a super king-size bed with en-suite and a king-size bed with en-suite to choose from.

A stunning apartment in a thriving town.

Note: This apartment is the in the same buiding as Refs. 1007072 and 1007073, together they sleep 12.

EPC Rating: Band C

St Mary's Church Apartments

These high-quality family apartments are built within St. Mary's Church in the vibrant town of Moffat, in Southern Scotland. Keeping in touch with the traditional architecture of the church, the apartments retain many of the original features, including the beautiful stained lead windows and supporting pillars. Renovated with a contemporary feel, the apartments offer an inviting accommodation with open-living areas and comfortable bedrooms. There is a communal entrance through the church door, with two of apartments on the ground floor and one on the third floor, accessed via a flight of stairs. All the amenities of this wonderful town are only a moments' stroll from the doorstep, with its selection of pubs, restaurants and cafes, along with the fabulous Moffat Museum and art galleries. Watch the town come to life during the annual Moffat Gala and music festival, held during the summer months, or catch the fascinating Moffat sheep race - one not to be missed! Soak up the natural beauty with the glorious Annandale valley just outside the town, providing plenty of picturesque routes for walkers and cyclists. Explore further afield and visit the wonderful cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow, perfect for bit of retail therapy or some sight-seeing. Wherever you choose your Scottish adventure, these three exceptional apartments are perfect for a family get together, any time of year.

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About the location


Dumfries 21 miles

Nestling in the Annandale valley, Moffat developed in the 17th century from a village to a spa town where the sulphurous waters of the Moffat Well were held to have the power to heal and this led to an influx of visitors throughout the 18th and 19th centuries. Many of the buildings in the town date from this period and the present Town Hall was originally developed as a Bath House. The original well can still be visited and is a 1.5 mile walk from the town into the surrounding countryside. In addition to its renown as a spa town, Moffat also grew in stature due to the wool trade and also its position as a stopping point on journeys between England and Scotland. Today the town is popular with tourists and not just because of the superb scenery affording many opportunities for great walking, cycling and fishing. Situated 50 miles from Glasgow and Edinburgh, Moffat is the ideal base for travelling to events in the cities. It has a range of attractions including the Moffat Museum, theatres, art galleries and a selection of shops, cafes and restaurants. Treat yourself to some famous Moffat Toffee and don’t miss the annual Moffat Gala in July and not forgetting the renowned Moffat Sheep Races in August!

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas