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Moffat, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway Show on map


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  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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41 Customer Reviews

  • "Very well furnished and equipped."

    Beautiful location and only 5 to 6 minutes drive to local town. Perfect, highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lovely cottage within walking distance of moffat,our patterdale terrier loved the garden."

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Mar 2024

  • "Everything inside the cottage was fabulous and as described."

    We found the driveway incredibly narrow and tight to negotiate from the single track road outside. Enjoyed fabulous walks from the cottage and further afield. A very enjoyable week.

    Reviewed by Marie4.7Jan 2024

  • "Christmas at Strathannan has been special for us as a family and I would highly recommend the cottage at any time of the year."

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Dec 2023

  • "5*. Absolutely fantastic, can't recommend this property high enough."

    Got absolutely everythingI u need for a magnificent, absolutely superb holiday accommodation. Staying in Moffat, stay here. 5*

    Reviewed by David5.0Dec 2023

  • "2nd time we've been here."

    First time the weather was tremendous as was cottage second time weather atrocious but cottage and stay were still amazing . Would reccomend to anyone brought daughter and son in law this time they too would go back in heartbeat

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Sep 2023

  • "We absolutely loved the cottage."

    It was spotlessly clean and welcoming on arrival. The garden was well maintained and securely fenced, perfect for our dog. The cottage had everything we needed and the kitchen was well equipped. We hope to book again for next year.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Aug 2023

  • "Comfortable and spacious cottage with excellent views of the surrounding countryside."

    In a good location to visit Dumfries and Galloway.

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Aug 2023

  • "Great shower - my preference."

    ....although for anyone requiring a bath, some sort of grab handle/rail would be beneficial to steady oneself. I myself am agile but my husband, who prefers a bath is not and found it quite difficult getting in and out of the bath. Good to have the option of bath or shower though. Shower is quick and easy to use. Bath takes at least 30 minutes to fill just a quarter as the bath tap water runs very slowly.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Jul 2023

  • "We loved the cottage and the garden was a godsend as it was very hot the week we were there."

    Too hot for the dogs in the car but they loved the garden. The cottage was clean and has everything you need. Bout a mile and half outa town so need the car for shopping. Loved the peace and tranquility and had a fab time. Lovely place!

    Reviewed by David4.7Jun 2023

  • "One of the best cottages we have stayed in."

    Our pooch had great fun in the large enclosed garden and we were greeted with wine and biscuits. Thank you. The kitchen had all the equipment you needed including a slow cooker, proper coffee machine and for me a teapot! Walking area was fabulous too and Moffat a very dog friendly town. We will be returning. A great holiday.

    Reviewed by Pat5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely welcome pack of wine and biscuits."

    Everything provided for and top quality. A quiet and useful spot for touring the area

    Reviewed by John Robert5.0Apr 2023

  • "Wonderfully Isolated - but so Accessible !"

    ! Our first visit, but hopefully not our last.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.4Mar 2023

  • "Lovely, comfortable and clean cottage in a great location."

    The owners are very friendly and helpful. Great for dog owners with walks nearby.

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Jan 2023

  • "A lovely cottage, well looked after, everything in the kitchen u need, comfortable cottage, definitely recommend."

    Reviewed by David5.0Dec 2022

  • "Another fantastic stay at Strathannan."

    The owners of the cottage have thought of everything to make sure all guests have a comfortable stay. The cottage is well equipped, in a great location and is so warm & welcoming. Moffatt is a lovely little town to visit, and there are several walks nearby to enjoy.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Oct 2022

  • "One word to describe the property is fantastic"

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Oct 2022

  • "Strathanan is most definitely a home from home."

    Beautifully presented clean, warm cozy. Great location so quiet beautiful walks to town centre. The cottage has everything you could need & more The owners Martin & Wendy have done a superb job In making the cottage an exceptional place to have an amazing stay / holiday. We are non smokers & even smokers were catered for. It's a fantastic place to stay. There is nothing they didn't think of. Will go back anytime. Just loved it, came away relaxed beautiful wee town of Moffat is exceptional & everyone is friendly. Every need has been catered for THANK-YOU We will be back Ann David John & Alma

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Oct 2022

  • "Great holiday, perfect weather, good walks &visits"

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Sep 2022

  • "A really lovely cottage for those who like peace and quiet."

    The kitchen was extremely well equipped and there were innumerable thoughtful touches to make one feel at home. Such a beautiful area too and there was ample information regarding walks and things to do in the locality and further afield. All in all highly recommended.

    We’re both really happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Strathannan, we try to make the cottage as cosy as possible and it’s great when we read your feedback that some of those little touches are enjoyed by yourselves and others, thanks again for your lovely feedback. Yours sincerely Martin & Wendy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Sep 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Strathannan Cottage."

    We found the cottage comfortable, clean and well supplied with everything we needed. Dog beds were even supplied, dog leads and bowls. A very welcome bottle of wine and a packet of biscuits we’re waiting for us. Those touches mean so much, thank you. The beds are comfortable and bedding modern and pretty. The surrounding area is beautiful and we have wondered why we travelled through Moffat and area so swiftly in the past, on our way to the Highlands and Islands. Thank you for making Strathannan available for holiday let’s.

    Many Thanks for such lovely feedback, we try to make the cottage as we would like to find it if we were booking it ourselves, it’s great for us when we receive lovely feedback from yourselves and many others, we also are quite happy when we get suggestions from people who have visited the cottage to anything where we might improve your stay, again many thanks and thank you for booking our cottage. Best regards Martin & Wendy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Aug 2022

  • "Cottage was clean, clear instructions, and lots of thought put into customer's needs."

    We loved the huge garden for the dogs, and kitchen was well stocked. Also appreciated the welcome gift. The only thing that could have been improved was that the upstairs bedrooms were flooded with light in the morning so we were awake at the crack of dawn. Blackout blinds would be ideal.

    Reviewed by Louise4.7Jul 2022

  • "Stayed in the cottage six times,each stay has been great,the location and the facilities are second to none since our last stay there has been a number of small improvements that made our stay even more enjoyable."

    Thank you for the lovely feedback, we try to do a couple of things every time we visit to better the cottage, with your feedback it really makes the effort worthwhile and we’re always happy to know you’ve enjoyed your stay at Strathannan, thanks again and look forward to seeing you again soon. All the best Martin & Wendy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ray5.0Jun 2022

  • "Strathannon is an amazing cottage in a lovely location."

    The cottage was clean and comfortable. Everything we could possibly have needed for a holiday was "right there". Had an occasion to phone the owners because I had done something wrong with the timing on the cooking range. They were so friendly and helped me fix the problem straight away. Lovely people. Thank you so much.

    Reviewed by Gladys5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely spacious cottage, well equipped, large enclosed garden perfect for dogs."

    The surrounding countryside is beautiful & within easy access.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0May 2022

  • "Excellent cottage, very well equipped and when there was a small Issue the owner responded very quickly."

    Beautiful place to visit.

    Reviewed by Ali5.0Apr 2022

  • "Cottage is swell maintained & very clean with a fresh smell & feel throughout."

    Cosy & warm located in a quiet location with a good sized garden & wildlife in abundance. The welcome bottle of wine & biscuits was a very nice touch by the owners.

    Many thanks for the feedback, it’s interesting for us to read the feedback especially regarding the cleaning of the cottage, most people like yourselves leave very positive feedback about how clean the cottage is, we use the same cleaners week in and week out, we are sometimes surprised by the odd few people that leave negative comments about the cleanliness of the cottage when so many people like yourselves leave very positive comments, again thanks for the feedback from all our lovely guests as this helps us immensely to provide a cottage for everyone to enjoy. Martin & Wendy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Feb 2022

  • "We have been coming to Moffat for 22 years and 7 at Strathannan but the first under new ownership."

    The changes they have made have enhanced the Cottage. A welcome wine and biscuits on arrival is always nice. The 'plus' for Strathannan is the good sized rooms, well stocked kitchen and its chill out room downstairs separate to the main living room gives you that nice balance of a quiet room for reading/listening to music rather than the TV. 2 log fires and a well sized garden with great views of the surrounding hills. A great based for walking - it's on the South Upland Way and also allows a nice country mile and a half walk into Town. Only negative is perhaps new sofas could be next for an upgrade but others might think I'm being picky! Overall it's a lovely cottage in a beautiful area. Already booked for a return.

    Reviewed by David4.7Feb 2022

  • "The listing was accurate and the property was spacious and nicely decorated."

    i feel some attention is needed to the cleaning. It wasn’t really bad but certainly not the same standard i have had in the many other cottages i have rented. stains down the front of kitchen cupboards , inside the food cupboard full of crumbs. i moved the bed to look for the socket and it was thick with dustBathroom needs some tlc . with grouting

    Reviewed by Morag3.4Feb 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a very nice area, well equipped and nice big garden."

    Really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Graeme4.1Dec 2021

  • "We loved this cottage."

    I was coming from Oxfordshire and my friend from Inverness! Not seen each other since before covid so was looking forward to a few days together catching up. We travelled to the property in Moffat the day storm Arwen hit the uk! Arrived at the house on the Saturday afternoon and it was just perfect, a little way out of the village of Moffat but close enough to walk in. (We took a walk on the Sunday into Moffat) It was clean and tidy on arrival lots of logs for the fire in the log store and the home was warm. Just what we needed after a long drive in stormy weather. My friend and I settled in as did the dogs, they loved the log fires once we’d got them going. A little gift of wine and biscuits left on the kitchen table for us was a Lovely touch. The home was clean and lots of space. No upstairs bathroom but not a problem. Garden was enclosed although our little pooches could get under the gate, so always had to go out with them in case they escaped! Sadly due to Storm Arwen we woke up to no power on the Sunday! The property is all electric with the 2 log fires, so had no heating and about 3-4 inches of snow outside!! We got the fires going to warm the property, put a pan on top to boil some water to make a cup of tea. Phoned the pub (using mobiles which thankfully had signal) when open to make sure they had power and went to the pub for Sunday lunch. (The Black Bull in Moffat was great, friendly staff, log fires to warm ourselves by and dog friendly) was a leisurely 45 min walk to town from the property through the snow. By the time we got back home thankfully the power was back on. This was by no means the properties fault at all and we dealt with it as best we could. My friend and I had lots of giggles throughout the day. There’s lots of cafes and places to eat in Moffat. We went on a lovely woodland walk which we got to from town. Edinburgh 1 1/2 hours drive away, We took a trip to the Christmas markets. The house has everything you would need, large garden, comfy beds, great bathroom although took a while to fill the bath! Plus a well equipped kitchen. I would definitely recommend this lovely little cottage. Reminded me of the cottage in the movie The Holiday. Especially when we were lucky enough to wake up to snow on our first morning. Would love to visit again.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Nov 2021

  • "We had a very enjoyable stay at this wonderful, homely cottage."

    We had everything we could need and the location was great being only a short drive from Moffat and also near to lots of walks in the nearby mountains. We wish had a longer stay and would certainly recommend this.

    Many Thanks for such great feedback, we really do appreciate it and are always happy to know that anyone who stays at the cottage has a lovely time. Many Thanks Martin & Wendy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Nov 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a quiet rural location whilst very close to Moffat with its shops and Pubs etc."

    Cottage had everything you could need and was very comfortable. Nice owners as well.

    Many Thanks for your lovely feedback, we really try to ensure that all our lovely guest’s really enjoy their stay at Strathannan and with all your lovely feedback it makes it easier for us to know if what we’re doing is right, many thanks, Martin and Wendy Be Best regards Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Oct 2021

  • "Fantastic comfy dog friendly cottage."

    Situated just out of Moffatt town centre which gives you a real rural feel break without being too far away from shops & amentities. The cottage is extremely well equipped, a real home from home and within an hour we felt comfy & settled. Nice to have a TV free froom too ( we made this our reading/quiet room) - don't worry there's a fab TV in the other lounge and both have woodburners for those cosy nights! The garden is a fantastic space for all the family with sheep, rabbits and plenty of birds to watch during the day. Easy access to lovely local walks and close to the road network if you want to explore further afield. ...........Lovely thoughtful owners who have thought of everything to make your stay so welconming & comfortable. The property was very clean, beds & bedding fresh & comfy and lovely shower & bath. We loved it so much we've already booked for next year !

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Oct 2021

  • "Very well equipped cottage in beautiful surroundings."

    Very comfortable for families and for pets too! Hope to return again.

    Reviewed by Matt5.0Oct 2021

  • "Well equipped and dog friendly cottage - very comfortable."

    Quiet situation with easy access to a variety of walks.

    Reviewed by Neil4.4Sep 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at strathannan."

    The pictures on the website does not do it justice. Great location, fantastic garden for our dog and everything you needed in the kitchen. Every room was spacious and the whole place was clean. Can not wait to visit again.

    Reviewed by James5.0Sep 2021

  • "Great cottage and garden in great location, rabbits everywhere and loved ..."

    Great cottage and garden in great location, rabbits everywhere and loved watching the bats in the evening that roost in the tree in the garden, cottage wanted for nothing highly recommended, will return in the future

    Reviewed by Gareth5.0Jul 2021

  • "Cottage was even better than website photos,plenty room inside and out"

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jul 2021

  • "Very homely feel, clean, nice touches, beautiful surroundings"

    Reviewed by Gale5.0Jul 2021

  • "House was spotlessly clean and in a beautiful location."

    Had everything we could possibly need (and more!). Loved the dog friendly extra touches such as a bed and a water bowl. Will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Jun 2021

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x ground-floor twin, 1 x single
  • Ground-floor bath with hand held shower, separate walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Two sitting rooms with woodburning stoves
  • Oil central heating with two woodburning stoves
  • Electric range oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking available
  • Enclosed garden with lawn
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome, dog beds and bowls are provided in the property, please do not allow pets on any of the beds or in the bedrooms of Strathannan
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.9 miles, pub 1.6 miles

The property

Surrounded by rural fields and farmland is this delightful cottage, Strathannan offers a quiet base for family and friends to enjoy the idyllic Scottish countryside.

Be welcomed through into an enclosed garden and feel at home as you kick off your shoes, taking your pick between two charming sitting rooms, one boasts a TV and a woodburning stove for cosy film nights, whilst the other also hosts a woodburning stove and plush seating, perfect for a private afternoon accompanied by your favourite book.

Resting behind is a country-style kitchen/diner, stocked with fantastic appliances for all your home-cooking needs, as well as an intimate dining table where you can toast to a wonderful holiday over a delicious meal.

Also on the ground floor is a spacious twin room and a bathroom, providing the option for both a bubble bath and a separate walk-in shower, this floor is ideal for those with limited mobility.

The rest of the rooms can be found on the first floor, comprising a double and a single, both are surrounded by snug sloped ceilings and views of scenic landscapes from the windows.

If you can tear yourself away from this tranquil escape, venture into the town centre of Moffat for all your essentials, home to a wealth of shops, pubs, restaurants, galleries, and theatres, as well as popular local attractions including the Moffat Museum, and the annual events of Moffat Gala and the exciting Moffat Sheep Race.

Explore the encompassing beauty nearby, setting off on a waymarked walking route from the town, into the Southern Upland Way and the Annandale Way, admiring sublime views and landscapes around rural Dumfries.

Enjoy a day of golf on the hills which envelop the town, or spend a day at the Grey Mare’s Tail waterfall in the Nature Reserve along the Moffat Water Valley, sure to take your breath away.

Alternatively, the vibrant market town of Dumfries is around 20 miles away, whilst the renowned cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow are sure to be worth a day trip out.

Feel relaxed at your escape to Strathannan.

EPC Rating: Band E

EPC Rating: Band E

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: DG-00937-F

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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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!

Two well-behaved dogs welcome, dog beds and bowls are provided in the property, please do not allow pets on any of the beds or in the bedrooms of Strathannan

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas