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The Loft

Annan, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway (Ref. 4232)



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  • Icon/Feature/Hot Tub Hot tub
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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21 Customer Reviews

  • "Great facilities and lovely quiet place."

    Local walks are lovely.

    Reviewed by SimonAug 2021

  • "Lovely family and would love to stay again."

    Reviewed by PaulaJul 2021

  • "The Loft was cosy and welcoming."

    It felt like home for home. Good high pressure shower with lots of fluffy towels available. The beds were very comfortable with blackout blinds in the bedrooms to allow a great night's sleep. We have returned home feeling refreshed and will definitely be back

    Reviewed by LynnOct 2020

  • "Had a great break away, the accommodation was great and ideal for the two of us."

    Lovely views and very close to various walks and bike rides in the area. We made good use of the hot tub and also the games room. Each morning, as soon as you opened the accommodation door you got greeted by the owners dog with his tail wagging and ball in his mouth wanting to play :-) All in all a great time, Would defiantly stay here again.

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2020

  • "Superb place, away from it all but close enough to essential services."

    Host Aileen is an amazing, friendly and informative host. Nothing too much trouble. Cottages on a working farm, beautifully presented. Flowers biscuits and milk on arrival were a real personal touch. Sad to depart

    Reviewed by JMar 2020

  • "The fridge makes a loud humming noise that is irritating,loved the fact there ..."

    The fridge makes a loud humming noise that is irritating,loved the fact there where dogs on the farm but not ideal when we had to take our own dog out for the toilet because she isn't the beat with other dogs,overall a lovely place

    Reviewed by JamesDec 2019

  • "Very welcoming family."

    Great location for things to do around the borders. Clean and homely accommodation. I would highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by SharonJul 2018

  • "Very hospitable hosts."

    . Perfect location to visit the Borders.Very comfortable and clean.

    Reviewed by ThomasJul 2017

  • "Perfect little cottage on a working farm beautiful peaceful and very homely there were lots of little touches that made it so perfect tea bags condiments ,toilet paper, soap , milk ,towels ,iron hairdryer too many to list the owners were so welcoming and very helpful would definitely recommend to others."

    Scenery was amazing !!

    Reviewed by PaulaOct 2016

  • "We liked the farm setting, animals and the very welcoming owners."

    The kitchen was well equipped, the bedrooms were comfortable and the heating was great.

    Reviewed by LesSep 2015

  • "A well set up cottage with plenty of room for two."

    A good base for exploring Southern Scotland. Enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by BarbaraApr 2015

  • "The host of the property was lovely."

    The accommodation was very clean and smart looking and very warm. The place was situated in a very quiet location and we could go and leave as we please. It was a very relaxing holiday with the added bonus of a hot tub room with TV. A very nice place to stay.

    Reviewed by TraceyDec 2014

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and well equipped, we received a very warm and friendly welcome from the owner, and she was more than happy to make our holiday both memorable and enjoyable and we would be more than happy to stay in the cottage again!"

    The location was ideal for us to attend a wedding at Gretna Green as Dumbretton Farm is only 10 minutes drive away. We visited many places during our stay including Edinburgh, Stirling and Roslyn Chapel, but the highlight of the week had to be visiting the Red Kite Feeding station in Laurieston which was a truly amazing experience and well worth the 1 hour drive.

    Reviewed by LiesaAug 2014

  • "The property far exceeded all expectations in every respect."

    The owner and the 2 dogs gave us a charming welcome and her attention to detail including welcome tea, coffee, biscuits and fresh flowers was much appreciated. We have never stayed in a rented property so well equipped or cared for. It was a real treat.

    Reviewed by GillianJul 2014

  • "Dumbretton Farm is extremely beautiful and clean."

    Everything that you would need in a home is provided in the cottage. Owners are very nice and welcoming. This meant that all you had to do was find your entertainment. The games room was brilliant with table tennis and the hot tub was amazing. The park and grass area was fab too with plenty space to play games. Definitely a relaxing holiday break for a family. We ventured out to Dumfries and Carlisle and found plenty places to visit.

    Reviewed by JenniferJun 2014

  • "The absolute friendliness shown by the Owner."

    A welcome including fresh flowers, two pints of milk, supply of tea, coffee, sugar, variety of herbs and condiments - it was definitely home from home. Exceptionally clean farm premises, a working farm, very busy but immaculately clean. A well equipped playing field for any age children, plus hot tub etc. Two very friendly and well trained dogs came to welcome us each time we returned to the premises. Merits all of the excellent ratings I have given. Even the weather was good!

    Reviewed by NoraJun 2014

  • "It was very easy to find."

    The owners were lovely and very friendly. Their younger son entertained our children. Hot tub was fantastic, overall a great place.

    Reviewed by VikkiFeb 2013

  • "Good property for visiting the area and excellent for children."

    Mrs RhodesSep 2011

  • "The owners of the cottage went above and beyond to accommodate us and make us feel welcomed."

    We would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by KathyMay 2011

  • "The hot tub and Duke the dog."

    Reviewed by DeniseFeb 2011

  • "Cottage was nice and clean and welcoming!"

    Reviewed by LyndaFeb 2011

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The property

Annan 3 miles.

An end of terrace cottage, nestled within a 400-acre dairy and beef farm in lovely rolling countryside, 3 miles from the historic port of Annan.

Situated in a former 19th century stable block, this Annan cottage has been tastefully renovated to provide lovely accommodation.

This Annan cottage has a fabulous open plan living area with a well-equipped kitchen, dining area and welcoming sitting area, which has lovely picture windows that overlook the main courtyard of the farm.

This Annan cottage is ideal for families with fantastic on-site facilities, including shared use (with the owner's two other properties) of the hot tub, games room and children's playground.

The bustling city of Glasgow is just an hour's drive away, and there is easy access to the northern part of the Lake District and the magnificent Hadrian's Wall.

Ramblers will admire the panoramic vistas and cyclists will enjoy the highly acclaimed 7stanes mountain bike trails.

Golfers are well catered for with 29 courses to choose from and there are ample opportunities for loch and river fishing.

A superb Annan cottage, which is a wonderful base for a truly relaxing holiday.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x family with 2 4' doubles, 1 x 4' double (access from one side only)
  • Shower room with shower, basin & WC
  • Ground floor cloakroom with basin & WC
  • Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, sitting area & dining area
  • Note: The bedrooms have restricted headroom.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/cassette/radio, WiFi, selection of books and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot available
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Shared use of garden, patio, furniture, BBQ and children's playground
  • Shared use of games room with table tennis, table football, pool table, dart board & children's toys
  • Shared use of indoor hot tub with shower room
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops 3 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Note: Use of games room & hot tub are via time slots

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About the location


Dumfries 15.7 miles; Carlisle 20 miles

The town of Annan, a former harbour, lies on the banks of the River Annan, in East Dumfries and Galloway, and is steeped in history, with the area once the site of Roman camps and the workplace of the writer Thomas Carlyle. Each year, the town celebrates the Riding of the Marches, in honour of the Royal Charter bestowed by King James V, which involves parades, massed pipe bands and competitions. The area around Annan has many small towns, picture postcard villages and hamlets, plus beautiful unspoilt coastline, with sandy beaches and hidden coves. Visit nearby Caerlaverock Castle, one of Scotland's finest ruined castles or Annandale Distillery. Take a day trip and marvel at the majestic architecture of the grand abbeys of Melrose and Jedburgh or visit the northern Lake District and the historic Hadrian’s Wall. Annan is an ideal base for exploring this lovely area.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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