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The Loft

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Annan, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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18 Customer Reviews

  • "The Loft was comfortable and had everything we needed for our few days away."

    Aileen was very helpful with the few questions we asked and sorted out the cheeping smoke alarm as soon as we mentioned it. There is some building work going on - it is was it is, but it didn’t disturb us at all. We made use of the hot tub - welcome after a busy day! The working farm was certainly busy, and there is farmyard noise - but it was nice to be in the midst of it and the lovely farm dogs made our dog Stella very welcome! A nice base for a few days sight-seeing- no complaints from us.

    Reviewed by Kirsten3.8May 2024

  • "First off ignore feedback from visitors in Jan 24, this is one of THE most comfortable properties we have stayed in."

    It was better than anticipated. Aileen was a fantastic host and ensured we had everything we needed and had left coffee, tea and milk for us so we have a drink once settled in. I checked that we could bring our 3 cats with us as this detail had changed after booking and she was great about this. Our girls absolutely loved it, especially the stairs as we live in a flat. They were playing for hours then chilled out. The beds are soo comfy found it hard to wake up, the hot tub was amazing and gave me such relief from my osteoarthritis. We enjoyed the cottage so much we've rebooked for next year for 2 weeks for my 60th birthday. I would happily live there. Don't forget to visit the cows but ask first as this is a busy farm

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Mar 2024

  • "On first inspection the cottage seems lovely, shown where hot tub was which was inside a dirty building which was surrounded by furniture from one of the cottages, only found the games room by chance as wasn’t shown it, it only had pool table and football game, the table tennis table was flat up against the wall and darts board had no darts, this building was also very messy and dirty, not suitable for children as stairs up to it are steel and dangerous if a child fell."

    We only had half a shelf to put our food stuff in as all the cupboards were full of rubbish, and two of the pots we were using had to be washed as they had dried in food on them, no locks on bathroom doors, and the noise from the pipes during the night and day was awful you had to get out of bed and run the water for the noise to stop. This place is not near anything which is what we wanted, we only wanted to relax not sightsee, the hot tub and games room was what sold it for us given us exactly what we wanted but we were very disappointed as wouldn’t use hot tub inside that dirty building, don’t know why it couldn’t have been outside as there was plenty of space, and games room was a total let down as it didn’t supply what it offered and needs a good clean and clear out,we never once saw the owner to ask us if everything was okay not even when leaving.

    Thank you for your feedback and the issues highlighted. We appreciate you pointing out these to us as the issues cannot be resolved unless we are told about them. We perhaps could have sorted out some of the issues if you had told us during your stay. Our door is always open. Thank you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth3.1Jan 2024

  • "Fantastic stay at the loft cottages."

    The host Aileen was amazing from Arrival very friendly and welcoming with our family. Her dogs they were fantastic with ours. Hot tub was Amazing! Looking to book back up again soon. Thanks for a fantastic getaway xx

    Reviewed by Cherie5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay here, the owners were really nice and friendly."

    Little bit Noisy, but then it is a working farm, and advertised as a working farm, so you know what to expect. Annan, is a great little town, with lovely river walks for the dogs and we went on an entertaining ghost tour. Plenty of places to eat, and easy distance to local attractions. The farm animals looked clean and well looked after,We had a really nice time

    Reviewed by Belinda4.7Sep 2023

  • "Lovely place to stay."

    Would definitely recommend. Owner was very friendly. The kids loved seeing the cows and the donkey. We visited the dino park close by and enjoyed walks along the river. Hopefully we can come back again next year :)

    Reviewed by Keira5.0Sep 2023

  • "Nice rural cottage on a farm."

    It was comfortable and well equipped. In a good position for exploring the area. The owner was lovely and friendly.

    Reviewed by Elaine3.8Aug 2023

  • "Lovely homely cottage in amazing countryside."

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jul 2023

  • "Fantastic cottage for a family of 4."

    Spacious, warm, clean, homely, with everything we needed for a week and longer. Children had plenty of space to play, ride bikes outside and farm dogs made best company for them. Do bring heavy duty balls and a chucker with you as they love playing fetch. Playroom and hot tub were used almost every day to chill and relax after cold day outside. We had Netflix on TV which was amazing and not expected. All appliances worked perfectly. Dishwasher, washing machine and a tumble dryer makes it so easy to care for a family. Aileen and Andrew were mega friendly and welcoming from the arrival to waving good buy as we were leaving. Girls cried how they loved the place and wanted to stay. They is an uplifting vibe about the whole farm which we picked up straight away. Family even allowed us to go round their farm and learn many facts about livestock we had no idea existed. Family works very hard to keep the farm beautiful, operational and very welcoming. Very inspirational to experience it in Scotland. We loved our rural week with the girls and will definitely come back next year. Thank you, Aileen and Andrew, for allowing us to experience a very different break we so needed. See you next year! Chaudhry Family.

    Reviewed by Zulfiqar5.0Oct 2022

  • "Great facilities and lovely quiet place."

    Local walks are lovely.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Aug 2021

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

    Reviewed by Paula4.4Jul 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 Lynn4.7Oct 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 Paul5.0Aug 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 J5.0Mar 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 James3.8Dec 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 Sharon5.0Jul 2018

  • "Very hospitable hosts."

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

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Jul 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 Paula4.4Oct 2016

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  • 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 and BBQ
  • 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 hot tub are via time slots

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.

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.

EPC Rating: Band C

EPC Rating: Band C

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: DG-00473-F

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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