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Dumfries & Galloway Accommodation Searchable directory of B&Bs, hotels, guest houses, self catering holiday cottages, camping and caravan sites

Local Accommodation, this is very much a tourist area and there are hotels and B & B places everywhere.

Scotlands ONLY 5 star Farmhouse Bed and Breakfast situated a couple of miles west of Dumfries so about 12 miles from Mid Annan
Millhill Farm, just off the A.75 a couple of miles west of Dumfries

Depending on where you decide to fish you could stay in Moffat itself - I can recommend:-

Annandale Arms Hotel (01683) 220013 (My local on Tuesday nights) Annandale Hotel website

Star Hotel (01683) 220156. These are on the High Street in Moffat.

Auchencastle Hotel (01683 300407) upmarket hotel in extensive grounds 2 or 3 miles out of Moffat
Auchencastle Website

On the Bed and Breakfast front I can highly recommend:-

The Villa Holm Park, Ballplay Road, Moffat, has SELF CATERING accommodation. It's an elegant and spacious apartment in a recently refurbished former Victorian villa. It has just been inspected by the Scottish Tourist Board and given a four star rating. Contact Fran Considine tel/fax 01784 740 892 or email fran_considine@yahoo.com for booking details.

Mrs Forrester, Stratford House, Academy Road, Moffat, Tel. No. (01683) 220297

In the countryside there is:-

Red House, Wamphray, MOFFAT, DG10 9NF. Now B & B instead of a hotel
Two letting rooms which can be organised as double, twin or family. Totally relaxed about Sea Trout anglers coming in at 4am - which is rare. Telephone No. 01576 470470.

The Red House access is from the all purpose road B.7076 north of Johnstonebridge.

Further downstream, at Lockerbie is the Drovers Inn Hotel In Lockerbie High Street, formerly the Blue Bell

Also at Lockerbie is the Ravenshill Hotel Peacefully situated on the Dumfries road, leading out of Lockerbie to the West. Very much a family run Hotel and where the Improvement Association hold their meetings.

A mile or so East of Lockerbie on the Langholm road, is the Murrayfield B & B Peaceful is the word! In its own grounds and can also accomodate horses!!

2 1/2 miles south west of Lockerbie on the Dalton road, is the Riverside Mill Two spacious letting rooms, One double and one twin, both with en-suite facilities. Peaceful, homely, off road parking, great views of the River Annan

Travelling West from Lockerbie towards Lochmaben, cross the Annan and take first left towards Heck, Hightae, Greenhill and Smallholm, collectively known as the Royal Four Towns There you will find, The Hightae Inn (Formerly the Royal Four Towns Inn) Under new management since January, 2008, Morag and Mark Cuthbertson have undertaken an extensive renovation programme to bring the Inn up to the high standard you will find today.

3 or 4 miles west of Lockerbie, at Lochmaben is the Balcastle Holiday Home
Tel: 01387 810345 Mobile 07866 504361 Tastefully converted from the former Balcastle Hotel, the entire upper floor is now a luxurious holiday home which sleeps six. Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star rating !!!

A mile or so west of Lochmaben, is the LAIRD HOUSE self catering holiday house Laird House sits in an elevated position with stunning views over Annandale, from the Moffat Hills to the Solway Coast and beyond.  Situated on a working cattle and sheep farm and completed in 2009, the house is spacious and luxurious and fully accessible for disabled visitors with all rooms on the ground floor, including a family bedroom, with bunk beds if required, and a games area. TAKING BOOKINGS NOW FOR LETS AFTER 1ST APRIL.

Still Further Downstream Anthony Steel, Kirkwood, Dalton, Lockerbie, has holiday cottages to let. Check them out at Kirkwood Cottages.  Anthony has his own fishing on the Annan and can arrange fishing on other beats as well. 

Ecclefechan is a convenient access point from the M.74 (exit 19) for the lower beats. It has the Cressfield Hotel. Nicely situated just to the south of the village, with easy access to Hoddom, Cleughhead, and other beats.

A mile or so below Kirkwood is Hoddom Caravan Site
Best Caravan Site in Britain in 2000, AND with their own fishing, golf course etc,  Fishing page is at Hoddom Fishing

Immediately downstream of Hoddom is the famous Cleughhead Sea Trout fishery.The owner Gordon Clark also owns The Central Hotel in Annan, so of course a fishing/accommodation package is easily arranged.

Ravenswood House B&B, 11 St. Johns Road, Annan, DG12 6AW, Tel 01461 206641.
Secure off street parking, drying facilities and room to store equipment. We can do packed lunches and early/late breakfasts. All bedrooms are en-suite, freeview television and DVD player and tea/coffee making facilities with free broadband wireless Internet hotspot in every room.

The Old Rectory, 12 St. Johns Road, Annan, DG12 6AW, Tel 01461 202029.
B&B with secure off street parking, facilities include use of chest freezer, drying room and storage facilities for fishing gear, packed lunches if required and early/late breakfast - just click the link

And on the Solway Coast Kencarrig Shoot and Guest House at 11 Queensberry Terrace, Cummertrees, accommodation and wild fowling with the opportunity to shoot a mixed bag of pheasant, duck, partridge, woodcock, snipe, pigeon, rabbits and geese with rough shooting holidays on the outskirts of Dumfries in south west Scotland.

Also on the Solway Coast Solway Sporting Breaks at 2 Queensberry Terrace, Cummertrees, have B & B, evening meals, packed lunches, guide, ghilly, wildfowling, birdwatching, near the Solway coast and close to the Annan estuary. Mine host is a VERY keen angler.

Self Catering Radcliffe holiday cottage - Radcliffe holiday cottage offers spacious and comfortable accommodation in a quiet rural village setting close to the Solway Firth and makes a great base for touring Dumfries and Galloway.

Dol-Haidd-Isaf Fishing the Teifi in South Wales? I can personally recommend these self catering cottages. Talk about home from home? It was better than being at home!! Give my regards to Pat and Brian Scull.

West Galloway Mochrum Park - Fishing and Self catering Accomodation on the Rivers Bladnoch and Cree.

Should you need any further information ‘phone me, 01683 300592 and if you need an update on river height etc. before setting off then ‘phone me again, my house overlooks the Upper Beat. Or better still E mail me first at andy.dickson1@yahoo.co.uk