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The Moat House proves that disability friendly accommodation doesn’t need to be stark, clinical or unappealing. This historic Georgian building has been fully adapted into a spacious holiday home with outstanding facilities, whilst maintaining a luxurious feel.
That said, it isn’t overly traditional either but uses bright and refreshing decor to make a place that sings, a place that’s exhilarating, functional, relaxing and importantly: utterly without a trace of ‘clinical’.
Designed with disabled people in mind, whether you have reduced mobility or have complex care requirements, The Moat House is uniquely equipped for all your needs.
There is level access to the entire ground floor which leads out to the rear secluded courtyard style gardens with covered BBQ/dining area. The ground floor incorporates a spacious reception area with room for charging multiple powerchairs/mobility scooters, a spacious lounge with copious seating, rise & recline chairs and state of the art audiovisual system, a large wetroom complete with Clos-o-mat toilet, hi/low shower bench and ceiling hoist, twin bedroom with profiling bed and hoist, and an enormous farmhouse kitchen with rise & fall sink/hob and 14 seater accessible table – perfect for family gatherings. A large lift provides access to a further three wheelchair accessible bedrooms, a second wetroom and laundry.
The Moat House is all about accessibility, an ever-evolving family project born of experience, frustration and disappointment of holidays past. Why not check out their website or contact the owners directly to discover all the other things it has to offer?
Designed and built with disabled people in mind, whether you have reduced mobility, have difficulty managing stairs, need assistance with everyday tasks, are a wheelchair user or have complex care needs – The Moat House is uniquely equipped to make your stay so much easier.
I met up with my parents, my brother and his family (and dogs) since The Moat House is the ideal base from which to explore Annan – famed for its association with Robbie Burns. It’s a short stroll into the charming town or on a bit further to the coast.
Despite its age, there’s level access around almost the entire premises as well as floors designed to be suitable for powerchairs. The ground floor incorporates a spacious, welcoming reception hall with seating and enough space for parking/charging powerchairs or mobility scooters as well as an impressive farmhouse kitchen dining room with wheelchair accessible facilities, including rise and fall sink, hob and work surfaces. As the ‘heart’ of the accommodation, the extendable table can seat up to 14 for meals before guests make their way to the lounge, where they can choose to relax on sofas, beanbags or rise and recline chairs.
Accommodation is situated on both floors, which are linked by a lift and there are a range of differently accessible bedrooms incorporating features like profiling beds and ceiling track hoists.
The wetroom style bathrooms are equally well appointed featuring raised seat Clos’o’mat toilet with support rails, rise and fall shower/changing bench, ceiling track hoist, shower commode chairs for adults and children, as well as level access shower and lowered basin with grab rails. (A host of other equipment is available by request.)
Outside, you’ll find a fully accessible, multilevel courtyard style garden area with colour differentiated (for visually impaired guests) ramped/level areas, patios, sensory garden, gazebo, barbecue area, benches and other outdoor furniture. This is one of the very best accessible properties that I have ever visited. The spacious building means that it’s possible for The Moat House to easily accommodate three different families here without them getting under each other’s feet.
The owners of The Moat House clearly pride themselves on offering an unforgettable holiday experience and the ideal environment to make memories to cherish.
We won’t forget our lovely stay here.
Prices from £999
Short breaks from £330
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