Our Home

Applegarth is bright, homely and very welcoming. In the warm and sunny months you are welcome to sit and enjoy the garden. Breakfast and evening meals can be served outside and given enough warning, we are happy to put on a BBQ if you like. We have created a decking on the west side of the garden with views of fields of sheep and cattle and the Annandale hills beyond. A lovely spot to watch the sun go down with a glass of wine. Alternatively, in the winter months enjoy a drink and a cosy meal in front of a roaring fire.

​Next door to us is Applegarth Church which is full of history. We rang the bell for the NHS during lockdown.

​Our basement playroom provides perfect accommodation for the dogs.

Food & Drink

Sparkling homemade elderflower cordial is offered alternatively coffee and tea await in your room if you prefer. We have a vegetable garden, free range chickens and source our meat from local farmers – so food comes straight from the land to your plate! A choice of Continental or full Scottish breakfast is offered. Eggs from our chickens and a nutty and fruity muesli is also created by Kirsteen. Fresh orange juice and coffee and your choice of tea – the smell of all will surely lure you downstairs!

There is a choice of meus for evening meals and we can cater for any food requirements. Also included is a complimentary bottle of wine.

Guests are invited to join Andrew and Kirsteen for a drink before their meal.

Walks

Grey Mare’s Tail is just a 20 minute drive from us in the Moffat hills. It’s best known for its magnificent waterfall – the fifth highest in the UK – and uniquely dramatic scenery.

Applegarth is also situated on the Annandale Way which has been designated by Scotland heritage as one of Scotland’s great trails. The River Annan starts in the hills of Moffat and meanders 90 kilometers (56 miles) down to the small town of Annan and the Solway Firth. This is a beautiful and varied walk. Walkers can take 4-5 days to follow the trail. 

Dumfriesshire is a gold mine of lovely walks and all very different. Other than walking the valley of the Annan, you can walk the Galloway hills or the coastal routes around the Solway.

Should you get wet, we have a perfect drying room.

Activities

We have bicycles to hire and we can arrange for fishing permits for you to fish on the Applegarth beat of the River Annan. The playroom has a TV, and shelves full of board games as well as a PlayStation. We also have table tennis and even a running machine and gym equipment. This is a perfect place for dogs to stay. 

Close by is the moving Lockerbie disaster memorial if you would like to pay your respects. It is a place of peace and tranquility.

Further afield is the magnificent Drumlanrig castle near Thornhill and in Dumfries the new Peter Pan center at Moat Brae – a must for children. For the adults, visit the Dalton Gin Distillery and also the Annan Whisky distillery.

Molly the Morris

Molly is 58 and loves to be driven around the country lanes. She is available for hire if you’d like to explore the countryside or for a wedding or any other special occasion. She was Kirsteen and Andrew’s chariot for their wedding two days before lockdown in March 2020. There are harnesses for dogs so they can sit in the back too!

The Bell Story

There is quite an amazing story of a stolen submarine bell which Kirsteen loves to relate! Her father commanded the submarine Telemachus during the war and was given the bell. You have to come and stay to discover how it was stolen and how it was recovered. The story was related on Saturday Live Radio 4.
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