Our Home

Applegarth is bright, homely and very welcoming. In the warm and sunny months you are welcome to sit and enjoy the garden.  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, when cold, 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 on arrival as well as tea and coffee. Homemade scones and cake welcome travellers.  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, fresh orange juice and coffee and your choice of tea and homemade bread. 

There is a choice of a 2 or 3 course dinner and we cater to whatever requirement.  We are licensed and have  small wine list of reasonably priced wines.

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


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.


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 60 and loves to be driven around the country lanes. She is available by arrangement 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. 

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.