1 / 20  
2 / 20  
3 / 20  
4 / 20  
5 / 20  
6 / 20  
7 / 20  
8 / 20  
9 / 20  
10 / 20  
11 / 20  
12 / 20  
13 / 20  
14 / 20  
15 / 20  
16 / 20  
17 / 20  
18 / 20  
19 / 20  
20 / 20  

The Classroom At Old School House

Moffat (4mls SW), Dumfries and Galloway
Sleeps 3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Fishing onsite / nearby
Log Cabin / Lodge
Towels included
9 more

At a glance

  • Fantastic walking routes on your doorstep with Saddle Yoke, Hart Fell and the Southern Uplands to explore
  • Visit the nearby splendid St Mary Loch where you can enjoy an array of brilliant water sports
  • Easy reach of the Grey Mare’s Tail, a mesmerising waterfall plunging 60m from Loch Skeen
Property code: 85282

Wonderful and stylish detached bespoke lodge, nestled in an Idyllic position with spectacular Glen and countryside views in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty close to the pretty town of Moffat.

Treat yourselves to a stay in this Scandinavian-style, timber cabin, near Roundstonefoot, 5 miles from Moffat, in verdant, undulating Dumfries and Galloway. Sleeping three people, and with a private deck, this unique holiday home has one bedroom area, plus an additional sleeping space on a mezzanine level. Head off on long walks through the undulating countryside around you or simply relax in the Scottish sunshine and gaze out across the surrounding Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Try water sports at St Mary’s Loch, about 8.5 miles away, visit local beauty spots and spend time exploring historic Moffat, in the Annandale Valley.

Make your way into this pretty lodge, which nestles in the grounds of the owners’ own home, to experience an immediately warm welcome. Find the open-plan layout of the cabin has been creatively designed to offer you all the space and comfort you will need during your stay. Settle down together to watch the Smart TV; prepare delicious meals in the kitchen area and dine either inside or out on the terrace.

Lay your head in the main inviting bedroom, tucked away behind a curtain and featuring a double bed, or carefully climb the steep ladder up to the mezzanine level, where there is an additional seating space plus a single, futon bed. Wake up every morning to glorious views and a hot shower before sitting down to breakfast.

Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner out on the deck whenever the weather is warm enough and gaze out towards the nearby hills of Saddle Yoke, Hart Fell and Croft Head. Wander through the shared garden and pick fresh fruit from the orchard to enjoy back at the cabin. Keen riders will find safe storage for their cycles comes with the lodge. There is parking for two cars here as well.

  • 1 bedroom – double
  • 1 shower room with shower and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge with ice compartment and microwave
  • Smart TV in lounge
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants 5 miles
  • Patio with seating area and decked area with bench, table and chairs with parasol
  • Shared mature enclosed garden and orchard, (you are welcome to pick the pears, apples, redcurrants and raspberries)
  • Secure bike storage available
  • Regret no children under 7 years old
  • Private water supply
  • Supermarket delivery available
  • Sleeps 2+1 on futon single bed, located on the mezzanine floor (care to be taken due to built in steep ladder)
  • Grey Mare's Tail Waterfall - 10 minute drive
  • Water sports at St Mary's Loch - 20 minute drive
  • Historic town of  Moffatt - 10 minute drive
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Pack yourselves a picnic and head out straight from the lodge on foot or bicycle to immerse yourselves in your southern Scotland surroundings. Follow a stretch of the Southern Upland Way close to Moffat: this runs almost 215 miles, across Scotland.

Embark up a 5-mile walk or drive the same distance to see the Grey Mare’s Tail Waterfall, one the UK’s highest waterfalls. This plunges 60m from Loch Skeen into the Moffat Water Valley and is in an area with some magnificent walking. Spot wildlife including peregrine falcons, ring ouzels, feral goats and even ospreys as you go.

Other beauty spots in the area well worth visiting include the Devil’s Beef Tub, about 5 miles walk or 10 miles drive from the cabin. This is a dramatic hollow formed by the hills of Peat Knowe, Annanhead and Ericstane, as well as Great Hill, and is one of the sources of the River Annan.

Spend time in the former spa town of Moffat, browsing in its colourful shops, dining out in its pubs and restaurants and visiting its museum. Play golf on the town’s challenging course and pick up some famous Moffat toffee to take home to your friends and family.

Gavin Grant

This property is personally managed by Gavin.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 3 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
Overall cleanliness 5 starsOverall cleanliness 5 starsOverall cleanliness 5 starsOverall cleanliness 5 starsOverall cleanliness 5 stars5
Overall equipment
Overall equipment 5 starsOverall equipment 5 starsOverall equipment 5 starsOverall equipment 5 starsOverall equipment 5 stars5
Overall comfort
Overall comfort 5 starsOverall comfort 5 starsOverall comfort 5 starsOverall comfort 5 starsOverall comfort 5 stars5
Overall location
Overall location 4.7 starsOverall location 4.7 starsOverall location 4.7 starsOverall location 4.7 starsOverall location 4.7 stars4.7

Reviewed by Louise 25th March 2022

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

A brilliant and cosy weekend in The Classroom. Lodge clean, well equipped and in a great location. Very welcoming and helpful owners. Definitely recommend

Reviewed by Stephen 10th September 2021

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

We discovered a little Gem ... Nice relaxing stay in an ideal sized log cabin for a couple ... only recently opened up to guests and spotless. Ian and Pam were excellent hosts - very welcoming & helpful in every way. Plenty of places to explore - particularly Moffat, Peebles & Gretna.

Reviewed by Linda 3rd September 2021

Guest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 stars

Lovely, well-equipped cabin. A warm welcome from the owners. Thoroughly recommend it. Clothes storage space is limited - take a bag that will fit under the bed (or use the mezzanine). However separate storage space is also provided by the owners should you require it.

1 more
Show 8 more


Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

From the isolated and peaceful Shetland Islands in the north to the thriving border towns and cities in the south, across wild mountains and serene lochs, and encompassing over 700 islands, Scotland’s rich and dramatic landscape simply must be seen to be appreciated. Scotland is home to the ten highest mountains in the UK – including Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest peak – and is bordered by three seas, offering epic scenery unlike any other you may have seen.

Whether you choose to explore the Highlands, lowlands or islands, lovers of the great outdoors will be thrilled by the stunning Scottish landscapes where some of the rarest UK wildlife can be glimpsed, including golden eagles, dolphins and whales. Take a road trip on the North Coast 500, Scotland’s version of Route 66, to experience the sheer beauty of the land’s wilderness or, as Scotland is the home of golf, either tee off at one of the 550 courses across parkland, heathland and links courses.

Scotland is also a land of unique culture where the people are renowned for their incredible warmth and hospitality. Experience the peaceful Isle of Lewis where Scots Gaelic is widely spoken, or immerse yourself in the cosmopolitan cities of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen which are vibrant with thriving arts scenes, delicious restaurants and bustling nightlife. And no trip to Scotland is complete without exploring the castles and distilleries: learn about clan rivalries or bloody battles amongst 13th-century battlements or try a taste of Scotland itself during a tour of one of the 120 whisky distilleries. Pure Scottish culture in a glass.

With so many beautiful places to visit and things to experience, a break to Scotland should not be missed. Our fantastic Scottish holiday cottages will ensure a truly memorable getaway. Whether it’s a dog-friendly countryside cottage for two, or a vast and resplendent castle for the entire clan on a tranquil island, we have a holiday in Scotland to suit everyone.

The Travel Chapter Limited, trading as holidaycottages.co.uk | The Travel Chapter Limited is registered in England and Wales. | Registered office Travel Chapter House Gammaton Road Bideford EX39 4DF Company No. 02431506 | VAT reg: 143053210