Modern Style and Exquisite Luxury Lodge in Southwest Scotland

The Escape Pod is located at the Westlands Country Park in Annan, Southwest Scotland. The ingenious compact tiny house space has a modern style, and exquisite luxury to discover the Escape Pods, which are brand new for 2020. The tiny house designs have an open-plan with an airy design, that features hidden pull-out beds and fully kitted out with its high-quality equipment and furnishings. During your vacation stay, you can sit back in your outdoor hot tub and enjoy scenic views across the moss land and beyond.

Some of the features in The Escape Pods include two bedrooms and can accommodate up to 4 people with 2 pets allowed. You can enjoy a romantic break or a holiday with family and friends. Lodge features include a private hot tub, you can choose from a selection of one, two or three-bedroom vacation lodges that are set in spectacular natural surroundings perfect for year-round breaks. There is an outdoor hot tub, flat-screen television/DVD, board games, wifi, a kitchen that includes a microwave, oven and hob dishwasher and a washing machine in the Parkview, Mossview, Whistler, Mulberry, Pondview, Pondview Plus, and the Portland only. The vacation lodges have an iron and ironing board, bath and/or shower, linen/duvets and towels that are provided. Other features include a hairdryer, double glazed windows and centrally heated gas and electricity included. Cots and highchairs are available at an additional fee, pets are also allowed at an additional fee. Vacation lodges include complimentary pets welcome pack, complimentary welcome pack, waffle robe and slipper set at an additional fee.

Annan is a historic royal burgh that comes alive in the summer, with the historic Riding of the Marches and the skirl of pipes which can be enjoyed at the annual bagpipe festival. There is also award-winning food all year round. The western approach to Annan will afford you with a spectacular view of the town during your vacation stay. The plans for the 176-year-old road bridge in the area with its graceful arches were by the great engineer Rennie. You'll also find the important sandstone buildings at this end of the High Street which is Bridge House, built-in 1780 and is considered to be one of the finest Georgian townhouses to be found in Scotland. From 1802 to 1820 the Bridge House served as the town Academy, where Thomas Carlyle was both a pupil and teacher. Plans are underway to restore this Grade A listed building for public use and to also build a museum for East Dumfriesshire which will house the present collections of the Historic Research Centre and to provide permanent and temporary exhibition galleries and a cafe.

The Annandale Distillery was reopened in 2014 after 95 years and in 2018, the first single malts became available for Annandale for over 100 years. This is the first and last distillery in Scotland and is the ambitious project of a local entrepreneur and offers a full visitor experience at the start of a whiskey trail. There is a coffee shop that is also worth a visit. Recently relocated is the Devil’s Porridge Museum at Eastriggs where that is an exhibition of the WW1 munitions factory which combines history and humor.

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