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Hillend Guest Cottage, Moffat, Dumfriesshire DG10 9LE Self-catering Quality Assured holiday accommodation with secure online booking.

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Hillend Guest Cottage Self Catering Accommodation

Hillend Guest Cottage is a detached byre conversion in an exclusive elevated rural location with uninterrupted views across to Moffat Water and the Southern Upland Way. Your only neighbours being the owners who live a short distance away and the popular small town of Moffat is just one mile away.

The nearby A708 is rated as a dream drive road taking in the Grey Mares Tail waterfall and St Mary’s Loch with their stunning scenery, the area being famously frequented by Robert Burns and his good friend Sir Walter Scott.

Hillend Guest Cottage provides a warm, friendly and interesting environment in which to relax and reflect on your day's travels whilst in the evening taking advantage of Moffat receiving international recognition as the first 'Dark Sky Town' in Europe in 2016 due to the quality of spectacular stargazing.

Moffat Self Catering Bedroom

The suite has easy steps with hand rails to the entrance. We have two conservatory lounges, one with a large sofa, dining table & chairs, wide screen digital TV, DVD player, games etc. and views across to the south and west.

Our other conservatory has a sofa which can be pulled out to provide an extra bed, there is a cd player, books, brochures and it is ideal as a quiet room with views across the gardens and surrounding fields to the north and east.

A clothes airer and cleaning items are also available in this garden room. 

Sleeps 2 - Satellite TV - Free Wi-Fi - Pets welcome - Own fenced/walled garden - Electricity is included in the price - Bicycle storage is available

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Kitchen at Hillend Guest Cottage Conservatory Lounge Moffat Accommodation Garden Room Conservatory   Shower Room at Hillend Guest Cottage

With comfort in mind, the main double bed is orthopaedic with extra mattress topper. We also provide bed linen, an extra fluffy blanket, towels, kitchen linen and of course a wee treat to welcome you on your arrival. There is a well equipped kitchen and all rooms are centrally heated.

Hillend Guest Cottage is a detached self catering suite located a short distance from the owners cottage but far enough away for privacy, just one mile from Moffat and is ideally located for access to central Scotland, Gretna etc. being only 3 miles from the M74 motorway, 35minutes from Gretna Green and an hour from both Glasgow and Edinburgh. We are uniquely placed for a walking, climbing or touring holiday of Scotland and we provide ample parking to the side of our cottage or at the front nearer the suite. Moffat offers many venues to relax and enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner in pleasant surroundings where you will receive a warm welcome.

1 Mile to Moffat shops/restaurants/pubs/amenities and the famous Moffat Toffee Shop, 7 miles to the Grey Mares Tail waterfall, 15 Miles to the Kagyu Samye Ling Tibetan Buddist Centre, 22.5 Miles to Dumfries.

The historical city of Glasgow is a must for those who like shopping and some say the home of Scottish football.

Edinburgh, Scotland's capital is where you will find the dominating Edinburgh Castle, winner of the top UK attraction and you can visit the famous Edinburgh Tattoo as well as Dolly The Sheep (amoung other historical pieces) at the Museum of Scotland and stroll the historical streets and attractions along the Royal Mile.

You can also visit the UK's only Panda's, the beautiful Yang Guang & Tian Tian at Edinburgh Zoo.

And why not visit and play some of the challenging golf courses around the area.

There is a vast array of other attractions in bonnie Scotland so come visit us.

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Had a great time, family are very friendly & unobtrusive. The Guest suite was better than we could of imagined. My boyfriend obviously found it romantic as he proposed to me on the terrace - I said yes! We will definately be returning here. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Not to be missed. Much like the Scottish Highlands the area has a lot of history, vast & beautiful scenery, wonder food and it is just over the border making it much easier to reach. We loved this beautiful area and we are already planning our return. We have been to the Highlands too but why go there when you have this so much closer.

Fantastic views. Lovely area. Brilliant walks. Just what the doctor ordered. We'll be back! And our black lab Zak had to be forced into the car as he thought he was in wonderland!

Superb way to start our tour of Scotland. Friendly owners made us very welcome and pointed us in the right direction. The rest of Scotland has alot to live up to. Well done for living the dream!!

Owners very friendly & helpful but unobtrusive. Loved the views from the Guest Suite. Very relaxing. We slept like logs, must be the fresh air. The Grey Mares Tail & Glen Cafe (including the cakes!!) were a must. We loved Moffat, everyone was so friendly and the food excellent (especially for the price). Visited lots of places including Glasgow and Edinburgh. A great base to explore and so much to see. Must come back! Thank you so much for a great stay.

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Moffat region

In 2016 Moffat became the only Dark Sky town in Europe allowing spectacular stargazing. Moffat was also Scotland's first spa town. The last spa hotel, The Hydropathic burnt down in 1921
Moffat, the local valleys and their hostelries were often notably frequented by Sir Walter Scott & Robert Burns which can be seen at historical local venues.
In the Moffat Hills the Devil's Beeftub is 5 miles to the north - a natural hollow in the hills where Border Reivers (cattle rustlers) hid their contraband. And the Grey Mare's Tail, easily explored from the road, owned by the National Trust for Scotland, a waterfall and nature reserve which is good for walking is just 7 miles west. And the infamous Merlin's Cave can be found just below the ridge on Hartfell in the Moffat hills.
The Southern Upland Way is Scotland's longest official Long Distance Path. The Way extends for 212 miles from Portpatrick in the far south west of the country, past Moffat and on to Cockburnspath, where the Lammermuir Hills meet the North Sea in the west.
Moffat itself is a small but bustling town holding many events throughout the year from markets to celebrations and boasts an interesting array of places to eat, shop or relax at any time of the year. The famous Moffat Toffee Shop trading since the 1800s With over 200 jars of various sweeties or the famous Moffat Toffee, old fashioned sweets like Uncle Joe's Mint Balls, Edinburgh Rock or Highland Toffee and handmade chocolate is a must.
Station Park with lots of colourful flower beds which won the "Britain in Bloom" title in 1996. With it's lovely pond where you can rent a swan boat, as well as try pitch and putt, table tennis and "Moffatasia" a fun water feature for kids of all ages to splash around in.
Green Frog - Stands for Fishing, Relaxing and Organic Gardening. Includes garden centre, café and pet supplies.
Moffat Museum - Moffat's history from Roman to the present. The Neuk, Churchgate, Moffat
Golf - Moffat Golf Club is a lovely upland course with views that are truly magnificent. Designed by Ben Sayers and established in 1884, it is a really great challenge for golfers of all abilities. The strength and direction of the wind can make or break your score. 18 Hole golf course, Spacious lounge and bar , Dining room, Food served throughout the day, Visitors locker room, Ladies locker room, Showers (towel hire is available), Games room with 2 Snooker tables, Pool, Darts and Table tennis, Club hire
The Old Well Theatre, Moffat presents cultural plays, musicals, cinema and musical events throughout the year
The Samye Ling Buddhist Monastery situated at Eskdalemuir, a short drive from Moffat, Kagyu Samye Ling is the first and largest Tibetan Centre and Buddhist Monastery in the West. Visitors are welcome to quietly come and go from the temple with the daily exceptions of the meditations between 8am and 9am and 5pm and 6pm
Ae - Scotland's Biking Heaven. The 7stanes are seven mountain biking trail centres spanning the south of Scotland. A fine blend of family trails and rough & tough for for the more experienced rider. Includes a competition downhill course. Ae forest is also the site for the annual RSAC Scottish car rally.

Out and about in Moffat area

A selection of the many activities in the Moffat and Dumfries & Galloway area: -

MOFFAT FARMERS' MARKETS - Second Saturday of Every Month
MOFFAT MOVIES - Cinema last Saturday of each month
MOFFAT CAR BOOT SALE - First Sunday of Every Month
SPRING FLING SHOW - May - Professional artists studios & exhibitions with free entry
MOFFAT CLASSIC CAR RALLY- June - The biggest classic car event in Scotland with an exhibition of classic and vintage cars. The Rally continues to raise money for the Macmillan Cancer Relief and Cancer Research.
Includes the crowning of the Gala Queen, the choosing of the Shepherd and his Lass and procession.
THE BORDER GATHERING - August - The yearly gathering of border clans
A small country agricultural show started before the 1940s.
DAY OF THE REGION - October - Gala Concert on the Friday evening, followed by events centred around the Town Hall on the Saturday. There will also be street theatre - you never know what you might find around the next corner!
MOFFAT RAMBLERS' WALKING FESTIVAL - October - Walking Festival providing a range of 2 strenuous, 2 moderate and 2 easy walks each day over various distances, some will hill climbs and some fairly flat with experienced walk leaders.
Two days of walks of varying levels of severity, in the centre for walking in Southern Scotland
Many and varied entertainments all round the town - from Handbell Ringers to a Jazz Quartet & Choir
HOGMANAY - December/January
New Year's Eve in Scotland is a must if you have not experienced it before. In Moffat people generally start to appear in the various hotels and bars around the High Street about 10.00pm in preparation for the 'bells' at midnight. As the time approaches about five hundred to a thousand people gather in the high street. The atmosphere is always very good humoured. There is a piper/pipers in the square as well as fireworks to welcome the New Year. The celebrations and first footing continue well into the early hours and beyond.

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