Mossdale - Rockcliffe

Code: MO01ST

Oh we do like to be beside the seaside!! All available weeks in May & June have been reduced by 15% prices now from £415

Holiday property description

Free golf available for Guests of Mossdale at nearby Colvend Golf Club

Just a two minute walk of the safe sandy beach at Rockcliffe, Mossdale provides traditional holiday accomodation which is spacious and comfortably furnished, this is an ideal property for a family holiday. Apart from the large living room there is a large utility area to the rear of the house containing the washing machine and drier and is ideal for the safe storage of bikes and wet weather gear.

Rockcliffe is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Dumfries & Galloway. The close proximity of the beach and the secluded garden to the front make this an ideal holiday base. The nearby village of Kippford, the sailing centre for the South West, has two pubs both serving food and there is a delightful walk between Rockcliffe and Kippford along the Jubilee Path through land owned by the National Trust for Scotland. Golf courses abound in the area and the local stage of the 7Stanes Mountain Bike Network is within a fifteen minute drive of the house, with another stage at Mabie Forest, about half an hour by car.

*Guests staying at Mossdale can take advantage of free golf at nearby Colvend Golf Club. Colvend is an attactive 18 hole parkland course near the popular beach at Sandyhills, offering stunning views across the Solway and inland to the Galloway hills. This offer is for up to 4 players and must be booked directly through the clubhouse. For more details on the course visit :-  (Applicable for stay between August 2017 and July 2018 only. T & C's apply)


Post Code: DG5 4QF
Security  Deposit £150

Short breaks welcome throughout the year

Long Stay offer : Book any 2 consecutive weeks throughout the year and receive a £100 discount! * festive weeks excluded.


Accommodation for 7 on two floors:  Ground Floor; Hall; Living/Dining Room with wood burning stove and access to the garden; Kitchen; Utility area; Shower room with shower; wash basin and WC.


First Floor: Landing; Family Room with 1 Double and 1 Single bed; Double Bedroom; Twin Bedroom; Bathroom with bath, wash basin and WC.


Services:  Electric heating * Bed linen and towels provided * Dishwasher * Fridge & Freezer * Electric cooker and microwave * Washing machine and Drier * Colour TV with DVD player * Sky TV * Wifi * House telephone* Poor mobile reception * Wood burning stove with logs provided * Travel Cot & Highchair * Small secluded garden (access from living room) with some furniture * Car parking nearby just along the road * 2 well behaved dogs with own bedding welcome. Sorry - No smoking permitted.


Extras: £20 per dog per week. Further logs are available at £5 per bag via an honesty box.





How to find us

Dumfries & Galloway

Mossdale - Rockcliffe

Code: MO01ST

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External Features

Sea View

Water view

Walk to Pub

Walk to Shops

Mountain View

Beach walk




Bicycle Storage



Garden Furniture

Garden Enclosed



Wheelchair Access

Internal Features

Open fire


High Chair


CD Player

DVD Player

Colour TV






Wash Machine

Bed Linen Cost Incl

Heating Cost Incl

Tumble Dryer

Sky TV



Sofa Beds 0

Single Beds 3

Double Beds 2

Showers 1

Bathrooms 2



Mossdale Reviews

5 star review

My wife and I plus our daughter, her husband, their three lively children (aged 11, 9 and 6) and dog spent an idyllic week ate Mossdale. It was perfectly located and easy for the children to run up and down to/from the beach. The large main room easily accommodated the seven of us for meals and evening games. Three large bedrooms meant the four adults and three children wearer very comfortable. We didn't need to worry about the children making a mess et. Having two bathrooms - one up, one down - was a great help. Finally, baby rabbits in the garden were a great bonus for the kids.
There being no parking was a nuisance but the advantages outweighed this blip. When we arrived we parked on the back road 20 yards up and ferried everything through the little back door and then into the enormous utility room. The same in reverse on leavin
2 weeks ago
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2 star review

After our initial disappointment when we arrived at the cottage (more of that later) we had a really good week in Rockcliffe. The location is perfect - literally a 2 minute walk to the shore, and you're right on the doorstep of couple of great local walks (Castle Point, Mote of Mark, Jubilee Way etc).

So, back to that disappointment. We knew not to expect a luxury cottage because of the price point (and previous reviews). But first impressions were poor - we couldn't get in the front door for about 10 minutes because of a really stiff lock, and when we finally did it was freezing! Okay it was a cold March day (4 degrees outside) but the house was really cold. The storage heaters are inadequate, in my opinion, and the timed electric heaters were on low. We cranked all of those up and got a fire going, but the insulation is so poor that the house struggled to stay warm all week. Be warned, then, if you're staying during a cold week you'll need to spend £20 extra on wood I reckon. On a similar note, the hot water tank must be pretty small because it only did one bath before running out for the day - the "Boost" button seemed to have no effect. There is an electric shower (downstairs) which doesn't rely on this, thank goodness.

There's no parking at the property - it does say this on the website, advising you to "park at the end of the road" but this road is a dirt track to an abandoned hotel, so it feels like you're just dumping your car near a field. There is a car park half a mile away so you could park there. You can load/unload right next to the front door, though, so that's a bonus.

I can't comment on the garden because we couldn't access it - guess what? That's right the patio door key didn't work...

As previous reviews have said, the sofa is very faded and worn, and there is lino throughout (although to be fair, neither of those things bothered us really, on their own). Paint is peeling in various places, and the whole place just needs a bit of TLC. (The owner has a gorgeous house just next door, so you'd think he'd be able to pop round and spruce it up a bit...)

As a family of 5, we stay in a lot of rental cottages all over the country - not at the luxury end of the market, by any means, but if I’m honest they’re not usually as run-down as Mossdale - and they’re not usually that much more expensive. I think what I’m saying is that for the condition it is in, and the facilities available, I think Mossdale is over-priced.

Like I said, we had a lovely week in Rockcliffe - this little village is highly recommended, and we did just get used to the cottage and get on with it (as you do). I just hope this review helps you to manage your expectations...
Adrian Hall
2 months ago
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