Perfect for special family get togethers and perfectly located to get to all that Southern Scotland has to offer, the house is set in the attractive Scottish Borders but Edinburgh is only a 40 or 50 minute drive away. Holiday in style at this carefully renovated and modernised Listed Grade A historic mansion house which was designed and built by the world famous Thomas Telford. The house is superbly suited for family holidays or occasions be it wedding parties or to celebrate a special birthday. The house is full of character and luxuriously finished to ensure an enjoyable holiday whether for a short break or longer and is a superb base for a family holiday and ideal touring location. There is also a river with fishing rights within the grounds.
Moffat is an attractive spa town and has been popular as a holiday resort since the 17th Century. The town nestles within the southern upland hills and the local area is recognised as being of outstanding natural beauty. Moffat has excellent local shops, hotels and restaurants.
In the surrounding area there are numerous walks, both low ground along the Annan Water and also in the southern upland hills, including walks to the Grey Mare's Tail, Scotland's highest waterfall now cared for by the National Trust for Scotland, you can also search for fossils or spot birds of prey whilst following the popular footpath. The Moffat Hills are popular with walkers and cyclists with varied routes suitable for all abilities. The Southern Upland Way long distance walk from Portpatrick through to Cockburnspath is nearby and extends to a total of 212 miles for committed walkers.
There are two nature reserves close by on the edge of Moffat. Whilst horse riding, quad biking and golf are all available locally, as is the popular 7 Stanes trails offering world class mountain biking. Rod hire is available in the town, and there are three fishing ponds at the local Hammerlands Centre, which also has an adventure play park, animal farm and garden centre.
The historic cities of Edinburgh and Carlisle, and the cosmopolitan Glasgow, are all easily reached within an hour. The castles and abbeys in the Scottish Borders are easily accessed within 30 minutes, as is Dumfries and Galloway with its dramatic coastline, unspoilt villages and home produce. Shop 1/2 mile, pub and restaurant 1/4 mile.
Post code: DG10 9SG
Short breaks are welcome throughout the year at £557/night; note discount for a full week to £2400
Damage Deposit £150
Pets go free
'Splendid house for our complete party. The welcome was very warm and put us all in party mode for a 50th wedding celebration' W. Mackay
'Thank you for a fabulous stay. The house surpassed all our expectations and we have had a fantastic weekend here together as a family, celebrating an 80th birthday. If only we could stay longer!' The Scott, Bruce & McIntosh Families
'Thank you so much for sharing your fantastic house with us. We had a super time catching up and eating great food in an amazing location. So much space and everything we could possibly have needed! The welcome pack was a lovely surprise! We'll be back next year to celebrate an early Christmas' The Dewar, Kudman and Dill families
Accommodation for 26: Sitting Room; Dining Room; Kitchen; Separate kitchen, breakfast area & lounge, 1 Double bedroom in the basement; 2 King Size beds; 4 Double Bedrooms; 3 Family rooms (one with ensuite shower); 1 Twin Bedrooms; 1 room with King size bed & a single bed; 5 Shower Rooms.
Services: Central Heating * Electricity included * Bed linen & Towels provided * Washing Machine * Fridge * Freezer * Electric Cooker & Microwave * Dishwasher * Mobile Reception * Colour Televisions with Freeview * DVD Players * IPod Dock * CD Player * Cot (3 available) * Highchair (3 available) * Hairdryers * Ample parking * Private Garden (not enclosed) with furniture * BBQ * Bicycle Storage * Wifi * Pets Welcome (5 pet beds available) * No Smoking