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Hillend Guest Cottage

Self-catering Quality Assured holiday accommodation with secure online booking. Holidays from £240 to £600 per week.


All other bookings are available through the booking agent via the month links above.

3 or 4 night breaks are also available November to March when booking directly.

Hillend Guest Cottage :- Sleeps 2 - Satellite TV - Free Wi-Fi - Pets welcome - Own fenced/walled garden - Electricity included in price - Bicycle storage available. With comfort in mind, the main double bed is orthopaedic with extra mattress topper. Also provided is bed linen, an extra fluffy blanket, towels, kitchen linen and of course a wee treat to welcome you. There is a well equipped kitchen and all rooms are centrally heated.

Hillend Guest Cottage is a detached self-catering 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 Marys 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 comfortable environment 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.

We are proud to be certified quality accommodation

Bedroom at Hillend Guest Cottage

Shower room at Hillend Self Catering Accommodation

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

Position of Hillend Guest Cottage

Hillend Guest Cottage Conservatory Lounge

Kitchen at Hillend Guest Cottage

Garden room conservatory at the accommodation

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 guest cottage.

Position of Hillend Guest Cottage

Entrance to Hillend Guest Cottage

Hillend from the fields behind

Visitors to Hillend self catering accommodation

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 and Tian Tian at Edinburgh Zoo.

Position of Hillend Guest Cottage

Visitors to St Mary's Loch

Distant view of Hillend in winter

Part of Moffat Water Valley

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.

Hillend Guest Cottage

Area map of Moffat, Scotland and position of Hillend Guest Cottage DG10 9LE

Walking and Cycling in the Moffat area

Be Prepared

These instructions are only a guide to walks and cycle routes in the area. Anyone walking or cycling far into the hills should take steps to ensure they have navigation equipment. NEVER venture into the hills without appropriate clothing, a map, compass, and a mobile telephone. In some places mobile telephones may not work but you should always consider taking one. Please also be aware of the conditions you will be walking in and consider the weather can change very quickly and visibility can be reduced alarmingly in a few minutes.

When walking near livestock please keep your dog/s on a lead.

Enjoy the beauty of our countryside and have fond memories of it !!

The town of Moffat and the hills surrounding Moffat are a joy for walkers of all abilities. These hills and lands lift the spirits and amaze the eyes whilst you take in the beauty and clean air.

Local routes have been researched and a series of leaflets created for those who wish to walk, ride or drive in the area. Details of which are below:

The "Take 5" series of leaflets: Walks- Gentle, Slightly Longer, Strenuous, Using the Southern Upland Way, From the Car, Drives and Cycle Ride. Each category has 5 routes.

Walks vary from 1 to 12.5 miles (1.75 to 20 km) approx.

Cycle routes vary from 4.5 to 22 miles (7.5 to 35 km) approx.

Leaflets are available at Hillend Guest Cottage and locally.

Moffat is not ideally suited to cycling, for the surrounding hills are steep. However, most of the traffic is on the A74(M) motorway, and the road which parallels it is part of the National Cycle Network.

Cycle distances are shown from signs and information places locally and most roads carry little traffic. The selection of rides available will allow the visitor to enjoy the region from the saddle.

Motorcycling and Driving in the Moffat area

Moffat sits amid beautiful scenery, and although the A74(M) is always busy, most of the roads in the area carry little traffic but please remember to ride or drive with care. Other vehicles do use these roads and sometimes so do local livestock and wild animals, including our red squirrels and rare wild goats.

The routes included on this page offer an introduction, they are not fully detailed, other literature can give further detail. Local routes have been researched and a series of leaflets created for those who wish to walk, ride or drive in the area

The Take 5 series of leaflets: Walks- Gentle, Slightly Longer, Strenuous, Using the Southern Upland Way, From the Car, Drives and Cycle Ride. Each category has 5 routes.

Leaflets are available at Hillend Guest Cottage and locally.

An Art Gallery and 5 Museums - Distance: 60 miles (96 km) Approx.

The gruesome history of the Devil's Beef Tub, the monument to the Stagecoachmen, Broughton (including glass blowing at the crook inn), the Museums of Biggar which have a worthy reputation.

Four Lochs and a Waterfall - Distance: 49 miles (78km) Approx.

Moffat Water valley, The Grey Mare's Tail, St Marys Loch, Tweedsmuir, The Devil Beef Tub.

The Ettrick Shepherd and Buddhist Temple - Distance: 60 miles (96 km) Approx.

Moffat Water valley, The Grey Mare's Tail, St Marys Loch, Eskdalemuir weather and seismic survey stations, Samye Ling Buddist Temple.

The Highest Village and the Oldest Post Office in Scotland - Distance: 75 miles (120 km) Approx.

Beattock Summit, Wanlockhead, the highest village in Scotland, The world's oldest Post Office at Sanquhar (1738), Ae Forest.

The Solway Coast - Distance: 90 miles (144 km) Approx.

The Galloway Hills, Sweetheart Abbey, Southerness Point, the sailing Village of Kippford, Shawhead Bronze Sculptures.

The quieter, sweeping and sometimes challenging roads around the area makes this a haven for motorcyclists. Just over the border, then only a short distance from the motorway and you are on some excellent motorcycling roads.

All the routes printed above are just as good to use on two wheels but there are many other routes to explore in the area, then where you stop is up to you.

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