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Moffat hotelHillview is a nineteenth-century, semi-detached villa with 3-4 bedrooms and a well-established, secluded, cottage garden in a quiet street five minutes walk from the centre of Moffat.

On arrival at Hillview you will find fresh flowers from the garden (in season), and some of the basic essentials you may have forgotten to bring - tea, coffee, milk, toilet rolls, soap etc, the local paper so you can find out what's on, and of course a tin of the famous Moffat Toffee. During summer there should be organic herbs and salad leaves available for picking in the garden.

Hillview Accommodation

Living-room/ 4th bedroom with fold-down bed settee
Shower-room with toilet
Bedroom 1: King size bed
Bedroom 2: Double and single bed
Bedroom 3: One single bed
Bathroom with bath and toilet
The accommodation throughout is to a very good all-round standard.

Hillview Facilities

Laundry Facilities on Complex
CD Player
Electric/Gas Cooker
Hairdryer Available
Property Heated Throughout
Video Recorder
Washing Machine
Z Bed available on request
Pets Welcome By Arrangement
Outdoor Play Area
Highchair Available
Baby Listening/Sitting Facilities, Charge Applies
Cot Available
Free Internet Connection
Other Disabled Facilities
Smoking Permitted

Moffat High Street
Moffat is Scotland's first Walkers Welcome town, and when you arrive at Hillview you'll find details of a dozen or more local walks.
Best of the bunch are perhaps Caerlaverock (60 mins.) and Threave (50 mins), both over 500 years old in part.
Caerlaverock is a uniquely triangular shaped castle, some ten miles south of Dumfries - in Dumfries follow the signs to the Crichton and then continue past out of town.

Threave Castle is five miles north-west of Castle Douglas.
Built by Archibald the Grim, it maintains its grim, military appearance, sitting on an island on the River Ken, accessible only by boat.

Caerlaverock Castle
To the north, Traquair House, near Innerleithen, Peebles, is the oldest continually inhabited house in Scotland, dating back 900 years - its grounds, maze and excellent micro-brewery are open to visitors.

The beaches around Borgue, just beyond the very pretty Kirkcudbright (60 mins) can't be beaten for sand, swimming, undeveloped, unspoilt bays.

Past Dalbeattie (50 mins) are Kippford and Rockcliffe, quiet bays frequented by yachts with exquisite views across the bay. From Rockcliffe a 15-mins walk takes you to a quiet sandy beach at Castlehill Point.

Grey Mare's Tail
The Solway coast is perfect for wetland birds, and there's an RSPB observation hut at their reserve at Mersehead, by Southerness, south of Dumfries.

Scottish Wildlife Trust has a wetland reserve at Caerlaverock.
National Trust for Scotland has a camera trained on the peregrine falcon nest at Grey Mare's Tail waterfall which with a 60m drop is the highest waterfall in southern Scotland.

Dumfries and Galloway is rich in wildlife and there are more leaflets in the sitting-room.
Moffat has its own small community-runwildlife sanctuary.

Dumfries Devorgilla Bridge
There are traditional pipe and drum Town Bands in most towns, which turn out for Gala events.
Moffat has occasional film and theatre shows in the Old Well Theatre.

Threave Castle
The Henry Moore trail is a deliberately unpublicised walk around various of his sculptures (most notably King and Queen), positioned in open countryside on an estate a few wiles north of Dumfries.

A new BBC tv series "Hope Springs" was filmed in Wanlockhead (50 mins), the highest village in Britain and an old centre of lead mining, while the series 2000 Acres of Sky was filmed in the quaint fishing village of Portpatrick, beyond Stranraer.
The cult horror movie "The Wicker Man" was filmed in the Whithorn and Kirkcudbright areas, and Gavin Maxwell, author of the "Ring of Bright Water" otter stories lived on the Whithorn peninsula.

Some Drives From Moffat
Moffat is at the centre of Southern Scotland's best scenery, and several longer day trips make excellent drives. The main roads in the region - the A701 and A75 - are fairly busy, but wherever you go, you will be able to find quiet, often single track, alternative routes through low rolling farms of sheep and cattle.

1. East - Selkirk and the Borders (150 miles)
Turn left at the end of Moffat High Street onto the Selkirk Road (This is a narrow road, which needs to be treated with respect).
The Grey Mare's Tail is a good place to stop for an energetic walk then continue on to the peaceful lochs at St Mary's Loch, where the Glen Café and historic Tibbie Shiels Inn are excllent refreshment places.

2. West - The Galloway Forest (150 miles return)
Loch Trool, Galloway
Loch Trool, the view down the Glen Trool and the walk up to the lochs below Mulwharchar, or up the Merrick, southern Scotland's highest hill (842 metres) are the classic Galloway picture postcard.

3. North - Edinburgh and Glasgow and Loch Lomond
Edinburgh's medieval High Street and 19th century New Town are about 75 minutes away by car.
Glasgow's central shopping area is an hour away (but expect up to an hour's delay in Glasgow from 7.30-9.30am and 3.30-6.30pm).

Getting there from the Information Centre
From Moffat TIC, continue straight on through the High Street to the School and turn right at the mini roundabout there.
Getting There by Car
From the M74 go straight through Moffat High Street and continue on to the school, then turn right at a mini-roundabout there.
No. 10 is tenth on the right.

Getting There by Railway
Nearest station is Lockerbie on the Glasgow-Carlisle line.
We may be able to pick up from the station, free of charge, by prior arrangement.
Otherwise there is a bus service from the station to Moffat.

Getting there by Aeroplane
Nearest airports Prestwick, Glasgow or Edinburgh.
From there head for the M74 motorway southbound, then follow the directions as for by car.

Email Hillview enquiries & reservations: bookscotland@madbookings.com