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Hillend Guest Suite

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 10 reviews

Hillend from hill behind

Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

With unrivalled panoramic views, Hillend Guest Suite is a peaceful self-catering or eat out holiday accommodation in the relaxing rural surroundings of Moffat Water, Southern Scotland. Just one mile from Moffat Town, 30 mins from Gretna and an hour from Glasgow & Edinburgh.

On the edge of Moffat Water valley, commanding a scenic spot overlooking the Moffat Hills along the Southern Upland Way. Hillend Guest Suite is a detached self catering suite located a short distance from the owners cottage but far enough away for privacy and invites you to enjoy the freedom to holiday at your leisure.

Includes bedroom with double bed, separate lounge & garden room conservatories, kitchen area and shower room.

Sleeps 2, Satellite TV, Free Wi-Fi, Pets welcome F.O.C., Own fenced/walled garden, Linen & towels are provided, Electricity is included in the price, Secure bicycle storage is available.

Bookable on a weekly basis i.e. 7, 14, 21, 28 nights, Saturday to Saturday. Available from 4.30 pm on Saturday of arrival. Please vacate by 12 noon on Saturday of departure.

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3 Miles from Junction 15 M74 (4 mins), 1 Mile to Moffat shops/restaurants/pubs/amenities (2 mins), 22.5 Miles to Dumfries (35 mins), 33 Miles to Gretna Green (30 mins), 52 Miles to Glasgow City (1 hr 2 mins), 51 Miles to Edinburgh Capital (1 hr 10 mins) making easy access to many attractions in Glasgow, Edinburgh and the surrounding area. There are also plenty of interesting and varied walks, rides & drives around the area for those wishing to explore.

Hillend Guest Suite gives you the opportunity to self-cater, but Moffat (1 mile away) offers ample venues to relax and enjoy a superb breakfast, lunch or dinner at one of several cafes, pubs, restaurants and various take-aways.

Moffat is a small town with free parking where you can safely browse a variety of shops that can cater for almost every need. There is also a well-stocked Co-op store, butchers, etc. and local taxi services are available if you wish to take a wee dram whilst enjoying Moffat's welcoming & friendly hospitality.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Solway coast 60 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1.6 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Edinburgh or Glasgow Prestwick 125 km, Nearest railway: Lockerbie 27 km
Notes Pets welcome, Please contact the owner

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking

The Dumfries and Galloway region

Moffat was 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.


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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5 Oct 2014


"Perfect peace and quiet"

We were looking for a quiet base to explore southern Scotland. The Hillend cottage was perfect. The owners were helpful if you needed them, bur left you alone if you wanted peace and quiet. Everything we needed was there, lovely views, comfortable bed and sitting room, kitchen fine for two, good bathroom.

We couldn't think of any improvements, although it can be loud if it rains heavily!

Highly recommended.

1 Oct 2014


"A Wonderful Stay."

We recently went back to stay at the newly extended Hillend Guestsuite and had a wonderful stay. Ruth and Martin are great hosts and are always on hand if you need anything. The guestsuite has everything you need and is surrounded by beautiful countryside views. Moffat town centre is just down the road and has plenty of shops/cafes and has a great museum to visit. We will be returning to Hillend Guestsuite and would recommend staying there.

28 Sep 2014


"The general characterization of our stay at the Hillside Cottage, Moffat, Scotland is described as EXEMPLARY."

The area is peaceful, restful and scenic. The countryside is beautiful; A wonderful panoramic view of the valley. In addition, to finding ones roots, it is a perfect place to heal, recover and rest.
The host support is warm, friendly and active. Ruth and Martin are attentive to guests needs. They go the extra mile to make guests feel welcome and comfortable. For example, they invite guests to local cultural events, such as stage plays.
We stayed at the Hillside Cottage for a month. The price was fair. The quaint little cottage is comfortable and spacious for a couple or small family. It has a simple and useful layout. The kitchen is organized and equipped with handy support items and supplies. The bedroom is comfortable. The bed provides a good nights rest. The conservatories provide a panoramic view of the valley. Also, they are comfortable and useful. The yard and landscaping are well laid out and maintained. If one misses their pets from home, no problem, the hosts' dogs will be glad to come by each day for a doggie treat. We thank Ruth and Martin for helping us have an outstanding bucket list trip.
Your Friends, Callie and Don Rosamond

21 Sep 2014


"Lovely people and location, shame we had to come home early"

The setting is breath taking, surrounded by beautiful Scottish countryside. The owners are friendly and helpful. The cottage is all on one level, which is handy if you suffer from a back problem or is… More

We are deeply saddened that you told us twice that everything was very good at the suite and did not discuss any of the issues you raised here, as all could have been dealt with.
The bed is a standard 4 ft 6 “ bed and is also of standard height It also includes a Silentnight Miracoil Orthopedic Comfort double mattress. However, had you mentioned it to us we would have provided you with a mattress topper etc.
Comments of dangerous furniture is very untrue and defamatory. We would not have been graded by Visit Scotland had this been the case. However, we also could have moved the furniture if you had told us there was an issue for you.
You were advised there is further parking at the side of the cottage but chose to park at the front, which is perfectly safe too, lorries parked there when the road was resurfaced a while ago.
As we live on a slow bend it is very unlikely there was any squealing of brakes heard from the guest suite, which is some distance away.
Further to this our dogs are in a separate garden to the suite and for much of the time the gates to the top garden next to the suite are shut. We have been advised by our current guests, who have been staying with us for two weeks, that the dogs do not bark constantly when we are out.
The heating in the suite is electronically controlled and pre set. Upon arrival you were advised to inform us if you would like the heating turned up or down and we would do it for you. There is further information in the Information folder supplied at the suite.
We have contacted several of our previous guests and we find it somewhat suspicious that after 34 weeks of bookings in the suite no one else has ever found any of these issues at all. Of course we want everyone that stays at Hillend to have the best stay and we have sympathy that you suffer with your disability as you do.

3 Aug 2014


"Perfectly Placed"

Booked Hillend Guest Suite for a weeks stay as it seemed perfectly placed for exploring the Southern Uplands and for getting into Glasgow to take advantage of our Commonwealth Games Tickets.And to our… More

9 Mar 2014


"very cosy"

Hillend guest suite is a very cosy, well appointed place to stay in Moffat. I was not blessed with good weather during my stay, but the cottage was always warm and welcoming. The furniture was good quality, and very comfortable, and everything you could need was provided.The views from here are stunning, from every window! Ruth and Martin are very good hosts, who seem to genuinely care about their guests.I enjoyed a very relaxing week, and would recommend it to anyone.

16 Feb 2014


"A perfect escape from it all"

I came to Hillend Guest Suite mainly because it was a very reasonable price and was within easy drive of Edinburgh. When I got there I realised it was so much more than that. Whenever it was dry my dog and I headed into the hills and had several wonderful long walks (including ones along the southern upland way), all within close walking distance. Then when the heaven opened with the many storms that happened this week, we snuggled into our beautiful wee cottage. It was absolutely perfect. Everything I needed was there; but the wonderful owners, Ruth and Martin, made it very clear that if I needed anything I need only call. It was beautifully clean, and always warm. Settled on the sofa in the conservatory with my sleeping dog at my feet I could look out at the driving sleet and feel totally content. After what has been a very difficult year finishing a masters degree alongside serious family illness, this was exactly the break I needed. Thank you Ruth and Martin for being so warm and welcoming, while giving me the space I needed. And my dog absolutely loved his holiday, particularly playing with Martin and Ruth's dog Ellie!

27 Jan 2014


"I knew it was going to be nice, but WOW ! .. Not that nice !"

Totally stunned at the location and views in the surrounding area.. The guest house was impecable and we couldn't find a single fault. The owners were incredibly welcoming and everything we need… More

8 Dec 2013


"Priceless were the caring owners and the peace and serenity."

We retreated to this lovely cottage for health reasons. We weren't there during the typical tourist seasons and didn't come to see the many highlights of Moffat. We stayed put mostly and found we were enchanted with the surrounding sounds and the lofty views from our windows; lush green countryside, beautiful landscaping, a variety of birds flitting about, cows looking back in at us and a couple of sweet dogs making their way up from the owner's cottage heralding a visit if you're a dog lover. The Hillend Guest Suite was everything it claimed, was beautifully furnished and was perfect for a quiet stay or a base for adventures. Priceless was the caring owners and the peace and serenity.

19 Sep 2013


"Lovely cottage great location and hosts"

We were very impressed by the location of the accomodation on arrival, and by the quality of the finish both outside and in. Ruth and her husband were very helpful always on hand to answer questions but were not obstrusive. We would say this property is ideally suited for walkers or cyclists but is also within walking distance of Moffat. Could not fault the accomodation in any way, would reccomend to anyone. The owners are pet friendly and welcome pets, even their own two dogs make you welcome! Only down side would be a rather difficult access for wheelchair bound guests.

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