Moss Cottage was originally a small stone farm workers cottage, but has been extended and modernised to create a spacious contemporary home which incorporates the cottage yet allows for first floor accommodation. The original structure now mainly forms the wonderful …
Moss Cottage was originally a small stone farm worker’s cottage, but has been extended and modernised to create a spacious contemporary home which incorporates the cottage yet allows for first floor accommodation. The original structure now mainly forms the wonderful open plan sitting and dining room, which showcases the beautiful cottage stonework to one gable end. The house has four bedrooms, making it ideal for family life, with plenty of room for entertaining friends and relatives. With electric storage heating, extensive double glazing and a multi-fuel burning stove, Moss Cottage is cosy and welcoming. The woodland area of the garden lends privacy and a supply of logs for the stove.
Moffat is a vibrant rural town with a good range of individual shops and services, restaurants, tea-rooms, supermarket, bank, post office, and several hotels. There is also a theatre, art galleries, tennis courts, a bowling green, park and boating lake, and an 18-hole golf course with panoramic views. Moffat Academy has both primary and secondary schooling on one site. A wider range of shops, retail outlets, and other services is available in Dumfries, including a new state of the art general hospital due to open in 2018 and campuses for Glasgow University and the University of the West of Scotland.
The region is renowned for its sporting and leisure opportunities with a wide range of pursuits catered for. The area abounds with excellent fishing on the numerous lochs and rivers, as well as sea fishing from the extensive coastline. Hill walkers are spoilt for choice amongst the region’s hills, and the surrounding Moffat hills present a haven for walkers of all abilities, with stunning scenery. In particular at the Grey Mare’s Tail 10 miles away, where there is a spectacular 200 foot waterfall and moorland, and at St Mary’s Loch along the A708 to Selkirk. There are other beautiful hill walks at Criffel near Dumfries, and the Galloway Forest Park. The Galloway Forest Park has been awarded Dark Skies Park status, and affords astronomers stunning views of the night skies. Mountain bike routes in the area include the Seven Stanes, part of which is at Ae Forest on the A701 between Moffat and Dumfries. Equestrian needs are fulfilled by the many riding schools, trekking centres and livery stables throughout the area.
Carlisle, Edinburgh and Glasgow are all within easy driving distance. The M74 motorway link at Junction 15 just outside the town offers easy access both north and south, whilst the A701 from Moffat to Edinburgh is one of Scotland’s most scenic routes. There is a regular train service from Lockerbie and Carlisle to London, Edinburgh and Glasgow. The international airports at Edinburgh and Glasgow offer a wide range of flights to UK, European and other routes