Riverdale ref: CC537168

Moffat, Dumfries & Galloway

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering



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  • Bike Store 
  • Bungalow 
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
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  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Shower Cubicle 


This lovely detached bungalow looks across open fields to the River Annan. Tucked away but within easy walking of Moffat’s famous double high street this is the perfect place to explore this stunning area. As a base Riverdale is exceptionally well located as you can plan your days in each direction. Set in the heart of Upper Annandale amidst the beautiful southern upland hills, Moffat is an attractive former coaching town and wool centre symbolised by the ram in the high street. Moffat was once a popular and fashionable spa town. The Georgian grandeur is testament to this. The spring was discovered in 1633 and Robert Burns was amongst those who came to take the waters. It is said that James Boswell was restored to health with the waters. The town lays claim to the narrowest street in Scotland and the shortest street in the UK. The Star Hotel, at only 20 feet across, is the narrowest hotel in Britain if not the world! Head north on the scenic route to Edinburgh climbing up the Devil’s Beef Tub passing the source of the mighty Tweed and Broughton, birthplace of John Buchan and continuing on as the road wends its way through the beautiful Tweed Valley to the capital. The area is a walker’s paradise amongst the gentle rolling hills of Annandale and Eskdale where remote lochs glisten and rivers thread their way through the grandeur of this stunning scenery. The Grey Mare’s Tail and Loch Skeen is highly recommended. The Grey Mare’s tail is the 5th highest waterfall in the UK. The town has seven marked walking routes and also plays host to the Moffat Ramblers Walking Festival. The drive from Moffat to Selkirk is highly recommended and the views are magnificent. Firstly stock up on Moffat toffee and head eastwards. This road is one of the finest A road drives in the UK. Passing the Grey Mare’s Tail head for the Tibbie Shiels Inn which is perfectly set between the lovely Loch of the Lowes and St Mary’s Loch. Here is where Scott and the shepherd poet James Hogg used to meet. Moffat has a fine moorland 18 hole golf course and for fishermen provides both lochan and river fishing. Moffat is so easily reached and it is believed to be situated one mile south of the centre of Britain! Both Glasgow and Edinburgh can be reached in under an hour and Carlisle is around forty minutes to the south

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Property has gas central heating and comprises:
Kitchen/Dining Room: Lovely spacious room with views across the fields. French doors to outside decked area and lawn. Electric oven, electric hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave and washing machine
Sitting Room: With feature electric fire, Smart TV with Freeview and DVD player
Large Porch: Quiet sitting area
Bedroom 1: With king sized bed
En suite Shower Room: Shower enclosure, WC and wash basin. Shaver point
Bedroom 2: With two single beds
Bedroom 3: With two single beds
Bathroom: With bath and shower tap over, WC and wash basin. Shaver point

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All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. Free Wi-Fi available.


Decked patio and garden with furniture. Rustic low dry stone wall with barbed wire. Secure storage for cycles/fishing equipment/golf clubs etc. Off road parking
Please note; There is an Access statement available for this property, if required please call 01228 599950
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    16.0 miles
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About the local area

The unspoilt beauty of this south west corner of Scotland is the perfect antidote to the hurly burly of modern life. Here there are deserted beaches, magnificent forests, rugged moors and beautiful lochs, all unblemished and untouched by tourism. But Dumfries and Galloway is not only perfect for chilled-out holidays, if you want a bit more action you can also find a range of activities and sports, from walking and cycling to golf and fishing.

To the west of the region is the quiet market town of Newton Stewart on the banks of the River Cree. This is a popular area for walkers and cyclists with open rolling countryside and close by to the Galloway Forest Park. In contrast with gentle scenery of the Solway Firth the Galloway Hills to the north has beautiful moors, mountains, lakes and rivers, with at its heart the Galloway Forest Park, some 150,000 acres of forest land with waymarked trails that are ideal for trekking and cyclists.

Formal gardens and country parks can be found throughout this area, the foremost of which is Threave Garden and Castle just south of Castle Douglas along the shores of Loch Carlingwark, renowned for its horticultural gardens and woodland covering some sixty acres. To the north of the town Loch Ken provides for more strenuous activities such as waterskiing, sailing and windsurfing.

To the south are the sandy coves and estuarine mudflats of the Solway Firth. The charming coastal resort of Kirckcudbright sits half way along the coast and was once a busy shipping port but now has a more tranquil atmosphere. Further east The Colvend coast has some lovely stretches of coastline and coastal villages providing moorings for visiting yachts and boat hire.

Inland on the River Nith, Dumfries is the regions largest town and a great base from which to explore the whole area. The town is also renowned for its associations with Robert Burns who spent the last five years of his life here.

Things to do nearby

River Urr

At 35 miles long, the River Urr has plenty of good sights to fish on. Again salmon and trout are common here but the river is one of only three in Scotland which allows fishing until the end of November.

The Machars Cycling Routes
The Machars Cycling Routes

These routes make up a collection of quiet roads which allow you to experience the local moorland, sea and wildlife from the area whilst taking in a little local heritage on the way.

Cycling around Drumlanrig Castle

Set in vast woodland, Drumlanrig Castle really is a stunning place to go riding.

Drumlanrig Castle

Commissioned in 1691 by William Douglas, Drumlanrig Castle is set in a magnificent 90,000 acres of land including a Country Park and Victorian Garden.

Moffat Fishery

The flyfishing on offer at the Moffat Fishery is second to none with its peaceful location in the rolling Scottish Borders.

Loch Ken

Loch Ken is located in the heart of Dee Valley and has historically been a thriving area for Pike with the famous Kenmure pike caught back in 1798 being said to weigh in at a huge 72lbs.

Galloway Activity Centre

Offering sailing, windsurfing and a whole host of other water bourne activities.

7 Stanes Mountain Bike Trails
7 Stanes Mountain Bike Trails

For riders of all ability and confidence the 7 Stanes are a series of mountain bike trail centres around the South of Scotland. The centres offer all different kinds of trails from woodland routes to rapid downhill.

Buittle Reservoir

Between Dalbeattie and Castle Douglas, Buittle Reservoir is well stocked monthly bringing you fantastic trout fishing.

River Bladnoch and Tarf Water

Well renowned for its spring salmon fishery, the River Bladnoch also has a good amount of summer salmon making fishing on here a real treat.

River Cree

The River Cree rises from Loch moan before taking its path through woodland and moors before joining the sea near Newton Stewart.

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