In the Annandale Valley in the Galloway region, just twenty-one miles from Dumfries lays the quiet former spa town of Moffat.
If walking, cycling or fishing is your thing, then look no further than Moffat for your accommodation. For the walkers, there is easy access to the scenic walking routes of the Southern Upland Way and for the cyclists, you are right on the doorstep of the legendary 7stanes. As for food, what could be better than the Limetree restaurant at Hartfell house after a long day at Station Park with the kids?
In terms of accommodation in Moffat, you are spoiled for choice. As a spa town there are several beautiful hotels, each with its own history and unique quirks (such as the Guinness world record for the narrowest hotel!). Whether you’re after a small country inn, a unique and friendly hotel or a self-catering cottage – you’ll always be greeted with a friendly welcome in Moffat town.
Hotels in Moffat
The first kind of accommodation to explore in Moffat has to be its iconic and historic hotels. A private courtyard, en suite rooms, and free wifi are just a few of the amenities available at some of our favourite Moffat Hotels.
Best Western Moffat House Hotel
Situated in Moffat, Best Western Moffat House Hotel is a great point to get around the town. It offers free wi-fi, round the clock room service and reception, and twenty comfortable rooms with amenities such as flat-screen TVs, en suite bathrooms and extra-large bathtubs!
There are fantastic views of the beautiful Scottish countryside, as well as being just a stones’ throw from the famous Gretna Green and just an hour’s drive from Glasgow city.
Annandale Arms Hotel and Restaurant
At over two hundred and sixty years old, Annandale Arms Hotel and Restaurant is one of the key Moffat Hotels and a must-visit.
Boasting an award-winning restaurant (with a fantastic breakfast), private parking and free wifi throughout, you can be sure of absolute comfort and luxury throughout your stay in this hotel. As well as being in an excellent location to explore Moffat, Annandale Arms Hotel also hosts regular live music nights with various acoustic acts performing weekly.Check Online Availability
The Buccleuch Arms Hotel
Another hotel with an award-winning restaurant on site is the Buccleuch Arms Hotel, located in Moffat.
Dating back to the late 1800s, the Buccleuch hotel is one of the most popular hotels in Moffat. The on-site restaurant boasts a varied and exciting menu and their full Scottish breakfast is not to be missed!
The Buccleuch Arms Hotel has a whopping thirteen en suite bedrooms each with a flat-screen TV and Freeview as well as free wifi, and tea/coffee making facilities. There is also free parking nearby the hotel.
The next time you’re looking for hotels in Moffat, be sure to think of the Buccleuch Hotel.Check Online Availability
Black Bull Hotel Moffat
Of all the hotels in Moffat, the Black Bull Hotel is by far the oldest, dating back to 1568! The Black Bull is a dog-friendly hotel, offering a VIP doggy welcome pack to every dog (who are always welcome for the Scottish Breakfast too!). The on-site restaurant has a recently enhanced garden area and BBQ pit where you can grab yourself a high-end burger or special hot dog.
The rooms have tea and coffee making facilities, comfortable beds, smart TVs, free wifi and much more; so get yourself over to the Black Bull Hotel for a cosy night’s stay with your four-legged friend and tuck into some great grilled grub.Check Online Availability
The Famous Star Hotel and Restaurant
Not all accommodation in Moffat holds a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records but the Famous Star Hotel and Restaurant certainly does, as it holds the record for the world’s narrowest hotel.
Located in Moffat high street right by the free parking), this friendly hotel dates back to the 1700s and is a staple for walkers, tourists and newlywed couples coming up from Gretna Green. There is free wifi, comfortable rooms with flat-screen TVs (and free Netflix), a bar with a huge variety of whiskies and gins as well as a great restaurant, and their fantastic breakfast offers everything you could want in the morning!Check Online Availability
Acting as more of a wedding venue, Auchen Castle has stunning scenery, beautiful gardens and exquisite service. The rooms are breath-taking and are made to look and feel like you’re staying in a castle bed, and you will be served a full Scottish breakfast each morning. This hotel also has free wi-fi, private parking and some of the best food in the Galloway Region.
Moving on from Hotels in Moffat, we now come to some of the cosy and comfy bed and breakfast establishments of this former spa town. These are ideal for those who don’t quite want the hustle and bustle of a hotel, but would still like to have breakfast waiting in the morning and someone to look after the room while you’re away.
Buchan Guest House
With six cosy en suite rooms over two floors, Buchan Guest House is a listed Victorian house, located just a five-minute walk from the Moffat town centre. Some of the amenities available are free wi-fi throughout the house, private parking, a bicycle/motorbike garage and the breakfast offers several options for gluten-free or vegetarian.Check Online Availability
Seamore Guest House
A popular stay for couples, the Seamore Guest House is just a five-minute walk from the town centre and features its very own golf course. Seamore Guest House offers its own parking facilities and is just a few minutes walk from a fantastic Indian restaurant and a short walk from the Annandale way. So if you’re looking for a romantic weekend away in Moffat, this is one of the top-rated properties.Check Online Availability
Rockhill Guest House Moffat
Dating back to 1863, Rockhill Guest House is a great stop for weary walkers, happy couples and everything in between. Located in a quiet lane just a few minutes from the town centre, Rockhill offers eight bedrooms throughout the house including family rooms, singles and doubles, free wifi, its own parking facilities, beautiful views of the Moffat Hills, and tea/coffee making facilities in each room.Check Online Availability
Dell Mar Bed & Breakfast
Another beautiful Victorian building, Dell Mar Bed & Breakfast is a cosy house with stunning rooms and a friendly atmosphere. Dell Mar has rooms ranging from single to super king, each with its own quirks and phenomenal scenery.
It also boasts free wifi throughout the house, tea/coffee making facilities in each room, a hairdryer in each room, a free wake up service and of course – a mouth-watering, freshly cooked breakfast.Check Online Availability
Located on the High Street, Balmoral Hotel offers a laid back, informal atmosphere and is a great place for your stay in Moffat. They serve food between 11:30 am and 9 pm to guests and non-guests alike, with all of the food you eat having been sourced as close to locally as possible.
There is free wifi throughout the property, a TV with Freeview and a DVD player, tea/coffee making facilities and a great restaurant that caters for a fun kids menu! They also offer fully serviced cottages (ideal for couples on a getaway) and there’s a bike lockup on site.Check Online Availability
Moffat is also packed with camping areas for the adventurous of heart; being incredibly close to 7Stanes and the Annandale Trail. With that in mind, we will explore camping options in Moffat below.
Moffat Camping and Caravanning Club
Whether you’re on your way up through Scotland, or down towards England, Moffat Camping and Caravanning Club is the perfect stop off to pitch down or park up for the night.
This site is near so many great activities; such as fishing at the Hammerlands Centre, the Museum of Lead Mining, Dalscone Farm Park for the kids and much more. The site also boasts free wifi access, pitches for caravans, tents and motorhomes, hot showering facilities, and is less than 1 mile from the nearest shops, restaurants and bars. The site has disabled access and is also pet friendly.
An adults-only site, Mosspaul Camping is a quiet site with nine plots, each with its own little garden spot. It offers electric hookups, shower facilities, toilets, its own parking, a communal BBQ area and free internet access. Dogs are welcome on this site, and you also have the option to hire out static caravans if you decide against pitching the tent!
The Green Frog Moffat
The Green Frog in Moffat is a super-popular site with a whopping twenty pitch spots for tents, caravans and motorhomes. Families and dogs are welcome on-site and it features a kid’s play area and a little pet’s corner.
There is a café that is open every day and serves a whole host of tasty snacks and hot meals, but the real kicker at the Green Frog are the fishing facilities and equipment/bait hire, which is open to all of the guests. It also has great access to the Grey Mares Tail.
Sitting less than three miles from a nine-hole golf course and three miles from the River Clyde, Lettershaws Farm is the perfect stopover no matter which direction you’re headed.
It offers a hot shower, toilets, washing up area, a dog walk area, and TV broadcasting facilities to acquire certain channels. Being dog and family-friendly, it’s a perfect spot to pitch up with the whole family and explore the surrounding areas.
Red Squirrel Campsite
Located around 8 miles from Dumfries, the Red Squirrel Campsite is a peaceful spot home to stunning wildlife and a friendly atmosphere.
As well as its very own self-catering cottage for hire, the campsite also offers amenities such as hot showers, toilets, a kitchen and washing area, free internet access, a spot to do the laundry and secure storage areas. It’s an adult only site, but dogs are always welcome. The 7stane Mountain bike trails are just nearby and there are some top-notch fishing spots along the river.
Moffat Holiday Cottages
If you’re looking for a bit more privacy, taking things at your own pace, you might want to take a look at some of the Holiday Cottages in Moffat.
Riverdale is a beautiful bungalow cottage with stunning scenery of rolling fields and the River Annan. It’s only a short walk from Moffat High Street and is a perfect spot for relaxation.
It offers a lovely quiet sitting space as well as internet access, smart TV with Freeview, double doors out to a decked garden and soft, comfortable linens are provided for the rooms. Riverdale also has its own parking facilities and secure storage area.
Barnhill Bothy is a perfect holiday cottage for those planning to bring their four-legged friends, as there’s no charge for bringing your pets! It sits in three acres of quiet, relaxing gardens and is just a stone’s throw from Moffat.
The cottage offers amenities like free wifi, an electric cooker, microwave, walk-in shower and bath and lovely soft bed linens and towels. There is also lots to do and see in the surrounding areas such as the Grey Mare’s Tail waterfall and the nearby park and boating lake. Barnhill Bothy is definitely one to look out for in Moffat.
Summerlea Cottage is a recently refurbished property right by Main Street in Moffat and is a beautiful, cosy living space. It offers an electric fire, a thirty-two inch TV, a fully kitted out kitchen including a dishwasher and tumble dryer, and even heated towel rails in the bathroom.
There is complimentary wifi throughout the house and the owners will leave you with a little complimentary welcome pack when you arrive.Check Online Availability
Dye Mill Cottage
Sitting in an idyllic country area, this little stone cottage is ideal for a couple or small family looking for a quiet, cosy stay just outside of the hustle and bustle of Moffat.
There is a large garden/patio area with furniture as well as its own parking facilities, a full kitchen, washing machine, tumble dryer and shower. The open plan kitchen/dining space is perfect for family meals or romantic dinners and the bedrooms look out onto beautiful countryside views.Check Online Availability
Moffat Self Catering Accommodation
These self-catering accommodation options in Moffat are perfect for families, big groups, couples and hillwalkers alike. This includes everything from cottages, to penthouses and apartments.
St Mary’s Church Penthouse
St Mary’s Church Penthouse is a unique property in that it’s a converted church building, keeping many of the church’s original features and furnishings throughout the rooms. The town is just a few minutes walk away as well as Moffat Museum and art galleries.
The property sits on the second floor of the building and has a huge open plan living area with the supporting pillars of the church all visible. It also boasts a super kingsize bed, as well as wifi, an ensuite bedroom, heating under the floor and a smart TV.Check Online Availability
Church View Cottage
Church View Cottage holds a great view of the old church building in Moffat and sits just near the centre, in the oldest part of the town.
You’ll know the house by its big red door and when you step inside there’s a big wood-burning fireplace, as well as an open plan kitchen and dining area. The bedrooms are both spacious with large beds and one with an en suite bathroom too.
This is a perfect property for families and dog lovers, as up to two dogs are welcome at any time. The house also has wifi, nearby parking, and bed linens and towels included within the price.Check Online Availability
Meadow House Apartment
Meadow House Apartment is a ground-floor property just outside the centre of Moffat and boasts phenomenal views of beautiful rolling hills and green fields.
From the outside, the property is easily recognisable by the big tower on the corner, and once you step inside it gets better. The living area has a beautiful open fireplace, a dining spot by the window and a fully kitted out kitchen.
The bedrooms also have open fireplaces to keep you cosy during those winter nights and there is complimentary wifi throughout. There’s even a garden area and space for parking up to two cars. Meadow House Apartment is a great property for peace and quiet, beautiful views and a cosy country house experience.Check Online Availability
The final Moffat property is Wee Cottage, situated a few minutes walk from Moffat and is a great point to explore everything the area has to offer.
This little cottage has a fenced off patio area with furniture and plenty of shrubbery for privacy – perfect for sipping on a cocktail in the summer sun. Inside is stunning rusting furnishings with an open plan kitchen, and log burner and enough fuel to keep you going for your whole stay.
The bedroom is something to behold, with a huge half poster king size bed and an en suite bathroom, making it a perfect couples getaway.Check Online Availability
Moffat has something for everyone – tidy campsites for the travellers and adventurers at heart, fresh off the 7stanes or Southern Upland Way; upscale hotels with all the amenities you could need and self-catering cottages and apartments that are perfectly suited for families or couples.