Gorgeous sandstone villa in picturesque hillside setting, close to Edinburgh
Townhouse, near the river with 5 bedrooms, sleeps 10, 2 bathroom(s), floor area of 200 m2 (2150 sq.ft), WCs 2, car optional, children OK, NO smoking, including internet (highspeed), number of travellers: 5
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Where we want to go
Description of our house
We have a large comfortable home with character. The house has amazing views over the local hills and with its high ceilings and large windows is spacious, light and peaceful. We have four large bedrooms, a study, playroom, sitting room (with sofa bed), living room and family kitchen-dining room. There is a separate laundry room, two bathrooms and front and rear gardens, with BBQ area. Car exchange is also possible. If you need any assistance, parents live nearby. All rooms are child-friendly, and we have lots of toys and family games/Wii in case of a rainy day.
Accommodation and facilities
Telephone, stereo / hifi, central heating, tv / cable, sofa, carpet, fireplace
Kitchen and washing:
Grill, freezer, fridge, microwave, dish washer, oven, washing machine
Child's swing, terrace, parking, sand pit, garden, barbecue, bicycles
Mountain biking, horse riding, tennis, hiking, swimming, mountaineering, golfing, fishing
Local places to go:
Galleries/museums, health club, fine restaurants, good shopping, nightlife, clubbing
Nearest major airport:
Car recommended, children ok, no smoking, including internet (highspeed), hospitality considered, wheelchair friendly, non-simultaneous optional, car optional
= marks the location of this home
Firstly go to http://www.visitmoffat.co.uk ! Situated on the edge of the beautiful little town of Moffat, we are spoiled with local colour and flavours. River walks, hill walks, cycling, cosy pubs and restaurants are all on the doorstep. Moffat is surrounded by hills, yet is only one hour from the dynamic and historic cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow. The quaint market towns of Kelso, Hexham and Selkirk are also within 1 hour, and the landmark Hadrian's Wall even closer. We are also only 1 hour from the beautiful Lake District, home of Beatrix Potter. The Moffat community harks back to the good old days of a bygone era - local businesses supported by local people, with excellent market days, a Summer Festival of Walking, Gala week, local fishing, boating lake, several play parks, and welcoming pubs serving dishes prepared with local Buccleuch lamb and salmon. The community is very friendly and welcoming and is well-used to visitors. Nearby Broughton brewery produces its own real ales for those that like to sample local produce in a glass ! Sandy, child friendly beaches are 45 mins drive away, along with sailing and windsurfing at Kippford. This is a serene peaceful spot, with wonderful views and walks. The perfect base for exploring some of the most fantastic cities and countryside the UK has to offer. We love it !
Something about ourselves
We are a young professional family (consultant and speech therapist) with three children (9,11,13) and have lived here for nine happy years. We are keen to explore new destinations with the children, where sun, sea and lots of history is close by - plus the kids are always encouraging us to try new activities, languages and good food ... we have had several very successful exchanges, and we see this as a fabulous way to explore and make new friends, plus share our love of Moffat with others - hope you like it as much as we do ! Please get in contact early if you can so we can supply you with additional info and ensure all is in place to make sure your stay is as perfect as possible ..
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