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Crofthead Steading

Moffat, Dumfries and Galloway
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 4
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Working farm
Games / Play facilities
Fishing onsite / nearby
Luxury
Green
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Stylish steading with breathtaking countryside views
  • Close to excellent hiking routes including the Southern Upland Way and Grey Mare's Tail, and within easy reach of the pretty town of Moffat
  • Unwind in the fantastic sauna or enjoy cosy nights in front of the roaring wood burner
Property code: 82374

Luxurious steading located in an idyllic position on a 70-acre working sheep farm. With masses of space and an open-plan layout, it’s ideal for groups or big family getaways.

Whether simply enjoying the breathtaking views of the Moffat Water Valley; spotting the fantastic array of wildlife, from the hares that hop through the courtyard to the foxes, badgers, deer and squirrels that inhabit the surrounding woodlands; or tackling the walking and hiking routes from your doorstep, find peace and tranquillity in abundance at this stylishly converted steading. Sleeping eight guests in four bedrooms, after a busy day out, return to relax amongst elegant and contemporary interiors before unwinding in the sauna.

The epitome of open-plan design, here there is plenty of space for everyone to comfortably gather together and cosy corners in which to find a little seclusion when it is needed. Beautifully designed with a blend of patterns and textures throughout, the interiors have a tactile quality that creates a characterful atmosphere, softened gently with warm wooden floors and white walls. Large windows and various skylights dotted throughout allow light to flood in creating a sense of space and air.

Discarding outdoor clothes in the hall, make your way to the open-plan living space – the heart of the house. Floor-to-ceiling windows allow you to marvel at the beautiful surroundings and the water wheel from the comfort of the sofa. Light and bright during the day, the room takes on a cosy demeanour once the wood burner is lit, ideal for movie nights in. When teens and adults want their own space, the studio is the perfect place to unwind with a book for some peace and quiet. Prepare a delicious meal in the bespoke kitchen before gathering around the dining table, starting and ending your days together with sociable mealtimes. Kids will love the extra TV and comfy chairs in the kitchen, the perfect break out space for their own movie nights. The utility room is a welcome addition for large parties with space for storing and drying outdoor gear as well as being perfect for a cosy dog bed or two.

Retaining the same striking and elegant character, the bedrooms are spacious, light and beautifully decorated, with wooden floors complementing feature walls and crisp lines. Suitable for a variety of party make-ups, the two super-king-size zip-and-link bedrooms can be made into twin bedrooms on request, while the king-size bedroom has a seating area with a TV, perfect for lazy mornings with a coffee. With each bedroom boasting an en-suite, careful consideration has been given to the privacy and comfort of mixed-age, family groups. End your day in the sauna, the perfect place to rest your walk-weary limbs with a little TLC.

Wake refreshed to take a morning stroll in the garden and surrounding woodland, sipping a coffee as you listen to the birdsong and the tumbling waterfalls that lead to Moffat Water. Keep an eye out for wildlife amongst the undergrowth, and watch your kids and pups play on the lawn to their hearts content. Dine alfresco morning, noon and night and enjoy a chilled glass of wine as the BBQ sizzles and the sun sets, indulging in a lazy evening stargazing in this recognised International Dark Sky location. With secure bike storage available, make sure you bring your bikes; there is also ample off-road parking available.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 4 bedrooms – 2 super-king-size zip-and-link (which can be made into twins on request), 1 king-size and 1 double
  • 1 en-suite bathroom with free-standing bath, separate shower, sauna and WC, 2 en-suite bathrooms with shower over bath and WC, 1 en-suite shower and WC, and 1 separate WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge and dishwasher
  • Utility room with fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Wood burner – logs included
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants 2 miles
  • Smart TV in Lounge, TV and Bluetooth speaker in kitchen and TV in the king-size bedroom
  • Fully enclosed garden with seating area, secure bike storage available (dogs to be kept on lead outside of the garden) and swings to the front of the property
  • Gas BBQ available
  • Experience the seasonal cycle of the Crofthead sheep farm - feed lambs in the spring, meet some of the farm’s sheep, and enjoy produce from the farmhouse garden or tasty treats from its kitchen (arranged directly with the owner)
  • Fish for trout on the Moffat Water within the grounds of the farm
  • Cot, travel cot and highchair available
  • Sleeps 8+2 (2 additional single pull out beds)
  • Private water supply

The picture-postcard town of Moffat (2 miles) boasts an array of local and quirky shops, friendly pubs and numerous eateries. Spend some time on the boating lake at Station Park or talk an easy stroll or enjoy a family picnic. Keen golfers can find two 18-hole courses at The Moffat Golf Club (2.5 miles) and avid walkers can climb the peak of White Coomb (11 miles) or the heathery hillside of Broad Law (20 miles), the highest hill in the Borders. Mabie Forest (24 miles) is one of the world-class 7stanes mountain biking centres and caters for beginners right through to the most expert riders, whilst Mabie Farm Park (23 miles) has a boating pond, pedal go karts, quad bikes, and trampolines. History enthusiasts will love exploring the imposing Drumlanrig Castle (30 miles) while Mossburn Animal Centre (15 miles) is a lovely afternoon out for young children who love animals.

Gavin Grant

This property is personally managed by Gavin.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Deborah 7th August 2021

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We had a wonderful week at the Steading. Fiona and Angus were very welcoming and always at hand to help when we needed it (supplied a jack when we needed to change a tyre). Lovely rooms with en-suites so perfect for four couples plus dog. Handy dog/ utility room with puppy gate and little extras like bone biscuits, bowls etc. Handy hose at the fronRead moret of the house to wash boots and mucky paws. The owners have thought of everything - comfy beds/linen and welcome hamper. We would definitely rebook! Hide

Reviewed by Denis 17th July 2021

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One of the best, if not the best place we have stayed at! I cannot say how much we enjoyed our holiday. Versatile, spacious, with great ammenities, awesome views. Great location. Worked well for my frail mother. The hosts were kind and friendly and they left treats for us on our arrival. Close to sights like the grey Mares Tail, and St Marys Loch. Read moreWe enjoyed Moffat too. We ate out, used the gym, and hired paddle boards. Hide

Reviewed by Laura 10th July 2021

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Crofthead Steading was absolutely beautiful. Plenty of space for the whole family. Extremely clean and equipped with everything you could possibly need. The owners were the perfect hosts. Would highly recommend and will most definitely go back.

Reviewed by Christine 3rd July 2021

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Fabulous house with everything you need. So much space for everyone to find a place to relax and every day noticed little details hadn't seen before. Loved the patio area at back of house where we watched the deer in the field and the children loved interacting with the lambs at feeding time. Fiona and Angus are the best hosts so friendly and helpfRead moreul really enjoyed our little chats. Hide

Reviewed by adele 26th June 2021

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Beautiful, well equipped and very spacious. Fantastic hosts. Beautiful view and amazing sunsets. Surrounding areas have lots to do and see.

Reviewed by Julian 19th June 2021

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What a fantastic property. Fiona and Angus have thought of everything. They are perfect hosts. The living areas are huge and the master suite simply amazing. With friends, we have been renting properties around the country for 20 years. Crofthead Steading is up there with the best of them. The location of the property is spectacular, with great vieRead morews in all directions. We had a lovely week and were sad to leave. Hide

Reviewed by Min 29th May 2021

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Fabulous home and can even get a Porsche 2 seater up the winding drive without any scrapes! Lots of bleating sheep & lambs and just stunning views out of every window. Good walks on your doorstep and fishing in the river below it is unquestionably paradise which is hard to leave. It is a working farm so urbanites be aware and be understanding! PersRead moreonally I think the far right bedroom is best and not the magnificent bedroom upstairs as the picture window views of the hill beyond is just gorgeous! Hide

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From the isolated and peaceful Shetland Islands in the north to the thriving border towns and cities in the south, across wild mountains and serene lochs, and encompassing over 700 islands, Scotland’s rich and dramatic landscape simply must be seen to be appreciated. Scotland is home to the ten highest mountains in the UK – including Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest peak – and is bordered by three seas, offering epic scenery unlike any other you may have seen.

Whether you choose to explore the Highlands, lowlands or islands, lovers of the great outdoors will be thrilled by the stunning Scottish landscapes where some of the rarest UK wildlife can be glimpsed, including golden eagles, dolphins and whales. Take a road trip on the North Coast 500, Scotland’s version of Route 66, to experience the sheer beauty of the land’s wilderness or, as Scotland is the home of golf, either tee off at one of the 550 courses across parkland, heathland and links courses.

Scotland is also a land of unique culture where the people are renowned for their incredible warmth and hospitality. Experience the peaceful Isle of Lewis where Scots Gaelic is widely spoken, or immerse yourself in the cosmopolitan cities of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen which are vibrant with thriving arts scenes, delicious restaurants and bustling nightlife. And no trip to Scotland is complete without exploring the castles and distilleries: learn about clan rivalries or bloody battles amongst 13th-century battlements or try a taste of Scotland itself during a tour of one of the 120 whisky distilleries. Pure Scottish culture in a glass.

With so many beautiful places to visit and things to experience, a break to Scotland should not be missed. Our fantastic Scottish holiday cottages will ensure a truly memorable getaway. Whether it’s a dog-friendly countryside cottage for two, or a vast and resplendent castle for the entire clan on a tranquil island, we have a holiday in Scotland to suit everyone.

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