A little about us

We are Caroline and Miles, the proud owners of Queensberry House and your hosts during your stay.

Six years ago, we left the big city of London for the small town of Moffat to take over Queensberry House. And we haven’t looked back.

We thought running a bed and breakfast might be a fun job – and it is – and that we’d meet interesting people – and we have.

Who are we?

Caroline was a travel journalist in a previous life and spent time reviewing hotels around the globe. She’s picked up a few useful tips along the way, from the right bedside lighting to the best bed linen and breakfast cutlery.

Miles was once a builder and his maintenance skills are a useful asset to the business. He is also the king of the kitchen and has poached so many eggs he thinks he’s got it, ahem, cracked!

Caroline and Miles are very much part of the community. Caroline is one of the organisers of the Moffat Walking Weekend (1-3 October), a three-day festival. Miles is chair of the trust for Moffat Community Woodlands, a wonderful eco success story – planting a wide range of trees and creating a rich green space. We both regularly help out on volunteer days getting our hands dirty and enjoying the great outdoors.

What’s so special about our B&B?

Queensberry House is a charming Victorian listed building dating back to the mid-19th century. It’s situated on a quiet road just a five-minute walk from the centre of Moffat.

A peaceful and relaxed ambiance prevails behind our bright red front door. There are three double rooms – all on the ground floor (no stairs!) – regularly updated and refurbished in soothing pastel colours.

Most of all we love welcoming guests to Queensberry House and really showing them what Moffat and the wider area of Dumfries and Galloway has to offer.

What do guests say?

Best B&B ever
Diana, Oxfordshire

We were very impressed with everything
Carolyn, Leicestershire

‘If only all B&B accommodation could be like this
Jane, Liverpool

Read more reviews here.

Personally inspected by VisitScotland

We were thrilled to receive an official four-star rating from the national tourist organisation’s Quality Assurance scheme.

And we are inspected every year so it keeps us on the right track.

Here are just a few comments we had from our inspection:

  • Over the past few years you have decorated and placed very high-quality carpets in the bedrooms, replaced beds and furniture and put in secondary glazing.
  • A lot has been achieved over a short period of time, of which you can be proud.
  • Your enthusiasm, fun and positivity is infectious.
  • Cleanliness: an exceptional (5 Star) standard
  • Hospitality & Friendliness: an exceptional (5 Star) standard

What do we love about Moffat?

It is Europe’s first Dark Sky town and is at the heart of a spectacular landscape.

The scenery is quite breathtaking here. The famous landmarks – the Devil’s Beef Tub and the Grey Mare’s Tail – are just a short distance away, and the roads are a dream when you’re touring the area.

From the unexpected (a Nepalese garden with a great story behind it) and the record-breaking (Scotland’s shortest street) to the truly amazing (a multiverse with astonishing land art)… we are continually surprised and delighted by Dumfries and Galloway’s charms.

Discover more in our blogs.

We like to walk the walk

We love the Dumfriesshire countryside especially Gallow Hill (above), a glorious community woodland, and one of our favourite walking spots, just minutes from Queensberry House.

There’s so much to do in southwest Scotland.

But where do you start? Right here!

If you need a bit of help planning your trip, feel free to call us on 01683 478 341 or email stay@queensberryhouse.com.

We are here to help.

Best wishes

 

Caroline and Miles

 

 

 

 

Queensberry House hosts on a bike