Dalbeattie is the nearest town, just 8 minutes' drive away, with a range of small independent shops, restaurants, take-aways, a Co-operative Store, medical centre, dental surgery, petrol station, museum and a large park. The population of Dalbeattie is just over 4,200 people. The Park is also less than 10 miles from the county town of Dumfries and a few miles' drive from Sandyhills, a popular family beach on the Solway Coast.
The new Dalbeattie Medical Practice / Craignair Health Centre is just 9 minutes' drive away. There are 5 GPs working in the state-of-the art building, opened in 2015.
The new Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary only opened in December 2017. It is just 8.5 miles (15 minutes' drive) from Mossband Residential Park. The hospital, costing £230 million, serves the whole of Dumfries and Galloway and has state-of-the-art facilities including 24-hour A&E, paediatric, ENT, Intensive Care and Obstetrics and Gynaecology. All departments are actively involved in local and national research, with consultant posts providing local and regional services for renal medicine, haematology, rheumatology, respiratory, rehabilitation, cardiology, endocrinology, neurology, ophthalmology, stroke and elderly medicine. Visiting physicians provide a specialist oncology service.
The Birch Valley Dental Clinic is in Dalbeattie, just a 10-minute drive away. An award-winning NHS dental clinic, it offers a comprehensive range of NHS and private dental care services.
The nearest shops are in Dalbeattie, 8 minutes' drive away from Mossband Residential Park. These include:
Buses: The park is on routes 501 and 502 which run between Dumfries Railway Station and Gatehouse-of-Fleet via Castle Douglas. Click here for the bus timetable.
Trains: The nearest railway station is Dumfries, 11 miles away (drive time: 22 minutes). There are services going north to Kilmarnock and Glasgow and south to Carlisle with onward connections to all stations south to London on the West Coast Main Line and services to other destinations including Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Manchester and Manchester Airport, Preston and Workington on the Cumbrian Coastal route. Carlisle is also the northern terminus of the famous scenic route, the Leeds, Settle and Carlisle line, with services through to Leeds via Appleby. For train services, destinations and tickets, click here.
Dumfries, which is 9.8 miles (19 minutes' drive away), is the largest town in the region with a wider selection of shops and three out-of-town retail parks including many well-known retailers.
There is also a wide selection of restaurants, several petrol filling stations, a 24-hour Tesco, a Morrison's, two Aldi supermarkets and one Lidl and various banks including Santander, Royal Bank of Scotland and Clydesdale. Dumfries also has an Odeon Cinema and films are often shown at the Robert Burns Centre.
Castle Douglas is another popular small town with a wide range of independent shops and tea rooms. It is 11 miles (20 minutes' drive). Castle Douglas also has a Wilko, a large Co-operative store and several banks.