Enquire / Book
Independent Cottages Logo

No Booking Fees

Verified Owners

Unique Offers

  • Add to favourites

Dialknowe Holiday Cottage

Dialknowe Holiday Cottage View all 7 images

7 Nights See prices

  • £560  to  £650

Availability View full calendar

Short Breaks From

  • £80 p/night
    Off peak
    (1 night min)
  • £90 p/night
    Peak season
    (1 night min)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    2 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    1 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    2 Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Off-Road Parking

About Dialknowe Holiday Cottage

Dialknowe Holiday Cottage is, at first glance, an unassuming holiday rental sleeping six people in two bedrooms. It's welcoming and comfortable, but what really makes it stand out is the fantastic location in the heart of Wanlockhead, the highest village in Scotland. Spectacular views, breathtaking walks and exhilarating mountain bike trails will leave you deeply envious of the locals who can enjoy them every day of the year. Wanlockhead is pretty sleepy, so, although you're central, it's hardly Piccadilly Circus! The cottage is within walking distance of the Wanlockhead Inn and the Museum of Lead Mining, but still incredibly peaceful with amazing views of the mountains during the day and the brilliant skies at night. The cottage is suitable for couples or families and is available for bookings all year round.

Wanlockhead is a captivating mix of majestic mountains and charming whitewashed cottages like Dialknowe. Its elevation of 1,531 feet (467 metres) makes it the highest village in Scotland. The mountains aren't only beautiful to look at. They hide lead, gold and other precious minerals which have been mined since Roman times. Looking around, it is hard to believe that this was once a very industrial area, with visible remnants including the Wanlockhead Beam Engine. The Museum of Lead Mining is one of the area's main attractions and provides the opportunity to pan for gold (although sadly with no guarantee that you will find any!)

The long-distance Southern Uplands Way passes through the village. Other footpaths and cycling routes lead to Nithsdale and nearby Leadhills, just two miles away with a well-stocked village shop, Wanlockhead's famous grouse moors, and Scotland's highest golf club. Other places to explore include Biggar and Moffat, both around half an hour's drive from the cottage with great amenities. Local attractions include the New Lanark World Heritage Site, the Leadhill and Wanlockhead Railway, and Drumlaing Castle. Good road links mean that Glasgow and Ayr are both only around an hour's drive away.

Dialknowe Holiday Cottage is ideal if you want a summer holiday hillwalking and mountain biking or a scenic winter getaway with a good chance of snow.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Hazel Moffat joined Independent Cottages in April 2021

Enquire online:


Amenities / Facilities

  • Off-Road Parking
  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Pub Nearby
  • Golf Nearby
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Smart TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

Location (Dumfries and Galloway)

Accommodation Comprises:

Dialknowe is a period property dating from a time when the village and surrounding landscape would have been busy with miners and their families. Accommodation is over two levels with a downstairs bedroom, bathroom and ramp for access, possibly making it suitable for those with limited mobility (please discuss your requirements with the owner before booking).


  • Step through the entrance hall and into the living room. Its decor lends it a modern feel so settle back on one of two leather sofas and enjoy watching films and your favourite shows on the Smart TV.
  • Fitted kitchen well equipped with appliances and utensils for self-catering. There's a dining table for six people so you can take your time over meals and enjoy not having to rush to get to work or another time-consuming commitment.
  • Master bedroom with a double bed, bedside tables with reading lights, and a dressing table.
  • Family bathroom with a shower over the bath, WC and a handbasin.


  • Spacious second bedroom under the eaves with a dormer window and lots of floor space. It has two single beds with bedside tables and reading lights, plus a double bed and a chest of drawers for storage.

Outside: The cottage has a small garden and off-street parking.

Additional Information: Utilities, WiFi, bed linen and bath towels are all provided. Short breaks (minimum of two nights) are possible, depending on availability. Smoking not permitted. Up to two dogs welcome.

Dialknowe Holiday Cottage Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Mon, 3rd Jan 2022 - Thu, 22nd Dec 2022
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 1
Short break prices:
1 nights: £80 - £90 | 2 nights: £160 - £180 | 3 nights: £240 - £260 | 4 nights: £320 - £340 | 5 nights: £400 - £420 | 6 nights: £490 - £500

7 Nights

1 Nights

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 6 in 2 bedrooms (1 Double & 1 Family room with double and 2 single beds)
2 dogs welcome
Wheelchair accessible, but check requirements with owner
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)7879 628149 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Hazel Moffat
Member Since April 2021

Visit the owner's website (opens in new window)

Dialknowe Holiday Cottage Noticeboard

No messages

Last Minute Offers

No current last minute offers

Dialknowe Holiday Cottage 18 Month Availability Calendar

  • Available
  • Unavailable
* Calendar last updated: 24th May 2022
Owner's Website