1 (all year)
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.
Hazel Moffat joined Independent Cottages in April 2021
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).
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.
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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
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