Idyllic 2 bedroom cottage in the Village of Wanlockhead

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2 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, travel cot, free WiFi
2 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, travel cot, free WiFi
Combined shower/bathtub, hair dryer, towels, soap

Overview of Idyllic 2 bedroom cottage in the Village of Wanlockhead

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Idyllic 2 bedroom cottage in the Village of Wanlockhead

4.3/5 Excellent

Entire home

2 bedrooms1 bathroomSleeps 6

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Pet-friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
Biggar, SCT

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationStrathclyde Country Park67 min drive
  • Popular LocationNew Lanark68 min drive
  • Popular LocationDrumlanrig Castle75 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 6
Bedroom 1
    1 double bed
    2 single beds
Bedroom 2
    1 double bed
Bathroom 1
    Combined bath/shower

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Idyllic 2 bedroom cottage in the Village of Wanlockhead

Holiday home in Biggar with kitchen
Dialknowe Holiday Cottage, at first glance is an unassuming holiday cottage sleeping up to 6 people over 2 bedrooms. It's welcoming and comfortable but what really makes it stand out is the location in the heart of Wanlockhead, the highest village in Scotland which is only 6 miles from the M74 and only 1 hour from Glasgow, Edinburgh and Carlisle. Fantastic views, breath-taking walks and exhilarating hill bike trails which will leave you deeply envious of the locals, who can enjoy them every single day of the year. Wanlockhead is a pretty sleepy village, although really central. 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 hills throughout the day and beautiful clear skies at night. Dialknowe Cottage is suitable for both couples and families or to enjoy with friends. and is available all year round.

Wanlockhead is a captivating mix of hills and charming whitewashed cottages like Dialknowe. It's elevation 1531ft makes it Scotland highest village. The hills aren't only beautiful to look at, they hide lead, gold and other precious stones and minerals which have been mined since Roman times. When walking through the village it's hard to believe the the village was once a very industrial area with visible remnants such as the Beam Engine. The Museum of Lead Mining is a main attraction and you are able to pan for gold and hopefully find your fortune.

The Southern Uplands Way passes through the village and other footpaths lead to the nearby village of Leahills which has a well stocked shop and the Hopetoun Arms Hotel which offers a well varied menu. Other places to explore include Biggar and Moffat which is about half an hours drive from Wanlockhead. Other local attractions include the Leadhills and Wanlockhead Railway and Drumlanrig Castle. With good road links Glasgow, Edinburgh and Carlisle are only around an hour away.

Dialknowe Holiday Cottage is a great place to stay if your looking for a summer break away for hillwalking, biking or the magical winter break with snow covered hills.
Guest accommodation at this holiday home offers a hairdryer and an iron/ironing board. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils.

Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit. This Biggar property provides complimentary wireless Internet access.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Free WiFi

Family friendly

  • Travel cot


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Spices
  • Toaster
  • Electric kettle


  • Dining table


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Combined shower/bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet paper
  • Soap
  • Towels provided


  • TV


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Heating


  • Pet friendly


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • In a rural location
  • In a village


  • Sleeps 6

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Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets are allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Idyllic 2 Bedroom Cottage in the Village of Wanlockhead Biggar

About this area


Located in Biggar, this holiday home is in a rural area. Museum of Lead Mining and Sanquhar Tolbooth Museum are cultural highlights of the area.

What's nearby

  • Museum of Lead Mining - 1 min walk
  • A' The Airts - 63 min drive
  • Strathclyde Country Park - 67 min drive
  • New Lanark - 68 min drive
  • Drumlanrig Castle - 75 min drive

Getting around

  • Sanquhar Station - 63 min drive


  • Wanlockhead Inn - 4 min walk

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 2 out of 3 reviews
5 - Excellent 67%
Rating 4 - Good. 0 out of 3 reviews
4 - Good 0%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 3 reviews
3 - Okay 33%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 3 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 3 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

3/5 Okay

Holiday cottage
Had a lovely time even though it rained didn’t stop us doing things….. They only things I could fault was no mirror in the bathroom…… plus I didn’t think equipment wise the kitchen was equipped for 4 people…..Plus no manuals on how to work the washer/dryer plus microwave…..Also in the other twelve cottages we have stayed in they have always had basic stuff ….. ie salt pepper there was nothing except washing liquid ….. regards Danny

5/5 Excellent

A Very Comfortable Overnight Stay
Having stayed in Wanlockhead for a week at the end of June 2021, this property seemed like an ideal overnight stay during a house move from the the South Coast to Aberdeen. Within easy distance of the M74 and very peaceful. Loved the bold décor. Excellent nights rest , the downstairs bed was very comfortable and the property spotlessly clean.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2021

5/5 Excellent

Great base for exploring local area
We had a lovely stay at this cottage with our 2 kids. Cottage was well stocked with essentials and a nice hot shower. Walks straight from the front door, kids loved exploring the old mining valley.
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2021