1/2 Dialknowe Holiday Cottage in Scotland's highest village
No.1/2 Dialknowe Holiday Cottage, at first glance is an unassuming holiday cottage sleeping up to 6 people over 3 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. – If you have a larger group, the neighbouring property No.3 Dialknowe Holiday Cottage is also available which sleeps 6 over 2 bedrooms.
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.
No 1/2 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.