Duneaton House

Wiston near Biggar, Scotland (Ref. 13840)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi
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Duneaton Cottages

Biggar 8 miles. Situated in the quiet hamlet of Wiston, near Biggar, and surrounded by the open hills of Scotland’s beautiful Southern Uplands, these two holiday homes are ideally located to enjoy the wonders of the open countryside, as well as having two vibrant cities within easy reach. Situated in substantial gardens and accommodating up to 12 between them, these Biggar holiday homes are made up of Duneaton House, a five-bedroom Georgian villa and former manse, and Sweetpea Cottage, an annexe to the villa offering accommodation for two. These Biggar holiday cottages have the added advantage of an optional interconnecting door if required. With Tinto Hill dominating the view from the walled garden to the rear, and open views of the Southern Uplands to the front, these Biggar holiday homes offer unrivalled opportunities for walking and cycling. The busy market town of Biggar is attractive and has a pleasant collection of shops, cafes and pubs. The Clyde Valley beyond is home to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of New Lanark, and with both Glasgow and Edinburgh within easy reach, these stylish Biggar holiday homes are ideal for family and friends.

The property

A stunningly-presented Georgian villa, with a further annexe to the rear. Elegantly decorated and furnished throughout, this Biggar holiday home has five spacious bedrooms, one on the ground floor and the rest on the first floor. A fully fitted kitchen opens out onto a comfortable dining/sitting room with an open fire. A further drawing room also boasts an open fire. A games room and conservatory complete the accommodation, and offer plenty of space in this charming self-catering holiday home near Biggar. Note: This property is next to Ref. 20493, together they sleep 12.


Five bedrooms: 2 x double, 2 x twin (zip/link, can be double on request), 1 x ground floor double (zip/link, can be twin on request). Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Dining room with comfy seating (seats 8) and open fire. Drawing room with open fire. Conservatory (seats 4). Games room.


  • Oil central heating with open fires
  • Electric oven and hob, oil AGA, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Games room with small snooker table and table football
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fires inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Enclosed, private lawned garden to front and shared enclosed lawned garden to rear with furniture and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

Guest Reviews


    • “Brilliant break”
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    • “Stayed here for my birthday (March 2014) with 9 family members. This was our 2nd year here and hopefully many more to come. A large Victorian style house with plenty of space. Heating all working this year and there are no complaints. The 2 living rooms with coal fire are just perfect for evenings all together and the large country style kitchen table great for breakfasts. This house is a great solution for a family get together with countryside views.”

    Alida6foota, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom, May 2014

    • “find of the year”
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    • “stayed here in March 2013 with our family for long weekend. It is a very large spacious house and with 9 of us gave us all freedom to relax without getting in each others way. The house was chilly when we arrived but it soon heated up when the radiators were turned up and the fires were lit..The kitchen has an Aga which is on constantly so that room was lovely and warm Surprisingly we soon mastered the Aga cooking and all loved the farmhouse sized kitchen table There is also a cooker which you can use.. A lot of time was spent in the games room which proved a big hit but downside was that the radiator was broken and it was bitterly cold. The bedrooms were large and comfortable with 2 showers upstairs and also a shower room downstairs but this one was on the cold side. In spite of these problems we are going back again this March because we thoroughly enjoyed it. Lots of walks in the area and Biggar a short car journey.”

    Marion T, Largs, United Kingdom, February 2014

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    • “Duneaton House was warm, spacious and very suitable for large parties of guests. The rooms are tastefully furnished and decorated.”

    Mr Jackson, Carnforth, October 2014

    • “Fabulous property with loads of space and charm to accommodate a family reunion. Perfect with two sitting rooms, and games room. Loved the great sound system and touches like teas and key cupboard foods left. Well done to the owners and managers, an absolute gem.”

    Mrs Morrice, Edinburgh, October 2014

    • “A fabulous building with lots of character, set in the most beautiful countryside.”

    Mr Brown, Milton Keynes, September 2014

    • “Great size for a large group. The furnishings were very nice with a slight shabby chic feel which made the house seem very homely. It had a great garden with the added advantage of gates for the safety of children or pets.”

    Mrs Buckley, Cheadle, May 2014

    • “Great place to spend a family Christmas. We would go again.”

    Mr Allan, Helensburgh, December 2013

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About the location


Lanark 12 miles; Peebles 18 miles; Edinburgh 30 miles; Glasgow 39 miles.

The town of Biggar on the edge of Scotland’s Southern Uplands is believed to have been inhabited since prehistoric times, and the present A702 is on the line of the former Roman road, linking the fort at Musselburgh with the Clyde Valley. The Normans followed in the 12th century and Biggar Burn was finally bridged, providing the first permanent crossing. The town today, with the market place at its centre, retains the linear layout showing the historical importance of the A702. It has many shops, cafes and bars and is particularly renowned for its collection of museums reflecting the history of notable individuals from the area. Visit the Moat Park Heritage Centre in a disused church for a flavour of Biggar’s history. With both the Southern Upland hills, the Borders town of Peebles and cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh all within easy reach, Biggar has something for everyone.