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Braeside

Wanlockhead, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway (Ref. 1085302)

3.8

(3 ratings)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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3 Customer Reviews

  • "Syke's photos on the website for Braeside contain some discrepancies."

    The kitchen photo shows a mixer tap in the sink. There is no mixer tap but just a separate hot water and cold water tap. The photo of the front of the property shows a banister alongside the steps. This is broken and in need of repair. The description of the property states a TV is present. That is true, but it does not function.

    Thank you for your feedback. The photograph of the mixer tap in the kitchen is accurate and no changes have been made to the tap since the photographs were taken. The TV does work. However, there is very poor reception through the aerial in Wanlockhead. This is why we have provided a DVD player and a large collection of DVDs. There is also an HDMI cable connected to the TV which can be plugged into your laptop if you want to watch something off your device. The banister near the gate of the property has been knocked down by the free ranging sheep trying to access our flowerbeds. Thank you for bringing that to our attention and we have now secured it. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KennethApr 2022

  • "Braeside is a peaceful and restful place to get away from the hurly burly of life."

    The cottage has everything you need for a short or longer stay. The facilities are excellent. The village of Wanlockhead is an interesting place to visit and provides an excellent base from which to explore Ayrshire / Dumfries and Galloway.

    Many thanks for your kind words. Hope to welcome you back at Braeside soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by NeilApr 2022

  • "Braeside is a magical place."

    ..Thank you!

    Thank you for your lovely feedback! Looking forward to welcoming you again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by LucianaJan 2022

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor bathroom with roll-top bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • TV for DVD player (no signal for channels), HDMI lead to watch from laptop
  • WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Enclosed front garden
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.7 miles, pub 0.1 mile
  • There is no restrictions for parking and spaces all around the property (as well as the back of the property)
  • Note: There is a CCTV camera inside the entrance opposite the front door
  • This will be switched off during your stay
  • Note: There is undercover storage suitable for bicycles

The property

Settled in the former mining village of Wanlockhead, the highest village in Scotland, in the rural countryside of Dumfries and Galloway, rests this charming whitewashed holiday home, Braeside.

Only an hours drive from Glasgow, Edinburgh, and Carlisle, Braeside is ideal for those looking for short breaks and weekend getaways from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Comfortably sleeping up to four guests in two beautifully-presented bedrooms, Braeside makes an idyllic base for a small family or group of friends seeking a Scottish adventure.

Make your way inside this lovely dwelling, stylishly appointed with a contemporary monochromatic exterior, to begin your staycation.

A long journey calls for a moment of rest, so kick off your shoes and head through to the snug sitting room; put your feet up and unwind with a cup of tea in front of the television whilst the rustic woodburning stove crackles nearby, providing a warming and homely ambiance.

When stomachs start to rumble, discover the well-equipped kitchen at the rear of the property, home to vibrant cupboards housing a fantastic collection of amenities, including an electric oven and hob, as well as a handy washing machine and tumble dryer to help keep your holiday attire fresh following a day of adventure!

Uncork a bottle of wine and gather together with your loved ones in the dining room to indulge in a delicious meal before heading outside to soak in the last of the evening sun in the garden.

When day draws to night, prepare for bed with a quick rinse in the spacious walk-in shower cubicle, positioned on the ground floor for your convenience, or end each day in style with a bubble bath in the elegant roll-top bath.

Climbing the stairs to the first floor, you'll find two well-presented bedrooms, a double and a twin, each idyllically positioned under the sloped ceiling, providing a calming setting to rest your eyes ahead of a new day.

Take a break from cooking and stroll to the nearby pub, the Wanlockhead Inn, famed as Scotland’s highest pub positioned over 1500ft above sea level, where you can indulge in a delicious homecooked meal prepared with fresh, locally sourced ingredients served alongside a fantastic range of ales, perfect for a crisp pint following a two-footed or two wheeled adventure along the Southern Upland Way.

Scotland's Highest Golf Course, Leadhills Golf Club, rests a short distance away in the pint-sized village of Leadhills, along with Britain’s highest adhesion railway at the The Leadhills and Wanlockhead Railway.

For a unique experience, head to Lowther Hills Ski Centre, where you can try your hand at skiing through the hills of the South of Scotland, or if you don't manage to get the ideal weather conditions, visit the Museum of Lead Mining which offers the only underground mine tour in Scotland and also daily gold panning sessions.

Jump in the car and journey to the nearby parish of Moffat, where you can test your swing amongst the 18-hole moorland course at The Moffat Golf Club, catch a spot of live entertainment at the Old Well Theatre, wander through the well-kept grounds of an abandoned quarry at the Moffat Community Nature Reserve, or pick up some goodies to enjoy from the comfort of your holiday home at Moffat Toffee Shop.

For a retreat to Scotland that you'll remember for years to come, choose a stay at Braeside.

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About the location

WANLOCKHEAD

Leadhills 1.9 miles; Sanquar 9.1 miles; Dumfries 31 miles.

Sat at an altitude of 467 metres, Wanlockhead is the highest village in Scotland. It comprises of a scattering of traditional dwellings and a pub named the Wanlockhead Inn. The village is known for its links to Scottish poet Robert Burns, who visited Wanlochhead and wrote his poem, 'Pegasus at Wanlockhead' while sheltering from the snow at Ramage's Inn. Located within the Lowther Hills, the peaceful village presents plenty of opportunities for walkers and cyclists with Mennock Pass nearby and the 212 mile-long Southern Upland Way passing through the settlement. Situated within the former Miners' Library is the Museum of Lead Mining, which offers a fascinating insight into the local industry and gives visitors the chance to explore a former working mine. The Straitsteps Cottages allow you to experience what life was like for a 18th and 19th century miner and the Leadhills and Wanlockhead Light Railway is open to the public over some weekends during summer.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas