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Kellocks Cottage

Wanlockhead, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway (Ref. 1051809)


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  • Sleeps 3

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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12 Customer Reviews

  • "It wasent ..."

    It wasent First impression recycling bin on its side cans every where dust around the outside of the lounge and the first cup out of the cupboard was tea stained

    Thank you for your feedback. We will be installing a bin store to ensure that the bins do not get blown over. Sorry that you have experienced dust and a stained cup Property Owner

    Reviewed by DavidMar 2022

  • "A warm and comfortable cottage in a truly beautiful location."

    We had a wonderful few days hiking, exploring and visiting a few local attractions for a winter getaway. The house was perfect for the two of us for a week, with everything we could need. The fire and quality TV in the lounge made evenings comfortable, and the well equipped kitchen made breakfasts and dinners easy work. The porch at the back was useful for outdoor clothing and parking was effortless right beside the cottage. The views are just brilliant and we loved walking from the front door through the beautiful quiet village and out into the surrounding countryside. The Wanlockhead Inn is very welcoming and the Leadhills General Store a mile away very useful for quick shops too.

    Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by ChrisFeb 2022

  • "The cottage is lovely and cosy and very well equipped."

    We loved relaxing with the log burner on. Communication from the owner was excellent. The village is a great base for exploring the surrounding area and also has nice walks.

    Reviewed by TracieJan 2022

  • "Compact cottage in a remote setting perfect for a relaxing break for a couple."

    Directions to property not intuitive when signs not easily visible.

    Thank you for your feedback. We have contacted sykes and requested that they send us the directions that they forward to guests so we can review and amend accordingly. Kind regards Kind Property Owner

    Reviewed by DavidNov 2021

  • "A beautiful little cosy warm cottage and we will definitely be going back ."

    Reviewed by AnneOct 2021

  • "Wonderful few days at this lovely cosy cottage."

    Everything you could think off is provided for you. The enclosed back garden was very dog friendly. Lovely walks and beautiful scenery.

    Reviewed by KimOct 2021

  • "A lovely cosy cottage the only criticism is the electric heaters were not easy to control and instructions confusing sometimes they stayed on other times they wouldn’t stay on ."

    Also how on earth do you get live tv programs again there were no understandable institutions in the welcome pack.

    Hi, glad that you found Kellocks Cottage lovely and cosy. We will review the instructions for the heating and TV to prevent reoccurrence for future guests. Thank you for your feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by LynneSep 2021

  • "The cottage was a little gem - very well equipped and appointed."

    The surrounding area is absolutely lovely with good dog walks on the door step although you do have to keep your little darlings on a lead particularly if they enjoy chasing as there are lots of free roaming sheep and rabbits on the doorstep, which makes the small secure courtyard ideal. Make sure you are well packed with provisions and everything you need as the nearest shop and food outlet is in sanquar which is a bit of a drive if you run out of essentials.

    Reviewed by MicheleAug 2021

  • "Very cosy little cottage in a very peaceful little village."

    Reviewed by JaneAug 2021

  • "We had a lovely week at Kellocks Cottage."

    The cottage was comfortable, well equipped, in a great location & everything we needed. We really enjoyed gold panning & visiting the mine, the guides are great. The pub is friendly. We also visited nearby Sanquhar via the stunning Mennocks pass, Moffatt, Drumlanrig Castle which was great for or daughter & us. A fantastic relaxing week. Thanks

    Reviewed by DanielJul 2021

  • "This is a fantastic cottage."

    Located in a wonderful village with sheep and rabbits running everywhere. Really good local pub just down the road with welcoming locals. We’ll equipped kitchen, comfortable beds and a cosy living area. Fast WiFi, good mobile signal and great tv reception. We had a great time and hope to be back in the near future.

    Reviewed by PeterJul 2021

  • "The cottage is listed as being pet friendly, however I do feel a warning about the free range sheep in the village & the multitude of rabbits should be mentioned in the details."

    We didn’t take our dog on this occasion and any dog with a high chase drive would go berserk when stepping out of the front door to see sheep within a few feet. One of the visitors in the guest book also mentioned it & I do think this should be made clear on your website.

    Thank you for your feedback. We have 2 well behaved dogs and use the back entrance where the secure outdoor space is available. Many of the traditional cottages in the village do not have enclosed gardens and people have their dogs on leads when in the village. We will update the information on the cottage description.Kind regards Property Owner

    Reviewed by JackieJun 2021

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  • One king-size bedroom
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Sofa bed on landing for extra person to sleep
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV and superfast broadband WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Enclosed gravelled area with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome (dogs must be kept on the lead when out of the premises)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.5 miles, pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: Please contact owner to purchase additional logs for the woodburning stove, as only a starter pack is provided
  • Note: Please do not use coal as this is not a multi-fuel burner
  • Note: Check-in is from 4pm, check-out is by 10am. Note: 2 well behaved dogs welcome ( secure outdoor space outside the rear of the cottage) dogs need to be on their leads when in the village due to the sheep.

The property

Set in the charming village of Wanlockhead, close to Leadhills, in Scotland, is this old miner’s property, Kellocks Cottage.

This heart-warming retreat has been extensively renovated into a stylish and contemporary base for couples.

Entering the property, be welcomed into an inviting open-plan living space, complete with a sofa and armchair where you can curl up with your partner whilst the roaring woodburning stove encased in a delightful brick inglenook fireplace keeps you nice and toasty.

Tune into the TV for your favourite evening shows; or break open the popcorn and indulge in a romantic movie.

Gather at the dining table for a hearty breakfast whilst planning the day's events, or use this as a quiet space for some reading.

The kitchen itself has glossy cream units and sleek wooden worktops housing all the necessary appliances for cooking, whilst still retaining some of its character with exposed brick tiles as feature walls.

The charm continues in the ground-floor shower room with its feature slate walls, paying homage to the cottage's miner history.

As the evening draws to a close, retire to the king-size bedroom which comes with all the furniture needed for storing your personal belongings and matching bedside tables and lamps for some late night reading, its velux windows showcasing the wide, expansive countryside surroundings, the perfect idyllic setting to wake up to each morning.

There is a small enclosed gravelled area to the rear which has plenty of seating so you can enjoy the fresh country air with a refreshing beverage or dine alfresco.

Kellocks Cottage is in the highest village in Scotland, home to a delightful pub called Wanlockhead Inn, whilst the nearest convenience store can be found in Leadhills for all the essentials, as well as even more pubs to choose from and the wonderful attractions of Britain's highest golf course, facilities for fly fishing.

With gold panning in the burns, the village of Wanlockhead is home to the annual Scottish and British Gold Panning Championships - gold panning has been a popular activity for visitors in this area, as large nuggets of gold have been found by some very shocked gold panning enthusiasts to date!

If you're looking for places to shop, visit the towns of Biggar and Moffat, as well as Dumfries, or for a spot of history Drumlanrig Castle and County Estate is perfect for those outdoor enthusiasts to get involved with walking, cycling and fishing.

Venture further afield to discover the cosmopolitan cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh for all matters of attractions to suit all tastes, or simply soak up the beauty of the surrounding area from your charming holiday home.

Kellocks Cottage is the ultimate holiday destination for couples, at any time of the year.

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About the location


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
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