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Kellocks Cottage

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


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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
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  • “A beautiful little cosy warm cottage and we will definitely be going back .”

    - Mr Davies, October 2021

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.


  • 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.

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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