A delightful 18th century holiday cottage, full of character and charm, with an open fireplace and beamed ceilings. Set in the village of Wanlockhead, high in the Lowther Hills, Goldpan Cottage is centrally located for touring this lovely area, surrounded by excellent walking country, where birdlife and tranquillity can be enjoyed. Wanlockhead, the highest village in Scotland, is on the Southern Upland Way and is home to the award winning Scottish Lead Mining Museum. It is still possible to pan for gold in the mountain burns. Good golfing and fishing nearby. Shops 1½ miles, pub serving food 200 yards, restaurant 6 miles.
Ground floor: Living room with beams/dining room/kitchen. Bathroom with toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.
Open fire in living room (initial fuel inc). Economy 7 CH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. Video. Elec cooker. M/wave. Freezer. Grassed hillside garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.
Customer Reviews of Goldpan Cottage,Wanlockhead, nr. Sanquhar, sleeps 4
1st comment: A delightful cottage tucked away in the rolling hills of southern Scotland. A wonderful place to relax, unwind and get away from the hustle and bustle of day-to-day life. Village pub very friendly and the beer is good too! Oct 2011.
2nd comment: A beautifully well kept cottage, with a lot of character. Clean and tidy inside, and presented with tea, milk and biscuits on arrival. The fire was all set up, ready to light, and the bedrooms were clean and tidy, with towels laid out on the bed in a lovely presentable way. Jan 2011.
3rd comment: This cottage was ideal, spotlessly clean and we will definitely be back it was just great. Tthe description of the cottage was spot on - what you see on your web page is what you get. Oct 2010.
4th comment: Very small but I do think people must remember that they are staying in a very old miners cottage high up in the mountains. The scenery is beautiful especially with the sheep all around. The atmosphere is wonderful, you can just image the miners coming out of the mine in the valley. Wanlockhead has only 153 residents. The mine trip is well worth a visit. The Churchyard is also very interesting, most of the miners are buried there, especially one called Mr. Taylor who died at the age of 137 years. In the next village (Leadhills) you can go to the bear shop, and the lady there makes teddy bears and names them after the miners. All in all wonderful. July 2010.
5th comment: Liked the character of the mountain top village. July 2010.
6th comment: Lovely cottage, very clean and well stocked. Aug 2009.