A fabulous opportunity to acquire
a property in Scotland's Highest Village
architect-designed three-storey detached
house built in the year 2000 in one of the
most sought-after locations in the South
Key features of the cottage include:
+ Ground floor: open plan kitchen with a
snug area, utility room with toilet and
sauna, study room.
+ First floor: spacious living room,
bathroom, double bedroom.
+ Second floor: Two bedrooms and balcony.
+ Gardens on two levels with mature
hedgerow, storage sheds and a wooden
+ Oil Heating, Council Tax Band
C, Energy Efficiency Rating.
Situated in the heart of the
Lowther Hills, Wanlockhead is the highest
village in Scotland. The picturesque area
is an excellent centre for outdoor
pursuits and Winter sports, and is home to
South of Scotland's only
Wanlockhead lies only 7 miles from the M74
Glasgow Carlisle motorway. Both Glasgow
and Edinburgh can be reached within one
hour by car, with most people commuting on
a daily basis to these cities.
Together with the neighbouring village of
Leadhills, the local area has a vibrant
community life and amenities which include
a general shop, hotel, two pubs, mobile
bank, mobile library, regular bus
services, and a primary school (with nurseries
in Abington and Sanquhar, and secondary
schools in Biggar and Sanquhar).
The village has a great community feel
with playgroup activities for babies and
toddlers, seasonal craft markets, flower
show, gala day, bingo and
ceilidh nights, and various community
groups (book club, knitting, yoga,
Local attractions include The
Leadhills-Wanlockhead Railway, the
highest natural adhesion railway in
Scotland; Leadhills Golf Course,
Scotland's highest golf course at 1500ft
(450m) above sea level; the Lowther Hills Ski Centre,
South of Scotland's only snowsports
centre; The Southern Upland Way,
Scotland's only coast to coast footpath;
The Grouse Moors, which cover in excess of
11,000 acres (45 km2) and are considered
to be amongst the finest in Scotland; The Miner's Library,
which is the oldest subscription library
in Scotland; and the Lead Mining Museum,
a genuine lead mine to visit along with a
large display of local minerals, shop,
tearoom and goldpanning facilities.
Leadhills and Wanlockhead are known as
'Gods Treasure House in Scotland'. King
James VI crown regalia was made with gold
from the area and over 70 different
minerals can still be found in the hills.
The British and Scottish Gold Panning
Championships are held annually in
Wanlockhead is ideally placed for
exploring the South of Scotland. The
Central Belt, the Scottish Borders, and
the Galloway coast are little more than an
hour's drive away.
» Kitchen / Dining / Snug Area
(24'6 x 17'7 / 7.5 x 5.4 metres)
Spacious fully-fitted open-plan kitchen.
The kitchen has a wide range of worktops,
base units and wall cupboards. Includes
e.g. electric hob and oven,
fridge/freezer, and a traditional cast
iron Rayburn oil burning cooker / stove.
Plumbed for dishwasher. Sunken ceiling
lights. Tiled flooring. Double glazed
windows facing south.
» Utility Room and Sauna (8'8 x 8'5 /
2.7 x 2.6 metres)
Functional utility and storage room with
toilet, sink, heated towel rail, and
traditional Scandinavian sauna (5'5 x
3'9 / 1.7 x 1.2 metres). Plumbed for
washing machine / tumble dryer.
» Study Room (14'7 x 6'5 / 4.5 x 2
A study room with a separate external
access which is currently being used as an
office for working from home. Natural wood
flooring. This could become a fourth
bedroom by opening up the wall to create
an interior door between the Kitchen /
Snug area and the Study Room.
» Pine stairs to first floor.
» Living Room (22'6 x 17'7 /
6.9 x 5.4 metres)
Spacious and bright, open plan living area
with views to the hills. High ceiling room
with an internal balcony. Three
double-glazed windows and an additional
double-grazed velux window in the ceiling.
» Double Bedroom (12'4 x 8'8'' / 3.8 x
Bright spacious bedroom with double glazed
window to the front. Natural wooden floor.
Sliding mirror wardrobe giving hanging
space and drawer fitment.
» Bathroom (8'8'' x 8' / 2.7 x 2.4 metres)
Bright room with double glazed window to
the rear. Bath with an electric shower,
toilet and washbasin. Natural wooden
» Pine stairs to second floor and internal
balcony overlooking the living room area.
» Staircase and Upper Landing /
Pine staircase to the upper landing /
internal balcony and bedrooms.
» Double Bedroom (12'8'' x 8'8'' / 3.9 x
Bright room with double-glazed velux
window to the front. Slightly coombed
ceiling. Currently used as a children's
bedroom. Access to attic area. Wooden
» Single Bedroom (12'4'' x 6'5'' / 3.8 x 2
Cozy room with a glazed door leading to
steps to the rear garden. Ideal for a
study area though at present used as a
child's bedroom. Slightly coombed ceiling.
Floor insulated attic room with access to
boiler, useful as a general storage area.
Parking either at the side of the house or
off-road at the front of the property.
» Garden Area, Lower Level (263 ft² /
24.43 m² approx)
Enclosed garden with lawn and a decking
area providing main access to the
property. Includes an attractive wooden
playhouse with slide. Bicycle shed.
Barbeque corner. Access to upper garden
and oil storage tank. Practical for
families with small children and pets.
» Garden Area, Upper Level (837 ft² /
77.75 m² approx)
South-facing garden with views over the
Lowther Hills. Lawn and mature hedgerow.
Includes a wooden shed and a storage shed.
Access by stairs to the second floor of
» Access to a large (1,075 ft² / 100 m²
approx) enclosed, communal garden area /
allotment with mature trees.