Glen Ae ref: UK13324

Wanlockhead, near Biggar, Dumfries & Galloway

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5
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bedrooms
3
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
2
Bathrooms
Pets
2
Pets allowed
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  • Dishwasher 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Newly Listed Property 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

This traditional end-terraced cottage is well placed to enjoy fabulous views over the village and beyond. Formed over two floors with three bedrooms, Glen Ae is an excellent escape for friends and families to enjoy the surrounding hills and countryside. Surprisingly easy to reach by road, the village makes an excellent base for those looking to enjoy attractions throughout South and West Scotland, not to mention the rest of Scotland and northern England.

Upon entering this charming cottage you will be taken by the standard of presentation and quality of finish to this lovely cottage, refurbished in 2019. The appeal of the wood burner will certainly draw your attention as you ponder being sat in front of it after a long day exploring the hills. The kitchen is fitted with modern units and has the necessary appliances including a dishwasher and a coffee machine to help you relax that little bit more - no one really likes washing the dishes, do they?

One of the things you’ll be sure to love about Glen Ae is the open plan nature of the living room with the dining room/conservatory. This is a great space to enjoy eachother’s company and the views surrounding the cotttage. Shop and restaurant 8 miles, pub 100 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Step to entrance.
Living/dining room/conservatory: With wood burner and 40" Freeview Smart TV.
Kitchen: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, coffee machine and washer/dryer.
Bedroom 1: With single bed and pull-out bed (for flexible sleeping arrangements).
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

First floor

Bedroom 2: With ¾ double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 3: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request).

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Travel cot. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Enclosed garden. Private parking for 3 cars; additional on road parking. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Biggar
  • Shops
    2 miles
  • Distance
    20.6 miles
  • Restaurant
    8 miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Sanquhar
  • Pub
    100 yards
  • Railway station distance
    8.0 miles
  • Lake
    13 miles (reservoir)

About the local area

The unspoilt beauty of this south west corner of Scotland is the perfect antidote to the hurly burly of modern life. Here there are deserted beaches, magnificent forests, rugged moors and beautiful lochs, all unblemished and untouched by tourism. But Dumfries and Galloway is not only perfect for chilled-out holidays, if you want a bit more action you can also find a range of activities and sports, from walking and cycling to golf and fishing.

To the west of the region is the quiet market town of Newton Stewart on the banks of the River Cree. This is a popular area for walkers and cyclists with open rolling countryside and close by to the Galloway Forest Park. In contrast with gentle scenery of the Solway Firth the Galloway Hills to the north has beautiful moors, mountains, lakes and rivers, with at its heart the Galloway Forest Park, some 150,000 acres of forest land with waymarked trails that are ideal for trekking and cyclists.

Formal gardens and country parks can be found throughout this area, the foremost of which is Threave Garden and Castle just south of Castle Douglas along the shores of Loch Carlingwark, renowned for its horticultural gardens and woodland covering some sixty acres. To the north of the town Loch Ken provides for more strenuous activities such as waterskiing, sailing and windsurfing.

To the south are the sandy coves and estuarine mudflats of the Solway Firth. The charming coastal resort of Kirckcudbright sits half way along the coast and was once a busy shipping port but now has a more tranquil atmosphere. Further east The Colvend coast has some lovely stretches of coastline and coastal villages providing moorings for visiting yachts and boat hire.

Inland on the River Nith, Dumfries is the regions largest town and a great base from which to explore the whole area. The town is also renowned for its associations with Robert Burns who spent the last five years of his life here.

Things to do nearby

River Urr

At 35 miles long, the River Urr has plenty of good sights to fish on. Again salmon and trout are common here but the river is one of only three in Scotland which allows fishing until the end of November.

The Machars Cycling Routes
The Machars Cycling Routes

These routes make up a collection of quiet roads which allow you to experience the local moorland, sea and wildlife from the area whilst taking in a little local heritage on the way.

Cycling around Drumlanrig Castle

Set in vast woodland, Drumlanrig Castle really is a stunning place to go riding.

Drumlanrig Castle

Commissioned in 1691 by William Douglas, Drumlanrig Castle is set in a magnificent 90,000 acres of land including a Country Park and Victorian Garden.

Moffat Fishery

The flyfishing on offer at the Moffat Fishery is second to none with its peaceful location in the rolling Scottish Borders.

Loch Ken

Loch Ken is located in the heart of Dee Valley and has historically been a thriving area for Pike with the famous Kenmure pike caught back in 1798 being said to weigh in at a huge 72lbs.

Galloway Activity Centre

Offering sailing, windsurfing and a whole host of other water bourne activities.

7 Stanes Mountain Bike Trails
7 Stanes Mountain Bike Trails

For riders of all ability and confidence the 7 Stanes are a series of mountain bike trail centres around the South of Scotland. The centres offer all different kinds of trails from woodland routes to rapid downhill.

Buittle Reservoir

Between Dalbeattie and Castle Douglas, Buittle Reservoir is well stocked monthly bringing you fantastic trout fishing.

River Bladnoch and Tarf Water

Well renowned for its spring salmon fishery, the River Bladnoch also has a good amount of summer salmon making fishing on here a real treat.

River Cree

The River Cree rises from Loch moan before taking its path through woodland and moors before joining the sea near Newton Stewart.

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