Lotus Lodge
Dumfries and Galloway

Lotus Lodge

Nestled in the Lowther Hills in southern Scotland, Lotus Lodge is a large traditional holiday house which enjoys a unique position in the heart of Wanlockhead, the highest village in Scotland. Renowned for its spectacular scenery, Wanlockhead is a remote spot which remains very accessible from the M74 and only around an hour from Glasgow, Edinburgh, or Carlisle. The perfect peaceful setting for friend/family holidays or weekend get togethers.

Wanlockhead is directly on the Southern Upland Way walking trail and is ideal for hill walking, cycling and just generally relaxing and enjoying the fresh air in the quiet yet stunning surroundings. The village is home to Hidden Treasures Mining Museum where you can take a mine and cottage tour and pan for gold. Leadhills (the neighbouring village) has a 9-hole golf course and the River Nith, about 6 miles away, is great for kayaking and fishing. The Wanlockhead Inn, only 2 mins walk from the house, offers good value food and drink and is very accommodating with large group bookings. The village also has a playpark.

Lotus Lodge is also a great base for exploring southern Scotland. The surrounding area has many tourist attractions but in particular Drumlanrig Castle and Country Park is only 25 mins drive away and, with its superb children's adventure playground, waymarked walks and excellent extensive mountain biking tracks, is well worth a visit. About 40 mins drive away is the fabulous New Lanark World Heritage Site, a restored 18th century cotton mill village next to the Falls of Clyde, which has something to appeal to everyone. The pretty country towns of Biggar and Moffat are only about 30 minutes drive both have lovely shops, pubs and parks.

Wanlockhead, Dumfries and Galloway
  • Sleeps - up to 20
  • Bedrooms - 6 (2 family rooms -
    1 ensuite,2 doubles, 1 twin, 1 bunk room)
  • Bathrooms - 1 ensuite shower room,
    2 shower rooms
  • 1 downstairs WC
  • Coin operated washer/drier
  • Microwave
  • TV with DVD and stereo
  • Wood burning stoves
  • Full gas central heating throughout
  • Cot and high chair available
  • Garden furniture and barbeque
  • Pets by prior arrangement
  • Short breaks available all year
  • Free WiFi
map to locate property
  • Sanquhar - 8 miles
  • Prestwick airport - 50 miles;
    Glasgow airport - 56 miles
  • 1 hour from Glasgow/Edinburgh/Carlisle
  • Sanquhar station - 8 miles
  • Pubs and restaurants -
    Wanlockhead Inn 200 metres,
    Hopetoun Arms Hotel, Leadhills 2 miles
  • Lead mining museum, mine,
    cottage tours and gold
    panning - in Wanlockhead
  • Walking on the Southern Upland Way - 100 metres
  • Narrow gauge railway - Leadhills, 2 miles
  • 9 hole golf course - Leadhills, 2 miles
  • Drumlanrig Castle and Country Park,
    historical castle, mountain biking
    and walking - 14 miles
  • New Lanark World Heritage Site - 26 miles
  • River Clyde/River Nith - canoeing/fishing - 8 miles
kitchen sitting room


Lotus Lodge is a large holiday house which has been sympathetically and stylishly restored. With 6 separate bedrooms, the accommodation is bright, comfortable and cosy with full gas central heating throughout. The relaxing lounge has a wood burning stove and the stylish kitchen is well equipped for large groups.

Upstairs the sleeping accommodation comprises:
Family Room - 1 double bed and 2 single beds (sleeps up to 4)
Twin Room - 2 single beds (sleeps 2)
Double Room - 1 double bed (sleeps up to 2)
En-suite Family Room - 1 double bed and 2 single beds (sleeps up to 4)
Bunk Room - 3 bunk beds (sleeps 6)
2nd Double Room - 1 double bed (sleeps up to 2)

Upstairs, in addition to the en-suite shower room, there are 2 additional shower rooms. Downstairs there is a WC. There is ample car parking and a large enclosed garden, with garden furniture and bbq.


1 hour from Glasgow - take M74 South (Carlisle), exit at Junction 13 (Abington Services), take 2nd exit (A702) through Abington village at end of village turn right and follow B797 to Wanlockhead.

1 hour from Carlise - follow M74 North - junction 13 or 14.

1.5 hours from Edinburgh - take A702 via Biggar to Abington village then follow B797 to Wanlockhead.

45 mins from Dumfries - A76 (Kilmarnock) follow B797 to Wanlockhead.

1 hour from Prestwick Airport - follow A77 to Kilmarnock, then take A76 (Dumfries) just past Mennock turn left and follow B797 to Wanlockhead

What's included:

Constant gas central heating and hot water are included, as are logs for the woodburning stoves. All bedding and linen is provided.

Also provided are loo rolls and soap in the bathrooms, washing up liquid, cloths and dish towels in kitchen.

Cost and availability:

This large Scottish holiday house is rented out all year.
Short breaks (minimum 2 nights stay) are available all year.

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Lotus Lodge, Wanlockhead, Dumfries and Galloway, ML12 6UT Scotland

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Self-catering house for 20

This traditional large holiday house offers ideal group accommodation and is easily accessible - just an hour from Edinburgh, Glasgow and Carlisle. It's great for a gathering of friends or family!