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Windgill Cottage

Near Biggar, Lanarkshire

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Windgill Cottage is located on Birthwood Farm in the high hills bordering Lanarkshire and Peeblesshire just 3 miles from the village of Coulter (with good restaurant) and 7 miles from Biggar (restaurants, shops and interesting museums).

Quick Info

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: Yes (2)
No smoking Bathrooms: 1
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi

It is one of the most sought-after cottages in the south of Scotland, tucked away all on its own in glorious hill country at the side of a very quiet farm road (tarmac) that leads only to a reservoir.

This traditional stone-built, comfortably but simply furnished, former shepherd's cottage is approached via a small bridge over a stream at its front and with high rounded green hills rising in tiers at its rear. It has a devoted band of followers who return year after year and it is one which will have great appeal to those who really value peace and privacy and enjoy the great outdoors.

The sitting room with its open fire makes a cosy retreat for unwinding at the end of a busy day, perhaps with a restorative glass of Scotch. From the window you can enjoy an uninterrupted view of unspoilt hill country without a house in sight and many visitors choose to stay-put, unwinding with their feet up by the open fire. There is also a spacious and modern fitted kitchen with all necessary appliances.

All on one level, there are two bedrooms, a double and a twin, that are both neatly furnished and very comfortable. A shower room completes that accommodation.

Map & Local

Easily accessible from the fast M74, it is convenient for excursions to Glasgow, Edinburgh, Moffat and Peebles - all about 45 minutes by car (and then quickly to points further north and west).

There is excellent walking from the cottage, fishing on the River Clyde (permits available), four good golf courses within easy radius and fine bird-watching.

The nearest town of any size to the cottage is Biggar, which is a very charming market town with a broad main street and many excellent independent shops and good eating places. It also has a rather unique puppet theatre, which children in particular will love. A few miles to the west of Biggar is Lanark, another most attractive town with all facilities, including a famous livestock market and even a horse hotel!

Lanark’s other claim to fame is of course the World Heritage Site at New Lanark, the site of 19th century social reformer Robert Owen’s model village.

Situated on the Clyde, the Falls of Clyde are just a short stroll above the village, this social experiment has been wonderfully preserved and you can visit not only the mills (where you take a journey of discovery led by the ghost of mill worker Annie McLeod), but also the village store, schoolroom and Robert Owen’s own house. With lots of hands-on things to do, it makes for an unforgettable day out for all ages.

Local Events and Attractions


Please note: while we make every effort to be as accurate as possible, the actual position of the cottage indicated on the map above and the proximity of the amenities in the Local Info section cannot be guaranteed to be precise and should be used as a guide only.



Single Storey

Sitting/Dining room with multi fuel stove, TV/DVD, CD/Radio/Cassette player.
Kitchen with cooker, microwave, fridge-freezer, washing machine etc.
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Room with shower WC and Basin.

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Linen (Single Bed)

Available Extras

Cot (excluding linen)
Towels (per person)


Bed linen INCLUDED and towels are available to hire. Electricity is payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by electric panel heaters and multi-fuel stove (starter pack INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED (speed approximately 142MB download and 28MB upload). Water is from a private source which is UV filtered and regularly tested; however (as is typical in many parts of Scotland) it can become discoloured, particularly after heavy rainfall. Guests may therefore prefer to bring bottled water to drink. A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (2 large, 2 medium or 2 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. No smoking.



The calendar below shows dates which are either available or booked for this property. Use the Book Now menu above to select your desired holiday dates.

Changeover Day: Sat

Booked Available

Weekly Prices

The weekly guide prices for this property are shown below. Use the availability & book sidebar on the right to select your holiday or calculate short break rates (where available).

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 4
25 Jun 2022 - 22 Jul 2022 £595.00
23 Jul 2022 - 26 Aug 2022 £650.00
27 Aug 2022 - 16 Sep 2022 £495.00
17 Sep 2022 - 07 Oct 2022 £450.00
08 Oct 2022 - 28 Oct 2022 £495.00
29 Oct 2022 - 17 Dec 2022 £395.00
18 Dec 2022 - 27 Dec 2022 £595.00
28 Dec 2022 - 05 Jan 2023 £595.00
06 Jan 2023 - 03 Feb 2023 POA
04 Feb 2023 - 31 Mar 2023 POA
01 Apr 2023 - 21 Apr 2023 POA
22 Apr 2023 - 05 May 2023 POA
06 May 2023 - 26 May 2023 POA
27 May 2023 - 02 Jun 2023 POA
03 Jun 2023 - 23 Jun 2023 POA
24 Jun 2023 - 21 Jul 2023 POA
22 Jul 2023 - 25 Aug 2023 POA
26 Aug 2023 - 15 Sep 2023 POA
16 Sep 2023 - 06 Oct 2023 POA
07 Oct 2023 - 27 Oct 2023 POA
28 Oct 2023 - 17 Dec 2023 POA
18 Dec 2023 - 27 Dec 2023 POA
28 Dec 2023 - 05 Jan 2024 POA
06 Jan 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 POA
06 Jan 2025 - 05 Jan 2026 POA
06 Jan 2026 - 05 Jan 2027 POA

Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking. If your party size changes for any reason after booking please let us know so we can ensure the accommodation provided meets your exact requirements.


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The location of the cottage was really peaceful with llots of lovely walks nearby.
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Beautiful secluded location in a gorgeous valley. Very peaceful


Loved the peace and quiet. Great walking on the doorstep.


Cosy cottage great location.


A perfect cottage in the most glorious hills. Only sheep for company and really is the most secluded cottage we have eve...

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