Windgill Cottage stands on Birthwood Farm, high in the hills which mark the boundary between Lanarkshire and Peeblesshire, 3 miles from the village of Coulter (fine pub/restaurant) and 7 miles from Biggar (restaurant, shops, interesting museum). This is one of the most desirable cottages in the south of Scotland occupying as it does a secluded position in the midst of wonderful hilly countryside at the side of a very quiet farm (tarmac) road leading only to a reservoir.
Formerly a shepherd's cottage, it is stone-built in the traditional way, the inside being modestly but comfortably furnished. Access is by a small bridge over a stream at the front of the house while at the back the green hills rise up, high and rounded. The view from the sitting room window is one of unbroken countryside with no sign of another house. For this reason many visitors opt to stay put and relax by the stove despite the appeal of the many local attractions.
The fast M74 is within easy reach opening up the possibility of convenient day trips to Glasgow, Edinburgh, Moffat and Peebles – all are about 45 minutes away by car (and from there to points further north and west). There is wonderful walking in the area around the cottage, fishing on the River Clyde (permits available), four good golf-courses in the vicinity and excellent bird-watching.
Heating is by multi fuel stove and electricity. Bed-linen is included and towels may be hired. Most pets are welcome but we regret NO CATS, and smoking is not permitted in the property. All the beds have electric blankets
Accommodation (sleeps 4):
- Sitting/Dining room with multi fuel stove and TV/VCR and Hi-Fi
- Kitchen with microwave, electric-cooker, fridge-freezer, washing machine, etc.
- Room with shower, WC and basin.
- Double bedroom
- Twin bedroom.