Roddy's Cottage

Glenelg, Scotland (Ref. 3608)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Sky TV
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The property

An enchanting single-storey detached cottage, which has belonged to the family of the owners for generations, nestling by the bay in Glenelg, ten miles from the main route to the Isle of Skye. Lovingly restored and renovated, Roddy's Cottage invites all who cross the threshold to unwind, relax and absorb the stunning scenery. This simple Scotland cottage offers welcoming accommodation with an open fire and stunning uninterrupted views over the Sound of Sleat. Hills and climbs are within striking distance, while those who take to the sea can observe the bird life - cormorant, heron and eagles, and even the wonders of the deep where whales, dolphins and porpoises follow their migratory routes. With the area's ancient brochs and wonderful small traditional car ferry to Skye, this Glenelg cottage offers easy access to excellent walking, climbing and a lively pub.


All ground floor. Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin (accessed via double room), 1 x adult bunks. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin & WC. Small, well-equipped fitted kitchen. Sitting room with open fire & cosy dining area.


  • Night storage heaters with open fire in sitting room
  • Electric oven & hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV with basic Sky package, DVD, radio
  • Electricity & starter pack for open fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen & towels inc. in rent
  • Cot on request
  • Off road parking for three cars
  • Gravelled area with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop & pub 1 mile.

Guest Reviews


    • “Perfect get away”
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    • “The cottage is just on the edge of Glenelg with a great view over the water. It is close to the village for an easy walk but away enough to feel excluded and relaxing. It is laid out much for a family get away, one double with a room of two singles off it and seperate bunk beds in another. Washer and dryer, full kitchen, tv with plenty of family DVDs... It all is included. We liked the fire which we kept going all week. Staying over Christmas there were heavy gales and not much to do outside but inside was very cozy. The friendliness we received was lovely, the welcome pack included bread, milk, and even duck eggs... It was all perfect and we certainly would visit again.”

    Gsheridan, Glasgow, United Kingdom, January 2014

    • “Memorable holiday in an idyllic setting”
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    • “The situation of Roddy's Cottage far exceeded the expectations raised by the brochure and the website. With its views down the Sound of Sleat and across to Skye it would have been very easy just to sit in the visitor friendly garden enjoying the views and not bothering with all the other features this area has to offer. Our experience was further enhanced by the very warm welcome given to us by the owners Graham and Lilian who were attentive without being in any way intrusive. Their welcome pack was most appreciated and the duck eggs were a whole new breakfast experience! The cottage itself was immaculate and probably the best holiday let we have ever had. We have already booked for next year!”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Newcastle Upon Tyne, September 2011

    • “Perfect”
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    • “This is the best holiday cottage we have ever stayed in. Warm, comfortable, nicely decorated and well equiped; very friendly and considerate owners; a stunningly beautiful location; and a lovely walk along the sea shore to the pretty village and friendly local pub. Perfect! The only hard part was leaving at the end of our holiday.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Kenya, August 2011

    • “Fantastic seclusion by the sea”
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    • “Roddys cottage is set in a wonderful location by the sea. You can sit in the window and watch the 4 seasons in one hour ( as happens at any time of the year in the highlands !) with the log fire roaring to keep you toasty warm. You can walk out of the door and explore the coast line watching great wildlife. It is walking distance to the pub which does amazing food and very freindly. The cottage is well equiped with everything you would need whilst staying. The fire is great after a day exploring and otter hunting. With a washer and dryer there are no worries about getting dirty as my 9 year old did every day. We stayed for New year and the locals were really welcoming however i would love to return in the summer to be able to get the ferry over to Skye.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Livingston Scotland, March 2011

    • “fabulous”
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    • “lovely cottage, friendly and helpful owners, fantastic scenary, friendly locals, good pub, good food, really enjoyed our stay in Scotland, had no idea how dramatic the scenary would be and it was wonderful.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Southampton, January 2011

    • “Pure dead brilliant”
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    • “Stunning location, quiet peaceful sitiuation ideal to unwind.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Glasgow, July 2010

    • “Tranquil and scenic holiday”
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    • “Wonderful location, lovely and clean cottage. Owner could not have been more helpful or kind. Roaring fire welcomed us and fresh duck eggs from his farm along with other bits and pieces were waiting for us. Beautiful walks and car journeys to Sheena's tea hut - great experience !! Would highly recommend.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Strathaven, June 2010

    • “Great View, Great Break”
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    • “Really enjoyed out break, the weather was cold, and the cottage remote but still not far from the main road to Skye and Plockton. The area is beautiful and you just outside the town which gives it a pleasant remoteness, that gives the feeling of solitude and peace. We're glad the village has its very own snow plough to keep the road open. Every morning was a delight to wake up with great views and such peace, the water and hills were beautiful. The open fire heated the house, whilst central heating system means either way you'll stay warm.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Edinburgh, April 2010

    • “Cosy, tranquil with superb views”
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    • “Overall, very welcoming and equipped (would perhaps have liked a little more coal to start off with as we went in October, the shop was shut on Sunday and we arrived late on Saturday). Otherwise, comfy, cosy and well equipped in a wonderfully scenic area. Very reasonably priced with friendly, obliging owners. We were in dire need of a total rest and that's exactly what we got! Nothing to dislike, but we understood the cottage had only recently become available to rent, and perhaps could have done with a bit more local information - nearest doctors, dentists, chemists, vets etc (which thankfully we DIDN'T need) and the nearest garage - which we DID need and struggled to look up in phone book as we weren't sure where anywhere was! Otherwise, we can't wait to go back!”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Dumfries And Galloway, December 2009

    • “A good family holiday”
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    • “great location, friendly people, well equipped cottage. Internal layout of the cottage was unusual, and the suite looked fine but was smaller than average so was uncomfortable for an evening by the fire. plenty to explore and places to visit for day trips too. Great little ferry!”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Littleborough Lancs, November 2011

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    • “Very friendly owner and fabulous location. The cottage was warm, cosy and clean with good facilities.”

    Mrs Cox, Felixstowe, October 2015

    • “Such an amazing cottage in an amazing location.”

    Mrs Jones, Aylesbury, August 2015

    • “What a fantastic little cottage in a beautiful location. Had very friendly owners, we really enjoyed our stay and the weather was fantastic too, most unusual. There's not a lot more I can say, you must go if you're going to the west coast.”

    Mr Hemstock, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE, June 2015

    • “A lovely simple cottage with wonderful views over the loch. Very quiet and comfortable, loved the open fire. Glenelg is a delight and the ferry to Skye is a must. Will be back.”

    Mr Ambler, Harrogate, May 2015

    • “We loved the location of the cottage, looking out over the river and the sea, with a beach just in front for the kids to play on. The cottage was cosy and had beautiful views.”

    Mrs Mccrorie, Crieff, April 2015

    • “Roddy's Cottage has a superb location in terms of views and for watching birds and other wildlife. There are a number of good walks close by and the village pub, 10 minutes walk away, is good for food and real ale. The cottage has a large informal garden with two great seats offering sea and mountain views. The owners go that extra mile in terms of making you welcome. This was our second visit and hope to return again. There are good opportunities for landscape and wildlife photography in the area.”

    Mrs Hudson, Trimdon Station, March 2015

    • “Peace, quiet, tranquility and the forever changing views from the cottage. The location was fabulous - secluded but within a twenty minute stroll to the village pub and shop. The hospitality of the owners - bread,milk, tea, sugar, biscuits and duck eggs were waiting for us in a beautifully warm cottage on arrival - it was like home from home. Even the open fire was laid ready for us to put a match to. Walks from the door and endless hours sat on the garden bench watching the changing tides.”

    Mrs Hudson, Trimdon Station, October 2014

    • “Our second stay in this lovely cottage. The views are simply the best and the hosts are warm and friendly.”

    Mrs Robinson, Chesterfield, September 2014

    • “A beautiful cottage and very friendly and helpful owners. The view was spectacular!”

    Mrs Van Baalen, Gorinchem, June 2014

    • “The whole holiday was fantastic. The cottage was situated in a brilliant location, it was all on its own and looking over to the Isle of Skye. We will be back.”

    Mrs Jack, Newport, May 2014

    • “The cottage was very tidy and had everything we needed. We were well looked after, and will come again.”

    Mr Sheridan, Helensburgh, December 2013

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About the location


Shiel Bridge 9 miles.

Just ten miles from the main route to the Isle of Skye, the small coastal village of Glenelg lies on the shores of the Sound of Sleat, surrounded by scenery deemed magnificent even by West Highland standards. The glen has preserved its unspoilt beauty and sense of isolation, yet remains within easy reach of the more well-known centres of attraction in the area. Overlooking the Isle of Skye, it is situated on the route once used by drovers from Skye to get their cattle to the mainland, crossing over the narrow Kyle Rhea straits. A couple of miles from the village on the Arnisdale road you will find Sandaig bay, named "Camusfearna" by Gavin Maxwell in his novel Ring of Bright Water, and where there is a cairn for his beloved otter Edal. Glenelg also has the best preserved Pictish Brochs on mainland Scotland. The ruins of Bernera Barracks, an 18th Century garrison for English government troops, still stand next to the village.