Roddy's Cottage

Glenelg near Isle of Skye, 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
  • Sleeps

    6

  • Bedrooms

    3

  • Bathrooms

    1

  • Pets

    No

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.

Accommodation

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.

Amenities

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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute

About the location

GLENELG

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.