Roddy's Cottage

Glenelg, Fort William, Isle of Skye & The Western Isles (Ref. 3608)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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    15 Customer Review(s)

    Mrs Heywood
    September 2016
    “This was our third stay at this ...”
    This was our third stay at this cottage and we will no doubt be back again. The location is superb, overlooking the bay and the river which joins it. Very peaceful and quiet and yet only 10 mins walk to the village.


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

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.

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.