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Roddy's Cottage

Glenelg, Fort William, Isle of Skye & The Western Isles (Ref. 1037343)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Seaside
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

Accuracy of the listing

19 Customer Reviews

  • "A perfect cottage set just one mile from Glenelg village."

    Comfortable, beautifully positioned and extremely efficient and friendly host.

    Reviewed by DianeMay 2022

  • "The location of Roddys Cottage was incredible."

    We were a party of two so had plenty of room. I would imagine that it would be OK for 4 people but any more would be cramped. Lots of off road parking. Very comfortable beds. Lashings of hot water.

    Reviewed by JulieMar 2022

  • "The house was really clean and cosy."

    The towels were soft and lovely. However the whole house is a little tired and dated. The kitchen is basic by functional but no dishwasher. There is no shaver socket on the bathroom for electric toothbrush charge or shaver. The bed is only a double although the room would take a king. The dining area is tight and needs more space to use the chairs. However the otters were a delight and the house was warm and the views wonderful. We enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by JayneMar 2022

  • "We had a fabulous stay at Roddy’s Cottage & we were sad to leave."

    Unfortunately, the mattress in the main bedroom is not comfortable, however, the cottage is equipped with all you need. The open fireplace is a welcome feature on cold days/evenings and the enclosed garden is great to let our dogs roam freely. Roddy’s Cottage is a gem of a find & we highly recommend this cottage for your stay in Glenelg.

    Reviewed by BarbaraDec 2021

  • "A lovely cottage, very cosy and comfortable."

    Wondeful position.

    Reviewed by HughDec 2021

  • "Roddys cottage exceeded our expectations, set in it's own secure grounds with stunning views over to Skye."

    The accommodation was clean, warm and relaxing. Plenty of walks from the property, only used the car on a couple of occasions, once to visit the pretty village of Plockon! Booked again for next year!!

    Reviewed by EdnaOct 2021

  • "This was our second visit to Roddy’s as we enjoyed it so much last time."

    It’s cozy and comfortable with the most beautiful view, great for wildlife watching. We were lucky enough to see seals and otters and along at Corran we saw stags and eagles. This cottage is perfect for dogs with a very secure garden and great walks and beaches nearby, can’t wait to return!

    Reviewed by EleanorOct 2021

  • "Having stayed at Roddys a number of times we knew what to expect and it didn’t disappoint."

    Impeccably clean and every need catered for. We had an amazing stay and have already booked for 2022..!

    Reviewed by DuncanJul 2021

  • "As we had been there before we knew what to expect,everything we needed to have a great stay ,again loved every minute at roddys cottage thanks."

    Reviewed by JohnJul 2021

  • "It would benefit from more information how the heated work and microwave work ..."

    It would benefit from more information how the heated work and microwave work just to say two things location is fantastic

    Reviewed by RuthJun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in beautiful part of the world."

    Warm, clean and every thing you need.

    Reviewed by GrahamJun 2021

  • "We stayed at this cottage last year and were pleased to see there were a few improvements made from last year."

    A separate small freezer and bigger fridge were useful as the shops are quite a long way off. Also the new bathroom shower and suite were great. As last year, it was really clean and comfy. The cottage itself is quite compact but for a family of four or just a couple it is more than enough. The setting is just so peaceful and I even saw an otter twice outside on the river bank. Herons and geese and so much wildlife to see and scenery is just beautiful. Great pub within walking distance too.

    Reviewed by GwendolenMay 2021

  • "Very nice property, the owner under sells the property in the listing."

    It is in an excellent location with beautiful views. Some of the photos make it look a bit dowdy, it isn't.

    Reviewed by KennethMay 2021

  • "Great cottage,very comfortable, every thing you need supplied hope to book it again soon."

    Reviewed by WilliamOct 2020

  • "The cottage is lovely and in a lovely location but it does NOT have 3 separate bedrooms as in your listing - the only access to Bedroom 2 is through the main Bedroom and the door to the 2nd bedroom actually hits the bed in the main bedroom."

    This may be ok for a family with young children but only suitable for 4 adults if they are either all willing to effectively share a bedroom or 2 are happy to sleep in bunk beds in the small 3rd bedroom and the group has not already planned to make use of the 3rd listed bedroom. We would not have booked this cottage for our group if this had been made clear - to us 3 bedrooms means 3 separate bedrooms. We will not use or recommend Sykes Cottages as it appears your listings cannot be believed.

    Reviewed by MauriceOct 2020

  • "No mention that you had to go through the double bedroom to the twin room, I went with a friend and ended up sleeping in a bunk bed as we did not want to have to go through each other's room!"

    Fabulous location but very small living room -you would really be squashed if there were four adults and two children. We were ok as there were only the two of us and we had beautiful weather so we're outside all day. Place was spotless and there were plenty of cleaning products. You do need to take your food with you as village shop has a limited range and it's a long way to Kyle of Lochalsh to the Co-op, but we knew that before we went and one of the bungalows charms is it's off the tourist trail so much more peaceful.

    Reviewed by Margaret AnneSep 2020

  • "Cute, cosy, clean cottage in the most beautiful surroundings."

    Really liked the enclosed area around the cottage.

    Reviewed by RonaSep 2020

  • "Really enjoyed this holiday, the cottage was small but very clean."

    We booked this as 5 adults but on we found out off another site after booking it should have only accommodated 4 adults and 2 children, Everything was crammed in which was not comfortable for 5 of us, however we managed fine. The description failed to mention that in order to access the two bedroom you have to go through the main bedroom, which may have put us off booking this cottage. Anyway we all had a fantastic time and the view from the cottage was beautiful. I tried to contact the owner for more information prior to our stay, there was no answer so I left a message , unfortunately they failed to call back.

    Reviewed by SusanAug 2020

  • "It was a great cottage but the double bed was so springy and uncomfortable that my partner and I had to sleep apart for our entire stay."

    Would also recommend some black out curtains for the bedroom windows. Difficult to sit at dining table, we are slight people and would recommend removal of side board; especially if a family of 6 is staying or they will have no hope of sitting down together. Would have been so helpful to have had information on canoeing and fishing. We did not have our own kit and thought it would be easy to obtain up there. It wasn’t and we we very disappointed as we would have taken our own. We also left several messages for both contact numbers given and called each about 5 times prior to arrival to gain further information but could not get hold of anyone and we’re not called back. The agency also emailed and did not receive a reply a reply which was not helpful. The nearest food re-supply is a 40 min drive away at Kyle of Lockalsh. There is only a small under counter fridge which does not hold much for a family. Small freezer box which can hold several portions of meat and fish. Fish van calls Wed & Thur at village shop but no specific times which makes it tricky. Fresh fish at Kyle of Lockalsh. All this info needs to be given as Glenelg is so remote.

    Reviewed by KjAug 2020

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  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x bunk
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting/dining room with open fire
  • Utility room.
  • Electric central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge with freezer box, microwave, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • TV with Sky and DVD player, WIFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for three cars
  • Enclosed garden with gravel and lawned area
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub within 1 mile
  • Note: Max 4 adults and 2 children under 12
  • Note: The twin room is accessed through the Double bedroom.

The property

Roddy's Cottage is a charming cottage, nestled in the scenic coastal village of Glenelg, Scotland.

Boasting spectacular views of both the sea and nearby mountains, this holiday cottage provides an ideal base for families and groups of six to explore the Lochalsh Highlands.

Enter into the welcoming and well-thought out kitchen and discover an abundance of handy appliances such as a fridge and an electric cooker and hob, where you can cook up a storm for friends and family to enjoy around the spacious dining table located in the sitting room.

After indulging in a delicious meal, retire to the traditional sofa or cosy armchair and lose yourself in an enthralling book or captivating movie on the TV with the entertaining Sky package.

Keep warm under the duvet in the spacious double bedroom with delightful oak furniture and ample space for storing your belongings or escape the excitement to the snug twin bedroom, where you can lay your head to rest after an action-packed day exploring the local area.

The final bedroom is home to a charming bunk bed, perfect for the children or those who may want to pair up with a pal, decorated with neutral tones and crisp white bedding.

After a day of walking, why not enjoy a relaxing soak in the bathtub in the family bathroom, or choose a refreshing shower instead.

Make the most of the spacious front garden as you dine outdoors with a picnic on the lawn or delight in your evening meal alfresco as you watch the sun set on the beautiful mountains.

Spend your days on scenic hikes up Loch Duich View Point or exploring the historical 13th Century Eilean Donan Castle.

Enjoy the magnificent views as you travel to Plockton for a stroll along the tranquil Coral Beach, stopping off for a bite to eat at the Glenelg Inn and enjoying a quiet night indoors.

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About the location


Shiel Bridge 9 miles; Skye 46.2 miles; Uig 68.9 miles; Broadford 29.2 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.

Note: Max 4 adults and 2 children under 12.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas