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Glenelg, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park (Ref. 22604)

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  • Sleeps 7

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

  • Mrs Milner

    “The switch to turn on the main oven ...”

    The switch to turn on the main oven not working. (Wasn't a problem as we were able to use the top oven but needs noting). Otherwise this cottage was excellent.

    The switch to turn on the main oven not working. (Wasn't a problem as we were able to use the top oven but needs noting). Otherwise this cottage was excellent.


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

A simply lovely detached cottage, occupying a stunning elevated location in the picturesque village of Glenelg on the fabulous west coast of the Scottish Highlands.

From its private hillside situation, this Highland cottage boasts breathtaking views across the Sound of Sleat to the Isle of Skye, and views to the smaller islands of Rhum and Eigg.

Very well-appointed throughout, this Glenelg cottage would be ideal for a family group or group of friends who will enjoy this area and all that it has to offer.

There are three well-presented bedrooms in this Glenelg cottage, and a very comfortable sitting room with welcoming woodburning stove and fabulous views from the windows.

The very well-equipped kitchen leads through to a dining room, and again there are the fabulous views to appreciate whilst enjoying some tasty home-cooked cuisine.

The large, private and enclosed gardens to the front and rear are the perfect place for relaxing or dining al fresco, and just a short walk away is Glenelg Inn, a traditional inn with cosy character, lively music nights and excellent local cuisine, so there is no need to cook every night!

The village has a very well-stocked local shop too.

Of course, the community-owned ferry runs regularly in the summer months, sailing across the Sound of Sleat to Skye and is a most pleasant alternative to using the Skye Bridge, which is located just 25 miles away in the bigger village of Kyle of Lochalsh.

There is so much for wildlife enthusiasts to enjoy in this beautiful part of the country with sea eagles, otters and seals seen regularly.

This Glenelg cottage will delight visitors of all ages, who are sure enjoy a wonderful Highland holiday.


All ground floor. Three bedrooms: 2 x double (one with single day bed), 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Utility. Sitting room with woodburning stove.


  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Front and rear enclosed garden with furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk.

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.

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