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Roddy's Cottage

(Ref. 1037343)

Glenelg, Fort William, Isle of Skye & The Western Isles Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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  • comfortable (16)
  • clean (14)
  • lovely (14)
  • location (13)

41 Customer Reviews

  • "Beds extremely comforteble,and lovley view from the window On negative side no check by owner re website information as clearly on booking state a DISHWASHER was in the facilitieswhen spoke to contact she was very abrupt and said there never was a dishwasher and was most unhelpful."

    Kitchen shabby, only 5 table knives, placemats damaged,musty odour in pan cupboard, and NO instructions how use heaters,oven, etc WIFI terrible Would be too cramped for 6, and anlyone disabled would have trouble with steps down to bathroom and into 2nd bedroom, this is entered through main bedroom. The rugs on the carpet rucked up and i nearly fell.we had to take it up because my siste has difficulty walking One chair was coming apart and the hearth was cipped and broken

    Reviewed by Ruth1.6Jun 2024

  • "Roddy's cottage, as always is the perfect place, for us, to stay while in the highland region."

    Just parking and walking into the cottage is like coming home. It is comfortable and welcoming. The views are amazing, impressive yet peaceful. The cottage has everything you would wish for. A complete change from the bustle of town and city life. The people are welcoming and friendly and the owner is very helpful, efficient and friendly. We highly recommend this property and its location. We fully intend to book again got next year. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0May 2024

  • "Very comfortable and spotlessly clean."

    The views were out of this world.Just sorry we were too early for the ferry. One of the nicest places we’ve been to.

    Reviewed by Charles4.1Mar 2024

  • "The cottage is in the most spectacular position I could look all day at the views the cottage was spotlessly clean and a lovely welcome gift was gratefully received, the weather was horrible so we had to stay inside a lot but the cottage is lovely and warm ."

    Only thing that puts us off booking again is the sofas extremely uncomfortable after sitting awhile . Fantastic garden fully stock fenced so very safe for dogs .

    Reviewed by Annmarie4.4Dec 2023

  • "This was our fourth visit to Roddy’s, always feels like coming home."

    The position of the cottage is perfect with the beach just across the road and a short walk into the village and the well stocked little shop. The cottage is always spotless on arrival and equipped with all the essentials (wish I owned it)! It’s also perfect for dogs, very secure garden and great walks around Glenelg.

    Reviewed by Eleanor4.1Oct 2023

  • "Since it changed ownership in 2020 there have been lots of improvements including a separate mini freezer, new carpets and soft furnishing, a new bathroom/shower, new radiators and WI-FI internet access ( although slow its enough to watch i-player, You Tube etc) ."

    The views from the cottage and the surrounding area are still stunning of course which is why we come back so often but when the weather is bad these things make a difference to your comfort. We had a very relaxing stay and Jackie, the manager, was very helpful.

    Reviewed by Kay4.7Sep 2023

  • "We all enjoyed our stay at Roddy's Cottage."

    The location is stunning. It was lovely to be able to pop across the lane to the river for paddleboarding. The dog enjoyed a paddle too! Beds were very comfortable and we all slept well. We enjoyed a couple of tasty meals in the Glenelg Inn. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Tim4.7Aug 2023

  • "What can I say, we had a lovely time the cottage had everything in it very comfortable loved the open fire, great walks, dogs loved it there is a lovely shop in the village for all your needs, nice chocolate, definitely will return very relaxing holiday."

    Thanks for having us.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Aug 2023

  • "Thr cottage is a beautiful setting well equipped Very peaceful The village shop is amazing to preorder your groceries to pick up when you arrive they are very helpful Although the cottage was a little old fashioned the beds were very comfortable ."

    The WiFi was a great asset a good stay The tiny gripe Some of the glasses , pots and cutler needed to be washed before use and the gate lockd needed fixing

    Reviewed by Shirley4.4Jun 2023

  • "Giving a What3Words location would make it easier to find."

    This is a lovely little cottage, nice and quiet with scenic views, ideally located for the original Skye ferry. Well worth a visit despite the bugs and the twisty/narrow road over the hills - I would suggest that nervous drivers arrive in daylight if possible

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jun 2023

  • "Fabulous week at this lovely cottage, stunning setting overlooking Skye, weather ..."

    Fabulous week at this lovely cottage, stunning setting overlooking Skye, weather was out of this World, such an amazing base to explore this wonderful part of Scotland

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Jun 2023

  • "Making Roddy's Cottage the base for our two week holiday is what makes coming to Scotland very much worth while."

    Its location and provision are both excellent. Stepping into the house is like stepping back home . It's a wonderful feeling. The walks, the friendliness of the local people is why we keep returning. The manager is an amazing person and nothing is too much trouble to sort out. We have already booked again for 2024. Very highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0May 2023

  • "Beautiful location and lovely cosy cottage."

    We appreciated the enclosed garden for the dog. We would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Eleri4.7Feb 2023

  • "The location of the cottage is superb just simply breathtaking."

    ..the cottage was spotlessly clean very well equipped absolutely everything you needed was provided lovely comfy beds we really relaxed at roddys cottage it's like stepping off the world for a little while and we really didn't want to leave . Only fault we could find is that the sofas become quite uncomfortable if you sit for long ! However it certainly hasn't put us off going back as we've already booked again for Christmas . A gem of a place as my husband said a little piece of heaven here on earth .

    Reviewed by Annmarie4.7Feb 2023

  • "What a well equipped cottage."

    The quietness the views outstanding. Good walks around the cottage . If we are in that area again will definitely stay there one of the best cottages we have stayed in and been in a few.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Feb 2023

  • "Amazing cottage really lovely place to stay."

    More info on surrounding areas and more OS maps. Info on Wi-Fi needs to be put in arrival pack. But all done I would definitely be back to stay in cottage again

    Reviewed by Tony4.7Nov 2022

  • "We wanted a very remote get away to relax and switch off and the location delivered."

    Cottage was in a stunning location. Remote and isolated. Just how we like it. The views were incredible and the wildlife was abundant, even spotted some porpoise in the waters nearby. If your planning a trip here though be warned the nearest big shop is all most an hour away so take food with you. There is a local shop but it only supplies the basics. Cottage itself; bit of mixed feeling around it. It is very comfortable and has everything you need. Shower is good and beds are very comfortable. It is listed as having Sky Tv, this isn’t the case. It certainly doesn’t have all the channels you would expect from normal Sky Tv it is mostly freeview channels and some extras. If like us you are stuck inside due to bad weather too the sofas aren’t the best for relaxing on. They’re like sitting in airline seats. Kitchen is very dated too and needs an upgrade. Because of its age it doesn’t feel clean. And there’s little issues such as the fridge not opening fully. Which isn’t a big problem just very annoying if you’ve got bottles lying down in side. Also the cottage is advertised as being able to accommodate 6 people. There was two of us and two dogs. I wouldn’t of wanted anyone else in there. Even 2 adults and 4 children would be a tight fit. Overall amazing location and relaxing place to stay. But there are little issues as mentioned above.

    Reviewed by Richard3.1Nov 2022

  • "A lovely wk."

    Very clean,great views and lovely walks,reccomend to all.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Oct 2022

  • "This was our third time at Roddy’s, love the outlook over the water and the complete privacy, peace and quiet and dog friendly garden."

    The cottage has everything required for a comfortable stay and is a pleasant walk to the village and local shop which is well stocked for any necessities. Will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Eleanor4.4Oct 2022

  • "My friend and I and our two dogs absolutely loved Roddy's."

    It was spotlessly clean and comfortable and the views over Skye were amazing. There was a problem with a leak in the bathroom but the housekeeper came straight away, it would have been nice if it had been fixed properly while we were there but totally understand the situation of trying to get a plumber on such a remote place. This took nothing away from the enjoyable holiday we had. A must is the Glenelg Arms, fabulous food, people and ambiance.

    Reviewed by Gillian4.4Sep 2022

  • "Overall a good stay clean and comfortable and nice garden and excellent views."

    Only one negative that is the fire alarm in the kitchen is very sensitive on several occasions the alarm went off when we put a piece of bread in toaster and waited for it to be done in the end we had to eject the piece of bread before the machine itself to avoid problem. However generally would recommend it to people who wanted to stay in this very scenic area

    Reviewed by Howard4.1Aug 2022

  • "Superb location, lovely for a couple with dogs but limited space for a larger family."

    Continued shower leak issue yet to be addressed and kitchen and fire abit dated. Cosy and comfy, relaxing, warm, secluded and a real get away.

    Reviewed by Nick3.8Aug 2022

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

    Comfortable, beautifully positioned and extremely efficient and friendly host.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0May 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 Julie5.0Mar 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 Jayne3.4Mar 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 Barbara4.4Dec 2021

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

    Wondeful position.

    Reviewed by Hugh4.1Dec 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 Edna5.0Oct 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 Eleanor5.0Oct 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 Duncan5.0Jul 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 John5.0Jul 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 Ruth4.1Jun 2021

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

    Warm, clean and every thing you need.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Jun 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 Gwendolen5.0May 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 Kenneth3.8May 2021

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

    Reviewed by Billy5.0Oct 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 Maurice1.9Oct 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 Anne3.8Sep 2020

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

    Really liked the enclosed area around the cottage.

    Reviewed by Rona3.8Sep 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 Susan4.4Aug 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 Kj3.8Aug 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
  • Please note: please do not charge any electric vehicle at this property.

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.

EPC Rating: Band F

EPC Rating: Band F

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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