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An Gearasdan, Glenelg, near Kyle of Localsh, Wester Ross

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 5,381 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Award winning house in perfect location

An Gearasdan was fully renovated to the highest standards in 2007 and the following year won the prestigious RIAS award for which the owners are justly proud. The house can comfortably sleep 8/10 - it is large enough to accommodate 2 families or a large group of friends. It is fitted with contemporary furnishings and has a fresh decor. Downstairs accommodation consists of a large cloakroom, utility room with washing machine, tumble drier, fridge freezer, a w.c and shower room. Leading off the hallway are 4 double bedrooms (two have twin beds, one has king and one has superking) (one en suite), a family shower-room, and separate TV lounge including a small double sofa bed. Upstairs is bright and open planned with a fully equipped kitchen with large fridge, ovens and microwave. There is a well stocked library of interesting books and family games, and a dining table to seat 10. Three large sofas surround a modern Jotul log burning stove. The house offers every comfort necessary to make your holiday complete.


Owner
Owner
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
60%
Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2017

About Owner

My family have been coming to Glenelg for over 40 years. We are lucky to live in the beautiful Somerset countryside and holiday in the stunning Scottish Highlands.

Owner purchased this house in 2006

Why Owner chose Isle of Skye & Lochalsh

We found the perfect spot with the most amazing view and with the help of the incredible architects built our dream house in Glenelg.

What makes this house unique

Modern, warm, cosy and bright all at the same time. The location is ideal for the shop the pub and the walks along the beach.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Kay,

We had a fantastic time in Glenelg. Cottage was perfect and weather great also!

We were wondering if the cottage was available 17th -22nd April?
Feb 2012
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Map

Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Inverness
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Glenelg Inn
Nearest Ferry
1.5 Miles
Glenelg to Skye Ferry
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Kyle of Localsh
Nearest Motorway
120 Miles
A9
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Glenelg Inn
Nearest Ski
70 Miles
Fort William
Car: necessary

An Gearasdan is set in a stunning location overlooking Glenelg Bay and the Isle of Skye, just outside the village of Glenelg in Wester Ross. The property offers superior accommodation in one of the most picturesque settings in the Western Highlands. Glenelg has a village shop and pub, the famous Glenelg Inn serves delicious food. An Gearasdan sits with commanding views of the Sound of Sleat and is adjacent to the ruined Hanoverian Barracks. The surrounding countryside is wild and beautiful with fabulous mountains, glens and waterfalls. A short distance away is the gentle walk to Sandaig, a beautiful sandy bay which was once home to Gavin Maxwell and the inspiration for his famous book Ring of Brightwater. An Gearasdan has uninterrupted views to the sea and river estuary, where seals, otters, dolphins, whales and eagles are regularly sighted. Breathtaking sunsets can be enjoyed from the larch clad balcony, or upstairs in front of the log burner in the open plan living/dining room.

Amenities

Glenelg House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 5381 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
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average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews
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Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

What a great weekend we had staying in this beautiful house, stunning views which changed all the time! For once I didn't mind being in the kitchen as it was such a brilliant layout very well equipped with everything you needed. Can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for your fab review - you are welcome back any time. Kay
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5

Beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

The house was wonderful. The view were great. The fire was amazing and it was really practical with the front porch area.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Memory Maker

  • 5 of 5

This was our group of friends third trip to Glenelg and our second to this fabulous home. Stunning views a superb layout both upstairs & downstairs and once gain this made our trip away a real memory maker. We will definitely be back and cannot wait to plan our next trip.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your great review and we look forward to seeing your group again in the near future... Kay
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5

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Amazing scenery

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A magical family holiday in an amazing house.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and myself, 3 daughters and their partners, 3 grandsons and two small dogs recently stayed at An Gearasdan on what turned out to be a wonderful family holiday. The house is fabulous; I realise it it stunning and the location is amazing but it really is warm and welcoming and has a lovely feel. We played murder mystery games and "Come Dine With Me" in the evenings - as well as visiting the wonderful Glenelg Inn. And through the day we visited Skye (Old Man of Storr, Fairy Pools, etc.) as well as driving to Gairloch and Poolewe. The night skies were unbelievable - as were the views to Skye from the property - and we became quite used to golden eagles soaring overhead and multiple rainbows! All in all a magical holiday which has left us with priceless memories - I would thoroughly recommend the house. Amazing!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review it is always lovely to get such great feedback. Do hope you return some time soon... Kay
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5

C'est la maison qu'il nous fallait

  • 5 of 5

C'est une maison exceptionnelle pour un groupe

Elle est très bien équipée et offre un très large espace de vie

La vue est fantastique et l'endroit est calme ( on a même vu une loutre!) mais le pub du village est bien vivant

Je recommande cette location

Phil et son équipe

It is a fantastic house for a group

It is very well equipped and offers a very large living space

The view is fantastic and the place is quiet (we even saw an otter!)

The village pub is very alive

I recommend this rental

Phil and his team

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $131.89

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.