Seaview is a large holiday house situated in an idyllic situation with the most fabulous views towards the Isle of Skye. It is an ideal base to chill out and enjoy the tranquillity or as a base to tour the west coast of Scotland. With four double bedrooms and sleeping up to 8 guests, 2 families have in the past shared their holiday at Seaview. Glenelg has a population of about 300, and is set in a very tranquil and peaceful part of Scotland with breathtaking scenery. Situated on the mainland coast, opposite the Isle of Skye,. The local ferry over the sea to Skye is 3 miles away, or the bridge (now free of tolls) is 17 miles away at Kyle of Lochalsh. There is an abundance of walks of various levels nearby: from a 5-minute walk to the local shop or inn; along the coast or glen; and hill walking from gentle walks to the Five Sisters of Kintail. There are many other activities in the surrounding area including excellent fishing. Of historic interest are the Pictish Brochs, General Wade's barracks, and Sandaig (where Gavin Maxwell lived with his otters) and from which the film Ring of Bright Water was made. Glenelg is a unique place where people return to year after year, because of the tranquility, friendliness of the locals and the renowned Glenelg Inn. The nearby beaches are stunning and children will enjoy a traditional seaside holiday - and perhaps view Sea Eagles, dolphins or whales from the sandy beaches. This is one of Scotland's special hidden places.
- House1506 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Min Stay5 - 7 nights
House in Glenelg, Scottish Highlands, Scotland - Extremely Peaceful With Beach Across the Road, 5 Minute Walk to Local Shop and Glenelg Inn
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- Jul 20, 2018
About David Blair
I originally come from Glenelg but due to work commitments and the children's education I now live in Aberdeen with my wife and two children. Every opportunity we get we return to Glenelg to enjoy the peace and relax.
David Blair purchased this House in 1980
Why David Blair chose Glenelg
The site that Seaview stands on has been in the family for generations, but the small cottage was pulled down and this modern four bedroom detached house was erected in its place. Seaview has all modern conveniences and stunning views over the sea to the Isle of Skye. It is very peaceful and relaxing and sleeps 8 guests so on occasions two families have shared Seaview during their holiday.
What makes this House unique
Seaview is situated across the road from the beach and commands stunning views over the sea and the hills around. It is a five minute walk to the local shop and Glenelg inn. There are numerous walks and you can roam the shores, watch the ships pass, watch wildlife including sea eagles. Or you can go to the local inn, enjoy a meal and a drink with the locals who are very friendly. The ferry to the Isle of Skye is 3 miles away, and there are lots of site seeing from the world famous Elan Donan Castle, Isle of Skye, Sandaig Island (Ring of Bright Water film about otters) or you can use Glenelg as a base to tour the west highlands.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Fantastic location; spacious, comfortable home
All the other reviews are true! This is a lovely home with a well equipped kitchen overlooking beautiful Kylerhea and the Isle of Skye. It was a joy to look out over the water every day, with even the occasional rain and mist making for some interesting atmospheric effects. On the way to Glenelg we stocked up at the Morrison's in Fort William, made a few purchases at the village shop and then topped up at a supermarket on Skye. There are plenty of places to eat locally, though. The village cafe makes delicious cakes and The Wagon out by the brochs serves excellent coffee plus we came home with a jar each of blackcurrant and plum jam. One day we drove round the coast to Sandaig and Corran on Loch Hourn - quite stunning. The ferry journey to Skye was a highlight in itself, waiting our turn in the queue on a rainy day was all part of relaxing and enjoying the community and amazing scenery. Sometimes we stayed in playing games in the spacious lounge and cooking family meals together. Our big night out was dinner at the wonderful Glenelg Inn just a short walk from the house. Overall, we had a lovely holiday and definitely recommend this house.
This is a very fair review of Seaview and the Glenelg area and is why guests continue to return to this secluded area of the west coast of Scotland to admire the scenery and relax and unwind.
Ideal house for the location.
Very well furnished, equipped and clean modern house in an idyllic location.
Well positioned in a stunning little village
The cottage is well situated and views are amazing. Cleanliness of property was not perfect. We only needed to use 2 rooms and to our shock the other 2 bedrooms were not clean with beds that had clearly been slept in and left unmade. That said, we had a fantastic week and really loved the location and were content in the cottage. There are lots of walks for all levels in the area. A trip to the Glenelg Inn is a must, as is a visit to Sheena's Tea Hut in Corran.
We have taken this up with the caretaker and will ensure this does not occur again.
Comfortable house with spectacular views
We had a really relaxing week in this lovely house. There was more than enough space for our party of six adults and a dog to spread out. It is very well equipped and comfortable. The views over to Skye are fantastic and it was great to sit and watch the sunset. The local pub is cozy and dog friendly. Lots of great walking in the area - another stunning vista around every bend! There is a large freesat television but we only used this for radio stations as we wanted to escape the rat race, which was easy to do here. The only thing missing was a tumble dryer as when out walking every day in Scotland it is inevitable that you will get at least one good soaking! As a party we would highly recommend this property.
Great place to stay. Has all the amenities you need for a family holiday and with great views.
We are just back from a great holiday in Glenelg staying at the Seaview. The house had everything we could possibly have needed for our stay. Comfy beds and no problems with the heating or hot water. My only comment would be that it could do with some updating and the windows do need renewed BUT this did not impact on our holiday.
We try to keep Seaview as simple, functional and clean since it is a holiday home. The windows are Nordan and I can only assume there was very windy weather which in this exposed location can be difficult to to be totally weatherproof.
Lovely family home
Comfortable, family home, within a very friendly community, surrounded by beautiful scenery, and close to everything we wanted to visit.
Coast/Beach: The beach and sea is across the road about 80 meters away. Most beaches are shingle but there are also sandy beaches around Glenelg area. Travel: A car is recommended for this location. Nearest airport is Inverness 70 miles away, local car ferry to Isle of Sky is 3 miles away but only operates from Easter to October. Distances: Closest town is Kyle of Lochalsh which is 26 miles away
Additional information about rental rates
Changeover Day: Saturday is normal changeover day with entry at 4pm and departure by 10am. Notes on prices: During Low season we will consider short breaks