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Glenelg - Detached House With Stunning Views Over the Sea to the Isle of Skye

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 140 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

House in Glenelg, Scottish Highlands, Scotland - Extremely Peaceful With Beach Across the Road, 5 Minute Walk to Local Shop and Glenelg Inn

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.

David Blair
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2017

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 Isle of Skye & Lochalsh

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Well isn’t it gorgeous! And what a welcome! This is our first time but hopefully won’t be our last – beautiful sunset tonight. Thank you for the use of your wonderful home its been lovely. What a beautiful, friendly, relaxing place – and a wonderful house too! Thanks.

Great time! Lovely big house very comfortable. Isle of Skye lovely in sunlight. Sheena’s tea hut, quaintest tea house I have ever been in. Saw fantastic heard of deer on way back, great picture taking opportunity on this route to Corran.

Comfortable and well equipped house, fantastic views. Would recommend car ferry to Skye, walks to Brochs. Trip to Corran well worth it. Glenelg Inn – friendly, good Sunday lunch. Fish meals in restaurant very good too. Great week.

Great House, brilliant location, fantastic weather. Fishing from the shore got us mackerel, sea trout and coalfish. Deep water fishing fantastic. Plockton is beautiful. Kids had fun swimming in the loch. Sea eagle over on last night.
Apr 2014
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Glenelg House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 140 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Toilet 1 - toilet
    Shower room 1 - shower
    Shower room 2 - shower
  • En-suite in master bedroom with electric shower, sink and WC Common bathroom with large walk in shower cubicle, sink and WC Downstairs is toilet and sink
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , King size bed + folding Cot
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , King Size bed + full size bunk beds
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Double bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 is master bedroom with King size bed Bedroom 2 has King size bed and full size bunk beds Bedroom 3 has double bed Bedroom 4 has double bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • forests
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
Utility Room: Large open plan kitchen Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The property is cleaned prior to arrival and linen (but not towels) is provided. Other: Porch and hallway for outside footwear and clothing.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Glenelg - Detached House With Stunning Views Over the Sea to the Isle of Skye
average rating of 4.8125 based on 17 reviews


  • 5 of 5

365 miles from home to Seaview. A tidy drive but well worth it. The property is brilliant. Lots of space, everything you need. Nice and warm. Three toilets which is great for seven adults. Amazing views from the front of the house. Otters on three days - right in front of the house. I was watching one from the bedroom window, still in my pyjamas!! Wildlife all around including Golden Eagles, seals, deer. Lots of nice walks. Small beach is a couple of miles walk but easy and very pleasant. Sandaig was a really good walk and a lovely beach at the end. Local pub in Glenelg was great. Very friendly and good food. Didn't think it was badly priced. Plenty to do in this area. The nine miles from the main road to Glenelg is mainly single track and can be tight at times. However nothing to worry about in good weather, might be different in snow. Enjoyed the drive. Skye is a great drive, as is Applecross which we have been to before but that road is just amazing. Was a little surprised to see a couple of transit vans with massive caravans starting to climb the road to Applecross as we came back. Not a good idea!! We all had a great time and would thoroughly recommend this property. Thanks David and family for sharing your house with us.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fab house, location and views.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location for an extended family holiday. Had a lovely day trip over to Skye via the ferry, a great way to travel. Rarely used the car aprt from that day, fantastic walks in surrounding area, lots of time spent in sea swimming, skimming stones, and in garden admiring the view. House was great, well equipped and felt like home. Loads of space even with 10 people staying. Cant recommend this holiday highly enough.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: While it is true that if you just wish to chill out and relax you can stay locally but many guests use Seaview as a base to explore the wider area.
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Comfortable, warm & well equipped. Great location & wonderful scenery.

  • 5 of 5

A very well positioned house in a lovely area with great scenery just outside the front door.

Great local area with a friendly local pub, with great food & company.

We had a great week.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always strive to make Seaview as comfortable as possible so that our guests can enjoy the relaxing scenery and location.
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Great family house in spectacular location.

  • 5 of 5

Seaview is a great house. Glenelg is a lovely location. Together they make a great combination for a quiet week. The house was bigger and more spacious than I'd expected. It is very comfortable, with all mod cons and a very well equipped kitchen, and has stunning views across the bay. Highlights of our week included driving to the end of the dead-end road that runs past the house, enjoying spectacular scenery along the way and tea at the end in the smallest, most unusual cafe we'd every been in (in Corran); two trips up to the amazing brochs, one trip by car and the other using hired bikes (hired from just down the road), again enjoying tea and cake at a lovely eco-cafe; taking the local car ferry across to Skye (the ferry is the last manually operated turntable ferry in Scotland - and was a joy to see in operation); eating at the local pub (great food and beer) and enjoying the live music there on one evening; tea in the Glenelg cafe; a very long but stunning drive to the Applecross peninsula; and a very long drive around Skye (it's a big place!). The weather during our week was mixed but the house was a good place to sit and read and watch the rain sweep in, and although there was only the one road in and out (other than the ferry to Skye), it's a decent road with lovely views. Just one word of advice for visitors who intend to self-cater - stock up with food on the way in - nearest supermarkets Fort William and Kyle (with another on the road into Kyle) and then top up from the small local shop. (The shop was closed on Sunday.) Great week - thank you Maria and David for the use of your lovely house!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I would agree since most people drive either through Inverness or Fort William it is best to stock up on food supplies.
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Awesome place just opposite to beach..

  • 4 of 5

Goods: very nice property with a stunning view and very quite awesome area around.

Bads: if you are visiting different place, then it roughly 10 miles from the main road to reach the property which takes about 30-40 mins due to roads. Also lots of bugs around in the area, looks very common every where there, so make sure you get a spray or cream for that.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is 9 miles from the main road over Mam Rattagan, there are about 300 people live in the Glenelg area. The Highlands of Scotland are prone to the local midges, it depends on the temperature, if wet and how strong the wind is, but most people use an insect repellent if the midges are out. However they are only out at certain times.
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Absolute tranquility

  • 5 of 5

Seaview is in a fantastic position in Glenelg with great views of the Isle of Skye. The house is extremely comfortable and homely, very well equipped and has lots of space. All the living areas are well thought out and comfortably furnished making the house very user friendly after a day out exploring the beautiful countryside in and around Glenelg. Car visits to Skye are made fun using the Glenelg to Skye Ferry which is only a few minutes drive from the house. If you want a holiday of peace and quiet, beautiful views and a comfortable place to stay Seaview is the place to stay. The local pub, the Glenelg Inn is a very friendly pub with good food and wonderful Guinness and we 'Team Seaview' set the bar by coming 3rd in the Pub Quiz Night - again a very short walk from the house.

Wendy, Colin, Denise and Richard - April 2016

  • Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Glenelg Inn
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Glenelg - Skye (Seasonal)
Nearest Train
26 Miles
Kyle of Lochalsh
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Glenelg Inn
Car: necessary


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.


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.


Closest town is Kyle of Lochalsh which is 26 miles away


Rates & Availability

Glenelg House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2017 - 3
Feb 25 2017 - Mar 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
2017 - 4
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
6 night minimum stay
2017 - 5
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 14 2017
6 night minimum stay
2017 - 6
Jul 15 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
2017 - 7
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 27 2017
6 night minimum stay
2017 - 8
Oct 28 2017 - Dec 19 2017
5 night minimum stay
2017 - 9
Dec 20 2017 - Dec 27 2017
6 night minimum stay
2017 - 10
Dec 28 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
Jan 7 2018 - Mar 3 2018
5 night minimum stay
2018 - 2
Mar 4 2018 - Mar 24 2018
6 night minimum stay
2018 - 3
Mar 25 2018 - Jun 30 2018
6 night minimum stay
2018 - 4
Jul 1 2018 - Jul 14 2018
7 night minimum stay
2018 - 5
Jul 15 2018 - Sep 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
2018 - 6
Sep 2 2018 - Oct 27 2018
6 night minimum stay
2018 - 7
Oct 28 2018 - Dec 15 2018
5 night minimum stay
2018 - 8
Dec 16 2018 - Jan 5 2019
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Changeover Day:
Saturday is normal changeover day with entry at 3pm and departure by 10am.

Notes on prices:
During Low season we will consider short breaks

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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