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

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 1,506 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

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.


Owner
David Blair
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
August 11, 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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Amenities

Glenelg House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1506 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

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Glenelg - Detached House With Stunning Views Over the Sea to the Isle of Skye
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5

Lovely house with fabulous views

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely house equipped with everything you could need for your stay in Glenelg. The view across to Skye is simply wonderful and we were able to make the most of it from the garden, eating outside quite a lot of the time. We were lucky to have a week with 7 full days of glorious sunshine.

The house is also within a few minutes' walk of the Glenelg Inn, with its friendly atmosphere and delicious food.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Just perfect would definitely go again

  • 5 of 5

The property was perfect for our little group including the dog. Only things missing from an otherwise well equipped house was a hairdryer and some coffee filters. it rained off and on most days But we still had plenty wonderful walks and the house was warm and cosy. We went there by Caledonian sleeper from London to Inverness and then another train to Kyle of lochalsh such a perfect way to travel. The taxi from K of L was about £60 but he did wait while we stocked up with basics in the super market there although the little local shop in Glenelg was perfect for most things. And a lovely short walk each day. I would stay there again without any hesitation. It was just what we all needed. The ever changing view from the kitchen/diner, large but oh so cosy sitting room and bedroom windows is stored in my memory bank forever just wonderful wonderful

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the feedback. Almost everyone who stays at Seaview has a car and often use it as a base to visit nearby locations. We have now purchased a hair dryer for Seaview.
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5

A week of bliss

  • 5 of 5

A splendid home ,well appointed with classic views to the Isle Of Skye.

Located within 4 mins walking distance of the famous Glenelg Inn and the well stocked local shop selling local produce. So if you want to be pampered the Inn is excellent or if you want to self cater the supplies are local.

A great week and we enjoyed sunshine for seven days

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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South West
5

Couldn't be better.

  • 5 of 5

It is perfect in every way.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing

  • 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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5

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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Map

Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Inverness
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

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

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Rates & Availability

Glenelg House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
End Summer
Aug 19 2017 - Aug 25 2017
6 night minimum stay
$1,622
 
 
Late August
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,126
 
 
2017 - 7
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 27 2017
6 night minimum stay
$892
 
 
2017 - 8
Oct 28 2017 - Dec 19 2017
6 night minimum stay
$631
 
 
2017 - 9
Dec 20 2017 - Dec 27 2017
6 night minimum stay
$1,217
 
 
2017 - 10
Dec 28 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,712
 
 
2018-1
Jan 7 2018 - Mar 3 2018
5 night minimum stay
$703
 
 
2018 - 2
Mar 4 2018 - Mar 24 2018
6 night minimum stay
$784
 
 
2018 - 3
Mar 25 2018 - Jun 30 2018
6 night minimum stay
$1,063
 
 
2018 - 4
Jul 1 2018 - Jul 14 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,171
 
 
2018 - 5
Jul 15 2018 - Sep 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,667
 
 
2018 - 6
Sep 2 2018 - Oct 27 2018
6 night minimum stay
$1,063
 
 
2018 - 7
Oct 28 2018 - Dec 15 2018
5 night minimum stay
$784
 
 
2018 - 8
Dec 16 2018 - Jan 5 2019
7 night minimum stay
$1,667
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$676
 

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

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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