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

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Space 1,506 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

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:
13 October, 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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Glenelg in Highland

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1506 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • 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
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • 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 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , King size bed + folding Cot
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , King Size bed + full size bunk beds
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , 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:
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • forests
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse 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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Fantastic location; spacious, comfortable home

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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.
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Great place to stay. Has all the amenities you need for a family holiday and with great views.

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely family home

  • 4 of 5

Comfortable, family home, within a very friendly community, surrounded by beautiful scenery, and close to everything we wanted to visit.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect location and home

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect and exactly as advertised. It had everything required for cooking and all the comforts of home with lots of dishes and utensils. Rooms were immaculate, and the heating, TV and internet all worked very well. I would be happy to use Seaview again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: 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

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: 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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Location

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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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Glenelg, Hebrides

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
2017 - 11
14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£813
for 7 nights
£813
 
 
2017 - 8
28 Oct 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
6 night minimum stay
£470
for 6 nights
£540
 
 
2017 - 9
20 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,240
for 7 nights
£1,240
 
 
2017 - 10
28 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,380
for 7 nights
£1,380
 
 
2018-1
7 Jan 2018 - 3 Mar 2018
6 night minimum stay
£518
for 6 nights
£596
 
 
2018 - 2
4 Mar 2018 - 24 Mar 2018
6 night minimum stay
£572
for 6 nights
£659
 
 
2018 - 3
25 Mar 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
6 night minimum stay
£758
for 6 nights
£876
 
 
2018 - 4
1 Jul 2018 - 14 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£960
for 7 nights
£960
 
 
2018 - 5
15 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,345
for 7 nights
£1,345
 
 
2018 - 6
2 Sep 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
6 night minimum stay
£758
for 6 nights
£876
 
 
2018 - 7
28 Oct 2018 - 15 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
£485
for 5 nights
£659
 
 
2018 - 8
16 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,345
for 7 nights
£1,345
 
 
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
£500
for 6 nights
£575
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Property £50

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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