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

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Space 1,506 sq. ft.
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:
25 April, 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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Glenelg in Hebrides

Property Type:
  • house
  • 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
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 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
  • 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
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
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.

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website:


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(17 traveller reviews)

South West

Couldn't be better.

  • 5 of 5

It is perfect in every way.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 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.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: 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.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: 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.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: 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!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: 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.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: 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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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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

Notes on prices:
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