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Stunning Individually Designed Property On Shore In The Village Of Glenelg

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom detached house in the village of Glenelg, sleeps 4

Our house is called Solas, which in Gaelic means solace, comfort. It is a fantastic 2 bedroom house constructed at the end of 2009, situated beside the shore in the village of Glenelg. Glass screens downstairs with atrium above are a feature of the house and allow wonderful views across the Sound of Sleat and to the Isle of Skye. Ground floor is open plan with living area to one side of the central staircase and dining/kitchen to the other. The luxury bespoke kitchen includes a 5 ring combination gas/electric Lacanche cooker, American fridge freezer with ice/water facilities and dishwasher. There is a separate utility/boot room to the back of the house with washing machine and tumble dryer. The sitting room has a Jotul stove, TV/Freeview/ DVD player and has a good selection of books, local maps and DVDs. Free Wifi. The nearby Glenelg Inn offers lunches and dinners with an interesting and varied menu in both its atmospheric bar and separate dining room, the Way Out West cafe has a selection of delicious homemade cakes and light lunches. There is a local well stocked shop. Horse riding and boat trips available nearby, kayaking in the village of Plockton.


More Details

Manuela Williams
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 March, 2017

Why Manuela Williams chose Isle of Skye & Lochalsh

As a family, we fell in love with this house while holidaying in Glenelg. We bought it in 2012 and it is our second home, which we rent out when we are not there. In the summer, we love sitting on the beach and read a book, canoeing in Plockton, going to the cinema in Portree; in the winter holidays, we spend most days near the fire watching the world go by. We love the open plan kitchen/dining room/living room, which brings us together and is great for entertaining.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Glenelg in Highland

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 110 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , En-suite
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • The double bedroom has an en-suite shower room with wet shower.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Garden
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
The property was built in 2009 and offers luxury accommodation with stunning views over to Skye. The property benefits from oil fired central heating and also a very efficient Jotul wood burning stove. Downstairs is open plan with large kitchen/dining area separated by the staircase and glass atrium from the sitting room. In the kitchen, the Lacanche cooker offers 5 gas burners, with an optional griddle plate, a gas oven and electric oven with grill; the American-style fridge/freezer has a filtered water dispenser and ice maker; there is a DeLonghi Nescafe' Dolce Gusto coffee machine to make espresso, americano, latte, mocha and cappuccino. A separate laundry/boot room gives direct access to the back garden.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

Stunning Individually Designed Property On Shore In The Village Of Glenelg
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Luxury in a peaceful setting

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful newish contemporary cottage with great use of natural materials balancing modern touches. It has great views across to Skye in the beautiful, remote and peaceful village of Glenelg. The local Glenelg Inn is an easy walk and a great welcome. The walks and scenery were stunning, topped off with a trip to Corran where we watched an otter and dolphins hunting, amazing!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
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  • 5 of 5

The property was excellent with a very good standard of finish throughout. The location was breath-taking and the weather didn't disappoint either! I will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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A little piece of paradise

  • 5 of 5

This was a lovely property to stay in, really well equipped and in a gorgeous setting, looking over to Skye. At night we were blessed with clear skies and were blown away with the stars we could see. We hope to visit again in summer where the days will be longer and can take advantage of some more of the walks and maybe the crossing to Skye. The Glenelg Inn was closed when we ventured out one night but assume that was just the time of year - hopefully we'll get to experience that in the summer too.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
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Home from home

  • 5 of 5

The outside views are breath taking from this house and the house itself is almost perfect. To go as far as to say we loved it. I would honestly recommended this house to anyone looking for a country retreat. Yet with things you can do from beach combing to visiting historical building. Or just sit indoors and watch the wild life go by.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
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  • 5 of 5

Wir waren vier Nächte in diesem tollen Haus. Die Ausstattung, liebevolle Details und das Ambiente übertreffen die Fotos sogar noch. Es ist wirklich an alles gedacht und das es der Besitzerin am Herzen liegt, dass sich jeder Gast wohl fühlt merkt und sieht man an vielen Details (es gibt verschiedene Kaffeesorten, Tee, eine Wärmflasche, Spiele, Bücher, DVDs, ...). Der Ort ist winzig, man sollte sich bewusst sein, dass man zum nächsten größeren Supermarkt einige Kilometer fahren muss...macht aber nichts: das örtliche Pub ist zauberhaft urig und hat irre leckeres Essen. :)

Nichts zu meckern und gerne wieder!

  • Review Submitted: May 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
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Stunning property in a beautiful location!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here during part of a longer stay in Scotland and it was perfect as an out of the way retreat for a few days of relaxation. The property is even more beautiful and perfectly decorated than it looks online with lovely furnishings and decor. Great log fire and well kitted out kitchen. Everything was so easy - the owners were great about organising our arrival and departure. The view is stunning with a little pebble beach outside the front door on the loch and with views to mountains on Skye. It's a 10 min walk to the pub which did great beer and food. Don't be put off at all by the road / pass you have to go over to get to Glenelg (I had been worried after reading some reviews of Glenelg) it is windy but not that steep and only single track for a short part - and we only ever met one other car while driving it anyway! The views are stunning so it's worth it to be honest. We did a couple of lovely walks from the property and the surrounding area is very peaceful. I couldn't recommend it highly enough!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
1.5 Miles
Glenelg to Skye car ferry
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Kyle of Lochalsh
Nearest Motorway
140 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Glenelg Inn
Nearest Ski
70 Miles
Fort William
Car: necessary

Glenelg is situated in the West Highlands and is reached over the scenic Mam Ratagan pass just after Shiel Bridge (on the A87 Inverness to Kyle road), or alternatively by ferry during the summer months from south Skye. The house is next to the shore overlooking the Isle of Skye and south to the Sound of Sleat. The Glenelg Inn is a few minutes walk away, as is the local Post Office and well stocked shop. Glenelg became famous after Gavin Maxwell wrote Ring of Bright Water at nearby Sandaig. South of the house, about 30 minutes walk, are the Glenelg Brochs, constructed around 2000 years ago and thought to be occupied by the Picts. The ferry is operational between April and October and a 5 minute crossing will take you to Kylerhea on Skye. The area is great for cycling, canoeing, fishing, horse-riding (20 minutes away) and hill-walking. Boat trips can also be arranged locally.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Glenelg, Hebrides

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid season
25 Mar 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High season
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low season
2 Sep 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £150
Pet Fee £50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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