Glenbeag Cottage is a lovely, bright 4* family holiday home in the magical west highland coastal village of Glenelg, overlooking the Sound of Sleat to the Isle of Skye. This self catering cottage is an ideal location for wildlife, beach, water or hill based holidays, as relaxed or active as you wish to be. The cottage is near the renowned Glenelg Inn and a minutes walk from the village shop and the seashore. It is in a stunning area that includes the site of Gavin Maxwell’s ‘Camusfearna’ at Sandaig with its white coral beaches. Glenbeag has some of the best preserved Iron Age brochs. Close by are Munros including Beinn Sgritheall and the Five Sisters of Kintail. And you may still ‘sail over the sea to Skye’ on the traditional Glenelg ferry crossing at Kylerhea.
Cottage in Glenelg, Nr. Kyle of Lochalsh, Scottish Highlands, Scotland - Close To Beaches, Glenelg Inn And Village Shop
- Calendar last updated:
- 13 Nov 2018
About Ian Selmes
Glenbeag Cottage has been created as a relaxing and comfortable family holiday home, incorporating all those things we have found attractive and useful when staying at other self-catering cottages. Since opening in 2007 Glenbeag Cottage has been visited by guests from UK and all over the world, many have visited a number of times. We must have got many things right.
What makes this Cottage unique
We visit frequently because we enjoy the community of Glenelg, the seafood, amazing scenery, excellent walking, kayaking, cycling and wildlife of the area.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Lovely, very well equipped cottage. Everything that we could have needed was provided.
Glenelg is a beautiful spot, with plenty of lovely walks nearby. The Glenelg Inn was very warm and welcoming with delicious food. We would definately go back.
We are very glad to hear that Glenbeag Cottage provided for all your needs. That is what we have tried to create, a comfortable retreat.
Glenelg is such an amazing environment for its spectacular landscape, skies, wildlife, woodlands and beaches, that we always find lots to do too.
We look forward to welcoming your back.
Lovely 7-day Visit to Glenelg
This was our favorite cottage (and village) and wished we could have stayed longer. Cottage was meticulously clean (we removed our shoes at the entry, as it felt instinctive to do so), fabulous kitchen and laundry, bath and shower were sparkling. Rooms were very comfortable and cheery—loved the colors. Local community was so friendly. Although we missed a tour day because of the hurricane, we were happy to stay home. The Glenelg Inn, steps away, was a great place to eat. Loved the food and the people whom we met. Be sure to visit the barracks—steps away, 2 brochs, the Wagon (teeny cafe), very near the brochs and the Hut, in Corran. Local small shop in village (for groceries) was well-stocked. From Glenelg we took two separate day trips to Skye. Eilean Donan Castle was along the way. Sheep, local dogs and bunnies were part of the adventure. Many thanks for a beautiful experience.
It is always great to hear about guests enjoying all the things we ourselves enjoy about the Glenelg area and that Glenbeag Cottage served their needs well. We have tried to make it a home from home that people look forward to returning to after each day of adventures.
Fabulous cottage in Glenelg
Had a brilliant time at Glenelg and this was in no small part to the fabulous accommodation. The house is high spec and has everything you’d need. WiFi could be better as I had 3 teenagers and no matter how much time we spent outdoors they still needed good WiFi when we returned to cottage. That’s not such a big thing for me but thought I should say. Anyway no qualms about recommending.
Very glad to hear you had a great holiday staying at Glenbeag Cottage and enjoyed so much the Glenelg area. There is so much to do and see. We try to equip the cottage with all you might need on holiday so it is always good to hear you found it so. Internet speeds are slower in many parts of rural and coastal Scotland and Glenelg is one of those places unfortunately.
Perfect location for us
Very glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Glenbeag Cottage, especially its location. Glenelg Bay and the view across the narrow Sound of Sleat to Skye is certainly one of our ideal views too. Great walking on beaches and hills and on the way to Arnisdale and Corran on Loch Hourn.
Excellent cottage,great position.
Everything was perfect even the weather!
We are really happy to hear that you enjoyed staying at Glenbeag Cottage. It has been equipped and presented with many years experience of self-catering ourselves. Glad to hear the weather behaved. It is turning into another great summer in Glenelg.
Absolutely fabulous place cottage brilliant and locol people great.
Best holiday we have had cottage is fantastic everything you need and more. Inn next door is great friendly and fantastic food value for money. Will definitely be returning to Glenelg next year well worth the journey.
Thank you. We are really glad to hear that you had a great holiday staying at Glenbeag Cottage and that you found everything there that you needed. We have tried to include everything that we have found useful when self-catering. It is brilliant to hear that Glenelg was as good destination for you as we always find it.
Special interest holidays:
Glenbeag Cottage is an ideal location for wildlife, beach, water or hill based holidays, as relaxed or active as you wish to be. It is in a stunning area that includes the site of Gavin Maxwell’s ‘Camusfearna’ at Sandaig with its white sand and coral beaches. Glenbeag has some of the best preserved Iron Age brochs. Close by are Munros including Beinn Sgritheall and the Five Sisters of Kintail, South GlenShiel ridge and Knoydart. And you may still ‘sail over the sea to Skye’ on the traditional Glenelg ferry crossing at Kylerhea. The local wildlife includes sea otters, white-tailed sea eagles, golden eagle, red deer and pine marten.
The shore with views across The Sleet to Skye is one minutes walk away. There are two other pebble and sand beaches within 5 minutes walk and the huge sand beach at Bernera, on the way to the Glenelg Ferry, 20 minutes walk or 5 minutes drive away. There is a pier within 5 minutes walk. Boats and kayaks may also be launched from the beaches.
From Inverness take the A82 south to Loch Ness. At Invermoriston turn right onto the A887 which joins the A87.
Or from Fort William take the A87 north turning left at Invergarry signposted to Kyle of Lochalsh. On A87 after passing the Cluanie Inn continue to Shiel Bridge. Immediately beyond the shop and service station turn left to Glenelg. Climb over the spectacular Mam Ratagan Pass, continuing down Glenmor to Glenelg.
Use of a car is essential though some people do cycle the Highlands.
Glenelg is 20 miles south of Kyle of Lochalsh. Nearby are Eilean Donan Castle, Plockton, Loch Duich and Knoydart. The village is approached by the spectacular Mam Ratagan Pass from Shiel Bridge. A variety of sand or shingle beaches are from 1 to 20 minutes walk; protected bays and exposed rocky peninsulas abound. Wonderful wildlife includes the chance of seeing otters, eagles or a whale. Views of Skye are ever present and ever changing. Sunrises and sunsets are often amazingly colourful.
The Glenelg Shop is open Monday to Saturday and is remarkably well stocked with a variety of groceries, fruit & veg, bread & milk, and daily papers. The petrol station at Shiel Bridge also has a shop and small café, and there are several small grocery stores and a larger Co-op store in Kyle of Lochalsh.
Sheena’s Tea Hut in Corran is a must during the summer, and there is a yurt café open at the organic salad farm in Glenbeag, near the second Broch, Dun Telve.
There is a small gift shop in Glenelg main street, and souvenirs & postcards are sold at Glenelg Shop and at the Glenelg ferry jetty in the summer.
The Glenelg Inn has a great atmosphere, huge log fire, good bar meals as well as a lovely restaurant (please check opening in Winter).
Booking Notes: To book please complete and send the Booking Form on the Glenbeag Cottage website. You will receive an email invoice to pay a non-returnable deposit of £150 per week, The remainder of the cost should then be paid no less than six weeks before your visit begins. We will then send you arrival details. If you are booking within six weeks of your visit then the initial invoice will be for the full cost of the rental and should be paid immediately. Changeover Day: Saturdays.