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.
- House1506 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs1
- Min. Stay6 - 7 nights
House in Glenelg, Scottish Highlands, Scotland - Extremely Peaceful With Beach Across the Road, 5 Minute Walk to Local Shop and Glenelg Inn
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- 12 Nov 2018
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 Glenelg
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.
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Fantastic location; spacious, comfortable home
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.
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.
Nice house in a beautiful location.
Fantastic scenery, a peaceful and tranquil place. Lovely little village, with a cute little cafe and fantastic food at the local pub. Lots of places to walk, ideal for cycling and not too far from Skye bridge. Owner extremely helpful replacing the kettle when it broke down. House has plenty of space for large families or groups, nice big kitchen for cooking together.
The view from the property was stunning.
The property was clean, tidy and well equipped. A very comfortable place to stay. The local pub is friendly and the menu excellent.
Spacious, well looked after house
We had a lovely time with the whole family. (Three generations). the house is spacious well equipped with everything we needed. It is clean, cozy and warm, when the weather was less friendly. Although quite remote, it is nice that there is a shop to get essential!
The locations is wonderful, so close to the water. Beautiful views and a good place to explore the area from. We enjoyed our crossings on the turn table ferry, and the beautiful drive on the other side on Skye. But also the immediate surroundings of Glenelg, the Brochs and the coast line on the way to Arnisdale and Corran are full of treasures. I would like to come again and for further explorations and more walking!
Wonderful location and large spacious house.
Seaview is a comfortable, spacious house with a fully enclosed garden which was great for our dog. The bathrooms have been uogtaded and are clean with good showers. The bedrooms are large as is the living space. The view out the front window is stunning - directly actoss the water is Skye. There is a small shop for essentials which also houses a post office with part time hours. The Im is only a five minute walk away and well worth having a meal at although booking is recommended. There is s good park with swings, etc and a football pitch with goals.
Directly across the water is Skye and taking the 5 minute turntable ferry is a must.
Our whole family and dog had a great holiday and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Seaview as a destination.
Very spacious for our large family, clean, comfy beds, great base for visiting Skye, loved the ferry
Quiet, friendly village,
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.
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.
Closest town is Kyle of Lochalsh which is 26 miles away
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