House in Glenelg, Scottish Highlands, Scotland - Extremely Peaceful With Beach Across the Road, 5 Minute Walk to Local Shop and Glenelg Inn
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.
Pets allowed by agreement
Minimum age of primary renter:18
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Lovely house to accommodate a large group, set within stunning surroundings. We never want to leave at the end of our holiday. This is our third year here as a big family and it feels like Glenelg just gets better and better. Everything was fantastic the only thing I would say though is the sofas need updating, my elderly father struggled getting on and off them.
This is a great location with dramatic views over The Sound of Sleat - a scenic delight out of the front windows in all weathers and all light conditions. We had lots of room and slept in comfortable beds. The house was warm and cosy with an excellent TV. Catering was well provided for in a large and well-equipped kitchen.
We fished from the front doorstep (almost) and successfully foraged for fungi locally.
When we felt like it, the village pub served great meals and live music. Friendly neighbours and local folk made the whole week a one to remember. Thank you David.
A wonderful week
Thirty years ago my wife and I honeymooned in the Highlands. This year we decided to take our now adult children and their partners away for a week to celebrate. One had to drop out due to work commitments so we had seven adults staying at Sea View and it was excellent. Well appointed and comfortable, with magnificent views across to Skye. Being the Highlands we were out from dawn to dusk enjoying the magnificent country but in the evenings Sea View was the perfect base. Room to eat together, good cooking facilities, space to read or play card games etc . We thoroughly enjoyed our week and wouldn't hesitate to recommend Sea View to anybody considering a break in this beautiful country.
Sea view Glenelg
Great holiday rental, as described, comfortably furnished with everything you need. Would come back again.
Fantastic views, great place to unwind
Thank you we loved our week at seaview. Wildlife was out in force with pine martins, birds, deer and otters all making an appearance. The local mountain rescue were also amazing, thankfully they didn’t need to go further than our cottage as our missing party returned rather cold and wet but safe.
My main concern is that the property is listed as being suitable for children of all ages and that there is a cot and high chair, this is true but to be honest they were not in a very good state. The high chair was dirty and the harness was not the correct one and was not fit for purpose. The cot is a travel cot that was again dirty/stained and had no bottom sheet luckily we took blankets with us for our little one, the stair gate is not much use either we had to adapt it to fit but not ideal. If you are taking children younger than 4yrs be prepared to improvise.
Fantastic place to relax and unwind with family. Highly recommend visit to walled garden in applecross if you like driving in the highlands and loch Caron Spar a must if your upthat way.
Sea View Glenelg
The house was nice and clean (apart from the oven) and very well equipped. The beds were very comfortable and the bed linen lovely, fresh and clean. The lounge furniture however wasn't so good with uncomfortable settees. It didn't matter to us as there was only three in our party and the weather was superb so we spent a lot of time outside but for a larger party it could be inadequate. All in all we had a lovely stay at Sea View
I suspect it is the style of the Settees that were not liked there is athree seater and two each two seaters. Ovens are very difficult to keep clean, evry few years we relpace them.
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