This three bedroom property close to the Isle of Skye is able to sleep up to six people. This single storey detached cottage has belonged to the owner’s family for generations, and is positioned by the bay in Glenelg. Just 10 miles from the main route to the Isle of Skye and lovingly restored, this cottage provides welcoming accommodation amidst stunning scenery. With an open fire in the sitting room, a cosy dining area, a well equipped fitted kitchen and three bedrooms, the property is well suited for a family break or a trip with friends.
Amenities: Night storage heaters with open fire in sitting room. Electric oven & hob, micr...owave, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV with basic Sky package, DVD, radio. Electricity & starter pack for open fire inc. in rent. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Cot on request. Off road parking for three cars. Gravelled area with furniture. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop & pub 1 mile.
Region: From the lush green farmlands of the Borders to the ruggedness of the Highlands, the Scots are proud of their land and identity. Scotland also has some of Britain’s best beaches with glorious stretches of clean sand over which to roam.
Town: Situated just 10 miles from the main route to Skye is the small coastal village of Glenelg. Set on the shores of the Sound of Sleat, the village is surrounded by incredible, rugged scenery and has preserved its unspoilt beauty and sense of isolation, despite being within easy reach of the area’s tourist attractions. Overlooking Skye, Glenelg is situated on a route once used by drovers from the island, crossing over the narrow Kyle Rhea straits to bring their cattle to market. Just a couple of miles away, on the Arnisdale road, visitors can find Sandaig bay – referred to as "Camusfearna" by Gavin Maxwell in his novel Ring of Bright Water. There is even a cairn for his beloved otter, Edal. Glenelg is also home to the best preserved Pictish Brochs on mainland Scotland and is the site of the ruins of Bernera Barracks - an 18th Century garrison for English government troops that still stands next to the village.
All prices are inclusive of the booking fee. Winter Short Breaks (WSB) are available at many properties in the "Winter" period - subject to availability. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. Off Season Breaks (OSB) are available at many properties in parts of the "Low" and "Mid" periods - subject to availability. The price for a 3 night break is either 75% of the normal weekly rental or, if it is higher, the quoted Winter Short Break price. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. OSBs can be booked within a calendar month of the start date of the holiday. "Last Minute Breaks" (LMB) are available at most properties throughout the "LOW", "MID", "HIGH", "PEAK", "XMAS" and "NEW YEAR" periods. The price for a 3 night break is either 65% of the normal weekly rental or, if it is higher, the quoted Winter Short Break price. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. LMBs can be booked within one week of the start date of the holiday.
Left on 11/01/2011 for a stay in August 2011 | Cook/Wood productions
great location, friendly people, well equipped cottage. Internal layout of the cottage was unusual, and the suite looked fine but was smaller than average so was uncomfortable for an evening by the fire. plenty to explore and places to visit for day trips too. Great little ferry!
Ian and Cynthia Nicholson
Newcastle upon Tyne
Memorable holiday in an idyllic setting
Left on 09/22/2011 for a stay in June 2011 | Ian and Cynthia Nicholson
The situation of Roddy's Cottage far exceeded the expectations raised by the brochure and the website. With its views down the Sound of Sleat and across to Skye it would have been very easy just to sit in the visitor friendly garden enjoying the views and not bothering with all the other features this area has to offer. Our experience was further enhanced by the very warm welcome given to us by the owners Graham and Lilian who were attentive without being in any way intrusive. Their welcome pack was most appreciated and the duck eggs were a whole new breakfast experience! The cottage itself was immaculate and probably the best holiday let we have ever had. We have already booked for next year!
Left on 08/19/2011 for a stay in June 2011 | A.J.S.
This is the best holiday cottage we have ever stayed in. Warm, comfortable, nicely decorated and well equiped; very friendly and considerate owners; a stunningly beautiful location; and a lovely walk along the sea shore to the pretty village and friendly local pub. Perfect! The only hard part was leaving at the end of our holiday.
Fantastic seclusion by the sea
Left on 03/10/2011 for a stay in January 2011 | Helen Freer
Roddys cottage is set in a wonderful location by the sea. You can sit in the window and watch the 4 seasons in one hour ( as happens at any time of the year in the highlands !) with the log fire roaring to keep you toasty warm.
You can walk out of the door and explore the coast line watching great wildlife. It is walking distance to the pub which does amazing food and very freindly.
The cottage is well equiped with everything you would need whilst staying. The fire is great after a day exploring and otter hunting. With a washer and dryer there are no worries about getting dirty as my 9 year old did every day.
We stayed for New year and the locals were really welcoming however i would love to return in the summer to be able to get the ferry over to Skye.
Left on 01/07/2011 for a stay in November 2010 | fantastic time
lovely cottage, friendly and helpful owners, fantastic scenary, friendly locals, good pub, good food, really enjoyed our stay in Scotland, had no idea how dramatic the scenary would be and it was wonderful.
Pure dead brilliant
Left on 07/14/2010 for a stay in May 2010 | Pete Kemp
Stunning location, quiet peaceful sitiuation ideal to unwind.
Tranquil and scenic holiday
Left on 06/04/2010 for a stay in March 2010 | Hutchinson
Wonderful location, lovely and clean cottage. Owner could not have been more helpful or kind. Roaring fire welcomed us and fresh duck eggs from his farm along with other bits and pieces were waiting for us. Beautiful walks and car journeys to Sheena's tea hut - great experience !! Would highly recommend.
Lucy and Anna
Great View, Great Break
Left on 04/18/2010 for a stay in February 2010 | Lucy and Anna
Really enjoyed out break, the weather was cold, and the cottage remote but still not far from the main road to Skye and Plockton.
The area is beautiful and you just outside the town which gives it a pleasant remoteness, that gives the feeling of solitude and peace. We're glad the village has its very own snow plough to keep the road open. Every morning was a delight to wake up with great views and such peace, the water and hills were beautiful. The open fire heated the house, whilst central heating system means either way you'll stay warm.
Jean and Chris
Dumfries and Galloway
Cosy, tranquil with superb views
Left on 12/20/2009 for a stay in October 2009 | Jean and Chris
Overall, very welcoming and equipped (would perhaps have liked a little more coal to start off with as we went in October, the shop was shut on Sunday and we arrived late on Saturday). Otherwise, comfy, cosy and well equipped in a wonderfully scenic area.
Very reasonably priced with friendly, obliging owners.
We were in dire need of a total rest and that's exactly what we got!
Nothing to dislike, but we understood the cottage had only recently become available to rent, and perhaps could have done with a bit more local information - nearest doctors, dentists, chemists, vets etc (which thankfully we DIDN'T need) and the nearest garage - which we DID need and struggled to look up in phone book as we weren't sure where anywhere was! Otherwise, we can't wait to go back!
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