Glenbeag Cottage
Glenelg, Ross-shire

Gavin Maxwell cottage

Glenbeag is a lovely, bright family holiday cottage in the 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 walking holidays - as relaxed or active as you wish to be. The cottage is near the Glenelg Inn and a minute's walk from the village shop and the seashore.

This part of Scotland is a magical area that includes the site of Gavin Maxwell's 'Camusfearna' at Sandaig with its gorgeous white coral beaches. Glenbeag has some of the best preserved Iron Age brochs in Scotland. Close by are formidable 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.

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, deer, eagles or a whale. Views of Skye are ever present and ever changing. Sunrises and sunsets are often amazingly colourful with the big skies and sea reflections.

Kyle of Lochalsh view
  • Sleeps - 5/6
  • Bedrooms - 3 (1 king, 1 twin, 1 single)
  • Bathrooms - 1 large
  • Sky TV, DVD, CD, MP3 players
  • Washing machine and drier
  • Dishwasher
  • Open fire
  • Picnic table and bench
  • DVDs and board games
  • Use of 2 mountain bikes
  • Short breaks welcome
  • WiFi
  • 4 star Scottish Tourist Board award
  • Kyle of Lochalsh 20 miles
  • Inverness Airport (80 miles)
  • Beaches - shingle 1 min, sandy 1 mile
  • Glenelg Inn 1 min walk
  • Village shop with post office
  • Otter hide at Kylerhea
  • Great walking and munros
  • Pony and llama trecking
  • Boat trips and wildlife spotting
  • Kayaking and sailing
  • Ferry to Skye from Glenelg
  • Eilean Donan castle 15 miles
  • Sea and river fishing
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Eilean Donan

Accommodation:

Glenbeag Cottage has been renovated and decorated to high specifications. Its good-sized gardens provide space for relaxation and games. It is comfortable and well equipped with a useful supply of games, books and maps, and has a lovely open fire in the sittingroom for cooler weeks. It is fully double glazed with electric storage and convector heaters.

The cottage is entered by a large front porch into a central hall from which all other rooms are accessed. There is a comfortable lounge / diner with open fire (also Sky TV, DVD, CD, MP3 players). The modern and well equipped kitchen has a double oven and hob, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, and benefits from welcoming underfloor heating beneath slate tiles. There is a separate utility with washing machine and tumble dryer, microwave and back door.

The 3 comfortable and good sized bedrooms (1 king-sized double, 1 twin and 1 single) have plenty of cupboard space. The white and blue bathroom benefits from a full size bath, electric shower and underfloor heating.

Directions:

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. In the centre of the village pass the Shop/Post Office on your left and turn right into the Glenelg Inn carpark. Park there. Glenbeag Cottage is through the small gate on your right.

What's included:

Electricity for storage & convector heaters, underfloor and water heating is included. Towels and bed linen are provided. There is an initial supply of coal and kindling for the open fire.

Cost and availability:

Rental periods are usually by the week, arriving Saturday 4pm, departing by 10am. Short breaks by arrangement.

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Glenbeag Cottage, Glenelg, Ross-shire, IV40 8JR, Scotland.

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Glenelg self-catering cottage

This delightful west coast cottage is in a pretty village by the sea which has the added attraction of a great shop and inn. The cottage is ideal if you want a Scottish walking holiday and is also perfect for relaxing!