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The Wee Hoose is one of 8 houses in Glenelg built for the officers of the English Redcoat Army who were serving at the famous Bernera Barracks. Bernera Barracks was one of a group of five Barracks built by the English Government in the Highlands in an effort to control the Scots in between the 1715 and 1745 Jacobite Rebellions. The Barracks today are surprisingly complete and give visitors an idea of the size and scale of the historic operation.
Nowadays the area is significantly more peaceful! Glenelg is a picturesque village strung out around the bay and set in a dramatic landscape. The local community is strong and vibrant and holiday makers will receive a warm welcome. Getting to Glenelg is an adventure in itself as you arrive by road via Mam Ratagan which goes from sea level to 1116ft, has several hairpin bends and is mostly single track. Alternatively, it is possible to arrive by ferry from the Isle of Skye on a passage across the fast flowing tidal waters on one of the last remaining turntable ferries.
Once in Glenelg you can choose to relax and enjoy the wildlife and scenery or there are ample opportunities for more active pursuits. Hills to climb, scenic walks, fishing, boat trips and a rich history to explore. It is also possible to use the Wee Hoose as the perfect base from which to explore further afield with day trips to the Isle of Skye, Plockton or the famous Eilean Donan Castle.
- Sleeps - 2
- Bedrooms - 1 kingsized double ensuite
- Bathroom - 1 with jacuzzi bath and large walk in shower
- Washing machine
- Tumble drier
- Free-sat TV with 120 channels
- Free WiFi
- Central heating throughout
- Large patio table outside
- Sorry, no pets
- Weekly lets
- Kyle of Lochalsh - 40 miles
- Inverness Airport - 80 miles
- The local pub is 60 seconds away
- Hill walking, climbing
- Bird watching
- Boat trips, otter hides, seal watching
- Fishing on sea or fresh water
- Local ferry to the Isle of Skye
The house was built in 1728, probably for an unmarried or single officer and has been renovated to a high standard leaving a traditional feel on the outside and as you can see, a very modern style on the inside. There is a luxurious double bedroom upstairs which looks on to the street and gets the morning sun. The bathroom upstairs is finished with a large corner bath/jacuzzi and powerful separate shower, is tiled throughout and has under-floor heating. The bathroom looks over the sea to The Isle of Skye. The shores of Glenelg Bay are less than 70m away.
There is a cosy sitting room on the ground floor which looks south east and gets the morning sun. It has free-sat TV, WiFi and an electric fire. The house has central heating throughout. The kitchen is very well equipped, with a washing machine, tumble drier, fridge, ice machine and cooker. The kitchen again looks out to sea.
The house is opposite the Village Shop, a licensed grocer selling nearly everything and Post Office. More importantly it's a very short walk to the local pub, The Glenelg Inn. Fresh food is cooked to order every day down at the Inn and often there is live music. Fishing can be organised on The River Mhor and hill-lochs in the area and indeed at sea. Boat trips can be organised at Plockton, Kyle and out of Armadale with Seafari and again by special arrangement here in Glenelg.
Road access to Glenelg is over the Ratagan Pass, a minor but well maintained road off the main A87 to Kyle of Lochalsh.
Central heating is included in the price.
Bed linen and towels are provided.
Cost and availability:
The Wee Hoose is rented out throughout the year. Change over day is Saturday, depart by 10am and check in after 2pm.
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The Wee Hoose, Glenelg, Kyle of Lochalsh, Ross-shire, IV40 8JR Scotland