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view from cottage to sea

Glenelg, Kyle, Highlands, Scotland

Skipper's Cottage is located in the welcoming village of Glenelg in an area of natural, outstanding beauty. It was originally built as a home for the skipper of a local landowner's yacht and is situated a mere 25 metres from the shore of the Sound of Sleat with magnificent views to the Isle of Skye. It is a walkers' paradise with coastal, hill and river walks from the front door and more challenging munroes a short distance away. There are endless possibilities for birdwatching, seal and otter spotting, kayaking and sailing.

Visit the ruins of the enigmatic iron age brochs in tranquil Glen Beag or the more austere ruins of Hanoverian barracks that give a glimpse into the history of Glenelg. Hop across to Skye on the Glenelg ferry, one of the oldest of its kind, a five minute crossing through the swirling waters and perhaps spot a sea eagle or porpoises en route to exploring the many attractions of the island.

Skipper's Cottage is just five minutes' walk from the village shop, the cafe in the community hall and the Glenelg Inn, renowned for its excellent sea food and convivial bar with lively music sessions and banter. Skippers is a perfect place to relax and unwind in the peaceful setting with its stunning views and ever changing light. Inspirational for artists and photographers alike.

And Glenelg is even twinned with Mars!

  • Sleeps - 4
  • Bedrooms - 2 (1 double, 1 twin)
  • Bathrooms - 1 (with shower)
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Microwave
  • Coal fire
  • TV and stereo
  • Free Wifi
  • Garden with burn running down to the sea
  • Garden furniture and barbeque
  • Pets welcome - 1 dog
  • Weekend breaks
    and short breaks available in winter
  • Airport - Inverness 80 miles
  • Station - Kyle of Lochalsh 25 miles
  • Award-winning Glenelg Inn 500m,
    Tea Room in Community Centre 750m
  • Village shop
  • Golf: Isle of Skye Golf Club, 43 miles
  • Pony trekking:
    Glenshiel Highland Pony Trekking, 14km
  • Bicycle rental: Glenelg Bike Shed, 500m
  • Boat rental: Skye upper Breakish, 31 miles
  • Dolphin, otter and seal watching
  • Diving: Skye upper Breakish, 31 miles
  • Fishing:
    trout fishing in local Glenmore river, 0.5 miles
  • Walking
  • Glenelg Brochs
  • Ferry to Skye
Skippers cottage sitting room


Skipper's Cottage was built to house the captain of the yacht of the local landowner and is located on the shore just opposite the pier at Glenelg. The cottage has recently been renovated to a high standard whilst maintaining a warm and cosy atmosphere with the original wood panelled walls, varnished floors and open fireplace.

The cottage is accessed through the front hallway which has a coat rack and an old traditional pull up clothes dryer. The kitchen is fully equipped and includes a dishwasher, washing machine and microwave. The living room is cosy and warm with a coal fire, sofa, TV and the dining table.

There are two bedrooms: the front bedroom has a double bed and a sea view, the second bedroom, with twin beds, looks out over the garden towards the mountains. The bathroom is panelled in white wood and includes a shower.

Outside, the garden is slightly sloping, with its own private burn running into the sea - it adds to the charm and atmosphere but please be careful. There is garden furniture and a barbeque available or you can have your own barbeque on the beach at sunset in front of the house.


From Inverness: In Inverness, take the A82 along Loch Ness to Invermoriston and turn right onto the Skye road to Kyle of Lochalsh and at Shiel Bridge follow signs for Glenelg. 15km/9m on the Old Military Road and you are 'home'. (2 hours)

From Glasgow:Take the A82 along Loch Lomond to Crianlarich, stay on the A82 to Invergarry, and turn left onto the A87 at the A887 turn left to Kyle of Lochalsh and at Shiel Bridge follow signs for Glenelg. (4 hours and 20 minutes)

From Edinburgh: Take the M90-A9 direction Inverness, turn off at Dalwhinnie and follow the A86 till Spean Bridge, turn right on the A82 to Invergarry there turn left onto the A87 turn left to Kyle of Lochalsh and at Shiel Bridge follow signs for Glenelg. (4 hours)

What's included:

Electric heating is included along with coal and kindling for the fire.
Bed linen and towels are provided.
Pets: 1 dog welcome, no extra charge.

Cost and availability:

Friday is change over day. Check out 10am, check in 4pm
Weekend and short breaks available in winter, do ask.
Discounts for longer stays upon request.

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Glenelg cottage with sea view

This pretty cottage by the sea is set in an enviable position looking over the Sound of Sleat to Skye. A Glenelg holiday offers amazing walking, bird watching, wildlife spotting, archealogical sites, trips on the ferry to Skye and with the bonus of a shop and fabulous inn within walking distance!