Self-catering cottages to rent in the Highlands
Glenelg, By Kyle of Lochalsh, Wester Ross
Uninterrupted views over the sea to the Isle of Skye find a hideaway with a highland garden, near The War Memorial at Glenelg. From here amazing uninterrupted views over the sea to the Isle of Skye - just like the original Skye Ferry which still sails this ancient crossing, The Brochs, The Barracks, the famous War Memorial and Glenelg itself.
You can climb, walk, BBQ, picnic, drive, snorkel, cycle, row, run, canoe, drink, shout, dive, water-ski, swim, wake-board, fish and go for REAL adventures at sea. All can be organised locally. Bespoke adventures at sea can encompass really quite a large stretch of coast, anywhere from Ardnamurchan to Applecross, from Kinloch Hourn to the Island of Rhum and include famous pubs, restaurants and hotels, for lunch, dinner or drinks or visit secret beaches, bays and islands for BBQs and picnics. Porpoises, seals, basking sharks, dolphins, humpbacks, minke whales, sea-eagles, otters and many other creatures are frequently sighted along the coast.
But if you find yourself sitting, reading a book maybe a hot tub and BBQ heating up, on a warm, sunny evening, a stone's throw from the sea, a big G&T at your side ... you might find you can't really get much closer to paradise!
- Kyle of Lochalsh - 25 miles, 7 miles by sea
- Inverness Airport - 80 miles
- Kyle of Lochalsh station -
25 miles/14 miles by ferry
- Glenelg Inn in the village
- Golf courses on Skye,
Kyle and Loch Carron
- Walking, climbing, fishing
- Adventures at sea
- Wildlife watching
- Pony trekking
- Sight seeing
A perfect place to stay for a honeymoon or romantic break.
Directions to Glenelg
Take the A87 towards Kyle of Lochalsh, turn left at Sheil Bridge. Follow the road for 9 miles over Mam Ratagan Pass to Glenelg.
The Green House is a romantic hideaway for two – a private cabin by the sea, overlooking the Isle of Skye.
From here, you can hear waves lapping against the pebble beach and watch clouds formed by the Atlantic Ocean roll over blue-tinted hills. This experience would suit independent and intrepid folk who feel comfortable with wheelbarrows and building fires!
Glenelg is very remote. The only road link is a single-track road that climbs to a height of 339 metres over Mam Ratagan via a series of hairpin bends with gradients of up to 20% before dropping down to sea level as it reaches Glenelg (10 miles from the main road).
Glenelg, By Kyle of Lochalsh, Wester Ross, Scotland