A lovely self catering cottage in Glenelg in the Highlands of Scotland
Smithy Cottage is a semi-detached holiday cottage situated in historic and scenic Glenelg village in the Highlands of Scotland. The cosy cottage provides accommodation for up to 4 people. It is situated about 1 mile from the beach with views over to the Isle of Skye.>
Smithy Cottage was once the home of the village blacksmith and provides the ideal location for holidaymakers, naturalists, hill-walkers or those simply seeking a peaceful Highland retreat. The village of Glenelg has a small shop and an excellent pub less than ¾ of a mile away. Nearby are the famous ruins of ancient Pictish brochs as well as the ruins of General Wade's 17th-century barracks. Excellent walking is a short drive away on Ben Sgritheall and the mountain ridges of Glen Shiel or more gentle walks around the local coastline.
The ferry to the Isle of Skye is approximately 2 miles away and operates from Easter to mid October. This is the last remaining turntable ferry in the UK and can take up to six cars. Crossing the Kylerhea narrows to Skye is a unique experience not to be missed.
The area is noted for it's abundant wildlife including otters, seals, golden eagles and sea eagles. During the summer the sea eagles are seen most days and have become a popular tourist attraction as they hunt for fish near the ferry. Also nearby are the Sandaig Islands where Gavin Maxwell based his book "Ring of bright water".
Ground floor: Living/dining room. kitchen. conservatory. bathroom with toilet.
Steep stairs to small attic rooms with low ceilings: 2 bedrooms: 1 double bedroom, 1 single bedroom with additional futon.
Heating by night storage heaters. All electricity and bed linen included. Electric cooker and microwave. Parking for 2 cars. No smoking. One well behaved pet welcome.