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The Old Post Office - stunning views to Skye

Cottage -
2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Glenelg, Lochalsh, Scottish Highlands, Scotland
The Old Post Office lies in the heart of Glenelg, opposite the village store and a minutes walk from the Glenelg Inn. Built in 1723 to house the English Captains stationed at nearby Bernera barracks following the Jacobite uprisings, this historic cottage provides the perfect base for walking, cycling, bird watching and sightseeing,

A gentle stroll down the single-tracked lane takes you down along the sea front to a quiet pebbled beach with crystal clear water and breath taking views over to Skye. A perfect spot for a bracing swim or a beach bar-b-que.
A short bike ride inland brings you to two Pictish Brochs and further along the coast a leisurely walk through woodland brings you to Sandaig, former home to author Gavin Maxwell who wrote 'Ring of Bright Waters' For serious walkers, climb the Five sisters of Kintail or explore...
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Listing #HL109752
About the Owner
Lucy H
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:February 2007
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Directions and entry information are provided at the time of booking so guests can arrive at anytime after the entry time of 3pm without needing to arrange a specific time to meet to pick up keys etc. We take a hands-off approach and allow guests to get on and enjoy their stay but if guests need help or advice we are on hand to help as required. Contact numbers are provided once your booking has been confirmed.
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Reviewed 29 September 2018

Stayed here in Sept 2018 H We had a great time at the old post office it's nice and cosy with everything you'd need, it's very close to the shop and pub which is a godsend in this rather remote village, there are some great...More

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Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

The Old Post Office is a wonderful place to stay, the views from the rear decking are spectacular. The accommodation is cosy and very well equipped it is perfect for exploring and Skye is within easy access via the Glenelg Ferry. We had a wonderful...More

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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile


Lucy793, VR Owner at The Old Post Office - stunning views to Skye, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018


  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Ocean Views
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
Please note we only offer weekly lets from Saturday to Saturday - additional nights will be charged at the full weekly rate. Please treat our cottage with respect and report all...
    1 Full bath
    1 Full
    2 Twins
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  • Damage Deposit: R 1 804 / stay - Deposit
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About the neighbourhood
We have wonderful holidays in Glenelg. There is so much to do in and around the village and the locals are very friendly! The village beach is pebbly with crystal clear water. The water is COLD but swimming is possible, particularly at the end of the summer when the water is warmer. Our children spend hours building stone sculptures and shell collecting is also high on the beach agenda as is crabbing from the jetty where some monster crabs have been caught at high tide. Theres always plenty of firewood for beach fires (village store normally has supply of marshmallows for toasting) and our little green bucket bar-b-que is great for al fresco eating. Its also a great spot for spotting porpoises and other wildlife.

Our other favourite beach is at Sandaig where author Gavin Maxwell lived wit...
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How to get there
From Edinburgh: Take the M9; exit Junction 10, Callander & Crianlarich onto A84. Follow A84 which becomes A85 to Crianlarich and continue on A82 through Glencoe and on to Fort William.

(There are good rest breaks at Tyndrum (Green Welly Stop) and at the Glencoe National Trust visitors Centre just before Glencoe village. Also very easy MacDonalds in Fort William!)

From Fort William follow the A82 for Spean Bridge and Inverness.
At Invergarry turn left on to the A87 and follow signs for Kyle of Lochalsh.
At Shiel Bridge turn left, signposted Glenelg. (there is a petrol station before the turn off on the left and signposts for the Glenelg ferry)

This very steep road takes you up and over Mam Ratagan. Great views of the 5 sisters of Kintail when you get to the top. And then down into...
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Horse Riding Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.1 km.
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