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The Old Post Office - stunning views to Skye

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Beautiful views over Kylerhea to Skye
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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 few hours
Interaction with guests
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 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


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Reviewed 30 October 2017

It was a lovely well equipped cottage. Our boys 10 and 14 had great fun playing with the Lego. The area is fantastic, lots to do and great walks. We went there to see the area after I read Ring of Bright Water many many...More

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  • 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
    2 Twins
    1 Full
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  • Damage Deposit: R 1 962 / 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 with his otters and wrote “Ring of Bright Waters” There is a good walk (approx 40 minutes) down through the forest to the beach. A large boulder marks the spot where Maxwell's home, Camusfearna stood before being destroyed by fire. It's a wonderful and secluded place to explore. If you've brought bikes with you, try cycling to the Brochs a few miles south of Glenelg. These ancient stone towers, thought to be built by families of Picts some two thousand years ago are some of the best preserved in Scotland. If you follow the road to the end, you will find a little cafe operating out of a gypsy caravan and a yurt which really does brew espressos and lattes! For serious mountain bikers we have found three superb natural rides which take you into remote and beautiful terrain - all starting in Glenelg. If you prefer your adventures on foot, there are several mountains in the immediate area. Beinn Sgritheall at Arnisdale, The Five Sisters at Kintail and several peaks at Cluanie should present ample challenges for even the most experienced walker. You can cross to Skye on the community run Glenelg to Kylerhea ferry which operates from Easter through to October. This is proving to be a popular way of observing the resident Sea Eagle which resides in the local area and can often be seen fishing in this stretch of water. There is an Otter hide on the Kylerhea side, a short walk from the ferry point. This crossing provides a good starting point for exploring Skye. Try a circular route, crossing on the ferry and returning over the Skye bridge and via Kyle of Lochalsh. The Glenelg Inn is very friendly and a good place to mix with locals and visitors alike. It often hosts local musicians and ceilidh bands on summer evenings. Kev, the bar manager and Sheila the owner are very accomodating to children. Further afield: The Fairy Pools, Skye Sea kayaking at Kyleakin Five Sisters of Kintail and Falls of Glomach Eilean Donan castle Balmacara woodland. Scottish National Trust. Calum's seal trips from pituresque village of Plockton Glass bottom boat from Kyle Bright Waters visitors centre, Kyleakin, Skye. Pony trekking at Ratagan and Glenshiel This property is new to Holiday Lettings but we have always received positive feedback. Here is our latest comment left by some satisfied guests at New Year: 'We had a really good holiday in Glenelg and the cottage was very comfortable indeed. It is well equipped and the information you provided was most helpful. Not all holiday lets work well all year round but The Old Post Office is ideal for a winter break - the stove providing that boost of heat and comfort when coming back after a day in the hills. We spent each day walking or cycling but the cottage would have been a perfect bolthole if the weather had been too challenging. I will give TripAdvisor my attention at some point but be assured we were very happy with the accommodation and appreciated the extra thought you have put into making it such a pleasant base for a holiday in a beautiful part of Scotland.'
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 Glenelg. Follow the road right down into the village and when the road forks , keep to the left. The house is opposite the village shop and is number 3. (second from the left as you face the row of terraces.) OR: Take the M9-A9 Exit at Dalwhinnie onto the A889. Join A86 signposted Fort William. Follow directions above from Fort William. Fort William - Glenelg: Allow 1 hr 20 mins. You are welcome to arrive anytime after 3pm. There is a keysafe at the cottage for entry. Please email Lucy the owner for the code.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Horse Riding Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.1 km
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