Glenelg is located in the Lochalsh region of the Highlands, in Western Scotland. It consists of a scattering of small, rural communities, the largest of which is Kirkton of Glenelg. From March to October, a ferry runs between Glenelg holiday cottages and Kylerhea on the Isle of Skye, across the powerful currents which fill the narrows separating the island from the mainland. It is a beautiful crossing, during which sea eagles are often spotted. Stroll to a hilltop or the coast near your cottage and you will be rewarded with breathtaking views across the sea to the Sandaig Islands, Isle Ornsay, Rum and Eigg.
Roddy’s Cottage is a charming, remote waterside cottage in Glenelg. Roddy’s is the perfect place to relax and take in the stunning Highland scenery and sea views. Three bedrooms as well as a fully-equipped kitchen and, of course, an open fire.
The road from Glenelg to Arnisdale and Corran is considered one of Scotland’s most impressive drives. It is a steep and winding road, which climbs to the summit of Mam Ratagan Pass, 1,100ft above sea level. Sheena’s Tea Hut is a popular stop, with homemade cake and a mountainous backdrop. There are many historical landmarks to look out for in and around Glenelg, including the ferry slipway, designed by Thomas Telford in 1818. There is a small lighthouse at the ferry terminal which houses a gift shop.
Exploring the village from your Glenelg holiday cottage, you will find a small shop with a post office, selling a good range of local produce. The Glenelg Inn stands at the waterside, with spectacular views across the Kyle Rhea strait, towards Skye. Classic Scottish dishes, whiskies and ales are served, and there is a lovely garden for the warmer months. Self-catering holidays in Glenelg are ideal for visitors who want to enjoy scenic walks along the coast and lochs which surround the village. Look out for deer and golden eagles as you explore the rugged countryside. There are several challenging peaks in the area for keen hikers, including Sgurr Fhuaran and Beinn Fhada.