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The Old Manse

Glendale, Isle of Skye
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Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 4
Change Sun
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
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At a glance

  • Peaceful location in the tranquil hamlet of Glendale with open countryside views
  • Gather together for sociable suppers around the dining table then relax in front the woodburner in the cosy lounge
  • Explore the open countryside from the front door and spot sea wildlife on a clifftop walk
Property code: CA363

A four-bedroom property in one of the prettiest parts of Skye, perfect for families or friends seeking a luxurious base from which to explore the delights of the island.

Set in a beautiful secluded spot in the tranquil hamlet of Glendale in the far northwest of the Isle of Skye, this delightful house makes a wonderful retreat for up to eight guests. With sweeping views taking in the white crofts and Loch Pooltiel, this is a fantastic getaway ideal for a larger family or for two families holidaying together. This is a haven for nature-lovers, with opportunities for breathtaking walks or for glimpsing basking sharks, whales, eagles and otters. Perfect for exploring the Trotternish, Waternish and Duirinish peninsulas, this cosy property is ideally situated for a unique holiday experience.

 

This welcoming and cheerful house has been thoughtfully renovated and attractively furnished to provide cosy and inviting accommodation, and is set in a remote but glorious part of this picturesque island. The light and spacious living areas provide a peaceful backdrop to your holiday and are perfectly complemented by the four bright and welcoming bedrooms which have been tastefully decorated. The property also features two bathrooms and two shower rooms to help keep waiting times to a minimum in the mornings.

 

Stepping into this charming home, the hallway is an ideal space for hanging your coats before heading into the delightful lounge. This attractive space features an inviting wood burner, TV and plenty of space to sit back and relax at the end of a lovely day. The lounge has comfortable seating including a king-size sofa bed. Exploring the ground floor further, the stylishly arranged kitchen/diner stretches the full length of the house and offers the perfect space for preparing and sharing your favourite meals. There’s also a useful TV room away from the lounge, which makes a great space for children. The ground floor also features a utility area and a bathroom.

 

Heading upstairs, you will find the first floor is home to four pretty, charming and cosy bedrooms, several with stunning country views. There are two double rooms, each with an en-suite shower room, and two twin rooms. You will also find an additional family bathroom.

 

Heading outside, the private garden has ample parking and spectacular views for you to admire. There are miles of wonderful walks to enjoy from the doorstep. The nearest shop is just a couple of miles away and the famous Three Chimneys restaurant (3 miles) is located on the shore of Loch Dunvegan, offering a fine range of Scottish food and drink.

 

  • 4 bedrooms - 2 doubles, 2 twins
  • 4 bathrooms - 1 bathroom with separate shower and WC, 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC, 2 en-suite shower rooms with WC
  • Double electric oven and electric hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washer/dryer
  • Electricity and central heating included
  • Woodburner – logs are not included but can be purchased locally
  • TV, DVD player
  • 2 miles to nearest shop
  • Ample parking
  • Arrival: 18:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £350 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £40. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Located in the idyllic hamlet of Glendale in the far north west of the Isle of Skye, this property is surrounded by acres of stunning moorland. Perfect for nature lovers, the steep cliffs of Glendale are home to thousands of sea birds, and this is one of the best places on the island to spot whales, dolphins, porpoises and basking sharks. For amenities, the village shop is perfect for stocking up on supplies, while the renowned restaurant, The Three Chimneys, is just 3 miles away and the Old School Restaurant at Dunvegan is just 7 miles away. Get back to nature with a wild swim in the Fairy Pools in Glenbrittle (29 miles), take to the water with a boat trip from Portree (29 miles) to see the white-tailed sea eagles and soak up some local history with a visit to Dunvegan Castle (7.5 miles).

Fiona MacDonald

This property is personally managed by Fiona.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 23 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Grace 25th November 2023

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We loved our weeks stay in this house. It was so cosy, really well equipped and the location is perfect. We cannot find any faults at all, loved every second.

Reviewed by January 29th October 2023

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We had such a great time staying here. The house was perfect for our family get to together (4 adults 2 children) The area is outstanding and if you enjoy your wildlife staying here enables you to see sea eagles, seals and we were lucky to catch the northern lights. There is a great cafe and store within walking distance and a short drive away is aRead more larger village where we had amazing fish and chips. Would fully recommend staying here for a perfect get away Hide

Reviewed by Catherine 15th October 2023

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Large cottage, rural location. Driveway is steep. Well equipped but could do with a deep clean. Loads of hot water and really good heating system. Garden is not secure for dogs.

Reviewed by Nigel 3rd September 2023

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Property is very spacious, comfortable and well equipped. However, there is a need for some repair/decorating work to make this an excellent property.

Reviewed by D N 30th July 2023

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Beautiful, large and homely you couldnt ask for a nicer house.

Reviewed by Aileen 16th July 2023

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Reviewed by Carolyn 25th June 2023

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Beautiful cottage in a lovely spot. Well equipped for home catering. Would definitely recommend a stay here.

Reviewed by Farhat 11th June 2023

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Reviewed by Learna 28th May 2023

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Family bathroom does not drain away. Sinks emptied with plug in. No bed sheets or towels changed throughout our two week stay. Sofas very uncomfortable.

Reviewed by Morten 18th May 2023

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Nice and comfortable house with large well equipped rooms. The house has a wonderful location and is very close to Neist Point.

Reviewed by Rachel 30th April 2023

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A very good place to stay, with space to spread out in the downstairs rooms. A well equipped kitchen, a useful porch area to store wet or muddy shoes. Lovely and warm. Comfortable beds. Skye was a great place to explore and this was a good base to come back to.

Reviewed by Sanjiva 16th April 2023

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Reviewed by Graham 9th April 2023

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The kettle kept tripping the fuse board. In order to the reset the tripped fuse you have to stand on a chair as the fuse board is situated above the bathroom door on the landing. I believe that anyone with restricted movement or the more senior guest would have serious issues in reaching the fuse board.

Reviewed by Joan 1st April 2023

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Reviewed by Barry 10th February 2023

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We had a great stay at the house. It was homely and welcoming. It was in a great area out of the way and there was lots of space for our two family's. We loved the log burner and the kitchen space too. Skye is an amazing place to explore and is a great wilderness. Thanks for the new memories.

Reviewed by Elona 16th October 2022

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Reviewed by Danny 28th August 2022

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A lovely spacious property in a beautiful location perfect for exploring Skye. Clean and comfortable with a log burner in the main lounge and a fabulous view from the window seat. We spent a few evenings playing games around the table in the large dining kitchen. The small nearby shop in Glendale is very well stocked and even offers weigh-your-own Read morerice, cereals, oils etc. Hide

Reviewed by Fiona 7th August 2022

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Fantastic large, well equipped house in the beautiful setting of Glendale. Perfect location for discovering the north west of Skye and for relaxing in the Glen. The house has lots of space inside and outside, perfect for large families or groups of friends. The kitchen is exceptionally well equipped and the multiple bathrooms were really handy. GreRead moreat place! Hide

Reviewed by Christine 31st July 2022

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This is a great family house and base for touring the island. It is well equipped with a very sociable kitchen/dining area and outside space. Plenty room for a large extended family.

Reviewed by Caroline 3rd July 2022

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Lovely home on the north west of the isle. Masses of kitchen crockery and appliances. Small well equipped store 10 minutes walk away. Recommend The Dunvegan restaurant for a meal out.

Reviewed by Holly 22nd June 2022

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An amazing home and a real treat. So comfortable and cozy. Incredibly well supplied.more like staying with friends. Stunning views. Some fun getting there on single track roads through incredible views. Would have willingly stayed longer.

Reviewed by Balwinder 14th April 2022

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Its was nice place to spend holiday beautiful view. Very nice and clean amazing place

Reviewed by David 19th February 2022

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The house is in an absolutely beautiful location, the rooms are spacious and very comfortable, i would stay at this house again.

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