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Hamara Lodge

Glendale, Isle of Skye
Sleeps 9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
3 star
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Former Clan MacLeod hunting lodge located on a private historic estate
  • Secluded location in north of the scenic Isle of Skye
  • Space for up to 9 guests; perfect for a group holiday
  • Surrounded by fields with cows, sheep and geese the children will love meeting
  • Endless, walking, cycling and climbing
  • Whale, dolphin and shark watching nearby
Property code: CA166

This refurbished former Clan MacLeod hunting lodge offers spectacular accommodation in a beautiful location on the Isle of Skye's northern coast. Enjoy spacious, homely rooms and a large lawned garden in this 1770 property.

Enjoy home-from-home comfort in this spacious family home for 12 on the Isle of Skye. Perfect for an extended family reunion or a celebratory long weekend, this generous home has been entirely thought out with guests’ best interests at heart. Visitors both young and old will immediately settle into this home, and its coastal location makes it perfect for discovering local wildlife - a thrilling holiday adventure for young children.

This historic home dates back as far as 1770, and whilst you can rest assured it’s been modernised since then, it still maintains a strong countryside aesthetic throughout. Comforting and homely, the lodge boasts a relaxed style and a functional family space. Offering extremely generous bedrooms with space to unpack your belongings and make it your own, this home is ideal for families who struggle to travel light.

Enter the property’s first floor and head straight to the kitchen. This charming farmhouse-style room boasts a spacious central breakfast table, which ensures a relaxed space to enjoy breakfast or a spot to sit and chat whilst dinner is being prepared. Despite being traditional in style, the kitchen boasts modern utilities. The entire family can sit down to lunch or dinner together in the bright dining room, before retiring to the lounge to unwind. Here you’ll find plenty of space to rest after a long day exploring, with an open fire creating a warming glow on mid-winter evenings. Grab one of the many DVDs and fall asleep in front of the TV, or challenge various family members to one of the lodge’s board games.

Head up to bed on the first floor, where you’ll find four spacious bedrooms. Enjoy stunning sea and garden views from these elevated rooms. Three of the bedrooms are spacious doubles, one of which boasts a wooden cot for one younger guest, and the fourth bedroom is a comfortable triple.

Head out via the kitchen and find a pretty, private walled garden. Completely enclosed, this outdoor area is ideal for letting children play or dogs run around, and the charming scenery makes it the perfect space to entertain with a summer soiree. Enjoy a fresh morning coffee or early evening glass of wine under the shadow of the apple and pear trees. Utilise the BBQ to truly get the most out of this outdoor space, making use of the outdoor dining table for al fresco dining. Plenty of gravelled parking space can be found to the front of the home, and the property is surrounded by far-reaching countryside.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Please note there is a refundable £250 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 4 bedrooms – 3 doubles, 1 family room (double and single beds, all with hand basins)
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, food processor, washing machine, dryer
  • 1 cot, 1 highchair available
  • Open fire - kindling/coal starter pack provided
  • Gas central heating included
  • Electric and night storage heating included
  • TV, CD player/radio
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Enclosed walled garden and front lawn
  • Private parking
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Storage for bikes etc
  • 0.25 miles to village shop, Post Office and licensed cafe

Grab your walking boots and enjoy a family walk to the Neist Point Lighthouse, a popular spot just 4 miles away. This local attraction is popular with both nature enthusiasts and photographers, as it's one of the best places in the UK to spot whales, dolphins and sharks; the landscapes are no doubt out of this world. For an even closer look at some wildlife, head to the Stein jetty (14.5 miles) and embark on a seal-spotting boat trip.

Another enjoyable day out can be found on the banks of Loch Dunvegan at Dunvegan Castle (9 miles). This is the oldest continuously inhabited castle in the UK, and its family invites you to tour the regal home and gardens. Regular boats depart from the castle's jetty and embark on two-hour loch cruises, a lovely day out in good weather. Alternatively, you can head out on a fishing expedition for pollock, mackerel and coalfish (with all rods and tackle provided free of charge).

Despite the secluded location of the home, you'll be happy to find a small shop and post office half a mile away. Be sure to visit Skye's oldest bakery just 7.5 miles from the property, which offers fresh local produce alongside daily baked breads and pastries to take home for breakfast. Be sure to plan an evening meal out during your stay as you'll find yourself a mere 3.5 miles from a critically-acclaimed restaurant with bar.

Carol Gall

This property is personally managed by Carol.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 9 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Alison 5th September 2020

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A really good base for a family holiday. Lovely location, great garden and grounds, quiet. The house is perfectly adequately furnished so that you dont have to worry about anything getting damaged. A new central heating system has been installed which should help with the damp and slightly musty smell. Overall though a good place.

Reviewed by Louise 29th August 2020

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This is a great place stay quite comfortable and lots of space. The walled garden is great of kids and dogs. The wildlife is amazing, plenty of birds of prey and the seal colony within walking distance. The local post office/store is really friendly and is a treasure trove of all the things we forgot. We loved this place.

Reviewed by Julia 22nd August 2020

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Hamara Lodge had been updated since our last visit 19 years ago. The Accommodation was comfortable and homely and the local shop was excellent for the food and log supplies. The weather was much better than forecast and we were able to enjoy the wonderful walks, beach and attempted fishing. Restaurants were only doing take aways due to Covid, but sRead moreome variety in Dunvegan. Hide

Reviewed by David 15th August 2020

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Hamara Lodge is in a beautiful location with views out to see. It has a long drive and large garden which offers great privacy.

Reviewed by Sigrid 1st August 2020

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lovely but basic accommodation. Very comfortable, lovely but remote location, was perfect for us . Good amenities in nearby Dunvegan. Lots to do around the area if you like the outdoors. Easy enough to travel around Skye.

Reviewed by Valéry 26th October 2019

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Nice traditional house, with everything you need for a wonderful holiday with family or friends. Great view. Great location if you like tranquility (but you have to know it is a bit remote)

Reviewed by Dr Milbank July 2019

Hamara Lodge is reached by a secluded avenue and overlooks the bay. You can get down to the lovely beach via the field or the lane. It is really spacious and an exciting place to stay. We all loved it. There were lots of sofas in the sitting room, a spacious dining room with lovely views and a really well equipped kitchen with a coffee machine to cRead moreater for crowds. It is comfortable but not luxurious and might be a bit damp in the winter, but that made it all the more relaxing for a family party. Glendale has a fascinating history, a superb village shop with nearly everything you need, two cafes, and excellent walking. You escape the summer crowds into your own terrain and the walled garden is delightful. We would definitely come again. Hide

Reviewed by Mr Miller May 2019

I spent all of my childhood summer and Easter holidays at Hamara Lodge. It was, and is, a magical place for family holidays. The setting at the head of Loch Poolteil, looking out to the Outer Hebrides, is unrivalled. The house has been sympathetically modernised without destroying its character. The walled garden is safe for children of all ages, wRead morehilst retaining a wild element for the more adventurous. I could not recommend the place more highly. Hide

Reviewed by Mr Molyneux October 2018

Had a great peaceful week away in Hamara Lodge. House was perfect for our needs and the enclosed garden was brilliant for my dogs. Would certainly recommend and it's only a 5minute walk to the beach which my grandson loved

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