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The Old Manse

Glendale, Isle of Skye
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 4
Change Sun
No Dogs
3 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
  • Gather together for sociable suppers around the dining table
  • Relax in the gentle warmth of the living room wood burner
  • Surrounded by open countryside and rolling hills
  • Spot seals, basking sharks and otters on a clifftop walk
  • Feast on freshly-caught seafood in one of the island's well-regarded restaurants
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.


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

  • 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
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 miles to nearest shop
  • Ample parking
  • Regret no dogs

Glendale is a beautiful estate in the northwest of the magical Isle of Skye, extending for almost 20,000 acres. This is a fantastic area to explore, with local attractions including Dunvegan Castle (8 miles), the Neist Point Lighthouse (4 miles) and MacLeod's Tables, two imposing flat-topped mountains: Healabhal Beag (9 miles) and Healabhal Mhor (7 miles), which according to legend, were visited by Saint Columba. The area features steep cliffs and acres of rugged moorland, with chances to see a range of wildlife including seals, porpoises and sea eagles. Heading to the coral beach at Claigan (11.5 miles) you can enjoy spectacular views over Camas Ben. Glendale is also home to a variety of wildflowers including orchids, bluebells and primroses. You can also visit the Colbost Croft Museum (3 miles), Loch Pooltiel and Meanish Pier (3 miles) or the bustling villages of Dunvegan (7 miles), Edinbane (16.5 miles), Roag (9 miles) and Trumpan (19 miles). A range of exclusive independent craft and pottery shops are dotted about the island. Skye is also home to the Trotternish Ridge and the Cuillin Range with a dozen Munros to bag. The island is also a fantastic spot in winter for viewing the Aurora Borealis.

This property is personally managed by Carol.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Donald 27th September 2019

allowing for our visit being in September/October, the house could use some TLC. ie. shower control knob kept falling off, heated towel rail could not be used as it leaked when valve was turned. no information on local services - doctors, dentist etc.

Reviewed by Mr Martinotti August 2019

We definitely enjoyed our stay here, we would have love staying more in this beautiful house ideally located in isle of skye. Everything was great. House has you may need, rooms are perfect with really good beds and private bathroom. Definitely our best stay during our Scottish trip.

Reviewed by Ms Louquet July 2019

This beautiful, clean and well furnished home was waiting for us after a long drive. We fell in love with the village and the Old Manse. The village has a general store and a wonderful cafe as well as many walks along the most beautiful scenery I have ever seen. It is so quiet and the room darkening curtains helped us to rest and to feel very comfoRead morertable. The kitchen is well equipped and large enough for all five of us to be making snacks and food at the same time. There is a large dining room with a table that seats eight and two living rooms that allowed the adults quiet time while the children watched movies and played games. This house and area were the highlights to our stay in Scotland. Hide

Reviewed by Ms Reid July 2019

The Old Manse was just as beautiful as the ads suggested and wonderfully comfortable. We had the best sleeps of our whole trip here, and were sad to leave. There was lots of space, and the kitchen was great. We especially enjoyed walking down into the village to go to Cafe Lephin for lunch, and we took advantage of Glendale Stores for cereal and miRead morelk. Hide

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

From the isolated and peaceful Shetland Islands in the north to the thriving border towns and cities in the south, across wild mountains and serene lochs, and encompassing over 700 islands, Scotland’s rich and dramatic landscape simply must be seen to be appreciated. Scotland is home to the ten highest mountains in the UK – including Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest peak – and is bordered by three seas, offering epic scenery unlike any other you may have seen.

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