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The Old Manse

Glendale, Isle of Skye
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 4
Change Sun
No Dogs
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.

 

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

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 14 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Doris 24th October 2021

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Superb contained home from home experience. Beautifully laid out accommodation, ample room. Bed linen is of a high standard and beds perfectly comfortable. Well stocked kitchen for cooking equipment. Location superb with beautiful views and plenty of privacy as set back from road with ample parking. Overall a superb holiday had with family and manyRead more amazing memories made that will last a lifetime. 10/10 for both accommodation and the Isle of Skye. Hide

Reviewed by Elaine 11th October 2021

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We had a lovely stay, and found the house to be generally comfortable & spacious. The location is beautiful and peaceful with lots of things to do and see nearby - Skye Weavers, Neist Point for dolphin/whale spotting, Dunvegan Castle and garden, local cafes and restaurants were excellent. However, we were slightly disappointed by the level of cleanRead moreliness & maintenance in the bathrooms and kitchen. A bit of extra TLC and a deep clean would make this house the perfect spot for family RnR. Hide

Reviewed by Colin 3rd October 2021

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The porperty was warm and welcoming. We appreciated the spacious kitchen / dining room and the log fire in the sitting room proved very effective in the chillier autumn evenings. The house comes well equipped for self cartering which we found important in these days of more limited options to eat out due to Covid etc. Overall we felt very comfortabRead morele in the house and enjoyed our stay in Glendale. The house is well positioned on the hillside to enjoy views from some of the windows. Hide

Reviewed by Angela 19th September 2021

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The Old Manse is a beautiful home that is a joy to come home to after a day out on the Isle of Skye. Superbly equipped & decorated we all enjoyed our stay immensely.

Reviewed by Robert 29th August 2021

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Lovely location giving excellent views. House functions well though would benefit from a freshen up.

Reviewed by Ellen 1st August 2021

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Very comfortable family house in a beautiful location.

Reviewed by Fiona 25th July 2021

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Beautiful location, stunning views, lovely house with plenty of space, excellently equipped kitchen. Well maintained garden.

Reviewed by Shauna 18th July 2021

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A beautiful house in a perfect location, it was ideal for a large family with plenty of space inside and out. We couldnt have loved it more!

Reviewed by Ammar 30th May 2021

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Awesome and comfortbale stay in a remote part of Skye but with full amenities like shops, cafes, and restaurants close-by (book in advnace). A great area with local sites like Neist point, Dunvegan castle, and Coral beach - plus Macleod's tables made a great one day hike (watch out for deers and deer ticks that can have Lyme disease). But also greaRead moret to explore the Cuillin hills, Portree, and the Quirraing/Old Man on day trips. Would love to come again soon. No Wifi! - but was being fixed. Hide

Reviewed by Aisling 24th May 2021

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I cannot recommend The Old Manse enough - I never wanted to leave! It is so picturesque and a short walk from both a lovely cafe and a small but well-stocked grocery store. Definitely remote, but all the more special for it. We instantly felt at home and cannot wait to return!

Reviewed by Thomas 13th November 2020

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Great place! Large and comfortable, fully equipped kitchen And beautiful scenery surrounding the property.

Reviewed by Anne 20th September 2020

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The accommodation was lovely. In a fantastic spot. We loved everything about the holiday. We will definitely be returning.

Reviewed by Fenella 30th August 2020

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This is a beautiful, spacious and comfortable house. There is an upper garden with a view that we didn't discover till the last day.

Reviewed by Toby 19th July 2020

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The holiday house was beautiful and in a lovely location. The garden was also bigger than seen in pictures and wonderfully kept.

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Location

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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.

Whether you choose to explore the Highlands, lowlands or islands, lovers of the great outdoors will be thrilled by the stunning Scottish landscapes where some of the rarest UK wildlife can be glimpsed, including golden eagles, dolphins and whales. Take a road trip on the North Coast 500, Scotland’s version of Route 66, to experience the sheer beauty of the land’s wilderness or, as Scotland is the home of golf, either tee off at one of the 550 courses across parkland, heathland and links courses.

Scotland is also a land of unique culture where the people are renowned for their incredible warmth and hospitality. Experience the peaceful Isle of Lewis where Scots Gaelic is widely spoken, or immerse yourself in the cosmopolitan cities of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen which are vibrant with thriving arts scenes, delicious restaurants and bustling nightlife. And no trip to Scotland is complete without exploring the castles and distilleries: learn about clan rivalries or bloody battles amongst 13th-century battlements or try a taste of Scotland itself during a tour of one of the 120 whisky distilleries. Pure Scottish culture in a glass.

With so many beautiful places to visit and things to experience, a break to Scotland should not be missed. Our fantastic Scottish holiday cottages will ensure a truly memorable getaway. Whether it’s a dog-friendly countryside cottage for two, or a vast and resplendent castle for the entire clan on a tranquil island, we have a holiday in Scotland to suit everyone.

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