An Acarsaid. Best view in Skye
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Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
During the day, enjoy an comfortable read in front of the log fire contemplating from your panoramic window the shimmering waters of loch Poolteil and the ever changing light illuminating the mountains of Harris and North Uist.
In the evening, cuddle up in an old stone cottage in front of a roasting wood burning stove, a glass of single malt in hand and watching the sun set over the sea between the isle of Skye and the isle of Harris.
The cottage has been recently renovated to a really high standard. Its most wonderful double height living space with a spiral stair that leads to the gallery master bedroom; its large, panoramic gable window and all the other many windows letting the light in from every angle and the openness of its architecture, makes our guests feel part of this ever changing scenery.
The cottage has also stylish bathroom with underfloor heating and heated towel rail and a utility area very handy for all the outdoor gear. We also provide soft cotton bed linen and towels for you to have the best possible holiday.
It sits in a large wild garden with a small stream running through it, and we have some garden furniture for our guests to sit comfortably in the outdoors savouring the even further reaching view of the cliffs, the islands and the sea.
The cottage is located in one of the best areas of Skye to see wild life. The steep cliffs of Glendale are home to thousands of sea birds and this area is undoubtedly the best place on Skye for seeing whales, dolphins, porpoises and basking shark. Seals bask on the skerries in Loch Pooltiel at low tide. Otters can be seen fishing for sea urchins. Sea eagles, golden eagles, buzzards, merlins and kestrels all nest nearby.
Glendale is also renowned for its striking displays of wild flowers, with meadows carpeted with bluebells, orchids, violets and primroses.
If you wish to try some cooking yourself Skye finest products are available nearby at very reasonable prices. Buy fresh lobster or langoustines from the local fisherman at the pier at great prices or vegetabes, fresh produce, free range eggs from the friendly neighbours' boxes.
Skye's finest restaurant, the acclaimed Three Chimneys, is about 15 minute drive from our cottage. If you prefer you could organise a taxi to take you there and back. After a beautiful evening meal, you may like to take a night walk as the absence of light pollution makes Glendale an amazing place to watch the Night Sky, with the Milky Way clearly visible after dark and Shooting Stars streaking overhead.
During the Autumn and Spring nights, when conditions are right you may even be lucky to experience one of natures most awesome and rare events over Loch Poolteil the Aurora Borealis .
Diving & Shipwrecks
For those sho seek adventure, the crystal clear waters are excellent for diving and there are a number of well-preserved ship-wrecks nearby, on the ocean floor around the Duirinish Coast. These include the ss Chadwick which ran aground at the mouth of Oisgill Bay in 1892 and the ss Doris which crashed onto Neist Point in 1909.
Few tourists venture to the Isle of Skye in the Winter months but those that do get to experience Glendale in its magnificent, natural state. The roads are deserted and Skye's major tourist hot-spots, can be just yours. In the evening you can just return to our warm cottage, sit by the fire and read or enjoy one of our very varied selection.
Dunvegan Castle Fireworks
This year the fantastic firework display over Dunvegan Castle and the burning of a replica Viking longship will take place on Saturday November 2nd, 2013 at 7:00 pm
Many of Skye's major tourist attractions are close to the cottage.
Dunvegan Castle, with its landscaped gardens, the famous Fairy Flag, and Seal Boat Trips. is 20 minutes drive
Neist Point, with its Lighthouse and unusual rock formations resembling the Giants' Causeway is 5 minutes drive
Skye Silver, Colbost Croft Museum, The Raven Press, The Glendale Martyrs Monument are between 10-20 minutes drive
At Claigan, you can enjoy the beautiful, white sands at the Coral Beaches is 25 minutes drive
The magnificent mountain-ridge of the Cuillins and the breath-taking, turquoise-blue Fairy Pools are just a 45 minute drive
Dun Beag, Skye's best preserved Broch, can be explored at Struan. is 25 minutes drive
In the deserted village beside Galtrigill you can sit upon the Manners Stone, which is reputed to bestow good manners upon those who do so.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Inverness|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 3|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
April to September full week bookings Saturday to Saturday
About this location
The Scottish Highlands region
Glendale has many of Skye's major tourist attractions close at hand. These include:
* Dunvegan Castle, with its landscaped gardens, the famous Fairy Flag, and Seal Boat Trips.
* Neist Point, with its Lighthouse and unusual rock formations resembling the Giants' Causeway.
* The Toy Museum, Skye Silver, Colbost Croft Museum, Borreraig Park Piping Centre, The Raven Press, The Glendale Martyrs Monument and The Three Chimneys restaurant.
* At Claigan, you can enjoy the beautiful, white sands at the Coral Beaches.
* The magnificent mountain-ridge of the Cuillins and the breath-taking, turquoise-blue Fairy Pools are just a 45 minute drive away.
* Dun Beag, Skye's best preserved Broch, can be explored at Struan.
* In the deserted village beside Galtrigill you can sit upon the Manners Stone, which is reputed to bestow good manners upon those who do so.
At the heart of Glendale is the post office and village shop, together with a community centre.
Skye's finest restaurant, the acclaimed Three Chimneys, which is amongst the top 100 in the UK, is to be found at Colbost, one of Glendale's Eastern-most townships.
The extremely popular Old School House restaurant at Dunvegan is just at 20 minute drive away.
Fresh sea-food can be bought directly from the local fishermen who operate out of Meanish Pier in Milovaig.
Glendale is only a 50 minute drive from the island’s capital at Portree.
The steep cliffs of Glendale are home to thousands of seabirds and this area is undoubtedly the best place on Skye for seeing whales, dolphins, porpoises and basking shark.
Seals bask on the skerries in Loch Pooltiel and Loch Dunvegan at low tide. Otters can be seen fishing for sea urchins.
Sea eagles, golden eagles, buzzards, merlins and kestrels all nest nearby.
Glendale is renowned for its striking displays of wild flowers, with meadows carpetted with bluebells, orchids, violets and primroses.
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12 Jun 2014
"Wonderful Cottage with views."
Had a memorable week here it exceeded all our expectations if you want peace, wild life and superb sunsets/views then this is ideal. We had great weather all week and the cottage catered for all our n… More
3 May 2014
A wonderful place to relax and unwind. Wonderful view from large window towards Meanish Pier and Loch Poolteil. A very comfortable cottage, well equipped with all necessities. Wonderful to watch th… More
4 Aug 2013
atemberaubende aussicht.modern,mit liebe zum detail eingerichtet.es überstieg unseren erwartungen.als allergiker schätz man den holzboden im ganzem haus.ein panoramafenster ersetzt gänzlich den fer… More