Smithy Cottage is a semi-detached holiday cottage offering self catering accommodation for up to 4 guests located in Glenelg village in the Highlands of Scotland.
The downstairs of the holiday cottage has a sitting/dining room with a sofa and comfy armchairs around an electric fire and flat screen free view television. WiFi access is also available. A table provides seating for four people and the pine lined walls are decorated with paintings of Highland landscapes. The sitting room leads through to the conservatory which provides a sofa in a well lit room for reading and relaxing.
The kitchen although compact has recently been totally modernised and refitted. Please note there is no dishwasher. The bathroom is spacious and includes a large bath with shower, toilet and sink.
The upstairs bedrooms are low ceiling attic rooms and reached up a steep staircase. The main bedroom has a double bed and is next door to the single bedroom. A futon bed is available for the single bedroom so that up to four people can stay in the cottage. Linen is provided for all the beds but we ask visitors to bring their own towels.
The cottage is heated by several night storage heaters and there are additional electric heaters for added warmth in the evenings.
Smithy Cottage is situated in the historic and scenic Glenelg village in the Highlands of Scotland. It is situated about 1 mile from the beach with views over to the Isle of Skye.
Smithy Cottage was once the home of the village blacksmith and provides the ideal location for holidaymakers, naturalists, hill-walkers or those simply seeking a peaceful Highland retreat. The village of Glenelg has a small shop and an excellent pub less than 3/4 of a mile away. Nearby are the famous ruins of ancient Pictish brochs as well as the ruins of General Wade's 17th-century barracks. Excellent walking is a short drive away on Ben Sgritheall and the mountain ridges of Glen Shiel or more gentle walks around the local coastline.
The ferry to the Isle of Skye is approximately 2 miles away and operates from Easter to mid October. This is the last remaining turntable ferry in the UK and can take up to six cars. Crossing the Kylerhea narrows to Skye is a unique experience not to be missed.
The area is noted for it's abundant wildlife including otters, seals, golden eagles and sea eagles. During the summer the sea eagles are seen most days and have become a popular tourist attraction as they hunt for fish near the ferry. Also nearby are the Sandaig Islands where Gavin Maxwell based his book \\\"Ring of bright water\\\".
- Children Welcome
- Dog Friendly
- Sleeps up to 4