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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.

In the far north-west of the island, the idyllic hamlet of Glendale has a calm and friendly pace of life making this a restful holiday destination. Walks to suit all ages and abilities are on offer straight from your doorstep, enjoy shoreline strolls and have a paddle in the clear water, spot seabirds, dolphins and whales on a ramble to Neist Point Lighthouse, or be rewarded with spectacular views from Waterstein Head. Discover the blood-curdling legends of Dunvegan Castle (9 miles) and test your nerve in the creepy dungeons. Bag yourself a munro or two with a bracing hike up Macleod's Tables for panoramic views across the island and take a tour of the famous Talisker Distillery (26 miles) and sample some of their wonderful whisky.

 

Nestled into the hillside and surrounded by open countryside dotted with white-washed crofter's cottages and grazing livestock, your rural retreat sits in a slightly elevated position offering fantastic views across the fields and farmland. Follow the driveway through the gardens and park next to your imposing holiday home. Step through the front door into the spacious entrance hall where there is plenty of space to hang up your coats and leave shoes and walking boots. Leave keys and wallets on the hallway table and head through into your inviting living room. Comfortable sofas invite you to sink into them, put your feet up and relax with a glass of wine in the evening. Play a family board game on the coffee table or light the wood burner and sit and chat late into the evening. For family movie nights, get the popcorn ready and head into the TV room. Gather together in the spacious kitchen/diner that stretches the length of the house, making this perfect for social mealtimes.  Cook up a storm in the stylish contemporary kitchen that comes equipped with everything you could require, including double electric oven and electric hob, fridge, freezer and microwave. To ensure a comfortable stay, a dishwasher and washer/dryer are provided for your convenience. Off the kitchen is a handy utility area and second hallway with more hanging space. The ground-floor bathroom with shower over bath and WC is perfect for freshening up after a beach walk or long tramp across the moor. When it's time for slumber, take the stairs to the first floor where you will find four welcoming bedrooms, with comfy beds dressed in crisp linens. Two spacious double bedrooms benefit from light and airy en-suite shower rooms and WC. A further two cosy twin bedrooms enjoy wonderful views across the open countryside. Enjoy a soak in the bright and airy family bathroom with separate shower and WC.

 

Outside, your house is surrounded by private gardens looking onto open countryside and rolling hills, pick your favourite spot to sit and watch the sheep grazing in the fields below.

 

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

Fiona MacDonald

This property joined our collection in 2019 and is 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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