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The Old Manse

Glendale, Isle of Skye
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 4
Change Sun
Dogs allowed 2
4
star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Parking on site / nearby
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

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.

 

  • 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
  • 2 miles to nearest shop
  • Ample parking
  • Short Term Licence - HI-30703-F
  • EPC rating - E
  • Arrival: 18:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £350 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £40. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

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 26 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Susan, 9th June 2024

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Beautiful house very spacious and has everything you need and more inside

Reviewed by Sarah, 26th May 2024

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Beautiful spacious house. Comfortable beds, a good amount of bath rooms, well equipped kitchen. Enclosed garden with benches for sitting in with mature trees and (when we visited) bluebells. Location is good as well there is a little walk down to a small beach (left from the house along the road) or if you walk the other way you get to the general Read morestore, a cafe and community centre (that has a playground). Within close driving distance to Neist point, Dunvegan and the coral beach. Hide

Reviewed by Wolfgang, 22nd May 2024

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Reviewed by Jane, 25th April 2024

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Lovely house, everything was thought of, lovely garden and equipment. Wonderful house, owners thought of everything, comfortable beds and lots of showers. Beautiful artworks as well, really enjoyed thank you.

Reviewed by Lindsay, 25th March 2024

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Had a lovely stay, it is beautiful and great for walks, the house is warm and welcoming and had everything we needed.

Reviewed by Emily, 18th February 2024

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We had such an amazing stay!! Highly recommend, it was perfect for us, we loved all the walks and coming back to a warm and comfortable house was the icing on the cake.

Reviewed by Jean, 11th February 2024

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Lovely stay at old manse, warm on arrival with a welcoming atmosphere. Well equipped throughout only thing lacking for us was a high chair.

Reviewed by Grace, 25th November 2023

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We loved our weeks stay in this house. It was so cosy, really well equipped and the location is perfect. We cannot find any faults at all, loved every second.

Reviewed by January, 29th October 2023

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We had such a great time staying here. The house was perfect for our family get to together (4 adults 2 children) The area is outstanding and if you enjoy your wildlife staying here enables you to see sea eagles, seals and we were lucky to catch the northern lights. There is a great cafe and store within walking distance and a short drive away is aRead more larger village where we had amazing fish and chips. Would fully recommend staying here for a perfect get away Hide

Reviewed by Catherine, 15th October 2023

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Large cottage, rural location. Driveway is steep. Well equipped but could do with a deep clean. Loads of hot water and really good heating system. Garden is not secure for dogs.

Reviewed by Nigel, 3rd September 2023

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Property is very spacious, comfortable and well equipped. However, there is a need for some repair/decorating work to make this an excellent property.

Reviewed by D N, 30th July 2023

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Beautiful, large and homely you couldnt ask for a nicer house.

Reviewed by Aileen, 16th July 2023

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Reviewed by Carolyn, 25th June 2023

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Beautiful cottage in a lovely spot. Well equipped for home catering. Would definitely recommend a stay here.

Reviewed by Farhat, 11th June 2023

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Reviewed by Learna, 28th May 2023

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Family bathroom does not drain away. Sinks emptied with plug in. No bed sheets or towels changed throughout our two week stay. Sofas very uncomfortable.

Reviewed by Morten, 18th May 2023

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Nice and comfortable house with large well equipped rooms. The house has a wonderful location and is very close to Neist Point.

Reviewed by Rachel, 30th April 2023

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A very good place to stay, with space to spread out in the downstairs rooms. A well equipped kitchen, a useful porch area to store wet or muddy shoes. Lovely and warm. Comfortable beds. Skye was a great place to explore and this was a good base to come back to.

Reviewed by Sanjiva, 16th April 2023

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Reviewed by Graham, 9th April 2023

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The kettle kept tripping the fuse board. In order to the reset the tripped fuse you have to stand on a chair as the fuse board is situated above the bathroom door on the landing. I believe that anyone with restricted movement or the more senior guest would have serious issues in reaching the fuse board.

Reviewed by Joan, 1st April 2023

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Reviewed by Barry, 10th February 2023

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We had a great stay at the house. It was homely and welcoming. It was in a great area out of the way and there was lots of space for our two family's. We loved the log burner and the kitchen space too. Skye is an amazing place to explore and is a great wilderness. Thanks for the new memories.

Reviewed by Elona, 16th October 2022

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Reviewed by Danny, 28th August 2022

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A lovely spacious property in a beautiful location perfect for exploring Skye. Clean and comfortable with a log burner in the main lounge and a fabulous view from the window seat. We spent a few evenings playing games around the table in the large dining kitchen. The small nearby shop in Glendale is very well stocked and even offers weigh-your-own Read morerice, cereals, oils etc. Hide

Reviewed by Fiona, 7th August 2022

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Fantastic large, well equipped house in the beautiful setting of Glendale. Perfect location for discovering the north west of Skye and for relaxing in the Glen. The house has lots of space inside and outside, perfect for large families or groups of friends. The kitchen is exceptionally well equipped and the multiple bathrooms were really handy. GreRead moreat place! Hide

Reviewed by Christine, 31st July 2022

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This is a great family house and base for touring the island. It is well equipped with a very sociable kitchen/dining area and outside space. Plenty room for a large extended family.

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