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Sleeps 2
1 dog
1 bedroom
1 bathroom

The Holt is a cosy, semi-detached holiday apartment adjoining the owner’s own home. Ground floor.

Living/dining room: With 26” Freeview TV, DVD player with a selection of DVDs, CD player asnd patio doors.

Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge and washing machine.

First floor.

Sloped ceilings throughout

Bedroom: With double bed and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.. Electric central heating and electricity (£20per week November-March), bed linen and towels included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request. Doggy extras. Enclosed lawned gardens with sitting-out areas, garden furniture and summerhouse (shared). Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. Please note: This property has an unfenced pond in the front garden.. Tranquil location. The Holt is a cosy, welcoming, semi-detached holiday apartment adjoining the owner’s own home. It is situated on the edge of the village of Glenelg and benefits from beautiful views of the Skye mountains to the front and the Glenelg Hills to the rear. Glenelg is an area steeped in history, having the mainland’s two best preserved Iron-Age brochs, Dun Telve and Dun Troddan, and the ruins of the Hanoverian Bernera Barracks, built during Jacobite times.

In addition to being renowned for its scenic beauty, with the drive to Glenelg over the Mam Ratagan Pass affording some of the most spectacular views in Scotland, Glenelg is a haven for wildlife. The generally elusive otter and pine marten are regularly seen, and for the birdwatcher, there is a host of interesting species to spot, including several rarities. As well as golden eagles, Glenelg has a resident pair of white tailed sea eagles which can regularly be seen fishing the Kylerhea Narrows. Dolphins, porpoises and the occasional minke whale or basking shark can also be seen. Clear nights during the winter months could reward visitors with spectacular views of the stars and the Milky Way. With virtually no light pollution, and wonderful dark skies, this is an astronomer’s delight and it is possible to witness meteor showers or the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights). Glenelg, Earth is twinned with Glenelg, Mars and has the distinction of being the only village on Earth twinned with another planet! Walking, kayaking and climbing are all activities which can be enjoyed locally, and a trip over to Skye on the Glenelg-Skye Ferry, the last remaining turntable ferry of its type in the world, is both a memorable and enjoyable experience. Both sea and river fishing are available within a mile of The Holt.

Sea fishing, requires no licence and is available all year round. A permit to fish along the river (salmon and brown trout) can be obtained from the village shop and costs £10 per day (Mar-Oct). Pets are very welcome at The Holt and a pet sitting service is available by arrangement with the owner. Ferry point 2 miles. Beach ¾ miles. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

ADDITIONAL CHARGES - There is a £20 per week supplement for fuel payable to the owner on arrival between November and March. 

Please note, the en-suite has a sloping ceiling with restricted head height above the shower. There is an unfenced pond in the front garden of this apartment.

Features

Parking Available
Dog Friendly Plus
Garden / Patio
Rural
WiFi
Bike Storage
High Chair
Pub / Restaurant Nearby
Stair Gate
TV
Cot / Travel Cot
Washing Machine
Fishing Nearby
Coastal
Ensuite Bath / Shower Room

Reviews

“This was our 2nd visit to The Holt its got all you need for a lovely stay, the hosts are so welcoming. Thank you so much for the lovely cards and gifts they were most welcome. Thank you again for a lovely stay.”
— Ellen, 3 July 2022
“This well equipped cottage (probably the best I have ever stayed in) was perfect in every way. Our hosts were so very knowledgeable and welcoming. We had a fabulous time.”
— Ann, 30 June 2022
“Our hosts were very welcoming with a wealth of local knowledge to help us get the best from our holiday. The Holt is very well equipped, clean and comfortable a lovely little home from home where you can recharge your batteries. Wish we could have stayed longer but we do hope to go back soon.”
— Paula, 14 June 2022
“For anyone who enjoys nature this is a special property in a special place.The opportunity to regularly see badgers,pine martens and a wide variety of birds so close up was absolutely amazing.The cottage had everything we could have needed,and was both comfortable,and cosy.The hosts were welcoming and friendly,and did everything they could to ensure we enjoyed and got the most from our holiday.The local knowledge they had in suggesting places to go,and things to see in Glenelg,Lochalsh,and Skye,certainly enhanced our holiday.We would have no hesitation in recommending The Holt.”
— John, 26 April 2022
“Hi..we stayed at the Holt for a week in November..and found the accommodation excellent..lovely welcoming gift..very friendly..informative..kind owners. We saw up close the badger and the pine martin..very exciting. Also well stocked village shop..and friendly pub..walking distance..all round excellent accomodation..Ross and Lynn..Perthsire.”
— Ross, 23 December 2021
“Fabulous place and hosts fabulous as well lovely people will definatley go again”
— Sheila, 29 November 2021
“The Holt is a wonderful place to stay everything was very well thought out. The kitchen was extremely well stocked with everything you could possibly need. WiFi was really good with no issues. The owner was lovely Liz even gave me a birthday card which was really nice of her. She is also very knowledgeable with local services and where to go. The local beach our dog loved. The local pub was so welcoming the food was beautiful with a great fresh fish selection. A lovely little welcome card with bottle of red wine a cookies for us and doggie treats for our boy. Even when Henry took a dip in her pond straight out the car Liz didn't even raise an eyebrow. There are a few sheep just wandering round so you do have to be careful driving through the village and the roads are narrow but really not an issue as loads of passing places. Pitch black at night take a decent touch for your return from the pub !!! Sadly we didn't manage to catch a glimpse of resident badger but the peanuts were gone every morning we did see red squirrel,seals at the local beach too. We will be booking again we loved our first time in the Highlands it was stunning and Liz was a brilliant host.”
— Paula, 29 October 2021
“Set in a lovely area.lots of wildlife on your doorstep .Very informative and pleasent hosts .”
— Alan, 26 July 2021
“had a great week there, fantastic location, with brilliant, friendly hosts. weather was fantastic which helped but the scenery around the Holt is wonderful. There was a lovely welcome pack to welcome us and Pete and Liz made sure they were there to greet us (and our dog). Fantastic allround experience.”
— JOHN, 14 July 2021
“Just returned from a week at The Holt. Can't praise enough how lovely Peter and Liz were. Firstly we forgot coats they lent us some..they looked after our dog one evening for a couple of hours..the welcome treats and welcome card were really lovely.I have a very bad back and struggle usually with holiday cottage beds this was the most comfortable I have ever had. Cottage was well equipped and comfortable. Wildlife in the garden lovely we saw badgers most nights we could stay awake. The welcome book gave great tips to visit. A beautiful location in a beautiful place well worth the drive.”
— Rachel, 25 June 2021
“Very peaceful location, ideal base for exploring the west coast of Scotland. Excellent local knowledge from the hosts.”
— Jack, 2 June 2021
“What a wonderful place to stay, a very well equipped apartment short of nothing. Liz had added a lot of personal touches to the home to make you feel even more comfortable. We really appreciated the welcome pack that was left for us. The owners were very welcoming and forthcoming with offering information when required. The kitchen which was newly installed and was so simple to use. The garden was rich with a wide variety of birds and wildlife to boot! We recommend staying up late with nuts, sultanas, raisins, outside the patio doors for the resident badgers and pine martens and through the day seed for the many wild birds that visit. It is within walking distance of a pub and shop and beaches. not far from the apartment buzzards, seals and otters have been seen. The ferry to Skye is only a short distance away and is very well signposted.”
— Alan, 26 May 2021
“Very nice cottage with lots to offer, would recommend!”
— Alan, 18 May 2021

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