Craigmoss Highland Homes Glenelg Torgorm
Lochalsh, Glenelg, Scotland
- We love the outlook this property has, arguably the best view in the village looking right across to the Isle of Skye.
- Double height ceiling to the front section of the house with vast glass panoramic windows floods the property in sunlight.
- Multi fuel stove and ample plush comfortable seating for family gatherings round the fire.
- Family friendly with cot and highchair for the younger guests in your party.
Good To Know
- One well behaved pet welcome by prior arrangement.
- Wi-Fi throughout and enclosed garden grounds.
- Please note that there are steps inside and to the property and the track to the house is a little uneven so may not be suitable for those with limited mobility.
- Secure parking for two cars on the property.
- Well stocked local shop in the village for last minute supplies.
- One basket of logs supplied.
- Freeview Freesat.
- The Glenelg Shop is open Monday to Saturday and is well stocked with a variety of groceries, fruit & vegetables, bread, milk, and daily papers.
- There is a small shop at Shiel Bridge and a café, and there are several small grocery stores and a larger co-op store in Kyle of Lochalsh for a larger shop.
- Visit Corran and stop off at Sheena's Tea Hut during the summer months or try the yurt café at the Glenbeag organic salad farm by the second Iron Broch, Dun Troddan.
- Dine out in the village at the Glenelg Inn where you can sample real ales. There is a choice of restaurant dining or good pub food with a log fire.
- Waterside fish restaurant, Kyle of Lochalsh Hotel, Loch Bay Restaurant, Isle Ornsay Hotel or An Crubh on Skye which offer great dining out options.
- For special occasions visit the award winning Three Chimneys on Skye or Lady Claire's Kinloch Lodge Hotel.
- You can mackerel fish off the rocks on the beach (so bring your rods!). Seals are common place as well as numerous other wildlife including otters, dolphins, porpoises, whales and sea eagles.
- Visit Bernera Barracks at Glenelg. Built in 1719 from stone reportedly robbed from the Glenelg Brochs iron age brochs at Glenbeag Dun Telve and Dun Troddan a remnant of the Jacobite period.
- Head for the misty Isle of Skye travelling on the "Glenachulish" traditional community owned ferry which runs from Glenelg-Kylerhea. It is the last manually operated turntable ferry in Scotland.
- Visit the site of Gavin Maxwell's ‘Camusfearna' and wander through Sandaig and its white coral beaches and islands. Climb Sgritheall, the Five Sisters of Kintail and over into Knoydart (known as Britain's last wilderness).
- Pony trekking at Loch Shiel offers a gentle days riding for all the family. Go otter spotting at the local otter hide situated at Kylerhea, approximately one mile after taking the turn table ferry.
Offering superb views from its elevated hillside location, Torgorm gives you the stylish Scottish Highlands luxury escape you have been waiting for.
Breathtaking, uninterrupted views across the Sound of Sleat to the Isle of Skye, and views to the smaller islands of Rum and Eigg await you on arrival at this well-appointed Glenelg cottage, closest point on the Scottish mainland to the Isle of Skye. Torgorm means blue hill and your location is a beautiful place to sit and enjoy the scenery. Torgorm has every comfort built in, with log burning stove so you can sit and enjoy a glass of wine and enjoy spending quality time together. It is also ideally situated with great walks on the doorstep, forestry tracks for mountain bikers and local fishing either in the sea or in the river. The Glenelg Inn is a five-minute walk from your cottage offering delicious fresh food and a popular spot for local get togethers, folk nights and local traditional music. Steeped in history, Glenelg has many places of interest to explore. The famous Glenelg Brochs are within walking distance and situated at the end of a Roman road and next to a Jacobean castle. Access to Skye is on the oldest and only example of a car ferry left in the world, taking you over the narrows to Kylrea where the cattle on Skye once upon a time swam across to the mainland, encouraged by the farmers to get them to market. The community-owned ferry runs regularly in the summer months, sailing across the Sound of Sleat to Skye and is a tranquil and historic alternative to using the Skye Bridge, which is located just 25 miles away in the bigger village of Kyle of Lochalsh.
Beautifully presented interior
There are three well-presented bedrooms comprising of 1 double with en suite shower, basin and W.C., 1 double and 1 twin bedroom, a very comfortable sitting room, spacious dining area and guests will love the welcoming multi fuel stove with fabulous views from the windows. The cottage comprises of two double rooms and a twin room sleeping up to six guests. Torgorm also offers off-road parking for two cars, and a front and rear enclosed garden with outdoor furniture to enjoy the stunning sunsets or perfect for alfresco dining.
Local wildlife and history
There is so much for wildlife enthusiasts to enjoy in this beautiful part of the country with sea eagles, otters and seals seen regularly. Just a couple of miles away on the Arnisdale road, visitors can find Sandaig bay - referred to as Camusfearna by Gavin Maxwell in his novel Ring of Bright Water. There is even a cairn for his beloved otter, Edal. Glenelg is also home to the best preserved Pictish Brochs on mainland Scotland and is the site of the ruins of Bernera Barracks - an 18th Century garrison for English government troops that still stands next to the village.
Torgorm is pet friendly and ideally situated for families who enjoy the outdoors with all the home comforts to return to after enjoying all the activities this stunning area has to enjoy.
From £660 - £1200 per week (Checkout 10am)
"We have been
visiting Torgorm since 2008 and are booked for our 4th trip in August 2018. We
first visited just prior to her first renovation which was outstanding, this
second renovation looks amazing and we can't wait to see it later this year. If
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"There is something magical about Torgorm and Glenelg that calls us back time and time again. The views are simply breathtaking, whether stunning sunsets or storms rattling over the crest of the Isle of Skye they never fail to take your breath away. Double rainbows are a common sight along with many different types of wildlife and birds of prey."
"The house itself is a home from home, well equipped and comfortably furnished, cosy with an elegant style that just relaxes you. The kitchen is a pleasure to cook in and if you want to eat out, the pub is a quick jaunt down the hill. On a sunny day, the views from the pub garden are staggeringly beautiful, whiling away a couple of hours talking to complete strangers is a lovely way to end the day."
"We first took our children to Torgorm at the ages of 8 months, 3 and 5 years, on our trips then and since, both the house and the surrounding area have been a place where they can just run free and be kids. Finding the local hidden beach Camusfearna, lighting a fire and cooking lunch all fresco whilst the children have a ball is one of our favourite past times. For book lovers reading Gavin Maxwell's books on this beach where he lived with his otters is a must. Taking the car on the turntable ferry over to the Isle of Skye and back never loses its excitement, both the ferry journey and the drive up the hill (and down!) is great fun for all ages, Sheena's tea but 'down the road' is also a must do along with trips to Plockton, one of the most beautiful sea front villages in the UK."
"Our children are now 10, 14 and 16 years, whilst Torgorm has Wi-Fi to satisfy them I have no doubts that they will revert back to their younger selves and enjoy the offerings that this Highland gem has to offer. We'll be visiting Torgorm and Glenelg for many years to come, for us there is an emotional attachment that we have never felt anywhere else"
"The views are fabulous over the water to Skye and we were treated to some beautiful sunsets"
"Superb cottage loved everything about it, wouldn't get tired of that view, I will be back some day.""Beautiful house and plenty of places to visit and by taking the Glenelg ferry, you are instantly on Skye. Would highly recommend Torgorm as we didn't want to leave."