Creagan Mhor

Creagan Mhor

Glenelg, Scotland
from £2000
per Week
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“Stunning 1865 renovated Church Manse combining history and luxury to create the perfect highland shoreline retreat for families and special gatherings – privacy, wilderness and natural adventures await.”
Sleeps: 14    Bedrooms: 6
Baby Cot
BBQ
Coffee Machine
Dishwasher
Dog Friendly
Drying Room
DVD player
Family Friendly
Garden
Microwave
Open Fire/Woodburner
Sea views
Sky TV
Tumble Dryer
Washing Machine
Wifi

Cool Features

  • Crisp linens feature throughout, all 100 percent Egyptian Cotton.
  • Beautifully renovated 1865 Church Manse in just under an acre of highland garden with direct access to the beach from a gate in the garden grounds.
  • Beautiful handmade curtains throughout.
  • The beautiful large handmade refectory table is made from native wood felled from an Ash Tree in Inverie, Knoydart.
  • Large windows offer spectacular views of mountains and glens from all angles.
  • Well equipped kitchen with two dishwashers, two sinks, two fridges and an oil fired Rayburn.
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Cool Features
Good To Know

Good To Know

  • Glenelg is a designated Dark Skies area perfect for stargazing with no light pollution.
  • Creagan Mhor accepts well behaved pets on request.The back door gives access to the large boot room; an ideal space for dogs to sleep as it can be closed off.
  • Secure parking for guests vehicles at the property.
  • Wifi throughout.
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Eating

  • 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.
  • The Glenelg Shop is open Monday to Saturday and is well stocked with a variety of groceries, fruit & veg, bread & milk, and daily papers.
  • There is a small shop at Shiel Bridge and 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.
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Highlights

Highlights

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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).
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Stunning 1865 renovated Church Manse combining history and luxury to create the perfect highland shoreline retreat for families and special gatherings - privacy, wilderness and natural adventures await.

Spectacular beachfront location

Creagan Mhor, a mile from the village of Glenelg, is one of the most spectacularly positioned houses on the entire North Western Sea Board. This renovated 1865 Church Manse stands proudly at the top of the Sound of Sleat [Gaelic for smooth or even] a short Kayak ride from the wild and beautiful South Eastern side of Skye. Overlooking the Sound with breathtaking views of Skye, Gavin Maxwell's Sandaig, Eigg, Rum and Ardnamurchan point.

Glenelg offers visitors a truly unforgettable stay. Jaw-dropping land and seascapes with breathtaking scenery, ever changing colours on the hill and the majesty of the waters of Loch Hourn. Neighbouring Knoydart, known as Britain's last great wilderness, to the legendary hikers' challenge of the Five Sisters of Kintail and the Cuillins of Skye. The old-fashioned turntable ferry takes you to Skye in the summer months  - perfect for walking, climbing, cycling or sightseeing at your leisure.

Set in nearly an acre of highland garden with access to the beach, from a gate in the garden, Creagan Mhor is marked on Admiralty maps, as occasional ships and yachts make their slow but steady progress through one of the most stunning waterways on earth, South or North towards Rhona, Kyle and Applecross and beyond. Creagan Mhor [meaning large rock, which you can't miss on the beach] is situated half way between the village and the original ferry to Skye, the house is quite simply unique. Unparalleled views from every window, the manse is lovingly renovated to a high standard; warm, spacious, friendly, bright and magical.

A stunning renovated 1865 Church Manse

Beautifully restored with an eye for detail within, the owners have renovated Creagan Mhor retaining the original features in keeping with the history of the house to ensure enjoyment for future generations. Sumptuous handmade curtains and handcrafted extra thin astragals on the windows are just some of the finer attentions to detail to be found. From the spacious entrance hall, there is a huge cream kitchen/diner attached to an additional airy dining room.

The large handmade refectory table (an Ash Tree from Inverie) and benches seat 10/12 as well as the dining table (8), which is through an archway into the dining room. Huge windows mean there are spectacular views of mountains and glens wherever you look. The kitchen has two dishwashers, two sinks, two fridges and an oil fired Rayburn, there is also a gas hob and oven. The sitting room has wonderful views to the water, a log fire, two large comfortable sofas and chairs, a large window seat and TV (Sky) and an extensive DVD collection. The back door gives access to the large boot room with sink, washing machine and dryer this also leads to the kitchen - it's an ideal space for dogs to sleep as it can be closed off.

The extension to the house is found off the dining room and leads upstairs to a separate double room and twin bedded room with family bathroom. Upstairs in the main house there is a double room with a Super King size bed and en-suite, with views out to sea, a large double room, again with views out to sea, another double and a children's room with four single beds. All the double rooms have cot space and all the linen is 100 percent Egyptian cotton. Two of the three showers are electric so no matter how inclement the weather, or how bracing the wild swim is there's oodles of hot water to go round.

Wildlife and wilderness awaits you

Just 20 miles south of Kyle of Lochalsh you will find Glenelg. Eilean Donan castle, Plockton, Loch Duich and Knoydart just wait round the corner to be explored. The spectacular Mam Ratagan Pass marks the route into the village of Glenelg from Shiel Bridge. A variety of sand or shingle beaches are from 1 to 20 minutes walk; protected bays and exposed rocky peninsulas abound.

The natural beauty surrounds you at every turn where you share the grounds with the local wildlife; eagles, sea eagles, stags, roe deer, otter, seals, dolphin and porpoise out in the Sound. This superb house offers a memorable chilled out family stay where special memories are made. Adults can enjoy superb relaxation and quality family time while the youngsters are free to roam, explore and play in the natural playground on their doorstep. Soothe the soul and relax at Creaghan Mhor and make like Bing Crosby, who incidentally stayed in the house for some full on rest and relaxation while on a golfing tour in 1947.

Rates:

Creagan Mhor is available for weekly lets Saturday to Saturday £2000 per week. 3 night minimum stays can be arranged direct with the owners.

Price on application.

Guests Comments:

"Just wanted to say huge thank you for letting us enjoy your wee bit of paradise!! Everyone loved the house and its fantastic location. I think it has been one of our best finds and certainly made our holiday. The house is so well appointed with everything you could possibly need.  We were lucky enough to have 4 days of 23-25 degrees but even the remaining rainy days didn't stop us!"

"Creagan Mhor is a beautiful house, furnished and equipped to a very high standard. It has a cosy, homely feel but with more than enough space for a large group. Ideally situated very close to the beach and an easy walk to the Glenelg Inn, shop and kids play park. We (6 adults and 4 kids) had a fantastic holiday - walking, visiting Skye and the surrounding area and also wildlife spotting. Deer, white tailed eagle, pine martin and seals all spotted but sadly no otters - maybe next time!"

"Just wanted to say we had an absolutely brilliant time at Creaghan Mhor last week. What a magical place.  Kids and dogs were in heaven and the lack of WIFI most of the time was actually a blessing rather than a hindrance.  The house is perfect for big friendly getaways and the pub was great with delicious food."

"I wanted to write and thank you for our very special time in your welcoming and beautiful, cosy house. We had a fantastic holiday with the family and celebrating my fathers 90th couldn't have been better. He especially loved sitting upstairs scanning the sea with his binoculars and recounting various tales of other adventures. We even got him down the path onto the beach for some stone skimming. Wonderful memories shared. Thank you."

"Just back from a terrific holiday, weather varied from Arctic to Tropical, Skye was in and out of view, the midges were out with their thermals on. We had family gather from all over the world and the house was just fab. We all agreed that it's the best in Glenelg and we have rented a few over the last 40 years. Very much hope to stay there again one year."

"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Creagan Mhor, thank you for the opportunity to stay in your wonderful house. It was the perfect amount of space for our party, ideal for children and we felt the toddlers were pretty safe in the house. The kitchen was so well equipped and huge and wonderful to spend time in in the evenings and the beds were extremely comfortable. Views were incredible, situation ideal, all in all a fantastic week. Only negative was the sea was too rough at that time to do much boating- not your fault!! We hope to come back in the not too distant future."

​"We used the house as a base for us to explore Skye via the Glenelg Community Ferry (lovely friendly people) - Elgol and Point of Sleat; and the glens - Gleann Lichd and Glen Affric. After long days exploring and walking, Creagan Mhor was perfect to return to. Hot water was constant and the large bath was run to soothe aching limbs. The woodstore was full and fuel was plentiful. With the fire lit, supper on the go in a fantastically appointed, spacious kitchen that wanted for nothing, we relaxed and tuned into our books or Sky TV."

"The garden is secure and offers easy access to Glenelg beach which had the dog bursting with excitement. It was the perfect getaway from our busy lives, and one to which we shall return".

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