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Lagan Glas, Isle of Skye

Lagan Glas is a beautiful self catering cottage in the spectacular North West of Skye.

INTRODUCTION

Lagan Glas is a gorgeous family run home, that has not long been renovated to a very high standard. Awarded five stars for self catering accommodation by the Scottosh tourist board, this home has been in the Campbell family for over 100 years. Situated in the Glendale area on the Isle of Skye, it is on the route to Neist Point, which is only around a 10 minute drive away. However don’t let this distract you from the beauty that is right on its doorstep. The owners have holidayed to this home since they were babies and have a lot of knowledge of the area – old and new. So with that you can imagine that every eventuality has been thought of and catered for, so you can enjoy this home as if it was your own. The house was given to the current owners (3 siblings) grandfather by his Uncle which was then passed on to their Mother and now on to them. Although this home has been renovated with a modern contemporary feel, you can still enjoy and imagine its history by looking at the photographs on the gallery wall in the living room. Paired with this, enjoy reading the book that the owners have carefully put together for each guest, which instantly makes you feel welcomed.
AREA & LOCATION
As briefly mentioned above, Lagan Glas is located in Glendale which is in the North West of Skye. The road leading down the hill towards the house, continues on, so the view from the front of the house looks directly onto Glendale village, which is an enjoyable 10 minute walk. Experience village life by visiting the local eateries, cafes and even the local market if you are there on a Tuesday. This takes place once a week, and here you can chat with the local makers and even buy some of their handmade products. Treats such as soaps, scarves, cards, crafts and jewellery. You can also buy some fresh produce from the local baker and butcher. If you wanted to continue your walk through the village you can pop in by the Red Roof Restaurant for lunch or some tea and cake. You will most likely be accompanied by the sheep that are roaming free. As soon as you step inside you feel instantly calm with the tranquil ambiance and gorgeous smells that are coming from the fresh baked goods or the many leaf teas that are available.

GETTING THERE

The house is located on the Northwest coast of Skye in the Glendale Estate, situated a 15 minute drive from Dunvegan and a 50 minute drive from Portree.

DETAILS

Lagan Glas has 2 x double king size beds and 1 x twin room all with gorgeous views. Dogs are also welcome, but bare in mind there are sheep and cows roaming freely outside. There is a gated garden with decking and outdoor seating with a waterfall situated at the side of the house. All of these calming natural sounds can be heard from here where you can sit bax relax and enjoy while taking in the views.

INTERIOR

The overall aesthetic of the interior is contemporary, homely and very natural within its textures and colour palettes.The owners have been careful however to keep some of its original features, mixing contemporary with traditional. The details are just fantastic with even woodland style door knobs, just another nod to bringing the outside landscape indoors. This house is finished with all of the luxury comforts that you could want to relax after a day of exploring the island.

PERSONAL TOUCHES

Upon arrival at Lagan Glas a welcome basket awaits you filled with delicious local goodies. Even the tablet has been made by the housekeeper. Even the soaps have been sourced locally, made by a team of two ladies who also grew up in Glendale – called Island Botanics. You can tell the owners have carefully considered all of the little details which are the touches that really make this stay complete. A large picnic basket has been left for you to use to make use of the great outdoors, giving you the chance to dine alfresco while you are out exploring. A pair of binoculars for you to enjoy the views that go on for miles. The clever design of the wood burning stove ensures that you stay cosy throughout this home. With a selection of DVDs and board games for you to enjoy in front of the fire.

DISCOVER NEARBY

Red Roof Cafe

The Red Roof Cafe is a charming little cafe situated in the beautiful estate of Glendale. This stunning area which covers Neist Point in the West all the way to Loch Dunvegan in the East.

The Three Chimneys

The Three Chimneys restaurant at Colpost is set in a stunning location with views over the Minch and Loch Dunvegan. The food is of the highest standard and overseen by head chef Scott Davies. 

Neist point

Sunsets make memories wherever you are, but you’ll certainly never forget a sunset at Neist Point. Wrap up warm and get yourself to this westerly point early to catch endless views of the sea and the 1900’s lighthouse, along with possible sightings of whales, dolphins, basking sharks and various impressive seabirds.

Explore the cliffs whilst visibility is great, then find a safe spot to settle down with a blanket and a cuddle or two whilst the light dims and the oranges, pinks and purples of sunset bring you a natural display in the sky like no other.

Dunvegan Castle

Dunvegan Castle is the oldest castle in Scotland to remain continuously inhabited. Looking over a glittering Loch, the castle has been the home of the Clan Macleod for over 800 years.  At Dunvegan Castle you can enjoy beautiful oil paintings and clan artifact displays, along with tours of the castle, formal gardens, boat trips, a cosy cafe and four fantastic shops.

Coral Beach

This beach is not far from Dunvegan Castle so if you are planning a trip to the castle on a nice day why not add on a walk to this lovely beach known locally as ‘wee gem’. Drive 4 miles along the single track road from the castle to a small car park then walk for one mile to reach the beach. It’s beautiful with amazing views over Camas Ban. Make sure you leave yourself time to spend here and maybe bring a picnic. You won’t want to leave.

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