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The Byre, Glasphein is an outstanding architecturally designed house situated in a quiet location near the village of Glendale. Newly completed, it enjoys fabulous views towards Loch Pooltiel and over the surrounding hills. The house would make an ideal retreat for a couple, or those that are looking to explore the north-west part of the island, an area known for its beautiful scenery and rugged coastline. Although rural, the house benefits from being within a short walk from the village facilities.
Tastefully furnished in a contemporary style and equipped to a high standard, the spacious accommodation is located all on the one level. The open sitting room, dining area and kitchen has a striking vaulted ceiling and the large picture windows, ideally positioned to take full advantage of the views. The sitting area has a large comfortable sofa, a Smart TV and a wood burner, ideal for relaxing in front of, after a day of activities. The kitchen is equipped with all the usual appliances and a dining table with seating for four is available.
The bedroom is bright and spacious and has a king size bed and quality bed linen is supplied. Completing the facilities is a stylish shower room with a large walk in shower, wc and whb. Outside the garden is enclosed and garden furniture is supplied, ample off road car parking is provided.
Glendale itself offers a well stocked shop and the Lephin Cafe. Further afield the larger settlement of Dunvegan (8 miles), offers a larger range of facilities including restaurants and a bakery and on the outskirts Dunvegan Castle. This has been the ancestral home of the Chiefs of the Clan MacLeod for 800 years, and the castle and grounds are ideal for exploring. Castle tours are available and together with these the castle also offers boat trips, a shop and a cafe. The Three Chimneys Restaurant is a short 10 minute drive from the property and is well worth a visit.
The most westerly point on the island can be found at Neist Point, the area is home to some of the most striking coastal scenery on the island, with large cliff faces and unusual rock formations, which are often compared to the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland. The point is considered the best place on the island to see whales, dolphins, porpoises and basking sharks, and for bird watchers the area is home to a large population of sea birds.
The Glendale area is also a popular choice with walkers, and the quiet country roads ideal for the cyclist. The more agile walker might even want to attempt the flat topped peaks of Healabhal Beag or Healabhal Mor, otherwise known as the MacLeod’s Tables. Further afield the island offers many other attractions and places to visit including Talisker Distillery and the town of Portree with its pretty harbour, which is the base for some of the islands many boat trip operators.
Included in the rent
A Good Housekeeping Deposit of £75.00 is required at the property.
A lovely little place, modern, clean and spacious (for 2 !) The views from the picture windows in the lounge and bedroom are superb, looking down to Lock Pooltiel and across to Waterstein Head. Wi-fi was solid. The Smart TV was a boon on the exceptionally rainy day we arrived. The bed was really comfy. The bathroom was superb and modern. Fridge was a bit of a squeeze for a weeks supply and a laundry/drying room would be handy for wet gear, but overall, great facilities.