Glenelg is an amazing place to visit and Cosaig is a brilliant little cottage. It’s in a unique peaceful location and is perfectly set up for a family holiday. As other reviewers have said, don’t miss a visit to Sandaig or the ferry trip to Skye.
Wonderful stay in a cosy cottage in one of the best locations in Glenelg.
We had a fantastic stay at Cosaig. The house is clean, the beds comfortable, and we liked the minimalist and uncluttered style. We parked in the village and walked up the track to the house, it’s a lovely walk past a couple of other crofts, and was a nice way to start and finish each day. Glenelg is a beautiful and peaceful corner of Scotland. There is a good pub nearby, fantastic beach, a brewery a couple of miles a way, and lots of walks and cycle routes. We would come to stay again. Chris was a welcoming host and very quick to reply to messages.
Beautiful cosy croft house, impeccably clean, perfectly decorated and every detail is thought through (there was even a pizza cutter). We couldn’t fault it. Chris’s communication and instructions for arrival and departure were really clear and if you follow them to the detail you won’t go wrong. The track to the house was fine for our ford kuga, taken in first gear most of the way and the 4 gates are easy enough. Plenty parking and turning space at the house and a gate to keep out the sheep. Glenelg itself is beautiful. We ate once at the Glenelg Inn which was good and we enjoyed the atmosphere there with friendly local staff and a huge log fire. The Way Out West cafe at the Skye Ferry was brilliant – they REALLY know their coffee. Also the best chocolate brownies we have ever tasted. We also visited the two brochs and the beach at Sandaig, which inspired Gavin Maxwell’s book Ring of Bright Water. Rest assured that if you choose to take your holiday at Cosaig House you won’t be disappointed, and you’ll probably want to return again and again.
We had a wonderful stay at Cosaig House. It was a lovely house – ideal for 3-4 people. I stayed here with my daughter and it was a perfect place to get away from it all. As Chris explained you had to go through 4 gates along a track to get to the cottage – that suited us but it is quite remote. The cottage had everything you need – well equipped kitchen/ cosy living room and very comfortable beds. Great pub within walking distance and easy to get to Skye. The cottage was really clean and Chris was a great host. Thank you Chris we will be back.
51st Shade of Scotland. What a lush little cottage. it’s a short drive out of the village, through farm gates and wotnot so it’s super private and peaceful. have a car with high clearance from the road and you’ll be grand getting there. i stayed here with my mate for a few days for a “work from home getaway” and totally got away with it. wifi was tip top for both of us, both on video calls at the same time. TV has all the usual bad-habit binge platforms and the beds look suspiciously like Get Laid bases. super comfy. compact, peaceful, beautiful, and bizarrely well connected. Loving the sustainable toiletries. Local pub and tea room are bonus factors (pub is a walk, tea room is through a few lush villages to the actual end of the road). Stone’s throw from Skye via ferry and many a hill to stroll up. Thanks Chris. see you next time!
The place is idyllic, surrounded by hills and fields. It’s quite a bit of drive/walk from the village but if you have the legs/right car, it adds to the adventure. My kids took turns to run in front – open and close the 4 gates as I was driving and said it was the best part of the stay. The house is super eco equipped with water supply, heating, consumables, etc. All rooms were clean and fresh. Although we ate out the kitchen is well equipped with everything you’d need for self catering (especially that hospitality venues are under a lot of strain with limited capacity). The bedrooms are in the attic and anyone really tall and with back issues should know that the ceilings are low but after grazing my shoulders a few times I got used to it. The host was very helpful and rang on the day to give detailed instructions and guide through to ensure we were safely in. Overall a very pleasant stay would book again!
What a fab little cottage in Glenelg. Totally a wee home from home with everything we needed for our stay. A well equipped kitchen with everything you need. Spotlessly clean. It is at the end of a track which took us about 15 minutes to dawdle down but the views around are stunning. A wee gem of a find and suited us to base ourselves to do a wee bit of walking in the area. Would definitely stay there again.
A wonderful trip to Glenelg! Cosaig House is snug, modern, comfortable and spotlessly clean. It still has its old charm from the outside, but inside it houses all the conveniences you could need, including high speed internet. Evenings in by the log burner with a bottle of wine were wonderful, and interspersed with dinner and drinks at The Glenelg Inn (what a view!). There is loads to do nearby, a walk to Sandaig is particularly recommended, as is a swift half at The Dun Inn brewery. There’s great walks close and further afield on Skye and in/around Kintail. A four wheel drive car is a necessity to drive to the house, but equally the fifteen(ish) minute walk from the village pub is picturesque.
A beautifully and tastefully refurbed croft with all mod cons.
A fabulous place to stay- super clean and snug. It was wonderful to get away from it all…..although fantastic that the Glenelg Inn is now open again for food and perfectly located so it’s easy to walk back up the track after a few drinks 🙂 The locally operated swing ferry was an exciting excursion in its own right but also means that Skye really is on the doorstep to explore. We loved it- thank you 🙂
This is the second time i have stayed at Cosaig House and certainly it wont be the last! Cosaig House is the place to fall in love with the Highlands! It’s a remote little cottage and you’ll definitely need a 4×4 to get there unless you don’t mind walking the last kilometre or so up the country path to the house. Chris had responded quickly to our messages and his attention to detail is outstanding. There’s everything you could need up there, and Chris provided toiletries that are environmentally sustainable and safe for the local wildlife. everything was super clean and tidy and despite the cottage being so remote, the cottage feels inviting and cosy. It’s the perfect place to retreat to after a day out walking and there’s loads to see nearby. The pub is also conveniently located at the start of the track to the house and the food there is great. Our stay was fantastic and having just gotten home we’re already planning our next trip back!
Chris is a great host and Cosaig House is fantastic. We had all the information we needed for our stay in advance and the house had all the modern amenities and home comforts you could hope for despite its relatively remote location. The perfect place to escape to for some quiet relaxation, or to explore the amazing landscape surrounding.
A real get away from it all haven, spectacular views from an outstanding property. Every aspect of Cosaig is special, the owner was extremely helpful and knowledgeable about the area, the cottage was cosy, exceptionally clean, COVID safe and comfortable. Will definitely be returning, feel rejuvenated and already looking to book again as soon as possible, highly recommend!
Cosaig House is a really great place to stay for those who love nature and being outdoors. Its remote location makes it particularly special but you need to accept the half mile walk from the village unless you have a suitable high wheel base 4×4. The cottage is extremely well appointed and very comfortable. The Glenelg Inn does great food and is just in the village. There are some great walks just a few miles away. Other stunning walks may require a slightly longer drive.
This newly renovated cottage is in a great location half a mile up a private track from Glenelg village and so lovely and peaceful. It’s been beautifully done up and is really well equipped. It was spotlessly clean. We managed the track in our Skoda Fabia estate in summer weather. It’s steep in one place with a few deep ruts, but if you’re confident with that sort of thing it should be okay.
We had a wonderful stay at magical Cosaig House. After long days cycling and walking it was nice to go down the secluded rough track and slip into cozy Cosaig House. Recently renovated the house has everything you need and more. The owner has made great use of space and all the amenities are available. It was a wonderful to be able to experience the charm and character of an old croft while not foregoing any modern conveniences. Be warned that four large adults might struggle with the size, although our family of four felt very at home and loved every minute of the secluded, private, rural experience. Would have loved to stay longer and would be the perfect spot to escape to if you need the inspiration to write a book! Definitely visit the nearby brochs while you are there and stop in at the Dun Inn Brewery. Make bookings if you want to eat at the Glenelg Inn. Local coffee and barbq takeaway open on limited hours during the pandemic. Glenelg village store has the basics if you need milk, etc.
A truly stunning location. The property retains its authentic charm from the outside, but internally has all the comfort and modern amenities needed for a wonderful stay. A beautiful place to unwind and close enough to the pub for a few drinks. Host was fantastic and responded promptly. Will definitely be coming back.
Cosaig is a wee gem. Despite being in the village of Glenelg, the cottage is tucked away at the end of a short track and surrounded by trees, which makes it feel like there’s no-one for miles around. The cottage itself has been beautifully restored, is very warm and cosy and has some lovely homely touches. The garden is also much larger than I realised – quite lovely to sit out in in the evening. The kitchen in particular was very well thought through (e.g. properly sharp knives, lasagne dish, peeler and tattie masher – things I often find are forgotten in AirBnBs) and the shop in the village should have everything else you need. Glenelg and the surrounding area is stunning – we’d recommend a trip to the brochs and the waterfall, but to be honest, you could wander anywhere nearby and it would all be beautiful. Follow Chris’ directions to the letter and you shouldn’t have difficulty finding the place. We did attempt to get our (non 4×4) van down the track but wouldn’t recommend this – after a very dry day and then only an hour of light drizzle, we very nearly got stuck in the mud – and there is plenty free parking in the village, so there really was no need. The walk up the track (flanked with raspberries, brambles and hazel trees) is short, but meandering, which only adds to the charm when you pass the neighbours’ market garden and come over the little hill to finally see Cosaig House. Staying in Cosaig felt like a proper little adventure, whilst being cosy, (very) clean and modern enough to feel like a home from home. We’ll be back.
We had a fantastic time at Cosaig house! Glenelg is an amazing wee place on a stunning peninsula on the West Coast. The house is perfect for a short break, with a well equipped kitchen, comfy bedrooms and a cosy living room. Although phone signal is limited, a really good WiFi connection means its easy to keep on top of things from the cottage. The cottage itself is a short walk up an old farm road. The walk usually took us about 12 mins and a bit longer if we were going at a slower pace. The area itself if amazing; perfect for anyone who enjoys spending time in the countryside. On a quiet day you could get a great feed at the Glenelg Inn and head over to Sandaig Beach or Arnisdale. Or if you enjoy a day cooking and reading a book, the house is more than equipped. However, if you like big walks or Munro Bagging, you’re only 30-40mins from some of Scotland’s best (Five Sisters of Kintail, South Glenshiel Ridge etc). In summer you could pop over on the short ferry to Skye too! Looking forward to coming back sometime soon.