Spar Cottage is a newly built, family-owned,
well-equipped bungalow in the small crofting village
of Glasnakille, two miles from the village of Elgol, famous for it’s spectacular views
of the Cuillin mountains. Situated in a stunning clifftop location overlooking
Loch Slapin with uninterrupted views towards the Sleat peninsula, the Small
Isles and mainland Scotland.
An excellent base for families, walkers,
climbers, photographers, artists, and wildlife enthusiasts. A short walk takes
you down to the seashore and caves in the cliffs below, which includes the
famous Spar Cave and Prince Charlie’s Cave. The area
is well known for sightings of golden eagles, sea eagles, dolphins, minke
whales, basking sharks, otters and red
The nearby village of Elgol has a village shop/cafe (for all your basic groceries plus local crafts and home made soup, filled rolls and delicious baking), a gallery coffee shop and a licensed restaurant. Boat trips leave from the pier throughout the day, weather permitting, sailing to Loch Coruisk in the heart of the Cuillins and if you wish to venture further afield, day trips to Small Isles are also available by small cruise boat or high power ribs. Elgol is also the starting point for coastal and inland walks into the Cuillin range.
Seventeen miles back along the scenic road is the larger village of Broadford (second largest on the island) with a filling-station, supermarket, bank, post office, hospital, chemist and some lovely craft shops and galleries. You will also find a good selection of cafes, restaurants and pubs to choose from.