sunbeams and clouds over a still sound of sleat

Ferry House: Location and History


Self catering accomodation at Glenelg on the west Coast of Scotland

Ferry House is set on a rocky promontory within a few yards of the sea, and is positioned where the Isle of Skye is closest to the mainland. Originally an inn, the house faces south, and commands a wonderful view down the Sound of Sleat to Sandaig and Knoydart, and over the sea to Skye.

looking above ferry house across the sea at sunset

Its location is where the cattle used to be driven, to swim across the sea on the long journey to the southern markets; and Dr Johnson and Mr Boswell stayed here on their famous tour of the Highlands in 1773. There is no other house within a mile. The two nearest houses are half a mile away across the water on Skye, and three quarters of a mile back on the road towards Glenelg village.

This is a marvellous place for walking, climbing, touring, painting and watching wildlife.