Balcraggie Annex is a self-contained apartment attached to the historic old manse in Glenelg. It was originally designed as the minister's offices, and it has recently been renovated and upgraded to a high standard of comfort. It opens onto a sheltered walled garden - with an orchard, vegetable garden and seating/barbecue area which is reserved for the use of guests. It is a relaxing and comfortable place to stay, but also an ideal base to explore the surrounding hills and coastal waters of this beautiful part of the West Highlands.
The annex contains a sitting/dining room, a double bedroom, a shower-room and kitchen. All floors are tiled and there is underfloor heating throughout.
The sitting room is light and relaxing, with two matching sofas - one of which converts to a double bed. It also contains a dining table with six chairs, coffee table (with board games) and a well-stocked bookcase. There is a flat-screen television with satellite reception and dvd/cd player.
The bedroom has a kingsize bed and wardrobe, bedside cabinets, and two chairs. The bed has a wonderfully comfortable featherdown duvet and pillows with Egyptian cotton sheets and coverlet. Again, with two windows, it is full of light.
The kitchen is well fitted with a ceramic sink and a large worktop area. It has a fan-assisted double-oven cooker, a microwave oven, washing machine/dryer and fridge. There is plenty of storage space and all mod cons.
The shower room is beautifully fitted out with all conveniences and there is an ample supply of fluffy towels and bath sheets.
There is disabled access throughout.
The village of Glenelg with its local shop and excellent Inn, is one mile distant, and the community-owned ferry (10 minute crossing time) to the Isle of Skye is two miles distant.
The peninsula of Glenelg in which it is situated has many attractions for those who enjoy walking and exploring. Ancient Broch Towers still stand nearby, as do the ruins of the Hanoverian Barracks built in the early Eighteenth Century.
Gavin Maxwell's 'Camusfearna', where he wrote 'Ring of Bright Water' lies 4 miles to the west.
There are several 'munros' within easy reach, and many less demanding walks into the hills, glens and local forests which abound in wildlife.
There is a quiet sandy beach one mile away and several coastal walks around the edge of the peninsula, the dramatic waters here a haven for sea-birds, seals, otters and even passing dolphins and whales.
Glenelg is also centrally situated for touring the West Highlands and Skye.
The owners can supply you with home-grown organic salad vegetables, and local seafood and other produce is often available.