Eilean Mor cottage is a traditional style property in the small village of Skinidin in the north west part of the island. The property sits in an elevated position and enjoys uninterrupted views to Loch Dunvegan. The shore of Loch Dunvegan, which is just across the road and the hills behind the cottage are great for exploring. The property and the location are perfect if you just want to relax. The lovely conservatory has spectacular views towards the Loch and the Outer Isles, and is a perfect place to unwind and allows guests to enjoy the outside even when the weather is not cooperating. It is also great for wildlife spotting: a wide variety of birds, birds of prey, deer, sea birds, seals and even the occasional flock of dolphins have been seen, you also get beautiful sunsets from here.
The property throughout is tastefully furnished and equipped to a high standard. On the ground level guests will find a well appointed kitchen, the conservatory, a sitting room, complete with a wood burner, and a twin bedroom. The conservatory, sitting room and bedroom all enjoy views to the loch below. Upstairs the second bedroom and the shower room are located, both again benefitting from loch views. Outside an enclosed garden completes the facilities.
The Isle of Skye or “the Misty Isle” as it is sometimes called offers the visiting tourist all sorts of attractions and places to see and visit. The Cuillins on Skye are one of the most famous mountain ranges in the world and on a clear day, the views of them are truly awe inspiring. The small towns of Portree and Broadford are the main population areas on the Island and both have a good selection of cafes, restaurants and shops to explore. There are a wide range of small craft businesses on the island manufacturing such goods as clothing, jewellery and pottery, and these are all worth a visit. Another place worthy of a mention is the Talisker Whisky distillery based at Carbost, here you can arrange a tour around the distillery and learn all about the making and history of Scotland’s “water of life”.
For food lovers the famous Three Chimneys restaurant is within walking distance. The restaurant is owned by Shirley Spear and her wine expert husband Eddie for the last 24 years, it has won a host of awards and accolades. The accomplished Head Chef Michael Smith now runs the kitchen. The restaurant is well worth a visit to sample the best of the Islands produce and seafood. Also worthy of a mention is the restaurant located at the Ullinish Country Lodge Hotel at Struan.
For those visitors interested in the historical side of Scotland, Dunvegan Castle, home of the Clan Macleod for the last 800 years, and Armadale Castle are both worth a visit. The area caters well for those that enjoy trips afloat, and there are various operators around the island that offer trips to whale watch, or to simply enjoy the birdlife and sea life that is available.
Local walks includes Neist Point and its Lighthouse. The point being the most north westerly on Skye, the sunsets here are just stunning. Basking sharks, dolphins, seals and whales are often spotted here along with a large variety of birds, including the majestic Golden eagle. The beaches are secluded and the coral beaches at Loch Dunvegan are definitely worth a visit.
Mobile Phone Reception and WiFi Internet Access
Due to the location mobile coverage may be limited or even unavailable.
A Good Housekeeping Deposit of £75.00 is required at the property.
If for are looking for a traditional property in the area and Eilean Mor is booked for the period you require, then you may be interested in Katie's Cottage.
Our week at Eilean Mor was everything we had hoped for. Time to relax in a terrific location for exploration of anywhere on Skye but close enough to facilities when needed. The house was lovely with great views out over the water and enough separation from neighbouring properties that you really felt on your own. We'll be back!
Had a fantastic week in this lovely cottage. Simple and tastefully decorated with plenty of towels and nice bedding. Very well- equipped and clean, we settled in immediately! Superb views from the conservatory. The cottage is at the end of a short track which is easy to miss but this adds to the charm as it is so private. Terrific!!!!
Fantastic time had by all at Eilean Mor. House had everything needed for a great break. Best place to be to admire fantastic views from property.
had a great short stay here, very clean,comfortable and well equipped cottage with helpful owners a short distance away. Fantastic views, just what we were looking for.