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Eilean Mor Cottage is a beautiful little retreat located in the small village of Skinidin in the north west part of the island. Sitting in an elevated position the cottage enjoys panoramic views to Loch Dunvegan and to the Outer Hebrides in the west. The cottage and the location are a perfect choice for a relaxing holiday or for those that enjoy the outdoor life, with hill walks on the doorstep.
This traditional cottage is tastefully furnished throughout and equipped to a high standard. On the ground level guests will find a well appointed kitchen, a sitting room complete with a wood burner, a twin bedroom and a beautiful conservatory which has a dining table and seating, this room being ideally positioned to enjoy the spectacular views of the surrounding landscape. Upstairs there is a double bedroom and a shower room. All the rooms apart from the kitchen are front facing and enjoy views to the loch below. Outside an enclosed garden with seating completes the facilities.
The surrounding area has much to offer the visitor, for food lovers the famous Three Chimneys restaurant is within walking distance, and located not far away at Stein, is the Michelin starred Loch Bay Restaurant run by the accomplished chef Michael Smith. For days out, Neist Point with its lighthouse is within a short drive. The point being the most north westerly on Skye, and the sunsets here are just stunning. Basking sharks, dolphins, seals and whales are often spotted, along with a large variety of birds, including the majestic Golden eagle. The coral beaches at Loch Dunvegan are definitely worth a visit, as is Dunvegan Castle, home of the Clan Macleod for the last 800 years.
For supplies, Glendale (3 miles), which is on the way to Neist Point, has the Glendale Store and Post Office and the delightful Cafe Lephin. In the other direction, Dunvegan (4 miles), offers a small range of shops and restaurants, including the Old School Restaurant, and further afield Portree (26 miles) is the one of the largest towns on the island and has all the usual facilities, including boat trips from the harbour which are always popular. 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”.
Included in the price
Mobile Phone Reception and WiFi Internet Access
Due to the location mobile coverage may be limited or even unavailable.
Good Housekeeping Deposit
A Good Housekeeping Deposit of £75.00 is required at the property.
We had a very enjoyable week at Eilean Mor Cottage and can definitively strongly recommend it. Most important Pros: + Booking, assistance, organization by wilderness cottages and locally (e.g. key) was exemplary + Location of cottage was very good + Facilities in the cottages: bedrooms, kitchen, living room and conservatory very good, all rooms are nicely furnished, everything there you need (especially the conservatory was much appreciated at rainy days) The only real Con: -The drain of the whole bathroom is very weak. We tried to be careful, but nevertheless quite often it just did not work properly. Especially in the shower the water was sometimes raising very quickly that you'd fear that it will run over before you can finish (luckly, it did not happen).
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Dear Holger, thank you for your review and feedback. Please note, if you had you reported the problem with the drain during your stay, we could have had this looked at and rectified immediately, rather than reporting it after your stay.
My husband and I just returned from undoubtedly the best holiday we've ever been on! We live in Germany and drove to Skye for a week of peaceful respite at Eilean Mor Cottage. Let me begin with the negatives so we end on a positive note. The directions as to the drive way when first arriving are very confusing. From the street there in a sign Eilean Mor Cottage, and two drives. Both marked No. 16. They say you start on a paved drive then you must take the unpaved drive to the right. When driving in there is long lovely paved drive to two cottages one life and one right the top, unfortunately neither are Eilean Mor Cottage. Once we were at the top the neighbour told us we had to drive back down almost to the street and the unpaved tractor road to the right was our drive. Very confusing. A better marked sign would help. Although rough, the windy drive was drivable. Don't know about really wet or snowy weather. Once past the gate there is firm gravel. When we got out of the car, we looked back at what should have been a fantastic view, only to be met with an overgrown hedge and trees. Yes, you could see the loch a bit through the bushes and trees and off to the side, but I got my best picture by standing on the picnic table in order to see over the overgrowth. If I had been able to get my hands on some garden shears, the hedge would have had a hair cut, but unfortunately all storage areas were locked. Such a shame, because even once in the conservatory, only 50% of the gorgeous view was blocked by the unkept garden. The fact that the only toilet in the house was upstairs was a bit of a nuisance, but we could live with that. The cottage was advertised as being 100 metres from the shore. It was 100 metres to the street and another 100 metres to the shore. The problem is, all the shore properties are private, so there is no immediate way to walk to the waterfront. That was disappointing. The house directly below the cottage is for sale and no was living there, so I went through their property to the shore, but were someone to live there, that wouldn't be possible. The only other very negative comment about the house is the extreme musty oder in the downstairs bedroom. The musty smell in the dresser was so extreme that I left the drawers open the whole week hoping it would help. Unfortunately, all the clothes were musty smelling by the end of the week. The entire room was so musty smelling that even after a week of leaving the window open night and day, it didn't help. Throughout the entire house except for the upstairs bedroom they have natural wood flooring. For the living and bedroom, good idea, I'm sure they are cozy warm in cold weather. But natural wood floors in the kitchen and bathroom, especially when there are poorly sealed? It's looks OK now, but give it a year or two, and with constant use, they will have to be replaced or go black. If they insist on wood flooring in the kitchen and bathroom, then I suggest some throw carpets that can be washed. It will save your wood. OK, that's all for negatives. On the upside, the location is a dream. If the shrubs and trees were trimmed the view would be outstanding!! If you're not used to quiet, don't go there. You hear nothing! Only in the conservatory, you might hear the rain pattering on the roof. The stillness is soothing. The kitchen has everything you need ... Ok, the oven needed a good cleaning, but I didn't feel up to it. We ate most of our meals at the cottage and wanted for very little. The washer/dryer combo worked great!! The weather was cool but not terribly cold, so we didn't use the fireplace. We spent most of the time in the conservatory. Heating units worked very well. Wifi and TV were great, no problem. In all, inspite of the negative comments we both said this was by far the very best holiday we've been on. No doubt it was due to the fact that we had no schedule and decided from day to day what we wanted to do. Several days we said, "Let's go south," and we did, or "Let's go west", and we did. We discovered so many lovely hide-aways on this remarkable isle. Eilean Mor Cottage was a wonderful place to come home to after a day of exploration. It is a perfect place for a small family, or two couples who don't mind sharing a toilet and shower.
Lovely property, excellent location. Well appointed, warm, cosy, clean and airy. Great conservatory with lovely views. It might be a bit tight for 4 adults but for the two of us it was perfect
The cottage was absolutely lovely, very comfortable and well equipped. The view from the conservatory is wonderful and we never tired of sitting in there watching the loch and the changing light.
Eilean Mor is a great cottage. Very suitable for a family of four. Enclosed garden meant the children could roam freely. Fantastic view. Clean and tidy when we arrived. Thank you.
Eilean Mor is in an idilyc location. It has splendid views of Dunvegan Loch, and it's conveniently located close to Dunvegan where there's a great shop and some lovely cafes, such as Loch View. The cottage is really well appointed, and it was lovely and clean when we arrived. The Wi-Fi worked perfectly all week and we used the wood burning stove every evening, there was plenty of wood left for us. The cottage is within easy travelling distance of some of the most beautiful locations on Skye such as Neist Point and the coral beaches. It's also metres from one of the best restaurants in the country, let alone the Isle! We really enjoying going to Bog Murtle cafe and book shop in Struan and Cafe Lephin in Glendale. We will definitely return to Eilean Mor, and would recommend it to anyone wanting to stay in Skye.
Recently visited Eilean Mor for a week's break. House has shared tarmac drive then own track leading up to house. Lovely and private. House itself well appointed. Excellent views across Loch. Twin bedroom downstairs and double upstairs. Bathroom has loo with a view - and no blind, etc. It's fine as no one can really see unless stand in road with binoculars..though feels a bit exhibitionist to begin with. I'm not sure I'd want kids being quite so exposed though. WiFi worked fine. Wood burner very welcomed on stormy days though single log left when I arrived a bit mean. Note to self bring more logs with me! Would def stay again.
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Dear Mr Paulson, thanks you for your feedback. The owners do leave an initial supply of logs for the wood burner, however we have checked with the caretaker and they omitted to leave these, please accept our apologies for this. The owners have now arranged to add frosted glass film to the window in the bathroom, ensuring privacy from now on.
Lovely and cosy cottage with a really stunning view especially when sitting in the conservatory. It's very quiet and peacefully located. Internet is working quite fine now when you're in the livingroom.
Stayed at Eilean Mor cottage for a week at the start of June. Very clean, cosy and comfortable cottage. Everything you need. Spent most of our nights sitting in the conservatory relaxing with a glass of wine after a days walking in the hills of Skye. Only one small complaint was that the Wi-Fi did not work for the whole week we stayed. Called the caretaker who couldn't have been more apologetic. Informed me that BT had called the week before and the problem had supposedly been fixed. A new hub arrived while we were there so hopefully the problem has been fixed. One other small thing was the lack of any blind or frosted glass on the bathroom window. No privacy. All in all would not hesitate to book the cottage again. Thanks Darren McKay Stayed 9th June 2018