Eilean Mor Cottage Skinidin - Dunvegan - Isle of Skye
Skye & Lochalsh

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Eilean Mor Cottage - Skye & Lochalsh

Location: Skinidin - Dunvegan - Isle of Skye - Skye & Lochalsh

Sleeps: 4

Price From: £635 p.w.

Christmas: £815

New Year: £815

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Eilean Mor Cottage, Skinidin

Sleeps 4 - Wifi - Wood Burner - Sorry no pets

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”.

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  • Sitting room with comfortable sofa, armchairs, wood burner, Freesat Satellite TV, DVD, CD, Radio.
  • Fitted kitchen with electric induction hob, oven and grill, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, and all the usual kitchen equipment. Additional small freezer.
  • Spacious conservatory with dining table and seating for four, two reclining chairs, bookcase with books about Skye and other paperbacks. Spectacular views towards the Loch and the Outer Isles.
  • Twin bedroom with loch views.


  • Master bedroom with coombed ceilings, double bed, whb, heated towel rail, alarm clock, iPod dock, view to the loch.
  • Spacious shower room, wc, whb, heated towel rail.
  • Hair dryer

Included in the price 

  • All bed linen and towels.
  • Electricity & electric heating.
  • Initial fuel for the wood burner.
  • WiFi internet access.

Other Facilities

  • Enclosed garden with garden furniture.
  • Outside power point & tap.
  • Outdoor drying facilities.
  • Cot available on request
  • Parking for two cars.

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.

Best Features

  • Remote and isolated location for unbeatable wilderness holidays.
  • Uninterrupted views of Loch Dunvegan.
  • Superb area for cycling, climbing and walking.


STL Licence No: HI-30613-P  EPC Rating: E



Eilean Mor Cottage Reviews

The latest reviews of Eilean Mor Cottage...

Reviewed this property on 15/06/2024
And awarded it
Wonderful little cottage with beautiful sea views. It was perfect for our holiday and we appreciated the kindness of previous guests who had left items in the spacious cupboard. It was beautifully clean with bunches of wild flowers to welcome us.

Reviewed this property on 09/05/2024
And awarded it
We had a really excellent stay in Eilean Mor. It's quiet, clean, warm and comfortable with great views over the sea-inlet from the conservatory. We spent most evenings in there, making the most of the views. Appreciated the washing line and pegs to hang the swimming stuff there to dry. Very well equipped generally, though a wooden spoon would be useful and sponge scourers (we bought our own). Also a non-slip mat in the shower as I found it a bit slippery when wet and soapy. Apart from these minor and easily sorted things, it's a really great place to stay and we would love to come back.

Reviewed this property on 06/05/2024
And awarded it
Lovely aspect, lovely Cottage , good Art on display and well equipped.

Reviewed this property on 29/10/2023
And awarded it
Spacious cottage with open plan kitchen/conservatory. Very clean and comfortable. With the cottage being detached, and surrounded by woodland/greenery, relaxation came very easily. Despite its' rural location, The Wi-Fi was stable and consistently good, as was the TV and mobile phone reception. We enjoyed this cottage so much that we have re-booked for next year

Reviewed this property on 24/08/2023
And awarded it
A great little cottage. Only negative thing I could say is that the hedges are a wee bit too high to enjoy the view, apart from that perfect!

Reviewed this property on 23/04/2023
And awarded it
We found Eilean Mor Cottage perfect for our requirements. Functional and well equipped. Cosy and clean with a really nice heatet conservatory with good views over Loch Dunvegan and the garden. Thus making rainy indoor days enjoyable. The cottages situation is very suitable for exploring western and North West Skye by car.

Reviewed this property on 05/10/2022
And awarded it
We absolutely loved staying in this cottage. Nice and cosy for the two of us, quiet and peaceful. Views were spectacular and location was ideal for us. Very well equipped with all you could ask for and more. We would love to return in the future.

Reviewed this property on 20/09/2022
And awarded it
A very pleasant stay in a beautiful location. Well equipped holiday home.

Reviewed this property on 29/08/2022
And awarded it
Perfect place for exploring North West Skye. We visited Dunvegan Castle,coral beaches,Talisker Bay and distillery. Dunvegan provided our needs for groceries, petrol and tyre pump. The cottage conservatory has a fabulous view of the loch and we spent our evenings their.

Reviewed this property on 22/08/2022
And awarded it
This is a lovely well equipped holiday cottage in a lovely location with outstanding views. The oven was a bit tricky and wasn't working properly and if the upstairs bed was king size then it would have been perfect but absolutely no complaints we had a fantastic week here.

Reviewed this property on 02/08/2022
And awarded it
Eilean Mor cottage is well kitted out and beautifully situated. We saw seals and dolphins in the bay. It is a comfortable, cosy and scenic base.

Reviewed this property on 20/06/2022
And awarded it
We stayed at Eilean Mor cottage for a week in June. The weather was really wet and windy so we enjoyed the cosy views from the conservatory. The house is quiet and surrounded by trees, wildlife, birds and views of the loch. We were so happy reading, doing puzzles, cooking and just enjoying the solace of it all. We were perfect as a family of 3 in the cottage; people who are taller than 5'9" may find the eaves and door frames too low for their liking as it is a traditional cottage. We loved our time there!

Reviewed this property on 08/06/2022
And awarded it
Lovely cottage with a great sun-room (and we had lots of sun!) very well equipped and in an ideal position for exploring northern Skye.

Reviewed this property on 19/05/2022
And awarded it
We have had a wonderful time at Eilean Mor Cottage, Skinidin. The conservatory is really fine, we have sat there all the time. The WIFI is very good. The beds are a little bit to short for Dutch people (1.78, 2 x 1.87 m). The view is every day, every hour amazing. (Please, check/prune the trees). Skinidin is a perfect base to discover Isle of Skye. We have visited almost all the highlights.

Reviewed this property on 25/04/2022
And awarded it
We had such a lovely time in this beautiful, cosy, well equipped cottage. The views from every window were breathtaking, and we loved seeing all the bird life in the garden. The kids enjoyed the space outside too. We hope to be back.

Reviewed this property on 22/09/2021
And awarded it
Great cottage, with lovely view ideal if you want to be away from it all. Had everything you need for a great stay.

Reviewed this property on 17/06/2021
And awarded it
Wonderful cottage, everything is provided. Lovely to sit in the conservatory in good or bad weather. Views excellent over Loch Dunvegan. We counted seals and tents on coral beach . Couldn't wish for a better place for a stay .

Reviewed this property on 08/09/2020
And awarded it
This cottage has a very special ambiance and the most wonderful views of the Duirnish and Waternish peninsulas of Skye, and across the Minch to the Outer Hebrides coast. All this, as well as a pretty garden with bunnies and lambs at the gate, can be enjoyed from the well-appointed conservatory. All rooms are nicely decorated and attractive, and it's great to have a discreet place outside to dry clothes. A short drive west takes you to the brilliant Glendale General Store, the most westerly such store roadlinked to mainland Britain. Further on from the store is the best place on Skye for watching cetaceans. Don't forget to visit Ravenpress Gallery, Eilean Mors nearest neighbour, for beautiful and skilful woodblock prints, many of the local area. Wilderness were very helpful all the way through. Very good experience.

Reviewed this property on 16/10/2019
And awarded it
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).

Wilderness Cottages Replied...

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.

Reviewed this property on 22/08/2019
And awarded it
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

Reviewed this property on 26/06/2019
And awarded it
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.

Reviewed this property on 15/04/2019
And awarded it
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.

Reviewed this property on 26/11/2018
And awarded it
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.

Reviewed this property on 19/10/2018
And awarded it
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.

Wilderness Cottages Replied...

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.

Reviewed this property on 16/10/2018
And awarded it
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.

Reviewed this property on 20/06/2018
And awarded it
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

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