Port Elgol Cottage sits in an idyllic setting on the shores of Loch Scavaig. The property enjoys uninterrupted views towards the Cuillin mountains, and the islands of Rum, Canna and Soay. With village amenities just a short distance away, this cottage offers a perfect retreat for a Wilderness Cottage holiday, and an ideal base to enjoy the many walks available in the area.
Inside the property is beautifully presented and equipped and furnished to a high standard. The accommodation is split over two levels; the main living area is open plan with a vaulted ceiling, oak flooring and a wood burner. This room is spacious and light and ideal for relaxing in after a day exploring. The kitchen runs along one side of this room and has all the usual appliances and equipment that you would expect. The seating area is positioned to enjoy the warmth of the wood burner and the views over the garden to the sea, and at the other end a dining table for four.
Off the main room a small hall leads to the bedrooms and bathroom. The master complete with a king size bed is situated to the front of the property and enjoys views to the garden and the shore beyond. To the rear of the hall, a few steps lead to the upper level and the twin bedroom and bathroom. At the front of the property an enclosed garden is ideal for those guests with young children, and is also a perfect place to sit and relax and enjoy the fantastic sunsets.
Elgol has some facilities including a small shop, the Coruisk House Restaurant, and a couple of tearooms, one located within the village shop and another at Cuillin View. The main attraction though is the various boat trips that run from the harbour. These include the well known Bella Jane and Misty Isle boats that run from Elgol to Loch Coruisk, which is situated in the heart of the Cuillin mountains and offers some of the most spectacular scenery on the island. These trips will also allow you to view the native sea birds and other sea life, including otters and seals, and the occasional basking shark, dolphins, or porpoise if you are extremely lucky. These even have been spotted from the cottage garden on occasion.
For those guests wanting something a bit more exhilarating take a trip with AquaXplore. This company offers wildlife and whale watching tours on RIBS (Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats) not only to Loch Coruisk but also to the islands of Canna, Rum, Soay and Eigg.
Parking is available at the end of a footpath (100 metres) which leads to the cottage. Access for guests is via a little path that runs along the back of the school. This means that you will have to carry all your supplies by foot to the cottage, or use the wheelbarrows supplied.
A Good Housekeeping Deposit of £75.00 is required at this property.
We booked the cottage through Wilderness Cottages after being let down twice through VRBO. The transaction was easy and smooth and professional. The cottage was "as advertised" and on our arrival I realized it was exactly what I had booked. The stunning location meant that we spent most of our time in and around the cottage. Our 2 girls played on the rocks and explored caves and rock pools etc and were perfectly content-as were my wife and I. Everything in the cottage worked and was very comfortable. We had heard about the nightmare of midges but only encountered them one day at the fairy pools away from the cottage. We encountered all types of weather and whatever was thrown at us we didn't mind. The only thing that folks from the U.S would miss is a dryer. We had laundry from a previous leg of our trip and were lucky that we had a dry day with wind to get the clothes dry. The cottage is set in a beautiful location. We utilized the village shop on many occasions to keep the money local. We took Misty Isles boat trip to Loch Coruisk which was delightful and friendly. Our family had a delightful stay at the cottage with no issues. We plan to return.
This is a special place, our 9th visit here after a gap of 9 years reinforced that view. The cottage is cosy and very comfortable and walking out onto the rocks and seeing the extraordinary view of the Cuillins and islands is a great privilege.
Our family of 5 had a fantastic time at Port Elgol cottage, the views are stunning and spent the evenings barbequing and watching the sunset over the Cuillin Ridge. The weather was perfect all the week we were there and the Isle of Skye was so picturesque we took loads of photos. The cottage had everything you could possibly need, the decor and comfy beds made us feel right at home and we so sad to leave. Will definitely be staying there again!!
This is a fantastic cottage in a spectacular setting. It is immaculately clean and full of everything you could possibly need. The owners have thought of absolutely everything and the cottage feels like a much loved home. A super comfortable bed ensures a great night's sleep after a day of walking, going on one of the excellent boat trips from Elgol, or simply enjoying the views from the garden seating. We were very sad to leave and can't wait to return.
If you like peace and tranquility in the perfect setting of a beach cottage with stunning views then go no further than Port Elgol cottage. The cottage itself has every amenity you could ask for and is cosy and homely. The local village shop is a treasure trove and the boat trips are a must do.
Port Elgol Cottage is in the most fantastic setting - in remote Elgol, situated on the beach, with views out to Soay and the Isle of Rum, and just round the corner the iconic view to Loch Coruisk. The cottage itself is so homely it felt like ours. One double and one twin bedooom - the bed was really comfy. Bathroom -perfect, with great deep bath and always lots of hot water. The lounge open plan, kitchen dining was just right. Plus TV and BT hotspot wifi. Lovely garden. Boat trips. Perfect.
We had a fantastic week at Port Elgol Cottage. The setting is spectacular with amazing views over to the Cuillin Hills. The cottage is lovely: beautifuuly laid out, very well-equipped and comfortable. The surrounding area is very beautiful.