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Eilean Mor Cottage
Property: 4792 Highland

Eilean Mor Cottage - Eilean Mor cottage

Sleeps: 4 + cot
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No

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  • Three Chimneys Restaurant a 100 meters down the road.
  • Stunning views over Loch Dunvegan.

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Eilean Mor Cottage is located in the tiny hamlet of Skinidin, near Dunvegan, on the beautiful Isle of Skye.

Eilean Mor is a traditional stone croft house, complete with the very typical dormer windows; the cottage was built in the early 1900's and was completely renovated some years ago.

Although the property now benefits from modern conveniences like double glazing and central heating, much of its traditional charm has been untouched.

The meter thick walls, the v-lined decoration, the dormer windows and the spectacular view give you a glimpse of life in days long gone by and give the house a cosy and comfortable feeling.

Eilean Mor Cottage is located up hill, a mere 100 meters from the shores of Loch Dunvegan and thus securing spectacular views over the Loch and the outer isles beyond.

The setting is rural and tranquil; early risers might spot deer grazing in the hills at the back of the property.

The sun lounge gives great opportunities to enjoy the outside, even when the weather is not fully cooperating; however on sunny days, with a mild sea breeze, you just walk out of the front door and let the unspoiled beauty of the Loch and its surrounding hills unfold before your eyes.

Eilean Mor Cottage is surrounded by a fully fenced, spacious, secluded, mature garden; it has a private driveway connecting to the public road and private, off-road parking with ample turning space.

Close by is a variety of things to explore:

You can enjoy a lovely dinner at the Three Chimneys Restaurant, one of Scotland's top restaurants; only a 5 minute walk down the road.

Or you can visit the local arts & crafts galleries and shop for something nice to remember your Skye holiday.

In the direct vicinity there's a true wealth of scenic spots to explore and enjoy Skye's famous beauty to the max:

Neist Point and Waterstein, Orbost and the beach, MacLeod's Tables and the Coral Beaches to just name a few; or you could just wander off into the hills at the back of the cottage! Bring your binoculars and spot a variety of birds...

When you're into history, don't forget to visit Dunvegan Castle, just on the opposite side of the Loch and a mere 10 minute drive by car; the history of the Clan MacLeod is tastefully presented in Scotland's oldest inhabited castle.

Be it a relaxing holiday or a more active one, we're convinced that Eilean Mor will offer everything you need to fully enjoy the Isle of Skye!

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Conservatory overlooking Loch Dunvegan
Conservatory overlooking Loch Dunvegan
Overlooking the Loch and the isles beyond
Overlooking the Loch and the isles beyond
Seals basking at the shore
Seals basking at the shore
Sunset over Loch Dunvegan
Sunset over Loch Dunvegan

Accommodation & Facilities

Sleeps: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Cot Available: Yes

Pets Allowed: No. 
Smoking Allowed: No. 

Linen Provided: Yes. Bedlinen, Towels, Kitchen towels

Central Heating: Yes.
Fuel type: Electric

Open Fire: Yes.  Fuel type: Wood

Disabled Facilities: No. 

Outdoor Facilities: Yes. Walking, kayaking, fishing, bird watching, hill climbing, swimming

Local Services: Shops, restaurants, garage, medical centre, bars, bakery

Standard Rates

Winter: £290 - £375 (Holiday season £550).
Spring: £375 - £500
Summer: £450 - £580
Autumn: £400 - £290


From the Skye bridge take the roundabout right, towards Dunvegan:
Follow the road (A87) until you reach Sligachan.
Immediately past the bridge at Sligachan turn left to Dunvegan (A863).
Follow the A863 until you reach Dunvegan.
Just before entering Dunvegan, take a left on the B884 towards Glendale.
Follow this road with a sharp right bend (don't go left as this leads towards Orbost).
Carry on on the B884 until you enter Skinidin (there's a prominent road sign).
Drive on past the houses of Skinidin.
Just before leaving Skinidin and entering Colbost, you will see Eilean Mor cottage on your left (white crofter cottage with two dormer windows), up the hill opposite a property down the hill near the Loch side (our home).
To access the cottage, take the driveway up - first part is shared with 15 Skinidin - past the gate on your right (do not take the driveway with the cattlegrid).
Drive all the way up to the cottage past a second gate.
GPS coordinates for Eilean Mor cottage (should you have a nav aid):
Latitude: 57.4408
Longtitude: -6.6411

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