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Eilean Mor

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Traditional 2 bedroom Highland cottage on the shores of Loch Dunvegan, in the Isle of Skye. Set in a rural up hill location with splendid loch views and all modern conveniences.

  • Price from 90 GBP / Day
  • Capacity up to 4 people
  • 2 bedrooms & 1 bathroom
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Last updated: 04/25/2008

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Eilean Mor Cottage 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 unspoilt 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. The restaurant is a 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.

Prices & deals

Lowest Daily Price:
90 GBP
Highest Daily Price:
90 GBP
Lowest Weekly Price:
260 GBP
Highest Weekly Price:
560 GBP
Cleaning fee:
Charging Method:
Payment Types:
  • No Cash
  • No Credit Card
  • No Cheque
  • No Travellers cheque
  • No Paypal
  • No Wire Transfer

Location & area

Skinidin (or Sgianaidin in Gaelic) is a popular and thriving community situated some 6 miles from Dunvegan on the north west side of the island and is some 30 miles from Portree, the Island's capital where you will find all the facilities you would expect of a small town. Facilities in Dunvegan include restaurants, village shops, post office, medical centre and a primary school.

The name "Skinidin" goed back to the days of old when the Norse were actively involved in Skye. According to some sources "Skinidin" means "bleached dun" and its Gealic counter part of "Sgianaidin" links back to language of the old Norse. Historically it is believed that there were three duns, or forts, in the area built to protect the peninsular.

Unmissable landmarks of the area are two flat topped mountains, called the MacLeod's Tables (in Gaelic, Healabhal Bheag and Healabhal Mhor). If one is reasonably fit one can walk up the tables and enjoy a truly splendid view towards all sides. Be sure to bring water tight shoes as the hill top is very wet!

16 Skinidin, Isle of Skye, IV55 8ZS, Isle of Skye, Scotland, United Kingdom
Accommodation located in:
countryside, near cultural interest, near fishing area, near historical interest, near restaurants & bars, near the beach, near water sports, rural, village, waterfront!

Amenities & services

Shops, Restaurants (including Three Chimney's, one of Scotlands best restaurants), post office, garage fuel station, medical centre

# of Units: 1... and each unit includes:

  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Single beds: 2
  • Double beds: 1
  • Baby cots: 1
  • Single sofa beds: 0
  • Double sofa beds: 0


  • No Bath:
  • No Hair Drier:
  • Yes Shower:
  • Yes Towels:


  • Yes Washing Machine:
  • No Work Desk:
  • Yes Bed Sheets:
  • No Bikes:
  • Yes Cable/Satelite TV:
  • No Internet Broadband:
  • No Internet Dial Up:
  • No Ironing Board:
  • Yes Stereo/Radio System:
  • Yes Library:
  • No Telephone:
  • Yes DVD Player:
  • No Fax:


  • No Butler Service:
  • No House Chef:
  • No Local Guides:
  • No Local Transportation:
  • No 24h Concierge:
  • No Tours & Excursions:


  • Yes Fridge & Freezer:
  • Yes Crockery & Utensils:
  • No Dish Washer:
  • Yes Microwave:
  • Yes Oven:
  • No American Kitchen:

Living room

  • Yes Fireplace:
  • No Sofa Bed:
  • Yes Table & Chairs:


  • No Private Beach:
  • Yes Barbecue:
  • No Sauna:
  • Yes Garden:
  • No Shared Bathroom:
  • No Spa / Jacuzzi:
  • No Swimming Pool:
  • No Lift / Elevator:
  • No Disabled Facilities:
  • No Tennis Court:
  • Yes Terrace:
  • Yes Parking:
  • No Pets Welcome:


  • No Safe:
  • Yes Sea View:
  • Yes Central Heating:
  • No City View:
  • No Daily Cleaning:
  • No Air Conditioning:
  • Yes DVD/Music Collection:
  • No Ensuite Bathroom:
  • No Balcony:

Additional information

Board Basis:
Accommodation Only

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