EILEAN ISAY SELF CATERING COTTAGE IN WATERNISH NEAR DUNVEGAN, ISLE OF SKYE

Mrs Marion MacLeod

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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EILEAN ISAY SELF CATERING COTTAGE IN WATERNISH NEAR DUNVEGAN, ISLE OF SKYE

Dunvegan Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cosy 2 public/2 bedroom spacious traditional croft-house with sea views

The traditional croft cottage has 2 public rooms - lounge with cosy wood burning stove (initial supply of logs and coal supplied) Wi-Fi enabled satellite TV/DVD player, i-pod docking station, dining room seating 6 people also with satellite TV, library of books, games, puzzles, DVD's, videos, maps, details of the many local forestry/coastal walks. Both public rooms and bedrooms with sea views.

There is also free internet and Broadband connection. There is a payphone in the cottage which accepts incoming calls but whilst the mobile connection is poor inside the cottage, mobile signal can be found in the garden.

There are two large comfortable bedrooms - one double and one twin - both having extra fold-down single beds. Bed linen and towels are all supplied. Electric blankets on the bed with extra blankets supplied for the chillier evenings. Again both bedrooms with sea views.

Fully equipped kitchen with large fridge freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer,microwave, toasty maker, coffee machine, electric kettle etc.

Waternish is the central of the most prominent peninsulas to project north west into the Minch. It is an extremely pretty area and very green. There are a series of scattered settlements here including Bay, Lusta, Stein Hallin, Halistra and Trumpan. There are several places worth a visit whether it be historic or just local attractions. These include 'Fairy Bridge' dating from the early 1800's and apparently named because it was believed to be the haunt of fairies and where the then Chief MacLeod was given the famous 'FairyFlag' by his fairy wife (before she left him returning to her own people) to be waved only three times if the MacLeod Clan were in danger. The flag has been waved on two occasions and is now kept in Dunvegan Castle. Dunvegan Castle (about 15 minute drive) is the ancestral home of the chieftains of the Clan MacLeod. The castle can trace its history back to around 1200AD.

Also to be found in the Dunvegan area the beautiful Coral Beach - one of the best beaches in Skye with great views of the highest sea cliffs in Skye, Dunvegan Head.

The historic Trumpan church in Waternish was the scene of a bloody massacre of the MacLeod clan by the MacDonalds in the middle of the16th century. There is an excellent picnic area here where you can enjoy superb views. Nearby you will find the path leading to the Waternish lighthouse for those of you who enjoy walking.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Guestbook comments from the owner
Hi Marion,



Just to let you know that we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in your cottage. That view will stay with us forever.....we are really missing it now!!

Regards



Pam
Apr 2013
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Mrs Marion MacLeod

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My parents were both born in Skye - my mother in Waternish and my father in the South of Skye in a now deserted village called Kilbride near Torrin. My husband was born in a cottage in Camus Lusta in Waternish. All fluent gaelic speakers.

Mrs Marion MacLeod purchased this cottage in 1936

Eilean Isay has been in the family since 1936 when it was built with stone brought down from the quarry by horse and cart. Could not anticipate not being able to spend time in the lovely cottage - my second home!

The views from Eilean Isay are truly spectacular and to watch the sun set across Loch bay is truly amazing - one couldn't help but fall in love with the peace and tranquility of this location. Even on the darkest of nights, this has got to be one of the best places on the planet to stargaze or to see the distant lights of passing ships sailing across the Minch.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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Eilean Isay Self Catering Cottage In Waternish Near Dunvegan, Isle Of Skye
average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews
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Eilean Isay Self Catering Cottage In Waternish Near Dunvegan, Isle Of Skye
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Dunvegan Isle of Skye & Lochalsh
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GREAT LOCATION WITH FANTASTIC VIEWS AND SUNSETS!

  • 4 of 5
Lovely clean cottage with everything required for a very comfortable stay. The owner was very welcoming and also provided us with lots of useful information. We had a great time and the weather was also extremely kind to us, providing us with some spectacular sunsets that we could watch sitting outside overlooking the beautiful views from the garden.
  • Submitted: May 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Owner's Response: Hi Karin

Thank you for your kind remarks re Eilean Isay cottage - delighted you enjoyed your stay and hope you may return again some time in the future.

With best regards


Marion MacLeod
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Dunvegan Isle of Skye & Lochalsh
5

LOVELY COTTAGE IN A BREATHTAKING LANDSCAPE

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful stay at Eilean Isay. The cottage offers a lot of space for four persons. Beside cozy evenings in the living room at the fire place, we loved cooking all together in the kitchen. The bedrooms are as charming as the rest of the house. Our two dogs also enjoyed our stay at Stein. The garden was fenced, so perfect for the dogs.
The property was clean and well-maintained, and the owner provided us with a lot of information. Stein is a lovely village with a traditional old Pub, the Stein Inn, and a great view over Loch Bay.
We would definitly recommend this property!
  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Inverness
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Uig
Nearest Train
55 Miles
Kyle of Lochalsh
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Camuslusta
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Stein Inn, Waternish
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Stein
Car: recommended

Situated in an elevated position above Loch Bay in 5 acres of surrounding croft-land with panoramic sea views across to the Outer Hebridean islands, this cosy 2 bedroom holiday cottage was awarded 3 stars by Visit Scotland in 2011.

The magical peninsula of Waternish on the North West coast of Skye is approached by the Fairy Bridge from the main Portree-Dunvegan road. The breathtaking vista takes in Loch Bay and Dunvegan Head reaching out beyond the islands of Loch Dunvegan to the Outer Hebrides and the Atlantic Ocean.

This spectacular peninsula is the perfect base for lovers of the great outdoors exploring the rich history and wildlife of the area as well as offering a wide range of activites including hill walking, mountain climbing, artists, photography, cycling, whale/dolphin watching, bird watching (sea eagle/golden eagle/buzzards) It is also a keen photographer's dream with a panoramic seascape stretching from west to north, the view from Waternish over Loch Bay Islands to the archipelago of the Outer Hebrides is simply magnificent. Allegedly the most photographed sunset in Europe

The area has many visitor attractions including Skyeskins(Tannery), (5 star rated) who offer free guided tours round their exhibition sheepskin tannery, Shilasdair - a wool dye house, two potteries, three art galleries,craft shops plus a diving centre, boat trips, jetty and moorings, historic Stein village conservation area with its 18th century pub Stein Inn (which is a short 10 minute walk from the cottage) where you can enjoy a drink by the lochside and the wonderful Loch Bay Seafood restaurant - with its locally caught fresh seafood.

This is an ideal base for a family holiday. Very large enclosed garden (pet friendly) with garden furniture and terrace allowing guests to enjoy breakfast or a barbecue whist admiring the stunning views across the loch and in the evening the unforgettable sunsets and amazing dark skies with no light pollution.

Pets by arrangement.

The main town in Skye is Portree - approx. 30 minute drive which has several banks, a large supermarket, gift shops, butcher/bakers, tea rooms, several excellent hotels - the short drive to the Cullin Hills Hotel in Portree is worth going if only for the views across Portree bay to the lovely harbour with its many fishing boats and yachts. Here you will also find the Tourist Office. Aros Visitor Centre offers museum, cinema, concerts, restaurant/coffee shop. Portree also has indoor swimming pool and excellent library located in the High School. The famous Cuillin Hills located in the South of the island are a climbers paradise and a boat trip out to the beautiful Loch Coruisk on the 'Bella Jane' is a must see.

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Availability & Rates

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Dunvegan Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Rate 7
Jun 28 2014 - Aug 29 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£650
 
 
Rate 8
Aug 30 2014 - Oct 3 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£550
 
 
Rate 9
Oct 4 2014 - Oct 31 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
From
£75
Fri,Sat,Sun
£490
 
 
Rate 10
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
£75
From
£75
Fri,Sat,Sun
£350
 
 
Rate 11
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee £10.00
£100 deposit (Sterling) with balance due 6 weeks prior to holiday either payable by internet banking or by cheque.
Notes During months of May - October, cottage is let out on weekly basis but short breaks are available October - December & January - April. Payment for property hire is acceptable in British Pounds Sterling and extra allowance should be made for foreign currency exchange. Non refundable deposit of £100 is required within 4 working days with balance payable 6 week. Holiday insurance advisable.
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Amenities

Dunvegan Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Village
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Heating ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Tiled Stove
  • Broadband Access
  • Activities Guide
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking Off Street
  • Iron & Board
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Heated Towel Rail
  • Large Bathroom has bath with overhead electric shower, wash hand basin with electric shaving point and w.c. Heated Towel Rail. Towels included in tariff.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 child bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 2 child bed
  • Bedroom 1 - Double Bed sleeps 2 plus Fold Down Single 'Z' Bed Bedroom 2 - Twin Beds sleeping 2 plus Fold Down Single 'Z' Bed Bed linen included (duvets with duvet covers, sheets, pillowcases and bedspreads) - beds have electric blankets and extra blankets for chillier evenings. Spacious comfortable bedrooms with sea view, fully carpeted with electric panel heating. Plentiful storage including wardrobes with coat hangers, dressing table and chest of drawers in each room. Hair dryer. Travel Cot (please request)
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Stereo
  • Toys ...
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • forests
  • waterfalls
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • autumn foliage
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • scenic drives
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountaineering
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
Notes:
Payphone, Free Broadband/Internet Access, Satellite TV x 2, DVD Player, Video Player, I-Pod dock C D Player, Radio, Games/Puzzles/Children’s Videos, Maps/Local Information/Places to Visit, TravelCot/HighChair Outside Drying Area, Garden Furniture, Small Barbecue.
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