• About Gavin Maxwell Cottage

    Imagine having your own six acre island and staying in the former home of the classic author, Gavin Maxwell
     

    Ground Floor:
    Property is all at ground floor level, has electric storage heaters and comprises:
    Lounge: With wood burning stove in feature fireplace, Freesat TV, DVD and radio/CD
    Kitchen/Dining Room: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine and dishwasher enjoying stunning views across the sea and islands dotted along the shoreline with an attractive window seat which makes a wonderful vantage point to watch otters, seals and porpoises in the bay.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed
    Bedroom 2: With two single beds
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin
    Disabled toilet: could be used by prior arrangement

    All electricity, bed linen and towels included. First supply of fuel for stove supplied.

    Property is situated on Eilean Ban, a six acre island accessed via a private gate on the Isle of Skye Bridge. The island comprises of grassy banks, beautiful meandering paths, herb gardens and colourful shrubberies, a private stony beach, a lighthouse and thatched bird hide. Off road car parking spaces for two cars (designated parking place adjoins private gate with short walk down well maintained stone path to the cottage). There is a trollly available for transporting luggage inside the property, please return it to where it belongs. NB: Close proximity to the sea.

    Imagine sharing part of a private island and staying in the former home of Gavin Maxwell, author of the classic book "Ring of Bright Water". Gavin Maxwell Cottage on Eilean Ban situated between Kyleankin on Skye and the Kyle of Lochalsh, on the Scottish mainland, has this unique claim to fame. Once only accessible by boat, after the building of the Skye Bridge this former lighthouse keeper’s cottage is now accessed via a private door on the side of the Skye Bridge. Eilean Ban (Gaelic for White Island) is 6 acres of pure heaven with part of it being situated directly under the Skye bridge. Small stone paths meander around the island with colourful shrubs, herbs, heathers and wild grasses covering the hillsides. Gavin Maxwell was one of the foremost authors of wildlife books of the last century, and now his legacy can be enjoyed by all. the island boasts a wonderful array of wildlife. There are frequent sightings of otters, seals and pine martin, as well as occasional dolphins, porpoises, basking sharks and Minke whales, together with an array of seabirds.

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    Key information
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      Cottage

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      2 bedroom(s)

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      Up to 4 people

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      pet(s) allowed

    • Special Offers: There aren't any special offers at this time.
    Cottage features
    • DVD player
      DVD player
    • Fuel and power included
      Fuel and power included
    • Garden / patio
      Garden / patio
    • Pub within 1 mile
      Pub within 1 mile
    • Television
      Television
    • Woodburning stove
      Woodburning stove
    • Bed linen & towels included
      Bed linen & towels included
    • Washing machine
      Washing machine
    • Pets – not allowed
      Pets – not allowed
    • Coastal within 1 mile
      Coastal within 1 mile
    • Coastal within 3 miles
      Coastal within 3 miles
    • Coastal within 5 miles
      Coastal within 5 miles
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    Customer reviews by Reevoo
    Hoseasons "Imagine having your own six acre island and staying in the former home of the classic author Gavin Maxwell \n  \n\n\n\nGround Floor \n\nProperty is all at ground floor level has electric storage heaters and comprises \n\nLounge\n With wood burning stove in feature fireplace Freesat TV DVD and radioCD \n\nKitchenDining Room \nWith electric oven and hob microwave fridge freezer washing machine and dishwasher enjoying stunning views across the sea and islands dotted along the shoreline with an attractive window seat which makes a wonderful vantage point to watch otters seals and porpoises in the bay. \n\nBedroom 1\n With double bed \n\nBedroom 2\n With two single beds \n\nBathroom\n With shower over bath WC and wash basin \n\nDisabled toilet\n could be used by prior arrangement\n\n \n\n \n\n \n\n \n\nAll electricity bed linen and towels included. First supply of fuel for stove supplied.\n\n Property is situated on Eilean Ban a six acre island accessed via a private gate on the Isle of Skye Bridge. The island comprises of grassy banks beautiful meandering paths herb gardens and colourful shrubberies a private stony beach a lighthouse and thatched bird hide. Off road car parking spaces for two cars designated parking place adjoins private gate with short walk down well maintained stone path to the cottage. There is a trollly available for transporting luggage inside the property please return it to where it belongs. NB Close proximity to the sea.\n\n Imagine sharing part of a private island and staying in the former home of Gavin Maxwell author of the classic book Ring of Bright Water. Gavin Maxwell Cottage on Eilean Ban situated between Kyleankin on Skye and the Kyle of Lochalsh on the Scottish mainland has this unique claim to fame. Once only accessible by boat after the building of the Skye Bridge this former lighthouse keeper’s cottage is now accessed via a private door on the side of the Skye Bridge. Eilean Ban Gaelic for White Island is 6 acres of pure heaven with part of it being situated directly under the Skye bridge. Small stone paths meander around the island with colourful shrubs herbs heathers and wild grasses covering the hillsides. Gavin Maxwell was one of the foremost authors of wildlife books of the last century and now his legacy can be enjoyed by all. the island boasts a wonderful array of wildlife. There are frequent sightings of otters seals and pine martin as well as occasional dolphins porpoises basking sharks and Minke whales together with an array of seabirds. " https://img.chooseacottage.co.uk/Property/735/840/735317.jpg CC511152

    Gavin Maxwell Cottage reviews collected by Reevoo

    9.6 out of 10 – based on 11 reviews

    Overall rating

    9.5

    Comfort and Equipment

    9.1

    Location

    10.0

    Cleanliness

    9.0

    Value for money

    9.5

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    8
    out of 10

    Had a great time ! We'll be back. :)

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    2019-07-29

    10
    out of 10

    This cottage is a gem and totally unique! Such a fantastic location and so interesting. First visit and we loved it. So much to see and do. We enjoyed learning about Gavin Maxwell and his writings (great tour of the Long Room, lighthouse, hide etc), watching wildlife (saw otters, seals etc) and the fishing ships going up and down the channel, the views from the cottage (including Kyleakin at night), visiting different parts of Skye (it's a bigger island than we had anticipated), and having a whole island almost to ourselves. Thanks to the Eileen Ban Trust, and the volunteer wardens, for making the cottage available.

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    2019-07-14

    10
    out of 10

    Great holiday

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    2019-06-08

    8
    out of 10

    Second time here and didn't disappoint stunning views and walks beautiful well equipped cottage, porpoise spotted in the bay first day. Downside more needs to be done to stop trespassers who took up the only 2 parking spaces so we couldn't park and were jumping over the wall.

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    2019-04-07

    10
    out of 10

    The cottage is comfortable, spacious and had everything we needed. The view is amazing. The walk around the island is lovely and we were lucky to see otters.

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    2019-03-03

    10
    out of 10

    Perfect for a relaxing getaway. A magical island and comfortable cottage.

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    2019-01-06

    10
    out of 10

    This is a truly unique location. The cottage is lovely and peaceful. I enjoyed walking around the island and spending time in the bird hide observing the birds on the nearby skerries. The Gavin Maxwell Trust volunteers do an excellent job of taking care of this magical island. My guests and I thoroughly enjoyed the informative and fun tour of the lighthouse and the long room museum, many thanks to our terrific guides! I am looking forward to another stay as soon as possible!

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    2018-12-10

    10
    out of 10

    Loved every minute of being in this wonderful, comfortable cottage with stunning views, so much so that we rebooked almost immediately. Thank you

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    2018-10-21

    10
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    2019-06-04

    10
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    2019-05-30

    10
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    2019-05-16

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