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  • 2 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  •  min stay varies


  • Cottage
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  •  min stay varies

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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 6

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner


Previously awarded 3 stars by Visit Scotland, Eilean Isay has 2 public rooms - lounge with cosy wood-burning stove, Wi-Fi enabled, satelitte TV/DVD player, dining room also with satelitte TV/DVD player seating 6 people, 2 spacious bedrooms - 1 double and 1 twin with each bedroom containing extra Jay-Be sprung fold-down Z-bed (suitable for adult/child) wth sheets, pillowcases, duvet covers supplied - extra blankets for the chillier evenings and electric blankets. Fully equipped modern kitchen, ground floor bathroom with bath and over bath electric shower, supplied with towels and library of books, games, puzzles, DVD'S, videos, maps, details of the many local forestry/coastal walks. Ideal base for a family holiday. Large enclosed garden with garden furniture allowing guests to enjoy breakfast or a barbecue on the terrace whilst admiring the stunning views across the loch and in the evening the unforgettable sunsets.

The area is renowned for its local beauty, history and wildlife. Local attractions include craft shops, 5 star rated Skyeskins exhibition tannery and showroom, pottery, craft shops, boat trips from the lochside, bike hire, the Stein Inn (the oldest Inn on Skye) just a short walk away where you can enjoy a drink by the lochside and then enjoy wonderful locally caught fresh seafood at the excellent Lochbay Seafood Restaurant. Other nearby attractions include the famous 5 star Three Chimneys Restaurant, and Dunvegan Castle (approx. 8 miles from Lusta). Portree the picturesque capital town with its lovely harbour is only 30 minutes away by car where you will find more shopping (including large supermarket), swimming pool, library, Aros Visitor Centre, Paint Balling Centre and more excellent eateries.

Further details

Cottage is generally let on a weekly basis - Saturday to Saturday and is available from 3.00 p.m. on date of arrival until 10.00 a.m. on date of departure. Short breaks are available off-season (November thru to March)

A non-refundable £100 deposit is required within 3/4 days of booking with balance due no later than 8 weeks prior to holiday. Payments can either be made by cheque or by internet banking. Confirmation for both payments will be made by email with details of keys etc and telephone number of caretaker who lives locally.

Electric central heating throughout is a combination of panel heaters and storage heaters boosted of course by the multi fuel stove in the lounge.

It is advisable to arrange holiday insurance in case of cancellation as refunds will only be made if cottage can be relet for period of holidayl

Further details indoors

You will love coming home to our cosy cottage and in particular the recently refurbished lounge with its multifuel burning stove with initial basket of logs/coal supplied - all rooms have electric panel heaters and storage heating in the hall and landing which provide background heat. The large dining room - also with sea view accommodates 6 people and also has TV/DVD/Video enabling a choice of viewing in both rooms. The galley style kitchen conveniently runs off the dining room and is well equipped for cooking either a banquet or a snack!

Both large bedrooms with sea views, have fitted carpets with electric blankets on the beds with extra blankets available. Each bedroom also contains a fold-down Z-bed if required and all bed linen and towels are included in the tariff. Travel cot & high chair also available.

There is a payphone in the hall for your convenience as mobile signal within the cottage is poor and here you will find a noticeboard listing ongoing events in the village hall and nearby. If you are feeling energetic, the village hall offers cycle spinning classes regularly, music nights, quizes, ceilidhs etc.

Further details outdoors

Situated in a rural setting in Waternish - walking distance to pub/restaurant/lochside jetty/craft shops/forestry walks.

Large mature garden with garden furniture suitable for picnics/barbeques. Fabulous views across the Minch to the Outer Hebrides. Excellent area for exploring, walking/climbing. fishing,boat trips, picnics.

Lovely area for coastal or forestry walks with abundant wildlife - you can while the time away down at the Harbour at Stein watching the fishing boats arrive or just sipping a drink by the lochside and taking in the spectacular views. Recently basking sharks, whales and dolphins have been spotted in the loch and if you are lucky, you may spot a golden eagle.

Also locally, the historic Trumpan Church and Cemetry is worth a visit with its turbulent history (sometimes bloody) where in 1758 the church was the scene of a brutal massacre of the MacLeod Clan by the MacDonald Clan of Uist.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed Single Bed
    Bedroom 2: 3 Single Beds
  • 1 Family bathroom


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Mountain Views
  • Private garden
  • Patio
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


Check in time:04:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
View Policy

House rules

Please note That during busy holiday season Eilean Isay cottage is only let out on a weekly basis I.e. Saturday to Saturday. BUT OTHERWISE MINIMUM OF 4 NIGHTS,.


About the owner

Marion M.
Average reply time:
3 hours 44 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated::
10 Nov 2018
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 08 Jul 2011. Located in Waternish, it has 17 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate varies from £630 to £850.

The Owner has a response rate of 95% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 10 Nov 2018.


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Guest reviews

Very Good – based on 17 reviews Very Good
17 reviews

Very Good

“Cosy Cottage”

Reviewed 25 May 2015

Lovely cottage with good location. Cottage is well equiped and has a nice cosy feel to it. It sits in a beautiful peaceful location and has fantastic views. Would use again and would highly recommend.

Owner's reply: Thank you for your kind remarks regarding Eilean Isay cottage. So glad you enjoyed the peace and quiet of Waternish and look forward to welcoming you back to Skye some day. Best regards Marion MacLeod

“Beautiful location well equipped comfortable cottage.would definitely go back.”

Reviewed 11 May 2015

The view from this property is to die for, we stayed for two weeks from end April into may, weather was mixed to say the least but had a fair share of decent days. Cottage is very well equipped and comfortable although we did find the bed a bit too firm. Very clean and plenty space. The garden is perfect for anyone taking dogs, nicely planted around the door then lots of grassy space for them to enjoy, very secure. There are sheep in the next door field, wasn't a problem for us but worth knowing, some dogs might not cope with that. The roads around the area are easy enough to travel, lots of lovely places to see. We are especially interested in wildlife , there are lots of seals in the area and we were lucky enough to watch a pair of white tailed Eagles on the hunt from the cottage gardening day. Other than that lots of rabbits and typical garden birds. A few other birds of pray mainly buzzards around. Have already recommended to others .

“A place to return to regularly”

Reviewed 16 Apr 2015

From the moment we drove up to the house I thought that this is somewhere I am likely to want to come back to regularly. The position of the house is perfect with those most fantastic views which unlike some Scottish properties, makes full view of the views of the loch and if you are lucky the Outer Hebrides. The position on Waternish is also ideal for exploring the attractions of Skye (highlights for us were the coral beach), but if you just want to stay in and chill out (or more accurately warm up), the house is incredibly comfortably and full of charm. A big bonus for wet days (we had none!) is that there are two tvs so children and adults don't have to fight over what to watch. Our dogs and children also loved the large and secure garden, as well as walk to Stein where there is a trampoline. We could not have had a better holiday and will be returning

“Charming view in quiet village.”

Reviewed 22 Jul 2013

This is a charming and basic house in a beautiful setting. The evening sunset views are stunning. The kitchen is adequate and the living room is comfortable. The beds are a bit hard, but we still slept fine. It is an easy walk to the little restaurant/pub and gallery nearby and there is a sheepskin tanning shop where you can have a demonstration and tour. We found the house convenient, clean and welcoming. The owner was extremely helpful and made our stay a joy.

“A great place to relax and get away from the rat race”

Reviewed 12 Sep 2012

A great cottage to escape to. We found it well equiped and spacious. Fab views across loch and see to the outer islands. Stunning sunsets. Good location for exploring the north of the Isle of Skye. Secure large garden for dogs, We were happy to give our full freedom to roam. Would come again and very happy to recommend.

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