Cosy 2 public/2 bedroom spacious traditional croft-house with sea views
Mrs Marion MacLeod
About Mrs Marion MacLeod
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
Why Mrs Marion MacLeod chose Isle of Skye
Eilean Isay has been in the family since 1936 when it was built with stone brought down from the quarry on the croft. Could not anticipate not being able to spend time in the lovely cottage - my second home! After the fast pace of city dwelling, there is nothing more relaxing than to sit outside the cottage and take in the amazing surrounding scenery and just chill out. RECENT REVIEW ON TRIP ADVISOR Review of FAMILY FRIENDLY COTTAGE - AMAZING SEA VIEWS IN LOVELY WATERNISH PENINSULA Trond S Perfect getaway on Skye Left on Aug 25, 2017 for a stay in Aug 2017 This is a brilliant place to experience the Isle of Skye - sufficiently remote, with a cosy inn and an excellent restaurant within walking distance. Spectacular views, easy driving access to amenities like shops, and very well fitted. A marvellous place!
What makes this Cottage unique
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.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Pets allowed - 2 pets maximum2 pets maximum
No smoking - Multi-fuel burning stove in cosy lounge.Multi-fuel burning stove in cosy lounge.
Max guests: 6
- Pets should not be allowed upstairs or in bedrooms. Pet hairs should be removed before departure Any breakages must be paid for
What a view
Great location with a beautiful view.
Thank you so much for your excellent review and I am so pleased you enjoyed your break despite the weather & other obstacles!
Very homely property and has everything you need for a relaxing stay especially after long days walking etc Beds really comfortable which is a bonus for me. . All rooms spacious and have wonderful views.
Fantastic location and owner very helpful
We really enjoyed our stay, the house was in such a lovely spot and beds were extremely comfortable. The only thing stopping me giving a 5 star rating was that some of the drawers in kitchen and twin bedroom were a bit wobbly and on their last legs so we were a little afraid to use them incase we broke them, 2 dvd players but neither seemed to work and a bit of a breeze upstairs through the walls in the twin room when the wind blew. The owner was lovely and offered lots of advice of what to see and do including where the best kids park was locally. Overall a great trip and decent place to stay just a few wee easy fix niggles that didnt spoil the trip, just took it slightly off a full five stars.
Waternish cottage stay
Beautiful location. Lovely cottage perfect.
Well appointed, comfortable and clean cottage with incredible views
Marion's property is in a stunning location, overlooking the loch and stunning view of Isay and North Uist. The sunsets are spectacular.
It's in a lovely part of Skye within easy reach of Dunvegan and Portee as well as many of the islands most beautiful attractions - and a short walk from the Stein Inn, Michelin starred Loch Bay restaurant and the fantastic Tea and Cake Yurt at Skye Skins.
The cottage is comfy and we found it spotlessly clean - and the kitchen is pretty well stocked with pots, pans and utensils. We had a wonderful time and will be back!
Thank you for your excellent review and I am so glad you enjoyed your holiday at Eilean Isay.
Look forward to welcoming you back some time in the future.
With best regards
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. Post Code for the cottage is IV55 8GD.
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 - maximum 2 pets.
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.