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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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.
Young children require supervision at all times due to the close proximity to the sea.
Please note: There is an Access statement avilable for this property, if required please call 01228 599 960
Kyle of Lochalsh
Nearest railway station
Kyle of Lochalsh
Railway station distance