• Garden / Patio
  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Woodburning Stove
  • Washing Machine
  • Pets - not allowed
  • Coastal within 1 mile
  • Coastal within 3 miles
  • Coastal within 5 miles
  • Waterside Breaks


Gavin Maxwell Cottage

Gavin Maxwell Cottage

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Could Gavin Maxwell Cottage in Kyleakin be the perfect location for your next self catering holiday in Isle of Skye? This cottage has great facilities for all types of holidays including • Families or groups of up to 4 people.

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Pub close by Sea No smoking

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Imagine having your own 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 Kyleakin on Skye and the Kyle of Lochalsh, on the Scottish mainland, has this unique claim to fame. After the building of the Skye Bridge this former lighthouse keepers cottage is now accessed via a private gate on the side of the Skye Bridge. Eilean Ban (Gaelic for White Island) is 6 acres of pure heaven. 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 marten, as well as occasional dolphins, porpoises, basking sharks and Minke whales, together with an array of seabirds. There is a superb, award-winning designed thatched wildlife hide perched on the hillside that provides a wonderful vantage point to watch the rich variety of birdlife, including Eider Ducks and a heronry on the adjoining island. Visitors are welcome to take an escorted tour of the Stevenson Lighthouse that is situated on the shoreline. This unique and historic island offers the ultimate retreat, yet is easily accessible, as it is situated on the gateway to Isle of Skye, with all its amazing scenery, historic sites and unspoilt, wild countryside this island has to offer. The cottage is spacious and well-equipped. The large farmhouse style kitchen / dining room looks out across the sea to the myriad of small islands dotted along the shoreline. The cosy sitting-room has a lovely fireplace with wood-burning stove and the two bedrooms are both generous in size and very well presented. The adjoining Long Room (access is via a separate door) houses the Gavin Maxwell Museum. Recreated by the actress Virginia McKenna and others, and now run by the Eilean Ban Trust, it is a reconstruction of Gavins 40 living room. This interesting museum is a testament to Maxwells fascinating life and contains unique writings and artefacts;Property is all at ground floor level, has electric storage heaters. Now is the perfect time to book Gavin Maxwell Cottage for your holiday in Isle of Skye and avoid the risk of being disapointed due it not being available.

Facilities at Gavin Maxwell Cottage


GardenOn nice days, when you want to relax you can sit out in Gavin Maxwell Cottage's garden and enjoy the sun shine. Children also love the outdoors so it can be a great place for them.

Open Fire / Log Burning Stove

Open FirePlanning a winter break in Isle of Skye? A lovely way to enjoy a cold winter's evening is to spend it in front of the open fire or log burning stove. So if you are looking for that authentic country cottage feel on a winters evening then Gavin Maxwell Cottage could be your perfect choice.


BBQThere is one or more televisions at Gavin Maxwell Cottage. Ideal if you want to catch up with the latest on your favourite programmes or just fancy a quiet night in relaxing in front of the box.

Types of holiday's offered at Gavin Maxwell Cottage

Family holidays in Isle of Skye

Family Cottage BreaksGavin Maxwell Cottage sleeps up to 4 people so could be perfect for your family or group. So if you are looking for a family holiday in Isle of Skye then Gavin Maxwell Cottage could be just the ticket.

More about Gavin Maxwell Cottage

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 tumble dryer 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

Price: £ 295 - £540

This cottage Sleeps 4


This cottage is within 5 miles of the sea
Enjoy an evening drink or a pub lunch at the nearby pub

Cottage address

Gavin Maxwell Cottage
Isle of Skye
IV41 8PL


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