Gavin Maxwell Cottage, Eilean Ban, Kyleakin, Isle of Skye
Gavin Maxwell Cottage, Eilean Ban, Kyleakin, Isle of Skye
Eilean Ban, Kyleakin, Isle of Skye

Gavin Maxwell Cottage

  • Sleeps up to 4
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
  • Up to 0 pets allowed
Pub within 1 mile
Coast within 1 mile
Garden / Patio


out of 5

Imagine having your own six acre island and staying in the former home of the classic author, Gavin Maxwell.
Ground Floor:
Living room: With wood burner, Freesat TV, DVD player and CD player.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.
Disabled toilet: Could be used by prior arrangement.
Electric central heating, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner included.
Private parking for 2 cars (designated parking place adjoins private gate with short walk down well maintained stone path to the cottage). No smoking. Please note: There is a trolley 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.
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 six 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.


    Awarded for achieving an overall rating of 4.75 or higher

    Customers' Choice 2020, 2023


Coastal Within 1 Mile
Customers' Choice
Garden or Patio
Ground Floor Accommodation
Open Fire or Woodburner
Pub Within 1 Mile
Train Station Within 1 Mile
Washing Machine
Waterside Breaks
Woodburning Stove


Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 15:00
  • Depart before 09:00


  • No pets allowed

Car parking

  • On-site parking unavailable

What's included?

  • Electricity
  • Bed linen
  • Towels


  • No smoking, please