Contact Details

Mr & Mrs E.C MacKinnon
‘Cawdor’, ˝ 22 Elgol
Broadford, Isle of Skye
IV49 9BL

Tel: 01471 866282
Mob: 07754296260
Email: cottage@cnocnaloch.co.uk

NEW FOR 2009!


Payphone and WIFI internet access

Directions to Cnoc na Loch

Shopping, Eating & Drinking

Elgol has a small but well-stocked shop which is open Monday - Saturday selling everything from groceries to local arts and crafts (including the beautiful Elgol Art Floats, made by local artist, Hermione Lamond). The shop also sells tea and coffee and fresh baking and offers a public internet access service during opening hours.

For eating and drinking the village hosts a cafe, Cuillin View, where you can enjoy your coffee with a stunning sea view and browse their gallery of local artists. There is also a seafood restaurant, Coruisk House, which offers a menu including locally sourced shellfish.

Boat Trips to Loch Coruisk

For generations people have travelled to Skye to visit Loch Coruisk. The Loch was chosen as one of the top 16 views in Britain during the 2007 ITV series, "Britain's Favourite View". The local skipper who featured on the programme, taking Charles Kennedy to Loch Coruisk, was Seumas Mackinnon. Seumas runs a selection of day trips from Elgol to Loch Coruisk in his boat, the Misty Isle. This trip to the Loch will also take you to see the seals and a wide selection of birds and even sometimes dolphins, porpoises and the occasional basking shark!


Elgol is a great location for those who love wildlife. Bird watchers will be in their element as many different types of birds can be spotted around Elgol and the rest of the Isle of Skye. Local bird expert and author, Bob MacMillan, lives in Elgol and his book, "Skye Birds" is the definitive guide to bird watching in the area. You can find more details on his website SkyeBirds. Amongst the many other birds, remember to keep your eye out for golden eagles soaring over the hills above Cnoc na Loch.

Cattle and sheep roam freely on the road from Broadford to Elgol. They certainly make the driving experience interesting and entertaining! Another road hazard are the red deer that roam the hills. They can often be seen grazing in the crofts around Elgol and coming into the gardens. The sea, of course, is teaming with wildlife that can be seen - or caught! For more details on sea life in the area, check the sea life sightings page on the IOSF web site.

Day Trips Around the Island

There are many exciting day trips to be made elsewhere on the island. The Highlands are famous for the many grand, historical castles including Dunvegan Castle on the north end of Skye and Eilean Donan Castle (featured in the film, Highlander) which is about 1 hours drive from the cottage.

Broadford is the nearest large village to Elgol (15 miles away) and has a 24 hour petrol station, a Post Office and a selection of shops including Skye Jewellery. Broadford is also home of the Skye Serpentarium and a number of restaurants, cafes and pubs.

The most populated part of the island is the fishing port of Portree where you will also find the fantastic Skye visitor centre, The Aros Centre, housing local exhibitions, a cinema and theatre and a large craft shop and restaurant.