Our Cottage

We are continually investing to improve and upgrade the facilities at our self catering cottage.  The most recent changes including our environmental activities room are detailed in What’s New at Springbank Cottage.  We are trying to create a holiday destination that offers a bit more than just a “standard” holiday cottage by focusing on all the great wildlife you might discover  and the wide choice of things to do on Skye.

Where we are

There’s no denying that Springbank is a long way from the South of Scotland let alone the South of England. But, it’s a journey that has got “shorter” over the years with improved roads, a free bridge crossing, and cheaper air travel.  For some, the fact that Elgol is at the end of 15 mile single track road may prove to be a deterrent, but for others it is a major attraction.  The road has spectacular mountain and coastal scenery and our location offers scope to get away from it all,  enjoy a digital detox and reconnect with the natural world.

What our guests think of Springbank

Find out what some of our guests think about Springbank  what we offer by looking at our reviews.  If you have come here from Air BnB you’ll know that we enjoy a 5* rating and have Superhost status.

What you can expect from Springbank

Our cottage accommodates a maximum of four guests but we also provide a travel cot and high chair.  All rooms have electric storage heating or convector heaters and all beds have heated underblankets.


The cosy living room features a log burning stove; comfy seating for four. There is an iPod/MP3 docking station with CD and Radio; Bluetooth speaker and FreeSat HD TV plus a selection of CDs, DVDs and library of books including local reference and visitor information.

Lounge with log burner

Lounge with log burner

Dining conservatory

The dining conservatory faces out onto the garden giving extensive views to the Sleat peninsular of Skye and the Mainland hills beyond. It has a dining table and seating for four.

Dining conservatory

Dining conservatory

Principal bedroom

The main bedroom is spacious and has a double bed with double duvet, four pillows and blanket plus wardrobe and plenty of storage space.

Main bedroom

Main bedroom

Twin bedded room

The second bedroom has two beds with two single duvets, four pillows and blankets plus wardobe and plenty of storage space.

twin bedded room

Twin bedded room


The compact kitchen is equipped with: electric cooker; larder fridge; microwave oven; and dishwasher (supply of tablets provided).


Compact well-equipped kitchen

The bathroom has an electric heater, bath, WC and WHB.
The shower room has an electric heater, electric shower, WC and WHB.

Utility and drying room

The utility room houses: a fridge freezer; washing machine (supply of detergent and fabric conditioner provided); a tumble dryer; an electric heater with drying rail above; and iron and ironing board.

Laundry facilities

Laundry facilities

Environmental activities room

Our purpose-built studio and activities room offers a unique space that will add another dimension to your stay in Skye. We have put together resources, maps, guides, books, identification aids, hands-on instructions, and unique where-to-see information based on our extensive experiences and detailed knowledge of the local area.

Studio and environmental activities space at Springbank Cottage Elgol Isle of Skye

Large garden

We have a large, well-stocked, south-east facing garden which has a large “sun trap” patio area and plenty of garden furniture. It also has a byre which houses the log store and can be used to store bikes etc.


Garden looking south to Sleat Point

  • Off street parking
  • All electric heating plus log burner
  • Mains water
  • Regret no pets
  • Half a mile to beach at Port Elgol
  • Village shop nearby – details of shops and services here
  • Public phone 200yards

Springbank Cottage self catering accommodation that offers more

Read what our guests think of Springbank

Find out where we are

Check prices and availability.

Make an enquiry.

So, if you are thinking about a trip to Skye and you want more than just a “standard” self catering cottage, take a closer look.  We hope you will be surprised by how much is on offer during a stay at Springbank Cottage.

Springbank Cottage.  Classified by The Highland Council as a Self Catering Unit.  Ref 04050446500