Tigh Na Coille, Isle of Eigg, PH42 4RL

Price Guide £135,000.00
  • Traditional Detached Stone Cottage
  • Desirable Rural Location
  • Countryside Views
  • Lounge with Wood-Burning Stove
  • Kitchen/Diner
  • 3 Double Bedrooms
  • Bathroom
  • Solid Fuel Heating
  • Single Glazing
  • Garden
  • Workshop & Two Garden Sheds
  • EPC Rating: F 33

Property Description



Centrally situated on the beautiful Isle of Eigg, Tigh Na Coille forms a traditional, detached cottage, set in its own grounds. Originally built in the mid to late 1800’s as the Free Church, the property was extended in the early 1900’s to form the island Post Office and was further converted in 1926 and renamed Forester’s Cottage. The property’s original Gaelic name was reinstated in 1997 to Tigh Na Coille – meaning “house by the woods”. The property is extremely versatile and due to the size and location would be suitable as a family home, holiday home or superb letting opportunity for the self-catering holiday market.

The Island of Eigg, known as the jewel in the Hebridean crown for its outstanding beauty, is one of the small Isles comprising Eigg, Muck, Rum and Canna and is the closest to the mainland of Scotland. The island was bought in 1997 by the Isle of Eigg Heritage Trust, a partnership between the residents of Eigg, the Highland Council, and the Scottish Wildlife Trust at the time. It has an active community and is served by both a seasonal ferry from Arisaig and a new regular car ferry from Mallaig. Facilities have been added near the Pier and comprise a tearoom/community hall, craft shop and well stocked general store. The island also benefits from a doctor’s surgery, nursery/primary school and council day-care centre. The island itself, with its distinctive Sgurr Ridge, is dotted with sandy beaches and is a haven for wildlife, while the surrounding waters harbour seals, porpoises and dolphins. 


Entrance Porch 2.2 x 1.6 (about 7’3 x 5’3)

L-shaped, with wooden front door and window to front. Fitted cupboards. Door to hallway.

Hallway 2.0 x 1.7 (about 6’6 x 5’6)

With doors to lounge, bathroom and kitchen/diner. Hatch to loft.

Lounge 4.0 x 3.6 (about 13’0 x 11’9)

With windows to front and rear. Feature stone fireplace with Morso wood-burning stove. Laminate flooring. 

Bathroom 2.2 x 2.0 (about 7’3 x 6’6)

With frosted window to rear. Fitted with white suite of WC, wash hand basin and bath with shower attachment over. Tiled splashback.

Kitchen/Diner 4.1 x 3.5 (about 13’6 x 11’6)

With windows to front and rear. Fitted with antique pine kitchen units, offset with white work surfaces. Stainless steel sink unit. Tiled splashback. Feature multi-fuel stove with back boiler. Ceiling drying pulley. Door to inner hallway.

Inner Hallway 6.8 x 1.0 (about 22’3 x 3’3)

With window to rear. Hatch to loft. Doors to bedrooms.

Bedroom 3.0 x 2.9 (about 9’9 x 9’6)

With window to front. Recess with fitted shelving.

Bedroom 2.9 x 2.9 (about 9’6 x 9’6)

With window to front.

Bedroom 4.1 x 2.7 (about 13’6 x 8’9)

With window to front.


The property benefits from approx. 1/3 acre garden grounds, laid in the main to lawn and offset with seasonal planting, mature shrubs, hedging and trees. Two garden sheds. Wooden workshop with power.


Travel Directions

From the ferry terminal turn right and proceed along the low road and round the bay for approximately 2 miles. The property is located on the left hand side of the road, just after the school.