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Isle of Skye

The Isle of Skye, Scotland’s second largest and amongst its most beautiful islands is situated just off the west Highland coast and conveniently connected to the mainland by the Skye Bridge or by ferry.

The island is renowned for its dramatic mountainous terrain, sea lochs and stunning coastline, pristine nature and rich cultural and historical heritage, providing one of the most exquisite cottage holiday breaks in Scotland.

Probably Skye’s most recognised mountain formations are the Cuillin range, with its jagged peaks providing a challenge to mountain climbers from around the world and the strange rock formations and pinnacles found in the Trotternish peninsula. Further geographic wonders can be found just outside Portree at The Old Man of Storr. This rocky hill offers great views of the surrounding area, not to mention an enjoyable walking location. If you fancy slightly more of a challenge then we’d recommend the Quiraing, a landslip made up of stunning natural landmarks.

Wildlife abounds here; see dolphins, porpoises and minke whales from the shore at Neist Point, visit the Ring of Bright Water interactive wildlife visitor centre with a live otter webcam or maybe hop on a boat trip to Loch Dunvegan seal colony.

Skye has a fascinating history and any visit would not be complete without seeing Dunvegan Castle which dates back to the 14th century and has been the fortress castle of clan Macleod for hundreds of years. Also of interest is the extensive estate on the Sleat peninsula, Clan Donald Skye, where you’ll find great walks through the beautiful estate, gardens, wildlife, wonderful views and a museum.

Situated by Loch Harport and with views of the Cuillins can be found the only distillery on the island. The Talisker distillery offers a fascinating insight into the heritage of Skye’s only single malt along with the opportunity to sample what is often regarded as one of Scotland’s finest whisky. Also of interest is The Aros Experience on the outskirts of Portree; here you can see exhibitions of film, music and wildlife.

The Isle of Skye is perfect for those after an active break, with plenty of open expanses and views to die for so if you’d like to begin planning you next trip take a look at our selection of holiday cottages on the Isle of Skye today.
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  • Struan, Dunvegan, Isle of Skye
    Struan, Dunvegan, Isle of Skye×

    Moo Cottage

    Struan, Dunvegan, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: W42686
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    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Tucked against a small hillock and enjoying a very secluded setting, Moo Cottage is the perfect getaway. Furnished...

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  • Ard Roag, by Dunvegan, Isle of Skye
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    Blossom Cottage

    Ard Roag, by Dunvegan, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: W41901
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    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire

    Beautiful views

    Nestling at the base of a small hillock, this pretty, detached holiday cottage enjoys a...

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  • Breakish near Broadford, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Breakish near Broadford, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    Birdsong Cabin

    Breakish near Broadford, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: CC511423
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View
    Birdsong Cabin, as the name suggests, is set in a tranquil and peaceful setting so you can truly enjoy the dawn chorus...
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  • Kilmuir, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Kilmuir, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    Tawmans

    Kilmuir, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: CC511068
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Woodburning Stove
    Tawmans is the epitome of a quintessential olde world cottage which has been painstakingly restored and refurbished...
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  • Dunvegan, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Dunvegan, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    Old Fire Station

    Dunvegan, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: CC511404
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    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property
    Formerly the local fire station, this detached property has been completely transformed into a delightful holiday...
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  • Carbost, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
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    Otter Lodge

    Carbost, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: CC511188
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Otter Lodge is the perfect location for couples. This superbly - presented pied a terre is situated right on the edge of...
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  • Waternish, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
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    Glenburn House Apt 2

    Waternish, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: CC511341
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Glenburn House Apt 2 occupies half of the first floor of Glenburn House, a traditional croft cottage set in 12 acres of...
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  • near Carbost, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
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    Skye Eco Pod

    near Carbost, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: CC511441
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Rural Location
    This totally unique property, perfect for couples, is eco-friendly, bijou and stylish, making it a very cosy,...
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  • Portnalong, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
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    Pier Cottage

    Portnalong, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: CC511045
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Pier Cottage is a quintessential pied-a-terre for two, set in its own private gardens with the most magical views...
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  • Kilmuir, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
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    Thatched Croft

    Kilmuir, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: W2639
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Rural Location

    Romantic hideaway

    This charming thatched roofed croft holiday home is an original Skye ’Black...

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  • Staffin, near Portree, Isle of Skye
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    Crofters Cottage

    Staffin, near Portree, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: 31103
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    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove


    Crofters Cottage is a delightful 100-year old cottage that oozes charm. With whitewashed stone walls,...

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  • Croft, Culnacnoc, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
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    The Lodge

    Croft, Culnacnoc, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: CC511036
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    The Lodge is a delightful property - its timber-clad exterior offers no hint of the superb traditional-style cottage...
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