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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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  • Portree, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Portree, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    Beinne Na Greine

    Portree, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Bright and spacious accommodation for couples only 1/4 mile from Portree, the capital of the mystical Isle of Skye.
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    Beinne Na Greine is a pretty single storey detached cottage situated in a quiet no through road, yet only a short walk to the centre of Portree, the ’capital’ town on the beautiful Isle of Skye. Named after a favourite hill walk of the owner just a stone’s throw from the cottage, Beinn Na Greine offers very spacious accommodation for two people in a lovely setting. The main lounge looks out across the pretty garden grounds, with lawns, flower beds and shrubs, backing...
  • Feriniquarrie, near Glendale, Isle of Skye
    Feriniquarrie, near Glendale, Isle of Skye×

    Heron’s Rest

    Feriniquarrie, near Glendale, Isle of Skye

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    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    From this property, discover the panoramic views of Macleod’s Tables to the east and Loch Pooltiel to the west. From this property, discover the panoramic views of Macleod’s Tables to the east and Loch Pooltiel to the west.
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    Five minutes’ walk from the seashore, this cosy, detached holiday cottage enjoys panoramic views of Macleod’s Tables to the east and the sea Loch Pooltiel to the west. A super area for mountain biking, climbing, kayaking, fishing and much, much more. Take a trip to Dunvegan Castle, the colourful island ‘capital’ of Portree, Talisker Distillery or travel to the south end of the island fondly called ‘The Garden of Skye’. Here you can visit Armadale Castle...

  • Hungladder, Kilmuir, Isle of Skye
    Hungladder, Kilmuir, Isle of Skye×

    Finkle Cottage

    Hungladder, Kilmuir, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: CC511354
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property
    Detached thatched cottage for couples superbly positioned between open farmland and the sea makes the ultimate romantic venue in a spectacular setting
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    Finkle Cottage is an immaculately thatched cottage with stunning views across the sea. With thick stone walls, thatched roof and large wood burning stove; it provides the ultimate romantic venue in a totally unspoilt and spectacular setting. This holiday cottage has been lovingly rebuilt stone by stone from the original croft house and offers the very best of both worlds - a brand new cottage with the ultimate in olde worlde charm. Situated on a working croft, with Highland cattle grazing...
  • 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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    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View
    Located in the small hamlet of Breakish, this property is in the ideal location for exploring the Isle of Skye.
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    Birdsong Cabin, as the name suggests, is set in a tranquil and peaceful setting so you can truly enjoy the dawn chorus and the birdsong from the comfort of this lovely holiday cabin. The property is a comfortable and cosy holiday home, set adjacent to the owners’ home ’Chrisona’, with outstanding mountain and sea views. It is located just a few minutes’ walk from the shore, where you will see a wide range of seabirds, waders, otters, curious seals and also a...
  • Portnalong, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Portnalong, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    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
    A quintessential pied a terre with the most magical sea views imaginable
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    Pier Cottage is a quintessential pied-a-terre for two, set in its own private gardens with the most magical views imaginable. This pretty cottage is situated at the end of a quiet road on promontory overlooking a small fishing harbour. The cottage windows and gardens look out across the sea to the MacLeod’s Table Mountains.Pier Cottage has been lovingly renovated to provide modern, cosy accommodation in one of the most unspoilt and attractive parts of the beautiful Isle of Skye.

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  • Waternish, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Waternish, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    Glenburn House Apt 2Glenburn House, Apartment 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
    First floor apartment for couples set amidst unspoilt scenery on the Isle of Skye
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    Glenburn House Apt 2 occupies half of the first floor of Glenburn House, a traditional croft cottage set in 12 acres of croft land that leads down to the shoreline. This small but cosy apartment is an ideal base for couples. It is situated amidst some of the most beautiful and unspoilt scenery on the Isle of Skye.  In the heart of the region known as Waternish, this wonderful backwater is famous for its stunning sunsets, magnificent seascapes, idyllic shoreline and pretty unspoilt hamlets,...
  • Totaig, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Totaig, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    The Sheiling

    Totaig, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: CC511129
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Set within 7 acres with access to its own private beach, The Sheiling overlooks Loch Dunvegan
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    Situated on the hillside overlooking the beautiful waters of Loch Dunvegan, The Sheiling is a quintessential pied a terre for two. Set in 7 acres, with its own private beach, this exquisitely presented pine clad lodge is perfect in every way. Approached via a small but accessible country lane it offers quiet seclusion in a lovely, natural setting. The main room runs the length of the cottage providing a stunning open plan sitting room, dining area and kitchen. The windows look out across the...
  • Sconser, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Sconser, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    The Old Church

    Sconser, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: 17488
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire
    Delightful church conversion, ideal for a romantic hideaway for couples, with an open fire, conservatory, spiral staircase and cosy attic bedroom to snuggle in. Delightful church conversation, ideal for a romantic hideaway for couples, with an open fire, conservatory, spiral staircase and cosy attic bedroom to snuggle in.
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    Built in the mid 1800s this splendid little church has been restored and furnished to a good standard. It has spiral stairs leading to a galleried area which overlooks the living room and off to a small snug bedroom which fits neatly into the attic. The property which is attached to the owner’s home is set in a garden with a stone bridge over the stream. A perfect central base for a holiday touring the Islands of Skye, Raasay and the Western Isles. Shop 10 miles, pub...

  • 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 - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Woodburning Stove
    With a unique turf roof, thick stone walls and a cosy wood burner, this picturesque cottage is a great base to get away from it all.
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    Tawmans has been restored and refurbished to a very good standard of accommodation. One of its unique features is its turf roof; a form of roofing that was prevalent in Viking times and even predates thatch. Forming a protective carpet of grasses and wild flowers it adds immense charm to this unique and picturesque cottage.Original thick stone walls, deep silled windows, solid wood flooring and the cosy wood burning stove complete the picture. The high ceilings throughout maximise the light...
  • Clachamish by Portree, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Clachamish by Portree, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    Taigh Kate

    Clachamish by Portree, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: CC511343
    Key Features:
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    Detached cottage for couples is one of the few remaining original HIghland blackhouses
     
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    Taigh Kate is one of the few remaining original Highland blackhouses. Built over 200 years ago from stone and lime, under a slate roof, the cottage has undergone a total restoration programme in recent years and now provides the best of modern living whilst retaining its olde worlde charm. With its thick stone walls and pretty cottage decor, it has a wonderfully warm cosy ambience and is ideal for couples seeking a quiet get away in the heart of the beautiful Isle of Skye. The cosy lounge...
  • Croft, Culnacnoc, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Croft, Culnacnoc, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    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, whose timber-clad exterior offers no hint of the superb traditional-style cottage that lies within.
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    The Lodge is a delightful property - its timber-clad exterior offers no hint of the superb traditional-style cottage that lies within.  The French windows lead into the stunning open-plan interior.  This main room is bright and spacious, with high vaulted ceilings, deep window sills lined with solid elm and impeccably presented throughout; it oozes charm, luxury and cosiness in equal measure.  The double bedroom with king-size oak bed and modern bathroom with double shower complete the...
    The Barn
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  • Carbost, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Carbost, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    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
    Superbly presented lodge for couples on the edge of Loch Harport on the Western shore of the Isle of Skye
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    Otter Lodge is the perfect location for couples. This superbly - presented pied a terre is situated right on the edge of Loch Harport on the stunning beautiful Western shore of the Isle of Skye. Approached via a quiet no through road leading down to the sea, it offers immaculate accommodation for two in a truly spectacular setting. The main living area is open plan, with generous sized sitting room, a dining area and bright, modern well equipped kitchen. The door opens onto a large decking...
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