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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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  • Brogaig, near Staffin, Isle of Skye
    Brogaig, near Staffin, Isle of Skye×

    Brogaig Cottages - Quiraing

    Brogaig, near Staffin, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: UK5330
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Luxury Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Brogaig Cottages are rather unique as they are built from corrugated steel and are architecturally designed, taking...
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  • Brogaig, near Staffin, Isle of Skye
    Brogaig, near Staffin, Isle of Skye×

    Brogaig Cottages - Storr

    Brogaig, near Staffin, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: UK5331
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Luxury Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Brogaig Cottages are rather unique as they are built from corrugated steel and are architecturally designed, taking...
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  • Geary, near Dunvegan, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Geary, near Dunvegan, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    Single Malt Cottage

    Geary, near Dunvegan, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: UK5298
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Single Malt Cottage is a most charming, purpose-built cottage for two guests. Stylishly furnished and equipped, it makes...
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  • Portree, Isle of Skye
    Portree, Isle of Skye×

    Kyles View

    Portree, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: SXXE
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Sea View - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    In a stunning location, this exceptional detached property boasts spectacular views over the sea to the Isle of...

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  • Roag, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Roag, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    Greep

    Roag, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove

    This beautifully presented detached former croft house, situated on the water’s edge, has been lovingly...

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  • Upper Edinbane, near Portree, Isle of Skye
    Upper Edinbane, near Portree, Isle of Skye×

    Springbank

    Upper Edinbane, near Portree, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: UKC1839
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove

    Springbank is an architect designed property which has been furnished with all the homely comforts. It is set within...

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  • Greshornish, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Greshornish, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    Diubaig House

    Greshornish, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: S12
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    With splendid views of the Trotternish Hills and Loch Greshornish, in the unspoilt north of Skye, this 5 star,...

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  • Portnalong, near Portree, Isle of Skye
    Portnalong, near Portree, Isle of Skye×

    Bracadale House

    Portnalong, near Portree, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: UK5159
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Sea View - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove - Open Fire
    Bracadale House is a detached, architect-designed property situated on the shoreline of Loch Harport, and is designed...
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