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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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  • Glenburn House Apt 1

    Waternish, Isle of Skye

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: CC511340
    Glenburn House Apt 1 occupies half of the first floor of Glenburn House, a traditional croft cottage set in 12 acres of croft and that leads down to the shoreline. This small but cosy apartment is an ideal base for couples. It is situated amid 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, all untouched by time. The apartment is accessed via a staircase from the owner’s house, who resides on the ground floor. There is a small open plan living area with comfortable sofas and a small kitchen with dining table for three. The two bedrooms both enjoy stunning views across the sea from the skylight windows. A small bathroom with bath and shower over complete the picture.

    First Floor: Property is all on one floor, has electric panel heating and comprises:
    Open plan lounge/dining/kitchen
    Lounge Area: With electric fire, TV with DVD player and a large selection of DVD’s (please note that there is no TV signal). Radio/CD and Wi-fi
    Dining Area: (Within kitchen) With dining furniture for 3
    Kitchen Area: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice box and washing machine
    Bedroom 1: With double bed
    Bedroom 2: With double bed (suitable for 1 person as no access to floor from one side)
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin
    Conservatory: This sunny room is at the front of the cottage for visitors’ use and is shared with Apartment 2

    All power, bed linen and towels included.Shared use of open grounds immediately outside the cottage with sun chairs and seating area. Off road parking for 3 cars. Please note that there is no TV signal at the property. A large range of DVDs are available to view.

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  • The Bothy

    Staffin, Portree, Isle of Skye

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: CC511003
    The Bothy is a beautifully restored and converted farm steading, peacefully situated on the edge of the small crofting village of Staffin. Nestling at the base of the spectacular Quiraing mountain range and overlooking the isles of Staffin and Flodigarry, The Bothy offers a high standard of accommodation in a superb setting. The original solid stone walls, high ceilings and traditional slate roof are complemented by the tastefully restored modern interior, including large corner shower, modern kitchen and a welcoming wood burning stove in the lounge.

    Ground Floor: Property has electric storage heating and comprises:
    Lounge/Diner: With wood burning stove, TV with free view, DVD and radio/CD player.
    Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With 5ft bed plus occasional child’s bed if required.
    Bedroom 2:  With two single beds.
    Shower room: With corner shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included.  No smoking please. Pets welcome.Patio area to the rear with garden furniture and BBQ. The owner has 2 play areas for children, the shed (in the summer) and the field behind the property where they can play football. Use of tennis nets. Off road parking for 5+ cars.

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  • Isle View

    Broadford, Isle of Skye

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 28284

    This detached holiday home is in a stunning shore side position, only 50 yards from the sea, and with amazing views across Broadford Bay to the Applecross Hills. Tour the surroundings with Portree, Glenelg, Plockton and Applecross nearby. Visit Clan Donald Centre and Gardens, Kylerhea Otter Hide, Serpentarium Reptile World, coral beaches, Talisker Distillery, Glenelg Brochs and Eilean Donan Castle. Enjoy walking, boat trips and pony trekking. Shop 500 yards, pub and restaurant 300 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/conservatory with breakfast area. Kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Separate toilet. First floor: 1 twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. 0.5-acre lawned garden with sitting-out area. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Unfenced loch, 50 yards.

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  • Gavin Maxwell Cottage

    Eilean Ban, Kyleakin, Isle of Skye

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC511152
    Imagine sharing part of a private island and staying in the former home of Gavin Maxwell, author of the classic book "Ring of Bright Water". Gavin Maxwell Cottage on Eilean Ban situated between Kyleankin on Skye and the Kyle of Lochalsh, on the Scottish mainland, has this unique claim to fame. Once only accessible by boat, after the building of the Skye Bridge this former lighthouse keeper’s cottage is now accessed via a private door on the side of the Skye Bridge. Eilean Ban (Gaelic for White Island) is 6 acres of pure heaven with part of it being situated directly under the Skye bridge. Small stone paths meander around the island with colourful shrubs, herbs, heathers and wild grasses covering the hillsides. Gavin Maxwell was one of the foremost authors of wildlife books of the last century, and now his legacy can be enjoyed by all. the island boasts a wonderful array of wildlife. There are frequent sightings of otters, seals and pine martin, as well as occasional dolphins, porpoises, basking sharks and Minke whales, together with an array of seabirds.

    Ground Floor: Property is all at ground floor level, has electric storage heaters and comprises:
    Lounge: With wood burning stove in feature fireplace, Freesat TV, DVD and radio/CD
    Kitchen/Dining Room: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine and dishwasher enjoying stunning views across the sea and islands dotted along the shoreline with an attractive window seat which makes a wonderful vantage point to watch otters, seals and porpoises in the bay.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed
    Bedroom 2: With two single beds
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin
    Disabled toilet: could be used by prior arrangement

    All electricity, bed linen and towels included. First supply of fuel for stove supplied.Property is situated on Eilean Ban, a six acre island accessed via a private gate on the Isle of Skye Bridge. The island comprises of grassy banks, beautiful meandering paths, herb gardens and colourful shrubberies, a private stony beach, a lighthouse and thatched bird hide. Off road car parking spaces for two cars (designated parking place adjoins private gate with short walk down well maintained stone path to the cottage). There is a trollly available for transporting luggage inside the property, please return it to where it belongs. NB: Close proximity to the sea.

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  • Mountain View

    Achachork, Portree, Isle of Skye

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC511339
    Mountain View is a traditional croft cottage that has been completely updated and refurbished and now provides brand new accommodation within a traditional country croft setting. As the name implies, it enjoys stunning views across open hillside to the famous Cuillin mountain range beyond. The attractive cottage lounge looks out through large picture windows to the Cuillins and the volcanic mountains of Raasay Island away in the distance. The kitchen/Dining room is well equipped with new built in units. The two beautifully presented bedrooms drink in the wonderful views. A large, modern family bathroom completes the picture. The cottage is set in two acres of croft land, with its own private gardens for visitor’s use. Set in a quiet lane with access onto open countryside, it is a hill walkers and climber’s paradise.

    Ground Floor: Property is all on ground floor level, has oil central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With electric fire, Free view TV/DVD, radio/CD and stunning views of the Cuillin mountains
    Kitchen/Dining: With electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, washing machine and dining furniture
    Bedroom 1: With double bed
    Bedroom 2: With 2 single beds
    Shower Room: With shower cubicle, WC and wash basin

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair available. Wifi available.2 acres of croft land and separate garden for visitors sole use (though this is not enclosed) with a grassed area and patio with picnic table and chairs. Off road parking for 2 cars.

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  • Rosendale

    Portree, Isle of Skye

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: UK5139
    Rosendale is a charming semi-detached property in a quiet residential area of Portree. Deceptively spacious and furnished with quality and style, Rosendale ensures that all comforts are met for an enjoyable stay. The dining area has patio doors leading onto the decking area, where you can enjoy the morning sun.

    All local amenities along with some art galleries, cafés, restaurants, pubs and the local swimming pool are within walking distance, and there’s also a climbing wall, the Aros Visitor Centre with cinema, and boat trips available from the harbour.

    The property makes for a convenient base for exploring Skye, including the dramatic scenery of the Trotternish Ridge, Quiraing and the Cuillin mountain range. Combined, Skye’s varied landscape provides ideal walking country for all abilities, from gentle coastal walks to challenging hikes in the Cuillin. Activities available nearby include golf, fishing, pony trekking, paintballing and archery to name but a few. Beach ½ mile. Shop ¼ mile, pub and restaurant 300 yards.

    Ground Floor: 3 steps to entrance. All on the ground floor.
    Living room: With 32" Freesat TV, DVD player, iPod dock and CD player.
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    Dining room: With patio doors leading to decking.
    Kitchen: With breakfast area, electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request. Welcome pack. Large garden with decked area and garden furniture. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.

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  • Valley View

    Holmisdale, nr. Dunvegan

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 28874

    Valley View is an environmentally-friendly property, set in the rural crofting township of Holmisdale. This detached, single-storey holiday property offers uninterrupted views over the valley, and the MacLeods Tables. Neist Point and Loch Pooltiel are a short drive away, as are the pristine coral beaches and Dunvegan Castle and Gardens. Portree is the island capital for shopping, with a swimming pool, climbing wall and the Aros Visitor Centre. Take a boat trip or visit the seal colonies, with fishing, kayaking, pony trekking and mountain biking. Beach 8 miles. Shop ½ mile, pub 8 miles and restaurant 200 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with beams. Utility room. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room included. Air source central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Enclosed ½-acre garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Ample parking. No smoking. NB: Sloping front garden.

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  • Staffin House Apartment

    Staffin, near Portree

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: UK5086
    Staffin House Apartment is a bright, spacious and comfortable holiday residence. Situated in the crofting township of Staffin it is an ideal place to get away from it all. The area has so much too; the dramatic Trotternish Ridge, The Old Man of Storr and famous Quiraing are excellent for walking or Staffin Bay is only a short distance away, where you can enjoy a peaceful stroll along the pristine beach overlooking the Sound of Raasay. An abundance of wildlife can be seen in the area including eagles, fulmars, kestrels, otters, deer and so much more. The Staffin Museum is a must as it contains an excellent collection of local geological and fossil specimens. Portree, the island’s capital is only a short drive away and is the main centre for shopping, with many restaurants, craft shops, boat trips, a swimming pool and even a climbing wall. Visit castles, gardens and a whisky distillery, or get active by pony trekking, kayaking or taking a boat trip. Beach 50 yards. Shop and restaurant 100 yards, pub 4 miles.

    First Floor: All on the first floor.
    Living room: With 32" Freeview TV, DVD player, iPod dock and CD player.
    Kitchen/dining room: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and tiled floor.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

    Electric central heating (£20 per week Nov-Mar), electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack.Small sitting-out area with garden furniture. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.

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  • Burnside Cottage

    Broadford, Isle of Skye

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC511259
    Burnside Cottage is a quintessential whitewashed traditional Skye cottage surrounded by its own garden grounds amidst stunning scenery. Situated in a quiet lane that meanders through the hills, it is also just a short walk to all the amenities of the local village of Broadford. This single storey detached self catering cottage is beautifully presented by its caring owners, who live in the adjacent cottage. The modern kitchen/dining room is bright and well equipped. The pretty cottage lounge, with deep silled windows and original open fireplace proffers a warm, welcoming ambience. There are two delightful bedrooms, all colour coordinated and a good sized modern bathroom. The spacious gardens surround the property, with direct access onto the hills and open grazing land beyond.

    Ground Floor: Property is all on ground floor level has electric storage heaters and comprises:
    Lounge: With open fire, satellite Free view TV, DVD and radio/CD
    Kitchen/Diner: With electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge/freezer
    Bedroom 1: With double bed
    Bedroom 2: With two single beds
    Shower Room: With large shower cubicle, WC and wash basin

    All electricity, bed linen and towels included. First supply of fuel for open fire provided. Cot and high chair available.Enclosed garden with patio area and picnic table and chairs. Off road parking for 2 cars.

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  • Covesea Cottage

    Kyleakin, Isle of Skye

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC511239
    Covesea Cottage is a quintessential seaside cottage perched right on the edge of the sea overlooking Kyleakin harbour with hills beyond. Originally a fisherman’s  cottage, this pretty detached stone cottage has been completely renovated and extended in recent years. It now provides bright, spacious and modern accommodation for four in a superb setting. The main living area is open plan. The lounge area has deep leather sofas, an open fire and a warm, homely ambience. The kitchen/dining area is separated by a low dividing wall with ship’s wheel providing an interesting focal point, in keeping with the surroundings. Large picture windows look out across the bay. With small fishing boats and craft bobbing in the foreground, the remnants of an historic castle on a wee island in view, and hills and mountains beyond, it is a constantly moving picture - much better than any television can provide! There are two good sized bedrooms and a modern bathroom with Jacuzzi bath. The cottage gardens are a real delight. The owner is an enthusiastic and talented gardener and this is reflected in the lovely shrubs and plants that are interspersed amongst the shingle. South facing and sheltered, it is an ideal spot to sit and admire the views.

    Ground Floor: Property has LPG central heating and comprises:
    Open plan Lounge/diner/kitchen enjoying amazing views across the bay with harbour in foreground and island with castle in background
    Lounge Area: With open fire, HD+ TV with satellite sky package, DVD, radio/CD/music system and Wi-fi facility available.
    Dining Area: With dining furniture for four
    Kitchen Area: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine (located in under-stairs cupboard)

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With two single beds. Bedroom 2: With king size bed, TV and DVD
    Bathroom: With Jacuzzi bath, separate shower enclosure, WC and wash basin.

    All gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. First supply of fuel for open fire provided. Wi-fi facility.Cottage style gardens (not fully enclosed). Off road parking for 1 large car or 2 small cars. NB: Front garden adjoins water front, separated by low wall and there is a small burn adjoining. Please note the property is not suitable for children under 5 or babies. Old children may be welcome, please advise ages on booking.

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  • Woodburn Cottage

    Waternish, Isle of Skye

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC511043
    Woodburn Cottage is an attached cottage 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, all untouched by time.

    Ground Floor: Property has electric heaters and comprises:
    Lounge: With electric fire, free view satellite TV, broadband facility, DVD and radio/CD enjoying lovely views overlooking the water with mountains beyond.
    Kitchen: With electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
    Dining Room
    Wet Room: With shower cubicle, WC and wash basin

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed
    Bedroom 2: With two single beds
    Cloakroom: With WC.

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included.Shared use of 3 acre grounds. Off road parking for 2 cars.

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  • Trean Apartment

    near Uig, Isle of Skye

    Grade
    4
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: CC511431
    Trean Apartment is a bright, spacious and comfortable holiday property located on a working croft. Situated in the crofting township of Linicro, the area is linked to the historic legend of Prince Charlie and Flora MacDonald, as they landed on the headland when Prince Charlie was fleeing from government troops. Flora MacDonald is buried in Kilmuir cemetery beside the Museum of Island Life, a short distance from Trean Apartment. The dramatic landscape of the Quiraing is excellent for hillwalking and the Staffin Museum is a must, as it contains an excellent collection of local geological and fossil specimens. The village of Uig is a short drive, where you will find restaurants, a local brewery and pottery centre. It is also the main ferry terminal for travelling to the Isle of Harris, Isle of Lewis and the Uists. The Faerie Glen is an excellent place to take children, the glen’s geological formations are most fascinating. Portree, the island’s capital, is only 20 minute’s drive away, where you will find restaurants, gift shops, a swimming pool, climbing wall and boat trips. There is so much to discover throughout the island so what are you waiting for? Come and be amazed by the dramatic scenery and seascapes.

    First Floor: The property is all on the first floor, has underfloor ground source heating and comprises:
    Lounge/dining room: With wooden floor and 48" Smart TV.
    Kitchen: With wooden floor, electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.
    Bedroom 3: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With bath, shower and WC.

    All heating, electric, bed linen and towels included. Wi-Fi. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. No smoking.

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