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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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  • Taigh Mhairi

    Portree, Isle of Skye

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: CC511053
    Taigh Mhairi is a detached single storey cottage set in lovely fully enclosed gardens backing onto woodland, with a river below. It is situated in a quiet backwater on a no through road close to the centre of Portree. Taigh Mhairi (Gaelic for Mhairi’s house) is named after the owner’s mother whose ancestors have lived on Skye for many generations. The property boasts a large lounge/dining room with an attractive open fire as its focal point. The pretty bedrooms and bright modern kitchen and bathroom all combine to offer a beautifully presented cottage with a real homely feel.

    Ground Floor: Property is all at ground level, has electric heaters and comprises:
    Entrance lobby/boat room: With space for outdoor wear.
    Lounge/Diner: With open fire and electric fire (when open fire not in use), sky TV Free sat, DVD, radio/CD and wi-fi facility.
    Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, dishwasher and washer/dryer
    Bedroom 1: With double bed
    Bedroom 2: With two single beds
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

    All electricity, bed linen and towels included. First basket of logs supplied. Cot and high chair available.Collapsible wire dog pens available. Enclosed garden with picnic table and bench backing onto woodland that leads down to the river. Off road parking for 3 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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  • 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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  • Linne Ruidh

    Ardvasar, near Sleat, Isle of Skye

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 2023

    Superb panoramic views

    Detached bungalow on the beautiful Sleat Peninsula, with superb views to the Ardnamurchan and Knoydart, Loch Nevis and Loch Hourn, 1 mile from Armadale/Mallaig car ferry. Comfortable holiday accommodation in a rural setting. An excellent base for relaxing and walking. Boat trips and sailing available. Clan Donald Centre, museum and gardens close by. Shop and pub ½ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with toilet.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Air conditioning, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Freesat TV. Video. DVD and small library. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Garden. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Hirta

    Glendale, Isle of Skye

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: UTG

    Well-placed on the hillside to enjoy magnificent coastal views across the sea to the Outer Hebrides, and untouched by the rapid development of this corner of the island, this delightful detached holiday property is an ideal retreat to unwind and relax at any time of year. Standing alone and accessed by a track, it has beautiful sunsets over the sea, castles to explore; while the distant hills of Harris make for a memorable stay. There are boat trips to enjoy and many fine restaurants nearby, including the famous ‘Three Chimneys’ (5 miles away). Shops 2 miles.

    Wide steps to main entrance and decking. Spacious living/dining room with wood-burning stove, rugs on wooden floor and patio doors to decking. Kitchen. Shower room with toilet. Open-tread stairs to first floor: Double bedroom (5ft bed). Twin bedroom. Both with Velux windows, rugs on wooden floor, vaulted ceilings. Splendid views from all rooms. Bathroom with corner bath, toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove – logs included
    • Electricity, electricity rads, bed linen and towels included
    • Two TVs (satellite)
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Freezer
    • Decking area, furniture
    • Natural unspoilt pastureland
    • Parking (2 cars)
    • NB: Drops in garden, pastureland leads to clifftop/sea

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  • Braes of Kilbride

    Kilbride, near Portree

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: UK5070
    Set in a rural location in the crofting township of Kilbride where sheep and cattle roam freely, Braes of Kilbride is a spacious, well-appointed, detached holiday home, which offers an ideal base for a family getaway. It is a short walk to Loch Slapin, a sea loch, and the lovely bay of Camus Malaig, with stunning views of the Small Isles, Blaven and The Cuillin; a range of black, rocky mountains in the distance. From this bay, there is a well-known circular walk, which passes through the deserted villages of Borreraig and Suishnish. These villages were abandoned during the Highland Clearances. High Pasture Cave is also within walking distance from Braes of Kilbride.


    The area has so much to offer with an abundance of wildlife, including buzzards, golden and sea eagles, otters, red deer and much more. Boat trips from Elgol will take you into Loch Coruisk in the heart of The Cuillin mountain range; this impressive loch is the spiritual heartland of the island and has been voted by the National Geographic as one of the top ten most beautiful places in the world. Marine life such as porpoises, seals, dolphins and whales are frequently seen on the boat trips from Elgol. For outdoor enthusiasts, activities nearby include hill walking, fishing, boat trips, kayaking and pony trekking, as well as the opportunity to discover the many restaurants, as well as the arts and crafts galleries.


    Broadford is the nearest town with facilities like a post office, chemists, a hospital, garage, pubs, shops and restaurants, as well as spectacular views across the mainland and the Applecross Peninsula. There are many high quality places to eat in the local area and in Portree, the mainland town on the island. So come and enjoy a week at Braes of Kilbride for a relaxing time, and to be awestruck by the dramatic scenery. Shop and pub 4 miles, restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground Floor: All on the ground floor.
    Living room: With wood burner, 32" Freesat TV and DVD player.
    Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Large gravelled sitting-out area with garden furniture. Natural grounds. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.

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  • Sea Loch View

    Uig, Isle of Skye

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: SYYP

    Enjoying a fabulous elevated position overlooking Uig Bay, Sea Loch View is a spacious, tastefully presented detached holiday property. With floor-to-ceiling glass in the living room, dining room and kitchen, guests can watch the ever changing scenery unfold. Within easy walking distance of local amenities and 10 minutes’ walk from the ferry terminal for the Outer Hebrides. The Trotternish Ridge, Fairy Glen and Ben Edra are within walking distance with the spectacular Quiraing and the sandy beach in Staffin a short drive. Shops 500 yards, pub and restaurant 400 yards.

    Utility. Study. Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room (double cubicle) and toilet. First floor: Large living/dining room with wood-burning stove, balcony, wooden floor and well-equipped kitchen area. Separate toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full central heating (underfloor on ground floor), bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • TV
    • DVD (small library)
    • CD (small library)
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Garden with furniture
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • No smoking
    • NB: Steps in garden

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  • Seabird Cottage

    Broadford, Isle of Skye

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: SHHD

    Seabird Cottage enjoys an enviable location just yards from the shores of Broadford Bay and benefits from magnificent views across the water towards the mountains of the west coast mainland as well as overlooking eight offshore islands as well as the magnificent mountains of the Wester Ross mainland. Just a few minutes’ walking distance from the heart of the village, with its variety of amenities including pubs and restaurants, the single-storey holiday cottage is ideally placed for touring this lovely island. For the outdoor enthusiast, walking, climbing in the Cuillins and mountain biking are just a few of the many activities. For the less energetic, just relax and watch the abundance of wildlife to be seen from the cottage. Shops ¼ mile, pub 100 yards.

    Ramp to entrance. Open-plan living/dining room with open fire, wooden floor, patio doors, well-equipped kitchen area. Utility room. Two double bedrooms, one (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, one zip and link, can be twin. Bathroom with whirlpool bath, shower cubicle and toilet (suits partially disabled).

    • Open fire - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Cot
    • High chair
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD (small library)
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Small garden with furniture
    • Parking (2 cars)
    • Ground floor facilities
    • No smoking
    • NB: Garden leads to shore

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  • Cornucopia

    Portree

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 18565

    Sea views

    Overlooking the entrance to the harbour this cottage style property is one of three in a beautifully restored 19th century listed mill conversion. Offering magnificent views over the sea to the Isle of Raasay, the accommodation has been lovingly refurbished and is designed to provide all you will need for a comfortable holiday in this beautiful isle. Superbly positioned to enjoy the abundance that Skye has to offer, yet within a 5 minute walk is the centre of Portree with shops, fine restaurants, pubs and amenities. Shops and pubs 500 yards.

    Ground floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Galleried area.

    NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Video and small library. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • Seaforth Cottage

    Portnalong, Carbost, Isle of Skye

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: CC511284
    Seaforth Cottage is set in its own delightful cottage gardens and enjoys stunning views across Loch Bracadale and the surrounding hills. Approached via its own short private track in the pretty hamlet of Portnalong, this traditional single storey cottage has been lovingly cared for and updated by its owners. With many original features it offers a warm, cosy ambience in a wonderfully private setting. The lounge has a superb exposed stone wall, with feature wood-burning stove set in original fireplace. It looks out across the pretty gardens, with mature flowering shrubs, lawns and trees. It is totally secluded and a real asset to the cottage. The kitchen / dining room is modern and well-equipped. There are two pretty bedrooms (the main double bedroom has an attractive inglenook fireplace) and a modern family-sized bathroom. Situated just off a quiet country lane that leads down to Portnalong harbour, on the Minginish Peninsular, the surrounding hills and open countryside make this a walkers, climbers and cyclists paradise. The Cuillin Mountain range and Macleod’s Tables are both within striking distance of the cottage.

    Ground Floor: Property is all on ground floor level, has oil central heating and comprises;
    Lounge: With satellite Freeview TV/DVD, Radio/CD, wood burning stove and lovely exposed stone wall
    Kitchen/Dining: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment, washing machine and dining furniture
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed
    Bedroom 2: With 3ft bunk beds
    Bathroom:With shower over bath, WC and wash basin

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included.Gardens with lawns, patio area and outdoor furniture. Off road parking for 3 cars.

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  • Springburn Cottage

    Fasach, near Dunvegan

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: 30413


    Springburn Cottage is a detached, rural, architect-designed property set within the township of Fasach, near to the owner’s home. Both the cottage and the location offer an ideal escape from busy day-to-day life and provides stunning open views of the glen towards The Minch and outer isles. Glendale is nearby and offers seasonal cafes and a number of specialist craft studios. A lovely walking area with local fishing from the rocks. Neist Point Lighthouse is only 4 miles away. The island has so much to offer to the outdoor enthusiast, with walking for all levels from The Black Cuillin for the experienced climber to low-level walking. Boat trips are available for spotting sea eagles or the seal colonies and other pursuits include fishing, kayaking, pony trekking and mountain biking. Dunvegan is also only a short drive away where you will find the pristine coral beaches, Dunvegan Castle and Gardens, MacLeod’s Tables and Portree, which is the island’s capital for shopping, restaurants and a cinema in the Aros visitor centre. Beach 1 mile. Shop ½ mile, pub 7 miles and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Utility room. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Ground source underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Small enclosed garden with sitting-out area. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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