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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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  • Clova

    Portree, Isle of Skye

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: CC511422
    Clova is set within its own private and secluded garden in a residential area of Portree, with all the facilities within walking distance. Portree is the main town for shopping, with many restaurants, craft shops, boat or fishing trips for spotting sea eagles or the seal colonies, swimming pool and climbing wall, plus Aros Visitor Centre, which has various live performances and cinema. The Isle of Skye has so much to offer the outdoor enthusiast, with walking for all levels, from The Cuillin for the experienced climber and Old Man of Storr, to low level coastal walks. Kayaking, pony trekking, mountain biking and more are available locally. There are many cultural and historic places to visit, inlcuding Dunvegan Castle, Museum of Island Life, Clan Donald Centre, Talisker Distillery and so much more.

    Ground Floor: The property is all on the ground floor, has Economy 7 heating and comprises:
    Lounge/dining room: With electric coal-effect fire, 22" Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer and washer/dryer.
    Bedroom 1: With double four poster bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath and WC.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack. Enclosed patio with sitting-out area. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store on request. No smoking.

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  • Linne Ruidh

    Ardvasar, nr. 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). Electricity by £1 meter. NSH, 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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  • Green Hill

    Kilmaluig, Isle of Skye

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: CC511329
    Set in its own rural garden grounds in an elevated position above Aird Bay in the spectacular north of Skye, Green Hill is a traditional croft cottage. Accessed via its own track and with wonderful views across the sea, it offers peace and seclusion in a superb setting. Green Hill has a large kitchen/dining room with AGA cooker (owners charge an extra £30 per week for use due to high running oil costs). There is also a modern electric cooker in the adjoining kitchen annexe. The bright, modern conservatory extension doubles as the main lounge. With feature open fireplace and superb views from all angles, it is a delightful room to sit and enjoy the stunning sunsets this area is renowned for, as well as the ever changing seascape. There are two attractive bedrooms on the first floor and with a bathroom and a shower room; the cottage is ideal for two couples or a family of four. Just 300 yards away is Aird Bay and harbour. A delightful spot to enjoy a waterside walk, fish from the rocks or even launch your own boat from the old fishing boat slipway.

    Ground Floor: Property has oil central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/Conservatory: With open fire, satellite Free view TV, DVD and radio/CD. Stunning views across the bay
    Kitchen/Diner: With electric cooker (plus AGA for visitor’s use if required with additional cost of £30 per week), microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine
    Library/Map Room: With table and easy chairs
    Shower Room: With shower cubicle, WC and wash basin

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed and one single bed (room suitable for sleeps 2 only)
    Bedroom 2: With double bed
    Bathroom: With bath, WC and wash basin

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included.Enclosed large gardens. Off road parking for 3 cars.

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  • Blossom Brae

    Ard Roag, by Dunvegan

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: W42905

    Enjoying views across open countryside towards the waters of Loch Varkasaig, this detached property has been furnished and equipped to a good standard to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable holiday. Surrounded by stunning scenery, miles of rugged coastline and unspoilt beaches, it is in a peaceful setting - the perfect place in which to unwind. It is a short drive to the village of Dunvegan with its historic castle and lovely coral beach. Slightly further is the colourful town of Portree. Shops and pubs 2 miles, restaurant 0.5 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen with granite floor. Utility room. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (four poster) with en-suite shower room and toilet with limestone floor, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Oil central heating, underfloor heating (in bathrooms), bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine in utility. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Ample parking. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Glenview Cottage

    Uig, Isle of Skye

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 18324

    Nestling on the edge of the hillside with beautiful views across the waters of Uig Bay, this lovely cottage is ideally placed for a holiday exploring the wonders of Skye. Parking outside the cottage is made easier via a steep gravelled driveway and it is just a short walk to the pier where you can take a ferry trip to one of the Outer Hebridean islands. Superb location for climbing, walking in the Trotternish Peninsula or visit the capital of Portree. The Aros centre which outlines the islands history is well worth a visit. Castles, beaches, distillery visitor centres and trips on a glass bottomed boat all available. Shops 1 mile, pub 1½ mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with laminate floors. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Total control central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freesat TV. Video and small library. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: Access via steep gravelled driveway. 5 steps in garden.

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  • Distellery Croft Cottage

    Carbost, Isle of Skye

    Grade
    4
    2
    3
    2
    Ref: W8192

    Superb loch views

    On an elevated site enjoying fabulous views over the village of Carbost to Loch Harport and the hills beyond, is this modern, detached bungalow, well-equipped and furnished to a good standard. There is decking around the property so that views can be fully enjoyed. Skye is renowned for its climbing, walking, distillery and peaceful and tranquil holidays. Visit one of the many historical sites and museums, or simply enjoy the breathtaking scenery of this enchanted isle. With fishing, sailing and cycling all available locally this is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts. Shop and pub 0.5 miles, restaurant 0.75 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with patio doors. Dining room. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin with en-suite shower room with toilet. Bathroom with toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Freezer. Patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars).

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  • Fleet Cottage

    Portree, Isle of Skye

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: UVA

    With wonderful views across the bay to the Cuillin mountains, this traditional crofter’s cottage nestles on the shores of Loch Portree and offers spacious accommodation. Built around 1850, it has been lovingly restored, with the living room and kitchen situated on the first floor to take advantage of the fine views. Set just feet away from the lapping shores of the loch, the views can also be savoured from the seating area of the attractive terraced garden, which is reached by a steep path. Altogether a peaceful, yet central location – being just 5-minutes’ walk from the town centre. Shops 1/2 mile.

    Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Living room with multi-fuel stove, feature painted stone wall and door to garden. Modern fitted kitchen/dining room. Utility. Both first floor rooms with coombed ceilings.

    • Multi-fuel stove – initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full NSH, bed linen and towels included
    • TV
    • Video (small library)
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Small terraced garden with furniture
    • Loch frontage
    • Parking
    • No smoking
    • NB: 20 steep steps in garden

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  • The Croft House

    Milovaig, Glendale, Isle of Skye

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: SKKW

    With outstanding views over the waters of Loch Pooltiel towards Dunvegan Head and the Outer Isles, this detached former croft house has been lovingly restored to provide a high standard of holiday accommodation. With direct access to miles of unrestricted croftland bounded by dramatic sea cliffs and unspoilt beaches, it makes an ideal base for exploring the many memorable delights of Skye or just watching the ever-changing scenery. Easy travelling to the famous Cuillin mountains, Talisker Distillery, Dunvegan Castle and the picturesque, bustling main town of Portree. A day trip to the west coast of the mainland with fabulous scenery is not to be missed. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 8 miles.

    Living room with open fire. Dining room. Well-equipped kitchen. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with toilet.

    • Open fire - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full electric central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • Two TVs (one Freesat, one Freeview)
    • DVD (small library)
    • CD (small library)
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Large, enclosed garden with furniture
    • Parking (for 3 cars)
    • Ground floor
      facilities
    • 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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  • 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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  • Gleniffer House

    Portree, Isle of Skye

    Grade
    4
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: SPPQ

    This three-storey, stone Georgian house is in a magnificent seafront location with a garden to the beach, and enjoys wonderful panoramic views over Portree Bay to the Isle of Raasay, the Cuillins and the surrounding hills. It has been decorated, furnished and equipped to a very high standard with period furniture and original works of art. Great attention has been paid to ensure guests can enjoy their holiday to the maximum in a comfortable home from home. All rooms enjoy stunning views over the sea; from your bed, watch the yachts and fishing boats sailing in and out of the bay. It is not unusual to see dolphins and seals and a great variety of birdlife. Children can comb the beach for treasures and crabs! The bay and the local pub were one of the film sets for the popular film ‘Made of Honour’. Dine al fresco in the seafront garden or just relax watching the constantly changing views, or set off on one of several walks around the coastline. Set in a peaceful yet central location, Gleniffer House is just a few minutes’ walk from the charming, quiet town centre with a large selection of shops, many with handcrafted products, pubs and a variety of excellent restaurants serving local produce and seafood. Sea trips - whether it is to see the wide variety of wildlife including the sea eagles, or to fish, - are available on the doorstep. Mountain biking, climbing, horse riding, golf and kayaking are also available. The swimming pool and leisure centre/gym are within walking distance. Skye is the walkers’ and climbers’ paradise, from the Cuillin Mountains to coastal walks. Portree is ideally placed to visit all parts of the Isle – Dunvegan Castle and the coral beach, Waternish Peninsula, Armadale ‘The garden of Skye’, the majestic scenery of the Trotternish Peninsula, Talisker Distillery, or take a boat ride through the Cuillins. From Uig, visit the Outer Isles of Harris, Lewis and Uist, whilst magnificent scenery, unspoilt beaches, castles and ancient brochs are just a taste of the wide diversity of things to see and do on Skye. Shop 50 yards, pub 100 yards.

    Large living room with large bay window overlooking Portree bay. Dining room/well equipped kitchen with oil Aga (for cooking) and quarry-tiled floor, also with sea views. Study. Utility. First floor: Two double bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom with toilet. Second floor: Twin bedroom (for alternative sleeping). Shower room with toilet.

    • Electricity, oil, full NSH, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • TV
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Oil Aga
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Small, enclosed garden and furniture
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • No smoking
    • NB: Small wall in garden overlooking harbour

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