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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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  • 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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    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View
    Birdsong Cabin, as the name suggests, is set in a tranquil and peaceful setting so you can truly enjoy the dawn chorus...
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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
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    - 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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  • Husabost, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Husabost, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    Cuillin View

    Husabost, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: S91
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    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Situated on a headland overlooking Husabost Bay, this traditional detached cottage enjoys dramatic unrestricted...

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  • Clachan, Staffin, Isle of Skye
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    Mary’s Cottage

    Clachan, Staffin, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: UK5255
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    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Mary’s Cottage is a traditional style, crofter’s cottage. Built on the footprints of the original cottage,...
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  • Totaig, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
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    The Sheiling

    Totaig, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: CC511129
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    - Coastal Property - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Situated on the hillside overlooking the beautiful waters of Loch Dunvegan, The Sheiling is a quintessential pied a terre...
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  • 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
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    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Pier Cottage is a quintessential pied-a-terre for two, set in its own private gardens with the most magical views...
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  • 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

    Built in the mid 1800s this splendid little church has been restored and furnished to a good standard. It has...

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  • 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 - its timber-clad exterior offers no hint of the superb traditional-style cottage...
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  • Staffin, near Portree, Isle of Skye
    Staffin, near Portree, Isle of Skye×

    Crofters Cottage

    Staffin, near Portree, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: 31103
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    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove


    Crofters Cottage is a delightful 100-year old cottage that oozes charm. With whitewashed stone walls,...

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  • near Carbost, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
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    Skye Eco Pod

    near Carbost, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: CC511441
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    - Coastal Property - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Rural Location
    This totally unique property, perfect for couples, is eco-friendly, bijou and stylish, making it a very cosy,...
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  • Kilmuir, near Uig, Isle of Skye
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    Beaton’s Croft

    Kilmuir, near Uig, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: 29899
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Coast within 1 mile - Sea View - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove


    There is no better place from which to explore the enchanting Isle of Skye than an original thatched cottage, set...

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  • Kilmuir, near Uig, Isle of Skye
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    Lawries Cottage

    Kilmuir, near Uig, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: W8522
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile

    Wonderful open views

    This romantic, detached, thatched hideaway situated on the northern coast of the island is...

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