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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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  • Kilmuir, near Uig, Isle of Skye
    Kilmuir, near Uig, Isle of Skye×

    Beaton’s Croft

    Kilmuir, near Uig, Isle of Skye

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    - 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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  • Portree, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Portree, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    Beinne Na Greine

    Portree, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Beinne Na Greine is a pretty single storey detached cottage situated in a quiet no through road, yet only a short walk to...
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  • Hungladder, Kilmuir, Isle of Skye
    Hungladder, Kilmuir, Isle of Skye×

    Finkle Cottage

    Hungladder, Kilmuir, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: CC511354
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    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property
    Finkle Cottage is an immaculately thatched cottage with stunning views across the sea. With thick stone walls, thatched...
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  • Waternish, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Waternish, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    Glenburn House Apt 1

    Waternish, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    - Coastal Property - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Glenburn House Apt 1 occupies half of the first floor of Glenburn House, a traditional croft cottage set in 12 acres of...
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  • Staffin, Portree, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Staffin, Portree, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    The Bothy

    Staffin, Portree, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    - Coastal Property - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    The Bothy is a beautifully restored and converted farm steading, peacefully situated on the edge of the small...
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  • Broadford, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Broadford, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    Burnside Cottage

    Broadford, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    Burnside Cottage is a quintessential whitewashed traditional Skye cottage surrounded by its own garden grounds...
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  • Isle Ornsay, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Isle Ornsay, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    Clachan Ban

    Isle Ornsay, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: CC511178
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    - Coastal Property - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Woodburning Stove
    Clachan Ban is a delightful single storey cottage situated in a secluded yet accessible location at the southern end of...
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  • Milovaig, Glendale, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
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    The Croft House

    Milovaig, Glendale, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Rural Location - Open Fire

    With outstanding views over the waters of Loch Pooltiel towards Dunvegan Head and the Outer Isles, this detached...

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  • Glendale, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Glendale, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    Lochview

    Glendale, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Rural Location - Open Fire

    Situated in a spectacular location ideal for a quiet getaway. This most attractively renovated detached crofthouse...

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  • Glendale, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
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    Waterfall Cottage

    Glendale, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: W41676
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    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire

    Beautiful views

    Nestling against the side of a hill, this cosy, traditional detached holiday cottage...

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  • Eilean Ban, Kyleakin, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
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    Gavin Maxwell Cottage

    Eilean Ban, Kyleakin, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: CC511152
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    - Coastal Property - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Imagine sharing part of a private island and staying in the former home of Gavin Maxwell, author of the classic book "Ring...
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  • Broadford, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Broadford, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    Seabird Cottage

    Broadford, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Open Fire

    Seabird Cottage enjoys an enviable location just yards from the shores of Broadford Bay and benefits from...

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