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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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  • Ard Roag, by Dunvegan, Isle of Skye
    Ard Roag, by Dunvegan, Isle of Skye×

    Blossom Brae

    Ard Roag, by Dunvegan, Isle of Skye

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    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Rural Location

    Enjoying views across open countryside towards the waters of Loch Varkasaig, this detached property has been furnished...

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

    Hirta

    Glendale, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Woodburning Stove

    Well-placed on the hillside to enjoy magnificent coastal views across the sea to the Outer Hebrides, and untouched by...

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  • Kyleakin, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Kyleakin, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    Covesea Cottage

    Kyleakin, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: CC511239
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    Covesea Cottage is a quintessential seaside cottage perched right on the edge of the sea overlooking Kyleakin harbour...
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  • Kilbride, near Portree, Isle of Skye
    Kilbride, near Portree, Isle of Skye×

    Braes of Kilbride

    Kilbride, near Portree, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: UK5070
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Set in a rural location in the crofting township of Kilbride where sheep and cattle roam freely, Braes of Kilbride is...
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  • Fasach, near Dunvegan, Isle of Skye
    Fasach, near Dunvegan, Isle of Skye×

    Springburn Cottage

    Fasach, near Dunvegan, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: 30413
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location


    Springburn Cottage is a detached, rural, architect-designed property set within the township of Fasach, near to...

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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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    Ref: CC511259
    Key Features:
    - 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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  • Kilbride near Broadford, Isle of Skye
    Kilbride near Broadford, Isle of Skye×

    Taigh Daibhidh

    Kilbride near Broadford, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: CC511456
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Taigh Daibhidh is a well-designed detached property; it is spacious and furnished with quality and style to ensure...
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  • Portree, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Portree, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    Fleet Cottage

    Portree, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: UVA
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Woodburning Stove

    With wonderful views across the bay to the Cuillin mountains, this traditional crofter’s cottage nestles on...

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

    Clova

    Portree, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: CC511422
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities
    Clova is set within its own private and secluded garden in a residential area of Portree, with all the facilities...
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  • Portree, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Portree, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    Rosendale

    Portree, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: UK5139
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Rosendale is a charming semi-detached property in a quiet residential area of Portree. Deceptively spacious and...
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  • Hungladder, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Hungladder, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    Buaile Nan Carn

    Hungladder, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: CC511342
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View
    Buaile Nan Carn is an attractive detached cottage situated in an elevated position which affords stunning views across...
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  • Carbost, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Carbost, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    Distellery Croft Cottage

    Carbost, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: W8192
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property

    Superb loch views

    On an elevated site enjoying fabulous views over the village of Carbost to Loch Harport and...

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