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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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110 cottages are available
  • Broadford, Isle of Skye×

    Seabird Cottage

    Broadford, Isle of Skye

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    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Coast within 5 miles - Coast within 3 miles

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

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  • Broadford, Isle of Skye×

    Isle View

    Broadford, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: 28284
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location

    This detached holiday home is in a stunning shore side position, only 50 yards from the sea, and with amazing views...

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  • Portree, Isle of Skye×

    Rosendale

    Portree, 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 - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Coast within 5 miles - No Pets Allowed - Coast within 3 miles
    Rosendale is a charming semi-detached property in a quiet residential area of Portree. Deceptively spacious and...
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  • Waternish, Dunvegan, Isle of Skye×

    Epona Cottage

    Waternish, Dunvegan, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: 23157
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Coast within 5 miles - Rural Location - Coast within 3 miles

    Enjoying sea views across open countryside towards the waters of Loch Snizort and the Ascrib Islands, this...

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  • Glendale, Isle of Skye×

    Lochview

    Glendale, Isle of Skye

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    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Dishwasher - Coast within 5 miles - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location - Coast within 3 miles

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

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  • Ardvasar, near Sleat, Isle of Skye×

    Linne Ruidh

    Ardvasar, near Sleat, Isle of Skye

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    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Coast within 5 miles - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location

    Superb panoramic views

    Detached bungalow on the beautiful Sleat Peninsula, with superb views to the Ardnamurchan...

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  • Torrin, Isle of Skye×

    Tigh Sheoc

    Torrin, Isle of Skye

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    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - Coast within 5 miles - Coast within 3 miles
    Tigh Sheoc (Gaelic for House of Jock) is an exquisite stone cottage set amidst stunning scenery. Originally a Suffolk...
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  • Eilean Ban, Kyleakin, Isle of Skye×

    Gavin Maxwell Cottage

    Eilean Ban, Kyleakin, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: CC511152
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - Coast within 5 miles - No Pets Allowed - Coast within 3 miles
    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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  • Milovaig, Glendale×

    Eas Mor

    Milovaig, Glendale

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    Ref: UK5187
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Sea View - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Coast within 5 miles - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location - Coast within 3 miles
    This bright, comfortable detached holiday property is located in the crofting community of Milovaig, and enjoys...
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  • Staffin, Portree, Isle of Skye×

    The Bothy

    Staffin, Portree, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: CC511003
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - Coast within 5 miles - Barbecue - Coast within 3 miles
    The Bothy is a beautifully restored and converted farm steading, peacefully situated on the edge of the small...
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  • Portree, Isle of Skye×

    Taigh Mhairi

    Portree, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: CC511053
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Coast within 5 miles - Coast within 3 miles
    Taigh Mhairi is a detached single storey cottage set in lovely fully enclosed gardens backing onto woodland, with a...
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  • Carbost, Isle of Skye×

    Distellery Croft Cottage

    Carbost, 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 - Washing Machine - Coast within 5 miles - Coast within 3 miles

    Superb loch views

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

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