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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, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Breakish, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    Rowan Tree Cottage

    Breakish, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Secluded crofter’s cottage with a Finnish Grillikota (BBQ hut) for a unique cooking experience - Dunvegan and Armadale Castle easily reached. Secluded crofter’s cottage with a Finnish Grillikota (BBQ hut) for a unique cooking experience - Dunvegan and Armadale Castle easily reached.
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    Enjoying a secluded, yet easily accessible location, this cosy former crofter’s cottage has been sympathetically renovated to provide stylish accommodation. In the garden is a fabulous Finnish Grillikota (BBQ hut) where barbecue cooking can be enjoyed all year round - just the place for that special meal. Only 2 miles from Broadford and 4 miles from the Skye bridge, this detached holiday cottage is ideally placed for touring the mystical Isle of Skye and the west coast. Armadale...

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

    Feriniquarrie

    Glendale, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: W42193
    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 - Woodburning Stove
    Wake up every morning to amazing views across the surrounding croftland to Loch Pooltiel from this attractive holiday property. Wake up every morning to amazing views across the surrounding croftland to Loch Pooltiel from this attractive holiday property.
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    Open sea views

    Situated in the small crofting community of Feriniquarrie, and enjoying views across the surrounding croftland to the waters of Loch Pooltiel (sea loch), this attractive detached ‘long house’ makes the perfect holiday base for exploring this beautiful island. Only a 5-minute walk from the shore where you can perhaps catch sight of otters and many species of bird life. Relax in the front of the woodburner or sit outside to enjoy the tranquil surroundings...

  • near Ardvasar, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    near Ardvasar, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    Aird House

    near Ardvasar, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: CC511041
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    - Coastal Property - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio
    This 300 year old cottage is set in its own grounds with fantastic views across the sea.
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    Delightfully situated overlooking the bay on the beautiful Sleat peninsular, Aird House is a 300 year old stone cottage set in its own pretty garden grounds. The cottage has been in the same family for over 200 years and the current family owners have had it lovingly restored whilst retaining its unique olde world charm, including two foot thick stone walls and tiny cottage staircase. It oozes warmth and cosy-ness. It is thought to be the oldest house in the pretty village of Aird and was...
  • Portnalong, near Carbost, Isle of Skye
    Portnalong, near Carbost, Isle of Skye×

    Taigh Chirsty

    Portnalong, near Carbost, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: 30800
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Just 500 yards to the shoreline, this is a great property for that relaxing break in Scotland. Just 500 yards to the shoreline, this is a great property for that relaxing break in Scotland.
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    Taigh Chirsty is a traditional crofters cottage, sympathetically renovated keeping many of the original features, offering home from home comforts and in an enviable location overlooking Loch Harport. Situated within the peaceful, scattered crofting community of Minginish, close to where the Cuillin Mountains can be found. This hugely impressive mountain range is the spiritual heartland of the island. Eagles are frequently seen in this area, resident hares, roe deer, otters and so...

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

    Shore View

    Portree, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: 30560
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Sea View - Ground Floor Facilities - Open Fire
    Boasting a shore side location, this comfortable single-storey property enjoys a cosy open fire. Close to shops, pubs and restaurants. Boasting a shore side location, this comfortable single-storey property enjoys a cosy open fire. Close to shops, pubs and restaurants.
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    Shore View enjoys an outstanding shore side location with dramatic views over Portree Bay and the Cuillin. The property is a comfortable and welcoming holiday home, in the quiet area of Bayfield. Portree is the main town for shopping, with many restaurants, craft shops, boat trips, swimming pool and a climbing wall. Aros Visitor Centre has various live performances and a cinema. The Island has much to offer the outdoor enthusiast with walking for all levels. Enjoy coastal walks, boat...

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

    Fuaim Na Mara

    Uig, near Portree, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: UK5071
    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 - Ground Floor Facilities - Woodburning Stove
    After a day trip exploring the Uists or St Kilda relax in the garden in the evening sun and enjoy the views over the bay.
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    Fuaim Na Mara, meaning ‘sound of the sea’, is a delightful detached holiday cottage located in the busy little ferry port of Uig. Fuaim Na Mara itself is bright and spacious with a vaulted ceiling, wooden floors and patio doors leading out to the back garden which overlooks the bay; it is well equipped for a comfortable and enjoyable stay. Central to all amenities, local pub, restaurants, post office, petrol station, Uig Pottery, well stocked local shop and the Isle of Skye...
  • Staffin, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Staffin, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    3 Breckery

    Staffin, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: 90140
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    Croft cottage with dog friendly garden, breathtaking views over Sound of Raasay, Kilt Rock and Old Man of Sorr nearby. Croft cottage with dog friendly garden, breathtaking views over Sound of Raasay, Kilt Rock and Old Man of Sorr nearby.
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    This cosy croft house boasts spectacular hillside views over the Sound of Raasay towards the Island of Rona and the mountains of Torridon. Dating from the 1870s, it offers year round holiday accommodation and is delightfully refurbished. Sand and shingle beach, 2 miles. Nearby there are boat trips to the Outer Hebrides and two lovely restaurants to enjoy. It stands alone in its own unspoilt ¼-acre grounds, with views and a sitting-out area, half a mile from the coast. It is...

  • Boreraig, near Dunvegan, Isle of Skye
    Boreraig, near Dunvegan, Isle of Skye×

    Boreraig

    Boreraig, near Dunvegan, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: 28256
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Rural Location - Open Fire
    Idyllic, tranquil location looking over Loch Dunvegan, detached cottage oozing charm with open fire, beams and amazing views from garden. Idyllic, tranquil location looking over Loch Dunvegan, detached cottage oozing charm with open fire, beams and amazing views from garden.
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    In a tranquil elevated position overlooking Loch Dunvegan with the Cuillin Hills as a backdrop, this detached holiday cottage is in a small hamlet on the coast to the north west of the Isle of Skye. It has been converted to retain character, with beams and an original stone fireplace, yet with stylish mod-cons and has been given a 3 star grading by Visit Scotland. Situated 3 miles from the award winning Three Chimneys restaurant. Visit historic Dunvegan Castle (9 miles) and Portree...

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

    Achachork Cottage

    Portree, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: 28564
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Bright and airy family cottage, with spectacular views towards the Cuillin Mountains and Ben Tianavaig, close to Portree and restaurants. Bright and airy family cottage, with spectacular views towards the Cuillin Mountains and Ben Tianavaig, close to Portree and restaurants.
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    This well-appointed, detached holiday property sits in the crofting township of Achachork on the edge of Portree, with views over the open countryside, the Cuillin Mountains and Ben Tianavaig. Amid breathtaking scenery, enjoy fishing, kayaking, mountain biking, pony trekking and walking from ascents of the Cuillins to low-level coastal walks. Take a boat trip from Portree, the capital of Skye, to spot sea eagles and seals, or enjoy the town’s facilities. Discover Dunvegan Castle,...

  • Waternish, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Waternish, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    The Old Church

    Waternish, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: CC511347
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    The Old Church occupies one half of a superb Church conversion situated close to the sea on the idyllic peninsula of Waternish in north east Skye. 
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    The Old Church occupies one half of a superb Church conversion situated close to the sea on the idyllic peninsula of Waternish in north east Skye.  With high ceilings, exposed stone walls and original Church windows, this atmospheric and unusual holiday accommodation is a real gem. The main living room is exceptionally spacious, with a large wood-burning stove acting as a focal point as well as supplying the main heating system. A large solid wood dining table is set by the window that looks...
  • Staffin, Portree, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Staffin, Portree, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    Sartle Cottage

    Staffin, Portree, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: CC511157
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Situated on a quiet no through road that leads up to the renowned Quiraing Mountain range
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    Sartle Cottage is situated on a working croft farm on a very small quiet road that past the Quiraing Mountain range and on to Uig. The cottage is generously proportioned with large lounge, separate dining room with welcoming Aga-style range cooker, three good-sized bedrooms and bright, modern kitchen and bathroom. Lovely cottage gardens surround the property, with lawns, flowering shrubs and trees. The views from the cottage and grounds are superb, with hills, mountains and sea beyond. It...
  • Upper Edinbane, near Portree, Isle of Skye
    Upper Edinbane, near Portree, Isle of Skye×
    Newly Listed
    Springbank

    Springbank

    Upper Edinbane, near Portree, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: UKC1839
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Enjoy the peace and tranquility of Springbank - with views over Loch Greshornish and the open countryside. Enjoy the peace and tranquility of Springbank - with views over Loch Greshornish and the open countryside.
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    Springbank is a detached, architect designed property which has been furnished with all the homely comforts. It is set within the rural crofting township of Upper Edinbane and has views over Loch Greshornish and the open countryside. This peaceful and tranquil place offers a true ’get away from it all’ experience, whether you go out exploring or just enjoy the comfort of Springbank. Edinbane is only a 15-minute drive from Portree, the Island’s capital, where you will find...

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