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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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  • near Carbost, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    near Carbost, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    Skye Eco Pod

    near Carbost, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Enjoy the views over the open countryside from the decking at this holiday property, ideal for discovering the Cuillin Mountains.
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    This totally unique property, perfect for couples, is eco-friendly, bijou and stylish, making it a very cosy, comfortable holiday home. Enjoy the views over the open countryside from the decking. Situated within the peaceful scattered crofting community of Minginish, this is where the Cuillins are to be found. This hugely impressive mountain range is the spiritual heartland of the island. Eagles are frequently seen in this area, as well as resident hares, red deer, otters and so much more in...
  • Portree, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Portree, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    Dalzie

    Portree, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    An opulent wing of an historic Manse house only 2 miles from Portree on the Isle of Skye
     
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    Occupying a wing of a beautiful and historic former Manse house, Dalzie provides immaculately presented and very spacious accommodation for two in a tranquil yet accessible location. Dalzie has been superbly refurbished and updated to provide an exceptionally high standard of accommodation, whilst retaining its lovely original features. The large open-plan lounge / dining / kitchen is simply stunning and enjoys magnificent views across open countryside to the Cuillin Mountains beyond.  A...
  • Upper Breakish, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Upper Breakish, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    Skylark Cottage

    Upper Breakish, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Picture perfect thatched cottage with stunning views across the sea and hills on the beautiful Isle of Skye
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    Skylark Cottage is a picture perfect thatched cottage; the epitome of a dream croft cottage on the beautiful Isle of Skye. It is set in its own pretty garden grounds with stunning views across the sea to the mountains beyond. The cottage has been fully refurbished by its current owners and provides an ideal romantic getaway for couples in a superb setting. The main accommodation is open-plan. The lounge is accessed from the dining area. This lovely, welcoming room has French doors leading...
  • Clachamish by Portree, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Clachamish by Portree, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    Taigh Kate

    Clachamish by Portree, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Detached cottage for couples is one of the few remaining original HIghland blackhouses
     
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    Taigh Kate is one of the few remaining original Highland blackhouses. Built over 200 years ago from stone and lime, under a slate roof, the cottage has undergone a total restoration programme in recent years and now provides the best of modern living whilst retaining its olde worlde charm. With its thick stone walls and pretty cottage decor, it has a wonderfully warm cosy ambience and is ideal for couples seeking a quiet get away in the heart of the beautiful Isle of Skye. The cosy lounge...
  • Staffin, near Portree, Isle of Skye
    Staffin, near Portree, Isle of Skye×

    Crofters Cottage

    Staffin, near Portree, Isle of Skye

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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
    A cosy woodburner and central heating make this a most welcoming and cosy holiday hideaway on the stunningly beautiful Isle of Skye. A cosy woodburner and central heating make this a most welcoming and cosy holiday hideaway on the stunningly beautiful Isle of Skye.
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    Crofters Cottage is a delightful 100-year old cottage that oozes charm. With whitewashed stone walls, beamed ceilings, latch doors and a woodburner in a lovely stone fireplace, it makes a most welcoming and cosy holiday hideaway. The windows in the property provide spectacular views. With both coastal and mountain views, it is nestled at the base of the Trotternish Ridge within a traditional crofting township with cattle and sheep happily grazing along the way. This is a very...

  • 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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    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire
    Delightful church conversion, ideal for a romantic hideaway for couples, with an open fire, conservatory, spiral staircase and cosy attic bedroom to snuggle in. Delightful church conversation, ideal for a romantic hideaway for couples, with an open fire, conservatory, spiral staircase and cosy attic bedroom to snuggle in.
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    Built in the mid 1800s this splendid little church has been restored and furnished to a good standard. It has spiral stairs leading to a galleried area which overlooks the living room and off to a small snug bedroom which fits neatly into the attic. The property which is attached to the owner’s home is set in a garden with a stone bridge over the stream. A perfect central base for a holiday touring the Islands of Skye, Raasay and the Western Isles. Shop 10 miles, pub...

  • Kilmuir, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Kilmuir, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    Tawmans

    Kilmuir, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Woodburning Stove
    Tawmans is the epitome of a quintessential olde world cottage for couples, its turf roof is a unique feature.
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    Tawmans has been restored and refurbished to a very good standard of accommodation. One of its unique features is its turf roof; a form of roofing that was prevalent in Viking times and even predates thatch. Forming a protective carpet of grasses and wild flowers it adds immense charm to this unique and picturesque cottage.Original thick stone walls, deep silled windows, solid wood flooring and the cosy wood burning stove complete the picture. The high ceilings throughout maximise the light...
  • Portree, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Portree, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    Lochsie

    Portree, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Delightful, cosy cottage for couples, great location for climbing, fishing and sea trips, The Old Man of Storr easily reached. Delightful, cosy cottage for couples, great location for climbing, fishing and sea trips, The Old Man of Storr easily reached.
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    This beautifully presented, cosy holiday cottage enjoys a peaceful setting linked to Peinmore House, 2 miles from the bustling town of Portree. Adjacent to the owner’s home, it is a perfect base for a Highland holiday. A wonderful area for climbing, fishing, mountain biking, canoeing and sea trips. Less energetic guests can meander along the many unspoilt beaches and watch the large variety of bird and sea life. Various attractions include the famous Cuillin mountain range,...

  • 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
    Located in the small hamlet of Breakish, this property is in the ideal location for exploring the Isle of Skye.
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    Birdsong Cabin, as the name suggests, is set in a tranquil and peaceful setting so you can truly enjoy the dawn chorus and the birdsong from the comfort of this lovely holiday cabin. The property is a comfortable and cosy holiday home, set adjacent to the owners’ home ’Chrisona’, with outstanding mountain and sea views. It is located just a few minutes’ walk from the shore, where you will see a wide range of seabirds, waders, otters, curious seals and also a...
  • Feriniquarrie, near Glendale, Isle of Skye
    Feriniquarrie, near Glendale, Isle of Skye×

    Heron’s Rest

    Feriniquarrie, near Glendale, Isle of Skye

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    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
    From this property, discover the panoramic views of Macleod’s Tables to the east and Loch Pooltiel to the west. From this property, discover the panoramic views of Macleod’s Tables to the east and Loch Pooltiel to the west.
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    Five minutes’ walk from the seashore, this cosy, detached holiday cottage enjoys panoramic views of Macleod’s Tables to the east and the sea Loch Pooltiel to the west. A super area for mountain biking, climbing, kayaking, fishing and much, much more. Take a trip to Dunvegan Castle, the colourful island ‘capital’ of Portree, Talisker Distillery or travel to the south end of the island fondly called ‘The Garden of Skye’. Here you can visit Armadale Castle...

  • Carbost, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Carbost, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    Otter Lodge

    Carbost, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: CC511188
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    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Superbly presented lodge for couples on the edge of Loch Harport on the Western shore of the Isle of Skye
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    Otter Lodge is the perfect location for couples. This superbly - presented pied a terre is situated right on the edge of Loch Harport on the stunning beautiful Western shore of the Isle of Skye. Approached via a quiet no through road leading down to the sea, it offers immaculate accommodation for two in a truly spectacular setting. The main living area is open plan, with generous sized sitting room, a dining area and bright, modern well equipped kitchen. The door opens onto a large decking...
  • Ard Roag, by Dunvegan, Isle of Skye
    Ard Roag, by Dunvegan, Isle of Skye×

    Blossom Cottage

    Ard Roag, by Dunvegan, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: W41901
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Open Fire
    Enjoy the wonderful, panoramic views to the Cuillins, the Macleod Tables and the Outer Hebrides that surround this beautiful property. Enjoy the wonderful, panoramic views to the Cuillins, the Macleod Tables and the Outer Hebrides that surround this beautiful property.
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    Beautiful views

    Nestling at the base of a small hillock, this pretty, detached holiday cottage enjoys a tranquil setting, with wonderful, panoramic views to the Cuillins, the Macleod Tables and the Outer Hebrides. Finished to a good standard, Blossom Cottage is the perfect place in which to relax and unwind. The warm and cosy accommodation is surrounded by stunning scenery, miles of rugged coastline and unspoilt sandy beaches, and is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. A visit...

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