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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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  • Dunan, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Dunan, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    The Studio At Ebbtide

    Dunan, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: CC511219
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    The Studio at Ebbtide is the epitome of the word "bijou". The dictionary defines bijou as "small and elegant" and this...
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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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    Ref: CC511098
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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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  • 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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    Ref: CC511144
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    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Occupying a wing of a beautiful and historic former Manse house, Dalzie provides immaculately presented and very...
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  • Husabost, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Husabost, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    Cuillin View

    Husabost, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: S91
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    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Situated on a headland overlooking Husabost Bay, this traditional detached cottage enjoys dramatic unrestricted...

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  • Totaig, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Totaig, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    The Sheiling

    Totaig, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: CC511129
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    - Coastal Property - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Situated on the hillside overlooking the beautiful waters of Loch Dunvegan, The Sheiling is a quintessential pied a terre...
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  • Geary, near Dunvegan, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Geary, near Dunvegan, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    Single Malt Cottage

    Geary, near Dunvegan, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: UK5298
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    - Coastal Property - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Single Malt Cottage is a most charming, purpose-built cottage for two guests. Stylishly furnished and equipped, it makes...
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  • Clachamish by Portree, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
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    Taigh Kate

    Clachamish by Portree, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: CC511343
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    - Coastal Property - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Taigh Kate is one of the few remaining original Highland blackhouses. Built over 200 years ago from stone and lime, under...
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  • Waternish, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
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    Glenburn House Apt 2

    Waternish, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: CC511341
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    - Coastal Property - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Glenburn House Apt 2 occupies half of the first floor of Glenburn House, a traditional croft cottage set in 12 acres of...
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  • Kilmuir, near Uig, Isle of Skye
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    Lawries Cottage

    Kilmuir, near Uig, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: W8522
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile

    Wonderful open views

    This romantic, detached, thatched hideaway situated on the northern coast of the island is...

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

    Crofters Cottage

    Staffin, near Portree, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: 31103
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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


    Crofters Cottage is a delightful 100-year old cottage that oozes charm. With whitewashed stone walls,...

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  • Breakish near Broadford, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
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    Birdsong Cabin

    Breakish near Broadford, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: CC511423
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    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View
    Birdsong Cabin, as the name suggests, is set in a tranquil and peaceful setting so you can truly enjoy the dawn chorus...
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  • Kilmuir, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Kilmuir, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    Thatched Croft

    Kilmuir, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: W2639
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    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Rural Location

    Romantic hideaway

    This charming thatched roofed croft holiday home is an original Skye ’Black...

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