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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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  • Taigh Kate

    Clachamish by Portree, Isle of Skye

    Grade
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    Ref: CC511343
    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 forms part of the open plan living area, tastefully presented with country pine and pretty cottage furniture. The kitchen area has modern, built in units with an attractive dining bar. The large double bedroom has fitted wardrobes and colour coordinated soft furnishings. A bright modern shower room completes the picture. Being 10 miles equidistant between Portree and Dunvegan, Taigh Kate is an excellent base from which to explore the whole of Skye.

    Ground Floor: Property is all on ground floor level, has electric heaters and comprises;
    Open plan lounge/dining/kitchen
    Lounge Area: With electric fire, satellite Freeview TV, DVD and radio/CD
    Kitchen/Dining Area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge with ice box, dishwasher and washing machine; breakfast/dining bar
    Bedroom: With double bed
    Shower Room: With shower cubicle, WC and wash basin

    All electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair availableOpen grassed area to the front of the cottages. Small patio area with picnic chairs. Off road parking for 2 cars.

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  • Glenburn House Apt 2

    Waternish, Isle of Skye

    Grade
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    Ref: CC511341
    Glenburn House Apt 2 occupies half of the first floor of Glenburn House, a traditional croft cottage set in 12 acres of croft land that leads down to the shoreline. This small but cosy apartment is an ideal base for couples. It is situated amidst some of the most beautiful and unspoilt scenery on the Isle of Skye.  In the heart of the region known as Waternish, this wonderful backwater is famous for its stunning sunsets, magnificent seascapes, idyllic shoreline and pretty unspoilt hamlets, all untouched by time. The apartment is accessed via a staircase from the owner’s house, who resides on the ground floor. There is a small open-plan living area with comfortable sofas and a small kitchen with breakfast bar. The bedroom has stunning views across the sea from the skylight window. A small shower room completes the picture.

    First Floor: The accommodation is all on one floor, has electric panel heating and comprises:
    Open plan lounge/dining/kitchen:
    Lounge area:  with electric fire, TV with DVD player and a large selection of DVD’s (please note there is no TV signal). Radio/CD and WI FI
    Dining area (within kitchen):  with breakfast bar seating 3
    Kitchen area:  with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with icebox
    Bedroom 1:  with double bed
    Shower room:  with shower cubicle, WC and wash basin
    Conservatory:  this sunny room is at the front of the cottage for visitors’ use and is shared with Apartment 2

    All power included.  Bed linen and towels supplied. Shared use of open grounds immediately outside the cottage with sun chairs and seating area. Off road parking for 3 cars. Please note that there is no TV signal at the property. A large range of DVDs are available to view.

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  • Skylark Cottage

    Upper Breakish, Isle of Skye

    Grade
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    Ref: CC511269
    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 onto a delightful patio area with a picnic table; a wonderful spot to sit and drink in the views and experience the stunning sunsets over the bay. The kitchen is well-equipped, with a separate dining table and chairs. The bedroom, with king size bed is attractively presented. Cottage gardens surround the property, mainly laid to lawn with flowering shrubs, bounded by original dry stone-walls. Situated in the small hamlet of Upper Breakish, just 5 miles from the Skye bridge, it is an ideal location for exploring the whole the Isle of Skye and beyond.

    Ground Floor: Property is all on ground floor level has electric heaters and comprises:
    Lounge: With satellite Freeview TV, DVD/CD player with sound system. French doors open onto garden and patio area; superb views across the sea to islands, hills and mountains.
    Kitchen/Diner: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer and radio.
    Bedroom: With king size bed.
    Shower Room: With electric shower, WC and wash basin.

    All electricity, bed linen and towels included.Garden with patio area and picnic table. Ample road parking for 2 cars.

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  • No 6 The Stables

    Monkstadt Steading, Isle of Skye

    Grade
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    Ref: W40687

    Historical base


    Monkstadt has played a romantic role in Highland history. Originally the seat of Clan Macdonald in 1730 when they abandoned Duntulm Castle, it is reputed to have been the first slated house on Skye, and was described by James Boswell in 1773 as a ‘considerable building’. This single storey barn conversion, accessed via a 1 mile track, is situated in the original steading, which includes a granary, stable, cartshed and mill – all of which have been sympathetically converted into holiday accommodation. This makes an ideal base for exploring the Isle of Skye, with Flora Macdonalds monument and ruined Duntulm Castle both nearby. The Quirang and Old Man of Storr offer unrivalled walking and climbing whilst the beauty, wildlife and numerous outdoor pursuits appeal to all ages. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric central heating and electricity included (by meter reading October-April). Bed linen and towels included. DVD. Washing machine. Shared lawned garden and furniture. Parking (1 car).

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  • Blossom Cottage

    Ard Roag, by Dunvegan

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: W41901

    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 to Dunvegan Castle and the Talisker Whisky Distillery is recommended along with a trip to the colourful town of Portree. Shops and pubs 2 miles, restaurant 0.5 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with French doors. Dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over double bath and toilet.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). NSH, underfloor heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD and small library. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Lawned garden with patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Lochsie

    Portree, Isle of Skye

    Grade
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    Ref: SKKY

    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, ancient castles and brochs, Talisker Distillery and The Old Man of Storr. Many good pubs and restaurants in Portree. A lovely quiet place to relax and unwind within easy reach of many amenities. Shops 2 miles.

    Spacious open-plan living/dining room and well-equipped kitchen area. Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet.

    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • TV
    • DVD (small library)
    • CD (small library)
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Small garden area to front
    • Courtyard to rear with furniture
    • Shared 2-acre grounds with walled garden
    • Parking (for 1 car)
    • Ground floor facilities
    • No smoking
    • NB: Stream in grounds

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  • Finkle Cottage

    Hungladder, Kilmuir

    Grade
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    Ref: CC511354
    Finkle Cottage is an immaculately thatched cottage with stunning views across the sea. With thick stone walls, thatched roof and large wood burning stove; it provides the ultimate romantic venue in a totally unspoilt and spectacular setting. This holiday cottage has been lovingly rebuilt stone by stone from the original croft house and offers the very best of both worlds - a brand new cottage with the ultimate in olde worlde charm. Situated on a working croft, with Highland cattle grazing the surrounding hills, Finkle Cottage is superbly positioned between open farmland and the sea. Set in its own grounds, with a delightful stone patio that runs the length of the cottage, it provides a quiet and secluded location for couples or singles to escape from it all. With slate flooring and under floor heating throughout it is warm and cosy all year round. The main lounge has beautiful Chesterfield sofas and a large wood burning stove. There is a bright modern kitchen, a separate dining room and large double bedroom, all with the same superb sea views. A modern, fully tiled bathroom with bath and shower completes the picture. Access to the shoreline is via a short grassy track that leads down to the sea, approximately 1/4 mile away. Shop, pub and restaurant 5 Miles.

    Ground Floor: Property is all on ground floor level
    Living Room: With wood burning stove, satellite Free view TV/DVD, radio/CD
    Dining Room:
    Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, breakfast bar and door to stone steps to patio area
    Bedroom : With double bed
    Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle, toilet

    Electric under floor heating, power, bed linen and towels included. Unlimited logs and anthracite for stove provided. Please note the property is unsuitable for children.Patio. Off road parking for 2 cars. No smoking

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  • Skye Eco Pod

    Near Carbost, Isle of Skye

    Grade
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    Ref: CC511441
    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 the way of wildlife. Talisker Distillery, Skye’s only distillery, and an inn which has regular live music are only a short drive away. Just a five-minute walk from Skye Eco Pod, you can sample home cooked food and an excellent selection of whisky and gin. The walking is superb for all levels, with Talisker Bay, Glenbrittle Beach, Fairy Pools, the Cuillin Mountains and so much more. A trip to Dunvegan Castle and Coral Beach, Neist Point Lighthouse or the beautiful Waternish Peninsula are all recommended and are all on the west side of the island. Take a sea trip from Portree to see the varied sea and bird life and also enjoy the beauty of the rugged coastline. To the north of Portree is the Trotternish Peninsula, which boasts some of Skye’s most stunning scenery. To the south of the island is Broadford, where you will find ‘The Garden of Skye’. Here you can visit the ruins of Armadale Castle and its lovely gardens. Skye has so much to offer for the outdoor enthusiast, with hill walking, fishing, boat trips, kayaking, pony trekking, as well as the opportunity to discover the many craft/art galleries and restaurants for a more relaxing time and to be awestruck by the dramatic scenery.

    Ground Floor: The property is all on the ground floor, has infra-red eco heating and comprises:
    Open plan living space.
    Lounge area: With 32" Sky TV (full package), DVD player and iPod dock.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher.
    Bedroom 1: With king size zip and link bed (which can be made to twin beds – please advise when booking).
    Shower room: With shower, WC and heated towel rail.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Internet access. The owner offers a laundry service upon request.Decked sitting-out area with furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking.

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  • Crofters Cottage

    Staffin, nr. Portree

    Grade
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    Ref: 31103


    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. There are also bay windows in the property which 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 popular walking area on the island and the route runs from The Storr through the striking Quiraing at Staffin and onto Flodigarry. Staffin Bay beach is just a short stroll from the cottage with a combination of sand and pebbles, and has fabulous views over Staffin Island onto Gairloch and the Torridon Mountains. There is a small slipway where you can launch kayaks or a small boat. An abundance of wildlife can be seen in the area including eagles, fulmars, kestrels, otters, deer and so much more. The Staffin Museum is a must as it contains an excellent collection of local geological and fossil specimens. Other attractions include many historic sites, castles, brochs, standing stones, gardens and a whisky distillery, or take a boat trip, go pony trekking and kayaking, or just be amazed at the dramatic scenery and seascapes. Beach 200 yards. Shop 300 yards, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with beams and laminate floor. Dining room with beams/kitchen. First floor: 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD and small library. Book library. DAB radio. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle/kayak store. Welcome pack. Pet (sheep country). No smoking. NB: 6 steps in garden. Overflow stream runs through garden.

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  • The Sheiling

    Totaig, Isle of Skye

    Grade
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    Ref: CC511129
    Situated on the hillside overlooking the beautiful waters of Loch Dunvegan, The Sheiling is a quintessential pied a terre for two. Set in 7 acres, with its own private beach, this exquisitely presented pine clad lodge is perfect in every way. Approached via a small but accessible country lane it offers quiet seclusion in a lovely, natural setting. The main room runs the length of the cottage providing a stunning open plan sitting room, dining area and kitchen. The windows look out across the sea and the surrounding hills and mountains. The double bedroom is superbly presented with coordinated soft furnishings and has the same amazing views. A cosy wood burning stove in the sitting room and the fresh smell of pine from the wood clad walls complete the picture.

    Ground Floor: Property is all on ground floor level and is heated by electric radiators and comprises:
    Open plan lounge/dining/ kitchen
    Lounge Area: With wood burning stove, TV/DVD and radio/CD
    Kitchen Area: With electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge with ice box
    Bedroom: With zip n link bed to make either one king size bed or two single beds enjoying stunning views across Loch Dunvegan and the mountains beyond.
    Shower Room: With shower enclosure, WC and wash basin.

    All electricity, bed linen and towels included. First supply of logs for wood burning stove provided.Set within 7 acres of croft land with decked area and outside furniture. Off road parking for 2 cars.

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  • The Granary

    Monkstadt, Isle of Skye

    Grade
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    Ref: W40503

    Historical base

    Monkstadt became the seat of the Clan Macdonald in 1730 when they abandoned Duntulm Castle. Nearby are servants’ houses and a steading which includes a granary stable, cartshed and a mill with horse walk. Monkstadt has played a romantic role in highland history. The stables and Granary have been sympathetically converted into first class holiday accommodation. This single storey corner apartment, accessed via a 1 mile track, is ideal for exploring the mysterious Isle of Skye. Flora Macdonalds monument and ruined Duntulm Castle are nearby. The Quirang and Old Man of Storr encourage walkers and climbers whilst the beauty, wildlife and various outdoor pursuits appeal to all groups. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    17 steps to entrance. All on one level: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Electric central heating and electricity included (by meter reading October-April). Bed linen and towels included. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Garden furniture. Parking (1 car). No children.

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  • Pier Cottage

    Portnalong, Isle of Skye

    Grade
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    Ref: CC511045
    Pier Cottage is a quintessential pied-a-terre for two, set in its own private gardens with the most magical views imaginable. This pretty cottage is situated at the end of a quiet road on promontory overlooking a small fishing harbour. The cottage windows and gardens look out across the sea to the MacLeod’s Table Mountains.Pier Cottage has been lovingly renovated to provide modern, cosy accommodation in one of the most unspoilt and attractive parts of the beautiful Isle of Skye.

    Ground Floor: Accommodation is all at ground floor level, has propane gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With electric feature fire, TV with full Sky package, DVD, radio/CD, and magical views across the sea.
    Kitchen/Diner: With gas cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine
    Bedroom: With double bed (access from one side only)
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. Wi-Fi facility available.Fully enclosed cottage garden with picnic table and bench seat. Off road parking for 2 cars.

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