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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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  • Portnalong, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Portnalong, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    Pier Cottage

    Portnalong, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    A quintessential pied a terre with the most magical sea views imaginable
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    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.

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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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    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    For that romantic, rural retreat, look no further than this cosy, secluded cottage, with dramatic views over Loch Dunvegan. For that romantic, rural retreat, look no further than this cosy, secluded cottage, with dramatic views over Loch Dunvegan.
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    Situated on a headland overlooking Husabost Bay, this traditional detached cottage enjoys dramatic unrestricted views across Loch Dunvegan. The captivating scenery includes Scotland’s only coral sands, Dunvegan Castle - the home of the Clan Macleod - the mountain ranges of the Macleods Tables, and the world famous Cuillins. Fine walks can be enjoyed from the house and sightings of birds of prey and seals are extremely common. Museums galleries, organised boat trips and...

  • Brogaig, near Staffin, Isle of Skye
    Brogaig, near Staffin, Isle of Skye×
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    Brogaig Cottages - Storr

    Brogaig Cottages - Storr

    Brogaig, near Staffin, Isle of Skye

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    - Coastal Property - Luxury Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Enjoy the beautiful views over Staffin Bay from this detached cottage, or spend a day at Staffin Beach with its dinosaur footprints.
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    Brogaig Cottages are rather unique as they are built from corrugated steel and are architecturally designed, taking aspects from traditional crofters’ cottages into consideration with all up to date requirements. Quiraing (ref UK5330) is a more traditional design, keeping the appearance of a crofters’ cottage. The open plan living area is spacious, bright, stylishly furnished and equipped, with a multi-fuel burner and underfloor heating taking all your comforts into...
    Brogaig Cottages - Quiraing
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  • 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...

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

    Beaton’s Croft

    Kilmuir, near Uig, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: 29899
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Coast within 1 mile - Sea View - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    This charming thatched cottage is the ideal retreat for those wishing to explore the delights of the Isle of Skye. This charming thatched cottage is the ideal retreat for those wishing to explore the delights of the Isle of Skye.
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    There is no better place from which to explore the enchanting Isle of Skye than an original thatched cottage, set in a crofting township. ’A’-listed for its historic importance, and nestled in a landscape of rolling hills and Hebridean views, Beaton’s Croft is a dream hideaway from everyday life. Superb views across to the Isles of Harris, Lewis and North Uist are the icing on the cake of this authentic historic croft. Skye combines spectacular mountains, views to...

  • 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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    Ref: CC511423
    Key Features:
    - 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...
  • Clachan, Staffin, Isle of Skye
    Clachan, Staffin, Isle of Skye×

    Mary’s Cottage

    Clachan, Staffin, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: UK5255
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Historic sites, castles and wildlife - there’s an abundance of things to explore and see whilst staying at Mary’s Cottage.
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    Mary’s Cottage is a traditional style, crofter’s cottage. Built on the footprints of the original cottage, all the stone from the original house was used. Deceptively spacious and furnished with quality and style to ensure all comforts are provided for an enjoyable stay. This secluded property is an ideal place to get away from it all.
    The area has so much to offer outdoor enthusiasts. The Trotternish Ridge, The Old Man of Storr and the famous Quiraing all offer excellent...
  • Dunvegan, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Dunvegan, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    Old Fire Station

    Dunvegan, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: CC511404
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property
    A real romantic gem, this detached holiday cottage enjoys a cosy wood burner and is ideal for relaxing or outdoor activities.
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    Formerly the local fire station, this detached property has been completely transformed into a delightful holiday cottage, ideal for couples. The vaulted ceiling makes a spacious and bright lounge area, which has oak flooring throughout, a cosy wood burner and patio doors leading to the decking at the front. The bedroom is very spacious with Velux windows, which allows you to enjoy the morning light or the dark skies. Old Fire Station is conveniently located in a central village location,...
  • 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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    Key Features:
    - 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...

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

    Finkle Cottage

    Hungladder, Kilmuir, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: CC511354
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property
    Detached thatched cottage for couples superbly positioned between open farmland and the sea makes the ultimate romantic venue in a spectacular setting
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    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...
  • 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
    Key Features:
    - 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...
  • 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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    Ref: CC511441
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Rural Location
    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...
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