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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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105 cottages are available
  • Feriniquarrie, near Glendale
    Feriniquarrie, near Glendale×

    Heron’s Rest

    Feriniquarrie, near Glendale

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    - 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

    Five minutes’ walk from the seashore, this cosy, detached holiday cottage enjoys panoramic views of...

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

    Thatched Croft

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

    Glenburn House Apt 1

    Waternish, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: CC511340
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    - Coastal Property - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Glenburn House Apt 1 occupies half of the first floor of Glenburn House, a traditional croft cottage set in 12 acres of...
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  • Staffin, Portree, Isle of Skye
    Staffin, Portree, Isle of Skye×

    The Bothy

    Staffin, Portree, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: CC511003
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    - Coastal Property - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    The Bothy is a beautifully restored and converted farm steading, peacefully situated on the edge of the small...
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  • Uig, Isle of Skye
    Uig, Isle of Skye×

    Glenview Cottage

    Uig, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: 18324
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    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire

    Nestling on the edge of the hillside with beautiful views across the waters of Uig Bay, this lovely cottage is...

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  • Staffin, near Portree
    Staffin, near Portree×

    Staffin House Apartment

    Staffin, near Portree

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    Ref: UK5086
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    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Rural Location
    Staffin House Apartment is a bright, spacious and comfortable holiday residence. Situated in the crofting township of...
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  • Kilmaluig, Isle of Skye
    Kilmaluig, Isle of Skye×

    Green Hill

    Kilmaluig, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: CC511329
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    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    Set in its own rural garden grounds in an elevated position above Aird Bay in the spectacular north of Skye, Green Hill is...
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  • Portree, Isle of Skye
    Portree, Isle of Skye×

    Fleet Cottage

    Portree, Isle of Skye

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    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Woodburning Stove

    With wonderful views across the bay to the Cuillin mountains, this traditional crofter’s cottage nestles on...

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  • Eilean Ban, Kyleakin, Isle of Skye
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    Gavin Maxwell Cottage

    Eilean Ban, Kyleakin, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: CC511152
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    - Coastal Property - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Imagine sharing part of a private island and staying in the former home of Gavin Maxwell, author of the classic book "Ring...
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  • Achachork, Portree, Isle of Skye
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    Mountain View

    Achachork, Portree, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: CC511339
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    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Mountain View is a traditional croft cottage that has been completely updated and refurbished and now provides brand...
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  • Glendale, Isle of Skye
    Glendale, Isle of Skye×

    Waterfall Cottage

    Glendale, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: W41676
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire

    Beautiful views

    Nestling against the side of a hill, this cosy, traditional detached holiday cottage...

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  • Broadford, Isle of Skye
    Broadford, Isle of Skye×

    Burnside Cottage

    Broadford, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: CC511259
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    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    Burnside Cottage is a quintessential whitewashed traditional Skye cottage surrounded by its own garden grounds...
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