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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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  • 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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    Key Features:
    - 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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  • 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
    Finkle Cottage is an immaculately thatched cottage with stunning views across the sea. With thick stone walls, thatched...
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  • 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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    Ref: CC511068
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Woodburning Stove
    Tawmans has been restored and refurbished to a very good standard of accommodation. One of its unique features is its...
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  • Dunan, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
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    The Studio At Ebbtide

    Dunan, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: CC511219
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Ground Floor Facilities
    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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  • Brogaig, near Staffin, Isle of Skye
    Brogaig, near Staffin, Isle of Skye×

    Brogaig Cottages - Storr

    Brogaig, near Staffin, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: UK5331
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Luxury Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Brogaig Cottages are rather unique as they are built from corrugated steel and are architecturally designed, taking...
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  • Waternish, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Waternish, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    Glenburn House Apt 1Glenburn House, Apartment 1

    Waternish, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Key Features:
    - 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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  • Broadford, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Broadford, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    Isle View

    Broadford, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire

    This detached holiday home is in a stunning shore side position, only 50 yards from the sea, and with amazing views...

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  • Achachork, Portree, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Achachork, Portree, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    Mountain View

    Achachork, Portree, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: CC511339
    Key Features:
    - 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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  • Staffin, Isle of Skye
    Staffin, Isle of Skye×

    Seascape

    Staffin, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: W42888
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Nestling against the side of a small hillock, this holiday property with grass roof enjoys a secluded setting,...

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

    Distellery Croft Cottage

    Carbost, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: W8192
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property

    Superb loch views

    Located on a small holding, on an elevated site enjoying fabulous views over the village...

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  • Dunvegan, Isle of Skye
    Dunvegan, Isle of Skye×

    Taigh Morag

    Dunvegan, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: UK5389
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Rural Location
    Taigh Morag is situated just a few minutes’ walk from the village of Dunvegan, with it’s outstanding views of...
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  • Glendale, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Glendale, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    Waterfall Cottage

    Glendale, Isle of Skye, 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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