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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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  • Valley View

    Holmisdale, nr. Dunvegan

    Grade
    4
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    Ref: 28874

    Valley View is an environmentally-friendly property, set in the rural crofting township of Holmisdale. This detached, single-storey holiday property offers uninterrupted views over the valley, and the MacLeods Tables. Neist Point and Loch Pooltiel are a short drive away, as are the pristine coral beaches and Dunvegan Castle and Gardens. Portree is the island capital for shopping, with a swimming pool, climbing wall and the Aros Visitor Centre. Take a boat trip or visit the seal colonies, with fishing, kayaking, pony trekking and mountain biking. Beach 8 miles. Shop ½ mile, pub 8 miles and restaurant 200 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with beams. Utility room. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room included. Air source central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Enclosed ½-acre garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Ample parking. No smoking. NB: Sloping front garden.

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  • Cornucopia

    Portree

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 18565

    Sea views

    Overlooking the entrance to the harbour this cottage style property is one of three in a beautifully restored 19th century listed mill conversion. Offering magnificent views over the sea to the Isle of Raasay, the accommodation has been lovingly refurbished and is designed to provide all you will need for a comfortable holiday in this beautiful isle. Superbly positioned to enjoy the abundance that Skye has to offer, yet within a 5 minute walk is the centre of Portree with shops, fine restaurants, pubs and amenities. Shops and pubs 500 yards.

    Ground floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Galleried area.

    NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Video and small library. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • Burnside Cottage

    Broadford, Isle of Skye

    Grade
    4
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    Ref: CC511259
    Burnside Cottage is a quintessential whitewashed traditional Skye cottage surrounded by its own garden grounds amidst stunning scenery. Situated in a quiet lane that meanders through the hills, it is also just a short walk to all the amenities of the local village of Broadford. This single storey detached self catering cottage is beautifully presented by its caring owners, who live in the adjacent cottage. The modern kitchen/dining room is bright and well equipped. The pretty cottage lounge, with deep silled windows and original open fireplace proffers a warm, welcoming ambience. There are two delightful bedrooms, all colour coordinated and a good sized modern bathroom. The spacious gardens surround the property, with direct access onto the hills and open grazing land beyond.

    Ground Floor: Property is all on ground floor level has electric storage heaters and comprises:
    Lounge: With open fire, satellite Free view TV, DVD and radio/CD
    Kitchen/Diner: With electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge/freezer
    Bedroom 1: With double bed
    Bedroom 2: With two single beds
    Shower Room: With large shower cubicle, WC and wash basin

    All electricity, bed linen and towels included. First supply of fuel for open fire provided. Cot and high chair available.Enclosed garden with patio area and picnic table and chairs. Off road parking for 2 cars.

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  • Braes of Kilbride

    Kilbride, near Portree

    Grade
    4
    2
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    Ref: UK5070
    Set in a rural location in the crofting township of Kilbride where sheep and cattle roam freely, Braes of Kilbride is a spacious, well-appointed, detached holiday home, which offers an ideal base for a family getaway. It is a short walk to Loch Slapin, a sea loch, and the lovely bay of Camus Malaig, with stunning views of the Small Isles, Blaven and The Cuillin; a range of black, rocky mountains in the distance. From this bay, there is a well-known circular walk, which passes through the deserted villages of Borreraig and Suishnish. These villages were abandoned during the Highland Clearances. High Pasture Cave is also within walking distance from Braes of Kilbride.


    The area has so much to offer with an abundance of wildlife, including buzzards, golden and sea eagles, otters, red deer and much more. Boat trips from Elgol will take you into Loch Coruisk in the heart of The Cuillin mountain range; this impressive loch is the spiritual heartland of the island and has been voted by the National Geographic as one of the top ten most beautiful places in the world. Marine life such as porpoises, seals, dolphins and whales are frequently seen on the boat trips from Elgol. For outdoor enthusiasts, activities nearby include hill walking, fishing, boat trips, kayaking and pony trekking, as well as the opportunity to discover the many restaurants, as well as the arts and crafts galleries.


    Broadford is the nearest town with facilities like a post office, chemists, a hospital, garage, pubs, shops and restaurants, as well as spectacular views across the mainland and the Applecross Peninsula. There are many high quality places to eat in the local area and in Portree, the mainland town on the island. So come and enjoy a week at Braes of Kilbride for a relaxing time, and to be awestruck by the dramatic scenery. Shop and pub 4 miles, restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground Floor: All on the ground floor.
    Living room: With wood burner, 32" Freesat TV and DVD player.
    Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Large gravelled sitting-out area with garden furniture. Natural grounds. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.

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  • Springburn Cottage

    Fasach, nr. Dunvegan

    Grade
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    2
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    Ref: 30413


    Springburn Cottage is a detached, rural, architect-designed property set within the township of Fasach, near to the owner’s home. Both the cottage and the location offer an ideal escape from busy day-to-day life and provides stunning open views of the glen towards The Minch and outer isles. Glendale is nearby and offers seasonal cafes and a number of specialist craft studios. A lovely walking area with local fishing from the rocks. Neist Point Lighthouse is only 4 miles away. The island has so much to offer to the outdoor enthusiast, with walking for all levels from The Black Cuillin for the experienced climber to low-level walking. Boat trips are available for spotting sea eagles or the seal colonies and other pursuits include fishing, kayaking, pony trekking and mountain biking. Dunvegan is also only a short drive away where you will find the pristine coral beaches, Dunvegan Castle and Gardens, MacLeod’s Tables and Portree, which is the island’s capital for shopping, restaurants and a cinema in the Aros visitor centre. Beach 1 mile. Shop ½ mile, pub 7 miles and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Utility room. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Ground source underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Small enclosed garden with sitting-out area. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Hirta

    Glendale, Isle of Skye

    Grade
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    Ref: UTG

    Well-placed on the hillside to enjoy magnificent coastal views across the sea to the Outer Hebrides, and untouched by the rapid development of this corner of the island, this delightful detached holiday property is an ideal retreat to unwind and relax at any time of year. Standing alone and accessed by a track, it has beautiful sunsets over the sea, castles to explore; while the distant hills of Harris make for a memorable stay. There are boat trips to enjoy and many fine restaurants nearby, including the famous ‘Three Chimneys’ (5 miles away). Shops 2 miles.

    Wide steps to main entrance and decking. Spacious living/dining room with wood-burning stove, rugs on wooden floor and patio doors to decking. Kitchen. Shower room with toilet. Open-tread stairs to first floor: Double bedroom (5ft bed). Twin bedroom. Both with Velux windows, rugs on wooden floor, vaulted ceilings. Splendid views from all rooms. Bathroom with corner bath, toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove – logs included
    • Electricity, electricity rads, bed linen and towels included
    • Two TVs (satellite)
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Freezer
    • Decking area, furniture
    • Natural unspoilt pastureland
    • Parking (2 cars)
    • NB: Drops in garden, pastureland leads to clifftop/sea

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  • Sea Loch View

    Uig, Isle of Skye

    Grade
    4
    2
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    2
    Ref: SYYP

    Enjoying a fabulous elevated position overlooking Uig Bay, Sea Loch View is a spacious, tastefully presented detached holiday property. With floor-to-ceiling glass in the living room, dining room and kitchen, guests can watch the ever changing scenery unfold. Within easy walking distance of local amenities and 10 minutes’ walk from the ferry terminal for the Outer Hebrides. The Trotternish Ridge, Fairy Glen and Ben Edra are within walking distance with the spectacular Quiraing and the sandy beach in Staffin a short drive. Shops 500 yards, pub and restaurant 400 yards.

    Utility. Study. Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room (double cubicle) and toilet. First floor: Large living/dining room with wood-burning stove, balcony, wooden floor and well-equipped kitchen area. Separate toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full central heating (underfloor on ground floor), bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • TV
    • DVD (small library)
    • CD (small library)
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Garden with furniture
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • No smoking
    • NB: Steps in garden

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  • Epona Cottage

    Waternish, Dunvegan, Isle of Skye

    Grade
    4
    2
    3
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    Ref: 23157

    Enjoying sea views across open countryside towards the waters of Loch Snizort and the Ascrib Islands, this traditional former croft house makes the ideal base for a holiday visiting this lovely island and the scenic west coast. Wonderful area for walking, climbing, road/mountain biking, kayaking, wild swimming, diving or snorkelling, sailing and fishing. Whisky distilleries, beachcombing, castles and watching the wildlife are amongst the variety of interests this beautiful island has to offer. Sea eagles, corncrakes, otters, dolphins, minke whales and basking sharks are some of the visitors to this area. A free-standing telescope is also provided for your further enjoyment. Shops and traditional live music 13 miles, sea food restaurant and pub 5 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room with wooden floor. 1 step up to kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin (zip and link).

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. DVD and small library. CD with small library. Large book library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Large, enclosed natural garden. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: Slopes in the garden.

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  • Fir Tree Cottage

    Staffin

    Grade
    4
    2
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    Ref: 30701


    Fir Tree Cottage is a spacious holiday property located in one of the most scenic areas on the Isle of Skye. Enjoy uninterrupted views over Staffin Bay, Flodigarry Island and the Torridon Mountains. This secluded property is an ideal place to get away and relax. Within the twin bedroom there is an additional TV for DVD use only. The area has plenty to offer outdoor enthusiasts. The Trotternish Ridge, The Old Man of Storr and Quiraing offer some excellent walking, or Staffin Bay is only a short distance away, where you can enjoy a peaceful stroll along the pristine beach. An abundance of wildlife such as eagles, fulmars, kestrels, otters, deer and so much more can be found in the area. The Staffin Museum is a must, it contains some excellent collections of local geological and fossil specimens. Visit historic sites, castles, gardens and a whisky distillery, or there are boat trips, pony trekking and kayaking available. Beach 200 yards. Shop 100 yards, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with wooden floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Multi-fuel burner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. 55" satellite Smart TV (movies and sports package). DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Lawned garden with sitting-out area. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. No smoking.

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  • The Bothy

    Staffin, Portree, Isle of Skye

    Grade
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    2
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    Ref: CC511003
    The Bothy is a beautifully restored and converted farm steading, peacefully situated on the edge of the small crofting village of Staffin. Nestling at the base of the spectacular Quiraing mountain range and overlooking the isles of Staffin and Flodigarry, The Bothy offers a high standard of accommodation in a superb setting. The original solid stone walls, high ceilings and traditional slate roof are complemented by the tastefully restored modern interior, including large corner shower, modern kitchen and a welcoming wood burning stove in the lounge.

    Ground Floor: Property has electric storage heating and comprises:
    Lounge/Diner: With wood burning stove, TV with free view, DVD and radio/CD player.
    Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With 5ft bed plus occasional child’s bed if required.
    Bedroom 2:  With two single beds.
    Shower room: With corner shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included.  No smoking please. Pets welcome.Patio area to the rear with garden furniture and BBQ. The owner has 2 play areas for children, the shed (in the summer) and the field behind the property where they can play football. Use of tennis nets. Off road parking for 5+ cars.

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  • Seaforth Cottage

    Portnalong, Carbost, Isle of Skye

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
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    Ref: CC511284
    Seaforth Cottage is set in its own delightful cottage gardens and enjoys stunning views across Loch Bracadale and the surrounding hills. Approached via its own short private track in the pretty hamlet of Portnalong, this traditional single storey cottage has been lovingly cared for and updated by its owners. With many original features it offers a warm, cosy ambience in a wonderfully private setting. The lounge has a superb exposed stone wall, with feature wood-burning stove set in original fireplace. It looks out across the pretty gardens, with mature flowering shrubs, lawns and trees. It is totally secluded and a real asset to the cottage. The kitchen / dining room is modern and well-equipped. There are two pretty bedrooms (the main double bedroom has an attractive inglenook fireplace) and a modern family-sized bathroom. Situated just off a quiet country lane that leads down to Portnalong harbour, on the Minginish Peninsular, the surrounding hills and open countryside make this a walkers, climbers and cyclists paradise. The Cuillin Mountain range and Macleod’s Tables are both within striking distance of the cottage.

    Ground Floor: Property is all on ground floor level, has oil central heating and comprises;
    Lounge: With satellite Freeview TV/DVD, Radio/CD, wood burning stove and lovely exposed stone wall
    Kitchen/Dining: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment, washing machine and dining furniture
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed
    Bedroom 2: With 3ft bunk beds
    Bathroom:With shower over bath, WC and wash basin

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included.Gardens with lawns, patio area and outdoor furniture. Off road parking for 3 cars.

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  • Trean Apartment

    near Uig, Isle of Skye

    Grade
    4
    3
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    Ref: CC511431
    Trean Apartment is a bright, spacious and comfortable holiday property located on a working croft. Situated in the crofting township of Linicro, the area is linked to the historic legend of Prince Charlie and Flora MacDonald, as they landed on the headland when Prince Charlie was fleeing from government troops. Flora MacDonald is buried in Kilmuir cemetery beside the Museum of Island Life, a short distance from Trean Apartment. The dramatic landscape of the Quiraing is excellent for hillwalking and the Staffin Museum is a must, as it contains an excellent collection of local geological and fossil specimens. The village of Uig is a short drive, where you will find restaurants, a local brewery and pottery centre. It is also the main ferry terminal for travelling to the Isle of Harris, Isle of Lewis and the Uists. The Faerie Glen is an excellent place to take children, the glen’s geological formations are most fascinating. Portree, the island’s capital, is only 20 minute’s drive away, where you will find restaurants, gift shops, a swimming pool, climbing wall and boat trips. There is so much to discover throughout the island so what are you waiting for? Come and be amazed by the dramatic scenery and seascapes.

    First Floor: The property is all on the first floor, has underfloor ground source heating and comprises:
    Lounge/dining room: With wooden floor and 48" Smart TV.
    Kitchen: With wooden floor, electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.
    Bedroom 3: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With bath, shower and WC.

    All heating, electric, bed linen and towels included. Wi-Fi. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. No smoking.

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