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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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  • 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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    First floor apartment for 3 set amid unspoilt scenery in the heart of Waternish on Skye
     
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    Glenburn House Apt 1 occupies half of the first floor of Glenburn House, a traditional croft cottage set in 12 acres of croft and that leads down to the shoreline. This small but cosy apartment is an ideal base for couples. It is situated amid 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,...
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  • Ardvasar, near Sleat, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Ardvasar, near Sleat, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    Linne Ruidh

    Ardvasar, near Sleat, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire
    With its garden and open fire, this comfortable bungalow is just the place for walking and relaxing. With its garden and open fire, this comfortable bungalow is just the place for walking and relaxing.
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    Superb panoramic views

    Detached bungalow on the beautiful Sleat Peninsula, with superb views to the Ardnamurchan and Knoydart, Loch Nevis and Loch Hourn, 1 mile from Armadale/Mallaig car ferry. Comfortable holiday accommodation in a rural setting. An excellent base for relaxing and walking. Boat trips and sailing available. Clan Donald Centre, museum and gardens close by. Shop and pub ½ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double,...

  • Kyleakin, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Kyleakin, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    Covesea Cottage

    Kyleakin, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Open Fire
    Detached seaside cottage overlooking Kyleakin harbour only 2 miles from the Kyle of Lochalsh
     
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    Covesea Cottage is a quintessential seaside cottage perched right on the edge of the sea overlooking Kyleakin harbour with hills beyond. Originally a fisherman’s  cottage, this pretty detached stone cottage has been completely renovated and extended in recent years. It now provides bright, spacious and modern accommodation for four in a superb setting. The main living area is open plan. The lounge area has deep leather sofas, an open fire and a warm, homely ambience. The...
  • Waternish, Dunvegan, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Waternish, Dunvegan, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    Epona Cottage

    Waternish, Dunvegan, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire
    Epona Cottage is in ideal for those who enjoy an activity holiday, with an abundance of activities in the area. Epona Cottage is in ideal for those who enjoy an activity holiday, with an abundance of activities in the area.
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    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...
  • Kilmaluig, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Kilmaluig, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    Green Hill

    Kilmaluig, Isle of Skye, 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
    Detached croft cottage in an elevated position above Aird Bay in the spectacular north of Skye
     
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    Set in its own rural garden grounds in an elevated position above Aird Bay in the spectacular north of Skye, Green Hill is a traditional croft cottage. Accessed via its own track and with wonderful views across the sea, it offers peace and seclusion in a superb setting. Green Hill has a large kitchen/dining room with AGA cooker (owners charge an extra £30 per week for use due to high running oil costs). There is also a modern electric cooker in the adjoining kitchen annexe. The...
  • Portree, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Portree, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    Fleet Cottage

    Portree, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Woodburning Stove
    Nestling on the shores of Loch Portree, this holiday property offers wonderful views across the bay to the Cuillin mountains. Nestling on the shores of Loch Portree, this holiday property offers wonderful views across the bay to the Cuillin mountains.
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    With wonderful views across the bay to the Cuillin mountains, this traditional crofter’s cottage nestles on the shores of Loch Portree and offers spacious accommodation. Built around 1850, it has been lovingly restored, with the living room and kitchen situated on the first floor to take advantage of the fine views. Set just feet away from the lapping shores of the loch, the views can also be savoured from the seating area of the attractive terraced garden, which is reached by a...

  • Ard Roag, by Dunvegan, Isle of Skye
    Ard Roag, by Dunvegan, Isle of Skye×

    Blossom Brae

    Ard Roag, by Dunvegan, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: W42905
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Rural Location
    Enjoying views towards Loch Varkasaig, relax and unwind at this peaceful setting, surrounded by stunning scenery and miles of rugged coastline. Enjoying views towards Loch Varkasaig, relax and unwind at this peaceful setting, surrounded by stunning scenery and miles of rugged coastline.
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    Enjoying views across open countryside towards the waters of Loch Varkasaig, this detached property has been furnished and equipped to a good standard to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable holiday. Surrounded by stunning scenery, miles of rugged coastline and unspoilt beaches, it is in a peaceful setting - the perfect place in which to unwind. It is a short drive to the village of Dunvegan with its historic castle and lovely coral beach. Slightly further is the colourful town of...

  • 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
    On an elevated site, this holiday property enjoys fabulous views over Carbost to Loch Harport and the hills beyond. On an elevated site, this holiday property enjoys fabulous views over Carbost to Loch Harport and the hills beyond.
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    Superb loch views

    Located on a small holding, on an elevated site enjoying fabulous views over the village of Carbost to Loch Harport and the hills beyond, lies this detached bungalow. Well-equipped and furnished to a good standard, there is decking around the property so that views can be fully enjoyed. Skye is renowned for its climbing, walking, distillery and peaceful and tranquil holidays. Visit one of the many historical sites and museums, or simply enjoy the breathtaking...

  • Milovaig, Glendale, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Milovaig, Glendale, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    The Croft House

    Milovaig, Glendale, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Rural Location - Open Fire
    Former croft cottage with open fire and stunning sea views, with dramatic cliffs, stunning beaches and unrestricted farmland to explore. Former croft cottage with open fire and stunning sea views, with dramatic cliffs, stunning beaches and unrestricted farmland to explore.
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    With outstanding views over the waters of Loch Pooltiel towards Dunvegan Head and the Outer Isles, this detached former croft house has been lovingly restored to provide a high standard of holiday accommodation. With direct access to miles of unrestricted croftland bounded by dramatic sea cliffs and unspoilt beaches, it makes an ideal base for exploring the many memorable delights of Skye or just watching the ever-changing scenery. Easy travelling to the famous Cuillin mountains,...

  • Isle Ornsay, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Isle Ornsay, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    Clachan Ban

    Isle Ornsay, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    - Coastal Property - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Woodburning Stove
    Delightful single storey cottage for 4 situated in a secluded part of the southern end of the Isle of Skye
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    Clachan Ban is a delightful single storey cottage situated in a secluded yet accessible location at the southern end of the beautiful Isle of Skye.  The cottage has recently been tastefully renovated and refurbished by its current owners.  An entrance hall leads through to a charming lounge with a large wood-burning stove.  The wide picture windows drink in the amazing views of historic and picturesque Eilean Iarmain harbour, Isle Ornsay and onwards to the Sound of Sleat, the hills of...
  • Portree, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Portree, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    Clova

    Portree, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: CC511422
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities
    Experience the dramatic landscape of the Isle of Skye from this property, located in the bustling town of Portree.
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    Clova is set within its own private and secluded garden in a residential area of Portree, with all the facilities within walking distance. Portree is the main town for shopping, with many restaurants, craft shops, boat or fishing trips for spotting sea eagles or the seal colonies, swimming pool and climbing wall, plus Aros Visitor Centre, which has various live performances and cinema. The Isle of Skye has so much to offer the outdoor enthusiast, with walking for all levels, from The Cuillin...
  • Staffin, Portree, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Staffin, Portree, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    The Bothy

    Staffin, Portree, Isle of Skye, 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
    A beautifully converted single storey steading, situated on the edge of the village of Staffin, with cosy wood burning stove in lounge
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    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,...
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