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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 1

    Waternish, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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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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  • 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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    Ref: 23157
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire

    Enjoying sea views across open countryside towards the waters of Loch Snizort and the Ascrib Islands, this...

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  • 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

    With outstanding views over the waters of Loch Pooltiel towards Dunvegan Head and the Outer Isles, this detached...

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  • Uig, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Uig, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    Glenview Cottage

    Uig, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: 18324
    Key Features:
    - 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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  • 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
    Key Features:
    - 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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  • Portnalong, Carbost, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Portnalong, Carbost, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    Seaforth Cottage

    Portnalong, Carbost, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: CC511284
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Seaforth Cottage is set in its own delightful cottage gardens and enjoys stunning views across Loch Bracadale and...
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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 - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Open Fire

    Superb panoramic views

    Detached bungalow on the beautiful Sleat Peninsula, with superb views to the Ardnamurchan...

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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

    On an elevated site enjoying fabulous views over the village of Carbost to Loch Harport and...

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  • 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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    Ref: CC511239
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    Covesea Cottage is a quintessential seaside cottage perched right on the edge of the sea overlooking Kyleakin harbour...
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  • Glendale, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Glendale, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    Lochview

    Glendale, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Rural Location - Open Fire

    Situated in a spectacular location ideal for a quiet getaway. This most attractively renovated detached crofthouse...

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  • Holmisdale, near Dunvegan, Isle of Skye
    Holmisdale, near Dunvegan, Isle of Skye×

    Valley View

    Holmisdale, near Dunvegan, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: 28874
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Valley View is an environmentally-friendly property, set in the rural crofting township of Holmisdale. This...

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  • Glendale, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
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    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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