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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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  • Staffin, near Portree, Isle of Skye
    Staffin, near Portree, Isle of Skye×

    Staffin House Apartment

    Staffin, near Portree, Isle of Skye

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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
    A spacious first floor apartment in the crofting town of Staffin, nestled beneath the dramatic landscape of the Trotternish Ridge and just 10 minutes’ walk from the sandy beach of Staffin Bay.
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    Staffin House Apartment is a bright, spacious and comfortable holiday residence. Situated in the crofting township of Staffin it is an ideal place to get away from it all. The area has so much too; the dramatic Trotternish Ridge, The Old Man of Storr and famous Quiraing are excellent for walking or Staffin Bay is only a short distance away, where you can enjoy a peaceful stroll along the pristine beach overlooking the Sound of Raasay. An abundance of wildlife can be seen in the area...
  • 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,...

  • Torrin, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Torrin, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    Tigh Sheoc

    Torrin, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    - Coastal Property - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Exquisite stone cottage set within 11 acres with stunning views and walks directly onto the Red Hills
     
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    Tigh Sheoc (Gaelic for House of Jock) is an exquisite stone cottage set amidst stunning scenery. Originally a Suffolk stone barn (rare on the Isle of Skye it has been perfectly converted into the most charming cottage that combines the very best of modern living with an olde worlde ambience. The cottage is set in its own 11 acre grounds that lead directly onto the Red Hills. There is a pretty cottage lounge on the ground floor, together with a modern kitchen and bathroom. The two pretty...
  • 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
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    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Traditional croft cottage boasting stunning views to the famous Cuillin mountains yet only 2 miles from Portree, the ’capital’ of Skye
     
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    Mountain View is a traditional croft cottage that has been completely updated and refurbished and now provides brand new accommodation within a traditional country croft setting. As the name implies, it enjoys stunning views across open hillside to the famous Cuillin mountain range beyond. The attractive cottage lounge looks out through large picture windows to the Cuillins and the volcanic mountains of Raasay Island away in the distance. The kitchen/Dining room is well equipped with new...
  • 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,...
  • 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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    Ref: 28284
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire
    Yards from the sea, amazing views across Broadford Bay, you won’t want to leave this cosy cottage with open fire. Yards from the sea, amazing views across Broadford Bay, you won’t want to leave this cosy cottage with open fire.
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    This detached holiday home is in a stunning shore side position, only 50 yards from the sea, and with amazing views across Broadford Bay to the Applecross Hills. Tour the surroundings with Portree, Glenelg, Plockton and Applecross nearby. Visit Clan Donald Centre and Gardens, Kylerhea Otter Hide, Serpentarium Reptile World, coral beaches, Talisker Distillery, Glenelg Brochs and Eilean Donan Castle. Enjoy walking, boat trips and pony trekking. Shop 500 yards, pub and restaurant 300...

  • Dunvegan, Isle of Skye
    Dunvegan, Isle of Skye×
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    Taigh Morag

    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
    Located in Dunvegan, on the Isle of Skye, this spacious cottage makes an ideal base for exploring this stunning island.
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    Taigh Morag is situated just a few minutes’ walk from the village of Dunvegan, with it’s outstanding views of the MacLeod’s Tables and open countryside. Dunvegan has several eating places, a pub, post office and a general grocery store - perfect for all your needs. The property is deceptively spacious, very comfortably furnished and equipped making it an ideal cottage for your holiday. It’s a great base for visiting all the attractions in the area - the famous...
  • Portree, Isle of Skye
    Portree, Isle of Skye×

    Shore View

    Portree, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: 30560
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Sea View - Ground Floor Facilities - Open Fire
    Boasting a shore side location, this comfortable single-storey property enjoys a cosy open fire. Close to shops, pubs and restaurants. Boasting a shore side location, this comfortable single-storey property enjoys a cosy open fire. Close to shops, pubs and restaurants.
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    Shore View enjoys an outstanding shore side location with dramatic views over Portree Bay and the Cuillin. The property is a comfortable and welcoming holiday home, in the quiet area of Bayfield. Portree is the main town for shopping, with many restaurants, craft shops, boat trips, swimming pool and a climbing wall. Aros Visitor Centre has various live performances and a cinema. The Island has much to offer the outdoor enthusiast with walking for all levels. Enjoy coastal walks, boat...

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

    Boreraig

    Boreraig, near Dunvegan, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: 28256
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Rural Location - Open Fire
    Idyllic, tranquil location looking over Loch Dunvegan, detached cottage oozing charm with open fire, beams and amazing views from garden. Idyllic, tranquil location looking over Loch Dunvegan, detached cottage oozing charm with open fire, beams and amazing views from garden.
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    In a tranquil elevated position overlooking Loch Dunvegan with the Cuillin Hills as a backdrop, this detached holiday cottage is in a small hamlet on the coast to the north west of the Isle of Skye. It has been converted to retain character, with beams and an original stone fireplace, yet with stylish mod-cons and has been given a 3 star grading by Visit Scotland. Situated 3 miles from the award winning Three Chimneys restaurant. Visit historic Dunvegan Castle (9 miles) and Portree...

  • Portnalong, near Carbost, Isle of Skye
    Portnalong, near Carbost, Isle of Skye×

    Taigh Chirsty

    Portnalong, near Carbost, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: 30800
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Just 500 yards to the shoreline, this is a great property for that relaxing break in Scotland. Just 500 yards to the shoreline, this is a great property for that relaxing break in Scotland.
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    Taigh Chirsty is a traditional crofters cottage, sympathetically renovated keeping many of the original features, offering home from home comforts and in an enviable location overlooking Loch Harport. Situated within the peaceful, scattered crofting community of Minginish, close to where the Cuillin Mountains can be found. This hugely impressive mountain range is the spiritual heartland of the island. Eagles are frequently seen in this area, resident hares, roe deer, otters and so...

  • Uig, near Portree, Isle of Skye
    Uig, near Portree, Isle of Skye×

    Fuaim Na Mara

    Uig, near Portree, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: UK5071
    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 - Ground Floor Facilities - Woodburning Stove
    After a day trip exploring the Uists or St Kilda relax in the garden in the evening sun and enjoy the views over the bay.
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    Fuaim Na Mara, meaning ‘sound of the sea’, is a delightful detached holiday cottage located in the busy little ferry port of Uig. Fuaim Na Mara itself is bright and spacious with a vaulted ceiling, wooden floors and patio doors leading out to the back garden which overlooks the bay; it is well equipped for a comfortable and enjoyable stay. Central to all amenities, local pub, restaurants, post office, petrol station, Uig Pottery, well stocked local shop and the Isle of Skye...
  • Breakish, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Breakish, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    Rowan Tree Cottage

    Breakish, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: SGGV
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Secluded crofter’s cottage with a Finnish Grillikota (BBQ hut) for a unique cooking experience - Dunvegan and Armadale Castle easily reached. Secluded crofter’s cottage with a Finnish Grillikota (BBQ hut) for a unique cooking experience - Dunvegan and Armadale Castle easily reached.
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    Enjoying a secluded, yet easily accessible location, this cosy former crofter’s cottage has been sympathetically renovated to provide stylish accommodation. In the garden is a fabulous Finnish Grillikota (BBQ hut) where barbecue cooking can be enjoyed all year round - just the place for that special meal. Only 2 miles from Broadford and 4 miles from the Skye bridge, this detached holiday cottage is ideally placed for touring the mystical Isle of Skye and the west coast. Armadale...

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