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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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  • Fleet Cottage

    Portree, Isle of Skye

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: UVA

    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 steep path. Altogether a peaceful, yet central location – being just 5-minutes’ walk from the town centre. Shops 1/2 mile.

    Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Living room with multi-fuel stove, feature painted stone wall and door to garden. Modern fitted kitchen/dining room. Utility. Both first floor rooms with coombed ceilings.

    • Multi-fuel stove – initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full NSH, bed linen and towels included
    • TV
    • Video (small library)
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Small terraced garden with furniture
    • Loch frontage
    • Parking
    • No smoking
    • NB: 20 steep steps in garden

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  • Waterfall Cottage

    Glendale, Isle of Skye

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W41676

    Beautiful views

    Nestling against the side of a hill, this cosy, traditional detached holiday cottage enjoys wonderful views across the scattered community of Glendale and on towards the sea. Relax in front of the open fire or sit outside to enjoy the tranquil surroundings and watch the magnificent sunsets. Set in an ideal location for walking, climbing, mountain biking, boat trips and much more. Visit Neist Point with its stunning views, or the historic Dunvegan Castle. The famous Three Chimneys Restaurant is just a short drive away. Lots to see and do for all the family. Shop and restaurant 0.25 miles, pub 8 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Video and small library. DVD and small library. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Lawned garden and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Gavin Maxwell Cottage

    Eilean Ban, Kyleakin, Isle of Skye

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC511152
    Imagine sharing part of a private island and staying in the former home of Gavin Maxwell, author of the classic book "Ring of Bright Water". Gavin Maxwell Cottage on Eilean Ban situated between Kyleankin on Skye and the Kyle of Lochalsh, on the Scottish mainland, has this unique claim to fame. Once only accessible by boat, after the building of the Skye Bridge this former lighthouse keeper’s cottage is now accessed via a private door on the side of the Skye Bridge. Eilean Ban (Gaelic for White Island) is 6 acres of pure heaven with part of it being situated directly under the Skye bridge. Small stone paths meander around the island with colourful shrubs, herbs, heathers and wild grasses covering the hillsides. Gavin Maxwell was one of the foremost authors of wildlife books of the last century, and now his legacy can be enjoyed by all. the island boasts a wonderful array of wildlife. There are frequent sightings of otters, seals and pine martin, as well as occasional dolphins, porpoises, basking sharks and Minke whales, together with an array of seabirds.

    Ground Floor: Property is all at ground floor level, has electric storage heaters and comprises:
    Lounge: With wood burning stove in feature fireplace, Freesat TV, DVD and radio/CD
    Kitchen/Dining Room: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine and dishwasher enjoying stunning views across the sea and islands dotted along the shoreline with an attractive window seat which makes a wonderful vantage point to watch otters, seals and porpoises in the bay.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed
    Bedroom 2: With two single beds
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin
    Disabled toilet: could be used by prior arrangement

    All electricity, bed linen and towels included. First supply of fuel for stove supplied.Property is situated on Eilean Ban, a six acre island accessed via a private gate on the Isle of Skye Bridge. The island comprises of grassy banks, beautiful meandering paths, herb gardens and colourful shrubberies, a private stony beach, a lighthouse and thatched bird hide. Off road car parking spaces for two cars (designated parking place adjoins private gate with short walk down well maintained stone path to the cottage). There is a trollly available for transporting luggage inside the property, please return it to where it belongs. NB: Close proximity to the sea.

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  • Valley View

    Holmisdale, nr. Dunvegan

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    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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  • Burnside Cottage

    Broadford, Isle of Skye

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    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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  • Fuaim Na Mara

    Uig, near Portree

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: UK5071
    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 Brewery are all close by.
    Only yards from the bay where you can enjoy watching the changing seascape, the local fishermen bringing in their catch and the daily ferry for the Outer Isles come and go. Enjoy a local boat trip for puffin and whale spotting, or a day trip on the ferry to the Uists or over to Harris, and trips out to St Kilda leave from here also. The Faerie Glen is only 5 minutes away and an excellent place to take children to explore. The dramatic landscape of the Quiraing has excellent hillwalking, and be sure to visit The Old Man of Storr, and The Staffin Museum. Local facilities include the Uig Hotel and Ferry Inn pub, both serving food and drink. Shop ½ mile, pub and restaurant 50 yards.

    Ground Floor: Open plan living space: With wooden floor.
    Living area: With multi-fuel burner, 37" Freesat TV, DVD player and iPod dock.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge and dishwasher.
    Utility room: With freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer.
    Bedroom 1: With twin beds.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

    First Floor: Bedroom 3: With kingsize bed.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for multi-burner included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request. Welcome pack.Lawned garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking.

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  • Feriniquarrie

    Glendale

    Grade
    5
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: W42193

    Open sea views

    Situated in the small crofting community of Feriniquarrie, and enjoying views across the surrounding croftland to the waters of Loch Pooltiel (sea loch), this attractive detached ‘long house’ makes the perfect holiday base for exploring this beautiful island. Only a 5-minute walk from the shore where you can perhaps catch sight of otters and many species of bird life. Relax in the front of the woodburner or sit outside to enjoy the tranquil surroundings and the magnificent sunsets. Shop 1.5 miles, pub 9 miles, restaurant 3 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed and wooden floor. 2 steps up to dining room/kitchen with patio doors. Utility room. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, oil, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric induction cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Mill Cottage

    Monkstadt, nr. Linicro

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: W43206

    Mill Cottage is set within the courtyard of the steadings of the former Monkstandt house, which became the seat of the Clan Macdonald in 1730 when they abandoned Duntulm Castle. Mill Cottage, accessed via a 1 mile track, offers home from home comfort, an ideal holiday base to explore the island. The dramatic landscape of the Quiraing, excellent hill walking and the Faerie Glen is an excellent place to take children. The Old Man of Storr, Museum of Island life and Flora Macdonald’s monument are just a few of the places of interest close by. You will be amazed by the dramatic sunset from The Mill Cottage, so come and enjoy. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room with wooden floor/kitchen. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with toilet.

    Electric coal-effect fire in living room. Economy 7 central heating, gas and electricity included (by meter reading October-April). Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. Video. DVD. CD. Gas range. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Freezer. Courtyard. Natural grounds. Ample parking. Cycle store. No smoking. NB: Ponds in garden.

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  • Taigh Chirsty

    Portnalong, nr. Carbost

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: 30800


    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 much more in the way of wildlife. Talisker distillery, Skye’s only distillery, and an inn, which serves food all day and has regular live music, are only a short drive away. The walking is superb for all levels. Talisker Bay, Glenbrittle Beach, Fairy Pools and the Cuillin Mountains for the experienced climbers and so much more. A trip to Dunvegan Castle and the coral beach, Neist Point Lighthouse or the beautiful Waternish Peninsula are easily reached on the west side of the island. Take a sea trip from Portree to see the varied sea and bird life and also enjoy the beauty of the rugged coastline. To the north of Portree, is the Trotternish Peninsula, which boasts some of Skye’s most stunning scenery. To the south of the island is Broadford, where you will find ‘the garden of Skye’. Here you can visit the ruins of Armadale Castle and its lovely gardens. It is a good base to explore all parts of the Island which has so much to offer for the outdoor enthusiast including hill walking, fishing, boat trips, kayaking, pony trekking as well as the opportunity to discover the many craft/art galleries and restaurants for a more relaxing time and to be awestruck by the dramatic scenery. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Sun room. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 single. Shower room with toilet.

    Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Small garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • 3 Breckery

    Staffin, Isle of Skye

    Grade
    5
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 90140

    This cosy croft house boasts spectacular hillside views over the Sound of Raasay towards the Island of Rona and the mountains of Torridon. Dating from the 1870s, it offers year round holiday accommodation and is delightfully refurbished. Sand and shingle beach, 2 miles. Nearby there are boat trips to the Outer Hebrides and two lovely restaurants to enjoy. It stands alone in its own unspoilt ¼-acre grounds, with views and a sitting-out area, half a mile from the coast. It is ideally placed to appreciate an abundance of wildlife, dramatic scenery, walking, fishing and challenging climbing. Shops 2 miles, pub 7 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 2 double bedrooms, one with additional single, both with sloping ceilings.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). NSH, electric heaters and electricity by £1 meter. Bed linen included. Stereo. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Payphone. Enclosed ¼-acre grounds. Parking (2 cars).

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  • Boreraig

    Boreraig, nr. Dunvegan

    Grade
    5
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 28256

    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 (22 miles). Endless winding lanes and coastal roads to explore, wonderful walks, the Coral Beaches and of course climbing on Skye. Beach 12 miles. Shop and restaurant 3 miles, pub 12 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath (no toilet). Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin with additional single (2ft 6in for child). Low doorways and beams in bedrooms.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Economy 7 central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freesat TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • Cloc

    Broadford, Isle of Skye

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    3
    Ref: CC511492
    Cloc is a spacious, bright, single-storey holiday home furnished in style and located in the village of Broadford, five minutes’ walk from all facilities, restaurants, pubs and a supermarket. Cloc is within close proximity of Broadford Bay which has magnificent views over to the mountains of the west coast mainland, as well as overlooking other various smaller islands. There are lovely stretches of sandy beaches at Ashaig, where you will see an abundance of seabirds which include waders, oystercatchers and so much more
    It’s a great base to tour both Skye and Wester Ross. Plockton, Glenelg, Lochcarron, Dornie and Applecross are all within driving distance and offer great days out. The area has so much to offer with an abundance of wildlife, including buzzards, golden and sea eagles, otters and red deer. Boat trips from Elgol will take you into Loch Coruisk in the heart of the Cullin mountain range; this impressive loch is the spiritual heartland of the island and has been voted by 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. Skye has so much to offer for the outdoor enthusiast, with activities such as hill walking, fishing, boat trips, kayaking and pony trekking, as well as the opportunity to discover the many art and craft galleries. Pub, shops and restaurants all within 0.5 miles

    Ground Floor: Living room: With wooden floor, electric fire, 32" Freesat TV, DVD player and iPod dock.
    Dining room: With wooden floor.
    Kitchen: With wooden floor, electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine.
    Conservatory.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite with shower and toilet.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds and en-suite with shower and toilet.
    Bedroom 3: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With whirlpool bath and toilet

    The property is all on the ground floor, has underfloor oil central heating andl oil, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels provided. Travel cot and highchair available. Wi-Fi. Lawned garden with patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking.

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