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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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85 cottages are available
  • Staffin×

    Seascape

    Staffin

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    Ref: W42888
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Washing Machine - Coast within 5 miles - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location - Coast within 3 miles

    Nestling against the side of a small hillock, this holiday property with grass roof enjoys a secluded setting,...

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  • Glendale, Isle of Skye×

    Hirta

    Glendale, Isle of Skye

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    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Washing Machine - Coast within 5 miles - No Pets Allowed - Coast within 3 miles

    Well-placed on the hillside to enjoy magnificent coastal views across the sea to the Outer Hebrides, and untouched by...

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  • Milovaig, Glendale×

    Eas Mor

    Milovaig, Glendale

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    Ref: UK5187
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    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Sea View - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Coast within 5 miles - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location - Coast within 3 miles
    This bright, comfortable detached holiday property is located in the crofting community of Milovaig, and enjoys...
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  • Isle Ornsay, Isle of Skye×

    Clachan Ban

    Isle Ornsay, Isle of Skye

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    - Coastal Property - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Washing Machine - Coast within 5 miles - Coast within 3 miles
    Clachan Ban is a delightful single storey cottage situated in a secluded yet accessible location at the southern end of...
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  • Portree, Isle of Skye×

    Rosendale

    Portree, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: UK5139
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    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Coast within 5 miles - No Pets Allowed - Coast within 3 miles
    Rosendale is a charming semi-detached property in a quiet residential area of Portree. Deceptively spacious and...
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  • Portnalong, near Carbost×

    Taigh Chirsty

    Portnalong, near Carbost

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    Ref: 30800
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    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Coast within 5 miles - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location - Coast within 3 miles


    Taigh Chirsty is a traditional crofters cottage, sympathetically renovated keeping many of the original...

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  • Uig, near Portree×

    Fuaim Na Mara

    Uig, near Portree

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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 - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Coast within 5 miles - Coast within 3 miles
    Fuaim Na Mara, meaning ‘sound of the sea’, is a delightful detached holiday cottage located in the busy...
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  • Staffin, Isle of Skye×

    3 Breckery

    Staffin, Isle of Skye

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    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - Coast within 5 miles - Coast within 3 miles

    This cosy croft house boasts spectacular hillside views over the Sound of Raasay towards the Island of Rona and...

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  • Breakish, Isle of Skye×

    Rowan Tree Cottage

    Breakish, Isle of Skye

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    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Coast within 5 miles - Rural Location - Coast within 3 miles

    Enjoying a secluded, yet easily accessible location, this cosy former crofter’s cottage has been...

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  • Portree×

    Shore View

    Portree

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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 - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Coast within 5 miles - Coast within 3 miles

    Shore View enjoys an outstanding shore side location with dramatic views over Portree Bay and the Cuillin. The property...

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  • near Ardvasar, Isle of Skye×

    Aird House

    near Ardvasar, Isle of Skye

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    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - Coast within 5 miles
    Delightfully situated overlooking the bay on the beautiful Sleat peninsular, Aird House is a 300 year old stone cottage...
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  • Boreraig, near Dunvegan×

    Boreraig

    Boreraig, near Dunvegan

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    Ref: 28256
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Washing Machine - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location

    In a tranquil elevated position overlooking Loch Dunvegan with the Cuillin Hills as a backdrop, this detached...

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