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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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105 cottages are available
  • Portnalong, Isle of Skye×

    Pier Cottage

    Portnalong, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: CC511045
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Pier Cottage is a quintessential pied-a-terre for two, set in its own private gardens with the most magical views...
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  • Clachamish by Portree, Isle of Skye×

    Taigh Kate

    Clachamish by Portree, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: CC511343
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Taigh Kate is one of the few remaining original Highland blackhouses. Built over 200 years ago from stone and lime, under...
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  • Hungladder, Kilmuir×

    Finkle Cottage

    Hungladder, Kilmuir

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    Ref: CC511354
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property
    Finkle Cottage is an immaculately thatched cottage with stunning views across the sea. With thick stone walls, thatched...
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  • Portree, Isle of Skye×

    Lochsie

    Portree, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: SKKY
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    This beautifully presented, cosy holiday cottage enjoys a peaceful setting linked to Peinmore House, 2 miles from...

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  • Struan, Dunvegan×

    Moo Cottage

    Struan, Dunvegan

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    Ref: W42686
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Tucked against a small hillock and enjoying a very secluded setting, Moo Cottage is the perfect getaway. Furnished...

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  • Portree, Isle of Skye×

    Dalzie

    Portree, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: CC511144
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Occupying a wing of a beautiful and historic former Manse house, Dalzie provides immaculately presented and very...
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  • Kilmuir, Isle of Skye×

    Thatched Croft

    Kilmuir, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: W2639
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Rural Location

    Romantic hideaway

    This charming thatched roofed croft holiday home is an original Skye ’Black...

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  • Portree, Isle of Skye×

    Beinne Na Greine

    Portree, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: CC511098
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Beinne Na Greine is a pretty single storey detached cottage situated in a quiet no through road, yet only a short walk to...
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  • Near Carbost, Isle of Skye×

    Skye Eco Pod

    Near Carbost, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: CC511441
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Rural Location
    This totally unique property, perfect for couples, is eco-friendly, bijou and stylish, making it a very cosy,...
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  • Upper Breakish, Isle of Skye×

    Skylark Cottage

    Upper Breakish, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: CC511269
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities
    Skylark Cottage is a picture perfect thatched cottage; the epitome of a dream croft cottage on the beautiful Isle of Skye....
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  • Carbost, Isle of Skye×

    Otter Lodge

    Carbost, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: CC511188
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Otter Lodge is the perfect location for couples. This superbly - presented pied a terre is situated right on the edge of...
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  • Clachan, Staffin×

    Mary’s Cottage

    Clachan, Staffin

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    Ref: UK5255
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Mary’s Cottage is a traditional style, crofter’s cottage. Built on the footprints of the original cottage,...
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