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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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106 cottages are available
  • Portree, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Portree, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    Lochsie

    Portree, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    - 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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  • Portree, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Portree, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    Beinne Na Greine

    Portree, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: CC511098
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    - 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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  • Kilmuir, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Kilmuir, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    Tawmans

    Kilmuir, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: CC511068
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Woodburning Stove
    Tawmans is the epitome of a quintessential olde world cottage which has been painstakingly restored and refurbished...
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  • Breakish near Broadford, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Breakish near Broadford, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    Birdsong Cabin

    Breakish near Broadford, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View
    Birdsong Cabin, as the name suggests, is set in a tranquil and peaceful setting so you can truly enjoy the dawn chorus...
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  • Clachamish by Portree, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Clachamish by Portree, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    Taigh Kate

    Clachamish by Portree, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    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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  • Feriniquarrie, near Glendale, Isle of Skye
    Feriniquarrie, near Glendale, Isle of Skye×

    Heron’s Rest

    Feriniquarrie, near Glendale, Isle of Skye

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

    Five minutes’ walk from the seashore, this cosy, detached holiday cottage enjoys panoramic views of...

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  • Hungladder, Kilmuir, Isle of Skye
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    Finkle Cottage

    Hungladder, Kilmuir, Isle of Skye

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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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  • Portnalong, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Portnalong, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    Pier Cottage

    Portnalong, Isle of Skye, 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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  • Portree, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Portree, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    Dalzie

    Portree, Isle of Skye, 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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  • Carbost, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
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    Otter Lodge

    Carbost, Isle of Skye, 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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  • Struan, Dunvegan, Isle of Skye
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    Moo Cottage

    Struan, Dunvegan, Isle of Skye

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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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  • Dunvegan, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Dunvegan, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    Old Fire Station

    Dunvegan, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: CC511404
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    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property
    Formerly the local fire station, this detached property has been completely transformed into a delightful holiday...
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