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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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  • Kilmuir, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Kilmuir, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    Thatched Croft

    Kilmuir, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Rural Location
    This charming thatched property is an original Skye ’Black House’ which has been renovated into a wonderful holiday home. This charming thatched property is an original Skye ’Black House’ which has been renovated into a wonderful holiday home.
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    Romantic hideaway

    This charming thatched roofed croft holiday home is an original Skye ’Black House’ which has been sympathetically and thoughtfully renovated. It is bright and welcoming and nestles in this popular part of the island where the scenery and the sea views to the Hebrides are unsurpassed. Local places of interest are Dunvegan Castle, Flora MacDonald’s grave, a local outdoor activity centre which organises archery, canoeing, walking, cycling courses and...

  • Croft, Culnacnoc, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Croft, Culnacnoc, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    The Lodge

    Croft, Culnacnoc, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: CC511036
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    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    The lodge is a delightful property, whose timber-clad exterior offers no hint of the superb traditional-style cottage that lies within.
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    The Lodge is a delightful property - its timber-clad exterior offers no hint of the superb traditional-style cottage that lies within.  The French windows lead into the stunning open-plan interior.  This main room is bright and spacious, with high vaulted ceilings, deep window sills lined with solid elm and impeccably presented throughout; it oozes charm, luxury and cosiness in equal measure.  The double bedroom with king-size oak bed and modern bathroom with double shower complete the...
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  • Hungladder, Kilmuir, Isle of Skye
    Hungladder, Kilmuir, Isle of Skye×

    Finkle Cottage

    Hungladder, Kilmuir, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: CC511354
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    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property
    Detached thatched cottage for couples superbly positioned between open farmland and the sea makes the ultimate romantic venue in a spectacular setting
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    Finkle Cottage is an immaculately thatched cottage with stunning views across the sea. With thick stone walls, thatched roof and large wood burning stove; it provides the ultimate romantic venue in a totally unspoilt and spectacular setting. This holiday cottage has been lovingly rebuilt stone by stone from the original croft house and offers the very best of both worlds - a brand new cottage with the ultimate in olde worlde charm. Situated on a working croft, with Highland cattle grazing...
  • Kilmuir, near Uig, Isle of Skye
    Kilmuir, near Uig, Isle of Skye×

    Beaton’s Croft

    Kilmuir, near Uig, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: 29899
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Coast within 1 mile - Sea View - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    This charming thatched cottage is the ideal retreat for those wishing to explore the delights of the Isle of Skye. This charming thatched cottage is the ideal retreat for those wishing to explore the delights of the Isle of Skye.
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    There is no better place from which to explore the enchanting Isle of Skye than an original thatched cottage, set in a crofting township. ’A’-listed for its historic importance, and nestled in a landscape of rolling hills and Hebridean views, Beaton’s Croft is a dream hideaway from everyday life. Superb views across to the Isles of Harris, Lewis and North Uist are the icing on the cake of this authentic historic croft. Skye combines spectacular mountains, views to...

  • Brogaig, near Staffin, Isle of Skye
    Brogaig, near Staffin, Isle of Skye×
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    Brogaig Cottages - Storr

    Brogaig Cottages - Storr

    Brogaig, near Staffin, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: UK5331
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    - Coastal Property - Luxury Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Enjoy the beautiful views over Staffin Bay from this detached cottage, or spend a day at Staffin Beach with its dinosaur footprints.
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    Brogaig Cottages are rather unique as they are built from corrugated steel and are architecturally designed, taking aspects from traditional crofters’ cottages into consideration with all up to date requirements. Quiraing (ref UK5330) is a more traditional design, keeping the appearance of a crofters’ cottage. The open plan living area is spacious, bright, stylishly furnished and equipped, with a multi-fuel burner and underfloor heating taking all your comforts into...
    Brogaig Cottages - Quiraing
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  • Upper Breakish, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Upper Breakish, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    Skylark Cottage

    Upper Breakish, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: CC511269
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities
    Picture perfect thatched cottage with stunning views across the sea and hills on the beautiful Isle of Skye
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    Skylark Cottage is a picture perfect thatched cottage; the epitome of a dream croft cottage on the beautiful Isle of Skye. It is set in its own pretty garden grounds with stunning views across the sea to the mountains beyond. The cottage has been fully refurbished by its current owners and provides an ideal romantic getaway for couples in a superb setting. The main accommodation is open-plan. The lounge is accessed from the dining area. This lovely, welcoming room has French doors leading...
  • 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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    Ref: SKKY
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Delightful, cosy cottage for couples, great location for climbing, fishing and sea trips, The Old Man of Storr easily reached. Delightful, cosy cottage for couples, great location for climbing, fishing and sea trips, The Old Man of Storr easily reached.
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    This beautifully presented, cosy holiday cottage enjoys a peaceful setting linked to Peinmore House, 2 miles from the bustling town of Portree. Adjacent to the owner’s home, it is a perfect base for a Highland holiday. A wonderful area for climbing, fishing, mountain biking, canoeing and sea trips. Less energetic guests can meander along the many unspoilt beaches and watch the large variety of bird and sea life. Various attractions include the famous Cuillin mountain range,...

  • 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
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    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    A quintessential pied a terre with the most magical sea views imaginable
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    Pier Cottage is a quintessential pied-a-terre for two, set in its own private gardens with the most magical views imaginable. This pretty cottage is situated at the end of a quiet road on promontory overlooking a small fishing harbour. The cottage windows and gardens look out across the sea to the MacLeod’s Table Mountains.Pier Cottage has been lovingly renovated to provide modern, cosy accommodation in one of the most unspoilt and attractive parts of the beautiful Isle of Skye.

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  • Ard Roag, by Dunvegan, Isle of Skye
    Ard Roag, by Dunvegan, Isle of Skye×

    Blossom Cottage

    Ard Roag, by Dunvegan, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: W41901
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Open Fire
    Enjoy the wonderful, panoramic views to the Cuillins, the Macleod Tables and the Outer Hebrides that surround this beautiful property. Enjoy the wonderful, panoramic views to the Cuillins, the Macleod Tables and the Outer Hebrides that surround this beautiful property.
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    Beautiful views

    Nestling at the base of a small hillock, this pretty, detached holiday cottage enjoys a tranquil setting, with wonderful, panoramic views to the Cuillins, the Macleod Tables and the Outer Hebrides. Finished to a good standard, Blossom Cottage is the perfect place in which to relax and unwind. The warm and cosy accommodation is surrounded by stunning scenery, miles of rugged coastline and unspoilt sandy beaches, and is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. A visit...

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

    Crofters Cottage

    Staffin, near Portree, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: 31103
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    A cosy woodburner and central heating make this a most welcoming and cosy holiday hideaway on the stunningly beautiful Isle of Skye. A cosy woodburner and central heating make this a most welcoming and cosy holiday hideaway on the stunningly beautiful Isle of Skye.
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    Crofters Cottage is a delightful 100-year old cottage that oozes charm. With whitewashed stone walls, beamed ceilings, latch doors and a woodburner in a lovely stone fireplace, it makes a most welcoming and cosy holiday hideaway. The windows in the property provide spectacular views. With both coastal and mountain views, it is nestled at the base of the Trotternish Ridge within a traditional crofting township with cattle and sheep happily grazing along the way. This is a very...

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

    Skye Eco Pod

    near Carbost, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: CC511441
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Rural Location
    Enjoy the views over the open countryside from the decking at this holiday property, ideal for discovering the Cuillin Mountains.
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    This totally unique property, perfect for couples, is eco-friendly, bijou and stylish, making it a very cosy, comfortable holiday home. Enjoy the views over the open countryside from the decking. Situated within the peaceful scattered crofting community of Minginish, this is where the Cuillins are to be found. This hugely impressive mountain range is the spiritual heartland of the island. Eagles are frequently seen in this area, as well as resident hares, red deer, otters and so much more in...
  • Kilmuir, near Uig, Isle of Skye
    Kilmuir, near Uig, Isle of Skye×

    Lawries Cottage

    Kilmuir, near Uig, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: W8522
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile
    Experience the lovely scenery and sea views of the Outer Hebrides from this romantic, thatched hideaway. Experience the lovely scenery and sea views of the Outer Hebrides from this romantic, thatched hideaway.
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    Wonderful open views

    This romantic, detached, thatched hideaway situated on the northern coast of the island is a modernised "Old Black House". Fitted and furnished to a good standard it is ideal accommodation for a "get away from it all holiday". The scenery and sea views to the Outer Hebrides up here are lovely. Climbing, walking, cycling and archery courses can be arranged at the nearby activity centre. Uig, the ferry terminal for the Hebrides is within a short drive....

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