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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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  • Waternish, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Waternish, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    Glenburn House Apt 1Glenburn House, Apartment 1

    Waternish, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    First floor apartment for 3 set amid unspoilt scenery in the heart of Waternish on Skye
     
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    Glenburn House Apt 1 occupies half of the first floor of Glenburn House, a traditional croft cottage set in 12 acres of croft and that leads down to the shoreline. This small but cosy apartment is an ideal base for couples. It is situated amid some of the most beautiful and unspoilt scenery on the Isle of Skye. In the heart of the region known as Waternish, this wonderful backwater is famous for its stunning sunsets, magnificent seascapes, idyllic shoreline and pretty unspoilt hamlets,...
    Glenburn House Apt 2Glenburn House, Apartment 2
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  • Broadford, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Broadford, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    Isle View

    Broadford, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire
    Yards from the sea, amazing views across Broadford Bay, you won’t want to leave this cosy cottage with open fire. Yards from the sea, amazing views across Broadford Bay, you won’t want to leave this cosy cottage with open fire.
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    This detached holiday home is in a stunning shore side position, only 50 yards from the sea, and with amazing views across Broadford Bay to the Applecross Hills. Tour the surroundings with Portree, Glenelg, Plockton and Applecross nearby. Visit Clan Donald Centre and Gardens, Kylerhea Otter Hide, Serpentarium Reptile World, coral beaches, Talisker Distillery, Glenelg Brochs and Eilean Donan Castle. Enjoy walking, boat trips and pony trekking. Shop 500 yards, pub and restaurant 300...

  • Ardvasar, near Sleat, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Ardvasar, near Sleat, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    Linne Ruidh

    Ardvasar, near Sleat, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire
    With its garden and open fire, this comfortable bungalow is just the place for walking and relaxing. With its garden and open fire, this comfortable bungalow is just the place for walking and relaxing.
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    Superb panoramic views

    Detached bungalow on the beautiful Sleat Peninsula, with superb views to the Ardnamurchan and Knoydart, Loch Nevis and Loch Hourn, 1 mile from Armadale/Mallaig car ferry. Comfortable holiday accommodation in a rural setting. An excellent base for relaxing and walking. Boat trips and sailing available. Clan Donald Centre, museum and gardens close by. Shop and pub ½ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double,...

  • Fasach, near Dunvegan, Isle of Skye
    Fasach, near Dunvegan, Isle of Skye×

    Springburn Cottage

    Fasach, near Dunvegan, Isle of Skye

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    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Springburn Cottage is a rurally located detached property providing an ideal base for an outdoor family holiday. Springburn Cottage is a rurally located detached property providing an ideal base for an outdoor family holiday.
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    Springburn Cottage is a detached, rural, architect-designed property set within the township of Fasach, near to the owner’s home. Both the cottage and the location offer an ideal escape from busy day-to-day life and provides stunning open views of the glen towards The Minch and outer isles. Glendale is nearby and offers seasonal cafes and a number of specialist craft studios. A lovely walking area with local fishing from the rocks. Neist Point Lighthouse is only 4 miles away....

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

    Seaforth Cottage

    Portnalong, Carbost, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Single storey cottage affording stunning views across Loch Bracadale on the Isle of Skye
     
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    Seaforth Cottage is set in its own delightful cottage gardens and enjoys stunning views across Loch Bracadale and the surrounding hills. Approached via its own short private track in the pretty hamlet of Portnalong, this traditional single storey cottage has been lovingly cared for and updated by its owners. With many original features it offers a warm, cosy ambience in a wonderfully private setting. The lounge has a superb exposed stone wall, with feature wood-burning stove set in...
  • Staffin, Portree, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Staffin, Portree, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    The Bothy

    Staffin, Portree, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: CC511003
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    - Coastal Property - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    A beautifully converted single storey steading, situated on the edge of the village of Staffin, with cosy wood burning stove in lounge
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    The Bothy is a beautifully restored and converted farm steading, peacefully situated on the edge of the small crofting village of Staffin. Nestling at the base of the spectacular Quiraing mountain range and overlooking the isles of Staffin and Flodigarry, The Bothy offers a high standard of accommodation in a superb setting. The original solid stone walls, high ceilings and traditional slate roof are complemented by the tastefully restored modern interior, including large corner shower,...
  • Milovaig, Glendale, Isle of Skye
    Milovaig, Glendale, Isle of Skye×

    Eas Mor

    Milovaig, Glendale, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: UK5187
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Sea View - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Located in a tranquil setting, this ground floor holiday property is close to both Duvegan and Portree.
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    This bright, comfortable detached holiday property is located in the crofting community of Milovaig, and enjoys panoramic views over Loch Pooltiel and onto the Outer Hebrides. This peaceful and tranquil place offers a truly ‘get away from it all’ experience, and it offers an ideal base for exploring the Isle of Skye. Neist Point is only a short drive away, where you can enjoy a walk down to the lighthouse or fishing along the shoreline.

    Dunvegan is also only a short...
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  • Staffin, near Portree, Isle of Skye
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    Staffin House Apartment

    Staffin, near Portree, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: UK5086
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Rural Location
    A spacious first floor apartment in the crofting town of Staffin, nestled beneath the dramatic landscape of the Trotternish Ridge and just 10 minutes’ walk from the sandy beach of Staffin Bay.
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    Staffin House Apartment is a bright, spacious and comfortable holiday residence. Situated in the crofting township of Staffin it is an ideal place to get away from it all. The area has so much too; the dramatic Trotternish Ridge, The Old Man of Storr and famous Quiraing are excellent for walking or Staffin Bay is only a short distance away, where you can enjoy a peaceful stroll along the pristine beach overlooking the Sound of Raasay. An abundance of wildlife can be seen in the area...
  • Linicro, Isle of Skye , Isle of Skye
    Linicro, Isle of Skye , Isle of Skye×

    Linicro Cottage

    Linicro, Isle of Skye , Isle of Skye

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    Ref: W3849
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile
    This cosy holiday cottage is surrounded by the stunning views and wilderness of the Trotternish Peninsula. This cosy holiday cottage is surrounded by the stunning views and wilderness of the Trotternish Peninsula.
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    Lovely views

    This compact, roadside, detached cottage is well furnished and offers excellent value for money. Situated on the most northerly road on the ’Winged Island’, enjoying lovely views, the holiday property is just 1.5 miles from Uig - the Western Isles Ferry Terminal. Boats for sightseeing or fishing can be hired in Uig. Flora MacDonald’s grave and various museums are close by, as is an outdoor centre where bikes, canoes and wind surfing boards can be...

  • Holmisdale, near Dunvegan, Isle of Skye
    Holmisdale, near Dunvegan, Isle of Skye×

    Valley View

    Holmisdale, near Dunvegan, Isle of Skye

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    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Outstanding views to Macleod’s Tables, detached light and airy lodge, walking distance to Fairy Pools, Neist Point Lighthouse and Storr. Outstanding views to Macleod’s Tables, detached light and airy lodge, walking distance to Fairy Pools, Neist Point Lighthouse and Storr.
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    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,...

  • Kilmaluig, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Kilmaluig, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    Green Hill

    Kilmaluig, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: CC511329
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    Detached croft cottage in an elevated position above Aird Bay in the spectacular north of Skye
     
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    Set in its own rural garden grounds in an elevated position above Aird Bay in the spectacular north of Skye, Green Hill is a traditional croft cottage. Accessed via its own track and with wonderful views across the sea, it offers peace and seclusion in a superb setting. Green Hill has a large kitchen/dining room with AGA cooker (owners charge an extra £30 per week for use due to high running oil costs). There is also a modern electric cooker in the adjoining kitchen annexe. The...
  • Milovaig, Glendale, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Milovaig, Glendale, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    The Croft House

    Milovaig, Glendale, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Rural Location - Open Fire
    Former croft cottage with open fire and stunning sea views, with dramatic cliffs, stunning beaches and unrestricted farmland to explore. Former croft cottage with open fire and stunning sea views, with dramatic cliffs, stunning beaches and unrestricted farmland to explore.
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    With outstanding views over the waters of Loch Pooltiel towards Dunvegan Head and the Outer Isles, this detached former croft house has been lovingly restored to provide a high standard of holiday accommodation. With direct access to miles of unrestricted croftland bounded by dramatic sea cliffs and unspoilt beaches, it makes an ideal base for exploring the many memorable delights of Skye or just watching the ever-changing scenery. Easy travelling to the famous Cuillin mountains,...

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