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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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  • 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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    - 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...
  • 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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    Detached cottage for couples is one of the few remaining original HIghland blackhouses
     
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    Taigh Kate is one of the few remaining original Highland blackhouses. Built over 200 years ago from stone and lime, under a slate roof, the cottage has undergone a total restoration programme in recent years and now provides the best of modern living whilst retaining its olde worlde charm. With its thick stone walls and pretty cottage decor, it has a wonderfully warm cosy ambience and is ideal for couples seeking a quiet get away in the heart of the beautiful Isle of Skye. The cosy lounge...
  • Brogaig, near Staffin, Isle of Skye
    Brogaig, near Staffin, Isle of Skye×

    Brogaig Cottages - Storr

    Brogaig, near Staffin, Isle of Skye

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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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  • 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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    - 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...

  • Husabost, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Husabost, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    Cuillin View

    Husabost, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    For that romantic, rural retreat, look no further than this cosy, secluded cottage, with dramatic views over Loch Dunvegan. For that romantic, rural retreat, look no further than this cosy, secluded cottage, with dramatic views over Loch Dunvegan.
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    Situated on a headland overlooking Husabost Bay, this traditional detached cottage enjoys dramatic unrestricted views across Loch Dunvegan. The captivating scenery includes Scotland’s only coral sands, Dunvegan Castle - the home of the Clan Macleod - the mountain ranges of the Macleods Tables, and the world famous Cuillins. Fine walks can be enjoyed from the house and sightings of birds of prey and seals are extremely common. Museums galleries, organised boat trips and...

  • 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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    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    An opulent wing of an historic Manse house only 2 miles from Portree on the Isle of Skye
     
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    Occupying a wing of a beautiful and historic former Manse house, Dalzie provides immaculately presented and very spacious accommodation for two in a tranquil yet accessible location. Dalzie has been superbly refurbished and updated to provide an exceptionally high standard of accommodation, whilst retaining its lovely original features. The large open-plan lounge / dining / kitchen is simply stunning and enjoys magnificent views across open countryside to the Cuillin Mountains beyond.  A...
  • Brogaig, near Staffin, Isle of Skye
    Brogaig, near Staffin, Isle of Skye×

    Brogaig Cottages - Quiraing

    Brogaig, near Staffin, Isle of Skye

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    Key Features:
    - 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
    This unique detached property is set on the beautiful Isle of Skye, with its excellent walking trails and abundance of wildlife.
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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 - Storr
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  • Sconser, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Sconser, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    The Old Church

    Sconser, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire
    Delightful church conversion, ideal for a romantic hideaway for couples, with an open fire, conservatory, spiral staircase and cosy attic bedroom to snuggle in. Delightful church conversation, ideal for a romantic hideaway for couples, with an open fire, conservatory, spiral staircase and cosy attic bedroom to snuggle in.
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    Built in the mid 1800s this splendid little church has been restored and furnished to a good standard. It has spiral stairs leading to a galleried area which overlooks the living room and off to a small snug bedroom which fits neatly into the attic. The property which is attached to the owner’s home is set in a garden with a stone bridge over the stream. A perfect central base for a holiday touring the Islands of Skye, Raasay and the Western Isles. Shop 10 miles, pub...

  • 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
    Located in the small hamlet of Breakish, this property is in the ideal location for exploring the Isle of Skye.
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    Birdsong Cabin, as the name suggests, is set in a tranquil and peaceful setting so you can truly enjoy the dawn chorus and the birdsong from the comfort of this lovely holiday cabin. The property is a comfortable and cosy holiday home, set adjacent to the owners’ home ’Chrisona’, with outstanding mountain and sea views. It is located just a few minutes’ walk from the shore, where you will see a wide range of seabirds, waders, otters, curious seals and also a...
  • 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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    Key Features:
    - 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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  • Upper Breakish, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
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    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...
  • 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
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property
    A real romantic gem, this detached holiday cottage enjoys a cosy wood burner and is ideal for relaxing or outdoor activities.
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    Formerly the local fire station, this detached property has been completely transformed into a delightful holiday cottage, ideal for couples. The vaulted ceiling makes a spacious and bright lounge area, which has oak flooring throughout, a cosy wood burner and patio doors leading to the decking at the front. The bedroom is very spacious with Velux windows, which allows you to enjoy the morning light or the dark skies. Old Fire Station is conveniently located in a central village location,...
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