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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
  • Upper Breakish, Isle of Skye×

    Skylark Cottage

    Upper Breakish, Isle of Skye

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    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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  • Dunvegan, Isle of Skye×

    Old Fire Station

    Dunvegan, 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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  • Waternish, Isle of Skye×

    Glenburn House Apt 1

    Waternish, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: CC511340
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Glenburn House Apt 1 occupies half of the first floor of Glenburn House, a traditional croft cottage set in 12 acres of...
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  • Portnalong, Carbost, Isle of Skye×

    Seaforth Cottage

    Portnalong, Carbost, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: CC511284
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Seaforth Cottage is set in its own delightful cottage gardens and enjoys stunning views across Loch Bracadale and...
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  • Broadford, Isle of Skye×

    Burnside Cottage

    Broadford, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: CC511259
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    Burnside Cottage is a quintessential whitewashed traditional Skye cottage surrounded by its own garden grounds...
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  • Waternish, Isle of Skye×

    Woodburn Cottage

    Waternish, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: CC511043
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View
    Woodburn Cottage is an attached cottage situated amidst some of the most beautiful and unspoilt scenery on the Isle of...
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  • Portree, Isle of Skye×

    Taigh Mhairi

    Portree, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: CC511053
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    Taigh Mhairi is a detached single storey cottage set in lovely fully enclosed gardens backing onto woodland, with a...
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  • Ard Roag, by Dunvegan×

    Blossom Brae

    Ard Roag, by Dunvegan

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    Ref: W42905
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Rural Location

    Enjoying views across open countryside towards the waters of Loch Varkasaig, this detached property has been furnished...

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  • Milovaig, Glendale×

    Eas Mor

    Milovaig, Glendale

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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
    This bright, comfortable detached holiday property is located in the crofting community of Milovaig, and enjoys...
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  • Linicro, Isle of Skye ×

    Linicro Cottage

    Linicro, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: W3849
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile

    Lovely views

    This compact, roadside, detached cottage is well furnished and offers excellent value for...

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  • Eilean Ban, Kyleakin, Isle of Skye×

    Gavin Maxwell Cottage

    Eilean Ban, Kyleakin, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: CC511152
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    - Coastal Property - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Imagine sharing part of a private island and staying in the former home of Gavin Maxwell, author of the classic book "Ring...
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  • Kilmaluig, Isle of Skye×

    Green Hill

    Kilmaluig, 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
    Set in its own rural garden grounds in an elevated position above Aird Bay in the spectacular north of Skye, Green Hill is...
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