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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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  • Thatched Croft

    Kilmuir, Isle of Skye

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: W2639

    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 at Uig nearby, which is the ferry terminal for the Hebrides, boats can be hired for fishing trips, and there are regular boat trips and bus tours allowing you to experience the spectacular scenery and wildlife on the island. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    First £5 electricity included, remainder by £1 meter. Bed linen and towels included. Video and small library. DVD and small library. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Enclosed lawned garden and furniture. Parking (2 cars).

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  • Dalzie

    Portree, Isle of Skye

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: CC511144
    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 very spacious double bedroom and exceptionally large and luxurious bathroom complete the picture.  The gardens are a real feature of the property with wide sweeping lawns, mature trees, shrubs and natural grassland with a myriad of Spring flowering bulbs.  There is also a charming walled garden. The grounds lead down to the pretty river Varragill below (fishing permits for salmon and trout are available locally). 

    Ground Floor: The property is all on ground floor level and comprises:
    Open plan lounge/dining/kitchen - an immaculately presented spacious living space with superb views across open countryside to hills and Cullin mountains beyond with the river below.
    Lounge Area: With satellite Sky TV, DVD, radio/CD and Wi-fi facility
    Kitchen Area: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
    Bedroom: With king size bed enjoying lovely views across the grounds toward the river
    Bathroom: With bath, shower enclosure, WC and wash basin.

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair available. Wi-fi available.Courtyard garden with patio furniture. Shared use of 2 acre garden grounds. Off road parking for 2 cars.

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  • Crofters Cottage

    Staffin, nr. Portree

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: 31103


    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. There are also bay windows in the property which 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 popular walking area on the island and the route runs from The Storr through the striking Quiraing at Staffin and onto Flodigarry. Staffin Bay beach is just a short stroll from the cottage with a combination of sand and pebbles, and has fabulous views over Staffin Island onto Gairloch and the Torridon Mountains. There is a small slipway where you can launch kayaks or a small boat. An abundance of wildlife can be seen in the area including eagles, fulmars, kestrels, otters, deer and so much more. The Staffin Museum is a must as it contains an excellent collection of local geological and fossil specimens. Other attractions include many historic sites, castles, brochs, standing stones, gardens and a whisky distillery, or take a boat trip, go pony trekking and kayaking, or just be amazed at the dramatic scenery and seascapes. Beach 200 yards. Shop 300 yards, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with beams and laminate floor. Dining room with beams/kitchen. First floor: 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD and small library. Book library. DAB radio. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle/kayak store. Welcome pack. Pet (sheep country). No smoking. NB: 6 steps in garden. Overflow stream runs through garden.

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  • Old Fire Station

    Dunvegan, Isle of Skye

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: CC511404
    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, where there is a local pub, many eateries, convenience store and a petrol station. Permits for loch and sea fishing can even be purchased from the village shop. Historic Dunvegan Castle and Gardens, Giant MacAskill Museum, Coral Beaches and Neist Point are all within easy reach. The island has much to offer for the outdoor enthusiast including hill walking, fishing, boat trips, kayaking, pony trekking and the opportunity to discover many art galleries.

    Ground Floor: The property has electric central heating and comprises:
    Open plan living space.
    Lounge/dining room: With wooden floor, wood burner, 37" Freesat TV and patio doors leading to decking.
    Kitchen area: With wooden floor, electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer.
    Shower room: With shower, WC and heated towel rail.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: Galleried with super king size bed (which can be made in to twin beds – please advise when booking), 20" Smart TV and Velux windows.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack.Large garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Glenburn House Apt 1

    Waternish, Isle of Skye

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: CC511340
    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, all untouched by time. The apartment is accessed via a staircase from the owner’s house, who resides on the ground floor. There is a small open plan living area with comfortable sofas and a small kitchen with dining table for three. The two bedrooms both enjoy stunning views across the sea from the skylight windows. A small bathroom with bath and shower over complete the picture.

    First Floor: Property is all on one floor, has electric panel heating and comprises:
    Open plan lounge/dining/kitchen
    Lounge Area: With electric fire, TV with DVD player and a large selection of DVD’s (please note that there is no TV signal). Radio/CD and Wi-fi
    Dining Area: (Within kitchen) With dining furniture for 3
    Kitchen Area: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice box and washing machine
    Bedroom 1: With double bed
    Bedroom 2: With double bed (suitable for 1 person as no access to floor from one side)
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin
    Conservatory: This sunny room is at the front of the cottage for visitors’ use and is shared with Apartment 2

    All power, bed linen and towels included.Shared use of open grounds immediately outside the cottage with sun chairs and seating area. Off road parking for 3 cars. Please note that there is no TV signal at the property. A large range of DVDs are available to view.

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  • Frank’s

    Bornesketaig near Uig

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC511490
    Frank’s is a traditional crofters cottage which has been extensively renovated to provide contemporary accommodation to a very good standard. The ground floor is open plan with wooden floors, underfloor heating and a cosy wood burner. Enjoy the peace and tranquility whilst watching the ever-changing scenery. Stylishly furnished taking comfort into consideration, there are many extras including a built-in streaming music system with free link to Spotify, and a smart TV with free access to Netflix.
    Located in the crofting community of Bornesketaig, north of Uig, Frank’s lies just a short walk from Camus Mor, a lovely sheltered bay where you can launch small boats or kayaks, and watch seals, a wide range of seabirds, basking sharks or just enjoy the breathtaking views and sunsets. The area is linked to the historic, romantic legend of Bonnie Prince Charlie and Flora MacDonald, who is buried in Kilmuir Cemetery beside the Museum of Island Life. Whitewave Activity Centre is within easy reach and offers a wide range of activities including kayaking, archery, abseiling/mountain climbing. The dramatic landscape of the Quiraing and the Old Man of Storr have excellent hillwalking. The Staffin Museum is a must as it contains excellent collections of local geological and fossil specimens.
    The village of Uig is a short drive where you will find hotels, restaurants, a brewery and the main ferry terminal for travelling to the Isle of Harris/Lewis and the Uists. The Faerie Glen is an excellent place to take children, the glen’s geological formations are fascinating. Portree, the island’s capital, is only 30 minutes drive away, where you will find restaurants, gift shops, swimming pool, climbing wall and boat trips to see the sea eagles. There is so much to discover throughout the island including historic sites, castles, brochs, gardens, whisky distillery, boat trips, pony trekking and much more. You will be amazed at the dramatic landscapes, seascapes, sunsets, dark skies and the Northern Lights.Shop, pub and restaurant 6 miles.

    Ground Floor: Open plan living space: Spacious with wooden floor.
    Living area: With wood burner, 50" smart TV with Netflix and streaming music system.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave/oven/grill, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed, TV and DVD player.
    Bedroom 2: With double bed, TV and DVD player.
    Shower room: With double power shower, toilet and heated towel rail.

    Oil central heating with underfloor heating to the ground floor, oil, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided. Telephone for emergency and incoming calls only. Welcome pack. External laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. BBQ. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking.

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  • Seascape

    Staffin

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W42888

    Nestling against the side of a small hillock, this holiday property with grass roof enjoys a secluded setting, coupled with panoramic views across open countryside towards the waters of Staffin Bay. Seascape makes the perfect base for exploring the many wonders of the Isle of Skye and the west coast. Many unspoilt beaches with a vast array of water and bird life along with a large variety of amenities including mountain biking, hill climbing, walking, kayaking, sea trips and fishing, make this an outdoor enthusiasts paradise. Visit the colourful town of Portree, Dunvegan with its castle and coral beach or just sit, relax and unwind. Shop 2 miles, restaurant and pub 0.5 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Natural grounds. Parking (2 cars). Private water supply. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Sloping bank in garden.

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  • Cornucopia

    Portree

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 18565

    Sea views

    Overlooking the entrance to the harbour this cottage style property is one of three in a beautifully restored 19th century listed mill conversion. Offering magnificent views over the sea to the Isle of Raasay, the accommodation has been lovingly refurbished and is designed to provide all you will need for a comfortable holiday in this beautiful isle. Superbly positioned to enjoy the abundance that Skye has to offer, yet within a 5 minute walk is the centre of Portree with shops, fine restaurants, pubs and amenities. Shops and pubs 500 yards.

    Ground floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Galleried area.

    NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Video and small library. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • Woodburn Cottage

    Waternish, Isle of Skye

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC511043
    Woodburn Cottage is an attached cottage situated amidst 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, all untouched by time.

    Ground Floor: Property has electric heaters and comprises:
    Lounge: With electric fire, free view satellite TV, broadband facility, DVD and radio/CD enjoying lovely views overlooking the water with mountains beyond.
    Kitchen: With electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
    Dining Room
    Wet Room: With shower cubicle, WC and wash basin

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed
    Bedroom 2: With two single beds
    Cloakroom: With WC.

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included.Shared use of 3 acre grounds. Off road parking for 2 cars.

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  • Rosendale

    Portree, Isle of Skye

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: UK5139
    Rosendale is a charming semi-detached property in a quiet residential area of Portree. Deceptively spacious and furnished with quality and style, Rosendale ensures that all comforts are met for an enjoyable stay. The dining area has patio doors leading onto the decking area, where you can enjoy the morning sun.

    All local amenities along with some art galleries, cafés, restaurants, pubs and the local swimming pool are within walking distance, and there’s also a climbing wall, the Aros Visitor Centre with cinema, and boat trips available from the harbour.

    The property makes for a convenient base for exploring Skye, including the dramatic scenery of the Trotternish Ridge, Quiraing and the Cuillin mountain range. Combined, Skye’s varied landscape provides ideal walking country for all abilities, from gentle coastal walks to challenging hikes in the Cuillin. Activities available nearby include golf, fishing, pony trekking, paintballing and archery to name but a few. Beach ½ mile. Shop ¼ mile, pub and restaurant 300 yards.

    Ground Floor: 3 steps to entrance. All on the ground floor.
    Living room: With 32" Freesat TV, DVD player, iPod dock and CD player.
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    Dining room: With patio doors leading to decking.
    Kitchen: With breakfast area, electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request. Welcome pack. Large garden with decked area and garden furniture. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.

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  • Lochview

    Glendale, Isle of Skye

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: UYV

    Situated in a spectacular location ideal for a quiet getaway. This most attractively renovated detached crofthouse makes a fine base from which to explore the magic of the Island of Skye. Furnished and fitted to a high standard with bright rooms, the cottage enjoys an elevated position on a small croft. Walking, cycling, climbing, bird watching, and touring Skye and Wester Ross, Plockton and Dornie are a must. There are a number of great eating out places within a short drive including the famous Three Chimney’s restaurant which is approximately 5 miles away. Shops 2 miles.

    Step to entrance. Living room with open fire and rug on wooden floor. Well-equipped kitchen/dining room with ceramic tiled floor and breakfast area. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom.

    • Open fire – coal included
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD (small library)
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Open croftland
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • No smoking

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  • Springburn Cottage

    Fasach, nr. Dunvegan

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: 30413


    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. The island has so much to offer to the outdoor enthusiast, with walking for all levels from The Black Cuillin for the experienced climber to low-level walking. Boat trips are available for spotting sea eagles or the seal colonies and other pursuits include fishing, kayaking, pony trekking and mountain biking. Dunvegan is also only a short drive away where you will find the pristine coral beaches, Dunvegan Castle and Gardens, MacLeod’s Tables and Portree, which is the island’s capital for shopping, restaurants and a cinema in the Aros visitor centre. Beach 1 mile. Shop ½ mile, pub 7 miles and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Utility room. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Ground source underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Small enclosed garden with sitting-out area. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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