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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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108 cottages are available
  • Portree, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Portree, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    Beinne Na Greine

    Portree, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: CC511098
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Beinne Na Greine is a pretty single storey detached cottage situated in a quiet no through road, yet only a short walk to...
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  • 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
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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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  • 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
    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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  • 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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    Ref: 17488
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire

    Built in the mid 1800s this splendid little church has been restored and furnished to a good standard. It has...

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  • 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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    Ref: CC511423
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View
    Birdsong Cabin, as the name suggests, is set in a tranquil and peaceful setting so you can truly enjoy the dawn chorus...
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  • Waternish, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Waternish, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    Glenburn House Apt 1

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

    Rosendale

    Portree, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: UK5139
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Rosendale is a charming semi-detached property in a quiet residential area of Portree. Deceptively spacious and...
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  • Staffin, Isle of Skye
    Staffin, Isle of Skye×

    Seascape

    Staffin, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: W42888
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Nestling against the side of a small hillock, this holiday property with grass roof enjoys a secluded setting,...

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  • Glendale, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Glendale, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    Lochview

    Glendale, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Rural Location - Open Fire

    Situated in a spectacular location ideal for a quiet getaway. This most attractively renovated detached crofthouse...

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

    Blossom Brae

    Ard Roag, by Dunvegan, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: W42905
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - 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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  • Carbost, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Carbost, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    Distellery Croft Cottage

    Carbost, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: W8192
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property

    Superb loch views

    On an elevated site enjoying fabulous views over the village of Carbost to Loch Harport and...

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  • Portree, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Portree, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    Clova

    Portree, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: CC511422
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities
    Clova is set within its own private and secluded garden in a residential area of Portree, with all the facilities...
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