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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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  • 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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  • Seaforth Cottage

    Portnalong, Carbost, Isle of Skye

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: CC511284
    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 original fireplace. It looks out across the pretty gardens, with mature flowering shrubs, lawns and trees. It is totally secluded and a real asset to the cottage. The kitchen / dining room is modern and well-equipped. There are two pretty bedrooms (the main double bedroom has an attractive inglenook fireplace) and a modern family-sized bathroom. Situated just off a quiet country lane that leads down to Portnalong harbour, on the Minginish Peninsular, the surrounding hills and open countryside make this a walkers, climbers and cyclists paradise. The Cuillin Mountain range and Macleod’s Tables are both within striking distance of the cottage.

    Ground Floor: Property is all on ground floor level, has oil central heating and comprises;
    Lounge: With satellite Freeview TV/DVD, Radio/CD, wood burning stove and lovely exposed stone wall
    Kitchen/Dining: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment, washing machine and dining furniture
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed
    Bedroom 2: With 3ft bunk beds
    Bathroom:With shower over bath, WC and wash basin

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included.Gardens with lawns, patio area and outdoor furniture. Off road parking for 3 cars.

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  • Gavin Maxwell Cottage

    Eilean Ban, Kyleakin, Isle of Skye

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC511152
    Imagine sharing part of a private island and staying in the former home of Gavin Maxwell, author of the classic book "Ring of Bright Water". Gavin Maxwell Cottage on Eilean Ban situated between Kyleankin on Skye and the Kyle of Lochalsh, on the Scottish mainland, has this unique claim to fame. Once only accessible by boat, after the building of the Skye Bridge this former lighthouse keeper’s cottage is now accessed via a private door on the side of the Skye Bridge. Eilean Ban (Gaelic for White Island) is 6 acres of pure heaven with part of it being situated directly under the Skye bridge. Small stone paths meander around the island with colourful shrubs, herbs, heathers and wild grasses covering the hillsides. Gavin Maxwell was one of the foremost authors of wildlife books of the last century, and now his legacy can be enjoyed by all. the island boasts a wonderful array of wildlife. There are frequent sightings of otters, seals and pine martin, as well as occasional dolphins, porpoises, basking sharks and Minke whales, together with an array of seabirds.

    Ground Floor: Property is all at ground floor level, has electric storage heaters and comprises:
    Lounge: With wood burning stove in feature fireplace, Freesat TV, DVD and radio/CD
    Kitchen/Dining Room: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine and dishwasher enjoying stunning views across the sea and islands dotted along the shoreline with an attractive window seat which makes a wonderful vantage point to watch otters, seals and porpoises in the bay.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed
    Bedroom 2: With two single beds
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin
    Disabled toilet: could be used by prior arrangement

    All electricity, bed linen and towels included. First supply of fuel for stove supplied.Property is situated on Eilean Ban, a six acre island accessed via a private gate on the Isle of Skye Bridge. The island comprises of grassy banks, beautiful meandering paths, herb gardens and colourful shrubberies, a private stony beach, a lighthouse and thatched bird hide. Off road car parking spaces for two cars (designated parking place adjoins private gate with short walk down well maintained stone path to the cottage). There is a trollly available for transporting luggage inside the property, please return it to where it belongs. NB: Close proximity to the sea.

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  • Isle View

    Broadford, Isle of Skye

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 28284

    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 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/conservatory with breakfast area. Kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Separate toilet. First floor: 1 twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. 0.5-acre lawned garden with sitting-out area. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Unfenced loch, 50 yards.

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  • Fleet Cottage

    Portree, Isle of Skye

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: UVA

    With wonderful views across the bay to the Cuillin mountains, this traditional crofter’s cottage nestles on the shores of Loch Portree and offers spacious accommodation. Built around 1850, it has been lovingly restored, with the living room and kitchen situated on the first floor to take advantage of the fine views. Set just feet away from the lapping shores of the loch, the views can also be savoured from the seating area of the attractive terraced garden, which is reached by a steep path. Altogether a peaceful, yet central location – being just 5-minutes’ walk from the town centre. Shops 1/2 mile.

    Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Living room with multi-fuel stove, feature painted stone wall and door to garden. Modern fitted kitchen/dining room. Utility. Both first floor rooms with coombed ceilings.

    • Multi-fuel stove – initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full NSH, bed linen and towels included
    • TV
    • Video (small library)
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Small terraced garden with furniture
    • Loch frontage
    • Parking
    • No smoking
    • NB: 20 steep steps in garden

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  • Braes of Kilbride

    Kilbride, near Portree

    Grade
    4
    2
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    Ref: UK5070
    Set in a rural location in the crofting township of Kilbride where sheep and cattle roam freely, Braes of Kilbride is a spacious, well-appointed, detached holiday home, which offers an ideal base for a family getaway. It is a short walk to Loch Slapin, a sea loch, and the lovely bay of Camus Malaig, with stunning views of the Small Isles, Blaven and The Cuillin; a range of black, rocky mountains in the distance. From this bay, there is a well-known circular walk, which passes through the deserted villages of Borreraig and Suishnish. These villages were abandoned during the Highland Clearances. High Pasture Cave is also within walking distance from Braes of Kilbride.


    The area has so much to offer with an abundance of wildlife, including buzzards, golden and sea eagles, otters, red deer and much more. Boat trips from Elgol will take you into Loch Coruisk in the heart of The Cuillin mountain range; this impressive loch is the spiritual heartland of the island and has been voted by the National Geographic as one of the top ten most beautiful places in the world. Marine life such as porpoises, seals, dolphins and whales are frequently seen on the boat trips from Elgol. For outdoor enthusiasts, activities nearby include hill walking, fishing, boat trips, kayaking and pony trekking, as well as the opportunity to discover the many restaurants, as well as the arts and crafts galleries.


    Broadford is the nearest town with facilities like a post office, chemists, a hospital, garage, pubs, shops and restaurants, as well as spectacular views across the mainland and the Applecross Peninsula. There are many high quality places to eat in the local area and in Portree, the mainland town on the island. So come and enjoy a week at Braes of Kilbride for a relaxing time, and to be awestruck by the dramatic scenery. Shop and pub 4 miles, restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground Floor: All on the ground floor.
    Living room: With wood burner, 32" Freesat TV and DVD player.
    Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Large gravelled sitting-out area with garden furniture. Natural grounds. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.

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  • Trean Apartment

    near Uig, Isle of Skye

    Grade
    4
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: CC511431
    Trean Apartment is a bright, spacious and comfortable holiday property located on a working croft. Situated in the crofting township of Linicro, the area is linked to the historic legend of Prince Charlie and Flora MacDonald, as they landed on the headland when Prince Charlie was fleeing from government troops. Flora MacDonald is buried in Kilmuir cemetery beside the Museum of Island Life, a short distance from Trean Apartment. The dramatic landscape of the Quiraing is excellent for hillwalking and the Staffin Museum is a must, as it contains an excellent collection of local geological and fossil specimens. The village of Uig is a short drive, where you will find restaurants, a local brewery and pottery centre. It is also the main ferry terminal for travelling to the Isle of Harris, Isle of Lewis and the Uists. The Faerie Glen is an excellent place to take children, the glen’s geological formations are most fascinating. Portree, the island’s capital, is only 20 minute’s drive away, where you will find restaurants, gift shops, a swimming pool, climbing wall and boat trips. There is so much to discover throughout the island so what are you waiting for? Come and be amazed by the dramatic scenery and seascapes.

    First Floor: The property is all on the first floor, has underfloor ground source heating and comprises:
    Lounge/dining room: With wooden floor and 48" Smart TV.
    Kitchen: With wooden floor, electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.
    Bedroom 3: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With bath, shower and WC.

    All heating, electric, bed linen and towels included. Wi-Fi. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. No smoking.

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  • Covesea Cottage

    Kyleakin, Isle of Skye

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC511239
    Covesea Cottage is a quintessential seaside cottage perched right on the edge of the sea overlooking Kyleakin harbour with hills beyond. Originally a fisherman’s  cottage, this pretty detached stone cottage has been completely renovated and extended in recent years. It now provides bright, spacious and modern accommodation for four in a superb setting. The main living area is open plan. The lounge area has deep leather sofas, an open fire and a warm, homely ambience. The kitchen/dining area is separated by a low dividing wall with ship’s wheel providing an interesting focal point, in keeping with the surroundings. Large picture windows look out across the bay. With small fishing boats and craft bobbing in the foreground, the remnants of an historic castle on a wee island in view, and hills and mountains beyond, it is a constantly moving picture - much better than any television can provide! There are two good sized bedrooms and a modern bathroom with Jacuzzi bath. The cottage gardens are a real delight. The owner is an enthusiastic and talented gardener and this is reflected in the lovely shrubs and plants that are interspersed amongst the shingle. South facing and sheltered, it is an ideal spot to sit and admire the views.

    Ground Floor: Property has LPG central heating and comprises:
    Open plan Lounge/diner/kitchen enjoying amazing views across the bay with harbour in foreground and island with castle in background
    Lounge Area: With open fire, HD+ TV with satellite sky package, DVD, radio/CD/music system and Wi-fi facility available.
    Dining Area: With dining furniture for four
    Kitchen Area: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine (located in under-stairs cupboard)

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With two single beds. Bedroom 2: With king size bed, TV and DVD
    Bathroom: With Jacuzzi bath, separate shower enclosure, WC and wash basin.

    All gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. First supply of fuel for open fire provided. Wi-fi facility.Cottage style gardens (not fully enclosed). Off road parking for 1 large car or 2 small cars. NB: Front garden adjoins water front, separated by low wall and there is a small burn adjoining. Please note the property is not suitable for children under 5 or babies. Old children may be welcome, please advise ages on booking.

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  • Distellery Croft Cottage

    Carbost, Isle of Skye

    Grade
    4
    2
    3
    2
    Ref: W8192

    Superb loch views

    On an elevated site enjoying fabulous views over the village of Carbost to Loch Harport and the hills beyond, is this modern, detached bungalow, well-equipped and furnished to a good standard. There is decking around the property so that views can be fully enjoyed. Skye is renowned for its climbing, walking, distillery and peaceful and tranquil holidays. Visit one of the many historical sites and museums, or simply enjoy the breathtaking scenery of this enchanted isle. With fishing, sailing and cycling all available locally this is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts. Shop and pub 0.5 miles, restaurant 0.75 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with patio doors. Dining room. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin with en-suite shower room with toilet. Bathroom with toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Freezer. Patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars).

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  • Epona Cottage

    Waternish, Dunvegan, Isle of Skye

    Grade
    4
    2
    3
    1
    Ref: 23157

    Enjoying sea views across open countryside towards the waters of Loch Snizort and the Ascrib Islands, this traditional former croft house makes the ideal base for a holiday visiting this lovely island and the scenic west coast. Wonderful area for walking, climbing, road/mountain biking, kayaking, wild swimming, diving or snorkelling, sailing and fishing. Whisky distilleries, beachcombing, castles and watching the wildlife are amongst the variety of interests this beautiful island has to offer. Sea eagles, corncrakes, otters, dolphins, minke whales and basking sharks are some of the visitors to this area. A free-standing telescope is also provided for your further enjoyment. Shops and traditional live music 13 miles, sea food restaurant and pub 5 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room with wooden floor. 1 step up to kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin (zip and link).

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. DVD and small library. CD with small library. Large book library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Large, enclosed natural garden. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: Slopes in the garden.

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  • Blossom Brae

    Ard Roag, by Dunvegan

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: W42905

    Enjoying views across open countryside towards the waters of Loch Varkasaig, this detached property has been furnished and equipped to a good standard to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable holiday. Surrounded by stunning scenery, miles of rugged coastline and unspoilt beaches, it is in a peaceful setting - the perfect place in which to unwind. It is a short drive to the village of Dunvegan with its historic castle and lovely coral beach. Slightly further is the colourful town of Portree. Shops and pubs 2 miles, restaurant 0.5 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen with granite floor. Utility room. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (four poster) with en-suite shower room and toilet with limestone floor, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Oil central heating, underfloor heating (in bathrooms), bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine in utility. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Ample parking. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Sea Loch View

    Uig, Isle of Skye

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: SYYP

    Enjoying a fabulous elevated position overlooking Uig Bay, Sea Loch View is a spacious, tastefully presented detached holiday property. With floor-to-ceiling glass in the living room, dining room and kitchen, guests can watch the ever changing scenery unfold. Within easy walking distance of local amenities and 10 minutes’ walk from the ferry terminal for the Outer Hebrides. The Trotternish Ridge, Fairy Glen and Ben Edra are within walking distance with the spectacular Quiraing and the sandy beach in Staffin a short drive. Shops 500 yards, pub and restaurant 400 yards.

    Utility. Study. Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room (double cubicle) and toilet. First floor: Large living/dining room with wood-burning stove, balcony, wooden floor and well-equipped kitchen area. Separate toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full central heating (underfloor on ground floor), bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • TV
    • DVD (small library)
    • CD (small library)
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Garden with furniture
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • No smoking
    • NB: Steps in garden

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