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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
  • Portree, Isle of Skye×

    Fleet Cottage

    Portree, Isle of Skye

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    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Woodburning Stove

    With wonderful views across the bay to the Cuillin mountains, this traditional crofter’s cottage nestles on...

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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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  • Kyleakin, Isle of Skye×

    Covesea Cottage

    Kyleakin, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: CC511239
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    Covesea Cottage is a quintessential seaside cottage perched right on the edge of the sea overlooking Kyleakin harbour...
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  • Waternish, Dunvegan, Isle of Skye×

    Epona Cottage

    Waternish, Dunvegan, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: 23157
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire

    Enjoying sea views across open countryside towards the waters of Loch Snizort and the Ascrib Islands, this...

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  • Kilbride, near Portree×

    Braes of Kilbride

    Kilbride, near Portree

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    Ref: UK5070
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Set in a rural location in the crofting township of Kilbride where sheep and cattle roam freely, Braes of Kilbride is...
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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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  • Portree×

    Cornucopia

    Portree

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    Ref: 18565
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Sea View

    Sea views

    Overlooking the entrance to the harbour this cottage style property is one of three in a...

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  • Portree, Isle of Skye×

    Rosendale

    Portree, 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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  • Glendale, Isle of Skye×

    Waterfall Cottage

    Glendale, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: W41676
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire

    Beautiful views

    Nestling against the side of a hill, this cosy, traditional detached holiday cottage...

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  • Uig, Isle of Skye×

    Glenview Cottage

    Uig, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: 18324
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire

    Nestling on the edge of the hillside with beautiful views across the waters of Uig Bay, this lovely cottage is...

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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
    Key Features:
    - 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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  • Kilbride near Broadford×

    Taigh Daibhidh

    Kilbride near Broadford

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    Ref: CC511456
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Taigh Daibhidh is a well-designed detached property; it is spacious and furnished with quality and style to ensure...
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