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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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  • Kilmuir, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Kilmuir, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    Thatched Croft

    Kilmuir, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Rural Location

    Romantic hideaway

    This charming thatched roofed croft holiday home is an original Skye ’Black...

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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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  • Kilmuir, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Kilmuir, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    Tawmans

    Kilmuir, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: CC511068
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    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Woodburning Stove
    Tawmans is the epitome of a quintessential olde world cottage which has been painstakingly restored and refurbished...
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  • Waternish, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
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    Glenburn House Apt 1

    Waternish, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    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×

    Taigh Mhairi

    Portree, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: CC511053
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    - 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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  • Waternish, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Waternish, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    Woodburn Cottage

    Waternish, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: CC511043
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    - 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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  • Staffin near Portree, Isle of Skye
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    Tigh Cleat

    Staffin near Portree, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: CC511390
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    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Tigh Cleat is a former crofter’s cottage, and now boasts a welcoming and comfortable holiday home. This peaceful...
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  • Broadford, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
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    Seabird Cottage

    Broadford, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Open Fire

    Seabird Cottage enjoys an enviable location just yards from the shores of Broadford Bay and benefits from...

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  • Waternish, Dunvegan, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
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    Epona Cottage

    Waternish, Dunvegan, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: 23157
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    - 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 Broadford, Isle of Skye
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    Taigh Daibhidh

    Kilbride near Broadford, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: CC511456
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    - 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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  • Staffin, Isle of Skye
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    Seascape

    Staffin, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: W42888
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    - 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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  • Staffin, Portree, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
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    The Bothy

    Staffin, Portree, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: CC511003
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    - Coastal Property - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    The Bothy is a beautifully restored and converted farm steading, peacefully situated on the edge of the small...
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