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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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  • The Studio At Ebbtide

    Dunan, Isle of Skye

    Grade
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    Ref: CC511219
    The Studio at Ebbtide is the epitome of the word "bijou". The dictionary defines bijou as "small and elegant" and this aptly describes this delightful studio apartment for two. It is superbly situated close to the sea shore. This ground floor apartment is completely self contained, with its own separate access and private gardens. The accommodation is open plan, with the bedroom and living area separated from the kitchen by a small dividing wall. This bright, modern room is beautifully presented, with colour coordinated soft furnishings and a super king sized zip and link bed which convert to two single beds if preferred. There are spectacular views through the French windows that look out across the sea to the hills and mountains beyond. The bathroom is spacious with full sized bath with shower over. The entrance door opens onto a pretty garden with shrubs and a patio area with picnic table and chairs, and vistas of the sea loch, hills and mountains beyond.  It is located in the small hamlet of Dunan, 51/2 miles from Broadford. This thriving village, overlooking Broadford Bay, has an excellent selection of amenities. There are a number of restaurants, bars and cafes as well as a good selection of shops - from interesting individual stores to a larger supermarket. The local area is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. Dolphins, seals and otters have been spotted in the bay below the apartment. There is a small track that leads down to the shoreline below and visitors are welcome to launch canoes and other small craft here. There is also a boatyard just 1/2 mile away where sailing and motor boats can be hired. There are wonderful walks direct from the property across the hills and into the mountains. There is also an excellent golf course open to visitors just a short drive away. The Studio at Ebbtide is ideally situated for exploring the whole of this magical isle. To the north is Portree, the "capital" of Skye. Here brightly painted cottages cluster round the active harbour where some of the finest fish restaurants can be found. This bustling, atmospheric town boasts an excellent selection of interesting local shops, together with bars, restaurants and cafes. There is a superb leisure centre which is open to visitors. It has a 25 metre swimming pool, a climbing wall, gym and a number of indoor sports. Just a short trip south is Sleat, known as "the garden of Skye". Nearby Armadale Castle is well worth a visit. Seat of the Clan Donald, it boasts superb gardens and grounds set in 20,000 acres, as well as a fascinating museum. A ferry also sails from Armadale harbour across to Mallaig on the western mainland, a truly memorable day out. Surrounded by miles of breathtaking coastline, with awe inspiring mountain ranges, magical castles and historical sites, the visitor is spoilt for choice.

    Ground Floor: Property is all at ground floor level and has gas central heating and comprises:
    Open plan living area with lounge/bedroom/dining/kitchen
    Lounge/Bedroom Area: With satellite Free view TV, DVD, radio/CD, two seater sofa and two single beds which can zip n link to make 6ft super king size bed if preferred. French windows over look the gardens with stunning views of the sea loch and mountains beyond.
    A low wall divides
    Kitchen/Dining Area: With two ring electric hob, microwave/combination grill and fridge with ice box.
    Bathroom:With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair available. Laundry service is available on request, drying facilities. Wifi available.Garden with patio area, BBQ and furniture with path leading directly down to lochside. Storage for bicycles etc in garage. Off road parking for 1 car.

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  • Beaton’s Croft

    Kilmuir, nr. Uig

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
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    Ref: 29899


    There is no better place from which to explore the enchanting Isle of Skye than an original thatched cottage, set in a crofting township. ’A’-listed for its historic importance, and nestled in a landscape of rolling hills and Hebridean views, Beaton’s Croft is a dream hideaway from everyday life. Superb views across to the Isles of Harris, Lewis and North Uist are the icing on the cake of this authentic historic croft. Skye combines spectacular mountains, views to make the heart soar, and a rich heritage of historically significant events to enthral visitors of any age, from every part of the world. The awe-inspiring peaks of the Cuillin mountains rise at the centre and provide some of the most challenging walking and climbing in Britain. Seafood is abundant and world-class cuisine is available at the famous Three Chimneys restaurant. In Portree, just over 20 miles away you’ll find most amenities. Kilmuir is the burial site for Flora MacDonald, who escorted Bonnie Prince Charlie ’over the sea to Skye’, while Dunvegan Castle holds more than 800 years of dramatic island history within its walls. Beach ½ mile. Shop, pub and restaurant 6 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 1 twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Enclosed sitting-out area. Parking (2 cars). Pets to be kept on a lead at all times - sheep country. No smoking.

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  • Glenburn House Apt 2

    Waternish, Isle of Skye

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: CC511341
    Glenburn House Apt 2 occupies half of the first floor of Glenburn House, a traditional croft cottage set in 12 acres of croft land that leads down to the shoreline. This small but cosy apartment is an ideal base for couples. It is 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. 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 breakfast bar. The bedroom has stunning views across the sea from the skylight window. A small shower room completes the picture.

    First Floor: The accommodation 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 there is no TV signal). Radio/CD and WI FI
    Dining area (within kitchen):  with breakfast bar seating 3
    Kitchen area:  with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with icebox
    Bedroom 1:  with double bed
    Shower room:  with shower cubicle, 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 included.  Bed linen and towels supplied. 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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  • Beinne Na Greine

    Portree, Isle of Skye

    Grade
    2
    1
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    Ref: CC511098
    Beinne Na Greine is a pretty single storey detached cottage situated in a quiet no through road, yet only a short walk to the centre of Portree, the ’capital’ town on the beautiful Isle of Skye. Named after a favourite hill walk of the owner just a stone’s throw from the cottage, Beinn Na Greine offers very spacious accommodation for two people in a lovely setting. The main lounge looks out across the pretty garden grounds, with lawns, flower beds and shrubs, backing onto woodland. The sound of running water from the tumbling river below adds to its charm and ambience. There is a woodland/nature walk direct from the property, following the course of the river through to the centre of Portree, just 1/4 mile away.

    Ground Floor: The property is all on ground floor level with electric storage heaters and comprises:
    Lounge: With multi fuel stove, TV/DVD and radio/CD
    Kitchen/Diner: With microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Bedroom: With double bed
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin
    Small Shower Room:  With shower, WC and wash basin

    All electricty, bed linen and towels included. Fuel for stove not provided.Garden backing onto woodland with a tumbling burn. Lockable shed suitable for storage of cycles and outdoor equipment. Off road parking for 2 cars.

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  • Skylark Cottage

    Upper Breakish, Isle of Skye

    Grade
    2
    1
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    1
    Ref: CC511269
    Skylark Cottage is a picture perfect thatched cottage; the epitome of a dream croft cottage on the beautiful Isle of Skye. It is set in its own pretty garden grounds with stunning views across the sea to the mountains beyond. The cottage has been fully refurbished by its current owners and provides an ideal romantic getaway for couples in a superb setting. The main accommodation is open-plan. The lounge is accessed from the dining area. This lovely, welcoming room has French doors leading onto a delightful patio area with a picnic table; a wonderful spot to sit and drink in the views and experience the stunning sunsets over the bay. The kitchen is well-equipped, with a separate dining table and chairs. The bedroom, with king size bed is attractively presented. Cottage gardens surround the property, mainly laid to lawn with flowering shrubs, bounded by original dry stone-walls. Situated in the small hamlet of Upper Breakish, just 5 miles from the Skye bridge, it is an ideal location for exploring the whole the Isle of Skye and beyond.

    Ground Floor: Property is all on ground floor level has electric heaters and comprises:
    Lounge: With satellite Freeview TV, DVD/CD player with sound system. French doors open onto garden and patio area; superb views across the sea to islands, hills and mountains.
    Kitchen/Diner: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer and radio.
    Bedroom: With king size bed.
    Shower Room: With electric shower, WC and wash basin.

    All electricity, bed linen and towels included.Garden with patio area and picnic table. Ample road parking for 2 cars.

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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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  • Taigh Mhairi

    Portree, Isle of Skye

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: CC511053
    Taigh Mhairi is a detached single storey cottage set in lovely fully enclosed gardens backing onto woodland, with a river below. It is situated in a quiet backwater on a no through road close to the centre of Portree. Taigh Mhairi (Gaelic for Mhairi’s house) is named after the owner’s mother whose ancestors have lived on Skye for many generations. The property boasts a large lounge/dining room with an attractive open fire as its focal point. The pretty bedrooms and bright modern kitchen and bathroom all combine to offer a beautifully presented cottage with a real homely feel.

    Ground Floor: Property is all at ground level, has electric heaters and comprises:
    Entrance lobby/boat room: With space for outdoor wear.
    Lounge/Diner: With open fire and electric fire (when open fire not in use), sky TV Free sat, DVD, radio/CD and wi-fi facility.
    Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, dishwasher and washer/dryer
    Bedroom 1: With double bed
    Bedroom 2: With two single beds
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

    All electricity, bed linen and towels included. First basket of logs supplied. Cot and high chair available.Collapsible wire dog pens available. Enclosed garden with picnic table and bench backing onto woodland that leads down to the river. Off road parking for 3 cars.

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  • Seabird Cottage

    Broadford, Isle of Skye

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: SHHD

    Seabird Cottage enjoys an enviable location just yards from the shores of Broadford Bay and benefits from magnificent views across the water towards the mountains of the west coast mainland as well as overlooking eight offshore islands as well as the magnificent mountains of the Wester Ross mainland. Just a few minutes’ walking distance from the heart of the village, with its variety of amenities including pubs and restaurants, the single-storey holiday cottage is ideally placed for touring this lovely island. For the outdoor enthusiast, walking, climbing in the Cuillins and mountain biking are just a few of the many activities. For the less energetic, just relax and watch the abundance of wildlife to be seen from the cottage. Shops ¼ mile, pub 100 yards.

    Ramp to entrance. Open-plan living/dining room with open fire, wooden floor, patio doors, well-equipped kitchen area. Utility room. Two double bedrooms, one (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, one zip and link, can be twin. Bathroom with whirlpool bath, shower cubicle and toilet (suits partially disabled).

    • Open fire - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Cot
    • High chair
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD (small library)
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Small garden with furniture
    • Parking (2 cars)
    • Ground floor facilities
    • No smoking
    • NB: Garden leads to shore

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  • The Bothy

    Staffin, Portree, Isle of Skye

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: CC511003
    The Bothy is a beautifully restored and converted farm steading, peacefully situated on the edge of the small crofting village of Staffin. Nestling at the base of the spectacular Quiraing mountain range and overlooking the isles of Staffin and Flodigarry, The Bothy offers a high standard of accommodation in a superb setting. The original solid stone walls, high ceilings and traditional slate roof are complemented by the tastefully restored modern interior, including large corner shower, modern kitchen and a welcoming wood burning stove in the lounge.

    Ground Floor: Property has electric storage heating and comprises:
    Lounge/Diner: With wood burning stove, TV with free view, DVD and radio/CD player.
    Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With 5ft bed plus occasional child’s bed if required.
    Bedroom 2:  With two single beds.
    Shower room: With corner shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included.  No smoking please. Pets welcome.Patio area to the rear with garden furniture and BBQ. The owner has 2 play areas for children, the shed (in the summer) and the field behind the property where they can play football. Use of tennis nets. Off road parking for 5+ cars.

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  • Tigh Cleat

    Staffin near Portree

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
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    Ref: CC511390
    Tigh Cleat is a former crofter’s cottage, and now boasts a welcoming and comfortable holiday home. This peaceful and tranquil place is an ideal place to ’get away from it all’. The cottage is amidst some of the most dramatic and breathtaking scenery in Skye, nestled beneath the Trotternish Ridge which features The Old Man of Storr and famous Quiraing Rock formations. This area offers some of the best walking on Skye just from your doorstep. Sartle is a crofting township where you will find sheep and cattle grazing, and hay making in the traditional ways. Staffin Bay is only a short distance away, where you can enjoy a peaceful stroll along the pristine beach overlooking the Sound of Raasay. An abundance of wildlife can be seen in the area, including eagles, fulmars, kestrels, otters, deer and so much more. Sea angling and loch fishing is also available at Staffin Bay or Storr Lochs (licence required). The Staffin Museum is a must as it contains excellent collections of local geological and fossil specimens. There is so much to discover throughout the island - visit historic sites, castles, brochs, gardens, whisky distilleries, boat trips, pony trekking, kayaking, or just come and be amazed at the dramatic scenery and seascapes.

    Ground Floor: The property is all on the ground floor, has Economy 7 central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/dining room: With multi-fuel burner, 32" Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Lounge 2: With 22" Freeview TV, iPod dock, CD/radio and games.
    Kitchen: Galley style with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath and WC.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for multi-fuel burner provided. Travel cot and highchair. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Two pet’s free of charge. No smoking. NB: Access is via a private road.

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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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  • Clova

    Portree, Isle of Skye

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: CC511422
    Clova is set within its own private and secluded garden in a residential area of Portree, with all the facilities within walking distance. Portree is the main town for shopping, with many restaurants, craft shops, boat or fishing trips for spotting sea eagles or the seal colonies, swimming pool and climbing wall, plus Aros Visitor Centre, which has various live performances and cinema. The Isle of Skye has so much to offer the outdoor enthusiast, with walking for all levels, from The Cuillin for the experienced climber and Old Man of Storr, to low level coastal walks. Kayaking, pony trekking, mountain biking and more are available locally. There are many cultural and historic places to visit, inlcuding Dunvegan Castle, Museum of Island Life, Clan Donald Centre, Talisker Distillery and so much more.

    Ground Floor: The property is all on the ground floor, has Economy 7 heating and comprises:
    Lounge/dining room: With electric coal-effect fire, 22" Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer and washer/dryer.
    Bedroom 1: With double four poster bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath and WC.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack. Enclosed patio with sitting-out area. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store on request. No smoking.

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