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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
  • Carbost, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Carbost, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    Otter Lodge

    Carbost, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: CC511188
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Otter Lodge is the perfect location for couples. This superbly - presented pied a terre is situated right on the edge of...
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  • Dunan, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Dunan, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    The Studio At Ebbtide

    Dunan, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: CC511219
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    The Studio at Ebbtide is the epitome of the word "bijou". The dictionary defines bijou as "small and elegant" and this...
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  • Portree, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Portree, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    Lochsie

    Portree, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: SKKY
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    This beautifully presented, cosy holiday cottage enjoys a peaceful setting linked to Peinmore House, 2 miles from...

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  • Kilmuir, near Uig, Isle of Skye
    Kilmuir, near Uig, Isle of Skye×

    Lawries Cottage

    Kilmuir, near Uig, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: W8522
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile

    Wonderful open views

    This romantic, detached, thatched hideaway situated on the northern coast of the island is...

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

    Dalzie

    Portree, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: CC511144
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Occupying a wing of a beautiful and historic former Manse house, Dalzie provides immaculately presented and very...
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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×

    Fleet Cottage

    Portree, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: UVA
    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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  • Broadford, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Broadford, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    Seabird Cottage

    Broadford, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: SHHD
    Key Features:
    - 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, 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
    Key Features:
    - 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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  • Kilbride, near Portree, Isle of Skye
    Kilbride, near Portree, Isle of Skye×

    Braes of Kilbride

    Kilbride, near Portree, Isle of Skye

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

    Mountain View

    Achachork, Portree, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: CC511339
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Mountain View is a traditional croft cottage that has been completely updated and refurbished and now provides brand...
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  • Portree, Isle of Skye
    Portree, Isle of Skye×

    Cornucopia

    Portree, Isle of Skye

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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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