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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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  • Hirta

    Glendale, Isle of Skye

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: UTG

    Well-placed on the hillside to enjoy magnificent coastal views across the sea to the Outer Hebrides, and untouched by the rapid development of this corner of the island, this delightful detached holiday property is an ideal retreat to unwind and relax at any time of year. Standing alone and accessed by a track, it has beautiful sunsets over the sea, castles to explore; while the distant hills of Harris make for a memorable stay. There are boat trips to enjoy and many fine restaurants nearby, including the famous ‘Three Chimneys’ (5 miles away). Shops 2 miles.

    Wide steps to main entrance and decking. Spacious living/dining room with wood-burning stove, rugs on wooden floor and patio doors to decking. Kitchen. Shower room with toilet. Open-tread stairs to first floor: Double bedroom (5ft bed). Twin bedroom. Both with Velux windows, rugs on wooden floor, vaulted ceilings. Splendid views from all rooms. Bathroom with corner bath, toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove – logs included
    • Electricity, electricity rads, bed linen and towels included
    • Two TVs (satellite)
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Freezer
    • Decking area, furniture
    • Natural unspoilt pastureland
    • Parking (2 cars)
    • NB: Drops in garden, pastureland leads to clifftop/sea

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  • Fir Tree Cottage

    Staffin

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 30701


    Fir Tree Cottage is a spacious holiday property located in one of the most scenic areas on the Isle of Skye. Enjoy uninterrupted views over Staffin Bay, Flodigarry Island and the Torridon Mountains. This secluded property is an ideal place to get away and relax. Within the twin bedroom there is an additional TV for DVD use only. The area has plenty to offer outdoor enthusiasts. The Trotternish Ridge, The Old Man of Storr and Quiraing offer some excellent walking, or Staffin Bay is only a short distance away, where you can enjoy a peaceful stroll along the pristine beach. An abundance of wildlife such as eagles, fulmars, kestrels, otters, deer and so much more can be found in the area. The Staffin Museum is a must, it contains some excellent collections of local geological and fossil specimens. Visit historic sites, castles, gardens and a whisky distillery, or there are boat trips, pony trekking and kayaking available. Beach 200 yards. Shop 100 yards, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with wooden floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Multi-fuel burner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. 55" satellite Smart TV (movies and sports package). DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Lawned garden with sitting-out area. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. No smoking.

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  • Gleniffer House

    Portree, Isle of Skye

    Grade
    4
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: SPPQ

    This three-storey, stone Georgian house is in a magnificent seafront location with a garden to the beach, and enjoys wonderful panoramic views over Portree Bay to the Isle of Raasay, the Cuillins and the surrounding hills. It has been decorated, furnished and equipped to a very high standard with period furniture and original works of art. Great attention has been paid to ensure guests can enjoy their holiday to the maximum in a comfortable home from home. All rooms enjoy stunning views over the sea; from your bed, watch the yachts and fishing boats sailing in and out of the bay. It is not unusual to see dolphins and seals and a great variety of birdlife. Children can comb the beach for treasures and crabs! The bay and the local pub were one of the film sets for the popular film ‘Made of Honour’. Dine al fresco in the seafront garden or just relax watching the constantly changing views, or set off on one of several walks around the coastline. Set in a peaceful yet central location, Gleniffer House is just a few minutes’ walk from the charming, quiet town centre with a large selection of shops, many with handcrafted products, pubs and a variety of excellent restaurants serving local produce and seafood. Sea trips - whether it is to see the wide variety of wildlife including the sea eagles, or to fish, - are available on the doorstep. Mountain biking, climbing, horse riding, golf and kayaking are also available. The swimming pool and leisure centre/gym are within walking distance. Skye is the walkers’ and climbers’ paradise, from the Cuillin Mountains to coastal walks. Portree is ideally placed to visit all parts of the Isle – Dunvegan Castle and the coral beach, Waternish Peninsula, Armadale ‘The garden of Skye’, the majestic scenery of the Trotternish Peninsula, Talisker Distillery, or take a boat ride through the Cuillins. From Uig, visit the Outer Isles of Harris, Lewis and Uist, whilst magnificent scenery, unspoilt beaches, castles and ancient brochs are just a taste of the wide diversity of things to see and do on Skye. Shop 50 yards, pub 100 yards.

    Large living room with large bay window overlooking Portree bay. Dining room/well equipped kitchen with oil Aga (for cooking) and quarry-tiled floor, also with sea views. Study. Utility. First floor: Two double bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom with toilet. Second floor: Twin bedroom (for alternative sleeping). Shower room with toilet.

    • Electricity, oil, full NSH, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • TV
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Oil Aga
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Small, enclosed garden and furniture
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • No smoking
    • NB: Small wall in garden overlooking harbour

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  • Green Hill

    Kilmaluig, Isle of Skye

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: CC511329
    Set in its own rural garden grounds in an elevated position above Aird Bay in the spectacular north of Skye, Green Hill is a traditional croft cottage. Accessed via its own track and with wonderful views across the sea, it offers peace and seclusion in a superb setting. Green Hill has a large kitchen/dining room with AGA cooker (owners charge an extra £30 per week for use due to high running oil costs). There is also a modern electric cooker in the adjoining kitchen annexe. The bright, modern conservatory extension doubles as the main lounge. With feature open fireplace and superb views from all angles, it is a delightful room to sit and enjoy the stunning sunsets this area is renowned for, as well as the ever changing seascape. There are two attractive bedrooms on the first floor and with a bathroom and a shower room; the cottage is ideal for two couples or a family of four. Just 300 yards away is Aird Bay and harbour. A delightful spot to enjoy a waterside walk, fish from the rocks or even launch your own boat from the old fishing boat slipway.

    Ground Floor: Property has oil central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/Conservatory: With open fire, satellite Free view TV, DVD and radio/CD. Stunning views across the bay
    Kitchen/Diner: With electric cooker (plus AGA for visitor’s use if required with additional cost of £30 per week), microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine
    Library/Map Room: With table and easy chairs
    Shower Room: With shower cubicle, WC and wash basin

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed and one single bed (room suitable for sleeps 2 only)
    Bedroom 2: With double bed
    Bathroom: With bath, WC and wash basin

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included.Enclosed large gardens. Off road parking for 3 cars.

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  • Taigh Daibhidh

    Kilbride near Broadford

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: CC511456
    Taigh Daibhidh is a well-designed detached property; it is spacious and furnished with quality and style to ensure all comforts are met for an enjoyable stay. It is situated in the crofting township of Kilbride, where sheep and cattle roam freely.
    It is a short walk to Loch Slapin, a sea loch, and the lovely bay of Camus Malag, with stunning views of the Small Isles, Blaven and the black Cuillin hills in the distance. From this bay, there is a well-known circular walk, which passes through the deserted villages of Borreraig and Susinish. These villages were abandoned during the Highland Clearances. High Pasture Cave is also within walking distance from Taigh Daibhidh.
    The red Cuillin hills are visible from the house. The area has so much to offer with an abundance of wildlife, including buzzards, golden and sea eagles, otters, red deer and so much more. Boat trips from Elgol will take you into Loch Coruisk in the heart of the Cullin mountain range; this impressive loch is the spiritual heartland of the island and has been voted by 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.
    Skye has so much to offer for the outdoor enthusiast, with activities such as hill walking, fishing, boat trips, kayaking and pony trekking, as well as the opportunity to discover the many art/craft galleries and restaurants. So come and enjoy a week at Taigh Daibhidh for a relaxing time, and to be awestruck by the dramatic scenery.
    Broadford is the nearest town with facilities and has a post office, chemists, hospital, garage, pubs, shops and restaurants, as well as spectacular views across to the mainland and the Applecross Peninsula. There are many high quality places to eat in the local area and in Portree, the main town on the island. Shop, pub and restaurant 4 miles.

    Ground Floor: The property is all on the ground floor
    Open plan living space: Spacious with wooden floor.
    Living area: With wood burner, 42" Freesat TV and DVD player.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Sun room: With 22" Freesat TV.
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed, Freesat TV and en-suite with large shower and toilet.
    Bedroom 2: With king size bed and Freesat TV.
    Bathroom: With bath, large shower and toilet

    Underfloor air source heating, underfloor heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack. Enclosed garden with decking, sitting-out area and furniture. Ample parking. No smoking. Please note:- No children under 10 years old.

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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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  • 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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  • Linicro Cottage

    Linicro, Isle of Skye

    Grade
    4
    2
    3
    1
    Ref: W3849

    Lovely views

    This compact, roadside, detached cottage is well furnished and offers excellent value for money. Situated on the most northerly road on the ’Winged Island’, enjoying lovely views, the holiday property is just 1.5 miles from Uig - the Western Isles Ferry Terminal. Boats for sightseeing or fishing can be hired in Uig. Flora MacDonald’s grave and various museums are close by, as is an outdoor centre where bikes, canoes and wind surfing boards can be hired. Enjoy walking or climbing the jagged peaks of the Quirang. Linicro is a crofting community on the Trotternish Peninsula, the owner’s croft reaches up to the hills behind. Shop, pub and restaurant 1.5 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with laminate floor. Dining room/kitchen with laminate floor. First floor: 2 double bedrooms. Shower room with toilet. Some rooms with beams.

    Electric coal-effect fire in living room included. Convector heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Freesat TV. Video and small library. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Garden with furniture. Ample parking.

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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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  • Waterfall Cottage

    Glendale, Isle of Skye

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W41676

    Beautiful views

    Nestling against the side of a hill, this cosy, traditional detached holiday cottage enjoys wonderful views across the scattered community of Glendale and on towards the sea. Relax in front of the open fire or sit outside to enjoy the tranquil surroundings and watch the magnificent sunsets. Set in an ideal location for walking, climbing, mountain biking, boat trips and much more. Visit Neist Point with its stunning views, or the historic Dunvegan Castle. The famous Three Chimneys Restaurant is just a short drive away. Lots to see and do for all the family. Shop and restaurant 0.25 miles, pub 8 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Video and small library. DVD and small library. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Lawned garden and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Braes of Kilbride

    Kilbride, near Portree

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    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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  • The Croft House

    Milovaig, Glendale, Isle of Skye

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: SKKW

    With outstanding views over the waters of Loch Pooltiel towards Dunvegan Head and the Outer Isles, this detached former croft house has been lovingly restored to provide a high standard of holiday accommodation. With direct access to miles of unrestricted croftland bounded by dramatic sea cliffs and unspoilt beaches, it makes an ideal base for exploring the many memorable delights of Skye or just watching the ever-changing scenery. Easy travelling to the famous Cuillin mountains, Talisker Distillery, Dunvegan Castle and the picturesque, bustling main town of Portree. A day trip to the west coast of the mainland with fabulous scenery is not to be missed. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 8 miles.

    Living room with open fire. Dining room. Well-equipped kitchen. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with toilet.

    • Open fire - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full electric central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • Two TVs (one Freesat, one Freeview)
    • DVD (small library)
    • CD (small library)
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Large, enclosed garden with furniture
    • Parking (for 3 cars)
    • Ground floor
      facilities
    • No smoking

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