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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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  • Trean Apartment

    near Uig, Isle of Skye

    Grade
    4
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: CC511431
    Trean Apartment is a bright, spacious and comfortable holiday property located on a working croft. Situated in the crofting township of Linicro, the area is linked to the historic legend of Prince Charlie and Flora MacDonald, as they landed on the headland when Prince Charlie was fleeing from government troops. Flora MacDonald is buried in Kilmuir cemetery beside the Museum of Island Life, a short distance from Trean Apartment. The dramatic landscape of the Quiraing is excellent for hillwalking and the Staffin Museum is a must, as it contains an excellent collection of local geological and fossil specimens. The village of Uig is a short drive, where you will find restaurants, a local brewery and pottery centre. It is also the main ferry terminal for travelling to the Isle of Harris, Isle of Lewis and the Uists. The Faerie Glen is an excellent place to take children, the glen’s geological formations are most fascinating. Portree, the island’s capital, is only 20 minute’s drive away, where you will find restaurants, gift shops, a swimming pool, climbing wall and boat trips. There is so much to discover throughout the island so what are you waiting for? Come and be amazed by the dramatic scenery and seascapes.

    First Floor: The property is all on the first floor, has underfloor ground source heating and comprises:
    Lounge/dining room: With wooden floor and 48" Smart TV.
    Kitchen: With wooden floor, electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.
    Bedroom 3: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With bath, shower and WC.

    All heating, electric, bed linen and towels included. Wi-Fi. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. No smoking.

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  • Lochview

    Glendale, Isle of Skye

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: UYV

    Situated in a spectacular location ideal for a quiet getaway. This most attractively renovated detached crofthouse makes a fine base from which to explore the magic of the Island of Skye. Furnished and fitted to a high standard with bright rooms, the cottage enjoys an elevated position on a small croft. Walking, cycling, climbing, bird watching, and touring Skye and Wester Ross, Plockton and Dornie are a must. There are a number of great eating out places within a short drive including the famous Three Chimney’s restaurant which is approximately 5 miles away. Shops 2 miles.

    Step to entrance. Living room with open fire and rug on wooden floor. Well-equipped kitchen/dining room with ceramic tiled floor and breakfast area. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom.

    • Open fire – coal included
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD (small library)
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Open croftland
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • No smoking

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  • Burnside Cottage

    Broadford, Isle of Skye

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC511259
    Burnside Cottage is a quintessential whitewashed traditional Skye cottage surrounded by its own garden grounds amidst stunning scenery. Situated in a quiet lane that meanders through the hills, it is also just a short walk to all the amenities of the local village of Broadford. This single storey detached self catering cottage is beautifully presented by its caring owners, who live in the adjacent cottage. The modern kitchen/dining room is bright and well equipped. The pretty cottage lounge, with deep silled windows and original open fireplace proffers a warm, welcoming ambience. There are two delightful bedrooms, all colour coordinated and a good sized modern bathroom. The spacious gardens surround the property, with direct access onto the hills and open grazing land beyond.

    Ground Floor: Property is all on ground floor level has electric storage heaters and comprises:
    Lounge: With open fire, satellite Free view TV, DVD and radio/CD
    Kitchen/Diner: With electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge/freezer
    Bedroom 1: With double bed
    Bedroom 2: With two single beds
    Shower Room: With large shower cubicle, WC and wash basin

    All electricity, bed linen and towels included. First supply of fuel for open fire provided. Cot and high chair available.Enclosed garden with patio area and picnic table and chairs. Off road parking for 2 cars.

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  • Frank’s

    Bornesketaig near Uig

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC511490
    Frank’s is a traditional crofters cottage which has been extensively renovated to provide contemporary accommodation to a very good standard. The ground floor is open plan with wooden floors, underfloor heating and a cosy wood burner. Enjoy the peace and tranquility whilst watching the ever-changing scenery. Stylishly furnished taking comfort into consideration, there are many extras including a built-in streaming music system with free link to Spotify, and a smart TV with free access to Netflix.
    Located in the crofting community of Bornesketaig, north of Uig, Frank’s lies just a short walk from Camus Mor, a lovely sheltered bay where you can launch small boats or kayaks, and watch seals, a wide range of seabirds, basking sharks or just enjoy the breathtaking views and sunsets. The area is linked to the historic, romantic legend of Bonnie Prince Charlie and Flora MacDonald, who is buried in Kilmuir Cemetery beside the Museum of Island Life. Whitewave Activity Centre is within easy reach and offers a wide range of activities including kayaking, archery, abseiling/mountain climbing. The dramatic landscape of the Quiraing and the Old Man of Storr have excellent hillwalking. The Staffin Museum is a must as it contains excellent collections of local geological and fossil specimens.
    The village of Uig is a short drive where you will find hotels, restaurants, a brewery and the main ferry terminal for travelling to the Isle of Harris/Lewis and the Uists. The Faerie Glen is an excellent place to take children, the glen’s geological formations are fascinating. Portree, the island’s capital, is only 30 minutes drive away, where you will find restaurants, gift shops, swimming pool, climbing wall and boat trips to see the sea eagles. There is so much to discover throughout the island including historic sites, castles, brochs, gardens, whisky distillery, boat trips, pony trekking and much more. You will be amazed at the dramatic landscapes, seascapes, sunsets, dark skies and the Northern Lights.

    Ground Floor: The property has oil central heating with underfloor heating to the ground floor and comprises:
    Open plan living space: Spacious with wooden floor.
    Lounge area: With wood burner, 50" smart TV with Netflix and streaming music system.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave/oven/grill, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed, TV and DVD player.
    Bedroom 2: With double bed, TV and DVD player.
    Shower room: With double power shower, WC and heated towel rail.

    All oil, electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided. Wi-Fi. Telephone for emergency and incoming calls only. Welcome pack. External laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. BBQ. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking.

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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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  • Seascape

    Staffin

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W42888

    Nestling against the side of a small hillock, this holiday property with grass roof enjoys a secluded setting, coupled with panoramic views across open countryside towards the waters of Staffin Bay. Seascape makes the perfect base for exploring the many wonders of the Isle of Skye and the west coast. Many unspoilt beaches with a vast array of water and bird life along with a large variety of amenities including mountain biking, hill climbing, walking, kayaking, sea trips and fishing, make this an outdoor enthusiasts paradise. Visit the colourful town of Portree, Dunvegan with its castle and coral beach or just sit, relax and unwind. Shop 2 miles, restaurant and pub 0.5 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Natural grounds. Parking (2 cars). Private water supply. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Sloping bank in garden.

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  • Mountain View

    Achachork, Portree, Isle of Skye

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC511339
    Mountain View is a traditional croft cottage that has been completely updated and refurbished and now provides brand new accommodation within a traditional country croft setting. As the name implies, it enjoys stunning views across open hillside to the famous Cuillin mountain range beyond. The attractive cottage lounge looks out through large picture windows to the Cuillins and the volcanic mountains of Raasay Island away in the distance. The kitchen/Dining room is well equipped with new built in units. The two beautifully presented bedrooms drink in the wonderful views. A large, modern family bathroom completes the picture. The cottage is set in two acres of croft land, with its own private gardens for visitor’s use. Set in a quiet lane with access onto open countryside, it is a hill walkers and climber’s paradise.

    Ground Floor: Property is all on ground floor level, has oil central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With electric fire, Free view TV/DVD, radio/CD and stunning views of the Cuillin mountains
    Kitchen/Dining: With electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, washing machine and dining furniture
    Bedroom 1: With double bed
    Bedroom 2: With 2 single beds
    Shower Room: With shower cubicle, WC and wash basin

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair available. Wifi available.2 acres of croft land and separate garden for visitors sole use (though this is not enclosed) with a grassed area and patio with picnic table and chairs. Off road parking for 2 cars.

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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 Sheoc

    Torrin, Isle of Skye

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: CC511264
    Tigh Sheoc (Gaelic for House of Jock) is an exquisite stone cottage set amidst stunning scenery. Originally a Suffolk stone barn (rare on the Isle of Skye it has been perfectly converted into the most charming cottage that combines the very best of modern living with an olde worlde ambience. The cottage is set in its own 11 acre grounds that lead directly onto the Red Hills. There is a pretty cottage lounge on the ground floor, together with a modern kitchen and bathroom. The two pretty bedrooms on the first floor look out across the amazing landscapes.

    Ground Floor: Property has oil central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/Dining: With feature ’stove effect’ electric fire, Freeview TV and DVD, blue-ray player and radio/CD, small dining table and chairs; lovely cottage lounge with stunning views over open land and mountains beyond.
    Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, fridge (with icebox) and washer/dryer
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin
     

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size bed
    Bedroom 2: With two single beds
    Cloakroom: With WC and wash basin

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included.Set in 11 acres of grounds, cottage garden mainly grass with furniture. Open grassland at rear leading directly onto the Red Hills. Off road parking for 2 cars.

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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 Chirsty

    Portnalong, nr. Carbost

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: 30800


    Taigh Chirsty is a traditional crofters cottage, sympathetically renovated keeping many of the original features, offering home from home comforts and in an enviable location overlooking Loch Harport. Situated within the peaceful, scattered crofting community of Minginish, close to where the Cuillin Mountains can be found. This hugely impressive mountain range is the spiritual heartland of the island. Eagles are frequently seen in this area, resident hares, roe deer, otters and so much more in the way of wildlife. Talisker distillery, Skye’s only distillery, and an inn, which serves food all day and has regular live music, are only a short drive away. The walking is superb for all levels. Talisker Bay, Glenbrittle Beach, Fairy Pools and the Cuillin Mountains for the experienced climbers and so much more. A trip to Dunvegan Castle and the coral beach, Neist Point Lighthouse or the beautiful Waternish Peninsula are easily reached on the west side of the island. Take a sea trip from Portree to see the varied sea and bird life and also enjoy the beauty of the rugged coastline. To the north of Portree, is the Trotternish Peninsula, which boasts some of Skye’s most stunning scenery. To the south of the island is Broadford, where you will find ‘the garden of Skye’. Here you can visit the ruins of Armadale Castle and its lovely gardens. It is a good base to explore all parts of the Island which has so much to offer for the outdoor enthusiast including hill walking, fishing, boat trips, kayaking, pony trekking as well as the opportunity to discover the many craft/art galleries and restaurants for a more relaxing time and to be awestruck by the dramatic scenery. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Sun room. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 single. Shower room with toilet.

    Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Small garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Shore View

    Portree

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: 30560

    Shore View enjoys an outstanding shore side location with dramatic views over Portree Bay and the Cuillin. The property is a comfortable and welcoming holiday home, in the quiet area of Bayfield. Portree is the main town for shopping, with many restaurants, craft shops, boat trips, swimming pool and a climbing wall. Aros Visitor Centre has various live performances and a cinema. The Island has much to offer the outdoor enthusiast with walking for all levels. Enjoy coastal walks, boat trips, fishing, kayaking, pony trekking and mountain biking. There are many places to visit such as Museum of Island Life, Dunvegan Castle ,Clan Donald Centre and Talisker Distillery. Beach 20 yards. Shop and pub 200 yards, restaurant 100 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Utility room. 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Courtyard garden with sitting-out area. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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