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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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  • 3 Breckery

    Staffin, Isle of Skye

    Grade
    5
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 90140

    This cosy croft house boasts spectacular hillside views over the Sound of Raasay towards the Island of Rona and the mountains of Torridon. Dating from the 1870s, it offers year round holiday accommodation and is delightfully refurbished. Sand and shingle beach, 2 miles. Nearby there are boat trips to the Outer Hebrides and two lovely restaurants to enjoy. It stands alone in its own unspoilt ¼-acre grounds, with views and a sitting-out area, half a mile from the coast. It is ideally placed to appreciate an abundance of wildlife, dramatic scenery, walking, fishing and challenging climbing. Shops 2 miles, pub 7 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 2 double bedrooms, one with additional single, both with sloping ceilings.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). NSH, electric heaters and electricity by £1 meter. Bed linen included. Stereo. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Payphone. Enclosed ¼-acre grounds. Parking (2 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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  • Cloc

    Broadford, Isle of Skye

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    3
    Ref: CC511492
    Cloc is a spacious, bright, single-storey holiday home furnished in style and located in the village of Broadford, five minutes’ walk from all facilities, restaurants, pubs and a supermarket. Cloc is within close proximity of Broadford Bay which has magnificent views over to the mountains of the west coast mainland, as well as overlooking other various smaller islands. There are lovely stretches of sandy beaches at Ashaig, where you will see an abundance of seabirds which include waders, oystercatchers and so much more
    It’s a great base to tour both Skye and Wester Ross. Plockton, Glenelg, Lochcarron, Dornie and Applecross are all within driving distance and offer great days out. The area has so much to offer with an abundance of wildlife, including buzzards, golden and sea eagles, otters and red deer. 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 and craft galleries. Pub, shops and restaurants all within 0.5 miles

    Ground Floor: Living room: With wooden floor, electric fire, 32" Freesat TV, DVD player and iPod dock.
    Dining room: With wooden floor.
    Kitchen: With wooden floor, electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine.
    Conservatory.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite with shower and toilet.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds and en-suite with shower and toilet.
    Bedroom 3: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With whirlpool bath and toilet

    The property is all on the ground floor, has underfloor oil central heating andl oil, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels provided. Travel cot and highchair available. Wi-Fi. Lawned garden with patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking.

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  • Feriniquarrie

    Glendale

    Grade
    5
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: W42193

    Open sea views

    Situated in the small crofting community of Feriniquarrie, and enjoying views across the surrounding croftland to the waters of Loch Pooltiel (sea loch), this attractive detached ‘long house’ makes the perfect holiday base for exploring this beautiful island. Only a 5-minute walk from the shore where you can perhaps catch sight of otters and many species of bird life. Relax in the front of the woodburner or sit outside to enjoy the tranquil surroundings and the magnificent sunsets. Shop 1.5 miles, pub 9 miles, restaurant 3 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed and wooden floor. 2 steps up to dining room/kitchen with patio doors. Utility room. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, oil, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric induction cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Boreraig

    Boreraig, nr. Dunvegan

    Grade
    5
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 28256

    In a tranquil elevated position overlooking Loch Dunvegan with the Cuillin Hills as a backdrop, this detached holiday cottage is in a small hamlet on the coast to the north west of the Isle of Skye. It has been converted to retain character, with beams and an original stone fireplace, yet with stylish mod-cons and has been given a 3 star grading by Visit Scotland. Situated 3 miles from the award winning Three Chimneys restaurant. Visit historic Dunvegan Castle (9 miles) and Portree (22 miles). Endless winding lanes and coastal roads to explore, wonderful walks, the Coral Beaches and of course climbing on Skye. Beach 12 miles. Shop and restaurant 3 miles, pub 12 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath (no toilet). Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin with additional single (2ft 6in for child). Low doorways and beams in bedrooms.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Economy 7 central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freesat TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • Rowan Tree Cottage

    Breakish, Isle of Skye

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: SGGV

    Enjoying a secluded, yet easily accessible location, this cosy former crofter’s cottage has been sympathetically renovated to provide stylish accommodation. In the garden is a fabulous Finnish Grillikota (BBQ hut) where barbecue cooking can be enjoyed all year round - just the place for that special meal. Only 2 miles from Broadford and 4 miles from the Skye bridge, this detached holiday cottage is ideally placed for touring the mystical Isle of Skye and the west coast. Armadale Castle and the towns of Portree and Dunvegan are recommended. Superb area for kayaking and many other water sports, mountain biking, climbing and relaxing. Shops and pubs 2 miles.

    Living room with gas ‘coal-effect’ fire and French doors to patio. Cosy dining room. Well-equipped compact kitchen. Sitting room with wood-burning stove and TV. Bathroom with shower cubicle and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Single bedroom.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Gas ‘coal-effect’ fire included
    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Two TVs
    • DVD, CD (small libraries)
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Telephone-honesty box
    • Small, enclosed, lawned garden, furniture
    • Parking (3-4 cars)
    • No smoking

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  • Fuaim Na Mara

    Uig, near Portree

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: UK5071
    Fuaim Na Mara, meaning ‘sound of the sea’, is a delightful detached holiday cottage located in the busy little ferry port of Uig. Fuaim Na Mara itself is bright and spacious with a vaulted ceiling, wooden floors and patio doors leading out to the back garden which overlooks the bay; it is well equipped for a comfortable and enjoyable stay. Central to all amenities, local pub, restaurants, post office, petrol station, Uig Pottery, well stocked local shop and the Isle of Skye Brewery are all close by.
    Only yards from the bay where you can enjoy watching the changing seascape, the local fishermen bringing in their catch and the daily ferry for the Outer Isles come and go. Enjoy a local boat trip for puffin and whale spotting, or a day trip on the ferry to the Uists or over to Harris, and trips out to St Kilda leave from here also. The Faerie Glen is only 5 minutes away and an excellent place to take children to explore. The dramatic landscape of the Quiraing has excellent hillwalking, and be sure to visit The Old Man of Storr, and The Staffin Museum. Local facilities include the Uig Hotel and Ferry Inn pub, both serving food and drink. Shop ½ mile, pub and restaurant 50 yards.

    Ground Floor: Open plan living space: With wooden floor.
    Living area: With multi-fuel burner, 37" Freesat TV, DVD player and iPod dock.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge and dishwasher.
    Utility room: With freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer.
    Bedroom 1: With twin beds.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

    First Floor: Bedroom 3: With kingsize bed.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for multi-burner included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request. Welcome pack.Lawned garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking.

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  • Aird House

    near Ardvasar, Isle of Skye

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: CC511041
    Delightfully situated overlooking the bay on the beautiful Sleat peninsular, Aird House is a 300 year old stone cottage set in its own pretty garden grounds. The cottage has been in the same family for over 200 years and the current family owners have had it lovingly restored whilst retaining its unique olde world charm, including two foot thick stone walls and tiny cottage staircase. It oozes warmth and cosy-ness. It is thought to be the oldest house in the pretty village of Aird and was once the residence of the Clan Donald Factor.

    Ground Floor: Property has electric storage heaters and comprises:
    Lounge: With free view satellite TV, DVD and radio/CD  and stunning views across the bay.
    Kitchen/Diner: With pull out dining table,  electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge with ice box.
    Utility: With washer/dryer
    Bedroom 1: With two single beds
    Shower Room: With power shower, WC and wash basin.
    This 300 year old cottage has very steep stairs leading to....

    First Floor: (with low sloping ceilings)
    Bedroom 2: With double bed
    Bedroom 3: With single bed.

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included.Fully enclosed gardens with picnic table and chairs. Off road parking for 2 cars.

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  • Chelister

    Carbost

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    3
    Ref: CC511367
    Chelister is a bright and spacious modern detached cottage situated in a stunning setting on the beautiful Minginish Peninsular. It is impeccably presented throughout. The lounge has soft, deep leather sofas and a large TV/DVD screen with full Sky package, including Sky sports. The large wood-burning stove provides a welcoming focal point. The spacious open-plan kitchen / dining room is superb. There is a large dining table, easily seating six people. An archway leads through to the modern kitchen with fully integrated equipment, including an American-style fridge/freezer and wine cooler. There are two large en suite bedrooms on the first floor (the master bedroom has an impressive whirlpool bath) and another twin bedroom, also of generous proportions. There is also a separate family shower room adjoining the twin bedroom.
    Situated just off a quiet country lane which leads down to Portnalong harbour, the surrounding hills and open countryside make this a walkers’, climbers’ and cyclists’ paradise.Shop 3 miles, pub 1 mile and restaurant 3 miles.

    Ground Floor: Living Room: with wood-burning stove, satellite full sky package TV, DVD, radio/CD, wi-fi
    Kitchen/diner: with electric oven and gas hob, microwave, American style fridge/freezer, wine cooler and dishwasher. Archway leading to large dining area with table and chairs for six.
    Utility: with washing machine, tumble dryer and space for outdoor clothes and shoes
    Reading/computer room: a small reading room off the main hall with computer table, chairs and bookshelves.
    Cloakroom: with toilet.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: with king-size bed and en-suite with Jacuzzi bath, separate shower cubicle and toilet
    Bedroom 2: with king-size bed and en-suite shower cubicle and toilet
    Bedroom 3: with two single beds
    Shower room: with shower cubicle and toilet

    Oil central heating, oil and electricity included. First supply of logs for stove supplied. Bed linen and towels supplied.Enclosed garden mainly laid to lawn with garden bench and gravelled area for car parking for 3 cars.

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  • Donmar

    Bernisdale, Isle of Skye

    Grade
    6
    3
    3
    3
    Ref: 16362

    A beautifully renovated croft house in the small hamlet of Bernisdale approximately 7 miles from Portree, the main village on Skye, with wonderful views of the Cuillin Mountains from the kitchen. Enjoying ferry trips to the Outer Hebrides, boat trips to see the seals or the Cuillin Mountains. Good restaurants and craft shops as well as castles to visit. A fantastic holiday retreat. Shop 7 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen with wooden floor. Utility room. 1 twin bedroom. 2 steps to shower room with toilet. Open tread stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, both with en-suite shower rooms and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Video and small library. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Large garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Ample parking. No smoking.

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  • Sunrise Cottage

    Dunvegan

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: 29606


    Sunrise Cottage, as the name suggests, benefits from the morning light. Guests can watch the sunrise over Loch Caroy and the Cuillin Mountains, which light up the whole glen. The cottage, located on a working croft with cows and sheep, has been sympathetically renovated keeping many of the original features, offering home from home comforts. Situated within this peaceful, scattered crofting community, the area is home to a variety of wildlife, including eagles, resident hares, red deer, otters and so much more. There are many places of historic interest close by, such as Dunvegan Castle, coral beaches, Dun Beag Broch and Feorlig Chambered Cairns, which is a 2-minute walk from the cottage. It is a good base to explore all parts of the island which has so much to offer for the outdoor enthusiast – hill walking, fishing, boat trips, kayaking, pony trekking, as well as the opportunity to discover the many craft/art galleries for a more relaxing time and to be awestruck by the dramatic scenery. Beach ½ mile. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Dining room. Kitchen with tiled floor. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Multi-fuel burner in living room (initial fuel included). Air source heat pump central heating (underfloor in ground floor bedroom), gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. iPod dock. Gas hob. Electric oven. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. No smoking.

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  • Old Lighthouse Keeper

    Milovaig, Isle of Skye

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: SBBT

    This stone croft cottage overlooks Loch Pooltiel in the NW of the beautiful Isle of Skye, surrounded by the ancient and wild landscape it is known for. Views from its elevated position are stunning. South are Waterstein Head and Moonen Bay; north are Dunvegan Head and Outer Hebrides. Enjoy the utter peace and tranquillity. Being in a Dark Sky area, the night skies are truly remarkable - possibly witness the Aurora Borealis! A good holiday base to tour this magical, mystical and romantic isle: see the seals, sharks or minke whales from the shore or climb in the Cuillins. Spot fossilised dinosaur footprints on the beaches or see golden eagles nesting on Waterstein Cliffs. Dine in the Three Chimneys, Red Roof Café or Seafood Restaurant at Stein. Visit Dunvegan Castle, the Coral Beach, Neist Point Lighthouse. Cycling, kayaking and sea trips available. Shop 2 miles.

    Living room room with multi-fuel stove. Kitchen/dining room, French doors to outside eating area. Double bedroom. First floor: Bathroom with shower/mixer taps and toilet. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Rugs on wooden floors throughout.

    • Multi-fuel stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, NSH, electric rads, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Freesat TV
    • DVD (small library)
    • Stereo/CD (small library)
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Large garden with furniture
    • Parking (4 cars)

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