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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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106 cottages are available
  • Portree, Isle of Skye
    Portree, Isle of Skye×

    Shore View

    Portree, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: 30560
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Sea View - Ground Floor Facilities - Open Fire

    Shore View enjoys an outstanding shore side location with dramatic views over Portree Bay and the Cuillin. The property...

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  • Staffin, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Staffin, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    3 Breckery

    Staffin, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: 90140
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Open Fire

    This cosy croft house boasts spectacular hillside views over the Sound of Raasay towards the Island of Rona and...

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

    Nyumbani

    Carbost, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: CC511215
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Nyumbani is a traditional single storey Skye cottage situated in its own wrap around gardens overlooking beautiful...
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  • Edinbane, near Dunvegan, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Edinbane, near Dunvegan, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    Owlswood

    Edinbane, near Dunvegan, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: UK5047
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Owlswood is a delightful property that has been renovated into a deceptively spacious and stylish holiday property....
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  • Clachamish, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Clachamish, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    The Lodge

    Clachamish, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: 28303
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    The Lodge is an architect-designed, environmentally-friendly, detached holiday property, with an all-wood interior...

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  • Waternish, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Waternish, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    The Old Church

    Waternish, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: CC511347
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    The Old Church occupies one half of a superb Church conversion situated close to the sea on the idyllic peninsular...
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  • Bernisdale, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Bernisdale, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    Donmar

    Bernisdale, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: 16362
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    This beautifully renovated croft house, attached to an extension that the owners often live in, lies in the small...

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  • Kyleakin, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Kyleakin, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    Waterside Cottage

    Kyleakin, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: 19468
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities

    Waterside Cottage enjoys superb views across the waters, which separates this isle from the mainland. Just a few...

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  • Fiskavaig, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
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    Ach-Na-Mara (Meadow by the Sea)

    Fiskavaig, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: W7725
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Rural Location - Open Fire

    Superb views, summerhouse and sauna (only 110m to beach)

    Try something different! Experience crofthouse living...

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  • Croft, Culnacnoc, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye
    Croft, Culnacnoc, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye×

    The Barn

    Croft, Culnacnoc, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: CC511031
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    The Barn is a converted Skye blackhouse. Its thick stone walls, large log burning stove, beamed ceiling and deep...
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  • Portree, Isle of Skye
    Portree, Isle of Skye×

    Kyles View

    Portree, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: SXXE
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Sea View - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    In a stunning location, this exceptional detached property boasts spectacular views over the sea to the Isle of...

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

    Sartle Cottage

    Staffin, Portree, Isle of Skye, Isle of Skye

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    Ref: CC511157
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Sartle Cottage is situated on a working croft farm on a very small quiet road that past the Quiraing Mountain range and on...
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