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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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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
2

From its idyllic setting in a small bay 200 yards from the shore, a complete coastal panorama can be enjoyed across the Sound of Sleat from this substantial holiday home: there are magnificent views northwards to Ben Sgritheall, Loch Hourn and Knoydart; eastwards to Loch Nevis, and southwards to Ardnamurchan Point. Beautifully appointed and extremely well-equipped (with three en-suite bathrooms), it is approached by a shared driveway, and stands in 3 acres of wild private garden with a small stream and a little glen. As well as the stunning sea views, the principal rooms offer the chance to observe an abundance of wildlife, including herons, curlews, eagles and even the occasional otter.
Delicious meals can be enjoyed at five hotels, all within 7 miles: Toravaig Hotel, Ardvasar Hotel, The Isle Ornsay Hotel, Duisdale Hotel and Kinloch Lodge Hotel, the first hotel on Skye to be awarded a Michelin Star for its astounding restaurant in 2010. Day-trips can take in the Talisker Distillery, Dunvegan Castle and Portree, whilst (via ferry) touring can be enjoyed to Eigg, Rhum, Lochalsh – and even Fort William on the scenic West Highland line. Boat trips can be taken from Elgol (an hour’s drive) to magical Loch Coruisk in the heart of the Cuillin. Very popular in recent years, the sea safari boat trip from Armadale pier (3 miles), to the Old Forge on Knoydart for lunch or dinner, or the longer trip to look at the dolphins, Minke and hump back whales (regularly seen in July and August). Walks from the most demanding on the Black Cuillin which dominates this island to gentle strolls whilst good walking can be found in the more immediate area around the cottage itself. Kyle of Lochalsh bridge 19 miles. Mallaig ferry 3 miles. Shop 3 miles.

Spacious drawing room with open fire and large bay window overlooking the Sound of Sleat. Elegant dining room. Large conservatory with floor to ceiling windows. Very well-equipped kitchen. Small double bedroom with adjoining shower room with toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and toilet. Two twin bedrooms, each with en-suite bathroom and toilet.

  • Open fire – initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, full gas central heating and bed linen included
  • Z-bed (for +1)
  • Cot
  • Satellite TV
  • Video
  • DVD
  • Radio/CD (comprehensive record and CD collection)
  • Book collection
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi broadband
  • Payphone
  • Fax
  • 3-acre garden with small patio and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Ample parking
  • Double glazing
  • Croquet

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£601-£1883
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1
Seascape Ref: SOOY

Enjoying views across open countryside and the waters of Loch Snizort and the Ascrib Islands, this detached traditional former croft house, which has been extended and renovated, makes the ideal holiday base. Wonderful area for walking, climbing, mountain biking, fishing, boat trips and water sports. Visit Dunvegan Castle and the coral beach, the Talisker Distillery, Portree or Armadale Castle. Lots of good pubs and restaurants and local seafood. A wonderful place to relax. Shop 12 miles, pub 5 miles.

Living room with multi-fuel stove. Dining room. Compact, well-equipped kitchen. Utility/drying room. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite shower room with toilet. Twin bedroom.

  • Multi-fuel stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, electric central heating (underfloor on ground floor), bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD (small library)
  • CD (small library)
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Lawned garden with furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (3 cars)
  • Ground floor facilities
  • No smoking
  • NB: Steep gravel drive to garden.

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£329-£1060
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Heron Bay Cottage Ref: W43055

Enjoying an enviable location, a few steps from the waters of Broadford Bay with direct access to the beach from the grounds, is this traditional detached holiday cottage. With sea and mountain views, the cottage makes a superb base for exploring Skye and the western Highlands. Mountain biking, sea and fishing trips, climbing and hill walking locally. On the island visit Portree and Dunvegan and on the mainland, Kyle of Lochalsh, Plockton and Dornie all within easy reach. Shop and pub 1.5 miles, restaurant 500 yards.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with toilet.

Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freesat TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Spacious garden grounds with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Games room with table tennis and darts. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Direct access from garden to beach.

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£483-£483
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Glenview Cottage Ref: 18324

Nestling on the edge of the hillside with beautiful views across the waters of Uig Bay, this lovely cottage is ideally placed for a holiday exploring the wonders of Skye. Parking outside the cottage is made easier via a steep gravelled driveway and it is just a short walk to the pier where you can take a ferry trip to one of the Outer Hebridean islands. Superb location for climbing, walking in the Trotternish Peninsula or visit the capital of Portree. The Aros centre which outlines the islands history is well worth a visit. Castles, beaches, distillery visitor centres and trips on a glass bottomed boat all available. Shops 1 mile, pub 1½ mile.

Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with laminate floors. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Total control central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freesat TV. Video and small library. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: Access via steep gravelled driveway. 5 steps in garden.

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£234-£556
Shortlist
Grade 2 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
3
Linicro Cottage 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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£164-£484
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
1
The Stables Ref: W40687

Historical base


Monkstadt has played a romantic role in Highland history. Originally the seat of Clan Macdonald in 1730 when they abandoned Duntulm Castle, it is reputed to have been the first slated house on Skye, and was described by James Boswell in 1773 as a ‘considerable building’. This single storey barn conversion, accessed via a 1 mile track, is situated in the original steading, which includes a granary, stable, cartshed and mill – all of which have been sympathetically converted into holiday accommodation. This makes an ideal base for exploring the Isle of Skye, with Flora Macdonalds monument and ruined Duntulm Castle both nearby. The Quirang and Old Man of Storr offer unrivalled walking and climbing whilst the beauty, wildlife and numerous outdoor pursuits appeal to all ages. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Electric central heating and electricity included (by meter reading October-April). Bed linen and towels included. DVD. Washing machine. Shared lawned garden and furniture. Parking (1 car).

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£211-£482
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
2
Beaton’s Croft Ref: 29899


There is no better place from which to explore the enchanting Isle of Skye than an original thatched cottage, set in a crofting township. ’A’-listed for its historic importance, and nestled in a landscape of rolling hills and Hebridean views, Beaton’s Croft is a dream hideaway from everyday life. Superb views across to the Isles of Harris, Lewis and North Uist are the icing on the cake of this authentic historic croft. Skye combines spectacular mountains, views to make the heart soar, and a rich heritage of historically significant events to enthral visitors of any age, from every part of the world. The awe-inspiring peaks of the Cuillin mountains rise at the centre and provide some of the most challenging walking and climbing in Britain. Seafood is abundant and world-class cuisine is available at the famous Three Chimneys restaurant. In Portree, just over 20 miles away you’ll find most amenities. Kilmuir is the burial site for Flora MacDonald, who escorted Bonnie Prince Charlie ’over the sea to Skye’, while Dunvegan Castle holds more than 800 years of dramatic island history within its walls. Beach ½ mile. Shop, pub and restaurant 6 miles.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 1 twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Enclosed sitting-out area. Parking (2 cars). Pets to be kept on a lead at all times - sheep country. No smoking.

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£315-£550
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1
Gleniffer House 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. 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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£593-£1459
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
The Malt House Ref: 19171

Pleasantly situated in the picturesque village of Portree, this lovely property forms part of a stone built former mill. Stylishly presented and very comfortable, The Malt House is in the perfect location for a holiday touring this wonderful island and within easy reach of the west coast mainland and Inverness, the Highland capital. Fabulous area for climbing, fishing, mountain biking and sea trips. The many attractions include ancient castles and brochs, wonderful restaurants and craft shops. There is an abundance of wildlife, flora and fauna to enjoy. Lots to see and do for all ages. Shops and pubs 200 yards.

Ground floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 bunk with additional double futon. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen.

Electric woodburner in living room included. NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD and small library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Small garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking. NB: Sloping bank in garden.

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£237-£835
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
Taigh Dubh Ref: 30020


Taigh Dubh is a traditional black house which has been sympathetically restored retaining many traditional features, including the stone wall in the living area which adds to the charm. This single-storey holiday property is stylishly furnished and equipped to a very good standard. Taigh Dubh is on a working croft in the Waternish Peninsula, the area has so much to offer with stunning views over Loch Snizort, the Ascrib Islands and beyond. Discover the historic sites which include Fairy Bridge, Trumpan Church, Dun Hallin Broch and the oldest inn on Skye. There is an abundance of wildlife, eagles are frequently seen in this area, as well as the resident hares and red deer. 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 for a more relaxing time. This peaceful and tranquil place offers a truly ‘Get away from it all experience’ whether you go out exploring or just enjoy the comfort of Taigh Dubh, so come and enjoy. Beach ½ mile. Shop 10 miles, pub and restaurant 4 miles.

All on ground floor: Living room/kitchen with wooden floor. Sun room with dining area and wooden floor. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

Multi-fuel burner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric heaters, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freesat TV. DVD. iPod dock. Gas hob. Electric oven. Washer/dryer. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Sitting-out area and furniture. Natural unspoilt grounds. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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£236-£747
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
Larch Cottage Ref: SBBL

Nestling against a small heather clad hillock, this cosy holiday cottage will appeal to those wishing to enjoy peace and tranquillity coupled with stunning scenery. Situated on the Sleat Peninsula, known as the ‘Garden of Skye’, the area is patterned with numerous lochs, green fields and woodlands. Armadale Castle, Gardens and Visitors Centre and the ferry to Mallaig is just a short drive. A trip northwards to visit Portree and Dunvegan - lovely bustling villages with lots of character is not to be missed. Sailing and kayaking around the rocky shores is also highly recommended, whilst for the more energetic, climbing in the Cuillins or mountain biking is easily available. Shops 5 miles.

Spacious living/dining room with wooden floor and patio doors. Compact kitchen with wooden floor. Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Electricity, underfloor oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD (small library)
  • CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • 4 acres of natural, unspoilt croft land
  • Parking
  • Ground floor facilities
  • NB: Water feature in grounds

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£306-£720
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Springburn Cottage Ref: 30413


Springburn Cottage is a detached, rural, architect-designed property set within the township of Fasach, near to the owner’s home. Both the cottage and the location offer an ideal escape from busy day-to-day life and provides stunning open views of the glen towards The Minch and outer isles. Glendale is nearby and offers seasonal cafes and a number of specialist craft studios. A lovely walking area with local fishing from the rocks. Neist Point Lighthouse is only 4 miles away. The island has so much to offer to the outdoor enthusiast, with walking for all levels from The Black Cuillin for the experienced climber to low-level walking. Boat trips are available for spotting sea eagles or the seal colonies and other pursuits include fishing, kayaking, pony trekking and mountain biking. Dunvegan is also only a short drive away where you will find the pristine coral beaches, Dunvegan Castle and Gardens, MacLeod’s Tables and Portree, which is the island’s capital for shopping, restaurants and a cinema in the Aros visitor centre. Beach 1 mile. Shop ½ mile, pub 7 miles and restaurant 1 mile.

Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Utility room. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Electric woodburner in living room included. Ground source underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Small enclosed garden with sitting-out area. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. Pet free of charge. No smoking.

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£253-£761
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