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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
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Greep Ref: SPPU

This beautifully presented detached former croft house, situated on the water’s edge, has been lovingly refurbished to a very high standard and enjoys superb views of the Cuillins and across the waters of Loch Varkasaig. Visit Dunvegan Castle, the Coral Beach, the lively town of Portree with its colourful harbour and Aros Centre. Climbing, hill walking, mountain biking, fishing and regular boat trips are all perfect for experiencing the abundance of wildlife on holiday. Shops and pubs 5 miles.

Large living room with wood-burning stove and cathedral ceiling. Spacious dining room with slate floor. Large well-equipped kitchen with Rayburn, gas/electric cooker and slate floor. Utility. Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Shower room with double shower cubicle and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Oil central heating (underfloor on ground floor), electricity, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD (small library)
  • CD (small library)
  • Rayburn
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Enclosed lawned garden with furniture to front; grassed and gravelled area to rear
  • Ample parking
  • No smoking

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£466-£1191
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1
Kyles View Ref: SXXE

In a stunning location, this exceptional detached property boasts spectacular views over the sea to the Isle of Raasay. Portree’s boat trips to spot sea and golden eagles are 7 miles. Climbing, hill walking, Talisker Distillery and Loch Coruisk in the Cuillins are all easily accessible. Shop, pub and restaurant 6 miles.

Spacious living room with wooden floor. Spacious, well-equipped kitchen, with archway to dining room with wooden floor. Sun room with wood-burning stove. Double bedroom with 6ft bed (zip and link, can be twin) with doors to decking, TV, dressing room, en-suite bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet. Double bedroom with 5ft bed, TV, en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Double bedroom with 5ft bed, TV and en-suite shower room with toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • 32" plasma Freesat TV
  • DVD
  • Radio/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Telephone (honesty box)
  • Decking with furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • Cycle store
  • Welcome pack
  • No smoking
  • Wheelchair access

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£542-£1620
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Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
Diubaig House Ref: S12

With splendid views of the Trotternish Hills and Loch Greshornish, in the unspoilt north of Skye, this 5 star, detached stone cottage is a peaceful, secluded and comfortable retreat on one of the island’s most picturesque peninsulas. Décor and furnishings are to a very high standard and include the owner’s distinguished collection of Scottish paintings; the kitchen has local stoneware, cast-iron casseroles and an induction hob. Every room looks down to the Loch, where in summer the dawn breaks early and the moon throws a silver path across the water. Skye is the ramblers’ paradise where the Cuillin Mountains can be tackled by climbers or easy walks taken along cliffs and foreshore. The nearby Trotternish peninsula offers some unusual rock formations, where a combination of volcanic basalt and softer sandstone and limestone has caused spectacular landslips and sheer cliffs.
The island, renowned for its excellent seafood and wonderful restaurants, has something to suit everyone. Visit Dunvegan Castle, Neist Point Lighthouse and the old fishing village at Stein. The ‘Blackhouse’ Museum at Duntulm shows how islanders lived in thatched stone houses; the Aros Centre in Portree shows how the sea eagle has been reintroduced on Skye. Ferry trips can be made to the Outer Hebrides or a boat trip into the Cuillins. Tour the island by car or take an easy walk around the 4-acre garden and to the secret shores of Loch Diabaig or just walk out of the back door for 10 minutes for a glorious view of the Ascrib islands. The setting has it all, inviting relaxation and discovery with glimpses of the wildlife, birdlife and sealife. Shop 9 miles. Pubs and restaurants 4 miles.

Living room with multi-fuel stove, loch views and designer rug on floor. Large farmhouse kitchen/dining room with oak floor. Utility. Double bedroom with 6ft bed and en-suite bathroom with shower cubicle, bidet and toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Twin bedroom (zip & link bed). Single bedroom. Study. Shower room with toilet. All bedrooms on first floor have high coombed ceilings.

  • Multi-fuel stove - fuel included
  • Electricity, electric rads and full NSH, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • Sky TV (sports channels)
  • Video and DVD (large libraries)
  • Stereo/CD (small library)
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Freezer
  • Wi-fi broadband
  • Telephone (honesty box)
  • Enclosed 4-acre garden with seating, secluded lawns, extensive planting and natural landscape with mown pathways and 360-degree views
  • Use of owner’s extensive library with books, maps and guides for local walks
  • Parking (5 cars)
  • Secure cycle storage
  • No smoking
  • NB: Fenced lochside frontage in garden

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£508-£1488
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Escape Ref: SXXY

This detached holiday property is an architect-designed, eco-friendly house, situated in an elevated position in the peaceful scattered crofting community of Elgol on the Isle of Skye.
It commands the most outstanding and dramatic views from all aspects of the property, overlooking Loch Slapin, Cuillin Mountains and the small isles of Soay, Rhum, Canna and Muck – guests can enjoy the boat trip into Loch Coruisk (freshwater loch in the heart of the Cuillin) which sets off from the pier, 200 yards from the property. The area has so much to offer for the outdoor enthusiasts, with some fabulous walking and climbing close by. Visit the Spar Cave, as it is considered one of the great wonders of Scotland.
Eagles are frequently seen in this area, as well as resident hares, red deer, otters and so much more in the way of wildlife.
This property is a good base to explore all parts of the island, which has so much to offer, including 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 and restaurant ½ mile, pub 14 miles.

Open-plan living/dining room with wood-burning stove and well-equipped kitchen area. Wooden floors throughout. Utility. Double bedrooom with 5ft bed. Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room with power shower and toilet. Shower room with power shower and toilet. First floor: Games room with pool table. Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Bathroom with freestanding, double-ended bath, separate shower cubicle and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, full air-source central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Freesat TV
  • DVD
  • Radio/CD
  • iPod dock
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Payphone
  • No garden
  • Sitting-out area
  • Parking (for 3 cars)
  • Games room with pool table
  • Welcome pack
  • No smoking

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£457-£1637
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