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Portree is the largest town on Isle of Skye and provides the perfect base, either in the town itself or in the surrounding area, for your cottage holiday on the Isle of Skye. This wonderful island has a rich Gaelic heritage and great natural beauty, which has attracted holidaymakers for decades.

This charming town is surrounded by lush green hills and fringed by cliffs, the brightly painted houses that line Portree harbour are a sight to behold. This harbour is a hive of activity where fishing boats and pleasure cruises bob side by side in a tranquil setting.

A walk through the town will take visitors past Portree's most prominent landmark, the Mercat Cross and war memorial on Somerled Square. Another popular landmark in the town is the Royal Hotel, an important piece of history not only for its architecture, but also because it was once the site of MacNabs Inn, where in 1746, Bonnie Prince Charlie last met Flora MacDonald.

For those interested in the history and heritage of Portree and the Isle of Skye, the award winning Aros Centre is the cultural hub of the town. Interactive exhibits, theatre performances, concerts and films all combine to form an incredible exhibition dedicated to the area's culture.

Portree is extremely picturesque and those who enjoy outdoor activities can indulge in their favourite pursuits. Sailing and fishing are both popular pastimes here; boat rental is available and pleasure cruises depart from the harbour. For those who enjoy walking or cycling, there is an abundance of trails around the town and pony treks are also offered.

Book one of the many cottages in Portree and enjoy a holiday in a Scottish town unspoilt by time.

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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
2

Stunning views


Welcoming you in warm Mediterranean colours, this architect designed, split-level, holiday villa provides family accommodation equipped to a good standard. Magnificently situated between the shoreline and the hills of the Trotternish Ridge, Princes Point Villa enjoys a quiet secluded location in a friendly, rural, crofting community. Every window offers stunning views of Skye scenery. Sunsets over the Outer Hebrides from the picture windows of the upstairs living room have to be seen to be believed and a telescope is also available. Nearby there is a wealth of things to do and see and plenty to occupy all ages and interests. Steeped in Scottish history, this is where Bonnie Prince Charlie was rescued by highland heroine Flora MacDonald; her grave and monument are nearby. The Museum of Island Life recreates croft life from two hundred years ago. Much further back in time, Skye’s famous dinosaur footprints and other exciting finds are on show in the Staffin Museum. Walking in the area is almost unsurpassed and includes the weird rugged crags of the Quiraing. There is also fishing, kayaking, climbing and so much more close at hand. For nature watchers, this is the land where golden eagles soar, corncrakes call on summer nights and whales and basking sharks patrol the crystal clear waters. Portree, the island’s capital, is only a 20-minute drive, and has restaurants, lively pubs, gift shops, a swimming pool/climbing wall and supermarket. This is also the departure point for boat trips to see Skye’s sea eagles. Uig, 3 miles, is the ferry port to the Outer Isles. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

Lower ground floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 twin, 1 bunk. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Ground floor: TV room. Dining room/kitchen. Utility room. Separate toilet. First floor: Living room. 1 double (5ft) bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Satellite TV. DVD. Playstation 3. Playstation 2. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi.Telephone-honesty box. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Football table. Ample parking. Pets free of charge. No smoking.

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£863-£863
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
Struanmore House Ref: CC511330
Struanmore House enjoys an enviable position at the end of a quiet lane and commands magnificent views across Loch Harport to the Cuillin Mountains and MacLeod’s Tables mountain range. This large, traditional country house offers spacious accommodation in a stunning and peaceful location. The main lounge is bright and airy. There is a generously proportioned separate dining room for formal dining which also doubles as a second lounge. The very spacious farmhouse kitchen is modern and well equipped, with dining area at one end. The pretty sun lounge at the front of the house provides an ideal spot to sit and enjoy the view whilst planning the next day’s excursion. Upstairs there are four generously proportioned bedrooms, and a family sized modern bathroom. Set in its own large country gardens, with lawns, flowering shrubs and trees and with incredible loch and mountain views in all directions, Struanmore House is ideal for those seeking peace and tranquillity. Situated midway between Sligachan and Dunvegan on the west coast, it is ideally placed for exploring the whole of the magical Isle of Skye.

Ground Floor: Property has electric storage heaters and comprises;
Lounge: With electric fire, Free view TV, DVD and radio/CD
Dining Room: With extra sofa and dining furniture
Kitchen/Diner: With gas cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine
Sun Lounge/ Conservatory: With easy chairs and table
Cloakroom: With WC and wash basin

First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed
Bedroom 2: With double bed
Bedroom 3: With double bed
Bedroom 4: With single bed
Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin

All electricity and bed linen included.Large enclosed garden. Off road parking for 3 cars.

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£300-£630
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
4
Pets
1
Fon Tobar Ref: SEEX

Set in large gardens, this detached property offers spacious accommodation with superb views across the sea towards the spectacular cliffs of Dunvegan Head and on towards the Outer Hebrides. This single storey property is located just a short distance from the sea, where visitors can kayak, fish or simply observe the large variety of wildlife. Fon Tobar makes the perfect place for a relaxing holiday and also makes the ideal base for touring this beautiful island. Shop 3 miles, pubs 8 miles.

Living room with open fire and patio doors. Dining room. Spacious, well-equipped kitchen. Three double bedrooms (one 5ft bed), two with en-suite shower room and toilet. Single bedroom (for +1 child). Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Open fire - fuel included
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD (small library)
  • CD (small library)
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Large enclosed garden with furniture
  • Parking (for 4+ cars)
  • Ground floor facilities
  • No smoking

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£458-£1164
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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
Shortlist
Grade 0 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
2
Shelduck House Ref: CC511350
Situated in an idyllic location, with spell-binding views across the sea, Shelduck House is a superb newbuild house which offers an exceptionally high standard of accommodation in a truly spectacular setting. The main living areas are on the first floor, taking full advantage of the seascapes from all windows. The lounge is bright and spacious, with high vaulted ceilings and unusual feature windows that drink in the uninterrupted views across the bay. The kitchen/dining room is superbly equipped, with a central island and fully integrated units. With four large double bedrooms (one en-suite) and two further bathrooms, Shellduck House is ideal for larger families as well as groups looking for a very special holiday house in a wonderful setting. Located at the far end of the Minginish Peninsular, overlooking the pretty harbour at Portnalong, with the Cuillin mountains clearly visible behind, it is a walkers’, climbers’ and water-sports enthusiast’s paradise. The Cuillin Mountain range and Macleod’s Tables are both within striking distance of the cottage.

Ground Floor: The property has underfloor air heat source electric heating on the ground floor and radiators and comprises:
Bedroom 1: with king size four poster bed and en-suite shower room with shower cubicle, WC and wash basin
Bedroom 2: with zip n’ link super king size(ie two norma l3’ wide singles or the 6’ wide double)
Bedroom 3: with zip n’ link super king size (ie two normal 3; wide singles or the 6’ wide double)
Bathroom: with bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash basin
Utility room: with washing machine and tumble dryer

First Floor: Lounge: with wood-burning stove, satellite Freeview TV/DVD, WiFi, Radio/CD, high vaulted ceilings and amazing sea views
Kitchen/dining: with electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, dining furniture and stunning views
Bedroom 4: with king size bed
Shower room: with shower cubicle, WC and wash basin

All fuel and power included. First light for wood burning stove provided. Bed linen and towels supplied. .Grassed garden area (not enclosed) with a large drive and leading directly down to the shoreline. Off road parking for 4 cars.

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£585-£1360
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