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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 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
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0

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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£343-£1185
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Grade 0 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
The Sheiling Ref: CC511129
Situated on the hillside overlooking the beautiful waters of Loch Dunvegan, The Sheiling is a quintessential pied a terre for two. Set in 7 acres, with its own private beach, this exquisitely presented pine clad lodge is perfect in every way. Approached via a small but accessible country lane it offers quiet seclusion in a lovely, natural setting. The main room runs the length of the cottage providing a stunning open plan sitting room, dining area and kitchen. The windows look out across the sea and the surrounding hills and mountains. The double bedroom is superbly presented with coordinated soft furnishings and has the same amazing views. A cosy wood burning stove in the sitting room and the fresh smell of pine from the wood clad walls complete the picture.

Ground Floor: Property is all on ground floor level and is heated by electric radiators and comprises:
Open plan lounge/dining/ kitchen
Lounge Area: With wood burning stove, TV/DVD and radio/CD
Kitchen Area: With electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge with ice box
Bedroom: With zip n link bed to make either one king size bed or two single beds enjoying stunning views across Loch Dunvegan and the mountains beyond.
Shower Room: With shower enclosure, WC and wash basin.

All electricity, bed linen and towels included. First supply of logs for wood burning stove provided.Set within 7 acres of croft land with decked area and outside furniture. Off road parking for 2 cars.

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£285-£555
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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
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