Find the best place to stay — Skye

Where to stay around Skye?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 318 holiday lettings near Skye. From 200 cottages to 80 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Skye for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Skye?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Skye. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Skye Serpentarium: 198 holiday lettings
  • Skye Museum of Island Life: 141 holiday lettings
  • Dunvegan Castle: 171 holiday lettings
  • Armadale Castle: 97 holiday lettings
  • Skye Riding Centre: 183 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Skye listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent cottages in Skye?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 200 cottages in Skye. Our other popular types of Skye holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 80 self catering accommodations
  • Apartments: 16 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 9 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including cabins and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Skye?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 1 holiday homes with pool available in Skye. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    In the shadow of giants in the Isle of Skye

    It's said that the Isle of Skye was forged by giants. In a place where shark-fin peaks rise from roaring oceans and valleys of emerald-green grasses hide lochs and standing stones, it's hardly a surprise that Gaelic myths linger on. These days, clutches of humble whitewashed cottages and cosy Isle of Skye holiday rentals huddle beneath the rugged rises of the Cuillin Hills and other sculpted peaks – the remains of long-gone titans, some say. Adventures outdoors are obviously top of the bill, but a medley of charming villages, local museums and haunting castles are also on the menu.

    Isle of Skye – get out there…

    A packing list for the Isle of Skye is usually a medley of walking sticks, waterproofs and hardy boots . Why? Well, because this is only one of the most celebrated hiking destinations in the whole of the United Kingdom. From the serene valley of Loch Coruisk to the grassy rock slopes of mighty Quiraing, the salt-washed spires of MacLeod's Maidens to the breathtaking stacks of The Storr, there are countless wonders to discover on the trails. Biking, boating, kayaking and horse riding are other great ways to get out and about.

    Find your clan in Isle of Skye

    When fog and rain close the hiking trails – and they often do – you can snuggle up in your Isle of Skye holiday rentals with a fire, hit a local pub for haggis and a wee dram of whisky or head out for a taste of clan heritage. The latter can be found at Armadale Castle, the home of Clan Donald. A nifty museum exhibit there helps to chronicle the history of Skye's people from their earliest days, through Jacobite risings and Gaelic encounters. Alternatively, there's Dunvegan Castle, with heirlooms of the MacLeod Clan in a romantic setting on a crag atop the sea.

    At the whim of the elements in Isle of Skye

    One thing's for sure – the Isle of Skye certainly isn't known for its calm weather. Ravaging storms and thick fogs, icy temperatures and wild waves can batter this edge of Scotland pretty much any time of the year. The summer – from June to August – remains the most reliable time to book Isle of Skye holiday rentals for hiking, while spring, in May, and autumn, in September, can be good alternatives, with fewer folk on the trails. Winter, from November to March, is cold and wet and occasionally downright tempestuous.

    Be amazed by nature in the Isle of Skye

    The Isle of Skye is a place rarely forgotten. From the Trotternish Peninsula in the north to the rolling heaths of Sleat in the south, it's packed with things that can cue a jaw drop. Take the jagged peaks of the Old Man of Storr, a rock formation that inspires myths aplenty. Take the stacked towers and carpet meadows of Quirang. Take the spiked Cuillins, carved by waterfalls and grikes and gorges and lochs. The coast is another amazement, sometimes sloping to the sea, sometimes dropping straight to pebble coves peppered with seals and ringed by minke whales.