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Discover picturesque landscapes with cottages in the Isle of Skye.

The Isle of Skye, often known simply as Skye, is the largest island in the Inner Hebrides, off the coast of Scotland. It is characterised by acres of heather, small sandy beaches and sloping mountains known as the Cuillins. Skye has a fascinating history and was once a Norse Settlement. Many residents still use the Gaelic language and enjoy a more traditional way of life. The island is famed for fishing, forestry and agriculture and has been celebrated in many songs and poems. It has also been a filming location for a number of films, including Flash Gordon, Prometheus and Stardust.

HomeAway has a vast number of holiday cottages in the Isle of Skye, conveniently situated within easy access of the islands many amenities and attractions. From small cottages which are suitable for couples and families to much larger houses which welcome upwards of eight guests, there is a huge range on offer. Many properties have modern interiors with welcoming lounge rooms offering satellite television, DVD players and internet access, and fully equipped kitchens with modern appliances such as microwaves, laundry facilities and dishwashers. Children and pets are also welcome in many of the Isle of Skye cottages.

The Isle of Skye is famed for walking, its history and the diverse wildlife, making it an extremely appealing holiday destination. Back on the mainland, Scotland has a great deal to offer visitors. In the Outer Hebrides there are numerous cottages in the Isle of Lewis and Harris from which to enjoy a traditional pace of life as well as ample opportunity for angling. Meanwhile, there are a number of attractive and modern apartments in St Andrews from which the golfing capital of Scotland can be explored.

Things to do

Wildlife: Skye is famed for its diverse and unique wildlife and many of the holiday cottages in the Isle of Skye are located within the rural countryside itself. Whilst sea eagles, otters and red deer make their home on the island, the sea around the Isle is home to pods of dolphins, seals, Atlantic salmon and seabirds. Some fortunate visitors have even encountered minke whales, basking sharks and sperm whales.

Local history: Skye has a fascinating and rich history and there remain many artefacts and ruins of the Norse and Clan ownership of the island. Fossilised footprints also support evidence that the Isle was once home to dinosaurs. In addition there are the ruined castles of Clan MacDonald and Clan Macleod, the Brochs (the name given to Pictish towers) and many historic churches and buildings to appreciate.

The Great Outdoors: There is much to see in and around the Isle and it is widely agreed that the best way to see Skye is on foot. Flat and gentle walks are common whilst there are also pathways leading up to the Cuillin Mountains where the highest, Sgurr Alasdair, stands at 3,255 feet. In addition, there are a number of organised activities such as cycling, pony trekking and adrenaline sports to partake in.

Stargazing: The skies of Scotland are famed for being darker than most and Skye is no exception. This gives a huge advantage to any would-be stargazers. Whilst the Aurora Borealis is visible from some vantage points, depending on the time of year, the night sky fascinates whatever the season.

Weather

Skye enjoys a mild climate influenced by the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf Stream. Temperatures in the winter may drop to an average of 6.5°C and rise to an average of 15°C in the summer months. Rainfall is far higher than the mainland with an average of 200mm falling per month. High winds are also common.

Travel

Travel to Skye used to be only possible by ferry but since the introduction of the Skye Bridge in 1995, the island has become far more accessible. Driving from the mainland is relatively easy and the bridge is now officially classed as a continuation of the A87, which is the main road through Scotland passing through the likes of Loch Lomond. Car usage is highly recommended throughout the island as many areas are quite remote. That being said, the bus service on the island is reliable, if infrequent, and journeys from Isle of Skye self catering holiday homes to the many attractions are easily found.

Wonderful! 4.9/5
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
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Wonderful! 4.8/5
(55 reviews)
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Cottage #8146034
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Excellent! 4.7/5
(12 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
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House #1994102
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Excellent! 4.3/5
(12 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #1087426
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Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(23 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Cottage #8105476
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Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(8 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 7
House #67441
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Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(28 reviews)
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  • 5 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 9
House #8162672
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Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(30 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 7
House #1680917
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Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(8 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
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Cottage #8142806
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Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(10 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
House #8129914
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Exceptional! 5/5
(9 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
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House #1204869
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Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(5 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
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Cottage #6546317
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Excellent! 4.4/5
(7 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #6003166
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Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
Good! 3.9/5
(12 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
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Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(20 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 3 BA
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Apartment #8120870
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Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(28 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 5
Cottage #8143737
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Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(17 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #848672
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Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(8 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #6555369
8
Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(7 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #8048584
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Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(11 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Cottage #1939828
11
Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(23 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 8
House #8150696
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Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.5/5
(4 reviews)
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  • 6 BR
  • 5 BA
  • Sleeps 12
House #6916793
4
Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(39 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 10
Villa #8155718
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Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.5/5
(20 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Cottage #1109434
20
Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #8127181
3
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(11 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 6
Bungalow #6511661
11
Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(10 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #8172453
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Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(4 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #6817740
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Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
View details for price
  • 4 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 9
House #6815729
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Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(18 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
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House #476744
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Excellent! 4.7/5
(21 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Bungalow #8171544
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Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(8 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #6715977
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Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(8 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 10
House #462780
8
Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(5 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Cottage #732295
5
Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
  • 4 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Cottage #8132944
2
Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(8 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #1056294
8
Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Multiple rentals Cottage #857163
Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(30 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
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Cottage #447242
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Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.3/5
(4 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
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Cottage #6484960
4
  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 7
House #6563472
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Exceptional! 5/5
(8 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 6
House #8035974
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Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.4/5
(48 reviews)
View details for price
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 7
House #6584766
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Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(19 reviews)
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  • 5 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Sleeps 11
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19
Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(3 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Bungalow #8123437
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Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
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Cottage #4436201
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Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
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Cottage #1968357
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
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Cottage #8169127
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
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  • 2 BR
  • Separate Toilet
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Recent Reviews

Just lovely!

5 of 5
Thank you Agnes and John. The River View Cottage is a lovely home with 3 beautiful bedrooms and a view that is made for a cup tea. The Isle of Skye is a magical place and after long days of hiking around, it was a pleasure to return to a warm, comfortable and beautiful home. Kal and James
  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

Lovely house with fabulous views

5 of 5
This is a lovely house equipped with everything you could need for your stay in Glenelg. The view across to Skye is simply wonderful and we were able to make the most of it from the garden, eating outside quite a lot of the time. We were lucky to have a week with 7 full days of glorious sunshine. The house is also within a few minutes' walk of the Glenelg Inn, with its friendly atmosphere and delicious food.
  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017