Isle of Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

Dramatic history, diverse wildlife and rugged mountain beauty...

Skye is one of the largest and best known Scottish islands and is particularly famous for its spectacular mountain scenery. It is also home to some dramatic history, diverse wildlife and rugged mountain beauty. The island of Skye makes for a great holiday destination with many visitor attractions, endless walking routes and fabulous restaurants.

Due to its popularity with tourists, you will find many craft shops and cottage museums. As for sports, you can visit the swimming pool in Portree, play golf at Sconser and Skeabost or go pony trekking. Watersports available on the island include diving, canoeing, windsurfing and yachting. Skye is also the ideal place for fishing and birdwatching.

Skye is easily accessible by either road or ferry. The road bridge is accessible from the Kyle of Lochalsh on mainland Scotland making it ideal for a day trip as well as a longer stay.

Lochalsh is truly highland territory full of clans and castles, hills of heather and views of lochs to the sea beyond. Visit the village of Plockton, a picture perfect location or Scotland's highest waterfall, The Five Sisters of Kintail. Where ever you go you are sure to be surrounded by some truly awesome scenery.

The Western Isles is a chain of islands also known as the Outer Hebrides. The main destination is the Isle of Lewis, a fairly flat island with many spectacular sandy beaches, a rugged coastline and a landscape that is worth investigating. Visitors will enjoy lots of activities including fishing, cycling, walking and bird watching. There are many other standing stones and archaeological monuments to visit too.

The rest of the western Isles can be explored using Lewis as a base. Most of the surrounding islands are covered in a blanket of peat meaning they are teaming with wildlife. Spot birds such as Kittiwakes, Guillemots, Kestrels, Hen Harriers and Redshank. With any luck you may even see otters, seals, eagles or dolphins off shore. In the summer months there are many colourful wild flowers to be seen and if you visit later in the season you can enjoy the heather in full bloom.

Loch Alsh Cottage ref: UVO

Balmacara, By Kyle of Lochalsh, near Plockton, Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

£492-£952

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Loch Alsh Cottage
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Delightful cottage only yards from shoreline, private fishing on hill lochs available, and magnificent mountains for hill walking.
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    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    2
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Grand View Cottage ref: UK5294

Claddach Kirkibost, Isle of North Uist, Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

£333-£770

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3 star rating
Set in a fabulous location with awesome scenery and abundant wildlife, this crofter’s cottage will make for a holiday to remember!
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Sealladh Lingeigh ref: UK5409

East Kilbride, near Lochboisdale, South Uist, Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

£740-£1477

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3 star rating
For that truly ’get away from it all’ experience this lovely cottage has panoramic views over the sea and is 20 yards from the beach.
  • Sleeps
    9
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    4
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Shepherds Cottage ref: UK5108

Ardelve, near Kyle of Lochalsh, Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

£0-£705

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Warm and cosy thanks to the electric coal effect fire, this property is an ideal home-from-home to return to after a long day walking or cycling.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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The Croft House ref: SKKW

Milovaig, Glendale, Isle of Skye, Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

£319-£885

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4 star rating
Former croft cottage with open fire and stunning sea views, with dramatic cliffs, stunning beaches and unrestricted farmland to explore.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Struan Cottage ref: UK5686

Lionel, near Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

£423-£1266

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3 star rating
Dramatic landscapes, seascapes, sunsets, Dark Skies and the Northern Lights can all be seen from this wonderful location!
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Hirta ref: 18065

Plockton, Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

£223-£615

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4 star rating
Set in the heart of this picturesque National Trust village, Hirta forms part of a sympathetically converted former church with fabulous scenery.
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Osdale Cottages - Eagle Farmhouse ref: UK5850

Dunvegan, near Portree, Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

£499-£1005

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4 star rating
Escape to the peace and quiet of the countryside, surrounded by wild flowers and with visiting wildlife, this really is a nature lovers dream!
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Glenburn House Apt 2Glenburn House, Apartment 2 ref: CC511341

Waternish, Isle of Skye, Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

£242-£482

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First floor apartment for couples set amidst unspoilt scenery on the Isle of Skye
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    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Seascape ref: W42888

Staffin, Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

£454-£1012

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4 star rating
With panoramic views across open countryside towards Staffin Bay, this property is an ideal holiday base for exploring the island.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Shinglebay Cottage ref: CC511366

Avernish, Kyle of Lochalsh, Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

£439-£799

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4 star rating
Newly built single storey detached cottage in a spectacular shore-side location overlooking Lochalsh
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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West Home ref: 30557

Torridon, Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

£559-£1130

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3 star rating
This detached, holiday bungalow provides spacious accommodation from which to explore the Torridon Hills.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Epona Cottage ref: 23157

Waternish, Isle of Skye, Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

£339-£740

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3 star rating
Epona Cottage is in ideal for those who enjoy an activity holiday, with an abundance of activities in the area.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    SAT

Island Bay View ref: W43261

Sallachy, near Dornie, Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

£434-£942

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This lochside lodge offers a peaceful setting, yet within driving distance of some of the areas attractions.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Otter Lodge ref: CC511188

Carbost, Isle of Skye, Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

£293-£712

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Superbly presented lodge for couples on the edge of Loch Harport on the Western shore of the Isle of Skye
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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