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.

Staffin House Apartment ref: UK5086

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

£337-£719

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3 star rating
Staffin House Apartment
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A spacious first floor apartment in the crofting town of Staffin, nestled beneath the dramatic landscape of the Trotternish Ridge and just 10 minutes’ walk from the sandy beach of Staffin Bay.
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Buaile Nan Carn ref: CC511342

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

£271-£590

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3 star rating
Detached cottage in an elevated position affording stunning sea views to the Outer isles beyond
 
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Old Fire Station ref: CC511404

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

£394-£848

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4 star rating
A real romantic gem, this detached holiday cottage enjoys a cosy wood burner and is ideal for relaxing or outdoor activities.
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Seaside Cottage ref: UFA

by Inverinate, Kyle, Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

£454-£1266

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4 star rating
Ideal location for nature lovers, this lovely cottage has its own wildlife observation hide at the waters edge.
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Eas Mor ref: UK5187

Milovaig, Glendale, Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

£466-£982

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4 star rating
Located in a tranquil setting, this ground floor holiday property is close to both Duvegan and Portree.
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    4
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    0
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    2
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    2
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Creagan Na Mara ref: CC511393

Minish near Lochmaddy, Isle of North Uist, Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

£539-£1168

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4 star rating
This thatched property sits right by the beach close to the fishing port of Lochmaddy on the Isle of North Uist - an enviable location for anyone interested in wildlife.
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Macinnisfree Cottage ref: SBC

Saasaig, Teangue, Isle of Skye, Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

£780-£2128

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4 star rating
Fantastic view from picture window across Sound of Sleat, this bright and airy house is ideal for larger groups.
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    8
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
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    4
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Tigh Na Dalach ref: SGGG

Plockton, Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

£565-£1527

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Located in what is acclaimed to be one of the west coast’s prettiest villages, this traditional fisherman’s cottage has been sympathetically renovated.
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    6
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    3
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Seascape ref: SOOY

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

£450-£1077

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4 star rating
Nestled on a hillside, comfortable croft house is the ideal location for family holiday, with Dunvegan Castle and Portree easily reached.
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    1
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    3
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    2
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Owlswood ref: UK5047

Edinbane, near Dunvegan, Isle of Skye, Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

£689-£919

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4 star rating
Providing spacious accommodation with comfortable furnishings, this stylish property enjoys large grounds and lies just a short walk to the pub and restaurant.
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    6
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    3
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    2
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Taigh Mhairi ref: CC511053

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

£339-£624

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3 star rating
Detached single storey cottage for 4 backing onto woodland with a river below only 1/4 mile from Portree.
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    4
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    1
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    2
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    1
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Birdsong Cabin ref: CC511423

Breakish near Broadford, Isle of Skye, Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

£315-£666

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3 star rating
Located in the small hamlet of Breakish, this property is in the ideal location for exploring the Isle of Skye.
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    2
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    1
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Grand View Cottage ref: UK5294

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

£363-£769

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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
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    2
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    1
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    1
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Island Bay View ref: W43261

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

£434-£909

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4 star rating
This lochside lodge offers a peaceful setting, yet within driving distance of some of the areas attractions.
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    4
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    2
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    1
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Calluna ref: W43346

Allt-Na-Sugh, near Dornie, Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

£619-£969

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4 star rating
Set next to Loch Long, this property offers spectacular views and has many activities closeby.
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