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.

Seascape ref: W42888

Staffin, Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

£355-£972
4 star rating
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With panoramic views across open countryside towards Staffin Bay, this property is an ideal holiday base for exploring the island.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

The Barn ref: CC511031

Croft, Culnacnoc, Isle of Skye, Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

£440-£1339
4 star rating
The Barn is a converted Skye blackhouse enjoying stunning views of hills, mountains and sea.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Woodburn Cottage ref: CC511043

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

£349-£624
3 star rating
Stunning, totally uninterrupted views across the sea with mountains and hills beyond
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Hollyburn ref: 4711

Crulivig, Isle of Lewis, Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

£333-£842
3 star rating
Surrounded by open countryside, there is no better location for those who enjoy walking or birdwatching.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Springburn Cottage ref: 30413

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

£352-£894
4 star rating
Springburn Cottage is a rurally located detached property providing an ideal base for an outdoor family holiday.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Frank’s ref: CC511490

Bornesketaig near Uig, Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

£444-£919
4 star rating
Stylishly furnished and enjoying a wood burner and enclosed garden, this traditional crofters cottage boasts beautiful views and lies six miles from Uig.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Isle View ref: 28284

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

£346-£858
3 star rating
Yards from the sea, amazing views across Broadford Bay, you won’t want to leave this cosy cottage with open fire.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Shore View ref: 30560

Portree, Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

£355-£976
3 star rating
Boasting a shore side location, this comfortable single-storey property enjoys a cosy open fire. Close to shops, pubs and restaurants.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Creagan Na Mara ref: CC511393

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

£506-£1114
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.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Clachan Ban ref: CC511178

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

£364-£759
4 star rating
Delightful single storey cottage for 4 situated in a secluded part of the southern end of the Isle of Skye
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Gardeners Cottage ref: UK5106

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

£368-£878
3 star rating
Delve deep into the Western Highlands with this traditional Scottish cottage, an ideal base for outdoorsy holidaymakers.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

The Narrows ref: 29474

Wester Aligin, near Torridon, Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

£491-£1242
4 star rating
Enjoy spectacular views from this lochside family home in the Scottish Highlands.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Waterside ref: URD

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

£384-£1059
4 star rating
Fishing enthusiasts will love this idyllic cottage, with sea fishing from nearby rocks, and slipway for visitors boats for loch fishing.
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Island Bay Cottage ref: W42662

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

£434-£921
4 star rating
This detached single-storey property with lovely views is ideally situated for outdoor enthusiasts with many outdoor activities nearby.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Hygge ref: CC511478

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

£621-£1485
4 star rating
An eco-friendly architect designed house with wood burner and enclosed garden with views over Loch Bracadale, 100 yards away.
  • Sleeps
    7
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
    FRI