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.

Tigh an Fhuarain ref: SGX

Near Plockton, Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

£373-£950

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Tigh an Fhuarain
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Looking across the sea to the Cuillins on the Isle of Skye, Tigh an Fhuarain boasts uninterrupted panoramic views from its own peacful garden.
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Alder Cottage ref: CC511143

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

£349-£679

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Single storey cottage for 4/6 set in stunning scenery just 5 miles from the Isle of Skye
 
 
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The Holt ref: W41768

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

£314-£732

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The Holt is a cosy, semi-detached holiday apartment adjoining the owner’s own home
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Loch Duich Cottage ref: SGP

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

£482-£1214

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With dramatic views across Loch Duich to the mountains of Skye, Loch Duich Cottage is set right on the shore in its own little bay.
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Seaforth Cottage ref: CC511284

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

£280-£679

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Single storey cottage affording stunning views across Loch Bracadale on the Isle of Skye
 
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Tigh An Roinn ref: SGF

Plockton, Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

£454-£987

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With its lochside setting in the National Trust village of Plockton, the property boasts view of Plockton harbour and Duncraig Castle.
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Ach na Ben ref: W43198

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

£338-£840

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Secluded, traditional highland cottage, stunning mountain and loch views, spectacular star filled night skys, excellent hill walking from the door.
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    3
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Gavin Maxwell Cottage ref: CC511152

Eilean Ban, Kyleakin, Isle of Skye, Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

£364-£759

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Imagine having your own six acre island and staying in the former home of the classic author, Gavin Maxwell
 
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Lochside ref: 24755

Hosta, Lochmaddy, North Uist, Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

£292-£638

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On the island of North Uist, and the shores of Loch Hosta, this is a romantic retreat from everyday life.
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Fleet Cottage ref: UVA

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

£393-£1036

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Nestling on the shores of Loch Portree, this holiday property offers wonderful views across the bay to the Cuillin mountains.
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Tawmans ref: CC511068

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

£319-£519

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Tawmans is the epitome of a quintessential olde world cottage for couples, its turf roof is a unique feature.
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Heron Cottage ref: CC511261

Dornie, Ross-shire, Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

£319-£556

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Bijou cottage positioned right on the shores of Loch Long in the stunning Western Highlands
 
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Loch Shore Cottage ref: UK5052

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

£488-£1051

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Just sit back and enjoy the view across Loch Long from your garden, or curl up in front of one of the two multi-fuel burners for a cosy evening.
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Grand View Cottage ref: UK5294

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

£354-£734

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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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Feriniquarrie ref: W42193

Glendale, Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

£301-£792

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Wake up every morning to amazing views across the surrounding croftland to Loch Pooltiel from this attractive holiday property.
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