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.

Glenview Cottage ref: 18324

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

£293-£653
3 star rating
Glenview Cottage
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Ideally placed for exploring Skye. This lovely cottage has wonderful views over Uig Bay and is a short walk to the ferry for Outer Hebridean islands.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Braes of Kilbride ref: UK5070

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

£0-£0
3 star rating
This single-storey holiday home makes for a convenient base in the crofting township of Kilbride - just a hop, skip and a jump from Loch Slapin.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Seascape ref: SOOY

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

£450-£1164
4 star rating
Nestled on a hillside, comfortable croft house is the ideal location for family holiday, with Dunvegan Castle and Portree easily reached.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Macinnisfree Cottage ref: SBC

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

£755-£2128
4 star rating
Fantastic view from picture window across Sound of Sleat, this bright and airy house is ideal for larger groups.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    4
  • Changeover
    SAT

Ashburn Cottage ref: 23477

Allt Na Subh, By Dornie, Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

£354-£1061
3 star rating
Just 50 yards from the sea, this well equipped cottage enjoys a cosy open fire and beautiful views. Outdoor persuits nearby.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Buaile Nan Carn ref: CC511342

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

£271-£626
0 star rating
Detached cottage in an elevated position affording stunning sea views to the Outer isles beyond
 
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Aros ref: UVP

Glaick, Balmacara, Kyle, Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

£343-£1011
4 star rating
Detached cottage just yards from the shore, surrounded by National Trust land, ideal for wildlife lovers, sweeping views across Loch Alsh.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Linne Ruidh ref: 2023

Ardvasar, near Sleat, Isle of Skye, Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

£324-£789
4 star rating
With its garden and open fire, this comfortable bungalow is just the place for walking and relaxing.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Taigh Geal ref: CC511299

Achnandarach near Plockton, Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

£356-£934
0 star rating
Spacious single storey cottage for 6 just over a mile from Plockton
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Kintail ref: SVV

Ratagan, Glenshiel, Kyle, Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

£406-£1442
4 star rating
An absolutely stunning location on the shores of Loch Duich, and an ideal base for visiting picture perfect Eilean Donan Castle, Plockton of venturing over the bridge to Skye.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Distellery Croft Cottage ref: W8192

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

£352-£849
3 star rating
On an elevated site, this holiday property enjoys fabulous views over Carbost to Loch Harport and the hills beyond.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

The Lodge ref: CC511036

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

£364-£759
4 star rating
The lodge is a delightful property, whose timber-clad exterior offers no hint of the superb traditional-style cottage that lies within.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Cornucopia ref: 18565

Portree, Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

£333-£923
4 star rating
Close to Portree centre with restaurants and shops, this beautiful cottage has extensive sea views from its first floor lounge.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT