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.

South Bay Cottage ref: SHC

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

£802-£1773

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4 star rating
South Bay Cottage
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Relax on the roof terrace and enjoy spectacular sea views from family cottage, situated just yards from the sea shore.
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    6
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    3
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    SAT

The Old Church ref: CC511347

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

£349-£790

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3 star rating
The Old Church occupies one half of a superb church conversion situated close to the sea on the idyllic peninsula of Waternish in north east Skye. 
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    2
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    SAT

Staffin House Apartment ref: UK5086

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

£304-£750

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3 star rating
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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    4
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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The Holt ref: 14701

Plockton, Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

£291-£984

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4 star rating
In the heart of the National Trust Village of Plockton, this first floor apartment of a church conversion overlooks Plockton Bay.
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    6
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    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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    SAT

Quiraing ref: W2594

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

£560-£1374

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4 star rating
Enjoy a home from home in this lovely bungalow with open fire and enclosed garden, wonderful location for touring the area.
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    8
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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    SAT

Creagan Na Mara ref: CC511393

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

£673-£1320

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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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    4
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Tigh Fraoich ref: UKC2630

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

£639-£1330

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5 star rating
Spend an unforgettable holiday on the stunning Isle of Skye at this architect-designed property, which has loch and mountain views.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    3
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    FRI

Springbank ref: UKC1839

Upper Edinbane, near Portree, Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

£506-£1760

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4 star rating
Enjoy the peace and tranquility of Springbank - with views over Loch Greshornish and the open countryside.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
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    MON

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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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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    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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