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.

Bayview Cottage ref: CC511405

Plockton, Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

£693-£1616
4 star rating
Bayview Cottage
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Offering views of Plocton Bay from the first floor living room, this property is ideal for a family holiday close to Loch Carron.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SUN

Taigh Kate ref: CC511343

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

£324-£534
3 star rating
Detached cottage for couples is one of the few remaining original HIghland blackhouses
 
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

The Hebridean Trust - Alan Stevenson House ref: 31143

Isle of Tiree, Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

£0-£0
3 star rating
Whether you are celebrating a special occasion or just want everyone together, this is an idyllic retreat for any occasion.
  • Sleeps
    20
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    8
  • Bathrooms
    7
  • Changeover
    SAT

Sgurr Mor Lodge ref: SMMD

Balmacara, By Kyle of Lochalsh, near Plockton, Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

£513-£1132
3 star rating
The picturesque village of Plockton makes a delightful base for touring the area and gives easy access to the Isle of Skye.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
    SAT

Seaside Cottage ref: UFA

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

£454-£1208
4 star rating
Ideal location for nature lovers, this lovely cottage has its own wildlife observation hide at the waters edge.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Old Lighthouse Keeper ref: SBBT

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

£422-£1317
4 star rating
Star gazers with love this traditional stone cottage in Dark Sky area, stunning views of Waterstein Head and Moonen Bay.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Reraig Beag ref: 10953

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

£429-£842
3 star rating
Lying 150 yards from the shore of Lochalsh, guests may fish and enjoy this south-west facing, deatched holiday bungalow.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Riverfoot ref: W3290

Glenelg, by Kyle, Ross-Shire, Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

£338-£840
3 star rating
Delightful cottage amidst stunning scenery and in area steeped in history, wonderful wildlife to watch including otters in nearby river.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Seaforth Cottage ref: CC511284

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

£280-£679
3 star rating
Single storey cottage affording stunning views across Loch Bracadale on the Isle of Skye
 
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Diubaig House ref: S12

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

£833-£1508
5 star rating
Beautifully presented stone farmhouse, in a secluded location, with spectacular views of Loch Greshornish and convenient walks for every ability.
  • Sleeps
    7
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
    SAT

Plockton Studio ref: CC511297

Achnandarach near Plockton, Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

£414-£874
0 star rating
Single storey holiday apartment near Plockton with views across the sea to the Cuillin mountains on Skye.
 
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Taigh Mhairi ref: CC511053

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

£293-£624
3 star rating
Detached single storey cottage for 4 backing onto woodland with a river below only 1/4 mile from Portree.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Cuillin View ref: S91

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

£391-£916
4 star rating
For that romantic, rural retreat, look no further than this cosy, secluded cottage, with dramatic views over Loch Dunvegan.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

The Sheiling ref: CC511129

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

£349-£679
3 star rating
Set within 7 acres with access to its own private beach, The Sheiling overlooks Loch Dunvegan
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Seaview @ Repose ref: 29744

Crossbost, near Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

£308-£694
3 star rating
Repose Cottage boasts lovely views and has plenty of nearby activities; there’s a beach, wildlife and loch angling found locally.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT