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.

Fleet Cottage ref: UVA

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

£393-£1092
4 star rating
Fleet Cottage
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Nestling on the shores of Loch Portree, this holiday property offers wonderful views across the bay to the Cuillin mountains.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Green Hill ref: CC511329

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

£280-£679
3 star rating
Detached croft cottage in an elevated position above Aird Bay in the spectacular north of Skye
 
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Seacroft ref: CC511312

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

£806-£1337
3 star rating
Spacious detached bungalow set on the edge of Loch Alsh with direct access to the sea loch.
 
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    4
  • Changeover
    SAT

Covesea Cottage ref: CC511239

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

£405-£884
4 star rating
Detached seaside cottage overlooking Kyleakin harbour only 2 miles from the Kyle of Lochalsh
 
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

The Ploughmans Cottage ref: UZT

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

£489-£1117
3 star rating
Enjoy the beautiful views of Loch Greshornish from the large enclosed garden of this single-storey holiday cottage.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Ceol Na Ron ref: CC511162

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

£344-£874
3 star rating
Ceol Na Ron (Gaelic for Sound of the Seals) sits on the edge of Loch Alsh looking out across the sea loch
 
 
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Chelister ref: CC511367

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

£448-£1260
5 star rating
Spacious, modern detached cottage situated in a stunning setting on the beautiful Minginish Peninsular
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
    SAT

Hirta ref: UTG

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

£391-£890
4 star rating
Watch the beautiful sunsets over the sea from this property, equipped with a wood-burning stove for those cosy nights in.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

The Lodge ref: 28303

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

£430-£1097
4 star rating
Unique, spacious architect designed lodge, with pool table, in beautiful rural, location, ideal for exploring the island.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
    SAT

Rocky Mountain View ref: W42713

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

£316-£901
3 star rating
Enjoy beautiful views from this property, which is also close to a wealth of outdoor activities.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Tigh-An-Achaidh ref: 10941

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

£257-£762
3 star rating
With the challenging Kintail Mountains and Five Sisters close by, this is an ideal base for climbers and walkers.
  • Sleeps
    7
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Linicro Cottage ref: W3849

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

£252-£572
2 star rating
This cosy holiday cottage is surrounded by the stunning views and wilderness of the Trotternish Peninsula.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Tigh Sheoc ref: CC511264

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

£349-£679
3 star rating
Exquisite stone cottage set within 11 acres with stunning views and walks directly onto the Red Hills
 
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Valley View ref: 28874

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

£331-£848
3 star rating
Outstanding views to Macleod’s Tables, detached light and airy lodge, walking distance to Fairy Pools, Neist Point Lighthouse and Storr.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Creagan Ruadh ref: S72

Ratagan, By Kyle of Lochalsh, Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

£411-£1203
3 star rating
Creagan Ruadh lies in beautifully landscaped gardens with fabulous uninterrupted views across Loch Duich towards the mountains of Kintail.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT