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.

Brightwater Cottage ref: 10295

Arnisdale, near Glenelg, Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

£246-£688

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Brightwater Cottage
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Near Kyle of Lochalsh, Brightwater Cottages lies in the beautiful village of Arnisdale, below Beinn Sgritheall.
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Pier Cottage ref: CC511045

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

£284-£559

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3 star rating
A quintessential pied a terre with the most magical sea views imaginable
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    1
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Old Lighthouse Keeper ref: SBBT

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

£380-£1258

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4 star rating
Star gazers with love this traditional stone cottage in Dark Sky area, stunning views of Waterstein Head and Moonen Bay.
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Tighe-Mo-Cridhe ref: 28708

Dornie, Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

£312-£975

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This holiday cottage lies amongst the most spectacular scenery of West Coast Scotland, overlooking the beautiful Loch Long.
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Old Fire Station ref: CC511404

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

£358-£847

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A real romantic gem, this detached holiday cottage enjoys a cosy wood burner and is ideal for relaxing or outdoor activities.
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Bracadale House ref: UK5159

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

£844-£1551

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Boasting beautiful views from the floor to ceiling windows, this architect designed property sits in a fantastic location with superb outdoor activities and local attractions to suit all tastes.
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    4
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    5
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Waterside ref: URD

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

£405-£964

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4 star rating
Fishing enthusiasts will love this idyllic cottage, with sea fishing from nearby rocks, and slipway for visitors boats for loch fishing.
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    1
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Taigh Morag ref: UK5389

Dunvegan, Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

£407-£951

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3 star rating
Located in Dunvegan, on the Isle of Skye, this spacious cottage makes an ideal base for exploring this stunning island.
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    2
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Riverfoot ref: W3290

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

£341-£840

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Delightful cottage amidst stunning scenery and in area steeped in history, wonderful wildlife to watch including otters in nearby river.
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    2
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3 Breckery ref: 90140

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

£308-£707

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3 star rating
Croft cottage with dog friendly garden, breathtaking views over Sound of Raasay, Kilt Rock and Old Man of Sorr nearby.
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    5
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Loch Alsh Cottage ref: UVO

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

£479-£925

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3 star rating
Delightful cottage only yards from shoreline, private fishing on hill lochs available, and magnificent mountains for hill walking.
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    4
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    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    2
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Bute Cottage ref: UK5378

Daliburgh, near Lochboisdale, South Uist, Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

£464-£1033

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Enjoy a unique holiday on the Outer Hebrides island of South Uist, a haven of wildlife, birds, flora and fauna. The stunning scenery will leave you wanting to return again and again.
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    6
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    1
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    3
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    2
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Seascape ref: SOOX

Fiskavaig, Carbost, Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

£640-£1991

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4 star rating
Just sit and drink in the spectacular sea views from the picture windows of this stunning cottage, overlooking Fiskavaig beach.
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    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
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    3
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Ocean View Cottage ref: UK5652

Smerclate, South Uist, Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

£540-£1418

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Enjoy panoramic views from this delightful, single-storey cottage, nestled on the beautiful island of South Uist.
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    3
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    2
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Gavin Maxwell Cottage ref: CC511152

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

£337-£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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