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.

Tigh An Roinn ref: SGF

Plockton, Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

£450-£987
4 star rating
Tigh An Roinn
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With its lochside setting in the National Trust village of Plockton, the property boasts view of Plockton harbour and Duncraig Castle.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Gavin Maxwell Cottage ref: CC511152

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

£364-£759
3 star rating
Imagine having your own six acre island and staying in the former home of the classic author, Gavin Maxwell
 
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Fuaim Na Mara ref: UK5071

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

£571-£1097
4 star rating
After a day trip exploring the Uists or St Kilda relax in the garden in the evening sun and enjoy the views over the bay.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Shoreside ref: UHG

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

£456-£1259
4 star rating
Cosy cottage with beautiful views over the Five Sisters of Kintail and Loch Duich, great walking on dramatic Falls of Glomach.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Cuileann ref: W42931

By Kyle of Lochalsh, Wester Ross, Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

£316-£888
3 star rating
This single-storey cottage is perfect for a relaxing break or to enjoy the abundance of activities located nearby.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Clova ref: CC511422

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

£321-£700
2 star rating
Experience the dramatic landscape of the Isle of Skye from this property, located in the bustling town of Portree.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Taigh An Tuath ref: SVVK

Camuscross, Isle Ornsay, Isle of Skye, Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

£489-£1081
4 star rating
Discover the views across the Sound of Sleat to the mountains of the Knoydart Peninsula from this amazing holiday property.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Pier Cottage ref: CC511045

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

£329-£559
3 star rating
A quintessential pied a terre with the most magical sea views imaginable
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

The Holt ref: 14701

Plockton, Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

£320-£922
4 star rating
In the heart of the National Trust Village of Plockton, this first floor apartment of a church conversion overlooks Plockton Bay.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

The Malt House ref: 19171

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

£326-£942
3 star rating
Part of a former mill, this dog friendly house, with first floor lounge, is ideal for exploring the surrounding countryside.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Lawries Cottage ref: W8522

Kilmuir, near Uig, Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

£281-£628
3 star rating
Experience the lovely scenery and sea views of the Outer Hebrides from this romantic, thatched hideaway.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Boreraig ref: 28256

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

£255-£817
3 star rating
Idyllic, tranquil location looking over Loch Dunvegan, detached cottage oozing charm with open fire, beams and amazing views from garden.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Heron Cottage ref: CC511261

Dornie, Ross-shire, Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

£319-£573
3 star rating
Bijou cottage positioned right on the shores of Loch Long in the stunning Western Highlands
 
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Caberfeidh ref: 26177

Marvig, South Lochs, Isle of Lewis , Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

£335-£842
3 star rating
This cottage is ideal for that relaxing holiday on the Western Isles of Scotland, just 26 miles from Stornoway.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Aird House ref: CC511041

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

£293-£624
3 star rating
This 300 year old cottage is set in its own grounds with fantastic views across the sea.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT