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.

Riverfoot ref: W3290

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

£338-£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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Sartle Cottage ref: CC511157

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

£288-£679

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3 star rating
Situated on a quiet no through road that leads up to the renowned Quiraing Mountain range
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    6
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    3
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    1
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Hygge ref: CC511478

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

£602-£1485

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4 star rating
An eco-friendly architect designed house with wood burner and enclosed garden with views over Loch Bracadale, 100 yards away.
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    7
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    3
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    3
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    FRI

Old Lighthouse Keeper ref: SBBT

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

£438-£1196

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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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    6
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    3
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    1
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Alt Na Criche ref: CC511278

Inveralligin, Torridon, Wester Ross, Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

£368-£934

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Situated on the banks of Loch Torridon enjoying spectacular panoramic views across the loch to the Torridon Mountain range.
 
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    6
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    0
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    3
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    2
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Dailfearn Lodge ref: CC511440

Achmore near Stromeferry, Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

£353-£825

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With stunning views across the bay to the Isle of Skye, Plockton and Applecross peninsula. Make sure you take some quality photos.
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    2
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    1
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Buaile Nan Carn ref: CC511342

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

£271-£626

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3 star rating
Detached cottage in an elevated position affording stunning sea views to the Outer isles beyond
 
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    4
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    1
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    2
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    1
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Island Bay View ref: W43261

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

£434-£868

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4 star rating
This lochside lodge offers a peaceful setting, yet within driving distance of some of the areas attractions.
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    2
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    1
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Thatched Croft ref: W2639

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

£285-£623

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3 star rating
This charming thatched property is an original Skye ’Black House’ which has been renovated into a wonderful holiday home.
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    2
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
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    1
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Reraig Beag ref: 10953

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

£429-£842

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3 star rating
Lying 150 yards from the shore of Lochalsh, guests may fish and enjoy this south-west facing, deatched holiday bungalow.
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    5
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Taigh Morag ref: UK5389

Dunvegan, Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

£407-£968

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Located in Dunvegan, on the Isle of Skye, this spacious cottage makes an ideal base for exploring this stunning island.
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    4
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    0
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    2
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    2
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Valley View ref: 28874

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

£331-£848

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Outstanding views to Macleod’s Tables, detached light and airy lodge, walking distance to Fairy Pools, Neist Point Lighthouse and Storr.
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    4
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Sleepy Hollow ref: SMMC

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

£429-£825

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Just 500 yards from the shoreline, visitors can enjoy private fishing and an abundance of attractions within easy reach.
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    3
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    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    2
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Burnside Cottage ref: CC511259

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

£349-£679

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3 star rating
Quintessential whitewashed traditional Skye Cottage amidst stunning scenery
 
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    4
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    0
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    2
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    1
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Blossom Brae ref: W42905

Ard Roag, by Dunvegan, Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

£376-£933

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4 star rating
Enjoying views towards Loch Varkasaig, relax and unwind at this peaceful setting, surrounded by stunning scenery and miles of rugged coastline.
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    1
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    2
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    2
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