Scottish Islands Holiday Cottage Guide: Isle of Skye

Holiday Cottages in Scotland, Holiday Cottages in the UK, by cottagewriter.

Isle of Skye by Alistair BarclayThe Scottish islands are an idyllic destination for a self-catering holiday. The islands are all very different but what they do share is stunning scenery and friendly people who have time to talk and are keen to help make your holiday a happy one.

The Isle of Skye lies near to the west coast of Scotland, between Gairloch and Ardmamurchan. Gaelic is still spoken by some residents of this charming island of crofts and black houses. Renting a holiday cottage on Skye will give you the freedom to explore this fascinating island, and there are a good selection of cottages by the sea, self-catering houses and modernised black houses available to rent.

Skye has a lot to offer travellers and holiday makers looking for walking, climbing, kayaking and wind-surfing activities. You could also indulge yourself and the kids with a day of pony-trekking as you explore the beautiful landscape and enjoy the fresh air. There are ancient monuments to explore and in the right season opportunities to view seals and go whale and dolphin watching.

Selected Which Cottage approved properties available to rent in Isle of Skye:

Shepherd’s Cottage: 

The Shepherd’s Cottage is idyllically set on the shores of Loch Eynort, on the west coast of the magical Isle of Skye.

Bedrooms: 2 (1 king, 1 double). Sleeps: 4. Portree 21 miles. Short breaks. No pets.

Atlantic Sunset Cottage: 

Atlantic Sunset Cottage has a commanding position on the Isle of Skye. It is situated on a hillside looking out over Uig Bay and the Western Isles.

Bedrooms: 3 (2 double, 1 twin/double). Sleeps: 6. Uig, Isle of Skye. Short breaks. Sorry no pets.


Ardmore has been awarded 5 stars from Visit Scotland and is stunning – finished, furnished and equipped to the highest standards. Locally owned and run, it is quietly situated on the edge of the village of Broadford.

Bedrooms: 3 (2 king sized doubles, 1 twin). Sleeps: 2-6. Broadford. Short breaks available out of season.

Other Self Catering Holiday Holiday cottages near Isle of Skye include:


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