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Tides, Uig, Isle of Skye
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Entire house · 6 guests · 4 beds · 3 bathrooms

Tides, Uig, Isle of SkyeA newly built, high spec 3 en- suite bedroom property situated on the side of the sea in Uig, Isle of Skye.

Solas - refurbished open plan 2 bedroom cottage.
Entire house · 4 guests · 3 beds · 1 bathroom

Solas - refurbished open plan 2 bedroom cottage.Solas is set off the main road in a private and secluded area. It is situated in the south of Skye on the Sleat peninsula. The cottage is situated 5-10mts north of the ferry terminal at Armadale. It is also about 20mts from the bridge meaning it is easy to explore the north of Scotland as well as Skye itself. Solas is a short drive to shops, pubs, restaurants, cafes and a 5minute walk to the Torabhaig Distillery. Past the distillery is a lovely walk down to Knock Castle and the beach.

Semi detached house, Portree, Isle of Skye
Entire house · 4 guests · 3 beds · 1 bathroom

Semi detached house, Portree, Isle of SkyeRelax with the whole family at our house on the outskirts of Portree. It is in a peaceful wee street that is a fifteen minute walk from Portree centre. Portree being the main town on the Isle of Skye. There are many treasures to discover here on our beautiful Island and this house is a perfect place to wind down after a day sightseeing. There are many hotels, restaurants and takeaways to take advantage of while you holiday here.

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Popular house amenities in Skye

  • Free parking on premises
  • Wifi
  • Pets allowed
  • Kitchen
  • Heating

Apartments in Skye

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  2. Dunvegan
Ground Floor Apartment with Great Views- Dunvegan
SUPERHOST
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  2. Uig
Fairy Nook Holiday Apartment
SUPERHOST
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  2. Broadford
Flat at Cairnfield
SUPERHOST
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  2. Bridge Road
Druimard Cottage
SUPERHOST
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  2. Highland
Plockton - 'Sea View Apartment'
SUPERHOST
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  2. Breakish
cleadale flat
SUPERHOST
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  2. Portree
Craigton Accommodation. (Bed only)
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  2. Plockton
Plockton, Camus Fearn Barn
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  2. Isle of Skye
Scaladale Self Catering
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire flat
  2. Portree
Adaliene's Retreat
SUPERHOST
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  2. Isle of Skye
Carbost Holiday Apartments Apartment 2 (of 3)
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  2. Highland Council
Breanne - tranquil, stylish holiday home Gairloch

Pet-friendly houses

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  2. Harrapool
Cosy Modern Cottage, Isle of Skye
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  2. Broadford
Waterside Cottage with Sea View
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  2. Isle of Skye
Tystie Cottage exceptional views of Loch Bay, Skye
  1. Private room
  2. Staffin
Tigh Seonag
  1. Entire house
  2. Uig
Skye Holiday Accommodation No3
SUPERHOST
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  2. Broadford
Pipers Cottage Blackpark Broadford
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  2. Plockton
Waterfront cottage in Plockton
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  2. Highland
Assynt Self Catering
SUPERHOST
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  2. Edinbane
21 Upper Edinbane
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  2. Broadford
Number 15 , Broadford , Luxury Self Catering
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  2. Luib
Bridge Cottage
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  2. GB
Drinan Dun, near Elgol, mountain & sea views

Houses with free parking

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  2. Torrin
Torrin Bunkhouse
  1. Private room
  2. Kilmaluag
Eilean Trodday - Self Contained B&B En-Suite 🌸
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire house
  2. Glendale
Granny Mary's Cottage
  1. Entire house
  2. Highland Council
Waterfront Cottage on the Applecross Peninsula
SUPERHOST
  1. Private room
  2. Highland
Portree - No.30, Isle & Rest, 'Quiraing' En Suite
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire house
  2. Uig
The Old Police House
  1. Entire house
  2. Isle of Skye
Warm Heaste Retreat with wifi, TV and sea views
SUPERHOST
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  2. Isle of Skye
Islands View - Panoramic sea views
SUPERHOST
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  2. Port Henderson
Number 23 Port Henderson
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  2. Isleornsay
Private cottage in the woods.
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire house
  2. Carbost
Beautiful cottage with stunning views Carbost Skye
  1. Entire house
  2. Portree
House Bernisdale, near Portree

Top-rated things to do in Skye

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Welcome to Skye

The Isle of Skye has ancient bones. The largest island of the Inner Hebrides archipelago, it crops up on Roman maps and in epic Norse sagas, and features a few dinosaur footprints for good measure. It’s one of the most popular tourist destinations in Scotland, and once you witness the mist-shrouded hills, glistening lochs, and rolling moorland, you can understand why.

Many come to revel in the scenery, but if there is a sudden bout of wild weather (synonymous with this region) there are historic castles, cosy inns, craft studios, galleries, and museums to explore. And once the clouds clear, you just have to get outside for sights such as the dramatic rocky outcrop known as the Old Man of Storr, the crystal waters of the famous Fairy Pool, or the abandoned lighthouse at Neist Point, considered one of the best places to see dolphins, basking sharks, and whales.

How do I get around Skye?

There’s no airport on the island, with the closest ones located at Inverness (INV) and Glasgow (GLA). If you’re travelling by train from Glasgow, head to Mallaig station on the mainland and then hop on the ferry. If you’re arriving from Inverness, alight at Kyle station, which is next to the Skye Bridge, where a bus will take you the rest of the way. If you’re looking for alternatives to the Mallaig to Armadale ferry, there’s another boat from Glenelg which takes longer, but offers more breathtaking scenery. If you’re driving you’ll cross the Skye Bridge, which spans the villages of Kyle of Lochalsh on the mainland and Kyleakin on the island. There’s a limited bus service on the island that links many of the villages, most starting from the main town of Portree.

When is the best time to book a Skye vacation rental?

As it’s one of Scotland’s most popular spots to visit, and just 50 miles long, things can feel a little cramped in Skye at the height of summer. April and May are the driest months and are a little less busy. This is a land of wild weather that can spring up out of nowhere, so it’s a good idea to pack plenty of warm weather gear and waterproofs. October gets the most rain, but if you don’t mind being slightly damp, the winter months offer spectacular scenery that you can enjoy all to yourself. There is an annual music festival here, featuring dance and indie bands, in May, while the island’s Highland Games take place at the start of August.

What are the top things to do in Skye?

Skye Museum of Island Life

This award-winning museum is set in a series of thatched cottages, each displaying aspects of Skye’s historic past. You’ll learn how the islanders lived and worked, and view displays of the tools and machinery that 19th-century crofters used to survive. Located near Kilmuir on the northern tip of the island, there are wonderful views out to sea from the museum, with the Isle of Lewis in the distance.

The Fairy Pools

There are magical crystal-blue pools and waterfalls on the southwest of the island, near the village of Carbost. With pure springwater supplied from the nearby Cuillin Mountains, the Fairy Pools are a truly special place to explore and, if you’re brave enough, you can take a dip in the icy waters — though you might want to don a wetsuit.

The Quiraing Loop

If you suddenly get a strange sense of déjà vu when you’re faced with this wondrous landscape, don’t panic. The Quiraing, located in the north of Skye and formed by a massive landslip, has been used as a location in many films and TV series. This two-hour walk takes you through the amazing cliff faces and rugged outcrops that comprise this breathtaking region. Make sure you have your camera ready, as you’ll be witnessing terrain that has to be seen to be believed.

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