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Skye cottages: Best places to stay on the Isle of Skye


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Updated: 2021-04-13 11:16:26

Where to stay on the Isle of Skye? It’s a difficult decision to make as the Isle of Skye is one of the most stunning locations in the Scottish Highlands and Islands. The dramatic scenery means it’s very popular so don’t leave it too late to book your ideal self-catering holiday cottage on Skye. Take a look at these Skye cottages and cabins which we think are some of the best places to stay on the island.

Skye cottages

Cuillin Shores, near Broadford

If you love mountains, then this house will be perfect for you. Situated on the shore of a loch with views of the Cuillin mountains, it’s a wonderful place to sit and enjoy Skye’s stunning scenery.

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Romantic Glendale cottage for two

Glendale cottage

Experience traditional Scottish cottage life at this beautiful property in Glendale on the Isle of Skye. This magical hideaway with it’s four poster bed is perfect for a romantic holiday for you and your loved one.

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Askival, Elgol


If you love an incredible view, then this has to be one of the best places to stay on the Isle of Skye When the weather is fine, you can sit out on the balcony and enjoy the beautiful mountain and sea views out to the Inner Hebrides. On wet and windy days you can light the woodburning stove and snuggle up in the sitting room whilst still enjoying the incredible scenery surrounding this detached cottage in the village of Elgol in the south-east corner.

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77/78 Aird, near Portree


A pretty garden leads to this charming traditional stone self-catering cottage situated in a quiet and friendly crofting community. There are mountain and loch views which can be enjoyed from the picture window or the wooden summerhouse in the garden. This peaceful location is only 8 miles from the pubs and restaurants of Portree, Skye’s main town.

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Skye cabins

 The Cabin @ Seaview, Dunvegan

Isle of Skye holiday cottages: The Cabin @Seaview, Dunvegan - exterior

If you want to stay in the Dunvegan area but prefer something more contemporary than Rose Valley cottage, this modern cabin could be ideal. The Cabin @ Seaview is a cosy log cabin with views of Loch Roag and perfect for a romantic retreat for a couple.

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Thorsvik, Tokavaig, near Broadford

Thorsvik, Tokavaig near Broadford, Isle of Skye

If you want peace and tranquility with stunning sea views, then Thorsvik is perfect for you. Located down a private road, this detached wooden cottage has been designed to make the most of its amazing location with views to match.

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Want to see more stunning self-catering holiday cottages on Skye?

We hope you enjoyed our pick of the best places to stay on the Isle of Skye. For more choices see our directory of holiday accommodation on the Isle of Skye including more Skye cottages.

Plan your trip to the Isle of Skye

Read our destination guide for the Isle of Skye which includes things to do on Skye plus our Local Tips series where you can benefit from the knowledge of local people on Skye and people who know the area well.

Skye books and maps

Isle of Skye: 40 Coast and Country Walks – Read our review of our favourite walk books.

Ordnance Survey maps with free mobile download – various combinations available for the Isle of Skye from Ordnance Survey and Amazon


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