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Angels' Share self catering on the Isle of Skye

Angels’ Share is an architect designed contemporary cottage over looking Knock Bay and the ruins of Knock Castle. There is spacious accommodation for two people, with room for two children on a sofa bed (a cot is also available for infants). The cottage is situated on the Sleat peninsula known as the Garden of Skye. The cottage is not far from from the Skye Bridge and the mainland ferry ports. It makes a great base for exploring the whole of Skye's beautiful scenery.

G$17,756 per night
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  2. Portree
Private room for one in Grianan accomodation room3

Cosy single room (no breakfast) in bungalow situated just a 10minute walk to the town centre. Easy access via key safe. Tea, coffee facilities, smart TV and sink within the room. Shared showeroom across the hall. Access to guidebooks, maps and leaflets aswell. Plenty private parking.

G$10,967 per night
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The Airigh at the Black House

The Airigh (pronounced 'arry) at the Black House was designed by award-winning architects Dualchas to provide peaceful self catering accommodation for two. Set right on the coast, with stunning views across the Sound of Sleat towards the mountains of Knoydart, and only a few minutes walk from the Armadale ferry, it is the perfect base for a relaxed stay on Skye. Enjoy the spectacular view through the huge picture window, and as the sun sets, cosy up in front of the wood-burning stove.

G$23,650 per night

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Skye house rentals

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  2. Braes
1/2 of 12 Camustianavaig
G$17,756 per night
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  2. Glendale
Milovaig House | Stylish Isle of Skye Croft House
G$39,205 per night
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  2. Edinbane
21 Upper Edinbane
G$22,195 per night
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  2. Roag by Dunvegan
William 's House
G$24,545 per night
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  2. Claigan
Morven for 2 persons.
G$3,318 per night
  1. Private room
  2. Dunvegan
Quirky single bedroom with en suite in Dunvegan
G$11,750 per night
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  2. Isle Of Skye
Double room with Private external Bathroom
G$19,845 per night
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  2. Skeabost Bridge
Elfin Cottage - near Portree.
G$24,807 per night
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  2. Portree
Glamaig Cottage
G$26,896 per night
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  2. Staffin
Ewen's House
G$17,756 per night
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  2. Dunvegan, near Portree
Stag Cottage (UK11469)
G$21,934 per night
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  2. Altvaid
The Harbor
G$20,106 per night

Monthly house rentals Skye

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  2. Teangue
Skye Lair, the perfect deluxe Skye sanctuary
G$39,168 per night
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  2. Portree
♥️ Portree Bay, big Garden, Alderburn 2!
G$31,596 per night
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  2. Portree
Central Portree - Gardens - Parking
G$35,103 per night
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  2. Isle of Skye
Bothan Bada is a new build luxury eco house
G$35,066 per night
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  2. Broadford
Pipers Cottage Blackpark Broadford
G$33,572 per night
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  2. Highland Council
Cosy home with stunning views
G$41,779 per night
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  2. Struan
Taigh Hamish - Traditional Croft House,Sea Views
G$35,251 per night
  1. Private room
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Accommodation in the Central of Skye
G$20,629 per night
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  2. Highland
Central Portree - garden and parking
G$50,733 per night
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  2. Kilmaluag
Eilean Trodday - B&B En-Suite 🌸
G$21,710 per night
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  2. Toravaig
“Scalpay” @ Knock View Apartments, Sleat, Skye
G$22,195 per night
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  2. Staffin
Trotternish Avenue Staffin IV51 9JU
G$35,251 per night

Your guide to Skye

All About Skye

Skye is an island on Scotland’s northwest coast whose history dates back to prehistoric times. It’s home to seven medieval castles, some of which are ruins that have succumbed to years of weathering and battles, while others, like the Armadale Castle, remain more intact. The island’s Dunvegan Castle is still inhabited today.

The Black Cuillin Hills mountain range is the dominating landscape on Skye, named for its dark-colored basalt and gabbro rocks. The steep, grass- and moss-covered mountains make for challenging hikes like the Quiraing Walk, a path that is constantly shifting due to massive landslides. The 1.4-mile Old Man of Storr hike is another of the most iconic trails on the island, where you can see this 160-foot, speared rock formation surrounded by untamed, bright green moss. All across the island, overflowing lochs create dozens of waterfalls, ranging from the towering 131-foot Eas Mor Waterfall to a series of small, grouped cascades like the Falls of Rha.

As you explore Skye’s rugged terrain surrounding your Skye rental accommodations, you can look for some of Scotland’s native highland cows and red deer. Along the coast, rare grey seals make appearances near Skye’s rocky beach shores.


How do I get around Skye?

The closest airport to Skye is Inverness Airport (INV). It’s about a 2.5-hour drive from the airport to the island. You can take Scotrail’s two-hour Kyle Line to the northernmost point of Scotland’s mainland before catching a stagecoach bus for just over an hour from Kyle to the Isle of Skye. You can also rent a car at the Inverness Airport, and this will be the most efficient way to get around Skye once you’re there. Public bus routes with specific timetables are available, so if you use this method, be sure to plan your activities according to the bus schedule. Aside from a rental car or public bus transportation, there are a few taxi companies and private tour companies to help you get around.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Skye?

Skye sees rain year-round, but summers are warm and see a bit more sunshine than other seasons. This time of year, you can visit the oldest inhabited castle in Scotland, the Dunvegan Castle and Gardens, open to visitors all summer before closing in early fall. Fall’s cooler temperatures make it an ideal time to hike through Skye’s lush, grassy mountains.

Spring is cool and less rainy than autumn, and purple orchids sprout up across Skye’s highlands. These beautiful flowers dot the path along the Fairy Pools hike in spring, ending at a series of small waterfalls. Winters are cold but not extreme, and it seldom snows. On a cold day, you can explore indoor attractions such as the Skye Museum of Island Life, featuring 100-year-old cottages with relics inside them showing what life in Skye was like for villagers at the time.


What are the top things to do in Skye?

Kilt Rock

The 180-foot, pleated Kilt Rock formation resembles the garment of the same name. An elevated lookout point near the cliffs offers a sweeping view of Kilt Rock and the dramatic Mealt Falls waterfall. The falls are nearly as tall as Kilt Rock, flowing from the nearby Loch Mealt and cascading over the basalt cliff face into the Atlantic Ocean. The combination of wind and water flow is known to make a mystical, calming sound as you take it in.

Elgol

The small fishing village of Elgol sits at the junction of the seascape and the Black Cuillin Hills mountain range. It’s home to Elgol Beach, accessible by a short, steep walk from Elgol. Black rocks covering the shore date back nearly 200 million years, meeting the deep blue Loch Scavaig waters. The grassy Black Cuillin Hills create a dramatic backdrop behind the beach, with honeycomb rock formations lining the shore. You can swim in the loch waters, but they will be chilly throughout the year.

Dunscaith Castle

The Dunscaith Castle, built sometime during the 13th or 14th century, sits on an elevated rock over Loch Eishort. It’s one of the few castle ruins in Skye that you can walk through on your own, exploring the standing remains of staircases, overland bridges, and supports connecting an overwater drawbridge leading to the castle. Many Gaelic legends refer to this castle and its centuries-long history of sieges between rival clans.