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Holiday Accommodation in the Orkney Isles and West Coast islands
including Isle of Skye, The Outer Hebrides, Arran and Isle of Mull.

Scottish Island cottages in order of number of bedrooms.
A holiday on a Scottish island is just magical! Whether you are renting a large house on Arran, a self-catering cottage on Mull, a hideaway on Islay, a thatched cottage in the Outer Hebrides or a property on any of the other superb Scottish islands, then you are in for a very special holiday.

Thatched Cottage, South Uist, Outer Hebrides

isolated cottage in Scotland
Bedrooms: 2 - 1 double, 1 single. Sleeps: 3+. South Lochboisdale. Pets welcome. Short breaks welcome.

A beautifully restored Hebridean cottage on the lovely island of South Uist. A holiday on the Hebrides offer a chance to explore a less visited part of Scotland - romantic, remote islands yet easily accessible by air and ferry. This is a superb self-catering cottage on Uist and the island has fantastic birds and wildlife, great seafood, wonderful fishing and walking - and a quiet pace of life. You will soon find yourself relaxing and unwinding in this magical island retreat.

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Ar Tearmann, Calligarry, Ardvasar, Sleat, Isle of Skye

Walking holiday on Isle of Skye
Bedrooms: 2 (superking zip and link divan bed + king size). Sleeps: 4. Armadale. Pets welcome - 2 Dogs by arrangement. Short breaks.

The Isle of Skye, sometimes referred to as Scotland romantic Island, is connected by a bridge to Scotland’s north-west coast , it's also accessible by ferry from Mallaig to Armadale. Are you looking for a walking holiday? If so this is an amazing place to stay with 12 Munros in The Cullin Range as well as the Trotternish Ridge, so you will find challenging walks even the most experienced walkers. This cottage is recently converted, warm and luxurious with fabulous views, high quality restaurants close by and dogs are very welcome - let us help you plan an unforgettable island experience.

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Kyles House, near Leverburgh, Isle of Harris

Isle of Harris holiday accommodation
Bedrooms: 3 - doubles 2, twin 1 + sofa bed. Sleeps: 6/8. Near Leverburgh. Privacy and breathtaking panoramic views. Sandy beaches. Shop and restaurant 1 mile. Pets welcome.

A stunning cottage right by the sea on the wonderful Western Isle of Harris (Outer Hebrides). The cottage offers self-catering accommodation for six to eight people, and there is superb sandy beaches and Kayaking close by, fishing and hill walking on the island - not to mention the micro brewery, artists, tweed makers, craft shops, fabulous seafood, golf, wildlife spotting and boat trips!

The coastline of South Harris has many incredible white sandy beaches, Scarista beach, Borve Mor beach, Horgabost beach and Seilebost beach, are all worth a visit. The Isle of Harris can be accessed by the "toll free" Isle of Skye road bridge and the Caledonian MacBrayne ferry from Uig on Skye, taking an hour and 40 minutes and arriving into Tarbert. You can also fly from Glasgow, Edinburgh or Aberdeen and arrive into Stornoway, and hire a car.

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Torsa Island Farmhouse, Cullipool, By Oban, Argyll

isle of torsa self-catering
Bedrooms: 3 (1 double, 1 twin, 1 bunk). Sleeps: 6. Oban - 16 miles. Pets welcome. Short breaks available.

Torsa Farmhouse is a unique holiday experience that only a few people can enjoy each year. As the only dwelling on Torsa Island, near Oban, your neighbours will be the local wildlife that can include otters, seals, eagles and dolphins. A motor boat at your disposal makes fishing and exploring all that more enjoyable. The three bedroomed farmhouse sleeps 6 and is ideally located for stunning sea views. This really is an opportunity to enjoy Scottish west coast island life at its very best!

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Ben Bhuidhe House, Calgary, Isle of Mull

luxury house mull
Bedrooms: 4 (2 twins and 2 kingsized). Sleeps 8 + cot, Tobermory 13 miles. Pets welcome.

Situated in 4 acres of private grounds and within 100m of the stunning white sands of Calgary beach, Ben Bhuidhe House combines luxurious accommodation with traditional features to offer a bright, well-equipped and comfortable base for your self-catering holiday. There are lots of things to see and do on Mull including walking, fishing, sailing, cycling, golf, pony trekking, boat trips and many other attractions such as castles, museums, craft centres, a whisky distillery, a theatre, the 'Balamory Express' railway and of course the picturesque town of Tobermory.

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Banlicken, Imacher, Isle of Arran

holiday cottages Arran
Bedrooms: 4. Sleeps: 12. Main farmhouse; 1 double, 1 twin, 1 bunk room. (sleeping 7). Byre; 1 large family bedroom with double bed, bunk beds and single bed. (sleeping 5). Short breaks low season only. Pets by arrangement.

Banlicken is simply gorgeous! It is completely private on a hillside overlooking the ocean on the west coast of Arran. The house and its smaller adjacent cottage are contemporary and comfortable and made into one of the most restful and inspiring island hideaways. There is a stream running through the garden, a games room, and a path through woods which leads down the hill to the sea. From the doorstep there are excellent hill and sea shore walks with numerous wildlife. Activities on Arraninclude golf, fishing, quad bikes, pony trecking and much more. Arran is often called 'Scotland in miniature' and so offers a unique island holiday in Scotland - and is easily accessed from the mainland.

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Holiday accommodation to stay in on an Island in Scotland.

Oban is the gateway to most of the Inner and Outer Hebridean islands - step onto the Cal Mac ferry and your holiday has begun. Admire the stunning views from the decks and if you keep your eyes peeled then you may well spot seals, dolphins, whales and porpoises in addition to a wealth of birdlife. All the Scottish islands have a very different character and vary in size but they all have incredible coastlines and scenery. Many of them have famous whisky distilleries: Islay, Arran, Jura, Skye, Harris and Mull being the most well-known and the whiskies produced on the different islands are all different in flavour.

You will find some of the finest sandy beaches in the world on the Scottish islands - it’s very hard to chose the best island beaches as there are just so many but these are some of our favourites: Luskentyre Sands and Scarasta on the Isle of Harris, Saligo Beach on Islay, beaches on north coast of Iona (familiar to art lovers from Cadell and Peploe's paintings), Balevullin on Tiree, Uig Sands on Lewis, Eoligarry Beach on Isle of Barra, Bagh na Doirlinnhe on Gigha, Kiloran Bay on Colonsay, Feall Bay on Coll, Clachan Beach on North Uist, and Calgary Bay on Mull.

Being surrounded by turquoise sea (on calm sunny days) or Atlantic breakers bringing in the surf, the seascape is an ever changing delight off the west coast of Scotland. The waters hold some the best seafood to be found anywhere and you can buy the freshest fish, lobsters, mussels, crabs, langoustines, scallops and oysters to take back to your self-catering cottage and whip up a mouth-watering taste of Scotland. There are now a great variety of superb restaurants and cafes on the Scottish islands, selling locally sourced ingredients cooked to the highest standard - from Michelin starred restaurants to award- winning shacks on a beach, you will make some great culinary discoveries on your island holiday.

Whatever you want to do on your break on a Scottish island then you will find it well catered for - walking, wildlife spotting, cycling, kayaking, surfing and relaxing in the spectacular scenery are the usual reasons why people want an island holiday but there is so much more to see and do. Small local museums exploring the past, amazing castles (ruins as well as stately homes), fantastic crafts and artists, smokehouses and artisan food producers, archaeological treasures and splendid gardens. A holiday on a Scottish island is the place to make memories - building a fire on a deserted beach, roasting sausages and admiring the stars in the dark skies or reaching the summit of the hill in a light drizzle and then the skies clear, the views open up and there’s a rainbow - whatever memories you make here they'll last you a lifetime!