Perfect Scottish Island escape - luxury holiday cottage on Isle of Skye.

Find fantatsic pet friendly luxury self-catering holiday rentals on Isle of Skye - some only five minutes' from the ferry terminal at Armadale (a 45-minute short crossing to Mallaig) or go further afield. There are many walking routes and paths for all abilities on this Island. Skye is also building a well-deserved reputation for food and drink with a number of high quality restaurants.

Ardvasar, Sleat, Isle of Skye

There are many cottages situated in Sleat, the "Garden of Skye", only five minutes' from the ferry terminal at Armadale (a 45-minute short crossing to Mallaig). If the property is south-east facing, far reaching views over the bay towards Mallaig, Loch Nevis, Loch Hourn, and the Knoydart hills may be had.

From waterfalls cascading into bright blue and green pools, to craggy mountain ridges, the topography of Skye is astounding. Towering cliffs give way to bays with pretty fishing villages. The island is 50 miles in length, and the majestic scenery is home to an array of wildlife - around the shoreline, watch out for otters, seals, and the white tailed sea eagle, then cast your eye seaward for a glimpse of passing whales and dolphins.

An island of contrasts, it is ideal for walkers, with many routes and paths for all abilities. With no less than 12 Munros in The Cullin Range and, together with the Trotternish Ridge, there are certainly challenges for even the most experienced of climbers. Venturing seaward, the islands take on a new and equally intriguing perspective from the water in a charter yacht or sea kayak.

Today, the island and its dramatic scenery inspires many creatives including musicians, artists, designers, photographers, jewellers, potters and more. Many unique pieces are available from the studios and galleries across the island, and for those wishing to explore their own creative talent, short courses are available at the nearby Sabal Mor Ostaig.

views over the bay towards Mallaig, Loch Nevis, Loch Hourn
  • Portree 42 miles
  • Fort William via Skye Bridge 96 miles
  • Fort William via ferry from Armadale 49 miles
  • Armadale Ferry to Mallaig 1 mile
  • Inverness Airport 108 miles
  • Armadale filling station,
    Post Office and Armadale Stores 1 mile
  • Ardvasar Hotel 0.2 miles
  • Armadale Castle, Gardens and Museum 1 mile
  • Dunvegan Castle and Gardens 57 miles
  • Whisky Distillieries - Torabhaig 5 miles,
    Talisker 41 miles, Isle of Skye 42 miles
  • Golf - Isle of Skye Golf Course 29 miles


The Isle of Skye, the largest of the Inner Hebrides, is connected by bridge to Scotland’s north-west coast. It’s also accessible by ferry from Mallaig to Armadale (a five-minute drive from the property). Mallaig itself can be reached by road or train. Another ferry operates from Glenelg to Kylerhea on Skye.

Kelso, Scottish Borders, TD5 7DN

Holiday cottage garden and mountains
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Staying on The Isle of Skye for a highland vacation

Skye in general is a fantastic place to visit; it has great diversity of stunning scenery, activities to suit everyone and history around every corner. These features combined with the renowned humour and friendliness of Skye's people makes for an unforgettable holiday and memories that will last until the island draws you back again. Portree, Skye's capital, is an hour car drive and has a range of shops, a swimming pool, cinema, gym, restaurants, cafes, harbour, boat trips, and horse riding stables. This idyllic island holiday cottage is perfect for a walking holiday. The views are incredible and there is plenty of wildlife to spot on the island and in the sea.