10 Enchanted Cottage Rentals To Make Your Isle of Skye Trip Magical - Updated 2023

places to stay in the isle of skye

So you’re vacationing in the Isle of Skye? Great choice. This bit of Scotland is world-renowned for its beauty and jaw-dropping magnificence, and locals and tour guides alike spread tales of the enchanted hills and valleys spread through the island. If you’re planning on enjoying the splendor of Skye to the fullest, perhaps you want to stay in something a bit more magical than the cities’ hostels (which are adorable, by the way).

If you’re looking to really live out the fairy tale life during your time in Skye, be sure to check out these 10 adorable vacation rentals. Staying at these cottage rentals provides you with ample room at an affordable price.

1. Romantic cottage in a waterfront setting with unspoiled views (from 88 USD a night)

There are many reasons and ways to visit the Isle of Skye, but there’s no denying it makes a fabulous romantic getaway. This roomy cottage is right by the seaside and comes equipped with a fireplace and fabulous sunset views, perfect for a honeymoon or romantic vacation.

Romantic Cottage in a Waterfront Setting with Unspoilt Views

Price: from 88 USD a night

Number of Guests: 2

2. Contemporary Scottish cottage (from USD 170)

If you’re vacationing with a group of friends, or perhaps having a family reunion in Skye, you might want to spring for a slightly larger cottage. This contemporary Scottish cottage comes with heated floors (perfect for a family gathering in winter), a breakfast bar and a wood burning stove. The dining table is also perfect for family meals after a long fulfilling day of hiking.

Contemporary Scottish Cottage
Kilmuir, United Kingdom
744 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 3 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
cell service was iffy there but the wifi was good
we were pleasantly surprised at the heated floors light filled rooms and the views surrounding the home
the beds were super comfy
a very charming and comfortable cottage in an amazing place
the wifi was the best we have had in the hebrides and the beds were exceptionally comfortable
very clean and comfortable
bedding was clean and comfortable
the place was clean and well maintained
quiet clean and comfortable
the towels and linen provided were clean and comfortable to use
the host is very warmhearted and responses quickly
graeme is a very nice host
graeme is definitely best host
graeme was very helpful with directions and quick to respond
graeme was an excellent host who checked in with us on arrival and departure
beautiful location and the property was perfectly furnished
the location is very nice
graeme's house is located on a mesmerically beautiful place
it was in a great location with easy access to most big sights in skye
this is a wonderful comfortable house in a great location
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3. Brae cottage (from USD 110)

This chic bed and breakfast is perfect for those vacationing with a larger group. The cottage sleeps six and provides plenty of windows and patios for seeing the coast. The Brae cottage comes equipped with a dishwasher and three comfortable guest lounges. Plus, breakfast is included! Yum, free food is the best food!

Brae Cottage

Wifi Available

Address: Brae Cottage
Accommodates: 8

Parking Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Family rooms Free parking Internet services WiFi Available

4. Driftwood Cottage Skye (from USD 208)

For a cottage that’s right on the coastline and a bit more isolated, Driftwood Cottage is fantastic. The cottage sports great views (especially from the kitchen) and sleeps up to four, so it’s perfect for families with children. There’s even a backyard area for the kids and possibly pets to run around and play in when you’re feeling like having a relaxing day in.

Driftwood Cottage

Wifi Available

Address: 1 Glasphein Staffin
Accommodates: 4

Parking Garden Non-smoking rooms Fishing Free parking Internet services Canoeing Hiking

5. Sea View House (from USD 419)

The Sea View House is a bed and breakfast so it’s a bit less remote but don’t worry, it’s just as gorgeous as many of the other cottages on this list. It’s perfect for couples who want a relaxing romantic getaway and to meet new people. And a major plus, you get free breakfast!

Sidhean Dubha Holiday Home

Wifi Available

Address: Staffin Road
Accommodates: 7

Parking Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Fishing Barber/beauty shop Free parking Internet services

6. Waterside Cottage (from 200 USD)

For larger parties (Waterside sleeps 8) this cottage is a dream. It’s beautiful and comfortable and right at the shoreline with a fireplace and a sunroom for enjoying the company of friends and family.

Waterside Cottage

Address: Annan, DG12 5QY, United Kingdom (see map)

Price: from 200 USD

7. Gramarye Cottage (from USD 150)

This cottage is just as quaint and cozy as the name sounds. Right next to the beach, adorable with plenty of sunlight, and more importantly plenty of sheep!

Cottage Close To Sea Shore With Sea and Mountain Views, 8 miles from Portree.
87 reviews  Wifi Available
cottage 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 7
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cottage is always warm and welcoming and our bed very comfortable
beautiful in a fantastic location cosy clean and perfect did n't want to leave
the owners were very welcoming and helpful
in a great location
the location is wonderful and very quiet
we had a great week this a super location from which to explore the island
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9. The Little Haven (from 120 USD a night)

Another perfect romantic getaway spot is the Little Haven. Located right on the beach, this self-contained apartment is attached to the main house. The cottages have a sitting room with a TV and dining area, a fully stocked kitchen and a spacious double bedroom. You can be as isolated or adventurous as you wish in this beautiful two-person cottage.

The Little Haven

Address: Traigh Mhor 1 Big Sand, Gairloch, IV21 2DD, United Kingdom (see map)

Price: from 120 USD a night

10. Old Kyle Farm Cottage

The Old Kyle Farm Cottage takes magical to a new level as it is just a 10-minute walk from some gorgeous castle ruins! The cottage is pretty gorgeous as well, windows all over the kitchen and dining room that bathe the house in Skye’s natural sunlight. Take some friends or a small family on vacation and stay at Old Kyle to get stunning views with hikes right at your doorstep.

Old Kyle Farm Cottage, Isle of Skye
Kyleakin, Scotland, United Kingdom
142 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the kitchen and dining room view was superb
it is a very comfortable cottage and the views from the kitchen are just amazing
a very comfortable and stylish cottage with an incredible view
great panaromic views from the kitchen and living area
a lovely little cottage with great views over breakfast
clean cosy and comfortable
it was clean comfortable and cosy
its also sparkling clean
very comfortable and clean apartment
it is clean and bright with nice outdoor place
kind and helpfull host
nick and jo are wonderful attentive hosts
nick is a wonderful host helpful and very nice
nick was a great host and all information provided was clear and very helpful
nick and jo are so kind
great location from which to explore skye and the mainland
it's a perfect location for exploring both the mainland and skye
kyleakin was a great location from which to explore the island
great place ecelent value well located to explore both skye and west cost
is at a great location for people planning to visit isle of skye and surroundings
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Now go have a delightful time!

Whether it’s your first time at Isle of Skye or your twelfth, the landscape and scenery never cease to amaze. With the perfect cottage to come back to after a day of sightseeing steep cliffs and hiking up gorgeous trails, you’ll be glad to sit and watch the sunset on the patio of your enchanted cottage. Let the Scottish folklore and fairy tales of the day join you at the fireplace and continue to make your stay in Skye beautiful, magical and unforgettable long after you come home for the night.

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