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 CottageKilmuir, United KingdomSuperhost
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:cell service was iffy there but the wifi was goodwe were pleasantly surprised at the heated floors light filled rooms and the views surrounding the homethe beds were super comfya very charming and comfortable cottage in an amazing placethe wifi was the best we have had in the hebrides and the beds were exceptionally comfortable
Cleanliness:very clean and comfortablebedding was clean and comfortablethe place was clean and well maintainedquiet clean and comfortablethe towels and linen provided were clean and comfortable to use
Host:the host is very warmhearted and responses quicklygraeme is a very nice hostgraeme is definitely best hostgraeme was very helpful with directions and quick to respondgraeme was an excellent host who checked in with us on arrival and departureRead more reviews
Location:beautiful location and the property was perfectly furnishedthe location is very nicegraeme's house is located on a mesmerically beautiful placeit was in a great location with easy access to most big sights in skyethis is a wonderful comfortable house in a great location
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!
Address: Brae Cottage
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.
Address: 1 Glasphein Staffin
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
Address: Staffin Road
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.
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.
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
Cleanliness:beautiful in a fantastic location cosy clean and perfect did n't want to leave
Host:the owners were very welcoming and helpfulRead more reviews
Location:in a great locationthe location is wonderful and very quietwe had a great week this a super location from which to explore the island
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 SkyeKyleakin, Scotland, United Kingdom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:the kitchen and dining room view was superbit is a very comfortable cottage and the views from the kitchen are just amazinga very comfortable and stylish cottage with an incredible viewgreat panaromic views from the kitchen and living areaa lovely little cottage with great views over breakfast
Cleanliness:clean cosy and comfortableit was clean comfortable and cosyits also sparkling cleanvery comfortable and clean apartmentit is clean and bright with nice outdoor place
Host:kind and helpfull hostnick and jo are wonderful attentive hostsnick is a wonderful host helpful and very nicenick was a great host and all information provided was clear and very helpfulnick and jo are so kindRead more reviews
Location:great location from which to explore skye and the mainlandit's a perfect location for exploring both the mainland and skyekyleakin was a great location from which to explore the islandgreat place ecelent value well located to explore both skye and west costis at a great location for people planning to visit isle of skye and surroundings
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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