Magical island breaks in Scotland

Scotland holds some of the most dramatic coastlines on the planet that people travel from all over the world to see.

The mainland of Scotland of course is extremely impressive, however experiencing the floating islands across the water is an absolute MUST when you come to this wonderful country. Each Island is unique in it’s appearance, setting and local way of life so you can really delve into them and seek out everything that is adventurous and exciting about them. We are proud to have lots of beautiful holiday cottages, large houses and castles on various islands off the west coast and welcome you to come and explore lots of them with us. We can provide you with those much needed island breaks in Scotland.


The Isle of Skye

Location: Off the west coast of Scotland

Island breaks in Scotland, Isle of Skye

Photo by Edward Wotherspoon

Skye is the most scenically spectacular island of the whole of the British Isles, with glorious mountain landscapes and small historical villages full of heritage, life and friendly locals. The Cuillin range is a hugely popular destination for hill walkers and the White Tailed Sea Eagle brings twitchers from all over the world to catch a rare sighting. With so much beauty to behold it is no surprise this is a top destination for people travelling to Scotland. With easy access from the mainland, if so desired, you can day trip from the island and explore the equally beautiful areas of Applecross and Torridon but we feel that once you are on the island you will not want to leave!

Property feature: 11 Hallin Park, sleeps 4.

Island breaks in Scotland, Isle of Skye, 11 Hallin Park, holiday home

Photo by Daniel Wilcox Photography

Island breaks in Scotland, Isle of Skye, 11 Hallin Park, holiday home

This is a lovely 2 bedroom cottage which was formerly a hebridean croft, but having been renovated it is now a popular holiday home set in the charming community of Hallin. Set on the North West peninsula of Waternish you have unspoilt views over the sea to the north and south enjoying views of Ardmore Bay and the inner isles. After a day’s touring, you can enjoy an evening in front of the open fire or better still, a seat in the sun lounge to enjoy the ever changing sea views. With the outstanding craggy coastline and the many glorious sunsets to be enjoyed, 11 Hallin Park is an excellent self catering holiday cottage providing the perfect base from which to explore the magical Isle of Skye. You can find more of our houses on the Isle of Skye here.

Local attraction: Skye Skyns – Luxury sheepskin manufacturer


The Isle of Mull

Location: Off the west coast of Scotland

Island breaks in Scotland, Isle of Mull, Tobermory

Photo by C&C

Mull is an island of great beauty and is a popular holiday destination for families and nature enthusiasts as there is literally wildlife around every corner! With loads of opportunities to get out and see the best of the island you will be spoilt for choice with beaches a plenty, historic attractions, pony trekking, hill walking and even boat trips to get you spotting whales, dolphins and more. You can go out for adventure drives, getting lost in the wilderness, enjoy local food and drink or just find a quiet place to sit and enjoy a good view. This is a magical island with dramatic rocky coastlines and wild terrain which will take your breath away – it HAS to be on your bucket list!

Property feature: ‘Puffer Cottage’ and ‘Smiddy Cottage’ Sleep 4 & 2.

Island breaks in Scotland, Isle of Mull, Puffer & Smiddy Cottage

Photo by C&C

Island breaks in Scotland, Isle of Mull, Puffer & Smiddy Cottage

Photo by C&C

These gorgeous little cottages are set side by side and are the perfect little home from homes for those night in after days out exploring. Salen is the ideal location for those wanting to visit all corners of Mull. This charming and historical village overlooks the Sound of Mull and is set half way between the ferry terminal at Craignure and the island’s main village of Tobermory. Still retaining its traditional appeal, this well-presented holiday cottage offers everything you could need for a relaxing, enjoyable break. They are both comfortable and cosy, just what you want for an island break!

Local Story: ‘The Magic of Mull’ by Rupert Kirkwood


The Outer Hebrides – Isle of Harris

Island breaks in Scotland, Isle of Harris

Photo by Jemima Kirkwood

Location: Off the north coast of Scotland

Situated on Europe’s Atlantic edge, The Scottish Western Isles of the Outer Hebrides are a diverse chain of inter-connected islands with their own unique way of life. Harris, joined to its neighbour Lewis, is the largest of the outer Hebrides and carries an ancient and fascinating history so exploring the island is both interesting and fascinating. If you fancy a wild remote spot for your holiday this is certainly the place to be surrounded by stunning sea views, glorious white sand beaches and endless skyscapes.

Property feature: Finsbay Cottages – Arran Cottage (sleeps 6), Inver Cottage (sleeps 6) and Coll Cottage (sleeps 6)

Island breaks in Scotland, Isle of Harris, Finsbay Cottages

Photo by Daniel Wilcox Photography

Island breaks in Scotland, Isle of Harris, Finsbay Cottages

Photo by Daniel Wilcox Photography

 

These are a set of purpose built, trendy luxury holiday homes set on the rugged coastline of the island. Some say this part of Harris looks like the moon which, for us, just adds to the mystery of this unusually beautiful island. It is hard to imagine a quainter, quieter or prettier location with its hamlets and villages, single track roads and unspoilt sea and landscapes. The lodges are really stylish, bright and spacious and beautifully furnished. Two of them have saunas and all enjoy the gorgeous views. Take a look at them today. Click to view other houses on Outer Hebrides.


The Isle of Arran

Island breaks in Scotland, Isle of Arran

Photo by Daniel Wilcox Photography

Location: Off the south west coast of Scotland

Arran is the largest island off the coast of Scotland and is a tourist hot spot. With lovely white sand beaches, hilly mountains and lovely coastal roads there are so many options for a day out. It holds a lot of tradition for many people and quite often becomes a special place in it’s visitors hearts. A beautiful holiday destination for you and your family with plenty of wildlife to spot, little villages to explore, places to get good Scottish grub and beaches to play on. Just perfect!

Property feature: Mill House, Sleeps 6.

Island breaks in Scotland, Isle of Arran, Mill House

Photo by Daniel Wilcox Photography

Island breaks in Scotland, Isle of Arran, Mill House

Photo by Daniel Wilcox Photography

 

This holiday home is really popular with visitors who come to Arran due to it’s brilliant location and the fact you can have the best of both world being 15 minutes from Brodick and 10 minutes from the sea. It is a stylish and bright holiday home which has been thoughtfully decorated and kitted out with everything you are going to need suring your stay. The garden is one of it’s best features providing a lovely place to spend your time on those sunny days and perhaps the BBQ pit will inspire some outdoor BBQs! Click for more houses on the Isle of Arran

Local story: Some beautiful photography taken around Arran


Island living is where it is at – consider these fabulous houses for your island breaks in Scotland.

If your perfect holiday home was not in this post but you are still keen to search pop over to our website today and browse through a wonderful range of houses. Little or large, we will have what you need.

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