Old Man of Storr on the Isle of Skye in Scotland

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Self Catering

Skye ZoneSelf Catering is a great option for those who want to have flexibility during their stay. No meals are provided, but facilities are available for you to cook if you wish. Eat in or eat out, come and go as you please, you have control of when and what you do. Allows you to stick to a budget if that is a concern.

Skye Self Catering Questions

Your Questions answered about Self Catering Homes on the Isle of Skye.

When should I book?

Some of the more popular locations will book up many months in advance, so booking early is essential.

Where on Skye should I book?

This is very much personal preference. As a guideline if you want a quiet holiday then choose a self catering house that is in one of the quieter corners of the island such as: Ord, Sleat, Elgol, Staffin, Glendale, Kylerhea or Waternish.
For those that would like to be a bit closer to shops, restaurants and pubs then choosing somewhere near the larger villages such as: Portree, Uig, Broadford, Dunvegan or Kyleakin.
If your not sure where to stay browse all self catering cottages.

Are self catering cottages graded or rated?

Self Catering business owners can apply to have their business graded by the Scottish Tourist Board. This is a rating out of 5 stars. To get 5 Stars the business must be ‘exceptional’, if a business has a rating of 3 or more you can be sure it will be very comfortable. This rating is not compulsory; there are many great unrated businesses to choose from.

What’s included with a typical self catering cottage?

You’ll get a full house to stay in, including bed rooms, a living room, Kitchen and Bathroom. Most cottages also include linen & towels and everything you will need to cook and serve meals.

How long can I stay at my chosen self catering house?

Most Self Catering businesses take bookings for 1 or more weeks, with the same turnaround day often a Saturday. Out of season, it can be arranged for shorter stays such as a weekend.

Will there be internet access?

Many of the properties do offer access to the internet.

How much is it likely to cost?

This depends on the location, the time of year, the rating of the business and the reputation of the business. Typically it will range from £300-£2000 per week.

What self catering homes offer disabled access?

Many businesses offering Self Catering are built as a family home, so as standard most do not offer this. There are a good few that do, simply check the business listing for details.

Skye Zone

Skye is a large Island, to help you find some where to stay each accommodation type has been categorised by the different areas around the Island.

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