Welcome to Islands & Highlands Cottages, the local holiday cottage letting agency for the Isle of Skye, Isle of Raasay and Lochalsh, working closely with each owner to get the very best for their holiday home.
The Islands and Highlands of Scotland are a favourite tourist destination for visitors from all corners of the world. During 2015, Scotland has seen 12 m domestic holidays as well as 2.6 m incoming international holidays*. Skye and Lochalsh is one of the leading destinations in Scotland for both domestic and international visitors with customers returning year after year. It is an area which is bursting with natural beauty and historical landmarks, has some of the finest restaurants and plenty of local craft studios for rainy days. Inverness, the Isle of Skye, Raasay and Lochalsh has something for everyone and is the perfect place for holiday cottage rentals.
Islands & Highlands Cottages is the only locally based and operated holiday cottage rental agency on the Isle of Skye. With our main office based in Portree, we are able to provide a face to face service to many of our customers. Specialising in the Islands and Highlands means we are able to maintain a great cottage base within a reasonable locale. Advertising over 80 cottages in the area we are able to provide customers with choice but without taking them out of their preferred location. Together with our local knowledge we provide a service that is informed and honest to both our guests and holiday cottage owners.
In the first quarter of 2017, Islands & Highlands Cottages has taken 45% more bookings than the same period in 2016. Each year we are building our business, diversifying our marketing and tailoring it to suit indivdual cottage needs resulting in attracting guests from all around the world. Currently we use a variety of partner websites including …
Islands & Highlands Cottages have also teamed up with Booking Protect to offer guests refund protection insurance and are members of the Association of Scotland’s Self-Caters.
We pride ourselves in offering a personal service to our property owners and from our first visit to assess your property, our aim is to achieve the maximum number of bookings, as smoothly and efficiently as possible. We provide all owners with our handbook, an easy source of reference for operational matters, and log in details for our owner’s portal where up to date information regarding all their bookings can be accessed. Using SuperControl as our booking system, Islands & Highlands Cottages are able to link availability and prices with many of our owner’s own websites. Open 7 days a week, we are always available to provide help and advice to both guests and holiday cottage owners.
Choosing a suitable agency to support you can be difficult. Islands & Highlands Cottages have an information booklet highlighting our services and what the next steps are for us to market your holiday home. You can download a copy of this booklet here – New Owner Information.
If you are interested in either renting your property on a long let or would like property management services, more details can be found on Islands & Highlands Lettings.
* Source of figures is visitscotland.org