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Highlands

The Highlands of Scotland epitomises all that magnificent wild and natural Britain has to offer. It’s the place to head for if you want to immerse yourself in wonderfully contrasting and every changing landscapes and tranquil locations devoid of mass tourism.

This region extends coast to coast taking in dramatic mountains, majestic lochs, heather clad moors and picturesque glens; quiet and unspoilt, nature as it was intended. It’s the perfect location for relaxing breaks, activity holidays, family holidays and romantic get-aways.

Full of historic interest at every turn, with ancient monuments and castles that tell the tale of the Highland clans, and there are plenty of great day outs, places of interest and activities to keep visitors fully occupied in this most beautiful part of the British Isles.

The Highlands region consists of distinctive sub-regions each with their own characteristics and unique charms, extending from Fort William and Lochaber in the south to the Northern Highlands.

Fort William is considered by many as the ‘outdoor capital’ of Scotland, this bustling town situated on the shores of Loch Linnhe has lots of places to eat and drink, interesting shops and is a great base for a wide selection of outdoor activities. The town is handy for trips into the dramatic and brooding Glen Coe and is the ‘road to the Isles’ which takes you through some of the most beautiful scenery in Scotland. The town is also right next to the world famous Ben Nevis (and its glen), Scotland’s highest mountain.

To the north is the iconic Loch Ness, some 23 miles long and 700 feet deep; in fact deep enough for a monster. Take a cruise to visit Urquhart Castle a once famous Great Glen fortress; there’s a visitor centre both here and on shore at Drumnadrochit.

‘The city of the Highlands’ Inverness is today a modern thriving city on the banks of the River Ness. It has a rich historical and cultural history with plenty of attractions including a great castle. Close by is Fort George a well preserved 18th century fortification built in the terrible aftermath of the Battle of Culloden, facing out over the Moray Firth.

To the east are the Black Isle and the Moray Firth, dotted with traditional fishing villages, hidden bays and golden sandy beaches. It’s a renowned dolphin watching area where you can see them quite close up from the shore if you’re lucky.

Further north still is the awe inspiring Northern Highlands, with plenty of castles and ancient monuments, massive lochs, atmospheric mountains and glens and magnificent coastlines that stretch for miles. This is a sparsely populated region where you can really get away from everyday life and connect with nature.

If you’re ready to begin your adventure take a look at our selection of holiday cottages in the Highlands today.
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  • Lyth, near Wick, Highlands
    Lyth, near Wick, Highlands×

    The Cottage

    Lyth, near Wick, Highlands

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    Ref: W42083
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove - Open Fire
    Located close to Thurso, this property is ideal for anyone wishing to take a day trip to the Orkney Isles. Located close to Thurso, this property is ideal for anyone wishing to take a day trip to the Orkney Isles.
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    Rural setting

    The Ivy Wing and The Cottage are situated in the courtyard of Barrock House, and surrounded by landscaped grounds and mature woodland. This provides shelter for an abundance of bird and wild life with pleasant walks close at hand and the scenic beaches of Sinclair and Dunnet Bay are just 5 minutes by car. The Cottage makes the perfect base for touring this unspoilt and tranquil part of the Highlands. Visit the Castle and Gardens of Mey, the Queen Mother’s...

    The Ivy Wing
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  • Newtonmore, near Aviemore, Highlands
    Newtonmore, near Aviemore, Highlands×

    Baltinna West

    Newtonmore, near Aviemore, Highlands

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    Ref: UTY
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    This property oozes warmth and character, benefiting from a cosy wood-burning stove and an enclosed decked garden where squirrels are regular visitors. This property oozes warmth and character, benefiting from a cosy wood-burning stove and an enclosed decked garden where squirrels are regular visitors.
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    In a romantic setting amid stunning scenery, made famous by the BBC’s Monarch of the Glen TV series, these two architect-designed, timber clad, adjoining properties (Baltinna West UTY and Baltinna East SGGW) make a truly tranquil holiday retreat. They can be booked individually or together for two couples, and are set within an enclosed garden, each with its own private sitting-out area. Oozing character and warmth, each have their own charms and both benefit from...

    Baltinna East
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  • Kinlochleven, near Fort William, Highlands
    Kinlochleven, near Fort William, Highlands×
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    The Steadings Apartment

    The Steadings Apartment

    Kinlochleven, near Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5362
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Rural Location
    Enjoy stunning views of mountains, lochs and glens from this delightful apartment, which lies in a village location within walking distance of the shop and pub. Enjoy stunning views of mountains, lochs and glens from this delightful apartment, which lies in a village location within walking distance of the shop and pub.
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    Nestling in the heart of the historic village of Kinlochleven and surrounded by magnificent mountains, lochs and glens, The Steadings Apartment, adjacent to the owners’ home, offers an extremely comfortable base from which to explore the Highlands and west coast of Scotland. The West Highland Way and the Mamore Mountains can be accessed literally from the sitting-out area, and there is an abundance of wildlife with deer often spotted behind this delightful semi-detached apartment.
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  • Kiltarlity near Beauly, Highlands
    Kiltarlity near Beauly, Highlands×

    Beaufort Cottages - Dairy Cottage

    Kiltarlity near Beauly, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511444
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Located in the magnificent Beaufort Estate, this property is the ideal base to explore the Scottish Highlands.
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    A warm Highland welcome awaits you at this holiday property, located in the Beaufort Estate. It enjoys a tranquil setting only a few miles from Beauly in the heart of the Scottish Highlands and without doubt, make a super base for exploring the many attractions and activities this area has to offer. The cottage has been equipped and furnished to ensure as relaxing and comfortable holiday as possible, and it has its own individual character and style. You can explore the extensive grounds...
    Beaufort Cottages - Checkers Cottage
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    Beaufort Cottages - Duffs Lodge
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    Beaufort Cottages - Kennels Cottage
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    Beaufort Cottages - Mercy Cottage
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    Beaufort Cottages - Stables Cottage
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    Beaufort Cottages - The Kennels Bothy
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    Beaufort Cottages - The Larder
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    Beaufort Cottages - Rose Cottage
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    Beaufort Cottages - The Retreat
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  • Lochend near Inverness, Highlands
    Lochend near Inverness, Highlands×

    Bona Lighthouse Stables

    Lochend near Inverness, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511465
    Key Features:
    - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Look out onto Loch Ness from the glass-fronted lounge and relax in front of the cosy woodburner at this cottage.
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    Built almost 200 years ago to guide ships into the Caledonian Canal, the beautiful Bona Lighthouse to which Bona Lighthouse Stables is part of, has been lovingly restored retaining many period features along with the introduction of the cosy comforts of modern living to create this beautifully presented property.

    Overlooking the waters of Loch Ness and set on the banks of the Caledonian Canal, Bona Lighthouse Stables, one of two holiday cottages in the historic building, enjoys...
    Bona Lighthouse
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  • Golspie, Highlands
    Golspie, Highlands×

    Beachside - Beachside Bothy

    Golspie, Highlands

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    Ref: W43513
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Ground Floor Facilities
    This romantic hideaway for couples is perfect for exploring this wonderful area. Many outdoor activities available nearby. This romantic hideaway for couples is perfect for exploring this wonderful area. Many outdoor activities available nearby.
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    Enjoying a central location within the village of Golspie, these semi-detached holiday cottages Beachside Cottage (ref W42901) and Beachside Bothy (ref W43513) have been lovingly restored, retain many original features and provide a good standard of accommodation. This seaside resort is directly on the beautiful North Coast 500 route and has a sandy beach and scenic walks, as well as tennis, bowling and a public swimming pool nearby. Golf courses including The Royal Dornoch...

  • Ballachulish, Highlands
    Ballachulish, Highlands×

    Railway Cottage

    Ballachulish, Highlands

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    Ref: 30757
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Enjoying a village location, this mid-terraced property is surrounded by stunning scenery, wildlife and is perfect for any outdoor enthusiast. Enjoying a village location, this mid-terraced property is surrounded by stunning scenery, wildlife and is perfect for any outdoor enthusiast.
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    Situated in the quiet village of Ballachulish, this cosy mid-terraced, single-storey holiday property offers a good standard of accommodation in a fabulous area for climbing, skiing, mountain biking and walking. Surrounded by spectacular scenery and an abundance of wildlife, it is a superb base for touring the Highlands. Take a trip on the famous ‘Harry Potter’ train, ride the gondola up Aonoch Mor Mountain, or cross on the Corran Ferry and explore the...

  • Stoer, near Lochinver, Northern Highlands
    Stoer, near Lochinver, Northern Highlands×
    Newly Listed
    Cherry Trees Cottage

    Cherry Trees Cottage

    Stoer, near Lochinver, Northern Highlands

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    Ref: UK5393
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    This charming holiday cottage, in a former school house, is located in a beautifully scenic area of the Northern Highlands.
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    Cherry Trees Cottage is a pretty stone cottage, situated on the edge of the rural hamlet of Stoer, in the heart of north west Sutherland. Originally the local school house, dating from the 1800s, it has now been converted into a quaint holiday cottage for two. The property is situated on one of the most scenic routes in the Highlands, surrounded by stunning landscapes of hills, mountains, lochs and superb beaches. The open plan living space, once the main school room, offers deep-silled...
  • Glaick of Kessock, Highlands
    Glaick of Kessock, Highlands×

    Eagle’s Nest

    Glaick of Kessock, Highlands

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    Ref: 18177
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    With a large shared garden, this holiday property is ideal for exploring Inverness, which is just a few miles away. With a large shared garden, this holiday property is ideal for exploring Inverness, which is just a few miles away.
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    This refurbished holiday cottage is set in an orchard amidst the Ord Hill Forest, a few miles from the city of Inverness. In 2 acres of shared garden grounds near the owner’s home and next to Woodpecker Cottage, ideal for exploring the beautiful north and west Highlands. Inverness offers a variety of amenities including a theatre, restaurants and shops. Enjoy a boat trip to see the dolphins or visit the historic village of Cromarty. Easy reach of Loch Ness, Culloden battlefield and...

  • Farr, near Inverness, Northern Highlands
    Farr, near Inverness, Northern Highlands×
    Newly Listed
    Farr From The Madding Crowd

    Farr From The Madding Crowd

    Farr, near Inverness, Northern Highlands

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    Ref: UK5537
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    This is a great base for exploring the area, with historic sites, castles, whisky trails and boat trips all within an easy drive.
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    A warm Highland welcome awaits you at this lovely detached lodge, which is situated on the edge of Tordarroch Farm just outside the scattered community of Farr, in the beautiful river valley of Strathnairn. This working farm is renowned for its fold of prize winning Highland cattle which graze in the fields right beside the lodge. Tordarroch is the seat of the Clan Shaw who formed part of the Clan Chattan at the battle of Culloden. Equipped and furnished to a good standard, the property...
  • Loch Ness-Side , Highlands
    Loch Ness-Side , Highlands×

    Ness-Side Cottage

    Loch Ness-Side , Highlands

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    Ref: S4249
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Open Fire
    Access to a private 500 yard stretch of Loch Ness is at your disposal during your stay here - you may even spot Nessie! Access to a private 500 yard stretch of Loch Ness is at your disposal during your stay here - you may even spot Nessie!
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    Glorious views across the mysterious waters of Loch Ness and a lavishly appointed interior with luxuries for ultimate relaxation combine to make this charming and romantic holiday hideaway. It enjoys its own garden, set within 15 shared acres of grounds, with access to 500 yards of private shoreline, a jetty and shingle beach. Whisky distilleries, the Isle of Skye, Ben Nevis, the Cairngorm ski slopes and the Orkney Isles are all within easy reach. Inverness and a visit to the battlefield...

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  • Kilmonivaig, near Fort William, Highlands
    Kilmonivaig, near Fort William, Highlands×
    Newly Listed
    Brackletter Lodge

    Brackletter Lodge

    Kilmonivaig, near Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5358
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    This wonderful property, with views over the surrounding area, offers great opportunity to enjoy many of the lochs close by.
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    Situated in an ideal location, with panoramic views across to the Caledonian Canal and Loch Lochy, this semi-detached property, adjoining the owner’s home, offers a fabulous base for your holiday. Set in 450 acres of woodland and natural habitat, the small loch is perfect for keen fisherman, and the resident pot belly pigs are a favourite with everyone. There are superb walks right on the doorstep, and Ben Nevis is only a short drive away. The area is renowned for its outdoor...
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