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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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  • Ballachulish, Highlands
    Ballachulish, Highlands×

    MacKenzie Cottage

    Ballachulish, Highlands

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    Ref: 26400
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    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    Situated in the village of Ballachulish, just 1 mile from historic Glencoe, this semi-detached property offers an...

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  • Strontian, Highlands
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    Gorten

    Strontian, Highlands

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    Ref: 30289
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location


    Gorten is a charming and well-appointed holiday cottage, ideal for couples or singles, and is in a truly...

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  • Glaick of Kessock, Highlands
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    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 - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    This refurbished holiday cottage is set in an orchard amidst the Ord Hill Forest, a few miles from the city of...

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  • Lochend near Inverness, Highlands
    Lochend near Inverness, Highlands×

    Bona Lighthouse Stables

    Lochend near Inverness, Highlands

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    - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Built almost 200 years ago to guide ships into the Caledonian Canal, the beautiful Bona Lighthouse to which Bona...
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  • Kiltarlity, Highlands
    Kiltarlity, Highlands×

    Beagan Bothan

    Kiltarlity, Highlands

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    Ref: S4475
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    Enjoying stunning views down Strathglass, across The Aird and over the nearby lochan from its elevated croft setting,...

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  • Glenelg, near Kyle of Lochalsh, Highlands
    Glenelg, near Kyle of Lochalsh, Highlands×

    The Holt

    Glenelg, near Kyle of Lochalsh, Highlands

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    Ref: W41768
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Tranquil location


    The Holt is a cosy, welcoming, semi-detached holiday apartment adjoining the...

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  • Kiltarlity, near Beauly, Highlands
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    Badgers Den

    Kiltarlity, near Beauly, Highlands

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    Ref: 30499
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Badgers Den is a first floor holiday apartment that sits within rural woodland, and lies on the outskirts of the...

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  • Ballachulish, near Fort William, Highlands
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    Laroch Cottage

    Ballachulish, near Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: W43259
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    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    In an area renowned for its fabulous mountain ranges and scenery, this semi-detached holiday cottage lies in the heart...

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  • Dunire, Ballachulish, Glencoe, Highlands
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    Kentra Cottage

    Dunire, Ballachulish, Glencoe, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511072
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    - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Kentra Cottage is a delightful cottage located adjacent to the Dunire Guest House in the famous Glencoe village...
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  • Achaphubuil near Fort William, Highlands
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    Carinish Beag

    Achaphubuil near Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511434
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Coast within 1 mile - Sea View - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    In a quiet setting by the shores of Loch Lihnne, this semi-detached cottage adjoins the owners home and boasts lovely...
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  • Gairlochy near Spean Bridge, Highlands
    Gairlochy near Spean Bridge, Highlands×

    Ardlussa Cottage

    Gairlochy near Spean Bridge, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511471
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    - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Ardlussa Cottage is a former lock keeper’s cottage set on the banks of the Caledonian Canal at Gairlochy. The...
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  • North Ballachulish, near Glencoe, Highlands
    North Ballachulish, near Glencoe, Highlands×

    Oak View

    North Ballachulish, near Glencoe, Highlands

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    Ref: 27262
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    In a peaceful setting with lovely mountain views, this cosy wooden holiday cottage is set on a small croft, 12 miles...

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