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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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  • Kilmonivaig, near Fort William, Highlands
    Kilmonivaig, near Fort William, Highlands×

    Brackletter Lodge

    Kilmonivaig, near Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5358
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    - 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...
  • Lochyside, near Fort William, Highlands
    Lochyside, near Fort William, Highlands×

    Nevis Let

    Lochyside, near Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: W42033
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Idyllic, rural retreat for couples, River Lochy running past the garden, spectacular views over Ben Nevis and Aonach Mor Mountains. Idyllic, rural retreat for couples, River Lochy running past the garden, spectacular views over Ben Nevis and Aonach Mor Mountains.
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    Mountain views

    Set on the banks of the River Lochy with stunning views over Ben Nevis and the Aonach Mor Mountain Range, this holiday property is only two miles from Fort William town centre. Attached to the owner’s house it offers cosy accommodation and is in an ideal location for exploring the Highlands. Known as the ’Outdoor Capital of the UK’, Fort William boasts a large variety of outdoor pursuits with climbing, mountain biking, skiing, sailing and fishing...

  • Clovullin, near Fort William, Highlands
    Clovullin, near Fort William, Highlands×

    Arden

    Clovullin, near Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5140
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Rural Location
    Situated just south of Fort William, this warm and homely property lends itself to outdoorsy holidaymakers as well as stay-at-home, leisurely guests.
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    In a quiet village setting with views towards Loch Linnhe and the mountains beyond, this semi-detached, single-storey cottage is well equipped and offers comfortable accommodation with a lovely garden. Situated just south of Fort William, the ‘outdoor capital of the UK’, it is ideally located for exploring the Western Highlands and the Inner Hebrides. The area is renowned for its spectacular scenery, climbing, forest and hill walking, mountain biking, skiing and kayaking, and...
  • Wester Lovat, near Beauly, Highlands
    Wester Lovat, near Beauly, Highlands×

    Forest Lodge

    Wester Lovat, near Beauly, Highlands

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    Ref: 29276
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Set in beautiful surroundings with a leafy woodland to the rear, visitors to this property can enjoy the ever-changing views. Set in beautiful surroundings with a leafy woodland to the rear, visitors to this property can enjoy the ever-changing views.
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    This spacious, detached holiday lodge, set above the Beauly Firth, has far reaching views across Ben Wyvis. Set in beautiful surroundings with a leafy woodland to the rear, visitors can enjoy the ever changing views from the wide surrounding deck. Only 3 miles from the lovely village of Beauly with good shops and a choice of restaurants. The owners can provide clay pigeon shooting, or day or night excursions on a Rib on Loch Ness (both at cost). Fishing, golf and walking all close by. Shop...

  • Drumnadrochit, near Loch Ness, Highlands
    Drumnadrochit, near Loch Ness, Highlands×

    Second Fiddle

    Drumnadrochit, near Loch Ness, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511373
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Fantastic hideaway for couples situated in the centre of the pretty village of Drumnadrochit.
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    Second Fiddle is a delightful traditional stone cottage situated in the heart of Drumnadochit. Boasting many original features, including original solid wood floors and exposed stone walls, it oozes charm and is a fantastic location for exploring the nearby great outdoors, with your four legged friend. Along with a central village location (no car required to stay as on bus route), it is within walking distance of three good restaurants, one next door (please check Winter opening dates), a...
  • Plockton, Highlands
    Plockton, Highlands×

    Hirta

    Plockton, Highlands

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    Ref: 18065
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Ground Floor Facilities
    Set in the heart of this picturesque National Trust village, Hirta forms part of a sympathetically converted former church with fabulous scenery. Set in the heart of this picturesque National Trust village, Hirta forms part of a sympathetically converted former church with fabulous scenery.
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    Set in the heart of this picturesque National Trust village, this ground floor holiday apartment forms part of a sympathetically converted former church. Enjoy the fabulous scenery and the rich abundance of wildlife, particularly the seals and otters in Plockton Bay. Super area for walking, fishing and sea trips - lots to do and see. Plockton is a convenient touring base for the Isle of Skye and the beautiful West Coast. Take advantage of the traditional Highland hospitality in the hotels...

  • halfway between Spean Bridge and Fort William, Highlands
    halfway between Spean Bridge and Fort William, Highlands×

    Pine Marten Cabin

    halfway between Spean Bridge and Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5290
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Enjoy a peaceful holiday at this detached redwood cabin, which lies in a stunning setting surrounded by breathtaking scenery and abundant wildlife.
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    In a beautiful glen with breathtaking views of Ben Bhann and River Lochy, this detached redwood cabin lies in the owner’s 2-acre garden with a footpath leading directly to the famous salmon fishing river and superb forest walks. The cabin has characterful redwood v-boarded walls and ceilings throughout with bamboo flooring in the living room, and lies in the shadow of Ben Nevis, just a few minutes’ drive from Nevis Range Mountain Resort. Known as the ‘Outdoor Capital of...
  • 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...
  • Thrumster, near Wick, Highlands
    Thrumster, near Wick, Highlands×

    Greenfield Cottage

    Thrumster, near Wick, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5497
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    This cosy cottage enjoys views over the fields to the loch beyond, perfectly placed for exploring the history and wildlife of this beautiful area.
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    This cosy single storey, end terraced cottage for two is situated in a quiet lane overlooking fields in the pretty hamlet of Thrumster. Greenfield Cottage is attractively presented throughout. A pretty cottage garden leads up to the front door opening to the main living room. Large windows look out across the open fields to the loch beyond. There is a good-sized double bedroom and a bright contemporary kitchen and shower room. The cottage is ideally located for couples to explore...
  • Mey, Thurso, Highlands
    Mey, Thurso, Highlands×

    The Stable

    Mey, Thurso, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511323
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View
    One of three barn conversions with stunning views across the sea with the Orkney Isles clearly visible
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    The Stable is one of three barn conversion holiday cottages situated on a working farm just a few yards from the Pentland Firth. Immaculately presented throughout and with stunning views across the sea with the Orkney Isles clearly visible, The Stable provides a wonderful base for a memorable get-away-from-it-all holiday. The main living accommodation is open-plan. The lounge area opens up through French windows to the garden beyond and affords the most incredible seascape views. The...
  • Ballachulish, Highlands
    Ballachulish, Highlands×

    MacKenzie Cottage

    Ballachulish, Highlands

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    Ref: 26400
    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
    Cosy cottage for couples, with spectacular scenery, ideal for exploring the Highlands, Nevis Range Gondola is a short drive away. Cosy cottage for couples, with spectacular scenery, ideal for exploring the Highlands, Nevis Range Gondola is a short drive away.
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    Situated in the village of Ballachulish, just 1 mile from historic Glencoe, this semi-detached property offers an ideal holiday base from which to explore Argyll and the Highlands. The area is surrounded by spectacular scenery, mountains, lochs and hidden glens with an abundance of wildlife. Glencoe’s famous rugged mountain range is popular with climbers and walkers, whilst mountain biking, skiing, golf, sailing and forest walks are a few of the activities available. Nevis Range...

  • Strathconon, near Muir of Ord, Highlands
    Strathconon, near Muir of Ord, Highlands×

    Glacour Studio

    Strathconon, near Muir of Ord, Highlands

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    Ref: W1410
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Offering cosy accommodation, this converted croft house is perfect for walking, fishing and for touring the North West Highlands. Offering cosy accommodation, this converted croft house is perfect for walking, fishing and for touring the North West Highlands.
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    Enjoy the splendour and magnificence of Strathconon, a beautiful glen deep in the Highlands. This studio cottage, a spacious detached holiday property, offers the holidaymaker cosy accommodation together with Glenmeanich Cottage (ref W101) and The Old Gun House (ref W2607) in a ’get away from it all’ location. Hill walking, river and loch fishing (permits available from the estate office), and an abundance of wildlife help to add to the enjoyment of this ’Brigadoon’...

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