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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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  • Glencoe, Highlands
    Glencoe, Highlands×

    Glencoe Cottage

    Glencoe, Highlands

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    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    This idyllic secluded retreat for couples, is surrounded by magnificent mountain ranges view with gentle forest walks. Idyllic secluded retreat for couples, magnificent mountain ranges view with gentle forest walks, Fort William and Oban are easily reached.
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    Adjacent to Glencoe Lochan, this quiet and secluded holiday property is in the wing of the old Glencoe estate house. Last re-built in 1785 it incorporates parts of the home of MacIain, chief of the MacDonalds of Glencoe. Renowned for its magnificent mountain ranges, scenery and wildlife, it is ideally situated for exploring the Highlands and the Inner Isles. Activities in the area include climbing, skiing, golf, mountain biking, fishing and watersports and plenty of gentle forest...

  • 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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  • Spean Bridge near Fort William, Highlands
    Spean Bridge near Fort William, Highlands×

    Achaneich Stable Cottage

    Spean Bridge near Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511258
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    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Set in the grounds of an historic Highland house with the Grey Corries and Aonach Mor has a backdrop
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    Achaneich Stable Cottage stands in the grounds of an historic Highland house which dates back to 1600. Set in 2 ½ acres of landscaped gardens with the Grey Corries and Aonach Mor providing a dramatic backdrop, this delightful cottage provides an exceptionally high standard of accommodation for 2 in a spectacular and peaceful location. The cottage is believed to have been built by General Wade during the Jacobite rebellion to house his troops, with horses accommodated below. The...
  • Beauly, near Inverness, Highlands
    Beauly, near Inverness, Highlands×

    Tsitika Holiday Apartment

    Beauly, near Inverness, Highlands

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    Ref: W40637
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    - Car parking on site
    Enjoying stunning views from the balcony, across Strathglass, sits this bright and attractive holiday apartment. Enjoying stunning views from the balcony, across Strathglass, sits this bright and attractive holiday apartment.
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    Quiet location with stunning views

    This bright and attractive first floor holiday apartment, situated in the grounds of the owner’s property, enjoys stunning views across Strathglass. The balcony overlooks spacious gardens set in mature birch woodlands, bordered by a pretty stream. It is an ideal base to relax and explore the Highlands, with many tourist attractions a short drive away. Local amenities include fishing, walking and bird watching in this Area of Outstanding...

  • Dunire, Ballachulish, Glencoe, Highlands
    Dunire, Ballachulish, Glencoe, Highlands×

    Kentra Cottage

    Dunire, Ballachulish, Glencoe, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511072
    Key Features:
    - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    A delightful cottage enjoying stunning views up to the Pap of Glencoe
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    Kentra Cottage is a delightful cottage located adjacent to the Dunire Guest House in the famous Glencoe village and enjoy’s stunning views up to the Pap of Glencoe. The accommodation benefits from being all on ground floor level and is tastefully furnished throughout. The shoreline of the delightful Loch Leven, with its fringe of loch side hotels where it is possible to enjoy a spot of lunch and a swim, is only a short stroll away Glencoe village itself has a few shops and a local...
  • Dulnain Bridge, Highlands
    Dulnain Bridge, Highlands×

    The Coach House

    Dulnain Bridge, Highlands

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    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire
    Set in the grounds of Auchendean Lodge, this hideaway for two enjoys unbeatable views and makes the perfect relaxing retreat. The grounds of Auchendean Lodge, this holiday apartment shares unbeatable views of Strathspey, the Cromdale Hills and Abernethy Forest.
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    Set in the grounds of the Edwardian Auchendean Lodge, this holiday apartment shares unbeatable views of Strathspey, from the double bends of the River Spey, the Cromdale Hills and Abernethy Forest, right to the Cairngorm Mountains. A variety of fresh herbs from the organic garden is usually available late spring to autumn. Explore the area, perhaps even the isolated Loch Avon, by foot, horse or bike. The Strathspey Steam Railway stops at Broomhill station, offering a scenic ride in the...

  • North Kessock, Inverness, Highlands
    North Kessock, Inverness, Highlands×

    Woodpecker Cottage

    North Kessock, Inverness, Highlands

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    Ref: 23492
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    This peacefully located property is perfect for that break away from it all, complete with wonderful views. This peacefully located property is perfect for that break away from it all, complete with wonderful views.
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    With magnificent views over the Moray Firth to the Highland capital of Inverness just 4 miles away, this tastefully renovated holiday cottage is set next to the owner’s home in 2 acres of shared grounds. A garden gate leads to miles of forestry paths on Ord Hill, which boasts abundant wildlife and hill-fort. Inverness offers swimming, tennis, excellent shops and restaurants. The cottage is ideally situated within easy reach of Culloden Battlefield, Loch Ness, Glen Affric,...

  • Gairloch, Wester Ross, Highlands
    Gairloch, Wester Ross, Highlands×

    Bay Cottage

    Gairloch, Wester Ross, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511232
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View
    Single storey detached cottage for couples overlooking Gairloch Bay in Wester Ross
     
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    Bay Cottage is a single storey detached cottage situated in a quiet backwater overlooking Gairloch Bay. Attractively presented throughout, it provides an ideal self catering base for couples wishing to explore this beautiful and renowned area of the Highland west coast. The accommodation is mainly open plan. The pretty lounge area is separated from the modern, well equipped kitchen by a breakfast bar. There is a warm and cosy double bedroom and bright, modern bathroom with shower. Bay Cottage...
  • 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...
  • Ballachulish, near Fort William, Highlands
    Ballachulish, near Fort William, Highlands×

    Laroch Cottage

    Ballachulish, near Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: W43259
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Delightful, rural retreat for couples in area steeped in history, close to Glencoe, with world championship mountain bike course nearby. Delightful, rural retreat for couples in area steeped in history, close to Glencoe, with world championship mountain bike course nearby.
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    In an area renowned for its fabulous mountain ranges and scenery, this semi-detached holiday cottage lies in the heart of Ballachulish, a great base to explore the West Coast and Highlands of Scotland. The area is steeped in history and is ideal to relax in, watch the wildlife or enjoy many activities. Take the Jacobite Steam Train ‘Hogwarts Express’ along the ‘Road to the Isles’ or test the world championship mountain bike course. There are plenty of forest...

  • Newtonmore, near Aviemore, Highlands
    Newtonmore, near Aviemore, Highlands×

    Baltinna East

    Newtonmore, near Aviemore, Highlands

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    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    A perfect getaway for couples, this timber cottage is located amid stunning scenery in a village filmed for Monarch of the Glen and Outlander. A perfect getaway for couples, this timber cottage is located amid stunning scenery in a village filmed for Monarch of the Glen and Outlander.
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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...

  • Thrumster, near Wick, Highlands
    Thrumster, near Wick, Highlands×
    Newly Listed
    Greenfield Cottage

    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...
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