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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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  • Cromarty, Highlands
    Cromarty, Highlands×

    Tides

    Cromarty, Highlands

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    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Luxury Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Sea View - Woodburning Stove
    Set in the heart of Cromarty and enjoying sea views from the upstairs bedroom, this property makes a magical base to explore the area. Set in the heart of Cromarty and enjoying sea views from the upstairs bedroom, this property makes a magical base to explore the area.
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    Located just a few steps from the sea, this lovely former fisherman’s cottage has been sympathetically and beautifully renovated to a high standard and is furnished and equipped to ensure as comfortable and relaxing holiday as possible. Tides, one of a pair, is set in the heart of Cromarty’s conservation area, with its cobbled streets, quaint shops and restaurants and lovely Georgian architecture. The village makes the perfect base for exploring this unspoilt and scenic...

  • Scaniport, near Inverness, Highlands
    Scaniport, near Inverness, Highlands×

    Song Bird Cottage

    Scaniport, near Inverness, Highlands

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    Ref: W43203
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Luxury Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Song Bird Cottage nestles within beautiful wooded grounds, and provides accommodation that sits on the edge of Inverness. Song Bird Cottage nestles within beautiful wooded grounds, and provides accommodation that sits on the edge of Inverness.
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    Nestling within beautiful wooded grounds, this former farm steading now provides accommodation in a lovely part of the Highlands. Song Bird Cottage makes an ideal holiday base for exploring the many delights of the Northern Highlands. Located on the outskirts of the Highland capital of Inverness and close to Loch Ness and the Moray Coast, the area is renowned for its natural beauty along with the many activities available – golf, kayaking and water sports, mountain biking, climbing...

  • Geddes, near Nairn, Highlands
    Geddes, near Nairn, Highlands×

    Market Stance

    Geddes, near Nairn, Highlands

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    Ref: UKC295
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    This stunning, unique holiday property is the ideal base for a romantic, luxurious retreat, surrounded by landscaped gardens. This stunning, unique holiday property is the ideal base for a romantic, luxurious retreat, surrounded by landscaped gardens.
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    This stunning 18th-century property (with additions), set in 2 acres of secluded gardens and woodland, has been most tastefully renovated to the highest of standards to retain many of the original features. Furnished and equipped to a very high standard, Market Stance is a unique property and unusually has within the grounds just a few metres from the main house, an orangerie – an impressive Italianate-style building with colonnaded frontage and French doors out to the gardens....

  • Rispond, near Durness, Sutherland
    Rispond, near Durness, Sutherland×
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    Rispond Lodge Estate - The Byre

    Rispond Lodge Estate - The Byre

    Rispond, near Durness, Sutherland

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    Ref: UKC1399
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Set in an area with abundant wildlife, this characterful property lies on a 300-acre estate with many outdoor activities available.
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    Situated on a 300-acre Scottish Highland estate, these two historic properties, The Fish House and The Byre, lie close to a picturesque, natural harbour and enjoy stunning views across this wild and unspoilt area. The Fish House is set over three floors, whilst The Byre is a stone barn conversion. Both stand detached on the Rispond Lodge Estate, which is accessed via a short lane off the spectacular route known as the North Coast 500 in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
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    Rispond Lodge Estate - The Fish House
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  • Balnagown, Invergordon, Highlands
    Balnagown, Invergordon, Highlands×

    Gardener’s Cottage

    Balnagown, Invergordon, Highlands

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    Ref: SMMK
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Meander along the beaches, or explore this fantastic area with plenty to do for all interests and ages. Meander along the beaches, or explore this fantastic area with plenty to do for all interests and ages.
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    "A true jewel in the crown..stretching north from the shores of the Cromarty Firth"

    Set in the Northern Highlands where the lochs are deep, the air clear and the long beaches perfect for meandering along, there is space and time to refresh the mind, indulge in passions and revive the spirits at Balnagown.
    Set amidst the natural splendour of Easter Ross, Balnagown Estate - historic seat of the Clan Ross - is a rich blend of farmland, woodland and...

    Marybank Lodge
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    Swiss Cottage/Chalet
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    Grieves Cottage
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  • North Ballachulish, Glencoe, Highlands
    North Ballachulish, Glencoe, Highlands×

    Carness West

    North Ballachulish, Glencoe, Highlands

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    Ref: SEEF
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Luxury Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Stunning, secluded house, with two spacious balconies with tables and chairs, breathtaking mountain views from first floor lounge. Stunning, secluded house, with two spacious balconies with tables and chairs, breathtaking mountain views from first floor lounge.
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    Situated close to Loch Leven, Carness West was built to take full advantage of the breathtaking mountain views, with first floor panoramic windows and doors leading to two spacious balconies. Despite its seclusion, the house is ideally located for all outdoor activities including hill walking, climbing, golf, horse riding, mountain biking, skiing, fishing and kayaking. There is an abundance of wildlife to be seen in this stunning location. Locally there are craft shops, tea rooms and...

  • Shieldaig, Highlands
    Shieldaig, Highlands×

    Rubha Lodge

    Shieldaig, Highlands

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    Ref: S17
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Luxury Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Boasting fantastic facilities, this detached coastal property with a woodburner is perfect to relax and unwind. Close to shop and pub. Boasting fantastic facilities, this detached coastal property with a woodburner is perfect to relax and unwind. Close to shop and pub.
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    Spectacularly set close to a secluded shingle beach and private mooring, this detached property has an enviable location and is perfect for those looking for peace and quiet. The property is beautifully furnished and commands stunning sea views over Loch Shieldaig and the sea. Seals and otters are a common sight from the house, which is guaranteed to keep the whole family fascinated for hours. Dramatic mountain views can be enjoyed and for keen walkers there are plenty of interesting walks...

  • Cawdor, near Nairn, Highlands
    Cawdor, near Nairn, Highlands×

    The Antlers

    Cawdor, near Nairn, Highlands

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    Ref: 30837
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Boasting a cosy woodburner, this semi-detached property is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts. Just 13 miles from Inverness. Boasting a cosy woodburner, this semi-detached property is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts. Just 13 miles from Inverness.
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    Enjoying a peaceful, rural setting with wonderful views over the surrounding countryside, this semi-detached holiday cottage has been furnished and equipped to a very good standard, ensuring comfort and relaxation. Set just 13 miles from the highland capital of Inverness, and 5 miles from the picturesque seaside town of Nairn, The Antlers makes the perfect base from which to explore this beautiful area. Many historic attractions are within easy reach including Cawdor and Brodie...

  • Fearnbeg, near Applecross, Highlands
    Fearnbeg, near Applecross, Highlands×

    Tigh An Iasgair

    Fearnbeg, near Applecross, Highlands

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    Ref: SZZM
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Discover the Applecross Peninsula from this stunning holiday property. Enjoy walks, cycling and climbing or just enjoy the scenery. Discover the Applecross Peninsula from this stunning holiday property. Enjoy walks, cycling and climbing or just enjoy the scenery.
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    Nestled into the hillside, in a sheltered and secluded position, and enjoying some of the most spectacular views imaginable, Tigh An Iasgair is a superb, detached, architect-designed house situated on the Applecross Peninsula. This stunning, warm and light-filled property is beautifully presented throughout, with great attention to detail. The main living area is open plan. With high vaulted ceilings and large patio doors it is exceptionally light and spacious. A large multi-fuel...

  • Balnagown, Invergordon, Highlands
    Balnagown, Invergordon, Highlands×

    Grieves Cottage

    Balnagown, Invergordon, Highlands

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    Ref: SMMM
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Open Fire
    Wonderfully located to do as much or as little as you like. Fantastic for family getaways with activities available onsite. Wonderfully located to do as much or as little as you like. Fantastic for family getaways with activities available onsite.
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    "A true jewel in the crown..stretching north from the shores of the Cromarty Firth"

    Set in the Northern Highlands where the lochs are deep, the air clear and the long beaches perfect for meandering along, there is space and time to refresh the mind, indulge in passions and revive the spirits at Balnagown.
    Set amidst the natural splendour of Easter Ross, Balnagown Estate - historic seat of the Clan Ross - is a rich blend of farmland, woodland and...

    Marybank Lodge
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    Gardener’s Cottage
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    Swiss Cottage/Chalet
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  • Arivegaig, near Acharacle, Highlands
    Arivegaig, near Acharacle, Highlands×

    MacNeils Croft

    Arivegaig, near Acharacle, Highlands

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    Ref: SXXV
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Ideal for exploring Ardnamurchan Peninsula, delightful detached cottage, idyllic lochside setting, with spectacular views to islands of Eigg and Rhum. Ideal for exploring Ardnamurchan Peninsula, delightful detached cottage, idyllic lochside setting, with spectacular views to islands of Eigg and Rhum.
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    This detached holiday cottage is situated in an enviable lochside location, with breathtaking views across Arivegaig Bay, Kentra Bay and towards the islands of Eigg and Rhum. Set amidst some of the finest scenery in Scotland and surrounded by an abundance of wildlife, MacNeils Croft is a perfect base for those wishing to explore the west coast, especially the Ardnamurchan Peninsula. There are plenty of historic sites, castles and gardens to visit. Walk to the famous Singing Sands, take...

  • Kildary, near Tain, Highlands
    Kildary, near Tain, Highlands×
    Newly Listed
    Balnagown Estate - Swiss Cottage

    Balnagown Estate - Swiss Cottage

    Kildary, near Tain, Highlands

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    Ref: UKC2184
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Nestled in extensive grounds, this immaculate property offers a warm and welcoming environment in a secluded and tranquil location. Nestled in extensive grounds, this immaculate property offers a warm and welcoming environment in a secluded and tranquil location.
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    Set amidst the natural splendour of Easter Ross, Balnagown Estate has a rich blend of farmland, woodland and heather-clad hills, and is just a mere 30 minutes’ drive from Inverness. Steeped in a history, the Estate has been transformed into a breathtaking holiday retreat and offers a unique experience, as each property has been thoughtfully furnished and equipped with every need. This is a superb base for touring this beautiful and unspoilt part of Scotland with easy access to...

    Balnagown Estate - Hill House
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