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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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107 cottages are available
  • near Kilmonivaig, Fort William×

    Salmon Catch Cottage

    near Kilmonivaig, Fort William

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    Ref: CC511282
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine
    Salmon Catch Cottage is a superb cottage situated right on the banks of the famous River Lochy. Forming a contemporary...
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  • Glen Cassley, near Lairg×

    March Cottage

    Glen Cassley, near Lairg

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    Ref: SSAC
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Luxury Property - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Rural Location


    Nestling in breathtaking scenery and adjoining the beautiful River Cassley, March Cottage offers peace and...

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  • Kilmory×

    Ceol Na Mara

    Kilmory

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    Ref: 31254
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    Ceol Na Mara is a comfortable holiday bungalow situated in the tiny hamlet of Branault on the north coast of...

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  • Forres×
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    Ref: 29189
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Coast within 5 miles - Rural Location - Coast within 3 miles

    In an idyllic location with magnificent rural views, this single-storey detached holiday cottage dating back to 1900...

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  • Bayfield, Nigg×

    The Cottage

    Bayfield, Nigg

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    Ref: 19987
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Coast within 5 miles - Barbecue - Rural Location - Coast within 3 miles

    Set amidst Easter Ross countryside with views towards the water of Nigg Bay, this comfortable, well...

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  • Glenfinnan, near Fort William×

    Blythswood

    Glenfinnan, near Fort William

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    Ref: W41760
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - No Pets Allowed

    Lovely open views

    Set back from the ’Road to the Isles’ this detached bungalow enjoys open views...

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  • Badenscallie near Achiltibuie×

    Roangorm

    Badenscallie near Achiltibuie

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    Ref: CC511432
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Hot Tub - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Coast within 5 miles - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location - Coast within 3 miles
    Roangorm is a large, detached house situated in a spectacular location overlooking the sea in the quiet hamlet...
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  • Fortrose, Ross-shire×

    Tigh Na Mara

    Fortrose, Ross-shire

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    Ref: CC511262
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Hot Tub - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Coast within 5 miles - No Pets Allowed - Coast within 3 miles
    Tigh Na Mara (Gaelic for cottage by the sea) is situated right on edge of the sea in the charming seaside town of Fortrose...
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  • Ardelve, near Kyle of Lochalsh×

    Gardeners Cottage

    Ardelve, near Kyle of Lochalsh

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    Ref: UK5106
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Coast within 5 miles - Rural Location - Coast within 3 miles
    This semi-detached, converted farm cottage is located in the grounds of Conchra House, enjoying an elevated location...
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  • near Conon Bridge×

    Urquhart Mill

    near Conon Bridge

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    Ref: CC511334
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Hot Tub - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - Coast within 5 miles - No Pets Allowed - Coast within 3 miles
    Urquhart Mill is an exceptionally spacious single storey detached house situated in an elevated position overlooking...
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  • Lochcarron, nr. Strathcarron×

    Palmerston Croft House

    Lochcarron, nr. Strathcarron

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    Ref: W41502
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Hot Tub - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Washing Machine - Coast within 5 miles - Coast within 3 miles

    Superb loch views

    Set in the heart of the beautiful village of Lochcarron, overlooking the spectacular sea-loch...

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  • Toftingall, near Watten×

    The Cottage

    Toftingall, near Watten

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    Ref: W42084
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Detached Property - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    Situated on a working farm

    Set on a working farm, this simply and cosily furnished property enjoys a quiet...

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