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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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  • Clachangarbh, Gairloch, Highlands
    Clachangarbh, Gairloch, Highlands×

    Beach Cottage

    Clachangarbh, Gairloch, Highlands

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    Ref: W41902
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    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Just yards from the beach with unspoilt scenery, wonderful views of Loch Gairloch and a wealth of activities. Just yards from the beach with unspoilt scenery, wonderful views of Loch Gairloch and a wealth of activities.
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    A warm welcome awaits you at this wonderful holiday cottage. Just yards from the beach, it is perfectly placed in the heart of the popular village of Gairloch. It enjoys wonderful views of the waters of Loch Gairloch and on towards the Wester Ross Hills, and boasts a two-person steam shower house. The area is renowned for stunning, unspoilt scenery with a wealth of activities available - fishing, water sports, golf, climbing and mountain biking to name but a few. A...

  • Dulnain Bridge, near Aviemore, Highlands
    Dulnain Bridge, near Aviemore, Highlands×

    Caberfeidh

    Dulnain Bridge, near Aviemore, Highlands

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    Ref: 16926
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    This holiday property overlooks the River Dulnain and is located in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park. This holiday property overlooks the River Dulnain and is located in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park.
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    Situated in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, Caberfeidh is a cosy, detached, single-storey holiday cottage set in enclosed gardens overlooking the River Dulnain. The adjacent Scots pine woodland is a haven for birds and red squirrels, and a cacophony of bird song often greets you as you step outside. In its rural setting on the Skye of Curr road, on the outskirts of the small Highland village of Dulnain Bridge, Caberfeidh is easily accessible, and is just a short drive...

  • Laggan, near Newtonmore, Highlands
    Laggan, near Newtonmore, Highlands×

    Heather Cottage

    Laggan, near Newtonmore, Highlands

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    Ref: W43336
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire
    This single storey cottage is conveniently located and enjoys the Monadhliath Mountains as a backdrop. This single storey cottage is conveniently located and enjoys the Monadhliath Mountains as a backdrop.
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    Conveniently located on the roadside, with the Monadhliath Mountains as a backdrop, this holiday cottage offers very comfortable accommodation and enjoys beautiful views across the River Spey. It is ideally situated for a walking or cycling holiday and within a short drive, the villages and towns of Glentruim, Newtonmore, Kingussie and Aviemore are easily accessible, and Laggan is just a short walk away. A mini haven for bird watchers, you may catch sight of an eagle soaring over...

  • Kiltarlity near Beauly, Highlands
    Kiltarlity near Beauly, Highlands×

    Beaufort Cottages - Dairy Cottage

    Kiltarlity near Beauly, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511444
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Located in the magnificent Beaufort Estate, this property is the ideal base to explore the Scottish Highlands.
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    A warm Highland welcome awaits you at this holiday property, located in the Beaufort Estate. It enjoys a tranquil setting only a few miles from Beauly in the heart of the Scottish Highlands and without doubt, make a super base for exploring the many attractions and activities this area has to offer. The cottage has been equipped and furnished to ensure as relaxing and comfortable holiday as possible, and it has its own individual character and style. You can explore the extensive grounds...
    Beaufort Cottages - Checkers Cottage
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    Beaufort Cottages - Duffs Lodge
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    Beaufort Cottages - Kennels Cottage
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    Beaufort Cottages - Mercy Cottage
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    Beaufort Cottages - Stables Cottage
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    Beaufort Cottages - The Kennels Bothy
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    Beaufort Cottages - The Larder
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    Beaufort Cottages - Rose Cottage
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    Beaufort Cottages - The Retreat
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  • Newton, near Tain, Highlands
    Newton, near Tain, Highlands×
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    Barn Owl Cottage

    Barn Owl Cottage

    Newton, near Tain, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5514
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    An ideal base for couples wishing to explore the wild beauty of the Highlands, with beautiful beaches just 10 minutes away.
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    Situated on a quiet lane and overlooking open countryside, Barn Owl Cottage is a detached, single-storey cottage. Set in the grounds of the owner’s home, it has its own private garden and enjoys lovely views across fields to the hills beyond. It is situated in a small hamlet which lies between Portmahomack and Tain, in the heart of rural Ross-shire. This bright accommodation is beautifully presented throughout and provides an ideal base for couples. An entrance porch leads through to...
  • 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...
  • 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...

  • Aviemore, Highlands
    Aviemore, Highlands×
    Newly Listed
    Fir Tree Lodge

    Fir Tree Lodge

    Aviemore, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5456
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    This truly is the perfect setting for outdoor enthusiasts, with activities including skiing, mountain biking and water sports all close by.
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    Fir Tree Lodge enjoys a peaceful riverside setting within easy walking distance of the centre of the vibrant town of Aviemore. Furnished and equipped to a good standard, this detached lodge offers comfortable accommodation in a lovely setting on a holiday park. Aviemore is situated in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park and at the head of the Speyside Way, and boasts a super choice of shops, restaurants and bars. There is a wide range of outdoor activities available, including skiing...
  • 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
    Key Features:
    - 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...
  • 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...
    The Barn
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  • Glaick of Kessock, Highlands
    Glaick of Kessock, Highlands×

    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 - Rural Location
    With a large shared garden, this holiday property is ideal for exploring Inverness, which is just a few miles away. With a large shared garden, this holiday property is ideal for exploring Inverness, which is just a few miles away.
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    This refurbished holiday cottage is set in an orchard amidst the Ord Hill Forest, a few miles from the city of Inverness. In 2 acres of shared garden grounds near the owner’s home and next to Woodpecker Cottage, ideal for exploring the beautiful north and west Highlands. Inverness offers a variety of amenities including a theatre, restaurants and shops. Enjoy a boat trip to see the dolphins or visit the historic village of Cromarty. Easy reach of Loch Ness, Culloden battlefield and...

  • halfway between Spean Bridge and Fort William, Highlands
    halfway between Spean Bridge and Fort William, Highlands×
    Newly Listed
    Pine Marten Cabin

    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...
    Otterburn Lodge
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