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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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  • Auchterawe, Fort Augustus, Highlands
    Auchterawe, Fort Augustus, Highlands×

    Little Forest Cottage

    Auchterawe, Fort Augustus, Highlands

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    Ref: 19471
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    This lovely semi-detached holiday cottage is situated just 2 miles from the picturesque village of Fort Augustus in...

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  • Inverness, Highlands
    Inverness, Highlands×
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    Ref: SXXS
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    "River views and a wealth of glorious countryside combine to make this a wonderful setting for lovers of the...

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  • Rhiconich, Sutherland, Highlands
    Rhiconich, Sutherland, Highlands×

    Hillside Cottage

    Rhiconich, Sutherland, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511360
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Hillside Cottage is a traditional whitewashed cottage situated amidst open countryside in the crofting hamlet of Sheigra...
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  • Aberarder, near Inverness, Highlands
    Aberarder, near Inverness, Highlands×

    Wester Croachy Cottage

    Aberarder, near Inverness, Highlands

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    Ref: 70228
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    This detached holiday cottage sits amidst hills and farmland, midway bewtween Fort Augustus and Inverness, 15 miles,...

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  • Dornie, Ross-shire, Highlands
    Dornie, Ross-shire, Highlands×

    Camuslongart Cottage

    Dornie, Ross-shire, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511260
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Camuslongart Cottage is a lovely detached stone cottage positioned right on the shores of Loch Long in the stunning...
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  • Camusluinie, near Dornie, Highlands
    Camusluinie, near Dornie, Highlands×

    Rocky Mountain View

    Camusluinie, near Dornie, Highlands

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    Ref: W42713
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Stunning mountain views


    This detached holiday house , set in a wonderfully quiet area, enjoys...

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  • Poolewe, near Gairloch, Highlands
    Poolewe, near Gairloch, Highlands×

    The Cottage

    Poolewe, near Gairloch, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5048
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View
    Situated in an elevated position overlooking Poolewe Bay, The Cottage is a single-storey, detached cottage which...
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  • Cullen, Highlands
    Cullen, Highlands×

    Sea Breeze Cottage

    Cullen, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511427
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Sea View
    This charming, semi-detached, stone cottage has been carefully restored to provide high quality holiday accommodation...
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  • Inverasdale, Highlands
    Inverasdale, Highlands×

    Glengowan

    Inverasdale, Highlands

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    Ref: 28242
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Open Fire

    This detached, single-storey holiday property is situated in the rural, crofting township of Inverasdale on the west...

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  • Lochcarron, Highlands
    Lochcarron, Highlands×

    Carron View

    Lochcarron, Highlands

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    Ref: 19642
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Nestling at the base of some of Wester Ross’ most spectacular hills, this traditional cottage enjoys views...

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  • Balmacara, near Kyle of Lochalsh, Highlands
    Balmacara, near Kyle of Lochalsh, Highlands×

    Reraig Beag

    Balmacara, near Kyle of Lochalsh, Highlands

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    Ref: 10953
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    Detached bungalow facing south-west, 150 yards from the shore of Lochalsh where one may fish. Kyle of...

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

    Culcharry Cottage

    Cawdor, Nairn, Highlands

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    Ref: B5829
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire

    This charming, spacious, attractive, well furnished and equipped holiday cottage enjoys a rural location and is in a...

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