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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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30 cottages are available
  • Morefield, Ullapool×

    Lochbroom Lodge West

    Morefield, Ullapool

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    Ref: CC511336
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Hot Tub - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - Coast within 5 miles - No Pets Allowed - Coast within 3 miles
    Lochbroom Lodge West enjoys a beautiful location in one of the most spectacular parts of the Scottish Highlands, close to...
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  • Lower Brora, Sutherland×

    Failte

    Lower Brora, Sutherland

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    Ref: CC511140
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Hot Tub - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Coast within 5 miles - Coast within 3 miles
    Failte is a superb conversion of two former fishermen’s cottages, which have been combined to form a beautiful...
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  • Fort Augustus×

    The Dell

    Fort Augustus

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    Ref: 27212
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location

    Ideal touring base

    In the picturesque village of Fort Augustus at the southern tip of Loch Ness, this...

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  • Fort William×

    Glenmoidart

    Fort William

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    Ref: CC511419
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Hot Tub - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Coast within 5 miles - Coast within 3 miles
    Enjoying magnificent views over Loch Linnhe and the mountains beyond, this fine Victorian house stands in a central...
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  • Strathconon, near Muir of Ord×

    Glenmeanich Cottage

    Strathconon, near Muir of Ord

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    Ref: W101
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Rural Location
    Enjoy the splendour and magnificence of Strathconon, a beautiful glen deep in the highlands of Scotland. This...
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  • Near Lochailort×

    Leiper House

    Near Lochailort

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    Ref: SCD
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Hot Tub - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - Coast within 5 miles

    " In a land steeped in legends of the Bonnie Prince – close to Moidart’s sandy...

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  • Aviemore×
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    Ref: SYYD
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Barbecue

    This truly magnificent, split-level property, with its own hot tub, enjoys wonderful views of the Cairngorm mountain...

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  • Inverness×

    Ardgarry

    Inverness

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    Ref: CC511365
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Hot Tub - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Coast within 5 miles - Coast within 3 miles
    Ardgarry is a spacious traditional stone house situated in a central yet peaceful location in the heart of the...
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  • Helmsdale×

    Lobster Ponds

    Helmsdale

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    Ref: W41585
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Sea View - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Coast within 5 miles - Rural Location - Coast within 3 miles

    Stunning sea views

    Situated on its own, right on the shoreline, enjoying panoramic views of the seascape this...

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  • Balintore, near Tain×

    Seaside House

    Balintore, near Tain

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    Ref: UK5064
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Coast within 5 miles - Coast within 3 miles
    Seaside House is a spacious, detached house situated right on the shore in the delightful seaside village of Balintore....
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  • Aberlour×

    Haugh House

    Aberlour

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    Ref: 29657
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Barbecue

    This lovely detached family holiday home is situated in a super location within the attractive village of Aberlour...

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  • Buckie×

    Shalom

    Buckie

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    Ref: 29029
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location

    This very spacious, detached holiday property offers great family accommodation for larger groups, and is...

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