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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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  • Seaboard House

    Balintore, Ross-shire

    Grade
    10
    5
    3
    3
    Ref: CC511488
    Overlooking the sea in the charming seaside village of Balintore, Seaboard House is a large traditional house enjoying superb sea views. Originally, it was the village bakery, dating back to 1880. Seaboard House has since been beautifully restored throughout whilst retaining many original features, such as cleverly exposed stone walls, original solid wood flooring and welcoming wood-burning stove. It provides a good standard of accommodation for groups and larger families. The large lounge is situated on the first floor. This stunning room has uninterrupted views across the sea, with plenty of comfortable seating to add to the ambience. The spacious farmhouse kitchen is well-equipped. There is a five ring range cooker, a well-laid out fully fitted kitchen and large dining table for up to 10 guests. All the bedrooms are attractively presented with colour co-ordinated soft furnishings. Set right on the seafront, with large open gardens across the road that lead directly down to the beach, this really is the quintessential seaside holiday home. At the back is a secluded fully enclosed garden with patio and garden furniture.

    Balintore is one of the ‘seaboard’ villages in Ross-shire which straddles this lovely coastline. They all possess beautifully kept sea-fronts and little harbours, with rocky outcrops interspersed with stunning sandy beaches. Nearby, Shandwick is renowned for its beautiful golden sands and is used for a variety of sporting activities, including sailing, surfing and sea kayaking. This coastline is completely unspoilt and provides an idyllic seaside holiday away from the crowds. Dolphins and porpoises are regularly seen in the bay and even the occasional basking shark and beluga whale have been spotted close to shore. Balintore has good local facilities including a pub, restaurant, café and a small local store, all within easy walking distance. The area is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise with cycling, hill walking, golf, fishing, horse riding, sailing, canoeing and surfing all enjoyed locally. The nearby town of Tain, just 10 minutes’ drive away, has an excellent selection of small shops, restaurants, cafés and pubs as well as a wide variety of sporting and recreational facilities, including tennis courts, golf club and bowling club, all of which are available to visitors. It is also home to the renowned Highland malt whisky distillery Glenmorangie. This is an ideal property for larger groups and families wishing to enjoy a Highland seaside holiday.

    Ground Floor: The property has oil fired central heating and comprises:
    Kitchen/dining room: With range cooker, electric oven, gas hob, microwave, dishwasher and fridge/freezer.
    Utility room: With washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed and en-suite with shower and WC.
    Bedroom 2: With king size bed.
    Cloakroom: With WC.

    First Floor: Lounge: With exposed stone walls, wood floor, wood burner, 38’’ Freeview TV, DVD player and CD player.
    Bedroom 3: With king size bed and en-suite with shower and WC.
    Bedroom 4: With twin beds.
    Bedroom 5: With bunk beds.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath and WC.

    All oil, gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided. Travel cot and highchair available. Wi-Fi.Enclosed lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (3 cars). NB: There are 6 steps in garden.

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  • Summer Cottage

    Brora

    Grade
    10
    5
    2
    4
    Ref: SXXD

    Perfect for family holidays and relaxing short breaks, this exceptional property is situated just two minutes’ walk from a glorious sandy beach and links golf course in the charming seaside village of Brora. Beautifully furnished, and boasting a lovely, spacious interior, it stands within its own attractive, well tended and fully enclosed garden beside the Royal Marine Hotel, where Summer Cottage visitors enjoy full use of the leisure club’s superb facilities, including a heated indoor swimming pool, gym, steam room and services of a beautician. The hotel also has an excellent restaurant. Stunning coastal scenery and an unspoilt, rugged landscape provide a wonderful backdrop for wildlife spotting, bird watching, walking and fishing, and sea angling is available from the village harbour. The Clynelish Distillery (2 miles), Dunrobin Castle, Loch Fleet Nature Reserve, the Castle of Mey (the late Queen Mother’s home) and day trips to Orkney are all easily accessible. Shops ¼ mile, pubs and restaurants 400 yards.

    Spacious open-plan living/dining room with central wood-burning stove, French doors to garden and well-equipped kitchen area with tiled floor. Utility. Sun room. Double bedroom with 5ft bed, en-suite bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet, with access to further double bedroom with 6ft zip and link bed (for +2) and en-suite shower room with toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: Landing with TV, DVD and games. Double bedroom with 6ft bed, separate en-suite bathroom with shower cubicle and toilet, and door to balcony. Double bedroom with 5ft bed, en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Twin bedroom with sloping ceiling (for +2 children).

    • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
    • Electricity, oil central heating (underfloor heating on ground floor), bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Two plasma Freeview TVs
    • Video
    • DVD
    • Radio/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Large, enclosed landscaped grounds with gravel terrace and furniture
    • Balcony with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Ample parking
    • Cycle store
    • Shared use of indoor, heated swimming pool at adjacent hotel, with sauna, gym, steam room and beautician services
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor facilities

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  • Drummuie House

    Golspie

    Grade
    10
    5
    2
    3
    Ref: SZZY

    Drummuie House is a beautiful, 200-year-old, detached stone house situated in its own 1-acre grounds in an elevated position and commanding superb views across the sea. This large and elegant house was built by Captain Robert Sutherland, a Napoleonic war veteran. It has been painstakingly restored and renovated and provides a high level of luxury in a superb setting. All the rooms are generously proportioned, with high ceilings and large original windows. The spacious farmhouse-style kitchen is bright, contemporary and and extremely well equipped. The dining room is simply stunning, with a solid wood dining table running the length of the room, seating up to 10 people with ease. The main living room has a superb open fire and lovely deep sofas. There is a games room on the ground floor with pool table / table tennis table and numerous games. The Highland Wildcat Trail, a mountain bike trail which features the longest descent in the UK from the summit of Ben Bhraggie and the longest technical single track climb is located behind the property.
    All the bedrooms are on the first floor. The two main double rooms are particularly sumptuous: one has a four-poster bed and the other a sleigh bed, both en-suite. With three further bedrooms and two bathrooms, Drummuie House is ideal for larger families and groups. The spacious and mature gardens are fully enclosed and ideal for children and pets. The holiday property is situated on the edge of Golspie, and is just a short walk from all the amenities this seaside resort has to offer, including a beautiful sandy beach and scenic walks. There is a variety of small shops, pubs and restaurants. Tennis, bowling and a public swimming pool are also available. It is within close proximity of many golf courses including the Royal Dornoch Championship Course. Sea and loch fishing, boats trips, kayaking, karting, or mountain bike trails are all within easy reach. Just 3 miles south of the village is the nature reserve of Loch Fleet, with an abundance of wildlife, including seals, ospreys and other birdlife. Shop, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

    Spacious living room with open fire. Large dining room. Large well-equipped, farmhouse-style kitchen with gas/electric range (for cooking) and slate floor. Utility. Games room. Wet room with toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 6ft four-poster bed, sea views and en-suite shower room with large cubicle and toilet. Two further double bedrooms, one with 5ft bed, one with 6ft sleigh bed, sea views and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower, separate shower cubicle and toilet. Two twin bedrooms. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Open fire - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full LPG central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • 40" satellite TV with soundbar (full package)
    • DVD
    • Wii
    • Bluetooth speakers for mobile devices
    • Gas/electric range included
    • Microwave
    • Two washing machines
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Additional fridge
    • Wi-fi
    • Large enclosed lawned garden with patio, terrace and furniture
    • Ample parking
    • Games room with pool table / table tennis table and games
    • Welcome pack
    • Pets free of charge
    • No smoking
    • NB: 6 steps in garden

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  • Shalom

    Buckie

    Grade
    10
    5
    0
    5
    Ref: 29029

    This very spacious, detached holiday property offers great family accommodation for larger groups, and is peacefully situated down a quiet lane on the outskirts of Buckie, with views towards the sea and village from the first floor living room. Extensive gardens surround the house, and the sunny patios to the side and rear are ideal for al-fresco entertaining. An ideal location for exploring the Moray Firth, with its wonderful beaches and coastline renowned for dolphin spotting (visit the Spey Bay Dolphin Centre – 8 miles), mild sunny climate and excellent golf courses. Buckie has a busy harbour where boat trips can be taken to observe the marine and bird life. Inland, follow the Whisky Trail amongst stunning scenery and treat yourself to a dram. Elgin, with its Cashmere Visitor Centre and historic cathedral, is well worth a visit and there are many castles to explore in the surrounding area. Further activities include indoor sports, pony trekking, swimming and sea angling. Beach 2 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room. Study. Utility room. Games room with patio doors. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, both with en-suite shower room and toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: Second living room with patio doors. Dining room/kitchen with breakfast area. 3 double (one 5ft) bedrooms, two with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Two satellite TVs (full package). DVDs. Electric cooker. Combi microwave/oven/grill. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Large lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Ample parking. Cycle store. Games room. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Step in bathroom. Couples and family bookings only. This property has a security deposit of £250.

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  • Treetops

    Newtonmore

    Grade
    10
    5
    2
    2
    Ref: 31119

    This lovely Edwardian, detached holiday property, accessed by a narrow tarmacked lane, enjoys a peaceful elevated position overlooking the village and the Monadhliath mountain range. Newtonmore nestles within the upper reaches of the Spey Valley and Cairngorms National Park and makes the perfect base for exploring the many delights this unspoilt part of the Highlands has to offer. Mountain bike trails, horse riding, golf, climbing, hill walking, skiing and a large variety of water sports are just a few of the many activities available. Go bird watching at the RSPB reserves at Insh Marshes and Loch Garten. The many visitor attractions include The Highland Folk Museum, Cairngorm Mountain Railway, Strathspey Steam Railway, Highland Wildlife Park and the Landmark Centre, which are all within easy reach. Further afield, guests can visit Inverness, the Highland capital, Loch Ness and the many beautiful west coast villages. For the less energetic, sit back, relax and watch the ever changing scenery of the beautiful area. Beach 20 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Dining room/play room with wooden floor. Kitchen with patio doors and tiled floor. Utility room. Sun room. 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Bathroom with roll-top bath, shower attachment and toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 2 double (5ft), 1 twin, 1 single (2ft 6in for child) with an additional cabin bed (for child). Shower room with toilet.

    Woodburner in dining room included. Oil central heating (underfloor in kitchen and shower room), electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Two Freeview TVs. DVD. Xbox. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker (double oven). Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Gas barbecue. Ample parking. Cycle store. No smoking. NB: Slopes in garden.

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  • Lochbroom Lodge East

    Morefield, Ullapool

    Grade
    10
    5
    2
    5
    Ref: CC511335
    Lochbroom Lodge East enjoys a beautiful location in one of the most spectacular parts of the Scottish Highlands, close to the popular coastal town of Ullapool.Named after the loch that it looks down onto, it has stunning panoramic views across the loch to the hills beyond. Lochbroom Lodge East occupies half of a large detached house which stands in its own private grounds of 20 acres surrounded by mature gardens and with commanding views across to Ullapool. It has the air of a traditional hunting lodge, with high quality and very spacious hotel style accommodation for up to 10 people. The main living area is open plan. This spectacular room has a large polished wood dining table  which seats 10 people with ease. There are deep sofas and comfortable chairs as well as a pretty snug room off the main living area, approached via an open arch. At the far end is a purpose built bar; ideal for family get togethers and larger group celebrations. The kitchen is of a professional standard with excellent cooking facilities and a breakfast bar. On the first floor there are five good sized bedrooms, all attractively presented with an suite shower rooms, with the main bedroom having a large bathroom.There is a large decking area at one end, accessed via patio doors from the main living area At the rear of the house there is a secluded patio as well as lawns and flowering shrubs. The land leads directly onto the owner’s hillside at the back; an ideal spot to encounter their own red deer herd or watch the buzzards circling overhead. To the front of the lodge is the whole of picturesque Lochbroom. The owner’s croft land provides easy access to the shore. Visitors are welcome to enjoy a summer barbecue or picnic, or take a walk out to Rhue Lighthouse.  Please note, Lochbroom Lodge East may be available to let with Lochbroom Lodge West, the adjoining property which accommodates up to 7  people.

    Ground Floor: Property has oil central heating and comprises;
    Open plan lounge/dining room with bar
    Lounge Area: With satellite Free view TV, DVD, Wi-fi and radio/CD. An exceptionally spacious main living area with arch leading to second part of lounge/snug with further seating
    Dining Area: With large dining table for up to 10 and purpose built bar at far end
    Kitchen: With electric oven and gas hob, microwave, large fridge (with ice box), large freezer and dishwasher.
    Utility Room: With washing machine and sink
    Cloakroom: With WC and wash basin

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With two single beds (or one 6ft bed) and en suite large bath with hand shower, WC and wash basin
    Bedroom 2: With double bed and en suite shower cubicle, WC and wash basin
    Bedroom 3: With double bed and en suite shower cubicle, WC and wash basin
    Bedroom 4: With double bed and en suite shower cubicle, WC and wash basin
    Bedroom 5: With two single beds and en suite shower cubicle, WC and wash basin

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair availableDecking with BBQ and outdoor dining chairs. Separate patio area. Off road parking for 4 cars.

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  • Haugh House

    Aberlour

    Grade
    10
    5
    2
    3
    Ref: 29657

    This lovely detached family holiday home is situated in a super location within the attractive village of Aberlour in glorious Speyside. On a small private estate, the house backs onto a lovely riverside walk along the banks of the Spey and is furnished and equipped to a good standard. Peaceful and quiet yet within walking distance of Aberlour’s interesting shops and eateries, the house makes a wonderful base to relax and enjoy the area’s many attractions. Accessed by a gate from the rear garden, the Speyside Way, as it is known, meanders through the village, through Strathspey down to Tomintoul taking in many well known distilleries on the Whisky Trail - ideal for walkers and cyclists alike. There is a large choice of golf courses within an hour’s drive and fishing can be arranged on the river with day permits available locally. The excellent beaches of the Moray Firth are just 20 miles away, notably Lossiemouth and Nairn, and the historic town of Elgin with its cathedral and Cashmere Centre is worth a visit. Enjoy! Beach 20 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with French doors and wooden floor. Dining room with French doors/kitchen with tiled floor. Utility room. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 3 double, one (5ft) with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet, 1 with day bed and additional pull-out single. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. Travel cot. Two Freeview TVs. DVDs and library. X-box. Gas range included. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Play area. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. No smoking. Couples and family bookings only. NB: 1 step in garden.

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  • Castle Hill

    Brora

    Grade
    10
    5
    2
    3
    Ref: W43030

    Enjoying a peaceful location and stunning panoramic views across open countryside towards the River Brora and on to the Moray Firth, Castle Hill makes an ideal base for exploring the many delights of the Northern Highlands and Islands. This bright and spacious detached house has been equipped and furnished to ensure as comfortable and relaxing holiday as possible. On the doorstep is the local links golf course with many other superb courses within easy reach. There are miles of unspoilt beaches and rugged coastline where you could enjoy a large variety of water sports including kayaking, windsurfing and sailing, or for the mountain bike enthusiast there are numerous forest trails to test you. Travel north and visit John O’ Groats, Wick or Thurso, along with the lovely Orkney Isles which can be reached via ferries from Gills Bay or Stromness. For the less energetic, you could sit back, relax and enjoy the ever changing views from the comfort of Castle Hill. Shop, pub and restaurant 0.5 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. 2 steps down to dining room with patio doors. Kitchen with tiled floor. Utility room. 1 twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 3 double (two 5ft), one with en-suite shower room with bidet and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room. Oil central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Two digital TVs. DVDs. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Ample parking. No smoking.

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  • Seaside House

    Balintore, near Tain

    Grade
    10
    5
    2
    3
    Ref: UK5064
    Seaside House is a spacious, detached house situated right on the shore in the delightful seaside village of Balintore. With large rooms throughout and superb sea views, it is ideal for families and larger groups. There is a bright, contemporary kitchen/dining room with Aga cooker, and plenty of dining space for 10 people. The living room is on the first floor and it has high ceilings, open fireplace and large bay windows, taking full advantage of the panoramic views across the sea. A large balcony, accessed from the living room and double bedroom, has plenty of room for al fresco dining, and provides an ideal spot for wildlife watching. There is a second living room on the ground floor, and all the bedrooms are generously proportioned, and there are two bathrooms, as well as an en-suite, making it ideal for a combined family holiday. The grounds lead down onto the sand and shingle beach direct from the house. Balintore has good local facilities including a pub, restaurant, café and a small local store, all within walking distance. While nearby Shandwick is renowned for its beautiful golden sand and is used for a variety of activities, including sailing, surfing and sea kayaking. Dolphins and porpoises are regularly seen in Shandwick Bay, and even the occasional basking shark and Beluga whale have been spotted close to shore.

    Ground Floor: 1 step to entrance.
    Living room 1: With 22" TV.
    Kitchen/dining room: With oil Aga, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, 22" TV and wooden floor.
    Utility room: With two washing machines.
    Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
    Shower room: with shower cubicle and toilet.

    First Floor: Living room 2: With open fire, 52" Freeview TV, DVD player, CD player and shared balcony.
    Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed and en-suite shower cubicle and toilet.
    Bedroom 3: With kingsize sleigh bed and shared balcony.
    Bedroom 4: With twin beds.
    Bedroom 5: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Fuel for open fire available locally. Welcome pack. Large lawned garden with patio and garden furniture. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking. Please note: The garden leads down onto the shoreline and rocky beach.

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  • Beech House

    Banavie, Fort William

    Grade
    10
    5
    2
    5
    Ref: CC511027
    Beech House is situated in one of the most idyllic and unique locations in the Scottish Highlands, with wide and awe-inspiring views across the Great Glen to the North face of Ben Nevis, which dominates the landscape and can be admired whilst luxuriating in the hot tub!  Built as the new croft house for Seangan in 1986 and subsequently extended, this exceptionally large, bright and spacious house is situated on a working croft on the banks of the Caledonian Canal.  The farm has been in the current family for well over a hundred years and the owners welcome visitors to experience the peace and tranquillity of the Highland croft lifestyle in one of the most renowned and unspoilt area of the British Isles.
    Situated just 5 miles from Fort William, the opportunities for sport and outdoor recreation are second to none.  Climbing, hill-walking, canoeing, sailing, golf, fishing, skiing and cycling are all available within close proximity and the Great Glen Way stretching from Fort William to Inverness is close by. Whether you would like to tackle one of the many Munros in the area (mountains about 3,000 feet), or prefer to wander through the foothills of Glen Nevis, (where the film Braveheart was made),with its pretty riverside walks, or even take the gondola ride up the ski slopes to savour the spectacular views from the top, there is something for all abilities.  The world mountain biking championships are held here annually, and the trails offer a variety of routes for all levels.  Take a trip to Mallaig on the ’road to the isles’ just 2 miles from the property, or travel via the famous steam train of Harry Potter fame, which runs along this route.  From there it is just a short ferry ride away to the Isle of Skye, and the smaller isles of Muck, Eigg and Rhum.  A day out on the Arnamurchan Peninsular, via the Corran car ferry (5 minute boat ride) is a must.  With its beautiful coastline, its pretty hamlets and villages untouched by time, and its lighthouse situated on the  most westerley point in Britain, this will prove to be a unique and memorable experience.  The rugged beauty of nearby Glencoe, the seclusion of Loch Arkaig (location of the film Rob Roy), and the quiet tranquillity of the Caledonian Canal all contribute to the incomparable qualities of this area and combine to make this lovely house and ideal base for exploring the heart of the Western Highlands.  Beech House is particularly suited to a two family or extended family holiday as it can accommodate larger groups. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    Ground Floor: All at ground floor level
    Living Room: With open fire, TV with Freeview, DVD and mini hi-fi with CD player.
    Kitchen/breakfast room: Spacious, with electric oven and induction hob, fridge/freezer and microwave.
    Utility room: With dishwasher, washing machine and full standing fridge.
    Dining room:
    Bedroom 1: With double bed, and en-suite bathroom with shower over bath, toilet.
    Bedroom 2: With king-size bed and en-suite bathroom with shower over bath, toilet.
    Bedroom 3: With king-size bed and en-suite bathroom with shower over bath, toilet.
    Bedroom 4: With two single beds  and en-suite bathroom with shower over bath, toilet.
    Bedroom 5: With two single beds, TV, radio, tea-making facilities and en-suite bathroom with shower over bath, toilet.

    Air source/solar panels, fuel, bed linen and towels included. Initial logs for open fire provided. Cot and highchair available. Outside: Extensive garden with lawns and furniture. BBQ. Children’s play area including swings and a selection of outdoor games. Access to a large hot tub situated in a private enclosed area within the gardens. Off road parking for 4+ cars. NB: The garden leads to a burn.  Wifi available.

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  • Ardach

    Nethy Bridge, nr. Aviemore

    Grade
    10
    5
    1
    2
    Ref: 80210

    Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty within the Cairngorms National Park

    Situated in 2 acres of grounds at the edge of Abernethy Forest, this traditional granite-built holiday home welcomes visitors with its cosy open fires, supplemented by central heating. Spacious, and with a large garden, it is ideal for families and makes a wonderful base for rambling or fishing on the River Spey. Loch Garten is just 4 miles away with its nature reserve and RSPB shop, and visitors are able to observe ospreys at their nest at the Osprey Centre via a link from a nest-side camera. The surrounding pine forest is rich in bird life as well as red squirrels and you can enjoy trails in the nearby woodland. For lovers of golf, there is a golf course just 100 yards from the property, or there is a championship golf course in Nairn where you will also find sandy beaches. Aviemore, the gateway to the Cairngorms National Park, is 12 miles away with a wide range of sporting activities including climbing and skiing. Canyoning, mountain biking and rock climbing can also be enjoyed with coaching at Full on Adventure. A little further is Newtonmore, 28 miles, with its living history Highland Folk Museum, which makes a great day out for all the family. Set in 80 acres, it brings to life the domestic and working conditions of earlier Highland settlers. Other attractions are the Whisky Trail linking a number of distilleries, or visit one of the many historic houses. Cawdor and Brodie Castles are also well worth a visit. Grantown-on-Spey, 6 miles. Shop 250 yards, pub serving good food nearby.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Sun room. Utility room. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 2 double (5ft), 2 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Separate toilet.

    Open fires in living rooms and dining room included. Electricity by meter reading. Oil central heating, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Three Freeview TVs. Video. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Payphone. Garden with patio and furniture. Ample parking.

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  • Isla Bank House

    Keith

    Grade
    12
    7
    1
    2
    Ref: UWW

    This magnificent, baronial-style mansion provides a stunning setting from which to tour the Moray coast and the Grampian Highlands. Standing within its own spacious grounds on the edge of Keith, on the Whisky Trail, it offers guests supreme comfort and the chance to savour the elegant lifestyle of a bygone era. There are fine antique furnishings selected to blend in with the sumptuous surroundings, which include a huge mahogany dining table, and even a grand piano, making this an unforgettable ‘live like a laird’ experience. Built in 1892, a room accommodating a full-size snooker table also features, where guests can enjoy a friendly game. The colourful and extensive gardens include formal herbaceous beds, a walled kitchen garden, vinery, greenhouses, orchard and sweeping lawns, providing space to relax and unwind in gloriously tranquil surroundings.
    Isla Bank is only 10 miles from the Moray Firth, with its beautiful sandy beaches and charming fishing villages to explore, and is renowned as one of the best places in Scotland to view dolphins at play. To the south lies the stunning Cairngorm mountain range, stretching for fifty miles and offering outstanding climbing, hill walking and winter skiing. The area also boasts superb fishing on the Spey and Deveron rivers, and an 18-hole golf course and swimming-pool just a mile away. Lying in the heart of distillery country, Dufftown, the acclaimed ‘Malt Whisky Capital of the World’, is found just a short distance away. Here the Glenfiddich Distillery produces one of Scotland’s lighter and sweeter varieties of fiery amber spirit, bottled on the premises, and offering visitor tours. Behind the distillery, the Stewart stronghold of Balvenie Castle survives as a ruin, whilst several other castles abound – one of the smallest and prettiest in the area at Huntly, 10 miles away, which is also the birthplace of children’s author George MacDonald. There are many fascinating places to visit in an area with a long and colourful history. Aberdeen and Inverness airports are both an hour by road or rail, making this a very convenient holiday location. Shop 1 mile.

    Entrance to porch. Dining room with 14ft mahogany table and chandelier. Music room with Bechstein piano. Library. Well-equipped kitchen. Snooker room with full-size table. Separate toilet. Utility. First floor with two landings: Four double bedrooms, one with tower room, three with hand basins. Twin bedroom with tower room. Two single bedrooms one with wash basin. Two bathrooms with over-bath shower and toilet. All bedrooms with TV.

    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Cot
    • High chair
    • Nine TVs
    • Video
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Shared washing machine and tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Payphone
    • Garden with furniture
    • Grounds of 4½ acres
    • Barbecue
    • Ample parking
    • Full-size snooker table
    • Cleaning service by arrangement

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