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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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  • Golspie, Highlands
    Golspie, Highlands×

    Drummuie House

    Golspie, Highlands

    10
    5
    3
    2
    Ref: SZZY
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Open Fire
    Situated in private 1-acre grounds, this elegant holiday property boasts amazing sea views and has its own games room. Situated in private 1-acre grounds, this elegant holiday property boasts amazing sea views and has its own games room.
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    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...

  • Embo, Dornoch, Highlands
    Embo, Dornoch, Highlands×

    Heatherwood House

    Embo, Dornoch, Highlands

    10
    4
    3
    1
    Ref: S4646
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Great for groups of friends or family, and close to stunning sandy beaches, Dunrobin Castle nearby. Great for groups of friends or family, and close to stunning sandy beaches, Dunrobin Castle nearby.
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    Set within two miles of the stunningly beautiful white sandy beaches of Embo and Dornoch, a Royal Burgh since 1628, this spacious and very well appointed holiday property is ideal for larger parties. Enjoying exceptionally large living areas featuring wooden flooring and very comfortable furnishings, Heatherwood House stands only a short distance from shops, bars and restaurants in the thriving small town of Dornoch, where a pleasant circular walk passes the Old Town Jail and the...

  • Balintore, Ross-shire, Highlands
    Balintore, Ross-shire, Highlands×

    Seaboard House

    Balintore, Ross-shire, Highlands

    10
    5
    3
    3
    Ref: CC511488
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Woodburning Stove
    Perfectly located, Seaboard House has amazing sea views, ideal for a family holiday and many outdoor pursuits.
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    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...
  • Brora, Highlands
    Brora, Highlands×

    Summer Cottage

    Brora, Highlands

    10
    5
    4
    2
    Ref: SXXD
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Luxury Property - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Woodburning Stove
    Just two minutes’ walk to a glorious beach, this exceptional cottage with a woodburner lies close to amenities and wonderful attractions. Just two minutes’ walk to a glorious beach, this exceptional cottage with a woodburner lies close to amenities and wonderful attractions.
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    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...

  • Aberlour, Highlands
    Aberlour, Highlands×

    Haugh House

    Aberlour, Highlands

    10
    5
    3
    2
    Ref: 29657
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    A fantastic property in a peaceful village location and accommodating up to ten guests; it is ideal for family gatherings! A fantastic property in a peaceful village location and accommodating up to ten guests; it is ideal for family gatherings!
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    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...

  • Boat of Garten, near Aviemore, Highlands
    Boat of Garten, near Aviemore, Highlands×

    Wildwood

    Boat of Garten, near Aviemore, Highlands

    10
    5
    3
    2
    Ref: UK5037
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    A detached property with five bedrooms just a few minutes walk from Boat of Garten, ’The Osprey Village’ set amongst woodland in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park.
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    This substantial detached property enjoys a peaceful setting nestling against a wooded backdrop only a few minutes’ walk from the village centre. Providing guests with an unforgettable holiday experience, Wildwood offers spacious and beautifully presented holiday accommodation with your every need having been thought of. There is even an 8-person hot tub. Boat of Garten, known as ’The Osprey Village’, lies adjacent to the River Spey and is set within the heart of the...
  • Newtonmore, Highlands
    Newtonmore, Highlands×

    Treetops

    Newtonmore, Highlands

    10
    5
    2
    2
    Ref: 31119
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Woodburning Stove
    This holiday property overlooks the village of Newtonmore and is a fantastic holiday base for exploring the Caingorms National Park. This holiday property overlooks the village of Newtonmore and is a fantastic holiday base for exploring the Caingorms National Park.
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    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...

  • Helmsdale, Highlands
    Helmsdale, Highlands×

    Lobster Ponds

    Helmsdale, Highlands

    10
    5
    3
    3
    Ref: W41585
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Sea View - Rural Location
    Featuring a games room and direct access to a beach, this exceptional detached house is fantastic for families or friends. Featuring a games room and direct access to a beach, this exceptional detached house is fantastic for families or friends.
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    Stunning sea views

    Situated on its own, right on the shoreline, enjoying panoramic views of the seascape this unique detached house offers an exceptionally good standard of holiday accommodation throughout. The living room and large kitchen/dining room look out across the bay. A second living room upstairs is built in the form of an ’observatory’, complete with balcony from which to spot the wide variety of bird and sea-life. Miles of shoreline walks are accessed...

  • Ballindalloch, near Tomnavoulin, Highlands
    Ballindalloch, near Tomnavoulin, Highlands×

    Drumin Farmhouse

    Ballindalloch, near Tomnavoulin, Highlands

    10
    5
    3
    2
    Ref: 28492
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove - Open Fire
    This property is located in an area of heather-covered hills, clear rivers and the amazing scenery of the Grampian Highlands. This property is located in an area of heather-covered hills, clear rivers and the amazing scenery of the Grampian Highlands.
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    This wonderful period, detached Georgian house was originally built for the factor of the Duke of Gordon who owned the Glenlivet Estate, an area of heather-covered hills, clear rivers and some of the finest scenery in the Grampian Highlands. Partially built from the stones of the ruined Drumin Castle, which stands in the grounds of the house, it is very stylishly furnished with lots of original pieces. A great property for family and friends to gather together for a memorable holiday in...

  • Balintore, near Tain, Highlands
    Balintore, near Tain, Highlands×

    Seaside House

    Balintore, near Tain, Highlands

    10
    5
    3
    2
    Ref: UK5064
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Open Fire
    Dine al fresco on the balcony while enjoying the amazing sea views, or spend the day on the beach below the house and watch for dolphins.
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    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...
  • Morefield, Ullapool, Highlands
    Morefield, Ullapool, Highlands×

    Lochbroom Lodge East

    Morefield, Ullapool, Highlands

    10
    5
    5
    2
    Ref: CC511335
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Named after the loch it looks down onto this spacious property enjoys a beautiful location
     
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    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...
  • Buckie, Highlands
    Buckie, Highlands×

    Shalom

    Buckie, Highlands

    10
    5
    5
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    Ref: 29029
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Rural Location
    This very spacious, detached holiday property offers great family accommodation who want to enjoy outdoor pursuits. This very spacious, detached holiday property offers great family accommodation who want to enjoy outdoor pursuits.
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    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...

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