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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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  • Glaick, Balmacara, Kyle, Highlands
    Glaick, Balmacara, Kyle, Highlands×

    The Boatmans Cottage

    Glaick, Balmacara, Kyle, Highlands

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    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    In a stunning location this delightful cottage is just yards from the sea, and with breathtaking views towards Lochalsh. In a stunning location this delightful cottage is just yards from the sea, and with breathtaking views towards Lochalsh.
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    This delightful detached little cottage is set in an enviable position just yards from the sea, and with breathtaking views towards the Lochalsh and the Skye Mountains. Set within the tiny hamlet known as Glaik on the edge of the Lochalsh Woodland Garden, it is just a short drive away from the enchanting Eilean Donan Castle. The Skye bridge is within 5 minutes’ drive, and picturesque Plockton (which was the location for Hamish MacBeth) is just 20 minutes’ away, with...

  • Stoer, near Lochinver, Northern Highlands
    Stoer, near Lochinver, Northern Highlands×

    Cherry Trees Cottage

    Stoer, near Lochinver, Northern Highlands

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    Ref: UK5393
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    This charming holiday cottage, in a former school house, is located in a beautifully scenic area of the Northern Highlands.
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    Cherry Trees Cottage is a pretty stone cottage, situated on the edge of the rural hamlet of Stoer, in the heart of north west Sutherland. Originally the local school house, dating from the 1800s, it has now been converted into a quaint holiday cottage for two. The property is situated on one of the most scenic routes in the Highlands, surrounded by stunning landscapes of hills, mountains, lochs and superb beaches. The open plan living space, once the main school room, offers deep-silled...
  • 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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  • Garve, near Strathpeffer, Highlands
    Garve, near Strathpeffer, Highlands×

    Drover’s Rest

    Garve, near Strathpeffer, Highlands

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    Ref: 29199
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Enjoying breathtaking views, this detached former barn is a perfect romantic retreat for couples. Fishing available on site. Enjoying breathtaking views, this detached former barn is a perfect romantic retreat for couples. Fishing available on site.
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    Dating back to 1760, this detached former barn has been carefully restored to provide a very good standard of accommodation. Exposed beams, open stonework and a multi-fuel stove add to its charm. Drover’s Rest is set close to Ben Wyvis and is a delightful hideaway, ideal for a romantic break. Surrounded by spectacular countryside, meander along the riverside, take a woodland walk or relax on the bedroom balcony and enjoy the breathtaking views across the River Blackwater, with...

  • North Ballachulish, near Glencoe, Highlands
    North Ballachulish, near Glencoe, Highlands×

    Oak View

    North Ballachulish, near Glencoe, Highlands

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    Ref: 27262
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Romantic rural lodge, for couples on a traditional croft, with excellent climbing and walking on Glencoe’s mountains or leisurely forest trails. Romantic rural lodge, for couples on traditional croft, with excellent climbing and walking on Glencoe’s mountains or leisurely forest trails.
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    In a peaceful setting with lovely mountain views, this cosy wooden holiday cottage is set on a small croft, 12 miles south of Fort William and 4 miles north of Glencoe. Forest trails offer leisurely walks and mountain biking, or Glencoe’s rugged mountains allow for excellent climbing. Skiing, horse riding, fishing, golf and a variety of watersports are also available. Visit the Isles of Mull, Staffa and Iona, or cross on the Corran Ferry to explore the Ardnamurchan Peninsula. The...

  • Loch Ness-Side , Highlands
    Loch Ness-Side , Highlands×

    Ness-Side Cottage

    Loch Ness-Side , Highlands

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    Ref: S4249
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Open Fire
    Access to a private 500 yard stretch of Loch Ness is at your disposal during your stay here - you may even spot Nessie! Access to a private 500 yard stretch of Loch Ness is at your disposal during your stay here - you may even spot Nessie!
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    Glorious views across the mysterious waters of Loch Ness and a lavishly appointed interior with luxuries for ultimate relaxation combine to make this charming and romantic holiday hideaway. It enjoys its own garden, set within 15 shared acres of grounds, with access to 500 yards of private shoreline, a jetty and shingle beach. Whisky distilleries, the Isle of Skye, Ben Nevis, the Cairngorm ski slopes and the Orkney Isles are all within easy reach. Inverness and a visit to the battlefield...

  • Nairn, Highlands
    Nairn, Highlands×

    The Hay Lodge

    Nairn, Highlands

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    Ref: W43043
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile
    This delightful, self-contained holiday apartment forms part of The Hay Lodge, an attractive stone-built Victorian house in Nairn. This delightful, self-contained holiday apartment forms part of The Hay Lodge, an attractive stone-built Victorian house in Nairn.
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    This delightful, totally self-contained holiday apartment forms part of The Hay Lodge, an attractive stone-built Victorian house, now a B&B, situated 5 minutes from Nairn’s sandy beach. The property is decorated and furnished to a very good standard, offering warm and welcoming accommodation in a seaside town setting. For those warm evenings there is a verandah area for guests to sit and enjoy a glass of wine. Ideally located for touring, there are award-winning sandy beaches,...

  • 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...

  • Newtonmore, near Aviemore, Highlands
    Newtonmore, near Aviemore, Highlands×

    Baltinna West

    Newtonmore, near Aviemore, Highlands

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    Ref: UTY
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    This property oozes warmth and character, benefitting from a cosy wood-burning stove and an enclosed decked garden to admire the views. This property oozes warmth and character, benefitting from a cosy wood-burning stove and an enclosed decked garden to admire the views.
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    In a romantic setting amid stunning scenery, made famous by the BBC’s Monarch of the Glen TV series, these two architect-designed, timber clad, adjoining properties (Baltinna West UTY and Baltinna East SGGW) make a truly tranquil holiday retreat. They can be booked individually or together for two couples, and are set within an enclosed garden, each with its own private sitting-out area. Oozing character and warmth, each have their own charms and both benefit from...

  • Beauly, near Inverness, Highlands
    Beauly, near Inverness, Highlands×

    Tsitika Holiday Apartment

    Beauly, near Inverness, Highlands

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    Ref: W40637
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site
    Enjoying stunning views from the balcony, across Strathglass, sits this bright and attractive holiday apartment. Enjoying stunning views from the balcony, across Strathglass, sits this bright and attractive holiday apartment.
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    Quiet location with stunning views

    This bright and attractive first floor holiday apartment, situated in the grounds of the owner’s property, enjoys stunning views across Strathglass. The balcony overlooks spacious gardens set in mature birch woodlands, bordered by a pretty stream. It is an ideal base to relax and explore the Highlands, with many tourist attractions a short drive away. Local amenities include fishing, walking and bird watching in this Area of Outstanding...

  • Near Lochailort, Highlands
    Near Lochailort, Highlands×

    The Dairy House

    Near Lochailort, Highlands

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    Ref: SPG
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Open Fire
    Character cottage in secluded setting on tree lined avenue, just for couples, take the trail to Ariundle Oakwoods Nature Reserve. Character cottage in secluded setting on tree lined avenue, just for couples, take the trail to Ariundle Oakwoods Nature Reserve.
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    " In a land steeped in legends of the Bonnie Prince – close to Moidart’s sandy shores..."

    Where a tree-lined glen opens out onto Loch Moidart and in countryside steeped with tales of Bonnie Prince Charlie, these fine properties stand upon the Kinlochmoidart Estate, within half a mile of the coast and 4 miles from the beach at Glenuig. The Scottish Baronial mansion of Kinlochmoidart House, occupies a marvellous position amidst some of Scotland’s...

    Leiper House
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    Kinlochmoidart House
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    Glenfield
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    The Turret
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  • Spean Bridge near Fort William, Highlands
    Spean Bridge near Fort William, Highlands×

    Apartment At No 3

    Spean Bridge near Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511199
    Key Features:
    - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Ground floor apartment for couples provides an ideal retreat in the heart of the Scottish Highlands
     
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    This pretty ground floor apartment provides an ideal retreat for two in the heart of the Scottish Highlands. Apartment At No 3 is a faultlessly presented ground floor apartment which adjoins the owner’s architect-designed house. With its own access and separate, secluded, patio garden it provides a wonderful place for couples to unwind and enjoy this superb area known as the ‘outdoor capital of the UK’.  The main living area is open plan, with large deep leather sofa,...
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