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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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  • Strathconon, near Muir of Ord
    Strathconon, near Muir of Ord×

    Glacour Studio

    Strathconon, near Muir of Ord

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    - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Enjoy the splendour and magnificence of Strathconon, a beautiful glen deep in the Highlands. This studio cottage, a...
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  • Duror near Dallachulish
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    The Bothy at the House of Keil

    Duror near Dallachulish

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    Ref: CC511418
    Key Features:
    - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    In a wonderful location on the shores of Loch Linnhe, just south of Duror village, this cosy, single-storey holiday...
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  • Glenrinnes, near Dufftown
    Glenrinnes, near Dufftown×

    Corrieour Lodges - The Shieling

    Glenrinnes, near Dufftown

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    Ref: 27926
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    - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    These two detached holiday lodges occupy a marvellous situation in the heart of whisky country, with the impressive...

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  • Drumnadrochit
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    Thistle Dubh

    Drumnadrochit

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    Ref: 25865
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    This delightful detached holiday cottage (pronounced ‘Thistle Doo’) enjoys a peaceful setting in...

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  • Glencoe near Fort William
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    The Rowans

    Glencoe near Fort William

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    Ref: UK5029
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Sea View
    In an area renowned for its magnificent mountain ranges and spectacular scenery, this cosy apartment, above the...
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  • Banavie near Fort William
    Banavie near Fort William×

    The Cottage

    Banavie near Fort William

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    Ref: CC511388
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    This delightful semi-detached cottage, which is attached to the owner’s home, offers a very good standard...
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  • Mey, Thurso
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    The Stable

    Mey, Thurso

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    Ref: CC511323
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View
    The Stable is one of three barn conversion holiday cottages situated on a working farm just a few yards from the...
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  • North Ballachulish, near Glencoe
    North Ballachulish, near Glencoe×

    Oak View

    North Ballachulish, near Glencoe

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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

    In a peaceful setting with lovely mountain views, this cosy wooden holiday cottage is set on a small croft, 12 miles...

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  • Newtonmore, near Aviemore
    Newtonmore, near Aviemore×

    Baltinna West

    Newtonmore, near Aviemore

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    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove

    In a romantic setting amid stunning scenery, made famous by the BBC’s Monarch of the Glen TV series,...

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  • Strontian
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    Gorten

    Strontian

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    Ref: 30289
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location


    Gorten is a charming and well-appointed holiday cottage, ideal for couples or singles, and is in a truly...

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  • Mey, Thurso
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    The Barn

    Mey, Thurso

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    Ref: CC511324
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View
    The Barn is one of three barn conversion holiday cottages situated on a working farm just a few yards from the...
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  • Drumnadrochit, by Inverness
    Drumnadrochit, by Inverness×

    Burns Cottage

    Drumnadrochit, by Inverness

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    Ref: UZM
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    - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Tastefully renovated, this 200-year-old single-storey, former steading stands wonderfully positioned on the edge of...

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