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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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  • Plockton, Highlands
    Plockton, Highlands×

    Hirta

    Plockton, Highlands

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    Ref: 18065
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Ground Floor Facilities
    Set in the heart of this picturesque National Trust village, Hirta forms part of a sympathetically converted former church with fabulous scenery. Set in the heart of this picturesque National Trust village, Hirta forms part of a sympathetically converted former church with fabulous scenery.
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  • 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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  • Laggan, near Newtonmore, Highlands
    Laggan, near Newtonmore, Highlands×

    Ellon Cottage

    Laggan, near Newtonmore, Highlands

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    Ref: W43335
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    In the heart of the Spey Valley, this holiday cottage is a mini haven for bird watchers. Many outdoor activities available locally. In the heart of the Spey Valley, this holiday cottage is a mini haven for bird watchers. Many outdoor activities available locally.
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  • Kilmonivaig, near Fort William, Highlands
    Kilmonivaig, near Fort William, Highlands×

    Brackletter Lodge

    Kilmonivaig, near Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5358
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    This wonderful property, with views over the surrounding area, offers great opportunity to enjoy many of the lochs close by.
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  • Glenelg, near Kyle of Lochalsh, Highlands
    Glenelg, near Kyle of Lochalsh, Highlands×

    The Holt

    Glenelg, near Kyle of Lochalsh, Highlands

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    Ref: W41768
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    The Holt is a cosy, semi-detached holiday apartment adjoining the owner’s own home The Holt is a cosy, semi-detached holiday apartment adjoining the owner’s own home
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  • Kiltarlity, near Beauly, Highlands
    Kiltarlity, near Beauly, Highlands×

    Badgers Den

    Kiltarlity, near Beauly, Highlands

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    Ref: 30499
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    This cosy apartment is well suited for a romantic, outdoor rural escape in the Scottish Highlands. This cosy apartment is well suited for a romantic, outdoor rural escape in the Scottish Highlands.
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  • Ceannacroc, Highlands
    Ceannacroc, Highlands×

    Laundry Cottage

    Ceannacroc, Highlands

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    Ref: SUUL
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    There is free trout fishing and a variety of wildlife surrounding this property, located just yards away from the River Doe. There is free trout fishing and a variety of wildlife surrounding this property, located just yards away from the River Doe.
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  • 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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    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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  • Newton, near Tain, Highlands
    Newton, near Tain, Highlands×
    Newly listed
    Barn Owl Cottage

    Barn Owl Cottage

    Newton, near Tain, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5514
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    An ideal base for couples wishing to explore the wild beauty of the Highlands, with beautiful beaches just 10 minutes away.
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  • Drumnadrochit, by Inverness, Highlands
    Drumnadrochit, by Inverness, Highlands×

    Burns Cottage

    Drumnadrochit, by Inverness, Highlands

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    Ref: UZM
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Located on the edge of Drumnadrochit, this property is just a short walk away through an ancient forest from Loch Ness. Located on the edge of Drumnadrochit, this property is just a short walk away through an ancient forest from Loch Ness.
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  • Mey, Thurso, Highlands
    Mey, Thurso, Highlands×

    The Stable

    Mey, Thurso, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511323
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View
    One of three barn conversions with stunning views across the sea with the Orkney Isles clearly visible
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    The Barn
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  • Lochend near Inverness, Highlands
    Lochend near Inverness, Highlands×

    Bona Lighthouse Stables

    Lochend near Inverness, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511465
    Key Features:
    - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Look out onto Loch Ness from the glass-fronted lounge and relax in front of the cosy woodburner at this cottage.
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    Bona Lighthouse
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