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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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  • 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

    Dating back to 1760, this detached former barn has been carefully restored to provide a very good standard...

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  • Mey, Thurso, Highlands
    Mey, Thurso, Highlands×

    The Barn

    Mey, Thurso, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511324
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - 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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  • Clovullin, near Fort William, Highlands
    Clovullin, near Fort William, Highlands×

    Arden

    Clovullin, near Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5140
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Rural Location
    In a quiet village setting with views towards Loch Linnhe and the mountains beyond, this semi-detached, single-storey...
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  • Drumnadrochit, near Loch Ness, Highlands
    Drumnadrochit, near Loch Ness, Highlands×

    Second Fiddle

    Drumnadrochit, near Loch Ness, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511373
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Second Fiddle is a delightful traditional stone cottage situated in the heart of Drumnadochit. Boasting many...
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  • Ballachulish, Highlands
    Ballachulish, Highlands×

    Railway Cottage

    Ballachulish, Highlands

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    Ref: 30757
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location


    Situated in the quiet village of Ballachulish, this cosy mid-terraced, single-storey holiday property offers a...

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  • Glaick of Kessock, Highlands
    Glaick of Kessock, Highlands×

    Eagle’s Nest

    Glaick of Kessock, Highlands

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    Ref: 18177
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    This refurbished holiday cottage is set in an orchard amidst the Ord Hill Forest, a few miles from the city of...

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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


    Conveniently located on the roadside, with the Monadhliath Mountains as a backdrop, this holiday cottage offers...

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  • Brackletter, near Spean Bridge, Kilmonivaig
    Brackletter, near Spean Bridge, Kilmonivaig×

    Brackletter Lodge

    Brackletter, near Spean Bridge, Kilmonivaig

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    Ref: UK5358
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Situated in an ideal location, with panoramic views across to the Caledonian Canal and Loch Lochy, this...
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  • Strathconon, near Muir of Ord, Highlands
    Strathconon, near Muir of Ord, Highlands×

    Glacour Studio

    Strathconon, near Muir of Ord, Highlands

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    Ref: W1410
    Key Features:
    - 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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  • Lochinver, near Ullapool, Highlands
    Lochinver, near Ullapool, Highlands×

    Creigard Cottage

    Lochinver, near Ullapool, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5092
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio
    Set in a pretty garden, Creigard Cottage is a single-storey detached cottage that commands vast, endearing views across...
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  • Lochyside, near Fort William, Highlands
    Lochyside, near Fort William, Highlands×

    Nevis Let

    Lochyside, near Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: W42033
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Mountain views

    Set on the banks of the River Lochy with stunning views over Ben Nevis and the Aonach Mor...

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  • Braemore near Ullapool, Highlands
    Braemore near Ullapool, Highlands×

    The Coach House

    Braemore near Ullapool, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511320
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Garden / Patio
    The Coach House forms part of a converted stable positioned on the first floor of a large historic stone house just 10...
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