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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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  • Kiltarlity near Beauly, Highlands
    Kiltarlity near Beauly, Highlands×

    Beaufort Cottages - The Larder

    Kiltarlity near Beauly, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511452
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Explore the extensive grounds of Beaufort Estate with its abundance of wildlife, idyllic picnic places and easy walking routes from this property.
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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...
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    Beaufort Cottages - Duffs Lodge
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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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  • Dulnain Bridge, Highlands
    Dulnain Bridge, Highlands×

    The Coach House

    Dulnain Bridge, Highlands

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    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire
    Set in the grounds of Auchendean Lodge, this hideaway for two enjoys unbeatable views and makes the perfect relaxing retreat. The grounds of Auchendean Lodge, this holiday apartment shares unbeatable views of Strathspey, the Cromdale Hills and Abernethy Forest.
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    Set in the grounds of the Edwardian Auchendean Lodge, this holiday apartment shares unbeatable views of Strathspey, from the double bends of the River Spey, the Cromdale Hills and Abernethy Forest, right to the Cairngorm Mountains. A variety of fresh herbs from the organic garden are usually available late spring to autumn. Explore the area, perhaps even the isolated Loch Avon, by foot, horse or bike. The Strathspey Steam Railway stops at Broomhill station, offering a scenic ride in...

  • Thrumster, near Wick, Highlands
    Thrumster, near Wick, Highlands×

    Greenfield Cottage

    Thrumster, near Wick, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5497
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    This cosy cottage enjoys views over the fields to the loch beyond, perfectly placed for exploring the history and wildlife of this beautiful area.
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    This cosy single storey, end terraced cottage for two is situated in a quiet lane overlooking fields in the pretty hamlet of Thrumster. Greenfield Cottage is attractively presented throughout. A pretty cottage garden leads up to the front door opening to the main living room. Large windows look out across the open fields to the loch beyond. There is a good-sized double bedroom and a bright contemporary kitchen and shower room. The cottage is ideally located for couples to explore...
  • Drumnadrochit, by Inverness, Highlands
    Drumnadrochit, by Inverness, Highlands×

    Burns Cottage

    Drumnadrochit, by Inverness, Highlands

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    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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    Tastefully renovated, this 200-year-old single-storey, former steading stands wonderfully positioned on the edge of the Highland village of Drumnadrochit, a short walk through an ancient forest to Loch Ness. This lovely property is ideal for couples looking for a peaceful hideaway with facilities within easy walking distance. Drumnadrochit offers visitors exhibitions, cruises, pleasant walking, pony trekking and golf. Castle Urquhart lies two miles away, Inverness 12 miles. Burns Cottage...

  • 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...

  • 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
    Situated just south of Fort William, this warm and homely property lends itself to outdoorsy holidaymakers as well as stay-at-home, leisurely guests.
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    In a quiet village setting with views towards Loch Linnhe and the mountains beyond, this semi-detached, single-storey cottage is well equipped and offers comfortable accommodation with a lovely garden. Situated just south of Fort William, the ‘outdoor capital of the UK’, it is ideally located for exploring the Western Highlands and the Inner Hebrides. The area is renowned for its spectacular scenery, climbing, forest and hill walking, mountain biking, skiing and kayaking, and...
  • Skinnet, near Tongue, Highlands
    Skinnet, near Tongue, Highlands×

    Northern Lights

    Skinnet, near Tongue, Highlands

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    Ref: W43355
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Sea View - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Set in a rural location, this property has sea views and has a number of attractions closeby. Set in a rural location, this property has sea views and has a number of attractions closeby.
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    This detached, former fisherman/crofter’s cottage has been tastefully restored to provide very comfortable holiday accommodation. The property overlooks the Kyles of Tongue, a dramatic expanse of pristine golden sand, and the many skerries that create this fabulous coastline. The ever-changing seascape and light make this area a truly get-away-from-it-all holiday experience. The area has much to offer, with Ben Hope and Ben Loyal for the serious climber and low level coastal walks....

  • Spean Bridge near Fort William, Highlands
    Spean Bridge near Fort William, Highlands×

    Achaneich Stable Cottage

    Spean Bridge near Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511258
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    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Set in the grounds of an historic Highland house with the Grey Corries and Aonach Mor has a backdrop
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    Achaneich Stable Cottage stands in the grounds of an historic Highland house which dates back to 1600. Set in 2 ½ acres of landscaped gardens with the Grey Corries and Aonach Mor providing a dramatic backdrop, this delightful cottage provides an exceptionally high standard of accommodation for 2 in a spectacular and peaceful location. The cottage is believed to have been built by General Wade during the Jacobite rebellion to house his troops, with horses accommodated below. The...
  • Kinlochleven, near Fort William, Highlands
    Kinlochleven, near Fort William, Highlands×

    The Steadings Apartment

    Kinlochleven, near Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5362
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Rural Location
    Enjoy stunning views of mountains, lochs and glens from this delightful apartment, which lies in a village location within walking distance of the shop and pub. Enjoy stunning views of mountains, lochs and glens from this delightful apartment, which lies in a village location within walking distance of the shop and pub.
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    Nestling in the heart of the historic village of Kinlochleven and surrounded by magnificent mountains, lochs and glens, The Steadings Apartment, adjacent to the owners’ home, offers an extremely comfortable base from which to explore the Highlands and west coast of Scotland. The West Highland Way and the Mamore Mountains can be accessed literally from the sitting-out area, and there is an abundance of wildlife with deer often spotted behind this delightful semi-detached apartment.
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  • Loch Ness-Side, Highlands
    Loch Ness-Side, Highlands×

    Woodside Cottage

    Loch Ness-Side, Highlands

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    Ref: S4105
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Open Fire
    Situated on the shoreline of Loch Ness and enjoying its own private shingle beach, Woodside Cottage will delight all visitors looking for a romantic retreat. Situated on the shoreline of Loch Ness and enjoying its own private shingle beach, Woodside Cottage will delight all visitors looking for a romantic retreat.
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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 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. Woodside Cottage is nestled on a wooded hillside, is beautifully furnished throughout, and it enjoys loch views from the living room. Whisky distilleries, the Isle of Skye,...

  • 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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    Offering very comfortable accommodation in the heart of the Spey Valley, this holiday cottage is conveniently located on the roadside, with the Monadhliath Mountains as a backdrop and with beautiful views across the River Spey from the front of the cottage. It is ideally situated for a walking or cycling holiday. 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...

  • 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
    One of three barn conversions with stunning views across the sea with the Orkney Isles clearly visible
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    The Barn is one of three barn conversion holiday cottages situated on a working farm just a few yards from the Pentland Firth. Immaculately presented throughout and with stunning views across the sea with the Orkney Isles clearly visible, The Barn provides a wonderful base for a memorable get-away-from-it-all holiday. The main living accommodation is open-plan. The lounge area opens up through French windows to the garden beyond and affords the most incredible seascape views. The kitchen area...

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