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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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  • Portknockie, near Buckie, Highlands
    Portknockie, near Buckie, Highlands×

    The Old Net Store

    Portknockie, near Buckie, Highlands

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    Ref: W41356
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Ground Floor Facilities

    Traditional fishing village / Sea views

    This detached fisherman’s cottage is situated just a...

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  • Torlundy, near Fort William, Highlands
    Torlundy, near Fort William, Highlands×

    Burnside Lodge

    Torlundy, near Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: W43310
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    In an idyllic setting, on the banks of the River Lundy, this cosy holiday lodge, adjacent to the owner’s...

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  • Brora, Highlands
    Brora, Highlands×

    Links Apartment

    Brora, Highlands

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    Ref: 29972
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View
    Enjoying an ideal location with wonderful panoramic views towards the sea, this beautifully presented 4 star...
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  • Findochty, near Buckie, Highlands
    Findochty, near Buckie, Highlands×

    The Boathouse

    Findochty, near Buckie, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5322
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile
    This cosy, quirky, semi-detached holiday property lies in a fine position, overlooking the attractive marina in the...
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  • Auchterawe, Fort Augustus, Highlands
    Auchterawe, Fort Augustus, Highlands×

    Little Forest Cottage

    Auchterawe, Fort Augustus, Highlands

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    Ref: 19471
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    This lovely semi-detached holiday cottage is situated just 2 miles from the picturesque village of Fort Augustus in...

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  • Littleferry, near Golspie, Highlands
    Littleferry, near Golspie, Highlands×

    Old Customs House

    Littleferry, near Golspie, Highlands

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    Ref: SXXC
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Set just a few steps from the shores of Loch Fleet, this detached holiday property enjoys panoramic views across the...

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  • Newtonmore, Highlands
    Newtonmore, Highlands×

    The Byre

    Newtonmore, Highlands

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    Ref: SQQV
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    The Byre, built on the foundations of the original dairy, is situated in the highland village of Newtonmore....

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  • Torridon, Highlands
    Torridon, Highlands×

    West Home

    Torridon, Highlands

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    Ref: 30557
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Open Fire


    West Home is a spacious, detached holiday bungalow, set in spectacular surroundings with Loch Torridon views...

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  • Avoch, near Inverness, Highlands
    Avoch, near Inverness, Highlands×

    Old Net Store

    Avoch, near Inverness, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5305
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Sea View - Woodburning Stove
    Located on the edge of the lovely fishing village of Avoch, in the heart of the beautiful Black Isle, the Old Net Store...
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  • Culduie, Applecross, Highlands
    Culduie, Applecross, Highlands×

    Woodside House

    Culduie, Applecross, Highlands

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    Ref: UHH
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire

    With distant and dramatic views of the Cuillin Hills on the Isle of Skye, this superbly situated, detached, family...

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  • Aultbea, Wester Ross , Highlands
    Aultbea, Wester Ross , Highlands×

    Mellon Sorbie

    Aultbea, Wester Ross , Highlands

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    Ref: W42960
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Rural Location

    Enjoying views across Loch Ewe to the hills of the west coast, this detached holiday lodge is situated in a quiet...

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  • Ullapool, Highlands
    Ullapool, Highlands×

    St Enodoc

    Ullapool, Highlands

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    Ref: UQR
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Pub within 1 mile - Sea View - Open Fire

    Exuding great charm and character, this traditional holiday cottage is set within the bustling town of Ullapool, on...

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