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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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  • Loch Alsh Cottage

    Balmacara, By Kyle of Lochalsh, nr. Plockton

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: UVO

    These three adjoining holiday properties (refs SMMC, SMMD and UVO) are set in beautiful, landscaped grounds with spectacular views across the Sound of Sleat to Skye and are only 500 yards away from the shoreline and village of Balmacara. The properties are ideally placed for exploring some of the most dramatic scenery in the West Highlands and visitors can enjoy private fishing on hill lochs during their stay. Minutes away by car is the enigmatic Isle of Skye dominated by the Cuillins, Eilean Donan Castle, the pretty village of Plockton and the Five Sisters of Kintail. The breathtaking drive across the ‘Pass of the Cattle’ leads to the village of Applecross, recently featured in Monty Hall’s Great Escape on BBC television. Experience wildlife safaris such as marine life, sea/loch fishing, water sports and magnificent mountains for hill walking, climbing and biking. A network of National Trust paths, signposted from the grounds of Sgurr Mor, affords views of the surrounding area. Shop and pub 500 yards and excellent restaurants in and around Plockton.

    Living/dining room with open fire. Modern fitted kitchen. Double bedroom with 6ft bed, large round feature window and en-suite bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet. First floor: Twin bedroom. Bathroom and toilet with dressing room.

    • Patio with furniture to front
    • Private lawn to rear

    • Open fire - initial fuel included (November-March)
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot and high chair on request
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Telephone (honesty box)
    • Wi-fi broadband
    • Large lawned garden with patio and furniture
    • Parking
    • No smoking

  • Beaufort Cottages - The Retreat

    Kiltarlity near Beauly

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: UK5004
    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, makes 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 of Beaufort Estate with its abundance of wildlife, idyllic picnic places and easy walking routes and also travel further afield to experience some of the stunning scenery, interesting and historic attractions and a large variety of sports.

    The popular village of Beauly is only four miles and offers a very good range of shops and restaurants with Inverness, the Highland Capital, just 12 miles. You can visit Culloden Battlefield and its interactive visitor centre, Fort George, Cawdor and Brodie Castles all steeped in local history or explore the picturesque fishing villages and beaches of the stunning Moray coastline. Take a boat trip and perhaps catch sight of the famous bottlenose dolphins or go to Drumnadrochit, which is set on the shores of Loch Ness, as well as Fort Augustus, where you can watch the boats coming through the locks in the centre of the village.

    Slightly further afield is the beautiful Isle of Skye and the wonderful unspoilt scenery of the West Coast where you will find some wonderful restaurants to sample the local produce, particularly seafood. From Skye, you can hop on to a ferry to the Outer Hebrides – a truly unspoilt part of Scotland with its rugged landscape and sweeping white sandy beaches. A day trip to the Orkney Islands is recommended where you can visit numerous archaeological sites such as Skara Brae, the Eagles Tomb and The Ring of Brodgar to name just a few. For the energetic and outdoor enthusiast, there are numerous mountain bike and forest trails, walking and climbing in the nearby glens of Strathfarrar, Cannich and Affric, golf with a large number of acclaimed courses such as the Royal Dornoch and Castle Stuart within easy reach. Snow sports are available in Aviemore, Glencoe or Glenshee. For the less energetic, sit back, relax, unwind and enjoy this tranquil setting which is Beaufort Estate.

    The Retreat can be booked together with Dairy Cottage (CC511444), Checkers Cottage (CC511445), Duffs Lodge (CC511446), Kennels Cottage (CC511447), Mercy Cottage (CC511448), Rose Cottage (CC511449), Stables Cottage (CC511450), The Larder (CC511452) and The Kennels Bothy (CC511451) to accommodate up to 41 guests.

    Ground Floor: The property has two steps to the entrance, is all on the ground floor, has oil central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With wood burner, 28" Freeview TV, DVD player and CD player.
    Kitchen/dining room: With slate floor, electric cooker, microwave, fridge and freezer.
    Utility room: With washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Two steps to...
    Shower room: With shower and WC.
    Cloakroom: With WC.

    All oil, electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided, remainder available at £5 per basket (honesty box). Travel cot and highchair available on request. Lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared landscaped 50-acre grounds. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

  • Shedend

    Nether Dallachy, nr. Spey Bay

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 30956


    This lovely, cosy, semi-detached holiday cottage is within the peaceful hamet of Nether Dallachy, just a mile from Spey Bay on the beautiful Moray coast. Styled in a mixture of antique and contemporary fittings, the cottage is all on one level and makes a good choice for the less able bodied too, as there is direct access into the house from the French doors at the rear which open onto a small enclosed sitting area with lovely views across the fields. Spey Bay is home to the National Whale and Dolphin Centre and is a wonderful area for spotting many species of wildlife including minke whales, bottlenose dolphins, ospreys, seals and much more. There are spectacular views over the sea towards the mountains of Caithness from the long shingle beach, and the world famous Spey Bay Golf Club is at the other end. For walkers, the Speyside Way passes close by and runs from Buckie on the shore of the Moray coast to Aviemore. The Whisky Trail is nearby and there are good fishing opportunities on the River Spey itself. If all this activity is too much, just relax by the woodburner and enjoy the peace. Beach 1 mile. Shop and pub 4 miles, restaurant 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room/kitchen with dining area and French doors. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV (basic package). Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Dishwasher. Small, enclosed, lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. Wheelchair access.

  • Loch Ness Cottages - Bramble Lodge

    Fort Augustus

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: 29508


    Set on the edge of Fort Augustus, Bramble Lodge (ref 29508) and Rivendell Cottage (ref 26694) are in a peaceful location near Loch Ness. Bramble Lodge is a detached lodge with wonderful views across the fields towards Loch Ness, whilst Rivendell Cottage is a bright apartment occupying a wing of the owners house and with lovely views over the surrounding countryside towards the hills beyond. Located at the southern tip of Loch Ness, Fort Augustus is a lively and popular village with many amenities and is an excellent base for touring the Highlands. At the northern end of Loch Ness lies Inverness, the ‘capital’ of the Highlands with excellent shops and a theatre complex. Nevis Range Ski Centre at Fort William boasts Scotland’s only cable-car system and the World Championship Mountain Bike track. The area hosts a large number of outdoor activities including hill walking, mountain biking, fishing, canoeing, windsurfing and sailing. There are many distilleries, stunning castles, secluded glens and beautiful gardens to visit. Meander along the banks of the Caledonian Canal, or watch the boats navigate the locks. Boat trips on Loch Ness to see Urquhart Castle or to hunt for the Loch Ness monster can be arranged locally. Both properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 8 guests. Shop, pub and restaurant ¾ mile.

    5 steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin (zip and link, can be 6ft double). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating and gas included. Travel cot and high chair on request. DVD. Stereo/CD. MP3 player with Bluetooth. Gas hob. Electric oven. Washing machine. Tumble dryer in shed. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Decked and gravelled garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Welcome pack.

    Both properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Dishwasher. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking.

  • Sea Breeze Cottage

    Cullen

    Grade
    4
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: CC511427
    This charming, semi-detached, stone cottage has been carefully restored to provide high quality holiday accommodation with all the contemporary comforts, perfect for families or friends. Just a few hundred yards from the lovely seafront, the property is within easy walking distance of the quaint harbour and sandy beach.
    Cullen is famous for Cullen Skink (a thick Scottish soup) and the hotels and restaurants in the village make the most of the fabulous local produce. Also renowned for its ice cream shop on the main street, some say it ranks amongst the best in the world! The sandy beach offers plenty to do for families and walkers, while golfers can be out on the Cullen golf course, one of 70 within an hour’s drive!
    Take time to meander along the winding roads of this stunning coastline, dropping into some of the other villages which nestle along the coast. Plenty of walks are available in the area, not least up The Bin Hill, a well-known local route. Look out for wildlife; otters and the famous Moray Firth dolphins may be spotted, or inland birds of prey and deer are common sightings.

    Ground Floor: The property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/dining room: With wooden floor, Freeview TV and DVD and Blu-ray player, with a DVD and book library.
    Kitchen: With range cooker, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed, TV and built-in wardrobes.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath and WC.

    First Floor: Bedroom 2: With single bed and sloping ceilings.
    Bedroom 3: With single bed and sloping ceilings.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Freezer in shed. Welcome pack. Small enclosed courtyard with patio and furniture. On street parking. Cycle store. No smoking.

  • Glen Affric Cottage

    Cannich, Glen Affric

    Grade
    4
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: 90119

    A warm Highland welcome awaits you at Glen Affric Cottage which nestles at the base of a hill amidst the scenic splendour of Glen Affric and enjoys panoramic views from the living room across countryside towards the hills of the glen. This cosy, well-furnished property makes the ideal base for touring and exploring this lovely part of the Highlands. Mountain biking, climbing, walking, loch and river fishing, horse riding and pony trekking are amongst the many activities available. Just sit back and relax in the comfort of the living room and watch the ever changing scenery. Close to Loch Ness and Inverness, the Highland capital, and within easy distance of the scenic west coast and the Isle of Skye. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room with double futon bed and patio doors/kitchen. 1 twin bedroom. Bathroom with toilet.

    Electricity by £1 meter. Oil central heating, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Satellite TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry with coin-operated washing machine and tumble dryer. Wi-fi. Patio and furniture. Shared open grassed area. Parking (2 cars). Two pets welcome (sheep country).

  • Glenrothay

    Dalfaber, Aviemore

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: SD35

    This quality cottage stands as one of a pair in Dalfaber, on the outskirts of Aviemore village. It offers bright, well-equipped and very comfortable holiday accommodation, with the added bonus of an attractive rear garden. The Cairngorm Mountains offer superb walking and challenging climbing, in addition to an opportunity to take in some lovely scenery while breathing in some fresh Scottish air. Golf is readily available here, with numerous good courses on which to shoot a round nearby. A blend of river, mountains, forest and Lochs combine in this region to ensure you can enjoy either an active holiday or an equally peaceful break. Shops and pub within walking distance.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath. Cloakroom with toilet.

    NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freesat TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Garden and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. STB 3 Star.

  • The Steading

    Glenfinnan, nr. Fort William

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: W43328

    In the historic hamlet of Glenfinnan on the famous ‘Road to the Isles’, this terraced holiday cottage is ideal for touring the West Highlands. A short walk leads to Loch Shiel where guests can climb the Glenfinnan monument or see the Jacobite steam train. This area is a paradise for wildlife enthusiasts, with tracks and trails for walking and mountain biking. Traigh Golf Course near Arisaig boasts beautiful scenery, while the Silver Sands of Morar offer clean, white sandy beaches. Shop 12 miles, pub and restaurant 400 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with wooden floor. 1 twin bedroom. Bathroom with toilet. Open-tread stairs to first floor: 1 double galleried bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Open fire in living room included (initial fuel included). Oil central heating (underfloor on ground floor), gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freesat TV. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

  • Keepers Cottage

    near Rogart

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: CC511417
    This lovely, traditional, detached holiday cottage enjoys a wonderful, peaceful setting and benefits from open views across the surrounding fields, the Blackwater River and on towards the rugged Sutherland hills. Keepers Cottage has been equipped and furnished to a very good standard to ensure a comfortable and relaxing holiday, and makes a super base from which to explore this unspoilt part of the Northern Highlands. Steeped in historic and archeological sites along with romantic castles such as Dunrobin, historic buildings, spectacular scenery and sandy beaches, the area has plenty to offer those who prefer an active holiday, with mountain biking in lovely forest trails, golf and for the nature enthusiast, unending opportunities to see the large variety of birds and wildlife. Visit the picturesque seaside town of Dornoch or Golspie, where road cycling, a swimming pool, bowling green and tennis court can be enjoyed, or travel further north to experience the wonders of the Orkney Islands. For the less energetic, sit back, relax and watch the ever changing scenery of this lovely area.

    The owner of Keepers Cottage also owns The Girnal (CC511416) and Old Customs House (SXXC) which are located in Littleferry in the Northern Highlands.

    Ground Floor: The property has oil central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player and CD/radio.
    Kitchen/dining room: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
    Utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath and WC.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size four poster bed, original bedheads from Dunrobin Castle and sloping ceiling.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds, original bedheads from Dunrobin Castle and sloping ceiling.

    All oil, electric, bed linen and towels included. Fuel for wood burner provided. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack.Decked area and furniture. Cycle store. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

  • Old Post Office House

    Artafallie, Inverness

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: CC511250
    Old Post Office House is a charming traditional cottage amidst open countryside, yet is just 5 minutes drive to Inverness. Surrounded by its own delightful cottage gardens it offers peace and privacy whilst being easily accessible. All rooms are generously proportioned and many of the original features have been retained, including original cottage doors, high ceilings and deep silled windows. The large lounge/dining room is warm and welcoming with feature wood burning stove and pretty colour coordinated soft furnishings. There are two generously proportioned bedrooms on the first floor and a large family bathroom on the ground floor. The dual aspect kitchen looks out across the gardens. Lined with trees and mature flowering shrubs with lawns and borders, the gardens are totally secluded and a real delight. A small sun porch at the front of the cottage provides an ideal place to enjoy a coffee or glass of wine whilst admiring the views across open countryside. The cottage is situated down a quiet lane in the small hamlet of Artafallie.  This location is popular with walkers and cyclists attempting the ’John O Groats to Land’s End route whilst avoiding the busy trunk road. There are some lovely walks direct from the property.

    Ground Floor: Property has LPG central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/Diner: With wood burning stove (Initial supply of logs provided), satellite Freeview TV, DVD and radio/CD
    Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge (with ice box) and washing machine
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin
    Sun Porch: Overlooking secluded gardens to open countryside beyond.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed and Freesat TV
    Bedroom 2: With 6ft double zip and link bed, which converts to a 3ft twin
    Cloakroom: With WC and wash basin

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. Initial supply of logs provided, owner will charge for extra logs used. Wifi available.Large secluded gardens. Off road parking for 2 cars.

  • Paterson Cottage

    Heights of Kilcoy, Muir of Ord

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: CC511370
    Paterson Cottage is a detached stone cottage that has been painstakingly restored stone by stone and now combines the very best of modern living with olde worlde charm. Situated in open countryside on the owner’s own farmland, just 15 minutes’ drive to Inverness it is ideally located for a luxurious Highland holiday in a quiet and unspoilt setting. The main living area is open plan. This truly delightful room has exposed stone walls, solid wood flooring and a welcoming wood-burning stove at the far end. The high vaulted ceilings proffer an air of space and light and the deep silled cottage windows look out across the private gardens to open fields beyond. The kitchen is bright and modern, with integral units. There are two beautifully presented and colour-coordinated bedrooms (one en suite) and a family sized bathroom. Patio doors open onto the private patio area with lawns beyond.

    Ground Floor: The accommodation is all on one level has oil central heating and comprises:
    Open plan lounge / dining / kitchen
    Lounge/dining area: with wood-burning stove, satellite Freeview TV, DVD and radio/CD
    Kitchen area: with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
    Bedroom 1: with double bed and en-suite shower enclosure, WC and wash basin
    Bedroom 2: with two single beds

    Shower room: with shower cubicle, WC and wash basin

    All oil and electricity included. First supply of logs for stove provided. Bed linen and towels supplied. Cot and highchair availableEnclosed garden with patio area. Off road parking for 2 cars.

  • Croft Cottage

    Gairloch, Ross-shire

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: CC511292
    Croft Cottage is pretty whitewashed traditional croft cottage perched on the hillside above the charming west coast village of Gairloch. With stunning views across the bay and the awe inspiring Torridon hills beyond, this charming stone cottage offers surprisingly spacious accommodation in a wonderful setting. Croft Cottage has been sympathetically modernised and upgraded over recent years, whilst retaining many of its attractive original features, including a welcoming open fireplace in the lounge. There is a second lounge just off the kitchen/ dining room which can also double as a formal dining area. Upstairs there are two pretty cottage bedrooms and a good sized family bathroom. All rooms enjoy spectacular sea views, with hills and mountains beyond. The cottage has its own private gardens, with patio area, picnic table and chairs and a separate lawn area accessed via a small gate which is completely self contained. The charming village of Gairloch is just a short walk from the cottage. This renowned west coast village, surrounded by beautiful sandy beaches, with the awe inspiring Torridon mountain range acting as a dramatic back drop, is an ideal location for holidaymakers.

    Ground Floor: Property has electric panel heaters and comprises:
    Lounge: With open fire, satellite Freeview TV, DVD and radio/CD
    Kitchen/Diner: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine; dining table and chairs. Stunning views across Gairloch Bay

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed
    Bedroom 2: With two single beds
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin

    All electricity, bed linen and towels included. First supply of coal for open fire provided. Highchair available.Gardens. Patio area with picnic table and chairs. Gate leads through to separate lawn area. Off road parking for 2 cars.

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