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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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  • Nairn×
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    Ref: W43043
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Washing Machine - Coast within 5 miles - No Pets Allowed - Coast within 3 miles

    This delightful, totally self-contained holiday apartment forms part of The Hay Lodge, an attractive stone-built...

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    Eagle’s Nest

    Glaick of Kessock

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    Ref: 18177
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    - Coastal Property - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Coast within 5 miles - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location - Coast within 3 miles

    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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  • Dulnain Bridge×

    The Coach House

    Dulnain Bridge

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    - Wifi - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - Rural Location


    Set in the grounds of the Edwardian Auchendean Lodge, this holiday apartment shares unbeatable views of...

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  • North Kessock, Inverness×

    Woodpecker Cottage

    North Kessock, Inverness

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    - Coastal Property - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Coast within 5 miles - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location

    With magnificent views over the Moray Firth to the Highland capital of Inverness just 4 miles away, this...

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    Ivy Cottage

    Laggan Locks, Loch Lochy

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    - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - Rural Location

    This little, detached, single-storey holiday cottage, adjacent to the owner’s boat hire business, is...

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  • Clachangarbh, Gairloch×

    Beach Cottage

    Clachangarbh, Gairloch

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    Ref: W41902
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    - Coastal Property - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - Coast within 5 miles - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed - Coast within 3 miles

    Beach location

    A warm welcome awaits you at this wonderful holiday cottage. Just yards from the beach, it...

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  • Newtonmore, near Aviemore×

    Baltinna East

    Newtonmore, near Aviemore

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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine

    In a romantic setting amid stunning scenery, made famous by the BBC’s Monarch of the Glen TV series,...

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    The Stable

    Mey, Thurso

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    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Hot Tub - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Washing Machine - Coast within 5 miles - Coast within 3 miles
    The Stable is one of three barn conversion holiday cottages situated on a working farm just a few yards from the...
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    Laundry Cottage

    Ceannacroc

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    - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location

    This delightful, peaceful, detached holiday cottage is just yards from the River Doe. Lovingly restored, it lies in...

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  • Kiltarlity near Beauly×
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    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Hot Tub - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Coast within 5 miles - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location - Coast within 3 miles
    A warm Highland welcome awaits you at this holiday property, located in the Beaufort Estate. It enjoys a tranquil...
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  • Castletown, near Thurso×

    Gladstone Cottage

    Castletown, near Thurso

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    Ref: W41543
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - Coast within 5 miles - Coast within 3 miles

    Coastal location

    This attractive ground floor holiday apartment forms part of a stone cottage situated in...

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  • Laggan, near Newtonmore×

    Ellon Cottage

    Laggan, near Newtonmore

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    Ref: W43335
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location


    Offering very comfortable accommodation in the heart of the Spey Valley, this holiday cottage is...

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