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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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  • 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
    Stroll to the Loch Ewe Distillery close to this cosy lodge, or try your hand at the perfume workshop nearby. Stroll to the Loch Ewe Distillery close to this cosy lodge, or try your hand at the perfume workshop nearby.
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    Enjoying views across Loch Ewe to the hills of the west coast, this detached holiday lodge is situated in a quiet location on the edge of the fishing village of Aultbea, Mellon Sorbie makes the perfect base for exploring this part of the Northern Highlands. Take a trip to the Beinn Eighe Nature Reserve, the sub tropical NT Inverewe Gardens, or visit Loch Ewe Distillery, the smallest in Scotland, only 110 yards away! The area has hill walking, climbing, kayaking, golf, fishing and sea...

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

    Alba Ben View

    Spean Bridge, near Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: W40470
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property
    After a day walking and exploring the local area, relax in the hot tub and sauna of this delightful cottage. After a day walking and exploring the local area, relax in the hot tub and sauna of this delightful cottage.
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    Adjacent to the owner’s house and within walking distance of both the famous Commando Memorial and the award-winning Pines restaurant is this marvellous detached holiday cottage that enjoys uninterrupted views to Ben Nevis and the ski slopes of Aonach Mor. This is the UK’s outdoor capital with canoeing, fishing, walking, climbing, cycling and skiing in the winter, all available on the doorstep. Excellent shopping and restaurants can be found close by. During the summer...

  • Fochabers, Highlands
    Fochabers, Highlands×

    Lakeside Cottage

    Fochabers, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511480
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile
    A well equipped rustic cottage situated next to an ornamental lake within the grounds of Gordon Castle.
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    Gordon Castle certainly has a fascinating history; from its initial connections with King Robert the Bruce to being instrumental in creating the first legal whisky distillery at Glenlivet, and of course its continuing association with the famous Gordon Highlanders, it is a wonderful place to visit. Lakeside Cottage is on the castle estate and is very comfortably equipped. The cottage is situated next to the ornamental lake in the castle grounds and makes a cosy retreat.

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  • Weydale near Thurso, Highlands
    Weydale near Thurso, Highlands×

    1 Mayfield Cottage

    Weydale near Thurso, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511110
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Attached croft cottage for 4 commanding stunning seascapes across to Dunnet Head and the Orkney Isles.
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    1 Mayfield Cottage is a traditional croft cottage that has been lovingly restored and transformed to provide modern, bright and attractive accommodation in a superb setting. A large kitchen/ dining room opens onto an attractive conservatory which looks out over open countryside across to the sea at Dunnet Head on the far north coast. The gardens are a real feature of the cottage. Surrounded by beautifully maintained dry stone walling, with lawned areas, the owners have cleverly incorporated...
  • Shieldaig, Highlands
    Shieldaig, Highlands×

    Willowbrae

    Shieldaig, Highlands

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    Ref: 30142
    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 - Woodburning Stove
    From this holiday property, enjoy stunning views across the sea-loch of Torridon to the hills beyond. From this holiday property, enjoy stunning views across the sea-loch of Torridon to the hills beyond.
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    Willowbrae is a beautifully presented two-storey detached holiday cottage situated in the picture postcard village of Shieldaig. The cosy cottage living room and separate dining room, both with woodburners, proffer a warm welcoming ambience. There are stunning views across the sea-loch of Torridon to the hills beyond. With two attractive double bedrooms, a bathroom and well-equipped kitchen, Willowbrae will appeal to couples and small families wishing to explore the unspoilt beauty...

  • Newtonmore, Highlands
    Newtonmore, Highlands×

    Caman House, Apartment 2

    Newtonmore, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5249
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Woodburning Stove
    This first floor apartment is a great base from which to enjoy the many outdoor activities in the area, including skiing and walking.
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    This beautifully presented, first floor apartment is located in the centre of the lovely village of Newtonmore, in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park. The original Victorian building has been renovated to a very good standard, retaining many of the original features coupled with a contemporary living space, and is filled with natural light and views from the rear over the village towards the countryside. Inside the property are original paintings by Michael Murphy, Simon Cook and...
  • Dornoch, Highlands
    Dornoch, Highlands×

    Wee Manly

    Dornoch, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511461
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    A well-appointed property situated on a quiet road within easy walking distance of the charming town and glorious beach at Dornoch.
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    Just a short stroll from the stunning white sandy beach of Dornoch, Wee Manly is an attractively presented end terraced house situated on a quiet no-through road. On the ground floor there is a pretty cottage lounge with comfortable sofas and a large screen television. The kitchen/dining room is bright, contemporary and well equipped. Upstairs there are three pretty bedrooms and a family bathroom.

    Wee Manly is situated close to the centre of the historic town of Dornoch, a Royal...
  • Inverness, Highlands
    Inverness, Highlands×

    Heronwood House

    Inverness, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511369
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Detached Victorian stone-built house enjoying stunning views from its vantage point overlooking the River Ness
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    Heronwood House is a detached Victorian stone built house enjoying stunning views from its vantage point overlooking the River Ness. It is presented uniquely and artistically to a high standard throughout, incorporating many unusual and charming period features. A superb feature of the house is a large Victorian balcony that looks down on the famous river Ness that flows through the grounds below. Arranged over two floors, this spacious self-catering house can accommodate up to 5 guests...
  • Fodderty, By Strathpeffer, Highlands
    Fodderty, By Strathpeffer, Highlands×

    Millnain Cottage

    Fodderty, By Strathpeffer, Highlands

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    Ref: S4199
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire
    A traditional cottage with a large garden perfect for the whole family, and even your dog! Walks abound in this lovely area. A traditional cottage with a large garden perfect for the whole family, and even your dog! Walks abound in this lovely area.
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    This very comfortable, 19th century, traditional stone cottage has been beautifully furnished, and stands in a large country garden between the Victorian spa village of Strathpeffer and the market town of Dingwall. The area offers a wealth of activities including boat trips out on the Cromarty Firth to see the dolphins, hill and forest walks, bird watching (Red kites can often be seen over the hills), and the local highland games during the summer months. Riding and golf locally. Shops...

  • Lyth, near Wick, Highlands
    Lyth, near Wick, Highlands×

    The Ivy Wing

    Lyth, near Wick, Highlands

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    Ref: W42082
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove - Open Fire
    Just 20 miles from John O’Groats, this property is in the perfect location for exploring the northern tip of Scotland. Just 20 miles from John O’Groats, this property is in the perfect location for exploring the northern tip of Scotland.
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    Rural setting

    The Ivy Wing and The Cottage are situated in the courtyard of Barrock House, and surrounded by landscaped grounds and mature woodland. This provides shelter for an abundance of bird and wild life with pleasant walks close at hand and the scenic beaches of Sinclair and Dunnet Bay are just 5 minutes by car. The Cottage makes the perfect base for touring this unspoilt and tranquil part of the Highlands. Visit the Castle and Gardens of Mey, the Queen Mother’s...

  • Shieldaig, Highlands
    Shieldaig, Highlands×

    Rubha Lodge

    Shieldaig, Highlands

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    Ref: S17
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Luxury Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Boasting fantastic facilities, this detached coastal property with a woodburner is perfect to relax and unwind. Close to shop and pub. Boasting fantastic facilities, this detached coastal property with a woodburner is perfect to relax and unwind. Close to shop and pub.
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    Spectacularly set close to a secluded shingle beach and private mooring, this detached property has an enviable location and is perfect for those looking for peace and quiet. The property is beautifully furnished and commands stunning sea views over Loch Shieldaig and the sea. Seals and otters are a common sight from the house, which is guaranteed to keep the whole family fascinated for hours. Dramatic mountain views can be enjoyed and for keen walkers there are plenty of interesting walks...

  • Drumnadrochit, near Inverness, Highlands
    Drumnadrochit, near Inverness, Highlands×

    Victoria Cottage

    Drumnadrochit, near Inverness, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5455
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Woodburning Stove
    In a perfect location for exploring all this area has to offer, Victoria Cottage has a cosy multi-fuel burner making it ideal for any time of the year.
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    Situated in the village of Drumnadrochit with its lively atmosphere and on the shores of Loch Ness, nestled in a secluded and private spot, Victoria Cottage is semi-detached and just a few minutes’ walk the famous Urquhart Castle. It is comfortably furnished and equipped to take all your holiday requirements into consideration.
    This is an ideal location for sightseeing in the area, with a visit to the Isle of Skye, Fort William, and the Highland capital of Inverness all within a...
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