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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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  • Dulnain Bridge, Highlands
    Dulnain Bridge, Highlands×

    The Coach House

    Dulnain Bridge, Highlands

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    - 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...

  • Mey, Thurso, Highlands
    Mey, Thurso, Highlands×

    The Barn

    Mey, Thurso, Highlands

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    - 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...
  • Thrumster, near Wick, Highlands
    Thrumster, near Wick, Highlands×

    Greenfield Cottage

    Thrumster, near Wick, Highlands

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    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...
  • Duror near Dallachulish, Highlands
    Duror near Dallachulish, Highlands×

    The Bothy at the House of Keil

    Duror near Dallachulish, Highlands

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    - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    With two miles of shore front literally on the doorstep for guest to explore, The Bothy makes the perfect coastal retreat for two.
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    In a wonderful location on the shores of Loch Linnhe, just south of Duror village, this cosy, single-storey holiday apartment is situated on a small working farm. The farm has a variety of livestock including wonderful, gentle llamas and a large pig. Literally on the doorstep the farm has one and a half miles of shore front for you to explore, with a shingle beach and an abundance of opportunities for fishing, bird watching, beach combing or, just watching the sun setting over the Morven...
  • Torcastle, near Fort William, Highlands
    Torcastle, near Fort William, Highlands×

    Birch Lodge

    Torcastle, near Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: 28880
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Rural Location
    Surrounded by breathtaking scenery, this cosy lodge for couples is near to Fort William with clan history, castles and museums. Surrounded by breathtaking scenery, this cosy lodge for couples is near to Fort William with clan history, castles and museums.
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    Set in an enviable location on the banks of the Caledonian Canal with stunning panoramic views of Ben Nevis and the ski slopes of Aonoch Mor from all aspects, these holiday lodges are conveniently located 220 yards from the owner’s home. Oak Lodge (ref 28879) is detached, whilst Birch Lodge (ref 28880) is semi-detached. The properties have easy access via the Shengain Viaduct to the Great Glen Way, which is superb for dog walking. This area is an ideal base for touring the Highlands...

  • Near Lochailort, Highlands
    Near Lochailort, Highlands×

    Glenfield

    Near Lochailort, Highlands

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    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities
    Romantic hideaway for couples, truly romantic location, once the resting place Prince Charles Edward Stuart during the 1745 Jacobite Revolution. Romantic hideaway for couples, truly romantic location, once the resting place Prince Charles Edward Stuart during the 1745 Jacobite Revolution.
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    " In a land steeped in legends of the Bonnie Prince – close to Moidart’s sandy shores..."

    Where a tree-lined glen opens out onto Loch Moidart and in countryside steeped with tales of Bonnie Prince Charlie, these fine properties stand upon the Kinlochmoidart Estate, within half a mile of the coast and 4 miles from the beach at Glenuig. The Scottish Baronial mansion of Kinlochmoidart House, occupies a marvellous position amidst some of Scotland’s...

    Leiper House
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    The Turret
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  • Glaick, Balmacara, Kyle, Highlands
    Glaick, Balmacara, Kyle, Highlands×

    The Boatmans Cottage

    Glaick, Balmacara, Kyle, Highlands

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    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    In a stunning location this delightful cottage is just yards from the sea, and with breathtaking views towards Lochalsh. In a stunning location this delightful cottage is just yards from the sea, and with breathtaking views towards Lochalsh.
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    This delightful detached little cottage is set in an enviable position just yards from the sea, and with breathtaking views towards the Lochalsh and the Skye Mountains. Set within the tiny hamlet known as Glaik on the edge of the Lochalsh Woodland Garden, it is just a short drive away from the enchanting Eilean Donan Castle. The Skye bridge is within 5 minutes’ drive, and picturesque Plockton (which was the location for Hamish MacBeth) is just 20 minutes’ away, with...

  • Ballachulish, near Fort William, Highlands
    Ballachulish, near Fort William, Highlands×

    Laroch Cottage

    Ballachulish, near Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: W43259
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    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Delightful, rural retreat for couples in area steeped in history, close to Glencoe, with world championship mountain bike course nearby. Delightful, rural retreat for couples in area steeped in history, close to Glencoe, with world championship mountain bike course nearby.
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    In an area renowned for its fabulous mountain ranges and scenery, this semi-detached holiday cottage lies in the heart of Ballachulish, a great base to explore the West Coast and Highlands of Scotland. The area is steeped in history and is ideal to relax in, watch the wildlife or enjoy many activities. Take the Jacobite Steam Train ‘Hogwarts Express’ along the ‘Road to the Isles’ or test the world championship mountain bike course. There are plenty of forest...

  • Mey, Thurso, Highlands
    Mey, Thurso, Highlands×

    The Stable

    Mey, Thurso, Highlands

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    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - 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 Stable 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 Stable 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...
  • Inverness, Highlands
    Inverness, Highlands×
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    Ref: UK5493
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Ideally placed for both town and coast, this lovely first floor apartment has easy access to the coast, yet is only a short walk from Inverness centre.
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    In a unique period Georgian building, and retaining many original features, Viewmount has been lovingly restored, creating two luxurious apartments for guests and a home for the owners. The apartments are set within a secluded, mature wooded garden, just a short walk from Inverness Castle and city centre. Caledonian, on the first floor, boasts a stunning cupola (glass dome ceiling), original coving and wooden window shutters befitting of a house nearly 200 years old. The apartment is...
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  • Lochybridge, near Fort William, Highlands
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    Glen Mhor

    Lochybridge, near Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: W42554
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    This charming property is just the place for couples to escape to for a country retreat. This charming property is just the place for couples to escape to for a country retreat.
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    Lovely views of Ben Nevis

    This wonderful conversion is situated on the outskirts of Fort William and enjoys lovely views of Ben Nevis. In an area designated as Britain’s top outdoor location there are plenty of all year round activities. Nevis Range Ski Centre, 3 miles, boasts a dry ski slope and world renowned mountain bike tracks. Climbing, walking, fishing, birdwatching, golf and a variety of watersports are literally on your doorstep. An ideal holiday base for touring...

  • Lochend near Inverness, Highlands
    Lochend near Inverness, Highlands×

    Bona Lighthouse Stables

    Lochend near Inverness, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511465
    Key Features:
    - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Look out onto Loch Ness from the glass-fronted lounge and relax in front of the cosy woodburner at this cottage.
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    Built almost 200 years ago to guide ships into the Caledonian Canal, the beautiful Bona Lighthouse to which Bona Lighthouse Stables is part of, has been lovingly restored retaining many period features along with the introduction of the cosy comforts of modern living to create this beautifully presented property.

    Overlooking the waters of Loch Ness and set on the banks of the Caledonian Canal, Bona Lighthouse Stables, one of two holiday cottages in the historic building, enjoys...

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