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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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  • Drumnadrochit, by Inverness, Highlands
    Drumnadrochit, by Inverness, Highlands×

    Burns Cottage

    Drumnadrochit, by Inverness, Highlands

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

    Tastefully renovated, this 200-year-old single-storey, former steading stands wonderfully positioned on the edge of...

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  • Milton, near Drumnadrochit, Highlands
    Milton, near Drumnadrochit, Highlands×

    Snookies Cottage

    Milton, near Drumnadrochit, Highlands

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    Ref: 29360
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove


    Nestling in the peaceful community of Milton, on the outskirts of the popular village of Drumnadrochit, Snookies...

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  • Kiltarlity near Beauly, Highlands
    Kiltarlity near Beauly, Highlands×

    Beaufort Cottages - The Kennels Bothy

    Kiltarlity near Beauly, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511451
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    - Coastal Property - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    A warm Highland welcome awaits you at this holiday property, located in the Beaufort Estate. It enjoys a tranquil...
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  • Skinnet, near Tongue, Highlands
    Skinnet, near Tongue, Highlands×

    Northern Lights

    Skinnet, near Tongue, Highlands

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    Ref: W43355
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Sea View - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    This detached, former fisherman/crofter’s cottage has been tastefully restored to provide very comfortable...

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  • Lochyside, near Fort William, Highlands
    Lochyside, near Fort William, Highlands×

    Nevis Let

    Lochyside, near Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: W42033
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Mountain views

    Set on the banks of the River Lochy with stunning views over Ben Nevis and the Aonach Mor...

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  • Banavie, near Fort William, Highlands
    Banavie, near Fort William, Highlands×

    The Cottage

    Banavie, near Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511388
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    This delightful semi-detached cottage, which is attached to the owner’s home, offers a very good standard...
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  • Newtonmore, near Aviemore, Highlands
    Newtonmore, near Aviemore, Highlands×

    Baltinna East

    Newtonmore, near Aviemore, Highlands

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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove

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

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  • Glenelg, near Kyle of Lochalsh, Highlands
    Glenelg, near Kyle of Lochalsh, Highlands×

    The Holt

    Glenelg, near Kyle of Lochalsh, Highlands

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    Ref: W41768
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Tranquil location


    The Holt is a cosy, welcoming, semi-detached holiday apartment adjoining the...

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  • Loch Ness-Side , Highlands
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    Ness-Side Cottage

    Loch Ness-Side , Highlands

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    Ref: S4249
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    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Open Fire

    Glorious views across the mysterious waters of Loch Ness and a lavishly appointed interior with luxuries for...

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  • Strathconon, near Muir of Ord, Highlands
    Strathconon, near Muir of Ord, Highlands×

    Glacour Studio

    Strathconon, near Muir of Ord, Highlands

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    Ref: W1410
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    - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Enjoy the splendour and magnificence of Strathconon, a beautiful glen deep in the Highlands. This studio cottage, a...
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  • Lyth, near Wick, Highlands
    Lyth, near Wick, Highlands×

    The Cottage

    Lyth, near Wick, Highlands

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    Ref: W42083
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove - Open Fire

    Rural setting

    The Ivy Wing and The Cottage are situated in the courtyard of Barrock House, and surrounded...

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  • Glencoe near Fort William, Highlands
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    The Rowans

    Glencoe near Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5029
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Sea View
    In an area renowned for its magnificent mountain ranges and spectacular scenery, this cosy apartment, above the...
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