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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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  • Boat of Garten, near Aviemore, Highlands
    Boat of Garten, near Aviemore, Highlands×

    Craigowrie View

    Boat of Garten, near Aviemore, Highlands

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    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Located nearby, enjoy mountain biking, golf, hill walking, mountaineering, skiing, and watersports at Loch Insh. Located nearby, enjoy mountain biking, golf, hill walking, mountaineering, skiing, and watersports at Loch Insh.
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    This detached holiday bungalow with solar panels for hot water, is surrounded by fields and moorland, just 2 miles from Nethy Bridge and Boat of Garten, in the heart of the Cairngorm National Park and 10 miles from Aviemore. Mountain biking, golf, hill walking, mountaineering, skiing, and watersports at Loch Insh, and the famous whisky and castle trails are easily accessible. Visit Carrbridge for Landmark Centre or take the Strathspey steam train from Boat of Garten to Aviemore. Shop, pub...

  • Achiltibuie near Ullapool, Highlands
    Achiltibuie near Ullapool, Highlands×

    Stac Polly Lodge

    Achiltibuie near Ullapool, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511483
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    - Coastal Property - Hot Tub - Luxury Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Woodburning Stove
    With large floor-to-ceiling windows, this cottage enjoys marvellous sea views and has its own hot tub.
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    Stac Polly Lodge is a luxurious, detached cottage offering an exceptional standard of accommodation in a superb setting. Situated on the Achiltibuie Peninsula in the heart of Sutherland’s renowned geopark, Stac Polly Lodge overlooks the beautiful Summer Isles. The spacious living room is situated on the first floor, maximising the amazing seascape through large floor-to-ceiling windows. The large kitchen/dining room on the ground floor opens out through French doors onto the gardens...
  • near Rothiemay, Highlands
    near Rothiemay, Highlands×

    Eastertown

    near Rothiemay, Highlands

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    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    In a beautiful location nestling on the banks of the River Deveron, a perfect base for you to enjoy a multitude of outdoor activities. In a beautiful location nestling on the banks of the River Deveron, a perfect base for you to enjoy a multitude of outdoor activities.
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    This lovely, detached, single-storey holiday property is very peacefully situated just outside the village of Rothiemay which nestles by the banks of the River Deveron, well known for good fishing and lovely walks. Refurbished to provide very comfortable and spacious accommodation, the property is ideal for family gatherings and holidays throughout the year. Families with young or older children will appreciate the separate games/leisure room housed in an A-frame chalet at the end of the...
  • Plockton, Highlands
    Plockton, Highlands×

    Bayview Cottage

    Plockton, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511405
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    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Offering views of Plocton Bay from the first floor living room, this property is ideal for a family holiday close to Loch Carron.
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    Bayview Cottage is a beautifully appointed renovated holiday cottage on the shorefront of Plockton Bay in the village of Plockton. The cottage offers spacious, bright, comfortable living and stunning views of the village, Loch Carron and the mountains beyond from the upper floor living areas and front garden on the shoreline and water’s edge. There is also a decking area on the upper floor where you can relax and enjoy garden views and the peace and quiet. The cottage is centrally...
  • Fort William, Highlands
    Fort William, Highlands×

    Glenmoidart

    Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511419
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View
    A lovely property in a central elevated position with magnificent views of the mountains, perfect for families and large groups.
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    Enjoying magnificent views over Loch Linnhe and the mountains beyond, this fine Victorian house stands in a central elevated position above the town centre.
    Fort William makes an excellent holiday base all year round. The town itself provides ample facilities and there is easy access to the magnificent countryside, offering opportunities for many outdoor pursuits, breathtaking scenery and abundant wildlife. Known as the ’outdoor capital of the UK’, activities include...
  • Kingussie, Highlands
    Kingussie, Highlands×

    The Hunting Lodge

    Kingussie, Highlands

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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Woodburning Stove
    Located in green managed woods, this chalet is perfect for that peaceful family break. Located in green managed woods, this chalet is perfect for that peaceful family break.
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    The Hunting Lodge is an Austrian chalet set in its own grounds in green managed woods and large open spaces, accessed by a rough track, this property provides peace and privacy yet is close to all amenities, and the excellent grocer in Kingussie will deliver. True to its name, The Hunting Lodge offers fishing and rough shooting by arrangement, and is also well placed for accessing all areas of one of the best-served holiday areas in Scotland. Located within the Cairngorm National...

  • Evanton, Ross-shire, Highlands
    Evanton, Ross-shire, Highlands×

    The Dovecote

    Evanton, Ross-shire, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511154
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio
    Superb barn conversion situated on a quiet lane within the Ross-shire countryside
     
     
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    The Dovecote is a superb conversion of a lovely old stone barn set in open countryside yet easily accessible for exploring the whole of the Highlands. The original dovecote on the gable end has been retained, which contributes to its unique and distinctive charm. It is situated on a quiet lane in the Ross-shire countryside with the magnificent peaks of Ben Wyvis beyond. The accommodation is all on one floor with a very attractive hallway running the length of the property, linking the...
  • Gairlochy, near Fort William, Highlands
    Gairlochy, near Fort William, Highlands×

    Lochy Bay (Coire Liath)

    Gairlochy, near Fort William, Highlands

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    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    This property is just 10 miles from Fort William, and boasts views over the Caledonian Canal and Aonoch Mor. This property is just 10 miles from Fort William, and boasts views over the Caledonian Canal and Aonoch Mor.
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    Situated in an elevated position with wonderful views over the Caledonian Canal and across to the Aonoch Mor mountain range, this detached property is only 10 miles from Fort William. Lochy Bay (Coire Laith) is in an ideal location for those wishing to explore the west coast of Scotland and, from the property, there is direct access to the canal path. Surrounded by forest trails, beautiful lochs and sleepy glens, it is perfect for those wishing to take a more leisurely pace. Lochaber is...

  • Avernish, Kyle of Lochalsh, Highlands
    Avernish, Kyle of Lochalsh, Highlands×

    Seacroft

    Avernish, Kyle of Lochalsh, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511312
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Spacious detached bungalow set on the edge of Loch Alsh with direct access to the sea loch.
     
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    Seacroft is set on the edge of Loch Alsh looking out across this beautiful sea loch with hills and mountains beyond. With direct access to this famous loch, this spacious detached bungalow is a wildlife and water sports enthusiast’s paradise. The house offers bright modern and very generous accommodation all on one level. The large open plan lounge/dining room affords panoramic views across the bay. The free standing central wood burning stove adds immediate appeal to this...
  • Fort Augustus, Highlands
    Fort Augustus, Highlands×

    The Dell

    Fort Augustus, Highlands

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    Ref: 27212
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Open Fire
    Walk along the Great Glen Way, visit Loch Ness or meander along the banks of the Caledonian Canal from this property. Walk along the Great Glen Way, visit Loch Ness or meander along the banks of the Caledonian Canal from this property.
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    Ideal touring base

    In the picturesque village of Fort Augustus at the southern tip of Loch Ness, this well-equipped detached holiday home makes an ideal base for touring. Walk or cycle along the Great Glen Way, take a pleasure cruise on Loch Ness or meander along the banks of the Caledonian Canal, watching the boats as they manage the locks. Visit historic castles and museums, explore remote magical glens, or follow the famous Whisky Trail. There are plenty of outdoor activities...

  • Gairlochy, near Spean Bridge, Highlands
    Gairlochy, near Spean Bridge, Highlands×

    Caledonia View

    Gairlochy, near Spean Bridge, Highlands

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    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Overlooking the Caledonian Canal, stunning, detached family house with wood-burning stove, ideal for forest trails, and Great Glen Way. Overlooking the Caledonian Canal, stunning, detached family house with wood-burning stove, ideal for forest trails, and Great Glen Way.
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    In an elevated position with wonderful views over the Caledonian Canal to the mountains beyond, this detached house makes an ideal holiday base for exploring the Highlands and the Western Isles. Fort William is the nearest town with an array of shops, bars and restaurants and the area is known as the ‘Outdoor Capital of the UK’. Outdoor activities include mountain biking, skiing, snowboarding, climbing, fishing, horse-riding, golf and a variety of water sports. The...

  • Grantown on Spey, Moray
    Grantown on Spey, Moray×

    Dolce Casa

    Grantown on Spey, Moray

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    Ref: UK5448
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Woodburning Stove
    Situated in the stunning Cairngorms National Park with its many cycling and walking routes and beautiful castles to explore.
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    Located in the beautiful Highland town of Grantown on Spey, Dolce Casa is a lovely detached holiday property and a great base for exploring the Cairngorms National Park. This wonderful property also caters for your furry friends with their own single bed, so they too can rest after exploring the marked trails and ancient woodland. Situated halfway between the Cairngorm and Lecht ski centres it is perfect for the keen skiers and outdoor enthusiasts. The Strathspey Steam Railway offers a...
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