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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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  • Croftronan Cottage

    Croftronan, nr. Boat of Garten

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: 26466

    This detached holiday bungalow is set in a delightfully peaceful location, surrounded by fields and moorland. The house features an attractive dining room/kitchen with French doors opening on to a small enclosed area of the extensive gardens. The open fields surrounding the house give way to native woodland that is the home of an osprey nest at Loch Garten. The area is renowned for outdoor pursuits. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen with French doors and tiled floor. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Two digital TVs. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. No smoking. NB: Fenced stream beyond garden.

  • Doire An Daimh

    Acharacle, Argyll

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: CC511063
    Doire An Daimh is Gaelic for "thicket of the stags", which is the name of the mountain behind this delightful property and also describes its lovely woodland setting, where deer and also badger are regular visitors. This bright, modern detached cottage is situated in an elevated position and enjoys stunning views over the hills and mountains, with picturesque Loch Shiel in the foreground. It is immaculately presented with a lovely deep leather suite, luxurious bathroom with large Jacuzzi bath, en suite facilities to the master bedroom, solid oak flooring throughout and a bright, spacious kitchen/breakfast room with separate dining room. It offers total seclusion in a breathtaking setting. A special feature of the cottage is the raised decking areas which provide outside dining space, maximising the amazing views across the Peninsula to the small isles of Muck, Rhum and Eigg to the west. Acharacle is a pretty village. It offers a bakery, small shop, tearoom, pub and restaurant, all within walking distance from the property. Set in 18 acres, there are numerous woodland walks adjoining the cottage (wild chanterelle mushrooms grow nearby - a real treat to add to your breakfast or BBQ).

    Ground Floor: Property is all at ground floor level, has oil central heating and solid oak flooring and comprises:
    Lounge: With wood burning stove, TV, DVD and radio/Cd enjoying amazing views of Loch Shiel, mountains and across to the small isles.
    Dining Room
    Breakfasting Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dish washer.
    Utility Area: With washing machine and space/hooks for coats and outdoor gear.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed and en suite shower room with WC and wash basin.
    Bedroom 2: With double bed.
    Bedroom 3: With two single beds.
    Bathroom: With corner Jacuzzi bath, separate shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.
     

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. Initial supply of logs/peat for stove provided. Cot and high chair available.Outdoor area with furniture. Decking area with furniture. Set in its own woodland with lovely walks direct from the property. Off road parking for 3 cars. NB: The drive up to the property is steep.

  • Torburn Cottage

    Inverasdale, nr. Poolewe

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: 30741


    This detached holiday property, close to the owners’ home, is situated in the pretty village of Inverasdale, on a working croft on the stunning west coast of Scotland. With views across Loch Ewe to the hills beyond, it provides an ideal base for families to explore this unspoilt region of the Highlands. There are 3 good sized bedrooms, a large dining room/kitchen and a pretty living room with a welcoming open fireplace. Close by, there are superb walks direct from the cottage, with mountains, beautiful beaches and dramatic seascapes. A wealth of sporting activities are in the area, including sea kayaking, sailing, climbing and mountain biking. Wildlife abounds, with sea eagles, pine martens and otters all spotted locally. Shop, pub and restaurant 4 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Economy 7 central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Large, enclosed, lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Pets - sheep country. No smoking.

  • Harbour View Cottage

    Portmahomack, nr. Tain

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: W41825

    Sea views

    Harbour View enjoys a wonderful setting just yards from a sandy beach in the village of Portmahomack. Sea trips, fishing and water sports along with golf, bird and dolphin spotting are some of the variety of amenities this area has to offer. This house is a super base for exploring the north and east Highlands. Fantastic scenery along with quiet beaches and forest trails will make this a holiday to remember. Lots to see and do for all ages – castles and distilleries all within easy reach. Within striking distance of internationally renowned golf courses such as Royal Dornoch and Skibo Castle, while Loch Ness is less than an hour away. Shop, pub and restaurant 30 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Dining room/kitchen. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Oil central heating included. Electricity by card meter. Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture. On road parking. No smoking.

  • The Waves

    Wick

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    3
    Ref: 29153


    Enjoying spectacular panoramic views from the comfort of the living room, where you can regularly watch the seals, ducks, and other wildlife. The Waves is furnished and equipped to a very good standard to ensure a comfortable and relaxing holiday and makes a super base for exploring Caithness and beyond. Visit the Heritage Centre and The Pultney Distillery both within walking distance or visit the Castle of Mey, Dunnet Head, John O’Groats and the beautiful Orkney Isles, all within easy reach. The Grey Cairns of Camster are just one example of the many archeological sites in the area. Castle Sinclair Girnigoe nearby. For those seeking an active holiday there is a variety of watersports available including surfing and sea angling, or inland mountain biking and hill walking. For the less energetic, meander along some of the many unspoilt beaches with their large variety of bird and wildlife or just sit and relax in the comfort of The Waves. Beach 10 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Second living room with tiled floor. Dining room/kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, both with 2 steps down to each en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Oil central heating (underfloor in second living room), electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Wii. CD/iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Small, front and rear lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture (May to October). Ample parking. Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Unfenced slope/brae at rear garden.

  • Affric View

    Upper Knockchoilum, Whitebridge, Inverness-shire

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: CC511034
    Affric View nestles amidst glorious Highland countryside with uninterrupted views across the hills to Glen Affric, claimed by many to be the most beautiful glen in Scotland. Situated on the ’quiet’ side of Loch Ness, this pretty detached cottage is immaculately presented throughout and with bedrooms and shower rooms on two floors it provides flexible accommodation for all. Its bright, modern sitting room looks out across the hills and the attractive wood burning stove at its centre piece gives the cottage a warm, welcoming glow. Set in its own garden grounds, on the owner’s small farm, it has an attractive patio area which leads onto fields and unfenced hill- side, with mountains beyond. A variety of deer are regular visitors, often venturing very close to the property. Buzzards, eagles, red squirrels and pine martins can be seen close -by.

    Ground Floor: Property has oil central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With wood burning stove, satellite free view TV, DVD and radio/CD. A large bright room with picture windows overlooking hills and mountains.
    Dining Area: Adjoining kitchen with French doors leading onto patio and garden area.
    Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
    Utility: With washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With  double bed.
    Shower Room: With shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.

    First Floor: Bedroom 2: With king size bed.
    Bedroom 3: With two single beds.
    Shower Room: With large shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.

    All electric and bed linen included. Initial supply of logs for wood burning stove supplied.. Cot and high chair available.Outside: Gravelled area, patio area with picnic table and chairs. Off road parking for 3 cars.

  • Innes-Maree Bungalow 2

    Poolewe

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    3
    Ref: 30049

    A short stroll from Loch Ewe


    This holiday bungalow is situated in the delightful coastal village of Poolewe, and is just a short stroll to the banks of Loch Ewe, in the heart of Wester Ross. The cottage forms part of a small, purpose-built complex of six bungalows, each set in their own large open landscaped gardens. The cottage sleeps 6 in generously proportioned accommodation, with two en-suite bedrooms and a separate shower room. The main living area is open plan. Patio doors lead out onto an outdoor dining area, with lovely views across the lawned gardens. This bright bungalow provides an ideal base for touring this renowned and beautiful west coast area, with sandy beaches, magnificent mountains, wild forests and lochs. Nearby Inverewe Gardens, with its palm trees and exotic tropical plants are a testament to the mild climate this region enjoys. Horse riding, sailing, canoeing, climbing, hill walking, golf and fishing are all local pastimes. Beach 500 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant 500 yards. These holiday bungalows are situated in the delightful coastal village of Poolewe, and just a short stroll to the banks of Loch Ewe, in the heart of Wester Ross. The cottages form part of a small, purpose-built complex of six bungalows, each set in their own large open landscaped gardens. They sleep 6 in generously proportioned accommodation, with two en-suite bedrooms and a separate shower room. The main living area is open plan. Patio doors lead out onto an outdoor dining area, with lovely views across the lawned gardens. These bright bungalows provide an ideal base for touring this renowned and beautiful west coast area, with sandy beaches, magnificent mountains, wild forests and lochs. Nearby Inverewe Gardens, with its palm trees and exotic tropical plants are a testament to the mild climate this region enjoys. Horse riding, sailing, canoeing, climbing, hill walking, golf and fishing are all local pastimes. Beach 500 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with patio doors. 3 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite bathroom and toilet, 1 twin with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 bunk. Shower room with toilet.

    Economy 7 central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Large lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking.

  • Otter Cottage

    Ardaneaskan, nr. Lochcarron

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: W40841

    Breathtaking location overlooking Lochcarron

    This traditional, detached stone cottage enjoys a truly spectacular setting, perched right on the edge of the rocks with the waves of Lochcarron lapping beneath. Otters and seals can be seen regularly from the large picture windows. Uninterrupted views of the surrounding mountains and over the sea to Skye, serve as a stunning backdrop. This exceptional property is set in its own pretty garden, leading straight down to the rocks and shingle beach. The area is renowned for its wildlife, superb scenery and unspoilt coastline. Take a trip across Britains highest road pass (2053 ft) to visit the beautiful village of Applecross, Sheildaig and the spectacular Torridon Mountains. Sea-fish from the rocks adjoining the cottage, explore the tucked-away coves and beaches and enjoy the amazing sunsets across the bay. Conveniently situated for touring the Isle of Skye, with its majestic Cuillins, castles and stunning beaches. Lochcarron village is 5 miles away and has a good selection of pubs, restaurants and shops as well as a 9-hole golf course. Can also be booked with property W41502 for larger parties. Shop, pub and restaurant 5 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with wooden floor, 2 twin.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD and small library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Freezer. Enclosed lawned garden and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

  • Watercolour

    Ardgour, nr. Fort William

    Grade
    6
    3
    3
    2
    Ref: 26616

    Adjoining one of the finest recording facilities in Scotland and offering a quiet, inspiring location for musicians, writers, artists and families. Close to the village of Ardgour with views across Loch Linnhe, this semi-detached holiday cottage is ideal for those wishing to explore the Ardnamurchan Peninsula and the Inner Hebrides with its stunning scenery, walks and wildlife. Shop 4 miles, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Wooden floors throughout. Utility room. Snug. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 bunk with additional bunk and en-suite shower room with toilet. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Oil central heating, underfloor heating (downstairs), electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. ¼-acre gravelled garden with raised beds, patio and furniture. 5-acre shared grounds. Ample parking. Cycle store. Private water supply from hillside. No smoking. NB: Stream close by.

  • Coulags Croft

    Coulags, Strathcarron

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    3
    Ref: SDDQ

    Set against dramatic mountainous scenery, this delightful detached holiday cottage nestles at the foot of Fuar Tholl. The cottage provides a peaceful haven to relax and unwind, surrounded by superb, ever-changing views and abundant wildlife, particularly red deer and sometimes eagles. It is an excellent base for hill walkers and climbers; the footpath to Torridon is close to the cottage and Munros (mountain peaks over 3000 feet) such as Maol Chean dearg and Beinn Laith Mhor can be climbed directly from the house. Coulags Croft is superbly situated for gentle walks along the river, hills and seashore. The Western Highlands and Isle of Skye can be readily explored by car. Restaurant/pub 3 miles.

    Living/dining room with gas ‘log-effect’ stove. Fully-fitted and well-equipped kitchen. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Two twin bedrooms. Bathroom with toilet.

    • Gas ‘log-effect’ stove included
    • Electricity, electric convector heaters, bed linen and towels included
    • TV
    • DVD (small library)
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture to front and large unfenced rear garden with furniture (unrestricted access to public)
    • Natural unspoilt grounds
    • Parking (3 cars)
    • Natural spring water supply
    • No smoking

  • Grant House

    Tomintoul near Ballindalloch, Speyside

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: CC512011
    Situated in the pretty village of Tomintoul, the highest village of the Highlands and located with Cairngorm National Park, Grant House and Grant Cottage are both delightful properties set just off the quiet main street. Both offer very comfortable holiday accommodation, a shared garden with furniture and a shared lockable shed, which is ideal for keeping bikes, ski equipment or walking gear. Stunning scenery and an abundance of wildlife make Glenlivet and Strathavon an ideal place to escape the fast pace of modern life.
    Grant House (512011) can be booked individually or together with Grant Cottage (512007) which is next door to accommodate up to 10 people

    Ground Floor: The  property has oil central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With electric coal effect fire, free view TV and DVD
    Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice box and dishwasher.
    Utility: With freezer and washer/dryer.
    Conservatory: Furnished with dining table and 6 chairs.
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed.
    Shower room: With shower , WC and wash basin.

    First Floor: Bedroom 2: With two single beds with additional storage and wardrobes.
    Bedroom 3: With two single beds with additional storage and wardrobes
    Bathroom 2: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair availableGarden area with furniture. Shared lockable shed for bikes, ski equipment or walking gear. Off road parking for 1-2 cars.

  • Rowanlea Cottage

    Nairn

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: 29886


    Set in a quiet residential area in the picturesque town of Nairn, this lovely semi-detached bungalow has been equipped and furnished to a very good standard for your comfort and to ensure a relaxing holiday. The bungalow is a 15-minute walk from the award-winning sandy beach and from the town centre. Nairn, a former fishing village, enjoys a large variety of shops, restaurants and pubs along with harbour and marina, and a wonderful championship golf course. Amongst the many activities available are a variety of water sports, fishing, boat trips and mountain biking in the nearby countryside. Inverness, the Highland capital, is just a short drive with Culloden Battlefield, Fort George and Loch Ness within easy reach. Dotted along this Moray coast are some picturesque former fishing villages, where you may catch a glimpse of the famous bottlenose dolphins. Take a trip on the Malt Whisky Trail – the only one of its kind in the world. For the less energetic, sit back, relax and enjoy the peaceful surroundings. Beach ¾ mile. Shop 600 yards, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 1 double (6ft, zip and link) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 2 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Front lawned area. Enclosed lawned rear garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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