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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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301 cottages are available
  • Nether Bellandy, Glenrinnes, near Keith×

    Woodside Cottage

    Nether Bellandy, Glenrinnes, near Keith

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    Ref: 27126
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - Barbecue - Rural Location
    Nestling in 24 acres of natural grounds and woodland, this lovely detached holiday cottage is in a beautiful,...
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  • Nigg near Tain×

    Upper Bayfield Cottage

    Nigg near Tain

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    Ref: CC511460
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Coast within 5 miles - Rural Location - Coast within 3 miles
    Upper Bayfield Cottage is a picturesque, semi-detached stone cottage surrounded by its own pretty gardens and situated in...
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  • Glencoe×
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    Ref: 30555
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Rural Location


    In a quiet rural setting in the heart of historic Glencoe, this cosy, single-storey, detached cottage has...

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  • Strone, Drumnadrochit×

    Squirrel Cottage

    Strone, Drumnadrochit

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    Ref: CC511428
    Key Features:
    - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - No Pets Allowed
    Nestling at the base of a hillock with lovely views across towards the waters of Loch Ness and the hills beyond,...
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  • Cawdor, Nairn×

    Culcharry Cottage

    Cawdor, Nairn

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    Ref: B5829
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Coast within 5 miles - Barbecue - Rural Location

    This charming, spacious, attractive, well furnished and equipped holiday cottage enjoys a rural location and is in a...

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  • Craigloiste, Inver Alligan, Torridon×

    Clachan

    Craigloiste, Inver Alligan, Torridon

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    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Coast within 5 miles - No Pets Allowed

    In an outstanding elevated position on the shores of Upper Loch Torridon, this traditional croft house with its own...

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  • Ardelve, near Kyle of Lochalsh×

    Farmers Cottage

    Ardelve, near Kyle of Lochalsh

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    Ref: UK5107
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Coast within 5 miles - Rural Location - Coast within 3 miles
    Farmers Cottage is a fantastic, semi-detached holiday cottage situated in the grounds of Conchra House. With scenic...
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  • Lyth, near Wick×

    The Ivy Wing

    Lyth, near Wick

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    Ref: W42082
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Coast within 5 miles - Rural Location

    Rural setting

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

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  • Portmahomack×

    Tarrel Lodge

    Portmahomack

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    Ref: 29675
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location


    Tarrel Lodge is a detached holiday lodge situated in open countryside just 2 miles from the charming seaside...

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  • Mary’s Cottage×

    Mary’s Cottage

    Mary’s Cottage

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    Ref: 28427
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Washing Machine - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location

    Mary’s Cottage is a croft house situated in the rural, coastal village of Port Henderson near Badachro....

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  • Sallachy, near Dornie×

    Ach na Ben

    Sallachy, near Dornie

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    Ref: W43198
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Coast within 5 miles - Rural Location - Coast within 3 miles

    Ach na Ben is a charming, comfortable, traditional, detached highland cottage set in its own large gardens with...

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  • Dulnain Bridge×
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    Ref: SZZG
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Luxury Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location


    Squirrel’s Tale Cottage is situated in a wonderful, elevated position in the heart of the Cairngorms...

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