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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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  • Nigg near Tain, Highlands
    Nigg near Tain, Highlands ×

    Upper Bayfield Cottage

    Nigg near Tain, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511460
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Furnished with great attention to detail, this pretty cottage is within easy reach of many of the Highland’s scenic areas.
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    Upper Bayfield Cottage is a picturesque, semi-detached stone cottage surrounded by its own pretty gardens and situated in a quiet lane. The cottage has been sympathetically restored whilst retaining many of its attractive original features. The delightful lounge has a large welcoming wood burner and a deep, comfortable sofa. The bright kitchen has plenty of space for dining, and all rooms are well presented with colour co-ordinated soft furnishings and great attention to detail. This cottage...
  • North Ballachulish, Glencoe, Highlands
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    Carness West

    North Ballachulish, Glencoe, Highlands

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    Ref: SEEF
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Luxury Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Stunning, secluded house, with two spacious balconies with tables and chairs, breathtaking mountain views from first floor lounge. Stunning, secluded house, with two spacious balconies with tables and chairs, breathtaking mountain views from first floor lounge.
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    Situated close to Loch Leven, Carness West was built to take full advantage of the breathtaking mountain views, with first floor panoramic windows and doors leading to two spacious balconies. Despite its seclusion, the house is ideally located for all outdoor activities including hill walking, climbing, golf, horse riding, mountain biking, skiing, fishing and kayaking. There is an abundance of wildlife to be seen in this stunning location. Locally there are craft shops, tea rooms and...

  • Lyth, near Wick, Highlands
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    The Ivy Wing

    Lyth, near Wick, Highlands

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    Ref: W42082
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove - Open Fire
    Just 20 miles from John O’Groats, this property is in the perfect location for exploring the northern tip of Scotland. Just 20 miles from John O’Groats, this property is in the perfect location for exploring the northern tip of Scotland.
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    Rural setting

    The Ivy Wing and The Cottage are situated in the courtyard of Barrock House, and surrounded by landscaped grounds and mature woodland. This provides shelter for an abundance of bird and wild life with pleasant walks close at hand and the scenic beaches of Sinclair and Dunnet Bay are just 5 minutes by car. The Cottage makes the perfect base for touring this unspoilt and tranquil part of the Highlands. Visit the Castle and Gardens of Mey, the Queen Mother’s...

    The Cottage
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  • Inverness, Highlands
    Inverness, Highlands ×

    Heronwood House

    Inverness, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511369
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Detached Victorian stone-built house enjoying stunning views from its vantage point overlooking the River Ness
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    Heronwood House is a detached Victorian stone built house enjoying stunning views from its vantage point overlooking the River Ness. It is presented uniquely and artistically to a high standard throughout, incorporating many unusual and charming period features. A superb feature of the house is a large Victorian balcony that looks down on the famous river Ness that flows through the grounds below. Arranged over two floors, this spacious self-catering house can accommodate up to 5 guests...
  • Poolewe, Highlands
    Poolewe, Highlands ×

    Innes-Maree Bungalow 2

    Poolewe, Highlands

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    Ref: 30049
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    One of 6 similar properties, set in a scenic coastal area where outdoor activities abound. One of 6 similar properties, set in a scenic coastal area where outdoor activities abound.
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    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 5 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...

  • Lochcarron, Highlands
    Lochcarron, Highlands ×

    Carron View

    Lochcarron, Highlands

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    Ref: 19642
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Enjoying views across open croft land, this traditional house is close to charming villages, ideal for exploring this wonderful area. Enjoying views across open croft land, this traditional house is close to charming villages, ideal for exploring this wonderful area.
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    Nestling at the base of some of Wester Ross’ most spectacular hills, this traditional cottage enjoys views across open croft land. Excellent area for a holiday spent climbing, hill walking, mountain biking or much more. Visit the nearby village of Lochcarron with its pubs, restaurants, shops and 9 hole golf course or take a trip to the magical Isle of Skye. The Applecross peninsula is just a short drive, reached via a spectacular drive over Britain’s highest mountain pass....

  • Kentallen, near Glencoe, Highlands
    Kentallen, near Glencoe, Highlands ×

    The Old Post Office

    Kentallen, near Glencoe, Highlands

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    Ref: SDDM
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio
    Yards from shore of Loch Linnhe, within walking distance of popular seafood restaurant, lovely detached house, with large enclosed garden. Yards from shore of Loch Linnhe, within walking distance of popular seafood restaurant, lovely detached house, with large enclosed garden.
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    Overlooking the waters of Kentallen Bay and on towards the hills of the Ardnamurchan Peninsula, this lovely detached house is set in large grounds just yards from the shore of Loch Linnhe. It is centrally located for exploring the beautiful West Highlands, Mull and Skye. Close to Glencoe and Fort William - ‘outdoor capital of the UK’ - the area is wonderful for climbing, hill walking, mountain biking, skiing, sailing and much more. Also nearby, the Victorian town of Oban...

  • Dulnain Bridge, Highlands
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    Squirrel’s Tale Cottage

    Dulnain Bridge, Highlands

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    Ref: SZZG
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Located in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, this property is ideal for discovering the Cairngorm Mountains and Strathspey Valley. Located in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, this property is ideal for discovering the Cairngorm Mountains and Strathspey Valley.
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    Squirrel’s Tale Cottage is situated in a wonderful, elevated position in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, and enjoys striking views across the countryside towards the lush Strathspey Valley, River Spey and the majestic Cairngorm Mountains. This lovely property forms a wing of the owners’ Arts & Crafts Grade B listed Broomhill House. It is accessed by a forest drive and nestles amongst 25 acres of private, unspoilt woodlands and well-maintained cottage garden,...

  • Dornoch, Highlands
    Dornoch, Highlands ×

    Wee Manly

    Dornoch, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511461
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    A well-appointed property situated on a quiet road within easy walking distance of the charming town and glorious beach at Dornoch.
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    Just a short stroll from the stunning white sandy beach of Dornoch, Wee Manly is an attractively presented end terraced house situated on a quiet no-through road. On the ground floor there is a pretty cottage lounge with comfortable sofas and a large screen television. The kitchen/dining room is bright, contemporary and well equipped. Upstairs there are three pretty bedrooms and a family bathroom.

    Wee Manly is situated close to the centre of the historic town of Dornoch, a Royal...
  • Tarbat, Invergordon, Highlands
    Tarbat, Invergordon, Highlands ×

    Foresters Cottage

    Tarbat, Invergordon, Highlands

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    Ref: 23448
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Open Fire
    Tastefully refurbished, this single-storey cottage enjoys a cosy open fire, woodland walks, and various outdoor activities - perfect for outdoor enthusiasts! Tastefully refurbished, this single-storey cottage enjoys a cosy open fire, woodland walks, and various outdoor activities - perfect for outdoor enthusiasts!
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    This attractive, single-storey holiday cottage was formerly the forester’s cottage on a Highland country estate. Situated close to a hamlet it is tastefully refurbished to provide attractive accommodation in a quiet setting. There are woodland and riverside walks leading down to the shores of the Cromarty Firth, home of a large colony of seals. Easy access to the Black Isle with its pretty fishing villages and attractive coastline. Golf, fishing, hill walking, mountain biking...

  • Tomintoul, near Grantown-on-Spey, Highlands
    Tomintoul, near Grantown-on-Spey, Highlands ×
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    Linn of Avon Holiday Lets - Glen Feshie

    Linn of Avon Holiday Lets - Glen Feshie

    Tomintoul, near Grantown-on-Spey, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5473
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Ideal for a family or two couples set within the Cairngorm National Park making this a great base at any time of the year. Ideal for a family or two couples set within the Cairngorm National Park making this a great base at any time of the year.
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    This spacious well-designed holiday home is situated down a quiet lane in the heart of Tomintoul, the highest village in the Highlands, within the stunning scenery of the Cairngorm National Park. It has private parking and a sitting-out area at the rear, and make a great base for a holiday at any time of the year. The light and airy interior is stylishly furnished and has an open plan area with patio doors leading into private garden area. It makes a great base for touring this wonderful...
    Linn of Avon Holiday Lets - Cairn Daimh
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  • Culbokie, near Dingwall, Highlands
    Culbokie, near Dingwall, Highlands ×
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    Wester Brae Highland Lodges - Larch

    Wester Brae Highland Lodges - Larch

    Culbokie, near Dingwall, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5463
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Within easy reach of Inverness, in a secluded location on the Black Isle peninsula, Larch is a great base for touring the Scottish Highlands.
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    Situated on the Black Isle Peninsula, and only 14 miles north of Inverness, Wester Brae Highland Lodges make an ideal base for exploring the northern Highlands and Wester Ross. The single-storey, detached lodges are set well apart in secluded, landscaped grounds offering spectacular outlooks over the Cromarty Firth towards Ben Wyvis and the mountains of Ross-shire.

    Millbuie Forest, immediately behind the lodges, has a vast network of roads and paths suitable for walking and...
    Wester Brae Highland Lodges - Maple
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