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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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  • Croft Cottage

    Glencoe

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: 30555


    In a quiet rural setting in the heart of historic Glencoe, this cosy, single-storey, detached cottage has been tastefully restored. With views of the surrounding mountains, and a short walk to the shores of Loch Leven, this is an ideal location for exploring the west coast of Scotland. The area is renowned for its abundant wildlife and its breathtaking scenery, which has been used as the backdrop for many famous films including ’Harry Potter’, ’Rob Roy’ and ’William Wallace’. From Fort Willliam, known as the ’outdoor capital of the UK’, you can travel on the Jacobite Steam Train, or catch the Mountain Gondola to the top of Aonoch Mor. The small bustling town of Oban, the ’gateway to the Isles’, has regular ferries from the harbour to the inner Isles, including Mull and Iona. Glencoe and Fort William both have ski resorts and are also very popular areas for climbers and walkers. Crossing on the Ferry at Corran will allow you to explore the Ardnamurchan Peninsula, with its rocky coastline and white sandy beaches. Take the ’road to the Isles’ and visit the beautiful Isle of Skye. Cycling and mountain biking is one of the main outdoor activities and attractions in the Glencoe and Lochaber area. Both the Glencoe Mountain and Nevis Range ski centres have developed downhill mountain bike tracks which are used in amatuer and international, professional level competition. Croft cottage also sits on the Glencoe orbital and the Glencoe to Oban cycle paths, which are aimed at family level cycling. Bike hire is also available in Glencoe village a few hundred metres from the cottage. Other activities include kayaking, golf, horse riding, snowboarding, bird watching and fishing, or excellent indoor climbing at Kinlochleven. There are plenty of gentle forest walks, museums, distilleries, castles, gardens and monuments nearby, with Glencoe village also offering shops and a museum. Shop 200 yards, pub and restaurant 650 yards.

    6 steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single. Shower room with toilet.

    Multi-fuel burner in living room (initial fuel included). Economy 7 central heating (electric heater in bathroom), electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with gravelled patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Carron View

    Lochcarron

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: 19642

    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. Shops 4 miles, pub 3 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with French doors. Dining room/kitchen. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Video and small library. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Natural water supply from spring. No smoking.

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  • Upper Stronaba Cottage

    Upper Stronaba

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: CC511371
    Upper Stronaba Cottage is situated amongst spectacular scenery, with stunning uninterrupted views across open countryside to the Ben Nevis mountain range. This single storey cottage is approached via a short track that leads up into the hills. The lounge is warm and cosy, with open fireplace and large picture windows looking across to Ben Nevis. The kitchen / dining room has plenty of space for up to 5 people and is well equipped. There are three attractive bedrooms and a modern shower room. The rural cottage gardens mainly consists of grass, with a patio area; an ideal spot for a quiet drink whilst enjoying the spectacular scenery

    Ground Floor: The accommodation is all on one level has electric central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: with open fire, satellite Freeview, TV, DVD and radio/CD; lovely views
    Kitchen/diner: with electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
    Bedroom 1: with two single beds
    Bedroom 2: with one single bed
    Bedroom 3: with one double bed
    Shower room: with shower cubicle, WC and wash basin

    All electricity included. First supply of coal provided. Bed linen and towels supplied. Enclosed garden, very secluded with grassed area and patio. Off road parking space for 2 cars.

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  • Squirrel Cottage

    Strone, Drumnadrochit

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: CC511428
    Nestling at the base of a hillock with lovely views across towards the waters of Loch Ness and the hills beyond, Squirrel Cottage has been equipped and furnished to a good standard to ensure as comfortable and relaxing holiday as possible. Just a few minutes walk from the ruins of Urquhart Castle, and within easy distance of the centre of the bustling village of Drumnadrochit, the cottage makes a central base for exploring this lovely part of the Highlands. The village offers some good restaurants, pubs and shops along with the Nessie Visitor Centre, where you can learn about the legend of the loch Ness Monster. Explore Glen Affric and Glen Urquhart to see the stunning scenery and perhaps walk or mountain bike through the beautiful forests. Take a boat trip or enjoy some of the many watersports available on the loch, or horse riding at the nearby centre. Further afield take a trip to Inverness, the Highland capital, only 12 miles, or the beautiful Isle of Skye. For the less energetic, sit back, relax and watch the ever changing scenery.

    Ground Floor: The property is all on ground floor, has electric central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Kitchen/dining room: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge with ice box, washing machine and tumble dryer.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bedroom 3: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath and WC.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and highchair available. Internet access. Patio with furniture. Unspoilt woodland area to the rear. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking.

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  • Ach na Ben

    Sallachy, nr. Dornie

    Grade
    5
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: W43198

    Ach na Ben is a charming, comfortable, traditional, detached highland cottage set in its own large gardens with natural stream and located in one of the most spectacular glens on the west coast. There is excellent hill walking for all abilities from the nearby Falls of Glomach and Killilan hills to the Five Sisters of Kintail and the Cuillins of Skye. For outdoor enthusiasts, enjoy bird watching, sea and loch fishing, cycling and watersports. Visit historic sites such as Glenelg Brochs, Eilean Donan Castle and Battle of Glen Shiel or many gardens and Kylerhea Otter Hide. Shop, pub and restaurant 4 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin, 1 single.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Electric woodburner in dining room/kitchen included. Economy 7 central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. High chair. Satellite TV. DVD and small library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Payphone. Large enclosed garden with sitting-out area. Natural grounds. Parking (2 cars). M/cycle/cycle store. No smoking. NB: Stream in garden.

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  • Telford Townhouse

    Banavie, Fort William

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: SGGC

    Set by the side of the Caledonian Canal and just a few miles from Fort William, the ‘Outdoor Capital of the UK’, these beautifully presented apartments are perfectly placed for exploring this lovely area. Each apartment has its own separate entrance within a small complex of seven. Thoughtfully designed, the apartments have been furnished to a very high standard and offer wonderful accommodation in an exciting area. 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 many opportunities for the large number of outdoor pursuits such as mountain biking on the World Championship Course, climbing, sailing, or just relaxing and taking in the scenic beauty of this area. There is an 18-hole golf course, horse riding, go-karting, loch, river and sea fishing, as well as boat trips to see the seals. A trip can be taken on the steam train (seasonal) which was featured in the Harry Potter films. There are plenty of good places in which to eat, and lots of pubs to have a drink in and enjoy unique Highland hospitality. Shops 1 mile, pubs 50 yards.

    Living/dining room and well-equipped kitchen area. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bunk bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Electricity, electric rads, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot and high chair on request
    • Flatscreen Freeview TV
    • DVD (small library)
    • CD (small library)
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Shared courtyard with furniture
    • Parking (for 1 car)
    • Cycle store
    • No smoking

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  • Torgorm

    Strath, Gairloch

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: 28603

    Commanding far-reaching views across Gairloch and its loch, this detached holiday property, set 50 yards from the owners’ home, makes an ideal base to enjoy the surrounding area’s lovely coastal scenery, with opportunities for excellent hill walking and birdwatching. Torgorm sits within a short walk of shops, pubs and just ½-mile from the beach. Golf, horse riding, cycle hire and sailing are all found locally. Boat hire for sea angling is available from the harbour. Shop, pub and restaurant 250 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Dining room with wooden floor/kitchen with tiled floor. 1 double (6ft) bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric coal-effect fire in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Large, lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking. (2 cars). Cycle store (50 yards). No smoking.

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  • Duilisg

    Plockton

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: SCM

    This beautifully renovated, stone holiday cottage is perfect for a quiet relaxing break or as a base to enjoy wonderful scenery and exhilarating outdoor pursuits. Regarded by many as the most attractive village in the West Highlands, Plockton is quiet through most of the year but is a popular destination for visitors in the summer months, particularly during its long established, small boat sailing regatta fortnight in August.
    The property is situated in a charming row of 150-year-old fisherman’s cottages in a quiet end of the village and enjoys a lovely enclosed front garden right on the water’s edge with stunning views over Loch Carron to the mountains beyond. Locally landed seafood and Plockton brewed ale can be enjoyed all year round in several nearby inns and restaurants.
    There are many fine low level and coastal walks in and around the village where otters and birdlife can be spotted. For the more active, sailing, kayaking, mountain biking, fishing and hill walking are particularly popular with Torridon and Kintail only a short journey away.
    Plockton is an area with interests for everyone. Visitors can enjoy the romantic Eilean Donan Castle, the Lochalsh Woodland Garden at Balmacara maintained by the National Trust, or the remote coastal settlement of Applecross reached by a memorable journey over the highest road in Scotland. At nearby Kyle of Lochalsh is the bridge over to the beautiful Isle of Skye which boasts spectacular mountain, cliff and seascapes and some unique geological formations. From there, take a boat trip to spot seals, dolphins or whales or to visit the elusive and magical Loch Coruisk in the heart of the Cuillin mountains. Visit the Talisker Distillery or one of the many artist studios or enjoy a meal at the world famous Three Chimneys restaurant. Swim and picnic at the enchanting Fairy Pools. This is just a few of the many things to see and do while based in Plockton. Shop 300 yards.

    Spacious open-plan living/dining room with multi-fuel stove and sea views. Large kitchen with dining area. Utility. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Second double bedroom and twin bedroom, each with original wood lining and sea views. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Multi-fuel stove – fuel included
    • Electricity, electric central heating and bed linen included
    • Travel cot
    • TV/DVD
    • CD/iPod dock
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Telephone (incoming and emergency calls only)
    • Enclosed front garden with furniture
    • Rear garden
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 1 car), additional parking 30 yards
    • NB: Garden leads to shore with boat access

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  • 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

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  • Hill View

    Drumnadrochit, near Inverness

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: UK5105
    With easy access to the east and west coasts, this very well presented, semi-detached property enjoys its peaceful setting within easy walking distance of the village centre, and makes a central base for exploring this lovely part of the Northern Highlands. Set on the shores of Loch Ness and at the head of Urquhart Bay, the popular village of Drumnadrochit is home to a number of good restaurants, pubs, the Loch Ness Centre and the ruins of Urquhart Castle.


    There are many attractions of scenic and historical interest within easy reach, including Culloden Battlefield, Fort George, Cawdor and Brodie Castle, and you can also take a trip along the Malt Whisky Trail - the only one of its kind in the world! Visit some of the beautifully scenic fishing villages along the Moray coastline, which has been voted one of the world’s top 20 coastal destinations! Inverness, the ’Highland capital’, is only 14 miles away, and you will find a large variety of shops, restaurants, pubs, museums, galleries and a theatre in and around the city centre. There are many activities available in the vicinity, including boat trips and water sports on the Moray coast and on Loch Ness (a good place to search for monsters), mountain biking and walking in the many forests nearby, and with an abundance of bird and wildlife on your doorstep, be sure to bring your camera! For more leisurely holidaymakers, sit back and relax at Hill View, where happy memories in the Scottish Highlands will be made. Shop 600 yards, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    Ground Floor: 2 steps to entrance. All on the ground floor.
    Living/dining room: With wood burner, 32" Freesat TV and CD player.
    Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed and Freeserve TV.
    Bedroom 2: With double bed.
    Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

    Economy 7 central heating, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and logs for wood burner included. Travel cot and highchair available on request.Enclosed, lawned garden to rear with sitting-out area and picnic bench. Front garden. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.

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  • Waterside Apartment

    Lochcarron, Wester Ross

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: CC511355
    Waterside Apartment occupies the first floor of a traditional village house in the heart of the charming village of Lochcarron. Set right on the shores of the loch, surrounded by the spectacular hills and mountains of Wester Ross, Lochcarron is bounded by the sea-loch on one side and attractive cottages and houses that straddle the main street on the other; it is one of the prettiest villages in the Western Highlands. On the ground floor is the village café, run by the owners of the apartment and renowned locally for its home baked produce. Accessed via its own front door Waterside Apartment is very attractively presented and surprisingly spacious. The main lounge has deep leather sofas and superb views from the large dormer windows across the loch to the mountains beyond. The kitchen / dining room is modern and very well-equipped. A door leads out from here to the gardens built into the hillside. The decking area provides an ideal spot to sit and enjoy a drink whilst enjoying the super views across the water. There are three double bedrooms and a bright, modern bathroom. The apartment is situated in the heart of this quiet village, with a good selection of local facilities right on the doorstep. There are a number of excellent restaurants, cafés, pub, and small shops close by.

    First Floor: The accommodation is all on first floor level has electric storage and panel heaters and comprises:
    Lounge: with feature electric fire, satellite Freeview TV, DVD, Wi-Fi and radio/CD. Superb loch and hill views.
    Kitchen/diner: with electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge (with ice-box) and washing machine
    Bedroom 1: with king-size bed
    Bedroom 2: with two single beds
    Bedroom 3: with full-size bunk beds
    Shower room: with walk in shower, heated towel rail, WC and wash basin.

    All electricity included. Bed linen and towels supplied. Although this apartment is at first floor level, it is built into the hillside with door from kitchen leading directly onto ‘ground’ level garden, with decking area and outdoor dining furniture. On street parking.

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  • The Cottage

    Toftingall, nr. Watten

    Grade
    6
    4
    2
    1
    Ref: W42084

    Situated on a working farm

    Set on a working farm, this simply and cosily furnished property enjoys a quiet and unspoilt location in the Caithness countryside. Just a mile or so off the A9, The Cottage makes a super base for touring this lovely part of the Highlands. Caithness is popularly described as one of Europe’s last wildernesses, where you could walk, climb or mountain bike all day without meeting anyone else. Visit castles, distilleries, and miles of unspoilt and dramatic coastline where you can surf and kite buggy, or for the less energetic, just take a stroll and watch the abundance of bird and sea life. Easy access to Wick and Thurso with their variety of amenities and also to the beautiful Orkney Islands – a ferry can be taken from Scrabster, Gill’s Bay or John O’Groats. Shops, pub and restaurant 5 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 2 single bedrooms.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Shared courtyard. Sitting out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Two pets welcome (working farm).

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