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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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    Mary’s Cottage

    , Highlands

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    Ref: 28427
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Rural Location - Open Fire
    Just 5 minutes’ walk to a beach, with many outdoor activities nearby, this croft house lies close to the Fairy Lochs. Just 5 minutes’ walk to a beach, with many outdoor activities nearby, this croft house lies close to the Fairy Lochs.
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    Mary’s Cottage is a croft house situated in the rural, coastal village of Port Henderson near Badachro. The retention of the traditional latched doors, sloping ceilings and open fire makes it a welcoming holiday cottage. There is a quiet beach within a 5-minute walk from the house. The area offers a truly ’escapist experience’, with walking and many local beaches. There are many outdoor activities locally, including mountaineering and hill walking, golf, pony...

  • Reraig, Balmacara, Kyle of Lochalsh, Highlands
    Reraig, Balmacara, Kyle of Lochalsh, Highlands×

    Ardview

    Reraig, Balmacara, Kyle of Lochalsh, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511279
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Overlooking Loch Alsh and situated just 5 minutes from the Skye Bridge on the A87
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    Ardview is a traditional two storey holiday cottage overlooking Loch Alsh just 5 minutes from the Skye bridge. The cottage has recently been refurbished and renovated in a caring and sympathetic manner throughout. It now offers bright modern facilities whilst retaining a charming seaside cottage ambience. The main living area is open plan. The pretty lounge area focuses on the wood burning stove and original cottage windows look out across the bay to the surrounding hills. The...
  • Glencoe, Highlands
    Glencoe, Highlands×

    Croft Cottage

    Glencoe, Highlands

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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 - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    This single-storey, detached holiday cottage is situated amongst a stunning mountain backdrop and dramatic scenery. This single-storey, detached holiday cottage is situated amongst a stunning mountain backdrop and dramatic scenery.
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    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’...

  • Nether Bellandy, Glenrinnes, near Keith, Highlands
    Nether Bellandy, Glenrinnes, near Keith, Highlands×

    Woodside Cottage

    Nether Bellandy, Glenrinnes, near Keith, Highlands

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    Ref: 27126
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    In a remote location, this detached cottage is in a perfect location for walking, fishing and skiing.
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    Nestling in 24 acres of natural grounds and woodland, this lovely detached holiday cottage is in a beautiful, remote, sheltered location within easy reach of Dufftown. It enjoys direct views of heather clad hills and the majestic Ben Rinnes from the back garden, and regular sighting of local wildlife including red deer. Guests can collect fresh eggs from the hens, and are welcome to explore and enjoy of the grounds surrounding the property. Enjoy walking, fishing, skiing, horse riding...
  • Lochcarron, Wester Ross, Highlands
    Lochcarron, Wester Ross, Highlands×

    Elm Bank

    Lochcarron, Wester Ross, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511403
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    This holiday property, with a mature country garden, boasts spectacular views across Loch Carron and the hills beyond.
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    Situated in a quiet lane and enjoying stunning views across Loch Carron, Elm Bank is a traditional detached stone cottage set in its own delightful country gardens. This attractive cottage is beautifully presented throughout. The pretty living room has wood effect floors with lovely rugs, and a welcoming wood-burning stove. There is a separate dining room with comfortable seating as well as a sofa bed for extra guests. The three bedrooms on the first floor are bright and cosy and all rooms...
  • Kentallen, near Glencoe, Highlands
    Kentallen, near Glencoe, Highlands×

    The Old Post Office

    Kentallen, near Glencoe, Highlands

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    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...

  • Lyth, near Wick, Highlands
    Lyth, near Wick, Highlands×

    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...

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  • Kinlochbervie, Sutherland, Highlands
    Kinlochbervie, Sutherland, Highlands×

    Lochinchard Cottage

    Kinlochbervie, Sutherland, Highlands

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    Ref: W2095
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property
    Beautiful sandy beaches and many outdoor activities await you from this detached cosy bungalow with fantastic views. Beautiful sandy beaches and many outdoor activities await you from this detached cosy bungalow with fantastic views.
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    Superb views

    Just 50 yards from the sea, commanding superb views of Loch Inchard and the mountains beyond, this detached bungalow is located in this popular north west fishing village. There are excellent opportunities for hill walking and climbing, bird watching and fishing, plus boat trips to seal colonies, Cape Wrath Lighthouse and Handa Island Bird Sanctuary. There are two grocery shops and a few pubs and restaurants in the area. There are several beautiful white sandy beaches...

  • Edderton, Highlands
    Edderton, Highlands×

    Polgarrie House

    Edderton, Highlands

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    Ref: W43051
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire
    Spacious family cottage with picture windows and open fire, ideal for river and sea fishing, walking, John O’Groats easily reached.
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    Enjoying a private location with country views, Polgarrie House has been furnished for a comfortable and relaxing holiday. Just over a mile outside the pretty village of Edderton and within easy reach of Tain and Dornoch, the detached house makes an ideal base for exploring. Local activities include golf, mountain biking, kayaking, river and sea fishing along with many wonderful hill or beach walks. Visit John O’Groats, the Orkney Islands or the Falls of Shin Visitor Centre. Shop...

  • Inverasdale, Highlands
    Inverasdale, Highlands×

    Glengowan

    Inverasdale, Highlands

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    Ref: 28242
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Open Fire
    Offering views over mountains and open countryside, this detached property with open fire is 2 miles to a sandy beach. Offering views over mountains and open countryside, this detached property with open fire is 2 miles to a sandy beach.
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    This detached, single-storey holiday property is situated in the rural, crofting township of Inverasdale on the west coast of Scotland and offers views over mountains and open countryside. This peaceful place is an ideal location for exploring, with the sandy beach and dunes of Firemore Sands just 2 miles and the exotic Inverewe Gardens 5 miles away. Nearby historical sites include Cove, with its memorial stone for the Russian Convoy Fleet, and Badachro with the Fairy Lochs, known as...

  • 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...
  • North Ballachulish, Glencoe, Highlands
    North Ballachulish, Glencoe, Highlands×

    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...

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