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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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  • Inverness, Highlands
    Inverness, Highlands×

    Viewmount House - Caledonian

    Inverness, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5493
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Enjoy commanding views over the rooftops of the houses below, as well as the the River Ness, Eden Court Theatre and the hills beyond down the glen to Loch Ness.
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    In a unique period Georgian building, and retaining many original features, Viewmount has been lovingly restored, creating two luxurious apartments for guests and a home for the owners. The apartments are set within a secluded, mature wooded garden, just a short walk from Inverness Castle and city centre. Caledonian, on the first floor, boasts a stunning cupola (glass dome ceiling). It is very spacious and has wonderful views across the city to the River Ness and beyond. To make your stay...
    Viewmount House - Anderson
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  • Fort Augustus, Highlands
    Fort Augustus, Highlands×

    Ardgay

    Fort Augustus, Highlands

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    Ref: 30935
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Outdoor pursuits and wonderful scenery await visitors to this apartment, which has a canalside setting and is ideal for a touring holiday. Outdoor pursuits and wonderful scenery await visitors to this apartment, which has a canalside setting and is ideal for a touring holiday.
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    In the picturesque village of Fort Augustus, next to the Caledonian Canal and a short walk from the head of Loch Ness, this ground floor holiday apartment makes an ideal base from which to tour the Highlands. The area hosts a large number of outdoor activities including mountain biking, hillwalking, golf, fishing, horse riding, kayaking and windsurfing. Walk or cycle from the door along the canal towpath, or sit and watch the boats trying to negotiate the locks. Take a boat trip on Loch...

  • Glenlivet, near Ballindalloch, Highlands
    Glenlivet, near Ballindalloch, Highlands×

    Shenval Cottage

    Glenlivet, near Ballindalloch, Highlands

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    Ref: 28280
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    This property is ideally placed for touring the Whisky Trail, with many distilleries in the area offering tours and tastings. This property is ideally placed for touring the Whisky Trail, with many distilleries in the area offering tours and tastings.
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    This detached holiday cottage is set in the glorious surroundings of the Glenlivet Estate within the Cairngorm National Park. Ideally placed for touring the Whisky Trail, there is a plethora of distilleries in the area offering tours and tasting. There are also opportunities for hill walking, cycling on forest tracks, pony trekking, fishing, skiing or enjoying splendid walks from the doorstep. Visit Carrbridge, home to the famous Landmark Centre, where visitors can enjoy various...

  • Balmacara, By Kyle of Lochalsh, near Plockton, Highlands
    Balmacara, By Kyle of Lochalsh, near Plockton, Highlands×

    Sleepy Hollow

    Balmacara, By Kyle of Lochalsh, near Plockton, Highlands

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    Ref: SMMC
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire
    Just 500 yards from the shoreline, visitors can enjoy private fishing and an abundance of attractions within easy reach. Just 500 yards from the shoreline, visitors can enjoy private fishing and an abundance of attractions within easy reach.
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    These three adjoining holiday properties (refs SMMC, SMMD and UVO) are set in beautiful, landscaped grounds with spectacular views across the Sound of Sleat to Skye and are only 500 yards away from the shoreline and village of Balmacara. The properties are ideally placed for exploring some of the most dramatic scenery in the West Highlands and visitors can enjoy private fishing on hill lochs during their stay. Minutes away by car is the enigmatic Isle of Skye dominated by the Cuillins,...

    Sgurr Mor Lodge
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    Loch Alsh Cottage
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  • Newtonmore near Aviemore, Highlands
    Newtonmore near Aviemore, Highlands×

    Cruachan

    Newtonmore near Aviemore, Highlands

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    Ref: CC512046
    Key Features:
    - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    Attractive single storey terraced cottage in the pretty Highland village of Newtonmore in the Cairngorm Mountains
     
     
     
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    Cruachan is an attractive, single-storey terraced cottage situated in the pretty Highland village of Newtonmore in the heart of the Cairngorm Mountains.  This lovely wee cottage has a warm and cosy ambience, with an original fireplace in the main lounge, thick stone walls and two pretty bedrooms. There is a bright modern bathroom and well-equipped kitchen.  The garden is mainly grassed with a small stone patio area.  Newtonmore is a peaceful, friendly village, just 12 miles south of...
  • Balintore, Highlands
    Balintore, Highlands×

    The Bolthole

    Balintore, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5163
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    This 19th century single storey fisherman’s cotage is situated in a quiet lane just a few yards from beautiful sandy bay of Balintore.
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    The Bolthole is a traditional, single-storey, fisherman’s cottage situated in a quiet lane just a few yards from the beautiful sandy bay of Balintore. This 19th-century, end-terraced stone cottage has been completely renovated and provides bright and attractive accommodation throughout. The pretty living room has a welcoming wood burner and the kitchen looks out over the cottage garden. The main double bedroom is generously proportioned and very attractively presented with...
  • Portskerra, near Thurso, Highlands
    Portskerra, near Thurso, Highlands×

    Four Winds

    Portskerra, near Thurso, Highlands

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    Ref: W41822
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Open Fire
    This cosy detached holiday cottage enjoys wonderful views along the coast towards Dunnet Head and across the Pentland Firth to the Orkney Isles. This cosy detached holiday cottage enjoys wonderful views along the coast towards Dunnet Head and across the Pentland Firth to the Orkney Isles.
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    Beautiful sea views

    A warm Highland welcome is assured in this unspoilt area which boasts the golden sands of Melvich Bay, 1 mile, coastal walks where impressive cliffs are alive with a variety of seabirds including the puffin and there is the opportunity of seeing whales, dolphins/purpoise. Super area for mountain biking, kayaking, surfing, sea and river fishing and sea trips. Or just relax and enjoy the peace and tranquility of the area. A super base for touring the...

  • Onich, near Fort William, Highlands
    Onich, near Fort William, Highlands×

    Croft Cottage

    Onich, near Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5180
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Woodburning Stove
    This beautifully presented holiday home is the perfect base for sitting with your feet up and relaxing, or exploring all that the local area has to offer.
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    This traditional detached, single-storey, croft style cottage lies just 9 miles from Fort William, in an ideal location for touring the west coast of Scotland. The cottage is adjacent to the National Cycle Route 78 - The Caledonia Way. Catch a ferry and explore the beautiful islands of Mull, Staffa and Iona, or drive to Ardnamurchan, the most westerly point in Britain. Follow the famous ’Road to the Isles’ and visit the Isle of Skye, passing the Glenfinnan Viaduct on the way,...
  • Glencoe, Fort William, Highlands
    Glencoe, Fort William, Highlands×

    Tigh Floraidh

    Glencoe, Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: W42275
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Surrounded by the magnificent Glencoe mountains, cosy cottage ideally placed for exploring the Highlands, forest walks and wildlife nearby. Surrounded by the magnificent Glencoe mountains, cosy cottage ideally placed for exploring the Highlands, forest walks and wildlife nearby.
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    Surrounded by magnificent mountains

    This cosy semi-detached, single-storey holiday cottage is situated in the heart of Glencoe, famous for its magnificent mountain ranges. With views to the Pap of Glencoe and towards Loch Leven, it is ideally situated for exploring the Highlands. Near to Fort William, the outdoor capital of the UK, there is a wide range of sporting activities including climbing, skiing, golfing, mountain biking, fishing, and a variety of water sports. The area is...

  • Shandwick, Highlands
    Shandwick, Highlands×

    Shandwick Cottage

    Shandwick, Highlands

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    Ref: W41626
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    Enjoying stunning views and a cosy open fire, this quaint cottage with traditional features has direct access to a sandy beach.
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    Adjoining stunning sandy beach with fantastic views

    Shandwick Cottage backs onto a spectacular sandy beach and enjoys stunning views around the bay. This quaint fishing cottage has been thoughtfully and meticulously renovated, whilst retaining a wealth of traditional features, including solid wood flooring, exposed stone walls and cosy open fire. The second bedroom doubles as a second lounge upstairs, with panoramic views across the sea. The garden leads directly onto the broad...

  • Brora, Sutherland, Highlands
    Brora, Sutherland, Highlands×

    Jocky’s View

    Brora, Sutherland, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511161
    Key Features:
    - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Delightful modernised fisherman’s cottage situated right on the edge of the sea with panoramic views
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    Jocky’s View is a delightful, modernised fisherman’s cottage situated right on the edge of the sea with panoramic views across wide sweeping sands to the Sutherland hills beyond. Adjoining the renowned sandy beach of Brora with its traditional golf links above, it is ideally located for enjoying a seaside holiday with all the amenities of an attractive Highland village. The main superb open plan lounge / kitchen / dining area is on the upper floor, taking full advantage of...
  • Reay, near Thurso, Highlands
    Reay, near Thurso, Highlands×

    The Knowes

    Reay, near Thurso, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5422
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    This lovely property in the northern Highlands is perfect for nature lovers with the coast and plenty of walking opportunities nearby.
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    The Knowes is a delightful, semi-detached, stone cottage, which has been thoughtfully furnished by the owners who live next door, to offer the perfect home from home. The property is situated in the quiet village of Reay, on the spectacular north coast of Scotland, and is also on the designated and scenic North Coast 500 route. The cottage has a number of themed murals adorning the walls and ceiling which enhance its charm and ambience. The pretty living room, known as the Orchid Room, has...

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