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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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  • Creagan Ruadh

    Ratagan, By Kyle of Lochalsh

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: S72

    Set in beautifully landscaped gardens with fabulous uninterrupted views across Loch Duich towards the mountains of Kintail, this detached house has been furnished and equipped to a high standard. Summer ferries to Isle of Skye are available and there is excellent climbing, fishing and mountain biking as well as walking locally. For an alternative day out, Plockton is easily accessible and offers boat trips to observe the seal colonies and there are also many excellent sea food restaurants all serving locally caught fish. Wildlife can be seen from the holiday house including otters and porpoises. Shop 11/2 miles.

    Three steps to entrance. Living room with multi-fuel stove. Dining room. Modern fitted kitchen. Small sun room. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    • Multi-fuel stove - fuel available locally
    • Electricity and total control central heating included (October-March £20 per week poa)
    • Bed linen and towels included
    • Electricity blankets
    • TV
    • Video (small library)
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Large enclosed, landscaped garden with patio and furniture
    • Parking (for 3 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • No smoking
    • NB: Unfenced stream in garden

  • Naver Cottage

    Strathnaver, Kinbrace

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: UJY

    Within easy walking distance of the beautiful River Naver and woodlands, this croft house which has been renovated to the highest standards offers very comfortable accommodation in a secluded setting. Visitors are welcome to explore the 60 acre fenced grounds of the croft, which is located close to the edge of the famous flow country, and offers an ideal base for touring the most northern areas of the Scottish mainland, John O’Groats and Orkney Islands. The cottage is located in a Site of Special Scientific Interest to naturalists, botanists and bird watchers. Hill walking, golf, fishing and beaches nearby, surfing, swimming and pony trekking locally. Betty Hill 13 miles. Shops 13 miles.

    Living room with wood-burning stove. Sitting-room/games room. Conservatory leading to patio. Well-fitted kitchen with dining area and door to car port with utility and separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with wash basin and shower cubicle. Twin bedroom with wash basin. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove – logs and peat included
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Grounds of 60 acres
    • Garden furniture
    • Ample parking
    • NB: Stream in grounds

  • Corry Cottage

    Thurso, Caithness

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: CC511155
    Corry Cottage is a detached single storey property situated in a quiet location close to the centre of Thurso and just a 5 minute walk to the seafront. Surrounded by pretty cottage gardens with mature shrubs, borders and secluded lawned area, it offers the best of both worlds - access to all the amenities of this thriving town coupled with a perfect location.

    Ground Floor: Property is all on ground floor level, has electric heaters and comprises:
    Lounge/Diner: With electric fire, Free View TV, DVD and radio/CD
    Kitchen/Diner: With electric cooker, microwave and fridge with ice box
    Bedroom 1: With two single beds
    Bedroom 2: With two single beds
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin
    Outbuilding: With freezer and washer/dryer

    All electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot availableEnclosed garden with lawn area and outdoor seating. Off road parking for 1 car.

  • Beinn Bhan

    Glen Loy near Fort William

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: CC511411
    Inverskilavulin is set at the foot of Beinn Bhan in the heart of Glen Loy with stunning views of Ben Nevis and Aonach Mor. This detached lodge has been architecturally designed and nestles amid the most magnificent scenery offering an ideal base for a relaxing holiday. The area is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts with Fort William, the outdoor capital of the UK, only nine miles away. Activities available nearby include walking, climbing, skiing, kayaking, canyoning, mountain biking and golf. The breathtaking scenery has been used as the backdrop for many well known films including Brave Heart and Rob Roy, whilst the West Highland Steam Train (seasonal) takes you past the Glenfinnan Viaduct as depicted in one of the Harry Potter movies. Short ferry crossings will take you to the Inner Isles including Rum, Mull, Iona and Lismore, or cross on Corran Ferry and explore the Ardnamurchan Peninsula. At the foot of Glen Loy the Caledonian Canal towpath is ideal for leisurely walks and biking, or there are numerous forest trails. The area is steeped in history with the Clan Cameron Museum at Achnacarry and many other historic sites and castles to explore nearby. Surrounded by an abundance of wildlife, pine martens, deer, golden eagles and otters are often seen. Loch Ness, Inverness, Glencoe, Oban and the Isle of Skye are all easily reached.
    Beinn Bhan can be booked with Beinn Loy CC511412 to accommodate up to eight guests.

    Ground Floor: The property is all on the ground floor, has oil central heating, solar panels and comprises:
    Open plan living space:
    Lounge/dining area: With wooden floor, multi-fuel burner, 28" Freesat TV, DVD player and patio doors.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge with ice box, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed and TV.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds and TV.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath and WC.

    All oil, electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for multi fuel stove provided. Travel cot and highchair. Wi-Fi. Shared use of freezer at owner’s house 200 yards. Large decking area and furniture. Shared 5-acre garden. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Natural water supply from spring. No smoking. NB: The property is accessed via a rough track. Unfenced river and sloping banks in grounds.

  • Dontra Log Chalets - Dontra Log Chalet 1

    Banavie, nr. Fort William

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W8146

    Superb highland setting with panoramic views

    Situated in an idyllic location with direct access to the Caledonian Canal and stunning views of Ben Nevis and Aonach Mor mountain range, these detached lodges (refs W8146 and W8664) make an ideal holiday base for touring the Highlands and the west coast of Scotland. Fort William is known as the ’outdoor capital’, and is home to the World Mountain Bike Championships, Excellent climbing, skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking and walking are popular outdoor pursuits. Golf fishing, kayaking and sailing are also available nearby. The area is famous for its breath-taking scenery, used as a backdrop in many film, including Braveheart, Rob Roy and the Harry Potter movies. Many of the islands including Mull and Iona can be reached by short ferry crossings and the steam train to Mallaig makes for a great day out. Wildlife is abundant with golden eagles, porpoises, red deer, otters and pine martens often spotted. There are many historic castles, monuments, sandy beaches, gardens and museums to explore. Visit the magical Isle of Skye, Inverness, the capital of the Highlands, Loch Ness, Glencoe or the bustling harbour town of Oban. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet. Open tread spiral stairs to first floor: 1 twin bedroom. Wooden floors throughout.

    Travel cot. Washing machine.

    Both properties: Electric central heating and electricity by £1 coin meter. Bed linen included. Cot. High chair. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared lawned garden with furniture. Portable barbecue. Parking (2 cars). NB: Pond in the garden.

  • River Horse View

    Invergloy, nr. Spean Bridge

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: 30965


    Set on the lochside, this first floor holiday apartment is beautifully appointed and extremely well-equipped. With wonderful views over Loch Lochy and surrounding mountains, it is an ideal base for touring the Highlands. The area is renowned for its outdoor pursuits, breathtaking scenery and abundant wildlife. Fort William, a short drive away, is known as the outdoor capital of the UK. Inverness, the Highland capital, Loch Ness and the Isle of Skye are also easily accessed. There is superb mountain biking, climbing, skiing, walking, golf, fishing and a variety of watersports found locally. Visit unspoilt beaches, castles, museums and distilleries, or take a short boat trip to one of the inner isles. Shop, pub and restaurant 5 miles.

    All on first floor: Living room with patio doors/dining room/kitchen with wooden floors. 2 double (6ft) bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, one zip and link (can be twin). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. 42" Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Parking (1 car). No smoking. NB: Direct access to lochside.

  • Links Apartments - Links Apartment 10

    Brora

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: 29977

    Enjoying an ideal location with wonderful panoramic views towards the sea, this beautifully presented 4 star accommodation (refs 29968, 29969, 29970, 29971, 29972, 29973, 29974, 29975, 29976 and 29977), on a select development of 24 apartments, makes a superb, convenient, holiday destination.


    Whether a family with children looking for a beach holiday, couples seeking a relaxing break or a group of friends wanting to golf, the apartments offer something for everyone. Just a few minutes’ walk from the unspoilt, sweeping, sandy beach and the James Braid designed links golf course, the apartments are light and spacious.


    They are furnished and equipped to a very good standard - from the granite worktops and quality appliances in the kitchen, to the stylish bathrooms with fluffy towels, good quality linen in the bedrooms and bath robes provided – everything is designed to ensure a relaxing and comfortable holiday.


    Guests can also enjoy complimentary use of the extensive range of leisure facilities at the nearby Royal Marine Hotel, just a 2-minute walk away. Facilities include a shared heated swimming pool, children’s pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and gym. Also available is a wide range of beauty treatments from the in-house therapists, not to mention restaurants and bars serving snacks and meals to suit all tastes.


    Amongst the many activities available close by are golf, mountain biking, loch and river fishing, hillwalking, bowls, tennis and pony trekking. For the less energetic, relax and watch the ever-changing sea views through your own living room window.


    Brora is also an excellent base for visiting this unspoilt part of the Highlands – take a trip to John O’ Groats, the stunning Orkney Islands, Inverness, ‘the Highland capital’, Loch Ness and the Moray or West Coasts, or closer to hand, Dunrobin Castle or the Clynelish Distillery. Beach 100 yards. Shop ½ mile, pub and restaurants ¼ mile.


    Please note: All properties have a sea view from the living room, some properties also have a sea view from the bedroom. These properties are allocated on arrival and they can be either on the ground, first or second floor (lift available to each floor).

    All on one level: Living/dining room/kitchen with wooden floor. Utility room. 2 double (6ft zip and link, can be twin) bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet, one with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    All properties: Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Sonos music system. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared lawned grounds. Parking (2 cars). Use of hotel’s shared indoor, heated swimming pool (12m x 4m, max depth 1.12m) with Jacuzzi, shower and changing facilities, open 7:30am-8:30pm daily, all year. No smoking.

  • Burnside Lodge

    Torlundy, nr. Fort William

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: W43310

    In an idyllic setting, on the banks of the River Lundy, this cosy holiday lodge, adjacent to the owner’s home, enjoys views of the river and mountains, on the outskirts of Fort William. Activities within a few miles include mountain biking, climbing, kayaking, walking, golf, fishing and skiing. Travel on the West Highland Steam Train to Mallaig, or visit the beaches, castles, museums and distilleries. Shop 1.5 miles, pub 1 mile and restaurant 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with patio doors. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin (zip and link, can be 6ft double). Wooden floor throughout. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Satellite TV. DVD. Stereo/CD/iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed decked sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Unfenced river in car park area.

  • The Willows

    Blairninich near Strathpeffer

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC511475
    Enjoying a peaceful, rural setting, The Willows has been equipped and furnished to a very high standard to ensure as comfortable and relaxing holiday as possible. A cosy, well equipped cottage, The Willows makes a perfect base for exploring this lovely part of the Northern Highlands. Set just outside the picturesque Victorian spa village of Strathpeffer where you can visit the Spa Room and sample the waters, the Highland Museum of Childhood, the Pictish Eagle Stone or you could just stroll around the village to see some fabulous examples of Victorian architecture. In the heart of the village is The Spa Pavilion, a historic venue which hosts numerous live musical performances, craft and art exhibitions and in the summer time, you can enjoy the stirring sounds of the Strathpeffer Pipe Band performing in The Square. From Strathpeffer you can enjoy a visit to Inverness, the Highland capital which offers very good shopping and entertainment, the famous Loch Ness where you can enjoy a boat trip and hopefully catch sight of the monster, or take a dolphin cruise along the beautiful Moray Coast. A trip along the Moray Malt Whisky Trail is recommended. Visit the stunning Brodie and Cawdor Castles and Culloden battlefield just outside Inverness. Explore the Black Isle with its many lovely villages, beaches and historic sites. The west coast and the Isle of Skye are an easy drive and a day trip to the Orkney Isles is highly recommended. Amongst the many activities available in the area are mountain biking, golf, with Strathpeffer boasting a challenging 18 hole course, numerous watersports, hill climbing, horse riding and paint balling just to name but a few. A stay in The Willows will always evoke happy memories.

    The Willows can be booked together with The Hollies (CC511476) and The Cedars (CC511477) to accommodate up to 10 guests.

    Ground Floor: The property is all on the ground floor, has electric central heating and comprises:
    Open plan living space.
    Lounge area: With wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player, iPod dock and CD player.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave/oven/grill combination, fridge and dishwasher.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Shower room: With shower and WC.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack. Freezer in outbuilding. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. 2-acre shared grounds. Shared BBQ. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking.

  • Big Barns Cottage

    Dunrobin, By Golspie

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: SPPG

    Big Barns Cottage enjoys an elevated position overlooking fields, woodland and the Dornoch Firth. The well-equipped cottage is one of a pair and makes the perfect holiday base for exploring the Highlands. Visit the fairytale French influenced Dunrobin Castle, John O’ Groats, the Castle of Mey or the Orkney Islands. To the south is the beautiful Black Isle and Inverness. Within easy driving, the scenery varies from wild cliffs and hills to remote, unspoilt beaches. There are a number of golf courses nearby including the Royal Dornoch links course, distilleries, castles, monuments and much more. Fishing, sailing, mountain biking and hill walking are amongst the many activities available. Shops 2½ miles.

    Living room with wood-burning stove. Dining room. Cosy kitchen with flagstone floor. Wet room with toilet. Beams throughout. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Twin bedroom.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full LPG central heating (underfloor in wet room), bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • TV
    • DVD (large library)
    • CD (small library)
    • Combi microwave oven/grill
    • Washer/dryer
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Small lawned garden with furniture
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Dining facilities on site available
    • No smoking
    • NB: There is a pond in the owner’s garden

  • Laggan Bridge Cottage

    Laggan Bridge near Invergarry

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: CC511470
    This place isn’t called the Great Glen for nothing. Just look out of any window. With Loch Oich at the end of the garden, boats cruising by and wooded hills all around, it’s hard to imagine a more beautiful spot. This detached cottage was a canal worker’s house, and the late 18th Century exterior shows its history. Inside, this unique holiday home has been renovated to a very good standard without losing any of its period charm and makes an ideal base for exploring. Guests are welcome to fish from the edge of the garden, what better way to relax and unwind?

    The surrounding area is renowned for its superb wildlife, breathtaking scenery, mountain biking, climbing, skiing, walking, golf, fishing and a large variety of watersports. You can visit unspoilt beaches, castles, museums, beautiful gardens and distilleries or take a short boat trip to one of the inner isles. Fort William, known as the “Outdoor Capital of the UK”, is home to Nevis Range and Ben Nevis, Britian’s highest mountain. Inverness, the Highland Capital, lies near two important battle sites, Blàr nam Fèinne and Culloden, whilst Urquhart Castle can be found nestling on the banks of Loch Ness at Drumnadrochit. The Isle of Skye is the largest and best known of the Inner Hebrides and provides dramatic mountain scenery.

    Ground Floor: The property has electric central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With wooden floor, multi-fuel burner, 20" Freeview TV, DVD player and iPod dock.
    Dining room: With wooden floor and double sofa bed (for flexible sleeping arrangements).
    Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath and WC.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Fuel for multi-fuel burner provided. Travel cot and highchair available. Lawned garden with terrace and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Natural water supply from a borehole. No smoking. NB: Unfenced loch 25 yards. Slopes in garden.

  • Croft Cottage

    Gairloch, Ross-shire

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: CC511292
    Croft Cottage is pretty whitewashed traditional croft cottage perched on the hillside above the charming west coast village of Gairloch. With stunning views across the bay and the awe inspiring Torridon hills beyond, this charming stone cottage offers surprisingly spacious accommodation in a wonderful setting. Croft Cottage has been sympathetically modernised and upgraded over recent years, whilst retaining many of its attractive original features, including a welcoming open fireplace in the lounge. There is a second lounge just off the kitchen/ dining room which can also double as a formal dining area. Upstairs there are two pretty cottage bedrooms and a good sized family bathroom. All rooms enjoy spectacular sea views, with hills and mountains beyond. The cottage has its own private gardens, with patio area, picnic table and chairs and a separate lawn area accessed via a small gate which is completely self contained. The charming village of Gairloch is just a short walk from the cottage. This renowned west coast village, surrounded by beautiful sandy beaches, with the awe inspiring Torridon mountain range acting as a dramatic back drop, is an ideal location for holidaymakers.

    Ground Floor: Property has electric panel heaters and comprises:
    Lounge: With open fire, satellite Freeview TV, DVD and radio/CD
    Kitchen/Diner: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine; dining table and chairs. Stunning views across Gairloch Bay

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed
    Bedroom 2: With two single beds
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin

    All electricity, bed linen and towels included. First supply of coal for open fire provided. Highchair available.Gardens. Patio area with picnic table and chairs. Gate leads through to separate lawn area. Off road parking for 2 cars.

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