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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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  • 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

    Beautiful sea views

    A warm Highland welcome is assured in this unspoilt area which boasts the golden sands...

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  • Shieldaig, Highlands
    Shieldaig, Highlands×

    Willowbrae

    Shieldaig, Highlands

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    Ref: 30142
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Woodburning Stove


    Willowbrae is a beautifully presented two-storey detached holiday cottage situated in the picture postcard...

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  • Laide, Highlands
    Laide, Highlands×

    Kildonan

    Laide, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511383
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Rural Location
    Kildonan is a ground floor apartment situated in a lovely garden overlooking Gruinard Bay on the stunning west coast....
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  • Brora, Highlands
    Brora, Highlands×

    Links Apartment

    Brora, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5128
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View
    Enjoying an ideal location with wonderful panoramic views towards the sea, this beautifully presented apartment makes...
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  • Mandally, near Invergarry, Highlands
    Mandally, near Invergarry, Highlands×

    Waterfall Cottage

    Mandally, near Invergarry, Highlands

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    Ref: W43232
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Detached Property - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Enjoying a rural setting with views across open fields, this detached holiday cottage, with a decked balcony to...

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  • Aviemore, Highlands
    Aviemore, Highlands×

    Thistledown Cottage

    Aviemore, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5192
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile
    Situated in the peaceful Silverglades, this holiday cottage lies on the edge of the vibrant town of Aviemore....
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  • Lairg, Sutherland, Highlands
    Lairg, Sutherland, Highlands×

    The Barn

    Lairg, Sutherland, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511175
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    The Barn is an immaculately presented single-storey cottage situated in superb open countryside in the midst of...
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  • Braemore near Ullapool, Highlands
    Braemore near Ullapool, Highlands×

    The Tower House

    Braemore near Ullapool, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511318
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    The Tower House occupies the centre of a large historic stone house just 10 miles from Ullapool in the heart of Wester...
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  • Fort Augustus, Highlands
    Fort Augustus, Highlands×

    Loch Ness Cottages - Rivendell Cottage

    Fort Augustus, Highlands

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    Ref: 26694
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location


    Set on the edge of Fort Augustus, Bramble Lodge (ref 29508) and Rivendell Cottage (ref 26694) are in a...

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  • Nr. Gairloch, Highlands
    Nr. Gairloch, Highlands×

    Camus Na Harry

    Nr. Gairloch, Highlands

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    Ref: UDT
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Ground Floor Facilities - Woodburning Stove

    Standing in 4 acres of garden which lead down to a shingle beach, this single-storey, wooden-clad property enjoys...

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  • Brora, Highlands
    Brora, Highlands×

    Links Apartment

    Brora, Highlands

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    Ref: 29970
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View
    Enjoying an ideal location with wonderful panoramic views towards the sea, this beautifully presented 4 star...
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  • Tomintoul, near Ballindalloch, Highlands
    Tomintoul, near Ballindalloch, Highlands×

    Glencairn Cottage

    Tomintoul, near Ballindalloch, Highlands

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    Ref: CC512059
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Situated in the heart of the pretty stone village of Tomintoul, the highest village in the Highlands, and set within...
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