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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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  • Golspie, Highlands
    Golspie, Highlands×

    Beachside - Beachside Cottage

    Golspie, Highlands

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    Ref: W42901
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile
    Enjoy the sea views from this spacious cottage, with walks from the door, sandy beach and sea fishing close by. Enjoy the sea views from this spacious cottage, with walks from the door, sandy beach and sea fishing close by.
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    Enjoying a central location within the village of Golspie, these semi-detached holiday cottages Beachside Cottage (ref W42901) and Beachside Bothy (ref W43513) have been lovingly restored, retain many original features and provide a good standard of accommodation. This seaside resort is directly on the beautiful North Coast 500 route and has a sandy beach and scenic walks, as well as tennis, bowling and a public swimming pool nearby. Golf courses including The Royal Dornoch...

    Beachside - Beachside Bothy
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  • Culduie, Applecross, Highlands
    Culduie, Applecross, Highlands×

    Woodside House

    Culduie, Applecross, Highlands

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    Ref: UHH
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire
    This family croft house has open fire, enclosed garden and walks from door, there is a secluded beach nearby and loch and sea fishing. This family croft house has open fire, enclosed garden and walks from door, there is a secluded beach nearby and loch and sea fishing.
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    With distant and dramatic views of the Cuillin Hills on the Isle of Skye, this superbly situated, detached, family croft house has been renovated and tastefully furnished, and nestles quietly in the hamlet of Culduie. The Applecross Inn (3 miles up the coast) is renowned for its local seafood. The road inland from Applecross crosses over the highest mountain pass in the British Isles. Secluded and sandy coral beach 4 miles. Loch and sea fishing nearby. Walks from the doorstep of the...

  • near Culkein, Northern Highlands
    near Culkein, Northern Highlands×

    Eagle Cottage

    near Culkein, Northern Highlands

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    Ref: UK5323
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Rural Location
    Set in a picturesque location with stunning countryside and sea views from all the windows - what a great place to escape to.
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    Tucked away at the end of its own short, rough track, Eagle Cottage is a traditional detached white-washed stone cottage set on a working croft, in a stunning location with sea and mountain views. Looking out across Culkein Bay with Handa Island and the dramatic peaks of north west Sutherland clearly visible, Eagle Cottage provides cosy, warm accommodation with décor based around a seaside theme. On the ground floor there is a living room with an electric wood burner. The...
  • Aberarder, near Inverness, Highlands
    Aberarder, near Inverness, Highlands×

    Wester Croachy Cottage

    Aberarder, near Inverness, Highlands

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    Ref: 70228
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    This detached holiday cottage sits amidst hills and farmland, midway bewtween Fort Augustus and Inverness. This detached holiday cottage sits amidst hills and farmland, midway bewtween Fort Augustus and Inverness.
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    This detached holiday cottage sits amidst hills and farmland, midway bewtween Fort Augustus and Inverness, 15 miles, and east of Loch Ness, with some exceptional scenery from the roads leading towards the loch. It is very comfortably furnished with fabrics and colours that compliment the traditional highland style and is approached by a short grassy track. The mountains ensure a tranquil spot and Loch Ruthven very close by, is an ornithologist’s dream, with grebe and many various...

  • Achnacarry near Spean Bridge, Highlands
    Achnacarry near Spean Bridge, Highlands×

    Heron, Achnacarry Estate

    Achnacarry near Spean Bridge, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511294
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Garden / Patio
    First floor apartment set in the historic Achnacarry Estate, home to the chief of the Clan Cameron
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    Heron is situated in the heart of the historic Achnacarry Estate, home to the chief of the Clan Cameron, who lives at the adjacent Achnacarry Castle. Heron is positioned on the first floor of an original stone farm steading building which has recently been converted into luxury apartments in the heart of this beautiful and historical highland estate. It provides a high standard of accommodation in a unique, peaceful and totally un-spoilt setting.  The main living area is open-plan. This...
  • Strathconon, near Dingwall, Highlands
    Strathconon, near Dingwall, Highlands×

    The Gate Lodge

    Strathconon, near Dingwall, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5084
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire
    Nature enthusiasts will love The Gate Lodge, surrounded by spectacular scenery and an abundance of wildlife it’s perfect for exploring the Highlands.
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    If it is a relaxing get away from it all holiday you wish for then come to The Gate Lodge. Set almost at the head of the magnificent Strathconon Glen with its wonderful scenery, rugged mountains and heather clad hills, coupled with glistening lochs and rivers, a stay here will simply take your breath away. The spacious, detached Gate Lodge has been equipped and furnished to ensure a most comfortable and relaxing holiday as possible. Amongst the many activities available are hill...
  • Navidale, near Helmsdale
    Navidale, near Helmsdale×

    Sunrise

    Navidale, near Helmsdale

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    Ref: UK5406
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Offering seclusion, yet only a mile from Helmsdale, this is a great location for exploring the Highlands and even some of the islands too!
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    Sunrise is a beautifully presented, detached cottage, situated in a stunning location and sitting right on the road of the NC500 route which is one of the top 10 scenic routes in the world. This bright cottage, set in 1½ acre grounds, enjoys commanding views across the sea with the Highland hills beyond. Situated off a small no-through lane, on a hillside, the property offers peace and seclusion, yet is within close proximity to all amenities.
    This single-storey property offers...
  • Brora, Highlands
    Brora, Highlands×

    Links View Villa 5

    Brora, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5120
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Sea View
    Bright, cosy with some fantastic seascape views, Links View 5 is a charming country cottage in Brora that’s ideally located for exploring the Scottish Highlands and the Moray Coast.
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    Located in the attractive village of Brora, this lovely, end-terraced property makes an ideal base for exploring the Scottish Highlands, Loch Ness, the Moray Coast, the scenic West Coast and the Isle of Skye. Enjoying an ideal setting with wonderful panoramic views over the sandy beach and on towards the sea, the property has been equipped and furnished to a very good standard to ensure as comfortable and relaxing a holiday as possible. Whether a family with children looking for a beach...
    Links View Villa 2
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  • Balintore, near Tain, Highlands
    Balintore, near Tain, Highlands×

    The White House

    Balintore, near Tain, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5172
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View
    Nestled just a stone’s throw away from the beach, this holiday property is perfect for a seaside break away with your little ones.
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    The White House is a beautifully presented, 19th-century terraced stone cottage, with garden grounds that lead directly down onto a stunning sandy beach. The main living area is on the first floor, where you can take full advantage of the superb sea views from the large picture windows. The living area is separated from the bright contemporary kitchen/dining room by a large breakfast bar. Patio doors lead out onto a large elevated decking area, which is ideal for alfresco dining. There are...
  • Inverness, Highlands
    Inverness, Highlands×
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    Ref: SYYB
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Woodburning Stove
    Close to Inverness, this cottage is great for touring or enjoying golf and fishing whilst on holiday. Close to Inverness, this cottage is great for touring or enjoying golf and fishing whilst on holiday.
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    "River views and a wealth of glorious countryside combine to make this a wonderful setting for lovers of the great outdoors..."

    Perfect for a relaxing break, Ness Castle Estate lies in the heart of magnificent game fishing and golfing country, and with lovely walking on the doorstep, it is an ideal location for nature lovers and sporting enthusiasts alike. River Lodge (ref SYYA) is a magnificent, detached, ‘Colorado’-style lodge providing complete relaxation and...

    Ness Castle Estate - Weir Cottage
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  • Ardgour, Highlands
    Ardgour, Highlands×

    Stag Cottage

    Ardgour, Highlands

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    Ref: 26166
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    With natural beauty and plentiful wildlife in the area, Stag Cottage provides elegant and cosy accomodation for exploring. With natural beauty and plentiful wildlife in the area, Stag Cottage provides elegant and cosy accomodation for exploring.
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    In one of the most beautiful unspoilt areas in the Highlands with views towards Loch Linnhe and across the surrounding mountains, this detached holiday cottage offers an ideal touring base. Enjoy a day trip to Mull, Staffa and Iona via Lochaline, or visit Ardnamurchan, the most westerly point on the British mainland. The area is steeped in history and there are many castles, monuments, museums, gardens and craft shops to visit. Wildlife is also in abundance. Shop, pub and restaurant...

  • Badenscallie near Achiltibuie, Highlands
    Badenscallie near Achiltibuie, Highlands×

    Moss Cottage

    Badenscallie near Achiltibuie, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511382
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Rural Location
    A single storey detached cottage situated in a quiet hamlet just 200 yards from the coast.
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    Moss Cottage is a single storey detached cottage just 200 yards from the sea. Situated in the quiet hamlet of Badinscallie on the picturesque West coast of Scotland, it offers peace and tranquility in a superb setting.

    Set in its own gardens, with small tumbling Highland burn and with superb views across the bay, it is ideal for couples and families. The cottage is attractively presented throughout, with bright, modern furniture in the lounge, a well equipped kitchen and two...
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