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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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  • Nairn×

    Annfield

    Nairn

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    Ref: 19231
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Hot Tub - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Coast within 5 miles - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed - Coast within 3 miles

    This well-furnished bungalow is situated on a quiet lane on the outskirts of the seaside town of Nairn, a convenient...

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  • Kiltarlity near Beauly×

    Beaufort Cottages - Mercy Cottage

    Kiltarlity near Beauly

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    Ref: CC511448
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Hot Tub - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Coast within 5 miles - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location - Coast within 3 miles
    A warm Highland welcome awaits you at this holiday property, located in the Beaufort Estate. It enjoys a tranquil...
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  • near Kilmonivaig, Fort William×

    Salmon Catch Cottage

    near Kilmonivaig, Fort William

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    Ref: CC511282
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    - Wifi - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine
    Salmon Catch Cottage is a superb cottage situated right on the banks of the famous River Lochy. Forming a contemporary...
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  • Torcastle, Banavie, near Fort William×

    Shepherds Rest

    Torcastle, Banavie, near Fort William

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    Ref: 25422
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Luxury Property - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Coast within 5 miles - Barbecue - Rural Location

    Nestled between the River Lochy and the famous Caledonian Canal this detached holiday property has direct access from...

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  • Inverasdale, near Poolewe×

    Torburn Cottage

    Inverasdale, near Poolewe

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    Ref: 30741
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Coast within 5 miles - Rural Location - Coast within 3 miles


    This detached holiday property, close to the owners’ home, is situated in the pretty village of...

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  • Balnagown, Invergordon×

    Grieves Cottage

    Balnagown, Invergordon

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    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Luxury Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Coast within 5 miles - Rural Location - Coast within 3 miles

    "A true jewel in the crown..stretching north from the shores of the Cromarty Firth"

    Set in the...

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  • Aviemore×

    Allt Mor

    Aviemore

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    Ref: W40546
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - No Pets Allowed

    Heart of the highlands

    This detached villa is part of a select number of houses on the outskirts of a year...

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  • Bonar Bridge×

    Achue Croft Cottage

    Bonar Bridge

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    Ref: 30783
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location


    Situated in open countryside and enjoying uninterrupted views from all angles, Achue Croft Cottage is a...

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  • near Conon Bridge×

    Urquhart Mill

    near Conon Bridge

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    Ref: CC511334
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Hot Tub - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - Coast within 5 miles - No Pets Allowed - Coast within 3 miles
    Urquhart Mill is an exceptionally spacious single storey detached house situated in an elevated position overlooking...
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  • Nairn×
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    Ref: UK5033
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    - Coastal Property - Hot Tub - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Coast within 5 miles - Coast within 3 miles
    Enjoying a central yet quiet setting and only a few minutes walk from the centre of Nairn, this semi-detached,...
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  • Fort Augustus×

    Glen View

    Fort Augustus

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    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Coast within 5 miles - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed - Coast within 3 miles

    Situated within the former St Benedict’s Abbey, one of the finest old buildings in the north of Scotland....

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  • Gairloch, Wester Ross×

    Caberfeidh

    Gairloch, Wester Ross

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    Ref: CC511114
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Hot Tub - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - Coast within 5 miles - Coast within 3 miles
    Caberfeidh is idyllically situated right on the shores of Loch Gairloch.  Built in 1800, this traditional village house...
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