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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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  • Lochybridge, near Fort William, Highlands
    Lochybridge, near Fort William, Highlands×

    Glen Mhor

    Lochybridge, near Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: W42554
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    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    This charming property is just the place for couples to escape to for a country retreat. This charming property is just the place for couples to escape to for a country retreat.
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    Lovely views of Ben Nevis

    This wonderful conversion is situated on the outskirts of Fort William and enjoys lovely views of Ben Nevis. In an area designated as Britain’s top outdoor location there are plenty of all year round activities. Nevis Range Ski Centre, 3 miles, boasts a dry ski slope and world renowned mountain bike tracks. Climbing, walking, fishing, birdwatching, golf and a variety of watersports are literally on your doorstep. An ideal holiday base for touring...

  • Ballachulish, near Fort William, Highlands
    Ballachulish, near Fort William, Highlands×

    Laroch Cottage

    Ballachulish, near Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: W43259
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    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Delightful, rural retreat for couples in area steeped in history, close to Glencoe, with world championship mountain bike course nearby. Delightful, rural retreat for couples in area steeped in history, close to Glencoe, with world championship mountain bike course nearby.
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    In an area renowned for its fabulous mountain ranges and scenery, this semi-detached holiday cottage lies in the heart of Ballachulish, a great base to explore the West Coast and Highlands of Scotland. The area is steeped in history and is ideal to relax in, watch the wildlife or enjoy many activities. Take the Jacobite Steam Train ‘Hogwarts Express’ along the ‘Road to the Isles’ or test the world championship mountain bike course. There are plenty of forest...

  • Wester Lovat, near Beauly, Highlands
    Wester Lovat, near Beauly, Highlands×

    Forest Lodge

    Wester Lovat, near Beauly, Highlands

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    Ref: 29276
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Set in beautiful surroundings with a leafy woodland to the rear, visitors to this property can enjoy the ever-changing views. Set in beautiful surroundings with a leafy woodland to the rear, visitors to this property can enjoy the ever-changing views.
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    This spacious, detached holiday lodge, set above the Beauly Firth, has far reaching views across Ben Wyvis. Set in beautiful surroundings with a leafy woodland to the rear, visitors can enjoy the ever changing views from the wide surrounding deck. Only 3 miles from the lovely village of Beauly with good shops and a choice of restaurants. The owners can provide clay pigeon shooting, or day or night excursions on a Rib on Loch Ness (both at cost). Fishing, golf and walking all close by. Shop...

  • Inverness, Highlands
    Inverness, Highlands×

    Viewmount House - Anderson

    Inverness, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5492
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities
    Just a short walk to Inverness Castle and the city centre, this cosy ground floor apartment is perfect for enjoying a city break.
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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. Anderson is a cosy apartment on the ground floor with its own private access and a lovely courtyard for enjoying an alfresco breakfast or a glass of wine in the evening. To make your stay...
    Viewmount House - Caledonian
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  • Drumnadrochit, Highlands
    Drumnadrochit, Highlands×

    Thistle Dubh

    Drumnadrochit, Highlands

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    Ref: 25865
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    This holiday cottage makes an ideal base for exploring Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle, the scenic west coast and Inverness. This holiday cottage makes an ideal base for exploring Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle, the scenic west coast and Inverness.
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    This delightful detached holiday cottage (pronounced ‘Thistle Doo’) enjoys a peaceful setting in the picturesque village of Drumnadrochit close to the shores of Loch Ness. The cottage makes an ideal base for exploring Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle, the scenic west coast and Inverness, the Highland capital. Super area for mountain biking, forest walks, climbing, and boat trips – also with an abundance of wildlife a wonderful area for the nature lover. Near to the Great Glen...

  • Clachangarbh, Gairloch, Highlands
    Clachangarbh, Gairloch, Highlands×

    Beach Cottage

    Clachangarbh, Gairloch, Highlands

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    Ref: W41902
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Just yards from the beach with unspoilt scenery, wonderful views of Loch Gairloch and a wealth of activities. Just yards from the beach with unspoilt scenery, wonderful views of Loch Gairloch and a wealth of activities.
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    Beach location

    A warm welcome awaits you at this wonderful holiday cottage. Just yards from the beach, it is perfectly placed in the heart of the popular village of Gairloch. It enjoys wonderful views of the waters of Loch Gairloch and on towards the Wester Ross Hills, and boasts a two-person steam shower house. The area is renowned for stunning, unspoilt scenery with a wealth of activities available - fishing, water sports, golf, climbing and mountain biking to name but a few. A...

  • Stoer, near Lochinver, Northern Highlands
    Stoer, near Lochinver, Northern Highlands×

    Cherry Trees Cottage

    Stoer, near Lochinver, Northern Highlands

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    Ref: UK5393
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    This charming holiday cottage, in a former school house, is located in a beautifully scenic area of the Northern Highlands.
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    Cherry Trees Cottage is a pretty stone cottage, situated on the edge of the rural hamlet of Stoer, in the heart of north west Sutherland. Originally the local school house, dating from the 1800s, it has now been converted into a quaint holiday cottage for two. The property is situated on one of the most scenic routes in the Highlands, surrounded by stunning landscapes of hills, mountains, lochs and superb beaches. The open plan living space, once the main school room, offers deep-silled...
  • North Kessock, Inverness, Highlands
    North Kessock, Inverness, Highlands×

    Woodpecker Cottage

    North Kessock, Inverness, Highlands

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    Ref: 23492
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    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    This peacefully located property is perfect for that break away from it all, complete with wonderful views. This peacefully located property is perfect for that break away from it all, complete with wonderful views.
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    With magnificent views over the Moray Firth to the Highland capital of Inverness just 4 miles away, this tastefully renovated holiday cottage is set next to the owner’s home in 2 acres of shared grounds. A garden gate leads to miles of forestry paths on Ord Hill, which boasts abundant wildlife and hill-fort. Inverness offers swimming, tennis, excellent shops and restaurants. The cottage is ideally situated within easy reach of Culloden Battlefield, Loch Ness, Glen Affric,...

  • Lochinver, near Ullapool, Highlands
    Lochinver, near Ullapool, Highlands×

    Creigard Cottage

    Lochinver, near Ullapool, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5092
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio
    Featuring beautiful views and a mature garden that’s frequented by a host of native wildlife, Creigard Cottage is a great introduction to the Northwest Highlands.
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    Set in a pretty garden, Creigard Cottage is a single-storey detached cottage that commands vast, endearing views across the hills to the sea beyond. With the owners living adjacent, the cottage is set in a very quiet location in the little hamlet of Badnaban, just 2 miles from the charming fishing village of Lochinver. With large picture windows, the cosy living room takes full advantage of the cottage’s beautiful surroundings. The open-plan kitchen/dining room is well equipped,...
    Creigard Bungalow
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  • Kinlochleven, near Fort William, Highlands
    Kinlochleven, near Fort William, Highlands×

    The Steadings Apartment

    Kinlochleven, near Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5362
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Rural Location
    Enjoy stunning views of mountains, lochs and glens from this delightful apartment, which lies in a village location within walking distance of the shop and pub. Enjoy stunning views of mountains, lochs and glens from this delightful apartment, which lies in a village location within walking distance of the shop and pub.
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    Nestling in the heart of the historic village of Kinlochleven and surrounded by magnificent mountains, lochs and glens, The Steadings Apartment, adjacent to the owners’ home, offers an extremely comfortable base from which to explore the Highlands and west coast of Scotland. The West Highland Way and the Mamore Mountains can be accessed literally from the sitting-out area, and there is an abundance of wildlife with deer often spotted behind this delightful semi-detached apartment.
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  • Achaphubuil near Fort William, Highlands
    Achaphubuil near Fort William, Highlands×

    Carinish Beag

    Achaphubuil near Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511434
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Coast within 1 mile - Sea View - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Peacefully located on the shores of Loch Lihnne this semi-detached property enjoys lovely views over the tranquil waters towards Corpach.
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    In a quiet setting by the shores of Loch Lihnne, this semi-detached cottage adjoins the owners home and boasts lovely views of the loch and beyond to Corpach. Located 12 miles from Glenfinnan, the famous ‘Road to the Isles’ and within easy reach of Fort William, the outdoor capital of the UK, Achaphubuil is an ideal base for those looking to explore the west coast of Scotland. The islands of Skye, Rum, Muck, Eigg and Canna can be visited from nearby Mallaig and Arisaig, or...
  • Gairloch, Wester Ross, Highlands
    Gairloch, Wester Ross, Highlands×

    Bay Cottage

    Gairloch, Wester Ross, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511232
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    - Coastal Property - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View
    Single storey detached cottage for couples overlooking Gairloch Bay in Wester Ross
     
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    Bay Cottage is a single storey detached cottage situated in a quiet backwater overlooking Gairloch Bay. Attractively presented throughout, it provides an ideal self catering base for couples wishing to explore this beautiful and renowned area of the Highland west coast. The accommodation is mainly open plan. The pretty lounge area is separated from the modern, well equipped kitchen by a breakfast bar. There is a warm and cosy double bedroom and bright, modern bathroom with shower. Bay Cottage...

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