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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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  • Near Lochailort, Highlands
    Near Lochailort, Highlands×

    The Dairy House

    Near Lochailort, Highlands

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    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Open Fire

    " In a land steeped in legends of the Bonnie Prince – close to Moidart’s sandy...

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  • Laggan Locks, Loch Lochy, Highlands
    Laggan Locks, Loch Lochy, Highlands×

    Ivy Cottage

    Laggan Locks, Loch Lochy, Highlands

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    Ref: SD40
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    - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire

    This little, detached, single-storey holiday cottage, adjacent to the owner’s boat hire business, is...

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  • Ballachulish, Highlands
    Ballachulish, Highlands×

    Railway Cottage

    Ballachulish, Highlands

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    Ref: 30757
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location


    Situated in the quiet village of Ballachulish, this cosy mid-terraced, single-storey holiday property offers a...

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  • Spean Bridge near Fort William, Highlands
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    Apartment At No 3

    Spean Bridge near Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511199
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    - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    This pretty ground floor apartment provides an ideal retreat for two in the heart of the Scottish Highlands. Apartment At...
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  • Ballachulish, Highlands
    Ballachulish, Highlands×

    MacKenzie Cottage

    Ballachulish, Highlands

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    Ref: 26400
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    Situated in the village of Ballachulish, just 1 mile from historic Glencoe, this semi-detached property offers an...

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  • Blairninich near Strathpeffer, Highlands
    Blairninich near Strathpeffer, Highlands×

    The Hollies

    Blairninich near Strathpeffer, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511476
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Enjoying a peaceful, rural setting, The Hollies has been equipped and furnished to a very high standard to ensure...
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  • Spean Bridge near Fort William, Highlands
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    Achaneich Stable Cottage

    Spean Bridge near Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511258
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    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Achaneich Stable Cottage stands in the grounds of an historic Highland house which dates back to 1600. Set in 2...
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  • Strontian, Highlands
    Strontian, Highlands×

    Gorten

    Strontian, Highlands

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    Ref: 30289
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location


    Gorten is a charming and well-appointed holiday cottage, ideal for couples or singles, and is in a truly...

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  • Golspie, Highlands
    Golspie, Highlands×

    Beachside - Beachside Bothy

    Golspie, Highlands

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    Ref: W43513
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Ground Floor Facilities

    Enjoying a central location within the village of Golspie, these semi-detached holiday cottages Beachside Cottage...

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  • Milton, near Drumnadrochit, Highlands
    Milton, near Drumnadrochit, Highlands×

    Snookies Cottage

    Milton, near Drumnadrochit, Highlands

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    Ref: 29360
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove


    Nestling in the peaceful community of Milton, on the outskirts of the popular village of Drumnadrochit, Snookies...

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  • Achintee, Fort William, Highlands
    Achintee, Fort William, Highlands×

    Stob-Ban View

    Achintee, Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: S4582
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Rural Location

    Spectacular mountain views across Glen Nevis are an impressive feature of this romantic retreat – its glass...

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  • Banavie, near Fort William, Highlands
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    The Cottage

    Banavie, near Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511388
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    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    This delightful semi-detached cottage, which is attached to the owner’s home, offers a very good standard...
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