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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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  • Thurso, Caithness, Highlands
    Thurso, Caithness, Highlands×

    Corry Cottage

    Thurso, Caithness, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511155
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Corry Cottage is a detached single storey property situated in a quiet location close to the centre of Thurso and just a...
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  • Nairn, Highlands
    Nairn, Highlands×

    Dolphin Cottage

    Nairn, Highlands

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    Ref: 30828
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove


    Enjoying a lovely setting just a few minutes’ walk from the award-winning sandy beach and the vibrant...

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  • John O’ Groats, Highlands
    John O’ Groats, Highlands×
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    Ref: W42412
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Rural Location

    Breathtaking views

    These detached holiday cottages, situated within walking distance of the famous village of...

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  • Onich, Fort William, Highlands
    Onich, Fort William, Highlands×

    The Old Store

    Onich, Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: 23746
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Baby and Toddler Friendly

    Situated on the edge of the pretty village of Onich, this cosy, comfortable, semi-detached holiday cottage has been...

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  • Hilton near Tain, Highlands
    Hilton near Tain, Highlands×

    Cross Tides

    Hilton near Tain, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511415
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Open Fire
    Cross Tides is the quintessential seaside cottage. Situated in a quiet backwater lane in the fishing village of Hilton...
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  • Ballachulish, near Glencoe, Highlands
    Ballachulish, near Glencoe, Highlands×

    Pine Marten Cottage

    Ballachulish, near Glencoe, Highlands

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    Ref: 29637
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Rural Location

    In a peaceful setting, this detached cottage, adjacent to the owners’ home, is located 550 yards from the...

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  • By Avoch, Highlands
    By Avoch, Highlands×

    Kite View Cottage

    By Avoch, Highlands

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    Ref: 29554
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove


    Enjoying stunning panoramic views across surrounding farmland and on towards the waters of the inner Moray...

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  • Onich, near Fort William, Highlands
    Onich, near Fort William, Highlands×

    Duart

    Onich, near Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: 11350
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities

    Superior detached bungalow (far left in photograph) one of two very attractive houses, well furnished and equipped and...

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  • Glaick, Balmacara, Kyle, Highlands
    Glaick, Balmacara, Kyle, Highlands×

    Aros

    Glaick, Balmacara, Kyle, Highlands

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    Ref: UVP
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Rural Location - Open Fire

    Breathtakingly positioned amid National Trust woodland, in an enviable setting just yards from the shore, this...

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  • Easter Galcantray, Highlands
    Easter Galcantray, Highlands×

    Woodland Cottage

    Easter Galcantray, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5311
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Enjoying a truly unique setting surrounded by woodlands, Woodland Cottage has been equipped and furnished to a good...
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  • Rockfield, near Portmahomack, Highlands
    Rockfield, near Portmahomack, Highlands×

    Shore Cottage

    Rockfield, near Portmahomack, Highlands

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    Ref: W41133
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Open Fire

    Twenty yards from the sea

    ’Shore Cottage’ is a delightful fisherman’s cottage that has...

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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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