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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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  • Druimarbin Falls

    Fort William

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 30790

    Boasting wonderful views of Loch Linnhe and the surrounding mountains, this first floor holiday apartment is beautifully presented. Situated on the edge of Fort William, it is in an ideal location for exploring the Highlands and West Coast of Scotland. Lochaber is known as the ‘Outdoor Capital of the UK’ and the breathtaking scenery has been used as the backdrop for many famous films including Braveheart, Rob Roy and Harry Potter. The West Highland steam train, Nevis Range gondola and a variety of boat trips make great days out. A short ferry crossing from Corran will take you to the Ardnamurchan Peninsula, or follow the famous Road to the Isles. There are plenty of famous castles, beautiful gardens, historic sites and museums to visit. For the energetic, outdoor activities include skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, climbing, fishing, sailing, kayaking and golf. Wildlife is abundant and golden eagles, deer, otters and dolphins are often seen. Glencoe, Oban, Loch Ness and the Isle of Skye are easily accessible. Shops, pubs and restaurants 1 mile.

    Stairs to entrance. All on first floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with breakfast area. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin (zip and link, can be 6ft double). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD and small library. iPod. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Shared ½-acre grounds. Parking (1 car). No smoking. NB: Stream 20 yards.

  • Craigellachie Cottage

    Wester Galcantray, nr. Cawdor

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: W43088

    Enjoying open views across the countryside, this detached holiday cottage has been equipped and furnished to a good standard to ensure as comfortable and relaxing a holiday as possible. Only 7 miles from Inverness and 2 miles from Castle Stuart Golf Links, which has hosted the Scottish Open golf tournament. Mountain biking on some of the many forest trails, golf at some wonderful Scottish courses, sea trips and watersports either on the Moray coast or Loch Ness are just some of the many activities available. There are many historical sites nearby such as Culloden Battlefield, Fort George and Cawdor Castle. Try the Whisky Trail along the Moray and Dornoch coasts. Shop 1 mile, pub serving food 3 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

    Multi-fuel burner in living room included. Oil central heating included (£20per week October-April). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking.

  • Strathy Cottage

    Strathy, Thurso

    Grade
    4
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: CC511212
    Strathy Cottage is the ultimate location for couples. This superbly presented pied a terre is perched on a hillside adjoining one of the most beautiful beaches to be found anywhere in the British Isles. Approached via a small no through road it offers immaculate accommodation for two in a truly spectacular setting. Set in its own garden grounds with stunning views across the sea and the white sweeping sands of Strathy beach, Strathy Cottage is the quintessential get away from it all cottage in a n unrivalled location. Built of stone under a traditional slate roof, it has been lovingly and painstakingly restored and renovated. The pretty lounge has a deep leather suite, a welcoming wood burning stove and attractive cottage style doors. A neat purpose built cupboard at one end contains a fully sprung pull down bed for plus two if required. The kitchen/dining room is a real delight, with brightly coloured tiles and modern units. There is a good sized double bedroom and adjoining modern shower room.

    Ground Floor: Property is all at ground floor level, has electric storage heaters and comprises:
    Lounge: With wood burning stove, Free View TV, a pretty lounge with leather suite, clever use of space with pull down double bed in purpose built storage unit within wall to sleep two additional people.
    Kitchen/Dining: With electric oven and hob, microwave/grill, fridge with ice box and washing machine, dining table and chairs; attractive cottage kitchen, well equipped and beautifully colour coordinated.
    Bedroom: With double bed
    Shower Room; With shower enclosure, WC and wash basin.

    All electricity, bed linen and towels included. First supply of logs for wood burning stove provided. Cot and high chair available.Enclosed garden grounds with patio area and furniture. Off road parking for up to 4 cars. Access to the beach is within a ten minute walk.

  • The Narrows

    Poolewe, nr. Gairloch

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: 9705


    Situated on the shores of the beautiful river Ewe, The Narrows is a bright, detached holiday cottage. Set in its own private and secluded gardens, it offers peace and tranquillity in a stunning setting. There are superb walks direct from the cottage along the riverbank and through the surrounding hills. The immediate area is a wildlife enthusiast’s paradise. Whales, dolphins, sea eagles and otters are all seen close by, and Pine Martin visit the picnic table just outside the window. Warmed by the Gulf Stream, this unique part of west coast Highlands enjoys a mild climate and is scenic and totally unspoilt. The sub-tropical gardens of Inverewe, just 5 minutes’ drive away, bear testament to this. Golf, fishing, cycling, hill walking, sailing and canoeing are all local pastimes. With wonderful sandy beaches, bays and islands this is an ideal location for visitors and a real get-away-from- it-all holiday. Shop and pub 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, one with en-suite bathroom, one with en-suite shower room. Separate toilet.

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Natural garden with patio area. Veranda. Ample parking. No smoking.

  • Loch Ness Cottages - Rivendell Cottage

    Fort Augustus

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 26694


    Set on the edge of Fort Augustus, Bramble Lodge (ref 29508) and Rivendell Cottage (ref 26694) are in a peaceful location near Loch Ness. Bramble Lodge is a detached lodge with wonderful views across the fields towards Loch Ness, whilst Rivendell Cottage is a bright apartment occupying a wing of the owners house and with lovely views over the surrounding countryside towards the hills beyond. Located at the southern tip of Loch Ness, Fort Augustus is a lively and popular village with many amenities and is an excellent base for touring the Highlands. At the northern end of Loch Ness lies Inverness, the ‘capital’ of the Highlands with excellent shops and a theatre complex. Nevis Range Ski Centre at Fort William boasts Scotland’s only cable-car system and the World Championship Mountain Bike track. The area hosts a large number of outdoor activities including hill walking, mountain biking, fishing, canoeing, windsurfing and sailing. There are many distilleries, stunning castles, secluded glens and beautiful gardens to visit. Meander along the banks of the Caledonian Canal, or watch the boats navigate the locks. Boat trips on Loch Ness to see Urquhart Castle or to hunt for the Loch Ness monster can be arranged locally. Both properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 8 guests. Shop, pub and restaurant ¾ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, both with wooden floors. Shower room with toilet.

    Oil central heating included. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Broadband by arrangement. Shared large enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture.

    Both properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Dishwasher. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking.

  • Golf View

    Brora

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: S4677

    Overlooking the entire length of Brora’s wonderful James Braid designed golf course, with the magnificent coastal scenery beyond. This first floor apartment (lift or stair access) is just a stroll to the expansive sandy beach and Royal Marine Hotel which offers visitors free use of the leisure club’s facilities including the pool, hot tub, sauna, table tennis and pool table. Brora offers good shops, a choice of restaurants and a railway station. Loch fishing is available by arrangement with the hotel. Clynelish Distillery (1 mile), Dunrobin Castle (4 miles) and Dornoch should not be missed.

    Stairs and lift to first floor: Living/dining area/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (zip and link, can be twin) with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet, 1 twin (zip and link, can be 6ft double) with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Shared garden. Parking. Loch fishing (at cost). No smoking.

  • Tides

    Cromarty

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: SZZL


    Located just a few steps from the sea, this lovely former fisherman’s cottage has been sympathetically and beautifully renovated to a high standard and is furnished and equipped to ensure as comfortable and relaxing holiday as possible. Tides, one of a pair, is set in the heart of Cromarty’s conservation area, with its cobbled streets, quaint shops and restaurants and lovely Georgian architecture. The village makes the perfect base for exploring this unspoilt and scenic part of the Highlands. Mountain biking, fishing, sea trips and water sports, golf and hill walking are just a few of the many activities this area has to offer. Take a trip to Inverness, the Highland Capital, Loch Ness, Culloden Battlefield and Fort George, all within easy reach. Take a walk up the ‘Hundred Steps’ to South Sutor; The Sutors are rocks on either side of the Cromarty Firth once thought to be the abode of two giant shoemakers. This area is steeped in history and culture and once visited, it will remain a beautiful memory. Shop 50 yards and pub 40 yards.

    Open-plan living/dining room/kitchen with wood-burning stove, beams and wooden floor. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Bathroom with roll-top bath, separate shower cubicle and toilet. Second floor: Double bedroom.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter £5 per basket
    • Electricity, full electric central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot and high chair (on request)
    • TV/music system
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • On road parking
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking

  • The Byre

    Mey, Thurso

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: CC511322
    The Byre is one of three barn conversion holiday cottages situated on a working farm just a few yards from the Pentland Firth. Immaculately presented throughout and with stunning views across the sea with the Orkney Isles clearly visible, The Byre provides a wonderful base for a memorable get away from it all holiday. The main living accommodation is open plan. The lounge area opens up through French windows to the garden beyond and affords the most incredible seascape views. The kitchen area is bright, modern and well equipped and there is a modern dining table for four. Both the double bedrooms are attractively furnished and spacious. There is a modern bathroom with walk in shower, WC and basin. The Byre is situated close to some of the most fantastic beaches in the UK. With miles of golden sand and massive sand dunes forming a backdrop, the nearby Dunnet beach is simply spectacular. Surfing, body boarding, sand buggying, swimming, horse riding and wild life watching are all local pastimes, yet this superb beach is never crowded. Please note The Byre may be available to let with the two adjoining self catering cottages that form the barn conversion - The Barn (sleeps 2) and The Stable (sleeps 2)

    Ground Floor: Property is all on one level, has electric storage heating and comprises;
    Open plan lounge/dining/kitchen
    Lounge Area: With Satellite Free view TV/DVD, radio/CD and French windows opening onto the garden area
    Dining Area: With dining furniture for 4
    Kitchen Area: With electric oven and hob, microwave, larder fridge and washer dryer
    Bedroom 1: With double bed
    Bedroom 2: With twin 3’ zip and link beds which can be joined to form 6ft double if required
    Shower Room: With shower cubicle, WC and wash basin
     

    All power, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair availableGarden area with patio and grass area. Off road parking for 2 cars.

  • The Old Net Store

    Portknockie, nr. Buckie

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: W41356

    Traditional fishing village / Sea views

    This detached fisherman’s cottage is situated just a stone’s throw from the coastline of Portknockie. The Old Net Store has been renovated to provide bright and attractive holiday accommodation whilst retaining a ‘feel’ for the past. On the Moray Firth, this lovely fishing village is an ideal location for touring this unspoilt area. Dolphins and seals are regularly spotted along the coast (boat trips available to view close-to-hand). There is a selection of small shops, pubs and restaurants within easy walking distance. Golf, fishing, riding, cycling and visiting the famous Malt Whisky and Castle Heritage Trails are all highly recommended. Shop 50 yards, pub 120 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Most rooms with wooden floors.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD and small library. CD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Enclosed courtyard and furniture. On road parking. No smoking.

  • Hill Cottage

    Strathkanaird, Ullapool

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: CC511156
    Looking out across the hills and mountains with a river valley below, Hill Cottage is set in 8 acres of unspoilt hillside amidst stunning scenery.  This detached former croft cottage has been totally and painstakingly restored by its Highland owners and now offers an exceptionally high standard of modern accommodation whilst retaining many of its unique historic features.  The main room downstairs is open-plan and combines the ultimate in olde world charm with modern living.  An original exposed stone wall, deep-silled windows and an attractive fireplace are complemented by plush deep leather sofas, solid wood floors and a superb modern kitchen with range-style cooker. Upstairs there are two beautifully presented and colour-coordinated bedrooms together with a spacious bathroom with large shower and corner bath.
    The garden grounds are fully enclosed (dog owners please note there are very friendly sheep in the area so dogs must be kept under control at all times).  Hill Cottage is in an elevated position with stunning views across the valley or strath below. A path meanders down the gently sloping hillside to the pretty river Kanaird – a lovely place to take a picnic or just enjoy a quiet river stroll along the banks.

    Ground Floor: Property has oil central heating and comprises:
    Open plan lounge/dining/kitchen
    Lounge Area: With electric ’stove effect’ fire, large flat screen TV with Sky package, DVD, radio/CD, internet access and featuring a wonderful exposed wall with solid wood flooring.
    Dining Area: With stunning views
    Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed
    Bedroom 2: With two single beds
    Bathroom: With large corner bath, large corner enclosed shower enclosure, WC and wash basin.

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair available. Internet access.Landscaped, hillside garden with grassed area, picnic tables and chairs set in 8 acres with access down to river. Off road parking for 3 cars.

  • Riverside Cottage

    Inchnadamph, nr. Lochinver

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 29339


    This holiday cottage, accessed by a rough track, is situated in the rural village of Inchnadamph, a perfect get away from it all location. This area is part of the first Geopark in Scotland, with its dramatic land/seascapes, geology and history. Traligill Glen, which leads to the impressive entrances of the largest cave system in Scotland, is a short walk from the cottage. The area has much to offer for the outdoor enthusiast, including hill walking, with Stac Pollaidh, Canisp and Suilven all close by, and several lochs for trout fishing (permits available locally). Boats can be hired in Lochinver for sea angling. Knockan Crag, a National Nature Reserve, is also nearby. For bird watchers, Handa Island is a great day out, with hundreds of breeding seabirds, or spot mountain hares and otters. Shop 12 miles, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Two twin bedrooms. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity and bed linen included. No TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Parking (2 cars). Natural water supply from spring. No smoking. NB: Access by rough track.

  • Rose Cottage

    Glenuig, nr. Lochailort

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 29551

    This cosy, detached, single-storey holiday cottage boasts lovely views over the Sound of Arisaig, towards the small Isles of Eigg, Muck, Rum and Canna. In a fantastic position in the heart of the tiny coastal village of Glenuig it makes an ideal base for exploring the Ardnamurchan Peninsula. From Mallaig you can catch a small ferry to the Isle of Skye or one of the smaller Inner Isles. Samalaman Bay is a short walk away or Arisaig, Morar and Kilchoan all have beautiful white sandy beaches. Outdoor activities include walking, fishing, golf, watersports and birdwatching. Frequent sightings of wildlife include otters, deer, eagles and even the occasional porpoise. Rose Cottage offers a truly perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Beach 600 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. Utility room. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Multi-fuel burner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Pets to be kept on a lead (sheep country). No smoking. NB: 6 steps, slope and low wall in garden.

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