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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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  • Drumnadrochit, Highlands
    Drumnadrochit, Highlands×

    Rose Cottage

    Drumnadrochit, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5109
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Enjoying a peaceful setting on the edge of the popular and vibrant village of Drumnadrochit, Rose Cottage has been...
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  • Nr. Gairloch, Highlands
    Nr. Gairloch, Highlands×

    Camus Na Harry

    Nr. Gairloch, Highlands

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    Ref: UDT
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Ground Floor Facilities - Woodburning Stove

    Standing in 4 acres of garden which lead down to a shingle beach, this single-storey, wooden-clad property enjoys...

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  • Near Lochailort, Highlands
    Near Lochailort, Highlands×

    The Turret

    Near Lochailort, Highlands

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

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

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  • Lairg, Sutherland, Highlands
    Lairg, Sutherland, Highlands×

    The Barn

    Lairg, Sutherland, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511175
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    The Barn is an immaculately presented single-storey cottage situated in superb open countryside in the midst of...
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  • Tomintoul, near Ballindalloch, Highlands
    Tomintoul, near Ballindalloch, Highlands×

    Glencairn Cottage

    Tomintoul, near Ballindalloch, Highlands

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    Ref: CC512059
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Situated in the heart of the pretty stone village of Tomintoul, the highest village in the Highlands, and set within...
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  • Glenelg, near Kyle of Lochalsh, Highlands
    Glenelg, near Kyle of Lochalsh, Highlands×

    Rams Cottage

    Glenelg, near Kyle of Lochalsh, Highlands

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    Ref: 14464
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Rural Location

    Sea views

    Stunningly located at the edge of Glenelg Bay where the tide ebbs and flows providing a haven for...

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  • Durnamuck, Highlands
    Durnamuck, Highlands×

    Number 1

    Durnamuck, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511454
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Set in its own gardens and surrounded by open farmland and hills, close to the shore of Little Loch Broom, Number 1 is...
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  • Banavie, near Fort William, Inverness-ShireHighlands
    Banavie, near Fort William, Inverness-ShireHighlands×

    Dontra Log Chalets - Dontra Log Chalet 1

    Banavie, near Fort William, Inverness-ShireHighlands

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    Ref: W8146
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio

    Superb highland setting with panoramic views

    Situated in an idyllic location with direct access to the...

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  • Clachtoll, near Lochinver, Highlands
    Clachtoll, near Lochinver, Highlands×

    Split Rock Croft Cottage

    Clachtoll, near Lochinver, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5034
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Split Rock Croft Cottage is set on a traditional working croft in a stunning area of the north west Highlands. The...
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  • Nether Dallachy, near Spey Bay, Highlands
    Nether Dallachy, near Spey Bay, Highlands×

    Shedend

    Nether Dallachy, near Spey Bay, Highlands

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    Ref: 30956
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Woodburning Stove


    This lovely, cosy, semi-detached holiday cottage is within the peaceful hamet of Nether Dallachy, just a mile...

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  • Glen Loy near Fort William, Highlands
    Glen Loy near Fort William, Highlands×

    Beinn Loy

    Glen Loy near Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511412
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Inverskilavulin is set at the foot of Beinn Bhan in the heart of Glen Loy with stunning views of Ben Nevis and Aonach...
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  • Balnagown, Invergordon, Highlands
    Balnagown, Invergordon, Highlands×

    Gardener’s Cottage

    Balnagown, Invergordon, Highlands

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    Ref: SMMK
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

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

    Set in the...

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