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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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  • North Ballachulish, near Glencoe, Highlands
    North Ballachulish, near Glencoe, Highlands×

    Oak View

    North Ballachulish, near Glencoe, Highlands

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    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Romantic rural lodge, for couples on a traditional croft, with excellent climbing and walking on Glencoe’s mountains or leisurely forest trails. Romantic rural lodge, for couples on traditional croft, with excellent climbing and walking on Glencoe’s mountains or leisurely forest trails.
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    In a peaceful setting with lovely mountain views, this cosy wooden holiday cottage is set on a small croft, 12 miles south of Fort William and 4 miles north of Glencoe. Forest trails offer leisurely walks and mountain biking, or Glencoe’s rugged mountains allow for excellent climbing. Skiing, horse riding, fishing, golf and a variety of watersports are also available. Visit the Isles of Mull, Staffa and Iona, or cross on the Corran Ferry to explore the Ardnamurchan Peninsula. The...

  • Duror near Dallachulish, Highlands
    Duror near Dallachulish, Highlands×

    The Bothy at the House of Keil

    Duror near Dallachulish, Highlands

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    - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    With two miles of shore front literally on the doorstep for guest to explore, The Bothy makes the perfect coastal retreat for two.
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    In a wonderful location on the shores of Loch Linnhe, just south of Duror village, this cosy, single-storey holiday apartment is situated on a small working farm. The farm has a variety of livestock including wonderful, gentle llamas and a large pig. Literally on the doorstep the farm has one and a half miles of shore front for you to explore, with a shingle beach and an abundance of opportunities for fishing, bird watching, beach combing or, just watching the sun setting over the Morven...
  • Kiltarlity, near Beauly, Highlands
    Kiltarlity, near Beauly, Highlands×

    Badgers Den

    Kiltarlity, near Beauly, Highlands

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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    This cosy apartment is well suited for a romantic, outdoor rural escape in the Scottish Highlands. This cosy apartment is well suited for a romantic, outdoor rural escape in the Scottish Highlands.
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    Badgers Den is a first floor holiday apartment that sits within rural woodland, and lies on the outskirts of the village of Kiltarlity. The property makes an ideal base for exploring this largely unspoilt part of the Highlands, with many attractions and activities within a short drive. Locally there is mountain biking amongst spectacular forest trails, hill walking in nearby Glen Affric and Strathfarrar and kayaking and loch trips on Loch Ness. Inverness offers a variety of...

  • Strathcarron, Wester Ross, Highlands
    Strathcarron, Wester Ross, Highlands×

    The Cottage

    Strathcarron, Wester Ross, Highlands

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    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire
    Charming, detached single story cottage for two enjoying quiet seclusion surrounded by magnificent scenery of mountains and the stunning sea loch - Loch Carron
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    The Cottage is a charming single storey white-washed stone cottage situated in the quiet hamlet of Achintee in the heart of Wester Ross. Surrounded by hills, the Loch Carron sea loch and open countryside and enjoying quiet seclusion in its well established cottage gardens, it provides an ideal base for two. Originally a traditional crofter’s cottage, it has (in 2015) undergone complete refurbishment throughout with a brand new kitchen, the latest appliances, free Wi-Fi and furnished to...
  • Stoer, near Lochinver, Northern Highlands
    Stoer, near Lochinver, Northern Highlands×

    Cherry Trees Cottage

    Stoer, near Lochinver, Northern Highlands

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    Ref: UK5393
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    - 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...
  • Ballachulish, Highlands
    Ballachulish, Highlands×

    MacKenzie Cottage

    Ballachulish, Highlands

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    Ref: 26400
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    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Cosy cottage for couples, with spectacular scenery, ideal for exploring the Highlands, Nevis Range Gondola is a short drive away. Cosy cottage for couples, with spectacular scenery, ideal for exploring the Highlands, Nevis Range Gondola is a short drive away.
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    Situated in the village of Ballachulish, just 1 mile from historic Glencoe, this semi-detached property offers an ideal holiday base from which to explore Argyll and the Highlands. The area is surrounded by spectacular scenery, mountains, lochs and hidden glens with an abundance of wildlife. Glencoe’s famous rugged mountain range is popular with climbers and walkers, whilst mountain biking, skiing, golf, sailing and forest walks are a few of the activities available. Nevis Range...

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

    Pine Tree Cottage

    Altass, Lairg, Sutherland, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511305
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    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio
    Detached cottage for 2 situated in a quiet lane in the heart of the spectacular Sutherland hills.
     
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    Pine Tree Cottage is situated in the grounds of the owner’s property. This delightful detached modern cottage is impeccably presented and provides a high standard of accommodation for two in a stunning setting. The main living accommodation is open plan, with the lounge/kitchen/dining room running the length of the cottage. The lounge area looks out across the open hills and countryside, with the river below. The bright, modern kitchen area is well equipped, with integral appliances....
  • Garve, near Strathpeffer, Highlands
    Garve, near Strathpeffer, Highlands×

    Drover’s Rest

    Garve, near Strathpeffer, Highlands

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    Ref: 29199
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    - Car parking on site - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Enjoying breathtaking views, this detached former barn is a perfect romantic retreat for couples. Fishing available on site. Enjoying breathtaking views, this detached former barn is a perfect romantic retreat for couples. Fishing available on site.
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    Dating back to 1760, this detached former barn has been carefully restored to provide a very good standard of accommodation. Exposed beams, open stonework and a multi-fuel stove add to its charm. Drover’s Rest is set close to Ben Wyvis and is a delightful hideaway, ideal for a romantic break. Surrounded by spectacular countryside, meander along the riverside, take a woodland walk or relax on the bedroom balcony and enjoy the breathtaking views across the River Blackwater, with...

  • Strathconon, near Muir of Ord, Highlands
    Strathconon, near Muir of Ord, Highlands×

    Glacour Studio

    Strathconon, near Muir of Ord, Highlands

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    - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Offering cosy accommodation, this converted croft house is perfect for walking, fishing and for touring the North West Highlands. Offering cosy accommodation, this converted croft house is perfect for walking, fishing and for touring the North West Highlands.
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    Enjoy the splendour and magnificence of Strathconon, a beautiful glen deep in the Highlands. This studio cottage, a spacious detached holiday property, offers the holidaymaker cosy accommodation together with Glenmeanich Cottage (ref W101) and The Old Gun House (ref W2607) in a ’get away from it all’ location. Hill walking, river and loch fishing (permits available from the estate office), and an abundance of wildlife help to add to the enjoyment of this ’Brigadoon’...
  • Torcastle, near Fort William, Highlands
    Torcastle, near Fort William, Highlands×

    Birch Lodge

    Torcastle, near Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: 28880
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Rural Location
    Surrounded by breathtaking scenery, this cosy lodge for couples is near to Fort William with clan history, castles and museums. Surrounded by breathtaking scenery, this cosy lodge for couples is near to Fort William with clan history, castles and museums.
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    Set in an enviable location on the banks of the Caledonian Canal with stunning panoramic views of Ben Nevis and the ski slopes of Aonoch Mor from all aspects, these holiday lodges are conveniently located 220 yards from the owner’s home. Oak Lodge (ref 28879) is detached, whilst Birch Lodge (ref 28880) is semi-detached. The properties have easy access via the Shengain Viaduct to the Great Glen Way, which is superb for dog walking. This area is an ideal base for touring the Highlands...

  • Inverness, Highlands
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    Viewmount Apartments - Anderson

    Inverness, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5492
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    - 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, 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.
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  • Plockton, Highlands
    Plockton, Highlands×

    Hirta

    Plockton, Highlands

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    Ref: 18065
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Ground Floor Facilities
    Set in the heart of this picturesque National Trust village, Hirta forms part of a sympathetically converted former church with fabulous scenery. Set in the heart of this picturesque National Trust village, Hirta forms part of a sympathetically converted former church with fabulous scenery.
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    Set in the heart of this picturesque National Trust village, this ground floor holiday apartment forms part of a sympathetically converted former church. Enjoy the fabulous scenery and the rich abundance of wildlife, particularly the seals and otters in Plockton Bay. Super area for walking, fishing and sea trips - lots to do and see. Plockton is a convenient touring base for the Isle of Skye and the beautiful West Coast. Take advantage of the traditional Highland hospitality in the hotels...

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