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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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  • Rubha Lodge

    Shieldaig

    Grade
    5
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: S17

    Spectacularly set close to a secluded shingle beach and private mooring, this detached property has an enviable location and is perfect for those looking for peace and quiet. The property is beautifully furnished and commands stunning sea views over Loch Shieldaig and the sea. Seals and otters are a common sight from the house, which is guaranteed to keep the whole family fascinated for hours. Dramatic mountain views can be enjoyed and for keen walkers there are plenty of interesting walks to be found, including climbing in the Torridon Mountain Range. The cottage is reached via a short rough road from the village where a pub, two shops and a restaurant can be found. Boat trips from Shieldaig and Torridon to the Inner Hebrides on a newly built catamaran.
    Trips to the beautiful city of Inverness are easily accessible and the village of Plockton, home to the popular television series Hamish Macbeth is just a short drive. The Isle of Skye is well worth the visit and is accessed via a bridge over the Kyle of Lochalsh. Applecross is another village not be missed, it is an idyllic place where visitors can wander along lanes banked with wild iris and orchids, and explore beaches and rock pools on the shore. It is also an adventure travelling to Applecross, where some of the most breathtaking scenery in Scotland can be seen with panoramic views across the Minch to Raasay and Skye. The nearby Countryside Centre is the gateway to a massive mountain nature reserve. Excellent restaurant 15-minutes drive. Shop and pub 1/2 mile.

    Step to entrance. Spacious living/dining room with wood-burning stove and sea views. Two steps up to spacious modern fitted kitchen with breakfast bar area and ceramic tiled floor. Utility. Bathroom with shower cubicle and toilet. Shower room and toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms; both with 5ft bed and one with additional single bed (for +1), each with TV, coombed ceiling and loch views.

    • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Three TVs
    • Video (large library)
    • Three DVDs (large library)
    • Stereo/CD (small library)
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Garden within 6 acres with furniture, small wood, private shingle beach and mooring
    • Golf clubs, croquet and picnic blankets available
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Secure cycle storage
    • Tennis court
    • No smoking
    • NB: Drops in grounds and unfenced shoreline

  • Keil Farmhouse

    Duror near Dallachulish

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: CC511206
    Keil Farmhouse is a charming detached cottage situated on the spectacular Argyllshire coast, just south of Duror village.  Located within a working farm setting you can watch and enjoy the comings and goings of everyday farm life.  The farm has a variety of livestock including wonderful gentle llamas.   The farmhouse dates back to the 1930’s and offers comfortable self catering accommodation for a family of five. All the rooms have a traditional wood panel lining and upstairs the ceilings are coombed.  The large open plan country style kitchen/dining area is a great family space, with the Rayburn cooker providing a real warm heart to the room.  The sitting room is comfy and cosy with a wood burning stove.  The fully enclosed garden has outdoor furniture, mature planting and views out to Loch Linnhe and islands beyond.  The farm has two miles of shore front for you to explore.  The shingle beach is only a very short walk from the farmhouse and provides an abundance of opportunities for fishing, bird watching, beach combing or just watching the sun setting over the Morven Hills.  You can launch a canoe or small dinghy from the beach or if you have a larger boat a slipway is available for a small fee at Linnhe Marina, only a short drive away, where boats can also be hired.  Otters, seals, porpoises, buzzards, golden and sea eagles, and barn owls can be seen from the farm.   

    Ground Floor: Property has oil central heating and comprises:
    Sitting Room: With wood burning stove, TV and DVD
    Kitchen/Dining Room: With oil Rayburn cooker (operates the heating and hot water), separate electric oven, electric hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine, table and chairs.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed
    Bedroom 2: With two single beds
    Bedroom 3: With single bed
    Shower Room: With shower cubicle, WC and wash basin

    All oil, electricity, bed linen and tea towels included. First supply of wood for stove provided. Bath and hand towels available at £2 per person payable directly to the owner on arrival if required. Travel cot, stair gate and fire guard available.Enclosed garden with outdoor furniture. Storage available for bikes and boats. Working farm with livestock and farm machinery. Private visits to Castle Stalker may be arranged on occasions. Off road parking for 3 cars.

  • Shalom

    Westhill, Inverness

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: 14665

    Enjoy panoramic views over the town and across the Moray Firth to the Black Isle and the Ross-shire mountains from this welcoming, well presented holiday bungalow. Set in the peaceful Westhill area of Inverness near the famous Culloden Battlefield it is an ideal centre for touring or visiting the many local attractions. Theatre, leisure centre, superb golf courses, breathtaking scenery, beautiful lochs and castles are all within easy reach, and there is a large 24hr supermarket, 2 miles. Where better to spend that special holiday! Shop and church 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet,

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. High chair on request. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi.Telephone-incoming calls only. Garden and bench seat. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

  • Carness West

    North Ballachulish, Glencoe

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: SEEF

    Situated close to Loch Leven, Carness West was built to take full advantage of the breathtaking mountain views, with first floor panoramic windows and doors leading to two spacious balconies. Despite its seclusion, the house is ideally located for all outdoor activities including hill walking, climbing, golf, horse riding, mountain biking, skiing, fishing and kayaking. There is an abundance of wildlife to be seen in this stunning location. Locally there are craft shops, tea rooms and a visitor centre. Shop 3 miles, pub 1 mile.

    Two double bedrooms, each with 5ft bed; one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Single bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Laundry room. First floor: Large living/dining room with wood-burning stove and oak floor. TV snug with French doors to balcony. Spacious, well-equipped kitchen with cooking island and French doors to large balcony with table and benches.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full ground source central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • TV (Freeview)
    • Video
    • DVD (small library)
    • Stereo/CD (small library)
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Set within natural grounds
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • No smoking

  • Kangei

    Grantown-on-Spey

    Grade
    5
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: CC512056
    Kangei is a traditional stone cottage situated in a quiet backwater close to the centre of Grantown-on-Spey, in the heart of Speyside. One of a pair of cottages, it is ideally located for exploring the whole of the Highlands. The pretty cottage lounge has a superb exposed granite stone wall, deep leather sofas and a welcoming wood burning stove. The cottage has recently undergone an extensive renovation programme and the large, modern conservatory with open plan kitchen/dining area with under floor heating, adds space and light to this charming olde worlde cottage. There are two good sized bedrooms, (one with modern en suite), and a family bathroom. The cottage garden opposite provides an ideal spot for a BBQ or quiet drink whilst planning the next day’s excursion.
    For larger groups or friends or family, Kangei may also be available to let with the adjoining cottage, Failte which sleeps 4/5

    Ground Floor: Property has electric storage heaters and under floor heating and comprises;
    Lounge: With wood burning stove, satellite Free view TV, DVD and radio/CD
    Kitchen/Dining/Conservatory: With electric oven and hob, microwave, larder fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine; dining furniture, views across the garden
    Bedroom 1: With two single beds and fold down bed (for + 1) and en suite shower, WC and wash basin

    First Floor: Bedroom 2: With king size bed
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin

    All  bed linen included. Electricity allowance of £5 each day is included with additional usage by meter. First supply of fuel for wood burning stove supplied. Cot and high chair available. Internet access available.
     Lawn area with picnic table and chairs. Off road parking for 1 car.

  • The Steading

    Aultbea

    Grade
    5
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: 31011


    The Steading is a beautifully converted, detached, stone holiday cottage, set in its own pretty gardens with superb sea views. The cottage is bright and spacious, with high ceilings and large windows which drink in the wonderful views across the bay. The main living room has a welcoming woodburner and deep sofas. The large kitchen/dining room opens out onto a conservatory overlooking the gardens and the sea. There are two good-sized bedrooms which sleep up to five people, with the double having its own en-suite shower room, and a further family bathroom. Situated in the charming seaside village of Aultbea, there are good facilities close by, including a store and post office, and hotel with bar and restaurant. Set in a horseshoe shape, straddling the shoreline and surrounded by hills and open countryside, Aultbea is a lovely place for walking, cycling, canoeing and kayaking, as well as just enjoying the scenery and drinking in the wonderful views. This area of the West Highlands is renowned for its superb sandy beaches and breathtaking scenery. Noted for its temperate climate and warmed by the Gulf Stream, an exceptional variety of plants flourish in the region. The sub-tropical gardens of Inverewe, located here, are simply stunning and offer visitors a memorable day out. The surrounding area offers a wealth of activities and places of interest. Golf, pony trekking, cycling (bike hire available locally) and fishing in loch, sea and river, as well as the opportunity for hill walking and climbing in some of the most spectacular mountain scenery to be found anywhere in the Highlands. Close by is the Ben Eighe Nature Reserve, in the heart of the spectacular Torridon mountains. Here there are walks and climbs for all abilities as well as some lovely picnic areas. Along the coast, there are a variety of water sports and boat trips. The nearby village of Gairloch also has superb beaches, interesting small shops, cafes and restaurants, as well as a whale watching boat which leaves from the harbour. Stone shore 50 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Kitchen/dining area. Conservatory. Utility room. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (6ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin with additional single. Bathroom with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD and small library. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed, lawned garden with patio, terrace, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Close proximity to the sea.

  • Upper Stronaba Cottage

    Upper Stronaba

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: CC511371
    Upper Stronaba Cottage is situated amongst spectacular scenery, with stunning uninterrupted views across open countryside to the Ben Nevis mountain range. This single storey cottage is approached via a short track that leads up into the hills. The lounge is warm and cosy, with open fireplace and large picture windows looking across to Ben Nevis. The kitchen / dining room has plenty of space for up to 5 people and is well equipped. There are three attractive bedrooms and a modern shower room. The rural cottage gardens mainly consists of grass, with a patio area; an ideal spot for a quiet drink whilst enjoying the spectacular scenery

    Ground Floor: The accommodation is all on one level has electric central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: with open fire, satellite Freeview, TV, DVD and radio/CD; lovely views
    Kitchen/diner: with electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
    Bedroom 1: with two single beds
    Bedroom 2: with one single bed
    Bedroom 3: with one double bed
    Shower room: with shower cubicle, WC and wash basin

    All electricity included. First supply of coal provided. Bed linen and towels supplied. Enclosed garden, very secluded with grassed area and patio. Off road parking space for 2 cars.

  • Queen Street Cottage

    Inverness

    Grade
    5
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: CC511193
    Enjoying a quiet yet central setting just yards from the River Ness, this end-terraced cottage makes a super base for a city break or for exploring this beautiful part of the Highlands. Only a few minutes’ walk from the heart of the city, Queens Street Cottage has been equipped and furnished to a good standard to ensure as comfortable and relaxing holiday as possible. Inverness city is the gateway to the north west Highlands and islands, and you can enjoy its wide variety of shops, lovely riverside restaurants and pubs, cinema and theatre. Take a visit to Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle, Culloden Battlefield, Fort George, Cawdor and Brodie castles all within easy reach. Enjoy a trip along the Moray Coast and take in the beauty of the coastline and perhaps you may catch a glimpse of the bottle nose dolphins. Sea trips and fishing, golf, mountain biking, watersports, hill walking and climbing are just some of the wealth of activities which can be enjoyed in this area. Take a day trip to the lovely west coast where you can take the bridge over to the enigmatic Isle of Skye or even a day trip to the lovely Orkney Islands – highly recommended.

    Ground Floor: The property has full electric central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/dining room: Small with electric wood burner and 30" Freeview TV.
    Kitchen: With electric cooker, fridge/freezer, microwave and washing machine.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath and WC.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size bed, single bed and 18" Freeview TV.
    Bedroom 2: With bunk bed and 18" Freeview TV.
    Cloakroom: With WC.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Wi-Fi.Enclosed, shared, rear garden with patio and furniture. 1 dog welcome. Parking (1 car), permit provided.

  • Tarrel Lodge

    Portmahomack

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: 29675


    Tarrel Lodge is single-storey, wooden, holiday lodge situated in open countryside just 2 miles from the charming seaside village of Portmahomack. Accessed via a private track amidst open fields it provides peace and tranquillity in a lovely setting. The main living area is open plan with the kitchen and dining area being well-equipped with plenty of room for up to 5 guests. The lounge area is warm and welcoming with fantastic features, such as electric fire and deep leather suites. There are three good-sized bedrooms and a shower room. The generously proportioned decking that surrounds the lodge provides an ideal spot to sit and drink in the uninterrupted views across open countryside. The village of Portmahomack has a superb sweeping sandy beach, with stunning views to the Sutherland Mountains beyond. The village also boasts an excellent seafood restaurant, pub, café and a lovely traditional links golf course which is open to visitors. The area is renowned for its archaeological sites and at the nearby Tarbat Discovery Centre there is a fascinating display of Pictish, Norse and Medieval artefacts. Within ten minutes’ drive lies the oldest Royal Burgh of Scotland. Predominantly built local mellow sandstone, Tain is a charming historic town and offers an excellent selection of small shops, restaurants, cafes and pubs as well as a wide variety of sporting and recreational facilities, including tennis courts, public gardens, golf club and bowling club, all of which are available to visitors. It is ideally located for exploring the whole of the Highland region. Beach 2 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 single. Shower room with toilet.

    Gas coal-effect fire in living room. Electric heaters, gas, electricity and bed linen included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Decking with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: 4 steps to decking.

  • Mary’s Cottage

    Port Henderson, nr. Gairloch

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: 28427

    Mary’s Cottage is a croft house situated in the rural, coastal village of Port Henderson near Badachro. The retention of the traditional latched doors, sloping ceilings and open fire makes it a welcoming holiday cottage. There is a quiet beach within a 5-minute walk from the house. The area offers a truly ’escapist experience’, with walking and many local beaches. There are many outdoor activities locally, including mountaineering and hill walking, golf, pony trekking, fishing, argocat trips, sea life cruises and bird watching. The crash site of an American WWll bomber can be found at ’The Fairy Lochs’ nearby. Shop 7 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room. Second living room. Dining room/kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one with en-suite shower cubicle and toilet, 1 single.

    Open fire in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

  • Birch Tree Cottage

    Aviemore, Speyside

    Grade
    5
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 80154

    This holiday home is set in a small estate, within the Cairngorm National Park occupying a quiet position just 10 minutes from the heart of Aviemore. Extended to include dining/sun room, it has a south-facing terrace overlooking parkland, heather and birch trees. Superb walking and climbing in the Cairngorm Mountain Range with skiing in season. Fishing and golf locally. Shops, selling all kinds of sports equipment, and pub 500 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room with single sofa bed. Dining room/kitchen. Dining/sun room. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Cloakroom with toilet.

    Electric real-effect fire in living room included. Woodburner in sun room (initial fuel included). NSH and electricity included (£30per week November-March). Bed linen and towels included. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Large garden to rear with terrace and furniture. Barbecue. Garage (1 car). Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: Steep bank in garden.

  • Ken Maree

    Badachro near Gairloch

    Grade
    5
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: CC511332
    Ken Maree overlooks the sweeping sandy bay of Opinan on the stunning west Highland coast. Occupying a wing of a detached cottage Ken Maree offers generously proportioned accommodation for up to 5 people. The main living room is open plan. A large lounge leads through via an arch wall into the spacious dining room. Large picture windows drink in the wonderful views across the bay. The kitchen area is small but well equipped. There are two good sized bedrooms and a family bathroom. Outside, there is a secluded patio area and further grassed area for visitor’s sole use. Opinan is a pretty crofting hamlet that straddles the sea shore. All along this road are small bays, sweeping sands and stunning scenery. There is a path that leads down to the beach direct from the property. Three miles further along the road finishes at Redpoint Bay, a renowned beauty spot that will appeal to beach lovers in particular. This wide sandy beach has incredible views across to the Isle of Skye and the Applecross Peninsular.

    Ground Floor: The accommodation within the wing of this property is all on ground floor level has oil central heating and comprises:
    Open Plan Lounge/Dining Room: With satellite Free view TV, DVD, Wi-fi and radio/CD. A large lounge with views across the sea and arch that leads to the dining area.
    Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge (with ice box) and washing machine
    Bedroom 1: With double bed (fold down bed available for + 1)
    Bedroom 2: With two single beds
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair availableSmall open garden area with patio and picnic table and chairs. Off road parking for 2 cars.

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