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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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  • 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.

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  • Millnain Cottage

    Fodderty, By Strathpeffer

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: S4199

    This very comfortable, 19th century, traditional stone cottage has been beautifully furnished, and stands in a large country garden between the Victorian spa village of Strathpeffer and the market town of Dingwall. The area offers a wealth of activities including boat trips out on the Cromarty Firth to see the dolphins, hill and forest walks, bird watching (Red kites can often be seen over the hills), and the local highland games during the summer months. Riding and golf locally. Shops and pubs 2.5 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Open fire in living room included. NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD. Stereo/CD. iPod dock. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Fridge/freezer. Garden with furniture and summer house. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.

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  • The Ivy Wing

    Lyth, nr. Wick

    Grade
    5
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: W42082

    Rural setting

    The Ivy Wing and The Cottage are situated in the courtyard of Barrock House, and surrounded by landscaped grounds and mature woodland. This provides shelter for an abundance of bird and wild life with pleasant walks close at hand and the scenic beaches of Sinclair and Dunnet Bay are just 5 minutes by car. The Cottage makes the perfect base for touring this unspoilt and tranquil part of the Highlands. Visit the Castle and Gardens of Mey, the Queen Mother’s Highland home, John O’Groats, Wick Heritage and Lyth Arts Centre, or take a wildlife or distillery tour. Golfing, fishing, sea trips or walking along the many miles of rugged coastline are just some of the many activities available. Lyth is situated just 10 miles north of Wick and 15 miles from Thurso, making the beautiful Orkney Isles easily accessible by car ferry for day trips. Both properties can be booked together for larger groups (ref’s W42082 and W42083). Shop, pub and restaurant 4.5 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Utility room. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single (4ft). Bathroom. Separate toilet.

    Open fire in living room and multi-fuel burner in dining room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating and electricity included (£15per week November-March). Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Parking (2 cars). Shared 30-acre grounds and shared lawned garden with furniture. No smoking.

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  • The Old School House

    Lonbain, by Applecross

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: STN

    This secluded and spacious cottage with its own walled garden, enjoys a gloriously sunny position on the seashore with spectacular views towards the islands of Raasay, Rona and Skye. Reached via a quarter-mile track, this former school house has been tastefully converted, whilst retaining interesting original features; formerly classrooms, the living-room and kitchen feature lovely high ceilings, and there is a large picture window in the hall, ideal for viewing wonderful sunsets and abundant wildlife.
    This is a superb location for touring the scenic Applecross and Torridon areas; for a truly memorable drive out, head for the Pass of the Cattle – at 626 metres above sea level, this is Britain’s highest pass and affords some dramatic scenery along its length. There is excellent walking and climbing terrain nearby, both inland and along the rugged coastline – watch out for seals and otters just off shore. Several NTS properties make for good days out, including Strome Castle, and the Countryside Centre at Torridon (open May to September), the latter providing an insight into local flora, fauna and geology. From Torridon village, a scenic drive takes in the shoreline before winding past cliffs and gorges up to Diabaig, whilst 8 miles to the north, Lake Maree is dotted with Caledonian pine clad islands and lies as a scenic gem. The surrounding area also offers some of Scotland’s best deer-sighting country.
    Sandy beaches are to be found at Sand (3 miles) and Applecross Bay (7 miles); the village of Applecross itself has a P.O./local store and a friendly inn serving fresh seafood dishes. The sheltered, fertile coast around the village is idyllic: you can wander along lanes banked with wild iris and orchids, and explore beaches and rock pools on the shore. Fishing and golf are both within driving distance. Shop 7 miles.

    Hall/sitting room with sea view from picture window. Large, part-panelled living room with multi-fuel burner and splendid views. Well-equipped, modern fitted, farmhouse-style kitchen/dining room with multi-fuel burner and electric cooker. Bathroom with shower over corner bath and toilet. First floor: Three bedrooms with sloping ceilings; two bedrooms, each with Velux window with sea views, one double with 5ft bed, en-suite bathroom, wash basin and toilet, one twin, and one single.

    • Multi-fuel burners - coal included
    • Electricity, electric central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • Two TVs
    • DVD
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Telephone (honesty box)
    • Large walled garden with patio, furniture and sea views
    • Parking
    • Cycle storage
    • Natural spring water supply for sole use
    • No smoking
    • NB: Sea 100 yards

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  • Corrieviews Lodge Two

    Spean Bridge near Fort William

    Grade
    5
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: CC511185
    Corrieviews Lodge Two is one of two lodges situated on the edge of the charming west Highland village of Spean Bridge.  Finished and presented to the exacting 4 star standard set by Visit Scotland, it provides a high level of comfort in a spectacular and renowned area.  There are fantastic views across the glen to the Grey Corrie and Ben Nevis mountain ranges.  On the ground floor there are two good-sized bedrooms, sleeping up to five people, and a family sized bathroom.  The main living area is on the first floor.  This bright, spacious open-plan room drinks in the amazing panoramic views. It has a large lounge area, well-equipped kitchen and a dining area.  Patio doors open onto a lovely balcony that looks out across the glen to the famous Ben Nevis mountain range.
    Please note: if Corrieviews Lodge Two is booked please try Corrieviews Lodge One Ref CC511229.

    Ground Floor: Property has electric panel heaters and comprises:
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed, wash basin, TV and DVD
    Bedroom 2: With two single beds and the option of a further single bed to accommodate a family of 5.
    Bathroom: With over bath shower and WC.
    Storage Area: Housing freezer and washer/dryer.

    First Floor: Open plan lounge/dining/kitchen
    Lounge/Dining Area: With feature electric fire, satellite TV with sky + DVD and radio/CD with iPod dock.
    Kitchen Area: Fully fitted kitchen with electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave and fridge.

    All electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair available.Patio area with BBQ hut. Bike storage. Private off road parking. 2 well behaved pets welcome, however there is a charge of £25 for the second pet which is payable direct to the owner on arrival.  Wi-Fi internet connection available.

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  • Ardview

    Reraig, Balmacara, Kyle of Lochalsh

    Grade
    5
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: CC511279
    Ardview is a traditional two storey holiday cottage overlooking Loch Alsh just 5 minutes from the Skye bridge. The cottage has recently been refurbished and renovated in a caring and sympathetic manner throughout. It now offers bright, modern facilities whilst exuding a charming seaside cottage ambience. The main living area is open plan. The pretty lounge area focuses on the wood burning stove and original cottage windows look out across the bay to the surrounding hills. The kitchen/dining area is separated by a dividing bar. The kitchen is fully fitted and well equipped. There are three good sized bedrooms and with bathrooms on both floors it is an ideal cottage for two couples, extended families or group holidays. The cottage enjoys superb views across the sea, both upstairs and down. There is a public slipway to launch boats/kayaks across the road opposite the cottage.

    Ground Floor: Property has oil fired central heating and comprises:
    Open plan lounge/dining/kitchen.
    Lounge Area: With wood burning stove, Freeview TV/radio, DVD player, free Wi-fi broadband and views over the loch.
    Dining Area: With large dining table and seating for 6. Also hi-fi music centre with CD, I pod docking, SU/USB input etc.
    Kitchen Area: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice box .
    Utility Room: With washer/dryer, WC, wash basin and shower.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed and travel cot with bedding and highchair.
    Bedroom 2: With two single beds.
    Bedroom 3: With single 3’ bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

    All oil, power, bed linen and towels included. First supply of logs for wood burning stove provided. Cot and highchair available.Steeply terraced grass bank area with low stone walls with picnic table and chairs. There is an unprotected drop from the stone wall to the ground of approximately 5 ft. Front garden with bench and shingle area. Off road parking for 3 cars. There is a public slipway to launch boats/kayaks across the road opposite the cottage.

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  • Lochinchard Cottage

    Kinlochbervie, Sutherland

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: W1179

    Stunning views

    Superbly located in the north west fishing port just yards from the shore, this detached bungalow has a stunning view over Loch Inchard to Ben Arkle. There is a fish market most evenings and the village is surrounded by superb hills and mountains all suitable for walking and climbing. Of interest locally are Cape Wrath lighthouse, Handa Island Bird Sanctuary and spectacular white sandy beaches all of which are within easy reach. There are two grocery shops in the area with bread, milk and papers coming in daily. For golfers there is a challenging golf course at Durness, 17 miles away. Shop, pub and restaurant 0.5 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with patio doors/dining room. Kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single (for child). Shower room with toilet.

    Central heating and electricity included. Travel cot. Cot. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Garden with furniture. Ample parking. NB: Significant drop in the garden.

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  • Glengowan

    Inverasdale

    Grade
    5
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: 28242

    This detached, single-storey holiday property is situated in the rural, crofting township of Inverasdale on the west coast of Scotland and offers views over mountains and open countryside. This peaceful place is an ideal location for exploring, with the sandy beach and dunes of Firemore Sands just 2 miles and the exotic Inverewe Gardens 5 miles away. Nearby historical sites include Cove, with its memorial stone for the Russian Convoy Fleet, and Badachro with the Fairy Lochs, known as the crash site of an American World War II bomber. Walking, boat trips, kayaking, whale and dolphin spotting are available locally. Shop, pub and restaurant 4 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, bidet and toilet. Shower room with toilet.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. No smoking.

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  • Vatersay Cottage

    Kytra Locks near Fort Augustus

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: CC511469
    Vatersay Cottage is part of a three-cottage hamlet at Kytra Lock and is a detached heritage property. It sits on the opposite bank from its neighbours. Like them, it enjoys all the benefits of a completely secluded spot but offers easy access to loads of activities.
    Kytra Lock is the ideal location for people who really want to get away from it all. It’s as sheltered and secluded a spot as you’ll find anywhere, yet it’s only two miles from Fort Augustus and a range of activities. Surrounded by Scots pines and overlooked by Tor Dhuin hill fort, you’d be forgiven for thinking you’ve stepped into a postcard. The hamlet feels a million miles away from the normal everyday life – exactly what you want from a holiday home. There’s also a private garden, just the place to enjoy a quiet drink while watching the boats sail by.
    Sitting on the southernmost tip of Loch Ness, Fort Augustus is well worth a visit and has a good village pub and restaurant. An impressive system of locks brings canal boats into the village and watching the boats trying to negotiate the locks is a popular pastime. The Caledonian Canal Heritage Centre will allow you to find out more about traditional Highland life, or for a more gentle occupation, visit the Rare Breeds Croft. Kids will love the deer, highland cattle, sheep goats and pheasants – not to mention the pot-bellied pigs!
    Take a cruise on Loch Ness to hunt down the Loch Ness Monster, whilst enjoying magnificent views of Urquhart Castle. Visit Invermoriston where the Moriston Falls, complete with salmon jumping, can be viewed from the Thomas Telford Bridge. Or drive to the Isle of Skye, passing Eilean Donan – Scotland’s most photographed castle.
    The area also hosts a large number of outdoor activities including mountain biking, hillwalking, golf, fishing, horseriding, kayaking and windsurfing.
    If all the peace and quiet gets too much, Fort William and Inverness are less than an hour’s drive away.

    Vatersay Cottage can be booked together with Eriskay Cottage (CC511468) and Sandray Cottage (CC511467) to accommodate up to 13 guests.

    Ground Floor: The property has electric central heating and comprises:
    Lounge 1: With wooden floor and Freeview TV.
    Lounge 2/dining room: With wooden floor and wood burner.
    Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath and WC.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bedroom 3: With single bed.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Fuel for wood burner provided. Travel cot and highchair.Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Natural water supply from spring. No smoking. NB: Sloping banks and unfenced canal 20 yards.

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  • Woodside Cottage

    Nether Bellandy, Glenrinnes, near Keith

    Grade
    5
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: 27126
    Nestling in 24 acres of natural grounds and woodland, this lovely detached holiday cottage is in a beautiful, remote, sheltered location within easy reach of Dufftown. It enjoys direct views of heather clad hills and the majestic Ben Rinnes from the back garden, and regular sighting of local wildlife including red deer. Guests can collect fresh eggs from the hens, and are welcome to explore and enjoy of the grounds surrounding the property. Enjoy walking, fishing, skiing, horse riding and birdwatching locally. Shop, pub and restaurant 4 miles.

    Ground Floor: Living room: With wood burner and Freeview TV.
    2 steps to...
    Kitchen/dining room:
    With electric cooker, microwave, fridge and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

    First Floor: Bedroom 2: With double bed and sloping ceiling.
    Bedroom 3: With single bed, Velux window and sloping ceiling.
    Separate toilet.

    Eco-friendly biomass central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Welcome pack. Enclosed garden with garden furniture and BBQ. Use of owners’ grounds. Bike store. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking. Please note: The property has a natural water supply from a spring, there is an unfenced pond, 22 yards and a pond in the owner’s grounds.

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  • 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.

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  • The Bield

    Strontian near Fort William

    Grade
    5
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: CC523168
    The Bield is a timber built holiday lodge designed, and imported from Finland. It overlooks Loch Sunart and is situated on the rugged slopes that are the foothills of Beinn Resipole. The property stands in one acre of private and enclosed grounds and commands magnificent views over Loch Sunart and the Morvern Hills beyond. Enjoy walks through the historic oakwoods and lead mines at Aruindle which is close by. The rest of the peninsula has much to offer, including the stunning Loch Sunart and Ardnamurchan Lighthouse at the most westerly tip of the British Isles. Pristine sandy beaches along the coast include Sanna Bay with its impressive white sand dunes and rock pools to explore. An abundance of wildlife thrive here, including seabirds, deer and pine martens. This peaceful and tranquil place offers a truly ’get away from it all’ experience. The sunsets will amaze you so come and enjoy.

    Ground Floor: The property is all on the ground floor, has electric heaters and comprises:
    Open plan living space.
    Lounge area: With electric coal-effect fire, 30" Freeview TV, DVD player, CD player and patio doors to the veranda.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge with ice box and washer/dryer.
    Bedroom 1: With twin beds and Z bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath and WC.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and highchair available. Wi-Fi. 1-acre enclosed garden with veranda and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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