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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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  • Poolewe, near Gairloch, Highlands
    Poolewe, near Gairloch, Highlands×

    The Cottage

    Poolewe, near Gairloch, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5048
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View
    Situated in an elevated position overlooking Poolewe Bay, The Cottage is a single-storey, detached cottage which...
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  • Glenuig, near Lochailort, Highlands
    Glenuig, near Lochailort, Highlands×

    Rose Cottage

    Glenuig, near Lochailort, Highlands

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    Ref: 29551
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    This cosy, detached, single-storey holiday cottage boasts lovely views over the Sound of Arisaig, towards the small...

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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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  • Badenscallie near Achiltibuie, Highlands
    Badenscallie near Achiltibuie, Highlands×

    Moss Cottage

    Badenscallie near Achiltibuie, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511382
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Rural Location
    Moss Cottage is a single storey detached cottage just 200 yards from the sea. Situated in the quiet hamlet of Badinscallie...
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  • Laggan Bridge near Invergarry, Highlands
    Laggan Bridge near Invergarry, Highlands×

    Laggan Bridge Cottage

    Laggan Bridge near Invergarry, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511470
    Key Features:
    - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    This place isn’t called the Great Glen for nothing. Just look out of any window. With Loch Oich at the end of...
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  • Brora, Highlands
    Brora, Highlands×

    Links Apartment

    Brora, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5130
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Ground Floor Facilities
    Enjoying an ideal location with wonderful panoramic views towards the sea, this beautifully presented apartment makes...
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  • Brora, Highlands
    Brora, Highlands×

    Links Apartment

    Brora, Highlands

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    Ref: 29974
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View
    Enjoying an ideal location with wonderful panoramic views towards the sea, this beautifully presented 4 star...
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  • Blairninich near Strathpeffer, Highlands
    Blairninich near Strathpeffer, Highlands×

    The Cedars

    Blairninich near Strathpeffer, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511477
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Enjoying a peaceful, rural setting, The Cedars has been equipped and furnished to a very high standard to ensure...
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  • Fishertown, Nairn, Highlands
    Fishertown, Nairn, Highlands×

    Seashell Cottage

    Fishertown, Nairn, Highlands

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    Ref: W41727
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio

    Sandy beach close by

    This charming former fisherman’s cottage, with enclosed garden, is set in the heart...

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  • Newtonmore, Highlands
    Newtonmore, Highlands×

    The Byre

    Newtonmore, Highlands

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    Ref: SQQV
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    The Byre, built on the foundations of the original dairy, is situated in the highland village of Newtonmore....

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

    Crombie Cottage

    Marybank near Muir of Ord, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511357
    Key Features:
    - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Situated in the quiet rural village of Marybank, surrounded by stunning Highland scenery, Crombie Cottage is an...
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  • Big Sand near Gairloch, Highlands
    Big Sand near Gairloch, Highlands×

    Skye View

    Big Sand near Gairloch, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511458
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Rural Location - Open Fire
    Skye View is a quintessential seaside cottage, tucked away down a quiet no-through lane that leads directly onto...
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