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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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  • The Brackens

    Pittentrail, Rhemusaig near Rogart

    Grade
    4
    2
    3
    1
    Ref: CC511022
    The Brackens is a quintessential Highland cottage that has been lovingly restored to create a truly charming country retreat in a  secluded yet easily accessible location. This traditional detached cottage is set in its own grounds and enjoys spectacular, uninterrupted views of the surrounding hills and valleys away into the distance. Situated just 1/2 mile away from the pretty stone village of Pittentrail, sometimes referred to by locals as Rogart and offers the very best of both worlds - total seclusion yet only 1/2 mile walk to the local pub and restaurant. The tiny hamlet of Rhemusaig where the cottage stands apparently means ’the place of the primroses’ and this is certainly very apt, as the hillsides surrounding the cottage are simply covered with them in Springtime. The owner is a professional ornithologist and the gardens and local area are a haven for birdwatchers; osprey, rare golden eagles, wood-peckers, hen harriers, red starts and even the  redpoll are seen in the vicinity.

    Ground Floor: Property has oil central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With exposed stone wall with wood burning stove set in lovely stone fireplace, satellite TV, DVD and radio/CD.
    Kitchen: With Aga - style rayburn stove heated by oil, ideal for cooking and separate electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
    Conservatory: With dining furniture and stunning, uninterrupted views across the surrounding countryside.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With two 2ft 6" beds which also zip n link to make a double bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over corner bath, WC and wash basin.

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. Unlimited supply of logs provided for wood burning stove.Natural rural enclosed garden with picnic bench. Outbuilding suitable for bikes, canoes and other outdoor pursuit equipment. Off road parking for 3 cars.

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  • Number 1

    Durnamuck

    Grade
    4
    1
    2
    2
    Ref: CC511454
    Set in its own gardens and surrounded by open farmland and hills, close to the shore of Little Loch Broom, Number 1 is a delightful, single-storey cottage offering complete peace and seclusion. This exceptionally well-presented cottage is ideal for couples wishing to get away from it all and relax in a quiet and secluded setting whilst enjoying a very high level of comfort. The pretty living room has a welcoming wood burner and high quality furniture. The large double bedroom has an en-suite shower room and the separate bathroom with spa bath adds to the luxurious ambience. The space between the large kitchen/dining room and the living room has patio doors that lead out to the rural country gardens. There is also a sofa bed here which provides extra sleeping accommodation for up to two more guests. The cottage enjoys spectacular views of Little Loch Broom and the surrounding mountains. The original stone built bothy in the grounds provides a large storage space for bikes, kayaks and other sporting equipment. The surrounding area is renowned for hill-walking, climbing, kayaking and mountain biking, and sea, river and loch fishing. There are superb beaches all along this spectacular coastline. Number 1 is ideally located for exploring this totally unspoilt area of the Highlands.
    Number 1 (ref CC511454) can be booked with Montana (ref CC511455) to accommodate up to 12 guests.

    Ground Floor: The property has two steps to entrance, is then all on the ground floor, has oil central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With wooden floor, wood burner, 32’’ Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Separate open space with double sofa bed and French doors to garden.
    Kitchen/dining room: Large with tiled floor, electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
    Utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
    Sun room.
    Bedroom 1:
    With king size bed and en-suite with shower and WC.
    Bathroom: With spa bath, WC and heated towel rail.

    All oil, electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner included. Travel cot and highchair. Welcome pack. Large enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. No smoking.

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  • Moss Cottage

    Badenscallie near Achiltibuie

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: CC511382
    Moss Cottage is a single storey detached cottage just 200 yards from the sea. Situated in the quiet hamlet of Badinscallie on the picturesque West coast of Scotland, it offers peace and tranquility in a superb setting.

    Set in its own gardens, with small tumbling Highland burn and with superb views across the bay, it is ideal for couples and families. The cottage is attractively presented throughout, with bright, modern furniture in the lounge, a well equipped kitchen and two pretty bedrooms with colour co-ordinated soft furnishings. The gardens are fully enclosed and look out across the sea.

    Just two miles away is the charming crofting community of Achiltibuie. There are two local pubs/restaurants here. The immediate area is an outdoor enthusiasts’ paradise. From hill walking and climbing to sailing, canoeing, kayaking and fishing, which are all enjoyed locally. This is an area designated as a National Scenic Area and wildlife enthusiasts are spoilt for choice.

    Ground Floor: With electric radiators and convector heater and comprising:
    Lounge: with Freeview TV, DVD player, electric fire and views towards the sea.
    Kitchen: with electric cooker, microwave, fridge with small freezer, washing machine, tumbler dryer and dining table and chairs.
    Bedroom 1: with double bed.
    Bedroom 2: with twin beds.
    Bathroom: with shower over bath, WC and heated towel rail.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot available. Enclosed lawned garden with small burn, patio and garden furniture. Parking for two cars. Strictly no smoking. One pet welcome at an additional charge of £25 - to be kept on a lead at all times. NB: there is a small burn to one side of the garden - young children may require supervision. NB: There are two steps in the garden.

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  • Smithy Cottage

    Kinlochewe, by Torridon

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W43134

    Set in a peaceful village, this semi-detached, 19th-century holiday cottage enjoys spectacular views of Beinn Eighe of the Torridon Hills, Britain’s first National Nature Reserve, which has some of Scotland’s finest mountain scenery. Its moorland and native Scots pine forest habitat overlooks Loch Maree and supports red deer, golden eagles, pine martens and wildcat. Smithy Cottage has its own secure garden and is 20 yards from the village shop and cafe. Five beautiful beaches locally. Inverewe Gardens are within easy reach, as is Skye. Hill walking from the doorstep; loch, river and sea fishing locally. Golf 30-minute drive. Shop 20 yards, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room with wooden floor. Kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Multi-fuel burner in dining room (initial fuel included). NSH, panel heaters, electricity and bed linen included. Freeview TV. Video. DVD. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Bonny View

    Brora, Sutherland

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W42889

    This detached former croft house, situated on a working croft, enjoys a quiet and secluded setting and benefits from open views across surrounding farmland. Just a short distance from the village of Brora where you can enjoy walks along the unspoilt coastline. Try a round of golf on the super links course or take part in the activities available including sea and loch fishing, mountain biking, kayaking or exploring this beautiful part of Sutherland. A day trip to the Orkney Islands is recommended. For the less energetic, relax, unwind and watch the ever changing scenery. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 1 twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: 1 double bedroom.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Partial solid fuel central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Table-top dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Large garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Drops and changes of levels within grounds.

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  • Hillside Cottage

    Rhiconich, Sutherland

    Grade
    4
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: CC511360
    Hillside Cottage is a traditional whitewashed cottage situated amidst open countryside in the crofting hamlet of Sheigra on the stunning North West Highland coast. This attractive croft cottage is set in around 4 acres of grounds and enjoys stunning views to the sea and the surrounding open countryside. Set in a very quiet location amidst superb scenery, it offers peace and tranquillity and is ideal for a real get away from it all holiday. On the ground floor is a pretty cottage lounge, a small but well-equipped kitchen and a double bedroom. Upstairs are two further bedrooms and a modern bathroom with bath and shower over. With thick stone walls and cosy cottage ambience, it has been modernised and refurbished in recent months whilst retaining its original charm; it provides a good standard of accommodation in a wonderful setting.
    The immediate area is heaven for outdoor enthusiasts and lovers of the great outdoors generally. Hill-walking, climbing, canoeing, kayaking and sailing are all local sports. There is a thriving pony trekking centre in the village, with rides amidst spectacular scenery. Fishing in the surrounding lochs and rivers as well as sea fishing is a popular pastime. The area is also a haven for wildlife, with seals and otters in the bay and numerous varieties of birds attracted to the region. The beaches in this area are renowned. Sandwood bay is particularly noted, with a wonderful walk across the machair to its secluded sweeping sands. Sheigra bay is about 500 yards away from the cottage and Polin and Oldmoreshore are also close by. Kinlochbervie is the nearest main village. The most northerly port on the west coast of Scotland, this pretty village has an active working harbour and offers good local facilities, including a shop and post office, as well as a hotel with restaurant open all year to non-residents for meals.

    Ground Floor: The property has oil central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/Diner: with satellite Freeview TV, DVD, Wi-Fi and radio/CD; views across the hills
    Kitchen: with electric cooker, microwave, fridge and washing machine.
    Small Lobby: at front of property with freezer
    Bedroom 1: with double bed.

    First Floor: Bedroom 2: with double bed
    Bedroom 3: with two single beds
    Bathroom: with shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

    All fuel and power included. Bed linen and towels supplied. Cot and highchair available. Grassed area leading onto open hillside. Set in 4 acres of hill land with access to surrounding hills and open moorland. Off road parking for 2 cars. Maximum of 4 persons only although there are beds to accommodate 6.

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  • Links Apartment

    Brora

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: 29972
    Enjoying an ideal location with wonderful panoramic views towards the sea, this beautifully presented 4 star accommodation, on a select development of 24 apartments, makes a superb, convenient, holiday destination.
    Whether a family with children looking for a beach holiday, couples seeking a relaxing break or a group of friends wanting to golf, the apartments offer something for everyone. Just a few minutes’ walk from the unspoilt, sweeping, sandy beach and the James Braid designed links golf course, the apartments are light and spacious.
    It is furnished and equipped to a very good standard - from the granite worktops and quality appliances in the kitchen, to the stylish bathrooms with fluffy towels, good quality linen in the bedrooms and bath robes provided – everything is designed to ensure a relaxing and comfortable holiday.
    Guests can also enjoy complimentary use of the extensive range of leisure facilities at the nearby Royal Marine Hotel, just a 2-minute walk away. Facilities include a shared heated swimming pool, children’s pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and gym. Also available is a wide range of beauty treatments from the in-house therapists, not to mention restaurants and bars serving snacks and meals to suit all tastes.
    Amongst the many activities available close by are golf, mountain biking, loch and river fishing, hillwalking, bowls, tennis and pony trekking. For the less energetic, relax and watch the ever-changing sea views through your own living room window.
    Brora is also an excellent base for visiting this unspoilt part of the Highlands – take a trip to John O’ Groats, the stunning Orkney Islands, Inverness, ‘the Highland capital’, Loch Ness and the Moray or West Coasts, or closer to hand, Dunrobin Castle or the Clynelish Distillery. Beach 100 yards. Shop ½ mile, pub and restaurants ¼ mile.

    Ground Floor: Lift to entrance. All on one level.
    Open plan living space: With wooden floor.
    Living area: With Freeview TV, DVD player and CD player.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
    Utility room: With washer/dryer.
    Bedroom 1: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin on request) and en-suite with shower over bath and toilet.
    Bedroom 2: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin on request) and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Shared large lawned grounds. Use of shared indoor heated swimming pool (12m x 4m, max depth 1.12m) with Jacuzzi, shower and changing facilities in nearby hotel, open 7:30am-8:30pm daily, all year. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: These properties are allocated on arrival and they can be either on the ground, first or second floor (lift available to each floor).

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  • Ewe Cottage

    Naast near Poolewe

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: UK5044
    Ewe Cottage is a pretty whitewashed, traditional, detached croft cottage standing in its own large country garden with lovely sea views. The cottage is beautifully presented throughout and retains many original features, including a large welcoming open fire in the cosy lounge. The kitchen is bright, contemporary, well equipped and also has a wood burner. There are two shower rooms on the ground floor. Steep cottage stairs lead up to a double and a twin bedroom on the first floor, both attractively decorated and furnished. Adjoining the cottage is the original old stone byre. It is equipped with a fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer. It also provides an ideal base from which to prepare barbecues, with a large charcoal barbecue situated in the garden overlooking the sea.
    Situated on the edge of a small crofting community, the immediate area is renowned for superb beaches and unspoilt highland scenery. There are lovely walks direct from the cottage, and hill walking, climbing, mountain biking, kayaking, sailing and fishing are all enjoyed locally. The renowned sub-tropical gardens of Inverewe are just a 10 minute drive away, and there are good facilities available in Poolewe, 1.5 miles along the lane.

    Ground Floor: The property has 1 step to the entrance, electric radiators and comprises:
    Lounge: With open fire, 32" Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Kitchen/dining room: With woodburner, electric cooker, microwave and dishwasher.
    Shower room 1: With shower cubicle and WC.
    Shower room 2: With shower cubicle and WC.
    Steep, narrow stairs to ...

    First Floor:
    Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.

    All electric and bed linen included. Initial fuel for open fire and woodburner provided. Wi-Fi. Outbuilding with fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer. Large enclosed garden with patio and furniture. BBQ. Cycle store. Parking (3 cars). No smoking.

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  • The Old Net Store

    Portknockie, nr. Buckie

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: W41356

    Traditional fishing village / Sea views

    This detached fisherman’s cottage is situated just a stone’s throw from the coastline of Portknockie. The Old Net Store has been renovated to provide bright and attractive holiday accommodation whilst retaining a ‘feel’ for the past. On the Moray Firth, this lovely fishing village is an ideal location for touring this unspoilt area. Dolphins and seals are regularly spotted along the coast (boat trips available to view close-to-hand). There is a selection of small shops, pubs and restaurants within easy walking distance. Golf, fishing, riding, cycling and visiting the famous Malt Whisky and Castle Heritage Trails are all highly recommended. Shop 50 yards, pub 120 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Most rooms with wooden floors.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD and small library. CD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed courtyard and furniture. On road parking. No smoking.

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  • Burnside Lodge

    Torlundy, nr. Fort William

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: W43310

    In an idyllic setting, on the banks of the River Lundy, this cosy holiday lodge, adjacent to the owner’s home, enjoys views of the river and mountains, on the outskirts of Fort William. Activities within a few miles include mountain biking, climbing, kayaking, walking, golf, fishing and skiing. Travel on the West Highland Steam Train to Mallaig, or visit the beaches, castles, museums and distilleries. Shop 1.5 miles, pub 1 mile and restaurant 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with patio doors. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin (zip and link, can be 6ft double). Wooden floor throughout. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Satellite TV. DVD. Stereo/CD/iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed decked sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Unfenced river in car park area.

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  • Links Apartment

    Brora

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: 29977
    Enjoying an ideal location with wonderful panoramic views towards the sea, this beautifully presented 4 star accommodation, on a select development of 24 apartments, makes a superb, convenient, holiday destination.
    Whether a family with children looking for a beach holiday, couples seeking a relaxing break or a group of friends wanting to golf, the apartments offer something for everyone. Just a few minutes’ walk from the unspoilt, sweeping, sandy beach and the James Braid designed links golf course, the apartments are light and spacious.
    It is furnished and equipped to a very good standard - from the granite worktops and quality appliances in the kitchen, to the stylish bathrooms with fluffy towels, good quality linen in the bedrooms and bath robes provided – everything is designed to ensure a relaxing and comfortable holiday.
    Guests can also enjoy complimentary use of the extensive range of leisure facilities at the nearby Royal Marine Hotel, just a 2-minute walk away. Facilities include a shared heated swimming pool, children’s pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and gym. Also available is a wide range of beauty treatments from the in-house therapists, not to mention restaurants and bars serving snacks and meals to suit all tastes.
    Amongst the many activities available close by are golf, mountain biking, loch and river fishing, hillwalking, bowls, tennis and pony trekking. For the less energetic, relax and watch the ever-changing sea views through your own living room window.
    Brora is also an excellent base for visiting this unspoilt part of the Highlands – take a trip to John O’ Groats, the stunning Orkney Islands, Inverness, ‘the Highland capital’, Loch Ness and the Moray or West Coasts, or closer to hand, Dunrobin Castle or the Clynelish Distillery. Beach 100 yards. Shop ½ mile, pub and restaurants ¼ mile.

    Ground Floor: Lift to entrance. All on one level.
    Open plan living space: With wooden floor.
    Living area: With Freeview TV, DVD player and CD player.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
    Utility room: With washer/dryer.
    Bedroom 1: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin on request) and en-suite with shower over bath and toilet.
    Bedroom 2: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin on request) and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Shared large lawned grounds. Use of shared indoor heated swimming pool (12m x 4m, max depth 1.12m) with Jacuzzi, shower and changing facilities in nearby hotel, open 7:30am-8:30pm daily, all year. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: These properties are allocated on arrival and they can be either on the ground, first or second floor (lift available to each floor).

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  • Song Bird Cottage

    Scaniport, nr. Inverness

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W43203

    Nestling within beautiful wooded grounds, this former farm steading now provides accommodation in a lovely part of the Highlands. Song Bird Cottage makes an ideal holiday base for exploring the many delights of the Northern Highlands. Located on the outskirts of the Highland capital of Inverness and close to Loch Ness and the Moray Coast, the area is renowned for its natural beauty along with the many activities available – golf, kayaking and water sports, mountain biking, climbing and hill walking to name just a few. Discover some of the many historic castles, Culloden Battlefield and Fort George or stroll on the many unspoilt beaches – so much to see and do for all. Shop 1.75 miles, pub and restaurant 4 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 1 twin bedroom. Utility room.

    Electric central heating included (£40per week October-March). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Small enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Natural water supply from spring. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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