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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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  • Achmelvich near Lochinver, Highlands
    Achmelvich near Lochinver, Highlands×

    Braighlinne

    Achmelvich near Lochinver, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511491
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Set in secluded gardens and bounded by the spectacular Sutherland Hills, Braighlinne is a traditional whitewashed...
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  • Strathconon, near Dingwall, Highlands
    Strathconon, near Dingwall, Highlands×

    The Gate Lodge

    Strathconon, near Dingwall, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5084
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire
    If it is a relaxing get away from it all holiday you wish for then come to The Gate Lodge. Set almost at the head of...
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  • Fort Augustus, Highlands
    Fort Augustus, Highlands×

    Loch Ness Cottages - Rivendell Cottage

    Fort Augustus, Highlands

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    Ref: 26694
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location


    Set on the edge of Fort Augustus, Bramble Lodge (ref 29508) and Rivendell Cottage (ref 26694) are in a...

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  • Arnisdale, near Glenelg, Highlands
    Arnisdale, near Glenelg, Highlands×

    Brightwater Cottage

    Arnisdale, near Glenelg, Highlands

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    Ref: 10295
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Open Fire

    Near Kyle of Lochalsh, the stunning village of Arnisdale nestles below Beinn Sgritheall (Munro), on the shores of...

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  • Brora, Highlands
    Brora, Highlands×

    Links Apartment

    Brora, Highlands

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    Ref: 29975
    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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  • Brora, Highlands
    Brora, Highlands×

    Links Apartment

    Brora, Highlands

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    Ref: 29971
    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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  • Rhiconich, Sutherland, Highlands
    Rhiconich, Sutherland, Highlands×

    Hillside Cottage

    Rhiconich, Sutherland, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511360
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Hillside Cottage is a traditional whitewashed cottage situated amidst open countryside in the crofting hamlet of Sheigra...
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  • Inverasdale near Poolewe, Highlands
    Inverasdale near Poolewe, Highlands×

    Stone Ewe Croft

    Inverasdale near Poolewe, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511413
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Stone Ewe Croft is a pretty whitewashed stone cottage situated on the owner’s 12-acre working croft, in the...
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  • by Inverinate, Kyle, Highlands
    by Inverinate, Kyle, Highlands×

    Seaside Cottage

    by Inverinate, Kyle, Highlands

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    Ref: UFA
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio

    With splendid views of the Five Sisters of Kintail and Loch Duich, these three very comfortable, single-storey...

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  • Duror near Ballachulish, Highlands
    Duror near Ballachulish, Highlands×

    Cuil View

    Duror near Ballachulish, Highlands

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    Ref: CC523172
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Rural Location
    In an idyllic lochside setting with stunning views of the Morven Hills and Cuil Bay, this detached cottage is located...
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  • Newtonmore, Highlands
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    Caman House, Apartment 2

    Newtonmore, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5249
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Woodburning Stove
    This beautifully presented, first floor apartment is located in the centre of the lovely village of Newtonmore, in the...
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  • Ballachulish, near Glencoe, Highlands
    Ballachulish, near Glencoe, Highlands×

    Pine Marten Cottage

    Ballachulish, near Glencoe, Highlands

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    Ref: 29637
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Rural Location

    In a peaceful setting, this detached cottage, adjacent to the owners’ home, is located 550 yards from the...

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