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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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  • Rural location halfway between Spean Bridge and Fort William, Highlands
    Rural location halfway between Spean Bridge and Fort William, Highlands×

    Nevis Rest

    Rural location halfway between Spean Bridge and Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511207
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    Nevis Rest is a bijou apartment on the banks of the beautiful River Lochy with spectacular mountain views beyond. This...
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  • Balmacara, near Kyle of Lochalsh, Highlands
    Balmacara, near Kyle of Lochalsh, Highlands×

    Reraig Beag

    Balmacara, near Kyle of Lochalsh, Highlands

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    Ref: 10953
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    Detached bungalow facing south-west, 150 yards from the shore of Lochalsh where one may fish. Kyle of...

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  • Grantown-on-Spey, Highlands
    Grantown-on-Spey, Highlands×

    Kangei

    Grantown-on-Spey, Highlands

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    Ref: CC512056
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Kangei is a traditional stone cottage situated in a quiet backwater close to the centre of Grantown-on-Spey, in the heart...
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  • Lyth, near Wick, Highlands
    Lyth, near Wick, Highlands×

    The Ivy Wing

    Lyth, near Wick, Highlands

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    Ref: W42082
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove - Open Fire

    Rural setting

    The Ivy Wing and The Cottage are situated in the courtyard of Barrock House, and surrounded...

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  • Strathpeffer, Highlands
    Strathpeffer, Highlands×

    Honey Bee Cottage

    Strathpeffer, Highlands

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    Ref: W42972
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio

    Situated in the lovely Victorian spa village of Strathpeffer, this quaint cottage enjoys a central yet private...

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  • Nigg near Tain, Highlands
    Nigg near Tain, Highlands×

    Upper Bayfield Cottage

    Nigg near Tain, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511460
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Upper Bayfield Cottage is a picturesque, semi-detached stone cottage surrounded by its own pretty gardens and situated in...
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  • Fodderty, By Strathpeffer, Highlands
    Fodderty, By Strathpeffer, Highlands×

    Millnain Cottage

    Fodderty, By Strathpeffer, Highlands

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    Ref: S4199
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Open Fire

    This very comfortable, 19th century, traditional stone cottage has been beautifully furnished, and stands in a...

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  • Badachro near Gairloch, Highlands
    Badachro near Gairloch, Highlands×

    Ken Maree

    Badachro near Gairloch, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511332
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View
    Ken Maree overlooks the sweeping sandy bay of Opinan on the stunning west Highland coast. Occupying a wing of a...
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  • Glencoe, Highlands
    Glencoe, Highlands×

    Croft Cottage

    Glencoe, Highlands

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    Ref: 30555
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove


    In a quiet rural setting in the heart of historic Glencoe, this cosy, single-storey, detached cottage has...

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  • Alness, near Invergordon, Highlands
    Alness, near Invergordon, Highlands×

    Market Street

    Alness, near Invergordon, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5245
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    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio
    This charming sandstone cottage forms part of a small terrace of cottages, situated close to the centre of the...
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  • Aviemore, Speyside, Highlands
    Aviemore, Speyside, Highlands×

    Birch Tree Cottage

    Aviemore, Speyside, Highlands

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    Ref: 80154
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove

    This holiday home is set in a small estate, within the Cairngorm National Park occupying a quiet position just 10...

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  • Strone, Drumnadrochit, Highlands
    Strone, Drumnadrochit, Highlands×

    Squirrel Cottage

    Strone, Drumnadrochit, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511428
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    - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Ground Floor Facilities
    Nestling at the base of a hillock with lovely views across towards the waters of Loch Ness and the hills beyond,...
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