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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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  • Lochyside, near Fort William, Highlands
    Lochyside, near Fort William, Highlands×

    Nevis Let

    Lochyside, near Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: W42033
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    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Idyllic, rural retreat for couples, River Lochy running past the garden, spectacular views over Ben Nevis and Aonach Mor Mountains. Idyllic, rural retreat for couples, River Lochy running past the garden, spectacular views over Ben Nevis and Aonach Mor Mountains.
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    Mountain views

    Set on the banks of the River Lochy with stunning views over Ben Nevis and the Aonach Mor Mountain Range, this holiday property is only two miles from Fort William town centre. Attached to the owner’s house it offers cosy accommodation and is in an ideal location for exploring the Highlands. Known as the ’Outdoor Capital of the UK’, Fort William boasts a large variety of outdoor pursuits with climbing, mountain biking, skiing, sailing and fishing...

  • Glenelg, near Kyle of Lochalsh, Highlands
    Glenelg, near Kyle of Lochalsh, Highlands×

    The Holt

    Glenelg, near Kyle of Lochalsh, Highlands

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    Ref: W41768
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    The Holt is a cosy, semi-detached holiday apartment adjoining the owner’s own home The Holt is a cosy, semi-detached holiday apartment adjoining the owner’s own home
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    Tranquil location


    The Holt is a cosy, welcoming, semi-detached holiday apartment adjoining the owner’s own home. It is situated on the edge of the village of Glenelg and benefits from beautiful views of the Skye mountains to the front and the Glenelg Hills to the rear. Glenelg is an area steeped in history, having the mainland’s two best preserved Iron-Age brochs, Dun Telve and Dun Troddan, and the ruins of the Hanoverian Bernera Barracks, built during Jacobite...

  • Lochybridge, near Fort William, Highlands
    Lochybridge, near Fort William, Highlands×

    Glen Mhor

    Lochybridge, near Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: W42554
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    This charming property is just the place for couples to escape to for a country retreat. This charming property is just the place for couples to escape to for a country retreat.
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    Lovely views of Ben Nevis

    This wonderful conversion is situated on the outskirts of Fort William and enjoys lovely views of Ben Nevis. In an area designated as Britain’s top outdoor location there are plenty of all year round activities. Nevis Range Ski Centre, 3 miles, boasts a dry ski slope and world renowned mountain bike tracks. Climbing, walking, fishing, birdwatching, golf and a variety of watersports are literally on your doorstep. An ideal holiday base for touring...

  • Newton, near Tain, Highlands
    Newton, near Tain, Highlands×

    Barn Owl Cottage

    Newton, near Tain, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5514
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    An ideal base for couples wishing to explore the wild beauty of the Highlands, with beautiful beaches just 10 minutes away.
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    Situated on a quiet lane and overlooking open countryside, Barn Owl Cottage is a detached, single-storey cottage. Set in the grounds of the owner’s home, it has its own private garden and enjoys lovely views across fields to the hills beyond. It is situated in a small hamlet which lies between Portmahomack and Tain, in the heart of rural Ross-shire. This bright accommodation is beautifully presented throughout and provides an ideal base for couples. An entrance porch leads through to...
  • Torcastle, near Fort William, Highlands
    Torcastle, near Fort William, Highlands×

    Birch Lodge

    Torcastle, near Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: 28880
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Rural Location
    Surrounded by breathtaking scenery, this cosy lodge for couples is near to Fort William with clan history, castles and museums. Surrounded by breathtaking scenery, this cosy lodge for couples is near to Fort William with clan history, castles and museums.
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    Set in an enviable location on the banks of the Caledonian Canal with stunning panoramic views of Ben Nevis and the ski slopes of Aonoch Mor from all aspects, these holiday lodges are conveniently located 220 yards from the owner’s home. Oak Lodge (ref 28879) is detached, whilst Birch Lodge (ref 28880) is semi-detached. The properties have easy access via the Shengain Viaduct to the Great Glen Way, which is superb for dog walking. This area is an ideal base for touring the Highlands...

  • Kinlochleven, near Fort William, Highlands
    Kinlochleven, near Fort William, Highlands×

    The Steadings Apartment

    Kinlochleven, near Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5362
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Rural Location
    Enjoy stunning views of mountains, lochs and glens from this delightful apartment, which lies in a village location within walking distance of the shop and pub. Enjoy stunning views of mountains, lochs and glens from this delightful apartment, which lies in a village location within walking distance of the shop and pub.
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    Nestling in the heart of the historic village of Kinlochleven and surrounded by magnificent mountains, lochs and glens, The Steadings Apartment, adjacent to the owners’ home, offers an extremely comfortable base from which to explore the Highlands and west coast of Scotland. The West Highland Way and the Mamore Mountains can be accessed literally from the sitting-out area, and there is an abundance of wildlife with deer often spotted behind this delightful semi-detached apartment.
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  • Lochinver, near Ullapool, Highlands
    Lochinver, near Ullapool, Highlands×

    Creigard Cottage

    Lochinver, near Ullapool, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5092
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio
    Featuring beautiful views and a mature garden that’s frequented by a host of native wildlife, Creigard Cottage is a great introduction to the Northwest Highlands.
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    Set in a pretty garden, Creigard Cottage is a single-storey detached cottage that commands vast, endearing views across the hills to the sea beyond. With the owners living adjacent, the cottage is set in a very quiet location in the little hamlet of Badnaban, just 2 miles from the charming fishing village of Lochinver. With large picture windows, the cosy living room takes full advantage of the cottage’s beautiful surroundings. The open-plan kitchen/dining room is well equipped,...
    Creigard Bungalow
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  • Gairloch, Wester Ross, Highlands
    Gairloch, Wester Ross, Highlands×

    Bay Cottage

    Gairloch, Wester Ross, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511232
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View
    Single storey detached cottage for couples overlooking Gairloch Bay in Wester Ross
     
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    Bay Cottage is a single storey detached cottage situated in a quiet backwater overlooking Gairloch Bay. Attractively presented throughout, it provides an ideal self catering base for couples wishing to explore this beautiful and renowned area of the Highland west coast. The accommodation is mainly open plan. The pretty lounge area is separated from the modern, well equipped kitchen by a breakfast bar. There is a warm and cosy double bedroom and bright, modern bathroom with shower. Bay Cottage...
  • Ballachulish, near Fort William, Highlands
    Ballachulish, near Fort William, Highlands×

    Laroch Cottage

    Ballachulish, near Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: W43259
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    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Delightful, rural retreat for couples in area steeped in history, close to Glencoe, with world championship mountain bike course nearby. Delightful, rural retreat for couples in area steeped in history, close to Glencoe, with world championship mountain bike course nearby.
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    In an area renowned for its fabulous mountain ranges and scenery, this semi-detached holiday cottage lies in the heart of Ballachulish, a great base to explore the West Coast and Highlands of Scotland. The area is steeped in history and is ideal to relax in, watch the wildlife or enjoy many activities. Take the Jacobite Steam Train ‘Hogwarts Express’ along the ‘Road to the Isles’ or test the world championship mountain bike course. There are plenty of forest...

  • Thrumster, near Wick, Highlands
    Thrumster, near Wick, Highlands×

    Greenfield Cottage

    Thrumster, near Wick, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5497
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    This cosy cottage enjoys views over the fields to the loch beyond, perfectly placed for exploring the history and wildlife of this beautiful area.
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    This cosy single storey, end terraced cottage for two is situated in a quiet lane overlooking fields in the pretty hamlet of Thrumster. Greenfield Cottage is attractively presented throughout. A pretty cottage garden leads up to the front door opening to the main living room. Large windows look out across the open fields to the loch beyond. There is a good-sized double bedroom and a bright contemporary kitchen and shower room. The cottage is ideally located for couples to explore...
  • North Kessock, Inverness, Highlands
    North Kessock, Inverness, Highlands×

    Woodpecker Cottage

    North Kessock, Inverness, Highlands

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    Ref: 23492
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    This peacefully located property is perfect for that break away from it all, complete with wonderful views. This peacefully located property is perfect for that break away from it all, complete with wonderful views.
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    With magnificent views over the Moray Firth to the Highland capital of Inverness just 4 miles away, this tastefully renovated holiday cottage is set next to the owner’s home in 2 acres of shared grounds. A garden gate leads to miles of forestry paths on Ord Hill, which boasts abundant wildlife and hill-fort. Inverness offers swimming, tennis, excellent shops and restaurants. The cottage is ideally situated within easy reach of Culloden Battlefield, Loch Ness, Glen Affric,...

  • Golspie, Highlands
    Golspie, Highlands×

    Beachside - Beachside Bothy

    Golspie, Highlands

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    Ref: W43513
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Ground Floor Facilities
    This romantic hideaway for couples is perfect for exploring this wonderful area. Many outdoor activities available nearby. This romantic hideaway for couples is perfect for exploring this wonderful area. Many outdoor activities available nearby.
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    Enjoying a central location within the village of Golspie, these semi-detached holiday cottages Beachside Cottage (ref W42901) and Beachside Bothy (ref W43513) have been lovingly restored, retain many original features and provide a good standard of accommodation. This seaside resort is directly on the beautiful North Coast 500 route and has a sandy beach and scenic walks, as well as tennis, bowling and a public swimming pool nearby. Golf courses including The Royal Dornoch...

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