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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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  • Weydale near Thurso, Highlands
    Weydale near Thurso, Highlands×

    1 Mayfield Cottage

    Weydale near Thurso, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511110
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Attached croft cottage for 4 commanding stunning seascapes across to Dunnet Head and the Orkney Isles.
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    1 Mayfield Cottage is a traditional croft cottage that has been lovingly restored and transformed to provide modern, bright and attractive accommodation in a superb setting. A large kitchen/ dining room opens onto an attractive conservatory which looks out over open countryside across to the sea at Dunnet Head on the far north coast. The gardens are a real feature of the cottage. Surrounded by beautifully maintained dry stone walling, with lawned areas, the owners have cleverly incorporated...
  • Golspie, Highlands
    Golspie, Highlands×

    Beachside - Beachside Cottage

    Golspie, Highlands

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    Ref: W42901
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile
    Enjoy the sea views from this spacious cottage, with walks from the door, sandy beach and sea fishing close by. Enjoy the sea views from this spacious cottage, with walks from the door, sandy beach and sea fishing close by.
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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...

    Beachside - Beachside Bothy
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  • Inverness, Highlands
    Inverness, Highlands×

    Viewmount House - Caledonian

    Inverness, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5493
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Enjoy commanding views over the rooftops of the houses below, as well as the the River Ness, Eden Court Theatre and the hills beyond down the glen to Loch Ness.
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    In a unique period Georgian building, and retaining many original features, Viewmount has been lovingly restored, creating two luxurious apartments for guests and a home for the owners. The apartments are set within a secluded, mature wooded garden, just a short walk from Inverness Castle and city centre. Caledonian, on the first floor, boasts a stunning cupola (glass dome ceiling). It is very spacious and has wonderful views across the city to the River Ness and beyond. To make your stay...
    Viewmount House - Anderson
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  • Pittentrail, Rhemusaig near Rogart, Highlands
    Pittentrail, Rhemusaig near Rogart, Highlands×

    The Brackens

    Pittentrail, Rhemusaig near Rogart, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511022
    Key Features:
    - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    A beautiful Highland cottage with uninterrupted views across the surrounding countryside to the hills and valleys in the distance and where no other properties can be seen.
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    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 -...
  • Fort Augustus, Loch Ness, Highlands
    Fort Augustus, Loch Ness, Highlands×

    Woodbine Cottage

    Fort Augustus, Loch Ness, Highlands

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    Ref: 15706
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio
    Located on the southern tip of Loch Ness, this former 18th century English army camp is great for the nearby mountain and forest trails. Located on the southern tip of Loch Ness, this former 18th century English army camp is great for the nearby mountain and forest trails.
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    At the southern tip of Loch Ness and within easy walking distance of all the village amenities, this comfortable and charming detached holiday cottage, a family home for 150 years, was originally a croft on the site of an 18th century English army camp. It stands down a quiet lane and has its own secluded grassed garden with separate flagged terrace, patio and barbecue. Pleasure trips are available on Loch Ness and mountain bike and forest trails are nearby. Urquhart Castle and Loch...

  • North Keiss, Caithness, Highlands
    North Keiss, Caithness, Highlands×

    Curlew Croft

    North Keiss, Caithness, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511171
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Detached cottage nestled into open countryside yet just a stone’s throw from the sea and Keiss harbour
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    Nestled into the countryside surrounded by its own generous gardens and just a stone’s throw from the sea, Curlew Croft is a lovely farmhouse that has been extended and upgraded in recent years.  Situated at the end of a short track in an elevated position overlooking the spectacular Sinclair Bay it offers bright, modern and well-equipped accommodation for four in a very quiet but accessible location.  The new extension comprises the main open-plan living area.  The spacious lounge...
  • Nether Bellandy, Glenrinnes, near Keith, Highlands
    Nether Bellandy, Glenrinnes, near Keith, Highlands×

    Woodside Cottage

    Nether Bellandy, Glenrinnes, near Keith, Highlands

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    Ref: 27126
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    In a remote location, this detached cottage is in a perfect location for walking, fishing and skiing.
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    Nestling in 24 acres of natural grounds and woodland, this lovely detached holiday cottage is in a beautiful, remote, sheltered location within easy reach of Dufftown. It enjoys direct views of heather clad hills and the majestic Ben Rinnes from the back garden, and regular sighting of local wildlife including red deer. Guests can collect fresh eggs from the hens, and are welcome to explore and enjoy of the grounds surrounding the property. Enjoy walking, fishing, skiing, horse riding...
  • Edderton, Highlands
    Edderton, Highlands×

    Polgarrie House

    Edderton, Highlands

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    Ref: W43051
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire
    Spacious family cottage with picture windows and open fire, ideal for river and sea fishing, walking, John O’Groats easily reached.
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    Enjoying a private location with country views, Polgarrie House has been furnished for a comfortable and relaxing holiday. Just over a mile outside the pretty village of Edderton and within easy reach of Tain and Dornoch, the detached house makes an ideal base for exploring. Local activities include golf, mountain biking, kayaking, river and sea fishing along with many wonderful hill or beach walks. Visit John O’Groats, the Orkney Islands or the Falls of Shin Visitor Centre. Shop...

  • Tarbat, Invergordon, Highlands
    Tarbat, Invergordon, Highlands×

    Foresters Cottage

    Tarbat, Invergordon, Highlands

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    Ref: 23448
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Open Fire
    Tastefully refurbished, this single-storey cottage enjoys a cosy open fire, woodland walks, and various outdoor activities - perfect for outdoor enthusiasts! Tastefully refurbished, this single-storey cottage enjoys a cosy open fire, woodland walks, and various outdoor activities - perfect for outdoor enthusiasts!
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    This attractive, single-storey holiday cottage was formerly the forester’s cottage on a Highland country estate. Situated close to a hamlet it is tastefully refurbished to provide attractive accommodation in a quiet setting. There are woodland and riverside walks leading down to the shores of the Cromarty Firth, home of a large colony of seals. Easy access to the Black Isle with its pretty fishing villages and attractive coastline. Golf, fishing, hill walking, mountain biking...

  • Lonbain, by Applecross, Highlands
    Lonbain, by Applecross, Highlands×

    The Old School House

    Lonbain, by Applecross, Highlands

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    Ref: STN
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Woodburning Stove
    Relax and unwind in this former school house. Secluded, yet within a wonderful location to explore. Excellent walking and climbing nearby. Relax and unwind in this former school house. Secluded, yet within a wonderful location to explore. Excellent walking and climbing nearby.
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    This secluded and spacious cottage with its own walled garden, enjoys a gloriously sunny position on the seashore with spectacular views towards the islands of Raasay, Rona and Skye. Reached via a quarter-mile track, this former school house has been tastefully converted, whilst retaining interesting original features; formerly classrooms, the living-room and kitchen feature lovely high ceilings, and there is a large picture window in the hall, ideal for viewing wonderful sunsets and...

  • Scarfskerry near Castletown, Highlands
    Scarfskerry near Castletown, Highlands×

    Larachan

    Scarfskerry near Castletown, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511398
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Rural Location
    With direct access to a private beach, this single storey cottage is just perfect for families, friends or couples to holiday together.
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    Larachan is a spacious, detached holiday bungalow perched on the edge of the sea, in the quiet hamlet of Scarfskerry. It provides bright and generous accommodation, and the lounge has large picture windows that boast amazing uninterrupted sea views across the Pentland Firth to Orkney. There is a bright, modern kitchen/dining area and three attractively presented bedrooms. The garden grounds lead directly down to the sea with a private rocky beach. This area has some of the finest beaches to...
  • 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
    Quaint, cosy cottage with lovely enclosed garden, ideal for sampling the water at Pump Room and Highland Museum of Childhood. Quaint, cosy cottage with lovely enclosed garden, ideal for sampling the water at Pump Room and Highland Museum of Childhood.
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    Situated in the lovely Victorian spa village of Strathpeffer, this quaint cottage enjoys a central yet private location within easy walking distance of shops and pubs. Furnished and equipped to a good standard to ensure as comfortable and relaxing holiday as possible, the detached cottage makes the perfect base for exploring the many delights of the Northern Highlands. Visit the Pump Room where you can sample the waters, the Highland Museum of Childhood, the Pictish Eagle Stone or just...

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