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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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  • Ness Castle Estate - Ghillie’s Lodge

    Inverness

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    3
    Ref: SYYC

    "River views and a wealth of glorious countryside combine to make this a wonderful setting for lovers of the great outdoors..."

    Perfect for a relaxing break, Ness Castle Estate lies in the heart of magnificent game fishing and golfing country, and with lovely walking on the doorstep, it is an ideal location for nature lovers and sporting enthusiasts alike. River Lodge (ref SYYA) is a magnificent, detached, ‘Colorado’-style lodge providing complete relaxation and seclusion for larger parties. For smaller parties, Weir Cottage (ref SXXS) and Red Squirrel Lodge (ref SYYB) are single storey and adjoin one another, whilst spacious Ghillie’s Lodge (ref SYYC) and Benula Lodge (ref SYYM) stand detached. All have river views and are just minutes away from the city of Inverness. Culloden Battlefield, Cawdor Castle, Loch Ness cruises and dolphin spotting on the Moray Firth are among the myriad of delights within easy reach. For those wishing to explore a little further afield the magical Isle of Skye, visiting the beautiful, romantic Eilean Donan Castle on the way, or a leisurely boat trip to the Orkney Isles which offer beautiful, rugged scenery with an abundance of wildlife and many archaeological sites make great days out. Whisky lovers can visit one of the many distilleries on the famous Strathspey Whisky Trail, sampling some of the finest whiskies in Scotland. At nearby Inverness, visitors will find a wealth of historic and cultural attractions as well as good shopping, bars and restaurants. Salmon fishing, by arrangement is 1 mile. By arrangement, guests also have the use of the shared steam room and small gym, both located at The Bothy. For those wishing to explore a little further, day trips to the Orkney Isles, Isle of Skye and Glencoe are possible. Shop 1 mile, pub 2½ miles.

    Spacious beamed living room with wood-burning stove and wooden floor. Spacious beamed dining room with wooden floor. Large well-equipped beamed kitchen with gas range (for cooking) and wooden floor. Utility. Two double bedrooms, each with 6ft zip & link beds (can be twin) and en-suite bathroom with separate double shower cubicle and toilet; one with dressing room. Further double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with separate double shower cubicle and toilet (access also from hall). All bedrooms with TV. Galleried sitting room.

    • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
    • Full oil central heating (underfloor on ground floor)
    • Freeview TV
    • Radio/CD/iPod dock
    • 5-ring gas range included
    • Wine cooler
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Large lawned areas and paved area to side
    • Ample parking
    • Cycle store
    • Ground floor facilities

    • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot and high chair on request
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Wi-fi
    • Garden furniture
    • Shared 30-acre landscaped and woodland grounds with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Shared steam room and small gym by arrangement
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • NB: Unfenced river in grounds, 100 yards

  • Ben View - Ben View Cottage

    Lochyside, nr. Fort William

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    3
    Ref: 28823

    Stunning views towards Ben Nevis

    Located in the owners’ grounds in a quiet area on the outskirts of Fort William, these two holiday properties are well placed to enjoy the best of this area of the West Highlands. With stunning views to Ben Nevis and surrounding mountains, the delightful, detached Ben View Cottage (ref 28823) sits within its own private, award-winning garden. Ben Nevis Lodge (ref 28824), is well-maintained and stands detached along with two other lodges, within the owners’ grounds, benefiting from its own decked and gravelled area with furniture. Lochaber is known as the ‘outdoor capital of the UK’ and boasts the World Championship Mountain Bike course on its doorstep. Other outdoor activities include skiing, snowboarding, climbing, fishing, sailing, horse-riding and golf. The breathtaking scenery has been used as the backdrop for many well-known films including ‘Braveheart’ and ‘Rob Roy’, whilst the West Highland Steam Train (seasonal) takes you past the Glenfinnan Viaduct as depicted in one of the ‘Harry Potter’ movies. Wildlife is in abundance and offers the chance to spot golden eagles, deer, otters, porpoises and dolphins. The area is steeped in history and there are many castles, monuments, museums, gardens and craft shops to visit. Glencoe, Oban, Loch Ness, Inverness and the Isle of Skye are easily accessible. Shop ¼ mile, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Oil central heating included. Two Freeview TVs. Freezer. Enclosed lawned garden, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (3 cars).

    Both properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Shared 2½-acre grounds. No smoking.

  • Thornhill

    Gairloch, Wester Ross

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    4
    Ref: CC511234
    Thornhill is a spacious detached house set in its own generous garden grounds in a quiet lane above the charming village of Gairloch. This beautiful property is exceptionally well presented throughout. The kitchen is superbly equipped with built in appliances. The dining area leads out through patio doors to a lovely patio area with picnic table and chairs. The lounge enjoys wonderful views from its elevated position, over Gairloch bay with the Torridon Mountains beyond and over the Minch to the Outer Hebrides. A large wood burning corner fire acts as a focal point. Simply stunning! There are three large bedrooms, all with TV/DVD and Sky. All bedrooms are en suite.There is wild brown trout fishing available 15 minutes walk from Thornhill

    Ground Floor: Property has electric storage heaters and comprises;
    Lounge:With multi fuel stove (all logs and coal supplied), satellite sky package TV, DVD, and radio/CD; a beautifully presented room with views across the bay to the hills beyond
    Kitchen/Diner: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer; patio doors lead onto patio area with picnic table and chairs
    Bedroom 1: With double bed, sky TV/DVD and en suite facilities with bath, shower enclosure, WC and wash basin
     Bathroom: With bath, WC and wash basin

    First Floor: Bedroom 2: With double bed, wooden cot, Sky TV/DVD and en suite facilities with shower enclosure, WC and wash basin
    Bedroom 3: With two single beds, Sky TV/DVD and en suite facilities with shower enclosure, WC and wash basin

    All power, oil, bed linen and towels included. Coal and logs for stove supplied. Cot and high chair available. Wifi internet connection available.Fully enclosed by fenced garden grounds with patio area. Off road parking for 3 cars.

  • Shepherds Rest

    Torcastle, Banavie, nr. Fort William

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: 25422

    Nestled between the River Lochy and the famous Caledonian Canal this detached holiday property has direct access from the grounds to the river, with wonderful views of Ben Nevis and the surrounding mountains. Outdoor activities include climbing, skiing, mountain biking, sailing and walking. Take a ride on the famous Harry Potter train, a boat trip to view the abundant wildlife, visit Loch Ness or ride up the Aonach Mor Mountain in a gondola. Cross on the Corran Ferry and explore the Ardnamurchan Peninsula. Inverness, the Isle of Skye, Glencoe and Oban are easily reached. Membership included to local Fort William leisure club comprising of pool, gym, jacuzzi, sauna and steam room. All the bedrooms have blackout blinds. Shop 3 miles, pub and restaurant 2 miles. Can be booked with property 25443 (1 mile away) to sleep 14 people.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with French doors and wooden floor. Kitchen with wooden floor. 1 twin (zip and link) bedroom. Wet room with toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin, both with access to bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, underfloor central heating (ground floor), gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Two Freeview TVs. DVD and small library. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 5-acre woodland grounds. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars). No smoking. NB: River, pond and sloping bank in shared grounds.

  • Bluebells

    Blairninich, nr, Strathpeffer

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: W43156

    Situated just outside the beautiful spa village of Strathpeffer, Bluebells makes a super base for exploring the many delights of the northern Highlands. The detached cottage has been furnished and equipped to a good standard. Visit the Pump Room where you can sample the waters or stroll around the village to view the fabulous Victorian architecture. For the more energetic, mountain biking in the many forest trails, golf on the taxing 18-hole course, hill walking and climbing and water sports all available in the area. Inverness and Loch Ness are within easy reach. Shop, pub and restaurant 1.5 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. 2 double bedrooms (one 5ft). Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. First floor: 1 twin bedroom with en-suite toilet.

    Economy 7 NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Large, enclosed rear garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Gravelled and lawned front garden. Parking (3 cars). No smoking.

  • Otter Cottage

    Ardaneaskan, nr. Lochcarron

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: W40841

    Breathtaking location overlooking Lochcarron

    This traditional, detached stone cottage enjoys a truly spectacular setting, perched right on the edge of the rocks with the waves of Lochcarron lapping beneath. Otters and seals can be seen regularly from the large picture windows. Uninterrupted views of the surrounding mountains and over the sea to Skye, serve as a stunning backdrop. This exceptional property is set in its own pretty garden, leading straight down to the rocks and shingle beach. The area is renowned for its wildlife, superb scenery and unspoilt coastline. Take a trip across Britains highest road pass (2053 ft) to visit the beautiful village of Applecross, Sheildaig and the spectacular Torridon Mountains. Sea-fish from the rocks adjoining the cottage, explore the tucked-away coves and beaches and enjoy the amazing sunsets across the bay. Conveniently situated for touring the Isle of Skye, with its majestic Cuillins, castles and stunning beaches. Lochcarron village is 5 miles away and has a good selection of pubs, restaurants and shops as well as a 9-hole golf course. Can also be booked with property W41502 for larger parties. Shop, pub and restaurant 5 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with wooden floor, 2 twin.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD and small library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Freezer. Enclosed lawned garden and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

  • Torgorm

    Strath, Gairloch

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: 28603

    Commanding far-reaching views across Gairloch and its loch, this detached holiday property, set 50 yards from the owners’ home, makes an ideal base to enjoy the surrounding area’s lovely coastal scenery, with opportunities for excellent hill walking and birdwatching. Torgorm sits within a short walk of shops, pubs and just ½-mile from the beach. Golf, horse riding, cycle hire and sailing are all found locally. Boat hire for sea angling is available from the harbour. Shop, pub and restaurant 250 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Dining room with wooden floor/kitchen with tiled floor. 1 double (6ft) bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric coal-effect fire in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Large, lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking. (2 cars). Cycle store (50 yards). No smoking.

  • Achd

    Drumbeg, by Lochinver

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: 28522

    Achd is a traditional, detached, croft holiday cottage, standing alone within its own fenced garden area, with many original features, whitewashed stone walls, sloping ceilings and wood panelled walls in the bedrooms imparting much comfort and charm, and located just ½-mile from the village. There is much to do for the outdoor enthusiast (a free slipway for small boat landing is available) with several munros, low level walks, kayaking, sea angling and pony trekking. The sunrise and sunsets are truly stunning and Handa Island, Eas a’ Chual Aluinn and the pristine sandy beaches of Achmelvich, Clachnessie and Sandwood Bay are all within driving distance. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with beams. Kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Open-tread stairs to first floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 twin.

    Electric coal-effect fire in living room included. Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Natural water supply from borehole. No smoking.

  • Palmerston Croft House

    Lochcarron, nr. Strathcarron

    Grade
    6
    4
    2
    2
    Ref: W41502

    Superb loch views

    Set in the heart of the beautiful village of Lochcarron, overlooking the spectacular sea-loch and Attadale Mountains beyond, this traditional built croft house has been sympathetically restored to retain a wealth of original features, including a woodburning stove and traditional wall panelling. Hill walking, golf, mountain biking, fishing, canoeing and sailing are just some of the outdoor activities, or you can just unwind with a relaxing stroll along the loch side. A wealth of wildlife abounds, with red deer, seals, otters and a variety of bird life are seen regularly in the area. The pretty village of Lochcarron has a selection of small shops, pubs, and restaurants. This is an ideal holiday location for exploring the unspoilt beauty of the Western Highlands and the magical Isle of Skye. The Applecross Peninsula is just a short, exhilarating drive away, via the spectacular ’Bealach-na-Ba’ - Britain’s highest cattle pass road. Can be booked with W40841. Shop 10 yards, restaurant 50 yards, pub 300 yards.

    4 small steps to entrance. Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 2 single. Bathroom with toilet.

    Multi-fuel stove in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV. DVD and small library. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Freezer. Patio. On road parking. No smoking.

  • Doulay Cottage

    Lairg, Sutherland

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: CC511168
    Situated in the heart of the Sutherland hills, amidst spectacular scenery, Doulay Cottage is a traditional detached ‘keepers’ or stalkers cottage. It has recently been sympathetically restored by its current owner and now offers warm and welcoming accommodation in an extremely quiet location on a no-through road that leads onto hills, mountains and lochs, yet is easily accessible.  The cottage has a cosy, welcoming lounge / dining room leading through to the kitchen area.  There is a single bedroom downstairs, together with good-sized family bathroom.  Upstairs the cottage has recently been attractively restored with traditional tongue and groove wood-lined walls.  There are two good-sized bedrooms and pretty landing area and all rooms enjoy stunning, uninterrupted views across the spectacular Sutherland hills.  The nearby town of Lairg is situated on the side of Loch Shin. It offers a good selection of small shops, restaurants, pub and café.  There is also a fascinating visitor’s centre and lovely walks by the side of the loch. 

    Ground Floor: Property has electric storage heaters and comprises:
    Lounge/Diner: With Free view TV, DVD and radio/CD with superb, uninterrupted views across the Sutherland hills
    Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave and fridge/freezer
    Utility Room: With washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With single bed plus pull out single bed (for + 1) if required.
    Bathroom: With bath, WC and wash basin.

    First Floor: Bedroom 2: With double bed
    Bedroom 3: With two small (2ft 6" single beds.

    All electricity, bed linen and towels included.Garden with grassed area leading directly onto the Sutherland hills. Off road parking for 2 cars.

  • Fasgadh

    Ardaneaskan near Lochcarron

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: CC511421
    Situated on a quiet no-through lane, right on the shoreline, Fasgadh is a traditional single storey cottage for six. Fasgadh is set in its own pretty gardens and grounds that lead down to Loch Carron, a tidal sea loch. The lounge has large picture windows that drink in the stunning views of loch, hills and mountains. There is a bright kitchen/dining room and three attractively presented bedrooms.

    The nearby village of Lochcarron is bounded by the sea loch on one side and attractive cottages and houses that straddle the main street on the other; it is one of the prettiest villages in the western Highlands. It has good facilities, including restaurants, cafés, pub, garage, post office and a small general store.

    The immediate area is renowned for its wildlife. Dolphins regularly frequent this coastal region and visitors are also just as likely to spot otters and seals close to shore. A paradise for lovers of the great outdoors, it offers unlimited sporting opportunities; golf, climbing, hill walking, fishing, canoeing, diving, sailing and mountain biking are all enjoyed locally. There are some spectacular drives in this part of the Highlands. A trip to Applecross via the highest road in Britain is a must. Known as the Bealach or “Pass of the Cattle” and rising to over 2,000 feet, it affords amazing views across the Minch to the isles of Raasay and Skye. The small railway station at Strathcarron is a halt on the Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh route. It was voted one of the most scenic railway lines in the world. The picture postcard village of Plockton is also just along the coast. With its picturesque flower-filled gardens, little winding streets and pretty cottages lining the foreshore, it is easy to see why it has also become a haunt for artists in recent years. The nearby gardens at Attadale are well worth a visit and the charming sea port of Kyle of Lochalsh, gateway to the Isle of Skye, is also within easy reach.

    Ground Floor: The property has two steps to entrance, is all on the ground floor, has Economy 7 heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With 22" Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Kitchen/dining room: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and heated towel rail.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Enclosed, lawned garden with patio, terrace, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: 7 steps in garden. Gated access to shoreline.

  • The Antlers

    Cawdor, nr. Nairn

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: 30837


    Enjoying a peaceful, rural setting with wonderful views over the surrounding countryside, this semi-detached holiday cottage has been furnished and equipped to a very good standard, ensuring comfort and relaxation. Set just 13 miles from the highland capital of Inverness, and 5 miles from the picturesque seaside town of Nairn, The Antlers makes the perfect base from which to explore this beautiful area. Many historic attractions are within easy reach including Cawdor and Brodie Castles, Culloden Battlefield and Fort George, with Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle slightly further. For the outdoor enthusiast there are some wonderful activities in the area including mountain biking on some super forest trails, hillwalking, climbing, golf and skiing in the Cairngorms. Take a trip along the Moray Malt Whisky Trail, the only one in the world! For those seeking relaxation, you can sit back and watch the ever changing scenery this lovely area has to offer. Beach 5 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 31/2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. Utility room. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 double (5ft zip and link, can be 2ft 6in twin).

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating (underfloor on ground floor), electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Combi microwave/oven/grill. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Small lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Games room with pool table and table tennis (in garage). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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