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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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  • North Watten near Wick, Caithness, Highlands
    North Watten near Wick, Caithness, Highlands×

    Iscoyd

    North Watten near Wick, Caithness, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511263
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio
    Iscoyd is a superb, modern detached house set in its own generous garden grounds amidst open countryside. It is...
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  • Ratagan, Glenshiel, Kyle, Highlands
    Ratagan, Glenshiel, Kyle, Highlands×

    Kintail

    Ratagan, Glenshiel, Kyle, Highlands

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    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Open Fire

    On the shores of Loch Duich, with outstanding views to the Five Sisters of Kintail, this comfortable holiday...

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

    Mountain View

    Tomintoul near Grantown-on-Spey, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511457
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Travel north to the highest village in the Scottish Highlands, Tomintoul, where a warm welcome awaits. This detached...
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  • Glen Cassley, near Lairg, Highlands
    Glen Cassley, near Lairg, Highlands×

    March Cottage

    Glen Cassley, near Lairg, Highlands

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    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove


    Nestling in breathtaking scenery and adjoining the beautiful River Cassley, March Cottage offers peace and...

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  • Achnandarach near Plockton, Highlands
    Achnandarach near Plockton, Highlands×

    Tulach Beag

    Achnandarach near Plockton, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511386
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Tulach Beag is one of two modern cottages set in their own garden grounds in one of the most beautiful parts of...
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  • Kentallen of Appin, Highlands
    Kentallen of Appin, Highlands×

    The Old Store

    Kentallen of Appin, Highlands

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    Ref: 15821
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Open Fire

    Overlooking Kentallen Bay and just beside the Oban/Fort William road. The Old Store is a beautifully built stone...

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

    The Hollies

    Alness, near Invergordon, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5326
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    The Hollies is a bright, contemporary and very spacious, detached, single storey house situated in its own garden on a...
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  • Portessie, by Buckie,
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    Old Church Hall

    Portessie, by Buckie,

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    Ref: CC512036
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Voted "Best Conversion of an Old Building in the UK" as well as winning the prestigious Scottish Homes Award for the...
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  • Torcastle, near Fort William, Highlands
    Torcastle, near Fort William, Highlands×

    Oak Lodge

    Torcastle, near Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: 28879
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Detached Property - Rural Location

    Set in an enviable location on the banks of the Caledonian Canal with stunning panoramic views of Ben Nevis and the...

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  • John O’ Groats, Highlands
    John O’ Groats, Highlands×
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    Ref: W42411
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Rural Location

    Breathtaking views

    These detached holiday cottages, situated within walking distance of the famous village of...

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  • Banavie, Fort William, Highlands
    Banavie, Fort William, Highlands×

    Strone Farm House

    Banavie, Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511291
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio
    Strone Farm House is situated on a working farm set on the upper banks of the Caledonian Canal, just 10 minutes’...
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  • Inverasdale, near Poolewe, Highlands
    Inverasdale, near Poolewe, Highlands×

    Torburn Cottage

    Inverasdale, near Poolewe, Highlands

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    Ref: 30741
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire


    This detached holiday property, close to the owners’ home, is situated in the pretty village of...

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