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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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  • Mountain Thyme Lodge

    Loch Lochy, Spean Bridge

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: S4033

    In a wonderful setting right by the shingle beach of magnificent Loch Lochy in the Great Glen, with access to good roads, makes this ideal for exploring the Highlands. The loch provides excellent fishing (free from March to October). Nearby for hill walking, pony trekking, skiing (in seasons) and cycle trails. Water sports and activity packages, 5 miles. Boat trips and scenic steam train rides at Fort William or discover good restaurants and views over the Caledonian Canal lock gates at Fort Augustus, both 17 miles. Shop 7 miles. Hotel with bar and restaurant 200 yards.

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

    Electric heaters, electricity and bed linen included. Digital TV. DVDs. CD. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Garden furniture. Shared grounds. Parking. Private water supply. No smoking. NB: Unfenced lake in grounds.

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  • Dalreach

    Drumnadrochit

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: 9337

    A bright, renovated highland cottage, peacefully situated in the hills, high above Drumnadrochit, only 31/2 miles away. Beautifully secluded, with a lively burn bubbling past. Reached by 11/2 miles of fairly steep tarred road then 3/4 of a mile of track through a birch wood. Fishing permits can be obtained locally. A perfect holiday retreat. Glen Affric and the west coast are well worth a visit, with Inverness only half an hour away. Shop and pub 31/2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 1 twin bedroom. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. First floor: 2 double bedrooms.

    Multi-fuel burner included. Electric heaters, electricity and bed linen included. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Cot and high chair on request.Telephone-Incoming calls only. Patio area and garden seat. 20-acres of moorland. Ample parking. Private water supply.

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  • Mountain View

    Roybridge, near Spean Bridge

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: W40752

    Set in over 7 acres of private grounds

    This traditional single storey, detached cottage is situated on a working sheep and arable farm, between Aviemore and Fort William. Set in over 7 acres of private grounds it enjoys views of mountains and glens including the stunning Ben Nevis Range. The cottage offers a large farmhouse kitchen/diner and living room with real open fire and stunning views. Although secluded, it is not isolated as it is easily accessible, with pubs and restaurants close by. Walking, climbing, skiing, fishing, mountain biking, canoeing and sailing are all available in the area. There is also an abundance of wildlife on your doorstep. Shop 3 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

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

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Solid fuel central heating and electricity included (£25per week November-April). Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Satellite TV. Video and small library. DVD and small library. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Freezer. Lawned garden and furniture. Built-in barbecue. Ample parking. Natural water supply from spring.

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  • Owl Cottage

    Lothmore, Helmsdale

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: W42361

    Uninterrupted views, peaceful location

    Enjoying views across the fields and the waters of the Moray Firth. Within a 5-minute drive of a sandy beach, this extended former croft house makes the perfect holiday base for touring this part of the Highlands. Situated between Golspie and Helmsdale. Travel north and visit John O’Groats, the Castle of Mey and the Orkney Isles and south to the Black Isle and Inverness, the Highland capital. Golf, fishing, mountain biking, hill walking and surfing are just a few of the activities available. Shops, pubs and restaurants 5 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room with French doors/kitchen. Utility room. 1 double (5ft) bedroom with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 2 twin bedrooms.

    Open fire in living room included. Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Two Freeview TVs. DVD. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Lawned garden with patio and furniture. Use of natural woodland. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: Unfenced drops in grounds.

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  • Red House

    Strathy near Thurso

    Grade
    6
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: CC511435
    Red House is a traditional stone cottage situated on a quiet lane that leads down to the sea in the pretty hamlet of Strathy on the far north west coast of Scotland. Surrounded by open countryside and with some of the most beautiful sandy beaches to be found anywhere in the British Isles close by, this pretty cottage is ideal for couples and small families. There is a cosy cottage lounge with lovely views across the open fields to the hills beyond. A separate dining room ensures plenty of space for all. Upstairs are two double bedrooms, one with a children’s bunk bed if required.

    There are superb walks direct from the cottage. The small lane meanders down to the beach of Strathy. Just over a half a mile away are the wonderful sweeping sands of Strathy Bay. This unbelievably spectacular beach is never busy and with rock pools, caves in the rocks and the beautiful river alongside, it is ideal for secluded sunbathing, picnics and a host of watersports. The local area is renowned for its fishing, with sea, loch and river fishing all enjoyed locally. The area is a paradise for surfers, body boarders and beach lovers generally, yet even in the height of the summer there will only be a handful of people enjoying this amazing location. It is also a wildlife watcher’s paradise. Whales, basking sharks, porpoises, seals and otters have all been seen in the area. There is also a colony of puffins at nearby Melvich, three miles away, which can be seen in the spring and early summer and at Forsinard there is an RSPB nature reserve, where local rangers will take visitors to explore all the birdlife, flora and fauna close to hand.
    The pretty villages along this stretch of coastline also have good local facilities including pubs and restaurants. Golf, canoeing, cycling, hill walking, climbing and horse riding are all available in the area. The riding school at Bettyhill offers superb hacking across the sands, a wonderful experience for horse lovers. Shop 3 miles, pub 1 mile and restaurant 1½ miles.

    Ground Floor: The property has two steps to the entrance
    Living Room: With electric coal-effect fire, 36" Freeview TV, DVD player and CD player.
    Dining room: With electric coal-effect fire.
    Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave and fridge.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed and bunk bed (for children).
    Bedroom 2: With double bed.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Cot, highchair and stairgate available.Small patio area with garden furniture and rough grass beyond. Parking for 2 cars. Bike store. No smoking.

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  • Alder Cottage

    Nostie, Kyle of Lochalsh

    Grade
    6
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: CC511143
    Alder Cottage is a delightful single storey cottage set in its own private garden grounds amidst stunning scenery just 5 miles from the Isle of Skye.  Once a traditional croft cottage the property has undergone a complete transformation and extension and now offers bright and spacious accommodation in a spectacular Highland setting.  The large picture windows drink in the amazing views of hills and mountains.  The spacious lounge has a feature open fireplace made from local Applecross stone that acts a focal point.  A good sized kitchen / dining room in the new extension looks out across the lovely gardens that surround the property .  There is also a superb old stone barn in the grounds which has been beautifully converted into a “games room” with a variety of activities provided, including table tennis, snooker and darts. Alder Cottage is situated in a quiet no-through road that meanders through the hills, over a small bridge with tumbling burn and onto Avernish, the historic site of a ‘clearance’ village; there are superb walks direct from the cottage.  It is easily accessible and just a few minutes drive to the Isle of Skye and to some of the most dramatic and amazing scenery in the whole of the Western Highlands.

    Ground Floor: Property is all on ground floor level. has electric panel heaters and comprises:
    Lounge: With open fire, Sky TV, DVD and radio/CD with sofa bed (for + 2)
    Kitchen/Diner: With electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge with ice box with dining furniture for up to six people
    Utility Room; With fridge/freezer, washing machine and dryer
    Bedroom 1: With double bed
    Bedroom 2: With two single beds
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.
    Games Room: With wide variety of games including table tennis, snooker, darts and table football housed in a lovely detached old stone barn located in the grounds.

    All electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. First supply of fuel for open fire provided. Cot and high chair available.Enclosed garden grounds leading out to open hillside and mountains beyond. External games barn. Off road parking for 2 cars

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  • Doles Cottage

    Portskerra near Thurso

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: UK5021
    Doles Cottage is a traditional detached fisherman’s cottage that has been totally refurbished internally and externally. Situated in the sleepy hamlet of Portskerra on the far north west coast of Sutherland, it enjoys lovely views across the sea to the Orkney Isles beyond. Named after the local fisherman who originally owned it, the cottage has stayed in the same family for generations, having been lovingly and painstakingly restored in recent times. The pretty cottage lounge opens out through French doors to a pretty patio with lawns beyond. The kitchen/dining room is well-presented and enjoys the same stunning views across the sea to the Orkney Isles in the distance. There are three good-sized bedrooms, a spacious bathroom and a downstairs cloakroom.

    This area is renowned for its beautiful coastline, with miles of pristine sandy beaches, and the local beach of Melvich is without doubt one of the finest. High sand dunes act as a natural backdrop to the beautiful white sandy bay. With the river on one side and Portskerra harbour on the other, it is a wonderful place to relax and a paradise for surfers, body-boarders and beach lovers alike. Even in the height of summer there will only be a handful of people enjoying this amazing location. It is also a wildlife watcher’s paradise. Whales, porpoises, dolphins, seals and otters are all seen in the area. There is also a colony of puffins at Melvich which can be seen in the spring and early summer. At Forsinard, just a few miles inland, there is an RSPB nature reserve, where local rangers will take visitors to explore the bird life, flora and fauna all close to hand. The little fishing harbour at Portskerra is ideal for launching small craft as well as fishing off the rocks and there are superb coastal walks direct from the cottage. Fishing in the nearby lochs and rivers is also a popular pastime. Reay 18-hole golf course is 10 minutes drive away.

    Ground Floor: The property has three steps to the entrance, oil central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With 32" Freesat TV, DVD player and French doors to garden.
    Kitchen/dining room: With electric cooker, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With single bed and single divan bed (available on request - please advise when booking).
    Cloakroom: With WC.

    First Floor: Bedroom 2: With double bed.
    Bedroom 3: With double bed.

    Bathroom: With shower over bath and WC.

    All oil, electric, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available. Welcome pack. Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking.

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  • Tigh na’ Caoiraich

    Invergarry, Tomdoun

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: W43142


    Nestling on the hillside with wonderful views across the River Garry, this traditional holiday cottage is in a tranquil setting. On the road to the Isle of Skye and the Outer Hebrides, it makes a perfect base for touring the Highlands and West Coast of Scotland, or just relax and enjoy the beauty of the area. Wildlife is in abundance and golden eagles, deer, pine martens and otters are often spotted. Fishing, mountain biking, walking, canoeing and climbing are all available. Loch Ness, Fort William, Inverness and the Isle of Skye are all easily accessed. Shop 17 miles, pub and restaurant 10 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 1 bunk bedroom with additional bunk (for alternative sleeping). Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. First floor: 2 double bedrooms (6ft, can be twin). Separate toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Economy 7 central heating, electric heaters, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freesat TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Wi-fi. 2-acre grounds with furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Natural water supply. No smoking. NB: Stream in grounds. Lochside 500 yards.

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  • Ziggy’s Neuk

    Grantown-on-Spey

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: 29611


    Enjoying a quiet setting within a few minutes’ walk of the town centre, this lovely detached holiday property has been equipped and furnished to a very good standard to ensure as comfortable and relaxing a holiday as possible. Grantown-on-Spey is located in the spectacular Cairngorms National Park and makes a superb base for exploring the many attractions and experiencing the activities this area has to offer. The house is just a short walk from the Speyside Way and the Anagach Woods, a beautiful natural Scots pine wood where you can birdwatch, walk or take your bike. The town is situated halfway between the Cairngorm and Lecht ski centres. It is also perfectly placed for following the Castle and Malt Whisky Trails. Visitors can go dolphin watching by boat off the Moray coast and explore the many beaches just 20 miles away. Fishing, golfing and mountain biking are all available in the area and there is so much to see and do for all ages. Shops and restaurants 300 yards, pub 50 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Sun room. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom with sloping ceiling. Bathroom with shower over bath, toilet and sloping ceiling.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Two Freesat TVs. DVD. DAB Radio. Electric range. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed gravelled garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Garage with pool table. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Glenloch Cottage

    Drumnadrochit

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: 23538

    A delightful, tastefully furnished, little semi-detached cottage close to Loch Ness. Drumnadrochit is a lively little village where there are shops, places to eat, and information available about all the things to see and do in the area. This holiday property is an ideal central base for touring the scenic Highlands or visiting the Isle of Skye and Inverness city, as well as for walking and mountain biking on the Great Glen Way. The ruins of Urquhart Castle on the shores of Loch Ness are just a short walk away. Glen Affric and the West Coast are well worth a visit. Shops, pubs and restaurants a short walk.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet. Separate toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV. Video and small library. DVD and small library. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Enclosed rear fenced garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.

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  • MacNeils Croft

    Arivegaig, near Acharacle

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: SXXV

    This detached holiday cottage is situated in an enviable lochside location, with breathtaking views across Arivegaig Bay, Kentra Bay and towards the islands of Eigg and Rhum. Set amidst some of the finest scenery in Scotland and surrounded by an abundance of wildlife, MacNeils Croft is a perfect base for those wishing to explore the west coast, especially the Ardnamurchan Peninsula. There are plenty of historic sites, castles and gardens to visit. Walk to the famous Singing Sands, take a short boat trip to one of the Inner Isles, visit Glenborrodale Visitor Centre or climb the Glenfinnan monument. The area is an ideal location for mountain biking, fishing, climbing, kayaking and birdwatching. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    Living room with wood-burning stove/dining room with wooden floor. Kitchen with wooden floor. Sun room. Utility. Twin bedroom with TV. Bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet. Open-tread stairs to first floor: Double bedroom with TV. Twin bedroom with TV. Wet room with toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Gas, electricity, underfloor electric central heating (ground floor), electric rads (first floor), bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot and high chair on request
    • Freesat TV
    • DVD
    • Stereo/CD
    • iPod dock
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Enclosed, lawned garden with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • NB: Pond in garden, 20 yards. Lochside location

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  • Coulags Croft

    Coulags, Strathcarron

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    3
    Ref: SDDQ

    Set against dramatic mountainous scenery, this delightful detached holiday cottage nestles at the foot of Fuar Tholl. The cottage provides a peaceful haven to relax and unwind, surrounded by superb, ever-changing views and abundant wildlife, particularly red deer and sometimes eagles. It is an excellent base for hill walkers and climbers; the footpath to Torridon is close to the cottage and Munros (mountain peaks over 3000 feet) such as Maol Chean dearg and Beinn Laith Mhor can be climbed directly from the house. Coulags Croft is superbly situated for gentle walks along the river, hills and seashore. The Western Highlands and Isle of Skye can be readily explored by car. Restaurant/pub 3 miles.

    Living/dining room with gas ‘log-effect’ stove. Fully-fitted and well-equipped kitchen. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Two twin bedrooms. Bathroom with toilet.

    • Gas ‘log-effect’ stove included
    • Electricity, electric convector heaters, bed linen and towels included
    • TV
    • DVD (small library)
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture to front and large unfenced rear garden with furniture (unrestricted access to public)
    • Natural unspoilt grounds
    • Parking (3 cars)
    • Natural spring water supply
    • No smoking

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