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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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  • The Waves

    Wick

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    3
    Ref: 29153


    Enjoying spectacular panoramic views from the comfort of the living room, where you can regularly watch the seals, ducks, and other wildlife. The Waves is furnished and equipped to a very good standard to ensure a comfortable and relaxing holiday and makes a super base for exploring Caithness and beyond. Visit the Heritage Centre and The Pultney Distillery both within walking distance or visit the Castle of Mey, Dunnet Head, John O’Groats and the beautiful Orkney Isles, all within easy reach. The Grey Cairns of Camster are just one example of the many archeological sites in the area. Castle Sinclair Girnigoe nearby. For those seeking an active holiday there is a variety of watersports available including surfing and sea angling, or inland mountain biking and hill walking. For the less energetic, meander along some of the many unspoilt beaches with their large variety of bird and wildlife or just sit and relax in the comfort of The Waves. Beach 10 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Second living room with tiled floor. Dining room/kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, both with 2 steps down to each en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Oil central heating (underfloor in second living room), electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Wii. CD/iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Small, front and rear lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture (May to October). Ample parking. Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Unfenced slope/brae at rear garden.

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  • 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.

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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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  • Duncaan

    Camustiel, Applecross

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: W42687

    Enjoying lovely views across the waters of Applecross Bay and on towards the beautiful islands of Raasay, Rona and Skye, this detached house makes a great holiday base for exploring this lovely part of the Highlands. Set amongst some of Scotland’s most dramatic and rugged scenery, Applecross nestles between mountains and sea and can be approached over Britain’s highest road pass, The Bealach Na Ba. Wester Ross, home to the eagle and pine marten, with seals often seen in the many coastal inlets and stags roaming on the heather clad hills. Fantastic area for climbing, hill walking, mountain biking and fishing. Shop 10 yards, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

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

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. Video. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (3 cars). No smoking.

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  • Tulach Beag

    Achnandarach near Plockton

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: CC511386
    Tulach Beag is one of two modern cottages set in their own garden grounds in one of the most beautiful parts of the Highlands, in the heart of Wester Ross. This spacious single storey cottage offers bright open plan accommodation, with three good sized bedrooms. Built to a high standard with solid wood doors and a large multi fuel stove in the main living area, Tulach Beag provides ideal holiday accommodation for up to six people. The combined living area has large picture windows that look out across unspoilt open countryside. Patio doors lead through to a delightful outdoor dining area and then to the main gardens. There are two double bedrooms, one en-suite, a bunk bedroom and a spacious family bathroom.

    Situated in a quiet no-through lane that leads away into the hills, Tulach Beag is ideal for visitors who enjoy walking, cycling, fishing, canoeing, sailing or simply relaxing away from the crowds in one of the most scenic areas of the Highlands.

    The surrounding area is a haven for wildlife and its a photographers and bird-watchers’ paradise. Otters, red deer, seals, pine martins and a wide variety of birds including red-throated divers and corncrakes are all seen in the region. There are some wonderful walks direct from the property and with the Torridon mountains, the Skye Cuillins, MacLeod’s Tables and the Five Sisters of Kintail mountain ranges all within easy reach, hillwalkers and climbers are spoilt for choice.

    The picture postcard village of Plockton is just over a mile away. Made famous as the venue for the television series Hamish Macbeth, it is well worth a visit. With its picturesque flower-filled gardens, little winding streets and pretty cottages lining the foreshore its easy to see why it has also become a haunt for artists.

    Ground Floor: The property is all on the ground floor, has electric radiators and comprises:
    Open plan living space.
    Lounge area:
    With multi fuel stove, 32" Freeview TV, DVD, radio, views across the countryside and patio doors out to the garden.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave and dishwasher.
    Utility room: With fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer and pulley.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite with shower and WC.
    Bedroom 2: With double bed.
    Bedroom 3: With bunk beds.
    Bathroom 1: With shower over bath and WC.
    Cloakroom: With WC.

    All electric and bed linen included. Initial fuel for multi-fuel stove provided. Travel cot and highchair available. Welcome pack.Large garden with lawn, patio and garden furniture. Parking for 2 cars.

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  • Watercolour

    Ardgour, nr. Fort William

    Grade
    6
    3
    3
    2
    Ref: 26616

    Adjoining one of the finest recording facilities in Scotland and offering a quiet, inspiring location for musicians, writers, artists and families. Close to the village of Ardgour with views across Loch Linnhe, this semi-detached holiday cottage is ideal for those wishing to explore the Ardnamurchan Peninsula and the Inner Hebrides with its stunning scenery, walks and wildlife. Shop 4 miles, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Wooden floors throughout. Utility room. Snug. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 bunk with additional bunk and en-suite shower room with toilet. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Oil central heating, underfloor heating (downstairs), electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. ¼-acre gravelled garden with raised beds, patio and furniture. 5-acre shared grounds. Ample parking. Cycle store. Private water supply from hillside. No smoking. NB: Stream close by.

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  • Waterside Apartment

    Lochcarron, Wester Ross

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: CC511355
    Waterside Apartment occupies the first floor of a traditional village house in the heart of the charming village of Lochcarron. Set right on the shores of the loch, surrounded by the spectacular hills and mountains of Wester Ross, 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. On the ground floor is the village café, run by the owners of the apartment and renowned locally for its home baked produce. Accessed via its own front door Waterside Apartment is very attractively presented and surprisingly spacious. The main lounge has deep leather sofas and superb views from the large dormer windows across the loch to the mountains beyond. The kitchen / dining room is modern and very well-equipped. A door leads out from here to the gardens built into the hillside. The decking area provides an ideal spot to sit and enjoy a drink whilst enjoying the super views across the water. There are three double bedrooms and a bright, modern bathroom. The apartment is situated in the heart of this quiet village, with a good selection of local facilities right on the doorstep. There are a number of excellent restaurants, cafés, pub, and small shops close by.

    First Floor: The accommodation is all on first floor level has electric storage and panel heaters and comprises:
    Lounge: with feature electric fire, satellite Freeview TV, DVD, Wi-Fi and radio/CD. Superb loch and hill views.
    Kitchen/diner: with electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge (with ice-box) and washing machine
    Bedroom 1: with king-size bed
    Bedroom 2: with two single beds
    Bedroom 3: with full-size bunk beds
    Shower room: with walk in shower, heated towel rail, WC and wash basin.

    All electricity included. Bed linen and towels supplied. Although this apartment is at first floor level, it is built into the hillside with door from kitchen leading directly onto ‘ground’ level garden, with decking area and outdoor dining furniture. On street parking.

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  • Sheena’s Cottage

    Isle of Raasay

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: CC511135
    Sheena’s Cottage is a traditional croft cottage that has been beautifully restored and updated by the current owner.  It is situated on the lovely Isle of Raasay, just a 15 minute ferry ride off the coast of Skye.  A regular small car ferry runs all year round from central Skye (Sconser) across the Sound of Raasay to the island, with ten sailings a day from March to October.  Sheena’s Cottage offers a wonderful venue for a real small island adventure holiday whilst remaining easily accessible to the centre of Skye.  Once a croft or small farm cottage the property has been beautifully restored and upgraded.  The welcoming lounge / dining room has a superb open fireplace and windows overlooking the large natural garden grounds that lead directly down to the sea-shore. It is bounded by mature rhododendron bushes which look spectacular when in the Spring and early Summer.  The modern kitchen is well-equipped and has unusual square windows that frame the magnificent views across the bay.  Three generously sized bedrooms and a modern bathroom complete the picture. 

    Ground Floor: The property has oil central heating and comprises:
    Lounge / diner: with open fire, satellite Freeview TV/DVD and radio/CD
    Kitchen: with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine
    Bedroom 1: with two single beds
    Bathroom: with bath, WC and wash basin

    First Floor: Bedroom 2: with king-size bed
    Bedroom 3: with two single beds

    All fuel and power included.  Bed linen and towels provided.Rural garden set in approx ¾ acre with old stone byre in the grounds. Gardens lead directly down to shoreline with adjoining jetty for visitor’s use. Off road parking for 3 cars.

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  • Mackenzie Cottage

    Poolewe, near Gairloch

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: UK5077
    Mackenzie Cottage is a traditional style, detached cottage situated in the charming and renowned village of Poolewe in the north west Highlands. The cottage is beautifully presented throughout, with lots of attractive personal touches reflecting a Highland theme. There is a cosy living room on the ground floor with a feature electric wood burner. The kitchen/dining room is bright, contemporary and very well equipped. There are two double bedrooms upstairs, one with a 6’6" bed that converts into twin beds if required. This room enjoys superb views over the river to the hills beyond. The bunk bedroom on the ground floor has the same pretty Highland theme that runs throughout the cottage. Situated just 30 yards from the beach and with excellent local amenities a short stroll from the cottage, it provides an ideal base for a wonderful Highland holiday.

    The immediate area is renowned for its wonderful beaches and breathtaking scenery. Wildlife abounds and otters, seals and a myriad of bird life can be seen locally. The sub-tropical gardens of Inverewe are simply stunning and offer visitors a memorable day out. Due to its temperate climate, which is warmed by the waters of the Gulf Stream, an exceptional variety of plants flourish here. The pretty village of Poolewe has excellent local amenities, all within easy walking distance, including restaurants, café, village shop, pub, and even a swimming pool. The surrounding area offers a wealth of activities and places of interest. Loch beach 30 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant 50 yards.

    Ground Floor: Living room: With electric wood burner and 37" Freesat TV.
    Kitchen/dining room:
    With electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and slow cooker.
    Utility room: With freezer and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With bunk bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over roll-top bath, and toilet.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle (no toilet).

    First Floor: Bedroom 2: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request).
    Bedroom 3: With double bed.

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate. Welcome pack.Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Private parking for 1 car, additional on road parking available. No smoking.

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  • Riverside Cottage

    Lossiemouth

    Grade
    6
    3
    3
    1
    Ref: 28030

    This holiday cottage is in a peaceful location, just a few yards from Lossiemouth’s sandy East Beach and a short walk to the shops, restaurants and bars. This former fisherman’s cottage has been renovated to a good standard with an open fire in the living room. This area of Scotland catches the warm gulf stream and has one of
    the lowest rainfall rates in the UK. The two beaches in Lossiemouth (East and West) comprise rolling dunes and white sand. Nature lovers will enjoy the wildlife, with osprey, dolphins and seals all regularly sighted. Walks, cycling, surfing, sailing, golfing and horse riding are easily accessible. Shops, pubs and restaurant ½ mile.

    Ground floor: Living room. Kitchen. Utility room. 1 double bedroom. First floor: Two twin bedrooms. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Open fire in living room included. Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Small enclosed garden. On road parking. Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • The Old Store

    Kentallen of Appin

    Grade
    6
    3
    3
    3
    Ref: 15821

    Overlooking Kentallen Bay and just beside the Oban/Fort William road. The Old Store is a beautifully built stone house (c1840) and is located on the Ballachulish cycle track. There is a large landscaped garden with patio areas just yards from the sea. There is fishing on a pier across the road which is ideal for sea fishing. Kentallen is central for touring the Southern Highlands, Skye, Mull, Inverary or the many boat trips which leave Oban daily. Skiing is available in Glencoe and Fort William. 9-hole golf course and cycle route nearby. Shop and pub 1½ miles, restaurant ½ mile.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining/sun room. Kitchen. Conservatory with patio doors. Twin bedroom (elec adjustable beds) with en-suite wet room with bath, shower and toilet. Shower room and toilet. First floor: 2 twin bedrooms. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Open fire in living room included. NSH, gas, electricity and bed linen included. Video. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Combi microwave/oven/grill. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Payphone. Large enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Private parking for 2 cars.

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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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