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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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  • Drumnadrochit, near Loch Ness, Highlands
    Drumnadrochit, near Loch Ness, Highlands×

    Second Fiddle

    Drumnadrochit, near Loch Ness, Highlands

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    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Fantastic hideaway for couples situated in the centre of the pretty village of Drumnadrochit.
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    Second Fiddle is a delightful traditional stone cottage situated in the heart of Drumnadochit. Boasting many original features, including original solid wood floors and exposed stone walls, it oozes charm and is a fantastic location for exploring the nearby great outdoors, with your four legged friend. Along with a central village location (no car required to stay as on bus route), it is within walking distance of three good restaurants, one next door (please check Winter opening dates), a...
  • Blairninich near Strathpeffer, Highlands
    Blairninich near Strathpeffer, Highlands×

    The Hollies

    Blairninich near Strathpeffer, Highlands

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    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    A cosy cottage for two with a wood burner just one mile from the Victorian spa village of Strathpeffer.
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    Enjoying a peaceful, rural setting, The Hollies has been equipped and furnished to a very high standard to ensure as comfortable and relaxing holiday as possible. A cosy, well equipped cottage, The Hollies makes a perfect base for exploring this lovely part of the Northern Highlands. Set just outside the picturesque Victorian spa village of Strathpeffer where you can visit the Spa Room and sample the waters, the Highland Museum of Childhood, the Pictish Eagle Stone or you could just...
    The Willows
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    The Cedars
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  • Spean Bridge near Fort William, Highlands
    Spean Bridge near Fort William, Highlands×

    Achaneich Stable Cottage

    Spean Bridge near Fort William, Highlands

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    Set in the grounds of an historic Highland house with the Grey Corries and Aonach Mor has a backdrop
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    Achaneich Stable Cottage stands in the grounds of an historic Highland house which dates back to 1600. Set in 2 ½ acres of landscaped gardens with the Grey Corries and Aonach Mor providing a dramatic backdrop, this delightful cottage provides an exceptionally high standard of accommodation for 2 in a spectacular and peaceful location. The cottage is believed to have been built by General Wade during the Jacobite rebellion to house his troops, with horses accommodated below. The...
  • Near Lochailort, Highlands
    Near Lochailort, Highlands×

    Glenfield

    Near Lochailort, Highlands

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    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities
    Romantic hideaway for couples, truly romantic location, once the resting place Prince Charles Edward Stuart during the 1745 Jacobite Revolution. Romantic hideaway for couples, truly romantic location, once the resting place Prince Charles Edward Stuart during the 1745 Jacobite Revolution.
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    " In a land steeped in legends of the Bonnie Prince – close to Moidart’s sandy shores..."

    Where a tree-lined glen opens out onto Loch Moidart and in countryside steeped with tales of Bonnie Prince Charlie, these fine properties stand upon the Kinlochmoidart Estate, within half a mile of the coast and 4 miles from the beach at Glenuig. The Scottish Baronial mansion of Kinlochmoidart House, occupies a marvellous position amidst some of Scotland’s...

    Leiper House
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    Kinlochmoidart House
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    The Turret
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    The Dairy House
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  • Strathcarron, Wester Ross, Highlands
    Strathcarron, Wester Ross, Highlands×

    The Cottage

    Strathcarron, Wester Ross, Highlands

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    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire
    Charming, detached single story cottage for two enjoying quiet seclusion surrounded by magnificent scenery of mountains and the stunning sea loch - Loch Carron
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    The Cottage is a charming single storey white-washed stone cottage situated in the quiet hamlet of Achintee in the heart of Wester Ross. Surrounded by hills, the Loch Carron sea loch and open countryside and enjoying quiet seclusion in its well established cottage gardens, it provides an ideal base for two. Originally a traditional crofter’s cottage, it has (in 2015) undergone complete refurbishment throughout with a brand new kitchen, the latest appliances, free Wi-Fi and furnished to...
  • Milton, near Drumnadrochit, Highlands
    Milton, near Drumnadrochit, Highlands×

    Snookies Cottage

    Milton, near Drumnadrochit, Highlands

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    Ref: 29360
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    - 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
    Being over 300 years old, this historic cottage is the perfect base to explore the Highlands, with mountain biking, walking the Great Glen, or a stroll along forest trails. Being over 300 years old, this historic cottage is the perfect base to explore the Highlands, with mountain biking, walking the Great Glen, or a stroll along forest trails.
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    Nestling in the peaceful community of Milton, on the outskirts of the popular village of Drumnadrochit, Snookies is a cosy and charming, detached, traditional highland cottage that makes a perfect holiday base for exploring the delights and spectacular scenery of the Highlands of Scotland and the west coast. Set in a small glen with adjacent stream and being over 300 years old, this historic cottage retains many of its original features including open stonework. At the heart of...

  • Newton, near Tain, Highlands
    Newton, near Tain, Highlands×
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    Barn Owl Cottage

    Barn Owl Cottage

    Newton, near Tain, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5514
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    An ideal base for couples wishing to explore the wild beauty of the Highlands, with beautiful beaches just 10 minutes away.
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    Situated on a quiet lane and overlooking open countryside, Barn Owl Cottage is a detached, single-storey cottage. Set in the grounds of the owner’s home, it has its own private garden and enjoys lovely views across fields to the hills beyond. It is situated in a small hamlet which lies between Portmahomack and Tain, in the heart of rural Ross-shire. This bright accommodation is beautifully presented throughout and provides an ideal base for couples. An entrance porch leads through to...
  • Strontian, Highlands
    Strontian, Highlands×

    Gorten

    Strontian, Highlands

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    Ref: 30289
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    This charming holiday cottage is situated in a peaceful location yet there are plenty of nearby activities to explore. This charming holiday cottage is situated in a peaceful location yet there are plenty of nearby activities to explore.
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    Gorten is a charming and well-appointed holiday cottage, ideal for couples or singles, and is in a truly superb setting. It is the perfect base for peace and tranquillity within this spectacular area and is a true ’get-away-from-it-all’ experience. The historic oakwoods and lead mines of Aruindle are within walking distance of Gorten and the Ardnamurchan Peninsula has so much to offer holidaymakers including unspoilt beaches, dramatic scenery and so much...

  • Glenelg, near Kyle of Lochalsh, Highlands
    Glenelg, near Kyle of Lochalsh, Highlands×

    The Holt

    Glenelg, near Kyle of Lochalsh, Highlands

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    Ref: W41768
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    The Holt is a cosy, semi-detached holiday apartment adjoining the owner’s own home The Holt is a cosy, semi-detached holiday apartment adjoining the owner’s own home
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    Tranquil location


    The Holt is a cosy, welcoming, semi-detached holiday apartment adjoining the owner’s own home. It is situated on the edge of the village of Glenelg and benefits from beautiful views of the Skye mountains to the front and the Glenelg Hills to the rear. Glenelg is an area steeped in history, having the mainland’s two best preserved Iron-Age brochs, Dun Telve and Dun Troddan, and the ruins of the Hanoverian Bernera Barracks, built during Jacobite...

  • Plockton, Highlands
    Plockton, Highlands×

    Hirta

    Plockton, Highlands

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    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Ground Floor Facilities
    Set in the heart of this picturesque National Trust village, Hirta forms part of a sympathetically converted former church with fabulous scenery. Set in the heart of this picturesque National Trust village, Hirta forms part of a sympathetically converted former church with fabulous scenery.
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    Set in the heart of this picturesque National Trust village, this ground floor holiday apartment forms part of a sympathetically converted former church. Enjoy the fabulous scenery and the rich abundance of wildlife, particularly the seals and otters in Plockton Bay. Super area for walking, fishing and sea trips - lots to do and see. Plockton is a convenient touring base for the Isle of Skye and the beautiful West Coast. Take advantage of the traditional Highland hospitality in the hotels...

  • Kiltarlity near Beauly, Highlands
    Kiltarlity near Beauly, Highlands×

    Beaufort Cottages - The Larder

    Kiltarlity near Beauly, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511452
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Explore the extensive grounds of Beaufort Estate with its abundance of wildlife, idyllic picnic places and easy walking routes from this property.
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    A warm Highland welcome awaits you at this holiday property, located in the Beaufort Estate. It enjoys a tranquil setting only a few miles from Beauly in the heart of the Scottish Highlands and without doubt, make a super base for exploring the many attractions and activities this area has to offer. The cottage has been equipped and furnished to ensure as relaxing and comfortable holiday as possible, and it has its own individual character and style. You can explore the extensive grounds...
    Beaufort Cottages - Dairy Cottage
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    Beaufort Cottages - Checkers Cottage
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    Beaufort Cottages - Duffs Lodge
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    Beaufort Cottages - Kennels Cottage
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    Beaufort Cottages - Mercy Cottage
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    Beaufort Cottages - Stables Cottage
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    Beaufort Cottages - The Kennels Bothy
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    Beaufort Cottages - Rose Cottage
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    Beaufort Cottages - The Retreat
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  • Farr, near Inverness, Northern Highlands
    Farr, near Inverness, Northern Highlands×
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    Farr From The Madding Crowd

    Farr From The Madding Crowd

    Farr, near Inverness, Northern Highlands

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    Ref: UK5537
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    This is a great base for exploring the area, with historic sites, castles, whisky trails and boat trips all within an easy drive.
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    A warm Highland welcome awaits you at this lovely detached lodge, which is situated on the edge of Tordarroch Farm just outside the scattered community of Farr, in the beautiful river valley of Strathnairn. This working farm is renowned for its fold of prize winning Highland cattle which graze in the fields right beside the lodge. Tordarroch is the seat of the Clan Shaw who formed part of the Clan Chattan at the battle of Culloden. Equipped and furnished to a good standard, the property...
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