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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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645 cottages are available
  • Kiltarlity near Beauly×

    Beaufort Cottages - Dairy Cottage

    Kiltarlity near Beauly

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    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - Coast within 5 miles - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location - Coast within 3 miles
    A warm Highland welcome awaits you at this holiday property, located in the Beaufort Estate. It enjoys a tranquil...
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  • Garve, near Strathpeffer×

    Drover’s Rest

    Garve, near Strathpeffer

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    Ref: 29199
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    - Car parking on site - Washing Machine - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location

    Dating back to 1760, this detached former barn has been carefully restored to provide a very good standard...

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  • Blairninich near Strathpeffer×

    The Hollies

    Blairninich near Strathpeffer

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    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Coast within 5 miles - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location - Coast within 3 miles
    Enjoying a peaceful, rural setting, The Hollies has been equipped and furnished to a very high standard to ensure...
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  • Loch Ness-Side×

    Woodside Cottage

    Loch Ness-Side

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    Ref: S4105
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Coast within 5 miles - Rural Location - Coast within 3 miles

    Glorious views across the mysterious waters of Loch Ness and a lavishly appointed interior with luxuries for...

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  • Newtonmore, near Aviemore×

    Baltinna West

    Newtonmore, near Aviemore

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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine

    In a romantic setting amid stunning scenery, made famous by the BBC’s Monarch of the Glen TV series,...

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  • Fort William×

    Pen-Bryn

    Fort William

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    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - Coast within 5 miles - No Pets Allowed - Coast within 3 miles
    With stunning views to Loch Linnhe and Ben Nevis, and direct access to local walks from the property, this well...
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  • Kiltarlity near Beauly×
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    Ref: CC511451
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Coast within 5 miles - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location - Coast within 3 miles
    A warm Highland welcome awaits you at this holiday property, located in the Beaufort Estate. It enjoys a tranquil...
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  • Laggan, near Newtonmore×

    Ellon Cottage

    Laggan, near Newtonmore

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    Ref: W43335
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    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location


    Offering very comfortable accommodation in the heart of the Spey Valley, this holiday cottage is...

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  • Loch Ness-Side ×

    Ness-Side Cottage

    Loch Ness-Side

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    Ref: S4249
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    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities

    Glorious views across the mysterious waters of Loch Ness and a lavishly appointed interior with luxuries for...

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  • Lochybridge, near Fort William×

    Glen Mhor

    Lochybridge, near Fort William

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    Ref: W42554
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - Coast within 5 miles - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed - Coast within 3 miles

    Lovely views of Ben Nevis

    This wonderful conversion is situated on the outskirts of Fort William and enjoys...

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  • Banavie near Fort William×

    The Cottage

    Banavie near Fort William

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    Ref: CC511388
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location
    This delightful semi-detached cottage, which is attached to the owner’s home, offers a very good standard...
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  • Kiltarlity×

    Beagan Bothan

    Kiltarlity

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    Ref: S4475
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Barbecue - Rural Location

    Enjoying stunning views down Strathglass, across The Aird and over the nearby lochan from its elevated croft setting,...

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