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

    Barn Owl Cottage

    Newton, near Tain, Highlands

    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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    10 1 reviews

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  • North Kessock, Inverness, Highlands
    North Kessock, Inverness, Highlands×

    Woodpecker Cottage

    North Kessock, Inverness, Highlands

    North Kessock, Inverness, Highlands

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    Ref: 23492
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    This peacefully located property is perfect for that break away from it all, complete with wonderful views. This peacefully located property is perfect for that break away from it all, complete with wonderful views.
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    8.6 7 reviews

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  • Plockton, Highlands
    Plockton, Highlands×

    Hirta

    Plockton, Highlands

    Plockton, Highlands

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    Ref: 18065
    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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    9.4 14 reviews

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  • Dunire, Ballachulish, Glencoe, Highlands
    Dunire, Ballachulish, Glencoe, Highlands×

    Kentra Cottage

    Dunire, Ballachulish, Glencoe, Highlands

    Dunire, Ballachulish, Glencoe, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511072
    Key Features:
    - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    A delightful cottage enjoying stunning views up to the Pap of Glencoe
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    9.6 19 reviews

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  • Kilchoan, HighlandsHighlands
    Kilchoan, HighlandsHighlands×

    Steadings Holidays - The Byre

    Kilchoan, HighlandsHighlands

    Kilchoan, HighlandsHighlands

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    Ref: 31253
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    A real romantic bolthole, this quirky cottage boasts a woodburner and a sitting-out area where you can relax and admire the delightful views. A real romantic bolthole, this quirky cottage boasts a woodburner and a sitting-out area where you can relax and admire the delightful views.
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  • Gairlochy near Spean Bridge, Highlands
    Gairlochy near Spean Bridge, Highlands×

    Ardlussa Cottage

    Gairlochy near Spean Bridge, Highlands

    Gairlochy near Spean Bridge, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511471
    Key Features:
    - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    A secluded retreat situated adjacent to the Caledonian Canal at the south end of the Great Glen Way.
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    9.3 3 reviews

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  • Dunphail, near Forres, Highlands
    Dunphail, near Forres, Highlands×
    Newly Listed
    St Orans

    St Orans

    Dunphail, near Forres, Highlands

    Dunphail, near Forres, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5498
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    This is an ideal property for a couple or two friends wishing to explore this region of the Highlands, or partake in some sporting activities.
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    9.3 4 reviews

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  • Milton, near Drumnadrochit, Highlands
    Milton, near Drumnadrochit, Highlands×

    Snookies Cottage

    Milton, near Drumnadrochit, Highlands

    Milton, near Drumnadrochit, Highlands

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    Ref: 29360
    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
    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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    7.7 11 reviews

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  • Drumnadrochit, Highlands
    Drumnadrochit, Highlands×

    Thistle Dubh

    Drumnadrochit, Highlands

    Drumnadrochit, Highlands

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    Ref: 25865
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    This holiday cottage makes an ideal base for exploring Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle, the scenic west coast and Inverness. This holiday cottage makes an ideal base for exploring Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle, the scenic west coast and Inverness.
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    9.6 15 reviews

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  • Lochinver, near Ullapool, Highlands
    Lochinver, near Ullapool, Highlands×

    Creigard Cottage

    Lochinver, near Ullapool, Highlands

    Lochinver, near Ullapool, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5092
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities
    Featuring beautiful views and a mature garden that’s frequented by a host of native wildlife, Creigard Cottage is a great introduction to the Northwest Highlands.
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    Creigard Bungalow
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  • Achintee, Fort William, Highlands
    Achintee, Fort William, Highlands×

    Stob-Ban View

    Achintee, Fort William, Highlands

    Achintee, Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: S4582
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Rural Location
    Romantic retreat with spectacular views to glen Nevis, with decking overlooking glorious views and garden, path to Ben Nevis close by. Romantic retreat with spectacular views to glen Nevis, with decking overlooking glorious views and garden, path to Ben Nevis close by.
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    8.1 12 reviews

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

    Beaufort Cottages - The Larder

    Kiltarlity near Beauly, Highlands

    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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    8.3 6 reviews

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    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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