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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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  • Helmsdale, Highlands
    Helmsdale, Highlands×

    Selkie House

    Helmsdale, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511426
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View
    Located in the fishing village of Helmsdale, this property overlooks the harbour, and enjoys ever-changing sea views.
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    Overlooking the picturesque fishing harbour in the historic village of Helmsdale, Selkie House was built in the 19th century at the height of the herring industry. With high ceilings and large windows that drink in the ever-changing sea views, this traditional house has been modernised, yet it still keeps some original features. It offers attractive and welcoming accommodation for families and groups. Miles of shoreline walks are accessed directly from the property; fossils are regularly...
  • Melness, Highlands
    Melness, Highlands×

    Cor an Easan

    Melness, Highlands

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    Ref: 30345
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Enjoy superb sea views and being surrounded by mountain ranges at this traditional croft holiday cottage. Enjoy superb sea views and being surrounded by mountain ranges at this traditional croft holiday cottage.
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    Cor an Easan is a traditional croft cottage, situated in a stunning location with superb sea views. This detached two storey holiday cottage is accessed via a short track in the pretty hamlet of Melness. Overlooking a superb sandy bay and surrounded by majestic mountain ranges, the cottage provides peace and tranquillity and is an ideal base from which to explore this wonderful and totally unspoilt region. The nearby village of Tongue enjoys spectacular views across the sea, with...

  • Ratagan, Glenshiel, Kyle, Highlands
    Ratagan, Glenshiel, Kyle, Highlands×

    Kintail

    Ratagan, Glenshiel, Kyle, Highlands

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    Ref: SVV
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    An absolutely stunning location on the shores of Loch Duich, and an ideal base for visiting picture perfect Eilean Donan Castle, Plockton of venturing over the bridge to Skye. An absolutely stunning location on the shores of Loch Duich, and an ideal base for visiting picture perfect Eilean Donan Castle, Plockton of venturing over the bridge to Skye.
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    On the shores of Loch Duich, with outstanding views to the Five Sisters of Kintail, this comfortable holiday cottage enjoys mountain views from all the windows (and sea loch from most) and is prepared to the S.T.B.’s ‘4 Stars’ standard, featuring Sanderson fabrics. One of a pair, it enjoys a peaceful setting in its own garden, and there is river fishing on the Shiel (permits available), free loch fishing, sailing, hill walking and pony-trekking. Wildlife includes...

  • Stoer, near Lochinver, Highlands
    Stoer, near Lochinver, Highlands×

    Garavault

    Stoer, near Lochinver, Highlands

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    Ref: 13981
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire
    Surrounded by marvellous mountains, lochs and sandy bays, this delightful house enjoys a cosy woodburner and comfortable accommodation. Surrounded by marvellous mountains, lochs and sandy bays, this delightful house enjoys a cosy woodburner and comfortable accommodation.
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    Assynt in Sutherland is remote but has marvellous mountains, lochs and sandy bays making it interesting but very peaceful. This delightful highland style house offers a good standard and comfortable holiday stay. Easy walking, with a small loch a few hundred yards from the doorstep and sheep grazing close by. Famous mountains within easy reach and numerous vast conservation areas. Loch fishing by permit. Shop 7 miles, pub 8 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 1...

  • Aigas, near Beauly, Highlands
    Aigas, near Beauly, Highlands×

    Coach House

    Aigas, near Beauly, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5257
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Located by a 9-hole golf course and just 15 miles from the Highland capital of Inverness with Loch Ness and Glen Affric both within easy reach.
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    Coach House is a terraced tack/harness room conversion which enjoys a tranquil setting along with three other similar properties on this beautifully maintained holiday estate. It is well-equipped and furnished to ensure a holiday that is as comfortable and relaxing as possible. A very warm welcome awaits all who stay at Aigas Holiday Cottages and play on the golf course. The cottages are run by three dedicated generations of family whose enthusiasm and passion for the area ensure guests enjoy...
  • Thurso, Highlands
    Thurso, Highlands×

    Riverbank House

    Thurso, Highlands

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    Ref: W42653
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio
    Quietly situated and providing a super base for exploring, this detached single-storey property is within easy access to many attractions. Quietly situated and providing a super base for exploring, this detached single-storey property is within easy access to many attractions.
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    Enjoying views over the River Thurso, this detached bungalow is quietly situated at the edge of town, and provides a super holiday base for touring this part of the Northern Highlands. Visit the beautiful Orkney Isles, Dunnet Head, John O’Groats, the Castle of Mey and the town of Wick amongst the many attractions. Heritage and arts centres, ancient monuments and castle ruins along with rugged cliffs, spectacular seastacks, big skies and long summer nights give Caithness a unique...

  • John O’ Groats, Highlands
    John O’ Groats, Highlands×
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    Ref: W42413
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    With a rural location, Horsemans offers that peaceful break from it all with magnificent coastal scenary. With a rural location, Horsemans offers that peaceful break from it all with magnificent coastal scenary.
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    Breathtaking views

    These detached holiday cottages, situated within walking distance of the famous village of John O’ Groats, make the ideal base to explore this lovely part of the Northern Highlands. John O’ Groats is famous for being the most north easterly point of Britain’s four corners, and renowned for the magnificent coastal scenery, unspoilt beaches and coastal walks, with a breathtaking array of bird life and opportunities to see seals, dolphins and killer...

    Mill House Cottages, John O’ Groats - Stable Cottage
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    Mill House Cottages, John O’ Groats - Mill Cottage
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  • Carrbridge, near Aviemore, Highlands
    Carrbridge, near Aviemore, Highlands×
    Newly Listed
    Lynroy

    Lynroy

    Carrbridge, near Aviemore, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5355
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Woodburning Stove
    Nestled in the beautiful village of Carrbridge, this delightful cottage is the ideal base for families or friends to explore the amazing Cairngorms National Park.
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    Enjoying a quiet setting within the picturesque village of Carrbridge, Lynroy is a detached cottage which has been furnished and equipped to a good standard to ensure a comfortable and relaxing stay, making this a super base for exploring one of the most scenic and popular holiday destinations in Scotland. Only a short distance from Aviemore, which is situated in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park and at the head of the Speyside Way. The area boasts a good range of shops, restaurants...
  • Rearquhar, by Dornoch, Highlands
    Rearquhar, by Dornoch, Highlands×

    Ballanriach

    Rearquhar, by Dornoch, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511377
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio
    Separate wing of a large modern country house close to the seaside village of Dornoch.
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    Ballanriach is situated in open countryside, approached via a quiet country lane and surrounded by farmland, fields and hills in the heart of the beautiful county of Sutherland. Set over two floors, the accommodation occupies a separate wing of a large modern country house. Accessed via its own front door and private gardens, it provides bright and spacious accommodation for up to six people with ease. The main lounge/dining room has deep leather sofas, a superb open fireplace and patio...
  • Grantown-on-Spey, Highlands
    Grantown-on-Spey, Highlands×

    Rowanlea

    Grantown-on-Spey, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511362
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Garden / Patio
    Detached stone cottage standing alone in 15 acres of private land and surrounded by spectacular scenery in the heart of the Spey valley.
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    Approached via its own private track and surrounded by spectacular scenery in the heart of the Spey valley, Rowanlea Cottage is a delightful stone cottage standing alone in 15 acres of private land. This charming cottage has been superbly renovated, extended and refurbished in recent years. With wood-burning stoves, exposed stone walls and original solid wood floors and doors, it oozes olde worlde charm whilst providing bright and spacious modern living. It looks out across open countryside...
  • Kildary, near Tain, Highlands
    Kildary, near Tain, Highlands×
    Newly Listed
    Balnagown Estate - Swiss Cottage

    Balnagown Estate - Swiss Cottage

    Kildary, near Tain, Highlands

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    Ref: UKC2184
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Nestled in extensive grounds, this immaculate property offers a warm and welcoming environment in a secluded and tranquil location. Nestled in extensive grounds, this immaculate property offers a warm and welcoming environment in a secluded and tranquil location.
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    Set amidst the natural splendour of Easter Ross, Balnagown Estate has a rich blend of farmland, woodland and heather-clad hills, and is just a mere 30 minutes’ drive from Inverness. Steeped in a history, the Estate has been transformed into a breathtaking holiday retreat and offers a unique experience, as each property has been thoughtfully furnished and equipped with every need. This is a superb base for touring this beautiful and unspoilt part of Scotland with easy access to...

    Balnagown Estate - Hill House
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  • Aviemore,
    Aviemore, ×

    Coire Cas

    Aviemore,

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    Ref: S4538
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Baby and Toddler Friendly
    Enjoying its own hot tub, sauna and a wonderful location on the edge of Aviemore, guests will find endless things to do in the area. Enjoying its own hot tub, sauna and a wonderful location on the edge of Aviemore, guests will find endless things to do in the area.
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    Set on the fringes of Aviemore village, a wonderful location for enjoying the great outdoors in the heart of the Cairngorm National Park, these superbly appointed and beautifully furnished properties offer a very high degree of comfort. Sitting in a quiet cul de sac, they are ideal for family gatherings. All of the four properties (refs S4401, S4402, S4615 and S4538) enjoy their own private hot tub (each for 4 people) and S4401, S4402 and S4538 have a digital, infrared sauna with music...

    Clunnie Mor
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