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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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  • Near Lochailort
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    The Dairy House

    Near Lochailort

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    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Open Fire

    " In a land steeped in legends of the Bonnie Prince – close to Moidart’s sandy...

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  • Kiltarlity
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    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 - Rural Location

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

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  • Strathcarron, Wester Ross
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    The Cottage

    Strathcarron, Wester Ross

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    Ref: CC511238
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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 - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Open Fire
    The Cottage is a charming single storey white-washed stone cottage situated in the quiet hamlet of Achintee in the heart...
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  • Torcastle, near Fort William
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    Birch Lodge

    Torcastle, near Fort William

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    Ref: 28880
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Rural Location

    Set in an enviable location on the banks of the Caledonian Canal with stunning panoramic views of Ben Nevis and the...

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  • Dunire, Ballachulish, Glencoe
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    Kentra Cottage

    Dunire, Ballachulish, Glencoe

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    - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Kentra Cottage is a delightful cottage located adjacent to the Dunire Guest House in the famous Glencoe village...
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  • Lochyside, near Fort William
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    Nevis Let

    Lochyside, near Fort William

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    Ref: W42033
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Mountain views

    Set on the banks of the River Lochy with stunning views over Ben Nevis and the Aonach Mor...

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  • By Lochaline, Morvern
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    Airidh Bheag Cottage

    By Lochaline, Morvern

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    Ref: CC511356
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    Airidh Bheag Cottage ("small sheiling") is a lovely semi detached holiday property which nestles by the banks of the...
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  • Corpach, near Fort William
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    Chestnut Cottage

    Corpach, near Fort William

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    Ref: W41128
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities

    Superb views

    This bright and spacious apartment is situated in the hamlet of Corpach, just 4 miles from the...

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  • Braemore near Ullapool
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    The Coach House

    Braemore near Ullapool

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    Ref: CC511320
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    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Garden / Patio
    The Coach House forms part of a converted stable positioned on the first floor of a large historic stone house just 10...
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  • Ballachulish, near Fort William
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    Laroch Cottage

    Ballachulish, near Fort William

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    Ref: W43259
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    In an area renowned for its fabulous mountain ranges and scenery, this semi-detached holiday cottage lies in the heart...

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  • Braemore near Ullapool
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    The Stables

    Braemore near Ullapool

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    Ref: CC511439
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    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    The Stables occupies the ground floor of a converted stable block in the grounds of a large and historic old stone house...
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  • Duror near Dallachulish
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    The Bothy at the House of Keil

    Duror near Dallachulish

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    Ref: CC511418
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    In a wonderful location on the shores of Loch Linnhe, just south of Duror village, this cosy, single-storey holiday...
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