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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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  • Spean Bridge near Fort William, Highlands
    Spean Bridge near Fort William, Highlands×

    Apartment At No 3

    Spean Bridge near Fort William, Highlands

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    - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Ground floor apartment for couples provides an ideal retreat in the heart of the Scottish Highlands
     
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    This pretty ground floor apartment provides an ideal retreat for two in the heart of the Scottish Highlands. Apartment At No 3 is a faultlessly presented ground floor apartment which adjoins the owner’s architect-designed house. With its own access and separate, secluded, patio garden it provides a wonderful place for couples to unwind and enjoy this superb area known as the ‘outdoor capital of the UK’.  The main living area is open plan, with large deep leather sofa,...
  • Loch Ness-Side , Highlands
    Loch Ness-Side , Highlands×

    Ness-Side Cottage

    Loch Ness-Side , Highlands

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    Ref: S4249
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    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Open Fire
    Access to a private 500 yard stretch of Loch Ness is at your disposal during your stay here - you may even spot Nessie! Access to a private 500 yard stretch of Loch Ness is at your disposal during your stay here - you may even spot Nessie!
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    Glorious views across the mysterious waters of Loch Ness and a lavishly appointed interior with luxuries for ultimate relaxation combine to make this charming and romantic holiday hideaway. It enjoys its own garden, set within 15 shared acres of grounds, with access to 500 yards of private shoreline, a jetty and shingle beach. Whisky distilleries, the Isle of Skye, Ben Nevis, the Cairngorm ski slopes and the Orkney Isles are all within easy reach. Inverness and a visit to the battlefield...

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  • Wester Lovat, near Beauly, Highlands
    Wester Lovat, near Beauly, Highlands×

    Forest Lodge

    Wester Lovat, near Beauly, Highlands

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    Ref: 29276
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Set in beautiful surroundings with a leafy woodland to the rear, visitors to this property can enjoy the ever-changing views. Set in beautiful surroundings with a leafy woodland to the rear, visitors to this property can enjoy the ever-changing views.
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    This spacious, detached holiday lodge, set above the Beauly Firth, has far reaching views across Ben Wyvis. Set in beautiful surroundings with a leafy woodland to the rear, visitors can enjoy the ever changing views from the wide surrounding deck. Only 3 miles from the lovely village of Beauly with good shops and a choice of restaurants. The owners can provide clay pigeon shooting, or day or night excursions on a Rib on Loch Ness (both at cost). Fishing, golf and walking all close by. Shop...

  • Aviemore, Highlands
    Aviemore, Highlands×
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    Fir Tree Lodge

    Fir Tree Lodge

    Aviemore, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5456
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    This truly is the perfect setting for outdoor enthusiasts, with activities including skiing, mountain biking and water sports all close by.
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    Fir Tree Lodge enjoys a peaceful riverside setting within easy walking distance of the centre of the vibrant town of Aviemore. Furnished and equipped to a good standard, this detached lodge offers comfortable accommodation in a lovely setting on a holiday park. Aviemore is situated in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park and at the head of the Speyside Way, and boasts a super choice of shops, restaurants and bars. There is a wide range of outdoor activities available, including skiing...
  • Stoer, near Lochinver, Northern Highlands
    Stoer, near Lochinver, Northern Highlands×
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    Cherry Trees Cottage

    Cherry Trees Cottage

    Stoer, near Lochinver, Northern Highlands

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    Ref: UK5393
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    This charming holiday cottage, in a former school house, is located in a beautifully scenic area of the Northern Highlands.
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    Cherry Trees Cottage is a pretty stone cottage, situated on the edge of the rural hamlet of Stoer, in the heart of north west Sutherland. Originally the local school house, dating from the 1800s, it has now been converted into a quaint holiday cottage for two. The property is situated on one of the most scenic routes in the Highlands, surrounded by stunning landscapes of hills, mountains, lochs and superb beaches. The open plan living space, once the main school room, offers deep-silled...
  • Lochend near Inverness, Highlands
    Lochend near Inverness, Highlands×

    Bona Lighthouse Stables

    Lochend near Inverness, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511465
    Key Features:
    - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Look out onto Loch Ness from the glass-fronted lounge and relax in front of the cosy woodburner at this cottage.
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    Built almost 200 years ago to guide ships into the Caledonian Canal, the beautiful Bona Lighthouse to which Bona Lighthouse Stables is part of, has been lovingly restored retaining many period features along with the introduction of the cosy comforts of modern living to create this beautifully presented property.

    Overlooking the waters of Loch Ness and set on the banks of the Caledonian Canal, Bona Lighthouse Stables, one of two holiday cottages in the historic building, enjoys...
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  • Beauly, near Inverness, Highlands
    Beauly, near Inverness, Highlands×

    Tsitika Holiday Apartment

    Beauly, near Inverness, Highlands

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    Ref: W40637
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    - Car parking on site
    Enjoying stunning views from the balcony, across Strathglass, sits this bright and attractive holiday apartment. Enjoying stunning views from the balcony, across Strathglass, sits this bright and attractive holiday apartment.
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    Quiet location with stunning views

    This bright and attractive first floor holiday apartment, situated in the grounds of the owner’s property, enjoys stunning views across Strathglass. The balcony overlooks spacious gardens set in mature birch woodlands, bordered by a pretty stream. It is an ideal base to relax and explore the Highlands, with many tourist attractions a short drive away. Local amenities include fishing, walking and bird watching in this Area of Outstanding...

  • Achintee, Fort William, Highlands
    Achintee, Fort William, Highlands×

    Stob-Ban View

    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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    Spectacular mountain views across Glen Nevis are an impressive feature of this romantic retreat – its glass gable ensures maximum aspects even from the mezzanine floor bedroom. Very comfortably furnished and boasting its own garden and deck overlooking that glorious view, it sits within the grounds of the owners’ home, a mile from the town facilities. The UK’s best mountain bike tracks are close by (there are two bicycles available free of charge for exploring them)...

  • Corpach, near Fort William, Highlands
    Corpach, near Fort William, Highlands×

    Chestnut Cottage

    Corpach, near Fort William, Highlands

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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
    Close to Fort William, with views across Ben Nevis, this bright apartment for couples has pony trekking and golf nearby. Close to Fort William, with views across Ben Nevis, this bright apartment for couples has pony trekking and golf nearby.
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    Superb views

    This bright and spacious apartment is situated in the hamlet of Corpach, just 4 miles from the centre of Fort William. With views across to Ben Nevis, it provides a superb base for exploring this area of the western Highlands. Hill walking, climbing, skiing, watersports, pony trekking and golf are all available in the area. Canal and local cruises and gondola trips up Aonach Mor are also popular. Fort William, the outdoor capital of the Highlands, offers a variety of...

  • Mey, Thurso, Highlands
    Mey, Thurso, Highlands×

    The Stable

    Mey, Thurso, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511323
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View
    One of three barn conversions with stunning views across the sea with the Orkney Isles clearly visible
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    The Stable is one of three barn conversion holiday cottages situated on a working farm just a few yards from the Pentland Firth. Immaculately presented throughout and with stunning views across the sea with the Orkney Isles clearly visible, The Stable provides a wonderful base for a memorable get-away-from-it-all holiday. The main living accommodation is open-plan. The lounge area opens up through French windows to the garden beyond and affords the most incredible seascape views. The...
    The Barn
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  • Garve, near Strathpeffer, Highlands
    Garve, near Strathpeffer, Highlands×

    Drover’s Rest

    Garve, near Strathpeffer, Highlands

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    Ref: 29199
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Enjoying breathtaking views, this detached former barn is a perfect romantic retreat for couples. Fishing available on site. Enjoying breathtaking views, this detached former barn is a perfect romantic retreat for couples. Fishing available on site.
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    Dating back to 1760, this detached former barn has been carefully restored to provide a very good standard of accommodation. Exposed beams, open stonework and a multi-fuel stove add to its charm. Drover’s Rest is set close to Ben Wyvis and is a delightful hideaway, ideal for a romantic break. Surrounded by spectacular countryside, meander along the riverside, take a woodland walk or relax on the bedroom balcony and enjoy the breathtaking views across the River Blackwater, with...

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

    Badgers Den

    Kiltarlity, near Beauly, Highlands

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    Ref: 30499
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    This cosy apartment is well suited for a romantic, outdoor rural escape in the Scottish Highlands. This cosy apartment is well suited for a romantic, outdoor rural escape in the Scottish Highlands.
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    Badgers Den is a first floor holiday apartment that sits within rural woodland, and lies on the outskirts of the village of Kiltarlity. The property makes an ideal base for exploring this largely unspoilt part of the Highlands, with many attractions and activities within a short drive. Locally there is mountain biking amongst spectacular forest trails, hill walking in nearby Glen Affric and Strathfarrar and kayaking and loch trips on Loch Ness. Inverness offers a variety of...

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