The Highlands is such a vast area, it is hard to know where to stay, from its lively capital in Inverness to the mysterious Loch Ness, to the vast and imposing Ben Nevis. The Cairngorms National Park at nearly 1,500 square miles is the UK’s biggest National Park and a perfect place to switch off and get away from it all. Home to our highest mountain range and a huge Caledonian forest filled with Scots pines, the Cairngorms is the perfect place to challenge yourself. Hike, climb or search for an elusive pine martin or reindeer in winter. And don’t forget the Scottish hospitality – a wee dram of whisky goes down well after a day in the mountains. This year-round destination has something for everyone, wide open spaces, stunning scenery and the chance to slow down and explore, all from the comfort of one of our Highlands cottages.