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

    Beaufort Cottages - The Kennels Bothy

    Kiltarlity near Beauly, Highlands

    Kiltarlity near Beauly, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511451
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    This wonderful ground floor holiday property is set in a tranquil location, within easy driving distance of many attractions. This wonderful ground floor holiday property is set in a tranquil location, within easy driving distance of many attractions.
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    8 11 reviews
    8 11 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 Larder
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    Beaufort Cottages - Rose Cottage
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    Beaufort Cottages - The Retreat
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  • Lochyside, near Fort William, Highlands
    Lochyside, near Fort William, Highlands×

    Nevis Let

    Lochyside, near Fort William, Highlands

    Lochyside, near Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: W42033
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Idyllic, rural retreat for couples, River Lochy running past the garden, spectacular views over Ben Nevis and Aonach Mor Mountains. Idyllic, rural retreat for couples, River Lochy running past the garden, spectacular views over Ben Nevis and Aonach Mor Mountains.
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    9.6 12 reviews
    9.6 12 reviews

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  • Newtonmore, near Aviemore, Highlands
    Newtonmore, near Aviemore, Highlands×

    Baltinna West

    Newtonmore, near Aviemore, Highlands

    Newtonmore, near Aviemore, Highlands

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    Ref: UTY
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    This property oozes warmth and character, benefiting from a cosy wood-burning stove and an enclosed decked garden where squirrels are regular visitors. This property oozes warmth and character, benefiting from a cosy wood-burning stove and an enclosed decked garden where squirrels are regular visitors.
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    9.1 17 reviews
    9.1 17 reviews

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    Baltinna East
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  • Milton, near Drumnadrochit, Highlands
    Milton, near Drumnadrochit, Highlands×
    Newly Listed
    Heron’s Rest Cottage

    Heron’s Rest Cottage

    Milton, near Drumnadrochit, Highlands

    Milton, near Drumnadrochit, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5768
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    This cosy cottage for two is the perfect base from which to explore the Highlands and its many attractions. This cosy cottage for two is the perfect base from which to explore the Highlands and its many attractions.
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    10 2 reviews
    10 2 reviews

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  • Lochend near Inverness, Highlands
    Lochend near Inverness, Highlands×

    Bona Lighthouse Stables

    Lochend near Inverness, Highlands

    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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    8 1 reviews
    8 1 reviews

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    Bona Lighthouse
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  • Banavie, near Fort William, Highlands
    Banavie, near Fort William, Highlands×

    The Cottage

    Banavie, near Fort William, Highlands

    Banavie, near Fort William, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511388
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Ideal holiday property for couples wishing to discover and explore Fort William and even attempt to climb Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest mountain. Ideal holiday property for couples wishing to discover and explore Fort William and even attempt to climb Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest mountain.
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    8.9 15 reviews
    8.9 15 reviews

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  • Glaick of Kessock, Highlands
    Glaick of Kessock, Highlands×

    Eagle’s Nest

    Glaick of Kessock, Highlands

    Glaick of Kessock, Highlands

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    Ref: 18177
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    With a large shared garden, this holiday property is ideal for exploring Inverness, which is just a few miles away. With a large shared garden, this holiday property is ideal for exploring Inverness, which is just a few miles away.
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    8.3 8 reviews
    8.3 8 reviews

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  • Ceannacroc, Highlands
    Ceannacroc, Highlands×

    Laundry Cottage

    Ceannacroc, Highlands

    Ceannacroc, Highlands

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    Ref: SUUL
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    There is free trout fishing and a variety of wildlife surrounding this property, located just yards away from the River Doe. There is free trout fishing and a variety of wildlife surrounding this property, located just yards away from the River Doe.
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    9.2 9 reviews
    9.2 9 reviews

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  • Abriachan, Loch Ness-Side , Highlands
    Abriachan, Loch Ness-Side , Highlands×

    Ness-Side Cottage

    Abriachan, Loch Ness-Side , Highlands

    Abriachan, Loch Ness-Side , Highlands

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    Ref: S4249
    Key Features:
    - 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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    8.3 8 reviews
    8.3 8 reviews

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  • Laggan Locks, Loch Lochy, Highlands
    Laggan Locks, Loch Lochy, Highlands×

    Ivy Cottage

    Laggan Locks, Loch Lochy, Highlands

    Laggan Locks, Loch Lochy, Highlands

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    Ref: SD40
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire
    Ivy Cottage lies by the water’s edge at the north end of Loch Lochy, surrounded by beautiful Highland scenery. Ivy Cottage lies by the water’s edge at the north end of Loch Lochy, surrounded by beautiful Highland scenery.
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    7.8 18 reviews
    7.8 18 reviews

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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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    8.5 13 reviews
    8.5 13 reviews

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  • Blairninich near Strathpeffer, Highlands
    Blairninich near Strathpeffer, Highlands×

    The Hollies

    Blairninich near Strathpeffer, Highlands

    Blairninich near Strathpeffer, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511476
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    A cosy cottage for two with a wood burner just one mile from the Victorian spa village of Strathpeffer. A cosy cottage for two with a wood burner just one mile from the Victorian spa village of Strathpeffer.
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    The Willows
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    The Cedars
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