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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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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Squirrel View Ref: W43060

Set within its own garden, this detached timber cottage creates a cosy holiday base in a quiet rural location, in the village of Newtonmore, in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park. The area is an outdoor enthusiasts paradise with a variety of year-round pursuits on offer - from scenic walks, fishing, shooting, golf, horse riding, cycling and of course skiing. Also a variety of castles, gardens and distilleries to visit and visits to Cairngorm Funicular Railway and Highland Wildlife Park make for great days out. Inverness, Loch Ness and Fort William are also easily reached. Shop, pubs and restaurant 400 yards.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with sloping ceiling and wooden floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Multi-fuel burner in living room included. Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking. NB: Stream 20 yards.

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£256-£742
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Silverlea Ref: W2591

Fishing, golf and pony trekking within easy reach

This modern semi-detached bungalow set in a quiet cul-de-sac within an exclusive private development near the Dalfaber Country Club is 1 mile from the centre of Aviemore. A variety of sports and leisure activities are within easy reach including fishing, golf, pony trekking and hill walking on the Cairngorms. The Aviemore to Boat of Garten Steam Railway passes nearby and a trip is not only nostalgic but provides the perfect opportunity to view the magnificent scenery. It is an ideal base to tour the Highlands and the North of Scotland from. The RSPB reserve at Boat of Garten is well worth a visit to view the famous ospreys. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant 0.5 miles.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 bunk with additional bunk. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Separate toilet.

NSH and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen included. Video. Microwave. Dishwasher. Lawned garden and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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£312-£692
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Birch Tree Cottage Ref: 80154

This holiday home is set in a small estate, within the Cairngorm National Park occupying a quiet position just 10 minutes from the heart of Aviemore. Extended to include dining/sun room, it has a south-facing terrace overlooking parkland, heather and birch trees. Superb walking and climbing in the Cairngorm Mountain Range with skiing in season. Fishing and golf locally. Shops, selling all kinds of sports equipment, and pub 500 yards.

All on ground floor: Living room with single sofa bed. Dining room/kitchen. Dining/sun room. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Cloakroom with toilet.

Electricity real effect fire in living room included. Woodburner in sun room (initial fuel included). NSH and electricity included (£30per week November-March). Bed linen and towels included. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Large garden to rear with terrace and furniture. Barbecue. Garage (1 car). Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: Steep bank in garden.

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£228-£888
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Glencairn Cottage Ref: CC512059
Situated in the heart of the pretty stone village of Tomintoul, the highest village in the Highlands, and set within the Cairngorm National Park, Glencairn Cottage is a delightful whitewashed stone cottage oozing with charm. Completely refurbished in recent years it is ideal for couples or small families. The lounge has deep leather sofas, a traditional Victorian fireplace with wood burning stove and a modern dining area. The fully fitted kitchen is well equipped. There are two attractively presented bedrooms and a bright, modern bathroom. the good sized private garden at the back of the cottage has a large lawn area; ideal for pets, children or a quiet drink after a day’s activities. Set within the Glenlivet highland estate, this area is a walkers and cyclists paradise. An extensive network of way marked trails extending to over 100 miles gives unlimited access for outdoor enthusiasts.

Ground Floor: Property is all on ground floor level has oil central heating and comprises:
Lounge/Diner: With wood burning stove (for use October - April only),  Free view TV, DVD, radio/CD and free Wi-fi
Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave and fridge/freezer
Utility Room: With washing machine and space for outdoor gear
Bedroom 1: With double bed
Bedroom 2: With 3ft bunk beds
Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin

All electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair availableEnclosed garden with picnic table and chairs. Lockable shed for storing bikes. On street parking. Second dog accepted by arrangement.

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£265-£450
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
2
Clunymhore Ref: 23146

This traditionally styled holiday cottage has been awarded the ’Bronze in Green Tourism Award’, and is adjacent to property 14110, in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park. With the dramatic backdrop of the often snowcapped Cairngorm mountains and hundreds of acres of Abernethy Forest (RSPB owned) Nethy Bridge spans the lower reaches of the River Nethy a mile before it reaches the River Spey, one of Scotland’s foremost salmon rivers. Outdoor activities include, fishing, tennis, bowling, golf, walking and skiing in winter. Shops and pub 1/2 mile.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room with patio doors. Kitchen. Utility room. 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 twin, one with 2ft 6in beds (for children). Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Open fire in living room included. Oil central heating and electricity included (£35per week November-March). Bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed garden. Parking (2 cars). NB: There are 3 steps to the garden.

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£274-£728
Shortlist
Grade 2 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Pebble Cottage Ref: CC512048
Pebble Cottage is an attractive detached villa situated in a quiet no through road just a short walk to the centre of Aviemore. This beautifully presented self catering cottage incorporates some unusual and charming features in the design, including a lovely arch window to the front, a superb open plan living area with feature wood burning stove and chandeliers, and a lovely gallery style double bedroom with balustrade on the first floor. There are two further bedrooms on the ground floor. The fully fitted kitchen opens onto a charming conservatory that leads out onto decking and thence to a very private garden area. With distant views across to the Cairngorm Mountain range and just 0.25 mile walk through the quiet lanes to the centre of Aviemore, the hub of the Cairngorm National Park, it is ideally located for exploring this wonderful outdoor centre of the Scottish highlands. The owners of Pebble Cottage have also included membership entrance (up to 4 people) to the MacDonald Dalfaber Golf and Country Club, just a few minutes walk from the property. This renowned leisure centre offers a wealth of facilities, including swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, indoor sports, gymnasium, golf course and lots more.

Ground Floor: Property has electric central heating and comprises:
Open plan living space
Lounge Area: With wood burning stove, Free view TV and DVD, Wii console and Radio/CD; wide, full length steps leading down to...
Dining Area: With large, modern dining table and seating for six with chandelier above; feature coloured lighting built into stairs
Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge/freezer
Utility Area: With washing machine and tumble dryer
Bedroom 1: With two single beds
Bedroom 2: With 3’ bunk beds
Shower room: With shower enclosure, WC and wash basin
Conservatory: Leading from kitchen with lovely views over gardens to mountains beyond and leading out onto decked area and gardens.

First Floor: Bedroom 3: With double bed; room accessed via independent staircase from lounge area, gallery style timber overlooking main living space.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

All electricity, first supply of logs for wood burning stove, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair available.Enclosed gardens to rear with large decking area; garden shed for visitors’ use. Guest membership (up to 4 people) for entrance to the MacDonald Dalfaber Golf and Country Club included. Off road parking for two cars.

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£350-£725
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Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
6
Pets
0
Glenfern Ref: SNNP

Set within ¾ of an acre of private land, this stunning Victorian villa has been renovated to a very high standard offering a boutique experience in a quiet rural location. Ideally located in the village of Kingussie, the capital of Badenoch, and right in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, there are numerous activities to keep you busy. The Cairngorm Funicular Railway transports visitors to the Ptarmaigan Top Station, situated just below the Cairngorm summit. The Highland Wildlife Park is home to wildlife from around Scotland as well as many endangered animals from international mountains and tundra. Waltzing Waters offers the world’s most elaborate water, light and music production, and there are a variety of castles, garden and distilleries to visit. Stunning scenic walks, horse riding, cycling, mountain climbing, golf, shooting, fishing, watersports and skiing are available locally. Inverness (the highland capital), Loch Ness and Fort William are also easily reached. Shops 300 yards, pub 400 yards.

Large drawing room with open fire. Dining room with wooden floor. Well-equipped breakfast kitchen with patio doors to garden and wooden floor. Conservatory. Utility/drying cupboard. Billiard room with bar and TV. Master suite double bedroom with 5ft bed, TV and en-suite bathroom with roll-top bath, separate shower cubicle and toilet. Sauna. Separate toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms, each with 5ft bed, TV and en-suite bathroom with roll-top bath, separate shower cubicle and toilet. Double bedroom with 5ft bed, TV and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Two twin bedrooms, each with TV and en-suite bathroom and toilet; one with over-bath shower and one with separate shower cubicle.

  • Open fire - logs included
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Eight flatscreen satellite TVs
  • Eight DVDs (small library)
  • CD (small library)
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Telephone (honesty box)
  • Large, enclosed garden with courtyard, patio and furniture
  • Ample parking
  • Hot tub
  • Children’s climbing frame with swings and slide
  • No smoking
  • NB: 5 steps in garden. Significant drops within boundaries of property

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£1956-£3535
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0

The Hunting Lodge is an Austrian chalet set in its own grounds in green managed woods and large open spaces, accessed by a rough track, this property provides peace and privacy yet is close to all amenities, and the excellent grocer in Kingussie will deliver. True to its name, The Hunting Lodge offers fishing and rough shooting by arrangement, and is also well placed for accessing all areas of one of the best-served holiday areas in Scotland. Located within the Cairngorm National Park, Kingussie has links with the TV drama series Monarch of the Glen, which was broadcast by the BBC and was set in the area. The Ardverikie Estate, where Monarch of the Glen was filmed, is about 12 miles from Kingussie and was also a location for the movies Mrs Brown and The Missionary. Notable attractions for visitors to the area include The Highland Wildlife Park where Scottish wildlife can be experienced in the setting of the Scottish Highlands; there is a safari section as well as the more usual walk-around area. A variety of animals found in Scotland today can be seen there, as well as those from mountainous regions all over the world. Another tourist attraction found locally are the ruins of the early 18th century Ruthven Barracks which were built on the site of Ruthven Castle near the original site of the village - the flood plain of the River Spey caused the village to be relocated to its present day site. Just 3 miles away is the The Highland Folk Museum, which was the first British mainland open air museum. Visitors can enjoy learning about Highland life going back to the 1700s in a living history environment with the backdrop of a wonderful natural setting where red squirrels can also be observed. Newtonmore is 3 miles away and Aviemore is 12 miles. Shops 3 miles, pub 2 miles.

Living room/dining room with wood-burning stove, sofa bed (for alternative sleeping), wooden floor and French doors. Sitting room with TV, bar, games room, wood-burning stove and sofa bed (for alternative sleeping). Well-equipped kitchen. Utility. Double bedroom with 6ft bed, wood-burning stove, TV, bi-fold doors to garden and en-suite wet room with bath and toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms, each with 6ft bed and French doors to balcony. Twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet. Separate toilet. Sloping ceilings in some bedrooms.

  • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Three Satellite TVs
  • DVD (small library)
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer (coin operated)
  • Dishwasher
  • Additional fridge
  • Freezer
  • Broadband connection
  • Telephone (honesty box)
  • ½-acre lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Balcony with furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Ample parking
  • Secure store
  • Games room with table tennis, board games, darts
  • Fishing, rough shooting available
  • Access to office with printer, fax, telephone and wi-fi
  • No smoking
  • Wheelchair access
  • NB: 2 steps to garden and unfenced burn

WAS
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£1018-£2635
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
Kangei Ref: CC512056
Kangei is a traditional stone cottage situated in a quiet backwater close to the centre of Grantown-on-Spey, in the heart of Speyside. One of a pair of cottages, it is ideally located for exploring the whole of the Highlands. The pretty cottage lounge has a superb exposed granite stone wall, deep leather sofas and a welcoming wood burning stove. The cottage has recently undergone an extensive renovation programme and the large, modern conservatory with open plan kitchen/dining area with under floor heating, adds space and light to this charming olde worlde cottage. There are two good sized bedrooms, (one with modern en suite), and a family bathroom. The cottage garden opposite provides an ideal spot for a BBQ or quiet drink whilst planning the next day’s excursion.
For larger groups or friends or family, Kangei may also be available to let with the adjoining cottage, Failte which sleeps 4/5

Ground Floor: Property has electric storage heaters and under floor heating and comprises;
Lounge: With wood burning stove, satellite Free view TV, DVD and radio/CD
Kitchen/Dining/Conservatory: With electric oven and hob, microwave, larder fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine; dining furniture, views across the garden
Bedroom 1: With two single beds and fold down bed (for + 1) and en suite shower, WC and wash basin

First Floor: Bedroom 2: With king size bed
Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin

All  bed linen included. Electricity allowance of £5 each day is included with additional usage by meter. First supply of fuel for wood burning stove supplied. Cot and high chair available. Internet access available.
 Lawn area with picnic table and chairs. Off road parking for 1 car.

WAS
NOW
£275-£510
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
The Byre Ref: SQQV

The Byre, built on the foundations of the original dairy, is situated in the highland village of Newtonmore. Enjoying views over the golf course, with the Cairngorm Mountains beyond, this eco-friendly, detached holiday cottage, is finished with a mix of traditional materials and contemporary furnishings. Skiing, mountain biking, fishing and pony trekking locally. A superb base for touring the Highlands. Shop 100 yards, pubs 300 yards.

Living room with wood-burning stove and panoramic French doors. Large kitchen/dining room with locally hand-crafted solid wood furniture. Open-tread stairs to first floor: Double bedroom with romantic, antique brass bed and en-suite bathroom with feature roll-top bath, separate shower cubicle and toilet. Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Oak floors throughout.

  • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
  • Electricity, electric heaters (from solar panels), bed linen and towels included
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD
  • iPod dock
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Enclosed lawned garden with decked balcony overlooking golf course
  • Parking (2 cars)
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday

WAS
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£391-£956
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
9
Bedrooms
4
Pets
2
Croftside House Ref: S4401

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 three have a digital, infrared sauna with music and colour system. All four properties enjoy corporate membership for 2 adults and 2 children (under 16 years) to Dalfaber Country Club offering swimming pool, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi, gym and 9 hole golf course. At extra charge, badminton, squash court, indoor and outdoor tennis court, table tennis, snooker and carpet bowls.
Aviemore is a renowned centre for outdoor pursuits – excellent climbing and hill walking, competition standard mountain bike tracks, water sports on Lochs Morlich and Insch and, of course, skiing and snow boarding in season are just some of the activities on offer. The fishing and golf are similarly excellent. Sled dog rides, train trips to the resort at the top of the mountain, and the Strathspey steam railway are also found here and Britain’s only freely roaming reindeer herd can be spotted against the stunning backdrop of Glenmore. Shops, good restaurants, themed bars, live music are all within 0.5 miles. Other great attractions in the area are The Highland Wildlife Centre with Amur tigers, wolves and polar bear, The Landmark Centre, Tree Zone; an incredible aerial adventure and Aviemore Highland Resort Leisure Centre with its own wavepool, water slides and cinema.

Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen/breakfast area and French doors. Utility room. 2 double bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. First floor: 2 double bedrooms, one (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, one with additional sofa bed. Bathroom with toilet.

Woodburner in living room (no fuel provided). Underfloor oil CH inc. Video. DVDs. Parking. Games room with pool table, table tennis, table football and darts, digital sauna with colour and sound system. Wheelchair access.

All properties: Elec, bed linen and towels inc. T/cot. H/chair. Satellite TV (full package). Stereo/CD. M/wave. W/machine. T/dryer. D/washer. F/freezer. Wi-fi. Tel – honesty box. Fenced garden with patio and furniture. BBQ. Hot tub. No smoking.

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£668-£1964
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
2
The Coach House Ref: SRRT

Set in the grounds of the Edwardian Auchendean Lodge, this holiday apartment shares unbeatable views of Strathspey, from the double bends of the River Spey, the Cromdale Hills and Abernethy Forest, right to the Cairngorm Mountains. A variety of fresh herbs from the organic garden are usually available late spring to autumn. Explore the area, perhaps even the isolated Loch Avon, by foot, horse or bike. The Strathspey Steam Railway stops at Broomhill station, offering a scenic ride in the style of a by-gone era. Day trips include Balmoral, Royal Deeside, Loch Ness and much of the west coast. Bird watching, golf and fishing locally. Shop and restaurant 1 mile.

First floor: Living room/dining room with open fire, sofa bed (for alternative sleeping only), kitchen area. Double bedroom. Bathroom with bath, separate shower cubicle, shower attachment, toilet.

  • Open fire - fuel included
  • Electricity, full oil central heating (controlled by owner), bed linen and towels included
  • Electricity blanket
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD
  • Stereo/CD
  • iPod/mp3 dock
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Drying facility available
  • Use of owner’s freezer in shared utility
  • Wi-fi
  • Shared 1½ acre grounds, sitting-out area, pitch & putt, access to 350 acres of quiet conservation forest from garden
  • Parking (for 3 cars)
  • Cycle store
  • No smoking
  • NB: Drops, unfenced pond and steps in grounds

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£306-£644
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