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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 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
Badger’s Den Ref: 17873

Situated on the edge of a hillside, amongst wild highland landscape with only the deer and foxes close by. This traditional highland cottage provides a perfect holiday retreat to relax and unwind from the pressures of everyday life. Good eating out places at Ullapool and Achiltibuie, splendid climbing all around, an abundance of plants and wildlife to enjoy, perfect peace and solitude. Shops and pubs 5 miles.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, both with sloping ceilings. Bathroom with toilet.

Multi-fuel burner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric heaters and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Oil Rayburn. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer.Telephone-by meter reading. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (3 cars). Natural water supply from spring. Pets welcome (sheep country). Sunday to Sunday.

WAS
NOW
£0-£0
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
The Old Net Store Ref: W41356

Traditional fishing village / Sea views

This detached fisherman’s cottage is situated just a stone’s throw from the coastline of Portknockie. The Old Net Store has been renovated to provide bright and attractive holiday accommodation whilst retaining a ‘feel’ for the past. On the Moray Firth, this lovely fishing village is an ideal location for touring this unspoilt area. Dolphins and seals are regularly spotted along the coast (boat trips available to view close-to-hand). There is a selection of small shops, pubs and restaurants within easy walking distance. Golf, fishing, riding, cycling and visiting the famous Malt Whisky and Castle Heritage Trails are all highly recommended. Shop 50 yards, pub 120 yards.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Most rooms with wooden floors.

Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD and small library. CD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Enclosed courtyard and furniture. On road parking. No smoking.

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£197-£615
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
Waterside Ref: URD

With splendid views of the Five Sisters of Kintail and Loch Duich, these three very comfortable, single-storey cottages are ideally placed for touring north-west Scotland and the Isle of Skye, making this an ideal holiday location for walkers and mountain climbers. Furnished and equipped to the S.T.B. ‘4 Stars’ grading, each has its own garden where a resident pine marten visits all three properties, and a slipway is available for visitor’s boats. Abundant wildlife, such as seals, porpoises and otters can be seen in the loch. All three properties have a wildlife observation hide at the water’s edge. Good sea fishing can be enjoyed from nearby rocks. Kyle (12 miles) has shops, a good seafood restaurant and the bridge to Skye. Further up the loch lies Dornie, with access to the dramatic Falls of Glomach. Guests can enjoy a free 1-hour cruise (or hire on an extended trip) on the owners’ private cruiser (Apr-Sep, weather permitting) around Loch Duich and even up to the unforgettably beautiful Eilean Donan Castle (3 miles) which is set at the confluence of three lochs. Fishing tackle and tea/coffee is supplied on the boat. Shop 200 to 300 yards, pub nearby.

This part stone-built detached cottage, with unusual turf roof, stands in a wonderful shoreside location. Living/dining room with electric ‘wood burner’, wooden floor, French doors to patio, garden and modern fitted kitchen area with breakfast bar. Double bedroom with additional single bed (for +1), fitted wardrobe, wooden floor and en-suite shower room with toilet.

  • Electricity and full NSH with convection facility – initial £10 included, thereafter by meter reading

  • Bed linen and towels included
  • TV
  • Video
  • DVD
  • Stereo/CD
  • iPod dock
  • Travel cot and high chair by arrangement
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Wi-fi foc
  • Unfenced natural garden with patio and furniture
  • Parking
  • Sea fishing foc
  • Private slipway
  • NB: Garden leading to shore

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£293-£896
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Loch Arkaig Ref: CC511082
Delightfully situated at the base of the Caledonian Canal and sitting at the foot of Ben Nevis, the highest mountain range in Britain, this cosy, well presented cedar wood lodge is ideally placed to explore Fort William and the surrounding area - known as the Outdoor capital of the UK. Glen Mallie is one of five lodges set in landscaped gardens adjoining the owner’s working croft farm on the shores of Loch Eli and Loch Linnhe.  Enjoy a meal and a dram at the local pub by the side of the Caledonian Canal and watch boats negotiate the incredible flight of lock gates, known as Neptune’s staircase.  This property is perfectly placed for enjoying a wealth of outdoor activities, suitable for all ages and abilities. 

Ground Floor: Property has electric heating and comprises:
Lounge: With coal effect electric fire, digital TV, DVD and video
Kitchen/Diner: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, washing machine and shared use of tumble dryer with 4 other chalets.
Shower Room: With shower, WC and wash basin.

First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed and pine cladding throughout
Bedroom 2: With two single beds and pine cladding throughout

Electricity by £1 coin meter (first £5 supplied by owner), bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair available.Private veranda with decking, picnic table and chairs. Off road parking for 2 cars.

WAS
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£280-£510
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1

Breathtaking views

These detached holiday cottages, situated within walking distance of the famous village of John O’ Groats, make the ideal base to explore this lovely part of the Northern Highlands. John O’ Groats is famous for being the most north easterly point of Britain’s four corners, and renowned for the magnificent coastal scenery, unspoilt beaches and coastal walks, with a breathtaking array of bird life and opportunities to see seals, dolphins and killer and minke whales. Take a day trip to the Orkney Islands with ferries a few minutes away from the cottages. Visit Duncansby Head, the Castle of Mey, Thurso and Wick. For the energetic mountain biking, fishing, sailing and windsurfing are available. Shop, pub and restaurant 0.5 miles.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower cubicle and toilet.

Tumble dryer. Lawned garden with gravelled area. Parking (3 cars).

All properties: electricity £20per week, £15 per short break. Electric central heating, bed linen and towels included. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. No smoking.

WAS
NOW
£252-£639
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
2
Coire Cas Ref: S4538

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 room with wooden floor. Dining area/kitchen. Utility room. Separate toilet. Small sauna and fitness room. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double (5ft), one with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 single with additional Z bed. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Oil CH inc. Video. DVDs. Cycle store. Digital sauna with colour sound system. Friday to Friday.

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.

WAS
NOW
£558-£1464
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
2
Croftronan Cottage Ref: 26466

This detached holiday bungalow is set in a delightfully peaceful location, surrounded by fields and moorland. The house features an attractive dining room/kitchen with French doors opening on to a small enclosed area of the extensive gardens. The open fields surrounding the house give way to native woodland that is the home of an osprey nest at Loch Garten. The area is renowned for outdoor pursuits. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen with French doors and tiled floor. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Two digital TVs. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. Pets free of charge. No smoking. NB: Fenced stream beyond garden.

WAS
NOW
£288-£680
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
3
Dhuallow Ref: UTF

Nestling amid the glorious Highland countryside, with a stunning backdrop of mountains, this traditionally built stone house stands detached on the site of an old croft, on a 350-acre estate. Ideal for year round family holidays, it features a most attractively furnished, designer interior, which opens out onto a large, south-facing enclosed garden laid mainly to lawn. The surrounding area is a nature lover’s paradise, with several lochs close by offering excellent fishing and bird-watching opportunities, and much indigenous flora and fauna. Inverness 17 miles. Shops 6 miles, pub 1 mile.

Large attractive living room with open fire with French doors to patio. Large, well-equipped, modern fitted kitchen/dining room with Aga. Twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms, each with 6ft bed (zip & link). Twin bedroom. Bathroom with bidet and toilet.

  • Open fire – fuel included
  • Electricity and full NSH by meter reading
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • TV
  • Video
  • Gas fired Aga
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Payphone
  • Large walled garden with terrace and furniture
  • Parking
  • No smoking
  • Pets free of charge

WAS
NOW
£336-£1132
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
1
Pets
1
Rook View Ref: CC511201
Rook View occupies the ground floor of a traditional stone built house overlooking the waters of the Moray Firth. Recently renovated and upgraded, it is finished and furnished to a high standard, providing bright and spacious accommodation for two plus two in the heart of the beautiful Moray Firth area. The rooms are attractively presented, with colour coordinated furnishing and all have superb views across the water. The apartment is situated in a quiet road close  to the centre of the charming old fishing port of Buckie.

Ground Floor: Property is all at ground floor level, has electric panel heaters and comprises:
Lounge: With feature electric fire, Free view TV and DVD and Radio/CD; a bright and spacious lounge with sofa bed (for + 2 )
Kitchen/Diner: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine with dining furniture
Bedroom 1: With zip n link king size bed
Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin

All electricity, bed linen and towels included.Steps down to enclosed patio area with seating. On street parking. 1 pet welcome.

WAS
NOW
£255-£410
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
Rose Cottage Ref: 29551

This cosy, detached, single-storey holiday cottage boasts lovely views over the Sound of Arisaig, towards the small Isles of Eigg, Muck, Rum and Canna. In a fantastic position in the heart of the tiny coastal village of Glenuig it makes an ideal base for exploring the Ardnamurchan Peninsula. From Mallaig you can catch a small ferry to the Isle of Skye or one of the smaller Inner Isles. Samalaman Bay is a short walk away or Arisaig, Morar and Kilchoan all have beautiful white sandy beaches. Outdoor activities include walking, fishing, golf, watersports and birdwatching. Frequent sightings of wildlife include otters, deer, eagles and even the occasional porpoise. Rose Cottage offers a truly perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Beach 600 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

All on ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. Utility room. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Multi-fuel burner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Pets free of charge - to be kept on a lead (sheep country). No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: 6 steps, slope and low wall in garden.

WAS
NOW
£221-£655
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
Carn Elrig View Ref: 26325

Comfortable detached holiday base

This extremely comfortable, sylishly furnished, detached holiday property is set down a quiet no-through road on the outskirts of Aviemore yet just a 15-minute walk from the bustling village centre with its many shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants. Equipped with all you need for a great holiday, it is a wonderful property to come back to after a hard day enjoying yourself in this magical area, with the the spectacular scenery of the Cairngorms as a backdrop. Ideal for families or those seeking an adventurous break, there is something for everyone in this year-round destination, with a wide range of winter and summer activities to choose from including walking, fishing, cycling, skiing and sledging (in season), bird watching, mountain biking, climbing and water sports at Loch Morlich. Visit the Rothiemurchus Estate for excellent walks and local produce or for a different kind of wildlife, take a trip to the Highland Wildlife Park in Kingussie to view polar bears, Siberian tigers, bison and wolves. Further afield, there are good road links to Inverness and the West Highlands, or within the National Park itself the Whisky Trail takes you through further stunning scenery. Shops, pubs and restaurants 1/4 mile.

Ground floor: Living room with French doors. Dining room with French doors/kitchen. Utility room. 1 twin bedroom. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Four Freeview TVs. DVDs. Blu-Ray. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed garden with patio. Ample parking. Garage/cycle storage with table tennis and ski rack. No smoking.

WAS
NOW
£1711-£1711
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
2
The Waves Ref: 29153


Enjoying spectacular panoramic views from the comfort of the living room, where you can regularly watch the seals, ducks, and other wildlife. The Waves is furnished and equipped to a very good standard to ensure a comfortable and relaxing holiday and makes a super base for exploring Caithness and beyond. Visit the Heritage Centre and The Pultney Distillery both within walking distance or visit the Castle of Mey, Dunnet Head, John O’Groats and the beautiful Orkney Isles, all within easy reach. The Grey Cairns of Camster are just one example of the many archeological sites in the area. Castle Sinclair Girnigoe nearby. For those seeking an active holiday there is a variety of watersports available including surfing and sea angling, or inland mountain biking and hill walking. For the less energetic, meander along some of the many unspoilt beaches with their large variety of bird and wildlife or just sit and relax in the comfort of The Waves. Beach 10 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

All on ground floor: Living room. Second living room with tiled floor. Dining room/kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Oil central heating (underfloor in second living room), electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Wii. CD/iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Small, front and rear lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture (May to October). Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. Pets free of charge. No smoking. NB: Unfenced slope/brae at rear garden.

WAS
NOW
£304-£853
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