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Discover the magic of Highland, Scotland
Discover the magic of Highland, Scotland

Holiday Cottages and Self Catering Accommodation in Highland

The Highland area is found in the Northern region of Scotland. Well known for its mountainous terrain, it is a popular place for tourists to visit as well as being a great place to live. It has a range of different landscapes which are fantastic for those who love to experience the outdoors: coasts, lochs, islands, mountains and glens all occupy the area, making it a stunning region for views and picturesque scenery. The area is also home to magical legends and world-class islands, begging to be explored. Read more

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56.567566, -5.744742

The Boat House sits at the waters edge with views stretching down Loch Aline. Sleeping 5 and dog friendly, the property is cosy in winter with a centralised log burner and the perfect spot to wtach the boats sail by in Summer. 

Weekly guide price:
£867 to £1400
Short breaks from £280 per night

5  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

56.567566, -5.744742

Castle Cottage 2 sits where the river meets the Loch, below Kinlochaline Castle and is the perfect spot for wildlife watching. Featuring a log burner, enclosed garden and views stretching down Loch Alive, the cottage is the perfect getaway for relaxation and tranquility. The cottage sleeps 6 and is dog-friendly. 

Weekly guide price:
£763 to £1231
Short breaks from £190 per night

6  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Thursday

57.051128, -4.133526

A Highland holiday should be at the top of everyone's travel list, and where better than in the Cairngorms National Park in Scotland? Nuide Farmhouse is perfect for self-catering with family and friends as it's big enough to sleep ten people in five bedrooms, yet not too large that you'll feel overwhelmed or lost. The holiday home is on the family-run 23,000-acre Railia Estate in the upper Spey Valley, 11 miles from Aviemore. The local area is home to fantastic for walking, mountain biking, salmon fishing, golf, deer stalking, and more. Swim or canoe on beautiful lochs, hunt for Nessie, ski and snowboard, or settle back with a drink and the incredible views. 

Weekly guide price:
£1075 to £2000
Short breaks from £240 per night

10  |   5  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

57.057890, -3.979987

Perfect for active families and couples, this quiet holiday cottage sleeps up to five people in three comfortable bedrooms. The interior is spacious with lots of natural light through windows that frame woodland views. There is plenty of space outside as well, with both the house and garden being child and pet-friendly. Aonach, which has accommodation all on one level, is in the Cairngorms National Park, three miles from Kingussie and within easy reach of Aviemore. Beautiful walks and mountain bike trails lead from the door, with the cottage having secure bike storage and off-street parking.

Weekly guide price:
£635 to £750
Short breaks from £91 per night

5  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

56.680972, -5.101597

With three bedrooms sleeping up to six people and a location in the heart of Glencoe village, this charming period holiday cottage is ideal for friends and family. Loch Leven is within walking distance, as is the village shop and cafe. Guests can climb mountains and Munros, enjoy spectacular views hillwalking and mountain biking, and sail, kayak and fish on the loch. The drive to Oban will take your breath away, or head north to Fort William and Ben Nevis for more outdoor adventures.

Weekly guide price:
£824 to £1314
Short breaks from £118 per night

6  |   3  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 1 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

57.477716, -5.333224

Does your dream holiday feature stunning countryside, fresh air and views for miles? With lochs, Munroes, beaches and friendly villages, the Scottish Highlands is the perfect choice for a holiday at any time of the year. When you stay at Stag Lodge on the Glencarron Estate you can walk and cycle, and try fly fishing, stalking and clay pigeon shooting. Its location around 15 miles from Lochcarron and within easy reach of Applecross and Inverness makes it ideal for exploring this beautiful region, and with space for eight people in four rooms, it is very comfortable for larger families and groups of friends. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£495 to £1100

8  |   4  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 4 Star

57.083729, -4.282906

Sitting in a spectacular position within walking distance of Newtonmore in the Cairngorms National Park, this Highland house provides a warm welcome and an impressive venue for large groups of fifteen. Stunning scenery, incredible outdoor pursuits on the doorstep and the chance to sample a taste of Scottish living.

Weekly guide price:
£1095 to £3090
Short breaks from £275 per night

15  |   7  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

58.074975, -5.068463

Everything about Pine Marten Cabin is designed to provide comfort without disturbing the natural beauty of its Highland setting. Sleeping four people in two superking or twin bedrooms it is ideal for couples, friends or families to enjoy a relaxed self-catering holiday. It boasts spectacular views of Loch Broom, beautiful hill walks from the door, and the pleasure of a woodland setting less than three miles from shops, cafes and other amenities in Ullapool. Bookings are available all year round to ensure you always have the opportunity to step off the treadmill and recharge in this spectacular spot. 

Weekly guide price:
£1155 to £1392
Short breaks from £165 per night

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

58.055000, -5.106225

Relax amongst woodland trees with fantastic water views at Red Squirrel Cabin. The architect-designed holiday home is in Leckmelm Wood, 2.5 miles from Ullapool and a few minutes' walk to the edge of Loch Broom. It's furnished for couples or friends to enjoy a relaxing self-catering Highland holiday, with the bedroom sleeping two people in one superking or two single beds. The ecologically conscientious design and materials in the property allow it to sit gently in its natural setting while still providing all the features you want. Bookings are available all year round to enable you to enjoy the west coast in all seasons. 

Weekly guide price:
£842 to £1106
Short breaks from £120 per night

2  |   1  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

56.888301, -4.836918

A traditional blacksmith's croft within walking distance of Roybridge village centre and pubs. The two-bed holiday cottage is ideal for couples or families, with a sofa-bed in case you want to accommodate two more friends for a few days. The cottage is quiet, with lovely views of the woods and mountains, yet only a short drive or train journey from Fort William where there is a variety of places to eat, drink and shop. Local attractions include Monessie Gorge, Glen Nevis, Glencoe and the Aonach Mor Gondola. Licence (Provisional) HI-40348-P EPC:F

Weekly guide price:
£650 to £1033

4+2  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

57.480865, -5.157650

Full of Scottish charm, Glenuaig Lodge offers a unique holiday opportunity to truly escape away from it all in a dramatic wilderness on a Scottish estate in the Highlands. Accessed via a country track (four wheel drive required - hire available locally) you can enjoy complete solitude with no near neighbours and the only visitors being red deer and the occassional eagle soaring up above. Full of Victorian charm, this former shooting lodge is less than an hour's drive from Inverness and perfect for friends and families with fishing, clay pigeon shooting, deer stalking, hiking, mountain biking and 12,000 acres of beauty on the doorstep.

Weekly guide price:
£950 to £1660
Short breaks from £260 per night

8-10  |   5  |   3+  |   Yes  |   No

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

57.507966, -5.233491

Live the Highland dream at Glencarron Lodge. This wonderful Victorian shooting lodge has been sympathetically modernised to comfortably accommodate groups of up to 18 guests in ten bedrooms looking for self-catering. The 12,000 acre estate - which is less than an hour's drive from Inverness - offers fishing, shooting, clay pigeon shooting, deer stalking, hiking, mountain biking and as much space and serenity as you and your party could desire. Take a day trip to the stunning beaches on the west coast or the Isle of Skye, or spend your holiday discovering charming villages. The Highland welcome is always warm and genuine at Glencarron Lodge.

Weekly guide price:
£1890 to £2990
Short breaks from £460 per night

18  |   11  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

57.407085, -5.447830

A large stylish lochside holiday home sitting on the edge of Loch Carron on Scotland's West Coast. With amazing views over Loch Carron and the mountains beyond, this is an ideal self-catering retreat for friends or families who enjoy outdoor pursuits or want to explore this beautiful part of the Scottish Highlands.

Weekly guide price:
£975 to £1425
Short breaks from £200 per night

10  |   4  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

57.281981, -3.673669

2 king size bedrooms and 1 twin   

Weekly guide price:
£795 to £1445
Short breaks from £195 per night

6  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

Upper Finlarig Cottages

Last Minute Offer:Sat, 27th Jul 2024 for 7 nights, £620"High up. Mountain views. Quiet. Bird and wildlife. Central for exploring. Walks straight out of cottage doors. Close to Grantown on Spey and Aviemore."
57.307420, -3.662231

Two separate, peaceful cottages in their own gardens high up above the Highland village of Dulnain Bridge with walks from the front doors and panoramic views of the Cairngorm Mountains. Recommended by wildlife photographer Karen Miller, the cottages are surrounded by fields in a haven for birds/wildlife. 4G available at the cottages for Internet access via mobiles. Guests return years after year to enjoy the scenery, tranquility and the cosy cottages.

Weekly guide price:
£290 to £620
Short breaks from £80 per night

4  |   2  |   1  |   Yes  |   No

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

56.877069, -5.694091

Perfect for couples looking to truly escape the hustle and bustle of modern day living, Lower Polnish is a 'unique' Scottish retreat for two and offers the chance to get away from modern day distractions, get back to basics and enjoy the simple pleasures in life. Offering the chance to get 'off the grid' this cosy former blackhouse sits a stone's throw from the private shoreline on the Ardnish Peninsular in an isolated position away from it all with only wildlife to disturb you.

Weekly guide price:
£600 to £800

2  |   1  |   2  |   Enquire  |   No

Min nights: 7 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

57.697773, -5.726630

Is there anything more heavenly than a Highland holiday? Rose Cottage is a fantastic self-catering home in Badachro, sleeping six people in three bedrooms with fantastic sea views. There are beautiful walks from the garden gate (including to the local pub) and incredible cycling routes. The opportunities to be outdoors are endless, but we'd understand if your perfect day consists of settling down in front of the fire with a good book. The cottage is ideal for couples, families and friends and is available for holidays all year round. 

Weekly guide price:
£500 to £750

6  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 7 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

57.333210, -5.666462

'Off the Rails' provides a truly unique holiday experience in the picture postcard village of Plockton in the Scottish Highlands. With superb pubs and seafood restaurants in the village and lovely walks nearby this is a perfect holiday destination for those who enjoy walking, kayaking, relaxing or exploring this wonderful part of Scotland including the Isle of Skye.

Weekly guide price:
£550 to £1000
Short breaks from £130 per night

4-6  |   2  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

57.339589, -5.655586

Affording a splendid position overlooking Loch Carron in the heart of the picturesque Scottish village of Plockton, Craigview offers a lovely blend of romantic charm and Highland character. A warm welcome awaits when you stay in this comfortable Scottish holiday cottage with fabulous pubs, restaurant, scenery and wildlife on the doorstep as well as easy access to Skye.

Weekly guide price:
£415 to £895

6  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

57.180518, -3.098513

Torranbuie is a typical Victorian Farmstead, there’s a date on the Steading of 1887 but there’s been a Farm at the location going back to the 1700’s. Both the Steading and the Farmhouse have been restored to provide spacias and comfortable family accommodation. The Farm occupies a plot of 3 acres, the house has a secure grass paddock of 1/3 acre directly in front, perfect for children and dogs  Strathdon is better described as a parish occupied along the river Don which rises in the foothills of the Grampian Mountains flowing some 60 miles to the coast near Aberdeen. The Don is fished along most of it’s length for both Salmon and Trout. On the last Saturday in August the Lonach Games and Gathering takes place with a full program of Games, Dancing and Music. What makes the Gathering special the world over is the march of the Lonach Highlanders in full military regalia with swords and pikes. They assemble early in Bellabeg to march up the Glen, calling at a number of large houses for refreshment. Having been on the march in the 70’s drinking large glasses of whiskey early in the morning is a challenge. The marchers go around the games arena to open the games and recover from their exertions. A single track road leads from the main A944 to Torranbuie, parking is adjacent the road which is ploughed in the winter, at a thousand feet we can get heavy snow.  The Cottage is very well insulated and has a oil fired AGA Cooker in a very large Country Kitchen providing constant heat and hot water. A sitting room with a Wood Stove is off the Kitchen with a TV and all the usual gadgets. Wifi is also available with Data Transfer on  mobiles. The family Bathroom is on the ground floor with twin hand basins, shower, bath and WC. There is a Bedroom next to the Bathroom with twin single beds, all the rooms look out over the front Garden. At the back door is a large glass house used for plants in the summer and logs in the winter. The main Bedrooms are upstairs 1 with a double and one with 2 singles. For comfort there’s a bathroom between the Bedrooms with a WC and hand Basin. Strathdon is well placed for touring with Aberdeen, Inverness and the Moray coast within an hour and twenty minutes. All the outdoor activities are available and listed on this site.  

Weekly price:
£575 all year

4  |   2  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 7 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

Holiday in Highland

In terms of nature, there is no better place than the Cairngorms National Park. Voted the best national park in the United Kingdom, it has too many activities available to mention. Wildlife and plant life are in abundance in the area and nature lovers can have fun exploring the area to see what they can find. Cairn Gorm Mountain is also found here and offers thrill seekers great options. From hiking up the mountain to taking the funicular railway, there are various ways to reach the summit. Travel up the mountain and discover lots of snow sporting adventures, including skiing, snowboarding and more. The Lochaber area of the Highlands is also home to the highest mountain in the United Kingdom, Ben Nevis. Experienced climbers are able to reach the summit, where the panoramic views of Scotland are unbeatable.

For those wanting to stay closer to ground level, there are still many options in the Highland area. Escape to the area of Loch Ness for beautiful coastal regions, dark forests and hills covered in heather and local plant life. You can also learn about the legend of the Loch Ness monster, as well as trying to discover him in the mysterious loch! There are opportunities in the area for walkers, cyclists and horse riders with trails that cover the length of the loch. You can stop off at many tourist hotspots along the way, including the Fall of Foyers. This magnificent waterfall feeds into Loch Ness and is a stunning piece of natural beauty.

The Highland area has many isles, with the stand-out island being the Isle of Skye. Voted one of the top four islands in the world, its views are unmissable. The island has many bays and white coasts which are perfect for a serene, tranquil day out. Skye is also home to lots of Scottish history and heritage. From stories that the Castle Moil was home to a Norwegian princess, to dinosaur footprints in the rocks of Staffin Bay and inland stone circles, Skye is an alluring place. Gaelic culture is also of high importance on the island and true Scottish traditions can be seen everywhere. As well as this, ask the locals about the myths of mermaids, selkies and other Gaelic legends of the island for great stories of Scottish heroes and their adventures.

The Highland area is large and boasts of many must-see places to visit. From the towering mountains to the serene lochs and magical islands, the Highland holds unimaginable delights for visitors.