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Discover the magic of Highland, Scotland
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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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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 £900

4-6  |   2  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

57.444366, -4.127472

The Mews Apartment at Daviot Lodge is only 10 minutes from Inverness, surrounded by 80 private acres of fields and farmland. It's perfect as a base for couples or individual travellers who holiday accommodation close to some of the most famous sights and attractions of the Scottish Highlands but who don't want to stay in a city or busy area. Loch Ness, Culloden and Cawdor Castle are all within easy reach, and there are excellent opportunities for playing golf, fishing, hiking and cycling. The one-bedroom self-catering apartment offers a 4-Star welcome all year round.

Weekly guide price:
£350 to £560
Short breaks from £70 per night

2  |   1  |   No  |   No  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

57.435539, -4.301911

Parkside Cottage is in a fantastic location by the Caledonian Canal at Dochgarroch Lock. It's super close to Loch Ness and only four miles from Inverness, putting some of the Highland's most beloved sights and attractions virtually on the doorstep. The charming holiday cottage has recently been refurbished to provide a high standard of accommodation for six people in three bedrooms, with gardens front and rear and views of the canal. The layout suits families and friends, and the cottage is also dog-friendly. Bookings are available all year round with short breaks, and longer stays possible, depending on availability. 

Weekly guide price:
£770 to £1330
Short breaks from £165 per night

6  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday

57.435539, -4.301911

The Cottage is a welcoming Highland holiday home beside the Caledonian Canal at Dochgarroch Lock. Inverness is only a few miles away via road or the canal path, and you can sail into Loch Ness. The two-bedroom Victorian property sleeps four people, with space for two more on a sofa bed, and has gorgeous views of the canal. It's beautifully furnished to ensure couples and families feel welcome and comfortable all year round. Discover the delights of lochs, waterfalls, and forests, and visit attractions that include Urquhart Castle.  

Weekly guide price:
£770 to £1190
Short breaks from £95 per night

4+2  |   1  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday

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

57.228251, -5.404441

Sitting in an stunning position at the foot of the Five Sisters of Kintail, Tigh an Aullt holiday cottage provides a perfect Scottish retreat for a relaxing holiday. With beautiful views across the loch and mountains, this wonderful part of the Scottish Highlands is a playground for outdoor enthusiasts.

Weekly guide price:
£425 to £1150

6  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 7 (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:
£525 to £675

2  |   1  |   2  |   Enquire  |   No

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

56.855057, -5.742131

Have you ever wanted to go back to basics and enjoy the simpler things in life? This Scottish retreat provides a 'unique' self-catering experience where you can enjoy complete peace and isolation. On the mainland, the cottage is only accessible by boat (provided as part of the rental) and once arrived, you can experience your own little slice of 'island' life.

Weekly price:
£950 all year

5  |   3  |   2  |   Enquire  |   No

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

56.859459, -5.754516

The uninhabited Ardnish Peninsula is the perfect place to get off-grid and escape the noise and stress of modern lifestyles. A total digital detox is easy when you stay somewhere without electricity - think Baer Grylls adventure so no WiFi, no bathroom and no running-water! Peanmeanach is a 120-year-old stone cottage in an isolated location accessible only via boat, kayak or a two-hour hike (carrying provisions and everything you need for your stay) . It sleeps up to six people in two simple bedrooms, with guests having to bring all food, bedding, towels etc with them. Spend long summer days exploring the coast and hillsides, and relaxed evenings in front of the fire or outside under the stars. Not for the faint hearted; adventurous soles all love it here, and we think you will too if you are seeking solitude and looking to disconnect from the virtual world.

Weekly price:
£310 all year
Short breaks from £40 per night

6  |   2  |   2  |   Enquire  |   No

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 2 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

56.682816, -5.114181

In a unique location this waterfront Highland holiday cottage has beautiful views of Loch Leven and is only a short walk from Glencoe village, pub, shop and cafes. Ballachulish is a 15 minutes’ walk, Fort William is 20 minutes by car. There are mountains for miles, making The View @ Pier House Glencoe perfect for individuals or couples who enjoy mountain activities. Sea kayaking, golf and salmon fishing are also popular, and there are scenic drives galore. The cottage is in a fantastic location to explore Lochaber and is available for holiday bookings all year round.

Weekly guide price:
£1260 to £1400
Short breaks from £180 per night

2  |   1  |   No  |   No  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (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:
£830 to £1260
Short breaks from £216 per night

8-10  |   4  |   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:
£1690 to £2290
Short breaks from £430 per night

18  |   11  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

57.476834, -4.078505

Located on a working sheep farm, just six miles from Inverness, Leanach Farm Cottage is the ideal spot to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Enjoy fresh mountain air and spectacular scenery as you explore the Scottish Highlands or spend a day on the water and see if you can spot Nessie! From outdoor adventure activities to fascinating historical sites there is so much to do on holiday here. This cosy holiday cottage which has everything you need for a self-catering break (including access to fishing on the River Nairn) has space for four guests and two dogs are welcome too. 

Weekly price:
£630 all year
Short breaks from £100 per night

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

56.752989, -5.160008

Located on the shore of Loch Linnhe, this beautiful waterfront log cabin is the perfect base for a self-catering holiday in the Highlands. Sleeping four people in two ensuite bedrooms, Otterbank is perfect for couples, families or friends. Bring your paddleboards or kayaks to use on the Loch or simply enjoy the fantastic views as you snuggle up next to the log burner. This private croft is situated just a few miles from Fort William and Ben Nevis where you will find numerous outdoor activities such as walking, climbing, mountain biking and ski-ing.  

Weekly guide price:
£1169 to £1344
Short breaks from £167 per night

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 4 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

56.752989, -5.160008

This fantastic cabin on the shore of Loch Linnhe is the perfect contrast to the rugged Highland landscape. It was designed and finished by the owner to make the most of the waterfront location and the incredible views, with luxurious touches that include two huge ensuite bathrooms, a master bedroom with a super-kingsize bed, and a log burner. Heron Bay is on a private croft and sleeps four people in two bedrooms. It is only a few miles from Fort William and Ben Nevis, and guests can bring paddle-boards, canoes and kayaks to use on the loch. Fishing, skiing, mountain biking, hiking and climbing are just a few of the many ways to enjoy this beautiful landscape. 

Weekly guide price:
£959 to £1344
Short breaks from £130 per night

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 4 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

56.401908, -5.468510

Skerryvore is an excellent self-catering choice for families or friends staying in Oban. It's about a mile from the town centre, so just a 20-minute walk or a short drive from shops, cafes and pubs, as well as the harbour and other attractions. The three-bedroom cottage is on a quiet street and sleeps up to seven people, with lovely views from the house and the garden. It's a perfect base from which to explore not only Oban but also the surrounding islands where walking, fishing, golf and cycling are all popular pastimes.

Weekly guide price:
£500 to £700
Short breaks from £80 per night

5+2  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

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.

Weekly guide price:
£450 to £800

4+2  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

57.407085, -5.447830

A large stylish lochside holiday retreat 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 retreat for friends or families who enjoy outdoor pursuits or want to explore this beautiful part of the Scottish Highlands.

Weekly guide price:
£875 to £1425
Short breaks from £125 per night

11 +  |   4  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 2 (peak)

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:
£365 to £785

6  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

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.