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Self Catering Holiday Cottages in Inverness

A charming town nestled in the Scottish Highlands, Inverness is the historic centre of Inverness-shire. Sitting astride a river and the Caledonian Canal, this quirky spot is filled with buzzing independent cafes, museums, nature walks and so much more. Read more

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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

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 want to stay 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:
£420 to £595
Short breaks from £80 per night

2  |   1  |   No  |   No  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

57.055443, -3.980191

Tucked away in a tranquil woodland on the outskirts of Drumguish, Porch House is perfect for active families and friends who want to have fun in this Highland playground. Kingussie is three miles away, while Aviemore and Scotland's best ski resorts are not much further. The scope for hiking, mountain biking, river and loch fishing, climbing, skiing and snowboarding is vast, and there are plenty of castles and other historical sites to see as well. There is space for up to six people to sleep in three bedrooms with one and a half acres of garden that attracts birds, red squirrels, rabbits and roe deer.

Weekly guide price:
£575 to £810

6  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

57.591435, -4.116955

This beachside holiday cottage is a slice of Scottish heaven. Kincurdie Cottage has big rooms that have been lovingly renovated to provide very comfortable accommodation for up to six people in three bedrooms, with the option for two more to sleep on the sofa bed (supplement applies) in the Snug. It's only a few steps from Rosemarkie Beach, eight miles from Cromarty and half an hour from Inverness, the capital of the Scottish Highlands. Families and friends love staying here all year round as there is so much to see and do, including walking, cycling, fishing and playing golf on world-class golf courses.

Weekly price:
£1750 all year

6  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Sunday

57.294871, -4.493853

Escape to the wilds of the Scottish Highlands in these lovely holiday lets, three miles from Drumnadrochit and close to world-famous Loch Ness and the spectacular Great Glen Way. Each of the 12 Ancarraig Lodges sleeps four people in two bedrooms and is dog-friendly, with a private woodland outlook and lots of space indoors and outside. It's the perfect spot for walking, mountain biking, bird and wildlife watching, and discovering why the Highlands of Scotland is such a fantastic year-round holiday destination for couples, families and friends. 

Weekly guide price:
£702 to £859
Short breaks from £120 per night

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

Where to Go in Inverness

With the most famous lake in Scotland lying a mere 8 miles from Inverness, it would be a shame to not pay a visit to Loch Ness. Shrouded in mystery, it is believed that an iconic sea monster by the name of Nessie lurks in these waters and the excitement of trying to spot this local celebrity always goes down a treat with the kids (and adults!).

A short drive from the town will take you to the awe-inspiring Culloden Battlefield; the grounds where the infamous 1745 Jacobite Rising took place and came to its tragic end. Nowadays, the area is maintained by the National Trust and is an incredibly fascinating but moving site to visit.

Take advantage of the opportunity to visit Scotland’s crown jewel and one of the most idyllic islands in the world, with a day trip to the Isle of Skye. Renowned for its stunning landscapes, pretty fishing villages and spectacular medieval castles, there is so much to see and do on this beautiful island.

What to Do in Inverness

Explore the flourishing grounds and stunning architecture of Inverness Castle. On top of being a remarkable sight to see in itself, the red sandstone structure sits on a cliff overlooking the River Ness, bringing it to boast awe-inspiring views over the lake.

Take in a bit of culture and hear all about the exciting history of the Highlands at the Inverness Museum & Art Gallery. Located in the historic hub of the city at the bottom of Castle hill, the museum provides a thrilling highlight reel of the area’s past.

Visit the spectacular Inverness Cathedral; brimming with history and heritage and hosting a variety of concerts, events and exhibitions throughout the year, this cathedral is a fantastic place to explore when staying in Inverness. What’s more, there is an on-site cafe and shop where you can grab a hot drink, delicious homemade bakes, soup plus much more.

Best Time to Visit Inverness

With many of the best things to do in Inverness taking place outside, you should try to visit when the weather is in its prime. The town tends to be at its sunniest between April and August, with the highest temperatures usually reached in May.