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Enjoy self-catering holidays in The Highlands, home to Scotland’s most magnificent mountains, beautiful beaches and enchanting lochs, making it an ideal place for a holiday full of exploration, excitement and adventure. The Highlands are home to large bustling cities such as Inverness, smaller picturesque villages and world-renowned locations - Ben Nevis and Loch Ness (home of Nessie, the fabled Loch Ness monster). 

For romantic types, the dreamy holiday homes on the Isle of Skye or coastal villages such as Applecross are the best places to be amidst tranquil landscapes and stunning natural beauty. The Highlands is also home to Britain’s largest National Park, the Cairngorms National Park, which features ancient forests and an abundance of diverse wildlife.

 

A large Victorian stone-built holiday home in Perthshire with a spacious terraces and lawns.
Sleeps
18
Bedrooms
9

Galaxy Surfing is a grand rural cottage near Aberfeldy in the Scottish Highlands on beautiful grounds. The pet-friendly cottage presents guests with luxury, seclusion, and tradition and offers multiple outdoor areas with stunning views, plus a hot tub, urban chic, bay windows, and access to the Cairngorms.

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Exterior of a two-storey holiday cottage in Banff
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4

15 Waters Edge: Your Seaside Holiday Haven in Banff, Aberdeenshire

Nestled on the edge of Banff Bay, 15 Waters Edge is more than just a holiday cottage – it's a fantastic detached property in a prime waterside location perfect for your next unforgettable getaway with family or friends. This large waterside holiday cottage sleeping 8 has all the charm and amenities you need to make your trip truly special, all within the enchanting Mory Firth coastal town of Banff.

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Entry arch and adjoining granite-built cottage overlook a castle courtyard.
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1

The National Trust for Scotland offers Courtyard Cottage, a romantic apartment inside Drum Castle in Drumoak. The pet-friendly holiday cottage in Aberdeenshire dates back 700 years and boasts antique furnishings in keeping with its history, as well as an open fire, contemporary comforts and beautiful grounds.

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Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4

Stag Lodge is a large, dog-friendly, remote Highland cottage set on the 12,000-acre Glencarron Estate near Strathcarron in the Western Highlands, within easy reach of the West Coast beaches. It offers accommodation for eight people in four bedrooms, one double and three twins.

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Exterior of a stone-built Highland holiday cottage with a hot-tub on its deck.
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4

The rural holiday cottage near Muir of Ord in Ross-Shire sits at the foot of the Scottish Highlands and offers whisky Masterclasses. The large and pet-friendly holiday home also boasts beautiful grounds, authentic décor, a hot tub and an open fire, plus accessibility for people with disabilities.

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A remote stone-built shooting lodge nestles in the lee of a Scottish mountainside.
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4

Luxury accommodation meets peaceful isolation at the wonderful Glenuaig Lodge, a dog-friendly, large and remote four-bedroom self-catering cottage for eight guests in the heart of the Glencarron Estate near Strathcarron. The Lodge enjoys beautiful views and is accessible by 4-wheel drive vehicles.

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Sun loungers on a lawn in front of a stone-built holiday cottage
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

Luxury cottage located in Tayside, near Aberfeldy and right on the banks of the River Tay. It features two king-size sleigh beds, a log stove, and open fires. The cottage also comes with complimentary Wi-Fi and logs for the fireplace. There's a pool table, iPod docking station, books, and games available for entertainment. The kitchen is fully equipped with all utensils for your convenience. Additionally, the cottage has an 11-acre garden and fishing rights. Pets are also welcome.

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A chalet bungalow with a large fenced-in deck is surrounded by open countryside.
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

Creag-na-Sanais is a detached rural cottage on the owner’s working farm outside the village of Laggan near Newtonmore in the Northern Highlands. It is close to cycling trails and ski fields and offers guests modern accommodation in a cottage boasting sun-drenched living areas and an open fire.

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Exterior of a 2-storey, wooden A-Frame eco lodge surrounded by oprn countryside
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3

Comraich, which means sanctuary and protection in Gaelic, is a cozy and fully equipped wooden holiday home that can accommodate up to six people. It offers all the necessary amenities for a family to enjoy a self-catering stay. It is located on a remote rural hillside behind the village of Kilchoan and boasts stunning sea views over to the Isle of Mull. Pets are welcome to join the guests.

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There’s always something new to explore and discover in the Highlands, partly due to its sparse population. There are countless historical attractions, such as the iconic castles Cawdor, Dunrobin and Eilean Donan. See where Viking war galleys once rampaged in the north while venturing across some of the most dramatic landscapes in Europe. The Holiday Homes in the Scottish Highlands are perfect for those who love wildlife, adventure and the great outdoors.

There is no shortage of outdoor activities, with fishing, falconry, kayaking, rock climbing, quad biking and whale watching on the coast, all part of the Highland itinerary. In summer, visit a Highland Games to enjoy traditional sports such as caber tossing. There are plenty of chances to relax in The Highlands too. The Highlands contain some of the most tranquil beaches on the coastline of Scotland. The Silver Sands of Morar near Lochaber have a clutch of golden sandy beaches with deep turquoise waters and visually striking views of the Isle of Skye.