Invernessshire in the North of Scotland is a popular holiday destination having much to appeal to visitors planning a self catering holiday in the Scottish Highlands. This stunning Highland landscape, created from ice and fire, is one of the oldest places on earth. From the picturesque seaside villages of Applecross and Plockton on the West Coast to the historic city of Inverness on the east coast there are some beautiful Highland Cottages in stunning locations to guarantee a memorable holiday at any time of the year. At its heart, from whiskey trails to winter sports, the Cairngorms, home to Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest mountain offer a fascinating choice of activities and places to visit ranging from historic castles and Highaland Clan museums to ice-climbing and skiing.
Glencarron is a beautiful Victorian shooting lodge near Strathcarron sleeping up to 18 in 11 bedrooms. This lovely large house enjoys breath taking views of the Glencarron Estate, which covers more than 12,000 acres of the Scottish Highlands. Pets welcome.
Luxury meets peaceful isolation at the wonderful Glenuaig Lodge, a dog friendly, large and truly remote four bedroom self catering cottage sleeping 8 guests set in the heart of the Glencarron Estate near Strathcarron. The Lodge enjoys beautiful views and is accessible by 4-wheel drive vehicles.
Nuide Farmhouse is a charming, large and pet friendly 5-bedroom farmhouse in rural surroundings that sleeps 10. Set in its own rambling grounds the house is ideal for exploring the Cairngorms and has access to fishing on The Spey. Horse riding can be arranged locally in Newtonmore.
Doirlinn House is a large and pet friendly country house with sea views in Kilchoan village. It offers self-catering holidays on the west coast of Scotland for large families and groups of friends on the beautiful Ardnamurchan Peninsula in Inverness-shire. Doirlinn sleeps 11 in 5 bedrooms.
Majors Apartment is charming and distinct – ideally a romantic retreat for couples, or honeymoon apartment. There are stained glass windows and original features everywhere you look, plus it has it's own private and secluded garden.
This comfortable Highland holiday apartment sleeps 4 in the tastefully converted former science block of an old Victorian public school in Fort Augustus. Stylish contemporary furnishings will make your stay both memorable and relaxing. Luxury at an affordable price.
This is a 2 bedroom riverside cottage sleeping 6 within the Highland Club in Fort Augustus, Loch Ness, in the Highlands of Scotland. All facilities of this Historic development are included: Heated indoor swimming pool, gym, Club lounge, Snooker, Table Tennis etc. Pets welcome.
Keil View House is a spacious and stylish Highland holiday cottage near Fort William with indoor heated pool, games room and large sauna. This pet friendly property is suitable for large families or groups of friends, sleeping 10 in 4 bedrooms (all en suite) all year round.
- Sleeps 10
- Bedrooms 4
- Bathrooms 5
- Large Cottages
Luxury self-catering 2 bedroom apartment with shared heated swimming pool in the restored Fort Augustus Abbey on Loch Ness. Glendoe is a restored property offering a tastefully decorated and comfortable 2 bedroom holiday apartment sleeping 6 within the former St Benedictines Abbey.
This remote rural Highland cottage in the Heights of Achterneed, Inverness-shire offers spectacular views of the Northern Highlands. Whether you want to hike, golf, or go to the spa, Larchfield Chalet 1 is the place to lay your head at the end of the day. Pets welcome.
Lovely views of the loch greet visitors to CreagHastin from multiple vantage points and this detached cottage on the edge of Gairloch is an ideal holiday home. The pet-friendly, rural cottage is a short walk from the harbour and within easy reach of the delights of the Northern Highlands.
Set in the Cairngorms National Park, Dunstaffnage Cottage is a converted stable packed with thoughtful, modern features. This rural cottage near Grantown-on-Spey sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms with 3 bathrooms. Book today to a relaxing holiday in a naturally beautiful Highland setting.
This large and rural Highland Holiday Home st the head of a sea loch near Fort William is surrounded by a woodland garden. It sleeps 10 guests in 4 bedrooms. Facilities include an indoor heated swimming pool, games room and a sauna. Lovely beaches nearby at Ardnamurchan. Pets welcome.
- Sleeps 10
- Bedrooms 4
- Bathrooms 5
Dalwhinnie is a riverside holiday cottage in an old, fully restored in Abbey in Fort Augustus on Loch Ness. It has a sunny aspect with a patio for summer dining. Guests at Dalwhinnie enjoy access to all the adjacent Highland Club facilities including heated, indoor pool, gym and tennis courts.
Enjoy a holiday in a thoroughly modern property converted from a historic signal box. The Signal Box is a rural holiday cottage for couples in Newtonmore with stunning views of the Cairngorms and all of the comforts of home. It was chosen as one of 50 best UK holiday cottages by The Times in 2013.
- Sleeps 2
- Bedrooms 1
- Bathrooms 1
- Countryside Cottages
Loch an Eilein Cottage in the Cairngorms is truly unique. It is a luxury, pet friendly cottage, which has been newly renovated to an extremely high standard. The cottage is on the banks of Loch an Eilein near Aviemore, a simply breath-taking secluded location with spectacular rural views.
A family holiday in the Scottish Highlands is made more enjoyable with a stay at Hillside East, a family-friendly holiday cottage in Kingussie, Inverness-shire, in the beautiful Cairngorms National Park. Sleeping four, Hillside East is a warm and comfortable traditional, stone-built cottage.
- Sleeps 4
- Bedrooms 2
- Bathrooms 1
- Child Friendly Cottages
Ardnish is nicely presented, light and airy Highland holiday cottage on the picturesque Ardnamurchan Peninsula on the West Coast of Scotland in Inverness-shire. This large and pet friendly property with views across Loch Shiel sleeps 12 in 6 bedrooms.
- Sleeps 12
- Bedrooms 6
- Bathrooms 4
- Large Cottages
Monastery 7 occupies a prime location within the Highland Club resort with a panoramic view of Loch Ness to the east and overlooking magnificent Benedictine Abbey cloisters to the west. This spacious and unique apartment is equipped with all you need to enjoy for a truly relaxing family holiday.
This self-catering cottage on Loch Ness is a secluded romantic bolthole for couples with riverside views from all rooms. Beautifully decorated and equipped for relaxation and ambience Guests also enjoy access to all facilities including a swimming pool in the Highland Club included in your rental.
Located in the Cairngorms National Park, Alvey House is a Victoria-style Highland Villa in Newtonmore. Alvey, a pet friendly holiday home, sleeps 9 guests in 9 bedrooms (8 en-suite) above the River Spey, 15-miles from Aviemore. A superb location for cycling, walking and fishing holidays.
Roddy’s Cottage is a charming, remote waterside cottage in Glenelg. Roddy’s is the perfect place to relax and take in the stunning Highland scenery and sea views. Three bedrooms as well as a fully-equipped kitchen and, of course, an open fire.
Part of two unique single-storey chalets deep in the hamlet of Heights of Achterneed, the Larchfield Chalet 2 offers a remote Highlands holiday home near Strathpeffer. It offers unbeatable views of Scotland’s gorgeous hillsides. Immerse yourself in the great outdoors. Pets welcome.
Scotland’s most famous loch, Loch Ness lies just south of Inverness. Go in search of Nessie while walking its picturesque shoreline, or take to the water on a pleasure cruise or through renting a boat. Discover the history of the Loch Ness Monster at the Loch Ness Exhibition Centre. Stick to the boating theme, and take a trip on the Caledonian Canal which crosses Scotland from east to west through Loch Ness and the Great Glen.
It’s not just the dramatic landscape that draws visitors to Invernessshire: history is etched into every facet of this attractive County This is the land of Bonnie Prince Charlie, the Jacobite Rebellion and battles between clans. Visit the Highland Life Museum in Newtonmore, the ruins of Glenurquhardt Castle and the Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre.
Visitors can safely venture forth from their holiday cottages to eat: you will dine well in these parts, from award winning menus in Applecross to Beauly just north of Inverness, not just a pretty village offering excellent fishing, but a real food lovers’ paradise as well boasting a splendid choice of pubs, restaurants and cafes.