Inverness-shire 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 Highland Clan museums to ice-climbing and skiing.
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.
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.
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.
The Laggan Drey is an award-winning detached timber cottage with cathedral ceilings and access to the Cairngorms National Park and endless outdoor adventures. The pet-friendly cottage is built on stilts and boasts an open fire and stunning views of the countryside which is waiting to be explored.
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.
Nestled amidst the natural beauty of the Monadhliath and Grampian mountain ranges, Feagour is a remote country cottage in the western approaches to the Cairngorms in the Central Highlands of Scotland, offering well-equipped, tastefully furnished self-catering accommodation. Sleeps 4.
Set at the top of the historic Moat House, The Ross Apartment offers luxury self-catering accommodation in St. Benedict's Abbey at Fort Augustus on the shores of Loch Ness. Guests enjoy access to the indoor pool, tennis courts, adventure playground and other facilities in the adjacent Highland Club.
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.
Kintillo is a traditional detached coastal property which rises from the fields of Holmisdale in a secluded rural corner of the Isle of Skye. The pet-friendly property sits on a hillside and boasts uninterrupted views of the countryside and is well placed for exploration of this mystical isle.
- Sleeps 4
- Bedrooms 2
- Bathrooms 1
- Child Friendly Cottages
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.
Garden Cottage is a luxury waterside self-catering holiday cottage on Loch Ness set in the beautiful historic grounds of the Highland Club at Fort Augustus. Allows full access to all facilities at The Highland Club including heated indoor swimming pool, fitness studio and the on-site restaurant.
Luxury holiday apartment with 2 bedrooms sleeping 4 located in the beautiful old Monastery at Fort Augustus Abbey, now restored to offer prestigious holiday accommodation in the shores of Lochness. Guests enjoy access to the facilities including an indoor pool, tennis courts and adventure playground
A remote Scottish holiday cottage found on the Trotternish Peninsula in the far north of the Isle of Skye in the Inner Hebrides, Ridge End Cottage in the isolated township of Conista promises a memorable holiday for groups of up to six looking to relax in cosy and comfortable rural accommodation.
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.
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.
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 Inverness-shire: 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. Choose from award-winning menus in Applecross or head 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.