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Highlands Scotland cottages and self catering

Choose from 102 cottages in Highlands Scotland. Search for self catering perfect for couples and large family groups, ideally situated near the coast or at the heart of the countryside.

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Corry House in Fishnish, Isle of Mull, Highlands Scotland

Corry House, Fishnish, Isle of Mull, Highlands Scotland

Sleeps 9
Weekly price range £593 to £1733

Self catering accommodation in Fishnish sleeps 9.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Close to the Beach • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 9

Accommodation overview:

Offering panoramic views across the Sound of Mull, this beautiful, detached house is situated in a perfect location. In an area with breathtaking scenery and stunning sea and mountain views, Corry House offers an idyllic holiday retreat. Mull is renowned for its amazing wildlife with golden eagles, basking sharks, dolphins, otters and the very rare white tailed sea eagle often spotted around the rugged coastline. Magnificent coastal walks and forest trails can be enjoyed and there are plenty off road tracks to cycle. White sandy beaches are scattered around the island and are often found deserted. Iona Abbey founded by St Columba is one of Scotland’s most historic and sacred sites and is reached by a small passenger ferry from Fionnphort. The small islands of Staffa and Ulva are other must see destinations, along with the small town of Tobermory with its bustling harbour and colourful houses. Shop 5 miles, pub 3 miles.


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Curlew Cottage in Abriachan, Inverness-Shire, Highlands Scotland

Curlew Cottage, Abriachan, Inverness-Shire, Highlands Scotland

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £415 to £720

Self catering accommodation in Abriachan sleeps 4.

Features include: Non Smoking • Wheelchair Access

Accommodation overview: Set on a hill farm with wonderful far reaching views across the moor to the mountains beyond with spectacular sunsets. These four very comfortable cottages which have been refurbished offer a very peaceful location with an abundance of wildlife around. Woodend Cottage has a cosy living room with period style open fire while Tuath Cala and Curlew Cottage both have a vaulted ceiling in the living room. Excellent walking and cycling from the doorstep with the Estate’s forest amenities to explore and the ancient Caledonian Forest of Glen Affric and Plodda Falls only a short drive. Excellent golf only 20 miles to Castle Stuart ’Scottish Open Course’ and many other courses to play within 30 minutes drive. The ’Bonnie Black Isle’ is a good day out with lovely seaside villages to explore including the village of Cromarty and possible dolphin spotting at Chanory Point. Inverness 13 miles has city attractions riverside theatre boat trips on Loch Ness and Moray Firth with Culloden Battlefield worth visiting. Only 3 miles from Loch Ness with pub serving food shop at Dromnadrochit 7 miles with Loch Ness Exhibition and the haunting beauty of Urquart Castle.

Accommodation Detail

All on ground floor: Living/dining room with vaulted ceiling beams French doors and wooden floor. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152

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The Byre in Newtonmore, Inverness-shire, Highlands Scotland

The Byre, Newtonmore, Inverness-shire, Highlands Scotland

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £365 to £928

Self catering accommodation in Newtonmore sleeps 4.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Internet Access • Pub near by • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 4

Accommodation overview:

The Byre, built on the foundations of the original dairy, is situated in the highland village of Newtonmore. Enjoying views over the golf course, with the Cairngorm Mountains beyond, this eco-friendly, detached holiday cottage, is finished with a mix of traditional materials and contemporary furnishings. Skiing, mountain biking, fishing and pony trekking locally. A superb base for touring the Highlands. Shop 100 yards, pubs 300 yards.


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Cairn View in Aviemore, Inverness-shire, Highlands Scotland

Cairn View, Aviemore, Inverness-shire, Highlands Scotland

Sleeps 6
Weekly price range £594 to £1500

Self catering accommodation in Aviemore sleeps 6.

Features include: • Multi bathrooms • Non smoking • Detached • Wheelchair access Hot Tub • Open Fire or Wood Burner Stove Pub near by • Pets allowed Luxury accommodation sleeps 6

Accommodation overview: Set on the fringes of Aviemore village a wonderful location for enjoying the great outdoors in the heart of the Cairngorm National Park these superbly appointed and beautifully furnished properties offer a very high degree of comfort. Sitting in a quiet cul de sac they are ideal for family gatherings. All of the four properties (refs S4401 S4402 S4615 and S4538) enjoy their own private hot tub (each for 4 people) and three have a digital infrared sauna with music and colour system. All four properties enjoy corporate membership for 2 adults and 2 children (under 16 years) to Dalfaber Country Club offering swimming pool sauna steam room jacuzzi gym and 9 hole golf course. At extra charge badminton squash court indoor and outdoor tennis court table tennis snooker and carpet bowls.
Aviemore is a renowned centre for outdoor pursuits – excellent climbing and hill walking competition standard mountain bike tracks water sports on Lochs Morlich and Insch and of course skiing and snow boarding in season are just some of the activities on offer. The fishing and golf are similarly excellent. Sled dog rides train trips to the resort at the top of the mountain and the Strathspey steam railway are also found here and Britain’s only freely roaming reindeer herd can be spotted against the stunning backdrop of Glenmore. Shops good restaurants themed bars live music are all within 0.5 miles. Other great attractions in the area are The Highland Wildlife Centre with Amur tigers wolves and polar bear The Landmark Centre Tree Zone; an incredible aerial adventure and Aviemore Highland Resort Leisure Centre with its own wavepool water slides and cinema.

Accommodation Detail

All on ground floor: Living room. Dining area/kitchen with French doors. Utility room. 3 bedrooms: 2 double (5ft) one with en-suite shower room and toilet 1 twin. Bathroom with bath shower cubicle and toilet.

Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152

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Leiper House in Lochailort, Inverness-shire, Highlands Scotland

Leiper House, Lochailort, Inverness-shire, Highlands Scotland

Sleeps 9
Weekly price range £508 to £1497

Self catering accommodation in Lochailort sleeps 9.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Open Fire or Woodburning Stove • Close to the Beach • Cottage Sleeps 9

Accommodation overview:

" In a land steeped in legends of the Bonnie Prince – close to Moidart’s sandy shores..."


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Bairlinnean in Thurso, Caithness, Highlands Scotland

Bairlinnean, Thurso, Caithness, Highlands Scotland

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £351 to £605

Self catering accommodation in Thurso sleeps 4.

Features include: Non smoking Near the Beach • Close to the Sea Pub near by • Pets allowed sleeps 4

Accommodation overview: Spectacularly located overlooking the turbulent waters of Pentland Firth and just 20 yards from a lovely sandy beach these very comfortable fishermen’s cottages offer a cosy holiday base from which to explore the far north and Orkney. The surrounding area is a haven for wildlife and perfect for bird watching fishing and surfing. Served by a rail link (cycle hire is also available) Thurso is Britain’s most northerly town whose seaward views are dominated by the cliffs of Dunnet Head and the Old Man of Hoy – its harbour offers a gateway to Orkney. The Castle of Mey is 8 miles. John-O-Groats 20 miles. Shops pubs restaurants and fishing tackle hire are in walking distance

Accommodation Detail

Ground floor: Living/dining area with patio doors. Kitchen. First floor: 2 double bedrooms (one 6ft zip and link can be twin). Bathroom with corner bath shower cubicle and toilet.

Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152

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Heatherwood House in Embo Dornoch, Sutherland, Highlands Scotland

Heatherwood House, Embo Dornoch, Sutherland, Highlands Scotland

Sleeps 10
Weekly price range £637 to £1354

Self catering accommodation in Embo Dornoch sleeps 10.

Features include: Short Breaks • Multi bathrooms Detached Near the Beach • Close to the Sea Open Fire or Wood Burner Stove • Easy Walk access Pets allowed sleeps 10

Accommodation overview: Set within two miles of the stunningly beautiful white sandy beaches of Embo and Dornoch (pictured) a Royal Burgh since 1628 this spacious and very well appointed holiday property is ideal for larger parties. Enjoying exceptionally large living areas featuring wooden flooring and very comfortable furnishings Heatherwood House stands only a short distance from shops bars and restaurants in the thriving small town of Dornoch where a pleasant circular walk passes the Old Town Jail and the 13th century cathedral (famously chosen by Madonna for her son’s Christening pictured) before going on past the Royal Durnoch championship golf course and the beach up to the pier at the seaside village of Embo. Nearby the Loch Fleet nature reserve (a designated SSSI) attracts a wide variety of wading birds and guided tours of this wonderfully tranquil tidal basin can be arranged. The Sutherland hills are a short drive away and there are forest walks nearby. Just 10 miles away lies Dunrobin Castle spiritual home of the clan Sutherland since the 13th century. Today’s visitors can enjoy falconry displays and wander through spectacular gardens designed by Sir Charles Barry and inspired by the Palace of Versailles. For whisky enthusiasts Glenmorangie distillery tours at Tain are a must. Shops bars and restaurants 1.5 miles.

Accommodation Detail

All on ground floor: Living/sun room. Dining area with wooden floor and patio doors/kitchen. Utility room. 4 bedrooms: 3 double one (5ft) with en-suite shower room bidet and toilet one (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet 1 twin. Bathroom with bath shower cubicle bidet and toilet. Double futon available (for children).

Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152

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Diubaig House in Greshornish, Isle of Skye, Highlands Scotland

Diubaig House, Greshornish, Isle of Skye, Highlands Scotland

Sleeps 7
Weekly price range £502 to £1338

Self catering accommodation in Greshornish sleeps 7.

Features include: • Garden • Internet Access • Close to the Beach • Easy Walking Access • Cottage Sleeps 7

Accommodation overview:

With splendid views of the Trotternish Hills and Loch Greshornish, in the unspoilt north of Skye, this 5 star, detached stone cottage is a peaceful, secluded and comfortable retreat on one of the island’s most picturesque peninsulas. Décor and furnishings are to a very high standard and include the owner’s distinguished collection of Scottish paintings; the kitchen has local stoneware, cast-iron casseroles and an induction hob. Every room looks down to the Loch, where in summer the dawn breaks early and the moon throws a silver path across the water. Skye is the ramblers’ paradise where the Cuillin Mountains can be tackled by climbers or easy walks taken along cliffs and foreshore. The nearby Trotternish peninsula offers some unusual rock formations, where a combination of volcanic basalt and softer sandstone and limestone has caused spectacular landslips and sheer cliffs.
The island, renowned for its excellent seafood and wonderful restaurants, has something to suit everyone. Visit Dunvegan Castle, Neist Point Lighthouse and the old fishing village at Stein. The ‘Blackhouse’ Museum at Duntulm shows how islanders lived in thatched stone houses; the Aros Centre in Portree shows how the sea eagle has been reintroduced on Skye. Ferry trips can be made to the Outer Hebrides or a boat trip into the Cuillins. Tour the island by car or take an easy walk around the 4-acre garden and to the secret shores of Loch Diubaig or just walk out of the back door for 10 minutes for a glorious view of the Ascrib islands. The setting has it all, inviting relaxation and discovery with glimpses of the wildlife, birdlife and sealife. Shop 9 miles. Pubs and restaurants 4 miles.


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Waterside in Inverinate, Ross-shire, Highlands Scotland

Waterside, Inverinate, Ross-shire, Highlands Scotland

Sleeps 3
Weekly price range £340 to £865

Self catering accommodation in Inverinate sleeps 3.

Features include: • Garden • Internet Access • Close to the Beach • Pub near by • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 3

Accommodation overview:

With splendid views of the Five Sisters of Kintail and Loch Duich, these three very comfortable, single-storey cottages are ideally placed for touring north-west Scotland and the Isle of Skye, making this an ideal holiday location for walkers and mountain climbers. Furnished and equipped to the S.T.B. ‘4 Stars’ grading, each has its own garden where a resident pine marten visits all three properties, and a slipway is available for visitor’s boats. Abundant wildlife, such as seals, porpoises and otters can be seen in the loch. All three properties have a wildlife observation hide at the water’s edge. Good sea fishing can be enjoyed from nearby rocks. Kyle (12 miles) has shops, a good seafood restaurant and the bridge to Skye. Further up the loch lies Dornie, with access to the dramatic Falls of Glomach. Guests can enjoy a free 1-hour cruise (or hire on an extended trip) on the owners’ private cruiser (Apr-Sep, weather permitting) around Loch Duich and even up to the unforgettably beautiful Eilean Donan Castle (3 miles) which is set at the confluence of three lochs. Fishing tackle and tea/coffee is supplied on the boat. Shop 200 to 300 yards, pub nearby.


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Tigh an Fhuarain in Plockton, Ross-shire, Highlands Scotland

Tigh an Fhuarain, Plockton, Ross-shire, Highlands Scotland

Sleeps 3
Weekly price range £309 to £789

Self catering accommodation in Plockton sleeps 3.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Open Fire or Woodburning Stove • Close to the Beach • Easy Walking Access • Cottage Sleeps 3

Accommodation overview:

Enjoying breathtaking panoramic views across the sea to the Cuillins on the Isle of Skye, Tigh an Fhuarain property stands in its own garden on a croft and offers a peaceful location. Plockton, under a mile away, offers hotels, restaurants, boat trips and many varied walks. Kyle of Lochalsh 6 miles. Toll-free bridge to Skye 6 miles. Shops 1 mile.


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Sleepy Hollow in Balmacara, Ross-shire, Highlands Scotland

Sleepy Hollow, Balmacara, Ross-shire, Highlands Scotland

Sleeps 3
Weekly price range £285 to £629

Self catering accommodation in Balmacara sleeps 3.

Features include: • Pet friendly • Open Fire or Woodburning Stove • Pub near by • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 3

Accommodation overview: These three adjoining holiday properties (refs SMMC, SMMD and UVO) are set in beautiful, landscaped grounds with spectacular views across the Sound of Sleat to Skye and are only 500 yards away from the shoreline and village of Balmacara. The properties are ideally placed for exploring some of the most dramatic scenery in the West Highlands and visitors can enjoy private fishing on hill lochs during their stay. Minutes away by car is the enigmatic Isle of Skye dominated by the Cuillins, Eilean Donan Castle, the pretty village of Plockton and the Five Sisters of Kintail. The breathtaking drive across the ‘Pass of the Cattle’ leads to the village of Applecross, recently featured in Monty Hall’s Great Escape on BBC television. Experience wildlife safaris such as marine life, sea/loch fishing, water sports and magnificent mountains for hill walking, climbing and biking. A network of National Trust paths, signposted from the grounds of Sgurr Mor, affords views of the surrounding area. Shop and pub 500 yards and excellent restaurants in and around Plockton.


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The Old Post Office in Kentallen, Inverness-shire, Highlands Scotland

The Old Post Office, Kentallen, Inverness-shire, Highlands Scotland

Sleeps 5
Weekly price range £402 to £1029

Self catering accommodation in Kentallen sleeps 5.

Features include: • Garden • Internet Access • Close to the Beach • Pub near by • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 5

Accommodation overview:

Overlooking the waters of Kentallen Bay and on towards the hills of the Ardnamurchan Peninsula, this lovely detached house is set in large grounds just yards from the shore of Loch Linnhe. It is centrally located for exploring the beautiful West Highlands, Mull and Skye. Close to Glencoe and Fort William - ‘outdoor capital of the UK’ - the area is wonderful for climbing, hill walking, mountain biking, skiing, sailing and much more. Also nearby, the Victorian town of Oban is popular for its daily boat trips and sealife centre. There are many options for dining out locally including a popular seafood restaurant which is within close walking distance of the property. Shop 3 miles.


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