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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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Loch Alsh Cottage in Balmacara, Ross-shire, Highlands Scotland

Loch Alsh Cottage, Balmacara, Ross-shire, Highlands Scotland

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £353 to £891

Self catering accommodation in Balmacara sleeps 4.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Open Fire or Woodburning Stove • Close to the Beach • Cottage Sleeps 4

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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Riverview Cottage in Poolewe, Wester Ross, Highlands Scotland

Riverview Cottage, Poolewe, Wester Ross, Highlands Scotland

Sleeps 6
Weekly price range £355 to £897

Self catering accommodation in Poolewe sleeps 6.

Features include: Short Breaks • Multi bathrooms Detached Four Poster Bed • Close to the Sea Open Fire or Wood Burner Stove Pub near by • Pets allowed sleeps 6

Accommodation overview: Nestling in the peace and tranquillity of the Western Highlands yet only 300 yards from the coast this traditional style holiday cottage overlooking the River Ewe has been furnished to a very good standard. The village of Poolewe is home to the exotic Inverewe Gardens (N.T.) which display tropical plants from around the world. Gairloch (7miles) offers sandy beaches golf horse riding and tennis. Shops pub tea room and restaurant nearby.

Accommodation Detail

Ground floor: Living/dining room with patio doors. Kitchen with breakfast area. Utility room. 1 twin bedroom. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (four poster) 1 twin (zip and link can be 6ft double) with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152

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Glen View in Fort Augustus, Inverness-shire, Highlands Scotland

Glen View, Fort Augustus, Inverness-shire, Highlands Scotland

Sleeps 6
Weekly price range £306 to £1058

Self catering accommodation in Fort Augustus sleeps 6.

Features include: • Internet Access • Swimming Pool • Close to the Beach • Pub near by • Cottage Sleeps 6

Accommodation overview:

Situated within the former St Benedict’s Abbey, one of the finest old buildings in the north of Scotland. Converted to a high standard, this holiday apartment retains original features including a rose window. Set within 20 acres of mature grounds, surrounded on three sides by water, located at the southern tip of Loch Ness, on the edge of the of Fort Augustus. A superb base for touring, trips on Loch Ness or walking and biking on the Great Glen Way. Shop 500 yards, pub 300 yards.


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Blue Lobster in Glen Eynort, Isle Of Skye, Highlands Scotland

Blue Lobster, Glen Eynort, Isle Of Skye, Highlands Scotland

Sleeps 7
Weekly price range £323 to £816

Self catering accommodation in Glen Eynort sleeps 7.

Features include: Non smoking • Detached Near the Beach • Close to the Sea Open Fire or Wood Burner Stove • Easy Walk access Pets allowed sleeps 7

Accommodation overview: Gloriously set beside a waterfall at the head of Glen Eynort this comfortable timber property offers an ideal base for walking climbing bird watching diving and scrambling or simply relaxing in quiet seclusion. Its living area opens onto an attractive deck and the garden leads down to the river and a short walk to Eynort beach. The Glenbrittle forestry track starts here with Talisker Distillery 3 miles. Shop and pub 4 miles.

Accommodation Detail

All on ground floor: Living/dining room with wooden floor. Kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 1 double 1 twin 1 bunk (2ft 6in) beds and additional single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Separate toilet.

Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152

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Gleniffer House in Portree, Isle of Skye, Highlands Scotland

Gleniffer House, Portree, Isle of Skye, Highlands Scotland

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £454 to £1338

Self catering accommodation in Portree sleeps 4.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Close to the Beach • Pub near by • Cottage Sleeps 4

Accommodation overview:

This three-storey, stone Georgian house is in a magnificent seafront location with a garden to the beach, and enjoys wonderful panoramic views over Portree Bay to the Isle of Raasay, the Cuillins and the surrounding hills. It has been decorated, furnished and equipped to a very high standard with period furniture and original works of art. Great attention has been paid to ensure guests can enjoy their holiday to the maximum in a comfortable home from home. All rooms enjoy stunning views over the sea; from your bed, watch the yachts and fishing boats sailing in and out of the bay. It is not unusual to see dolphins and seals and a great variety of birdlife. Children can comb the beach for treasures and crabs! The bay and the local pub were one of the film sets for the popular film ‘Made of Honour’. Dine al fresco in the seafront garden or just relax watching the constantly changing views, or set off on one of several walks around the coastline. Set in a peaceful yet central location, Gleniffer House is just a few minutes’ walk from the charming, quiet town centre with a large selection of shops, many with handcrafted products, pubs and a variety of excellent restaurants serving local produce and seafood. Sea trips - whether it is to see the wide variety of wildlife including the sea eagles, or to fish, - are available on the doorstep. Mountain biking, climbing, horse riding, golf and kayaking are also available. The swimming pool and leisure centre/gym are within walking distance. Skye is the walkers’ and climbers’ paradise, from the Cuillin Mountains to coastal walks. Portree is ideally placed to visit all parts of the Isle – Dunvegan Castle and the coral beach, Waternish Peninsula, Armadale ‘The garden of Skye’, the majestic scenery of the Trotternish Peninsula, Talisker Distillery, or take a boat ride through the Cuillins. From Uig, visit the Outer Isles of Harris, Lewis and Uist, whilst magnificent scenery, unspoilt beaches, castles and ancient brochs are just a taste of the wide diversity of things to see and do on Skye. Shop 50 yards, pub 100 yards.


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Seascape in Fiskavaig, Isle of Skye, Highlands Scotland

Seascape, Fiskavaig, Isle of Skye, Highlands Scotland

Sleeps 8
Weekly price range £452 to £1626

Self catering accommodation in Fiskavaig sleeps 8.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Close to the Beach • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 8

Accommodation overview:

Enjoying a stunning location overlooking the small beach of Fiskavaig Bay and on towards Loch Bracadale, the island of Oronsay and Macleod’s Tables, this detached house is furnished and equipped to a high standard to ensure a truly enjoyable holiday. Set on the western edge of this beautiful island, Seascape makes the perfect base for exploring the wonders of Skye as well as nearby Raasay and Wester Ross. There is something for everyone – peace and tranquillity, superb scenery including the famous Cuillin Mountains, a large variety of wildlife and many historical sites and buildings to visit along with the famous Talisker Distillery. A trip to Dunvegan Castle and the coral beach, Neist Point Lighthouse or the beautiful Waternish peninsula are all recommended and all on the west side of the island. Portree, the bustling main town, is where you can take a stroll down to the harbour and watch the fishing vessels unload their catch of the day. Take a sea trip from Portree to see the varied sea and bird life and also the enjoy the beauty of the rugged coastline. To the north of Portree is the Trotternish Peninsula which boasts some of Skye’s most stunning scenery. Take a visit to Uig, where you can catch a ferry to the Outer Isles of Lewis, Harris and Uist or travel round the peninsula to see the Kilt Rock, Mealt Falls and the Old Man of Storr. To the south of the Island is Broadford, with the southern tip called ‘The Garden of Skye’. Here you can visit the ruins of Armadale Castle and its lovely gardens. From nearby Ardvasar, you can take a ferry trip to the smaller Outer Isles and also the mainland. For the energetic there is mountain biking, kayaking, sea trips and climbing to name but a few activities available. Alternatively, just take a stroll along one of the many unspoilt beaches, or sit back in the comfort of a chair and watch the ever changing views – the perfect way to relax and unwind. Shop 5 miles.


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Shin Cottage in Lairg, Sutherland, Highlands Scotland

Shin Cottage, Lairg, Sutherland, Highlands Scotland

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £341 to £674

Self catering accommodation in Lairg sleeps 4.

Features include: Short Breaks Non smoking Fishing nearby • Easy Walk access • Pub near by • Pets allowed sleeps 4

Accommodation overview: Set on the shores of Loch Shin and commanding beautiful views across the waters to Lairg village this very comfortably furnished cottage offers visitors bird watching and glorious forest walking from the doorstep. Surrounded by the magnificent scenery of the Sutherland Highlands Shin Cottage adjoins another property near to village shops restaurants and pubs whilst the towns of Alness Bonar Bridge and Dornoch (20 miles) are all within easy reach as are the city of Inverness and Dunrobin Castle. This is a wonderful area for golf (6 courses within 30 minutes’ drive); mountain biking is popular and fishing is enjoyed on the River Shin as well as on the loch where boat hire is available. Shops pubs and restaurants 0.5 miles.

Accommodation Detail

All on ground floor: Living/dining area/kitchen with wooden floor. 2 double bedrooms. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152

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Carness West in North Ballachulish, Inverness-shire, Highlands Scotland

Carness West, North Ballachulish, Inverness-shire, Highlands Scotland

Sleeps 5
Weekly price range £442 to £1156

Self catering accommodation in North Ballachulish sleeps 5.

Features include: • Garden • Close to the Beach • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 5

Accommodation overview:

Situated close to Loch Leven, Carness West was built to take full advantage of the breathtaking mountain views, with first floor panoramic windows and doors leading to two spacious balconies. Despite its seclusion, the house is ideally located for all outdoor activities including hill walking, climbing, golf, horse riding, mountain biking, skiing, fishing and kayaking. There is an abundance of wildlife to be seen in this stunning location. Locally there are craft shops, tea rooms and a visitor centre. Shop 3 miles, pub 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 Coach House in Dulnain Bridge, Inverness-shire, Highlands Scotland

The Coach House, Dulnain Bridge, Inverness-shire, Highlands Scotland

Sleeps 2
Weekly price range £276 to £629

Self catering accommodation in Dulnain Bridge sleeps 2.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Internet Access • Open Fire or Woodburning Stove • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 2

Accommodation overview:

Set in the grounds of the Edwardian Auchendean Lodge, this holiday apartment shares unbeatable views of Strathspey, from the double bends of the River Spey, the Cromdale Hills and Abernethy Forest, right to the Cairngorm Mountains. A variety of fresh herbs from the organic garden are usually available late spring to autumn. Explore the area, perhaps even the isolated Loch Avon, by foot, horse or bike. The Strathspey Steam Railway stops at Broomhill station, offering a scenic ride in the style of a by-gone era. Day trips include Balmoral, Royal Deeside, Loch Ness and much of the west coast. Bird watching, golf and fishing locally. Shop and restaurant 1 mile.


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Woodside House in Culduie, Ross-shire, Highlands Scotland

Woodside House, Culduie, Ross-shire, Highlands Scotland

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £381 to £928

Self catering accommodation in Culduie sleeps 4.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Open Fire or Woodburning Stove • Close to the Beach • Pub near by • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 4

Accommodation overview:

With distant and dramatic views of the Cuillin Hills on the Isle of Skye, this superbly situated, detached, family croft house has been renovated and tastefully furnished, and nestles quietly in the hamlet of Culduie. The Applecross Inn (3 miles up the coast) is renowned for its local seafood. The road inland from Applecross crosses over the highest mountain pass in the British Isles. Secluded and sandy coral beach 4 miles. Loch and sea fishing nearby. Walks from the doorstep of the holiday home. Shop and pub 3 miles.


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Lairg Estate - Phil’s House in Lairg, Sutherland, Highlands Scotland

Lairg Estate - Phil’s House, Lairg, Sutherland, Highlands Scotland

Sleeps 6
Weekly price range £402 to £1539

Self catering accommodation in Lairg sleeps 6.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Internet Access • Pub near by • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 6

Accommodation overview:

Phil’s House (ref SUUR), an architect designed, eco-friendly, single-storey house and Reid’s Cottage (ref UYT), a bright and cosy Highland croft house, enjoy an elevated position with panoramic views over the village of Lairg, waters of the Loch Shin and towards the hills beyond. Furnished and equipped to very high standards, they ensure a comfortable and pleasant holiday in this lovely part of the Highlands. Activities include mountain biking in the forest trails, fishing and stalking (by prior arrangement), hill walking or kayaking on the lochs and rivers. Golf courses nearby. For the less energetic, just relax in the comfort of the house and watch the ever changing scenery. Shops and pubs 1/4 mile.


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