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Highlands Scotland cottages and self catering

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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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Caledonia View in Gairlochy, Inverness-shire, Highlands Scotland

Caledonia View, Gairlochy, Inverness-shire, Highlands Scotland

Sleeps 8
Weekly price range £593 to £1733

Self catering accommodation in Gairlochy sleeps 8.

Features include: • Garden • Internet Access • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 8

Accommodation overview:

In an elevated position with wonderful views over the Caledonian Canal to the mountains beyond, this detached house makes an ideal holiday base for exploring the Highlands and the Western Isles. Fort William is the nearest town with an array of shops, bars and restaurants and the area is known as the ‘Outdoor Capital of the UK’. Outdoor activities include mountain biking, skiing, snowboarding, climbing, fishing, horse-riding, golf and a variety of water sports. The magnificent scenery has been used as the backdrop for many well known films including Braveheart and Rob Roy, whilst the West Highland Steam Train (seasonal) passes the Glenfinnan Viaduct as depicted in one of the Harry Potter movies. Wildlife is in abundance and offers the chance to spot golden eagles, deer, otters, porpoises and dolphins. There are plenty of beautiful gardens and ruined castles to be visited and the area is famous for its rich historical legacy. For a more relaxed pace, watch the boats sail through the Caledonian Canal, take a trip up Aonoch Mor in a gondola or wander around a network of forest trails, the Great Glen Way, canal paths and shoreline, simply enjoying the natural beauty of this stunning location. Glencoe, Oban, Loch Ness, Inverness and the Isle of Skye are easily accessible. Shop and pub 31/2 miles.


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Clachan in Craigloiste, Ross-shire, Highlands Scotland

Clachan, Craigloiste, Ross-shire, Highlands Scotland

Sleeps 5
Weekly price range £330 to £861

Self catering accommodation in Craigloiste sleeps 5.

Features include: • Garden • Internet Access • Cottage Sleeps 5

Accommodation overview:

In an outstanding elevated position on the shores of Upper Loch Torridon, this traditional croft house with its own garden commands wonderful views – to the front is the loch with the mountains beyond, and to the rear is the towering Ben Alligin, part of the spectacular Torridon range (NT). An ideal base for hill walking and climbing. Shops 5 miles, pub serving food 7 miles.


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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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Seaside Cottage in Inverinate, Ross-shire, Highlands Scotland

Seaside Cottage, Inverinate, Ross-shire, Highlands Scotland

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £384 to £1058

Self catering accommodation in Inverinate sleeps 4.

Features include: • Garden • Internet Access • Close to the Beach • Pub near by • Cottage Sleeps 4

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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Coulags Croft in Coulags, Ross-shire, Highlands Scotland

Coulags Croft, Coulags, Ross-shire, Highlands Scotland

Sleeps 6
Weekly price range £375 to £1062

Self catering accommodation in Coulags sleeps 6.

Features include: • Garden • Internet Access • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 6

Accommodation overview:

Set against dramatic mountainous scenery, this delightful detached holiday cottage nestles at the foot of Fuar Tholl. The cottage provides a peaceful haven to relax and unwind, surrounded by superb, ever-changing views and abundant wildlife, particularly red deer and sometimes eagles. It is an excellent base for hill walkers and climbers; the footpath to Torridon is close to the cottage and Munros (mountain peaks over 3000 feet) such as Maol Chean dearg and Beinn Laith Mhor can be climbed directly from the house. Coulags Croft is superbly situated for gentle walks along the river, hills and seashore. The Western Highlands and Isle of Skye can be readily explored by car. Restaurant/pub 3 miles.


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Big Barns Cottage in Dunrobin, Sutherland, Highlands Scotland

Big Barns Cottage, Dunrobin, Sutherland, Highlands Scotland

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £279 to £729

Self catering accommodation in Dunrobin sleeps 4.

Features include: • Garden • Cottage Sleeps 4

Accommodation overview:

Big Barns Cottage enjoys an elevated position overlooking fields, woodland and the Dornoch Firth. The well-equipped cottage is one of a pair and makes the perfect holiday base for exploring the Highlands. Visit the fairytale French influenced Dunrobin Castle, John O’ Groats, the Castle of Mey or the Orkney Islands. To the south is the beautiful Black Isle and Inverness. Within easy driving, the scenery varies from wild cliffs and hills to remote, unspoilt beaches. There are a number of golf courses nearby including the Royal Dornoch links course, distilleries, castles, monuments and much more. Fishing, sailing, mountain biking and hill walking are amongst the many activities available. Shops 2½ miles.


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Duilisg in Plockton, Ross-shire, Highlands Scotland

Duilisg, Plockton, Ross-shire, Highlands Scotland

Sleeps 6
Weekly price range £535 to £1455

Self catering accommodation in Plockton sleeps 6.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Internet Access • Close to the Beach • Pub near by • Cottage Sleeps 6

Accommodation overview:

This beautifully renovated, stone holiday cottage is perfect for a quiet relaxing break or as a base to enjoy wonderful scenery and exhilarating outdoor pursuits. Regarded by many as the most attractive village in the West Highlands, Plockton is quiet through most of the year but is a popular destination for visitors in the summer months, particularly during its long established, small boat sailing regatta fortnight in August.
The property is situated in a charming row of 150-year-old fisherman’s cottages in a quiet end of the village and enjoys a lovely enclosed front garden right on the water’s edge with stunning views over Loch Carron to the mountains beyond. Locally landed seafood and Plockton brewed ale can be enjoyed all year round in several nearby inns and restaurants.
There are many fine low level and coastal walks in and around the village where otters and birdlife can be spotted. For the more active, sailing, kayaking, mountain biking, fishing and hill walking are particularly popular with Torridon and Kintail only a short journey away.
Plockton is an area with interests for everyone. Visitors can enjoy the romantic Eilean Donan Castle, the Lochalsh Woodland Garden at Balmacara maintained by the National Trust, or the remote coastal settlement of Applecross reached by a memorable journey over the highest road in Scotland. At nearby Kyle of Lochalsh is the bridge over to the beautiful Isle of Skye which boasts spectacular mountain, cliff and seascapes and some unique geological formations. From there, take a boat trip to spot seals, dolphins or whales or to visit the elusive and magical Loch Coruisk in the heart of the Cuillin mountains. Visit the Talisker Distillery or one of the many artist studios or enjoy a meal at the world famous Three Chimneys restaurant. Swim and picnic at the enchanting Fairy Pools. This is just a few of the many things to see and do while based in Plockton. Shop 300 yards.


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The Croft House in Milovaig, Isle of Skye, Highlands Scotland

The Croft House, Milovaig, Isle of Skye, Highlands Scotland

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £295 to £719

Self catering accommodation in Milovaig sleeps 4.

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

Accommodation overview:

With outstanding views over the waters of Loch Pooltiel towards Dunvegan Head and the Outer Isles, this detached former croft house has been lovingly restored to provide a high standard of holiday accommodation. With direct access to miles of unrestricted croftland bounded by dramatic sea cliffs and unspoilt beaches, it makes an ideal base for exploring the many memorable delights of Skye or just watching the ever-changing scenery. Easy travelling to the famous Cuillin mountains, Talisker Distillery, Dunvegan Castle and the picturesque, bustling main town of Portree. A day trip to the west coast of the mainland with fabulous scenery is not to be missed. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 8 miles.


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The Ploughmans Cottage in Edinbane, Isle of Skye, Highlands Scotland

The Ploughmans Cottage, Edinbane, Isle of Skye, Highlands Scotland

Sleeps 8
Weekly price range £356 to £954

Self catering accommodation in Edinbane sleeps 8.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Internet Access • Open Fire or Woodburning Stove • Close to the Beach • Easy Walking Access • Detached Property • Cottage Sle

Accommodation overview:

Tucked away in a quiet corner of Edinbane, with great food and live music, this single-storey cottage enjoys beautiful views of Loch Greshornish. Standing detached in a large enclosed garden, it is presented and furnished to a high standard. It is a superb base for exploring the many delights of Skye including Dunvegan Castle and the Greshornish Peninsula, which offers excellent walking and climbing. Surrounded by dramatic scenery and on the Golden Eagle’s flightpath, the area supports an abundance of wildlife. Boat trips are available to the Outer Hebridean Isles. Shop 2 miles.


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Seabird Cottage in Broadford, Isle of Skye, Highlands Scotland

Seabird Cottage, Broadford, Isle of Skye, Highlands Scotland

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £365 to £928

Self catering accommodation in Broadford sleeps 4.

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

Accommodation overview:

Seabird Cottage enjoys an enviable location just yards from the shores of Broadford Bay and benefits from magnificent views across the water towards the mountains of the west coast mainland as well as overlooking eight offshore islands. Just a few minutes’ walking distance from the heart of the village, with its variety of amenities including pubs and restaurants, the single-storey holiday cottage is ideally placed for touring this lovely island. For the outdoor enthusiast, walking, climbing in the Cuillins and mountain biking are just a few of the many activities. For the less energetic, just relax and watch the abundance of wildlife to be seen from the cottage. Shops ¼ mile, pub 100 yards.


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Kinlochmoidart House in Lochailort, Inverness-shire, Highlands Scotland

Kinlochmoidart House, Lochailort, Inverness-shire, Highlands Scotland

Sleeps 18
Weekly price range £2663 to £4183

Self catering accommodation in Lochailort sleeps 18.

Features include: • Garden • Open Fire or Woodburning Stove • Close to the Beach • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 18

Accommodation overview:

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


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