Northern Highlands and Islands holiday cottages

The Highlands is a vast area in the north of Scotland where peninsulas are long and turn to islands which spike into the North Sea. The landscape is hilly, green and mountainous with dramatic coastlines which point towards the Orkneys and the Outer Hebrides.

Our Highland cottages position you perfectly for taking in the mountains, and the coast where bottlenose dolphins play. Walking, skiing, castle exploration and water sports are popular. Hop over to St Kilda, a World Heritage Site and volcanic archipelago off the coast of the Outer Hebrides.

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Featured cottages in Northern Highlands and Islands

Torridon Sunrise
Torridon Sunrise
Gairloch (4mls W), Northern Highlands and Islands
Sleeps: 8 | Bedrooms: 4
Achiltibuie (3.5mls NW), Northern Highlands and Islands
Sleeps: 6 | Bedrooms: 3
Kirkton Cottage
Kirkton Cottage
Helmsdale (9mls W), Northern Highlands and Islands
Sleeps: 4 | Bedrooms: 3
Victoria Cottage
Victoria Cottage
The Highlands, Northern Highlands and Islands
Sleeps: 6 | Bedrooms: 2
Glen Ridge
Glen Ridge
Scourie, Northern Highlands and Islands
Sleeps: 4 | Bedrooms: 3
Macleod Chalet
Macleod Chalet
Lochinver (1.5mls SW), Northern Highlands and Islands
Sleeps: 4 | Bedrooms: 2
Nestledown 2
Nestledown 2
Dingwall, Northern Highlands and Islands
Sleeps: 4 | Bedrooms: 2
Lower Midgarth
Lower Midgarth
Orkney, Northern Highlands and Islands
Sleeps: 7 | Bedrooms: 4
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Places in Northern Highlands and Islands

  • Achiltibuie

    A hideaway in the Highlands overlooking mountains and water.

  • Applecross

    Sandy beaches, mountainous backdrops and clusters of crofting townships.

  • Bonar Bridge

    A picturesque village with a wealth of intriguing history

  • Dingwall

    A vibrant market town surrounded by beautiful Ross-shire countryside.

  • Dornoch

    A friendly coastal town swathed in history.

  • Drumnadrochit

    A pretty little village on the northern shore of Loch Ness

  • Durness

    A tranquil spot in the North West Highlands with dramatic coastal features.

  • Gairloch

    A peaceful waterside location with islands, wildlife and cosy cottages.

  • Huntly

    Famed for iconic castles and outstanding scenery, Huntly is the perfect base for exploring North East Scotland.

  • Isle of Lewis

    An impressive, faraway isle in the northern Outer Hebrides.

  • Kinlochbervie

    Considered one of Scotland's most remote towns, Kinlochbervie is actually surprisingly easy to reach.

  • Lochinver

    Backed by the Caisteal Liath Mountains and set by the waterside.

  • Orkney

    The Orkney Islands are a tranquil destination by the sea.

  • Pennan

    An old fishing village turned film set with a historic red telephone box.

  • Scourie

    Scourie is characterised by sublime coastal views and the summits of Scotland's highest mountains.

  • Shetland Islands

    A collection of distinctive islands.

  • Strathpeffer

    Strathpeffer is famed for its old-fashioned Victorian charm and contemporary tourist attractions.

  • Sutherland

    A rural and untouched corner of Scotland

  • The Highlands

    Mountains, forests and secretive beaches pocketing a beautifully unique coastline contribute to this special land of Scotland.

  • The Isle of Skye

    Whisky, heritage and prehistoric fossils make Skye irresistible.

  • Tongue

    Fascinating history and dramatic landscapes make this a popular yet rural location for Scottish Highland holidays.

  • Ullapool

    Jump on the Ullapool to Stornoway ferry and go island hopping.

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