Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

Charming historical villages, scenic walks and excellent shopping...

Inverness, Capital of the Highlands lies at the north end of the Great Glen, where the River Ness flows into the Moray Firth. With its suspension bridges across the River Ness and old stone buildings, it is a pretty place which is well-known for its floral displays.

The River Ness provides a key focus within the city, and attractions like the castle, Inverness Cathedral and the Eden Court Theatre can all be found on its banks; together with some of the city's many shops and restaurants.

Follow the River Ness for long enough and you will end up by the shores of the best known loch in Scotland - Loch Ness. Thanks to its famous resident - Nessie, the friendly Loch Ness monster it has become one of the most popular areas for tourists to visit. Explore the visitors centre by the shore and learn the history of this legend. You might even spot this illusive creature for yourself as you stroll the area.

To the East of Inverness is Nairn, rated second in a list of top desirable destinations for 2010! But its not surprising because with its long, sandy, Blue Flag beaches and promenades it competes with some of the popular tourist beaches in the south of England. Its unique micro-climate also helps to ensure that it has more hours of sunshine and less rainfall than towns just 15 miles away.

Off shore The Moray Firth is home to one of only two colonies of dolphins in the UK and they are often spotted from viewpoints along Nairn's shore. The seafront also hosts an active harbour, with boat owners offering trips to see the resident bottle-nose dolphins or simply to view Nairn from a different angle.

Areas of outstanding natural beauty such as Culbin Forest and Culbin Sands Nature Reserve can be observed inland. Enjoy spotting many species of flora and fauna, as well as birds and migratory flocks. And for those who enjoy the invigorating sea air, there are magnificent views across the Moray Firth.

Burns Cottage ref: UZM

Drumnadrochit, by Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£357-£900

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4 star rating
Burns Cottage
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Located on the edge of Drumnadrochit, this property is just a short walk away through an ancient forest from Loch Ness.
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Millnain Cottage ref: S4199

Fodderty, By Strathpeffer, Highlands, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£344-£894

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3 star rating
A traditional cottage with a large garden perfect for the whole family, and even your dog! Walks abound in this lovely area.
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    3
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Kinnettas Cottage ref: CC511420

Strathpeffer, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£353-£834

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3 star rating
Located in the village of Strathpeffer, discover Inverness, Muir of Ord, Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle form this property.
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Drover’s Rest ref: 29199

Garve, near Strathpeffer, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£307-£678

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4 star rating
Enjoying breathtaking views, this detached former barn is a perfect romantic retreat for couples. Fishing available on site.
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Henry’s Lodge ref: CC511146

Nairn, Morayshire, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£339-£624

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3 star rating
Situated down a private track amidst natural woodland and rolling countryside yet only 3 miles from Nairn
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Sunart ref: UK5211

Kiltarlity, near Beauly, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£689-£1279

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3 star rating
Try a spot of Nessie watching with Loch Ness just 9 miles from this lovely bungalow, or shopping in Inverness with its variety of shops and museums.
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    7
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    3
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Strathnairn ref: CC511489

Farr near Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£517-£1116

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4 star rating
A three bedroomed property surrounded by nine acres of birch woodland and enjoying open view towards the Monadhliath mountain range. Just 20 minutes from Inverness.
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    3
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    2
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Woodland Cottage ref: UK5311

Easter Galcantray, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£0-£0

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3 star rating
This lovely cottage in the Scottish Highlands is perfect for a relaxing holiday, or to explore the surrounding area.
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Song Bird Cottage ref: W43203

Scaniport, near Inverness, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£393-£899

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4 star rating
Song Bird Cottage nestles within beautiful wooded grounds, and provides accommodation that sits on the edge of Inverness.
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The Hollies ref: UK5326

Alness, near Invergordon, Northern Highlands

£435-£1023

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4 star rating
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With walks from the door this spacious house enjoys peace and quiet and yet is within easy reach of all the amenities of Alness.
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    2
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Achagour Cottage ref: CC511214

Glenferness, Nairn, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£332-£874

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3 star rating
Beautifully presented detached cottage adjoining trout fishery where visitors are offered preferential rates
 
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    8
  • Number of Pets
    1
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    3
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Tourie Lum ref: SXXX

By Avoch, Northern Highlands

£491-£1165

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4 star rating
Tucked away, this former gamekeeper’s lodge is a good base for enjoying outdoor activities or touring the Moray coast.
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  • Bedrooms
    3
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Paterson Cottage ref: CC511370

Heights of Kilcoy, Muir of Ord, Northern Highlands

£439-£734

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4 star rating
Detached single storey cottage for 4 in a quiet and un-spoilt setting yet only a short drive to Inverness
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Skye Fall ref: 28329

Invergarry, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£329-£939

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4 star rating
Skye Fall, a rurally located holiday apartment, makes a perfect touring base from which to explore Skye and the Outer Hebrides.
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    4
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Glen View ref: UK5023

Balnain near Drumnadrochit, Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn

£489-£1105

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4 star rating
This holiday property is in a stunning location in the Northern Highlands, and the ground floor is adapted for less mobile visitors.
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    2
  • Bedrooms
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