Discover a wonderful variety of contrasting landscapes that will make a lasting impression, from the remote rock-hewn wilderness of far north west Sutherland to the green rolling coastal lands by the Cromarty Firth. Wherever you travel you're surrounded by some of the most outstanding remote natural beauty in Scotland.

The Highlands is not only blessed with wonderful countryside, there are also miles of dramatic coastline, with quiet pristine sandy beaches, picturesque sea lochs and a scattering of pretty coastal villages close to clear turquoise waters. This is a place to really enjoy `The Great Outdoors', with plenty of activities from mountain climbing and white water rafting to gentle family walks and mountain biking for all abilities.

This part of the British Isles is also a great place to see wildlife; unsurprisingly wildlife flourishes in this great wilderness and there are plenty of opportunities to get out and about on land and sea - take one of the many boat trips on offer for close encounters with seals, whales and dolphins or simply get out into the glens, hills and forests to see eagles, deer and maybe even the elusive pine martin to name but a few.

For a holiday at a more leisurely pace visit the region's many historical sites, ancient castles, stately homes and fascinating museums, learn about the Highlands rich history and culture, its clans and conflicts, the tragedy of the Highland Clearances and its role in the Jacobite risings.

Summer visitors to the Highlands (mostly July and August) may not want to miss the annual Highland Games, which are held across the Highlands and are a unique spectacle of athletic, dancing and piping events which should not be missed!

Windy Hill Cottage ref: CC511484

Achiltibuie near Ullapool, Northern Highlands

£771-£23038

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Windy Hill Cottage
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Standing in its own grounds with a hot tub and wood burner, this detached architect-designed cottage nestles in a stunning area.
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    3
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    2
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Water’s Edge ref: CC511338

near Gairloch, Wester Ross, Northern Highlands

£524-£1139

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4 star rating
Architect designed modern house built with many high glass windows to drink in the amazing sea and mountain views from all angles.
 
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    3
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Timaru ref: 30715

Rosemarkie, Northern Highlands

£371-£976

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3 star rating
From this property, visit the fishing villages along the Moray Coast, or take a trip to nearby Inverness and Loch Ness.
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    8
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Riverside Cottage ref: 29339

Inchnadamph, near Lochinver, Northern Highlands

£269-£671

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3 star rating
Fantastic for the outdoor enthusiasts with plenty on offer. This single-storey cottage is just perfect to get away from it all.
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    4
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Tiverton House ref: CC511344

Lairg, Sutherland, Northern Highlands

£484-£1039

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4 star rating
Large detached house situated in the charming Highland Village of Lairg in the heart of picturesque Sutherland
 
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    9
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Shepherd’s Cottage ref: UK5549

Culrain, Ardgay, near Tain, Northern Highlands

£336-£807

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Set in the heart of the Scottish Highlands, this 19th-century cottage is the perfect base to discover the breathtaking rural landscapes of the region.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Failte ref: CC511140

Lower Brora, Sutherland, Northern Highlands

£368-£934

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3 star rating
Superb conversion of two former fishermen’s cottages combined to form a beautiful cottage on the sea edge
 
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    8
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Mill House Cottages, John O’ Groats - Mill Cottage ref: W42412

John O’ Groats, Northern Highlands

£322-£736

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3 star rating
Within walking dstance of John O’Groats and ideally positioned for day trips to the Orkney Islands.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Links Apartment ref: 29969

Brora, Northern Highlands

£601-£885

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4 star rating
This property is located close to the Royal Marine Hotel, where guests can enjoy complimentary use of the leisure facilities.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    2
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Bydand Cottage ref: UK5090

Melness, near Tongue, Northern Highlands

£324-£962

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4 star rating
A delightful, detached property with uninterrupted sea views situated in a rural crofting township, close to Tongue Bay on the north coast of Sutherland.
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    5
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Coulags Croft ref: SDDQ

Coulags, Strathcarron, Northern Highlands

£426-£1208

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4 star rating
Surrounded by superb views and wildlife, this detached cottage is an excellent base to adventure out in this wonderful area.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
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An Teallach ref: CC511374

Strathcarron, Wester Ross, Northern Highlands

£459-£934

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4 star rating
Detached cottage for six situated in the quiet hamlet of Strathcarron in the heart of Wester Ross.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Cor an Easan ref: 30345

Melness, Northern Highlands

£261-£735

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3 star rating
Enjoy superb sea views and being surrounded by mountain ranges at this traditional croft holiday cottage.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Balone House ref: UK5630

Ullapool, Northern Highlands

£338-£945

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4 star rating
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Enjoying panoramic sea views, this charming cottage is within walking distance of the harbour and the beach.
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    5
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Allt Beag ref: UK5548

Achintraid, near Lochcarron, Northern Highlands

£440-£1191

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4 star rating
With stunning sea views, this architect-designed house is perfect for exploring the great outdoors, whether by foot, bike or horse.
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    7
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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