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Holiday Cottage Accommodation
Highlands of Scotland

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Dunglass Cottage, Dingwall, Ross-shire

self-catering loch Kishorn
Bedrooms: 1 double. Sleeps: 2. Dingwall. Short breaks available. Pets welcome.

Dunglass Cottage is a former crofter's cottage on the Brahan Estate. It has been recently refurbished and offers cosy accommodation for a romantic country break and a lovely open fire to relax in front of. There is excellent walking from the door of the cottage including river walks and through the "dell" with spectacular spring colour and a joy in all seasons. You will find amazing bird and animal life on this well-tended estate with free fishing and an interesting Red Kite feeding station. The area offers great golf, castles, distilleries and beaches too!

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Knoydart Hide, Mallaig, Lochaber

luxury hideaway
Bedrooms : 1 deluxe 7ft antique half tester canopy bed with large en suite. Sleeps: 2 adults (+cot / 2 children under 12 by special arrangement). Well behaved pets only. Short breaks.

Knoydart Hide, one gorgeously grown up romantic hideaway, very private, very different for luxury breaks under the radar. Castaway across Loch Nevis to this stunning contemporary bolt hole on the edge of the loch set in privacy on the stunning Knoydart Peninsula. Large outdoor hot tub under the stars, floodlit decking, large en-suite bathroom, infra-red sauna with floor to ceiling glass wrap around windows, 7ft antique half tester canopy bed, luxury robes, wood stove, BBQ, freestanding bath, running machine, antique furniture, Blue ray DVD player, wifi internet access throughout - this house has it all! In house masseuse treatments and in house dining catering service available on request. True remote luxury for couples!

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Ardoch Bothy, Loch Kishorn, Ross-shire

self-catering Eilean Donan
Bedrooms: open plan design incorporating super king bed. Sleeps: 2. Loch Kishorn. Short breaks. No pets.

A perfect romantic bolt-hole, Ardoch Bothy is secluded but not remote. Inverness Airport is only 1½ hours' drive and there are several particularly good places to eat nearby. Recently converted, and equipped to a very high standard, the spacious open-plan design provides a cosy and pretty interior and large windows to take full advantage of the outstanding outlook to Skye and the Applecross hills across Loch Kishorn. The sea shore is only a couple of minutes' walk away. This is a stunning property.

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The Green House, Glenelg, By Kyle of Lochalsh, Wester Ross

self-catering Eilean Donan
Bedrooms: 1 four poster bed. Sleeps: 2. Glenelg. Well behaved pets only. Short breaks.

The Green House is an exquisitely designed hideaway for two, perched in a large garden, overlooking the sea. The view is uninterrupted over the water to the Isle of Skye - you can relax in the Finnish wood-burning hot tub on the deck and just soak it all in. If you want to explore the area then there is so much to do - for example, enjoy fabulous walking or cycling from the doorstep to view the local wildlife and the iron age Glenelg Brochs, or take the Glenelg ferry over the sea to Skye in the traditional way. The Glenelg Inn is in the village where you can enjoy local fish and seafood, as well as live music and a warm highland welcome. The Green House is quite unique and offers an amazing romantic getaway!

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The Wee Hoose, Glenelg, Kyle of Lochalsh, Ross-shire

self-catering Glenelg
Bedrooms: 1 kingsized double ensuite. Sleeps: 2. Kyle of Lochalsh. Weekly lets. Sorry no pets.

The Wee Hoose is centrally located in Glenelg and has recently undergone a full modernisation to a very high standard. The local pub/restaurant is close by with freshly cooked food and live music. The area is surrounded by natural beauty and a short drive takes you to the Isle of Skye, Plockton or Kyle of Lochalsh. There are many tourist attractions including seal watching, boat trips and fishing with fresh locally caught seafood available straight off the boats.

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Birch Cottage, Glenrossal Estate, Lairg, Sutherland

self-catering Glenrossal
Bedrooms: 2 - 1 double, 1 twin. Sleeps: 4. Lairg. Weekly lets. Pets welcome.

Birch Cottage is situated in Glencassley overlooking the river - a wonderful place to relax and get away from it all admidst stunning highland scenery. The area is renowned for its fishing and there are a number of salmon rivers nearby (the estate has a beat which can be booked) and lochs for wild brown trout. Situated in the heart of Sutherland, its location is ideal for visiting both the east coast and the west. Birch Cottage is a great base for many outdoor pursuits including cycling and hill walking and there are some excellent golf courses only a short drive away.

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Parth Galen Studio, Plockton, Ross-shire

plockton self-catering cottage
Bedrooms: 2 - 1 double, 1 twin/super king. Sleeps: 4. Plockton. Pets welcome on request. Short breaks in the low season.

Parth Galen Studio is a bright and comfortable and enjoys wonderful views over to Skye and Rassay. The accommodation is centrally heated with the addition of a wood burning stove. It is an ideal base for exploring Skye and visiting all the sights on the west coast. Nearby Plockton is a charming village and there is a good selection of local pubs and wonderful restaurants providing delicious local food.

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Gracie's Cottage, Loch Kishorn, Wester Ross, Highlands

holiday cottage
Bedrooms: 2 - 1 double, 1 twin. Sleeps: 4. Lochcarron - 6 miles. No Pets.

Gracie's Cottage is a beautiful old traditional cottage, virtually on the sea shore. All the main rooms look out over Loch Kishorn to the Applecross hills. Renovated about ten years ago, Gracie's is warm and very comfortable and is in an idyllic part of the west coast; beautiful scenery and sparsely populated but with a seafood cafe within walking distance, and several other good eateries within easy driving distance. Walkers can walk for miles straight from Gracie's, which is also ideally situated as a base from which to explore Applecross, the Torridon hills, Plockton and the Isle of Skye. Children can play safely on the beach in front of the cottage.

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Brachkashie Cottage, Whitebridge, Nr Loch Ness, Inverness-shire

self-catering loch Ness
Bedrooms: 2 - 1 superking/twin, 1 adult bunks. Sleeps: 4. Nr Loch Ness. Short breaks available. Sorry - no pets.

Brachkashie Cottage sits in approximately 2.5 acres with the garden leading down to a private jetty on the banks of Loch Knockie. Included in the rental price is the use of the rowing boat and brown trout fishing during the season. The cottage is very tastefully decorated and furnished and is warm and cosy throughout. It provides gorgeous accommodation for four with views over the loch. Fort Augustus, only 8 miles away, is worth a visit to watch the boats coming through the Caledonian Canal and explore the shops and local eateries. Loch Ness is closeby too if you want to search for the monster!

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No 1 Cove, Poolewe, Wester Ross

Poolewe cottage
Bedrooms: 2 (1 double, 1 twin). Sleeps: 4. Gairloch. Dogs welcome.

Overlooking Loch Ewe, with stunning views across the loch to the hills and mountains of Wester Ross, in the ancient crofting community of Cove, this comfortable and cosy cottage is ideally placed for access to hill, sea and lochs. Simply but thoughtfully appointed, this getaway is suitable for families or couples wishing to experience one of Scotland's last unspoilt landscapes, and enjoy the relaxation afforded by a quiet rural setting.

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Seaside Croft House, Achintraid, Kishorn, Wester Ross

self-catering loch Kishorn
Bedrooms: 2 - 1 double, 1 twin. Sleeps: 4. Strathcarron. Short breaks on request. Pets welcome.

Warm, comfortable accommodation in a beautiful location. Seaside Croft House has wonderful views of the Applecross hills and the Isle of Skye in the distance. It is a good base for touring the west coast of the Scottish Highlands. Enjoy local walks and abundant wildlife in tranquil surroundings. Come and relax and leave your worries behind, eat local produce, breath in the fresh air and watch the sunset - you will be made very welcome!

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North Warren, Thurso, Sutherland

thurso self-catering cottage
Bedrooms: 2 - 1 double, 1 single. Sleeps: 3. Thurso. Sorry no pets. Short breaks in low season.

Sutherland is recognised as one of the least discovered areas of outstanding natural beauty left in this crowded island of ours. Its rugged coastline and beautiful beaches remain unspoilt with many gems awaiting discovery. This is a superb place to rent your Scottish holiday cottage and North Warren is a wonderful place to base your stay. The area is steeped in history and also has plenty to satisfy the angler with lochs, rivers and the sea on your doorstep. The place is ideal for cyclists, walkers, bird watchers, and generally anyone seeking relaxation.

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Fisherman's Cottage, North Kessock, Inverness-shire

seaside holiday cottage highlands
Bedrooms: 2 - 1 double, 1 twin. Sleeps: 4. Inverness airport 15 mins. Sorry, no pets.

Fisherman's Cottage is a gorgeous holiday cottage very well equipped for self caterers, with superb views towards the mountains of the west coast over the Beauly Firth. The cottage has a wood burning stove, wooden floors and plenty of character - it has an enclosed garden, which is great for children, and is close to many sandy beaches - a seaside bucket and spade holiday in the highlands!

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East End Cottage, Lochcarron, Wester Ross

holiday cottage ross-shire
Bedrooms: 2 - 1 double, 1 twin. Sleeps: 4 + cot. Inverness 65 miles. No pets. Weekly lets.

East End Cottage, Lochcarron is a cosy, traditional-style Scottish property, decorated and furnished to a high standard, while retaining all the original charm. Comfortably sleeping four adults, the cottage has one double and one twin bedroom and is equally suitable for couples, families or the single person looking to get away from it all. The cottage also comes with a travel cot and high chair for those with infants. As you would expect with a modern holiday property, the cottage features all the usual comforts including central heating and a fully fitted kitchen. Enjoying superb, uninterrupted views across Loch Carron to the glen and hills of Attadale, it is a fantastic central base for touring and enjoying the western Highlands and Islands.

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Hill House, Altandhu, Achiltibuie by Ullapool, Wester Ross

remote holiday cottage
Bedrooms: 2. Sleeps: 4. Achiltibuie. Dogs welcome.

Hill House is a traditional old croft house built of stone. There are stunning scenic views inland to the hills of Wester Ross and out to sea to the Summer Isles, Skye and the Outer Hebrides. It is one of the most unspoilt corners of the British Isles. This remote self catering house provides abundant walking opportunities both along the coast and in the surrounding hills. There is a shop within 2 miles and pub within walking distance so you can meet the local people and sample the culture. It will appeal to those wanting simple, charming accommodation and a unique Scottish holiday experience.

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The Cottage@Mackays, Durness, Sutherland

self-catering cottage in Durness
Bedrooms: 3 - 2 double, 1 twin. Sleeps: 6. Ullapool, John O'Groats and Thurso - 1 1/2 hours. Dogs welcome.

Durness lies in the county of Sutherland on the north west tip of Great Britain in the wild, remote and beautiful expanse of Cape Wrath and enjoys one of the most dramatic landscapes in Europe. The cottage offers guests a wonderfully, sumptuous home for their stay, as every comfort has been considered. Although the outside environment cannot be controlled, indoors you can be sure that there has been every attention to detail and you can luxuriate in this individually designed and stylish cottage. Whether you are a family, a group of up to six people or a couple escaping real life, Durness and The Cottage@Mackays will not disappoint.

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Rowan Cottage, Glenrossal Estate, Lairg, Sutherland

self-catering Glenrossal
Bedrooms: 3 - 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single. Sleeps: 5. Lairg. Weekly lets. Pets welcome.

Situated by Rosehall in tranquil Glencassley, Rowan Cottage overlooks the river and is an idyllic setting for the sporting fisherman, wildlife enthusiasts, hill walkers, cyclists, golfers and visitors who wish to explore the Highlands and all the area has to offer. Rowan Cottage is a great base for those seeking either the opportunity to take part in outdoor pursuits or the chance to recharge their batteries in a peaceful Highland setting.

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3 Saraig, Ratagan, Glenshiel, Ross-shire

self-catering Highlands
Bedrooms: 3 (1 king, 1 double, 1 family - king size plus twin beds). Sleeps: 6. Glenshiel. Pets welcome.

Set in the most stunning location on the shore of Loch Duich, the views of the surrounding mountains are spectacular. The area has amazing walking (from gentle strolls to challenging Munros) and many oportunities to see wildlife (pine martens are frequently seen!). Within easy reach are Eilean Donan Castle, the Iron Age brochs of Glenelg, Attadale and Armadale gardens, the dramatic Falls of Glomach, plus boat trips galore. The cottage has been recently refurbished but the charm and character has been retained - a perfect place just to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet!

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Tulachbeag, Achnandarrach, Plockton, Ross-shire

self-catering Plockton
Bedrooms: 3 - 2 double, 1 bunk beds. Sleeps: 6. Plockton. Short breaks out of season. Pets welcome.

Tulachbeag (Plockton Holiday Home) is situated in the heart of the west coast highlands. A stone's throw away is the picturesque village of Plockton where you can enjoy hill walking, canoeing, sailing and mountain biking. In the evenings, chill out in one of the local pubs and dine in the local restaurants enjoying freshly caught seafood or the locally grown lamb and venison. The Isle of Skye is close at hand with the many attractions it has to offer.

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Keepers House, Glenrossal Estate, Lairg, Sutherland

self-catering Glenrossal
Bedrooms: 3 - 1 double, 1 twin, 1 double/twin. Sleeps: 6. Tain - 15 miles. Weekly lets. Pets welcome.

Keepers House is situated in Glencassley overlooking the river. Decorated in a traditional Scottish style and complete with a wood burning Raeburn and an open fire it makes for a warm and comfortable base from which to explore the surrounding countryside. Right in the heart of Sutherland it is possible to discover the contrasts of the east and west coasts and there are wonderful opportunities for outdoor pursuits - fishing right on the doorstep, cycling, hill walking and some great links golf courses near by.

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Barracks Cottage, Glenelg, Ross-shire

Eilean Donan cottage
Bedrooms: 3 - 1 king, 1 single, 1 single + cabin bed. Sleeps: 4 +1. Glenelg. Pets welcome by arrangement. Short breaks.

Originally a traditional tin roofed 'But n' Ben', Barracks Cottage remains charming and steeped in the historical shadow of the 18th century Bernera Barracks. This detached and secluded cottage, tucked away at the end of a private track, is bestowed with exceptional, uninterrupted and panoramic views across the sound of Sleat to the Isle of Skye. Uniquely positioned in half an acre of fenced land and with no road traffic to disturb the peaceful highland tranquility, Barracks Cottage offers a quiet, distinctive and safe environment for children and a haven to relax in.

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Glenbeag Cottage, Glenelg, Ross-shire

Glenelg holiday cottage
Bedrooms: 3 (1 king, 1 twin, 1 single). Sleeps: 5/6. Kyle of Lochalsh 20 miles. No pets.

Glenbeag Cottage is a bright, comfortable and newly renovated holiday home in the spectacular West Highlands, overlooking the Sound of Sleat to Skye. A minute's stroll from the renowned Glenelg Inn, the Glenelg shop and the seashore, it is well equipped for all weathers including a lovely open fire. Glenelg is in a magical area - the setting for Ring of Bright Water at Sandaig and with mysterious Iron Age brochs in Glenbeag: abundant wildlife; woodland, coastal and mountain walks; and the traditional Skye ferry at Kylerhea. A great location for a family holiday in Scotland.

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Old School House, Unapool, Sutherland

Glenelg holiday cottage
Bedrooms: 3 double + children's attic with 2 singles. Sleeps: 6-8. Unapool. Sorry, no pets. Weekly lets.

The Old School House, Unapool is a luxurious holiday home with stunning panoramic views over Loch Glencoul and the surrounding mountains. The cottage has been beautifully restored, extended and modernised to an outstanding level. It now sleeps 6 comfortably and whilst it provides all the comforts you need including central heating, a wood burning stove and triple glazing throughout, it still retains many of its original features. Sit and watch the wildlife including, deer, seals, otters and birds, and if you are lucky spot a sea eagle. Or take a walk amongst some of the wildest and most unspoilt scenery in the UK - the Old School House is truly an idyllic place for your holiday.

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Parth Galen, Plockton, Ross shire

plockton holiday cottage
Bedrooms: 4 - 3 doubles, 1 twin. Sleeps: 8. Plockton 2 miles. Pets welcome.

Parth Galen, situated in a stunning part of the highlands, is a comfortable and spacious house just 2 miles from the picturesque village of Plockton. The area is ideal for exploring the many attractions of the highlands. You can visit Eilean Donan Castle: one of the finest castles in Scotland or take a trip to the Isle of Skye. The scenery is breathtaking and walking, birdwatching and exploring the deserted beaches are essential if you are on holiday here! This Plockton self-catering house is perfect for two families on holiday in highland Scotland.

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Patagonia, Achiltibue, Ross-shire

self-catering Achiltibue
Bedrooms: 4 - 1 double, 2 twin, 1 triple. Sleeps: 9. Ullapool 25 miles. Short breaks. Pets welcome - downstairs only.

Patagonia is a newly renovated traditional croft with all the comforts of modern living. The kitchen is equipped with an aga and has an adjacent snug with a wood burning stove and the sitting room has an open fire. The area has an abundance of things to do (cycling, kayaking, sailing, fishing, golf and walking to name a few) and you are spoilt for choice when it comes to fantastic beaches. Patagonia is the perfect place to do as much or as little as you want away from the hustle and bustle of modern life!

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Glencorse, Drumbeg, near Lochinver, Sutherland

self-catering near Lochinver
Bedrooms: 4 - 3 double, 1 twin. Sleeps: 8. Lochinver. Short breaks Oct-Mar. Pets welcome.

Glencorse holiday cottage offers family-friendly yet truly luxurious facilities in the midst of some of the most remote and ruggedly beautiful scenery in Scotland. Recently refurbished to the very highest standards, Glencorse will provide you with all the creature comforts you need after a hard day roughing it on the hills, lochs or sea. A haven for fly fishermen, walkers and nature lovers, the Drumbeg area is sure to linger in your memory long after your highland holiday is over.

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Kirkfield House, Glenelg, By Kyle of Lochalsh

highland paradise holiday house
Bedrooms: 4 (3 doubles, 1 twin). Sleeps: 8. Glenelg, Kyle of Lochalsh. Pets welcome.

Kirkfield House is situated in a paradise on the north west edge of Scotland. On the shores of Glenelg Bay, at the north end of the Sound of Sleat and over-looking The Isle of Skye it is a fanatastic setting for a memorable holiday. A unique and dramatic house in its own grounds, right in the heart of Gavin Maxwell country - watch the otters, dolphins and whales in the Sound of Sleat. This wonderful house has been fully fitted to the highest standards (with sauna!) and is an ideal choice for a luxury holiday on the west coast of Scotland.

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Knoydart House, By Mallaig, Inverness-shire

self-catering knoydart
Bedrooms: 5 - 1 twin, 1 king, 3 superking/twin. Sleeps: 10. Knoydart. Short breaks out of season. Pets welcome.

Newly built in August 2010, this eco-designed hideaway on the remote Knoydart Peninsula is a really stunning luxury holiday house with top-quality fittings and many special touches. Designed for groups of friends or family events and there is lots of space, light and comfort - ideal for special gatherings. Voted one of the top 20 luxury boltholes by The Times and as featured in the Conde Nast Traveller, Homes and Interiors Scotland and Sky Travel Channel. Knoydart House is sited in some of the most romantic and remote scenery in Scotland 'known as Britain's last true wilderness'- relax and enjoy the night sky from the giant floodlit hot tub with its stunning elevated outlook over Loch Nevis!

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Larach Sithe, Glenelg, Ross-shire

large holiday house Glenelg
Bedrooms: 5 - 3 double, 2 family (double/twin + bunks). Sleeps: 14. Glenelg 2 miles, Kyle of Lochalsh 20 miles. Sorry, no pets.

Larach Sithe (Pronounced Lara Shia) means "tranquil place" in Gaelic and this describes the setting and atmosphere of this idyllic location perfectly. Larach Sithe is a large well-built modern house with accommodation for up to 14 people in 5 en-suite bedrooms. It is an ideal choice for groups or large families who are looking for an active outdoor holiday in a beautiful part of Scotland. It is set on a quiet croft situated well away from the main road at Scallasaig two miles from the tranquil and friendly village of Glenelg. The spectacular views from the house reflect its open aspect.

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Creagan Mhor, Glenelg, Western Highlands

self-catering Glenelg
Bedrooms: 6 - 4 doubles (one ensuite), 1 twin room, 1 children's room. Sleeps: 14. Kyle of Lochalsh. Short breaks on request. Well behaved pets downstairs only.

Creagan Mhor, a mile from the sleepy village of Glenelg, is one of the most spectacularly positioned houses on the north western seaboard. This large renovated 1865 church manse stands proudly at the top of the Sound of Sleite, a short kayak ride from the wild and beautiful south eastern side of Skye. A wonderfully large, luxurious, comfortable family house that sleeps 14 with views of the mountains and sea. It is very close to the beach and located in a perfect area for walking, cycling, and wildlife spotting.

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Coul Cottage, Strathconon, Ross shire, Scotland

sleeps 12
Bedrooms: 7 (5 double/twin, 1 single, 1 single/child's twin). Sleeps: 12. Dingwall 20 mins. Pets allowed. Weekend and short breaks available.

Coul Cottage has been fully refurbished to provide luxury accommodation for up to 12 people in the beautiful glen of Strathconon. Set in its own garden with fabulous views, the house is an ideal location for exploring the northern Highlands. There are great opportunities for enjoying the outdoors and shooting, stalking and fishing can all be arranged in the surrounding area. When you return from an active day out on the hills Coul Cottage is the perfect place to relax and unwind - drying room and boot room, roll top baths and comfortable sofas in front of a large log fire.

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Camisky Lodge, Torlundy, Fort William, Inverness-shire

fort william self-catering
Bedrooms: 7 - 2 double, 5 twin. Sleeps: 14. Fort William. Short breaks. Pets welcome - on ground floor only.

Camisky Lodge is a beautiful Victorian self-catering lodge set within five acres of private land, amidst the stunning Inverness-shire countryside on the western coast of Scotland. Situated only seven miles from Fort William, the house (which has been recently refurbished to an extremely high standard), offers a secluded environment in which to relax and unwind, set against a backdrop of outstanding natural beauty and breathtaking views of Ben Nevis.

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