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Holiday Cottage Accommodation
Highlands of Scotland

Cottages in the Highlands in order of number of bedrooms.
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The Birdhouse, Culduie, Applecross, Wester Ross

restored bothy
Bedrooms: 1 (king size). Sleeps: 2. Applecross. Sorry no children. Pets welcome by arrangement. Short breaks.

The self catering Birdhouse bothy in Applecross, Scottish Highlands offers intimate, luxury accommodation overlooking the Cuillin Mountains of Skye, perfect for a honeymoon or romantic break for two. The Birdhouse was recently lovingly restored and refurbished to an exceptional standard, the beautiful but imposing surroundings give the impression that it sits on the edge of the world. From the doorstep there are numerous beautiful walks to secluded beaches, mountains, rivers and lochans. Native wildlife and birdlife are in abundance. There are plenty of opportunities for munro baggers, walkers, keen photographers, artists and writers. While those who enjoy sea kayaking, paddle boarding, fishing and wild swimming will have much to see and do.

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The Treehoose, Inverness

Romantic tree house self-catering
Sleeps 2. Bedrooms: 1 King size bed. Inverness 15 minutes walk. Sorry no pets. Short breaks. Hot tub.

The Treehoose is a unique modern romantic self-catering property for two adults, just a 15 minute walk along the riverside to Inverness town centre which is steeped in history. Whisky lovers can enjoy the Strathspey Whisky Trail and a wide variety of historic sightseeing opportunities including Urquhart Castle, Eilean Donan Castle, Inverness Castle to Culloden Battlefield and the Highlanders Museum. For golfers, the seaside links golf course at Castle Stuart along Moray Firth is one of the most spectacular locations for a golf course you could ever wish to find. Other links courses include Royal Dornoch and Nairn. Romantically perched on an elevated position surrounded by trees and wildlife this stunning new built private holiday house has a deck with coloured lights and a sunken subtly lit hot tub.

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The Meeting House, Kishorn, Strathcarron, Wester Ross

Rural retreat in the highlands
*Currently only available for longer term rentals of at least 6 months from October 2023
Sleeps 2. Open plan (1 kingsized bed). Strathcarron. No pets. No short breaks.

The Meeting House is only a few yards from the sea, with Kishorn Island and Skye in the distance. Originally built as a school, the building was completely renovated in 2018 to a very high standard of comfort and facilities. Applecross (via the famous Bealach na Bar), Skye, Shieldaig and the Torridon hills are all under an hour away. Kishorn Seafood Bar is within easy walking distance, and the NC500 route passes 1/2 mile away. Small boats / kayaks can be launched in front of the house, walking / birdwatching / photography opportunities are everywhere and the area is an artist's paradise.

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Knoydart House Studio, Inverie, Knoydart, By Mallaig, Inverness-shire

romantic retreat with hot tub for honeymoons
Bedrooms: 1 kingsized double/twin. Sleeps: 2. Knoydart. One well behaved pet welcome. Short breaks welcome. Hot tub.

Designed to make the most of its magical setting and with an elevated position amid private woodland, the Studio offers a luxurious escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life. Accessible only by foot or by boat, Scotland's Knoydart peninsula is one of the most remote areas in the UK and is known for its rugged wilderness, unspoiled wildlife and incredible natural beauty. Relax in the sunken hot tub and take in the spectacular views druing the day or the Milky Way at night - very romantic!

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Kinloch Lodge, Kinloch, Novar Estate, Ross-shire

self-catering Novar Estate
Four poster double bed in open plan living area. Sleeps 2. Alness. Dogs welcome. Short breaks welcome.

Kinloch is a remote cottage situated on the Novar Estate in Ross-shire but is stylishly furnished and very warm with a wood-burning stove. Off-grid, it is the ultimate 'get away from it all' experience where you leave the 21st century totally behind you. It is an ideal base to explore the North Highlands, to fish the River Alness, to walk undisturbed for miles on forest and hill tracks or to sample the many golf courses in the area including Royal Dornoch, Tain, Golspie and Nairn.

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Little Fyrish, Novar Estate, Evanton, Dingwall, Ross-shire

self-catering Novar Estate
Bedrooms: 1 double/twin. Sleeps: 2. Dingwall. Pets welcome. Short breaks

A warm and very comfortable cottage overlooking the Cromarty Firth with great walks and mountain bike trails from the doorstep. Excellent location for golfers, fisherman, distillery aficionados and those who would like to explore the North Highlands. There are galleries, potteries and beaches a short drive away or stay at home and enjoy the garden and the beautiful view from the deck.

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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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Ardoch Bothy, Loch Kishorn, Ross-shire

self-catering Eilean Donan
*Currently only available for minimum 6 months rental from Autumn 2023
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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Strone, Novar Estate, Evanton, Ross-shire

Group accommodtion for 4
Bedrooms 2 (Double / twin with zip & link beds). Sleeps 4. Evanton 2 miles, Alness 3 miles. Salmon and Trout fishing on the estate. Pets welcome. Short breaks welcome

Strone is set on a thriving highland estate which extends to 20,000 acres. Recently refurbished, Strone offers very comfortable and stylish accommodation for 4. The area has a rich heritage and there are castles and whisky distilleries to visit and explore. For those keen to be outdoors this is the perfect place to enjoy walking, cycling, golf and a wide range of sporting and country pursuits.

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Tigh Acair (Anchor Cottage), Laide, Ross-shire

self-catering by the sea
Bedrooms: 2 (both double). Sleeps 4. Gruinard Bay. Pets welcome. Short breaks welcome.

Tigh Acair is a recently refurbished croft in one of the most magical spots in Scotland looking straight out to sea - on clear days the far reaching view is the Islands of Harris and Lewis. Sleeping 4 guests this quirky cottage has plenty of room with a sitting dining room with wood burning stove as well as a snug, and two bedrooms up in the eaves which are reached by a steep staircase. With stunning views across Gruinard Bay this is the ideal place enjoy and tour the West coast. Laide is the perfect base for exploring an area renowned for its beaches as well as walking, climbing and sea and loch fishing - not to mention road touring and the famous North coast 500 route.

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Taighali, 30 Mellon Charles, Aultbea, Wester Ross

self-catering by the sea
Sleeps 2 + 1 - 1 double bedroom + fold away child's bed. Aultbea 3 miles. Pets welcome. Short breaks welcome.

Taighali is a one bedroom upper floor apartment with views over Loch Ewe and the Torridon mountains. The area is renowned for peace and tranquillity, beautiful beaches, every changing light and stunning scenery. There is plenty to do with walking, cycling fishing or a round of golf at nearby Gairloch, alternatively you can sit back and relax and unwind .... bliss!

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Skipper's Cottage, Glenelg, Kyle of Lochalsh

self-catering Glenelg
Bedrooms: 2 (1 double, 1 twin). Sleeps: 4. Glenelg. Short breaks. Pets welcome - 1 dog.

Skipper's Cottage is set in a pretty garden with its own burn flowing through to the sea and has stunning views over the Sound of Sleat. You can enjoy a barbeque here whilst watching the odd fishing boat, seal, porpoise or even otter pass by as the sun sets over Skye. The cottage has been recently refurbished and is very cosy and comfortable. Only a few minutes' walk to the centre of the village, where you can enjoy the excellent food and good ambience of the Glenelg Inn.

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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
*currently only available for longer-term lets of six months, or more
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 (New) 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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Country Cottage, Munlochy, Ross and Cromerty

cottage by the sea
Bedrooms: 3 (1 double bed, 1 twin, 1 single). Sleeps: 5. Inverness - 10 mins. Pets welcome by arrangement. Short breaks available.

Country Cottage is ideally placed to explore and enjoy the Black Isle, a wonderfully scenic and interesting corner of Scotland. Within easy reach of Inverness and all that the city has to offer, this beautifully renovated stone farm cottage is a perfect base for your relaxing holiday. Fitted and furnished to a high standard with great attention to detail you will be delighted by this luxury property (which includes a bedroom and bathroom on the ground floor) and its panoramic views of the mountains and towards the sea on East Coast Scotland.

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The House at Mackay's, Durness, Scotland

cottage by the sea
Bedrooms: 3 - 2 double, 1 twin. Sleeps: 6 (but is also ideally suited for one couple). In Durness village. Inverness/ John O Groats 2 1/2 hr. Ullapool / Thurso 1 1/2 hrs. Luxurious house, lower floor is entirely wheelchair friendly. Dogs welcome.

No detail has been overlooked at this deluxe coastal holiday home, a truly spectacular coastal hideaway for six in the heart of Durness which is on the far north west coast, sitting on 'the edge of the world' with fantastic views and one of the most dramatic landscapes in the Scottish Highlands - and just off the NC500 touring route with hiking routes, coastal and inland walking paths right on the doorstep. Whilst incredibly remote you can walk to an excellent small village store that the owners encourage you to support, guests can also experience private yoga sessions, massage and of course The Northern Lights.

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Shore View, North Kessock, Ross and Cromarty, Close to Inverness

cottage close to Inverness
Bedrooms: - 3 (2 kingsize , 1 twin). Sleeps: 6. Inverness - 10 mins. Short breaks available.

Shore View is a recently converted holiday cottage by the sea in North Kessock, small village near Inverness (one of the bedrooms and ensuite is on the ground floor). The property is walking distance to the shore and enjoys interrupted views over the Beauly and Moray Firth where you can see Bottlenose Dolphins. Walk to the beach, to the pub and to the shop or hop on a bus to Inverness, just 10 minutes away.

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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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Brachkashie, Whitebridge, Nr Loch Ness, Inverness-shire

Loch Ness holiday cottage
3 bedrooms: Sleeps 5 - 1 kingsized/twins, 1 twin, 1 single. Fort Augustus. Sorry - no pets.

Brachkashie Cottage sits on the edge of Loch Knockie in a stunningly beautiful, tranquil setting. There are incredible views over the loch and the property has the benefit of its own jetty, rowing boat and fishing rights during the season. Brachkashie has recently been completely refurbished to a very high standard, with Edwardian style beds and top of the range appliances plus a cosy wood burning stove. The cottage stands in two and a half acres of private grounds. There is so much to see and do in the area - Loch Ness is close by too for a chance to spot the elusive monster!

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Torgorm, Glenelg, West Coast Scotland

Glenelg holiday cottage
Bedrooms: 3 (1 twin, 2 doubles). Sleeps: 6. Glenelg. Pets welcome.

This self-catering holiday cottage is a wonderful retreat on the west coast of Scotland. There are beautiful views down the Sound of Sleat and over to the Isle of Skye, and you can spend all day watching boats coming and going! The property is within walking distance of the village of Glenelg, which has an award-winning pub/restaurant and a good shop. There are plenty of activities to enjoy in the area including walking, fishing, wildlife and bird watching and canoeing. You can also easily visit the Isle of Skye - a car ferry runs there from Glenelg between April and October. The cottage is warm and relaxing, and a wood-burning stove adds to the ambience.

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Saraig Cottage, Ratagan, Glenshiel, Ross-shire

self-catering Highlands
Bedrooms - 3 (2 king, 1 twin). 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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Parth Galen, Plockton, Ross shire

plockton holiday cottage
Bedrooms: 3 - 2 doubles, 1 twin. Sleeps: 6. 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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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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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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Westlodge Cottage - Former Lodge House to Swordale Castle, Evanton, Dingwall, Inverness-shire

Westlodge Cottage, large holiday cottage
Bedrooms – 4 (1 superking with cot, 1 king, 2 twin.) Sleeps 8. Near Inverness. Short breaks out of season. Sorry, no pets

Westlodge Cottage is the former lodge house of Swordale Castle, just over 2 miles from the village of Evanton with views across Cromarty Firth. It is a warm and comfortable house with every modern facility from a two oven range cooker to a large walk in shower and a contemporary roll top bath. Sleeping 8 it is perfect for two families or a group of people looking for a home from home for a relaxing holiday. For in house entertainment there is a pizza oven in the garden. Day trips to Loch Ness with Urquhart Castle, Fort Augustus: Caledonian Canal, Fort William, Dornie, Eilean Donan Castle, Glenfinnan Monument, Dunrobin Castle, Dunscaby Head and John O'Groats, Fort George, Elgin.

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Patagonia, Achiltibue, Ross-shire

self-catering Achiltibue
Bedrooms: 4 - 1 double, 2 twin, 1 triple. Sleeps: 8/9. Ullapool 25 miles. Weekly vacation rentals. Dogs welcome.

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 - adults, children and dogs will love it! 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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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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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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Coul House, 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 House 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 House 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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Holiday accommodation in Highlands of Scotland.

You can find holiday cottages offering family-friendly yet truly luxurious facilities in the midst of some of the most remote and ruggedly beautiful scenery in Scotland. Often refurbished to the very highest standards, providing 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 area is sure to linger in your memory long after your highland holiday is over.

Charming, recently refurbished warm stylish cottages in a very remote west coast locations at the head of Lochs. Situated at the end of miles of winding single track road passing some of Scotland's most stunning scenery and opening up with breath taking views are some peoples dream. Find an ideal spot for relaxing and getting away from it all - climbing hills, kayaking, walking, bird and wildlife watching, star gazing or just admiring the amazing views. Self-catering, B&B's, hotels in remote locations allow you the freedom to stay, experience and enjoy all that Scotland has to offer - and you are never far from a Distillery, a Tearoom with a warm scone, cake and tea!

Boathouses and Tree houses offer luxury lochside escapes for couples, honeymooners or friends looking to find peace and tranquility, be it for a weekend or a weekly holiday let. With incredible views and superb facilities, find the perfect place to relax and enjoy some of the best scenery in the west highlands. A kayak, canoe and paddle board for exercise and fishing permits can be bought on the loch so there's lots to do on the doorstep!