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Cabin in Fort William
Wild Nurture Eco Luxury Offgrid Log Cabin
Wild Nurture is an eco luxury offgrid log cabin on a 600 acre private Highland estate with 360 degree views of Ben Nevis and the Nevis Range. This stunning whole log cabin offers natural beauty, peace, privacy, elevated and unspoilt views in a light, warm space with tasteful furnishings, powered mainly by renewable energy. We love the natural elements and have accentuated them within the cabin with a luxury bath to soak, luxury bath robes, comfy sofas, cosy log fire stove and luxurious beds.
18–25 Sept, Individual Host
£564 per night
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Cottage in Fife
Luxury one-bedroom farm cottage with ocean views.
This unique cottage has a style all of its own with beautiful views over the fields to the sea. Sit and relax in peace and luxury or in the outdoor woodfire hikki bath. All newly renovated and fully equipped to be your home away from home. Centrally located just 40 from Edinburgh, St Andrews, Gleneagles and Elie and only 10 minutes from local villages, all with links to local transport. Plus 30 minutes from Edinburgh airport. However once here we guarantee that you won't want to leave.
1–8 Jan, Individual Host
£265 per night
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Cabin in Culnacnoc
Skye Red Fox Retreat - stunning luxury glamping
The Red Fox Retreat is the ultimate luxury glamping getaway location. A twist on the more conventional ‘pod’, the cabin features a curved wood interior entered from an arched doorway in front of which is situated a perfectly appointed king sized bed with amazing views of the Trottenish Ridge and the croft (farmland) that surrounds the property. It is warm and cosy to protect against the elements and yet light and airy. The cabin is accessed via a spectacular large undercover deck area.
23–30 Dec, Individual Host
£206 per night

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Holiday home in Sconser
Stunning views,The Rest, Isle of Skye
5–12 Feb, Individual Host
£229 per night
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Castle in GB
The Pavilion, Foulis Castle, Highland Scotland
8–15 Oct, Professional Host
£420 per night
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Flat in Saint Benedicts Abbey
Historic Highland Home on Loch Ness
11–18 Nov, Individual Host
£231 per night
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Castle in Angus
Balintore Castle Kitchen Wing
19–26 Feb, Individual Host
£275 per night
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Cottage in Sleat Isle of Skye
The Wee Croft House, Secluded with Stunning Views
4–11 Dec, Individual Host
£215 per night
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Tiny home in Drimnin
Unique and Secluded AirShip with Breathtaking Highland Views
16–23 Dec, Individual Host
£194 per night
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Cottage in Furnace
Boutique Cottage for Two in Argyll
15–22 Aug, Individual Host
£305 per night
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Cottage in Sconser
Moll Cottage
27 Sept – 4 Oct, Individual Host
£156 per night
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Cabin in Highland Council
Feagour Lodge Highland Hideaway
6–13 Feb, Individual Host
£133 per night
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Shepherd’s hut in Balquhidder
The Hogget Hut, hot tub and *BBQ hut
30 Jan – 6 Feb, Professional Host
£171 per night
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Tiny home in Highland Council
Stunning cabin in ideal Loch Ness location!
20–27 Sept, Individual Host
£213 per night
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Cabin in Highland Council
Enjoy pure tranquillity at Per Mare Per Terram
8–15 Dec, Individual Host
£113 per night

Your guide to Scottish Highlands

Introduction

The Scottish Highlands live up to the romantic reputation: Narrow valleys, mysterious lochs, and castle ruins mark the mountainous landscape, where remote villages and coastal fishing ports keep ancient traditions alive. If you’re looking for solitude, then you’re sure to find it in the Highlands. This rugged region, which comprises the upper half of Scotland’s territory, ranks among the most sparsely populated in the United Kingdom. This makes the Highlands’ outdoors the big draw — the largest national park (Cairngorms) and highest peak (Ben Nevis) in the British Isles only add to the adventurous allure. Come here for muddy trails to walk, summits to climb, and rivers to paddle. Squeeze a stop at the popular Loch Ness into your itinerary. At the end of each cold day, you’ll find plenty of old pubs to warm you up.


The best time to stay in a holiday rental in Scottish Highlands

The unpredictable Scottish weather is often the subject of lighthearted jokes, though the one about four seasons in a day rings true in the Highlands. Due to the varied elevations and microclimates, the weather can change quite drastically in a short drive. But mild temperatures and lots of precipitation are common everywhere, so pack layers and a hooded raincoat year-round.

The warmest months to stay in one of the area's cottages are June, July, and August, when Scotland’s northerly latitude makes for some long sunny days. Summer high temperatures average close to 60 degrees Fahrenheit, with warm spells rarely reaching as high as 80. Come autumn, high temperatures drop to the 40s to 50s. Winter brings the highest annual rainfall and plenty of snow in higher elevations. The mountains of the Highlands experience reliable snow most seasons, making for ideal conditions at Scotland’s ski resorts.


Top things to do in Scottish Highlands

Cairngorms National Park

Twice the size of England’s much-loved Lakes District, this sprawling wilderness area is the largest national park in Britain. Cairngorms has forest trails, snowy summits, and all kinds of animals and birds. In the summer you can lounge on the shores of Loch Morlich in the Glenmore Forest Park. Come winter, skiers and snowboarders ride the lifts up Cairngorm Mountain for some of Scotland’s finest slopes. Aviemore is the tourism hub within the national park.

Isle of Skye

Just off Scotland’s west coast, the Isle of Skye claims some of the most magical landscapes in the Highlands: imposing castles, the pastel-painted town of Portree, and the iconic Fairy Pools, a series of astonishingly blue waterfalls in the Glen Brittle forest.

Ben Nevis

Rising to an elevation of more than 4,400 feet, Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in the British Isles. In the summer months, it’s also one of the most popular peaks to climb, inspiring more than 100,000 people to try and reach its summit. The majority of hikers take the Pony Track trail (weather permitting), a strenuous 10.5-mile trek that takes most people 7 to 9 hours to complete.

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