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Make a holiday cottage in Inverness your home away from home

Known as ‘The Gateway to the Highlands’, Inverness attracts visitors from all over the world in search of Scotland’s rugged and unique landscapes. HomeAway has a very large selection of holiday cottages in Inverness available, allowing guests to experience life in the Highlands with all the comforts of home. Inverness holiday cottages range from luxury manors to traditional Highland homes and cottages. The selection spans all budgets, often pets are welcomed, and many come with a variety of amenities including internet access. Inverness may be small, but it has a lot to offer. The city itself is one of the fastest growing in the UK and has a vibrant centre filled with excellent shopping and dining opportunities. Just outside the city and within striking distance is a multitude of natural attractions, both on land and in the water.

Things to do

-Sightseeing: The Old Town is the heart and soul of Inverness. The city sits on the banks of the River Ness and can trace its origins back to the 6th century when it was an important port town. Old Town Inverness contains many of the city’s historic treasures and is also packed with great restaurants, cafés, bars, and shops. Among the many highlights of Old Town Inverness are the Victorian Market, the Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, and Inverness Castle.

-Family attractions: Loch Ness and what may or may not lie beneath its waters has fascinated visitors for decades. Those staying in holiday homes in Inverness will find that reaching the legendary loch is as easy as taking a cruise down the Caledonian Canal. Once at Loch Ness, there are a number of different activities to choose from. Cruises and fishing trips are two popular options. On land, visitors can enjoy hiking on their own on well-marked trails, or participate in an organised tour.

-Historical attractions: The Culloden Battlefield was the site of the final battle of the 1745 Jacobite Rising. It’s located just outside the city, a short drive from Inverness holiday cottages. In addition to the original battlefield, there is now a brand new visitor centre on site where visitors can learn about the events leading up to the battle and details about the battle itself.

-Nature: Moray Firth is an inlet just beyond Inverness that is famous for its dolphin watching. Bottlenose dolphins call the Firth their home year-round and are seen regularly. Other marine mammals that make occasional appearances include the harbour porpoise, pilot whale, and basking shark. Numerous tour operators organise cruises out into Moray Firth that depart from locations just outside Inverness throughout the year. If true seclusion is on the cards, take a bus journey north to Ullapool, where many ferry rides are available to nearby islands.

-Museums: The Titanic Museum is an interactive and evolving exhibition space dedicated to the ill-fated ocean liner. It features a 1:10 scale model of the ship, photographs and artwork related to the Titanic, and a model of one of the ship’s lifeboats. There are also several interactive exhibits on modern maritime practices to round out the museum. The Titanic Museum is open from 12pm - 5pm daily.

Weather in Inverness

Summertime is by far the most popular time to visit Inverness. This is when the city heats up to 18°C and receives an average of 12 hours of sunshine. Things cool off in September and October and winter temperatures can get pretty frosty. Be warned: rain is a part of life in Inverness. It rains pretty steadily across the seasons, but is less common in the summer.

Travel to Inverness

Despite its remote location, Inverness is surprisingly well connected. The Highlands and Islands Airport is just seven kilometres north of Inverness. The airport has a taxi stand and also operates a bus to Central Inverness, which is just 15 minutes away. Alternatively, visitors can take a train or bus, or drive directly to their holiday cottage in Inverness. Rail journeys from Edinburgh can take as little as three hours, but from London, between 9 and 15.

    Exceptional! 5/5
    (11 reviews)
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    • 3 BR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 8
    House #1987796
    11
    Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
      Excellent! 4.7/5
      (16 reviews)
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      • 3 BR
      • 2 BA
      • Sleeps 5
      House #1514578
      16
      Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
        Exceptional! 5/5
        (12 reviews)
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        • 3 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 7
        Cottage #6479577
        12
        Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
          Wonderful! 4.8/5
          (19 reviews)
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          • 2 BR
          • 2 BA
          • Separate Toilet
          • Sleeps 4
          Apartment #1768955
          19
          Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
            • 2 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Separate Toilet
            • Sleeps 4
            Bungalow #6720672
            8
              Excellent! 4.7/5
              (59 reviews)
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              • 2 BR
              • 2 BA
              • Sleeps 4
              Apartment #1780863
              59
              Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                Excellent! 4.7/5
                (18 reviews)
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                • 2 BR
                • 2 BA
                • Sleeps 4
                Apartment #6493941
                18
                Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
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                  • 3 BR
                  • 2 BA
                  • Sleeps 6
                  Cottage #8166160
                  Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                    Exceptional! 5/5
                    (5 reviews)
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                    • 3 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Separate Toilet
                    • Sleeps 6
                    Chalet #74717
                    5
                    Viewed 85 times in the last 48 hours
                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                      (50 reviews)
                      avg/night
                      • 4 BR
                      • 2 BA
                      • Sleeps 8
                      House #441785
                      50
                      Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                        (24 reviews)
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                        • 2 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 5
                        Farmhouse #1091419
                        24
                        Viewed 54 times in the last 48 hours
                          • 4 BR
                          • 2 BA
                          • Separate Toilet
                          • Sleeps 8
                          House #6827029
                          1
                            • 2 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 4
                            Apartment #1763220
                            32
                              • 1 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 2
                              Apartment #1853103
                              49
                                • 2 BR
                                • Separate Toilet
                                • Sleeps 4
                                Apartment #8100790
                                Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                                  (76 reviews)
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                                  • 1 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 2
                                  Apartment #1787814
                                  76
                                  Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 4
                                    Apartment #6925559
                                    2
                                      avg/night
                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 2 BA
                                      • Sleeps 4
                                      Apartment #1968817
                                      1
                                      Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                        • 1 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Separate Toilet
                                        • Sleeps 2
                                        Apartment #1778555
                                        42
                                          • 4 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 7
                                          House #6926146
                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 4
                                            Apartment #8188908
                                              Excellent! 4.4/5
                                              (59 reviews)
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                                              • 1 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Separate Toilet
                                              • Sleeps 2
                                              Apartment #1778559
                                              59
                                              Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                (18 reviews)
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                                                • 3 BR
                                                • 3 BA
                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                Cottage #6789331
                                                18
                                                Viewed 1,042 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                  Apartment #6934511
                                                  Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                    • 4 BR
                                                    • 3 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                    House #6471670
                                                    Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      • 1 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                      Apartment #8100789
                                                      2
                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                        (23 reviews)
                                                        avg/night
                                                        • 3 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                        Bungalow #410949
                                                        23
                                                        Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 2 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                          Apartment #1778561
                                                          60
                                                            Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                            (12 reviews)
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                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                            Cottage #8158191
                                                            12
                                                            Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                              (21 reviews)
                                                              avg/night
                                                              • 3 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                              • Sleeps 5
                                                              Cottage #1763218
                                                              21
                                                              Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 3
                                                                Cottage #6861354
                                                                Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                  • 4 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                  Cottage #1969991
                                                                  2
                                                                  Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                                    Apartment #6956770
                                                                    Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                      (39 reviews)
                                                                      avg/night
                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 5
                                                                      Cottage #1774248
                                                                      39
                                                                      Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                        (24 reviews)
                                                                        avg/night
                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 3
                                                                        Cabin #1985041
                                                                        24
                                                                        Viewed 53 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                          (6 reviews)
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                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 2
                                                                          Cottage #1405462
                                                                          6
                                                                          Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                            (50 reviews)
                                                                            avg/night
                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                                            Cottage #1763211
                                                                            50
                                                                            Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                              (9 reviews)
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                                                                              • Studio
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 3
                                                                              Chalet #830955
                                                                              9
                                                                              Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                (7 reviews)
                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                                                Cottage #8075935
                                                                                7
                                                                                Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                                                  Cottage #8099016
                                                                                  Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                                    (5 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 6 BR
                                                                                    • 6 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 10
                                                                                    House #1843016
                                                                                    5
                                                                                    Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                      House #6799951
                                                                                      3
                                                                                      Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                                        Cottage #6185176
                                                                                        1
                                                                                        Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 5
                                                                                          Cottage #6855496
                                                                                          Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                            (7 reviews)
                                                                                            avg/night
                                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 3
                                                                                            Cabin #1988599
                                                                                            7
                                                                                            Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                              (11 reviews)
                                                                                              avg/night
                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                                              Cottage #1768953
                                                                                              11
                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                (33 reviews)
                                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                Apartment #1790554
                                                                                                33
                                                                                                Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                  (12 reviews)
                                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                  Cottage #8168977
                                                                                                  12
                                                                                                  Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                    Cottage #8150692
                                                                                                    1
                                                                                                    Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                      Apartment #6014716
                                                                                                      1
                                                                                                      Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Lovely and peaceful.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The cottage was ideally located in a peaceful but not isolated location; as a lone female traveller it was reassuring to have Mairi and family next door as it is off the beaten track but you'd hardly know they were there. Mairi was helpful and welcoming without being intrusive. The cottage really was a home from home, having everything you would need for the stay, it was warm and comfortable and the views were lovely. There is plenty to do in the area and you are situated in a great place to get to all the attractions, I can thoroughly recommend a stay there.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                      A home from home.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      From the moment I spoke to Mairi Mae I had a good feeling about cottage and owner. Cottage is well equipped and is ideal for sightseeing and for walking. Evenings can be spent in conservatory viewing the wildlife. Lots of birds, bees and we got to see the Pine Martin on two occasions.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017