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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.

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    House #898508
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      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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      Cottage #722905
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        Cottage #6789331
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          House #8146207
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            Cabin #1985041
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              Excellent! 4.7/5
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              • 3 BR
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              House #1514578
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                Exceptional! 5/5
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                • 3 BR
                • 1 BA
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                Chalet #74717
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                  Excellent! 4.4/5
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                  • 3 BR
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                  House #8123731
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                    Exceptional! 5/5
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                    • 1 BA
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                    Chalet #830955
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                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                      • 3 BR
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                      Cottage #6023204
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                        Exceptional! 5/5
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                        • 2 BR
                        • 2 BA
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                        Multiple rentals Apartment #500964
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                          Excellent! 4.6/5
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                          • 2 BR
                          • 1 BA
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                          Cottage #8129079
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                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                            • 4 BR
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                            House #441785
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                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                              • 2 BR
                              • 2 BA
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                              Cottage #727795
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                              Viewed 41 times in the last 48 hours
                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                • 2 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 4
                                Cottage #731578
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                                Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Exceptional! 5/5
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                                  • 3 BR
                                  • 2 BA
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                                  Cottage #1939313
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                                    • 2 BR
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                                    Cabin #8067025
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                                      Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 1 BA
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                                      Bungalow #6720672
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                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 1 BA
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                                        Multiple rentals Apartment #500964
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                                        Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Exceptional! 5/5
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                                          • 3 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Sleeps 8
                                          House #1987796
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                                          Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Exceptional! 5/5
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                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 1 BA
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                                            Cottage #1705384
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                                            Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                              • 3 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Sleeps 6
                                              Cottage #6185176
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                                              Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                • 1 BR
                                                • 1 BA
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                                                Cottage #1405462
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                                                  Very Good! 4.2/5
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                                                  • 4 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
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                                                  House #8156936
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                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                    • 3 BR
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                                                    Bungalow #8158069
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                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                      Multiple rentals Apartment #6714126
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                                                        Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                        Apartment #8134781
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                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                          • 3 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                          Bungalow #410949
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                                                          Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                            Cottage #1942623
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                                                            Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                              Bungalow #8113499
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                                                              Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                (24 reviews)
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                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                                Farmhouse #1091419
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                                                                Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                  Multiple rentals Cottage #8069690
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                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                    Multiple rentals Apartment #8069690
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                                                                      • Studio
                                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                                      Multiple rentals Apartment #8069690
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                                                                        • Studio
                                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                                        Multiple rentals Apartment #8069690
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                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                                          Multiple rentals Cottage #8069690
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                                                                            • 11 BR
                                                                            • 6 BA
                                                                            • Separate Toilets
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                                                                            Chateau / Country House #8150530
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                                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 7
                                                                              Cottage #6479577
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                                                                              Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 3 BA
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                                                                                Farmhouse #8152043
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                                                                                Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                  (41 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 1 BR
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                                                                                  Apartment #838183
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                                                                                  Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                    • 1 BR
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                                                                                    Cabin #1988599
                                                                                    6
                                                                                    Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                      (15 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                                                      Cottage #1871520
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                                                                                        • 3 BR
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                                                                                        Bungalow #1873166
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                                                                                        Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                          (5 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                                                          Apartment #6724967
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                                                                                          Viewed 41 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                            • 4 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                                                            • Sleeps 10
                                                                                            House #8150572
                                                                                            Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                                              • 2 BR
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                                                                                              Apartment #1017348
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                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                                • 2 BR
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                                                                                                Farmhouse #1635302
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                                                                                                Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                  (5 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                  Multiple rentals Apartment #1479352
                                                                                                  5
                                                                                                  Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                    Caravan #1027571
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                                                                                                    Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                                      (11 reviews)
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                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                      Cottage #8158191
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      A lovely large country house with lots of room. Lovely and warm and beautiful views!

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Perfect location. Ideal for large family gatherings! I would happily return
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 24-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      Warm and cozy home from home deep in the Scottish highlands

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      A spacious, cozy cottage - perfect for a family of four to come home to after a long cold day yomping in the highlands! Things we really appreciated: the little welcome gift; how well the heating worked (and the fact that it was on to welcome us on our arrival!); the log burner; the comfy beds and good bedding; the fabulous book collection; the quality of the cookware. We had a family Scrabble tournament - playing every night in front of the wood burner (although this got rather heated at times....). We also loved the fact that someone came by when we were out and chopped more wood for us! And the simple, generous attitude the owners had towards eg. electricity and phone use. Really in a class of its own. We are very much hoping to come again next year.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 22-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      Cosy cottage with fantastic sea views

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      The cottage is in an idyllic waterfront location, on a quiet lane with relaxing views of the sea from all rooms. Lots of character to the property with stylish/modern kitchen and bathroom and comfortable beds.Good TV and Wi-Fi access. Was well equipped with good quality kitchenware/crockery and essentials such as loo rolls, dishwasher tabs, soap etc. (not always the case with holiday lets!). Extra touches such as fresh flowers and a bottle of wine much appreciated. The heating was very effective so we were lovely and cosy. Good location for exploring and sightseeing - Rosemarkie, Cromarty, Fort George, Chanory Point, Dornoch, Inverness etc. Village of Avoch itself has a very good Co-op food store which was a short walk away from the cottage. Plus a good fish and chip shop.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 22-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017