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Make a Holiday Rental Cottage in the Northern Scottish Highlands, Scotland Your Home Away from Home

The Scottish Highlands covers a vast proportion of the beautiful country of Scotland. A Northern Scottish Highlands holiday will offer the opportunity to indulge in a wide range of exciting outdoor activities as well as allowing you to visit some historically important towns and villages. A Northern Scottish Highlands holiday rental cottage is guaranteed to delight with breathtaking views of the roaming countryside and rugged mountain ranges. A Northern Scottish Highlands holiday will leave you with some lasting memories and feeling exhausted but happy!

Things to Do on Holiday in Northern Scottish Highlands, Scotland

A Northern Scottish Highlands offers a vast range of activities for visitors to enjoy, particularly outdoor and winter activities. Available in the region are pursuits such as cycling, walking, hiking, mountaineering, mountain biking, fishing, sailing, golf, tennis, skiing, snowboarding and falconry. Keen photographers, artists and ornithologists will also appreciate a Northern Scottish Highlands holiday as there is an abundance of wildlife and nature to see, paint and photograph.

Places to Visit on Holiday in Northern Scottish Highlands, Scotland

If you have not exhausted yourself and can tear yourself away from the comforts of your Northern Scottish Highlands holiday rental cottage, then there are a number of great places to visit in the region. A must visit is the village of John O' Groats, the northernmost village on the British mainland. The village is quite small bit offers panoramic views of the Pentland Firth and you can sometimes see Orkney on a good day. Many people love to have themselves pictured with the "Journey's End" signpost and there is a small museum to explore.

Weather in Northern Scottish Highlands, Scotland

If you are planning a Northern Scottish Highlands holiday you can expect some varied weather throughout the year. The warmer months to have a Northern Scottish Highlands holiday rental cottage tend to be July and August, when the daytime temperature can reach as high as 20°C but usually hovers around 15°C. The winter months of December and January tend to be the coldest with daytime temperatures averaging at about 5°C. There are high chances of snow on the higher ground when the temperature drops below 4°C which is perfect for a variety of outdoor winter activities. The Northern Scottish Highlands can be particularly wet in the autumn and winter months with up to 30 inches of rainfall throughout the year.

Travel to Northern Scottish Highlands, Scotland

Travellers on a Northern Scottish Highlands holiday can choose to arrive at either Wick Airport (WIC) or Inverness Airport (INV). Airlines offering regular, cheap travel to the area include Eastern Airways, Loganair and easyJet. Passengers can depart from various airports around the UK such as Aberdeen (ABZ), Newcastle(NCL), Edinburgh (EDI), Bristol (BRS), London Gatwick (LGW) and Manchester (MAN).

    • 3 BR
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    Cottage #6724627
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      Cottage #8165878
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        Exceptional! 5/5
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        • 2 BR
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        Cottage #8127322
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          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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          • 4 BR
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          House #836772
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            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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            • Studio
            • 1 BA
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            Cottage #1734228
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              Exceptional! 5/5
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              • 1 BA
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              Cottage #1726323
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                • 2 BR
                • 2 BA
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                Multiple rentals Cottage #8129606
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                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                  • 3 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 6
                  Cabin #8093802
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                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                    • 2 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 4
                    Chalet #6727985
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                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                      • 4 BR
                      • 2 BA
                      • Sleeps 8
                      House #441785
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                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                        • 2 BR
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                        • Sleeps 5
                        Farmhouse #1091419
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                        Viewed 54 times in the last 48 hours
                          Exceptional! 5/5
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                          • 8 BR
                          • 7 BA
                          • Separate Toilets
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                          Villa #8134296
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                            • 3 BR
                            • 1 BA
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                            Cabin #6842384
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                              • 3 BR
                              • 2 BA
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                              Cottage #6483164
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                                • 3 BR
                                • 1 BA
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                                Cottage #1768954
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                                  • 3 BR
                                  • 2 BA
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                                  Bungalow #1772279
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                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 1 BA
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                                    Apartment #1763216
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                                      • 3 BR
                                      • 2 BA
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                                      House #1900017
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                                        Excellent! 4.4/5
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                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 1 BA
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                                        Cottage #95317
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                                        Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                          • 3 BR
                                          • 2 BA
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                                          Cottage #1781887
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                                            • 3 BR
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                                            Cottage #1852658
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                                              Exceptional! 5/5
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                                              • 1 BR
                                              • 1 BA
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                                              Apartment #8157348
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                                                Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                • 4 BR
                                                • 2 BA
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                                                Farmhouse #462878
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                                                Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Very Good! 4/5
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                                                  • 4 BR
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                                                  House #1843015
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                                                    • 3 BR
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                                                    Cottage #6788178
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                                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                      Cottage #1647181
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                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                        (18 reviews)
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                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                        Apartment #1664815
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                                                          • 3 BR
                                                          • 2 BA
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                                                          House #1154482
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                                                            Cottage #1154483
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                                                                • 2 BR
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                                                                Cottage #1964115
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                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                  (19 reviews)
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                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                  • 3 BA
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                                                                  Cottage #828457
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                                                                  Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    Cottage #412184
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                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                      • 4 BR
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                                                                      House #1779688
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                                                                      Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                        (7 reviews)
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                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                                        Cottage #415971
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                                                                        Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 5
                                                                          Apartment #6466895
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                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                            Cottage #872358
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                                                                            Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                              House #1903965
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                                                                                House #6546666
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                                                                                  • 4 BR
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                                                                                  House #1833927
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                                                                                  Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                    • 3 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 7
                                                                                    Cottage #8072390
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                                                                                    Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                      • 2 BR
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                                                                                      Cottage #1952664
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                                                                                      Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                        • 2 BR
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                                                                                        Cottage #734469
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                                                                                          • 2 BR
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                                                                                          Cottage #8021372
                                                                                          Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
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                                                                                            Cabin #1774250
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                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                                                              House #6940728
                                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                Cottage #6525857
                                                                                                Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                                                  Cottage #6927205
                                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                                                    Cottage #883994
                                                                                                    3
                                                                                                    Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                    Recent Reviews

                                                                                                    Real cosy little charm tucked away in the stunning Highland countryside

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    We had the most wonderful holiday and found the cottage was ideal for exploring nearby Dornoch, Loch Ness and the Highlands countryside. The cottage was really cosy with the log fire being the highlight. Cottage had everything we needed including a fully equipped kitchen for us to do all our own cooking. The surrounding area is stunning with lots of wildlife to keep us entertained. Highly recommended. We hope to be back again soon.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                    Really comfortable and cozy home from home!

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    We had a wonderful time at The Ha Farmhouse. It's a lovely comfortable home, the beds are heaven and after busy days out exploring we slept like logs! The home is very well equipt and had everything we needed for our stay. The conservatory is a lovely place to relax in and enjoy the views. Lovely to have a path leading right down to the beach and an easy meander over to John O Groats for a delicious ice cream! So much to do and see in the area and Th Ha is the perfect base to do it all from. Many thanks, would love to return one day, and won't hesitate to recommend it to family and friends!
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Apr 2017