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Holidaymakers searching for holiday rentals in Northern Scottish Highlands also enquired about apartments in Edinburgh, holiday homes in Aberfeldy, Loch Tay and Glen Lyon and apartments in St Andrews & North Fife

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).

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Northern Scottish Highlands Holiday Cottages & Homes (300+)

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    Wonderful! 4.9/5
    (18 reviews)
    avg/night
    • 3 BR
    • 3 BA
    • Sleeps 6
    Cottage #828457
    18
      • 3 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 7
      Cottage #1708296
      7
      Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
        Wonderful! 4.9/5
        (14 reviews)
        avg/night
        • 2 BR
        • 2 BA
        • Sleeps 4
        Apartment #1664815
        14
        Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
          Wonderful! 4.9/5
          (43 reviews)
          avg/night
          • 4 BR
          • 2 BA
          • Sleeps 8
          Cottage #99697
          43
          Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
            Exceptional! 5.0/5
            (24 reviews)
            avg/night
            • 2 BR
            • 2 BA
            • Sleeps 4
            Cottage #412184
            24
            Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
              Wonderful! 4.9/5
              (16 reviews)
              avg/night
              • 3 BR
              • 2 BA
              • Sleeps 6
              Cottage #1644892
              16
              Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                Exceptional! 5.0/5
                (19 reviews)
                avg/night
                • 3 BR
                • 2 BA
                • Sleeps 6
                Cottage #872358
                19
                Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                  (13 reviews)
                  avg/night
                  • 2 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 4
                  Cottage #1952664
                  13
                  Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                    Excellent! 4.7/5
                    (13 reviews)
                    avg/night
                    • 3 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Sleeps 5
                    House #1514578
                    13
                    Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                      Exceptional! 5.0/5
                      (6 reviews)
                      avg/night
                      • 8 BR
                      • 7 BA
                      • Separate Toilets
                      • Sleeps 20
                      Villa #8134296
                      6
                      Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                        • 11 BR
                        • 6 BA
                        • Separate Toilets
                        • Sleeps 20
                        House #8150530
                        Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                          (17 reviews)
                          avg/night
                          • 3 BR
                          • 3 BA
                          • Sleeps 7
                          Cottage #8072390
                          17
                          Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                            Excellent! 4.7/5
                            (10 reviews)
                            avg/night
                            • 1 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 8
                            Cottage #6562530
                            10
                            Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                              avg/night
                              • 2 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 4
                              House #6523458
                              4
                              Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                (8 reviews)
                                avg/night
                                • 3 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 7
                                Cottage #6479577
                                8
                                Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                  (23 reviews)
                                  avg/night
                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 5
                                  Farmhouse #1091419
                                  23
                                  Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                    • 4 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Separate Toilet
                                    • Sleeps 8
                                    Farmhouse #462878
                                    22
                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 4
                                      Multiple rentals Chalet #1845065
                                      4
                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 4
                                        Multiple rentals Chalet #1845065
                                        4
                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 4
                                          Multiple rentals Chalet #1845065
                                          2
                                            • 1 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 2
                                            Apartment #8157348
                                            5
                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                              (49 reviews)
                                              avg/night
                                              • 4 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Sleeps 8
                                              House #441785
                                              49
                                              Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                (8 reviews)
                                                avg/night
                                                • 3 BR
                                                • 2 BA
                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                House #1987796
                                                8
                                                Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                  (8 reviews)
                                                  avg/night
                                                  • Studio
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 3
                                                  Chalet #830955
                                                  8
                                                  Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                    (6 reviews)
                                                    avg/night
                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                    Bungalow #6720672
                                                    6
                                                    Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      • 4 BR
                                                      • 3 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 10
                                                      House #8066866
                                                      4
                                                      Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        • 3 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 5
                                                        Bungalow #1772279
                                                        15
                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                          (6 reviews)
                                                          avg/night
                                                          • 1 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 2
                                                          Cottage #1405462
                                                          6
                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 2 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                            Cottage #1851011
                                                            4
                                                              • 3 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                              House #1882626
                                                              9
                                                                Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                (5 reviews)
                                                                avg/night
                                                                • Studio
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                                Cottage #1726323
                                                                5
                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                  (13 reviews)
                                                                  avg/night
                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                  Cottage #1871520
                                                                  13
                                                                  Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                    (15 reviews)
                                                                    avg/night
                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                                    House #836772
                                                                    15
                                                                    Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                      (9 reviews)
                                                                      avg/night
                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                      Cottage #734469
                                                                      9
                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                        Apartment #1768955
                                                                        19
                                                                          avg/night
                                                                          • 4 BR
                                                                          • 4 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                                          Cottage #1969991
                                                                          1
                                                                          Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                            Cottage #1308386
                                                                            13
                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                                              • Sleeps 5
                                                                              Cottage #1763218
                                                                              17
                                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                                                House #1779688
                                                                                6
                                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                                  Cottage #8150612
                                                                                  1
                                                                                    • 5 BR
                                                                                    • 4 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 10
                                                                                    Chateau / Country House #721660vb
                                                                                    15
                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                      Cottage #1939114
                                                                                      3
                                                                                        avg/night
                                                                                        • 4 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                                                        • Sleeps 9
                                                                                        House #8112693
                                                                                        4
                                                                                        Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                          (5 reviews)
                                                                                          avg/night
                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 5
                                                                                          Bungalow #8113499
                                                                                          5
                                                                                          Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            avg/night
                                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                                            Cottage #8165878
                                                                                            2
                                                                                            Viewed 17 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
                                                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                                                • 3 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 9
                                                                                                House #1833927
                                                                                                3
                                                                                                Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  • Studio
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                  Cottage #1734228
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                                                                                                  Recent Reviews

                                                                                                  Cosy, homely house

                                                                                                  5 of 5
                                                                                                  We all had a wonderful stay, two adults and two dogs. The house was warm, cosy, comfy and clean and placed really well in terms of visiting all the places we wanted to go, quite central in the region. Pretty much everything you need for a self-catering stay. Would definitely come back.
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: 17-Nov-2016
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016

                                                                                                  Great stay

                                                                                                  5 of 5
                                                                                                  We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Sunnybank. The bungalow took a while to warm up but was fine once it did. All wants were catered for and it was very convenient for walking to Dornoch and the beach etc. Would recommend Sunnybank as a great place to stay.
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: 16-Nov-2016
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016

                                                                                                  A lovely property in a beautiful setting, ideal for a'get away from it all break'

                                                                                                  5 of 5
                                                                                                  Our intention was to spend a week in Scotland away from work, emails etc and do lots of walking And see lots of wildlife.... and that is exactly what we got. Otters, pine martins, sea eagles and lots of other stuff. After a busy day out walking, it was lovely coming back to such a warm and cosy cottage. Perfect!
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: 16-Nov-2016
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016