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20 Incredible Escapes in the Highlands & Islands

Published: 5th December 2019

Out in the wild and magnificent landscape of Scotland's Highlands and Islands are perched some of the most stunning holiday properties in the UK. These beautiful buildings have it all - breathtaking views, splendid tranquillity and snug, stylish interiors. We've chosen 20 of our favourites to inspire your next Highlands and Islands escape.
Eagle Brae

Eagle Brae

Beauly - Highland

Luxurious, hand-crafted log cabins nestled in the spectacular scenery of the Scottish Highlands for an eco-friendly escape.

Sleeps 2-6 per cabin

From 195/night

57 Nord

57 Nord

Wester Ross - Scottish Highlands

A boutique hideaway for two in the wildland of the north

Sleeps 2

From 250/night

Mint Croft

Mint Croft

Isle of Skye - Scottish Highlands

Two beautifully restored crofters' cottages perched above the sea on the Isle of Skye

Sleeps 2 per cottage

From 207/night

The Net Store

The Net Store

Ardheslaig - Ross-Shire

Discover this gorgeous Highland retreat situated on the shores of Loch Beag - with stunning views and gorgeously relaxed interiors.

Sleeps 4

From 129/night

Blue Reef Cottages

Blue Reef Cottages

Isle of Harris - Outer Hebrides

Two award-winning 5 star graded cottages hidden on a Hebridean Isle, with luxury interiors, and stunning views

Sleeps 2 per cottage

From 179/night

Quayside

Quayside

Portree - Inverness-shire

Industrial chic meets Victorian charm at this luxury harbourfront apartment - overlooking a picturesque harbour on The Isle of Skye

Sleeps 6

From 200/night

Knoydart Hide

Knoydart Hide

Inverie - Scotland

Experience views to die for at this newly-built romantic hideout with hot tub and sauna in Scotlands remote Knoydart peninsula.

Sleeps 2

From 126/night

Black h

Black h

Isle of Skye - Highland

Spaciously minimalist and modern, Black h is the perfect self-catered property for two to enjoy the privacy and remote beauty of the Isle of Skye

Sleeps 2

From 250/night

Innis-a-Chro Croft Cottages

Innis-a-Chro Croft Cottages

Kyle of Lochalsh - Ross-shire

Two stunning cottages in the glorious Scottish Highlands, with legendary views over the Munro Mountains

Sleeps 4 per cottage

From 179/night

The Drury

The Drury

Oban - Scotland

A stunning Scottish home on the coast for groups with amazing views and an outdoor hot tub.

Sleeps 22

From 1577/night

Strathspey Lodge

Strathspey Lodge

Duthil - Cairngorms

An ultra-smart interior and fine views of the Cairngorms combine at the immaculate Strathspey Lodge

Sleeps 8

From 171/night

Leathan

Leathan

Portree - Highland

With loch views and handsome interiors, this apartment offers up a luxurious retreat on the breathtakingly beautiful Isle of Skye.

Sleeps 2

From 100/night

Croft 103

Croft 103

Durness - Sutherland

Two contemporary eco-hideouts in a wild Scottish landscape, hidden away from the outside world for the ultimate romance

Sleeps 2

From 269/night

Sound of Harris

Sound of Harris

Isle of Harris - Eilean Siar

Chic and contemporary mid century style holiday units, located in the remote splendour of the Outer Hebrides, a perfect retreat for just the two of you.

Sleeps 2 per unit

From 107/night

The Brochs of Coigach

The Brochs of Coigach

Achiltibuie - Scottish Highlands

The wondrous views of the coast, mountains and wildlife are just part of what makes this pair of recreated roundhouses so special. Inside you have a sauna and rooms filled with art

Sleeps 2-6

From 141/night

Avernish Lodge

Avernish Lodge

Kyle of Lochalsh - Ross-shire

Rugged outside, modern inside This 2-bedroom lodge on the banks of Loch Alsh has the most beautiful of locations and superb style

Sleeps 4

From 129/night

The Field House

The Field House

Avernish - Kyle of Lochalsh

An architect-designed Highlands retreat that sits in perfect harmony within its stunning location on the banks of Loch Alsh.

Sleeps 4

From 900/week

The Boathouse Rothiemurchus

The Boathouse Rothiemurchus

by Aviemore - Inverness-shire

Cosy, and stylish, traditional and modern, this lovely Scottish house is surrounded by the most magical Inverness-shire scenery.

Sleeps 6

From 286/night

Dark Skye Cottage

Dark Skye Cottage

Isle of Skye - Highland

Dark Skye Cottage is the perfect romantic getaway on Scotlands Isle of Skye offering spectacular views and unrivalled luxury

Sleeps 2

From 107/night

AirShip 002

AirShip 002

Lochaline - Argyll

Airship002 is a comfy, cosy and quirky place to stay near Drimnin in the Scottish Highlands - an ideal and romantic retreat for two

Sleeps 2

From 150/night

Author:
Claire Wills
Claire is the International Editor for CoolStays. It's her mission to scout the globe for new amazing places to show you. You can follow her on Twitter, @clairelewills

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