Cottages in the Northern Highlands

The Northern Highlands is home to some of the most remote areas in the British Isles. It’s an area that is perfect for nature lovers and history buffs alike, offering a plethora of hiking and cycling routes, mountain climbs and ancient sites and castles. Fans of the beach will also feel right at home in this region, with its many miles of rugged coastline taking in pristine sandy beaches, clear blue waters and legendary sea lochs.

There are a number of fantastic cottages in the Northern Highlands, most of which can be found online with minimal effort. Indeed as the internet has become more accessible, cottage owners are able to use sites to upload websites offering a wealth of information about their properties. So if you’re looking for a cottage, check online first for a wide range of options.

Ewe Cottage

This traditional, whitewashed croft cottage can be found in the small village of Naast, near Poolewe. Offering splendid sea views, a large private garden, an open fire and a wealth of modern facilities, it’s ideal for groups of four. Located within a stone’s throw of the beach, there are also many walking routes that are easily accessible.

The Herons

Just thirty yards from a three mile stretch of beach, this is an ideal cottage for large groups. Sleeping seven, the cottage is large and spacious and there’s a fantastic garden and patio area for those warm evenings. The nearby beach is a great place for spotting whales and dolphins. Located in South Keiss, near Wick.


Located in the heart of beautiful Wester Ross, this beautiful cottage enjoys fantastic views, encompassing mountains, public gardens and a tranquil sea loch. Sleeping six, it’s a great base for a group who are keen to explore the surrounding area. It’s just half a mile from the nearest village. There’s a great pub in the village, making for a refreshing end to the day’s activities!