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Short Breaks in the Highlands

A romantic weekend in a cottage.  A get-away-from-it-all short break.  A city break to celebrate a special occasion. These are just three of the reasons we might consider taking time out from our workaday routine to enjoy a short holiday break in the Scottish Highlands.

Accommodation

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7 Westercraigs Apartment

Modern terraced ground floor apartment in charming listed building conversion in the Westercraigs area of Inverness; fully equipped kitchen, freesat TV, GCH and parking for one car.

Sleeps 2WiFiDogs Welcome9.5
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Tomnahurich Apartment - 2 Bedroom

Newly renovated (2015) apartment just 200 metres away from the city centre. Free parking outside apartment and free Wi-Fi. Fully fitted kitchen with washing machine.

Sleeps 4WiFi*9.8
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Fishermans Cottage

This B listed cottage retains much of its original design and features and has been fully modernised to the highest of standards. Well equipped accommodation, sleeping up to 4 guests

Sleeps 4WiFiDogs Welcome9.7
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An Sealladh

In the heart of the Black Isle located 10 miles from Inverness. Great location for a relaxing break, with views of the countryside, or for using as base to explore the wider Highlands. Central location not far from the coast.

Sleeps 3*Dogs WelcomeA
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Abernethy Cottage

Two bedroom modern self-catering bungalow 10 minutes walk from Aviemore shops and railway station (to London and the south).

Sleeps 4WiFi*9.7
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Bynackbeg Cottage

High standard self catering accommodation, with spectacular southerly views over the Beauly Firth and the city of Inverness. An ideal centre for exploring the Scottish Highlands.

Sleeps 8WiFi*
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Crown House Apartment

1 bedroom compact apartment in the Crown area of Inverness, within a couple of minutes’ walk of the city centre. Newly fully refurbished in 2017. Free off-street parking and Wi-Fi.

Sleeps 2WiFi*9.3
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No8 Argyle Place

2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, modern apartment. Extremely comfortable and well-equipped. Fabulous location in the heart of Dornoch’s conservation area. Spectacular view. Wi-Fi internet and telephone. Changeover day and letting period flexible (minimum 4 nights).

Sleeps 4WiFi*9.6
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Armadale House

Great views out to sea from Armadale house located on Harbour street in Portmahomack. In a central position in the town the house is close to the village amenities and sandy beach and is in a central location for exploring Easter Ross, Sutherland and the wider High...

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Innes Street Apartment (ground floor)

1 bedroom newly refurbished ground floor apartment in a quiet residential cul-de-sac within a 2 minute walk of the city centre. Parking (with supplied permit) outside the apartment and free Wi-Fi internet access included.

Sleeps 2WiFi*9.6
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Duck Pond Lodge

Duck Pond Lodge is beautifully presented, modern open plan lodge in an enviable position in one of Scotland's top country estates in Gleneagles. The estate benefits from a Leisure Centre with a heated swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzi, steam room and state of the a...

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Oran Mara

Oran Mara is a detached traditional cottage in Melvaig. Located in an elevated position with spectacular views over Melvaig and the Minch overlooking the Isle of Skye, Harris and Lewis from the conservatory as well as the bedrooms.

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The Old Court Apartment

One bedroom apartment located in attractive area of Inverness. This tastefully furnished apartment is only a short 15 minute walk from the city centre and boasts a comfortable and warm living environment.

Sleeps 2WiFi*9.5
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Broc Log Cabin

The cabin is nestling in a secluded location at the foothills of the Monadhliath Mountain range in small woodland overlooking the beautiful Loch Ruthven RSPB nature reserve.

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Larchfield

Spacious self catering modern house equipped to the highest of standards, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable location to make the most of a relaxing holiday or as a base to explore the wider Scottish Highlands.

Sleeps 6WiFiDogs Welcome10.0
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Wildhaven Cottage

Large one bedroom cottage on a smallholding with free range poultry and livestock. Overlooking beautiful open views over Strathnairn and only 2 1/2 miles from the A9 and Daviot leading to Inverness.

Sleeps 2WiFiDogs Welcome9.9
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Braevellie Apartment (No1)

Braevellie Luxury 2 bedroom ground floor apartment. Stunning Victorian Villa conversion. Prime residential area. 2minute walk to city centre. Extremely well appointed. High quality furnishings. Parking, private garden and shed.

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Kerrisdale

Kerrisdale is a family owned stone cottage with a secluded south-facing garden. A 5 minute walk from a spectacular beach and one of the best golf courses in the world - Kerrisdale is an ideal base for hill walkers and fishermen and is within easy walking distance o...

Sleeps 6WiFi*8.8
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Sunnybank

Modern and spacious self-catering 3 bedroom Highlands cottage with garden and ample off-street parking. Newly refurbished throughout. Golf course, sandy beach and centre of Dornoch all within 2 -3 minutes walk.

Sleeps 5WiFi*9.6
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Oran Mor

Oran Mor is a brand new architect designed property with spectacular views over Loch Fleet and the surrounding hills of Sutherland. Beautifully designed to a high specification it is superbly comfortable and stylish with mid century furniture and a Scandinavian col...

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Delmhor No3

New holiday home on the road to Cairngorm Mountain on outskirts of Aviemore. Within walking distance of the town great luxury holiday home with hot tub.

Sleeps 6WiFiDogs Welcome9.4
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No57 Holm Farm Apartment

Two bedroom apartment in newly constructed private apartment building in a quiet area on the outskirts of Inverness. Close to shops and amenities and a 10 minute drive or bus trip to the city centre.

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The Old Stables

Beautifully renovated, spacious holiday home set in its own grounds only 8 miles from Drumnadrochit. All the modern conveniences plus the character and carefully restored features of the old stable.

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Number 8 - Avoch

Number 8 - Avoch offers a comfortable home offering spacious accommodation from which you can explore the Black Isle and the wider Highland attractions. Avoch is a great location for enthusiasts of Walking, Cycling, Tourism and much more.

Sleeps 5WiFi*9.6
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Maple Cottage Apartment

Tucked away in a quiet location in Easter Kinkell on the Black Isle the Apartment offer spectacular views of Ben Wyvis and the Moray Firth. Just a 15 minute drive from Inverness and 10 minutes from Dingwall.

Sleeps 2**9.9
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Rosehip Cottage

Rosehip Holiday Cottage gives you access to spectacular scenery, peaceful walks and a chance to really relax.

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Maranatha Cottage

Set in lovely countryside just a few miles from the Highland capital, Inverness, this cottage offers a prefect location for touring the Highlands or for a quiet retreat.

Sleeps 4WiFi*9.6
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Mara Cottage

Lovely traditional highland cottage on the shores of the Moray Firth with sea views - free internet access

Sleeps 5WiFi*9.5
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Anster Neuk

This 3 bedroom, spacious, modern holiday home is in Anstruther in Fife. Large family kitchen/diner with patio doors opening to private landscaped garden with open views of the countryside. Anster Neuk is a 2 story holiday home with ample space for relaxing on the ...

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Fairfield Lane Apartment

Fairfield Lane Apartment is situated in a quiet cul-de-sac of 6 properties. With free parking directly outside the apartment and free Wi-Fi this 1 bedroom cottage is less than a 2 minute walk from the city centre.

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Coulmore Bay Park Static Caravan No54

2 bedroom static caravan located on Coulmore Bay Caravan Park, Great location with views over the Beauly Firth. Peaceful break with on-site facilities, base for exploring the Highlands.

Sleeps 4*Dogs WelcomeA
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King Street Apartment

One bedroom apartment less than 5 minutes stroll from the city centre. Free parking and internet access. Decorated and furnished to a high standard.

Sleeps 2WiFi*9.7
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40 Tomnahurich Street Apartment

Located just a few minutes’ walk (500 metres) from the city centre. This spacious one bedroom apartment is close to bars, restaurants, a supermarket and shops. On street parking (permit provided) and free Wi-Fi.

Sleeps 2WiFi*9.1
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Riverview Apartment

River View Apartment is a short walk from the city centre. Sleeps up to 2 guests with view over the River Ness, free Wi-Fi internet access, free on-site parking and fully equipped with everything you may need for 2 nights (minimum stay) to 2 months or longer.

Sleeps 2WiFi*8.9
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The Steading, 54 Old Edinburgh Road

This compact, comfortable 1 bedroom apartment is located within a 5 minute walk of the Crown area of Inverness and 10 minutes from the city centre. Private off-street parking, free Wi-Fi and private patio area.

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Tomnahurich Apartment - 1 Bedroom

Located just 300 metres from the city centre the apartment is ideally located for a short break or longer stay. Can be arranged as either a twin bedroom with 2 singles or double bedroom.

Sleeps 2WiFi*9.8
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Premium Love Cabin

The Premium Love Cabin is a 1 bedroom luxury detached property with private hot tub, love themed décor and decorated for your arrival. You will also find a bottle of Prosecco chilling on ice, a presentation box of Kinnaird branded premium salted caramels and...

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Carn Eilrig

Self catering log cabin situated adjacent to Croftside, Aviemore. 3 bedroom, double glazed, and well insulated ensuring maximum comfort with quality furnishings, fully equipped with a modern kitchen and flat panel TV with DVD player. Weekly lets & short breaks....

Sleeps 6WiFiDogs Welcome9.2
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Otterburn 1

Otterburn1 is a semi-detached traditional cottage recently upgraded with new kitchen and bathroom. Located in an elevated position with spectacular views over Melvaig and the Minch overlooking the Isle of Skye, Harris and Lewis from the conservatory as well as the ...

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Hedgefield Apartment No41

This executive ground floor 2-bedroom apartment is a 15-minute walk from Inverness City Centre. Set in impressive wooded grounds with private parking.

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Harbour Heights

This is a peaceful, elevated coastal townhouse with panoramic sea views. Beautifully presented over 4 floors with enclosed courtyard to rear. Great views of the Pittenweem harbour where you can still buy prawns and fish straight from the fisherman. Terraced garden...

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9 Ardconnel Street

A well appointed 2 bedroom apartment with comfortable living room, separate modern kitchen, one double bedroom, one twin bedroom, bathroom with bath and shower. On-street parking (permit provided), free Wi-Fi. 2 minutes walk to city centre.

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Taigh Fiodha

This well equipped and highly rated log cabin near to Balintore in Easter Ross offering stunning panoramic views over Ross-shire. The property is in an ideal location for exploring the Highlands and is within half a mile of an award winning beach.

Sleeps 6WiFiDogs Welcome10.0
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1 Haugh Apartment

In a central location beside Inverness Castle, by the River Ness. Less than 2 minutes’ walk from the centre of town.

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Fairway Apartment

Spacious, modern family apartment, furnished to a very high standard, with balcony offering stunning views over Nairn Dunbar golf course, the Moray Firth, Ben Wyvis and the hills toward the Ross-shire and Sutherland.

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Ashley House

Victorian villa in a central city location. Spacious accommodation for up to 6 guests with off-road parking. Local convenience shops, take away food, a few restaurants and a Supermarket within a 2 minute walk. City centre within a 5 minute walk with numerous restau...

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Wards Croft No14

Newly built semi-detached bungalow in Muir of Ord, not far from Inverness. Open plan living area with 2 bedroom and family bathroom. Centrally located between Ross-shire and Inverness-shire. Located in a quiet residential street in the town of Muir of Ord on the ed...

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Mountain View Apartment

Newly built fully equipped self catering apartment, sleeping up to 4 guest, near to the Dalfaber Golf course in Aviemore. Views of the Cairngorms and surrounding hills. Only minutes from the town centre and Dalfaber Golf resort.

Sleeps 4**9.6
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The Coach House

Completely refurbished holiday home within a couple minutes’ walk of the town centre. Close to the Golf Course and beach.

Sleeps 4WiFiDogs Welcome9.8
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Woodlands

Modern static caravan with decking and garden. Peaceful country location within a 10 minute drive of Inverness. Family and dog friendly holiday home. Great spot for nature lovers.

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Delmhor No4

Within walking distance of Aviemore town centre and on the Cairngorm Ski centre road Delmhor No4 is a luxury holiday home fully refurbished in 2016.

Sleeps 6WiFiDogs Welcome9.1
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Gael Cham

Self catering log cabin situated adjacent to Croftside, Aviemore. 3 bedroom, double glazed, and well insulated ensuring maximum comfort with quality furnishings, fully equipped with a modern kitchen and flat panel TV with DVD player. Weekly lets & short breaks

Sleeps 6WiFiDogs Welcome9.3
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Flat 7 The Steadings

A new luxury 2 bedroom, stylish modern apartment situated in Aviemore, the heart of the Spey valley and the Cairngorms National Park.

Sleeps 4WiFi*9.6
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Margaret Street Cottage

Situated in Avoch, sleeps up to 5 guests in 2 bedrooms. Situated close to the shore, local amenities and a short drive from Chanonry Point in Fortrose - a dolphin spotting national haven.

Sleeps 5*Dogs Welcome9.5
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No30 Tomnahurich Street Apartment

A 2 bedroom apartment on the first and second floor with private entrance off Tomnahurich Street, within a 2 minute walk of the city centre. A parking permit is provided to allow on-street parking. The apartment has a traditional feel and has been updated with new ...

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Red Kite Cottage

Log cabin situated close to Munlochy on the Black Isle, just 6 miles north of Inverness. 2 bedroom, sleeping up to 4 guests. named Red Kite due the frequent sightings of these birds of prey.

Sleeps 4WiFiDogs Welcome9.6
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Ord Ban

An elegant 3 bedroom house in the heart of the Cairngorm National Park. Furnished to a high standard with views of the hills and close to the amenities of Aviemore

Sleeps 6WiFiDogs Welcome9.4
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7 Crown Apartments

First class modern 2 bed apartment situated in the popular Crown area, less than a 10 minute walk from Inverness city centre. En suite facilities, Wi-fi access and private parking.

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Spa Lodge

Spa Lodge offering cosy accommodation just perfect for two. Enjoy views from a private hot tub to hills and mountains with Pitlochry golf course in the distance.

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Love Cabin

The Love Cabin is a 1 bedroom luxury detached lodge with private hot tub. It is love themed and decorated for your arrival. You will find a bottle of Prosecco chilling on ice, a presentation box of Kinnaird branded premium salted caramels and a complimentary basket...

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Portland Apartment

Overlooking the river Ness. Short walk from the city centre. Two double bedrooms, one with on-suite. Free Wi-Fi internet access, free on-site private parking. Tastefully furnished to a high standard. Minimum stay 2 nights.

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4 Rossie Lodge Apartment

Spacious 2 bedroom first floor apartment on the banks of the River Ness. With everything you will need to comfortable stay in Inverness this apartments offers top quality accommodation. Located just outside the city centre, within a 20 minute stroll or 3 minute dri...

Sleeps 4WiFi*9.6
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Braevellie Apartment (No2)

5 star Luxury 2 bedroom first floor apartment. Stunning Victorian Villa conversion in the prime residential area of Crown. 2 minutes walk to city centre. Extremely well appointed with high quality furnishings, onsite free parking, free Wi-Fi internet and private ga...

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The Steading Apartment (No9)(ground floor)

Apartment 9 in The Steading is part of a small development of 2 & 3 bedroom apartments, setting a benchmark for space and luxury. Located in a well established residential area at the North end of the village.

Sleeps 6WiFi*9.5
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307 By the Bridge Apartment

1 bedroom luxury apartment in the city centre of Inverness. Balcony apartment with views of the Ben Wyvis. Free on-site secure underground private parking. Luxury accommodation in one of the city's newest upmarket developments. Less than 2 minutes walk to the r...

Sleeps 2WiFi*9.5
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Innes Street Apartment (first floor)

1 bedroom newly refurbished first floor apartment in a quiet residential cul-de-sac within a 2 minute walk of the city centre. Parking (with supplied permit) outside the apartment and free Wi-Fi internet access included.

Sleeps 2WiFi*9.7
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Glen Dael

Excellent 3 bedroom bungalow sleeping 6; enclosed garden;short walk to historic Dornoch town centre;enjoy glorious golf,beautiful beach, walks, wildlife, scenery,fishing ,cycle tracks.Short breaks all year.

Sleeps 6**9.4
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Harbour View - No4

Traditional cosy cottage fully renovated in recent years with 3 bedrooms over 3 floors. With panoramic views over the harbour to while away the time relaxing, reading and watching the ever changing panoramic views of the landscape of Easter Ross and beyond.

Sleeps 5WiFiDogs Welcome9.9
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Premium Spa Lodge

Premium Spa Lodges offer spacious accommodation just perfect for two. Enjoy views from a private hot tub to hills and mountains with Pitlochry golf course in the distance. Just 2 miles from the centre of Pitlochry, it's the perfect location for a relaxing holid...

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Cathy's Cottage

Dog friendly house in the centre of Dornoch sleeping up to 6 guests in spacious accommodation. Large, private fenced garden, great location near to town centre. Royal Dornoch golf course within a few minutes walk.

Sleeps 6WiFiDogs Welcome9.3
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Burnside Croft

Attractive former croft house in rural setting 1.5mls from village of Beauly, can comfortably sleep 5, + 1 on a fold down bed.

Sleeps 5WiFiDogs Welcome10.0
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Delmhor No1

New holiday home on the road to Cairngorm Mountain on outskirts of Aviemore. Within walking distance of the town great luxury holiday home with hot tub.

Sleeps 6WiFiDogs Welcome9.4
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208 By the Bridge Apartment

1 bedroom luxury apartment in the city centre of Inverness. Balcony apartment with views of Inverness Castle and the River Ness. Free on-site secure private parking. Can be arranged with king bed or 2 singles.

Sleeps 2WiFi*9.4
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Nicol Terrace Cottage

A traditional, semi-detached, sandstone cottage built over two storeys with garden back and front situated in a quiet cul-de-sac close to the shore.

Sleeps 4WiFiDogs Welcome9.6
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Holm Farm Apartment No73

5 minute drive from the city centre, good bus links to city centre. Modern, comfortable 2 bedroom apartment, ample parking, free Wi-Fi.

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Sheneval Apartment

2 bedroom within a few minutes’ walk of the city centre. Newly fully refurbished in 2017. Can be arranged with king-size or single beds for flexibility. Free off-street parking and Wi-Fi.

Sleeps 4WiFi*9.2
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Otterburn 2

Otterburn 2 is a semi-detached traditional cottage recently upgraded with new kitchen and bathroom. Located in an elevated position with spectacular views over Melvaig and the Minch overlooking the Isle of Skye, Harris and Lewis from the conservatory as well as the...

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Millview

3 bedroom recently renovated bungalow in a country settings just outside Boat of Garten. A short drive to the Cairngorm Ski Resort and in the heart of the Cairngorm National Park.

Sleeps 6WiFi*9.8
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404 By the Bridge Apartment

One bedroom apartment with balcony overlooking Inverness Castle, the city centre and River Ness. Double en-suite bedroom, separate open plan lounge/kitchen area. Free on site secure parking and internet access.

Sleeps 2WiFi*9.3
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Langlands Cottage

Langlands Cottage is a quaint traditional cottage located sleeping up to 3 guests. With views from the back garden over the Cromarty Firth the cottage is on the edge of the RSPB Udale Bay Nature Reserve.

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Flat 7 Grampian Road

2 bedroom compact apartment above the Myrtlefield shopping centre in the Aviemore town centre. Suitable for a family or small groups of friends who wish to be in the middle of the town.

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Bowlins

Located in the Nethy Bridge this recently refurbished (2016) detached 2 bedroom bungalow is in a great location for exploring the Cairngorm National Park. There is a very flexible sleeping arrangements to accommodate 4 adults plus an additional 2 children if requir...

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206 By the Bridge Apartment

1 bedroom luxury apartment in the city centre of Inverness. Balcony apartment with views of the River Ness and Inverness Castle. Free on-site secure underground private parking. Luxury accommodation in one of the city's newest upmarket developments. Less than 2...

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Self Catering Short Breaks Highlands

When you need to impress or simply fancy a wee treat, get searching on Gael Holiday Homes for the perfect holiday that doesn’t need to break the bank. We have a fantastic choice of locations for that quick weekend break you have dreamt about but never quite got round to booking.

Seize the day and check out our city centre breaks in Inverness, the capital of the Highlands of Scotland.  Inverness is a young, vibrant city with a lot to offer.  For short city breaks there is a dazzling choice of accommodation bookable on a nightly basis.  The minimum stay is two nights, which is just what you want when you’ve got to get back to work or other commitments on a Monday.  Inverness is a great city break destination, jam packed with restaurants, pubs and interesting bistros which serve a mouth-watering array of dishes using the finest local ingredients. There are also numerous pubs and bars in which to soak up the local atmosphere and enjoy a beer or whisky while watching the world go by.  The city of Inverness is also a great base from which to explore the rest of the Highlands, and there are a host of brilliant day outs right on the doorstep that lets you sample some truly stunning scenery.  And no short break holiday would be complete without a visit to the mysterious and brooding waters of Loch Ness wherein lurks, allegedly, the loch’s famous monster, Nessie.

For a longer short break or cheap holiday, you may prefer to get out of the bustle (relatively speaking) of Inverness, and head out into the countryside.  Gael Holiday Homes has selected truly top notch accommodation for a holiday in the Highlands.  From secluded cottages to the frontier feel of all mod cons log cabins, there is a comprehensive choice of places to stay to make that special break even more special.  And that’s before you take into account an array of well appointed houses that have been hand picked for you.

short breaks in holiday cottages scotlandOutside Inverness, the short break holiday property is leased on a minimum three night basis.  But this is no hardship.  There’s just so much to take in – the dramatic scenery, the peace and tranquillity, the slower pace of life.  When the time comes to head home you will leave wanting more.

All in all, Gael Holiday Homes has short break holidays tied up in a nice bow. All you have to do is decide which self catering cottage, log cabin or house to choose.