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North West Highlands & Islands

The immense beauty of the North West Highlands and Islands cannot fail to grab at your heart.  It is an area that begs to be explored; whether you weave through dramatic mountain and coastal scenery on the mainland or discover the awe-inspiring islands anchored around the West Coast, your camera will never be far from hand.

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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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Rona

Detached modern cottage, 4 star Tourist Board rated, 80 yds from the sea shore, Rona has panoramic views over the sea and the islands of Skye Harris and Lewis. Private beach access.

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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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Fernbank

Fernbank is located in the traditional crofting village of Melvaig, 10 miles from Gairloch.

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Raasay

Detached holiday cottage in Designated National Scenic Area. Tourist Board rated 4 stars and highly recommended by regular visitors. Picture windows with magnificent views over the sea and Hebridean islands. Private beach access.

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Freyja

Delightful original crofter’s cottage, tastefully refurbished and full of character, in the quiet village of Melvaig, near Gairloch. Beautiful views over the Inner Minch and the islands of Skye, Harris & Lewis.

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Fernbank

Fernbank is located in the traditional crofting village of Melvaig, 10 miles from Gairloch. Views over the sea to the Isle of Skye and Outer Hedbrides

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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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Self Catering North West Highlands & Islands

Encompassing the rugged stretch of mainland from Kyle of Lochalsh to Tongue and the islands of Lewis and Harris, Orkney and Skye, the North West Highlands and Islands are home to some of the country’s most breath-taking land and seascapes.  Remote glens beckon; picturesque villages draw you near; empty beaches reach out to you; winding mountain roads motion you to follow.  You cannot help but be swept up in the beauty.

Heading north from Kyle of Lochalsh leads you through Wester Ross, with its scenic coastal villages and towns, such as Lochcarron, Plockton, Applecross and Gairloch.  From the pretty harbour town of Gairloch, the journey winds along coastal roads before looping inland to arrive at Ullapool, perched on the edge of Loch Broom, and further north into the spectacular Assynt area of West Sutherland.  As you travel through the North West Highlands, an ever-inspiring mountain-torn and island-dotted horizon meanders alongside.  On the stretch north from Assynt to Durness and Tongue, you can head west to discover the remote corner of this northern land (and beauties such as Sandwood Bay).

The awe-inspiring islands that provide the captivating backdrop to your journey through the North West Highlands include the Isle of Skye, with its remarkable landscapes, and Lewis and Harris, voted the best island in Europe by TripAdvisor’s Traveller’s Choice Awards in February 2014.  Scattered off the northern tip of the mainland lies the enchanting Orkney Isles.  These beguiling islands are home to picture-perfect beaches, a variety of wildlife, fascinating historical sites and views that you won’t want to let go.

With mountains, lochs, rivers and miles of coastline to devour, plus beaches to hug to yourself, the North West Highlands and the Islands are ideal playgrounds for outdoor enthusiasts, as well as those wanting to unwind and relax.  Whether you want to simply soak up the raw beauty of this unspoilt wilderness, or enjoy a range of activities from pony trekking and kayaking to coastal walks and golfing, a self-catering holiday in the Highlands and Islands is sure to soothe the soul.

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