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15 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In The Scottish Highlands, UK - Updated 2020

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The Scottish Highlands is a beautiful mountainous region encompassing northwest Scotland. It’s an amazing amalgamation of culture, history, and architecture. An incredible road trip destination that features rocky peaks and snowcapped valleys. The majestic mountains and mysterious lochs will leave you spellbound and the scenic beauty will sweep you off your feet. The Scottish Highlands is a destination of amazing recreational activities such as hiking, biking, and kayaking. Get your bags packed and explore this fantastic holiday destination. But before that, check out the best Airbnb vacation rentals in the Scottish Highlands in the UK.

1. Super-luxurious apartment with the works (from USD 68)

Live life king-size in this four-star apartment located in St Benedicts Abbey. It is fully equipped with the best of amenities ranging from a swimming pool to a sauna and not to forget the breathtaking mountain views. It has a central location and is less than 10 minutes to town center pubs, restaurants, and the staircase of locks on Caledonian Canal. Some amazing tourist sites such as Urquhart Castle, Eilan Donan, Skye, and Glen Affric are just an hour from here. This apartment is the perfect choice for two people who are looking to have a relaxing getaway. Some of the other amenities provided here include high-speed internet, indoor games, a club lounge, the basic essentials, free parking on the premises, TV connection and loads more.

Glen Mor luxury apartment; wi-fi, walk to pubs
St Benedicts Abbey, Fort Augustus, Highland, United Kingdom
133 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a wonderful apartment with great amenities quality furnishings and everything you could need which totally exceeded our expectations
it is phenomenally located with stunning views the room itself was immaculate so modern and homely
we had an amazing time at glen mor the apartment's setting was stunning
glen mor is a lovely apartment set in stunning grounds
we particularly enjoyed the snooker and the swimming pool
Cleanliness:
clean and wonderfully setup
apartment is clean and comfortable
this apartment was exceptionally clean functional
really comfortable and clean premises
the apartment was clean tidy and well equipped
Host:
host was super with quick responses
friendly and understanding host
david was really helpful in local recommendations
excellent hosts and a super cool place to stay
st benedict's abbey was gorgeous the staff were extremely helpful we'd definitely stay there again
Location:
would recommend this location strongly
a perfect location to explore the highlands
gorgeous location very central close to all the shops and restaurants
and absolutely perfect location
nice abbey very close to the loch ness
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2. Fully-functional apartment (from USD 170)

Located in the picturesque village of Fort Augustus, this vacation rental is decorated to perfection. It is surrounded by the lush greenery and is truly a paradise for nature lovers. The host is super forthcoming and ensures one has a pleasant stay. This house is centrally located and is close to Downtown Augustus. It has some great indoor games and a fabulous outdoor spot to sit back and relax. Some of the facilities at your disposal include free parking on the premises, WiFi, Cable TV, a soothing hot tub, a hairdryer and some basic essentials.

Loch Ness Suardal B&B
Fort Augustus, Scotland, United Kingdom
49 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
sofia offered us breakfast (at a small additional charge) which was delightful and worth the extra cost
the breakfast she prepared for us was delicious
the breakfast is amazing with different choices available to order for the next morning
she also provides and amazing breakfast we didn't need to eat for the rest of the day
Cleanliness:
room was very clean - super fluffy towels and bathrobes
beautiful clean bed and breakfast
the room was very clean like the house
great breakfast and clean and comfortable
the place is very very neat and easy to find thanks to her excellent communication
Host:
she was even kind enough to do our laundry
sofia is a great host
our hosts were very inviting and helpful
sofia is a very kind host
sofia is a gracious host and her home is lovely
Location:
the location is great- close to downtown ft augustus
ideal location for visiting fort augustus
the location was perfectly situated for exploring the high lands and for getting away on a romantic holiday
gorgeous location about 20 minute walk from centre of fort augustus and very welcoming hosts
sofia has a great b&b in an ideal location for a trip to the highlands
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3. Excellent apartment with the best of amenities (from USD 116)

Situated in the vibrant village of Fort Augustus, this beautiful vacation rental is surrounded by peace and tranquility from all around. It offers some exceptional views of the farmlands and surrounding hills. Plenty of tourist sites such as Urquhart, Eilean Donan Castle, the Isle of Skye, Ben Nevis and the Loch Ness are all in close proximity from here. The house is sparkling clean and has some great facilities for a delightful stay. The range of amenities provided here includes free parking on premises, TV connection, WiFi, central heating, breakfast and lots more.

Corrie Liath B&B, Fort Augustus, double room (gnd)
Highland, United Kingdom
36 reviews
Private room in bungalow 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
our room was quiet and we had fantastic sleep
and we loved looking out from the breakfast room into the lovely garden with the bird feeders
the room was nice and comfortable
Cleanliness:
caroline’s house was beautiful and clean
friendly couple spotless rooms good facilities and very nice breakfast
'corrie liathe' is comfortable clean and neat well organised but more
Host:
our hosts were very welcoming and friendly
our hosts very nice and friendly
the hosts are fantastic and very friendly
caroline and his husband are the greatest host i've ever known really helpfull sympathic and genereous
lovely place to stay very helpful and so hapoy to help we had a great stay would highly recommend
Location:
it is a perfect location
great place before heading to isle of skye
you will love caroline & andy' place
good location short walk to village friendly hosts
the b&b is close to fort augustus which has some lively pubs
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4. Magnificent apartment offering breathtaking views (from USD 124)

This wonderful holiday cottage is nestled amidst a secluded yet scenic forest location. It is the perfect spot for a quick getaway in the Scottish Highlands. It is the ideal choice for large groups of five to six people and offers views of some of the prettiest of landscapes. It is surrounded by lush greenery all around because of being strategically placed on the shores of Loch Ness. Some of the amenities offered here include free parking on the premises, an indoor fireplace, TV access, WiFi, Iron facility, a fully-stocked kitchenette and lots more!

Forest location by Loch Ness
Fort Augustus, Inverness-shire, United Kingdom
110 reviews
Entire cottage 4 Beds 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
since there were six of us we definitely enjoyed the two full bathrooms plus additional toilet
the house is really big and super comfortable with everything needed in it and very nice beds
this house is fabulous - very welcoming comfortable and warm after a day of being out and about
Cleanliness:
everything was spotlessly clean
very clean comfy and welcoming
house spotless and very well equipped
the house is well appointed and was spotlessly clean when we arrived
comfortable clean and welcoming
Host:
julie was an excellent and responsive host
julie was a very responsive and delightful host
julie and gordon were the most caring hosts very considerate and friendly
julie is a wonderful host and the accommodation is great and exceeded our expectations
a beautiful home in beautiful surroundings everything you need lovely hosts thanks for having us
Location:
great location and cosy house
lovely location and lovely house
great location for discovering the highlands
lovely house in a peaceful location
good stay nice location house very comfortable
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5. Wonderful chalet with great facilities (from USD 117)

This gorgeous chalet has recently been renovated to perfection and is fully-equipped with the best of facilities. It is centrally located and easily accessible to fabulous restaurants, nightlife, excellent shopping and great scenic views. It is truly a wonderful place to rejuvenate and recuperate from the mundane city life. The private garden here is an ideal spot to relax and witness some of the most picturesque landscapes. The entire chalet is for the exclusive use of the guests and facilities such as free parking on premises, TV access, WiFi, washer, and a fully-stocked kitchen are all available.

The Chalet
Fort Augustus, Scotland, United Kingdom
147 reviews
Entire chalet 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we loved the cozy couch and fleece blankets
nice cozy chalet with a great view to the mountains
it was cold and the heaters were turned on for us which was thoughtful
so nice really a nice apartment beautiful garden and good views
we were surprised how stylish the interior was and felt very comfortable there
Cleanliness:
everything was clean and comfy
bedding was clean and comfortable
the chalet was very clean and is really nicely decorated
clean tidy and comfortable beds
the chalet was clean and in great condition
Host:
olivia was an amazing host too
olivia was really helpful and offered useful advice directions etc
olivia has been so helpful throughout our stay
olivia was super helpful from the very start would highly recommend
olivia is a great host she offered to bring us to the house when we couldn’t find it
Location:
good location in middle of village
in a wonderful location
awesome location and really comfortable space
it's in a great location with restaurants a couple mins walk away
good location close to the centre of fort augustus
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6. Countryside apartment close to Fort Augustus (from USD 124)

This beautiful field house is the perfect choice for two people. It is located on the edge of a hayfield just outside Fort Augustus, and is priced at a very pocket-friendly rate. It consists of one spacious bedroom, a gorgeous living room, dining area and lush greenery all around. It is the perfect countryside apartment for a quick getaway and it offers a hassle-free vacation. There is a range of amenities at your disposal here, including TV access, a kitchen facility to cook some sumptuous meals, ethernet connection, free parking on premises, WiFi and tons more.

Field House
Fort Augustus, United Kingdom
212 reviews
Tiny house 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the beds are incredibly comfortable and the view unbeatable
very cozy field house with a great view
the heaters kept us warm in the cold weather and the cottage had lots of thoughtful touches
it's a really cozy place with great views and a fantastic atmosphere
it was small and cozy and the electric fire warmed up the place very nicely
Cleanliness:
it was clean and cozy
great place to stay well furnished clean and warm
all appliances work properly and everything is clean as expected
as advertised it's small but surprisingly spacious and very cosy
it was beautifully clean and cosy and comfortable with views to die for
Host:
olivia was a great host
olivia is an excellent friendly and very welcoming host
olivia is an excellent host answering questions promptly and accurately
olivia is easy to reach and very helpful
communicating with olivia was straightforward and efficient - she was a very accommodating host
Location:
great location just a short walk from fort augustus and loch ness
the location is really good for exploring the highlands
perfect location for walking and seeing the highlands
such an amazing unique house in a fabulous location
a gorgeous little house in a lovely location
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7. Amazing apartment offering scenic views (from USD 51)

This wonderful house has a picturesque backdrop as it is set in the woods of Auchterawe Forest, a short distance from Fort Augustus Village. The king-size suite is priced at a very pocket-friendly rate and offers some of the most scenic views of the mountains and the river. There are tons of recreational indoor games such as a pool and air hockey table. Some of the facilities available here include WiFi, TV access, a laptop-friendly workspace, essentials, central heating, and free parking on the premises.

Auchterawe House, in Auchterawe Forest
Auchterawe, Scotland, United Kingdom
285 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
lovely views from the room
very comfortable warm good ensuite lovely views
the room is lovely with a great big bed and the view is breathtaking
a highlight is the gaming-room with pool playstation and air-hockey
also there was a leisure room where we enjoyed an evening of pool
Cleanliness:
very clean and with everything you need
comfortable and clean and tidy room
it was clean comfortable and spacious
the room was super clean and comfortable
the bedroom and bath were very clean and comfy
Host:
sarah is very friendly and welcoming
highly recommended host and place
great value for money and wonderful hosts too
hosts were very welcoming a good all round experience
sara was a very kind and helpful host to us
Location:
located in a beautiful place
perfect place near the loch ness
the location is beautiful and quiet
central location in the highlands perfect for road trips
excellent peaceful rural location not far from loch ness
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8. Unique and secluded airship accommodation with Highland Views (from USD 196)

Experience the best of the Scottish Highlands and stay in this superb yet unique vacation rental. Transformed into a sustainable getaway airship for travelers to enjoy, this one-bedroom accommodation has everything you could need when on vacation. Guests of two will be sleeping on a queen bed, with access to the open-plan living room with an indoor fireplace, and a dining area where preparing meals while lounging is possible. The kitchenette has basic appliances and cookware for basic breakfast prep. There is also a full bathroom with shower essentials and toiletries provided for guests. Wake up to stunning mountain views to kickstart your day exploring the best of what the Scottish Highlands has to offer.

Unique and Secluded AirShip with Breathtaking Highland Views
Drimnin, Scotland, United Kingdom
218 reviews
Tiny house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the layout and amenities are perfect the wifi is super super fast and the views were just breathtaking
the bed is super comfy and then the view
the cooking facilities in the airship are excellent wifi should you require it and a warm shower
but amazing unique cozy restorative are a few of them
Host:
amazing hosts thank you x
amanda & shirley were great hosts and we will certainly look for an opportunity to stay again soon
amanda was a great host answering any queries and giving good recommendations
amanda and rod were fantastic hosts and we really couldn’t have wished for more
amanda is a great host and we would love to go back and stay again some time soon
Location:
amazing place and the location is beautiful
beautiful remote location and really unique and special space
from the perfectly isolated location to the unique design and decor
wonderful secluded retreat in a spectacular location
the walk to auliston point is stunning
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9. Bright and airy flat walking distance to the Inverness Castle

Make the most out of your accommodations when in the Sottish Highlands and be close to popular local attractions like the Inverness Castle and the River Ness. Guests of two will have a pleasant stay in this bright and stylish one-bedroom apartment where they will be sleeping on a king bed with plush pillows and high-quality linens, with a flat-screen TV to help them doze off. They will also be able to use a full kitchen with stunning tile work and useful electric appliances to prepare meals. The bathroom is clean and has complimentary toiletries and shower essentials to make guests feel more at home in this Scottish getaway escape.

Cheerful, Airy Flat Walking Distance from Inverness Castle
Highland, Scotland, United Kingdom
105 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very nice modern apartment with lots of amenities
full kitchen and amenities made it a great place to relax on a long trip
most of all we appreciated jill’s prompt response thoughtfulness (fresh flowers in the room ) and late check-out
the apt is small and beautiful and everything was new and very efficient
we had a great stay at jill and amira’s apartment
Cleanliness:
fantastic airbnb clean tidy and modern appartement
the place was impeccably clean and well stocked
very clean and comfortable with many thoughtful touches
very nice quiet and clean apartment
it was sparkling clean
Host:
jill was very helpful
wonderful accommodation beautifully appointed host was very responsive to any questions we had
a very friendly and accommodating host
jill was a great host and i would definitely recommend her place if you are considering it
jill is a fantastic and responsive host
Location:
location was within easy walking distance to town
great location for a weekend break
easy location for the city centre
the location was simply perfect
the location was fantastic and close to shops restaurants and bars
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10. Marvelous apartment in the heart of Fort Augustus

Located in the heart of Fort Augustus, this vacation rental can easily accommodate two people. The house is squeaky clean and breakfast is provided here at no additional charge. It is centrally located and extremely close to the village center. The host is super forthcoming and will go out of her way to ensure one has a delightful stay. The amenities at your disposal here include TV access, free parking on premises, basic essentials, hairdryer and central heating for those chilly nights.

Conifers Bed and Breakfast
Highland, Scotland, United Kingdom
72 reviews
Private room in bed and breakfast 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

11. Coastal retreat with stunning views (from USD 128)

Create beautiful memories in this equally beautiful retreat that offers spectacular views of the coast. This one-level home is perfect for couples who want to make their trip extra special. Enjoy the house’s contemporary design, which adds to its cozy ambiance. Spend quality time with your partner on the deck just outside the sliding glass door overlooking the sea. This home is sure to give you maximum comfort with its underfloor heating, walk-in shower in the bathroom, and heated towel rail. Sleep like royalty on the bed fitted with premium cotton linens and wake up to a simple breakfast and coffee that you and your partner can easily make in the kitchenette. Make the most out of your vacation with a stay in this Airbnb.

Tigh na Mara: coastal retreat with stunning views
Ullapool, Ross-shire, United Kingdom
21 reviews
Entire house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the views from every room are stunning and you can sit for hours just staring out to sea
Cleanliness:
spotlessly clean all mod cons
the place was spotless on arrival with little lovely touches throughout
Host:
julian was so helpful and responded super quickly
Location:
absolutely stunning chalet in an idyllic location
simply the best location and standard of accommodation we have ever experienced
thank you so much julian - it was a perfect location for our minimoon
everything about this place is perfect
could not fault this place
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12. Luxury self-catering log cabin (from USD 183)

Experience a unique and romantic stay at Assich Zen Lodge log cabin, a luxurious cross between a zen tea house and a Highland hunting lodge built from the ruins of an ancient byre. The spacious, open-plan area of this hut features the bedroom and lounge area, which is fitted with a flip-down sofa bed, a small kitchen, a dining area, and a separate bathroom and toilet. Take in a panoramic view of the mountains, the sea, and the forest from the cabin’s deck while you and your partner enjoy a dip at the exclusive wood-fired hot tub or while sipping hot chocolate by the warmth of the fire pit. This Airbnb will make your dream Highlands adventure come true.

Luxury self-catering log cabin at Assich Zen Lodge
Cawdor, Scotland, United Kingdom
73 reviews
Hut 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
very clean with lots of special little extras
the cabin is beautifully decorated and sparkling clean
stephens place was sparkling clean and had everything we needed to cook a lovely meal
the lodge is the perfect relaxing retreat full of thoughtful touches and sparkling clean
the lodge was very clean & tidy with every amenity you could need
Host:
and great communicating host
he provided thorough and helpful directions to the property and was there on arrival to show us around
he was kind enough to give us terrific directions to get there
stephen was a great host and we loved our stay
stephen is a great host highly recommended
Location:
a great bolt hole getaway location
it had everything you could possibly need and want for a relaxing break away in a perfect location
the location and place itself were absolutely gorgeous
the place is just perfect from the sauna to the hot tub
so worth the money amazing get away most relaxing place you’ll ever stay
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13. Cottage near Applecross (from USD 104)

Take a break from the monotony of your daily city life and take refuge in Weaver’s Cottage, a cozy little home overlooking a spectacular view of the sea and set in the idyllic region of Fearnmore near Applecross. With enough space in its open-plan lounge and kitchen area, as well as a mezzanine with a double bed and sofa bed, the cottage is ideal for a group of four friends or a small family. There’s a well-equipped kitchen, bathroom, and laundry room for convenience. Guests may spend quality time in the sunroom, take in the picturesque view of the sea, have a little stroll outside, or enjoy a barbecue at sunset. Do note that the cottage does not have internet, and cellular network signals can vary depending on the time of day.

Cottage near Applecross
Fearnmore, Scotland, United Kingdom
50 reviews
Entire cottage 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we particularly loved the sun room with the sofa-bed with its amazing view on the sea
the cottage had all the comforts we needed for our family of four and it felt really cozy
very well equipped and comfortable cottage
my son loved staying in the sun room waking up to the wonderful views every morning
we loved our stay in this cozy cottage
Cleanliness:
everything was spotless clean
so clean and well stocked
Host:
roger is a very helpful host
roger is a super host
absolutely beutifull place nice cottage and roger is a great host
beautiful view good service and easy to get in touch with owner
Location:
amazing - if isolated location
great house in a great location perfect for a chilled holiday
a great place for a relaxing break
good place to relax and escape the city life
wonderful place to come home to and relax after a long days walking (/kayaking/bike riding etc
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14. Spectacular apartment close to the Scottish Highlands

This spectacular accommodation is the ideal choice for couples, solo travelers or those traveling for business purposes. It is in close proximity to the beautiful Scottish Highlands and offers views of some of the most mesmerizing landscapes. A nine-hole golf course is also just a five-minute walk from the house. The apartment is sparkling clean and breakfast is available here at no additional charge. Some of the other available amenities include TV access, free parking on premises, high-speed internet connection, washer, dryer, and ironing facility.

Fort Augustus Loch Ness, Carn A Chuilinn
Highland, Scotland, United Kingdom
34 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the breakfast spread was delightful and it was clear that genuine care was taken over my comfort
breakfast and the room were excellent and she is such a lovely person :)
Cleanliness:
beautiful home very clean homely & welcoming
anne's place is amazing everything was super clean and just as described
room is very comfortable and clean
Host:
anne is an amazing host and took great care of us
anne was the most welcoming host and made us feel totally at home
a friendly welcome and good host
anne was a tremendous host who made sure we had everything we needed
she was very helpful and provided us with additional local information which we found very useful
Location:
anne's place is ideally located
anne house is very nice in very quite area 10 min walking from town center
great location friendly welcoming and homely
great place for a visit to the loch ness area or the isle of skye
we were able to cover a whole lot of scotland thanks to the location
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15. Fabulous apartment with amazing amenities

This beautiful vacation rental for two amalgamates a generous mix of Scottish and contemporary culture. The location is very central and right in the middle of Fort William and Inverness. The Isle of Skye is also easily accessible from here. The accommodation is super clean and has all the facilities one would need for a comfortable stay. Some of the amenities provided here include free parking on the premises, WiFi, TV access, breakfast at no additional charge, a washer and a lots more!

Loch Ness, Carn A Chuilinn B & B
Fort Augustus, Scotland, United Kingdom
45 reviews
Private room in house 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful view of the mountains from her dining room
the huge scottish breakfast was enough to keep us going all day
we felt very welcomed by anne and had a very spacious room with a great view
her breakfasts were very yummy & i especially looked forward to her fresh fruit yogurt and coffee
also anne’s homemade scottish breakfast was an amazing experience
Cleanliness:
rooms were clean and comfortable
clean friendly & delicious breakfast
very nice and clean room and bathroom and very comfortable beds
the room was spacious and very clean
perfectly clean comfortable and large rooms excellent breakfast and warm welcome from anne
Host:
anne is a great host with a great hospitality
lovely b&b and friendly host
nice and gentle host in a cosy warm home
anne is a great host very welcoming and nice
anne was a lovely host and the room was cozy
Location:
beautiful location just on the outskirts of a quaint town
fantastic location for explore the whole of loch ness
the house situated close to the loch ness and with free parking
great location on edge of the lovely fort augustus
anne's place was perfect for us to go to skye and fort augustus was great
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Picturesque beauty

The Scottish Highlands is a must-visit destination and is an abode of some of the most scenic sights. It is one of the best places for a quick getaway and the serenity of this destination will truly have you longing for more.

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