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6 lodges to rent in the Scottish Highlands

By Emma Southcombe

The Scottish Highlands offer a unique escape from the hustle and bustle of your everyday routine. Rent an isolated lodge or log cabin with friends or family and enjoy majestic views, long walks and blessed silence. Here are six great places to stay.

Strathglass Lodge

1. Lodge in private garden near Inverness

One of three lodges in a rural setting, Strathglass Lodge (above) has stunning far-reaching Highland country views to enjoy. Sleeping four people across two bedrooms (king-sized and bunk) the lodge also welcomes two dogs. A perfect family location, the single-storey lodge offers open-plan living and a charming outdoor space to enjoy the Highland views.

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2. Charming chalet near Lochinver

With a waterside position and uninterrupted views over a sheltered bay, Macleod Chalet (above) offers accommodation for four people (double and twin). The chalet has an open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner opening out onto a south-facing veranda. Set in a small community in the Highlands, nearby guests can visit Lochinver, which offers a number of amenities including a Michelin-starred restaurant.

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3. One of two lodges on the shores of Loch Fyne

Sleeping four and welcoming two dogs, West Winds (above) is an immaculately presented lodge with one double and one twin bedroom. The lounge has French doors out onto the front decked areas, which present grand views over Loch Fyne. Also available to hire by guests is the shared hot tub for relaxing after a hard days walking in the Highlands.

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4. Spectacular balcony views from this log cabin

The Cabin (above) is set in a truly wonderful riverside setting with nearby mountain views. Fort William can be found just 17 miles away, which has a number of popular attractions. The accommodation has three bedrooms and sleeps five people (double, twin, single). The large open plan living area exits onto the wrap around balcony where you can sit to enjoy the tranquil setting.

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5. Contemporary lodge with access to quiet beach

Tucked away in a rural location, on the edge of a picturesque beach, Ocean Lodge (above) accommodates four people across double and twin bedrooms. With a decked area outside you can enjoy the ocean views with comfort. Welcoming one dog the whole family can travel the Argyll area.

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6. Cedarwood chalet in 35 acres of woodland

Sea Crest (above) is a comfortably furnished chalet in an elevated position just 50 yards from the beach. Sleeping four people in double and twin bedrooms, the property also offers an open plan lounge/diner with a full height window looking into the surrounding woodland. Also welcoming two dogs to the lodge, taking a walk out to the panoramic view point is sure to complete your Scottish holiday.

See more lodges across the UK. All photos courtesy of holidaycottages.co.uk.

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