Black Isle Collection | Michael Paul Holidays

Black Isle Collection

Self-catering holiday in Scotland

Just north of Inverness in the Scottish Highlands, the Black Isle is a beautiful peninsula surrounded on three sides by the waters of the Cromarty Firth, the Beauly Firth, and the Moray Firth. If you’re looking to take a rural break in this beautiful area of Scotland, we offer a variety of superb accommodation to take your pick from, including charming old fisherman’s cottages, secluded holiday homes, and attractive apartments.

Enjoy both coastal and countryside settings with our wide range of properties during your visit to the Black Isle. Once noted for its fertile farmlands and fishing villages, this fantastic location is now popular for its rich heritage, history dating back thousands of years, and gorgeous scenery with thriving wildlife. It also makes a beautiful place to stay when exploring further afield throughout the Scottish Highlands.


Wildlife enthusiasts will love the opportunities to see unusual wildlife on the Black Isle, with a plentiful population of red kites, as well as a huge range of waterfowl and sea birds, particularly in Udale Bay Nature Reserve.

Coastal setting

The Black Isle enjoys a superb setting alongside the sea which makes it ideal for a variety of coastal pursuits. You can enjoy scenic walks alongside the water, and there is also a huge population of bottlenose dolphins to spot.

Range of accommodation

We have a number of superb holiday properties available to book for a break on the Black Isle, ranging from stylish contemporary apartment accommodation to historic fisherman’s cottages, what you’re looking for.

Fishing villages

Thanks to its superb location surrounded on three sides by water, the Black Isle has been home to many historic fishing villages which are well worth paying a visit to, including Cromarty and Avoch.

Rich history

The Black Isle has a fascinating heritage to explore, with a number of castles to see as well as other historic buildings and monuments. Having been home to humans for many centuries, there are even prehistoric sites here.