The Highlands experience is a memorable one.


We make it unforgettable.

Why Thistle?

We pride ourselves on offering high quality self-catering holiday accommodation across Golspie, Brora, Dunbeath, East Clyne, Tain and Sutherland.

Situated in the heart of the Highlands between Inverness and John O’ Groats, on the stunning North Coast 500 (NC 500) route, it’s the perfect place to call home for your staycation or retreat.

Whether you explore the natural beauty right on your doorstep or venture out on the many tour and excursions, we’ll be your guide. If it’s adventure and sport you’re after we’ve got just the experiences to take your breath away.

Thistle Holiday Lets doesn’t just offer great holiday homes, it offers a guarantee that when the word ‘Scotland’ is spoken it will stir in you a memory, a smile, and a longing to return. 

About Us

Thistle Holiday Lets is a Highland based holiday homes company, owned by locals. Offering luxury self-catering accommodation for those looking to escape to the North of Scotland.

The company was set up by Kendra Ballantyne in 2017 and the passionate team has continued to grow as Gillian, her daughter Catherine and Kendra’s niece Leanne, have since been added to the mix.

We now offer a variety of stylish and quality locations to suit your every need, while our friendly, helpful staff ensure your stay with us is a hassle-free and unforgettable one.

Hi, I’m Kendra

Thistle Holiday Lets started in my own home after I renovated the first floor of our house into a stylish, self-catering apartment fit for guests looking to experience the magic of the Scottish Highlands.

Since then, the business has grown and now features a wide variety of beautifully unique holiday homes in the North of Scotland. The amazing team ensures that each property has everything our guests need for their stay and that all homes are held to the same high-quality standards as our original let, Thistle Apartment. 

Being truly local gives me and my team the added advantage of knowing the area inside out. We are always delighted when our guests ask for advice so we can share our favourite hidden gems; be it local attractions, walks, shops or simply the best places to eat.

We look forward to sharing our experiences with you.

with so many memories to make

what are you waiting for?

Your unforgettable Highland experience awaits

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