Best Large Holiday Homes in Scotland

On this page I’m going to show you the best large holiday homes in Scotland, along with things to do nearby.

All the properties are of an excellent or exceptional standard throughout.

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Sleeps 8

Dolce Casa

Sleeps 8 | Bedrooms 4 | Bathrooms 3 | Pets No | WiFi | Open fire | Hot tub | Near a pub | Games room

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A delightful detached two storey cottage in Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park.

Things to do: Mountain biking, fishing, golfing, walking in the surrounding hills and woodlands, birdwatching and Castle and Whisky trails.

Knock Old Castle

Sleeps 8 | Bedrooms 4 | Bathrooms 3 | Pets Yes | WiFi | Hot tub

Dates back to the 14th-century this castle has a unique design with ancient turrets, modern interiors and handcrafted wooden features. Lovely gardens with a hot tub that overlooks the countryside and the sea, along with a sauna in one of the turrets. The property is located on the Ayrshire coast, only a short walk from the shore and close to the bustling town of Largs with shops, restaurants and a promenade.

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Things to do: Ideal location to explore the islands of Cumbrae, Arran and the Isle of Bute. Ferries run to Dunoon and the Cowal Peninsula, giving access to Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. Close to the start of the Ayrshire Coastal Path, a 100 mile long coastal walk. There is an abundance of walking, cycling, gardens and castles to visit, riding, fishing, racing and a choice of golf courses, including the world famous open venues of Troon Prestwick and Turnberry.

Crosston Farm

Sleeps 8 | Bedrooms 4 | Bathrooms 5 | Pets Yes | WiFi | Open fire | Hot tub

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Converted farmhouse just outside Fofar.

Things to do: Great location for trips to the Coast. Abroath, Stonehaven, St Andrews all within easy reach. Also great for the National Park with trips to Balmoral, Braemar. Stirling. 

Cardean Mill

Sleeps 8 | Bedrooms 4 | Bathrooms 3 | Pets Yes | WiFi | Near a pub

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Built in 1840 and located in the idyllic, tranquil riverside location, Cardean Mill is a beautiful property perched between two bridges with picturesque surroundings.

Things to do: Gleneagles and St. Andrews are a 45 minute drive away, there is an outdoor activity centre and canoeing, walking and cycling tracks. Explore Glamis Castle or take a day trip to the ski centre nearby.

Grannda Mhor

Sleeps 8 | Bedrooms 4 | Bathrooms 3 | Pets No | WiFi | Near a pub

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An incredibly special Scottish Cottage set back into the hillside, its full length panoramic window taking advantage of the most spectacular seascape views to the south-west across Asknish Bay.

Things to do: Visit Craobh Haven, a popular holiday and sailing village. 

Sleeps 10

Sobrachan

Sleeps 10 | Bedrooms 5 | Bathrooms 4 | Pets No | WiFi | Open fire | Hot tub | Games room

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This house is in the most beautiful setting overlooking Loch Awe.

Things to do: Visit Rannoch Moor and Glencoe. Head to the harbour town of Oban, with regular ferries to the Western isles. The Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park is also nearby.

Knowehead Bothy

Sleeps 10 | Bedrooms 5 | Bathrooms 4 | Pets No | WiFi | Open fire | Hot tub | Games room

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This contemporary stone property is set amid Aberdeenshire countryside, near the lovely village of Insch.

Things to do: Cairngorms can be reached by car. An hour’s drive from the Lecht and Glenshee ski centres.

Riverside House

Sleeps 10 | Bedrooms 5 | Bathrooms 3 | Pets Yes | WiFi | Open fire | Near a pub

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This detached house is situated in the town of Blairgowrie in Scotland. Riverside House sits on the verges of the River Ericht.

Things to do: Perth and Dundee are within easy reach.

Sleeps 12

Berryburn

Sleeps 12 | Bedrooms 6 | Bathrooms 5 | Pets Yes | WiFi | Games room

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A regal Victorian house situated just three miles from the famous runaway wedding destination of Gretna Green.

Things to do: Gretna Green is within easy reach. Visit scenic Solway Firth.

Sleeps 14

Mountain Bear Lodge

Sleeps 14 | Bedrooms 6 | Bathrooms 5 | Pets Yes | WiFi | Hot tub

Mountain Bear Lodge
Mountain Bear Lodge
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A timber clad lodge set in a peaceful setting half a mile from the forest village of Nethy Bridge. A great base for exploring the northern Highlands.

Things to do: There is a range of outdoor activities including skiing and snowboarding, mountain and quad biking that you can take part in. Go for a trip on the Cairngorm Mountain Railway or visit Cairngorm Reindeer Centre.

Sleeps 15

Suidhe Lodge

Sleeps 15 | Bedrooms 6 | Bathrooms 6 | Pets Yes | WiFi | Open fire | Hot tub | Near a pub

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A stunning Victorian lodge, located in the heart of the Scottish Highlands, in the village of Kincraig.

Things to do: The nearby Alvie Estate offers clay pigeon shooting, 4×4 off road driving and horse riding. Visit the Highland Wildlife Park.

Sleeps 18

Dalvey House

Sleeps 18 | Bedrooms 9 | Bathrooms 6 | Pets No | WiFi | Open fire

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Adam style mansion in stunning landscaped grounds, close to Forres, one of Scotland’s oldest small towns.

Things to do: Take a trip from Chanory Point to do some dolphin watching. Head to Culbin Forest, which borders lovely beaches and offers great cycling and walking routes.

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