Large Holiday Houses in Scotland

Holiday Cottages in Scotland, Holiday Cottages in the UK, by cottagewriter.

Large holiday cottages for group accommodation in Scotland sleeping 10+ people

Stately homes and historic houses in Scotland provide a perfect setting for special events like birthdays and other celebrations. There is a great selection of holiday houses all over Scotland from Castles to Victorian lodges with excellent facilities for children and adults, perfect if you want to holiday with your family or a group of friends.  Renting a large self-catering cottage is a great way to have an economical holiday, the cost of a big holiday cottage shared between friends or families works out very reasonably.

As you can see from the Which Cottage approved sample list below there are large holiday homes and cottages in all areas of Scotland to suit varied budgets, tastes and requirements!

Windy-Yett Farm, Avonbridge, Falkirk

Windy-Yett Farm, a beautiful period farmhouse, provides a perfect rural retreat for exploring central Scotland, the Trossachs and beyond. It is set in 9 acres of rolling landscape with its own private lochan and abundant wildlife. Within 10 mins are Linlithgow Palace and the Falkirk Wheel. Windy-Yett Farm is a fabulous location to get together with family or friends and have a wonderful self catering holiday in central Scotland.

Bedrooms: 4 – 2 double, 1 triple, 1 bunk. Sleeps: 9 + 2 (sofa bed). Falkirk / Linlithgow. Well behaved pets welcome. Short breaks available. 


The Old Manse of Monzie, nr Crieff, Perthshire

The Old Manse of Monzie is a very spacious house set in the glorious Perthshire countryside. Nearby are famous golf courses, distilleries, castles and fabulous walking from the doorstep so you might not have time to drive the hour to Edinbugh to explore its delights! Indeed many guests don’t stray far and just enjoy relaxing in front of the open fire, watching the red squirrels and admiring the view!

Bedrooms: 5 (3 double, 2 twin). Sleeps: 10. Crieff. Short breaks available. Pets welcome.


Methven House, Elie, Fife

Methven House is very well positioned in the popular holiday destination of Elie 130 yards from the gently shelving blue flag beach and golf course. There are lovely coffee shops, cosy pubs and fine dining. Most watersports are covered in the summer, with tuition available in sailing, windsurfing and waterskiing. Easy cycling and lovely walks available from the house and up and down the coast of the East Neuk. This area of Fife seems to have a micro-climate of its own and is one of the driest locations in Scotland!

Bedrooms: 6 (1 superking, 1 king, 2 twin, 1 triple, 1 single, 1 double sofa bed). Sleeps: 12-14. St Andrews 12 miles. Short breaks. Well behaved pets welcome.


Logie Country House, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire

Logie Country House dates back to 1492. This historic house has extensive grounds, turrets, an enclosed courtyard and indoor pool. Guests can explore miles of estate tracks for walking and cycling. There is fishing available in the river Urie from the front lawn or estate’s private island.

Bedrooms: 5 – 2 double en-suite, 2 double, 1 twin. Sleeps: 10. Pets welcome. Equestrian facilities. Short breaks.


Green Craig, Aberlady, East Lothian, Edinburgh

Green Craig is a luxuriously appointed exclusive residence situated directly on the beach yet only 35 minutes drive from central Edinburgh. The house is beautifully situated in 50 acres of private woodland estate, on the shores of the Firth of Forth. East Lothian is considered a golfer’s paradise and this house has one at the bottom of the garden! Enjoy a variety of wonderful local outdoor activities from hill walking, sand yachting, horse riding, game shooting, fishing, and marvellous local beaches. The house is perfect for golfing parties, family get-togethers, romantic holidays or small corporate events.

Bedrooms 6 (flexible – super kings, doubles or twins). Sleeps: 12. Aberlady. Short breaks. Pets welcome.


Larach Sithe, Glenelg, Ross-shire

Larach Sithe (Pronounced Lara Shia) means “tranquil place” in Gaelic and this describes the setting and atmosphere of this idyllic location perfectly. Larach Sithe is  an ideal choice for groups or large families who are looking for an active outdoor holiday in a beautiful part of Scotland. It is set on a quiet croft situated well away from the main road at Scallasaig two miles from the tranquil and friendly village of Glenelg. Spectacular views from the house reflect its open aspect.

Bedrooms: 5 – 3 double, 2 family (double/twin + bunks). Sleeps: 14. Glenelg 2 miles, Kyle of Lochalsh 20 miles.


March House, Kincraig, Aviemore, Speyside

This extremely comfortable holiday house has stunning views of Glen Feshie from the conservatory dining room. March House is a wildlife and sporting enthusiasts paradise situated in the Cairngorm National Park with many local attractions. Suppers using local ingredients can be prepared by an accomplished ‘Taste of Scotland’ cook of 15 years. March House offers high quality accommodation in a stunning setting and the opportunity to get together with family or friends for an unforgettable Scottish self-catering holiday.

Bedrooms: 6 (2 kings, 3 twins/super kings and 1 family with king plus bunks). Sleeps: up to 14 (12 + 2). Aviemore / Kingussie. Pets welcome. Short breaks available.


Lochinvar Lodge and Lochinvar Cottage, St John’s Town of Dalry, Galloway

Lochinvar Lodge and Lochinvar Cottage are situated in an idyllic setting overlooking a private loch.  Both buildings have magnificent views and there is an abundance of wildlife right on the doorstep. Free fly fishing is available on the loch and it can be also be used for non motorised water sports. A range of activities including water skiing, kayaking, sailing, windsurfing, climbing, archery, quad biking and even outdoor laser quest can be enjoyed. Lochinvar is an ideal location for cyclists as well as fishing enthusiasts, walkers and families.

Bedrooms: 5 – 1 king-sized  1 double, 2 twins, 1 family room (bunks + 1 single + pull out bed), 1 fold down bed. Sleeps: 13. Castle Douglas. Pets by arrangement. Short breaks – off peak only.

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Catacol Farmhouse, Lochranza, Isle of Arran

Catacol is a family home, built with family in mind. Spend the day walking up the glen, or cast your rod in the sea. Bring your catch home and cook it on the barbecue and eat, all together in the warm family kitchen. Heaven! Or, take the ferry to Clonaig and visit Skipness Castle. Catacol has adventure on the doorstep….

Bedrooms: 6 (4 twin, 1 super king double, 1 family room with 4 singles). Sleeps: 12-14. Brodick. Short breaks low season. Pets welcome.


Bluebell Croft – Honeysuckle House, Strontian, Ardnamurchan Peninsular

This is a luxury self-catering house in Ardnamurchan in the West Highlands of Scotland. The area is perfect for walking, cycling, fishing and kayaking and is a wildlife enthusiasts’ paradise.  For large holiday groups there is an adjoining 2 bed cottage to rent so the accommodation can sleep 12 + children (maximum 16).

Bedrooms: 6 en-suite bedrooms sleeping 12 – 16. Fort William 25 miles. Giant hot tub. Wheelchair accessible (Cat 1). Pets welcome.

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