With its grand castles, beautiful landscapes and vibrant cities, Scotland is the ideal place for a great break away with friends and families.
There’s something for everyone whether you’re looking for a rural escape with a group of friends, a chic city apartment to host a naughty hen weekend or a holiday house for a family gathering.
Browse our selection of big holiday homes for large group accommodations and take the stress out of booking your fun-filled trip.
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Best party houses in Scotland
There’s a host of great group accommodation from the Highlands to the Lowlands.
Great Charleston House
Best for: Luxury
Star feature: Hot tub
Great Charleston House is a grand Victorian mansion nestled in Aberdeenshire with 11 bedrooms, a seven-seater private hot tub and plenty of entertaining and living space. Gather your guests for a slap-up meal around the long dining table, enjoy popping open the bubbly from the bar or hang out in the games room.
If you do one thing: Get dressed up for a lavish dinner party at the huge formal dining table!
Place to eat: If you can drag yourself away from your own kitchen and dining area, head into the village of Torphins to The Learney Arms Indian Restaurant for a flavoursome curry.
Ormidale Mill House
Location: Argyll & Bute
Best for: Family fun activities
Star feature: Beautiful grounds
Ormidale Mill House stands in 23 acres of pretty private grounds, in Argyll & Bute, at the head of Loch Riddon, looking down to the glen to the River Ruel. There are nine bedrooms and the beautiful home has plenty to keep everyone entertained with a hot tub, sauna, games room, swimming pool and tennis court.
If you do one thing: Take a stroll around the grounds, down to the loch and explore the local area for spectacular views.
Place to eat: Just a 15-minute drive, The Oystercatcher is a relaxed, contemporary pub and restaurant on the eastern banks of Loch Fyne.
Best for: High-tech spec
Star feature: Cool chill-out zone
Linton Lodge is a stunning home on the outskirts of the Pentland Hills, in the Scottish Borders, just 20 minutes from Edinburgh. The prestigious eight-bedroom home is set in over an acre of wooded garden and is perfect for house parties with a sauna, bar, sunken hot tub, 10 x 10 movie screen, games console and a music system.
If you do one thing: Stick on some tunes, pour yourself a drink and jump in the hot tub!
Place to eat: The Gordon Arms is an award-winning pub just a five-minute walk from the house.
Best for: Getting away from it all
Star feature: Gorgeous gardens
Considered one of Scotland’s finest private country houses, Georgian Heights is a historic mansion with expansive private gardens and woods. The stunning 10-bedroom home, in Ayrshire, is perfect for a hen party, with relaxing spaces such as the walled garden, croquet lawn, summer house, and spa treatment room.
If you do one thing: Play croquet on the lawn!
Place to eat: Scott’s Troon is a stylish restaurant overlooking the harbour.
House in Angus
Best for: Golf courses
Star feature: Outdoor swimming pool
This six-bedroom, pet-friendly House in Angus is perfectly located for a golfing getaway. Close to the famed Carnoustie Golf Links and just 30 miles from St Andrews, after a long day, head back to this cosy home for a soak in the hot tub, a dip in the outdoor pool or a refreshing drink in front of the roaring fire.
If you do one thing: Enjoy an early morning swim in the outdoor pool.
Place to eat: If you’re a seafood fan head to family-run The Old Boatyard Restaurant in Arbroath for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Best activities to get up to in Scotland
Scotland is a great destination for a group getaway. With lots of fun pursuits, both indoors and outdoors, you needn’t rely on the unpredictable weather!
Swim with basking sharks
Location: Argyll & Bute
Best for: Wildlife spotting
Why not tick something off the bucket list and enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience by heading out with Basking Shark Scotland? Hop on a boat from Oban to spot local wild and marine life. Enjoy the scenery and even take a dip with the local basking sharks!
Pit-stop nearby: Breakfast, hot meals and snacks are on offer at Food From Argyll At The Pier in Oban.
Best for: Getting muddy!
Rothiemurchus is a stunning Highland estate in Aviemore that features beautiful grounds, abundant wildlife and lots of outdoor activities. Explore the estate in an off-road 4x4 adventure and enjoy the moorland scenery.
Pit-stop nearby: The Winking Owl, run by Cairngorms Brewery, has award-winning beers, whiskies, wines and snacks on the menu.
Best for: Competitive fun
Why not get your group together for a little bit of friendly competition? Dundas Castle, near Edinburgh, can organise a mini Highland Games for your friends or family. Have a go at tug of war, shot put or classic cable toss so you can crown your own Highland champion!
Pit-stop nearby: Savour seafood at the The Boat House in .
Best for: Family fun
If you’re looking for a fun rainy-day activity then a trampoline park, like Flip Out in Glasgow, is sure to make everyone smile, no matter their age! Trampoline parks are a great place for family outings but if you’re planning a getaway with your mates then you could check out their after dark events with a DJ spinning tunes.
Pit-stop nearby: Enjoy a drink and bite to eat at the stylish The Butchershop Bar & Grill.
Whisky distillery tour
Best for: Enjoying a tipple
Glenfiddich is a name known around the world and you can visit yourself to see how the whisky is made. Get the gang together to explore the exhibition and sample the Scottish classic. Your group can enjoy a private tour with your own personal guide too.
Pit-stop nearby: No need to go anywhere - the distillery offers breakfast, lunch afternoon tea and refreshments!
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