A five star luxury home overlooking Loch Tay

Renowned for its glorious scenery, Scotland is also famous for its grand homes. But did you know that you stay in some of them? Here, we’ve picked ten of the best large holiday homes in Scotland to rent for your next holiday.

Nowhere else in the UK will you find such a long and illustrious list of fine properties. Rent one of these large group holiday homes and not only do you get the chance to experience life as the other half lives it, but you have space for everyone to enjoy a holiday to remember.

Read on to discover ten truly magnificent properties, all perfect pads for a group holiday. Whether you’re celebrating an anniversary, landmark birthday, special occasion or just fancy getting everyone together, this list has a large holiday home in Scotland for you.

Perthshire hunting lodge with pool

Need to know

Sleeps: 17 + cot
Wifi: yes
Special extras: heated indoor pool, games room with gym equipment
Own grounds: yes, plus walled garden
Dogs allowed: 2
County: Perthshire

Nestled into stunning Scottish landscape by Loch Rannoch
Nestled into stunning Scottish landscape by Loch Rannoch

On the edge of Loch Rannoch and overlooking the mountains, this Scottish hunting lodge takes large holiday homes in Scotland to rent to the next level. Yours to enjoy are sumptuous interiors, uber-comfy spaces, an indoor heated pool (always deliciously warm) and giant games room. Acres of land await to be explored and you can even touch down at the helipad if you fancy arriving by air.

Oban stunner with views to die for

Need to know

Sleeps: 22 + cot
Wifi: yes
Special extras: hot tub, entertainment area, cinema room, games room
Own grounds: yes, half an acre garden
Dogs allowed: sorry, no
County: Argyllshire

Stunning views overlooking Oban
Stunning views overlooking Oban

Set on a hill overlooking Oban and beyond to the Firth of Lorn and the Isle of Mull, this impressive mansion to rent comes replete with luxury comforts. You’ll find stunning contemporary modern design at every turn plus those little touches that make this property one you’ll remember forever. Think hot tub (with those views), cinema room complete with 86” screen, lla spa products in all the bathrooms… And all just 5 minutes’ walk from Oban itself.

5-star lodge near Blair Atholl

Need to Know

Sleeps: 12
Wifi: yes
Special extras: snooker room, super-king beds, ensuite bathrooms for everyone
Own grounds: yes, the estate runs to 60,000 acres
Dogs allowed: 2
County: Perthshire

Surrounded by stunning scenery - a perfect holiday destination
Surrounded by stunning scenery – a perfect holiday destination

All 12 of you can duke and duchess-it at this luxury lodge looking out over picture-perfect mountain and glen scenery. Built originally for the Duke of Atholl to entertain his guests, this spacious lodge has been completely renovated to provide everything you need for a comfortable holiday in style. Panoramic views come as standard at every turn with the great Scottish outdoors on your very own doorstep.

Luxury lochside retreat

Need to know

Sleeps: 8
Wifi: yes
Special extras: underfloor heating, real castle features, private beach, attention to detail
Own grounds: yes, although there’s no garden, the lodge is on a 33,000-acre private estate
Dogs allowed: sorry, no
County: Inverness-shire

Luxury Lochside Gate Lodge near Dalwhinnie
Nestled on the edge of the Cairngorm National Park on Loch Ericht this highly unusual gate lodge is anything but ordinary. 

Sometimes large holiday homes in Scotland to rent are actually castles such as this elegant lodge perched on the edge of Loch Ericht. You’ll love the water and mountain views from every turn in a property where castle features such as turrets, turnpike stairs and wooden panelling come as standard. As do the luxury touches from top to bottom – this is a stay to emulate the finest stately home and all 8 of you will feel like real kings and queens.

Luxury mansion with pool near Edinburgh

Need to know

Sleeps: 14
Wifi: yes
Special extras: heated indoor pool, 12-seater cinema, steam room, gym
Own grounds: yes, backing onto Gullane Golf Course
Dogs allowed: sorry, no
County: East Lothian

4 level neo-classical sandstone luxury holiday home is a 30 minute drive of Edinburgh
Four level neo-classical sandstone luxury holiday home is a 30 minute drive of Edinburgh

A stunning Neo-classical mansion gets a sleek design look at this perfectly located holiday home in Gullane. The sights and delights of Edinburgh are just 30 minutes away while some of the best Scottish golf sits literally on your doorstep. You can all luxuriate in spacious comfort and make the most of exclusive extras such as a cinema room, steam room, fully-equipped gym plus a heated indoor pool that stretches for a full 15 metres.

Highland lodge with absolute privacy

Need to know

Sleeps: 17 + cot
Wifi: yes
Special extras: games room, absolute privacy
Own grounds: yes, the estate runs to 34,000 acres
Dogs allowed: 2
County: Perthshire

Snow Covered Remote Highland Lodge by Loch Ericht
In a spectacular setting on a 34,000 acres estate, this Victorian shooting lodge is the perfect location to explore the untouched wilderness of Perthshire

Really getting away from it all can present a challenge, although many large holiday homes in Scotland to rent offer absolute privacy. This Victorian lodge on the shores of Loch Ericht in peaceful Highland surroundings is one of them. Located down a private road, the property comes with luxurious comfort in pristine natural surroundings just for you. Yours to explore are the 34,000 acres on the estate where outdoor pursuits come into their own. Keep an eye out for Golden Eagles soaring above you.

Lodge retreat at Cape Wrath

Need to know

Sleeps: 16
Wifi: yes
Special extras: cinema room, games room, sauna, four poster bed
Own grounds: yes, 2 acres.
Dogs allowed: 2
County: Sutherland

5 star Lodge by Cape Wrath
This outstanding lodge has a 5 star rating from Visit Scotland

Sitting right at the top of Scotland, this sealoch-side lodge is well worth the drive to get there. Yours are panoramic views of some of the finest scenery in the country with the Kyle of Durness taking centre stage – don’t miss the daily visits from sea otters and seals basking on the sands. Inside, you’ll find comfortable and spacious surroundings with all rooms taking full advantage of those vistas. If you can tear your eyes away from the views, indoor entertainment includes the cinema room, full-sized snooker table and sauna.

Luxury space on Loch Tay

Need to know

Sleeps: 29 + cot
Wifi: yes
Special extras: 7-person hot tub, lochside location, party room, games room, library
Own grounds: yes, 4 acres of private estate
Dogs allowed: 2
County: Perthshire

A five star luxury home overlooking Loch Tay
If you’re looking for the ultimate holiday house in Scotland you will be suitably amazed by this luxurious exclusive-use venue with breath-taking views

Large holiday homes in Scotland don’t come much bigger than this one, even in the land of palatial properties. This luxury lodge on the banks of Loch Tay easily accommodates a party of 29 and includes everything you need (and some) to make catering easy for the crowds. Stunning loch views and luxury touches greet you at every turn while sumptuous extras include a 7-person hot tub (with loch vistas), a library, media room complete with 80” TV and a party room with disco lighting. Outside, all 4 acres are yours to explore and include woodland walks.

Loch Lomond luxury

Need to know

Sleeps: 21 + cot
Wifi: yes
Special extras: hot tub for 7, giant-screen cinema room, private location, gym, games room
Own grounds: yes, the lodge is part of a 34-acre private estate
Dogs allowed: 2
County: Dunbartonshire

Loch Lomond Escape
Just imagine your own luxury get away with this view

Only the best large holiday homes in Scotland to rent enjoy iconic locations and this 19th-century lodge boasts one of them. Yours to enjoy are the bonnie bonnie banks of Loch Lomond as you holiday in style with a long list of luxury touches. Original Gothic features sit in harmony with the 7-person hot tub, the cinema room whose screen stretches to a massive 126”, a games room, marble en suites, plush fabrics and professional Everhot range.

Luxury mansion near Troon

Need to know

Sleeps: 20
Wifi: yes
Special extras: Games room, 50” TV, master suite with four poster and dressing room, housekeeping service
Own grounds: yes, 4 acres of picture-perfect gardens and grounds
Dogs allowed: sorry, no
County: Ayrshire

Luxury holiday home near Troon, Scotland
Award winning, private, luxurious. If these adjectives come to mind when describing your perfect holiday, then this hidden gem is perfect for your next big holiday

Tucked away on a private estate just outside Troon on the west coast sits one of Scotland’s finest Georgian homes. This one has a 5-star rating and provides a spacious and luxurious stay for all 20 guests. Modern touches sit perfectly with original features throughout and the holiday home has enough space for everyone to enjoy time together or apart. The games room comes with a full-sized snooker table, all bedrooms have super king beds and a housekeeping service comes included. Lovely sandy beaches and excellent golf courses are just a short drive away while Glasgow lies within easy reach.

Still can’t decide which large holiday home to rent in Scotland? Take a look at other inspirational large holiday homes on our books or call the experts at Scotts Castles on 01208 821 341.