So you want to come and stay near Edinburgh – congratulations! Great choice – the castle, the Royal Mile, the lush countryside and parks, what’s not to love?

Now the next step: choosing the accommodation for a large group holiday is a big decision – are there enough bedrooms for everyone? Can the dogs come too? Does the house have enough bathrooms to get everyone showered and ready in the morning with no arguments? How far to the local pub? What is there to do nearby?

But this is the fun part so take your time – browsing beautiful large holiday houses in Scotland shows you just what luxury you can afford when there are lots of people sharing the cost.

Start planning your own Hogwarts parties in the great hall, lose yourself in dreams of four-poster beds, lay out your best dresses for grand dinners in the formal dining room, draw teams for the golf tournament…

And take a look below at some of the finest properties on offer close to Edinburgh.

Five star barn conversion, near Galashiels

Pick seven of your best friends and head to the rolling hills of the Scottish Borders to stay in this five star reburbished barn.

Time from Edinburgh city centre: 60 minutes
Bedrooms: 4
Sleeps: 8+2
Pets allowed: 2
Price: From £950 for 7 nights

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Luxury castle tower in the heart of East Lothian

Be the King or Queen of the castle in this 16th century five star property, with its historic great hall, vaulted dining room and magnificent opulent bedrooms.

Time from Edinburgh city centre: 45 minutes
Bedrooms: 7
Sleeps: 13+2
Pets allowed: No
Price: From £6600 for 7 nights

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19th Century town house near Melrose

Travel back in time with a stay in this stately Georgian town house, owned and run by the National Trust for Scotland.

Time from Edinburgh city centre: 60 minutes
Bedrooms: 7
Sleeps: 12
Pets allowed: Yes
Price: From £1622 for 7 nights

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Large Georgian Mansion in the valley of the River Tweed

Travel back in time with a stay in this grand country house in its private woodland setting. With upholstered Chesterfield sofas, open fires, gilt mirrors. wood-panelling and AGA, you won’t want to leave.

Time from Edinburgh city centre: 60 minutes
Bedrooms: 12
Sleeps: 24+4
Pets allowed: Yes
Price: From £4599 for 7 nights

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Stylish converted church, Kelso

The exterior of this 19th Century church hides the magnificence of its interior, which offers stylish accommodation with modern opaque glass floors, underfloor heating, surround sound music system and arched beams.

Time from Edinburgh city centre: 65 minutes
Bedrooms: 5
Sleeps: 10+2
Pets allowed: Yes
Price: From £1500 for 7 nights

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Impressive country house

This large Victorian country house is a short drive from Edinburgh city centre, Deep Sea World, and Gleneagles, giving all ages plenty to enjoy while staying here.

Time from Edinburgh city centre: 40 minutes
Bedrooms: 9
Sleeps: 18
Pets allowed: No
Price: From £2500 for 7 nights

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Castle with great hall, near Stirling

Ideally situated between Edinburgh and Glasgow, you and your family can enjoy everything Scotland’s best known cities have to offer from this restored authentic medieval 16th Century castle.

Time from Edinburgh city centre: 55 minutes
Bedrooms: 4
Sleeps: 8+2
Pets allowed: No
Price: From £1900 for 7 nights

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See the full range of properties available or give us a call and we can suggest a few properties based on what you need. Happy holidaying!