Large historic holiday castle for family holidays Scotland

Winter coats and sturdy boots ward off the chilly day.  Forced inside by long dark evenings, with windows shut and curtains drawn.   The warmth of a log fire pulls in the crowd, the perfect conduit for family interaction.  Whether you’re roasting chestnuts, toasting crumpets or warming toes, a home with a hearth is a happy place to be.

If you’re looking for a cosy winter break, have a look at our top picks of large holiday homes in Scotland with log fires. Perfect for toasting marshmallows. Happy days.

1. 19th Century Town House, near Melrose

Harmony House

With a colonial feel throughout, due to the original owner designing it based on his house in Jamaica, gives this seemingly traditional house a surprising Caribbean twist.

2. Historic medieval castle, near Largs

Law Castle - Medieval large holiday house Scotland

For a week or weekend you can be king or queen of your very own castle for an extra special holiday.

3. Luxury Holiday House, Ayrshire


This well-appointed Georgian home sleeping groups of up to 20 very comfortably, is hugely popular for special family gatherings.

4. Holiday house in hamlet, near Blair Atholl

Old Blair, Perthshire, Scotland

This is a charming holiday house within walking distance of Blair Castle which is ideal for a family holiday in Perthshire and central Scotland.

5. Luxury Country Mansion by Loch Tay

Relax by the fire in this georgeous home by Loch Tay

The many reception rooms of this amazing lochside home includes a sitting room with open fire, living space with balcony access, party room, chill-out TV room, an office, a games room and patio area with 7-person hot tub.

6. Victorian Fishing Lodge, near Fort William

Camisky Lodge

A past Royal favourite, this spacious sporting lodge is a hot favourite for groups looking to unwind in comfort amidst stunning scenery

7. Castle with history, near Kilmarnock

Scottish holiday house with history - Craufurdland Castle

Set in beautiful Ayrshire countryside, this authentic castle has many tales to tell with over 350 years of history, and is conveniently situated only 35 minutes from Glasgow.

8. Historic Highland Castle, near Beauly

Erchless Castle | Historic highland holiday home Scotland

This wonderful castle sits proudly in its own private estate, enjoying stunning views down a Highland glen, only 40 minutes from a major International airport.

9. Prestigious sporting lodge, near Ballater

House of Glenmuick - sporting lodge for large family holidays Scotland

If you are looking for somewhere extraordinary in a beautiful area of Scotland with Balmoral Castle as the next door neighbour, then this amazing location is the place for you.

10. Ultimate Scottish Getaway, near Glencoe

Dalness House, Glencoe

Understated luxury with a touch of tartan here and there to remind you where you are! A true Highland gem.

11. 16th Century castle, near Grantown-on-Spey

Muchrach Castle - Large historic holiday castle for family holidays Scotland

Make sure you take your camera and hiking boots to this delightfully quirky 16th century castle and enjoy some magnificent scenery and mountain walks.

12. 16th Century castle, near Selkirk

Aikwood Tower - 16th century castle

Described as a tower house, it is as you would expect a Scottish castle to be – full of character, authenticity and brimming with history. Is this the one you are looking for?

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