If you fancy gathering your friends or family together for a few days of fun and relaxation, perhaps to celebrate a special occasion, we have just what you need. Picture a beautiful home all to yourselves, in a gorgeous Scottish location with lots to see, do and explore, or maybe a secluded spot where you can hide away, watch the local wildlife and simply enjoy each other’s company.
If this sounds ideal to you, then one of the larger properties from our specially selected portfolio could be just what you’re looking for.
Set in the heart of rural Perthshire is Balnald Farmhouse, a cluster of original farm buildings dating back to 1886 that have been converted into a beautiful country home with six double bedrooms and plenty of rustic charm. The double-height drawing room with its wooden beams and wood-burning stove is kept light and bright by large picture windows that are set into the former cart shed arches. What was once the milking parlour is now a spacious dining room that has the added feature of a dining table that converts into a snooker table.
Outside in the grounds guests can enjoy a game on the tennis courts, have a soak in the hot tub or simply relax on the south-facing patio and admire the scenery. There is easy access to fantastic local hill walks including the 10 mile Glen Lyon Horseshoe that starts in Inverar and takes in four different munros along the way. The village of Fortingall is also close by and is home to the Fortingall yew tree, which is thought to be over 5,000 years old. Prices for Balnald Farmhouse start at £995 for a 7 night stay for up to 12 people and again, reduced rates are available for parties of 6.
Stronshira House is a wonderful 5 bedroom lochside retreat set in a large, enclosed garden right on the edge of Loch Fyne in Argyll. Loch Fyne is a beautiful sea loch that is connected to the Sound of Jura by the Crinan Canal. It is home to dolphins, seals and otters and is also renowned for its oysters.
The house is just 3 miles from Inveraray – a pretty town that is famous for its 19th century jail, a popular tourist attraction that has a reputation as one of Scotland’s most haunted locations. Stronshira House is the perfect place to escape to, with accommodation for up to 10 people and the family dog. Prices start at £850 for 7 nights and there are reduced rates available for parties of 6.
Another very special property that is ideal for family gatherings is Linthill House in the Scottish Borders. This elegant country mansion dates back to the 18th century and is located in 100 acres of parkland, just 6 miles from the pretty town of Melrose. This elegant building features a grand entrance hall (complete with baby grand piano) and 9 bedrooms that are spread out across the house’s east, south and west wings. A billiard room with full sized snooker table provides recreation for evenings or rainy days and you can fish for trout in the Ale Water which runs through the grounds.
Spend your days enjoying leisurely riverside walks and having picnics by the pond or stroll the mile along to the village of Lilliesleaf. The fabulous food, rich history, heritage and landscapes of the Scottish Borders are just on the doorstep. Linthill House sleeps 16 people and accepts 2 dogs, with prices starting at £1,795 for a 7 night break. Short breaks are also available.
These are just a small selection of our larger properties that are perfect for group getaways. There are many more options on our website, as well as smaller cottages for any type of holiday or short break. Discover more or call 01835 822 277 where a member of our friendly team will have lots of great suggestions to help you find your perfect holiday property.