With travel tricky at the moment, it could be the ideal time for the ultimate Scottish staycation if you’re already in the UK. A chance to enjoy everything this stunning country has to offer and to escape the big cities.
These locations are all high-end Airbnbs which are ideal for large groups or a family getaway. The best part is that once you divide the cost of the house between a group, it works out as a super affordable alternative to hotels and resorts.
All you have to do now is round up some friends and get ready to enjoy the ultimate Scottish staycation in one of these beautiful Airbnbs…
Best Airbnbs in Scotland
In the heart of the Queen Elizabeth Forest, this 500 year old tower house has all the modern comforts. It now offers comfortable accommodation with en suite bathrooms to each bedroom. If you want to live the royal life for a few days, this is ideal.
With renewable biomass heating system Duchray Castle is the perfect cosy get away! Guests can enjoy the beautiful estate, sit with a good book by the fire or alternatively explore all there is to offer in the local area of Loch Lomond and Stirlingshire.
The castle will set you back about $600 per night and sleeps up to 8 people.
This is an impressive Victorian villa in a prestigious area of North Berwick with outstanding views across the Golf Course to the Beach and the Firth of Forth beyond.
The beautiful house is the perfect space for the family, a group of couples or golfers to gather and enjoy time in these wonderful surroundings. The best bit for golfers? You can enjoy direct access to North Berwick golf course from the garden at Ryvra!
Downstairs offers expansive entertaining space, perfect for enjoying a meal together whilst taking in the wonderful open views of the garden, North Berwick golf course and beyond to the beach and the Firth of Forth.
The house will cost you about $600 a night and sleeps up to 10 people.
Links View sits in one of the most famous addresses in the world of golf. This extraordinary duplex apartment allows you to appreciate what makes St Andrews so special. It’s a real home away from home!
This 4 bedroom duplex apartment has an extraordinary setting with unrivalled views over the 18th green and 1st tee of the historic Old Course, far reaching over the award winning West Sands beach to the distant Angus hills. Accessed via its private front door, you enter into the downstairs vestibule leading to the hall.
Links View can flexibly accommodate up to 8 people in its 4 bedrooms, 2 of which are en-suite with a further 2 master bathrooms. There is an open plan kitchen/living/dining area on the first floor as well as 2 bedrooms, with a further 2 bedrooms on the second floor alongside the large living room, with doors leading to its private roof top terrace.
The house will set you back about $450 a night and sleeps up to 8 people.
Only 2 hours North of Glasgow, in beautiful Argyll, sits this 300 acres Ballimore Farm Estate with a modern and spacious Estate House, cosy cottage, and its own fishing Loch. An ideal location for large families and groups looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
The Estate house has a large open plan kitchen/ dining room and a cosy lounge with open fire place. There’s also a second larger living room on the first floor with wood burning stove and a large terrace overlooking the estate. There’s five luxurious bedrooms. The 20m indoor swimming pool is heated throughout the summer months. Who needs sunshine?
The house sits within a large garden, which also accommodates the ruin of the old Baron’s House, the Cottage, Lodge and Barn of the farm. The owner’s Highland cows and sheep roam the fields surrounding the garden, and fishing Loch Tromlee is a mile down the track.
The house sleeps up to 13 guests and will set you back just under $1,000 per night.
You’ll be staying on the second floor in the North West of this Palace, overlooking the Parks. The Balvaird Wing has been newly refurbished offering guests 5 star, luxury accommodation. The Wing sleeps up to six guests in 3 beautifully decorated, en-suite bedrooms and is accessed via external and internal stairs.
Scone Palace has an exciting and colourful history as one of Scotland’s most important stately homes. The Palace houses an outstanding collection of antiques, paintings and rare artefacts. The grounds are renowned throughout the world, making the stately home one of the most popular tourist attractions in both Perth and Scotland.
The space sleeps 6 people and will cost you around $700 a night, depending on the time of year.
Enjoy a cosy stay in this refurbished coach house, which is decorated to a high standard. This home is a delight to stay in, with trout fishing rights – perfect for a family reunion or friends to get together. There is also a walled garden with a hot tub and a small fish pond.
There are 6 bedrooms in the house, as well as two pullout sofa beds. With everything you need on your doorstep, you won’t want to leave this beautiful home!
The space sleeps up to 10 people and will set you back about $400 a night.
Want to stay on the shores of Loch Long in the stunning Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park? Ardmay House is the perfect choice for your family gathering, a reunion with friends or a special break away from it all with your nearest and dearest.
Ardmay House offers the perfect getaway for up to 22 guests across 10 bedrooms. Dating from 1854, Ardmay House was originally built as a Victorian fishing lodge. The house has been completely refurbished in recent years and has a very distinctive character. It’s stunning.
The house sleeps up to 16 people and will set you back a little over $1,000 a night.
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