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Discover 1,000s of smashing holiday cottages right on your doorstep. Dotted around some of the most jaw-droppingly stunning parts of the country, these gorgeous places to stay make for great British breaks whatever the weather.



The Victorians popularised British coastal resorts, but more recently we’ve ignored the coast on our doorstep, opting for the Med and further afield. From the glitz of Brighton to the rugged coastline of Cornwall, pack your bucket and spade and don’t forget to pick up a stick of rock when you get there!



If you’d rather escape the madding crowd, go for a rural retreat. We’ve got farmhouses and country cottages in areas of outstanding beauty all over Britain. Fill your days exploring the Brecon Beacons, rambling across the Lake District or scaling the peaks of the Scottish Highlands.

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(58) Excellent 

17

Craufurdland Castle- Tower Hse - Kilmarnock castle sleeps 16

East Ayrshire / Kilmarnock

6 16 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
Craufurdland Castle is one of the oldest in Scotland, in same family for nearly 800 years. Set in 600 acres of stunning Ayrshire countryside surrounded by woodlands. The 6 double bedrooms are all unique and beautiful, the Georgian Drawing room stunning with spectacula  …see more

from £364 / night

£1970 - £3650 / week

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from £364 / night

(28) Excellent 

32

Plane Castle - Airth castle sleeps 18

Falkirk District / Airth

6 18 Min stay varies

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 18
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Steeped in history, visited by both Mary Queen of Scots and Bonnie Prince Charlie, this home has character and charm. It is an exceptionally interesting “B” listed castle. Sympathetically restored by its current owners, it provides a magical yet welcoming and comfor  …see more

from £700 / night

£3500 - £6000 / week

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from £700 / night

(16) Very Good 

23

The GateHouse - Dover castle sleeps 4

Kent / Dover

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
This Grade II listed, mini Gothic castle was built in 1850 and is now a fairy-tale holiday home. It is believed to have been built as the gate house for the officers accommodation for the Dover Castle Garrison who were housed in an impressive crescent of homes in Victor  …see more

from £65 / night

£375 - £600 / week

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Calgary Castle, Calgary, Isle of Mull - Calgary castle sleeps 16

Isle of Mull / Calgary

8 16 7 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
Calgary Castle is a spacious, historic building, dating from about 1775, offering comfortable, warm accommodation. Overlooking the stunning white sands of Calgary bay the castle it is surrounded by approximately 48 acres of woods and a beautiful private walled garden.  …see more

from £332 / night

£2320 - £3580 / week

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from £332 / night

(1) Excellent 

87

006-Historic Medieval Castle - West Kilbride castle sleeps 14

North Ayrshire / West Kilbride

5 14 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
Beautifully restored medieval castle with a stonepike staircase and vaulted kitchen with stunning water views over the Isle of Arran. In private grounds of one acre on a hill this, 15th century castle accommodates up to 12 adults and 2 (older) children, over four floor  …see more

from £422 / night

£2950 - £5500 / week

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from £422 / night

(2) Very Good 

37

033-16th Century Castle - Dulnain Bridge castle sleeps 8

Grantown-on-Spey / Dulnain Bridge

4 8 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Stunning 16th Century Castle in the Central Scottish Highlands with a stonepike staircase and vaulted kitchen commanding stunning views of Grantown. Comfortable accommodation to a high standard spread over four floors, sleeping up to 6 adults and 4 children (in two bun  …see more

from £150 / night

£1045 - £3365 / week

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from £150 / night

(24) Excellent 

34

Glentruim Castle - Newtonmore castle sleeps 14

Badenoch and Strathspey / Newtonmore

8 14 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Glentruim Castle has been beautifully extended and fully renovated to create an intimate atmosphere that is welcoming throughout the year. Offering spacious rooms with great attention to style and detail yet still retaining many of its original features it is the ideal  …see more

from £900 / night

£3850 - £5775 / week

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from £900 / night

77

153-Historic Highland Castle - Struy castle sleeps 16

Scottish Highlands / Struy

8 16 7 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Well-appointed privately owned castle and cottage set in its own 12,000 acre estate close to Inverness. Beautiful grounds with plenty of flat lawn areas, surrounded by woodland and enjoying spectacular views down a glen. Comfortable accommodation decorated to a good sta  …see more

from £268 / night

£1875 - £4200 / week

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from £268 / night

(7) Very Good 

15

Acton castle overlooking the sea - stunning views - Penzance castle sleeps 4

Cornwall / Penzance

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
The Garden Apartment is a lovely 2 bedroom apartment sleeping 4 in the fascinating Grade II listed, 18th Century, Acton Castle. It is located near the small rural hamlet of Rosudgeon, surrounded by farmland with stunning sea views across Penzance bay to St Michael's Mo  …see more

from £100 / night

£318 - £1091 / week

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from £100 / night

(1) Excellent 

16

Ayrshire Castle - West Kilbride castle sleeps 14

North Ayrshire / West Kilbride

7 14 2 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
In the fifteenth century the castle was constructed as a wedding gift for Princess Mary, the eldest daughter of James II of Scotland upon her marriage to Thomas Boyd the Earl of Arran.What is now the formal great hall of this comfortable but unusual home once served as  …see more

from £1000 / night

£2950 - £3750 / week

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from £1000 / night

(5) Excellent 

10

Castle Lachlan - Strachur castle sleeps 15

Argyll and Bute / Strachur

6 15 3 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Situated in Strathlachlan on the shores of Loch Fyne, Argyll and about 1 hour 15 min drive from Glasgow Airport Castle Lachlan is a great holiday location both for families and groups of friends.Our setting and surroundings makes Castle Lachlan a very attractive setting  …see more

from £620 / night

£2250 - £2550 / week

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from £620 / night

(1) Excellent 

49

040-Historic Castle Apartment - Forres castle sleeps 14

Moray / Forres

7 14 7 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Spectacular apartment within a 400 year old castle accommodating groups of up to 14 over three floors. Well-appointed, spacious reception rooms, bedrooms and bathrooms furbished to a high level. Beautifully decorated with antique and period furniture. Private access and  …see more

from £243 / night

£1700 - £2865 / week

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from £243 / night

(1) Very Good 

43

031-15th Century Castle - Insch castle sleeps 14

Aberdeenshire / Insch

7 14 7 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Wonderful medieval castle with stone turnpike stairways and two mezzanine levels, a short distance from Aberdeen. Accommodating groups of up to 14 over four floors in modern comfort without ruining the historical significance with many original features to be found. Go  …see more

from £279 / night

£1950 - £3800 / week

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from £279 / night

(11) Very Good 

32

Kilmartin Castle - Kilmartin castle sleeps 6

Argyll and Bute / Kilmartin

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Kilmartin Castle sits in Kilmartin Glen, an area rich with history dating back to the neolithic period, with many standing stones dotted around the serene landscape, the area offers extensive walking, cycling and sight seeing. the local pub is walking distance from the  …see more

from £172 / night

£1204 / week

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from £172 / night

(1) Good 

27

164-Castle with Great Hall - Bannockburn castle sleeps 10

Stirling / Bannockburn

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
This sixteenth century castle, which sleeps 8 adults and 2 children, is sited between Glasgow and Edinburgh overlooking the Ochil hills. It is rustic in style with stone floors, vaulted ceilings, stone clad walls and wood panelling throughout. Set on 3 floors, with the  …see more

from £272 / night

£1900 - £5500 / week

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from £272 / night

(38) Excellent 

29

TOFTCOMBS MANSION HOUSE - Biggar castle sleeps 24

South Lanarkshire / Biggar

11 24 Min stay varies

  • 11 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 24
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Relax in luxury in the Scottish Borders and have the run of your very own mansion house within 10 acre private grounds. Close to Edinburgh and Glasgow . Exclusive use for only you and your guests. Can be staffed on request. Toftcombs is a truly delightful, classic cou  …see more

from £950 / night

£6000 - £7000 / week

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from £950 / night

(1) Excellent 

41

181-Castle by Arbroath - Arbroath castle sleeps 16

Angus / Arbroath

7 16 7 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
DescriptionThis sixteenth century castle, which sleeps 14 adults is situated in 10 acres of grounds in the Angus countryside. It is semi- rustic in style with some original features like vaulted rooms, turrets and stone walls with shot holes. Set over 3 floors, with an  …see more

from £265 / night

£1850 - £2900 / week

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from £265 / night

33

156-Unique Historic Castle - Longtown castle sleeps 10

Carlisle / Longtown

4 10 7 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
This sixteenth century castle is comfortably furnished and sleeps 8 adults and 2 children. With turnpike stairs to the floors above including a Great Hall, and interesting features including stone walls, vaulted kitchen and a four poster bedroom. Centrally heated throug  …see more

from £215 / night

£1500 - £3090 / week

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from £215 / night

(13) Excellent 

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The Castle. Winner Best Self catering in Norfolk - Holt castle sleeps 9

Norfolk / Holt

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Child friendly
Winner of Norfolk's Best Self Catering Accommodation in the EDP Tourism Awards 2015. The Castle is a Grade II listed Regency Castellated House boasting high ceilings and comfortable accommodation on 2 floors. Enormous well equipped kitchen with table to seat 16 and uti  …see more

from £440 / night

£1599 - £1999 / week

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from £440 / night

(1) Excellent 

7

Irishman's Tower at Hoghton Tower - Hoghton castle sleeps 2

Lancashire / Hoghton

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
Built in 1565, the Irishman's Tower is an idyllic rural retreat and the perfect base for exploring the richness and diversity of local Lancashire countryside, food and culture.The Tower occupies one of the former garrisons that interrupt the ramparts at the front o  …see more

from £204 / night

£1008 / week

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from £204 / night

(3) Excellent 

17

Balvaird Apartment at Scone Palace - Perth castle sleeps 6

Perth and Kinross / Perth

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden
Set on the edge of the City of Perth, Scone Palace has a special place in Scottish history and, for the first time, guests can enjoy a unique anad memorable experience when they stay in the Balvaird apartment. Located in the west aspect of the palace and overlooking the  …see more

from £500 / night

£2800 - £3500 / week

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from £500 / night

31

167-Castle On The Plain - Larkhall castle sleeps 4

South Lanarkshire / Larkhall

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
This fifteenth century castle, which sleeps 4 adults, is sited between Glasgow and Edinburgh overlooking the Ochil hills. It is rustic in style with stone floors, painted ceilings and stone clad walls throughout. Set on 4 floors, with the highlight being the feature Gre  …see more

from £158 / night

£1100 - £5500 / week

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from £158 / night

(1) Very Good 

76

004-Magnificent Castle - Cove castle sleeps 20

Argyll and Bute / Cove

8 20 7 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 20
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
Well-appointed privately owned castle of a good standard near Glasgow with loch views. Comfortable accommodation over three floors, sleeping up to 20 people. With a great atmosphere which is warmed in the cooler months by log fires. Close to Loch Lomond, the Trossach  …see more

from £480 / night

£3360 - £5665 / week

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from £480 / night

43

185-Luxury Castle Tower - North Berwick castle sleeps 14

East Lothian / North Berwick

7 14 7 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
Ancient Tower, sleeping 13 adults, graded five stars by Visit Scotland, set in 22 acres of private grounds in East Lothian. Furnished to luxurious standard with many original features like vaulted rooms, a Great Hall and walls over 4 feet thick. Set over many floors,  …see more

from £1412 / night

£9880 / week

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from £1412 / night

11

The Fortalice - Blairgowrie castle sleeps 12

Perth and Kinross / Blairgowrie

6 12 2 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 2 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Rich in history, originally built in 1560 and subsequently partially destroyed in 1640 by the Duke of Argyll, the Fortalice has been painstakingly and sympathetically rebuilt and renovated to modern comforts by its current owner. Set over five floors there are 6 bedroom  …see more

from £1625 / night

£4250 - £5560 / week

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from £1625 / night

21

Luffness Castle in Self Catering Wing - Aberlady castle sleeps 4

East Lothian / Aberlady

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
Castle Wing in Aberlady, East Lothian, Scotland, UK - Beautiful and peaceful location in own estate, with lots of walks. One Mile To Aberlady And Gullane East Lothian is a mecca for golfers. There are 7 courses within 3 miles of Luffness including the world famous Muir  …see more

from £175 / night

£1150 / week

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from £175 / night

(1) Excellent 

14

King John's Castle - Devizes castle sleeps 13

Wiltshire / Devizes

7 13 Min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Introduction King John's Castle dates back to 1080 and was rebuilt in 1830. This exquisite English Castle is situated on an elevated position, giving magnificent views across the Wiltshire countryside together with having the advantage of being within a short walk of th  …see more

from £1525 / night

£7345 - £9995 / week

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from £1525 / night

17

C17th Castle - Clevedon castle sleeps 16

Somerset / Clevedon

8 16 2 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 16
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
The Castle is a Grade II listed detached hill top property enjoying glorious 360 degree views over wooded North Somerset countryside on one side and across the Bristol Channel to Wales on the other.The main part of the accommodation is housed on 4 floors in an octagonal  …see more

from £2059 / night

£7059 - £17059 / week

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from £2059 / night

59

153B-Highland Castle + Cottage - Inverness castle sleeps 22

Scottish Highlands / Inverness

11 22 7 nights min

  • 11 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 22
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Well-appointed privately owned castle and cottage set in its own 12,000 acre estate close to Inverness. Beautiful grounds with plenty of flat lawn areas, surrounded by woodland and enjoying spectacular views down a glen. Comfortable accommodation decorated to a good sta  …see more

from £297 / night

£2075 - £4700 / week

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from £297 / night

(75) Excellent 

23

Logie Country House - Pitcaple castle sleeps 32

Inverurie / Pitcaple

13 32 3 nights min

  • 13 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 32
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
1680 Scottish mansion set in 140 acre estate that dates back to 1492. The 13 bedroom house has been extensively restored and now provides extremely comfortable, relaxing accommodation in a beautiful, unique setting 15 miles west of Aberdeen on the banks of the river Uri  …see more

from £2500 / night

£7500 - £15000 / week

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from £2500 / night

(1) Very Good 

53

058-Restored Fortified Castle - Cupar castle sleeps 14

Fife / Cupar

6 14 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
Exceptional medieval castle lovingly restored to its original splendour sleeping up to 12 adults and 2 children over four floors. Set within a beautiful rural area with plenty of outdoor open space for children to play. Mostly wooden and tiled floors throughout with  …see more

from £272 / night

£1900 - £3500 / week

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from £272 / night

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East Wing - Cardigan Castle Accommodation - 374090 - Cardigan castle sleeps 8

Ceredigion / Cardigan

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
Cardigan Castle East Wing / Yr Aden. A chance to stay within an historic Welsh Castle. On 3 floors this castle wing has a unique and stylish boutique style but also many original features. The Castle is a focal point in Welsh history and was home to the first ever Eiste  …see more

from £122 / night

£619 - £1860 / week

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from £122 / night

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7 Brockhampton Park, Gloucestershire, GL54 5SP - Brockhampton castle sleeps 4

Herefordshire / Brockhampton

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
Brockhampton is a small Cotswold village surrounded by beautiful rolling countryside and yet convenient for a number of centres. Winchcombe is a lovely old town situated to the north providing an excellent range of specialist shops and restaurants. The Regency town of C  …see more

from £450 / night

£3150 / week

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from £450 / night

16

Fenton Tower - North Berwick castle sleeps 13

East Lothian / North Berwick

7 13 2 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
A unique Scottish Castle . . . Fenton Tower is a magnificent, fortified; 16th Century tower located 18 miles East of Edinburgh near the coastal town of North Berwick. The castle's location was originally chosen in the 11th Century because it afforded panoramic vie  …see more

from £1080 / night

£7560 - £14910 / week

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from £1080 / night

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Victorian mansion in Scotland - Moffat castle sleeps 15

Dumfries and Galloway / Moffat

7 15 3 nights min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 15
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
This mid 1800’s Victorian mansion is the ideal base for those visiting the Dumfries area promising a fun-filled or relaxing holiday for up to 14 people in Scotland. The spacious lounge is perfect for relaxing after a day of exploration. Sink into the comfortable sofa  …see more

from £566 / night

£3892 - £4304 / week

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(19) Very Good 

12

Lunga House - Craobh Haven castle sleeps 40

Argyll and Bute / Craobh Haven

18 40 2 nights min

  • 18 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 40
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
Little seaside castle hidden in the heart of Argyll on the West Coast of Scotland, surrounded by breathtaking views overlooking the Inner Hebridean Islands of Jura, Scarba, Shuna and the Gulf of Corryvrekan. We offer the full house for large groups of family or friends  …see more

from £1500 / night

£9000 / week

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from £1500 / night

61

196-Luxury Scottish Castle - Kirkton of Glenisla castle sleeps 12

Angus / Kirkton of Glenisla

6 12 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
On offer is a magnificent 16th century tower house, which sleeps 12 adults, set within its own walled enclosure, overlooking a majestic Scottish glen. It is authentic in style with many original features like a vaulted room, a chapel, a wood panelled Great Hall with and  …see more

from £465 / night

£3250 - £5250 / week

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from £465 / night

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Lunga - Craobh Haven castle sleeps 40

Argyll and Bute / Craobh Haven

17 40 1 night min

  • 17 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 40
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
Lunga House stands tall on green lawns with incredible sea views from the Corryvreckan to Loch Melford, encompassing the islands of Jura, Luing and Scarba and onto the Mountains of Mull. Lunga House is the ideal venue for a large family get-together, reunion or a bunch  …see more

from £1300 / night

£8000 - £10940 / week

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from £1300 / night

10

Colliston castle - Arbroath castle sleeps 14

Angus / Arbroath

7 14 1 night min

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
16th century medieval castle with private grounds allowing privacy and seclusion yet near to local amenities. The castle has many original feature along with modern day comforts. Large rooms provide the perfect backdrop to family and friend get togethers, providing th  …see more

from £500 / night

£2500 / week

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from £500 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Dumfries and Galloway / Portpatrick

14 28 3 nights min

  • 14 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 28
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £300 / night

£2100 / week

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from £300 / night

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