Self catering holiday homes – Scotland

We have some fantastic self catering holiday homes which are perfectly suited for you and the family, and many that are not too far from our fabulous capital city.

Many of you love the idea of a rural retreat but with the possibility of getting into Edinburgh for a day trip or two. So here are a few options of lovely countryside retreats that can help you relax, but are not too far to be able to have the best of both worlds. All of these are self catering and are within two hours drive of the big city.

self catering scotland Larachmhor

self catering scotland Larachmhor Scotland

‘Larachmhor’ near Dunkeld in Perthshire is a delightful bungalow set amidst garden, fields and trees. Having undergone renovations this is a stylish, bright and homely holiday home sleeping 8. The nearest town is the ever popular Dunkeld with its National Trust buildings, charming shops and restaurants all by the River Tay. The ospreys nest at Loch of the Lowes above the town is well worth a visit in the right season. You are perfectly placed to see both the west coast and the Cairngorms and even visit Edinburgh if you fancy a day in one of the world’s greatest cities.This is a really lovely holiday house in a delightful and hidden away part of Perthshire that you are sure to enjoy. Read more


self catering scotland Hawkshaw

self catering scotland Hawkshaw living room

‘Hawkshaw’ in Crieff is a real hidden gem in Perthshire, one of which is ideally situated and set up for the perfect family holiday. Built in the 1830s it retains many period features, such as seen in the formal dining room, complemented by the well equipped hand-made oak kitchen. The exquisite garden with its well-maintained borders of flowers and shrubs, lawns, and Victorian summerhouse make this is lovely place to sit in the sun. Hawkshaw and ‘Merlin Cottage’ next door can be booked alongside to accommodate a bigger party of 14. Read more


self catering scotland Stalkers

self catering scotland Stalkers living room

‘Stalkers Lodge’ near Pitlochry, Perthshire is a fantastic countryside cottage sleeping 6. This brand new house situated on an exceptionally scenic 3,000 acre Scottish estate. It’s been built and fitted out to an excellent 5* standard with spacious, light-filled rooms and discerning décor. The back of the house has a charming patio with large table and chairs, BBQ and is a good sun-trap. The garden (fenced) is laid to lawn with swings and a slide for children.The estate makes a great holiday destination with inspiring scenery all around, wonderful wildlife and no shortage of activities – it just has so much to offer! ‘Keeper’s Cottage’, just next door can be booked to accommodate a larger party of 10. Read more


self catering scotland Summerhill

self catering scotland Summerhill sunroom

‘Summerhill’ in Stanley is a fantastic large house which is perfect for the you and the extended family to retreat to for a week. Surrounded by tumbling hills and fields, and set on the banks of the River Tay this really in a peaceful location to be enjoyed by everyone. The house is modern and spacious inside, with a really special sun room which becomes the social hub with the pool table and music machine. From here activities like countryside walks, cycling, cafe stops and picnics can be enjoyed with the family, as well as day trips further afield to Perth and Edinburgh. Read more


self catering scotland Vicarsford Farmhouse

self catering scotland Vicarsford sunroom

‘Vicarsford Farmhouse’ is a simply lovely Fife farmhouse set amidst the fields of a farm and very near to one of Fife’s best and hidden away beaches. It is set beside Tentsmuir beach – a renowned nature reserve with long quiet beaches and yet only 20 minutes from Dundee or St Andrews making this a great house for family holidays. The house is extremely well presented with big bright rooms, lovely rural views and a quiet luxury throughout. Families will love the games room with pool table and garage with table tennis. There is even a hot tub! Read more


We are big fans of all of these self catering holiday homes listed here today. To find out more about them make sure you click on the ‘read more’ links. To find out what previous customers think of them take a look at the reviews and go ahead and book a break for you and your family today. Spring and Summer are on their way and these are perfect destinations if you are in search for a Scottish stay-cation in the coming months.

For more options look through our list of houses sleeping 5+ in Scotland


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