As ‘hosting season’ hoves into view, we feast our eyes on grand short-let options that would offer a wonderfully warm welcome for festivities.
Here is our gallery of exclusive rentals available for groups to enjoy a get-together.
1. Auchterarder House, Perthshire. Two nights from £26,500
Where is it? In a tranquil secluded setting less than half an hour by car to the west of Perth, and about an hour to Edinburgh and Glasgow. Auchterarder House is in easy reach of fantastic golf courses, hill walks and a range of historic castles. Photo: Beth McDougall Photography
2. Auchterarder House, Perthshire. Two nights from £26,500
Interior: There are ten comfortable ensuite bedrooms, as well as an impressive drawing room, library, dining hall, billiard room, and cinema. Guests can enjoy jumping into its sauna after a work out in the gym. Photo: Beth McDougall Photography
3. Auchterarder House, Perthshire. Two nights from £26,500
Exterior: The property is enveloped in 20 acres of mature gardens and grounds, featuring a lochan.
Contact: Loyd & Townsend Rose Castles Photo: Beth McDougall Photography
4. Alladale Lodge and Wilderness Reserve, Sutherland. A week stay from £20,000
What is it? An elegant Victorian lodge built in 1877, and refurbished by Laura Ashley, which sleeps up to 14 with additional accommodation in its Eagle’s Crag and Ghillie’s Rest. Photo: Innes McNeil