If you’re thinking about your next family holiday, here are some ideas on how you can get real value for money and an authentic experience of Scotland by staying in Family Cottages. Whether you want a magical holiday in castle grounds, space to relax and enjoy the great outdoors or a range of leisure facilities on your doorstep, you can find it on EmbraceScotland. Fantastic Family Holidays in Scotland: Part 1 focussed on the Highlands, Aberdeenshire, Perthshire and Fife, and Part 2 continues with holiday ideas in Central and Southern Scotland.
5. Edinburgh & the Lothians
To explore the Edinburgh and the Lothians, Faside Castle is ideally located – only 10 miles from Edinburgh city centre and with beautiful views of Edinburgh and the Firth of Forth. What better base for discovering all that historic Edinburgh has to offer than holiday accommodation in a 17th century barn conversion, in the grounds of this stunning castle? Faside Estate offers a great balance between sightseeing in the city and relaxing in a rural setting, and is sure to enchant the whole family.
6. Argyll, the Isles & Stirlingshire
These self-catering properties are ideal for experiencing scenic West Central Scotland and the Isles.
In 3.5 acres of land, with its own bluebell wood, Airdeny Holiday Chalets has plenty of space for children to run around and enjoy the peaceful, natural habitat. With plenty to do and see nearby, including trips to Mull and Iona, Balamory and Seafaris from Easdale, it is an ideal base for exploring the area or just relaxing with the family.
The Melfort Club Holiday Cottages, at the head of Loch Melfort near Oban, has a wide range of excellent leisure facilities to keep the entire family active and entertained, including an indoor swimming pool, sauna, gym, table tennis, putting green, playground, fishing, bike hire and riding stables. After a day of activities, spend time together in your home-from-home cottage in the small and peaceful holiday village.
7. Dumfries & Galloway
Dumfries and Galloway is the ideal location for a rural retreat, with rolling landscapes, sandy beaches and rugged coastlines. Orroland Holiday Cottages is the perfect spot to get away from it all and enjoy the peace of the countryside. Set on a hillside leading down to the sea, the panoramic views are breathtaking. You can also visit nearby Kirkcudbright and Castle Douglas, 15 – 20 minutes away by car.
8. The Scottish Borders
Yethouse Luxury Farmhouse Cottage is located on the edge of Newcastleton Forest, a Scottish Borders gem, and has a range of fantastic family activities on its doorstep, from walking and bike trails, to fishing and golfing. Get to know this stunning and historic area from your very own luxury farmhouse cottage and curl up in the evening in front of an open fire.
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