Looking to celebrate your engagement, birthday, or just life in general? More and more people today are looking to party lodges in Scotland to help them celebrate their big moments, preferring to party indoors rather than out.
The rise in popularity of property letting sites such as Airbnb, HomeAway and PartyHouses makes it easier than ever to access short-term luxury accommodation for a unique hen party weekends, family get togethers or even a wild week away with your best friends.
With many party lodges offering a wide selection of luxury options, they often provide an ideal base for a group of friends looking to explore the wilderness of Scotland or simply spend a relaxing long weekend cosied up inside.
Below, blogger Mairi Beaver from This Girl Does explores the top 10 party lodges in Scotland from St Andrews to the Scottish Borders.
Drylaw House, Edinburgh
If you are looking for a weekend of opulence, then Drylaw House in Edinburgh provides a perfect Jane Austin location for you and your friends.
Sleeping 24 people, the mansion house is equipped with the furnishings you only see in the likes of a film set.
Whilst the stately home is ideal for formal dinners and drinks parties, the inclusion of a hot tub, BBQ and outdoor entertaining area means you can get right into party mode.
Kenmore House, Perthshire
Kenmore House, situated on the waters of Loch Tay, provides everything guests need for a weekend of fun.
The house itself offers the perfect base for exploring the great outdoors but should you be looking to party the days and nights away, it holds a secret.
For an additional fee, you are granted access to a stunning hot box sauna a short walk away complete with wood burner, private beach access, water trampoline and outdoor bar.
The Gatsby, Aberdeenshire
If you have a love for all things dramatic, then why not stay at The Gatsby in Torphins, Aberdeenshire?
Housing 24 people, the gothic style country house offers a gorgeous bar area, hot tub, grand piano, an open fire and stunning décor.
With the nearest restaurant right next door, the property has everything you need to spend a week tucked away. Did we mention the TWO wine fridges?
Glamping @ Dundas Castle, Edinburgh
This listing isn’t strictly a party lodge but was too good not to share. In the heart of the Lothian countryside live a series of five star glamping tents perfect for a group of friends to eat, drink and sleep in the great outdoors.
Each of the luxury tents come complete with fully equipped kitchens, electric powered wood burning stoves.
The Links, Near St Andrews
The Links, with its very own short game golf course and driving range, is located 17 minutes from the gorgeous market town of St Andrews… but once you enter this property there is no need to leave.
Sleeping ten people in five bedrooms (each with luxurious en suite), the house boasts the very best of fully equipped kitchens, an opulent living area with open fire and an outdoor hydro spa with stunning views. The breath-taking and good quality interior décor is fabulous; wood, fur, tweed…
The Apartment at Clevedon
This Victorian mansion has been given a complete overhaul and turned into a clean, crisp beautiful accommodation for up to six people. With a huge open plan kitchen, dining area and outdoor entertaining area, you could easily hold parties of various sizes.
Perthshire House, Near Aberfeldy
Perthshire House near Aberfeldy provides a certain glamour and luxury that can’t be found regularly. Sleeping up to 18 people across 9 bedrooms, each with en suite, it is clear someone with an eye for décor has transformed this 5-star rated luxury house into something of an art gallery.
Given the grandeur of the home, of course it comes with optional extras to make stays all the more wonderful; from private chefs, butlers and more…
Should you be able to leave the beauty of the refurbished mansion, outside out will find 5 acres of grounds with fire pit and BBQ.
The Granary, North Berwick
Looking for a party lodge with a difference? The Granary near North Berwick will offer you just that, with its original chimney and feature round room.
If you are not impressed with the building, then why not take a peek at the outdoor heated swimming pool! With plenty beaches, golf courses and the popular town of North Berwick nearby, you and your party will be spoiled for choice.
Scottish Country Estate, Dumfriesshire
Should nine or ten bedrooms not quite cut it for your party weekend, then why not go all-out and stay at the Scottish Country Estate in Dumfriesshire situated next to the Scottish Borders?
Step inside and relax in one of the finest country houses in the land; boasting 18 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms and a fully catered kitchen. Fancy something a bit more exciting? Visit the onsite adventure course, swings, trampoline or Scalextric course.
At £4,000 for one night at weekends, that would be under £100 per night per guest – bargain!
Stuckdarach, Loch Lomond
Stuckdarach House, situated on the western banks of Loch Lomond, sleeps 12 people and has everything you need for time away with friends; a hot tub, a separate coach house, a stunning kitchen and interior…
With a log burning fire, it is a perfect winter escape for you and your friends, but should you be able to pull yourselves away from the fire Arrochar and Tarbet offer loads to do nearby.