Seven showstopping Scottish houses to rent for your hen party soiree

Embrace stunning scenery, be seduced by stylish interiors and soak up everything Scotland has to offer whilst making your final days as a single lady momentous. These seven unique stays deliver on your every need from the hustle and bustle of the city to the seclusion and nature of the countryside

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Drylaw House – Edinburgh

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Nothing gets the stamp of approval like celebrities gracing the floors of a venue. That’s why Drylaw House on the outskirts of Edinburgh should be on your radar. Pop superstar Ellie Goulding stayed here for her own hen party and the bash was every bit as decadent and dreamy as the wedding itself. 

The Grade 1-listed building sleeps 24 guests and looks like it has been plucked from a period drama or movie with a gated driveway that promises security and privacy. The decor of the house equally matches the grandeur of the exterior.

Drylaw-stairwayEmbrace the best that Edinburgh has to offer with the city just a ten-minute taxi ride away, or be enchanted by the in-house amenities such as games room and hot tub.

There’s plenty of space for relaxation too with divine four-poster beds, roaring log fires and the option to bring in your own personal chef to cook up some gourmet delights.


Castleton House – Glamis

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Set in eight acres of ground, this Edwardian mansion in Eassie, by Glamis, was once home to HM Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. A venue fit for royalty, it ticks all the boxes with its dedicated champagne room, the Timothy Outlon Bar, two hot tubs and BBQ hut to get a taste of Scandinavia in Scotland – perfect for those late-night toasted marshmallows and drinks by the fire.

Mixing old with new when it comes to decor, the eclectic modern art on the wall compliments the tartan carpets for a true Scottish experience.

Castleton-House-Glamis-living-roomIt’s decorated with style, individuality and comfort in mind thanks to its velvet king-size bed, Temple Spa toiletries, not to mention the slipper baths perfectly positioned to take advantage of the views of the glorious gardens.

Hosting up to 20 guests, it’s a two-hour drive from Edinburgh and Glasgow, a 30-minute journey from Dundee, and offers a unique cottage as part of the property complete with three bedrooms and a fully-fitted kitchen.


Balvonie House – Skelmorlie

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As soon as you walk through the front door, your hen party will feel right at home with this place’s unique ambience of modern opulence.

The majestic Balvonie features a cinema room with real antique seating and a huge screen – perfect for snuggling in to watch chick-flicks like Magic Mike and Pretty Woman.

balvonie-kitchenIt’s stylish from top to bottom and ensures a great night’s sleep – especially with the 7ft empress bed for the guest of honour.

Take advantage of the Japanese plunge bath set into the window to make the most of the sea view – just don’t finish those celebratory bubbles before heading to the hot tub ! Located in the village of Skelmorlie near Glasgow, the house sleeps 26 and has everything that’ll make your hen party one you won’t forget.


The Gatsby – Banchory

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This home draws inspiration from The Great Gatsby with its gold finishings and gorgeous chandeliers.

Receiving five star-reviews time after time, it’s an affordable option that was built in 1898 but recently renovated to bring out the best of the property.

The-Gatsby-Banchory-Aberdeenshire Located in the Square in Torphins, Aberdeenshire, this is the perfect opportunity to soak up those Scottish traditions as there are eight whisky distilleries in Aberdeenshire itself!

The impressive bar area in the house is also sure to be a focal point of the party which features everything you could wish for. There’s even an Indian restaurant next door which offers takeaways for when you get a little peckish.


High Wards – Gartocharn

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Set amongst the gorgeous natural backdrop of the tree-lined wetlands of Loch Lomond, this property will take your breath away. Unlike any other house featured in our list, this one includes a heated indoor pool which is perfect for those chilly evenings.

Feel peaceful and in a world of zen as you’re surrounded by flora and fauna and welcome visitors such as ospreys, pink-footed geese and whooper swans (which you can cast your eyes over with the in-house telescopes and binoculars).

Highwards-Gartocharn-snooker-roomThe unrestricted floor-to-ceiling views of the nature reserve mean you won’t be the only hens at the party! The grounds are so extensive you can safely land a helicopter on them if you want the bridal party to truly arrive in style.

And with all this room there’s plenty of opportunity to have some fun outdoors. Spacious yet intimate at the same time, the open-plan kitchen/diner brings the group together for plenty of socialising for up to 21 guests, not to mention the benefit of the conservatory which features additional sofas, tables and chairs to accommodate a further 16 guests.


Stucktaymore – Killin

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If you really want to get the party started then look no further than Stucktaymore on the banks of Loch Tay. It’s the biggest property of the bunch, sleeping 29, and features its own disco area (yes please!). Complete with dancefloor, lighting system, disco ball and karaoke bar, you’ll dance the night away in true last-fling-before-the-ring style.

Then, come morning transform the room into your own yoga space with wooden floor – yoga mats are provided – to ease those sore heads. Ideal for those looking for luxury group accommodation in Perthshire, it includes a games room, hot tub and grand piano for those sing-a-long moments.

Stucktaymore-Killin-yoga-roomPlus there’s a library and enormous fire pit, thankfully without any Love Island re-couplings. Be stunned by the breathtaking views of the loch and two acres of enchanted forest.


Cumberland Mews – Edinburgh

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For a cosy affair with your closest friends right in the heart of Edinburgh New Town, Cumberland Mews is the perfect location to make the most of the finest bars and culture that the city has, right on your doorstep.

A great choice for smaller hen parties, this property hosts nine guests and is architecturally stunning with plenty of light entering the building. It presents a touch of class with its elegant decor on multi-level spaces and provides all the advantages of a central location, but tucked away on a quiet cobbled lane. Close to the airport and with car parking available, what’s not to love?

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Specialists in selecting luxury locations for hen parties in Scotland and England, house-parties.com is the perfect place to see a whole host of locations where you’ll sure to find the best spot for your special getaway.

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