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5 Holiday Homes for Up Helly Aa, Scotland, UK

When attending Up Helly Aa you need the perfect accommodation, so look no further. These homes are the best of the best


A large fire burning in the night at Up Helly Aa, Scotland, UK

If you’re heading to Scotland between January and March for Up Helly Aa, then we’ve got the perfect accommodation for you. When enjoying an event as incredible as this, your home has to match the standards, so heed our expert advice and book one of these gems to truly complete the experience.

Where to reside near Up Helly Aa

Take a look at 5 of the very best holiday homes in our Scotland collection. If these don’t meet your high expectations, then nothing will.

Crest Of A Wave

Crest of a Wave, Plum Guide home in Oban, Scotland

Crest of a Wave, Plum Guide home in Oban, Scotland

Click to book Crest Of A Wave now: from £1177 per night Whether it's a party or just a big get-together, this huge estate sits grandly overlooking Oban Bay, with enough fun to keep everyone entertained. The striking views over the islands backdrop activities here; from the movie room, by the roaring fireplace, or in one of the huge double bedrooms. Even the games room looks out over the ocean - though with ping pong and pool tables, you should be keeping your eye on the ball. Interiors are wonderfully grand and fit for an occasion; we love making a statement by sweeping down the winding white staircase or rustling up a feast in the huge kitchen. For quieter moments, the patio and outdoor sofa is perfect for soaking up the fresh air - and as the sun sets, move quickly to nab your space in the hot tub. Sleeps up to 22 | 11 Bedrooms | 7 Bathrooms

Where The Wildflowers Spring

Where The Wildflowers Spring, Plum Guide home in Scotland, UK

Where The Wildflowers Spring, Plum Guide home in Scotland, UK

Click to book Where The Wildflowers Spring now: from £120 per night From the moment you lay eyes on this idyllic lodge set on the historic Balcarres Estate, you'll fall in love with the rural setting and rustic character. We adore every inch of this home, inside and out – it's the definition of warm and welcoming with oodles of country charm. Cosy seating abounds in the living room – take your pick between the fluffy armchairs or the cushy tartan sofa – and the green kitchen is as well-stocked as it is stylish. Embracing the slow life is easy here – just picture waking up to gorgeous views in the beautiful bedrooms, soaking in the freestanding copper bathtub in the master bedroom and snuggling up with a book and glass of scotch in front of the wood-burner. And the garden is truly something special, with a stunning Victorian conservatory perfect for afternoon teas, a picturesque alfresco dining area and unbeatable scenery. Roam the 800 acres of woodlands, wildflower meadows and parkland in your backyard, then gather around the outdoor firepit while the evening dwindles away. When you want to venture out, St Andrews is only a fifteen-minute drive – perfect for a day trip – while Edinburgh is less than an hour away if you want to spend a day in the city. Sleeps up to 4 | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Groom's Bell

Groom's Bell, Plum Guide home in Scotland, UK

Groom's Bell, Plum Guide home in Scotland, UK

Click to book Groom's Bell now: from £500 per night Within an hours drive of Edinburgh, this countryside cottage enjoys the best of both worlds. While you have the option to head to the city for the day, you can also stay put, enjoying moorland views and hill walks. This two-bedroom cottage is perfect for a family. The large master bedroom has space for a crib, and the spacious super king-size bed in the smaller bedroom can be converted into two singles. The open plan kitchen, living and dining room blends modern comforts with homely living. Snuggle up on the stylish blue sofa beside the wood-burning stove and open a book from the shelf. If you are starting the day, we recommend making yourself a cuppa using the Dolce Gusto coffee machine. Why not enjoy it in the sun on the terrace, before heading out into the countryside for a day hiking, shooting or fishing. Sleeps up to 4 | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

A Scottish Escape

A Scottish Escape, Plum Guide home in Argyll and Bute, Scotland

A Scottish Escape, Plum Guide home in Argyll and Bute, Scotland

Click to book A Scottish Escape now: from £547 per night Heading for the Scottish Highlands? Then stay right on the banks of mystical Loch Lomond in this remote home. The traditional stone exterior gives way to a super-modern interior complete with wooden furnishings, a chic kitchen and wood stove. There’s even a separate coach house annex that’s perfect if some of your clan need extra privacy. Enjoy the secluded tranquillity of this rural location, with views dominated by thick forest and hills. Spend your days hiking, biking or taking boat trips in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, which showcase some of Scotland’s wildest landscapes. Your private walled garden is the perfect place to relax after outdoor adventures, where you can enjoy BBQs with family and friends, then soak in a bubbling hot tub under the stars. Sleeps up to 12 | 6 Bedrooms | 6 Bathrooms

Good Habits

Good Habits, Plum Guide home in Inverness

Good Habits, Plum Guide home in Inverness

Click to book Good Habits now: from £500 per night If you’re fond of the finer things in life, this traditionally-styled apartment with views over Loch Ness is a winner. Set in a Grade A-listed, gorgeously Gothic former monastery, there are high ceilings, big windows and oak panels to marvel at. Period pieces mix with modern luxuries — the underfloor heating in the bathrooms is very welcome during the Scottish winter — to create a refined but relaxed home. We have our eye on the cosy tartan armchair, with possibly the best view in the house. We’re sure you’ll find yourself sitting there, watching the light change over the loch. You’ll be staying on a luxury estate with some fabulous facilities — a swimming pool, sauna, gym, tennis court, archery, croquet and, of course, a giant chessboard. There’s a restaurant on-site, but you’re also just minutes from the centre of the pretty village of Fort Augustus, where you’ll find pubs and restaurants and a local supermarket, as well as a 9-hole golf course and some beautiful walks. Sleeps up to 4 | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

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