Family Gatherings


There has never been a better time to arrange a family gathering in your very own exclusive use properties.  The Susan Reid Collection offers an excellent array of properties in Scotland perfect for multi-generational groups.    A range in size, location and pricing to ensure there is an option to fit every client.  Simply email your requirements and I will advise the best suited properties and their availability.


Perhaps you are a family group visiting Scotland for the first time or returning home if living overseas and wishing to spend quality time with the family.   All properties are open all year round so ideal for Easter, Summer and October school holidays or perhaps a gathering over Christmas and New Year holidays.  All enquiries will be responded within 24 hours advising immediate availability from 2 nights or more.  Most properties offer excellent value for longer stays.


To ensure all the family are entertained for the weekend or for the week I offer a range of stunning locations providing an array of fun activities and adventure for all the family.  When you book a property we can provide a full fun itinerary and introduce you to some wonderful local suppliers and activity providers who are both qualified and professional in their skills but offer an outstanding level of service. From taking the mountain bikes on a trail or a pony trek and picnic in the beautiful countryside.  A range of activities and entertainment can be provided to ensure all ages are catered for from the grand-parents to the grand-children.


After a fun day out why not treat yourself to have your own private Chef prepare a BBQ or dinner using the most wonderful of local and fresh ingredients.  Many properties are self catering and as such you have the option to do your own cooking in the most beautiful high spec kitchens.  All catering equipment is provided.  Alternatively we can recommend an array of excellent private Chefs who can cater perhaps just for the occasional meal or the entire stay.  Some properties are full service and as such come with a Chef and waiting staff if this is required.  Many properties you can also bring all your own alcohol at no charge.


Properties Ideal For Family Gatherings Include:


Hawkswood House, near St Andrews 5 bedrooms – part of the Hawkswood Country Estate, this property is enjoyed by families who love to golf as we offer a private short game area with the property.  On the Estate there is also a private 250+ yard driving range.  Or perhaps you would prefer to  relax in the luxury hydro spa.  Being only 7 miles from St Andrews there is a vast amount of entertainment in the local area as well as the shops and restaurants such as distillery tours, horse riding, land yachting, cycling and coastal walks.

The Roundel, near St Andrews 5 bedrooms – this is also part of the Hawkswood Country Estate along with Hawkswood House (above) so if you are a larger party then why not rent both properties giving you 10 luxury bedrooms.  We also have 4 further bedrooms if you are a party up to 20-28 guests.  We provide transport to St Andrews and East Neuk for our guests.

Stuckdarach, Loch Lomond 6 bedrooms – a perfect small property ideal for families looking for a longer stay holiday rental.  With its own private walled garden this is a very private and safe escape for families.  Enjoy the outside space with your own hot tub, BBQ and outside dining space on the terrace.  Being on Loch Lomond we recommend perhaps taking a boat trip or other fun activities such as canoe trips, mountain treks, visit to the Aquarium.

Stuckgowan, Loch Lomond 9 bedrooms – a larger property which is ideal to accommodate parties needing more space and the house is split over 3 levels.  The entertainment level appeals to all our guests – our movie room which is also ideal for watching sky TV, small gym, pool table and bar and an undercover hot tub.  The grounds are a mixture of grass and woodland where of a morning you could very likely spot a deer.  Again being on Loch Lomond the entertainment and activities for all the family are endless.  This is also an ideal location in which to explore more of Scotland and use this location as your base.

Dun Aluinn, Aberfeldy, 9 bedrooms – Scotland’s first design exclusive use property set just behind the lovely village of Aberfeldy.  The terrace in front of Dun Aluinn has views which are simply breathtaking and will leave you feeling relaxed and content.  This is the perfect house which can provide both options of full service with a small team of staff or self catering.   The grounds are a lovely mixture of grass and parts which are left to give back to nature which the children love to play in.  The cedar wood fired hot tub with stunning views is a must and enjoyed by everyone.  The children will love the movie room and play den for our younger guests with a great mix of toys and books.  We work with you on a full itinerary for day trips such as a pony picnic and falconry display, fishing trip, whisky tours, Highland safari and Loch Tay safari and for the little children – Wee Adventures who are local adventure sports and slow adventure specialists with a reputation for delivering exceptional outdoor experiences and kids’ activity days that will leave them pestering you for more!

Stucktaymore, Loch Tay 13 bedrooms – this property has accommodated many happy families since opening in 2017 as the size accommodates a larger family and spread over 3 levels has lots of space so everyone can feel relaxed.  The entertainment level provides a pool table with bar looking outside across Loch Tay and a media room ideal to watch movies or play games.  There is an entertainment room which is a wonderful multi purpose room with toys if you wish to use as a play room or a disco ball if you wish to party and dance the night away.  Outside there is so much space to enjoy which is completely private and secure.  The woodland paths with the garden gargoyles of which there are many are a fun game to play to see how many you can find!  A large hot tub overlooking the Loch and terrace with BBQ complete the outdoor living experience.  Loch Tay and the surrounding area also have so much to offer from boat trips, whisky tastings, bake school, chocolate making workshops, cycling, sailing, white water rafting, golfing and so much more.

Candacraig, Scottish Highlands, 12 bedrooms – this property is a stunning, exclusive-use, luxury Highland estate, where exceptional hospitality is complemented by a remarkable setting, and where the atmosphere is always private, warm and welcoming. Exclusive use means guests have the entire property to themselves therefore we recommend groups of 4 or more are suitable.  Candacraig’s resident House Manager will be on hand to assist throughout your stay along with a full housekeeping and catering staff. A butler service for larger events adds a classic touch to those sublime moments of enjoyment.  A true Scottish experience would not be complete without indulging the passion for great Highland hospitality. With our magnificent family kitchen and spectacular Dining Room, we offer a unique private chef and full staff to present the finest cuisine, sourced from the freshest local ingredients from across Scotland.


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Candacraig, Scottish Highlands

Scottish Highlands

A remarkable setting... to relax and discover tranquillity with a view of Scotland's beauty


Hawkswood Country Estate, nr St Andrews

St Andrews

The perfect luxury villa for golfing parties and leisure stays.


Stucktaymore, Loch Tay

Loch Tay

Stucktaymore has beautiful grounds extending to about four acres


Stuckgowan, Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond

Was built with elegant lancet windows and arched doorways as Gothic and Norman references but above all with grace and balance


Stuckdarach, Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond

B listed building that has been completely renovated to give you a supremely stylish and comfortable house, along with charm and tradition


Dun Aluinn, Perthshire


Situated on an elevated site overlooking the town of Aberfeldy in Perthshire and the sweeping River Tay


34A Abercromby Place, Edinburgh

Edinburgh New Town

Exudes a charm and ambiance which is both relaxed and comfortable, within walking distance to local amenities and all Edinburgh has to offer.


Exclusive Use