Indulge in delusions of grandeur by renting 16th-century Forter Castle, Perthshire. Sleeping up to 12, its sumptuous interior makes it perfect for a family gathering or friends’ getaway. Turreted rooms, vast candelabras and roaring fires are all in place at the castle. But the look’s imaginative, not clichéd. A highlight is the Laird’s room: it’s an entire floor with an elaborately draped four-poster and screened-off candlelit bathing area.
Book via Alastair Sawday’s special-escapes.co.uk