Just 20 minutes from St Andrews, perfectly situated for keen golfers and outdoor-lovers alike, Dairsie Castle is a lovely self-catering property on the east coast of Scotland. The castle is a little over an hour's drive away from Edinburgh Airport, making it extremely accessible.

Set in six acres of land, Dairsie has plenty of space for kids to play, and the main meadow at the front of the castle is the ideal space for a marquee. The Watch Tower overlooks the garden and, tucked behind this, is a small orchard of apple and plum trees. Directly behind the castle is a herb garden, containing edible herbs and a strip of fragrant lavender.