A Cultural Haven: Somerset Manor, Horsington

Nestled in the picturesque landscape of Horsington, Templecombe in Somerset, Somerset Manor emerges as a beacon of historical elegance and cultural allure. This grand holiday home was originally built as a rectory in 1686,

Culturally Curious Traveller – Haygrass House

For the culturally curious traveller, a stay in one of Somerset’s large holiday homes with local flavour is an opportunity to step beyond the typical tourist experience. It’s a chance to immerse oneself in the area’s history.

Perfect Family Getaway

Planning the perfect family holiday getaway is fraught with potential disasters. At the Big House Company we have thought long and hard about what a perfect family holiday home would look like …

Creating Your Own Christmas in a Holiday Home

Create and follow your own holiday traditions, without the constraints of a hotel or resort setting in spaces that can make it truly special. Welcome to the world of opportunities that your own big house for Christmas gives you.

25 Years Of House Parties At Tone Dale House

A great staycation has many different strands to it – the most requested feature on our website is for holiday homes with hot tubs. So let’s look into that a bit more. Why is a hot tub so popular …

10 Best Family Days Out In Somerset

Somerset has a wide range of choices for family days out. Coastal or inland, historic or modern day, all sure to be fascinating and fun. Here are our top 10 choices for best family days out in Somerset.

Holiday Homes With Hot Tubs – The Ultimate Staycation

A great staycation has many different strands to it – the most requested feature on our website is for holiday homes with hot tubs. So let’s look into that a bit more. Why is a hot tub so popular …

Holiday home or hotel?

When it’s holiday planning time of year, we start to ponder what we’re wanting to do, where we want to go and what type of accommodation we want to book. This year it’s the staycation that’s the big winner …

Great outdoor places to visit in the Cotswolds

If you are on holiday or having a weekend break in the Cotswolds you will find it’s a delightful region for a range of activities – sailing, walking, horse riding, canoeing, cycling.

Big holiday cottages for the best Staycation ever

We’ve always been big fans of UK staycations – seeing a different part of our beautiful country for a weekend or a family holiday. Not being stuck at the airport, waiting in queues, frustrated by flight cancellations and delays …

Luxury Hen Party Weekends to remember

With summer weddings on the horizon our attention has turned to one of our favourite girly events, a get together with our besties for a hen party. Fun, laughter and good times, not just confined to a single evening …

What to do with my Big House?

At the Big House Co, we are finding an increasing number of people are considering the possibility of joining the holiday rental market and with the rise of the ‘staycation’ the market is thriving. Maybe you’re rattling around in a big house …

Cheltenham gold cup festival – what a party!

It won’t be long until this great racing festival at Cheltenham is underway. It’s one of the highlights of the National Hunt season and crowds of 250,000 converge to enjoy the buzz of this 4 day classic event …

Somerset Manor – a wonderful large holiday house to hire in Somerset

Recently, we had a field trip away from The Big House Company office, to visit Somerset Manor and meet Jenny, the new house manager. Somerset Manor is one of our most popular party houses in Somerset …

How to plan your wedding reception for a stress-free day

Your big day has finally arrived and you’re looking forward to all the fun and great times about to happen – and that’s how it should be. To make this important day stress free. Here are a few pointers to consider …

Peace of mind when booking

We own 2 of our large houses, have traded for 23 years and are agents for our select portfolio of properties. Recent scams on Airbnb can shake confidence, but the vast majority of listings on Airbnb are …

Choosing your wines for your wedding day

We all worry about which wine to choose at a wedding, trying to keep everyone happy …when really it should be the time to have fun and relax. So we’ve put together a few pointers to steer you in the right direction …

The best beaches in North Devon

Summer’s here and North Devon is one of our favourite places for enjoying time at the beach. Weekends with friends, family holidays, hen and stag parties and who doesn’t love being at the beach …

Best party house locations in the UK

When you want to get together with a big group of your friends and family, location can be one of the most important factors in your choice of property. Here’s our top pick of party houses from around the UK ….

Large Holiday Homes with pools

Book a holiday in the UK and there will be no Brexit worries of long airport queues this summer. It also gives you the chance to explore a part of this country that you may never have visited before …

Romantic settings to propose at our large holiday homes

So with Valentines day upon us, our minds have turned to romance and the possibility of a proposal, of which, there have been plenty at our big party houses. You’re away with all your friends and loved ones …

Cycling holidays in Somerset and Devon

Below are some Top Pick Big House Company (family and individually tested rides) – time and time again over the past 20 years.
Many areas have been graced by top Tour De France and Tour of Britain riders …

Great family days out in Somerset

If you’re hiring a large holiday home in Somerset for a family break, you’re bound to want a few ideas for a day out or two, especially if you’re having a week-long staycation. Here are some of our favourites …

What the people at the Big House are doing this Christmas

As well as our work party, this is what we do at Christmas, once all the guests are settled in to their big houses. 5 of the team share what their Christmas plans will be at this special time of year..

Think BIG for 2019?

It’s that time of year, when the Christmas panic hasn’t yet descended (or are we in denial!), and there’s the anticipation of the next year approaching. Exciting plans come to mind, things that we’ve always wanted to do…

Ping pong tables and funky furniture

Ping pong tables, funky furniture and advanced ways to share work and communicate, may be seen as indicators of an innovative workplace and a high-performance culture.  However, the ‘window dressing’ often doesn’t deliver the desired results….

What’s great about large holiday homes

A large holiday home can be an ideal alternative to hotels or cramming all your guests into your own home; more relaxed, in charge of your own timetable, plenty of space to be together and entertainment on hand…

Why a Christmas and New Year break is a great idea

Having fun at a boot camp in Somerset

The key to innovation – Team appraisals and collaboration

Brilliant things to do in North Devon

Reflection – Why slowing down will help you to go faster

Our new party house in Somerset

How to have a wonderful hen party weekend

Corporate away days

How to start planning your wedding day

Stag weekend ideas

New Years Eve – only a few party houses left!

Cream of the Crop. A house with all the toys, fully refurbed, from Easter 2018

Proud to be an agent

Weddings – Widcombe Grange style

What’s great about a weekend away?

6 top tips when choosing your wedding food!

Have a big group weekend away

Stunning large party house in Norfolk joins the Big House Company

Somerset – top UK summer holiday destination

Fabulous hen party houses in the South West

Enjoy a visit to Exeter with our top tips

5 great places to visit in the Cotswolds

How To Plan An Awesome Hen Or Stag Party

Create The Ultimate Dream Team! – Part 2

Create The Ultimate Dream Team! – Part 1

Five Ideas To Steal For A Memorable New Years Eve Party!

7 Great Tips For A Farewell Party To Remember!

Hosting A Sophisticated Halloween Bash

The Team That Plays Together Stays Together!

The Wedding Guest List Challenge

The Secret To Throwing A Great Party…

Great Tips For An Extra Special Pool Party

How about a one day wedding, midweek?

Holiday In The Cotswold’s

Unusual Wedding Favours

The UK’s Finest Holiday Destinations

Best Garden Games For The Summer

When In Somerset – The Best Places To Eat Out Locally

20th Birthday

Inspiration For Your Next Corporate Getaway

Inspiration For Planning Your Next Big House Party – Part 1

Shabby Chic Wedding Ideas

Plan Your English Country Garden Wedding

Things To Do Whilst Visiting The Cotswolds

Local Hotspots Part 2

Our Local Hotspots – Part 1 – Somerset

Christmas In A Big House

Cheltenham gold cup fun

Hire A Big House For Your Holiday

The Ultimate Murder Mystery Weekend

Weekend Hen Party Houses

Gathering Your Big Group In A Big House

Have A Go At… Clay Pigeon Shooting

The Big House Co Wedding Checklist – Part Two

The Big House Co Wedding Checklist – Part One

Tone Dale House – House Of Fox

The Big Hen Party – A Rite Of Passage!

A favourite day out in Somerset

A Big House Stag Weekend

Four Reasons Why Hiring A Big House Is Frankly Brilliant

Woolacombe Beach North Devon

Period Drama Inspired Holidays

A ski-ing connection

Weekend Activities to Enjoy

Visit the youngest castle in England

Afternoon Tea with Visit Somerset

Why You Should Holiday in North Devon

5 Tips for a Stress Free House Party

5 Attractions to Visit in Somerset

3 reasons to have a wedding weekend

Press coverage

The Big House Picks up EFQM Award