Country Retreats and Luxury Villas


Our big houses to hire make perfect country retreats. Whether you want a week or two’s relaxation or you’re looking for a quick weekend break from the city, our properties in the beautiful English countryside and wonderful castles and villas abroad offer the perfect mix of laid-back luxury and holiday activities.

Take Time Out Together

Holiday beach

Our award winning large houses to rent, can sleep up to 50 people so they provide the perfect opportunity to get away en masse. Treat all your friends to a holiday or split the cost of one of our country retreats and enjoy a holiday together for less than the cost of a decent hotel.

Quality Time

You cannot value a shared experience and our houses allow you to live and eat together in comfort and style but also afford you the opportunity to do your own thing during the day. Previous guests have loved the flexibility the settings provide for young and old alike. The locations are rich with possibilities to explore the countryside, visit places of interest, participate in group activities and dine on the finest local produce. The Big House Co is there to offer suggestions, organise activities and plan your holiday of a lifetime.


We all enjoyed a fabulous weekend at Widcombe Grange. A party of eighteen family and friends with three dogs. Loads of space, lovely grounds, huge table for everyone to get together, well equipped kitchen and very importantly, extremely clean throughout. Fun hot tub, party / games room and boats on the lake too!
Wet weather did not matter at all with cosy fireplaces and wonderfully warm eco heating system.
Highly recommended.   February 2017

Tone Dale House is enormous, comfortable, interesting and a perfect venue for a large group of friends. Everyone had an amazing time and I really can’t fault the place or the staff at all. Anthony was very helpful before and after the visit and I would definitely recommend the Big House Co to others! One of the best and most unique self catering accommodations I have been to.  February 2017

A huge thank you Anthony and all at Berry House for what was an incredible weekend away. What a perfect house and setting for our annual Christmas gathering. The whole set up was by far the best we have experienced in the 10 years we have been doing this.  Dec 2016

Here for our fifth year – another wonderful week.  Even after five years the magic of Widcombe Grange still works.  Hopefully back again next year!  The Lewis group,