Countryside retreats and Coastal capers

Countryside retreats and Coastal capers

Countryside retreats and Coastal capers

Countryside retreats and Coastal capers

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

Our five star awarded 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.


Widcombe Grange was a great venue for our extended family to celebrate our Golden wedding. The booking procedure and welcome at the property was very friendly and helpful. We appreciated the space and amenities and wish we could have stayed longer!  Diane B, April 2015

I completely fell in love with Tone Dale House and would thoroughly recommend it for any occasion. The history & character was immense and the house worked perfectly with lots of different rooms for different activities. The formal dinner from the caterers was great!  Paige, November 2015

Thank you so much Berry House. It has been a wonderful weekend.  Such a beautiful location and place to stay. Hopefully we will be back to celebrate again. The SW group, December 2015

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,