When you want to get together with a big group, location can be one of the most important factors in your choice of property. Here’s our top pick from around the UK ….
Group accommodation in Norfolk
Norfolk is such a popular location for a short break or a holiday. It’s got the best climate in the UK, so you can enjoy balmy days on the beach at Wells, or if you feel a bit more Swallows and Amazons, then hoist the mainsail and enjoy some boating from its harbour. There are glorious rivers and the Norfolk Broads, big skies and wonderful countryside – the nature watching is superb. But it’s not all about the rural scene in Norfolk – Norwich is UNESCO’s first city of literature and the best-preserved medieval city in the UK. You can dip into the eclectic mix of shops in The Lanes and visit the Norman Castle and cathedral.
Our big house to hire in Norfolk sleeps 18, around an elegant courtyard that’s home to a hot-tub, barbecue, seating and games. Inside you’ll find a beautifully designed space for a large group to enjoy a perfect house party.
Party houses to rent in the Midlands
If you’re looking for a location convenient for the NEC, but well away from the hustle and bustle, this could be the house for you. Major pop stars have stayed here after performing – so you know you’re in good company, booking this party house near Birmingham. As well as its proximity to the city and all the delights and excitement it has to offer, there is a wealth of other entertainment too. You’re never too old for Cadbury’s World in our view and likewise, the National Sealife Centre is sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face watching the seals cavorting. Stratford upon Avon is 40 minutes away and worth a visit to see the famous medieval sights of Shakespeare’s birthplace, Ann Hathaway’s cottage, the theatres and the canal.
Our big house to hire near Birmingham is a glamorous oasis with an outdoor pool, tennis court and fabulous outdoor dining with open cooking area. The interior is exquisite, with a range of social spaces for a large group to enjoy, including a cinema room, snooker room, stylish kitchen and a light filled dining room.
Large holiday homes in Devon
Life’s a beach, or at least an integral part of a summer holiday in Devon. The north coast has some of the loveliest beaches as well as top UK spots for surfing. Saunton Sands is a vast expanse of sandy beach, with dunes at the back of it. Colourful beach huts can be rented for a small charge, where you can watch the Atlantic waves from. The surf here is mellow – great for surfing and boogie boarding. Croyde Beach is a world class surfing venue for experienced surfers, rock pools and dunes for children’s fun and a café with a sheltered walled garden. Inevitably in the UK, there will be the odd rainy day and North Devon has plenty to offer for families and groups – the Big Sheep, Barnstaple Pannier Market, Ilfracombe Aquarium, to name but a few.
Berry House, our big holiday home to rent in Devon has panoramic views over the surrounding countryside and towards the coast. There’s loads to do at the house, with a table tennis, a pool table, hot tub and a huge games barn that’s great for games of 5-a-side-football. The dining room is perfect for a grand occasion dinner and the sitting room has plenty of sofas and an open log fire for a relaxing evening with your family.
Big houses to hire in Somerset
Fashionable Somerset is within 3 hours of London and we’d suggest you break your journey at Hauser & Wirth for a fabulous lunch and a look around their ever changing exhibition and stylish architecture, blending beautifully with the Piet Oudolf designed garden. Once here, enjoy exploring the 2 coastlines, the Quantock Hills for mountain biking, horse riding and hiking and of course, our world-renowned cider to sample. Exeter is an ideal shopping destination, mainstream and quirky – some great eating places and a cycle route all the way to Exmouth.
When you want a bigger big house, our large party house in Somerset certainly fits the bill. Sleeping up to 31 guests, the main house is 200 years old, stylish and grand – across the courtyard the Stables has a contemporary edge to it. The social spaces at Tone Dale House are made for big parties, with a large dining room, breakfast room, a party room for dancing the night away and an enormous games room for table tennis, pool and roulette. The hot tub in the garden adds to the fun.
Hire a large house in Sussex
Sussex offers plenty of great things to do, whether you are having a holiday with your family or a short break with friends and a plus point in our view is how fabulously easy it is to get to from London. The beach is always a firm favourite, stunning Camber Sands, stretching mile after mile, well worth walking along to blow the cobwebs away, smell the salty air and maybe dip your toes in the water for a paddle. If you want something more active, there are plenty of watersports on offer along the coastline, from windsurfing to kayaking.
For a day trip, Rye has an enchanting historic harbour, with an active fishing fleet, which might be an ideal place to stock up on delicious freshly landed fish for a tasty supper for your group.
Sussex Manor is a big party house with plenty of wow factor. It oozes glamour from the moment you approach along the winding driveway to this secluded mansion. Inside, it has a Hollywood vibe, blended seamlessly into its traditional architecture – giving guests a stylish house party pad to entertain friends and family. Outside, the grounds are delightful and the grass tennis court, swimming pool and bar always prove to be a big hit in the summer. Wintertime, enjoy the log fire, squashy sofas and candlelit dinners in the impressive wood paneled dining room.
If any of these locations sound ideal for your large group, then do get in touch for more information or to book. We have other houses around the UK too, if you’re looking for something different….