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20 of the Best Properties for Big Group Gatherings

Published: 18th February 2020

Looking for somewhere big and beautiful for a special birthday, an anniversary, or just a good old fashioned get-together? At CoolStays we have some of the most stylish party houses for group stays in the UK and we've chosen 20 of our favourites. Check out our list of stunning celebration houses around England and Wales - from country manors, to castles, to farmhouses - which sleep 12 people and upward.
Kingshill Farmhouse

Kingshill Farmhouse

Minster-on-sea - Isle of Sheppey

Lovingly restored 18th-century farmhouse in the heart of Elmley Nature Reserve on the Isle of Sheppey - A stunning luxury retreat, perfect for a large group getaway.

Sleeps 14

From 400/night

Goodnestone House

Goodnestone House

Goodnestone - Kent

Magnificent and luxurious stately home set in 15 acres of stunning gardens in the heart of Kents beautiful countryside.

Sleeps 24

From 1043/night

Fair Oak Farm

Fair Oak Farm

Mayfield - East Sussex

Award-winning Fair Oak Farm, on a private 12-acre estate in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - The ultimate country retreat for up to 36 people!

Sleeps 32

From 895/night

Sheepyard Barn at The Suffolk Escape

Sheepyard Barn at The Suffolk Escape

Hintlesham - Suffolk

Award-winning luxury holiday home in pretty Suffolk, with big pool and a spectacularly peaceful location.

Sleeps 12

From 197/night

Vicarage House

Vicarage House

Great Hockham - Thetford

A beautiful Georgian home in the rural scenes of Norfolk, with landscaped gardens, a tennis court and a heated outdoor pool

Sleeps 15

From 800/night

The Old Hall

The Old Hall

Saxlingham Nethergate - Norfolk

Wander the gardens, swim in the private pool and enjoy the luxury of a quintessential Elizabethan country house thats perfect for large groups.

Sleeps 18

From 800/night

Orchardleigh Castle

Orchardleigh Castle

Frome - Somerset

Your own private castle in Somerset - complete with grand interiors and an outdoor hot tub - all based on the stunning 500 acre Orchardleigh Estate.

Sleeps 24

From 400/night

The Cleeve

The Cleeve

Porlock - Somerset

Huge white Victorian mansion in two acres of grounds on the edge of a beautiful thatched Somerset village. Perfectly secluded without the isolation.

Sleeps 28

From 256/night

Higher Wiscombe

Higher Wiscombe

Higher Wiscombe - Devon

A collection of award-winning cottages just a few miles from the Jurassic coast, with a heated outdoor pool and stunning country views.

Sleeps 6 - 32

From 79/night

Corffe House

Corffe House

Barnstaple - Devon

A spacious Georgian Country house set in 5 acres with heated indoor pool and fabulous sweeping views over the Devon countryside

Sleeps 22

From 643/night

Tregulland Cottage & Barn

Tregulland Cottage & Barn

Launceston - Cornwall

The perfect, super-luxury spot for large groups looking to escape to Cornwall with Britains first heated indoor freshwater pool.

Sleeps 22 (+4)

From 1029/night

Camel Quarry House

Camel Quarry House

Wadebridge - Cornwall

A glittering jewel in North Cornwalls crown - with panoramic sea views, designer interiors, stunning roof terrace, cedar hot-tub and live-in housekeeper.

Sleeps 18

From 550/night

Barford Beach House

Barford Beach House

nr. Bude - Cornwall

Head to the North Cornwall coast at Barford, a stunning holiday home for up to 16 people that offers sea views and luxurious living.

Sleeps 12 (+4)

From 600/night

Shalmar Hollow

Shalmar Hollow

Rock - Cornwall

A luxury seaside retreat in Rock on the exclusive Cornish coast, with sea views, family suites and a heated outdoor pool

Sleeps 12

From 357/night

Hencote Grange

Hencote Grange

Shrewsbury - Shropshire

Stunning dcor, luxurious features throughout, and sleeping 12; Shropshire's Hencote Grange is perfect for that special gathering.

Sleeps 12

From 295/night

Glasnant

Glasnant

Kington - Herefordshire

Enchanting countryside retreat near Hay-on-Wye, set in private woodland with a wood-fired hot tub, perfect for group trips.

Sleeps 14

From 345/night

Highside Farm - Yorkshire Escapes

Highside Farm - Yorkshire Escapes

Richmond - Yorkshire

Spacious home with rural views, luxury amenities, and space for 22 guests, within walking distance of the historic town of Richmond.

Sleeps 22

From 800/night

Fairsnape House

Fairsnape House

Coniston - Cumbria

Stunning, contemporary country house with six bedrooms, hot tub and spectacular lake and mountain views.

Sleeps 12

From 571/night

Rosetrees

Rosetrees

Keswick - Cumbria

Traditional Lakeland house with private access to Derwentwater in the heart of the Lake District, perfect for group trips or family get-togethers.

Sleeps 12+2

From 390/night

Waternook

Waternook

Ullswater - The Lake District

Inspiring holiday homes for large groups with breathtaking views of Ullswater and decadent five star gold accommodation.

Sleeps 8 - 12 per property

From 571/night

Author:
Claire Wills
Claire is the International Editor for CoolStays. It's her mission to scout the globe for new amazing places to show you. You can follow her on Twitter, @clairelewills

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