20 of the Best Properties for Big Group Gatherings

20 of the Best Properties for Big Group Gatherings

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

Minster-on-sea - Isle of Sheppey

Sleeps 14

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.

Goodnestone House

Goodnestone - Kent

Sleeps 24

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

Fair Oak Farm

Mayfield - East Sussex

Sleeps 32

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!

Sheepyard Barn at The Suffolk Escape

Hintlesham - Suffolk

Sleeps 12

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

Vicarage House

Great Hockham - Thetford

Sleeps 15

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

The Old Hall

Saxlingham Nethergate - Norfolk

Sleeps 18

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

Orchardleigh Castle

Frome - Somerset

Sleeps 24

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

The Cleeve

Porlock - Somerset

Sleeps 28

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

Higher Wiscombe

Higher Wiscombe - Devon

Sleeps 6 - 32

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

Corffe House

Barnstaple - Devon

Sleeps 22

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

Tregulland Cottage & Barn

Launceston - Cornwall

Sleeps 22 (+4)

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

Camel Quarry House

Wadebridge - Cornwall

Sleeps 18

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

Barford Beach House

nr. Bude - Cornwall

Sleeps 12 (+4)

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

Shalmar Hollow

Rock - Cornwall

Sleeps 12

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

Hencote Grange

Shrewsbury - Shropshire

Sleeps 12

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


Kington - Herefordshire

Sleeps 14

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

Highside Farm - Yorkshire Escapes

Richmond - Yorkshire

Sleeps 22

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

Fairsnape House

Coniston - Cumbria

Sleeps 12

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


Keswick - Cumbria

Sleeps 12+2

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


Ullswater - The Lake District

Sleeps 8 - 12 per property

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

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