Top 10 UK Party Houses

Top 10 UK Party Houses

29th July 2021

These generously proportioned properties are just made for celebrations, special occasions and group get-togethers. If you're after somewhere fabulous for a grand reunion with friends and family, here are 10 of our favourite UK super-size holiday homes.

The Houses at Osea Island

The Houses at Osea Island are a truly unique setting for a celebration or gathering. The accommodation available consists of the Captain's House and the Manor House. The Captain's House can accommodate 22 guests, featuring nine bedrooms and seven bathrooms. Additionally, the Manor House sleeps 20 guests and offers ten bedrooms and six bathrooms.

Perched directly at the water's edge, The Captain's House boasts breathtaking views along the beach and across the estuary. Its design exudes a cool beach house style, reminiscent more of the USA or the Caribbean than the typical UK aesthetic.

The Manor House stands as a majestic Edwardian seaside residence, offering sweeping panoramic views along the beach and over its original saltwater pool constructed in 1903. The interior has undergone meticulous restoration, seamlessly blending timeless style with modern comforts.

Step outdoors to discover a heated outdoor swimming pool, welcoming guests from April to the first week of October. Enjoy various outdoor games with provided equipment, including table tennis and table football. Additionally, bicycles and fishing equipment are at your disposal throughout your stay.

Osea Island

Maldon - Essex

Sleeps Up to 42

Retreat to this stunning English island, perfect for big group celebrations, and only an hour from London.

Key West Cottage

Nestled on the outskirts of the stunning Quantock Hills in Somerset, Key West Cottage beckons as a haven for those seeking an unforgettable experience. Tailored for large groups, this party paradise ensures your every entertainment desire is met. Whether revelling in a night of pool and video games in the Pineapple Bar, dining beneath Somerset stars, sipping drinks in the garden while enjoying the luxurious hot tub or snuggling up for a cinematic experience in the cinema room, the options for enjoyment are boundless.

The sleek and modern makeup of Key West Cottage is evident throughout. Vibrant bursts of colour adorn the interior, creating a lively atmosphere.

For those eager to explore the surroundings, Key West Cottage sits on the fringe of the Quantock Hills, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Nature enthusiasts will appreciate the diverse landscapes, including heath lands, oak woodlands and ancient park lands, perfect for invigorating hikes.

Explore picturesque villages and local points of interest such as Quantock Lodge, Broomfield village, Kingston St Mary, Fyne Court Nature Reserve or take a ride on the West Somerset Heritage Railway.

Key West Cottage

Langport - Somerset

Sleeps 16

Sitting on the edge of the scenic Quantock hills is Key West Cottage, a place that radiates energy and fun, ideal for party groups and families alike.

Blencowe Hall

Perched on a bluff with breathtaking views of the Lakeland Fells, Blencowe Hall stands as a historic Grade I listed fortified manor house. Its origins trace back to mediaeval times, and a visionary restoration effort by the owners, coupled with award-winning work, has transformed this rare twin-towered dwelling into a stunning and singular accommodation.

Approaching the manor, its grandeur is immediately striking. One of the towers still bears the battle scars from an attack believed to have occurred during the English Civil War. Rather than being repaired, this dramatic mark of history has been accentuated by the renovations, featuring glazing and balconies for two of the luxurious bedrooms.

Blencowe Hall provides an array of beautifully presented communal spaces, including a games room with a snooker table, making it an ideal venue for gatherings. For special family celebrations or reunions with friends, grocery deliveries or catering can be arranged. Alternatively, the spacious kitchen is superbly equipped for those who enjoy cooking, and a fabulous dining room offers scenic views through French windows.

Despite the allure of sumptuous interiors, log-burning stoves, and comfortable couches, the estate encourages exploration. Stunning formal gardens and local walks await, and the village of Greystoke, only a mile away, offers traditional Cumberland fare at the local pub, the Boot and Shoe.

Blencowe Hall

Penrith - Cumbria

Sleeps 24

Blencowe Hall is a luxurious Grade I listed fortified manor house transformed by award-winning restoration work in Cumbria.

The Llanfendigaid Estate

The Llanfendigaid Estate graces one of the most stunning stretches of the Welsh coastline, nestled within Snowdonia National Park, renowned for its challenging climbs and picturesque rural landscapes.

The centrepiece of the estate is the refined Llanfendigaid House, a country house with a rich history dating back to the 13th century. Accommodating up to 18 guests, this charming residence is an ideal setting for group celebrations or extensive family retreats. On-site, guests can explore the beautiful local countryside, indulge in alfresco dining by the BBQ or arrange a day of pampering. For those seeking relaxation, a heated indoor swimming pool is available, complete with comfortable seating for those who prefer poolside leisure.

The interior has undergone refurbishment while preserving the historical character of the house. Period features, including panelled walls and timber framing, are seamlessly integrated. Family portraits, antiques and memorabilia collected over 200 years by the owners contribute to the unique character of Llanfendigaid.

Surrounded by a meticulously maintained acre of private garden, the house includes its own BBQ and outdoor dining area, perfect for alfresco dining in the summer months. An additional three acres of shared grounds on the estate invite guests to explore.

Thanks to the estate's rural setting, it provides a relaxed environment for a stress-free getaway or gathering in beautiful Wales. Absent of background noise and light pollution, this area is one of only eighteen International Dark Sky Reserves in the world, promising a soul-enriching stay and unparalleled stargazing opportunities.

Llanfendigaid House

Tywyn - Gwynedd

Sleeps 17

This Grade II* listed building is set in the stunning Snowdonia National Park, with a history dating back to the 13th century.

Highleases Farm

Highleases Farm, nestled on the fringe of the Yorkshire Dales, offers panoramic views and sits within walking distance of historic Richmond and its castle. This architectural marvel includes an expansive open-plan living room, wraparound terraces and floor-to-ceiling windows.

The sleek, ultra-modern interior boasts timber and stone floors with underfloor heating. A striking spiral staircase provides access to the bedrooms, accommodating up to 24 guests, making it ideal for gatherings, birthdays and family reunions. The ground-floor sitting room, with a grand piano and gas log burner, offers a perfect spot for post-supper drinks, while the terrace is a popular choice for summer gatherings.

Richmond, a brisk walk away, is a historical treasure with attractions like an independent cinema, weekly markets, bars, eateries and the must-see Richmond Castle. Highleases Farm is strategically located for exploring Leyburn, Reeth, and Hawes - charming market towns with abundant activity.

Highleases Farm

Richmond - Yorkshire

Sleeps 24

Spacious home with rural views, luxury amenities, and space for 24 guests, within walking distance of the historic town of Richmond.

Crepe Farmhouse

Crepe Farmhouse offers luxurious accommodation for up to 17 guests, surrounded by elegant interiors, captivating gardens and panoramic views. This stunning property on the Symondsbury Estate features bountiful amenities, including an indoor swimming pool, sauna, games room and an outdoor hot tub.

The large, well-equipped kitchen caters to a large number of guests in style and the magnificent dining room, the heart of the property, is a fabulously social space with a large wooden table, stone floors and an impressive inglenook fireplace. The chic living room, with painted wooden floors and plush cream sofas, provides a relaxing spot to watch television.

The gloriously large walled garden features a gas BBQ and a fabulous hot tub, with plenty of seating areas. The large lawned area and sensational views contribute to making this garden one of the most idyllic in all of Dorset.

Local activities include walks and bike trails from the door, exploration of Symondsbury Village with its delectable cafe and well-stocked store, and a climb up Colmer Hill for dazzling countryside and sea views. The Jurassic coastline is just a 10-minute drive away for those seeking further exploration.

Crepe Farmhouse

Symondsbury - Dorset

Sleeps 17

An impressive Grade II listed building with its own pool, hot tub and sauna nestled in the utterly sublime Dorset countryside.

Tregulland Cottage and Barn

Tregulland Cottage and Barn provide an ideal rural retreat for large groups in one of Britain's most beautiful counties. When booked together, these two separate holiday homes offer ample space for relaxation and exploration of Cornwall.

The Cottage comfortably sleeps 12 and boasts a grand dining area with a table seating up to 24. Enjoy sunsets from the glass sunroom or cosy up by the woodburner in the snug on cloudy days. The well-equipped kitchen is perfect for cooking up delicious Cornish delights.

The Barn, accommodating 10 guests in ensuite double bedrooms, features a bright and spacious design. The gabled Granary sitting room offers a fireplace and projection screen for movie nights, while the quirky Map Room provides a quiet space for planning coastal walks.

Both the Cottage and the Barn showcase rustic design and luxurious furnishings, providing a delightful holiday experience. Guests have access to the nation's first heated indoor freshwater pool and a large outdoor hot tub.

Centrally located in Cornwall, guests can explore the stunning north Cornish coast, with its beaches, coastal villages and towns just a short drive away. The holiday homes are also conveniently situated near the spectacular Trevose Head Heritage Coast.

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.

The 616 Venue, nestled on the outskirts of Wellow village near Sherwood Forest, is an exceptional event space and retreat. Opened in 2021, this sustainably built venue showcases a commitment to eco-friendliness through the use of natural and reclaimed materials. Boasting nine king size and five twin rooms with stylish ensuites, the elegantly furnished bedrooms accommodate up to 28 guests. Communal areas offer both spacious gathering spots and personal relaxation spaces.

The property features a private night club with laser lighting, a smoke machine and a digital jukebox, along with a built-in bar for a lively party atmosphere. Alternatively, immerse yourself in nostalgic gaming in the 80s-style arcade. For a more laid-back experience, unwind in one of two luxurious hot tubs with a glass of bubbly.

Should you wish to explore, the village of Wellow, linked to the legend of Robin Hood, is a convenient 10-minute drive away. Mansfield and Newark are also easily accessible, offering additional options for entertainment and exploration.

The 616 Escape

Newark on Trent - Nottinghamshire

Sleeps 28

Party on at this stylish event space which is ideal for special celebrations and accommodates up to 28 guests in the heart of Sherwood Forest.

The Tithe House

Glascwm - Powys

Sleeps 12

Unique and super-stylish holiday home for big groups near Hay-on-Wye with gorgeous gardens and a hot tub for some added luxury.

The Tithe House

Nestled in the Welsh hills, Tithe House is a luxurious self-catering retreat for large groups, accommodating up to 12 guests. The rustic property, located between Hay-on-Wye and Builth Wells, offers a serene escape with stunning countryside views.

The interiors showcase the owners' passion for art and modern comforts. The fully equipped kitchen and multiple dining areas cater to group gatherings. Grand living spaces with high ceilings and art-filled walls provide an ideal setting for socialising.

The five bedrooms, including a double with an ensuite, ensure a comfortable stay. Outdoor amenities include a garden shack, hot tub, BBQ and space for alfresco dining. Guests are encouraged to explore the picturesque surroundings, with walking routes, historic sites and various outdoor activities nearby.
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