Top 20 Coolstays for Groups

Top 20 Coolstays for Groups

13th September 2023

Got a big get-together on the cards? This round-up of 20 awesome, family-sized stays around the UK, from classic country houses to cutting edge eco-homes, is one to share on the group chat.

Go big or go home. See our full collection of stays for larger groups.

Group accommodation

The Georgian Townhouse

Recently restored into a truly boutique home, this Grade II listed house exudes grandeur, spaciousness and abundant character. The modern amenities seamlessly blend with a rich array of period features, creating a residence that caters to everyone's tastes - it even boasts a secret staircase!

You’re also perfectly located in central York, meaning this is a great Coolstay for large groups who want to explore the city.

The ornate furnishings, modern amenities and stylish decor guarantee you and your loved ones a fabulous time throughout your stay. The home is also full of luxurious touches, like the freestanding bathtubs, underfloor heating and a fantastic welcome hamper awaiting your arrival, so you can settle in with ease.

Enjoy your morning coffee in the private courtyard garden or at the comfy sofas in the cosy living room catching up with the rest of your group. When bed time beckons, the five bedrooms offer a range of king, super-king, and twin rooms, with three able to be configured as either twins or super-kings for added flexibility!

The Georgian Townhouse

York - North Yorkshire

Sleeps 11

Grand, beautiful Grade II listed home in York offering large groups an opulent stay.

The Tithe House

This property is perfect for group getaways and has a beautiful interior that is characterised by grand, high ceilings and captivating artwork. There are also lots of big spaces, ensuring you and your loved ones have all the room you need to spread out and socialise in style.

Be sure to indulge in luxury as you relax in the hot tub with your loved ones, and choose from several fabulous dining areas, both indoors and outdoors, for your evening feasts. The outdoor space is generous, featuring a garden shack where you can savour drinks while admiring valley views. A drinks cabin in the garden is stocked with games, a music system and karaoke and you can even opt for a fully stocked bar for an additional £200.

After a hearty breakfast, you can explore amazing walking routes right from your doorstep, heading up the hill to enjoy clear views of the Brecon Beacons. The property also offers convenient access to the charming market towns of Hay-on-Wye and Builth Wells.

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 Water Shed

How often do you and your loved ones get the chance to stay in a show that has appeared on Channel Four’s hit TV series Grand Designs. Not only has The Water Shed appeared on the illustrious show, but it has also garnered acclaim in a number of publications including The Sunday Times, Modern Rustic, and Country Homes and Interiors.

An exquisite modern marvel, this stunning home combines grandeur and spaciousness with picturesque views of the beautiful gardens. Kickstart your day with a revitalising dip in the wild swimming pool, followed by indulgent moments in the sauna or the wood-fired hot tub. Tennis enthusiasts will also be delighted to know that the home also comes with its own private tennis court.

The contemporary kitchen is spacious and has all you need to whip up delicious feasts. You can keep the designated chef company up the kitchen island, which is also a nice spot for your morning coffee or casual breakfast. If you fancy it, you can opt for the convenience of private chefs to cater to your needs throughout your stay. The luxurious bedrooms, all ensuite, ensure added privacy for you and your loved ones.

The Water Shed

Bosham - West Sussex

Sleeps 12

Spectacular eco home by the coast in West Sussex, as featured on Grand Designs, with wild swimming pond, hot tub, sauna, tennis court and huge social spaces.

Warren Hill Barn

Tucked away in the stunning Suffolk countryside, Warren Hill Barn offers groups of up to 12 guests a fab place to relax and unwind. The barn itself has been lovingly converted and features modern and rustic touches. There’s also lots of space, both inside and out, for you to spread out and unwind in style.

The grand dining table makes dinner times a joy and we particularly love the fully fitted outdoor kitchen, which includes a BBQ and a pizza oven, making the barn perfect for budding chefs.

The bar area is ideal for entertaining and anyone who wants to sit back and chill can sink into the plush, luxury U-shaped sofas around the 85” smart TV. There’s even a secret, snug library, where you can get some peace and quiet.

Warren Hill Barn

Eye - Suffolk

Sleeps 12

Reconnect with friends and family in this huge Suffolk barn where rural style and modern luxury meet.

Atherstone Farmhouse and Cottage

Enjoy a restful break in a Somerset farmhouse with luxury styling throughout and plenty of walks direct from your doorstep. This Grade II listed barn boasts a contemporary and fully equipped eat-in kitchen and a dining table that seats 10 people comfortably.

In the sitting room, plush sofas surround a wood-burning stove nestled within a sizable ancient stone fireplace. On rainy days, the house is stocked with a selection of board games and there’s also an impressive 55-inch flatscreen TV, connected to the internet and accompanied by a Bluetooth soundbar.

The garden features a large and luxurious wooden hot-tub complete with lights and an air-bubble system for added luxury, and there’s also good-sized private lawn, a charcoal BBQ and teak outdoor table and chairs for the summer.

Atherstone Farmhouse & Cottage

Atherstone - Somerset

Sleeps 14

Beautiful country farmhouse in Somerset, sleeping 14, with luxury styling and plenty of walks from your doorstep.


Glasnant is a serene country house nestled in 20 acres of private woodland just six miles from Hay-on-Wye. This enchanting retreat features a wood-fired hot tub and an outdoor kitchen in a campfire cooking area. Inside, discover contemporary furnishings that exude luxury and warmth.

The open-plan living and dining area boasts a double-sided woodburning stove, and the modern kitchen is well-equipped. Enjoy movie nights in the snug, transformed into a cinema room with a three-metre projector screen.

Up the path, a wood-fired hot tub awaits beside a stream offering an amazing place to relax in peace. The surrounding garden leads to a private nature reserve, providing a haven for wildlife. Explore endless trails in the woodland and open countryside. For a taste of local charm, visit Hay-on-Wye, renowned for its bookshops, markets, and inviting pubs like Kilverts and The Old Black Lion.


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.

Frampton Court

Frampton Court offers a unique stay in a nearly 300-year-old Georgian mansion situated on the banks of the River Severn, at the edge of the Cotswolds. The estate, home to the Clifford family for over 1,000 years, holds a rich history dating back to William the Conqueror.

Inside, the grand interior mirrors the welcoming exterior, with carefully chosen furnishings reflecting the building's character. The hall features exquisite carpentry and comfy sofas around a crackling wood-burner, while the formal dining room showcases elegant portraits and landscapes. Retire to the drawing room after dinner or enjoy a more relaxed atmosphere in the bright and airy kitchen for breakfast or light lunches. The cinema room provides a theatrical experience, while the games room entertains the kids with a pool table and dressing up box.

Located in the charming village of Frampton-on-Severn in the Cotswolds, Frampton Court provides easy access to a 22-acre village green, picturesque walks along the river or canal and longer hikes through the countryside to Cambridge.

Frampton Court

Frampton on Severn - Gloucestershire

Sleeps 14

Stunning Georgian mansion house surrounded by gardens, parkland and a lake on the edge of the Cotswolds, perfect for special occasions with family and friends.

Vicarage House

Vicarage House is a charming Georgian residence near Great Hockham, Norfolk, and offers accommodation for up to 15 guests in eight elegant bedrooms. Nestled in six acres of landscaped gardens, the estate features a separate pool house, a hard tennis court and a heated outdoor pool. With four reception rooms and secluded garden terraces, guests can enjoy quality time in a tranquil setting.

The stately home's main living area exudes timeless country elegance with high ceilings, fine antiques and homely floral designs. The classic drawing room opens onto the terrace, complemented by a cosy sitting room and a modern kitchen/breakfast area. The dining room boasts character with hand-painted Chinoiserie wallpaper and a vintage dining table.

During your stay you can explore the local Norfolk area, with Great Hockham village nearby and Newmarket, Norwich and Bury St Edmunds just a short drive away. Thetford Forest Park, with 50,000 acres of woodland, offers inspirational nature trails.

Within the private estate, enjoy the heated pool, tennis, terrace relaxation and exploration of the walled garden. The Pool House's games room, equipped with traditional board games, a ping-pong table and high-tech consoles, provides entertainment without leaving the comfort of home.

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…


Pigertons is a remarkable contemporary holiday home that was once the dairy and pig pens of a bustling farm. This sociable house sleeps 12 guests in six luxurious bedrooms, with room for four more. The interiors blend colourful modern furnishings with rustic features like thick old stone walls, vaulted ceilings and chunky timbers.

The open-plan living area combines quirky interiors with traditional features, providing a fabulous space for socialising. The modern kitchen, equipped with a central island unit, is perfect for preparing feasts. The adjoining dining room and snug area offer an intimate space for stylish dining or relaxation with films, popcorn and cocktails.

The games room is a paradise for all ages, featuring a pool table, table football, air hockey, board games and an arcade machine. A TV wall with 7 TVs and beanbags ensures pure fun.

Outside, enjoy an eight-metre heated pool with bubble jets and an outdoor cinema for film watching while splashing around. The private walled garden features a firepit, pizza oven, BBQ and an additional seating area on the roof terrace.

Pigertons, part of the Hesdin Estate, offers acres of gorgeous countryside to explore. Nearby Chapmanslade provides a pub, and the towns of Frome and Warminster offer shops, restaurants and pubs. Consider visiting the historic city of Bath or exploring the Mendip Hills for a memorable outing.

The Pigertons, Hesdin Estate

Westbury - Wiltshire

Sleeps up to 16

Fun for all at this stylishly renovated home with a pool, outdoor cinema and games room, in the heart of the stunning Wiltshire countryside.

The Country House in Cumbria

Nestled in Castle Carrock, a Cumbrian village at the foothills of the Northern Pennines, this Georgian Hall, now a 21st-century holiday home, is ideal for special occasions or a relaxing retreat. Featuring grand reception rooms, six ensuite bedrooms and various living areas, it seamlessly combines heritage with modern design, offering communal spaces like the TV lounge, drawing room and the stylish Orangery Bar with a games room.

The kitchen, with a premium Ilve range cooker, invites chefs or the option of a private chef. Meals can be enjoyed in the opulent dining area with floor-to-ceiling windows. The six ensuite rooms, including five king size bedrooms and a bunk bed dorm, boast Hypnos mattresses and luxurious bathrooms with White Company products.

Surrounded by three acres of gardens, the property offers a large grassy lawn, an Orangery Bar garden and a paved terrace for relaxation. The west-facing terrace is perfect for enjoying Cumbrian sunsets. Ideally located to explore the North Pennines National Park, the house is near public footpaths and a short walk from an award-winning pub serving wholesome food and local ales.

The Country House Cumbria

Brampton - Cumbria

Sleeps 16

Beautifully restored Georgian Country House with six ensuite bedrooms and several living areas, set in an incredible location beside the Northern Pennines.


Set on over five acres in England's New Forest, Durns was once a Georgian farmyard homestead, and its exterior retains its historic charm with intricate brickwork and lattice windows. This high-end getaway boasts unique features like an outdoor kitchen, heated pool, games room and access to a Land Rover. Accommodating 16 guests in total, the house sleeps eight in double rooms, with an additional six beds in the dormitory and a shepherd's hut for two.

Inside, the blend of past and present is evident with period features like timber-framed and vaulted ceilings, combined with a contemporary aesthetic. The ground floor features a fully equipped kitchen, a spacious dining room seating 16, and a cosy sitting room with a wood-burning stove.

The first floor hosts three bedrooms with super king size four poster beds and ensuite bathrooms. The second floor includes a snug/kid's crafting area and a dormitory room for eight, along with a bathroom with a standalone roll-top bath. An additional king sized room on the top floor and the shepherd's hut with a private ensuite accommodate more guests.

Outside, enjoy a jacuzzi, heated swimming pool, outdoor cinema and an outdoor kitchen with a pizza oven. Durns offers various activities from spa treatments to mountain biking. If you decide to explore the area, the New Forest National Park, known for its ponies, trails and charming villages, is nearby. Lymington, a port town, is a short drive south, while the popular resort town of Bournemouth is 45 minutes west.


Boldre - Hampshire

Sleeps 18 (max. 12 adults)

Gorgeously restored Georgian farmstead with heated outdoor pool in the New Forest. The perfect luxury group getaway.

Llanfendigaid House

Nestled in Snowdonia National Park along the stunning Welsh coastline, the Llanfendigaid Estate features the elegant Llanfendigaid House, a historic property dating back to the 13th century. Sleeping up to 18 guests, it's ideal for group celebrations or large family excursions. The house, maintaining its historical character, offers period features, two reception rooms with comfortable seating and wood-burning stoves, a dining room seating 16 and a fully equipped kitchen.

With nine bedrooms, including super-king, double, twin and triple rooms, the house accommodates 18 guests. Three family bathrooms and four additional WCs ensure comfort. The private garden with BBQ and outdoor dining area is perfect for alfresco dining, complemented by three acres of shared grounds for exploration.

Guests are encouraged to walk to the secret bench in the woodland behind the house for panoramic views of the coastal location. The estate's rural setting provides a tranquil getaway with stargazing opportunities in one of the world's eighteen International Dark Sky Reserves.

Llanfendigaid House

Tywyn - Gwynedd

Sleeps 18

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

Prince Hall

Nestled in Dartmoor National Park, this stunning Georgian country house, Prince Hall, accommodates up to 18 guests for a tranquil country escape. The large family lounge boasts garden views, ample seating, a TV and games. The farmhouse-style kitchen, recently refurbished, features a gas range stove and American fridge/freezer. The well-equipped games room offers table football, pool and table tennis.

Surprises include a private infrared sauna with a walk-in shower on the first floor. The nine spacious bedrooms, with super-king size beds (convertible to twins), are all ensuite. Outside, the private gardens offer moorland views, a BBQ area, hot tub, fire pit and a woodland meditation circle.

With Dartmoor at your doorstep and the village of Princetown, three miles away, you’ve got lots to see and do nearby including some great spots to eat and some incredible walking routes.

Prince Hall

Princetown - Devon

Sleeps 18

A beautiful Georgian country house, with sauna and hot tub, in Devon’s picturesque Dartmoor National Park. Sleeping up to 18, it’s perfect for a group getaway.

Muckrach Country House

Nestled in picturesque countryside near Dulnain Bridge, Muckrach Country House is a beautifully restored Victorian shooting lodge in the heart of Cairngorms National Park. With close links to Grantown-on-Spey and Aviemore, this home boasts eleven uniquely designed ensuite bedrooms, making it perfect for special celebrations or luxurious gatherings.

Communal spaces cater to various activities and moods. The well-equipped kitchen and stylish conservatory offer bright views over the grounds. The drawing room provides tranquil vistas of the Cromdale mountain range, while the piano bar features a mirror TV and integrated music system. Reflective moments await in the snug and elegantly furnished library with a cosy log burner.

Outside, the expansive terrace overlooks the Scottish scenery and resident Highland cattle, providing a relaxing spot for alfresco dining or evening drinks. A hot tub adds a touch of relaxation after a day of exploring.

Surrounded by Scotland's best scenery, Muckrach offers outdoor excursions like hiking, skiing on Cairngorm mountains, swimming at Loch Morlich, salmon fishing in the Spey River, golf and exploring the magic of An Lochan Uaine or the mystery of Loch Ness.

Muckrach Country House

Dulnain Bridge - Grantown-On-Spey

Sleeps 22

Stunning Victorian country house with a hot tub, perfect for big groups in the Cairngorms National Park.

Henge Estate

Henge Estate, a renovated Georgian estate in Wiltshire, accommodates up to 24 guests on its 25-acre grounds. Ideal for both small and large gatherings, the property features a games lawn for croquet, rounders, minigolf and cricket. Additional amenities include an on-site tennis court, walled garden, children’s playground, terrace and an above-ground pool.

Henge Estate's strategic location, just a six-minute drive from Stonehenge, provides easy access to historic sites like Woodhenge, Durrington Walls, Avebury Henge, Andover Iron Age Museum and the castles of Old Wardour and Ludgershall. For a leisurely experience, explore the charming village of Shrewton, home to the Plume of Feathers pub, or visit nearby Salisbury, Lower Chicksgrove and the scenic valley of Lower Woodford.

Henge Estate

Shewton - Wiltshire

Sleeps 24

Relish the gorgeous grounds and vintage decor of this 25-acre sustainable Georgian estate in Wiltshire, just a short drive from Stonehenge

ARC Padstow

This 18th-century gem, once a manor house, courthouse and mill, has been authentically restored to its original grandeur. ARC Padstow, with exposed Cornish slate walls, original beams and restored fireplaces, seamlessly blends past and present for an unforgettable group getaway by the sea.

With five reception spaces, including a lounge with an open fire and a comfy sofa-filled snug, the house offers both serene sanctuary and sociable gathering spots. The state-of-the-art kitchen, equipped with four ovens, two fridges and Miele appliances, is perfect for group meals.

All 12 bedrooms are ensuite, and some can be configured as twin or super-king. The generous outdoor space features garden rooms, an oval sun lawn, an outdoor kitchen, a pizza oven, an atmospheric fire pit and a private hot tub.

Nestled in St Issey, a traditional Cornish village near Padstow, ARC Padstow offers peace and tranquillity amid green fields and rolling farmland. Padstow, just a few miles away, boasts a lively harbour, boutique shops, acclaimed restaurants and a variety of beaches for surfing, sandcastle-building or leisurely strolls.

ARC Padstow

Wadebridge - Cornwall

Sleeps 26

A stunning, 18th century home, steeped in history, near the much-loved Cornish harbour town of Padstow. Sleeping up to 26, it’s perfect for a group getaway.

The Honeybridge Estate

Nestled in West Sussex overlooking the South Downs National Park, Honeybridge Estate comprises three distinctive holiday homes accommodating up to 25 adults (plus 11 children). Spanning 17 acres, the estate offers a host of amenities, including a swimming pool, tennis court and private fishing lake.

The house, cottage, and barn each exude unique charm and share high-end amenities and stylish design. The house, with six bedrooms, features a chic blend of classic and contemporary design, a grand drawing room and a 14-metre infinity pool with a spa, jacuzzi and sauna.

The cottage, with its inglenook fireplace and rustic charm, provides a cosy retreat with three bedrooms and a terrace. Meanwhile, the barn, set among oak trees, offers bright, open-plan spaces, a modern kitchen and four bedrooms with a balcony.

Ideal for large groups, the estate accommodates up to 36 people, ensuring a luxurious and comfortable stay. A welcome hamper, luxury linen, towels and toiletries enhance the experience. Onsite, guests can enjoy various activities, from sports facilities to a games room, zip-wire and fishing lake.

While the estate offers abundant entertainment, the South Downs National Park and nearby towns like Ashurst, Steyning and Arundel provide additional attractions, making Honeybridge Estate an exceptional destination.

The Honeybridge Estate

Ashurst - West Sussex

Sleeps 25 + 11 kids

Gorgeous estate in West Sussex for large groups, with an indoor swimming pool, luxury furnishings, modern amenities, and sprawling 17-acre grounds.

Bleaklow House

Bleaklow House, designed for special occasions, accommodates large groups with 15 bedrooms, sleeping up to 30 guests. Nestled in The Peak District, the property offers breathtaking countryside views from the patio. Luxuriously furnished with Kartell furniture, locally quarried limestone and Juliet Travers wallpaper, the bedrooms all have ensuite bathrooms, providing a hotel-like experience.

The main house boasts a well-equipped kitchen and a spacious dining table overlooking the Peak District landscapes. Additionally, the grand barn with mezzanine, toilets and a grand piano provides a flexible space for dining and celebrations. Two living spaces with wood burners and TVs offer relaxation, while guests can stay active in the gym, play pool in the games room, or unwind in the library.

Situated in The Peak District, known for its scenic beauty, the property is close to charming villages like Great Longstone, Ashford in the Water and Bakewell, providing access to traditional pubs, boutique shops and excellent restaurants. The national park offers trails, biking, rock climbing and cave exploration across its 550-mile expanse.

Bleaklow Farm

Hassop - Derbyshire

Sleeps 30

Luxurious 15-bedroom holiday accommodation with stunning views of The Peak District, perfect for big family groups and celebrations.

Dovedale Manor and The Coach House

Located in charming and picturesque Dovedale, considered the gateway to the Peak District National Park, Dovedale Manor and The Coach House offers up two traditional cottages, refurbished throughout.

You can book the two cottages together to allow you to sleep up to 47 guests across 17 bedrooms! Now that is a huge group getaway! The cottages are ideally located for groups looking to explore some of the most dramatic, unspoiled and storied landscapes in all of England, and the homes have been renovated to create comfortable and pleasing spaces for friends, families and anybody else looking to spend time in the Peak District.

Dovedale Manor and The Coach House

Tissington - Derbyshire

Sleeps 47

A pair of stunning historic cottages in the Peak District, refurbished throughout that can be booked separately or together for large groups.

Barford Beach House

Experience the beauty of the Cornish coast at Barford, a stunning holiday home just a two-minute walk from a secluded beach in North Cornwall. Ideal for families and large groups, the elegantly decorated interior features six double bedrooms, all with ensuite bathrooms and five that offer delightful sea view terraces.

The open-plan living and dining area seamlessly connects to the kitchen, equipped with a sleek dual-control Aga. Enjoy meals at the table for 12 (or 16 with the extra side table) while taking in sea views. The cinema and games rooms, with a pool table and cocktail bar, provide entertainment.

Outside, guests can relax in the wood-fired hot tub, sauna and spa room while enjoying panoramic sea views. Barford is a short walk from Widemouth Bay in Bude, a popular tourist destination with almost three miles of sandy beaches, ideal for families and surfers. Nearby attractions include Bodmin Moor and Nathan Outlaw's Michelin-star fish restaurant in Port Isaac.

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.

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