UK party houses

Annabelle's verdict
If you're planning a family gathering to celebrate a special birthday or anniversary, or want to get together with friends for the weekend, consider renting a large house. Some of the grander mansions give you the option of a private chef, so you can ensure everyone is fed and watered without having to fret about shopping, cooking or washing up.

Recommended travel company: The Big Domain

The Big Domain says

We have a fantastic collection of party houses, ideal for special celebrations, in England, Scotland and Wales. You will find some of Britain’s most impressive country retreats, characterful country cottages and sleek city townhouses with four up to 40 or more bedrooms.

Locations range from beach- and lake-front to the heart of the countryside, charming villages and city centres with styles from Tudor splendour to contemporary cutting edge architecture.

Set within the historic village of Corfe Castle in Dorset, Well Court is a glorious country house which combines grand proportions with cosy comfort. Dating back to the 16th century, it has six bedrooms, sleeping up to 11 plus two dogs. The house is within easy access of Lulworth Cove and Studland beaches as well as the castle ruins and Purbeck Hills. This superb house works well for family celebrations and groups of friends at any time of year.

Up in Aberdeenshire, Fasque House is a magnificent 19th century castle surrounded by 400 acres of deer park, woodland and wildlife. Beautifully restored with a contemporary twist, it sleeps up to 40 in considerable style (with 18 bedrooms) and lends itself perfectly to celebratory breaks with friends and family. Smaller groups of up to eight can hire the West Wing only. The charming village of Fettercairn is just a mile away.

If you want a beach holiday with knobs on, check out Bonny Blink Cottage. It is located bang on the sandy beach in the charming Edwardian resort of Seaview on the Isle of Wight. The house has a contemporary, light and airy feel with five bedrooms – outside, it’s all about the decking, sweeping lawn and direct access to the beach itself.

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