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.

A delightful walk from pretty Kimmeridge Bay near Weymouth in Dorset, The Stone Barn is a stylish barn conversion with five bedrooms, sleeping up to 12. The gorgeous sweeping garden is magnificent with open countryside views. This superb house works well for family celebrations, wedding parties and groups of friends at any time of year. Pets are welcome too.

This historic 19th century castle is set within ancient woodland by Holy Loch in Argyll and Bute. It sleeps up to 48 in baronial style (with 19 bedrooms) and lends itself perfectly to celebratory breaks, with the option of catering and maid service. An indoor heated swimming pool, snooker table and outdoor kids play area add to the appeal for all ages and it’s conveniently located an easy drive from Glasgow.

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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