Big Houses and Large Group Accommodation in the UK and Ireland

Big House Group RentalSearching for a large self-catering holiday house to rent for a big group getaway in the UK or Ireland?  Country Cottages Online features an excellent selection of spacious accommodation for gatherings and celebrations with large groups of friends and family including manor houses, big barn conversions, sizeable town-houses and large country houses.

Need to Rent a Big House for a Group of 12 plus people?

Searching for accommodation suitable for a gathering of a large group of friends or family?  Country Cottages Online can help you find a large holiday house to rent. 

Large Holiday Houses for Groups of 12 plus people

Searching for Group Accommodation to Sleep 20 or more people?

Big group accommodation usually has atleast 5 bedrooms and sleeps 10 or more people.  Whether you need to accommodate a group of 10 people or 50 people, we feature an excellent selection of sizeable holiday houses for groups.  We also feature really large holiday houses for really big groups of friends or family.

Big Cottages to Sleep 20 plus people

Sleeps 30 + people


Need to Rent a Big House to Sleep 40 or more?

Search our biggest holiday houses to sleep groups of 40 people or more.

Large Holiday Houses for 40 or more people

Very often larger group accommodation is required for special events, social gatherings or special celebrations.  Whatever your reason for all wanting to enjoy a holiday altogether, please email or telephone owners directly for more information regarding the accommodation, the area or travel. 


Group Accommodation for Parties, Special Celebrations and Getaways with Friends or Family

Whether you're planning a hen party, a stag party, a reunion with friends or a birthday celebration, we feature a great selection of large house rentals suitable for special occasions, get togethers and big group getaways.

Party Houses
Big party houses, ideal for groups looking to celebrate a birthday or special celebration altogether.

Find a Big Party House to Rent

Whether you need to rent a large holiday house for an anniversary, a birthday party or a reunion, find the best party house for you.


Large Country House Rentals
Another top choice for group getaways are large country houses.  Renting a big country house is a top choice for weddings, hen parties, stag parties and special celebrations, for when you want a venue fit for the finest of occasions.

Country House Rentals

Whether for a family holiday or a getaway with a group of friends, find country house rentals for big groups. 


Hen parties
Hen parties are usually made up of big groups of friends.  For a pre-wedding celebration with the girls, there is a great choice of hen party rentals on Country Cottages Online.

Hen Party Houses


Stag parties
Looking for a big holiday house to rent for a stag party celebration?  Choose from large country houses, big lodges and sizeable log cabins welcoming bookings from stag groups.

Houses for Stag Groups


Wedding Reception

From large country houses to manor houses, find rentals for weddings on Country Cottages Online.

Houses for Wedding Receptions


Popular for special occasions, reunions, hen and stag parties and get-togethers, our excellent collection of big holiday homes and large self-catering houses are ideal for accommodating big groups of people. 

How to Find the Best Accommodation for your Large Group

When looking for self catering for a large group do remember to think about your needs as a group.  It may be important for example to have a large function room or large dining room where you can all be seated. 

Find larger houses and cottages by occupancy

large group accommodation in large country houses

Other considerations may be whether there is a quiet area available at the self catering property where some people can take some time out and whether there is a large social area for socialising together. 

It may even be important for you to find a cottage with a games room where you can all have fun together and let your hair down.  Or if relaxing is more what you all enjoy doing you may be looking for large group self catering accommodation with a swimming pool or hot tub.

For specific searches do make use of our search assistant where you can find properties that take large groups and search for other criteria that is important to you.  Going away on a self catering break as part of a large group - whether it be with family or friends can be fantastic fun.  Do enjoy your large group break, relax and have fun.

Remember many large country houses or big cottages do have minimum requirements in terms of the number of nights bookings that they accept.  However, many do accept short break bookings nowadays as it is common for large groups to want short self catering breaks away.

What's more, holidaying as a group can often lead to savings, particularly where the cost per person per night is shared.


Holiday Ideas for Large Groups:

In need of some ideas or inspiration on places to stay for your group of family or friends? Read on for more information on some of our featured large holiday homes.

Eskmeals House - Large group accommodation in the Lake District - sleeps up to 21

large country house self-catering in the Lake District Cumbria, north of England This beautiful country house is located within the Lake District National Park near to the coast.  Situated within a total of 7 acres of grounds, this house comfortably sleeps up to 21 in 9 bedrooms.  This holiday home specialises in large family gatherings, reunions and special celebrations.

Saxmundham, Suffolk - large house for group events

Large manor house in Suffolk
Sleeps 20 in 10 bedrooms:  For a stay at a truly impressive country house take a look at Bruisyard Hall in Suffolk. Originally an abbey, this manor house stands proudly amongst the Suffolk countyside close to Saxmundham. With 12 bedrooms, this house has plenty to offer for large group get-togethers, big family parties, training sessions or corporate entertaining.

Short break bookings welcome and full catering can be arranged (additional costs apply). Please click on the image of this large country house for details, prices and availability.

Large House for big groups, Country Estate near Inverness, Scotland

large country house in Scotland for self-cateringSleeps up to 18:  For groups looking to holiday in beautiful Scotland, this large house in the stunning Scottish Highlands could be the place to stay.  This impressive stone-built country house sleeps up to 18 and for very large groups, there is a cottage which can also be rented, bringing the number that can be accommodated up to 23. 
For those who enjoy outdoor activities this area of Scotland has lots to offer and you can enjoy stag stalking in season, walking and other country pursuits.  If you're in need of inspiration, read more about Highland holidays.

Large country house overlooking 4 miles of sandy beach in Kerry, South West Ireland

Large country house overlooking Dingle Bay and beach, with conference facilitiesSleeps groups of up to 18Lios Dána Lodge - For large groups looking to enjoy a break by the coast in Ireland, Lios Dana Lodge could be perfect and is well suited for families, groups or business events. This spacious 8 bedroom holiday home looks out over a beautiful sandy beach and also has views out towards the Macgillycuddy Reeks mountain range. With a games room and large conservatory ideal for socialising, this property could be perfect for a group getaway and can sleep up to 16 in total. This property’s conference room means that there is ample space for group activities.


The Green - a large luxury self-catering house in Hope, Derbyshire - sleeps 18

large country house, sleeps 18, group self-cateringThe Green with its excellent leisure facilities and spacious accommodation could be perfect for groups of up to 18 people. Special features at this country house include an indoor swimming pool with wave machine for fun times (for the exclusive use of guests). Hen parties and Stag parties are welcome and Sheffield’s nightclubs are just 20 minutes’ drive away. On days out discover the stunning natural beauty of the Peak District with its pretty towns and villages. This is a great place for large groups looking for a party house to celebrate that special occasion.


Broadway House in Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire - luxury for large groups up to 16

Large group accommodation CotswoldsWith 7 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms, Broadway House is perfect for large groups of friends or family.  Set in the heart of the Cotswolds, this is a fantastic location to enjoy as a group with plenty of areas to explore.  With spacious accommodation throughout you can really spread out and enjoy a relaxing holiday in this tranquil rural location.

If you need extra room, there are an additional 3 barn conversions which can be rented which means that in total, groups of up to 16 people can be accommodated at Flagstone Farm. The accommodation is also suited to groups requiring conference facilities.


Whatever type of large group accommodation you are searching for, we hope you find the perfect big rental house to book for your gathering of friends or family on Country Cottages Online.

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