Party Palaces - self-catering lets for the larger group

party self-catering venuesOk, so you have a special occasion, such as a birthday party or anniversary, coming up and want to organise a party, invite loads of people, and generally have a great time. You want to be able to make as much noise as you like, have plenty of space and not worry about disturbing the neighbours.  You're planning a  wonderful memorable occasion. The problem often is where.  

We have several large mansions and houses on our books with the experience of helping you convert their house into your Party Palace.  

Take a look at the large houses and mansions shown below, or  use the Feature Pages for details of more large group self-catering accommodation for your special event or search for larger houses and cottages by occupancy.

Most of the larger houses, although described as self-catering, can offer optional catering, staff, or other services, including setting up some entertainment for you. The duration is flexible, some can organise stays from one night upwards.  Call them and discuss your Party Palace ideas now.

Click for a selection of large country houses, big cottages and mansion to rent for:

If you have a particular kind of party in mind such as a hen weekend or stag weekend click for:

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A Party Palace and large group accommodation in Yorkshire - sleep up to 30
The Green in Derbyshire - sleeps up to 18, and party, party, party

large country house, sleeps 18, group self-cateringModern country house in Derbyshire accommodating up to 18 people in 7 bedrooms.  With 7 bedrooms, this house could be an excellent choice for large groups.  Plus with a dining room for 18, this house could be just perfect for a family reunion, special celebration or hen party.  There are also excellent leisure facilities here including an indoor swimming pool with a wave machine.  If you don’t fancy cooking don’t worry, get in touch with the owners for help finding recommended caterers in the local area.

This large house is located on the outskirts of the village of Hope in Derbyshire, in a peaceful, scenic setting.  If you want to explore the nearby area there are plenty of great places to visit in the Peak District from charming villages to large country houses.

The ultimate party palace: hen groups and stag parties welcome! Do please check the availability calendar before booking.

Telephone 01298 871004 or click on image for more photographs.


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Other large self-catering houses for possible parties and celebrations below.  Do please discuss your requirements with the owners before making a booking.
Large house in the country for large groups or parties
Large Country House for groups of up to 38, Lyme Regis - Dorset

large country house to sleep 28 Dorset, south coastThis country house in Dorset specialises in group accommodation.  Whether you are looking for a house for a special birthday celebration, anniversary party, corporate event or some other occasion, this house near the Jurassic Coast should have plenty to tempt you.

The house can sleep an impressive total of 38 in 18 bedrooms and there are 15 bathrooms. The dining room table is usually set for 24 but extra tables can be added as required.  In total up to 38 can be seated in the dining area. 

For guests to relax and unwind, there are two lounges.  There is also a large open area next to the dining room with an open fire, which can be a great space for parties.  There is also a games room with a pool table and table tennis, great for fun times!  The house is surrounded by a private and secure south facing garden at the back of the property.

This house is open all year round and can be booked for weekly lets, for short breaks and even for weekend bookings.

Click on the photo for details of large group self catering.

Large Old Rectory on the south coast in Dorset to accommodate groups of up to 26

Large group accommodation : self-catering Georgian mansion, former rectory, sleeps 25, marquees can be erected in the grounds.The Old Rectory is a large country house in Dorset with spacious rooms, ideal for large groups.  As suggested by the name, this impressive country home was originally a rectory and dates back to the 18th century.  This house is an impressive setting for special parties or celebrations.  Accommodating up to 26 in 11 bedrooms, this property has 6 bathrooms and a total of 4 reception rooms.
The accommodation here is comfortable and relaxed, ideal for parties!  The décor is almost shabby chic and understated.   Previous guests here include Mick Jagger so this could definitely be the house for parties.  For special celebrations such as wedding receptions do get in touch with the owners, it is sometimes possible for marquees to be booked and put up in the grounds.

Telephone Ann Barnes on 01308 422575,  07956 160 232

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Large group accommodationGranary Court in the Peak District - another Party Palace


Part palace peak districtGranary Court in Derbyshire with its flexible range of accommodation can be a good choice for groups.  This venue specialises in corporate events, family celebrations and parties.  This barn conversion has 8 bedrooms and an additional 3 bedrooms in an additional small barn.  In total up to 26 can be accommodated in 11 bedrooms.  There are 4 lounges so there is plenty of communal living space.  The accommodation is arranged in to 4 cottage style apartments at Granary Court.

There is a 7 seater hot tub which can be just wonderful for relaxing after a good party.  Hen parties and stag parties are welcome.  For hints and tips on local attractions and activities, get in touch with the owners who can help advise you.  From paintballing to horse-riding, do ask the owners for their local knowledge and recommendations. One great feature at Granary Court for groups is the Garden Room which can seat a total of 45 people.  There is also a well sized garden plus a games room.

In terms of exploring the surrounding area, Derbyshire is of course known for the Peak District.  Also not too far away is Alton Towers and Drayton Manor Park for those who want fun, fun, fun!

Telephone Lynne on +44(0)1283 820 917  

Eskmeals House - Large group accommodation for parties, Lake District. Sleeps  21
large country house self-catering in the Lake District Cumbria, north of England
9 bedroom country house for rental for short breaks or longer stays.  This country home in the Lake District is in a wonderful location near the Eskdale Valley and can be hired for special celebrations or occasions.  Sleeping up to 21 people, this large house is located in 7 acres of grounds. 

Whether you are looking for a property for a corporate event or a family or birthday celebration, this house has large generous rooms which are well suited for big groups.  In terms of reception rooms this house has a lounge, a dining room and a drawing room. 

Click on the photo to discuss your plans for your celebratory event, or click on the image for details


Courtyard Barn is a large 8 bedroom house specialising in party weekends, sleeps up to 20

 Hen parties at Courtyard Barn

Large self-catering barn conversion in England’s Peak District, sleeping up to 20 people in 8 bedrooms.  With its 8 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, this large house could be an excellent place for large groups or big family getaways.  There is also a dining room to seat up to 20.  

There are plenty of facilities here to keep large groups entertained including an outdoor hot tub, Sky TV including Sports and Movies plus a large Games/Events Room.  In the games room there is table tennis and table football.  There are also iPod Speakers, disco lights and a dance-floor in the Games/Events Room.  With all these facilities there are plenty of opportunities for partying at this large house.  Hen parties and stag parties are welcome at this party pad.   

If you fancy the idea of getting out and about whilst staying here and exploring the Peak District, activities that you can enjoy nearby include golf, clay pigeon shooting, go karting and Go Ape.  Buxton and Sheffield are also not too far away and are known for their lively nightlife.  There is also a local pub just a few minutes walk away from the property.

The house is fully smoke-free and no smoking is permitted within the property.  There are extensive gardens outside of the property though where you can smoke outdoors.  The house is also pet-free.

Please click on the photograph of this large party house to find out more.

Large country house/mansion in Dorset for birthday parties and special events

 Symondsbury Manor for birthday parties and special celebrationsSymondsbury Manor is a delightfully relaxed setting for a wedding reception or birthday house party in a beautiful manor house on the world renowned Dorset jurassic coast.

Sleeping 23, the Manor is set in its own grounds in the lovely village of Symondsbury. For the last fifteen years the Manor has been hosting weekend wedding parties and brthday parties and is now so well recommended that the majority of its bookings are from past guests. Peter Hitchin, the owner is also the propietor of the Electric Palace theatre/cinema in nearby Bridport which has become known in the national press as " Notting Hill by sea" and consequently Symondsbury Manor has become a favourite of numerous visiting celebrities.

Please click on the photograph for details.

Saxmundham, Suffolk - large house for group events

Large country house in Suffolk
Accommodating up to 20 in 10 bedrooms:
Bruisyard Hall is a magnificent former abbey and manor house, set in the countryside of Saxmundham, Suffolk.  It is ideal for any large group event including large family parties, corporate entertaining or training. 

Short breaks and full catering available. Please click on image for details, prices and availability.


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

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large country house in Scotland for self-cateringTwo self-catering houses in the Scottish Highlands, which together could be just perfect for large groups.  Glencarron Lodge is a Victorian shooting lodge which sleeps up to 18 whereas East Cottage sleeps an additional 5 to 6.  Together, these properties can accommodate up to 23.  Set within a country estate totalling some 11,500 acres, this is a great place for fishing, mountain walking and clay pigeon shooting.  There are also opportunities for golfing and visiting whisky distilleries nearby.

The location is perfect for Christmas and New parties or special celebratory holidays at any time of year. With 11,500 acres of land, you can make as much noise as you please.  The party can spread into the garden in the summer.


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Large country house overlooking 4 miles of sandy beach in Kerry, s.w.  Ireland

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Large country house overlooking Dingle Bay and beach, with conference facilitiesSleeps groups of up to 18.  Large self-catering holiday home in County Kerry Ireland. 

This large house sleeps up to 16 people in 8 bedrooms and can be rented by large groups for family get togethers, special celebrations or corporate events.  Although a self-catering property, full catering can be arranged here, at additional cost, where required.  With plenty of space, this house even has a large activity or conference room which could be ideal for large groups or parties.  

What’s more, this house has a wonderful location, perched on a hill with views over Dingle Bay and the local sandy beaches.  Kerry International Airport is just 30 minutes drive from the Lodge.

A conference room is available for various large group activities. 

Telephone Michael Travers on +353-66-9158189.


Large group self-catering near Tywyn, Gwynedd, north Wales

Large self-catering mansion for groups and parties in Snowdonia, north Wales
Self-catering mansion located by the coast and within the Snowdonia National Park.  With sea and country views and 11 bedrooms, this is a spectacular house for large groups of up to 21 people.  This large house has been awarded a 4 star rating by Visit Wales and even has an indoor heated swimming pool, for the relaxation and enjoyment of guests.

Party on the beach. Close to beaches and surrounded by superb scenery.

Telephone: 01654 710501, or 07867 905544


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Broadway House - Stow-on-the-Wold, Oxfordshire - large group accommodation

large self catering house sleeps up to 16This Cotswold Farmhouse is a large converted Cotswold stone barn which sleeps up to 16 in 7 bedrooms.  This property could be ideal for smaller parties or get togethers.  Set in a beautiful scenic location in the Cotswolds, just an easy drive away from Stow on the Wold and Broadway, this is a stunning place to stay.  There are a number of barn conversions at Flagstone Farm so if you need more space why not book an additional property?

 Conference facilities are also available making it eminently suited to small business groups. 

Telephone Ann on  01451 832215 or click on the photo for details of self catering groups for groups.

Large Country House near Newark on the Nottinghamshire/Lincolnshire borders

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A Party Palace surrounded by 100 acres of lakes and woodland

Large self-catering house in Lincolnshire to rent for special celebrations or self-catering holidays.  Gorse Lodge in Lincolnshire accommodates up to 12 people in 6 bedrooms and has an amazing 100 acres of grounds.  With spacious accommodation including a bar room plus generous grounds including lakes and woodlands, this Lodge could be a good choice for a party house.  In summer time you may even be able to hire marquees and get these set up in the grounds.  Gorse Lodge welcomes hen parties, stag parties, wedding receptions and corporate events.

Although usually a self-catering property, it is even possible to book catering at this special holiday house.  Contact the owner’s for advice with your catering needs.

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