Cottage that sleeps 12 people for a party

There are those special occasions when people get together to celebrate a birthday or unusual circumstance in life, perhaps a milestone or achievement and require a large house where all can stay and enjoy a celebratory meal or party together. The following self-catering houses and cottages are ideal for such an occasion.

Check to see whether the dining table is large enough to seat all 12 people if you are planning that special meal or whether trestle tables could be made available for a buffet. The cottage owner will be pleased to explain what facilities are on hand so that you can organise your party. Click on the cottage photographs to open a page of detailed information about each self-catering property.

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Southover House, Tolpuddle, Dorset, England

7 bedroom Large Country House, West Country.

This imposing south-facing manor house set in extensive gardens and grounds has outstanding sporting facilities including a heated swimming pool, all-weather tennis court, games room, lake and river trout fishing.

Special features: free internet access, tennis court, games room.

Price range from £2000 to £2500 per week
Sleeps from 8 to 14 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 23 July 2018 to 26 July 2018; from 04 September 2018 to 05 September 2018; from 12 September 2018 to 14 September 2018;

Meathop Hall Dogs-welcome Cottage, The Lake District , Meathop, Cumbria, England

6 bedroom Cottage, Lake District National Park.

Stunning stone-built large holiday farmhouse with 6 bedrooms situated in a rural hamlet and offering guests a taste of fine country living near Grange over Sands and conveniently close to the mountains and lakes of the Lake District National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £835 to £2035 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 13 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 30 July 2018 to 03 August 2018; from 03 September 2018 to 07 September 2018; from 17 September 2018 to 21 September 2018;

Telford House Pet-Friendly Cottage, Near Bangor, Anglesey, North Wales, Menai straits, Gwynedd, Wales

7 bedroom Large Country House, North Wales.

Luxurious large holiday cottage sleeping up to 14, in a beautiful elevated location enjoying landscaped gardens yielding stunning views over the Menai Straits, in an excellent location for exploring the beautiful Isle of Anglesey and well located for discovering the 40 acres of lovely gardens and arboretum at Plas Newydd.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £1585 to £3635 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 14 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 07 September 2018 to 28 September 2018; from 01 October 2018 to 19 October 2018; from 02 November 2018 to 29 December 2018;

River House Coastal Cottage, Sneem, County Kerry, South West , Sneem, Kerry, Ireland

6 bedroom Riverside Holiday House, South West Ireland.

With river views and a very comfortable high quality interior which includes granite work tops in the kitchen and a Jacuzzi bath, this is a luxury Irish holiday home and could be a great base for discovering some of the best of Kerry on a cottage holiday.

Price range from £327 to £1109 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 12 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 08 September 2018 to 18 September 2018; from 29 September 2018 to 20 October 2018; from 27 October 2018 to 15 December 2018;

Trooper's Holiday Barn, Shropshire Hills AONB, Westhope, Shropshire, England

5 bedroom Farmstay, Heart of England - Shropshire.

First class 5 bedroom barn conversion, located on a working farm in the Hope Valley and by the Shropshire Hills, ideal for groups of friends or family and boasting access to some fantastic leisure facilities including an outdoor hot tub, games room with pool table, table football and table tennis and gym.

Special features: free internet access, games room, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £739 to £2618 per week
Sleeps from 6 to 12 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 23 July 2018 to 27 July 2018; from 17 August 2018 to 24 August 2018; from 29 August 2018 to 31 August 2018;

Burnfoot Holiday Cottages, Rothbury, Northumberland, England

5 bedroom Cottage Complex, Northumberland.

A fantastic collection of high quality Northumbrian cottages for those looking to stay somewhere special, boasting uninterrupted views of the Cheviot Hills and in a great location for visiting both Northumberland's National Park and the stunning Northumbrian coast.

Special features: free internet access, tennis court.

Price range from £260 to £2190 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 12 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Special Offer: from 20 July 2018 to 29 August 2018;
Late availability: from 27 August 2018 to 31 August 2018;

Trainer's Country House, Malton, Yorkshire, England

6 bedroom Large Country House, Near the Howardian Hills AONB.

Escape for a relaxing holiday with friends or family to this superb 6 bedroom country house with a stylish modern interior and private indoor heated swimming pool, nestled next to pastures and woodlands in a rural hamlet close to Malton in Yorkshire and conveniently near to the Howardian Hills and North York Moors National Park.

Special features: pool ().

Price range from £1485 to £2966 per week
Sleeps from 8 to 14 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 31 August 2018 to 07 September 2018; from 17 September 2018 to 21 September 2018; from 01 October 2018 to 19 October 2018;

Somers Hiscott, Yarnscombe, Devon, England

6 bedroom Large Country House, Devon.

This stunning high quality 6 bedroom country house features a beautiful interior and a tranquil setting with private gardens and is close to Barnstaple and just 11 miles from Westward Ho! beach and is ideal for large groups of friends or family looking to stay in style and comfort.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £950 to £2795 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 12 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 10 August 2018 to 24 August 2018; from 07 September 2018 to 12 October 2018; from 26 October 2018 to 29 October 2018;

The Stables Parkgate , Barnstaple, Devon, England

6 bedroom Large Country Cottage, West Country.

Relax in luxurious and stylish surroundings at the Stables Parkgate.

Special features: free internet access, tennis court, games room.

Price range from £995 to £3050 per week
Sleeps from 8 to 12 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 20 July 2018 to 20 July 2018;

Lookout Town House, Coastal Northumbria, Embleton, Northumberland, England

6 bedroom Townhouse, Northumbria.

Aptly named because of its impressive sea views, this elegant Northumbrian townhouse with its modern stylish accommodation and wonderful views could be a smart choice all round, with 6 bedrooms, this property is suited to large groups of up to 12 friends or family looking to holiday altogether close to the North Northumberland Heritage Coast with its beautiful sandy beaches and historical castles within easy reach.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £1254 to £2728 per week
Sleeps from 6 to 12 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 08 October 2018 to 12 October 2018; from 05 November 2018 to 09 November 2018; from 12 November 2018 to 16 November 2018;

Derwent House, Matlock, Derbyshire, England

6 bedroom Large Country House, Midlands.

A fine holiday house in Matlock with views of nearby gardens, sleeping up to 12, ideal for large groups and special occasions, both family-friendly and pet-friendly.

Special features: free internet access, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £1450 to £1950 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 12 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 23 July 2018 to 27 July 2018; from 06 August 2018 to 10 August 2018; from 20 August 2018 to 24 August 2018;

Elm Tree Farm, Lea, Matlock, Derbyshire, England

6 bedroom Large Holiday House, Derbyshire Peak District.

Large 6 bedroom holiday home with ample character and appeal, just 10 minutes' drive from Matlock and the Heights of Abraham, ideal for large groups looking to holiday altogether near the Peak District National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £790 to £790 per week
Sleeps from 8 to 14 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (6 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 23 July 2018 to 27 July 2018; from 30 July 2018 to 31 July 2018; from 06 August 2018 to 10 August 2018;

Ilbeare Country House, Taunton, Somerset, England

5 bedroom Large Country House, West Country.

Whatever the occasion, Ilbeare Country House with its 5 bedrooms is bound to impress, set in around 2 acres of gardens and complete with large sociable spaces for big groups, a fantastic BBQ lodge, a private hot tub for relaxation plus a games room with pool table and X-box and a croquet lawn plus trampoline and play equipment to keep the kids entertained, just 4 miles from Taunton.

Special features: free internet access, games room, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £1550 to £3700 per week
Sleeps from 12 to 14 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 03 September 2018 to 07 September 2018; from 10 September 2018 to 14 September 2018; from 17 September 2018 to 21 September 2018;

Unique Willow Garth Holiday House near the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors, Great Smeaton, Yorkshire, England

6 bedroom Unusual Self-Catering, Yorkshire Dales - Swaledale.

Unique 6 bedroom holiday house with a beautiful luxurious interior and stunning countryside views, originally a water tower, this superb property enjoys easy access to the North York Moors National Park nearby and has plenty to keep guests entertained with a games room with table tennis and table football on site and with the capacity to sleep up to 12, this is a great place for groups of friends or family.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £1085 to £2133 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 12 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 10 August 2018 to 24 August 2018; from 31 August 2018 to 07 September 2018; from 10 September 2018 to 14 September 2018;

Etland Barn near the Lake District National Park, Preston Patrick, Cumbria, England

6 bedroom Stone-Built Cottage, The Lake District and Cumbria.

Large 6 bedroom family-friendly and pet-friendly barn conversion with a modern and stylish interior, set in a tranquil rural hamlet next to lovely countryside close to Kendal in the Lake District National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £890 to £1897 per week
Sleeps from 6 to 13 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 01 September 2018 to 06 October 2018; from 12 October 2018 to 20 October 2018; from 03 November 2018 to 16 November 2018;

The Stone Barn, Holsworthy, Devon, England

5 bedroom Large Country House, West Devon.

Luxurious five bedroom eco-friendly barn conversion with private enclosed garden and easy access to award winning nature trails (Devon Wildlife Trust gold award winning nature trails), this high quality holiday property is both family-friendly and dog-friendly.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £600 to £2350 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 12 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 20 July 2018 to 20 July 2018;

Gray Manes, Langport, Somerset, England

6 bedroom Large Country House, West Country.

Fantastic large self-catering holiday house found in 2 acres of gardens in a tranquil rural hamlet in Somerset, family-friendly this is a great place for all the family with a children's play area with slide, trampoline and climbing frame, indoor heated swimming pool and games room with table football and pool table.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Exclusive use of indoor pool on-site), games room, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £2050 to £4950 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 14 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 14 September 2018 to 21 September 2018; from 24 September 2018 to 12 October 2018; from 05 November 2018 to 09 November 2018;

The Manor House, Ludlow, Shropshire, England

6 bedroom Large Country House, Heart of England.

Spacious high quality 6 bedroom holiday house near Ludlow with games room with pool table and air hockey plus grass tennis court, private 6-hole golf course, children's play area with swings, slide, a trampoline, rope swing and zip wire, tree house and extensive gardens.

Special features: free internet access, tennis court, games room.

Price range from £999 to £2100 per week
Sleeps from 6 to 12 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 31 August 2018 to 10 September 2018; from 25 September 2018 to 05 October 2018; from 08 October 2018 to 26 October 2018;

Meare Court, Taunton, Somerset, England

5 bedroom Large Country House, Somerset.

Part of the Somerset Spa collection of three select holiday homes, this self-catering farmhouse is located in beautiful rural Somerset and benefits from its own outdoor hot tub in the garden.

Special features: free internet access, indoor hot tub, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £795 to £795 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 14 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 23 July 2018 to 27 July 2018; from 29 July 2018 to 03 August 2018; from 05 August 2018 to 06 August 2018;

White Hopton Country House near the Shropshire Hills, Sarn, Powys, Wales

6 bedroom Historical Country House, Mid Wales.

Searching for a picture-perfect holiday house in Wales? With a lovely black and white exterior this charming holiday home near Bishop's Castle could be it, with beautiful gardens surrounded by lush countryside and a heated outdoor swimming pool, sauna and hot tub, this country house is an appealing place to stay for groups of up to 12 friends or family.

Special features: free internet access, pool (), outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £1335 to £3385 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 12 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 10 September 2018 to 21 September 2018; from 01 January 2019 to 23 August 2019; from 30 August 2019 to 13 September 2019;

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