Large country house holiday rentals in the UK for big groups

Planning a getaway with friends and family and need to find a large country house to rent in the UK?  From mansions and manors for special celebrations like weddings to country houses for occasions like reunions with friends and big manors for weekend breaks for birthday parties, find a great selection of self-catering big country house rentals on Country Cottages Online. 

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Why Rent a Large Country House in the UK?

Renting a large house can be a great choice for big groups who want to get away from it all, for luxury breaks, for self catering weddings, parties or other celebrations.  Quite often large country houses are available to rent for weekend or 3 night bookings - check with owners re what bookings they accept.  Find a large cottage or mansion for your large group occasion when you require private accommodation to celebrate a special occasion or to host a party or business event.  Demand for this type of large group accommodation, particularly large houses with swimming pools, is always high so plan and book early!


Discover one of the Best Selections of Large Country House Rentals in the UK

Below we feature an excellent collection of stunning mansions, country houses and large self-catering properties for special self catering breaks in England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland:


Large Country Houses in England

Large country house EnglandEngland with its acres of unspoilt countryside, national parks such as the Yorkshire Dales, and areas of outstanding natural beauty, is a fine country in which to rent a large country house.  Manors, mansions and country estates are quintessentially English and many boast historic features, as well as landscaped gardens and sweeping drives, making them ideal places to celebrate in style with friends and family.

Large Self-Catering Country Houses in England


Big Country Houses in Wales

Large country house to rent WalesUsually set in large landscaped gardens, large country house rentals in Wales can be in valleys, close to mountains such as within Snowdonia National Park, and by the coast in places like Pembrokeshire.  Often historic, with some Grade II listed and some even Grade I listed, whether you want to rent a manor, a mansion or a country estate, Wales is a fine country to enjoy a big group holiday with friends and family.

Big Country Houses to rent in Wales


Large Country House Rentals in Scotland

Big country house ScotlandWith glens, stunning mountains in the Highlands, beautiful National Parks such as the Cairngorms, and a wide range of outdoor pursuits to offer, for a group gathering to remember, Scotland could be the obvious choice to rent a large country house.  Scotland is a fine location to match special occasions like weddings, anniversary parties, big family gatherings and reunions with friends, in big country houses.

Country Estates and Mansion Houses in Scotland


Large Country Houses in Ireland

Large country house IrelandIreland too is home to elegant manors, halls, mansions and country estates, and even castles, available for big groups of friends and family to rent, for the finest of occasions to informal family gatherings or get togethers with friends on the Emerald Isle.

Large Country Houses in Ireland


Large Country Houses and Big Country Estates by Events and Occasions:

Are you looking for a large house in the country to celebrate a special occasion such as a birthday or anniversary?  If so, take  our selection of party houses for special celebrations.  Also popular are country holiday homes for stag parties, hen parties and wedding receptions.


Some of the UK's Best Big Houses in the Countryside

If you need some inspiration, get some ideas by reading on for more details of a selection of large country houses.  We trust you will enjoy browsing through the selection of large special self catering properties to rent.  For the full list of large houses though please use the links above.


Mansion in Carmarthenshire, south Wales can accommodate up to 62 when booked with additional accommodation on site

This mansion house in beautiful Carmarthenshire in Wales is especially suitePlas Glansevin Manor for Family Groupsd for large groups or large gatherings.  In total this mansion can sleep up to 62 if booked with the coach house accommodation on site.  Alternatively the mansion itself can accommodation up to 39.  One big advantage of this property is that most bedrooms are ensuite.  This mansion is also set in stunning 10 acre grounds, near the beautiful Brecon Beacons.  Leisure facilities at this large self catering property include  a swimming pool, sauna and even a putting green.

Click on photographs of the mansion for more information and images of this beautiful comfortable large group accommodation in south Wales.



Large Old Rectory on the south coast in Dorset to sleep up to 25

Georgian Mansion to rent sleeps 25, DorsetSpectacular Georgian Rectory, sleeps 25.   It comprises a tiny Georgian kitchen overlooking a beautifully crumbling courtyard, a billiard room-cum-library, dining room, drawing room with open marble fireplace.

The furnishings are eclectic and occasionally eccentric (stuffed birds, grand piano, French boat beds) and the decor is relaxed and understated, verging on shabby-chic with an authentic time-warped atmosphere.  Marquees can be erected in the grounds for various events.

Click on photograph for details of this atmospheric manor to rent for parties and celebrations in Dorset.


Skendleby Hall, Lincolnshire - Grade 2 listed country residence to sleep up to 24

Large Sleeps 24 Country Hall in LincolnshireLarge historic mansion (Grade II listed) in Lincolnshire to rent, sleeps up to 24 adults in 14 bedrooms.  This property benefits from being located on the edge of a village and boasts countryside views and grounds of 2 acres.  Features of this large property include a music room with a grand piano, a drawing room, library, dining room, lounge and conservatory.  Plenty space to spread out and get together as a group as and when you wish. Entertainment facilities at this large country house include table football, table tennis and a snooker table.  There are two games rooms plus a Billiards room.  Also for your relaxation there is a sauna for relaxing and letting off steam.  

Please click on the photograph to explore this beautifully furnished house available for self catering in the East Midlands.


Big country house in the Lake District - sleeps up to 21

Eskmeals Country House in the Lake DistrictThis large country house is just picture perfect.  If you are looking for a beautiful country home to rent in the Lake District then take a look.  This large house sleeps up to 21 in 9 bedrooms.  And if it is a country location that you would like then how about 10 acres of country grounds. This house will appeal to those look for a country house in the Lake District for large family gatherings, reunions, celebrations or just a large family break away.

Click on the image for details of renting this large self-catering house.



Large house with swimming pool for self-catering stays near Lincoln - sleeps up to 20, 10 bedrooms

Large country house with pool near LincolnThis self-catering large house sleeps up to 20 people and is located near the city of Lincoln. 

If you are looking for a large house to rent with plenty facilities for entertaining and having fun then read on.  At this property you will find  an indoor pool, jacuzzi and sauna, just waiting for your group to use.  Pamper yourself and enjoy relaxing and splashing about.  If it is more good times that you are after then do make use of the games room which has a full size pool table, table tennis and darts.  This house really does have excellent facilities for large groups or large families.

In total, this large house has 10 Bedrooms and 7 bathrooms.  There is also a large garden area to enjoy.  There is a stream which runs by the bottom of the garden.   This large house welcomes short break bookings, meaning that this property is excellent for special celebrations. This large house to rent is located in a village.  There is a local pub, restaurant and golf club nearby.  There are ample parking facilities for large groups.

Click on house image for more information about this large self-catering house, with own swimming pool, near Lincoln.


Many large country houses are available to rent for weekends and some are even available for long term rents.  Find your perfect place to stay for your big family holiday, special occasion or event from our fantastic collection of large country houses, big manors, spacious halls and large country estates.

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