Amazing large holiday house destinations for your group

Published: 30th June 2022

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Whether you’re planning a big family get together with lots of adventures and outings, a relaxed, hot tub-fuelled reunion between friends, or organising your best pal's hen or stag party with plenty of wining and dining, sometimes you need a big property with plenty of space to relax and enjoy your time together.

You’ll be spoilt for choice with holiday houses across the UK, so to help you choose we’ve put together our top ten featured properties to inspire your next adventure.

  1. Norfolk House, Huddersfield, Yorkshire
  2. Peddlers Den, Malton, North Yorkshire
  3. Kaber Chapel, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria
  4. Pebble House, Mevagissey, Cornwall
  5. Le-Gro Barn, Llansantffraid, Welshpool, Powys
  6. The Farmhouse on the River, Wimborne, Dorset
  7. The Habit, Ilfracombe, Devon
  8. Holly Bank, Darley Dale, Matlock, Derbyshire
  9. Swallow Barn, Monyash, Bakewell, Derbyshire, Peak District
Norfolk House, Huddersfield, Yorkshire  

🛏 Sleeps 6-19 in 6 bedrooms

🍸 Cocktail bar, a karaoke machine, and a disco

🎱 Pool/ping pong table

☕️ Nespresso coffee machine 

Norfolk House is a fabulously decorated property, perfect for celebration bookings such as hen or stag parties, or fun-filled family getaways. The Grade II listed Georgian mansion house is spread over four floors, so you’ll have plenty of space to yourself while the reception rooms bring everyone together for cooking, dining, or even a cocktail night at the bar! The property is less than a mile from Huddersfield town centre, and is close to three major supermarkets. It’s also in a great position for both the Peak District and the Pennines if you fancy a spot for walking while on your trip.

Peddlar’s Den, Malton, North Yorkshire

🛏 Sleeps 9-14 in 2 bedrooms

🪵 Log burner

🔥 Hot tub

🚲 Bike storage

🐶 Dog-friendly by prior arrangement

Peddlar’s Den is a luxury bunkhouse, complete with a hot tub, and unspoilt farm views. This converted granary hosts 12 guests in a large, airy room, with bespoke hand-crafted beds and shower rooms. This main bedroom is full of character, with old beams and plenty of light. Downstairs there’s an additional private double bedroom with its own entrance. Outside, you’ll find the hot tub, with glorious, unspoilt views across the paddocks. While you’re here, why not enjoy some of the local experiences offered, including a private chef, afternoon tea, or even gin yoga! Peddlar’s Den is only a 30-minute drive from both York and the coast, so you really will be spoilt for choice in terms of activities and excursions.

Kaber Chapel, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria

🛏 Sleeps 6-10 in 5 bedrooms

🪵 Log burner 

🔥 Indoor hot tub and sauna

🌳 Outdoor seating

🐶 Dog-friendly by prior arrangement

This luxury converted chapel is set in a stunning location right between the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales. Inside, you’ll find a mix of a modern and original designs, including two mezzanine floors featuring balconies. The large, main room boasts the full height of the building and features a log burner to keep you warm. You’ll find tasteful hat tips to the original chapel, with the altar rail and lectern found in what is now the kitchen. If you’re after a relaxing break, you’ll be very content in the wooden hot tub, whirlpool bath, and infra-red sauna! Location-wise, you really are spoilt for choice. The property is situated in the Eden Valley, right between the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. For the walkers in the group, you’ll find Wainright’s famous Coast to Coast walk a short distance away. 

Pebble House, Mevagissey, Cornwall

🛏 Sleeps 6-12 in 6 bedrooms

🌊 Stunning sea views

🏖 5 minutes from beaches

🌳 Outdoor seating

The views from Pebble House are second to none, whether you’re enjoying the amazing coastal sunrises and watching the fishing boats come in from their morning catch, or relaxing with a glass of something as the sun sets. Boasting en-suite bedrooms and plenty of light, airy space, guests will feel like they have plenty of personal space, while the open plan kitchen/diner offers communal cooking, dining, and socialising. The property is just a 10-minute stroll from the village of Mevagissey, where you’ll find greengrocers, delis, and a fresh fish stall. If you’re after a larger town, St Austell is just 15 minutes away in the car, where you’ll find larger supermarkets, as well as fantastic restaurants and local shops. 

Le-Gro Barn, Llansantffraid, Welshpool, Powys

🛏 Sleeps 6-12 in 6 bedrooms

🪵 Log burner

🔥 BBQ and outdoor seating 

🎣 Fishing rights

This tastefully designed barn conversion is set in a peaceful location, with beautiful, tranquil views, and a fishing spot right on your doorstep.  Enjoy the long sunsets with a BBQ in the large outdoor seating area, or if the weather isn’t on your side, why not curl up next to the log burner with a good book instead? You’ll find a variety of activities all within close driving distance. For the hikers and walkers, you are just a short drive away from Snowdonia National Park, Lake Vyrnwy, and Pistol Rhayader Waterfalls. For a spot of shopping and exploring, head to the village of Llangollen, or venture a little further to the medieval city of Chester. For thrill-seekers, take a trip to the famous zip world, where you will find the longest zip wire in Europe, as well as an underground trampoline, and underground golf!

The Farmhouse on the River, Wimborne, Dorset

🛏 Sleeps 7-14 in 7 bedrooms

📽 Cinema screen

🎲 Playroom with games, toys, and books

🏓 Outdoor games room with table football, darts, table tennis, and climbing frame

🪵 Open fire and log burner

🛁 Outside bath and steam room

🔥 BBQ and outdoor seating

This superbly decorated country house has a fantastic balance of old and new, with original features from the Grade II listed farmhouse nestled alongside all the mod cons you could need or desire. The property features an indoor playroom, as well as an outdoor play area complete with a climbing frame, swings, trampoline, and outdoor games to keep both children and adults entertained. For a family night in, why not grab some popcorn and pull down the featured cinema screen? Those looking for a spot of tranquillity and calm can head down the garden slopes to take part in a spot of fishing, or hop in the outdoor bubble bath or steam room! The location is fantastic, peaceful, and quiet, with stunning views over Dorset, but still within walking distance of a local pub, and within driving distance of Wimborne.

The Habit, Ilfracombe, Devon

🛏 Sleeps 14 - 35 in 14 bedrooms

🍾 60 ft former ballroom with bar and sound system

🎲 Games room with table tennis, pool table, table football, Xbox, climbing wall

🪵 Log fire

🌊 Sea views

🌳 Outside kitchen, BBQ, and pizza oven

🐶 Dog friendly

Originally a boutique hotel, The Habit has been tastefully adapted to become a self catering property. Many of the original features are still on display such as the sweeping staircase and former ballroom, now converted into a large living room complete with its own bar (which the owners are happy to stock for you.) The dining options are plentiful, with a large commercial style kitchen, while outside you’ll find both a BBQ and pizza oven. If you’d rather let someone else take on the task of cooking for the party, the property’s caterer even offers 3 course meals, as well as banquets and pizza parties! As you can imagine, being a former hotel, there is plenty of space for the whole group, you’ll even find a vast games room downstairs for both kids and adults to enjoy. The property is just a short walk to Ilfracombe’s seafront, where you’ll find a harbour, restaurants, and a cinema. You’ll find plenty of shops and supermarkets within walking distance, and you’re only a 10 minute drive from the surfing hotspots of Croyde and Woolacombe. 

Holly Bank, Darley Dale, Matlock, Derbyshire

🛏 Sleeps 10-12 in 5 bedrooms

🪵 Log burner

🔥 BBQ and outdoor seating 

🐶 Dog friendly by prior arrangement 

Located within driving distance of Matlock, Bath, and Bakewell, Holly Bank House is a fantastic base for both large groups and family get-togethers. With plenty of space, and lovely features such as the double-sided log burner, peace, and tranquility are at the very heart of this home. You’ll find a fully fitted kitchen, ready to cater for the whole family, or if you fancy a night off, your hosts are happy to recommend external caterers to take on the task for you. Outside, you’ll find a built in coal barbecue, as well as plenty of seating to enjoy the views.

Swallow Barn, Monyash, Bakewell, Derbyshire, Peak District

🛏 Sleeps 10-12 in 5 bedrooms

🪵 Open fire

🌳 Private garden and patio 

🔥 BBQ and outdoor seating 

🐶 Dog friendly 

Situated within striking distance of pretty villages, stately homes, bustling market towns, the Monsal Trail, and Lathkill Dale National Nature Reserve, there is truly something for every member of the group to enjoy at Swallow Barn. The property itself is tastefully decorated, with a landscaped private garden outside, featuring a kettle drum BBQ and your own private herb garden, as well as plenty of indoor spaces for guests to enjoy some peace and quiet, or come together in front of the open fire in the living room.

There is a pub with a children’s playground a short walk away, if you fancy a longer stroll, the award-winning Royal Oak ad Hurdlow is just 30 minutes away on foot and comes highly recommended! You’ll find many well-known towns and villages a short distance away in the car, such as Bakewell (make sure to save room for a Bakewell tart) and Buxton. 

If you’re planning a group getaway this year, hopefully, these amazing properties will have given you some inspiration! If you’d like to take a further look at what’s available, head to the Group Accommodation website, where you can book directly with your hosts, and find a wide range of options to suit every trip and group size.

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