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Large country house breaks

Our exclusive collection of large country houses includes luxury manor houses with pools, architect-designed retreats, mansions and private estates.

For a special gathering with eight or more overnight guests, you'll need something bigger and better than the usual self-catered country home. To the manor born? Waltz about the grounds of a unique private estate with a tipple in hand, party 'till dawn in a country house with indoor pool and disco ball, or wake up to the gentle tap of croquet on the lawn as the grandparents teach the children how to play.

Alongside traditional country house grandeur, you'll find eclectic bohemian farmhouses and modern architect-designed barns; all properties designed with space and sharing in mind. Set up with logs and kindling so you can get a roaring fire started straight away, there are also hampers full of fresh goodies and bathrooms with soft waffle robes; and cupboards bursting with board games. Now sit back and enjoy that big country house break.

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Hollyhocks

Hollyhocks

Leominster, Herefordshire, UK

Wend through Herefordshire’s patchwork countryside and find this chalky Tudor cottage nestled on the banks of the river Arrow in the fairy-tale village of Eardisland.

Sleeps: Up to 6 guests (ideally 4 adults and 2 children)
From: £1,250 per week, £950 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome

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Fawn Wood

Fawn Wood

Hartfield, High Weald, East Sussex, UK

A treasure trove of enchanted stories and romantic entanglements, this unique luxury retreat started life as a granary and enjoys a sylvan setting on the edge of Winnie-the-Pooh's Ashdown Forest.

Sleeps: Up to eight guests
From: £1,795 per week, £1,350 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 4 guests
Pets: Two pets are welcome
Features: Professional golf simulator (advance booking is required for supervised use or with a coach, at extra cost)

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Roserai

Roserai

Waldron, East Sussex, UK

A stately house in its own lush grounds with little luxuries inside and out that every weekender wishes for, this is one dream home that guests won't ever want to leave. 

Sleeps: Up to 8 guests
From: £3,500 per week, £2,695 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 4 guests
Pets: Two small well-behaved dogs or one large dog welcome on prior request
Features: Daily use of heated swimming pool is between 10am and 6pm (available between April half term - October half term). The hot tub, sauna, steam room and pool house is available between 10am and 10pm.

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Roscoe

Roscoe

Romsey, Hampshire, UK

Glimpses of architectural perfection hint at the scale of this exceptional modern home as you approach via its mile-long drive on the edge of the New Forest National Park. Roscoe combines blissful seclusion with cutting edge eco-friendly design.

Sleeps: Up to 8 guests
From: £4,250 per week, £3,250 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 4 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Heated indoor swimming pool, gym, steam room, outdoor hot tub, infra red sauna and electric car charging point

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Elphinstone

Elphinstone

Studland, Dorset, UK

Looking out across Studland Bay and the rolling Dorset countryside, this modern home is the perfect base for summer holidays by the sea.

Sleeps: Up to 8 guests
From: £2,500 per week, £1,995 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 6 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Cinema room, outdoor pizza oven, table tennis, games room with pool table

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Midsummer Wood

Midsummer Wood

Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds, UK

This magical Cotswolds millhouse calls you to run wild in private woodland, get lost amidst secret wildflower meadows, dive into a 12-metre indoor pool and unfurl within lavish Jacobean interiors.

Sleeps: Up to 8 guests
From: £4,495 per week, £3,450 per short break
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Indoor heated swimming pool, two steam rooms, tennis court and games room with ping pong, gym and large TV

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Zingara

Zingara

Axminster, Devon, UK

Spacious and grand with modern flourishes, this baronial manor with on-site beauty salon is a haven for visitors wanting to explore the nearby Jurassic coast.

Sleeps: Up to 8 guests
From: £2,495 per week, £1,950 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 4 guests
Pets: Three well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Summerhouse with table tennis, pool table and yoga mezzanine

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Pelsham Manor

Pelsham Manor

Peasmarsh, Rye, East Sussex, UK

Classic English styling marries European sophistication to create this exquisite luxury self-catering manor house in 600 acres of parkland, just a short drive from the cobbled streets and ancient inns of Rye.

Sleeps: Up to 8 guests
From: £2,495 per week, £1,895 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 4 & Up to 2 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Outdoor tennis court and a fitness pavilion

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Historic farmhouse in rural Devon countryside

Historic farmhouse in rural Devon countryside

Chulmleigh, Devon, UK

Settled within the heart of rural Devon where the promise of adventure abounds, the simple exterior of this historic farmhouse conceals the rare richness within. A place that perfectly combines elegance with comfort, turn the key to decorative plasterwork, panelled walls and five bedrooms (one said to have hosted a sleeping Oliver Cromwell).

Sleeps: Up to 10
From: £2,450 per week, £1,995 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 6 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Hot tub, games room with bar billiards, pool table, table tennis and croquet lawn

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Wool Merchant´s House

Wool Merchant´s House

Beckington, Frome, Somerset, UK

Classic and tasteful in style, with pops of modern artwork, a heated outdoor swimming pool and immaculate attention to detail, this Frome country home is an exquisite Somerset retreat.

Sleeps: Up to 10 guests
From: £2,850 per week, £2,295 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 6 guests
Pets: One well-behaved dog is welcome
Features: Heated outdoor swimming pool (May - October inclusive)

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Ever After

Ever After

Chiddingstone, High Weald, Kent, UK

Once home to the family of Roger Hargreaves (of Mr. Men fame), Ever After affords families the chance to shape their own stories within 57 private acres of rural Kent's High Weald AONB.

Sleeps: Up to 10 guests
From: £3,595 per week, £2,750 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 6 guests
Pets: One well-behaved dog is welcome
Features: Hot tub, outdoor heated pool (May - September), multi-function games table, playhouse, putting green

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Castle Trinity

Castle Trinity

Holywell Green, Yorkshire, UK

A luxury self-catering homestay for extended families and large parties, Castle Trinity is an exclusive kingdom of ritzy indulgence near the Peak District.

Sleeps: Sleeps up to 10 (+2)
From: £5,250 per week, £4,250 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 6 & Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two medium well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Heated indoor swimming pool, steam room, wellness and yoga room, outdoor hot tub, gym, pool table and piano

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Guinevere

Guinevere

Shamley Green, Surrey, UK

Gifting views of the serene Surrey Hills and beyond, Guinevere's combines characterful charm with unique design pieces. Idyllically located on the outskirts of Shamley Green, just an hour’s drive yet a world away from the hub of big city life.

Sleeps: Up to 10 guests
From: £5,250 per week, £3,850 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 6 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Hot tub, heated swimming pool, steam room, gym, tennis court and projector screen

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The Polo Farm

The Polo Farm

Cirencester, Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds, UK

Within a scene of tumbling hills, patchwork countryside and bluebell woods, this luxury self-catering homestay near Cirencester offers a picture-perfect escape in the rolling Cotswolds.

Sleeps: Up to 10 guests
From: £3,650 per week, £3,250 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 6 guests
Pets: Two small well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Cinema den, table tennis

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Cadence

Cadence

Petworth, West Sussex, UK

A 70’s sci-fi film was the unlikely inspiration for this playful modern retreat. Award-winning for its design and settled within poetic South Downs scenery; this architect's private home is a fine example of the new English country house.

Sleeps: Up to 10 guests
From: £4,250 per week
Pets: Two well-behaved pets are welcome

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Felicity Park

Felicity Park

Fullerton, Winchester, Hampshire, UK

Self-catering homes don't get much more fun than this! Bright colours, bold patterns and an eye for detail make this Hampshire house nothing but a dream.

Sleeps: Up to 10 guests
From: £4,000 per week, £3,000 per short break
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Outdoor heated swimming pool (May - September), tennis court, pool house, barbecue hut, piano

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The Parsonage

The Parsonage

Ombersley, Worcestershire, UK

A beautifully designed Grade-II listed old parsonage with stunning gardens, set on the outskirts of Ombersley in the rolling green Abberley Hills.

Sleeps: Up to 12 guests
From: £3,250 per week, £2,250 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 8 & Up to 4 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Tundra hot tub

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Atelier Rose

Atelier Rose

Leominster, Herefordshire, UK

This luxury riverside home is a wonderland of vintage charm. Ring the old pull-string bell and push open the door to botanic coving, four-poster beds, an orangery with giant tin hot tub and secret topiary gardens.

Sleeps: Up to 12 guests (10 adults and 2 children)
From: £2,995 per week, £2,250 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 6 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Large William Holland hot tub, cinema room, pool table room

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Rhapsody

Rhapsody

Haslemere, Surrey, UK

A utopia of surreal garden sculptures, topsy-turvy architecture and glass-like pools, Rhapsody has fallen head first through the rabbit hole and landed in the heart of Wonderland.

Sleeps: Up to 12 (10 adults and 2 children)
From: £11,995 per week, £8,250 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 8 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Outdoor heated swimming pool (May - September), with jet stream, sunken hot tub, yoga studio, glass reading room overhanging the pond and cinema room

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Maberly

Maberly

Chillington, Kingsbridge, Devon, UK

Simple and elegant, this large South Hams self-catering house near Kingsbridge offers the most peaceful of countryside getaways.

Sleeps: Up to 12 guests (with two or more children)
From: £2,350 per week, £1,750 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 8 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome on prior request.

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The Wilds

The Wilds

Crickhowell, Brecon Beacons, Wales, UK

This family home sat beneath the peaks of the Brecon Beacons has been sympathetically renovated into a countrified yet stylish abode, complete with a hot tub on the private sun terrace.

Sleeps: Up to 12 guests
From: £2,250 per week, £1,795 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 8 & Up to 4 guests
Pets: One well-behaved dog is welcome
Features: Hot tub

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Avalon Manor

Avalon Manor

Upton Scudamore, Wiltshire, UK

Superb 14th century large self-catering Manor House in Wiltshire. Stylish and historic, it's the perfect luxury country house.

Sleeps: Up to 12 guests (+ 2 children)
From: £2,550 per week, £2,150 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 6 guests
Pets: Two small well-behaved dogs are welcome (restrictions apply)
Features: Hot tub hire (available by prior arrangement at an additional cost), games room, mini gym and tree house for children

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Orbis

Orbis

Milborne Wick, Sherborne, Dorset, UK

Available as a unique pairing of properties with Papilio Creek, Orbis offers simple and contemporary living in the heart of rural Dorset.

Sleeps: Up to 12 guests
From: £6,500 per week, £4,300 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 8 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Hot tub available. A sauna and steam room can be used when Orbis is booked with Papilio Creek

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Viola

Viola

Butleigh, Glastonbury, Somerset, UK

Between the rolling hills of Somerset, not far from Glastonbury, lies Viola, a luxury home of two wildly different personalities.

Sleeps: Up to 12 guests
From: £8,995 per week, £6,995 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 8 guests
Pets: One well-behaved dog is welcome or two on request
Features: Spa Jacuzzi, sauna, swimming pool, plunge pool, a lake, two full motion Formula 1 racing simulators, full motion aeroplane simulator, laser tag guns, tennis court, three hole golf course and badminton

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The Botanist

The Botanist

Fowey, Cornwall, UK

Just a 20-minute stroll from the heart of Fowey, The Botanist is wonderfully placed for exploring the south coast of Cornwall.

Sleeps: Up to 12 guests
From: £2,250 per week, £1,750 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 6 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Hot tub and games room

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The Find

The Find

Cranham, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds, UK

Dynamic pairing of luxury architect-designed properties in a beautifully secluded valley location in the Cotswolds.

Sleeps: Up to 12 guests
From: £5,995 per week, £4,850 per short break
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome on prior request
Features: Trampoline, rowing boat

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Charity

Charity

Black Mountains, Herefordshire, UK

Modern rusticity, clever artistry and divine seclusion combine to make Charity the ultimate wild retreat for friends and family gatherings; set down a winding mountain road in the Olchon Valley near the Brecon Beacons.

Sleeps: Up to 12 guests
From: £2,450 per week, £1,895 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 6 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Hot tub, sauna, outdoor shower, table tennis, snooker room, cinema barn

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Butterfield House

Butterfield House

St Mawgan, Watergate Bay, Cornwall, UK

A stunning rectory renovation overlooking St Mawgan Village and beyond to the North Cornish coast. An idyllic family home for luxury self catering holidays close to Watergate Bay.

Sleeps: Up to 12 guests
From: £4,150 per week
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs over 12 months are welcome on prior request. Each pet is charged at £60 per week or part thereof.
Features: Piano and heated outdoor pool (June to August)

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Labyrinth

Labyrinth

Lickfold, Petworth, West Sussex, UK

Once the grandeur hunting lodge for Oliver Cromwell and his merry band of senior army Generals, here is a little piece of British history nestled into the West Sussex landscape

Sleeps: Up to 12 (10 adults and 2 children)
From: £5,250 per week, £3,495 per short break
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Outdoor heated swimming pool (8am - 7pm) and tennis court (both May - September), Balboa hot tub, sauna, steam room, cinema room and CSS electric car port

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The Aviary

The Aviary

Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds, UK

Traditional Cotswold stone provides the golden foundations for some striking modern flourishes at this luxury farmhouse retreat.

Sleeps: Up to 12 guests (10 adults and 2 children)
From: £4,500 per week, £3,395 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 8 guests
Pets: One well-behaved dog is welcome
Features: Outdoor heated swimming pool and hot tub (May - September), cinema room and trampoline

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Ariabelle

Ariabelle

Stedham, Midhurst, West Sussex, UK

Found at the end of a sweeping tree-lined drive, Ariabelle is a lavish home promising guests the ultimate luxury self-catering experience all wrapped up within the South Downs National Park.

Sleeps: Up to 14 guests
From: £15,000 per week, £12,000 per short break
Pets: Pets are welcome on prior agreement
Features: Indoor heated swimming pool, hot tub, tennis court, steam room and sauna, gym and bar

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Florin

Florin

Aberaeron, Ceredigion, Wales, UK

A beautifully-appointed stylish large country house set in five acres of magical gardens near Aberaeron, Ceredigion. A luxury home for family celebrations with plenty of space for several generations to unwind. 

Sleeps: Up to 14 guests
From: £2,995 per week, £1,925 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 10 & Up to 8 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Hot tub, treehouse for children, library with pool table, modern garden house with pizza oven

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Butterfly House

Butterfly House

Sherborne, Dorset, UK

Once a famous butterfly farm, this 16th Century manor near Sherborne flaunts a state-of-the art cinema room amidst its abundant art-filled living spaces. With the Jurassic coast less than half an hour away, one truly great escape awaits.

Sleeps: Up to 14 guests (10 adults and 4 children)
From: £4,150 per week, £3,395 per short break
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome on prior request
Features: State-of-the-art cinema room

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Cornucopia

Cornucopia

Petworth, West Sussex, UK

Be whisked away into a world of utter extravagance at this flamboyant large luxury country house in Petworth, West Sussex. 

Sleeps: Up to 14 guests
From: £12,500 per week, £8,950 per short break
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Snooker room, bowling alley, tennis court, trampoline, outdoor swimming pool (May-Sept), private lake with row boats, cinema room, air hockey, hot tub, gym, sauna, table tennis, pinball and lift

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August House

August House

Happisburgh, Norwich, Norfolk, UK

This grand manor house perched on the Norfolk cliffs invites you to cosy up by roaring fires, plunge into the outdoor pool and gather wildflowers in the private woodland.

Sleeps: Up to 16 guests
From: £7,995 per week, £5,995 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 10 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Outdoor heated swimming pool (May - September), hot tub, sauna, outdoor table tennis table, games room, gym

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The Sculptor´s Gardens

The Sculptor´s Gardens

Leominster, Herefordshire, UK

A luxury country escape overflowing in vintage fizz, this unique pairing of riverside properties offer the perfect retreat for large groups and families.

Sleeps: Up to 18 guests (16 adults and 2 children)
From: £4,195 per week, £3,195 per short break
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Large William Holland hot tub, cinema room, games room with pool table

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Anthology Farm

Anthology Farm

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds, UK

With acres of space and oodles of old stone style, these two traditional barns in the heart of the Cotswolds are perfect for large family gatherings or big celebrations.

Sleeps: Up to 18 guests
From: £5,500 per week, £4,450 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 10 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Heated indoor swimming pool, cinema room and tennis court

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Pearl´s Place

Pearl´s Place

Frome, Somerset, UK

Hugged by a scrambling rose garden and woodland glades, this rock 'n' roll home brings together traditional country chic with gorgeous faded glamour. A unique setting for special celebrations and self-catering escapes.

Sleeps: 14 adults and 4 children
From: £12,500 per week, £8,500 per short break
Pets: Two small well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Wood-fired hot tub (available from August 2020)

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Bohème

Bohème

Stawley, Somerset, UK

Luxury self-catering boho farmhouse blends original features with stylish interior design in the most fashionable modern-rustic manner, all wrapped up in 100 acres of pastoral paradise.

Sleeps: Up to 20 guests
From: £5,650 per week, £4,250 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 10 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: 15 metre heated indoor pool, Tesla electric car charger, universal electric car charger, table tennis, pool table, fire pit, entertainment room with cinema projector

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The Residence

The Residence

Waldron, East Sussex, UK

Ensconced within a 10-acre East Sussex estate, this Grade-II listed manor house complete with outdoor pool, hot tub and yoga studio has been designed with group gatherings in mind. 

Sleeps: Up to 20 guests
From: £15,000 per week, £10,750 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 12 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome on prior request
Features: Daily use of heated swimming pool is between 10am and 6pm (available between April half term - October half term). The hot tub, sauna, steam room and pool house is available between 10am and 10pm.

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Scarlet Hall

Scarlet Hall

Malpas, Chester, Cheshire, UK

Warm and welcoming, grand and rural, this luxury self-catering former farmstead offers the perfect spot for long family holidays and reunions.

Sleeps: Up to 22 guests
From: £5,995 per week, £4,450 per short break
Alternative Group Option: Up to 12 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Indoor heated pool, sauna, games room, snooker table, cinema room, badminton hall, boules, golf, table tennis, croquet

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