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Fifteen of the Best Unusual Stays for Large Groups

26 March 2024

Remember those fun sleepovers you enjoyed as a kid? The ones where everybody ate sweets until they felt sick, then stayed up far too late, giggling the night away?

A large group getaway, surrounded by your favourite people, is the perfect way to recreate that relaxed and carefree feeling (not to mention the ideal way to celebrate a special occasion!)

Whether you’re in the mood for a sprawling estate or a casual country stay, our hand-selected rundown of the best group breaks will have everybody synchronising their calendars in no time at all.

To help you kick things off, why not also visit our blog post on The Dos (and Don’ts!) of Planning a Large Group Holiday

Author: Nina Jervis
Main image: Art Deco House UK | Isle of Wight

Osea Island

UK / Blackwater Estuary, Essex, England
A blissfully exclusive private island retreat in the Blackwater Estuary in Essex with a range of onsite amenities.  
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: Varies
From
£225 / night

Aikwood Tower

Selkirk, Scottish Borders, Scotland
Relax and enjoy the finer things in life surrounded by warmth and luxury, in an award-winning, authentic medieval tower set in the bracing Scottish Borders.
Bedrooms: 5
Sleeps: 10
From
£1,800 (3nts)

Tregulland

Saint Clether, Cornwall, England
Luxury accommodation for large groups, infused with unique style and a warm Cornish welcome, set within 16 stunning acres of private land on the edge of Bodmin moor.
Bedrooms: 11 (6+5)
Sleeps: 22
From
£3,425 /4nts

The Arctic Hideaway

Sorvaer, Fleinvaer, Norway
Recharge your batteries and find your muse at the Arctic Hideaway, an exquisite cluster of houses on the remote Norwegian island of Fleinvær.
Bedrooms: 5
Sleeps: Up to 10
From
£180 / /son / night

Orchardleigh Castle

Frome, Somerset, England
Give your break a touch of regal polish, in a private dog-friendly castle with a scenic outdoor hot tub, set on an historic, 500-acre Somerset estate.
Bedrooms: 8
Sleeps: Up to 24
From
£600 / night

Champing Wolfhampcote

Rugby, Warwickshire, England
Enjoy an exclusive Champing stay at historic listed St Peter's Church, the only surviving building of the long-gone village of Wolfhampcote in rural Warwickshire.
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: Up to 12
From
£49 pp

Cycladic Private Island

Cyclades, Greece
A luxurious and versatile retreat for secluded holidays and large group celebrations amongst clear turquoise waters and soft sand, infused with the magical myth and legend of ancient Greece.
Bedrooms: 4-9
Sleeps: 20+
From
£30,130 (7nt)

The Clockwork Hotel

Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex, England
An enchanting group experience that combines puzzle-solving adventure with an exclusive boutique hotel stay in Essex.
Bedrooms: 11
Sleeps: Up to 22
From
£180pp /night

Halula Gem

Bridgwater, Somerset, England
A seriously Instagrammable large group retreat with an epic kitchen disco and sugar-sweet interiors, set within the walls of a 13th century castle on the edge of the Quantock Hills.
Bedrooms: 6
Sleeps: 20
From
£3250 (2 nights weekend)

Art Deco House UK

Shanklin, Isle of Wight, Isle Of Wight, England
Spectacular cliff top art deco house with stunning sea views and period features on the Isle of Wight.
Bedrooms: 6 (+1)
Sleeps: 16
From
£3,400/weekend

St Curig's Church

Capel Curig, County Conwy, Wales
Experience heaven on Earth in this charmingly converted 19th century church, with sociable village life and a backdrop of the breathtaking Snowdonia mountains built in.
Bedrooms: 6
Sleeps: Up to 16
From
£750 / night

Fair Oak Farm

Mayfield, East Sussex, England
A private 12-acre country estate in East Sussex, offering stylish self-catering accommodation in historic farm buildings, treehouses and Shepherd huts for large groups of up to 32 guests.
Bedrooms: 18
Sleeps: 10-32 guests
From
£1000 /2 nts

East Church House

Strathaven, South Lanarkshire, Scotland
An elegant church conversion with soothing green views, peacefully located in the historic Scottish market town of Strathaven for divine group breaks.
Bedrooms: 9
Sleeps: 19
From
£907 /night

Cossington Park Estate

Cossington, Somerset, England
Two magnificent Grade II-listed retreats, privately secluded on a historic 22-acre Somerset Levels estate for a family-and-dog-friendly escape filled with captivating stories and fun fresh-air adventure
Bedrooms: 9
Sleeps: 26
From
£1500 (3 nts)

Eaton House Studio

Tiptree, Essex, England
An outrageously creative, completely unique ‘pink paradise' to live out those fairytale dreams, for quirky large group stays in Essex.
Bedrooms: 7
Sleeps: Up to 20
From
£2,400 / night

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