Private: Do NOT follow this link!

Fifteen of the Best Unusual Stays for Large Groups

Host Writer
Published 10/01/2020 Fifteen of the Best Unusual Stays for Large Groups


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.

Main image: Dezanove House | Spain
Author: Nina Jervis @NinaWrites

Osea Island

Osea Island

A blissfully exclusive private island retreat in the Blackwater Estuary in Essex with a range of onsite amenities.   For the opportunity to completely escape busy life, you can't get much more exclusive than a private island!  Stunning Osea Island, on the Blackwater Estuary, can only be accessed by an ancient causeway, providing complete seclusion at high tide. …

Fenton Tower

Fenton Tower

Reinvent yourself as ancient Scottish royalty, in a historic castle tower that looks over the majestic countryside (and the many golf courses!) of East Lothian. Fenton Tower has hosted many notable visitors in its distinguished history, including King James VI of Scotland himself. So it goes to follow that if you're seeking a holiday with a sense of regal luxury, a break at Fenton Tower will…

Tregulland

Tregulland

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. Whether you're celebrating a milestone birthday, a wedding, or simply life in general, Tregulland provides you with the perfect excuse to gather together your favourite people and head for the Cornish countryside, where you'll…

Little Cottage

Little Cottage

Little Cottage is a stunning (and not-so-little) design-led Cornish paradise for group holidays and stylish celebrations alike. Blissfully set within Cornwall's Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Praa Sands is a true surfer's and sunbather's paradise, with its long, south-facing white sandy beach and fresh, rolling waves. Complete this heavenly picture with a group break spent in the…

Shobac

Shobac

Minimalist designer luxury at the "end of the Earth", in a circle of unique cabins set along the rugged Atlantic coastline of Nova Scotia. Wildly beautiful, blissfully simple and endlessly remote, you'll find Shobac on an invigorating coastal outcrop in Nova Scotia, overlooking the swelling ocean. If you've ever wanted to write a novel, contemplate life with a stroll on the beach, or you…

The Arctic Hideaway

The Arctic Hideaway

Recharge your batteries and find your muse at the Arctic Hideaway, an exquisite cluster of houses on the remote Norwegian island of Fleinvær. Fordypningsrommet, the architect-designed brainchild of a Norwegian composer and musician, means "room for deeper studies", and in this cluster of raised single-function houses - one of which is dedicated solely to contemplation - you can detox from…

The Beachouse

The Beachouse

An elegant 1920s wooden villa loved by families and film crews alike, set in the relaxed heart of Montalivet, just a short walk to the sands. Featured in The Guardian, The Times and style-bible Tatler, not to mention its status as a favourite setting for film crews and photographers, The Beachouse has earned a reputation for instilling a fresh sense of relaxed style and tasteful elegance into…

Champing™ Wolfhampcote

Champing™ Wolfhampcote

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. First there was camping, then there was glamping, and now, there's Champing™! Church camping is revolutionising the traditional camping break, giving you exclusive use of some of the UK's greatest listed buildings for the most…

Drylaw House

Drylaw House

A luxurious country mansion ideal for large group celebrations, perfectly positioned to explore the delights of Edinburgh. As you drive through the gates of the grandly imposing Drylaw House, you'll feel as though you're about to film an episode of Downton Abbey...with you and your favourite people in the starring roles! Sleeping up to 21 people in nine sumptuous bedrooms, this immaculate…

Dezanove House

Dezanove House

An award-winning, architect-designed luxury villa secluded by a stunning beach, far away from the Spanish tourist crowds. A stay at the luxurious, lovingly-designed Dezanove House invites you to think about the traditional Spanish beach holiday in a completely different way.   Be warned though, because once you've discovered all the secrets this privately-situated villa holds, you'll…

Cycladic Private Island

Cycladic Private Island

A luxury retreat for families and friends amongst clear turquoise waters and soft sand, infused with the magical myth and legend of ancient Greece. Nestled in the Aegean Sea and steeped in ancient legend, the Cyclades islands are known the world over for their breathtaking beaches and rugged landscapes, dotted with traditional blue-and-white towns that overlook the sea. If you've ever…

The Old Dairy

The Old Dairy

The perfect English country retreat, peacefully secluded on the edge of the Cotswolds for a luxurious large family escape. From the moment you drive into The Old Dairy's immaculate gravel driveway, you'll feel as though you've just arrived at your very own country estate.   You'll find this supremely elegant conversion in the Cotswolds village of Bloxham, nestled on the edge of a…

The Clockwork Hotel

The Clockwork Hotel

An enchanting group experience that combines puzzle-solving adventure with an exclusive boutique hotel stay in Essex. Celebrating something special? If you've got a group of your favourite friends, family or colleagues in tow, you're going to need something more unique and memorable than the average break. The Clockwork Hotel, enticingly secluded in the Essex yachting capital of…

Castello Mortellito

Castello Mortellito

Castello Mortellito enjoys a grandly historic, family-sized dreamlike setting on a Sicilian hill, surrounded by sweet-scented olive and lemon trees.Featuring nine luxurious bedrooms, and views that stretch languorously out to the Aeolian islands, there's more than a touch of magic to a stay at Castello Mortellito. Owned for centuries by a family of aristocrats, you'll feel as though you've got…

Utopia

Utopia

A state-of-the-art holiday home with a serious ‘wow factor', secluded in Dorset's breathtaking Lulworth Cove for an unforgettable group break.Lulworth Cove is uniquely scenic and steeped in breathtaking beauty, owing to its idyllic position along the UNESCO World Heritage Jurassic Coast.Sleeping up to 20 guests in exceptional comfort, we defy you to find a setting as ideal as Utopia, for a large…

Company Info

A hand-picked directory featuring the most unusual and exciting holiday accommodation in the UK and worldwide.

Host Unusual Limited
Registered office:
Space 282
282 Leigh Road
Leigh-on-Sea
Essex
SS9 1BW

hello@hostunusual.com

Awards