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Let Us Entertain You: Holiday Homes with Indoor Fun and Games

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Published 01/04/2022 Let Us Entertain You: Holiday Homes with Indoor Fun and Games


Here's a question: why do so many people book a fabulous holiday home to stay in, then spend all their time outside of it?

We've got something to say to all those intrepid explorers: get ready to change your holiday point of view!  

How? Our rundown of entertainment-equipped holiday homes is packed full of indoor treasures that will have you battening down the hatches with pleasure.  

From dedicated cinema rooms and gleaming, fully equipped bars, to retro computer games and adrenaline-fuelled spaces for competitive spirits (table tennis or football, anyone?) we've got all your getaway entertainment covered... under one amazing roof.

Author: Nina Jervis
Main image: Dungraften House | Blackpool, Lancashire

Sea Gem Camber

Sea Gem Camber

A magnificent award-winning architect-designed beach house with panaromic sea views and private boardwalk to the sands. Live a life of luxury at the glorious Sea Gem - a treasure to be discovered at popular Camber Sands.  This magnificent, architect-designed beach house was recently featured on Channel 4's Extraordinary Escapes and combines exquisite design with unbeatable…

Fair Oak Farm

Fair Oak Farm

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 15 - 32 guests. If you're after the perfect retreat venue for a family gathering or special occasion, or looking for your own private estate to escape to for a corporate or wellness retreat, you'll not find better than…

St Curig's Church

St Curig's Church

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. If you're looking to get your loved ones together and spirit yourselves away from the breakneck speed of daily life in a haven that perfectly combines a love of ancient tradition with creative imagination, you'll find your…

The Bunker

The Bunker

You wouldn't usually associate peace, quiet and boundless luxury with a former WWII operations bunker - but that's exactly what's on offer at The Bunker in Sennen. Sleeping six, The Bunker is tucked away in South West Cornwall, just under 10-minutes drive from famous Lands End.  Surrounded by countryside, you may have trouble spotting The Bunker at first - it's entirely covered…

Upper Lodge

Upper Lodge

Open-plan, contemporary luxury by expert architect design, set on the stunning Shotley Peninsula...spectacular views are guaranteed both inside and out. Sleeping up to 6 people, the spacious, open-plan Upper Lodge is the ideal location for a group holiday with a sparklingly scenic difference. Perfectly situated on a quiet lane close to the tip of the Shotley Peninsula,…

Cambridge Lodge Water Tank

Cambridge Lodge Water Tank

An historic water tank, transformed into unique, luxurious and sociable accommodation in the heart of the picturesque Peak District. You may be surprised that a former water tank originally built in 1909 would be featured in The Times' ‘Fifty Best Cottages in Britain 2016' - but then again, the stunning Cambridge Lodge isn't exactly your average water tank! Beautifully situated in the…

Barford Beach House

Barford Beach House

Barford Beach House is a large and luxurious Cornish home-from-home with superlative views of a secluded beach. Formerly a romantic 1930s bungalow set within the invigorating Cornish landscape, these days larch-clad Barford Beach House is a magnificent holiday home that sleeps up to sixteen people - ideal for family reunions and groups of friends with something special to celebrate.…

Chateau Mareuil

Chateau Mareuil

Ancient history and contemporary comfort combine at Château Mareuil, a regally rural French home-from-home. Lovers of the good life will be in heaven at Château Mareuil, an authentic 15th century château in the stunning Hautes Vienne region of France, set high on a rock overlooking the natureful Asse valley. You may recognise the chateau from the TV series 'Escape to the Chateau DIY' which…

Glen Dye Cabins & Cottages

Glen Dye Cabins & Cottages

Outdoor paradise abounds on a Scottish estate, complete with luxurious havens dotted on the banks of the River Dye. If you're in the mood for celebrating with your favourite people in tow (and the dogs, of course!), Glen Dye Cabins and Cottages -   recently featured on Channel 4's Extraordinary Escapes - offers a scenic and refreshing antidote to all those soulless hotels. Nestled in…

Rafters

Rafters

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 16 guests in exceptional comfort, we defy you to find a setting as ideal as Rafters, for a…

The Grieve's House

The Grieve's House

A characterful, architect-designed cottage peacefully secluded amongst East Lothian countryside, close to both coast and city. ‘Grieve' is an old Scottish word for ‘farm steward', so you'll discover The Grieve's House amidst a serene rural setting, in the heart of Pencaitland's Fountainhall Estate. A dream location, you'll be completely surrounded by timeless countryside, yet just 15 miles…

Mount Sandford Manor House

Mount Sandford Manor House

An opulent, ten-bedroom retreat with a cinema room, a large outdoor hot tub, and a barbecue hut, nestled in rural North Devon. Ever fancied lording it up, in your very own version of Downton Abbey? Well, with a stay at Mount Sandford Manor House, your dreams can come true. Grandly nestled amongst 1.5 green Devon acres on the outskirts of historic Barnstaple, this is the perfect setting for a…

Stoke Ferry Windmill

Stoke Ferry Windmill

A super-stylish, seven-storey Grade II listed windmill complete with heated outdoor pool, gently nestled in a historic Norfolk village. Standing proudly in its own expansive green garden, the seven-storey Stoke Ferry Windmill is an idyllic Norfolk village retreat for large group breaks, surrounded by your favourite people. (With space for up to 15 guests, and boasting not only a packed games…

Starry Meadow Camping

Starry Meadow Camping

A festival-inspired, family-friendly ‘pop-up' glamping village with furnished canvas tents and generous facilities, all within easy walking distance of Hay-on-Wye. Offering exclusive family-friendly glamping between 22nd July and 22nd August 2022, Starry Meadow Camping promises to re-introduce you to all the fun and glory of nature... in the most comfortable way possible! A ‘pop-up' glamping…

Camber Luxury Shack

Camber Luxury Shack

A large, laid-back and luxurious family retreat with cinema room and hot tub, mere moments away from the dog-friendly beach at Camber Sands. Unique and striking, Camber Luxury Shack is a wow-factor retreat that's moments from the golden sand and scenic swimming spots at Camber Sands Beach, and just three miles from the medieval town of Rye. Which is all well and good, but first you'll have to…

Sunridge Lodge

Sunridge Lodge

A luxurious barn conversion with cutting-edge comforts including a cinema hub and a mood-lit hot tub, blissfully secluded on an exclusive site in rural Devonshire. Part of a sumptuous collection of secluded retreats, Sunridge Lodge is beautifully nestled amongst four acres of magical, tree-dotted countryside in the South Hams region of Devon. A short drive from both Dartmoor National Park and…

The Sweet Escape Mansion

The Sweet Escape Mansion

The Sweet Escape Mansion is a vast, jaw-dropping Florida retreat with its very own splash waterpark, karaoke nightclub, and a custom-built ice-cream pool, set within five private acres.Described as "more fun than Disney World itself" by Travel & Leisure Magazine, a break at The Sweet Escape Mansion is just like staying in your very own theme park!So much so, that even though you're in Florida,…

Dungraften House

Dungraften House

A stylish, opulent church conversion in the heart of Blackpool, complete with a hot tub, purpose-built bar, a gym, and fun games, with those famous coastal attractions in easy walking distance! Enjoy a memorable group break with your favourite people (and pets) with a stay in what must be one of the most fun and lavish churches you'll ever set eyes upon! Luxuriously converted to the highest…

Dunstan Hall

Dunstan Hall

Spirit your loved ones away to a magnificent, Grade II*-listed country retreat, rich in fascinating history and secluded in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty close to the Northumberland coast. Ideal for large group breaks that call for something special, Dunstan Hall is a stunning, Grade II*-listed country retreat that sleeps up to 18 guests in ten elegant bedrooms. Secluded in a…

Wimborne Thatch Villa & Pub

Wimborne Thatch Villa & Pub

A spectacular large-group, pet-friendly Dorset retreat with a huge swimming pool and jacuzzi, games room, a gorgeous garden... and a friendly on-site bar! Sleeping up to 22 guests, Wimborne Thatch Villa and Pub is a dream setting for one of the most unique, epic group breaks you're ever likely to take! Representing a stylish fusion of holiday tastes, there's something here for everyone to enjoy.…

The Boars Head Pub

The Boars Head Pub

Host the greatest lock-in of your lives, in a relaxed 16th century pub and former coaching inn with full bar facilities, cosy rooms and a hot tub, surrounded by the Shropshire Hills AONB. Nestled in the heart of Bishop's Castle, a quaint market town surrounded by the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, The Boars Head Pub is the perfect setting for a fun-filled rural escape.…

East Church House

East Church House

An elegant church conversion with soothing green views, peacefully located in the historic Scottish market town of Strathaven for divine group breaks. Sleeping up to 19 guests, East Church House provides a truly breath-taking setting for groups of family and friends to congregate in style. Overlooking Allison Green in the historic market town of Strathaven - a burgh of barony, no less - the…

The Coach House

The Coach House

A sumptuous couples' hideaway, complete with a games room and a huge freestanding bath, privately nestled amongst 25 picture-perfect acres of Cotswold countryside. Blissfully secluded on the estate of a 17th century manor house in the Cotswolds, close to the historic wool town of Tetbury, The Coach House is an idyllic retreat for two dreamy souls. Everything about the super-stylish interiors…

Halula Gem

Halula Gem

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. We're willing to bet you've never stayed anywhere like Halula Gem before. After all, how many retreats a) are set within ancient castle walls on the edge of the Quantock Hills, and b) boast the funkiest, most…

The Old Chapel Flitcham

The Old Chapel Flitcham

A 19th century retreat that blends mesmerising period features with mod-cons and a games room, secluded in a Norfolk village that forms part of the Royal Sandringham Estate.Dating back to 1885, The Old Chapel Flitcham sleeps up to six guests, in surroundings that combine fascinating original features with essential holiday mod-cons.Flitcham is one of the four villages that make up the Royal…

Capel Ebenezer

Capel Ebenezer

An elegantly converted church with a fun games room and a movie projector, dog-friendly for whole-family escapes in Snowdonia National Park.Secluded amongst the rolling green hills of Dyfi Forest, in the south-west corner of Snowdonia National Park, Capel Ebenezer is a heavenly church conversion that sleeps up to eight guests.With one well-behaved dog also welcome to stay, nobody has to be left…

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