It doesn’t matter how old you are – nobody needs much of an excuse to have a party. Whether it’s a big birthday, a wedding (or the stag or hen do) or even just getting a few people together for no other reason than you haven’t seen them in a while, why do ordinary when you can party in real style?
No matter the size of your shindig, Oliver’s Travels is bound to have a property to suit! Our large holiday homes in the UK and Ireland have all been picked with an eye for partying in mind, from cocktails on the veranda to boogying on the dance floor into the wee small hours.
Party highlight: Only 9 miles from Edinburgh and with 30 acres of grounds to explore, Gorebridge House is the perfect place for a refined and elegant party. The dining table has enough space to accommodate all your guests and the games room is bound to be a hub of activity – and if anyone knows how to tinkle the ivories, there’s a grand piano to gather round for a good old fashioned sing-song (or at least a drunken rendition of Happy Birthday).
Price from: £21pppn
Party highlight: Host a soirée at Cameron North Lodge and you’ll be the envy of all your guests. The one-of-a-kind location on the banks of Loch Lomond ticks all the right boxes but better still the lodge has buckets of charm and privacy to match. Granted, the interiors are sublime, but it’s not a party without a hot tub and their opulent 8-seater jacuzzi is a slice of bubble heaven. So sit back, enjoy a soak and drink wine by the bottles with your nearest and dearest.
Prices from: £35pppn
Party highlight: A truly unique and unforgettable venue, the Napoleonic Fortress is as luxurious as it is dramatic! Each of the eight bedrooms enjoys sensational sea views, and the outdoor hot tub, poker room, library and bars (plural – there’s more than one!) will provide a spectacular and exciting place to celebrate.
Location: Hampshire (technically)
Price from: POA
4. Linton Lodge
Party highlight: This might be our best party house! It comes complete with all you need to arrange the ultimate get together – lots of techy gadgets to help you set the mood, a snooker table and game room, sound system and (better yet) two outdoor hot tubs that can relax up to 11 guests at a time.
Price from: £25pppn
Party highlight: When you’re staying at The Bellflower, you’ll never be short of fun things to do! With a 12-foot heated swim spa, a cinema room and 1.5 acres of beautiful gardens, you will make any party a success!
Location: Derbyshire, England
Price from: £37ppp
Party highlight: With gorgeous views out over the serenity of Bewl water in Sussex, Waterside House is an elegant and well-appointed country house that’s sure to make visitors feel pampered and preened – and make sure you try the hot tub while you gaze out over the lake!
Location: Sussex, England
Sleeps: Up to 16
Price from: £47pppn
Party highlight: This stunning and secluded party house is set in 26 acres of private land, so no worries about keeping any neighbours awake! Complete with a spa and wellness sanctuary, private jetty, cinema and beautiful barbeque deck with a hot-tub, you and your guests are sure to feel perfectly pampered.
Location: Lake District, England
Price from: £46pppn
Party highlight: Leave your kids with the nanny, take your friends and head down to this 19th Century country house, situated in the unspoiled Devon countryside between Exmoor and Dartmoor. It’s the perfect place for a relaxing dinner party, where you can unleash your inner foodie and cook with fresh herbs straight from the garden.
Location: Devon, England
Price from: £39pppn
9. Meadow Manor
Party highlight: If you’re looking for something more cosy and familiar, this Norfolk property might be the choice for you. Built in the 16th Century and beautifully renovated, Meadow Manor enjoys a beautiful cliff-top location and direct access to the beach, making it ideal for summer shindigs. It’s great for winter parties too, with inviting log fires and hearty meals the perfect antidote to the cold outside no matter the size of your party.
Location: Norfolk, England
Price from: £26pppn
Party highlight: A day exploring the picture postcard setting of Hannington Wick followed by the party of a lifetime? If you and your mates like the sound of that, we have the party house for you! Bluebell Farmhouse is located in a private corner perfect for an intimate gathering. The outdoor space is perfect for a summer party, so fire up the barbecue, pop a bottle and party in style.
Location: The Cotswolds
Price from: £23pppn
For more inspiration for your next getaway in UK or Ireland, check out our informative Oliver’s Travels Journal – travel guides, recommendations for activities, things to do and where to stay for an unforgettable holiday.
Photo Credit: Lead image via Nicolas Raymond on Flickr