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.
We’ve put together a list of our top 10 properties, however, you can choose your favourite from our whole selection of party houses to rent in the UK or consult our concierge team for help with your search. Already know you want to dance the night away in the capital? Check out our top 10 party houses in London.
Party highlight: Tarbert Country Manor holds a magnificent position on the shores of West Loch Tarbert, with stunning views over the loch to Kintyre and the hills of Arran, the Manor is the perfect retreat for those looking for a luxurious and tranquil escape. The popular wedding destination of Crear is less than a 30-minute drive away and therefore makes the Manor ideal accommodation for guests.
Location: Argyll, Scotland
Price from: £14pppn
Party highlight: Host a soirée at Cameron North Lodge and you’ll be the envy of all your guests. A more secluded party house, its 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.
Location: Loch Lomond, Scotland
Prices from: £35pppn
3. Ash Farm
Party highlight: Ash Farm has been renovated into a stylish contemporary party house with open spaces and luxurious bedrooms. The patio offers spectacular views of Quantock Hills while you have a toast with all your guests. Two well-behaved doggies are welcome to come along too, and if you’re checking out on a Sunday after a long night of partying, you’re welcome to stay until the afternoon for no extra charge.
Location: Somerset, England
Price from: £31pppn
Party highlight: This regal Highland retreat is full of surprises. A traditional mansion at first glance, set in secluded surroundings, you might think you’re about to set foot inside somewhere rather stuffy… but that could not be further from the truth. The home’s impeccably suave and stylish interior design will you you and your party agog, and is peppered with chic living spaces, plush furnishings and a huge dining table that is aching to host lively dinner parties.
Location: Highlands, Scotland
Price from: £113pppn
Party highlight: This peaceful location is ideal for a party away from the hustle and bustle of the cities. With its beautifully furnished rooms and grandstand views of the surfers riding the Severn Bore, along with a heated indoor swimming pool and a games room, there is something for everyone to enjoy! Whether you’ve come to party or just enjoy a magical holiday with the people you love, River Severn Mansion offers a well-deserved break from the everyday.
Location: Cotswolds, England
Price from: £60pppn
6. Emley Woodhouse
Party highlight: Perfect for parties of pals that seek a rural getaway, this Yorkshire manor house is one of Oliver’s Travels Top Recommended Properties. The home combines an eclectic mix of antique and brand-spanking-new furnishings, giving a characterful feel and its position in the heart of Brontë sister country sets the scene for all manner of English rural fun.
Location: Yorkshire, England
Prices from: £53pppn
Party highlight: Nestled on the cliffs above St Leonards-on-Sea, this home has stunning views that your whole group will enjoy from the glorious sun deck complete with hot tub. There are 5 fab bedrooms arranged over 3 floors interconnected by the original Edwardian staircase and a cosy living space with huge TV that is ideal for movie nights.
Location: Sussex, England
Prices from: £24pppn
Party highlight: Upper Valley Barns is the perfect place for a rural escape, with gorgeous views down across the valley which can be enjoyed from the comfort of your own private hot tub! It has spacious entertaining areas and a separate cinema room. Outside there is a patio area complete with furniture and barbecue/ fire pit overlooking the lawned garden area which is perfect for alfresco dining.
Location: Snowdonia, Wales
Price from: £18pppn
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
10. Inglethorpe Hall
Party highlight: Built in 1745, Inglethorpe Hall was once a substantial North Norfolk private estate and residence. Still set in thirty acres of private grounds and parkland, it offers exceptional views across the Wash and is just one of a few Grade II listed country houses in England.
Location: Norfolk, England
Price from: £36pppn
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.