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.
Party highlight: Thorpeness house is both spacious and grand, with loads of social spaces (including a hot tub) perfect for entertaining family and friends. The property has all the privacy you need for a party but has direct beach access and is walking distance from the local gastropub. Inside you’ll find sparkling chandeliers and toasty fireplaces to play backdrop at your celebrations, and the patio is perfect for a big barbecue, and a sundowner while taking in the great views.
Location: Suffolk, England
Price from: £44pppn
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.
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’rere welcome to stay until the afternoon for no extra charge.
Location: Somerset, England
Price from: £31pppn
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.
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
Price from: £25pppn
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. Beachley Bay
Party highlight: At Beachley Bay you’ll easily keep guests of all ages entertained including a games-and-cinema room complete with its own bar and even a gym! Outside, there are large lawned gardens, perfect for the kids to run free or play games. While the sun terrace complete with dining facilities is the perfect spot to enjoy a barbecue on a warm summers evening! The property is also perfect for exploring the surrounding countryside while also being close to the buzzing cities of Bristol and Cardiff.
Location: Cotswolds, England
Price from: £40pppn
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: 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. Hollywood House
Party highlight: Hollywood house is practically bursting with glitz an glamour, and is the ultimate party venue with easy access to Birmingham. Host your celebrations amidst sleek furnishing, crazy artwork and shimmering chandeliers – it definitely won’t be forgotten anytime soon. There’s even an elegant cocktail bar where you can show off your bartending skills.
Location: Birmingham, England
Price from: £27pppn
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