Come rain or shine, we’re not ones to shy away from a party. From birthday bashes, weddings, divorce parties (yes, they’re a thing) to family reunions, there’s forever something to celebrate. And quite honestly, even if there’s not, it’s always nice to get your nearest and dearest together in one room. Regardless of the occasion, or season – we have an epic selection of party houses to rent near London that will knock everyone’s socks off. But not only that, we can even help you arrange catering, entertainment and cleaning up the following morning, so you don’t have to worry too much about that hangover. For the little extras, just get in touch with our concierge team.
1. Chateau De Jonquier, Normandy
Chateau De Jonqiuer has definitely had its fair share of the limelight, gracing the covers of both Maison Normandes and Elle Decor. And soon enough, you’ll see why. The outside is a fluorescent paradise, heightened by the beauty of the arbour. Here you and your guests can dine under grape leaves, sharing bottles of Calvados, feasting on a selection of Normandy’s finest fish (mussels are a speciality) and finishing the meal with local apple pies.
Prices from: £48pppn
2. Apple House, Buckinghamshire
There are innumerable reasons why our guests choose Apple House for their celebrations. For one, it’s within easy reach of London. Secondly, the house offers total seclusion – so no party poopers aloud. And then there is the abundance of amenities that cater for all ages. Little ones will go gaga over the on-site (and super friendly) animals including sheep, pigs, chickens, ducks and geese. And as for the teens and adults, there’s an indoor pool, hot tub, tennis court, air hockey table, snooker table, trampoline, canoes and quad bikes. Although bear in mind, some equipment will require adult supervision.
Prices from: £68pppn
3. Chateau Bell Vie, Hauts-de-France
Chateau Belle Vie was built in the 1880s by a wealthy family to serve one purpose – to entertain. And since then the new owners have sought out the same dream and have restored the chateau to its former splendour. The reception rooms are nothing short of remarkable and then there are the extra touches such as the grand staircase, indoor mini-tennis, snooker room and indoor trampolining that take this party house to the next level.
Prices from: £27pppn
4. Culver Down Manor, Isle of Wight
Overlooking Sandown Bay from its prime clifftop position, Culver Down Manor is one of our most sought-after party houses near London. Although it was built in the 1920’s, the house sleekly combines its original features with modern amenities. The 22 seater dining table and lounge area are the perfect go-to spaces to enjoy each others company, where you can be in total privacy and utterly unwind.
Prices from: £27pppn
5. Chateau Philippe de Fay, Normandy
Be it a wedding, reunion or birthday bonanza, Chateau Philippe De Fay can cater for all. The ground floor consists of 4 lavish lounges and a large kitchen. And on the first and second floors, you’ll find the bedrooms, dining areas and reception rooms – all perfect for a gathering. For some bonus entertainment, there is a large basement with splendid cellars that have been converted into a games room.
Prices from: £22pppn
6. Waterside House, Sussex
Waterside House is the embodiment of an English country house. Surrounded by thick woodland and just an hours drive from London – there’s nothing you won’t love. And guests will have so much to discover; the stone patio with its luxurious hot tub, the adjacent 800-acre lake to the large opulent kitchen (which is a key favourite of ours). So whether you’re enjoying watersports on the lake, fixing dinner, or simply watching the sunset from garden, you’ll feel a million miles away from home.
Prices from: £47pppn
7. Peanswood Country Manor, Sussex
Peanswood Country Manor is one of the best party houses in our portfolio. You can make this manor what you will. If you fancy a chilled evening, you can cosy up in the lounge area and watch trashy movies until you fall asleep, or alternatively, you enjoy an alfresco meal on the patio with bottles of Pinot Grigio by your side. Last but certainly not least, the manor has a range of outdoor entertainment to keep everyone happy. There’s the swimming pool with its adjacent bar, and an outside playground which is floored with wood chips for safety.
Prices from: £54pppn
8. Chateau Quatre Saisons, Normandy
Chateau Quatre Saisons is the epitome of a home away from home, and we can assure you that it most certainly won’t disappoint. After 375 years, the decor was brought back to life thanks to its new owners, who want this chateau to be appreciated in all its glory. Guests are treated to 10 cosy bedrooms, an array of living areas, a games room and 60-acres of park and woodland that offer incredible walking paths all year round.
Prices from: £36pppn
9. Maison Migneaux, Paris Region
Tucked away in the outskirts of Paris you’ll find the gorgeous Maison Migneaux. The property was once a country estate for aristocrats in need of an escape from the city, but since it’s renovation in 2009, it’s been used for many soirees. The style inside is both unique and homely, which is why the house is great for families of all ages. Enjoy all the modern amenities inside, but don’t go without making a pit stop to central Paris which is a mere 15-minutes away by train.
Prices from: £91pppn
10. Manor Farmhouse, Kent
Manor Farmhouse actually consists of three buildings. First, there is the traditional thatched house that sleeps 7 guests. Followed by ‘Stable Cottage’ and ‘The Barn’ that sleep an additional 11 guests together – the more the merrier! Once you pass the electric gates, it’s time to get thoroughly stuck in. You’ll quickly adhere to the leisure complex in The Barn which boasts a billiard room, a library and sauna. Not forgetting, there is also an outdoor swimming (heated from May and September).
Prices from: £32pppn
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