So one of your best mates is getting married, and you’ve been given the honour of arranging the party that’s going to celebrate the greatest day of their life so far. There’s a load of stuff to sort out, but you can take some of the pressure off by making a smart choice when it comes to your accommodation. Here at Oliver’s Travel’s we’ve got a fantastic selection of UK party houses that are perfect for all kinds of stag dos – whether you’re looking for something laid back and relaxed, or somewhere to make a big statement.
Our properties aren’t just better than a faceless chain hotel or some dingy little dorm in a hostel; they’re also somewhere everyone can spend time together and enjoy brilliant extras like hot tubs, games rooms and even cinemas. Most of them are even close to activities that will make your stag do extra memorable for everyone involved. In this blog, we’ve picked five our favourite stag party venues in the UK and abroad (don’t worry – the gals are covered too) to help you on your way to a successful stag.
1. Highton Manor & Spa Estate, England
Let’s kick things off with Highton Manor & Spa Estate, which at full capacity sleeps an impressive 40 guests. If you’ve got a big circle of friends and want to invite everyone, it’s a perfect choice. But don’t worry if you’re looking to go away with a smaller party, as the west and south wings can both be booked separately, sleeping approximately 25 guests each. As far as entertainment and amenities go, Highton Manor & Spa Estate has got everything sorted. There’s a gym with a heated pool and sauna and steam rooms and a games room with a pool table, dart board and even a bar. Plus, Nottingham and Derby are close by if you and the boys fancy hitting the town.
Location: The Midlands, England
Prices from: £81pppn
2. Hollywood House, England
The exciting Hollywood House was meant for gathering, with flexible living spaces that are perfect for socialising, entertaining and relaxing, and a wireless sound system throughout the house. Spend your stag getaway relaxing on the terrace, or jumping in the heated indoor pool which overlooks the garden. Then, when you’re ready to venture a little further afield, enjoy everything the surrounding countryside has to offer, including walks, riding and golf. Or why not take advantage of your proximity to Birmingham, where you and the boys can enjoy the city’s fabulous Michelin star restaurants and great local bars.
Location: Birmingham, England
Prices from: £34pppn
3. Domaine Des Glieres, France
Pack your bags for a week in the Rhone-Alpes, more specifically, Domaine Des Glieres. Nicknamed “Le Chateau” by the locals, you and the boys will be enjoying the impressive views of Lake Annecy and free rein of the fifteen hectares of private land and trails. Besides making the most of the pool, Jacuzzi and sauna, you can also get your pulses racing with adrenaline-boosting outdoor pursuits. In the wintertime, there are even loads of options for skiing nearby. This is the perfect place to do things a little bit different – especially if you’re looking for a memorable stag do, that will be the talk of your mates for years to come.
Location: Rhone-Alpes, France
Prices from: £63pppn
4. Napoleonic Fortress, England
Now, this venue is bound to impress. A genuine Napoleonic Fortress sitting in the middle of the Solent, you’ll be ferried out by boat and invited to enjoy all the amazing things on offer. This includes a bar, gym, library, steam room and outdoor hot tub. And don’t forget the poker room, where the guys can get together and bond over a few games. Naturally, you’ll be getting some fantastic sea views, and the rooms (which are all en-suite) are attractive to the point of decadence. You can also get a water taxi across to the bright lights of Portsmouth, where there are some fantastic bars, restaurants and clubs to be explored.
Location: Hampshire, England
Prices from: Please enquire!
5. Argyll Mill, Scotland
If you’re looking for something a little closer to shore, Argyll Mill is a top spot to celebrate your stag in style. You’ll have 23 acres of grounds to make use of and with a 9-hole golf course just ten minutes away, along with nearby water sports, so you’re sure to make some memories. Guests also have access to a games room which includes a ping-pong table, an on-site Jacuzzi and sauna. And don’t forget to make the most of your access to the heated swimming pool where you can canon ball your days away, and hit some actual balls at the property’s tennis court. In the evenings you can gather around the stone fireplace for some much-needed relaxation and quality bonding time.
Location: Argyll, Scotland
Prices from: £25pppn
6. Villas Jolie and Zen, France
For a serene celebration, there’s no better choice than Villas Jolie and Zen. Although they are two separate villas, they can be rented together for the ultimate gathering. From decadent en-suite bathrooms, a gym, TV den and a wood-fired oven, it’s paradise for the boys. If you can tear yourself away from this oasis, venture further afield to Cannes (which is no more than 22km away), and marvel at the yachts in your every direction, or of course, you could stay close to home and visit the neighbouring villa which is just a 10-minute walk away. Here you can enjoy a drink or two, and while the French might not be known for their pints, the regional wines are sheer perfection.
Location: Cote d’Azur, France
Sleeps: 8 in Villa Jolie, 8 in Villa Zen
Prices from: £95pppn
7. Welsh Manor House, Wales
Welsh Manor House is a classy retreat, ideal for a countryside stag getaway. Set in the heart of 50 acres of stunning riverside gardens, you’re only minutes away from outdoor adventure in the iconic Brecon Beacons, as well as the cultural highlights of Hay-on-Wye. The elegant rooms within include a classic billiard room, a drawing room with a baby grand piano and leather sofas, a conservatory and a library, each available for you to enjoy spending time in each other’s company. Discover the treasures of the manor’s well-stocked wine cellar for the perfect drinks to go with dinner, and choose whether you’d like to hire a chef to cook your meals or venture into the culinary arts yourselves.
Location: Brecon Beacons, Wales
Prices from: £54pppn
Perhaps the task of organising a great stag party is a little bit less daunting now that you’ve seen some great options for your accommodation. If you’d like to see what else we have to choose from, have a browse through our online portfolio of stag & hen party venues. Or if you’d like some personal recommendations, get in touch with our concierge team.