The Manor house with garden fountain in Somerset

Cottages for Large Groups

When it comes to marking a special occasion or getting your favourite people together for an awesome reunion, you’ll need a suitably sophisticated place that’s big enough to host your celebration. We have compiled the best cottages for groups in the UK in this handy guide.

The cottages and manor houses in this list are perfect for creating memories with friends, family or even with work for an office away day to the countryside. We have suggested an occasion to go with each one, but the opportunities are endless for every property. Keep scrolling and get inspired for the next big event in your diary. 

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Estate Lodge, Welsh Borders

Sleeps 14 

Gather here for a leisurely family reunion. 

Two fun-loving families will love the fact that there are two delightful cottages at the Estate Lodge. The arrangement offers privacy, room to spread out and plenty of space to socialise together.  

Perfect for entertaining, there are private gardens with a hot tub, BBQ and sauna, while the country estate location offers lakeside walks guaranteed to help blow the cobwebs away. 

The wow factor: Splash about in the private indoor heated swimming pool room where the wall of glass bifold doors open up to the garden. 

Heron House Livingroom

Heron House, Peak District

Sleeps 16 

Gather here for a 70th birthday. 

This opulent Georgian farmhouse in the Derbyshire countryside is a superb place for a large, elegant gathering with family and friends. 

All six bedrooms have en-suite facilities, there’s a games room with a full-size billiard table and the stylish formal dining room seats 16 guests. For a more leisurely affair, cook on the BBQ and dine in the stunning garden where there’s a fountain and even a little lake waiting for you. 

The wow factor: The light flooded sun room is a superb spot to sip champagne together whilst presents are opened. There’s a piano too, so if anyone can manage a rendition of ‘happy birthday’ it will add that extra bit of magic.


Equestrian Manor, Malvern Hills

Sleeps 21 

Gather here for a reunion with old friends. 

This spectacular Georgian manor house, and the secluded shepherd’s hut, log cabin and cottage in its grounds, are perfect for a long overdue get together with friends. 

From the moment you step into the grand entrance you’ll know that you’re somewhere special. Gather for brunch or dinner in the long room or enjoy a barbecue and drinks in the gardens. There are private parkland paths to enjoy a stroll and a good natter too.  

The house has connections to the local horse racing scene, so why not head to Cheltenham races, about 30 minutes away, to revel some more? 

The wow factor: The mahogany-panelled billiards room with full-sized snooker table, log-burner and globe drinks cabinet. 

The Manor exterior in the evening

Scott's Manor, Somerset

Sleeps 18 

Gather here for a Golden Wedding Anniversary. 

With a sweeping gravelled driveway and a grandiose entrance hall, this Grade II-listed Georgian manor house is excellent for a glamorous celebration. 

Set in two acres of private gardens, this stunning property has everything you need. Relax in the heated pool and the hot tub, enjoy a meal at the banquet table or head to the games room to play pool. 

If you want to treat yourselves to a delicious lunch, there’s a highly regarded gastro pub just a 5-minute walk away, while the beautiful city of Bath makes a great day out. 

The wow factor: The lawned gardens with a pergola, walled garden, water features and children’s play area. 

The exterior of a manor in Llyn Peninsula, Wales on a sunny day

Plas Efailnewydd, Llyn Peninsula

Sleeps 20 

Gather here for an engagement party. 

Invite your closest friends and family for a celebratory meal to remember at this grand country manor house on the Llyn Peninsula. 

For many years the house was successfully run as a 5-star boutique hotel, so all the bedrooms are en-suite, and you can expect lots of luxurious touches including a show-stopping kitchen designed by a Michelin-starred chef. There’s parking for 15 cars, plus more for the catering staff too. 

With 5 acres of secluded gardens, a formal dining room and a wisteria-clad verandah that’s a delightful spot for cocktails, you’ll be spoilt for choice with places to announce your happy news. 

The wow factor: The opulent drawing room features an open fireplace and a baby grand Chappell piano that has the ability to play itself. 


Ogilvie Castle, Cairngorms

Sleeps 16 

Gather here for the ultimate house party. 

This stylishly-restored 16th-century castle, which boasts the Cairngorms as its backdrop, is ideal to spend days in the local countryside and evenings feasting indoors. 

The Great Hall, with its inglenook fireplace and exquisite hand painted ceiling is a fabulous space to entertain. Spanning the entire width of the property and furnished in a traditional style it’s perfect for enjoying a good scotch, savouring a meal or enjoying your very own ceilidh. 

When you feel like venturing outside, everything from cycling and horse riding, to winter sports can be found in the surrounding mountains. 

The wow factor: The master bedroom features a four-poster bed, its own turret and a quirky open-plan screened bathroom with roll top bath and freestanding brass shower. 


Shepherds Lakeview, Somerset

Sleeps 18 

Gather here for a 30th birthday. 

A spacious and contemporary house in the tranquil Somerset countryside where you and your family and friends can indulge. 

Chill out in the garden where there’s a six-seat hot tub, sun loungers and a barbecue – it’s the perfect spot for catching some rays or enjoying sundowners. Indoors, socialise in the two living areas or head to the games room which has a bar area and a full-size pool table for a bit of friendly competition. 

Meanwhile, Bristol and Bath are within easy reach for when you crave eating out or partying in the bars and night clubs. 

The wow factor: The far-reaching views towards Chew Valley Lake and the Mendip Hills AONB. 

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