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Impress your friends with these 18th birthday party ideas

Kate W 22 July 2020

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It is one of the biggest birthday milestones out there, and should be a chance for the birthday boy or girl to celebrate with their closest friends and family! If you’re deciding where to have an 18th birthday celebration, we’ve collected a few of our top party houses across the UK that provide the perfect opportunity to make the most of this once-in-a-lifetime event.

Party houses in the UK

Invite your mates to a large house with a private beach, go on an adventure in the Brecon Beacons, or enjoy the ultimate chill weekend filled with films and gaming. We’ve even included an extra special party house at the end where you have everything you could need for your 18th birthday celebration.

Begin looking through these luxury large houses and 18th birthday party ideas, and pick out the celebration that suits you.

The super-chic getaway

House on the Hill | Hastings, Sussex

House on the hill, Hastings
Your most-stylish friend will love this place

Perfect for the most-stylish teenager you know, plan a party to a luxury town house for an unforgettable 18th birthday break.

This boutique-style Grade II listed holiday home is in the heart of Hastings’ Old Town, close to trendy bars and restaurants, and also has the beach less than a mile away for birthday dips and BBQs.

Roll-top bath with sea views
Luxuriate in the roll-top bath and enjoy the sea views


After exploring the vibrant surroundings, head back to your chic home to find the perfect spot for snapping selfies – the unique and bold décor means you’ll be spoilt for choice!  

  • Super-stylish interiors
  • Roaring wood burner
  • 6ft projector screen, Apple TV and sound system

When you’ve exhausted the bars, cosy up together for an evening of streaming heaven with Apple TV and a huge projector screen. Or enjoy some ‘me-time’ in the glam roll-top bath.

The movie marathon

10 Go To Ilfracombe | Ilfracombe, Devon

10 Go To Ilfracombe cottage
Chill out and watch films or play games on the PlayStation 3


If you’d prefer a trip with just you and your closest mates, a movie marathon may be the way to go. If you’re film buff or simply have an appreciation of late 80s gangster movies, it’s the ideal way to celebrate your birthday in a relaxed setting with the TV going - plus there's an outdoor area where guests can share a few beers.

This house may suit gamers too; pack your FIFA make use of the PS3 with a competitive evening of gaming while catching up with your mates.

Party in Devon
Head into the courtyard for evening drinks and snacks


Eating and drinking can take place out in the sheltered courtyard, so get the BBQ going or head out on the town for food as this property is set right by the seafront in Ilfracombe where there are plenty of pubs and restaurants to drop by.

  • Watch epic films in the cinema room
  • Head out to the patio for a BBQ
  • Explore coastal Ilfracombe town

As you’re in a fantastically central location, you could also visit local attractions during the day, head to one of the sandy beaches or spend evenings out in the bars.

10 Go To Ilfracombe

The games weekend

Farmhouse Manor | Royal Leamington Spa, Cotswolds

Farmhouse Manor
Challenge your mates to a competitive birthday break


This place is great for sports enthusiasts as it has a fantastic games room in the main house – complete with table football and a snooker table – plus all-weather tennis courts to ramp the competition up a notch.

When you’re ready to relax, head to the indoor heated swimming pool and sauna to soothe those muscles after a day of sports challenges, then fire up the BBQ to party into the night.

All-weather tennis court
Play tennis, snooker or relax in the indoor pool


Fancy a fully catered party weekend? No problem. Various catering requirements can be met by the prior request, leaving you free to enjoy the party.

  • Play tennis on the courts
  • Challenge your mates to table football or snooker
  • Unwind in the indoor pool and sauna

If you want to explore the local area, there are plenty of walks from the doorstep plus the local pub is only 2 miles away – perfect for buying that milestone pint for the birthday boy or girl!

Farmhouse Manor

The surfer’s break

The Old Cider Barn Croyde | Croyde, Devon

Croyde beach for surfing
Head straight to the rollers of Croyde - Image credit: Croyde Bay


Any water sports enthusiasts out there will love this party house down in the surfer haven of Croyde.

If you’ve never tried the sport before then this could be the weekend to have a go - Croyde is an ace spot for a whole range of other water activities too, from swimming to sailing. You could go paddleboarding, kayaking or rafting – and coasteering is always a big hit with party groups.

Party house in Cornwall
Collapse and catch up back at the house


Enjoy days on the glistening sands of Croyde beach and head back to this fantastic party house to unwind, whether that’s with a party out in the court or a few beers around the fire.

  • Hit the beach at this surfer haven
  • Sit on the sand and watch the sun go down
  • Relax around the roaring fire at this retreat

The village centre location means that a thatched pub, shops and restaurants are a 1-mile walk from this property, so you could book in for a dinner out or buy a few supplies to cook up on the BBQ at The Old Cider Barn. 

The Old Cider Barn

The BIG adventure

The Beautiful Bunkhouse | Hay on Wye, Brecon Beacons

Riverside party house in the Brecon Beacons
This house has plenty of quirky extras


Sleek, stylish and just cool, this party house with unique additions - from the glass floor to the giant slide - is ideal for a group looking for an active and adventurous weekend away.

It’s right on the River Wye, with Wye Valley Canoes just next door, so you can hop straight into a kayak or canoe and start on a river adventure through the incredible Brecon Beacons. You can also hire mountain bikes and follow fantastic mountain biking trails in the Brecon Beacons and the Black Mountains.

Wye Valley Canoes
Wye Valley Canoes is just next door


The River Café is a top spot for a hearty breakfast while there are plenty of cosy pubs near The Beautiful Bunkhouse, as well as cafés and restaurants to stop at in Hay-on-Wye, half a day’s journey down the river.

  • Canoe down the winding River Wye
  • Follow mountain bike trails
  • Climb the Brecon Beacons mountains 

The interior of this party house provides bunk beds, a table with benches and a vast corner sofa set around a wood burner, ideal for when everyone’s ready to collapse and share stories.

The Beautiful Bunkhouse


Want to discover more? If you’re feeling inspired by these epic houses featured and want to keep browsing, take a look through our full collection of party houses in the UK

Start planning!

For extra birthday party ideas, you could take a look at our ultimate guide to milestone birthdays where you’ll find more top tips, offering everything from theme ideas to inspiration for cake decoration.

  Milestone birthdays guide  

Disclaimer: Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information at the time of writing, please ensure you check carefully before making any decisions based on the contents within this article.

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