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Awesome group holiday ideas for 2020 holiday cottages

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Awesome group holiday ideas for 2020

Kate A 22 July 2020

Imagine a holiday where you and your closest friends and family can be sipping champagne in the bubbling hot tub of your own castle in Scotland, or how about dancing the night away in your very own pub in the Peak District? If you want to impress those you love the most this year, then read on to discover some awesome group holiday ideas for 2020.

Whether celebrating a milestone birthday, a fun-filled family holiday or a reunion with friends, these group holidays offer the wow factor - and if you want to see our full collection of large holiday homes, just click the button below.

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A milestone birthday party

The Temple | Sleeps 34 | Peak District

Awesome features:

  • Crack open the bubbly in two bars
  • Enjoy a dip in two hot tubs
  • Play pool in the games room

The Temple

An extra special birthday deserves the ultimate group holiday cottage where you can gather all your favourite people together for a party to remember. One of our top party houses for large groups in the UK, this luxurious Georgian, Grade II-listed former hotel sets the bar high. And talking of bars, you’ll find two of them here, a chic lounge bar and a traditional pub where you can play bartender while your guests amuse themselves with the pool table, table tennis and air hockey.

The Temple

Sing ‘Happy Birthday’ around the piano or blast out some tunes on the six-speaker karaoke machine with disco lights. And no milestone birthday party is complete without a celebratory glass of fizz and an indulgent dip in one of the two glorious hot tubs outside.

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A fun-filled family holiday

Horslett Barn | Sleeps 10 | Devon

Awesome features:

  • Watch films in the cinema room
  • Enjoy a wealth of play facilities
  • Sink into the sumptuous hot tub

Horslett Barn

This year, why not treat your nearest and dearest to one of our group family holidays? Perfect for a multi-generational getaway, this big beautiful barn enjoys a wonderful location on the Devon/Cornwall border. After sun-kissed days building sandcastles, paddling in the sea, and learning to surf on one of the nearby beaches, sandy toes (and paws) can return to this rural retreat and spend some quality time as a group.

Horslett Barn

A cinema room offers cosy seating for adults, while kids can dig into the popcorn on one of the colourful beanbags during your group holiday. Then, after a quick game of pool on the full-sized table, everyone can head outdoors to get the BBQ sizzling for a family feast. A climbing frame, swing and slide are sure to keep children entertained during your group family holiday and when they’re all tucked up in bed, a private hot tub offers a soothing sanctuary to unwind under the stars.

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A memorable anniversary

Alvington Manor | Sleeps 16 | Forest of Dean

Awesome features:

  • Explore 3 acres of gardens
  • Make a toast in the hot tub
  • Get competitive in the games room

Alvington Manor

Nestled within 3 acres of beautiful gardens, this lavish Georgian home is an idyllic setting for celebrating an anniversary. One of our five-star holiday homes for large groups, guests will be wowed from the moment they drive through the gates, admiring the panoramic views across the River Severn.

Alvington Manor

Sunny days can be spent enjoying a spot of croquet, badminton or boules, lounging on one of the hammocks, or relaxing with friends and family in the hot tub during your stay in this holiday let for large groups. And in the evening, you can light the open fire in the drawing room and delight in a pre-dinner aperitif, before settling down to an extravagant supper with the happy couple in the grand dining hall.

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A glamorous hen do

Kaleidoscope House | Sleeps 20 | Norfolk

Awesome features:

  • Dance the night away on the disco dance floor
  • Try on costumes in the dressing-up room
  • Enjoy a girly catch up in the hot tub

Kaleidoscope House

Bursting with glitz and glamour, this elegant Grade II-listed Georgian house is one of our group holiday homes perfect for a hen do to remember. By day you can all relax in the lap of luxury, whether soaking up the sunshine in the secret garden, chilling in the hot tub, or making the most of the decadent social spaces with your girlfriends. For added indulgence, beauty treatments, massages and catering can be arranged at an additional cost at this holiday cottage for large groups. 

Kaleidoscope House

When night falls, this lavish residence transforms into the ultimate party house. Head downstairs to the sound-proofed den where you’ll find a dressing-up room full of Hollywood costumes. Once suitably dressed, you can dance the night away on the dance floor and belt out your favourite tunes on the karaoke machine.

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An action-packed stag do

The Lodge – Canon Bridge | Sleeps 10 | Herefordshire

Awesome features:

  • Soak up the views from the hot tub
  • Enjoy drinks in the bar
  • Compete in the games room

The Lodge - Canon Bridge

You’ll be hard pushed to find a holiday home for stag parties more stylish than this architect-designed home on a small country estate in Herefordshire. This one-of-a-kind venue for large groups offers an abundance of entertainment. You and the boys can look forward to an indulgent hot tub with unrivalled views across to the Black Mountains, a games room with pool table, a bar, and even a private gym should you need it.

The Lodge - Canon Bridge

Outside, there’s a covered table tennis table, and a great patio area with BBQ where you can get the celebrations underway. And while you don’t even need to leave the house to have fun on your group holiday, there is plenty more excitement nearby, including a local pub, a 9-hole golf course and tennis courts all within walking distance.

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An exciting reunion

The Pink Castle | Sleeps 8 | Ayrshire

Awesome features:

  • Admire sea views from the hot tub
  • Relax in the sauna together
  • Have fun on the tennis court

The Pink Castle

Invite your clan to be the kings and queens of your very own castle at this magical Scottish retreat. A perfect venue for a group holiday reunion with friends, this restored pink castle dates back to the 14th century and boasts mesmerising sea views out to the Isles of Arran and Bute – best enjoyed from the hot tub. For added R&R, there is even a sauna hidden away in one of the castle's turrets.

The Pink Castle

Keen golfers can practise their swing on one of the many courses nearby or you can all lace up your walking boots and head out on a scenic walk together through the surrounding countryside. And if you’ve still got the energy to burn, there is a tennis court on-site which you can use by arrangement with the owner.

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Have any of these group holidays taken your fancy? We’ve got plenty more large holiday cottages within our collection that are perfect for big get-togethers, all the way from the snow-capped peaks of Scotland to the golden beaches of Cornwall. Click the button below to have a browse of our large cottages in the UK.


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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