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Unforgettable destinations to consider for your next girls

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Unforgettable destinations to consider for your next girls' weekend away

Kate W and Kate A 24 July 2020

Escape to a coastal paradise, holiday amongst the beauty of Wales’ mountains, or journey to one of Scotland’s capitals of art and culture. Any of these sought-after destinations would make unforgettable choices for your next girls' weekend away in the UK.

Whether planning for an extravagant hen party or simply a chance to get your friends together for a big group holiday for girl groups, picking the right destination is key. There are so many extraordinary locations throughout the UK where you could travel for a few days; it can be difficult trying to narrow it down to just a few luxurious places.

Even the activities rely on your holiday destination of choice – you could swim in the sea, climb a mountain, or simply lie back and relax in your own private spa. What type of girlie holiday would you prefer? 

If you’re getting a group together for a holiday, we have a few girls’ weekend away ideas for your stay. Whether you are looking for adventure or relaxation, read on to uncover your perfect destination for your next girls' weekend away in the UK.  

The Brecon Beacons: follow waterfall walks and kayak down the River Wye

One of the most captivating regions of the UK, the Brecon Beacons is waiting with cosy pubs and crashing waterfalls to discover.

Girls' weekend in the Brecon Beacons

Sporty types on a girls’ weekend away could try venturing up Pen y Fan, the Brecon Beacon’s highest mountain, for unforgettable views or step into a canoe or kayak and make your way down the scenic River Wye. If you’re dashing off to the Brecon Beacons for a hen do and you don’t mind a little adventure during your girls weekend away, there are plenty of activity centres that provide exhilarating group experiences to give unforgettable memories of your last great all-girl get-together before the big day.

Stay at The Lake House | Near Hay-on-Wye | Sleeps 10

The Lake House

Only a few miles from Hay-on-Wye, fondly known as the ‘town of books’, The Lake House is one of the best places for a girls’ weekend in the Brecon Beacons. Nestled in the peaceful countryside, this relaxing retreat comes with its own private lake which is perfect for a refreshing dip in the summer or an afternoon of fun in the water in the two-man canoe. A games room offers further entertainment and a sprawling garden provides an idyllic setting for a BBQ.

Girls will love:

  • The private lake
  • Cosy wood burner
  • Games room with piano
  • Large garden with BBQ
  • Far-reaching countryside views

More staycation ideas in the Brecon Beacons

The Lodge House | Near Cwm Taf | Sleeps 12

Abercynrig House | Near Brecon | Sleeps 14

The Hay House Retreat | Near Hay-on-Wye | Sleeps 18

Edinburgh: explore a cultural capital during day and night

A city that’s full of life with galleries and trendy bars to frequent and fun attractions to entertain big groups; there’s something for everyone in Scotland’s exciting capital.

Girls' weekend in Edinburgh

While exploring the vibrant city of Edinburgh on your weekend away with friends, ensure you stop by the unique Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, Edinburgh Castle with its crown jewels, or visit Edinburgh Zoo for an incredible selection of animals from across the globe. If on a hen do, discover all the secret places throughout the city, from clubs to ancient sites, that will make your trip extra special. Why not book a table for a celebratory dinner at one of the city’s exquisite restaurants or a tour and tasting around one of the award-winning whisky distilleries?

Stay at Forth Bridges View | Near Edinburgh | Sleeps 10

Forth Bridges View

Within 15 miles of Edinburgh, this large holiday home is perfectly situated for trips into the city – that’s if you can tear yourselves away from the epic views! Overlooking the Firth of Forth and the iconic Forth Bridges from its elevated position, this is a unique and luxurious place to stay in Scotland. Pull open the magnificent bi-fold doors on a sunny day and open the designer living area into the gorgeous landscaped gardens to create a fabulous party space for a girls’ night to remember.

Girls will love:

  • The epic views
  • Floor-to-ceiling bi-fold doors
  • Sumptuous living areas
  • High-spec technology
  • Large garden with BBQ

More staycation ideas near Edinburgh

Old Manor – Coldingham | Coldingham | Sleeps 8

Tower | Near Selkirk | Sleeps 11

Edgehill House | Gullane | Sleeps 14

Devon: swim and sunbathe along golden shores

Everyone loves a beach escape. With the chance to lounge on the sand, soak up some sunshine and cool off with a dip in the sea, you’ll always return home feeling relaxed and refreshed.

Girls' weekend in Devon

Devon’s beautiful coastline offers golden, sandy shores in abundance, with a seemingly endless number of places to don a wetsuit and try some exciting water sports, making it a great choice for your next girls' holiday in the UK. When you’ve worked up an appetite surfing, paddleboarding or sailing, head to a waterside pub or restaurant for a feast of freshly caught seafood and a glass of something fizzy. Any bridesmaids planning a hen party, take note: a luxury girls’ weekend away in one of our large houses by the beach is surely one of the most special ways to spoil the bride.

Stay at Chambercombe Park House | Ilfracombe | Sleeps 17

Chambercombe Park House

Whisk the girls away to this stylish seaside sanctuary, a short stroll from Ilfracombe’s sandy beaches. Spread across three floors, this elegant Victorian home is the perfect place to unwind after a day in the foaming surf, whether leafing through a paperback in the cosy snug, soaking up the harbourside views in the lounge, or enjoying a sundowner on the decking while the BBQ sizzles.

Girls will love:

  • Stunning sea views
  • Decadent interiors
  • Beach walking distance
  • Relaxing orangery
  • Roll-top bath

More staycation ideas in Devon

Tides At Instow | Instow | Sleeps 8

Appledore - Sea Escape | Appledore | Sleeps 8

High Tide - Braunton | Braunton | Sleeps 12

Kent: sip sweet wines among the vineyards

Where better to enjoy a girls’ weekend away in the UK than the vineyard-strewn countryside of Kent? There are more than 50 vineyards in Kent to spend some quality time with your besties, sipping a chilled glass of sparkling Rosé in the sunshine.

Girls' weekend in Kent

Famously known as the ‘Garden of England’, Kent is a wonderful place to escape for luxury girly weekends, whether you’re going for a hen party or simply for relaxing group holidays. With the same growing conditions as those in the Champagne region of France, Kent is at the very heart of the UK’s wine-growing industry. Head to the likes of Chapel Down, Biddenden or Barnsole vineyards to indulge in a tour and tutored tasting, discovering the fascinating winemaking process from grape to bottle.

Stay at Number 26 A | Rye | Sleeps 10

Number 26A

Nestled in the heart of Rye, this chic apartment is a welcoming retreat for your girls’ weekend in Kent. Cafes, restaurants and shops are all a short walk away, while the sandy beach at Camber Sands is just a few miles if you fancy a day at the seaside. There’s plenty of room for entertaining and admiring the views over Rye’s rooftops, and after a blissful day of wine-tasting, the boutique-style bedrooms offer a sumptuous place to drift into a peaceful slumber.

Girls will love:

  • Luxurious interiors
  • Contemporary furnishings
  • Views of Rye’s rooftops
  • Shops and eateries on the doorstep
  • Beach 3 miles away

More staycation ideas in Kent

Ingram House | Hurst Green | Sleeps10

Lower Gallants | Near Maidstone | Sleeps 12

Hop Pickers Oast and Barn - Appledore | Near Appledore | Sleeps 16

The Cotswolds: head into the hills and delight in an afternoon tea

Home to quintessentially English villages of golden stone where elegant tearooms and boutiques can be found around every corner, the Cotswolds is a charming destination to explore on girls’ weekend breaks.

Girls' weekend in the Cotswolds

The true essence of the Cotswolds exists in its breathtaking countryside. If you’re travelling on a hen do, you could escape into the rolling hills and treat the hen to a spa experience in your own private group accommodation, before taking a day trip into one of the region’s honey-hued towns and villages. Visit Bourton-on-the-Water, Broadway or Stow-on-the-Wold for a day of art and culture, and a night out visiting exclusive gastropubs and Michelin-star restaurants.

Stay at The Orangery | Near Stroud | Sleeps 8

The Orangery

This magnificent 18th century Grade I-listed orangery enjoys an unrivalled location in the Cotswolds, in a delightful corner of the garden enveloping Frampton Court. Step out of the front door and enjoy enchanting walks through the surrounding woodland and parkland before returning to warm your toes beside a crackling open fire. On a sunny day, indulge in a spot of afternoon tea in the beautifully manicured garden, overlooking an idyllic Dutch ornamental canal.

Girls will love:

  • Atmospheric open fire
  • Period furnishings
  • Views over the ornamental canal
  • Octagonal dining room
  • Woodland walks

More staycation ideas in the Cotswolds

Cherry Hill House | Chipping Campden | Sleeps 8

23 Pickwick | Near Bath | Sleeps 12

Cotswold Grange | Dursley | Sleeps 20

Which of these sought-after UK girls holiday destinations takes your fancy? Whether lying on a soft-sand beach in Devon or sipping wine surrounded by beautiful Kent countryside, we know you’ll enjoy a fun party getaway if you're surrounded by your friends. Perfect for hen dos or holidays with your girlfriends, our luxury collection of large luxury holiday homes in the UK has lots of special features for you to discover.

Start browsing our collection of large houses and uncover a wonderful range of girls' weekend breaks 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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