Where to stay with a large group for New Year

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Where to stay with a large group for New Year's

Clare 14 October 2019

New Year’s is all about celebrating with friends and family, so why not get everyone together and escape for a New Year’s Eve break in a fabulous group party house? Party the night away in style and enjoy a holiday at the same time!

The best thing? No-one needs to be a designated driver, giving everyone a chance to enjoy the celebrations and retire to the privacy of their own room in the small hours. We’ve picked out a selection of our large houses to rent for New Year’s Eve.

The Weir House

Ludlow, Shropshire | Sleeps 12

Stylish and elegant: just two of the words we would use to describe this spectacular property! Every room reveals an exclusive style and lavish details, but on entering the property, it’s the unique bar area and impressive open-plan dining area that will capture your attention. Imagine sipping cocktails, devouring tasty party food and counting down to a new year with your nearest and dearest in this sophisticated space. The rest of the property is equally as impressive with a kitchen that once served Michelin-starred food, a peaceful cinema room, and luxurious bedrooms each with their own lounge area!

We can’t imagine you’ll want to stay away from the Weir House for long but, for a change of scenery, the market town of Ludlow is within walking distance, and the surrounding area is rich in activities. Blow the cobwebs away on New Year’s Day and head out for a refreshing walk on Whitcliffe Common or in Mortimer Forest.

What we love most

  • There's a bar
  • There's a cinema room
  • Each bedroom has its own lounge area
  • A private chef is available by prior arrangement

Depot Rd

Porthcawl, South Wales | Sleeps 12

Depot Rd

For an extra special break, this vibrant escape in South Wales is a wonderful party house for New Year’s Eve. Unique and luxurious, it sits on Wales’ iconic coastline and welcomes up to 12 human guests and four dogs. It’s super dog-friendly with French doors looking straight out onto the enclosed garden where pups can get some fresh air. What’s more, its swanky interior makes it the perfect place to relax and recoup after an evening of partying.

It’s a fabulous creative space with artwork on, and incorporated into, the walls; take a look through the rest of the images to see what we mean. Discover a stylish wood burner, hanging lights, handmade dining table, and a Smart 4K TV with Sky soundbar; ideal for watching the New Year’s celebrations. Walk to the local pub before returning to party it up in this awesome retreat with plenty of counter space for buffet-style snacks to be laid out and the chance for a few games of table tennis throughout the night. 

What we love most

  • Up to four of your canine friends are welcome
  • There's an air hockey table and table football
  • There's a Smart 4K TV with SKY soundbar and sub
  • Storage is available for 12 bikes 

Tranquil Retreat

Edinburgh, Scotland | Sleeps 10

Tranquil Retreat

This luxurious house has been designed with a clever fusion of British colonial and Far East styles to give it a modern yet traditional feel; a stunning backdrop to your New Year celebrations. With room for up to 10 people, it is just the right size for you, and your closest friends and family. Mix up some tasty cocktails on the bar in the den, serve platters of tasty nibbles in the sunroom and gather around the fire in the drawing room to watch the New Year celebrations taking place around the world on the TV. The swim-spa in the beautifully terraced gardens also offers some fantastic evening entertainment.

Tranquil Retreat 2

Located in a highly sought-after location, just 8 miles from Edinburgh, you won’t be left wondering what to do on New Year’s Eve. With such easy access to the city, you also have the option of joining the Hogmanay revellers. With events taking place from 30 December – 1 January, you have several evenings of Edinburgh’s New Year entertainment to choose from.

What we love most

  • The swim spa
  • The fact Edinburgh is only 8 miles away
  • The sumptuous interiors and the stylish terrace 

Brass Castle

Harrogate, The Yorkshire Dales | Sleeps 12

This opulent Yorkshire farmhouse is the perfect balance of classic and contemporary, with luxurious interiors throughout several reception rooms and sumptuous bedrooms that call your name. As well as optimum comfort, this striking property has everything you could hope for your New Year celebrations. Take full advantage of the elegant bar area to serve celebratory glasses of fizz, enjoy a competitive game of pool, soak in the private hot tub, and fire up the Sonos sound system to get everyone in the party mood. When the sun comes up, start New Year's Day by taking in the simply divine countryside views.

Brass Castle 2

Located in the gated grounds of a 100-acre private estate, Brass Castle offers a New Year’s Eve that will be effortless but truly memorable. Although situated in the Yorkshire Dales, the house is only 8 miles from Harrogate, giving you the option to feast in one of the city’s best restaurants ahead of celebrations. Should you choose to spend the evening at Brass Castle, the luxurious dining room is perfect for hosting your own New Year banquet.

What we love most 

  • There's a games room equipped with pool table and bar
  • The hot tub with countryside views
  • Located on a beautiful and peaceful private estate

Waves Retreat

Newquay, Cornwall | Sleeps 18

Waves Retreat

This stylish townhouse is located just a mile from the lively town centre of Newquay, offering groups the best of both worlds. It adds a little extra sparkle to big celebrations, making it the perfect party house for New Year’s Eve. There are sleeping arrangements for 16 people, luxurious living spaces, bathrooms with deluxe roll-top baths and plenty of entertainment. Take a dip in the private hot tub, challenge each other in the games room, enjoy a movie night in the property’s own cinema room and take full advantage of the complete entertainment package including Sky TV, Netflix and a PS4. There’s no chance of getting bored at Waves Retreat.

Waves Retreat

If you prefer to liven up the New Year celebrations, then you are in the right place. Newquay town centre comes to life on New Year’s Eve with visitors and residents donning their best fancy dress and gathering in Centre Square for the countdown, followed by fireworks at Newquay Harbour. The fun continues the next day with a New Year swim! Join hundreds of people who brave the chilly water and take a refreshing dip in Newquay Harbour. It’ll help cure those sore heads!

What we love most

  • There's a cinema room projector, cinema seats and DVD library
  • The games room with pool table
  • The six-seater hot tub
  • The fact the popular seaside resort of Newquay is only a mile away

Have we helped to inspire your New Year break? Whether you are looking for something quiet, or a bit more of a party, we have a large house to suit your group. 


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