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Spend the weekend in one of these large houses

Kate W 19 December 2019

Steaming hot tubs, private swimming pools and views that extend for miles: these special extras all ensure a holiday full of indulgence and relaxation. Sometimes a weekend break is all that’s needed to truly recharge.

We all need to take the time to unwind on a weekend break once in a while, and where better than in a large, exclusive holiday house with all your loved ones?

Take this chance to let off steam with your own private retreat. Jet off to the glistening sandy shores of Corfu or venture down to a charming fishing village in beautiful Devon for a relaxing weekend break with all your favourite people in one of our large weekend house rentals.

Our collection of large holiday homes throughout Europe encompasses magnificent celebration houses down to wonderful family-friendly retreats.

Begin browsing our selection of large properties and find the ideal holiday getaway for your next weekend break.

Solway - Chester | Chester, Cheshire – sleeps 10

Solway - Chester large house for the weekend

Go for a dip in the pool then gather together around the open fire in this large house to rent for the weekend with an indoor pool.

Escape to Cheshire for a weekend retreat with friends and family in this large holiday home with a hot tub, BBQ and gym. You could pick this place for a celebration with your closest friends – it’s the ideal large house to rent for a hen weekend with hot tub – or head here for a big family getaway.

Big adventures

Get out and about with the wonderful shopping and dining offered in this bustling part of the UK; it’s just 3 miles into busy Chester and 20 miles to reach the vibrant centre of Liverpool.

While staying in this wonderful holiday retreat, you’re just 1 mile away from Chester Zoo and Upton-by-Chester Golf Club. You could even hire a boat and sail down the River Dee for a wonderful day out.

 Solway - Chester 

Glenlusk Lodge | Cornamona, Ireland – sleeps 8

Glenlusk Lodge celebration house

With large windows offering views of glistening Lough Carrib and a firepit where you can sit and soak up the views, this Irish cottage is the perfect large house to rent for a weekend escape.

Sit out on the patio for al fresco dining on warm summer nights or snuggle up around a roaring wood burner during wintry evenings. This elegant holiday home boasts roll-top baths, a PlayStation and iPod dock, as well as slate floors and eclectic lighting, providing a stylish yet homely space for your next weekend away.

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Follow one of the tranquil walks that take in the breathtaking Lough Carrib like The New Village Forest Walk which passes through quiet forest roads, plantations of spruce and pine and small open areas with some willow and birch.

For more spectacular outdoor spaces, you could climb Mount Gable, or explore the quaint towns and villages and pop into warming pubs, relaxed cafes and cosy restaurants after days out and about in this beautiful and wild part of Ireland.

 Glenlusk Lodge 

Appledore - The Grange | Appledore, Devon – sleeps 8

The Grange large house to rent for a weekend

Stay in this quaint and characterful cottage for a fun getaway with family and friends to the exquisite North Devon Coast.

Perfectly placed for amenities including wonderful country pubs and top UK beaches, The Grange is a beautiful large house to rent for a weekend and would make a wonderful celebration house for those with birthdays or anniversaries on the horizon. There’s even a hot tub for an extra indulgent break and wood burners for toasty evenings.

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Strike out for a walk along the South West Coast Path to begin exploring this wonderful part of the world. Excellent sandy beaches including Westward Ho! and dog-friendly Instow are within 5 miles, as is Braunton Burrows Country Park and the Royal North Devon Golf Club.

Families can enjoy a cycle ride down the Tarka Trail or a visit to The Big Sheep (4 miles), The Milky Way (11 miles) or Clovelly (13 miles). Cosy coastal pubs and independent shops can be found within half a mile down on the waterfront.

 Appledore - The Grange 

The Ski Chalet | Chamonix Valley, France – sleeps 10

The Ski Chalet large house to rent for a hen weekend with a hot tub

This rustic ski lodge in the Alps is just the place for an exciting, energising break; it’s the ideal house to rent for a stag weekend or a birthday party. 

A wonderful large house to rent for a hen weekend with a hot tub or a stag do, this charming French retreat offers a whole host of amenities against an unforgettable backdrop. It’s close to several ski lifts and, when you aren’t hitting the slopes, you can make the most of the swimming pool, hot tub, loft reading room and games room with your mates.

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Set on the outskirts of the pretty village of Argentière, at the foot of the largest ski mountain in Chamonix, this is ideal for a weekend made up of skiing and snowboarding.

There’s a whole host of restaurants and bars in the village where you and your groups can dine after active days. Although you’re in France, this property is just 20 miles to the borders with Switzerland and Italy, so why not extend your stay with a day trip into another country?

 The Ski Chalet 

Spring Cottage - Bonchurch | Bonchurch, Isle of Wight – sleeps 8

Spring Cottage - Bonchurch large house to rent for a weekend

Escape to this UK island just off the south coast with palm tree-laden beaches and winding cliff-top walks with a stay in this large country house to rent for a weekend away.

A traditional stone façade gives way to a warm and welcoming interior complete with rustic furniture and pretty furnishings. Sink into the sumptuous sofas, enjoy your morning coffee in the quaint conservatory, or take in the sea views from the patio. The most impressive feature of this party house is the exquisite garden that stretches away from the property and is surrounded by plenty of lovely foliage and towering trees.

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Bonchurch has a quaint duck pond as well as shops, cafes and a beach, all within half a mile of the cottage, while Ventnor beach is just 1.5 miles away and Ventnor Botanical Gardens is 2 miles.

If you continue walking along the coast, you’ll eventually reach the family-friendly Blackgang Chine (8 miles) - a fun attraction for kids - while the unique geological feature of Shanklin Chine is just 3.5 miles in the opposite direction and offers wonderful woodland walks.

 Spring Cottage - Bonchurch 

Villa Nissaki | Nissaki, Corfu – sleeps 16

Villa Nissaki large property for summer holiday

Two waterfront properties that combine to create a wonderful big property complete with two private swimming pools and magnificent views, perfect for a warm weekend break.

This towering Grecian escape set over three floors is a fantastic family getaway or the perfect party house to rent for a weekend away. It’s set on a cliffside above a fishing village and has an outdoor area with a garden and lots of seating where you can lounge on sunny days or enjoy the night air on warm evenings. A whole host of special extras are offered ensuring you’ll enjoy a memorable retreat including: chef, gourmet food and wine supply available, massage and beauty treatments, personal training and yoga classes, and luxury yacht charters - all available on request.

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It’s less than 300 metres down to Nisaki’s beach where you can enjoy water sports like wakeboarding and water skiing, or charter a boat with Nautilus Daily Cruises, who’ll take you to quiet swimming spots or over to Corfu Town.

Mount Pantokrator (20 miles) and Kerasia beach (12 miles) are two visitor hot spots you could visit while on the island; but with plenty of cafes, beaches and walks near the villa itself, there’s no need to venture far.

 Villa Nissaki 


These large celebration houses and weekend house rentals suit a whole range of groups, whether you are whisking your family away on a short break or planning a special occasion.

Browse through our large houses to rent for the weekend and discover an elegant getaway to suit you and all your guests.

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