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Spend the weekend in one of these large houses

Kate W 19 December 2019

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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 hiring a large house for the weekend 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. Head to the vibrant Sussex coast, venture into the Scottish Highlands or escape 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 big houses to rent for the weekend 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 few days with friends and family in this large house with a hot tub, BBQ and gym. You could pick this place for a celebration with your closest friends – it’s the ideal hen weekend house with hot tub – or head here for a big family getaway.

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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 house for the wekeend, 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 country house for weekend hire 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 

Odun Villa | Appledore, Devon – sleeps 8

Odun Villa large house to rent for a weekend with a hot tub

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, Odun Villa 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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Stride 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.

 Odun Villa 

Old Chelsea | Hastings, Sussex – sleeps 10 

A Victorian townhouse just across the road from the seafront that makes the perfect seaside escape for a weekend away. 

An elegant blend of modern design and period character, this seaside retreat is just perfect when you’re craving a few days on the coast. Set on the seafront in historic Hastings, you can’t base yourself much closer to the beach! Just over two hours from London, house for weekend hire is the perfect destination when you only have a few days to spare. 

Set across five floors, the property seems to go on forever, with comfortable bedrooms tucked away to give everyone their own space. Get there early and nab yourselves the top floor which benefits from a sumptuous en-suite and a balcony that looks out to sea. After a day on the beach, fire up the BBQ in the cute courtyard garden and end the day in style.

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Literally across the road from the beach, no doubt much of your weekend away will spent relaxing on the sandy sweep of Hastings Beach or perhaps trying your hand at some local water sports.  Venture a little further along the coast and explore the equally popular resorts of Eastbourne and Bexhill. For outdoor adventure, Rye Watersports offers an array of activities with professional instructors and equipment hire.

 Old Chelsea 

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 weekend 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 

Grants of Freuchie Castle | Dunlain Bridge, The Highlands - sleeps 10

This unique property in the Scottish Highlands is just the place for an exciting, energising break; it’s the ideal house to rent for a family adventure or a memorable break with friends.

A wonderful country house for weekend hire is perfect for a special family gathering, this fairytale castle offers a whole host of quirky features to discover against an unforgettable backdrop. 

It’s close to some of the best skiing opportunities in the Cairngorms National Park, so it is a great option for a big winter holiday with the family. When you aren’t hitting the slopes, you can cuddle up in front of the roaring fire or head to the award-winning Glenlivet whisky distillery to warm up with a dram or two. Originally the seat of the Grants Rothiemurchus, there’s an interesting history to discover when you stay in this big house for the weekend. 

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Set deep in the Cairngorms in the Scottish Highlands, the property is located near Dunlain Bridge, with easy access to the Cairngorm Mountain range and offering an ideal base for a weekend made up of skiing and snowboarding.

That’s not all though. Keen walkers will be keen to hike the Ben Macdui, the second-highest mountain peak in the UK. Just 30 miles away, you’ll find Inverness with plenty of iconic castles and cathedrals to explore. 

Grants of Freuchie Castle

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These large weekend party houses and escapes in the country and on the coast suit a whole range of groups, whether you are whisking your family away on a short break or planning a special occasion. For more inspiration, take a look at these ideas for a weekend away with the girls and suggestions on where to go with a group of friends

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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