Scale House is an imposing, lovingly restored, Grade II listed country home dating back to the late fifteen hundreds, which retains many of its original period features whilst boasting an eco-friendly biomass heating system, all set in private woodland and nestled within the Yorkshire Dales National Park, located in Rylstone, just a few minutes by car in either direction of Skipton and Grassington. Sleeping twenty guests over three floors with nine bedrooms and boasting outstanding features and breath-taking views, this property is ideal for a large gathering of family or friends to celebrate a special occasion or enjoy some quality time in total comfort in the heart of the Yorkshire countryside. Make your way through the entrance gates; you’ll feel like royalty as you venture along the private drive to this grand property, where outside the main house, you will find ample parking for ten cars. The courtyard area has a separate gym/yoga room with a selection of gym equipment, and a fabulous sauna all provided to create the perfect environment to stay healthy and enjoy the ultimate relaxing holiday! Once parked, enter a stunning entrance hall, showcasing the original hand-carved staircases, a glistening crystal chandelier with a large stained-glass window and ornate plaster work throughout. The ground floor is home to an array of sitting areas, providing you and your family ample socialising spots; one of the sitting areas is an excellent spot with a toasty open fire and leather seating, ready to be cosied up on in front of the TV; the other room is a very impressive space with three plush sofas, an open fire and gorgeous décor with views over the lawns. For more intimate spaces to relax, there are two additional snugs, one featuring a selection of books and board games for those quieter moments, and the other hosts an open fire, TV and seating for you to unwind. Enjoy a movie night in the spacious second-floor cinema room, before taking part in a competitive game of darts next door. Head back downstairs to the well-equipped kitchen/diner, fitted with a fantastic AGA range, double electric oven and halogen hob and more for you to take advantage of whilst you rustle up your favourite dishes; the kitchen is also served by a dining table with lovely window seating and a breakfast bar; a welcome pack will be waiting for you with some of Yorkshire’s finest locally sourced produce and a helpful guest information book. Progress through to the magnificent dining room with its high vaulted beamed ceiling and a wonderful feature woodburning stove providing extra ambiance and a dining suite that seats the whole group for you to enjoy a feast as you catch up on the days events and chat about the fabulous things you’ve seen and done. Additionally, on this floor you will find a utility room that is served by two washing machines and a separate tumble dryer along with a large American fridge-freezer for your convenience. In the evening, head off to sleep in one of nine bespoke and luxuriously appointed bedrooms named after some of the local village areas, all of which have fabulous eight hundred thread-count luxury bed linen, the principle bedroom being a magnificent king-size suite Masham, with a glorious four-poster bed, superbly appointed dressing room and accompanying bath suite and shower room with a private balcony where you can enjoy the tranquillity and scenic views over the woodlands. Situated nearby along the main hall is the Hetton, a wonderfully proportioned bedroom with an open fire and en-suite shower room and views over the gardens, and further along you will find the Rylstone, another king-size bedroom complete with an en-suite. Progress through the first floor to find a spacious family room Burnsall, hosting four single beds that are perfect for the little ones. The gardens are a particularly beautiful and restful feature of Scale House, so take the time to stroll around the grounds and leave the kids to play on the extensive lush lawns that back on to private woodlands; When it’s time to unwind and relax further, perhaps a soak in the marvelous hot tub before or after dinner. The nearby town of Skipton hosts all local amenities, alongside a wealth of attractions, why not tour the glorious historical Skipton Castle, play a round of golf at the challenging Skipton Golf Course, or learn about Skipton’s history in the Craven Museum & Gallery. Head towards the village of Embsay and board the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway to run through the rural scenery and end up at the fantastic Bolton Abbey, take the kids to Hesketh Farm Park and view the variety of farm animals, before enjoying traditional dishes at the Elm Tree Inn. A highlight of the property is that you will be staying within the boundary of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, very popular with cyclists and those with an outdoor interest where you can enjoy a trek along the Pennine Way Trail, explore the caves of Ingleborough and White Scar, or experience the mystical Hull Pot Waterfall. The Duke of Devonshire’s estate, Bolton Abbey is on your doorstep and a short drive will take you to Haworth, home to the Bronte sisters, the amazing independent, quirky town of Hebden Bridge, the spa towns of Harrogate and Ilkley which are home to the famous Betty’s Tea Rooms, well worth a visit for those who love traditional elegance and superb afternoon tea! With the nearby Nidderdale, Forest of Bowland and Malham’s areas of outstanding natural beauty, you will never be short of things to do in this fantastic location. For a delightful break in North Yorkshire, you can be Lord or Lady of the Manor in the breath-taking, but homely, Scale House.

The luxurious holiday home of Edgar House sits in the heart of Chester, Cheshire, atop the ancient Roman Walls overlooking the magnificent River Dee and weir. The property enjoys a central location with many bars, restaurants, cafés, shops, the famous racecourse and Grosvenor Park just a short stroll away, making it the perfect setting for a large family of sixteen’s self-catering break. Internally, Edgar’s exquisite interiors offer a wonderful blend of tradition, bold, contemporary design, and conveniences. It’s a wonderful place for family get-togethers, with a beautifully furnished and contemporary open-plan living space, perfect for entertaining in the evening, thanks to the Smart TV and Bluetooth surround sound, as the designated chef cooks up a storm, utilising a wealth of quality appliances along the way. Take dinner outside to the spectacular garden patio, once described by renowned travel writer Alistair Sawday as “Chester’s equivalent of the Royal Box”; there is plenty of external seating to sit back and savour your favourite drink whilst listening to River Dee flow by. After dinner, why not retreat to the cinema/TV room and enjoy a movie on the large Smart TV, or to the games room, a fabulous space enjoying a Bluetooth jukebox, and a range of entertainments, including darts and table football. Alternatively, you can settle down in the library/snug and curl up with a captivating book. When you’re ready to catch some sleep, there are seven well-presented en-suite bedrooms, spread over two floors, accommodating up to 16 guests. Three of the bedrooms have super-king-size beds and four offer zip/link beds for added flexibility. One of the rooms, the family room, has its own private lounge area with a double sofa bed – as well as a freestanding copper bath; ideal for those seeking a little bit of privacy away from the larger group! Chester has been dubbed “the jewel of the North-West of England,” and one of the most fascinating aspects of the city is that it contains remnants of every period of history, from Roman walls and amphitheatres to medieval churches, Elizabethan and Georgian architecture, to Victorian restorations and twenty first-century buildings. The city has a lot to offer visitors, such as superb shopping in and around the renowned Tudor ‘Rows’ and delightful strolls along the historic, Roman Walls, alongside the River Dee, and through the beautiful Grosvenor Park. Tour Chester Racecourse, spend the day at the world-famous Chester Zoo or wander around the breath-taking cathedral. The spectacular Welsh highlands, including the Cader Idris and Eryri (Snowdonia) ranges, the seashore, the picturesque market towns and villages of Cheshire, and the Wirral Peninsula with its world-class golf courses are all within easy reach. For a truly spectacular getaway for all the family, in a marvellous location with riverside views, choose Edgar House.

This beautiful apartment is delightfully situated on the edge of Somerset, bordering Devon in Porlock Vale. Sleeping up to five guests in total comfort the accommodation is idea for holidays and special breaks.

Allerford View is our only self catering apartment within Bossington Hall. Although it is listed as ‘accessible’ it is equally suitable for fully able bodied people. The adaptions are discrete, and unobtrusive. We created this apartment as there are few self catering holiday properties in the area with facilities like this.

The main bedroom is an En-Suite room, with a zip-and-link superking or twin bed. This has been lowered for better access (it appears higher in this image than it really is). The wetroom bathroom is entirely Travertine marble lined, with plenty of space around the facilities, and lots of grab handles. It has its own, dedicated, hot water cylinder. There is a second, non-adapted, toilet for other guests. The suite has a large lounge too, with 50″ HD TV, fireplace and Starlink WiFi. The lounge has wide French doors opening to the private courtyard, and lovely views of Allerford, hence the name. In the lounge is a single sofa bed and a double sofa bed, ideal for children. A PS4 is available upon request if the weather is inclement! (Subject to availability).

Outside is a private courtyard with table and chairs. Access to the front terrace (shared with B&B guests) is via a wheelchair friendly ramp.
There is a fully equipped kitchen in the suite. This has a high level double oven, microwave, coffee machine, toaster, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, dining table, and plenty of space, but is not adapted. There is plenty of cutlery, pots, pans, dishes, spatulas and every kitchen gadget you should need.

As part of the Bossington Hall property, you gain the use of the private 10 seater Cinema (booking required) and the vast grounds. Outside are 6 acres of grounds with a children’s play area, fly fishing lake, tennis court and the oldest private squash court in England. Secluded picnic area beside a babbling shallow brook for those warm summer evenings. This is a walkers, hikers & backpackers paradise, with pathways right from the garden.

If you are looking for the perfect base for a luxury holiday with extended family or friends then Herons at Retallack Resort may well be the ideal choice. Sleeping up to twelve guests in six en-suite bedrooms. Fabulous social spaces include elegant dining area, sumptuous living room and open plan kitchen as well as two stunning sitting rooms, a Netflix cinema room and ground floor living room. Dine indoors, a beautiful dinning space with views out across the garden and pool.

Retallack Resort is an amazing place for holidays and special breaks to Cornwall. The resort offers the most outstanding facilities including Watersports, Fishing lakes, Spa and luxury lodges. Set just five miles from Padstow and eight miles from Watergate Bay, enjoy the best of both worlds of what Cornwall has to offer.

If you are looking to escape for a extended family holiday or with a large group of friends Maidensea House may well be the ideal choice. Stunning 180-degree sea views, games room, indoor swimming pool and cinema are just a few of the amazing facilities available to guests.

Maidensea House sleeps 16 in eight en-suite double bedrooms, and has recently been refurbished to an exceptionally high specification, making the most of expansive open plan living and providing indoor entertainment options all year round.

The open plan kitchen has room for everyone and its space and dining area is perfect for large groups to socialise in comfort with stylish sofas, modern interiors and panoramic views.

Overlooking the sea, it is set in a prime position in the peaceful picturesque village of Maidencombe and is a just stroll to the South West Coast Path, beach, cosy local pub, and fine dining restaurant.

Outside, everything is just as impressive with beautiful landscaped gardens to enjoy with seating areas and terraces to socialise or relax on.

Private Chef and Yoga classes available on request.

We regret we can not allow Pets, and we do not accept bookings from Hen and Stag groups.

Maidencombe is a very tranquil village, and out of respect for our neighbours we do not allow music outdoors. We also request that external noise is minimised after 9.30pm.

If you are looking for luxury accommodation to rent for an extended family get-together or as the venue to celebrate a special occasion or event then Wollaston Lodge in Shropshire certainly ticks all of the boxes. Beautifully presented, the house is often hired for hen groups, midweek group breaks and other such events.

Wollaston Lodge is also an excellent venue for team building and Corporate meetings. Exclusive use of the house and grounds and the Orangery as an excellent meeting room. Your event can be fully or part catered.

Enjoy private use of the whole house sleeping up to 19 people in 7 spacious bedrooms, with six bathrooms, full use of the new yoga and wellbeing studio, six person hot tub, cinema room, outdoor dining area, gardens, tennis court, table tennis, orangery and guest lounge. Ample car parking for up to 10 cars.

There is a large lounge, with sofas and a TV, provides a comfortable space for relaxing. The Orangery, with a dining table for up to 20, is a bright space, with doors opening onto the gorgeous Italianate gardens and terraces.

Stay in style at this gorgeous country house close to Bowness in the majestic Lake District National Park. The property is perfect for holidays, short breaks (three nights min) and as the ideal venue to celebrate a special occasion or event.

Birkdale House is situated in beautiful countryside, yet only a five-minute stroll into Bowness and is well located for all the Lakeland activities and attractions. The property accommodates ten guests in five beautiful, well-appointed bedrooms, with fantastic views of Lake Windermere, the spectacular Lakeland Fells or the idyllic landscape of Matson Ground on its doorstep. A well-equipped kitchen, an elegant drawing room with a log-burning stove, a cosy snug and a traditional dining room, offer a living space which is both stylish and spacious.

The once conventional cellar is now a unique, vibrant hideaway brimming with character. Enjoy your favourite film in the brand-new cinema room with its 75” screen and surround sound speaker system, or challenge friends and family to a few frames of pool or a game of table-football.

This luxury grand holiday home, located in the gorgeous Craigard, is ideal for large groups, with eight bedrooms, with a hot tub and cinema room. This modern lodge is set over three floors, with a separate annexe and fantastic views over the garden and towards the mountains.

It’s just a short stroll down Kinchurdy Road into Boat of Garten village, or turn out of the house to join the Speyside Way which takes you on foot or bicycle to Aviemore.

Once visited never to be forgotten, Hunter’s Moon is a truly incredible property and is like stepping in to a fantasy. Luxurious in every way, unique definitely this magical property is a very special place to stay with family or friends. This property is designed to impress and it certainly does from the tree house inspired master bedroom with balcony overlooking the surrounding trees through to the spectacular cinema room with 55” Bang & Olufson TV and surround sound.

Presidential opulence on lake Ullswater, Waternook is a 17th Century property offering exclusive super-luxury self catering accommodation. Situated in heart of The Lake District National Park Waternook is quite simply outstanding and luxurious in every way; a truly restorative rural retreat that sits harmoniously within the natural landscape. The Lake District was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site on Sunday 9 July 2017. It now joins other wonders of the world like the Taj Mahal, The Great Wall of China and Machu Picchu with the status.

Waternook, sleeping 12 over 6 luxury suites, occupies a sublime, secluded setting within 26 acres of private grounds and terraced gardens commanding simply breath-taking views of lake and mountain. Waternook’s dramatic setting is complimented by half a mile of lake Ullswater shoreline, and a boathouse with private jetty. Also on the estate is The Great Barn, another luxurious property that can be booked which sleeps 8 over 4 suites. When taken together both properties sleep 20 over 10 suites.

Your Waternook experience is further enhanced by a private cinema room with state of the art technology, lounge and reading rooms; state of the art kitchen and dining terrace with awe-inspiring views; Spa and Wellness Sanctuary featuring Laconium and bar area leading onto the Yoga terrace where there is a lake view hot tub. For the music lovers amongst you Waternook is powered by a state-of-the-art 9 zone SONOS invisible multi-room system complemented by KEF in ceiling speakers.

Gazing out through the array of glass, or indeed in the fresh-air gardens with terraces, it would be easy to imagine, this plethora of mountains on display have been carefully arranged to provide Waternook with the most breath-taking views ever.

Leave aside the ‘million dollar views and setting’ for a moment and stroll throughout Waternook; sleek sophisticated interior styling and perfectionist attention to detail ensures that this luxury self-catering home stay will inspire even the most discerning guest. Whether you are celebrating a happy event, searching for the perfect setting for an intimate wedding reception or just spending time with your favourite people, here is a magical treat delivering sheer luxury and matching your high expectations.

Both our properties are furnished to the very highest of standards and sure to please even the most discerning of guests. Underfoot you will be walking on the finest Brintons carpets. Brintons have been at the forefront of the global woven carpet industry for more than 230 years and was one of the first companies in Queen Elizabeth II’s reign to be awarded the Royal Warrant. Read their blog on us here. All our beds are hand made by And So To Bed, a specialist in fine antique-style beds, and our mattresses are Vi-Spring Elite. Having pioneered the use of pocketed springs in 1909, Vi-Spring believe that no mattress should compromise when it comes to comfort. That is why every Elite is individually made to order, using the finest quality British materials and traditional craftsmanship to create a soft and supportive mattress. Each mattress boasts over 1200 hand nested calico pocket springs which adjust and respond to the movement of the sleeper, providing independent support and minimising roll-together. Exclusive natural fillings, including Platinum Certified British fleece wool and cotton, provide sumptuous comfort and temperature regulation.

Both Waternook and The Great Barn [sleeping 8] have won numerous prestigious awards including a Visit England 5 Star Gold Award, Winner of the Condé Nast Johansens Award for Excellence, a Visit England ROSE Award for Service Excellence [an award that can only be won once] and won the 2016 Cumbria Tourism Awards. See our full list of awards on our website.

If you are looking for a venue to take a holiday, short break or to celebrate a special occasion with family and friends Merrieweathers ticks all the boxes. The accommodation consists of The Stables, sleeping eight in four bedrooms and the Hayloft, sleeping a further eight; together the properties offer over 5,500 sq ft of spacious and luxurious accommodation for large gatherings.

Situated in 50 acres of gorgeous gardens, fields, woodland and lakes the house is ideally located only an hour and a half or so from central London.

As well as luxurious accommodation there is a superb range of facilities including a private pub (with a full range of pub games including pool and football table, darts, bar billiards), a cinema screen (over 6000 films on server), a small lake for fishing or boating, ball games/croquet on the lawn, tennis court, table tennis, walks (AONB),and picnics on the estate, an outdoor kitchen for barbecuing. Use of the Manor House outdoor heated swimming pool (100 yards from the Stables, April-Oct).

The Great Hall is 50 feet long and a fantastic space for entertaining. The room has three distinct areas: dining (table seats 16), sitting (with drinks cabinet and large sofas) and entertainment (with cinema screen and grand piano).

Merrieweathers has its own private pub in a detached barn. The fully equipped bar has optics and beer pumps. Games include darts, table football, pool, bar billiards. There is also a cinema screen for your entertainment.

Merrieweathers is suitable for extended families and friends and can arrange catering, beauty treatments and clay pigeon shooting on the estate.

West Acre near York is a superb spacious cottage that is the ideal venue for a holiday, break or to celebrate a special occasion at any time of the year.

Situated in the picturesque village this large house and garden has been furnished to a very high standards and offers guests some fabulous facilities. With over 5,000 sq. feet of internal space there is room for everyone to enjoy spending time together in total comfort and luxury.

Sleeping up to sixteen guests in seven bedrooms there are also seven bathrooms. A Hot Tub, Sauna, Cinema Room and Pool Table are just some of the superb facilities available. There is also a large fully equipped kitchen a separate dining room plus two spacious living rooms.

The wow factor just goes on and on at West Acre and the stunning and completely private large south west facing terrace offers guest fabulous rural views. Here you can relax in the large hot tub or seating area and take in the sun. The terrace is fitted with outside lighting so it can be enjoyed both in the day or into the evening.

West Acre is set in a large private plot with superbly landscaped gardens, outdoor dining facilities, a firepit area, a children’s play area, loads of outdoor entertainment and games and plenty of on-site parking.

This is your chance to stay in a truly stunning holiday home on the edge of Loch Ness, five Acres of private land, garden, and beach areas. Point Clair is an exceptional country home in an unrivaled setting on the shores of Loch Ness. Here you can enjoy views of the loch and majestic countryside all around you. Ideal for extended families, group breaks or as the venue to celebrate a special occasion of event Point Clair has it all. The house consists of six Double Bedrooms, five ensuite bathrooms, one main bathroom on the first floor. Large Living Room, Kitchen, Utility Room, Dining Room,

Breakfast Room, Cinema Room and Games Room on the Ground floor with downstairs cloakroom/toilet. The house is fully heated, the Water supply comes filtered directly from the Lochness Freshwaters. The house is also fitted with Broadband internet, Sky TV and Netflix.

Situated on the western shores of Loch Ness between the villages of Fort Augustus and Invermoriston, Point Clair House occupies an enviable location with direct access to the loch from a private, elevated position. Put simply, this is as good as it gets!

If you are looking for a luxurious rural venue for a large family get together or to celebrate a special occasion then Beggars Barn in rural Oxfordshire is the perfect choice. Situated on the edge of the Cotswolds, this luxurious self catering family home offers the highest standards of accommodation along with superb facilities.

The property consists of the Main House with six bedrooms, three are ensuite, a Summer House with a further two bedrooms and the Annexe, which has a large room 65m living space with games table; air hockey, pool and table tennis; 75” screen TV (with BT Sport) and to party; a bar and disco lighting – multipurpose in every way! There are a further two ensuite bedrooms in the Annexe plus luxury sofa beds in the main living area should they be required for additional guests.

The house offers superb catering and dining facilities both inside and al fresco

The owners have a comprehensive list of local activities, approved caterers, entertainers, chauffeurs etc to make your stay extra special.

Strictly no pets as the owner is exceptionally allergic.

If you are looking for a spacious coastal holiday house with fabulous facilities then Torbay Rise certainly fits the bill. Ideal for extended family holidays and group breaks Torbay Rise brings the whole family together. Sleeping up to 15 guests in total comfort this is a place to make happy memories that will last a lifetime. There are eight spacious bedrooms and plenty of social areas to relax in and plan the days adventures.

Superb facilities include: indoor pool, hot tub, cinema, games room, sauna and gym. There is also a games room, table tennis and plenty to keep the children entertained. Outside is just as impressive with patio, outside furniture, bbq and sea views.

Torquay’s beaches, shops and attractions are just a short walk away.

Indulge in unparalleled luxury at Taigh Gleusta, a stylish Scottish getaway designed for unforgettable experiences. This idyllic retreat boasts stunning countryside views and caters to groups of up to eight guests in four spacious bedrooms, each with en-suite bathrooms.

Unwind in the warm and contemporary ambiance, enhanced by state-of-the-art smart home technology controlled at your fingertips. Imagine movie nights in the dedicated cinema room with surround sound, or invigorating workouts in the private gym. After adventures exploring the surrounding Glens, Angus, and Airlie Monument, soothe your muscles in the relaxing hot tub with adjustable mood lighting.

Socialize in style – the house offers ample space to connect and unwind with loved ones. Plan your next day’s adventures, enjoy a delicious meal prepared by a personal chef (available for an additional fee), or simply relax and admire the breathtaking views. Every room features music and TVs with streaming services, ensuring your entertainment needs are met.

Taigh Gleusta’s prime location provides easy access to world-famous golf courses, the Scottish Highlands, charming towns like Dundee and Perth, and the beauty of Central Scotland. This luxurious escape offers everything you need for a memorable and technologically advanced Scottish getaway.

This is your chance to follow in the footsteps of music legends in this stunning holiday home for large groups. Once a world famous recording studio on banks of the River Monnow now sleeping twenty four guests in eleven bedrooms, full of memorabilia with Party Room, Games Room, stunning dining room, hot tub. Pets are not allowed. Refurbished in 2020, the Studio provides your party with a brand new kitchen including everything you need for entertaining your guests. Two connecting en-suite bedrooms are on the ground floor with separate access and are suitable for those with limited mobility.

Big House Holiday Lets offer a superb range of large holiday homes in a variety of stunning settings: in a village, a market town, woodland, on a riverbank, on a mountaintop, or on a farm. Delightfully situated the properties are located in the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley.

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