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8 celebration houses perfect for an epic party

Ruth 07 November 2019

New year, big birthday or just because – the only thing that matters about a celebration is that you throw an absolutely epic party. But, let’s be honest: rents are getting higher, homes are getting smaller, and there’s no way you can fit all your nearest and dearest inside your one-bed flat. There’s only one thing for it – a party house!

Not only are our party houses in the UK better equipped than your own place (no offence, but do you have a hot tub, games room, cinema room and an in-house chef? Thought not), but they are often cheaper per night, per head than your average ASOS splurge.

Whether you’re after a full-on party or something a bit more laid-back, here’s our pick of the best celebration properties in the UK.

Portmore Grange, North Devon | sleeps 24

From £33 per person, per night

Portmore Grange

The ultimate celebration house, this huge North Devon home will keep everyone entertained whether you’re after a chilled-out get-together or a full-on party.

After some relaxation? Hang out in the hot tub, run yourself an OTT bubble bath or nap in the four-poster beds. Want something a bit more up-tempo? Head out to the BBQ hut for an al fresco party, raid the bar in the games room and turn up the music on the Bluetooth speakers.

Why it’s perfect for a party:

🌊 Hot tub for nine

🎱 Games room with games console and pool table

📺 Cinema room with 65” TV

The Old Manor House, Leicestershire | sleeps 22

From £60 per person, per night

The Old Manor House

No one knows how to pronounce it, but Ashby-de-la-Zouch is the setting for this pretty magnificent country house that’s perfect for a luxurious party.

On the fringes of the Peak District, you can relax in the 12-person hot tub, hang out in the home cinema or get competitive with the croquet, basketball and table tennis on offer. When it’s time for a party, head to the games room which has its very own bar. Sore head the next morning? Book yourself into the nearby Champneys Springs day spa – the ideal place for a #selfcaresunday.

Why it’s perfect for a party:

🌊 12-person swim spa/hot tub

🎱 Games room with bar

📺 Home cinema

The Colloquy, Herefordshire | sleeps 16

From £54 per person, per night

The Colloquy

If you’re looking for an action-packed party without having to leave the house, this one’s for you, as its list of leisure facilities is just a little bit extra.

Nestled in the Herefordshire countryside, this converted Victorian stable yard offers a studio cinema, a large cinema room with a games console, a heated outdoor pool (May to September, soz), a hot tub, a sauna, a squash court, badminton and table tennis. Lucky for you, there are also eight king-size or super king-size bedrooms for those well-deserved naps. 

Why it’s perfect for a party:

🌊 Private sauna and hot tub

🎱 Squash, badminton and table tennis available

📺 43” TV with Wii console

Gilling Lodge, North Yorkshire | sleeps 16

From £32 per person, per night

Gilling Lodge

Grab your classiest friends and head to this Georgian manor house for a party that the cast of Made in Chelsea would be proud of.

As if a private cinema room, croquet lawn and huge marble fireplace aren’t fancy enough – there’s even a grand piano if you want to do your best Elton John impression. Alexa, play Tiny Dancer. If you can tear yourself away from the property, there are cosy pubs and restaurants to explore around the gorgeous North York Moors.

Why it’s perfect for a party

📺 Cinema room with surround sound

🔥 BBQ and croquet lawn

🎵 Grand piano

Beautiful Old Burfa, Welsh Borders | sleeps 16

From £34 per person, per night

Beautiful Old Burfa

Yeah, hanging out in a 15th-century Welsh Borders home is cool and all, but have you ever had a party in an aquarium?!

At this unique cottage, you can do both – the vintage interiors will keep your chicest mates happy and you all can fight over the fairytale four-poster beds. But the ‘aquarium’ recreation room is where this place really comes into its own – a short stroll from the property, you can turn up the music, break open the drinks cabinet and enjoy an unforgettable party surrounded by a totally individual aquarium frieze!

Why it’s perfect for a party:

🎱 ‘Aquarium room’ with drinks cabinet, pool table and Bose speakers

🛏 Four-poster beds

🔥 Wood burners throughout

Chenies, Sussex | sleeps 16

From £64 per person, per night

Chenies

You don’t have to slum it on a budget airline flight out to Thailand to enjoy a party on a beach – recreate the holiday vibes at this Sussex home with its own private stretch of sand.

As if that wasn’t fancy enough, you can take a dip in the hot tub, dive into the heated swimming pool (April to Oct only, though) or luxuriate in the super king-size beds. New year, new you? Got you covered – there’s also a treadmill and rowing machine in the garage.

Why it’s perfect for a party:

🌊 Hot tub

🎱 Games room with pool table, plus outdoor table tennis, croquet and football

🏖 Access to private beach

Highland Hall, The Highlands | sleeps 14

From £97 per person, per night

Highland Hall

Definitely one for a more chilled out vibe, this impressive Highlands country house has 6 acres of gardens and woodland to explore, so if you want to pretend you’re Merida in Brave, you do you.

The sea and countryside views set the scene for a zen break, and you can book an in-house chef, spa treatments and yoga and Pilates classes in advance so you don’t have a lift a finger for your entire holiday. When you want to get the party started, open the bottle of complimentary whisky, head into the games room and turn the music up.

Why it’s perfect for a party:

🎱 Games room

👩‍🍳 Chef available on request and maid service included

🙏 Spa treatments, yoga and Pilates can all be booked in advance

Tent Lodge, The Lake District | sleeps 12

From £52 per person, per night

Tent Lodge

Fancy a wholesome getaway with your nearest and dearest? This place is pretty special, with ridiculously stunning views over the lakes and mountains of the Lake District.

If you’re feeling energetic, hike the local hills before coming back and warming up around the open fires. But if your party plans don’t extend further than lunching and lazing, that’s cool too – there’s a docking station perfect for that Spotify playlist you’ve spent ages curating, and the outside dining area is the ideal setting for an extra-special meal or candlelit drinks. Fancy bringing a boat? Who doesn’t?! This place also comes with a jetty for launching your very own Boaty McBoatface. 

Why it’s perfect for a party:

🎱 iPod dock, CD player, DVD player

🔥 Open fires and BBQ

⛵ BYOB (bring your own boat)


Time to pack your suitcase, grab your gang and pop open the prosecco? Couldn’t agree more. We’ve got loads more party houses to choose from, so make sure you check out our full collection below.

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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