Whether you’re looking for that stunning country cottage for groups, a modern beach pad for a surfer crowd or a traditional farmhouse for 10 guests or more, search and find your perfect group accommodation here with iknow. We list hundreds of large luxury cottages in idyllic rural settings ideal for that festive/ New Year group getaway. If you’re looking for party group accommodation choose from a fabulous selection of luxury barn conversions and cottages many on luxury leisure complexes with indoor pools and activities/ tailormade packages available.
1. Yorkshire Dales Group Accommodation (Skipton Cottage – Sleeps 12)
Your perfect choice for a stunning rural retreat, sleeping up to 12, Skipton Cottage is mere minutes from the market town of Skipton with some of the best independent shopping and markets in Yorkshire. The cottage complex is actually a cluster of three unique buildings with the original building dating back 750 years. Perfect as a luxury Hen party cottage, or for corporate groups, family/friends sharing and Dales activity groups, Skipton Cottage has stunning gardens and parking for 6 cars is onsite.
2. Helme Pasture Cottages & Lodges near Harrogate
Set within 29 acres of private wooded grounds, Helme Pasture Cottages and Lodges near Harrogate are pet friendly and close to spectacular walking in Brimham Rocks. Harrogate, Ripon and the World Heritage Site of Fountains Abbey are all nearby and a wealth of walking and cycling opportunities surround you in the Nidderdale and Yorkshire Dales countryside. Look out for regular special offer deals, and properties are available for short breaks! Book Fern Crag and Stone Croft Lodges together to sleep up to 10 guests, perfect for group getaways near Harrogate and the Dales.
3. Grade II Listed North York Moors Cottage – (Rose Cottage – Sleeps 11)
Looking for quirky wedding inspiration and the perfect group accommodation for your wedding party nearby? Pickering station on the North York Moors Railway is now available to wedding parties of 24 to 80 with bespoke wedding packages tailored to your needs! Stay in Rose Cottage in Goathland along the steam railway route close to Goathland station, perfect as wedding party accommodation, or for a family gathering, an activity group or a festive party retreat. Checkout the Santa specials and book an extended family stay or stay in Rose Cottage as festival or event accommodation to coincide with one of the steam railway’s regular events – book early to ensure your place!
4. Family & Pet Friendly Cottage Complex Devon – Watermill Cottages
Rural cottage complexes are great for large family groups and Watermill Cottages near Slapton Sands and Blackpool Sands is the perfect choice. Five cosy stone cottages sit within 20 acres of beautiful South Hams countryside, only minutes from the coast. Book all five cottages for groups of up to 23 guests, plus free fishing, play areas and woodland walks onsite.
5. Luxury Party Group Accommodation near York – Villa Farm
Looking for luxury party accommodation near York – choose fabulous Villa Farm within 4 miles of the city centre and with a selection of luxury cottages sleeping 2 to 18. Most cottages have their own private hot tub and a range of party packages are available for stag and hen groups, wedding parties, or simply a party night gathering in York. Create your own perfect weekend and choose from package additions including afternoon tea, 2 or 3 course meals, cocktail master classes, go-karting and more.
6. Pet Friendly Lakeland Farmhouse near Windermere (Hagg End – Sleeps 10)
A quintessential traditional Lake District farmhouse perfect for group walking breaks with dogs, Hagg End sleeping 10 is pet friendly and similar in style to Beatrix Potter’s historic home Hill Top. The farmhouse is just over 2 miles from Bowness on Windermere, within easy reach of the Hawkshead Brewery in the Staveley area. Spectacular walks are direct from your door and no need to leave furry friends behind – up to 3 dogs are welcome free of charge in this spacious farmhouse. Families are warmly welcomed too with a trampoline, free WiFi, digital TV and bike storage space all included.
7. Carswell Farm Luxury Cottages
Tucked away in a spectacular corner of South Devon, Carswell Farm Luxury Cottages are 8 stunning properties set on an organic dairy farm between Plymouth and Kingsbridge. Sleeping 2 to 11, or larger groups if book together, these cottages are only a few minutes’ walk from the coast path and picturesque beaches and coves. The farm even has its own private cove and some cottages have their own private hot tub with sea views. No need to leave furry friends behind – well behaved dogs (maximum 2) are welcome in these group holiday cottages (except in The Mews and The Beach Hut), and there are dog friendly pubs and beaches aplenty nearby!
Take your pick of local activities from fishing to kayaking, and request a hamper – Organic Breakfast, Cream Tea and Sunday Roast hampers are all available – packed with local organic produce from local suppliers.
8. Group accommodation near the National White Water Centre (Gwyndy Self-catering – Sleeps 10)
A stunning large farmhouse sleeping 10 on the edge of Bala Lake, Gwyndy is packed with character features including a piano in the large lounge and a huge garden with BBQ. A village pub is only a short walk away, and you’re surrounded by a choice of walking and cycling trails. Love watersports? Then this property is perfect for your group situated close to Bala Lake and the National White Water Centre!
The house has panoramic country views and a great large dining room ideal for group entertaining and socialising. Five bedrooms include three en-suite bedrooms and outdoor enthusiasts will find bike storage facilities to the rear of the property.
9. A Georgian Country House in Central Fife (Ladywell House – Sleeps 12+2)
Ladywell House is a Georgian gem on the edge of Falkland village in the centre of Fife, Scotland. Set within acres of farmland and dating from 1806, this spacious property sleeps 12 adults plus 2 children. The property was formerly the home of Frances Shand Kydd, the mother of Diana Princess of Wales, and the Princess and her sons Princes William and Harry are known to have visited the property.
Featuring a dining kitchen with AGA, a drawing droom with open fire and lots of outdoor space including a south and west facing sunny terrace, Ladywell House is ideal for a winter or summer group escape, and perfect for a large family group with a trampoline and swings for children in the garden. The property is available for weekly and short break (3 and 4 night) stays. The central location is perfect for touring, within 40 minutes of St Andrews, Edinburgh and Perth. Golfing fans will find over 50 golf courses within a 30 mile radius.
10. Group Cottage Complex in Hardy Country (Greenwood Grange – Sleep 2-12)
Greenwood Grange are a selection of 17 stunning luxury stone cottages ideal for all kinds of groups from extended family groups to wedding parties and gatherings. Surrounded by beautiful Dorset countryside and adjacent to woodland, you’re just 5 minutes from Thomas Hardy’s birthplace cottage in Higher Bockhampton and only a few miles from the Jurassic coast. Pets are welcome and many leisure facilities are onsite including an indoor swimming pool, tennis, badminton, croquet, a kids play area and an activity field! Book several cottages together for your perfect festive group gathering venue.