Amazing Large Holiday Homes For Your Next Holidays with Friends

Published: Wednesday 3rd Dec 2014

Written by: Alice de Courcy-Wheeler

If you are planning to holiday with a group of friends then there is a high number of amazing large holiday homes that cater for just such an occasion. From Edwardian apartments and shooting lodges to converted barns and country houses, here are a few places that will help make your getaway with your friends one to remember:

38 Atlantic Reach - Newquay, Mid Cornwall

Sleeping eight, 38 Atlantic Reach is a wonderful large holiday home located a short drive from the seaside resort of Newquay in Cornwall. But there’s a good chance groups staying here might not make it to the beach once they discover all the facilities on site, including indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts, pitch and putt golf and an adventure play area. Beautifully decorated, this spacious house is ideal for a group with active children in tow.

Hazelmere - Woolacombe, North Devon Coast

Hazelmere is a stunning hillside property offering splendid views out across Woolacombe Bay. This four-bedroom house sleeps up to eight people and would suit groups looking for a taste of luxury on their holiday to Devon. With big sofas and a wood burner, the spacious living area is great place for you to gather, as is the wonderful sun terrace. The lively village of Woolacombe with its sandy beach is only a few minutes drive away.

Durlston View - Swanage, Dorset

If you are in a big group of friends planning on holidaying together, then Durlston View is just the ticket. Sleeping up to ten people, this sizeable apartment covers the entire first floor of a wonderful Edwardian property and is furnished to a high standard throughout. With sea and country views, Dorset's Durlston View has a large balcony/sun terrace at the rear – ideal for relaxing with a drink after a busy day on the nearby beach. 

Shooting Box Tower - Netherfield, Rural Sussex

Surrounded by woodland, this unique property suits groups seeking a rural location and a memorable holiday. Originally the shooting lodge for the Ashburnham Estate in Sussex, Shooting Box Tower sleeps eight and is beautifully decorated inside with some unusual touches. The coast at Hastings is within striking distance while there are numerous country walks on your doorstep.

Bruisyard Hall - Bruisyard, Suffolk Countryside

An elegant country house, the stunning Bruisyard Hall in the heart of Suffolk can accommodate up to 20 people for an unforgettable gathering of family and friends. With four-poster beds, a huge dining table, spacious living areas and a snooker table, this is a luxury large holiday home close to the historic town of Framlingham and ideal for exploring the wonderful coast here. Set on a large estate, activities like clay pigeon shooting, horse riding and archery can be organised.

Wyndham House - Aldeburgh, Suffolk

Sleeping 13 people, Wyndham House is a beautiful Georgian house in the seaside town of Aldeburgh. With sea views, traditional furnishing and a garden, this is the perfect choice for any gathering of friends or family. Aldeburgh is wonderful coastal destination with a wide variety of shops, great pubs and restaurants, and fresh fish for you to buy from huts on its shingle beach.

Barn Drift - Cley, North Norfolk Coast

Overlooking the sea, the immaculate Barn Drift is a wonderful large holiday home for up to 14 people. Furnished to an extremely high standard, this light and airy barn conversion is situated on a farm and surrounded by a host of walks in different directions. It’s a beautiful place to hunker down and enjoy the local beach and pub or to use as a base to explore the magnificent North Norfolk Coast.

Dale View Barn - Fryup Dale, North Yorkshire Moors

With six bedrooms and space for up to 13 people, Dale View Barn is a Grade II-listed building in the North York Moors National Park. Inside, exposed beams and a log burner make this a wonderful place to stay, while outdoor activities such as walking, fishing and golf are available nearby. This is a superb property for a group holiday, with Whitby and the coast a short drive away.

Highgate - Briercliffe, Lancashire

Surrounded by farmland, Highgate can accommodate up to 13 people for a holiday of fine living in the Lancashire countryside. With stone walls, feature fireplaces, exposed beams and large viewing windows – this is a superb cottage with all the home comforts. Visitors to this beautiful location like to enjoy the many walks in the area and use it as base for venturing into East Lancashire and the Southern Pennines.

Plas Hen - near Dolgellau, Wales

Groups staying at this 15th century country Welsh house will feel as though they have stepped back in time as they take in the original oak-panelled hall and relax in the large sitting and drawing rooms with open fires. Set in Snowdonia National Park with mountain views, Plas Hen sleeps up to 10 people and is full of character. When not enjoying the house, visitors can explore the countryside on foot or by mountain bike, or head to the nearest sandy beaches 12 miles away.

Alice de Courcy-Wheeler
Alice de Courcy-Wheeler


Sales Support Team Member


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