Country Houses and Mansions

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Self catering country houses and mansions in the UK are considered by some to be the very best. Certainly they are associated with grandeur and splendour even and many are unique.  Whether you are looking for a luxury family self catering break or are instead looking for large group accommodation in a manor or mansion for a special occasion such as a party or celebration, it is always best to book well ahead for the best chance of availability. We trust that you'll enjoy browsing through our inspirational collection of large country houses.

 

country houses to rentExclusive country homes and mansions tend to offer lots of space and very often have extensive grounds, and large reception areas which are all important for entertaining. Large quality houses and mansions to rent are very much in demand, as are large luxury cottages.

When it comes to luxury breaks in Ireland or Scotland you may be thinking about renting a castle. Opting for a castle holiday can be a truly memorable experience with history galore.

Whether you decide to opt for a large English country house or a castle, we hope that you will find what you are looking for here. Owners of self catering manor houses, mansions and castles are always pleased to advise about their properties so do get in touch via email or by phone with them regarding any queries you may have.

Check with owners if you are looking to use the property for a special occasion such as a wedding. Some houses allow marquees for weddings whereas others have restrictions. It is essential to check with the owner or agency if you are planning to hold a special event. Some are able to assist with catering and may also have upper number limits that you need to be aware of.  If you are looking for somewhere to hold a big bash, scroll down to the list of party houses lower down this page.

Renting a large exclusive property can really make a special event or occasion truly memorable.  Many large houses in the country have large gardens and some have a number of acres of garden, this can make for a truly stunning setting for your special event or getaway.  Some allow marquees to be erected within the grounds which is often important if you are planning for a large function or a wedding. Do enjoy looking through the luxurious properties below, alternatively, if you want that added touch of luxury, why not check out large luxury country houses with hot tubs.

We hope you find what you are looking for with the links above but if you want more inspiration and  love country cottages take a look at Country Cottages for a great range of country cottages and self catering cottages in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.

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Large Peak District Cottages sleep 10 to 16 (Kniveton, Derbyshire, England)
Price guide: 1600 GBP - 2200 GBP
Sleeps from 2 to 14
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Short breaks:   All year round
Dog friendly:  
Two 5 star gold and silver award holiday cottages, one 5 bedroom country cottage and a six bedroom cottage located in private countryside on the edge of the Peak District.
Large Country House Retreat Devon (Lydford, Devon, England)
Price guide: 1650 GBP - 3400 GBP
Sleeps from 6 to 12

Short breaks:   Short breaks available all year round except August
Dog friendly:   2 dogs welcome by arrangement
This is a stylish luxury country house offering accommodation for up to 12 guests in 6 bedrooms.

Cottage Next Available: from 26 April 2014 to 02 May 2014; from 05 May 2014 to 16 May 2014; from 19 May 2014 to 23 May 2014;
Large Country House near Tarbert (Tarbert, Argyll and Bute, Scotland)
Price guide: 3790 GBP - 5490 GBP
Sleeps from 12 to 25

Short breaks:   All year round
Dog friendly:  
This large Scottish Country House is perfect for big groups looking for a special getaway in luxury self-catering accommodation.

Cottage Next Available: from 21 April 2014 to 02 May 2014; from 06 May 2014 to 16 May 2014; from 20 May 2014 to 23 May 2014;
Price guide: 3995 GBP - 6130 GBP
Sleeps from 10 to 21
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Short breaks:  
Dog friendly:   2 dogs welcome by arrangement
Quality Awards: gold award
Perfect for large family get togethers, sophisticated hen and stag parties and special celebrations, this house sleeps up to 21 guests.

Cottage Next Available: from 21 April 2014 to 19 June 2014;
Bluebell Whole House 5 Star Luxury Self-Catering (Strontian, Highland, Scotland)
Price guide: 1500 GBP - 2450 GBP
Sleeps from 2 to 16

Short breaks:   Minimum 2 nights
Dog friendly:   5 dogs welcome by arrangement
A truly luxurious holiday home found in the Scottish Highlands.

Cottage Next Available: from 27 April 2014 to 02 May 2014; from 02 June 2014 to 06 June 2014; from 20 June 2014 to 21 June 2014;
5 Star Honeysuckle Cottage (Strontian, Highland, Scotland)
Price guide: 1,200 GBP - 1,650 GBP
Sleeps from 2 to 8
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Short breaks:  
Dog friendly:   5 dogs welcome by arrangement
Quality Awards: gold award , green award
Honeysuckle House is a luxurious holiday home set on a working farm in the Highland region of Scotland.

Cottage Next Available: from 27 April 2014 to 28 April 2014; from 03 May 2014 to 23 May 2014; from 30 May 2014 to 06 June 2014;
Price guide: 560 GBP - 4750 GBP
Sleeps from 2 to 26

Short breaks:  
Dog friendly:   2 dogs welcome by arrangement
Wonderful self-catering, moated house set in beautiful gardens in Norfolk, sleeping up to 26 in 13 bedrooms.
Craig Alvah Luxury Log Cabin (Banff & Macduff, Aberdeenshire, Scotland)
Price guide: 1500 GBP - 3000 GBP
Sleeps from 1 to 14
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Short breaks:   All year
Dog friendly:  
5 star, 6 bedroom, 6 bathroom self-catering house hidden away in a beautiful location in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
Price guide: 2500 GBP - 3250 GBP
Sleeps from 10 to 20
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Short breaks:   All year round.
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A grade II listed grand hall, once an Abbey of Poor Clares and the site of an ancient monument, found in Saxmundham in Suffolk.
Moorfield (Rockland All Saints, Norfolk, England)
Price guide: 840 GBP - 2200 GBP
Sleeps from 2 to 12

Short breaks:   Low season mostly, but high season short breaks dependent on availability
Dog friendly:  
This large spacious holiday home has 6 en-suite bedrooms and boasts a private hot tub.

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