Country Houses and Mansions

Large Country House Rentals for Every Occasion

Need to find a large country house to rent for your family or friends for a special occasion? Big holiday houses and larger self-catering houses can be perfect for groups looking to escape to the countryside. Whether for a wedding, an anniversary, a party or celebration, big country houses are considered to some of the very best for group getaways. Certainly they are associated with grandeur and splendour even and many are unique.


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Which Type of Large Country House are you Looking for?

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.

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 celebration or get together, then renting a party house could be perfect for you.

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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80 Cottages match your Search for Luxury Country Houses and Mansions.
Large Country House Retreat Devon (Lydford, Devon, England)
Price guide: 1650 GBP - 3400 GBP
Sleeps from 6 to 12
Short breaks:  
Dog friendly:   2 dogs welcome by arrangement
This is a stylish luxury country house offering accommodation for up to 12 guests in 6 bedrooms. This recently renovated property has boasts stunning decor and furnishings throughout whilst maintaining original features such as exposed beams and inglenook fireplaces. Outside the house there is a large garden with hot tub. Dogs are welcome to stay and there is also a stable for those with horses.
Price guide: 1600 GBP - 4250 GBP
Sleeps from 8 to 18
Short breaks:  
Dog friendly:  
Beautiful 5 star rated, gold award winning barn conversions in Herefordshire. Trevase Cottages have 2 barn conversions with spectacular country views located around 5 miles apart. Penblaith Barn accomodates up to 18 in 8 ensuite bedrooms whereas the Granary sleeps 16 in 8 ensuite bedrooms. Trevase Granary benefits from a games room and a covered Jacuzzi overlooking the garden. Plenbaith Barn has a games room and outdoor hot tub. Wonderful, large barn conversions for large families or groups.

Cottage Next Available: from 07 December 2015 to 11 December 2015; from 16 December 2015 to 18 December 2015; from 21 December 2015 to 23 December 2015;
The Lynhurst Luxurious Holiday House (Lynton, Devon, England)
Price guide: 1995 GBP - 3775 GBP
Sleeps from 1 to 23

Short breaks:   Low/mid season only
Dog friendly:  
Elegant, Victorian country house with great character and panoramic views. Found within walking distance of Lynton and Lynmouth. Boasting ten magnificent bedrooms, nine have en-suites and four with balconies overlooking the sea views. Outside you will find large garden areas and natural woodland. Dogs welcome as well as Hen parties, Stag parties and other parties.

Cottage Next Available: from 30 November 2015 to 07 December 2015; from 14 December 2015 to 18 December 2015; from 20 December 2015 to 21 December 2015;
Swan House, Luxury Accommodation in the Cotswolds (Bibury nr. Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England)
Price guide: 1250 GBP - 2500 GBP
Sleeps from 2 to 12
Short breaks:   Low season only
Dog friendly:  
Comfortable and well-presented, Grade II listed country house set in the prettiest valley in the cotswolds, within two acres of lake and river frontage. This 5 star rated property is positioned in the chocolate box village of Winson in the Coln Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Boasting six bedrooms, three double, two twins and a single as well as three bathrooms and a cloakroom. Beautiful gardens and terrace for summer dining with BBQ.

Cottage Next Available: from 30 November 2015 to 21 December 2015; from 28 December 2015 to 29 December 2015; from 05 January 2016 to 04 March 2016;
Woodlands High Quality Farmhouse sleeps 14 (Bridgwater, Somerset, England)
Price guide: 1350 GBP - 3950 GBP
Sleeps from 1 to 14

Short breaks:   All year round
Dog friendly:  
Historic Grade II listed Farmhouse in rural Somerset sleeping up to 14 in 7 bedrooms. Set within 100 acres, this is a real rural retreat. Beautifully furnished, this house offers a taste of luxury living. What's more it has a hot tub, cinema room, four poster bed, games room plus a bespoke designer kitchen. There is also an outdoor play area for children with swings and a slide.

Cottage Next Available: from 30 November 2015 to 04 December 2015; from 06 December 2015 to 16 December 2015; from 18 December 2015 to 19 December 2015;
Llanfendigaid 4 Star Rated Country House (Aberdyfi, Gwynedd, Wales)
Price guide: 1700 GBP - 3750 GBP
Sleeps from 1 to 21
Short breaks:   Nov to Easter only
Dog friendly:  
Large country house with 11 bedrooms , set within the Snowdonia National Park by wooded gardens near the sea and benefiting from access to a heated indoor swimming pool on site. Rated 4 star by Visit Wales, this large house sleeps up to 21 and boasts spacious interiors and an indoor heated swimming pool, use of which is shared with holiday cottages within the grounds.

Cottage Next Available: from 29 November 2015 to 04 December 2015; from 06 December 2015 to 16 December 2015; from 20 December 2015 to 21 December 2015;
Cossington Park Award-Winning Country House (Cossington, Somerset, England)
Price guide: 1635 GBP - 3455 GBP
Sleeps from 8 to 16
Short breaks:   Any 3 nights
Dog friendly:   3 dogs welcome by arrangement
Quality Awards: gold award , green award
An award winning, 5 star rated, listed home with a comfortable and traditional interior found in Cossington in Somerset. The house boasts six bedrooms, a library, large drawing room, period dining room, breakfast room and wonderful farmhouse style kitchen. Outside you will find an extensive lawn, a feature bridge, paddock, BBQ, games field and kitchen garden with walled vegetable garden.

Cottage Next Available: from 30 November 2015 to 20 December 2015; from 27 December 2015 to 29 December 2015; from 03 January 2016 to 29 January 2016;
Price guide: 1250 GBP - 3500 GBP
Sleeps from 2 to 12
Short breaks:   Low and Mid Season
Dog friendly:   2 dogs welcome by arrangement
Stunning, boutique-stlye, luxury holiday home located within the Pembrokeshire National Park, sleeping up to 12 in 6 bedrooms. Situated by a river, this 5 star property benefits from stunning waterside views and has its own private quay, private mooring and boat house. For entertainment, enjoy watching TV on the 60" plasma TV and cinema system. There is also a tennis court for the enjoyment of guests, along with a massive 4 acres of gardens. There is also fishing, boating and watersports available nearby.

Cottage Next Available: from 07 December 2015 to 10 December 2015; from 02 January 2016 to 11 March 2016; from 18 March 2016 to 25 March 2016;
Price guide: 1850 GBP - 4,100 GBP
Sleeps from 2 to 14
Short breaks:   All year round
Dog friendly:  
Gray Manes is a 5 star self-catering house set in around 2 acres of grounds in Somerset, sleeping up to 14 in 6 bedrooms, the excellent facilities at this large house include an indoor swimming pool, a games room, a play room with toys for young children and a large outdoor children's play area with swings, slide and trampoline, set on play bark. For more family fun there are football posts and table tennis can be played in the summer months.

Cottage Next Available: from 18 January 2016 to 22 January 2016; from 01 February 2016 to 05 February 2016; from 08 February 2016 to 12 February 2016;
Price guide: 5800 GBP - 6700 GBP
Sleeps from 2 to 24

Short breaks:   Weekends and Mid-Week, all year round
Dog friendly:   6 dogs welcome by arrangement
Impressive Grade II Listed Large country house in Oxfordshire. With 9 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms, this house can accommodate up to 26 people. For relaxation there is also a Hot Tub and for entertainment there is an optional Games Room and Events Barn which can also be hired. Hen Parties and Stag Parties are welcome here. Ideal venue for a wedding reception. Well located for exploring the stunning scenery of the Cotswolds.

Cottage Next Available: from 29 November 2015 to 04 December 2015; from 07 December 2015 to 08 December 2015; from 09 December 2015 to 11 December 2015;

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