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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Northfields- Luxury Country House (Chichester, West Sussex, England)
Price guide: GBP - GBP
Sleeps from 1 to 28

Short breaks:   All year round
Dog friendly:  
Featuring an outdoor heated swimming pool, two lawn tennis courts and truly picturesque gardens, this 14 bedroom country house is perfect for all grand occasions.
Stonebarrow Manor- A Luxury Manor House (Charmouth, Dorset, England)
Price guide: 3500 GBP - 5500 GBP
Sleeps from 18 to 38

Short breaks:   All year round
Dog friendly:   2 dogs welcome by arrangement
Located not far from the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, Stonebarrow Manor is a luxury manor house, perfect for any kind of large gathering or a celebration amongst family and friends.
Beach House Mundesley (Mundesley, Norfolk, England)
Price guide: 1000 GBP - 3650 GBP
Sleeps from 1 to 14
Short breaks:   Weekend and mid week breaks all year round except July and August and Christmas and new year
Dog friendly:  
Quality Awards: gold award
Book a stay here and wake up to a fantastic location just opposite Mundesley's beautiful sandy beach.
Mendham Mill Gold Award Winning Cottages (Mendham, Harleston, Norfolk, England)
Price guide: 400 GBP - 1400 GBP
Sleeps from 2 to 18
Short breaks:   No short breaks in high season
Dog friendly:   2 dogs welcome by arrangement
Quality Awards: gold award
Four Gold Award winning cottages that sleep between 2 and 8 people in luxurious surroundings.
Chelwood Luxury House (Bath, Somerset, England)
Price guide: 2300 GBP - 4200 GBP
Sleeps from 15 to 33

Short breaks:   weekends, midweeks
Dog friendly:  
The perfect setting for a family gathering, hen/stag party or any other kind of celebration, Chelwood Luxury House in Somerset can sleep up to a maximum of 33 people in stunning surroundings.
Great Oak Park- A Luxury House (Guildford, Surrey, England)
Price guide: 3995 GBP - 5995 GBP
Sleeps from 2 to 16

Short breaks:   All year round
Dog friendly:  
A wonderful setting for a family gathering or a celebration with friends, Great Oak Park sleeps up to 16 guests in complete luxury and features a private hot tub, swimming pool and a tennis court.
Filham Luxury House (Ivybridge, Devon, England)
Price guide: 1295 GBP - 3995 GBP
Sleeps from 2 to 18

Short breaks:   Weekend breaks are available all year excluding school holidays.
Dog friendly:   2 dogs welcome by arrangement
With character and charm in abundance, Filham Luxury House sleeps up to 18 guests in luxurious surroundings and features its own private swimming pool, lake and 14th century chapel ruin.
Welcombe Cottage (Welcombe, Devon, England)
Price guide: 1400 GBP - 3950 GBP
Sleeps from 6 to 18

Short breaks:  
Dog friendly:  
Impressive large holiday house sleeping up to 18, with sea views from some rooms, access to an outdoor swimming pool, games room and hot tub, this is a fabulous place to stay.
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.
Craig Alvah Luxury Log Cabin (Banff & Macduff, Aberdeenshire, Scotland)
Price guide: 1500 GBP - 3000 GBP
Sleeps from 1 to 14
Short breaks:   All year
Dog friendly:  
5 star, 6 bedroom, 6 bathroom self-catering house hidden away in a beautiful location in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

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