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4 Houses that are Ready to Party

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Midweek is the New Weekend

March is approaching, and 2019 already holds some uncertainty in many areas, but one thing is inevitable – there will be parties.

We are the party experts – big houses with hot tubs, dancefloors, swimming pools and BBQs… perfect for the biggest and best celebrations.

Here’s a selection of large party houses that can be the base for 2019’s biggest weekends.

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The Pool Party Barn
Greater Manchester
https://celebrationcottages.co.uk/henpartyhouses/pool-party-barn/
Brand new to the Celebration Cottages selection, The Pool Party Barn is the place to get all of your friends together for fun times. Featuring an indoor pool and jacuzzi, plus a hot tub outdoors if you need to get outside. If the great outdoors doesn’t tempt you, then the games room and cinema certainly will.

Sky Lodge & Chalet
East Yorkshire
https://celebrationcottages.co.uk/henpartyhouses/sky-lodge-chalet/
Another new pad on our website, and we couldn’t be more proud to show off Sky Lodge & Chalet. Set in 13 acres of countryside, the house boasts BBQ, hot-tub, pizza oven and even an outdoor bar. If that doesn’t scream PARTY to you then Bose Surround Sound throughout might just be the cherry on the top.

Oaklands Spa Retreat
Huddersfield
https://celebrationcottages.co.uk/henpartyhouses/oaklands-spa-retreat/
Picture the perfect party; chilling in the hot-tub, mixing in the cocktail bar, or gossiping around a huge dining room table… That’s the party at Oaklands Spa Retreat. Up to 16 friends in 7 generous bedrooms can stay at this plush party pad.

Country Lodge
Wales
https://celebrationcottages.co.uk/henpartyhouses/country-lodge/
Close to the beach, this huge party house has space for 19 with pool, hot tub and games room to impress your guests with. Hire in a caterer and be served dining delights in the fantastic Orangery. Fantastic views and 100% privacy make this a party winner.

 

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Midweek is the New Weekend

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Midweek is the New Weekend

Yes, you read that correctly – midweek is the new weekend. Forget the traffic, the crowds and head to a big celebration cottage during the week for the best packages.

We’ve created some unique packages especially for midweek parties that are available across our selection of stunning party houses.

Let’s take a look at some of the options!

2 nights with Canapes & Prosecco on Arrival – from £165pp
Welcome your guests with a selection of nibbles and glass of fizz. What better way to start the party! Not hungry? Why not swap for a Cheeky Butler!

1 night with Afternoon Tea, Spa Treatment and 3 Course Meal – from £195pp
If time is tight and you need to squeeze a celebration in to 1 night, then this package crams in an afternoon tea, choice of spa treatment, chef’s 3 course meal and an overnight stay.

2 nights with Pizza Night, Cocktail Class and Minibus Transfer – from £230pp
A ready-made party with a stonebaked pizza night, cocktail making class and a cab ride to the nearest town. We’ve made it too easy!

2 nights with Canapes & Prosecco on Arrival, Chefs 3 Course Meal, Spa Treatments, Afternoon Tea, Cocktail Class & Pizza Night – from £310pp
The whole shebang! A fizzy welcome and all of the best bits from the other packages. You won’t have to lift a finger for a couple of nights!

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Don’t feel like you have to stick to our packages; we can tailor make any experience for you in any combination. We can add and extend spa treatments for your guests.

Visit our Midweek Retreats page for all of our great packages, or drop us a line to make your perfect package. 

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Newly Launched: The Pool Party Barn

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Newly Launched: The Pool Party House in Manchester

We’re so excited to launch our brand new party house; The Pool Party Barn near Manchester.

Doing exactly what it says on the tin, this party mansion has an indoor pool with jacuzzi and plenty of space to celebrate for up to 30 friends and family.

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Set in 25 acres of stunning surroundings, The Pool Party Barn is perfect whatever the weather. Baking summer sun? Stick on the BBQ and chill out in the outdoor hot-tub. Pouring with rain? Take a dip in the pool and then cosy up in the cinema room with a classic movie.

Serve your friends in the house’s very own bar before gathering around the huge dining room table for a sumptuous meal.

This might read like a text-book hen party house, but The Pool Party House has plenty to offer families wanting space for the extended tree and garden for the kids. If 25 acres isn’t enough for you, then head out to Jumbles Country Park for a bigger explore, or for a more adult afternoon, then Turtong Golf Club is only a stones-throw away.

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But back to the party features; a fully stocked games room with juke box and karaoke machine are ready to get the night started. Why not hire a cocktail class or wine tasting session for your party?

If The Pool Party Barn is ticking your boxes, then it has availability from March, so get in touch to book!

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How to Book a Large Holiday House

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4 Big House Stays in January

So you know the date; birthday, hen weekend, anniversary – that’s the important bit. But where will you celebrate?

As with any celebration, you want to be with your best friends and nearest and dearest, and one of our large holiday houses could sleep up to 66 people! If that’s a bit too big, then we have plenty that sleep from 10 people.

But; how do you book?

1. Find the perfect house
Simply browse our lovely selection of big houses on our website. Filter by size and location, then pick features; hot-tub? Swimming pool? BBQ? If you are struggling to pick your favourite (and who could blame you?) then just drop us an email and let us know all the requirements and we’ll hand pick houses that fit your criteria.

2. We’ll get to work
Our team know every house inside out, and will work with all of our owners to make sure the houses we suggest are available, can cater for any additional requirements (cots etc) and the price for the stay. We’ll then speedily get back to you with options.

3. Say yes!
When you’ve confirmed your booking, the team will get everything agreed with the owner and send you a welcome pack with house instructions, directions and options to make your party or holiday absolutely perfect.

4. Added extras
We don’t just give you the keys; we also can be your concierge for caterers, beauticians & therapists, bar & cocktail training and much more! We only work with the best local services, and you just let us know what you want and when and we’ll do the rest.

5. Get ready to stay
Make sure everyone has directions and if you’re super organised; an intinery for the trip.

6. Arrive, and relax or party – you choose!

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5 Large Houses with Hot Tubs

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4 Big House Stays in January

As the chill settles in across the UK, it’s easy to forget that spring and summer are just a few short months away. In the zero temperatures the idea of partying outside might seem like a silly idea… but a hot tub might just change your mind. Reaching a lovely 39 degrees, a nice hot tub can make a celebration with a glass of fizz and a group of friends. Gaze at the stars or just relax. Still not convinced? How about a large holiday house with an indoor hot tub? Some of our beautiful big houses have both!

Here are some big hot tub houses to mull over!

Luxury Barn Retreat in South Wales
https://celebrationcottages.co.uk/henpartyhouses/luxury-barn-retreat/
Sleeps up to 10 – 3 Bedrooms – 3 Bathrooms – Outdoor Hot Tub – Log Burner – Beautiful Gardens

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This rustic barn is ready to welcome you and 9 of your best friends for a countryside weekend away. Pop a cork or two, and kick-back and admire the rolling Camarthen hills then head in to the log burner for a cosy night in.

East Manor Cottage in North Yorkshire
https://celebrationcottages.co.uk/henpartyhouses/east-manor-cottage/
Sleeps up to 22 – 10 Bedrooms – Outdoor pagoda covered hot tub

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Offering enough room for 22 friends and family in 10 rooms, East Manor Cottage can also offer a covered hot tub; giving you access to the elements without having to be rained off! Later on you can start the log fire and hide out from the wind and rain in total warmth.

Leeds Hen Party Penthouse
https://celebrationcottages.co.uk/henpartyhouses/leeds-hen-party-penthouse/
Sleeps 8 to 10 – 2/3 Bedrooms –  Rooftop Hot Tub – Leeds City Centre Penthouse

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This epic party pad gives you the opportunity to enjoy a hot tub whilst gazing over the vibrant city of Leeds. Kick start a night out with a glass or 2 in the tub as the sounds of the city surround you. The bars are minutes away, but given the rooftop tub; you might never get to them!

House Martin Farm
https://celebrationcottages.co.uk/henpartyhouses/house-martin-farm/
Sleeps 16 to 23 – 8 Bedrooms – Private outdoor hot tub

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Doncaster might not be the first location to come to mind when planning a party; but this farmhouse is set to change your mind. 8 bedrooms and plenty of space is just the tip of the iceberg; take in the the orchards and explore the acres of grounds. Not keen on moving? The hot tub in the garden is the perfect solution!

Yorkshire Country House & Spa
https://celebrationcottages.co.uk/henpartyhouses/yorkshire-country-house/
Sleeps 12 to 18 – 7 Bedrooms –  Two 6/8-Seater Hot Tubs – Badminton/Volleyball Court + Football Goals

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This is the house with 2 hot tubs – one outside, and one within. Pick the tub to suit and while away the hours after a game of badminton or volleyball. This 18th century beauty is ready for party, holiday or celebration.

 

See all of our party houses and find the perfect place for your next celebration!

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New Houses for the New Year at Celebration Cottages

New Houses for the New Year at Celebration Cottages

Wow, what a 2018! We had our busiest year here at Celebration Cottages, and the team are buzzing about 2019 and all the exciting celebrations we’ll be booking. We’ve had some new houses join Celebration Cottages in the past few months, so we thought we’d round them up for you.

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Horizon House
https://celebrationcottages.co.uk/henpartyhouses/horizon-house/

It’s so new that we only have a few photos of the fabulous Horizon House. Not many large holiday homes can boast their own 5-a-side football pitch on astro turf, but Horizon House can PLUS a private dance party and bar room AND 10-person swim spa.

Just 7 miles from Huddersfield and close to Manchester; this is the ultimate party pad, and perfect for epic hen weekends. This is celebration ready, and can sleep up to 30 friends in 8 bedrooms, but after the partying; why not undertake one of the local nature trails or just chill in the swim spa? What a choice to make!

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Wold View Villa
https://celebrationcottages.co.uk/henpartyhouses/wold-view-villa/

Speaking of relaxing; Wold View Villa is your dream home. Big enough for 14 friends and family, this luxurious house boasts a huge garden with a private hot tub to admire it from. Modern yet homely, why not hire in a caterer for a great meal before sipping the fiz on the decking and watching the stars.

In 20 minutes you can be in the historical city of York with it’s fantastic sights and winding streets ready to welcome you.

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Cheshire Barn Retreat
https://celebrationcottages.co.uk/henpartyhouses/cheshire-barn-retreat/

The name says it all. Near Cheshire, and the perfect barn for the perfect weekend party! It’s a tale of 2 sides; relax next to the log burner or in the hot tub, or party in the huge modern kitchen with pool table. Fire up the BBQ and pop the corks as the sun sets.

12 people can stay in 6 bedrooms, so pick your friends wisely as this is luxury at it’s finest.

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Why New Years Eve In A Big Cottage Is The Best Way To Celebrate The End Of A Year

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Why New Years Eve In A Big Cottage Is The Best Way To Celebrate The End Of A Year

We’ve all been there – a crowded nightclub at midnight when the countdown begins. You’ve paid fifty quid for a ticket, and needed a short-term loan to buy a round of drinks. Ridiculous. You can’t hear what your friends are saying, and the music isn’t your taste. The bells ring, everyone hugs then off home… Why say goodbye to a year like this??

There is a better way.

With a big house, you can control EVERYTHING. The music, the food, the games. Everything.

Get up to 30 friends together; hire in a caterer and a cocktail master and party your way.

Some of our houses even come with DJ decks and a dancefloor. Check out Chateau 1803 with a karaoke room, dancefloor, pole PLUS hot-tub and sauna. The neighbours are a healthy distance away, and if town is still tempting you; then you can be in Leeds or Manchester in no time at all.

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Don’t forget the day after. If you’ve been partying until the wee hours, then having a check-out time of 10am from your £50 central hotel is not a welcome wake up call. We can arrange a late checkout, so crack open some local farmer’s sausages and cater for the whole group on a dig dining room table, and reminisce about the night before’s antics.

Or, with some large party houses you could have a private pool or hot-tub to ease off the first hangover of the year. Take a look at Buxton Spa House & Cottages – this behemoth sleeps 28 with an indoor heated pool in the heart of the Peak District.

Pick a house, invite your friends and family and party however you want without worrying about taxis and queuing at the bar.

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4 Big Holiday Houses for January

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4 Big House Stays in January

Following an indulgent Christmas, many people reluctantly head back to work in the first few days of January and prepare to knuckle-down for a quiet month. Why not celebrate the start of a brand new year with a stay in a large holiday house? We’re here to tempt you with a few options!

Chateau 1803
Huddersfield

Sleeping up to 30 (yes, 30), Chateau 1803 is the perfect blend of party and relaxation for your first break in 2019. Split over 3 floors, this manor has a standard layout for the middle and top-floor; with spacious open-plan gathering areas and 9 bedrooms. Where Chateau 1803 pulls away from your normal holiday cottage, is below decks in The Party & Spa Cellars. Treat yourself to a sauna or chill out in the hot-tub, before heading to the games room, dance floor or karaoke. Bring your family, friends or a mixture of both… the fun is already here!

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Greenland House
Peak District

If you want the perfect base for exploring the Peak District; then investigate Greenland House. Head out for reflective, fresh January strolls during the day, then enjoy the luxury of your own pool and panoramic views of the surrounding 10-acre estate. Light the log-burning stove and snuggle in with up to 13 other guests before heading out again for more adventures the next day.

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Meadow Farm
Herefordshire

It’s tough to describe a big holiday house that sleeps up to 25 as ‘cosy’ but Meadow Farm offers a warm welcome for all of it’s lucky guests. Residing in the Wye Valley, close to the Welsh border; you’ll have plenty of activity options in the surrounding area. However, we find that guests rarely leave with a private indoor pool and enough dining space for 30! If you are able to tear yourself away from the 100-acre estate then we recommend a stroll to the local pub and farm shop… then head back to the pool!

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Luxury Barn Retreat
Wales

For smaller groups (if you call groups of 10 ‘small’!) then why not take a look at Luxury Barn Retreat. This cosy country cottage in Carmarthen will allow you space to explore the surrounding Welsh treats, but welcome you back each time with a toasty outdoor hot-tub to rest those legs in. A log-burner and rustic kitchen completes this holiday package for the best weekend break ever.

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Of course, these aren’t the only houses we have on offer for a January retreat. Take a close look at our hand-picked selection of large holiday cottages for your next holiday in 2019.

 

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5 Great Christmas Markets

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5 Great Christmas Markets

December is here, and the airwaves are filled with Christmas tunes as everyone winds down towards the big day. If you’re up for braving the cold and heading to one of the many Christmas Markets, then we have 5 to recommend.

York
https://www.visityork.org/whats-on/christmas

St Nicholas Fair offers a market, ice skating and panto against the iconic backdrop of York’s historic centre.

Festive treats and mulled wine awaits visitors, together with some fantastic stalls spread around Parliament Street, St Sampson’s Square, Coppergate and The Shambles.

Bath
https://bathchristmasmarket.co.uk/

Up until the 13th December, Bath’s streets are lined with over 200 wooden chalets filled with local goodies. The market is a jewel in the South-West’s crown, and we’d recommend that if you go to jump on a park and ride bus rather than take-on the city centre!

Oxford
https://www.oxfordchristmasmarket.co.uk/

Another market adopting the German-style wooden chalets. Dive into the festive spirit with live music and plenty of mulled beverages. Over 50 stalls including fudge, cheese and a full hog roast!

Leeds Christkindelmarkt
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Christkindlmarkt returns to Leeds centre until 22nd December, with 40 wooden chalets and all manner of Bavarian treats to get the whole family in to the Christmas spirit!  If this isn’t enough for you, then why not try Castle Howard’s 12 Days of Christmas featuring a 25ft tree with over 3,000 baubles!

Manchester
https://www.visitmanchester.com/shopping/manchester-christmas-markets-p327351

Last and by no means least, Manchester will have over 300 market stalls and chalets until 22nd December offering local and European gifts and feasting. Hungarian Goulash? Sure! Spanish Paella? No problem! There’s a hog roast as well for the traditionalists!

Whichever Christmas market you fancy treating friends and family to, we have a great selection of houses nearby our top 5 if you fancy making it a full weekend of festive cheer! See our large holiday houses!

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Hen Party Houses: Stay in or go out?

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Hen Party Houses: Stay in or go out?

When you hire a big party house, you’ll have bags of space to hang out with your friends and sometimes the luxury of a pool or hot-tub.

But when a Friday or Saturday night rolls around and you’re only a cab ride away from a city centre; consider if you actually need to go out. With plenty of food, drink and entertainment options, you just might swap a big night out for a big night in!

Private Chef & Catering Services

With your own large kitchen to cook in, you could arrange a game to cook a meal in groups setting each a starter, main or desert and have your own version of Masterchef!

Or you can hire in your own private chef ready to serve your menu to you and your hens. We have plenty of options for dinner, breakfast and afternoon teas to make your party perfect. Why not pair a private chef with some Butlers in the Buff?

Cocktail Making

Make your Coyote Ugly fantasies come true with a full cocktail making service, complete with barman! Pick your spirits and mixers and get ready to sip the night away knowing your bedroom isn’t far away.

Spa Treatments

It’s not just food and drink that you can get delivered to our party houses; you can also request a full range of beauty services. They’ll pamper you with their own products and come fully licenced and equipped to glam you up, or wind you down.

Murder Mystery

Get dressed up and in to character as you take on the murder mystery that plays out in front of your eyes. This incredibly popular service can be paired with a chef to give a full evening’s activity.

Life Drawing

Sharpen a pencil and get sketching! Bring in a model and she who has the most talent on an easel; just pick your materials.

With such a choice of entertaining options delivered to your door, then the temptation is to stay in and let the party come to you! Take a look at our fantastic hen party ideas including all of the above and more.