Great large group accommodation for special occasions & family getaways

large group accommodation

Taking the whole family on holiday and don’t want to shell out hotel prices? We love these large group accommodation properties for a big family getaways without any fuss.

Book into these large group villas, homes and holiday cottages for your next multigenerational trip.

Carn Mar, Polzeath, Cornwall

Best large group accommodation for… a beachside staycation

Sleeps: 14 in 6 rooms

Sitting on the north Cornish coast at Polzeath – a gorgeous bay and beach town with spectacular sunset views – Carn Mar is a dreamy bolthole for large groups or family getaways. Whether you’re seeking a sedate hen party location or a great family holiday home for all the clan, this house has got plenty of room with enough beds to sleep 14 people.

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There are fantastic view over the bay and beach, and gorgeous interiors with contemporary decor and even binoculars in the bedrooms should you fancy some bird spotting. A fire pit outside is a hub for warming evening drinks among the wildflower garden.

Woodside Lodge, Lulworth Estate, Dorset

Best large group accommodation for… A charming getaway

Sleeps: 14 in 7 rooms

Part of the Lulworth Estate on the Dorset Coast, Woodside Lodge is a charming little bolthole to hideaway in for a special occasion. The old cottage just oozes personality, with its thatched roof, manicured gardens and period features indoors. There are seven bedrooms sleeping 14 people and a huge dining table that seats 12 for those big family feasts.

We love the outdoor pool, perfect in summer for a morning dip, and its proximity to Lulworth Cove – one of the UK’s most spectacular beaches. The area is part of the Jurassic Coast, so go fossil hunting on the beach or take a kayak out on the water. In winter time, the house is the ideal escape from the chilly weather with its gas-fired log burner.

Gardale House, Yorkshire Dales

Best large group accommodation for… Country house vibes

Sleeps: 11 in 5 rooms

Country home vibes don’t get stronger than in this glorious barn conversion. The five bedroom property sits right in the middle of a patchwork of green fields divided by hedgerows and old stone walls, and has all the cutesy charm you’d expect of a farmhouse.

There are lovely exposed beams, huge fireplaces with real log burners and, of course, endless views of rolling hills and beautiful farmland. Don’t come here if you want to party in the pub all night – you’re a fair distance from anywhere of note. But do come if long walks and evenings by the fire are your bag – the Yorkshire Dales delivers in droves.

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Barnes Villa, London

Best large group accommodation for… City sleeps

Sleeps: 10 in 5 rooms

If the capital is the best meeting point for your family or friends, then this gorgeous home in the West London suburb of Barnes is the place to book. Sleeping ten across five bedrooms, it’s a gorgeous hideaway from the big city but well placed for days or nights out on the town.

A stunning semi-detached house, every detail is luxurious, with herringbone flooring, an outdoor hot tub and flickers of shimmering gold throughout the decor. Plus, there’s even a sauna in the garden. Rented out by Airbnb Luxe, you can book extras like a chef, driver or even housekeeping so you don’t have to feel like you’re doing all the chores.

Borthwick Castle, Midlothian, Scotland

Best large group accommodation for… A serious banquet & party

Sleeps: 24 in 12 rooms

For the largest of gatherings, this spectacular Scottish castle is the ultimate getaway for a big do. Whether it’s a wedding anniversary, a big birthday or just a family reuinion, Borthwick Castle makes for an incredible setting for your celebration.

It’s a tall, imposing 15th century fortress set amid the rolling hills of North Middleton, just a 30-minute drive from Edinburgh city centre. Expect grand banqueting halls, period furniture, impressive original features and sumptuous fabrics throughout. The castle has witnessed historical moments in the lives of important figures, from Mary Queen of Scots to Oliver Cromwell, and now you can make your own history inside by hiring out the entire venue for your next family holiday.

Bedrooms are quirky. The Wizard’s Tower has stone-vaulted ceilings and is the highest of all the rooms, and the Mary Queen of Scots room is where the monarch herself stayed.

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Potterslade, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Best large group accommodation for… An adventurous break

Sleeps: 12 in 6 rooms

This is one house where the entire family can come to stay – including the dog! Pemrbokeshire is a stunning region on the west coast of Wales, with beautiful craggy cliffs, glorious sandy beaches and waters as azure as those in the Caribbean. It’s a bit of an adventure travel hub, with coasteering, sea kayaking and cliff-jumping on offer for anyone that fancies a thrill, and plenty of gorgeous hikes for those seeking more sedate pastimes.

This house by Premier Cottages has all you could want for a Welsh weekend away. There’s an outdoor play area for the kids, a huge, 14-person dining area, a real fire and a games room for fun evenings in. Plus, you can bubble away in the property’s private hot tub after a long day’s hiking.

Lottie Gross

Lottie is an NCTJ-trained journalist, an experienced travel writer and an expert in creating compelling digital content. 

Lottie has been in the travel writing business for nearly a decade and has writing and photography bylines at The Telegraph, The Times, The Independent, the i and National Geographic Traveller. She's done broadcast work for BBC Radio 4 and have contributed to a number of guidebooks and coffee table titles during her career.