Our six-point selection process
We assess every property against our exacting Luxury Six criteria for inclusion. This give you the guarantee that you will be staying in a truly exceptional big house with everything in place for a truly memorable experience.
We build great relationships with our house owners, working closely with them to ensure every guest enjoys their stay. We also monitor our guests’ feedback, to make sure each property continues to earn its place as part of our collection.
THE LUXURY SIX
1) LUXURY AS STANDARD
We never compromise on quality. From agas in kitchens to antiques in drawing rooms, from Egyptian cotton bed linen to Persian tapestry rugs, from cinema rooms to spas. Whether it’s a Georgian country manor or a designer beach house, there’s everything you could wish for and some things you hadn’t even dreamt of.
2) THE 'WOW'FACTOR
From the indoor pool at Gullane House to the private lakeside jetty at Martindale Estate, from the thatched beauty of Lulworth House to the fairytale turrets of My Own Castle, every property we feature has a unique ‘wow’ factor. It might be the idyllic valley views at Allerwater Hall or the quirky colourful personality of The Hacienda. Whatever it is, it’s the added ingredient that makes our collection stand out.
3) SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
We like to mix it up so that whatever you’re looking for you will find. Manicured gardens or nature-friendly woodlands? One big house or a collection of self-contained cottages? Pet friendly or pet-free? Anyone for tennis? Croquet? Billiards? Our collection is curated to offer you a range of options so that you can choose whatever’s right for you and your party.
4) Location, location, location
Country estate in Somerset or town house in Cheshire? Beach house in Devon or Castle in Scotland? Gentle Cotswold views or the ever-changing moods of the Lake District? Location is everything and we have chosen our houses with this in mind. With big houses situated in idyllic locations across the UK, from Cornwall’s rugged coast to the Highlands of Scotland, your choice depends only on where your heart lies.
5) OWNERS WHO CARE AS MUCH AS WE DO
We love our big house owners. One of the most important aspects of ensuring you enjoy truly memorable experiences lies in our relationship with our owners. We work with owners who want their houses to be loved and lived in, who pay attention to the little details that matter, and who continually look for ways to add that something special to your stay.
6) MADE FOR TRULY MEMORABALE EXPERENCES
We look at the spaces in each house, from rooms for dancing to bedrooms to relax in. We have properties with licensed wedding venues and others with onsite spa treatments. We have owners who can organise hunting, shooting and fishing and we have private chefs, housekeeping services and leave-you-to-it houses too. We pull together your perfect stay for a truly memorable experience.
Own a big house?
Does your house meet our Luxury Six criteria? If you think it does and you would like to consider letting it to our wonderful guests for exclusive use stays, let us know today and we’ll have a chat about where it could fit into our collection.