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Big houses to hire in the countryside

Looking to find country houses for rent in the UK? At Big House Experience®, we bring you a carefully curated collection of the very best country houses available in the UK.

Our large country houses are perfect for a country house party with family or friends.  Get together and celebrate in style in your very own large country houses to rent for the weekend, mid-week stay, week or longer.

Large country houses to rent for weekends…

mid-weeks, weeks or longer

Whatever duration you’re looking for, you’ll be guaranteed a fantastic time at your country houses for rent.  If you need any help in choosing your country house for rent, call our team of big house specialists.
Big house to rent in Suffolk.

Suffolk Farmhouse

Suffolk, England

This is the place for lazing around with friends or family, in a gorgeous restored thatched roof cottage. This quintessential English farmhouse has fabulous views of both countryside and a lake.

Sleeps: 12 in 6 bedrooms
Pricing: from £2,215 for a weekend

Big house to hire in Yorkshire.

Baillie Hall

Kent, England

A stunning 14th century manor house that has been exquisitely decorated and furnished, set in the heart of the Kentish countryside.

Sleeps: 14
Pricing: from £3,745 for a 3-night weekend stay

Big house to rent in The Cotswolds

Windrush Hyde Estate

Cotswolds, England

Seamlessly blending old Cotswold charm with contemporary elegance. A Manor, a barn and three additional buildings make up the Estate.

Sleeps: 32
Pricing: The entire Estate from £7,650 for a 2-night weekend

Big house to hire in Yorkshire.

Bowley Court


Bowley Court is a stunning, historic property just outside the village of Bodenham in Herefordshire. Perfect for a celebration with friends and family, or an event for up to 60-100 guests (or more in a marquee).

Sleeps: 18 (plus a few extra guests on guest beds)
Pricing: from £3,000 for a 2 night stay

Big house to hire in Yorkshire.

Royd Moor Manor

South Yorkshire, England

Royd Moor Manor has it all. This newly refurbished property is beautiful throughout and has every comfort you could wish for, including a fabulous games room, two hot tubs and a plush cinema room.

Sleeps: 34
Pricing: from £5,500 for a 3-night weekend break

Big house to hire in Yorkshire.

Whitelackington Manor

Somerset, England

The recently refurbished Whitelackington Manor, with its vast, immaculate gardens and spacious interiors, is the ideal destination for a get-together with friends or a family reunion.

Sleeps: 20-24
Pricing: from £3,640 for a 2-night weekend break

Big house to hire in the New Forest

New Forest Estate

Hampshire, England

A truly stunning twelve-bedroom manor house, and two additional cottages. It sits in a fifteen-acre private estate in the beautiful New Forest National Park.

Sleeps: 24 in the manor, plus cottages that sleep 8 + 4
Pricing: from £8,750 for a 3 night weekend (manor only)

Big house to hire in Somerset

Allerwater Hall

Somerset, England

Freshly refurbished, tastefully and elegantly furnished, in a stunning setting surrounded by National Trust land overlooking Porlock Vale and looking out over the Bristol Channel.

Sleeps: 30
Pricing: from £4,200 for a 3 night weekend

Big house to hire in Yorkshire.

Eden Hall

Yorkshire, England

500This characterful 6-bedroom holiday house lies at the edge of the Yorkshire Dales just outside the market town of Skipton in a secluded corner of the Broughton Hall Estate.

Sleeps: 11
Pricing: from £3,500 for a weekend

Big house to hire in Yorkshire.

Castlemorton Barns

Herefordshire, England

Immaculate interiors and tranquil views are the essential ingredients that make Castlemorton Barns your haven from a busy world.

Sleeps: 24 across 4 barns
Pricing: from £4,675 for a 3-night weekend

Manor houses to rent in the UK

Mears Ashby Hall

Northamptonshire, England

Deep in lovely Northamptonshire, this beautiful house has an idyllic setting, 400 years of history, style, comfort and charm.  And it's just 45 minutes from London.

Sleeps: 18-20 in 9 bedrooms
Pricing: from £5,850 for a 2 night weekend stay.

Big house to hire in Yorkshire.

Honeystone Manor

Cotswolds, England

In an area that is steeped in English history, this is the perfect base from which to explore the area while experiencing the joys of living in a house that has been part of that history over the years.

Sleeps: 10
Pricing: from £1,945 for a 3 night weekend break

Big House to rent in Devon. Devonshire House.

Devonshire House

Devon, England

Style, charm and comfort in the most delightful location. This is a beautiful big house to rent for a special occassion, or retreat with friends and family.

Sleeps: 24 with accommodation in local pubs for 10 more
Pricing: from £4,500 for a three night stay

Big house to rent in Yorkshire.

Tempest Hall

Yorkshire, England

A delightful home with quintessentially English interiors to treat as your own.  This spectacular historic home dates back to 1597 and is perfect for a house party, wedding or any other special event.

Sleeps: 30 (with further properties available on the Estate)
Pricing: from £7,200 for a 1 night stay

Big house to hire in Yorkshire.

Green's Hill House

Somerset, England

With room for up to 20 in 9 bedrooms, a huge hot tub, and 15 acres of private land to explore, this is your ideal getaway for a family party, a gathering with friends in the country or a sophisticated hen or stag do.

Sleeps: 18-20
Pricing: from £2,730 for a 2-night break

Big house to hire in Yorkshire.

River Valley House

Dorset, England

Set in 14 acres with the river running through the grounds, this big house to rent offers elegant accommodation for up to 20 people with the option of daily housekeeping and a variety of catering options.

Sleeps: 16-20 in 10 bedrooms
Pricing: Prices starting from £4,200 for a 3 night weekend break

Yoxford Manor

Suffolk, England

A Grade II* listed Georgian country house designed by the celebrated architect Decimus Burton.

Sleeps: 24 with further accommodation on the Estate.
Pricing: from £9,300 for a 3-night weekend break

Big house to hire in Yorkshire.

Old Mill Barns

Herefordshire, England

These barns offer luxury living in a rural idyll. These brans are steeped in history, but have all the modern comforts of the twenty-first century and that it can sleep up to 48 people on an exclusive basis.

Sleeps: 48
Pricing: from £6,765 for a 3 night weekend break

Big house to hire in Yorkshire.

Keswick Country Manor

Lake District, England

The lure of the lakes and the fascination of the fells. If you have a party of up to 20 guests who are looking for somewhere truly luxurious in one of the best locations in the country, look no further. 

Sleeps: 16-20
Pricing: from £3,400 for a 2-night break based 16 guests (+£500 for up to 20)

Big house to rent in the Cotswolds.

Cornwell Manor

Cotswolds, England

Cornwell Manor and the surrounding privately owned Hamlet and 2,000 acre estate, located near Chipping Norton on the Oxfordshire-Gloucestershire borders, is one of the most beautiful areas of the Cotswolds.

Sleeps: 16 comfortably and can accommodate up to 24 if required.
Pricing: from £13,860 for a 3 night weekend

Big house to rent in Someset.

Somerset Manor Estate

Somerset, England

First built in 1235, this beautiful Grade II listed building breathes history from every pore and yet provides a perfect modern setting. A fabulous big house to rent in Somerset.

Sleeps: 50 in the Manor and two additional luxurious barns
Pricing: from £7,500 for a 2-night weekend in the Manor (sleeps 24)

Big house to hire in Yorkshire.

Longhollow House

Wiltshire, England

If you’re looking for a taste of modern country living but you want it with all the upsides and none of the hardships, we may have just the place for you! 

Sleeps: 12
Pricing: from £2,800 for a 2-night weekend stay

Big house to hire in Yorkshire.

The Walnut Tree

Suffolk, England

This recently renovated farmhouse offers a soothing country escape in deepest Suffolk. It is just the perfect location to gather friends and family for a party weekend or simply to relax and recuperate.

Sleeps: 20
Pricing: from £3,700 for a 3-night weekend stay.

Big house to hire in Yorkshire.

The Georgian Lakehouse

The Lake District, England

With views out across the marina and on to the beautiful Derwent Water, The Georgian Lakehouse really is a remarkable house in a remarkable landscape.

Sleeps: 22 (16 in the house and 6 in the lodge)
Pricing: from £3,750 for a 3 night weekend based on 22 guests.

Our top tips

Choosing and booking your country house for rent


Our portfolio of country houses for rent have been selected by our expert at Big House Experience® They’re unique, each one exceptional in its own way, designed to give all of our guests the ‘wow’ factor. Perfect for a sophisticated celebration, or relaxing break away.

Fixing a date for your party

If you’re planning hiring country houses for rent, one of the biggest challenges can be getting a large group to agree on a suitable date. We recommend useing Doodle, a fantastic tool that helps groups to fix a date that suits everyone.

Consider a mid-week rental

You can take your large country house for rent for the weekend, or a full week or longer. But we recommend going for a mid-week break, as it can work out to be exceptionally good value.

Catering at our country houses for rent

Some of our country houses for rent have their very own resident chef, on hand to cook up a feast for your party.  Others are self-catered, but in all cases we’ll be able to recommend a local private chef to come and prepare meals for you and your party, allowing you to completely relax. Our recommend chefs can offer anything from a simple drop-off meal, to a beautiful full prepared 3-course meal and everything in between. They can also offer breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and bar services too.  Just ask our country house experts for advice.

Your very own country house spa therapist

What better way to enjoy your time in your beautiful country houses than arranging for a private in-house spa therapist?  Your therapist, arranged by our friends at My Personal Sanctuary, offer with a full range of spa treatments available.

Activities at our country houses for rent

Whether it’s something very traditional for a country houses weekend, such as shooting or fishing, or something completely off the wall, like duck herding or opposite-steer golf buggies (hilarious fun!) we can offer a range of activities that make your country house stay extra memorable.


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