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EASTER BREAKS Big houses to rent for Easter Breaks


Easter is one of the best times of the year to bring the family together, and our big houses make your gathering extra special. Choose a house, such as Stowmeadow Farm in The Cotswolds, where the newly awakening natural world is on your doorstep, or George House in Southsea where, if the weather is being stubborn, you can all hunker down and watch a movie in the plush cinema room. At all of our houses we can recommend local caterers, so you can relax and enjoy precious family time. With houses that sleep from 10 to over 40, you can bring together other families, friends, or many generations of your own family for an Easter to remember.

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Easter 2020


Easter 2025 falls on Sunday, 20 April 2025, with most schools breaking up on 5 or 11 April 2025  (check your own school term dates to be sure). 

The best places to spend Easter

Easter in the Cotswolds

Spend Easter in the Cotswolds and immerse yourself in the beauty of a rural springtide. It’s all about lambs gambolling in the fields, drifts of daffodils bringing a splash of colour to the verges and long walks with the first warmth of the spring sun on your back. Stay at Ebrington Manor amid the blossoming fruit trees, or choose Colescomb Manor, where you can enjoy the spring displays in the four-acre gardens designed by celebrated British horticulturalist, Gertrude Jekyll.

Easter in Wales

What better place for Easter than Wales, home of the daffodil, Easter’s symbolic flower. An Easter break in Wales is perfect for enjoying the great outdoors as the weather improves. Long mountain and hillside walks, cosy pubs with open fires and maybe even your first trip of the year to the seaside. Stay at Bay View House, right on the bay near Tenby, or The Wholehouse in the Brecon Beacons, with four acres of secluded springtime gardens.

Easter in Cornwall

Take your own crowd to Cornwall for Easter and beat the summer crowds. The Gulf Stream brings warmer weather to Cornwall and you might even be lucky enough to get an Easter break where you can make use of the sun loungers. The colours and scents of spring are all around you in Cornwall however early Easter falls, giving you a much-needed boost after the long winter. Stay at Pentire Penthouse, overlooking the surfers’ paradise of Fistral Beach or Barford Beach House, where you can brave a dip in the sea.

The best amenities for an Easter trip

A large garden or woodland

After a long winter, Easter is a moment to feel the sun on your face once again. It’s at this time of year that our houses with large gardens, woodlands and play areas become very popular. Stay in one of our estate houses, such as Wantage Manor where you have not only a garden to enjoy but acres of private parkland to explore too. Broomstone House in Somerset is another great choice, with walled gardens and ancient woodlands where you can organise an egg hunt with Easter treats for the children.

A cosy fireplace

Easter is still early in the year, so after the egg hunts, woodland walks and outdoor games, what could be better than gathering round a cosy log fire to swap stories and eat chocolate? At Limestone Grange in Derbyshire there’s a chic fireplace in the sitting room with an huge ultra-modern log burner keeping you cosy, while Carron Castle has traditional open fires to keep you warm against the Scottish springtime.

A hot tub

Add an extra luxury to your Easter break with a bubbling outdoor hot tub. It’s just the time of year for clear starlit skies and there’s no better way to enjoy them than from a hot tub with your favourite people around you. Try the sunken spa at Riverbank Inn in Devon or the hot tub, sauna, steam room and natural outdoor pool at Three Hills Farm in the Cotswolds.


How to make your big house Easter extra special

Make your big Easter break memorable with some luxury touches that add a sense of occasion to your gathering.

1. Book a spa afternoon in your accommodation

Let the spa come to you by booking our recommended therapists for massages, facials, manicures and pedicures. It’s the perfect way to fill a happy afternoon as part of your hen party or friends’ get together.

2. Hire a first class chef

Enjoy an Easter feast to remember without all the hard work of cooking it, when you hire one of our recommended private chefs to do the whole thing for you. The Chef will help you to plan your menu and then you can leave the rest to them – including the clearing up.

3. Book an Easter adventure

From wine tastings to watersports, let us know what you and your guests would like to have a go at and we’ll help you to organise it. We have a network of group activity providers and many of our Big House owners have their own trusted providers too, so get ready for an Easter adventure.


Frequently asked Questions

  • Why does Easter fall on a different date each year?

    We’re never sure of the date of Easter, are we? This is because, rather than being on a fixed date each year, it is always on the Sunday after the first full moon of spring. The date of the start of Spring is determined as 21 March, so Easter can fall anywhere between 22 March and 26 April. In 2024, Easter Sunday is 31 March and in 2025, Easter Sunday is 20 April.

  • Easter: What are the most common Easter traditions in the UK?

    Ask most children and they will tell you that Easter eggs are what Easter is all about. Easter is a Christian holiday and a Pagan celebration, with many of its traditions relating to the creation of new life in spring. Hence the eggs, and the Easter Bunny who delivers them. Hot Cross buns are eaten on Good Friday, marking the end of Lent. If you are staying in one of our country houses, head into the local village, where you’re almost certain to see - and hear - Morris Dancers. Plan an egg hunt for the children on Easter Sunday, so they at least have to work for their chocolate, and get the little ones making Easter bonnets too, another Easter tradition with a long history, dating from an English tradition of wearing new clothes at Easter.

  • Where is the best location in the UK to book for Easter?

    A country location is a great choice for Easter, giving you the chance to enjoy spring flowers and long walks. Check out our country houses to rent, many of which also have large gardens and estates where you can enjoy the sights, smells and sounds of springtime. The Cotwsolds is particularly pretty at Easter, and the villages and towns are vibrant. Another great choice is to head for Devon or Cornwall, where the weather tends to be a little warmer and it’s still quiet enough to enjoy the beaches and attractions before the main holiday season gets going.

  • What are the best ways to enjoy a big house holiday over Easter?

    Plan a break that has options for both indoor and outdoor fun – the weather is hard to predict at Easter. A games room and a cinema room are great ways to keep the children and teenagers happy. On Easter Sunday, get everyone out for a bracing walk before enjoying a tasty lunch either in a local hostelry or back at your big house. An Easter egg hunt is a must, and, let’s be honest, not just for the children. Wherever you’re staying, there are lots of attractions for a day trip – perhaps to the seaside or a theme park or a stately home. Plan some evening entertainment too – perhaps a big movie night or a few drinks on the patio, dipping in and out of the hot tub. Mostly though, just enjoy each other’s company in a luxury house away from all the world.