78 holiday homes that sleep 12 or more
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Looking for a special holiday home that sleeps 12? We’ve scoured the UK and chosen some of the very best properties for 12 guests or more. These houses sleep 12 in 5 bedrooms or more. Why not book something a little bigger and enjoy all the facilities with plenty of room to spare?
From countryside manors to coastal cottages, we have holiday cottages to rent sleeping 12, across the UK in some of the most beautiful locations. From Hilda’s Cottage, sleeps 12, in the rolling Yorkshire Dales, to George House, sleeps 12, a stone’s throw from the beach in Southsea and plenty more in between. Take a look at all houses that sleep 12 below
Waterhouse Manor is a beautiful Georgian farmhouse in Devon, replete with original features. Step from the portico entrance into the flagstone hallway and you could be in a period drama. The past is evoked by ornate fireplaces, antique furniture and original sash windows with shutters. You’re brought up to date by the palette of Farrow and Ball colours, luxury brand accessories and high-quality TV and sound systems.
from £1,688 for a weekend break
From the moment you enter the sweeping drive to this 5-acre estate, you just know good times are ahead. Sociability is at the heart of Araden Manor in Sussex. From the Christian-style kitchen - with squishy sofas so you can keep the chef company - to the elegant drawing room, complete with bar, this is somewhere for family and friends to create lasting memories.
from £3,300 for a weekend break
Sweep up the tree-lined driveway, loosen your bonnets and enter Madoc Manor, your temporary country residence chock full of charming Georgian details. This is a house that begs to be explored, with twists and turns and nooks and crannies leading you to a cosy snug here and a wood-panelled billiard room there.
from £3,450 for a weekend break
The Lake District
Escape to the serenity of Windermere Sanctuary, where Edwardian elegance provides the canvas for contemporary comforts. This recently renovated property sits in two acres of mature grounds and you can pause at every window to savour views of the lakes and fells.
from £3,500 for a weekend break
A stone’s throw from Southsea Beach in Hampshire, Galene House is an immaculately restored Edwardian villa with accommodation for 20 guests. Bring the family - children very welcome - or escape with friends for a luxury seaside break.
from £3,600 for a weekend break
Argyll and Bute
What a spot! This Scottish retreat, on ‘Argyll’s Secret Coast’ benefits from large bay windows that frame glorious views of the Kyles of Bute. Many of the rooms are suffused with the extraordinary quality of light that has drawn artists and writers to the west coast of Scotland for centuries.
from £3,675 for a weekend break
Dating back to the 17th century, Charborne Manor has been lovingly refurbished, blending the best of the old and the new. With space for up to 16 people, a host of playtime extras - including a tennis court, a wood-fired hot tub and a games room - it sets the scene for a dream holiday.
from £3,779 for a weekend break
If your idea of the perfect Welsh cottage is old oak beams, solid stone walls and home-from-home comforts, you’ll love The Wholehouse. Especially as it has a host of additional delights, including its setting in the Dark Sky Reserve of the Brecon Beacons.
from £3,900 for a weekend break
Enjoy a unique opportunity to stay in this 6-bedroom Grade 2 listed manor in the heart of the rolling Cheshire countryside. A real home, now available for exclusive rent, Hatherton House is perfect for a family escape or a group get-together.
from £3,995 for a weekend break
Unlike many of our properties, this fantastic house positively welcomes stag and hen parties and is the perfect place for that special get-together, whether it is a special birthday, a reunion, an anniversary or just a holiday away with your extended family.
from £4,395 for a weekend break
Loch Lomond House
Loch Lomond & The Trossachs
For the true essence of Scotland, where the mountains and forests sweep down to Loch Lomond and yet Glasgow airport is under an hour away, make Loch Lomond House your Highland base. Soak up the views from the terrace before turning indoors to this welcoming sanctuary.
from £4,560 for a weekend break
Just 3 miles from Kent, the Garden of England, Tarn House blends urban sophistication with a quiet, leafy charm. As you enter the grand, wood-panelled hall, you are tempted to linger awhile. But keep exploring, for this is a spectacular house.
from £4,900 for a weekend break
Little Bassetts Farm
Escape from the city to Little Bassetts for a well-earned break. With an indoor swimming pool, a private putting and croquet green, practice golf course and a full-size snooker room with its own bar, this country gem is perfect for spending quality time with friends and family.
from £4,935 for a weekend break
With original Elizabethan and Georgian features, this handsome manor house has been carefully restored to provide every modern comfort you could wish for. As you enter the magnificent hallway, you know this is a special place to stay.
from £5,200 for a weekend break
The Lake District
A grand country house made for entertaining. That’s Beckland Grange, designed by 19th century architect Ewan Christian, whose other triumphs include Glyndebourne and the National Gallery. His gift to us is a 21st century hideaway for bringing together friends, family or colleagues to celebrate, socialise and unwind.
from £5,310 for a weekend break
Come to Colnebrook Hall for fun and family times. Set in 200 acres, this gracious Queen Anne property, with its spacious, light-filled and colourful rooms, indoor gym, heated outdoor pool and tennis court, is ideal for you to bring a large family group or come as two or three families.
from £5,500 for a weekend break
Space and light are abundant at this beautiful New England style house, situated in an enviable position within the South Downs National Park. Sleeping up to 15 guests (where the group includes at least 2 children) in six stunning bedrooms, the house is flooded with natural light, which streams through floor-to-ceiling ‘A’ frame windows.
from £5,550 for a weekend break
As you head into the beautiful Suffolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, you are hoping for a property that lives up to its surroundings. And The Priory doesn’t disappoint. Cathedral-like vaulted ceilings and tracery windows are the backdrop to a style and elegance lifted straight from the pages of Country Life magazine.
from £5,700 for a weekend break
Think of the perfect country manor – grand entrance hall, billiard room and library, winding staircases to attic bedrooms. Rippon Hall in Norfolk, with its beautiful neo-Tudor heart wrapped in a handsome Victorian upgrade, has all this and more.
from £5,775 for a weekend break
History speaks in every room of Winsham Manor, a magnificent Elizabethan manor with original oak-panelled walls, immense stone fireplaces and stucco ceilings, matched with beautiful antiques and rich tapestry rugs, yet full of contemporary facilities.
from £5,795 for a weekend break
The Lake District
On the shores of Lake Windermere and sheltered by majestic trees, Mereview Manor is a picture of stately Georgian symmetry. As Lake District properties go, this is among the very best – for location, for beauty and for supreme comfort for up 18 guests.
from £6,250 for a weekend break
If you were to let your imagination run riot, you would struggle to conjure up a property as quirky as Hawkins’ Folly, with its Treasure Island theme evoking a ship on the high sea, and including an indoor, serpentine swimming pool bordered by palm trees.
from £6,300 for a weekend break
With pink wisteria-clad walls, oak-panelled billiards room and croquet on the lawn, Chelston Hall is exactly as a Suffolk country house should be. And with a natural salt indoor pool, Sonos sound system and a double barbecue with outside seating for over 20, it’s also just the place for a party with your friends or family.
from £6,500 for a weekend break
Could Limestone Grange have the best views in Derbyshire? Quite possibly. This chic farmhouse, with a fine array of equally stylish outbuildings, sleeps up to 30 guests and lends itself to celebrations and get-togethers in the most sublime of settings.
from £8,500 for a weekend break
The Lake District
For a big celebration beside one of the loveliest lakes in England, make Fallbarrow Hall your base. This magnificent Victorian Gothic mansion sits in its own private grounds within the Fallbarrow Holiday Park, a leafy resort on the shores of Lake Windermere.
from £8,694 for a weekend break
Yew Tree House
Escape to Scotland, where Yew Tree House, set amidst 450 acres of woodland and fields, is as handsome a country house as you can imagine. Built over 200 years ago and recently brought right up to date with a sensitive renovation, it offers every modern comfort you need for a fabulous break.
from £9,100 for a weekend break
Two hot tubs, a night club and open plan space to mingle, Secret Sherwood has all the essential ingredients for spectacular celebrations. From hen parties and stag parties to weddings, birthdays and company bashes, this fabulous venue is the ultimate party house.
from £9,380 for a weekend break
High Peak Manor
Surrounded by 30 acres of natural beauty in the heart of the Peak District, High Peak Manor is a manor house that thinks it’s a castle. Mellow Derbyshire sandstone walls are the backdrop to luxurious living spaces, where light suffuses through stained-glass coats of arms on stone mullion windows, and rich furnishings wrap you in a warm glow.
from £9,750 for a weekend break
Escape to Sundown Water, a stylish retreat close to the banks of the Thames in Marlow. Warmth and colour suffuse this modern manor house, with contemporary art on the walls, mid-century designer furniture, and a host of entertainment options.
from £12,100 for a weekend break
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