Whether you’re celebrating a milestone birthday or dreaming of a big family reunion, do it in style and rent a house fit for a sophisticated soirée.

Sugar & Rind, the UK’s first event website where you can book everything you need for a party in one place, have found the best party houses to rent in the UK.

From sprawling country pads to palatial homes by the sea, all these stays sleep 12 or more people and are perfect for throwing a big bash.

Best Party Houses To Rent In The UK

Henry’s Townhouse, Marylebone

Henry's Townhouse best party houses UK
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This four-storey townhouse in London’s Marylebone was once the home of Jane Austen’s favourite brother, and a place she would visit often in her lifetime. Recently restored to its former glory, this Georgian gem briefly opened as a hotel during lockdown, but is now exclusively available for private hire. Featuring seven decadent bedrooms for guests to stay over, host a dinner party in Monsieur Halavant’s Pantry, take afternoon tea in Jane’s Sitting Room or enjoy evening aperitifs in the Carriage Snug or Terrace.

Details: Sleeps up to 14. Day guests allowed with prior permission. Children allowed. No pets. From £4,950 a night.

Book: henrystownhouse.co.uk

Pelham House, Hertfordshire

Pelham House Hertfordshire
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This grand countryside retreat is set in four acres of private grounds and is conveniently situated just 20 minutes from London. With seven bedrooms and six reception rooms, including a large dining table, there is plenty of space for entertaining. But the centrepiece of the property is the indoor heated pool complex – which comes with a sauna, its own snug room and a 60 inch TV overlooking the pool (perfect for big sporting events). There is a cinema room, games room and trampoline to keep kids occupied. If you’re visiting in summer, the French doors open on to a roofed brick barbeque area and outdoor bar.

Details: Sleeps 14. Children allowed. No pets. From £7,695 for 7 nights.

Book: thewowhousecompany.com

Captain’s House, Osea Island

Captain's House Osea Island
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Escape to Essex’s answer to the Hamptons with a stay at The Captain’s House on Osea Island. This huge coastal pad, which is briefly cut off by the tide, has nine luxury bedrooms, some of which have four poster beds and roll top baths. There is an outdoor heated pool for guests to enjoy. Sit on the terrace and watch the boats go by or take the private stairs down to the beach below.

Details: Sleeps 22. Children allowed. Dog friendly. From £9,000 for a three-night weekend.

Book: kateandtoms.com

High Peak Manor, Derbyshire

High Peak Manor Derbyshire
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Surrounded by 30 acres of natural beauty in the heart of the Peak District, High Peak is part manor, part castle, making it a unique location for a big get together whatever the occasion. The 11 bedroom, nine bathroom property can sleep up to 27 people.  While the Medieval banqueting hall and covered courtyard with its own Tipi Tent has dining space for 130 guests. Hot tubs are available from October 2021.

Details: Sleeps 27. Children allowed. Dog friendly. From £8,000 for a weekend break.

Book: bighouseexperience.com

Brick House Farm, Herefordshire

Brick House Farm Herefordshire
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This epic homestay in the Herefordshire countryside is the ultimate escape for large gatherings. Set on a working farm, this luxury property comes with a hot tub, cinema room, games room – including a pool table – and plenty of space for entertaining. If the weather is nice, dinner parties can be taken alfresco in the covered courtyard. While winter stays will feel cosy thanks to the flickering wood burners and underfloor heating.

Details: Sleeps 14. Children allowed. Dog friendly. From £3,286 for a long weekend.

Book: boutique-retreats.co.uk

Somerset House, near Wincanton

Somerset House
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Once a former rectory, this stunning holiday home in the rolling Somerset countryside is the perfect place to throw a party. Cook up a storm on the four-oven Aga and serve dinner in the orangery or glass-roof farmhouse kitchen. Other features which bring the party mood include the heated swimming pool, sauna, hot tub, games room and cinema room.

Details: Sleeps 22. Children allowed. Dog friendly. From £3,100 for a midweek stay.

Book: thebighouseco.com

Chateau Wartle, Aberdeenshire

Chateau Wartle, Aberdeenshire
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Step into a real-life fairytale at Chateau Wartle, a 12th century castle which can now be hired out by large groups. Set on a private estate in the heart of Aberdeenshire, this five-star holiday home is made for entertaining with a grand drawing room, separate dining room, games room and a cosy snug – the perfect spot for after dinner drinks.

Details: Sleeps 16. Children allowed. No pets. From £6,562 for a 7-night stay.

Book: hostunusual.com

Llanfendigaid House, Snowdonia National Park

Llanfendigaid House, Snowdonia National Park
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Just a short walk from the sea, and in the grounds of Snowdonia National Park, you’ll find Llanfendigaid House. Sleeping up to 17 guests, this stunning country home dates back to the 13th century, but its modern grandeur and spacious dining areas make it great for throwing parties. Added extras include a ping pong table and an indoor heated swimming pool.

Details: Sleeps 17. Children allowed. No pets. From £6,562 for a 7-night stay.

Book: coolstays.com

Wilfred Manor, Cotswolds

Wilfred Manor, Cotswolds
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This Grade I listed mansion can be found in Painswick in the heart of the Cotswolds – and is a house with a royal history. King Charles took refuge in the manor during the siege of Gloucester in 1643, and some say he still haunts the four-acre landscape gardens. One of the eight decadent bedrooms is named after him. Party extras include a huge dining room, snooker room, outdoor pool and jacuzzi.

Details: Sleeps 22. Children allowed. No pets. From £12, 015 for a 7-night stay.

Book: oliverstravels.com

Watergate Lodge, North Cornwall

Watergate Lodge, North Cornwall
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For a coastal retreat just 400 metres from the beach, the ultra-modern Watergate Lodge is hard to beat. This eco-friendly beach house has an expansive roof terrace with lots of outdoor seating and a sunken fire pit for cosy nights. Inside the stylish property has a large open-plan kitchen, dining room which seats 12, plus a cosy lounge area and cinema room.

Details: Sleeps 12. Children allowed. Dog friendly. From £2,540 for a 7-night stay.

Book: beachretreats.co.uk

Highleases Farm, Yorkshire Dales

Highleases Farm, Yorkshire Dales
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This newly-renovated contemporary house sits on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, but is also within walking distance of the historic market town of Richmond. With room for 24 guests, there is plenty of space for entertaining. The living area is huge with a grand piano in the corner and floor-to-ceiling windows which let plenty of light in. While the open-plan kitchen and dining room is perfect for serving up a feast. Hot tubs can be hired on request.

Details: Sleeps 24. Children allowed. Dog friendly. From £1,000 a night.

Book: yorkshireescapes.co.uk

Ariabelle, West Sussex

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This lavish country home set in 40 acres of enchanting woodland in South Downs National Park is the ultimate luxury self-catering experience. Just one hour from London, the 10-bed property comes with a hot tub, sauna, steam room, tennis courts, gym and its own bar – but the real showstopper at Ariabelle is the palatial indoor heated swimming pool.

Details: Sleeps 14, day hire also available. Children allowed. Dog friendly. From £12,000 for a short break.

Book: uniquehomestays.com

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