More and more people are choosing to take their holidays in the UK these days and that’s understandable because despite being a relatively small island there is so much to see and do and such a staggering amount of diversity, from the vibrant cities of London, Manchester, Liverpool and Bristol, to the varied scenery of the mountainous Lake District, the rolling Yorkshire Dales, the golden sands of Devon and the tucked away coves of Cornwall.
Whatever your tastes you’ll find something in the UK that will amaze you – historic buildings, family attractions, shopping, activities and beautiful wild places; this is a country that has the lot, so a holiday in the UK makes perfect sense. If you live here already, beat the crowds and queues at the airport with a break on your own soil; if you live abroad, come and explore this differing landscape. Either way, you’ll love it.
Group Stays has fantastic luxury holiday homes for large groups; now, we understand that we all have our own ideas of luxury so let’s explain a bit more about our stunning properties and how we bring the L word to the forefront. When we say luxury, we mean that you have first rate facilities and every modern convenience at your fingertips; we have fabulously converted barns, rambling old farmsteads, impressive country houses, amazing timber-clad lodges and country cottages packed with character, and every single one of them has the same high standards that we look for when we select properties to add to our collection. The basics are important of course – a well equipped kitchen, a big dining table, swish bathrooms, supercomfy beds, cosy seating areas and plenty of space, after all our holiday houses sleep 8-30 people so they have to be generously proportioned. We realise that one of the key things with large group holidays is keeping everyone entertained; no-one should feel that there’s nothing to do so we’ve got it covered in that respect with private heated swimming pools, saunas, steam rooms, hot tubs and games rooms. We have ample outdoor seating, cosy BBQ lodges and play equipment for the younger members of your party – we really have thought of everything and that’s what puts the luxury into a holiday with Group Stays.
Whatever you can think of that makes a holiday home luxurious, it’s there; heaps of parking, fresh clean décor, light and airy rooms, underfloor heating, user-friendly wood-burners, rainfall showers, free standing baths, well sized wet rooms, everything you need to prepare and cook for your group; it all means you don’t have to worry about anything during your stay, so you can relax and enjoy it to the full.
We’ve even put together a list of Extras that bring even more luxury to your large group holiday in the UK, things you can book for your group to enjoy together; you’ll find in-house activities like life drawing, pottery painting, cup cake decorating and dance classes where you can learn some new moves – Samba, Bollywood, Street or belly dancing. We’ve got tried and tested mobile beauty therapists who will come and pamper you, and professional caterers who can come and cook whatever you want, whether it’s champagne and canapes on the terrace or a five course banquet in the dining room. There are suggestions for fun-filled activities within easy reach, like golf, fishing, watersports, pony trekking and clay pigeon shooting. All great things for hen weekends, corporate breaks, and for groups of friends and family looking to unwind together and do something different. We even have contacts who can bring birds of prey to you for a falconry experience, and people who will make a cake for you if you’re celebrating a special occasion. Added luxury.
Most of our self-catering holiday accommodation is in the West Country, dotted about in Somerset, Devon, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, in our opinion one of the best parts of the UK. Imagine being tucked away amidst glorious countryside, peace and quiet, fresh air, views that stretch for miles and miles; you’ll have walks from the doorstep in the Quantock Hills, Exmoor National Park, the Chalk Valley and the Forest of Dean. There are welcoming country pubs nearby, friendly market towns to potter round, beautiful beaches, and without going far at all, a myriad of attractions for all ages. We’ve also got a very impressive town house in Worcester, superb for city breaks, and close to the gorgeous Malvern Hills; there’s a wonderful Italianette style villa on the edge of Monmouth with breath taking views over the River Wye and the open landscape beyond; within easy reach are the Brecon Beacons and the Black Mountains.
What’s worth bearing in mind is that the cost of a top notch holiday with Group Stays is incredibly good value – less than the cost of a good hotel per person, which is remarkable considering what you get; a whole load of luxury. So get yourself comfy and take a look at our large group accommodation in the UK; we’ve made it easy for you by telling you exactly what each property has, giving you loads of photos to check out, and even suggesting places to go and things to see. Make your choice and book that luxury break today; with Group Stays you can’t go wrong.