Country Houses and Mansions


For unrivalled splendour and grandeur, why not consider a large country house rental for your special event or celebration? Really put a stamp on your occasion and mark it out as a memorable, and premium, one with a Cottage Gems mansion. Big holiday houses can be perfect for groups looking to escape to the countryside. With Cottage Gems, you can find outstanding country houses in the UK and Ireland. Whether it's a wedding, anniversary, hen/stag party or birthday celebration, a country house is a fantastic venue choice: effortlessly combining spacious settings with stylish decor. Their clear association with the finer things makes them a perfect fit for Cottage Gems. Take a look at what is on offer.

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Which Type of Large Country House are you Looking for?

Whether you are looking for a luxury family self catering break or are instead looking for large group accommodation in a manor or mansion for a special occasion such as a party or celebration, it is always best to book well ahead for the best chance of availability.

Exclusive country homes and mansions tend to offer lots of space and very often have extensive grounds, and large reception areas which are all important for entertaining. Large quality houses and mansions to rent are very much in demand, as are large luxury cottages.

When it comes to luxury breaks in Ireland or Scotland you may be thinking about renting a castle. Opting for a castle holiday can be a truly memorable experience with history galore.

Whether you decide to opt for a large English country house or a castle, we hope that you will find what you are looking for here. Owners of self catering manor houses, mansions and castles are always pleased to advise about their properties so do get in touch via email or by phone with them regarding any queries you may have.

Check with owners if you are looking to use the property for a special occasion such as a wedding. Some houses allow marquees for weddings whereas others have restrictions. It is essential to check with the owner or agency if you are planning to hold a special event. Some are able to assist with catering and may also have upper number limits that you need to be aware of.  If you are looking for somewhere to hold a big celebration or get together, then renting a party house could be perfect for you.

Renting a large exclusive property can really make a special event or occasion truly memorable.  Many large houses in the country have large gardens and some have a number of acres of garden, this can make for a truly stunning setting for your special event or getaway.  Some allow marquees to be erected within the grounds which are often important if you are planning for a large function or a wedding. Do enjoy looking through the luxurious properties below, alternatively, if you want that added touch of luxury, why not check out large luxury country houses with hot tubs.

We hope you find what you are looking for with the links above but if you want more inspiration and love country cottages take a look at Country Cottages for a great range of country cottages and self catering cottages in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.

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69 Properties match your Search for Luxury Country Houses and Mansions.
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Cocketts Idyllic Rural Retreat (Mendlesham Green, Suffolk, England)
Price guide: 540 GBP - 1140 GBP
Sleeps from 2 to 8

Short breaks:   all year round
Dog friendly:   2 dogs welcome by arrangement
This idyllic Suffolk country house is picture-perfect inside and out, family-friendly and dog-friendly, this 4 bedroom cottage features three separate garden areas, totalling around an acre and offers plenty of room for outdoor games like football or badminton, and also has a tree swing in the orchard.

Cottage Next Available: from 01 September 2017 to 10 September 2017; from 17 September 2017 to 22 September 2017; from 29 September 2017 to 05 October 2017;
5 Star Rated Millgrove Holiday House (Taunton, Somerset, England)
Price guide: 800 GBP - 3999 GBP
Sleeps from 1 to 12
Short breaks:   Weekends or mid week breaks available
Dog friendly:  
This impressive country house with its 6 large bedrooms sleeps up to 12 people. Located close to Exmoor and the Quantock Hills, this property boasts a spacious living area, beautiful countryside views and Sky TV. Facilities on site include a heated swimming pool, miniature pool table and full size table tennis table. Outdoors in the generous gardens there is a children's play area with slide and a trampoline. Parking available for several vehicles in private driveway. This 5 star rated property is ideal for a large family holiday, hen party or stag party.

Cottage Next Available: from 03 July 2017 to 07 July 2017; from 14 July 2017 to 21 July 2017; from 04 September 2017 to 08 September 2017;
Wayside House- 5 Star Rated House with Pool (Cullompton, Devon, England)
Price guide: 950 GBP - 4500 GBP
Sleeps from 1 to 13
Short breaks:  
Dog friendly:  
Modern, 5 star rated, luxury property sleeping up to 13 people in 5 bedrooms and boasting a heated covered swimming pool, games room with pool table, air hockey and Wii, a fantastic outdoor children's play area complete with swing, climbing frame and trampoline, spacious kitchen and lounge as well as a stylish conservatory with breathtaking views across the Blackdown Hills. This property is ideal for big families or large groups of up to 13. Hen Parties and Stag Parties are welcome. Parking available for several cars.

Cottage Next Available: from 07 July 2017 to 10 July 2017; from 14 July 2017 to 21 July 2017; from 11 September 2017 to 15 September 2017;
Price guide: 1160 GBP - 1695 GBP
Sleeps from 2 to 12
Short breaks:   Available throughout the year
Dog friendly:   1 dogs welcome by arrangement
Quality Awards: gold award, green award
Luxurious 6 bedroom self-catering house in the charming town of Matlock in the Peak District, sleeping up to 12. Enjoy the luxurious surroundings and charming features such as oak beamed ceilings at this 4 star rated Grade II listed house. This house can be booked for short break bookings all year round and hen parties are welcome.

Cottage Next Available: from 03 July 2017 to 07 July 2017; from 10 July 2017 to 21 July 2017; from 21 August 2017 to 25 August 2017;
Luxury Eco Barn Conversion (Holsworthy, Devon, England)
Price guide: 600 GBP - 2350 GBP
Sleeps from 2 to 12

Short breaks:   Short breaks from Sept to June excl school hols - prices show discount rate for small parties and will vary please email or phone for details
Dog friendly:   2 dogs welcome by arrangement
Large luxurious eco-friendly barn conversion offering a 5 star standard of accommodation for up to 12 in 5 bedrooms. With exposed wooden beams and high ceilings in some rooms, this is a stylish, comfortable place for a holiday in the West Country.

Cottage Next Available: from 13 October 2017 to 20 October 2017; from 30 October 2017 to 10 November 2017; from 24 November 2017 to 01 December 2017;
Price guide: 1600 GBP - 4250 GBP
Sleeps from 8 to 18
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Dog friendly:  
Beautiful 5 star rated, gold award winning barn conversions in Herefordshire. Trevase Cottages have 2 barn conversions with spectacular country views located around 5 miles apart. Penblaith Barn accomodates up to 18 in 8 ensuite bedrooms whereas the Granary sleeps 16 in 8 ensuite bedrooms. Trevase Granary benefits from a games room and a covered Jacuzzi overlooking the garden. Plenbaith Barn has a games room and outdoor hot tub. Wonderful, large barn conversions for large families or groups.

Cottage Next Available: from 28 June 2017 to 30 June 2017; from 03 July 2017 to 07 July 2017; from 10 July 2017 to 12 July 2017;
Luxurious Holiday House (Lynton, Devon, England)
Price guide: 1995 GBP - 3775 GBP
Sleeps from 1 to 23

Short breaks:   Low/mid season only
Dog friendly:  
Elegant, Victorian country house with great character and panoramic views. Found within walking distance of Lynton and Lynmouth. Boasting ten magnificent bedrooms, nine have en-suites and four with balconies overlooking the sea views. Outside you will find large garden areas and natural woodland. Dogs welcome as well as Hen parties, Stag parties and other parties.

Cottage Next Available: from 28 June 2017 to 30 June 2017; from 02 July 2017 to 03 July 2017; from 10 July 2017 to 11 July 2017;
Luxury Cotswolds House (Bibury, Gloucestershire, England)
Price guide: 1250 GBP - 2500 GBP
Sleeps from 2 to 12
Short breaks:   Low season only
Dog friendly:  
Comfortable and well-presented, Grade II listed country house set in the prettiest valley in the cotswolds, within two acres of lake and river frontage. This 5 star rated property is positioned in the chocolate box village of Winson in the Coln Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Boasting six bedrooms, three double, two twins and a single as well as three bathrooms and a cloakroom. Beautiful gardens and terrace for summer dining with BBQ.

Cottage Next Available: from 28 June 2017 to 07 July 2017; from 31 July 2017 to 04 August 2017; from 11 August 2017 to 17 August 2017;
Llanfendigaid 4 Star Rated Country House (Aberdyfi, Gwynedd, Wales)
Price guide: 1700 GBP - 3750 GBP
Sleeps from 1 to 21
Short breaks:   Nov to Easter only
Dog friendly:  
Large country house with 11 bedrooms , set within the Snowdonia National Park by wooded gardens near the sea and benefiting from access to a heated indoor swimming pool on site. Rated 4 star by Visit Wales, this large house sleeps up to 21 and boasts spacious interiors and an indoor heated swimming pool, use of which is shared with holiday cottages within the grounds.

Cottage Next Available: from 28 June 2017 to 30 June 2017; from 12 July 2017 to 14 July 2017; from 17 July 2017 to 22 July 2017;
Woodlands High Quality Farmhouse sleeps 14 (Bridgwater, Somerset, England)
Price guide: 1350 GBP - 3950 GBP
Sleeps from 1 to 14

Short breaks:   All year round
Dog friendly:  
Historic Grade II listed Farmhouse in rural Somerset sleeping up to 14 in 7 bedrooms. Set within 100 acres, this is a real rural retreat. Beautifully furnished, this large house offers a taste of luxury living. What's more this stylish property has a hot tub, cinema room, four poster bed, games room plus a bespoke designer kitchen. There is also an outdoor play area for children with swings and a slide.

Cottage Next Available: from 29 June 2017 to 30 June 2017; from 03 July 2017 to 07 July 2017; from 09 July 2017 to 14 July 2017;

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