We are blessed in the UK to be surrounded by a plethora of country houses and even if you can’t afford to buy one, you can certainly find a country house to rent for a lovely week away. The great thing about country houses is that you can travel with a large group of people such as family and friends, and not have to worry about having enough bedrooms or space for everyone and their belongings. Considering booking a getaway in a country house? Check out these incredible features of country houses!

Space to do your own thing

Going away with friends and family is great because essentially, you’re on holiday with those who are nearest and dearest to you. However, no matter how close you are with your friends and family, there may be a few occasions where you simply fancy your own space. With country houses, you can expect bedrooms in excess of 7 or more, and with a plethora of other rooms such as function rooms, lounges and cooking areas, you’re sure to find some space to have time to yourself. So, if you wanted to say, spend the day with your significant other and your children, you could find yourself a quiet corner of the house and have a memorable family day together!

Plenty of facilities

Being out in the country you may expect to find yourself a little lost for things to do. However, country houses are packed with plenty of facilities such as:

  • Indoor and outdoor swimming pools

  • Pool table

  • BBQ

  • Ping pong/table tennis

  • Garden furniture

  • Fireplaces to cosy up by in the evenings

  • Large communal areas

  • Cooking facilities, or catering options for those that don’t feel like cooking

  • Pets allowed so you don’t have to leave your furry friend at home

  • Large gardens for children to play

Of course, each party house will have varied facilities, but with a list as long as your arm you’re bound to always find something to do! If you’re hosting an event during your week away and not everyone is staying at the house, many of the country homes have ballrooms with plenty of space for very large events too.

Beautiful scenery

When you’re taking a trip away you want it to be beautiful, right? You want to be able to take loads of pictures to share online and look back on in later years. Well with a country house you definitely won’t be disappointed! Whether you’re looking for a house that is vast and magnificent, or grand but cosy, you’re sure to find somewhere that’s going to be perfect for your needs. It’s also the perfect chance to really up your insta game!

To make the most of the beautiful UK scenery, it might be an idea to invest in a decent camera to capture those unmissable moments too. Spending a little more will show in the image quality and make those memories come to life every time you look back on them.

More affordable than you might think

As imagined, renting a house in the countryside isn’t exactly going to be cheap. However, your week away may be cheaper than you’d imagined! For example, if you were to rent a 10-bed country house, you’re looking at prices around £3000 but if you’re travelling in a group of 10 and splitting the cost, you’d only be paying £300 each! When it comes to food and drink, chipping in and buying one or two items each will help cut the cost even more!

Loads of locations to choose from

The UK is fairly big and it’s understandable that you might not want to travel halfway across is just for a week away with the family. However, there are plenty of locations around the UK so that you can pick and choose your favourite spots. Fancy being able to jump in the car and take a quick trip to the beach while you’re away? Find a country house that’s close to the sea!

Free WiFi

Finally, we live in an age where the easiest way of communicating is via the internet. It’s also likely that during your trip you’re going to want to upload some snaps of your week away to social media. Luckily for you, many country houses come equipped with free WiFi so that you don’t have to feel disconnected from the world.

Published by Matthew Piggot