About us

Party Houses welcomed our first guests back in 2004.  Since then we have welcomed over 70,000 guests – many several times over!

We only have properties for larger groups, so we understand the complexities of getting lots of folks away together.  As a consequence you will find us flexible and helpful. Booking a Party House is meant to be a joy – not a complex task!

Our Philosophy

Party Houses offer great venues specially designed for larger groups to get away together.  We try to make organising your break as easy as possible, whether it is for a celebration, family holiday, reunion or a team-building event with work colleagues.

Great Quality and Value

All our Party Houses are full of quality fittings, such as granite work surfaces, handmade mattresses, leather sofas etc, yet are robust enough for you to be able to relax and enjoy yourself.

Party Houses range from a Jacobean Hall, to converted barns, to a grand Victorian gentleman’s residence – each is unique, and full of character to add a special flavour to your gathering.

Yet we ensure that they all come at a great value for our guests.

Wonderful Locations

Party Houses are situated in lovely locations and all have lots of their own private outdoor space.  There are no shared games rooms or gardens.  The venue is exclusively yours!

We started off with incredible venues in the Peak District – located in the heart of England and we’re constantly ensuring that our venues are very accessible for our guests to travel to from most parts of the country – especially important if you are organising just a short break.

Plenty to do – rain or shine!

There is so much to do locally.  See our Year Round Calendar, Introduction to the Peak District, or our many web pages on specialist activities.  Please call us if you want further ideas or itinerary suggestions for your own party.You can find on our Activities and Ideas (LINK) section a range of further suggestions to keep everyone busy.

Local Suppliers

You will find on this site links to lots of local suppliers recommended by previous guests to make your break even more special.  See the extras section.

If there is something you are looking for and you can’t find it on our website, just give us a call us and we will do our best to help.

Little Touches

We do try to think of everything you may need during your visit (as all you should be doing is enjoying yourselves!).  Do let us know if you have any special requests we can help with.

All welcome

We strongly believe that you should be able to invite all your chosen guests. Where architecture allows, we build ground floor bedrooms and wet rooms for guests with less mobility. See our section on accessibility for full details of the Party Houses structure.  We can lend you ramps, shower stools or even a Deafguard for those hard of hearing so they can be alerted (via lights and vibration) should the fire alarms go off.  We take health and safety very seriously and for this reason you will find your Party House equipped with fire alarm systems and, in most cases, emergency lighting.

We also welcome your dogs (although some venues might have a small extra charge to ensure the housekeepers have enough time to ensure no hairs are left behind for future guests).

Meet the Team

Neil (Maintenance) – As you can imagine Party Houses take a lot of maintaining to keep them up to our high standards.  Neil cares deeply about his work and always finds a way of solving every maintenance challenge we have!  He has worked with Party Houses for over 7 years so knows and loves our houses as much as we do.

Marcus (Gardener) – Marcus is the lucky gentleman who makes our gardens look beautiful.  Many we have built from scratch from original meadows etc.

Becky (Housekeeping) –Becky has been with Party Houses for many years and continues to make a great difference with her fresh ideas.

Nikki (Guest Experience Manager) – Nikki spends her time making sure the quality of Party Houses is up to that which you would expect.  She loves meeting guests and also changing the colour of our bedroom walls!

Chris (Office)  – you are likely to chat to Chris if you call the office.