Christmas and New Year
How lovely it is to spend Christmas or New Year with those you love.
Book your chosen Party House and everyone can come to you.
Forget about driving around visiting one group of friends or relations on one day, with another trip the following day to the next group!
All Party Houses are decorated with a Christmas tree and we are very happy for you to bring extra decorations if you wish to! Many Party Houses have wood burning stoves (logs are provided free of charge) and they all have lots of space to enjoy yourselves.
There is also so much to do if your party contains a mix of ages and interests. Have a look at some of the local activities on this site.
Obviously all our lovely houses have everything you need when catering for large numbers of guests; from lots of glasses, to dishwashers, to all being able to dine in one room together (and that’s separate from the kitchen so you don’t have to see the cooking chaos whilst you’re eating!).
You just add the love and laughter for a perfect Christmas or New Year break!
Why not try some of these old favourite Party Games (they work so much better when you are with a larger group!) ….Musical chairs; Tinsel limbo dancing; Satsuma and spoon races; Charades; How many sweets are in the jar?
However, Party Houses are particularly popular at this busy time of year, so do try and book early to avoid disappointment….
A great family 70th birthday celebration
A family party of 16 ranging in age from 4 to 77 assembled for the week to celebrate a 70th birthday. We loved the cosiness yet with plenty of space, the walled garden where the younger children could play safely, the splendid views and the well appointed kitchen and utility areas where we prepared our evening meals and did our clothes washing. It was also very well situated to explore the Staffordshire Moorlands.
80th Birthday party
We hired Hamps Hall and Barn for a week, for four generations of a family. It suited us perfectly, including one member of our party in a wheelchair. Staff were great to deal with and really wanted to make sure we were happy with all aspects of our stay. Communal areas fantastic, well equipped kitchens and all bedrooms very nice. (Some quieter than others, so bear this in mind when deciding on rooms). Beautiful location and lovely outdoor space. Lots to do in the area. We are already planning another Party House stay.
Fabulous stay. Good facilities.
A friend hired this for her 50th birthday celebrations. What a super place. Spacious, very well equipped kitchen, quiet location. There is a pub within walking distance or a short drive (The Ship Inn) which is very good. There are a number of great walks nearby too.
Great location for a group weekend of fun
A party of 12 of us stayed here for a hen party. Beautiful views and peaceful. The barn is greet, with enough facilities to accommodate 12 women bathroom wise! Spent a lovely afternoon in nearby pub the lazy trout! Would definitely recommend.
Amazing weekend in the fantastic Party Houses Merrymeet cottage!
Just returned from a brilliant weekend in a fantastic cottage, part of the Party Houses group. Merrymeet Cottage is tucked away in a beautiful area, near Waterhouses, on the outskirts of Ashbourne. It’s a brilliant property that worked really well for our family birthday get-together/reunion and there were 20 of us! Plenty of space for everyone (including a few younger children on blow up mattresses in bedrooms) and a really social living room and dining room.