3-course Christmas dinner
Dec 03

3-Course DIY Christmas Dinner Menu


And the countdown begins! Christmas is less than a month away and the preparations are in full swing. People are putting up decorations, fairy lights, and the most Christmas spirit inducing factor – the Christmas tree! Decorated stores, Christmas carols, and the smell of the Christmas treats never fail to put smiles on people’s faces. Soon it will be time to host a Christmas dinner so that family members and dear friends can come under one roof and have a good laugh while attempting to make this Christmas better than the last.

I bet you’re thinking – what could I cook to make this Christmas dinner better than the one Margaret hosted last year? Well, we are here to help you create the most delicious 3-course Christmas dinner menu. We assure you that it will leave your guests awestruck and chatting about it for months after. Do not be too surprised when your guests praise your culinary skills. While you and your guests enjoy this delicious food, play some Christmas tunes to make the mood even more Christmassy!



Garlic Chicken Crescent Wreath

Inspired by: Taste of Home

Christmas Crescent Wreath

I know what you’re thinking…YUM!

What do I need to cook this?

  • Refrigerated crescent rolls (2 tubes for 10 guests)
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • 3-4 chopped cloves of garlic
  • 2/3 cup of undiluted condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 1 big broccoli (add one more for every 10 guests)
  • 1/2 cup chopped red peppers (sweet – add 1/2 more for every 10 guests)
  • 3/4 cup shredded or cubed cooked chicken (add more chicken if you have more guests)
  • Chopped onions to your taste

How to prepare it?

  1. Bring out a pizza pan and place the rolls with the pointed ends facing the outer edge of the pan and the thick ends overlapping each other.
  2. Add a mix of all the other ingredients onto the rolls. Season lightly with salt, pepper, mustard seeds, and paprika. Fold the pointed ends over the filling.
  3. Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes until it’s golden brown.
  4. Serve and enjoy.

What we like: We love how easy this is to implement and the mouthwatering outcome if done right! Furthermore, the simplicity of this dish is charming and the outburst of flavours in your mouth with every bite is praiseworthy. Time to impress your guests with this delightful appetizer!


Main course

Cauliflower Casserole for Christmas

Inspired by: Tase of Home

cauliflower casserole recipe

What do I need?

  • 2 cauliflower heads (10 people)
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 1.5 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
  • 1.5 teaspoons ground mustard
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 cup stuffing mix
  • 2 tablespoons cumin
  • 1 medium lemon
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • Walnuts to your taste

How to prepare it?

  1. Add cauliflower to a buttered up pan and sautée until its golden brown. Then, preheat oven to 375°.
  2. Mix the sour cream, cheese, bouillon, lemon, cumin, paprika and mustard until its well blended. Add to cauliflower and make sure all the cauliflower has herb paste on it. Place on a baking pan that has been buttered up.
  3. In a large pan, add butter and add walnuts and stuffing mix and cook until its slightly roasted. Sprinkle on the cauliflower. Then, place it in the oven without cover for 15-20 minutes until the top is brown.
  4. Serve.

What we like: We love the uniqueness of this dish and the delicious choice of ingredients. Moreover, cook this for your guests, and get ready to be tagged with a new nickname in your group – the chef!



Gingerbread man cookies 

Inspired by Taste of Home

Gingerbread man cookies

D-E-L-I-O-U-S and perfect to ignite everyone’s Christmas spirit and bring the family together.

What do I need?

  • 1 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2.5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • Frosting of choice

How to prepare it?

  1. The butter and sugar need to be creamed until it’s light and fluffy. Beat in the maple syrup, egg and water. Pick another bowl and beat the remainder of the ingredients except the frosting. Slowly, add to the creamed mixture. After dividing dough in half, refrigerate until its easy to handle which should be about 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°. Lightly flour a surface and roll each portion of dough in 1/8 inch thickness. Cut with a floured gingerbread man cookie cutter. Place them 2 inches apart on a buttered up baking sheet.
  3. Bake until it rises for about 8-10 minutes. Decorate with frosting just the way you like.

What we like: We love that kids will be able to help out with this one and also jump with the excitement and anticipation of how it will turn out. This would bring the entire family together to prepare and create a delightful Christmas dessert!


Now that you know how to prepare a fantastic 3-course Christmas dinner, start deciding who is going to be lucky enough to be on the guest list. For more Christmas dinner recipes, click here.

If you are looking for venues to celebrate this year’s Christmas, check out our available Christmas Party Houses. Do not hesitate to contact us for recommendations and any enquiries. We’re always here to help!


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Nov 14

Family Getaway with the Kids at Party Houses


According to research, two-thirds of conversations between parents and their children are related to their daily routines. Every family has a day-to-day routine that they follow, and find it difficult to make time for activities that enable them to bond, laugh, and have fun with their loved ones. Furthermore, these daily tasks and errands come with their share of stress. So take off some time to alleviate stress and have a heart-warming family getaway with the kids. Not only will you get your kids excited about going somewhere new but it will also give you the opportunity to relax and unwind. Being away from your monotonous chores will free your mind, release your creativity, and free up your time to indulge in recreational activities with your family.

Family getaways have a number of benefits!

Right from the moment the holiday is being planned and all throughout your get-away, the whole family will be overjoyed and excited about your stay. Your Party House will enable you to create memories you’ll be able to relive together for years to come. Moreover, you can spice things up with some fun family activities!


Family getaway with the kids


Being away from home, in a wonderful house frees you of all the things you usually have to do, and gives you a sense of peace. This gives you time to play games with your kids, crack jokes, and spend quality time with each other.

Families try to make the most of the time that they have together by putting away our digital distractions. This gives you the chance to appreciate your family and create an unbreakable bond. Additionally, you will have photos and precious memories you will cherish for a lifetime.


How do I choose a family-friendly venue?


In today’s fast-paced life, a family getaway in the UK countryside is enticing for that relaxing break your heart desires. Being away from the dense population, loud noises, and the bustle of the city gives you a chance to rejuvenate.


Family friendly houses

Our Party Houses are nestled in mesmerising locations of the UK countryside and offer you a great deal of privacy. Most of our family-friendly venues come with large social spaces, cosy bedrooms, open fireplaces, cinema rooms, hot tubs, spas, BBQs,  activities like tennis, croquet, swimming pools, gyms, and games rooms. Start a board games tournament in the spacious living rooms or take a dip in the pools. Snuggle up with hot cocoa in front of the open fireplaces while cracking jokes and having a good laugh. Moreover, you can expect fully-equipped kitchens where you are free to prepare your signature dishes. Most of our venues offer plenty of outdoor parklands making it perfect for outdoor games. Many of our Party Houses are pet-friendly, so you do not have to leave your canine best friends at home!


Family activities to make your family getaway stand out


While we assure you that our Party Houses have an abundance of facilities and amenities that will keep you entertained all throughout, you can do something different to make your holiday unique, to learn something new or ignite the adventurous side in you.

While you are away on your family holiday, the kids in the group can indulge in bodyzorb football. This is one of the family activities that is super enjoyable and is perfect for both sporty and non-sporty kids. The whole group will be subject to a lot of laughter, while the kids develop team building skills. Bodyzorb football is also a safer bet than normal football.

If you are looking for family activities that will bring forth plenty of laughs and cheerful memories, zorbing is a great choice! It also gives the opportunity to bond with your loved ones.

For those seeking adventure, indoor climbing and rock climbing are perfect family activities.

Children who are fascinated by nature and its unique beings will enjoy a fishing session with their daddy!

How about magicians? Children absolutely love magic tricks and this activity could possibly be the highlight of your holiday for them. Puppet shows are another option and are greatly adored by kids. These activities give children a world of wonder and keep them excited. Additionally, it allows you as a parent to enter their world of wonder and establish stronger relationships with them.

Now that you know how to make your family getaway stand out, it’s time to choose your favourite Party House and have an unforgettable getaway to spend blissful moments with your family.

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christmas preset ideas with party houses
Nov 05

Christmas Present Ideas for your Loved Ones


It’s that time of the year again! You go from shop to shop, confused, looking for the perfect Christmas present for your loved ones. But what should you get them this year? Unless you’ve been given a hint as to what your loved ones want, finding a present that will make them jump with excitement can be challenging. Moreover, a Christmas present has more value when the person has no idea what they’re going to receive. To see their surprised and overjoyed faces while they tear open that wrapping paper gives us all loads of happiness. Everyone wants their present to be the most special and something the recipient will always remember. When it comes to kids, it’s quite easy because they make it a point to let you know what they desire. But with adults, how do you decide with no clues given whatsoever?

Not to worry! We have compiled a list of top 10 Christmas presents, both handmade and purchased, that can’t go wrong. These all-time favourites are always likely to put a smile on people’s faces and sure are a treat to the eyes. You are sure to already have some idea as to what your loved ones are fond of, but even if you don’t, these presents have you covered.


1. A Nice Fragrance

How can you go wrong with a perfume that smells delightful? Perfumes are available from the price range £12-£100 and depending on your budget, you can find something perfect for anyone. Whether male or female, you will have plenty of options. Furthermore, a perfume is something everyone can use on a daily basis. Whether you are gifting this to your mother, sister, husband, or cousin, they are sure to appreciate it.


2. Speakers or Headphones

If you’ve noticed that one of your loved ones enjoys music immensely or uses their cell phone for music quite often, why not buy them a speaker or quality headphones? These days, you can choose from waterproof speakers, touch speakers, bass speakers, wireless or noise-cancellation headphones, and much more. Speakers and headphones will be the perfect gift for your music-loving friend or family member.


Makeup for her


3. Makeup for Her

If you are looking for the ideal present for ‘her’, and you know she is fond of cosmetics, makeup is a fantastic option. You can find makeup in a very wide price range and take a look at what she uses and head to the makeup store! If you are confused, there are always people to help you out. For makeup lovers, this present will be adored and you will surely make her happy.


4. Whiskey Decanter Set for Him

If you are looking for the perfect present for ‘him’, and you know he’s a whiskey fan, why not give him a whiskey decanter set? This way, he can store his whiskey and use the appropriate glasses to drink it. Plus, it looks neat!


5. Touchscreen Gloves

It can get quite annoying when you have to keep taking your gloves off to type a message on your touchscreen phone in the cold. Touchscreen gloves are a lovely idea for a Christmas present especially because they are so convenient and useful.


6. Homemade Chocolate, Cake, or Brownies

If you are a talented baker, show off your skills by preparing a delicious Christmas cake, brownie, or some chocolates for your loved ones. Use ingredients that you know they like to differentiate their presents. This is the perfect idea for a low-cost but yet heartfelt Christmas present.


7. Good Old Christmas Card with a Twist

If your budget is tight and you still want your beloved others to be happy, why not be creative and make a lovely card with a meaningful message? This gives you the opportunity to be as creative as you like. You could add some coupons like breakfast in bed or a massage after a long day. Don’t forget to add some humour so everyone can have a good laugh.


Christmas Presents


8. DIY Christmas Decorations

Here is another opportunity to ignite the creative side in you and gift people beautiful handmade Christmas decorations. You can use glitter, marble paper, cellophane, sequins, and coloured cardboard paper to creative cute little decorations that will melt the hearts of your loved ones. For a nice look, you can also create a cute little box to put the decorations in to.


9. Customised Socks

Winter is here and we’re always wearing socks. So why not customise socks according to the taste of our loved ones? Whether you put your own face on them or anything they like, customised socks are a lovely idea for Christmas presents under £20. Moreover, everyone wears socks, so they will surely use them.


10. Cookware, Bakeware or Recipe Book

Quality cookware and bakeware will always be deeply appreciated by the chefs in your family. Or if they already have all the tools that they need, maybe you can provide them with a bit of extra inspiration by getting them a cookbook. You can base it on a cuisine from a region they’ve travelled to in the past and really enjoyed or would like to travel to in the future.


If you still haven’t found what to get your loved ones free to explore more Christmas present ideas.

Now that you have found the perfect Christmas present for your loved ones, how about you crank up that Christmas celebration and have a Christmas weekend away at one of our breathtaking Party Houses? Check out Party Houses with this year’s Christmas and New Year’s Eve availability! You and your family will be able to snuggle up in cosy reception rooms in front of the warmth of the fireplace on Christmas Eve. The next morning, you will be able to have a hearty English breakfast and then open these exceptional presents!


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breathing techniques
Oct 31

Breathing Techniques for Self-healing


Have you ever given any thought to the oxygen you inhale and the carbon dioxide that you exhale? While the different postures and yoga poses are given a lot of importance, breathing techniques or pranayama – the practice of controlling your breath is just as essential in yoga practice and in practising mindfulness. You can go months without food, days without water, but not more than a few minutes without breathing. And yet, breathing practices are overlooked by most people even though they can be very beneficial for our health. Once you realise the power of controlling your breath, you are likely to have a different outlook on life. It serves as a connection between the mind and our consciousness.

When our minds are unsteady is when our breathing becomes irregular, which usually happens when we’re under a lot of stress. By controlling our breathing we can calm our mind and become more mindful, intentional, and reflective, leading to a happier life.

Breathing techniques can affect our thoughts. It is said that conquering our breathing is the pathway to healing ourselves. When you learn how to breathe deep and slow, you will automatically be more relaxed and your blood pressure will lower. Slower breathing also results in a longer life, improved blood circulation, and a healthy heart since your blood is more oxygenated. Furthermore, there is more than enough evidence that controlling your breathing consequently results in improved mental health and stability by reducing anger, curing depression, decreasing arrogance and greed, improving your concentration, memory and sleep, and giving you a new perspective on life by making you experience peace.

We have assembled a list of breathing techniques for all our mindful guests.


breathing techniques


1. Breath observation/awareness

Have you ever taken the time to focus on every breath? The key is to sit down, relax, close your eyes, and focus on every bit of O2 that enters you and the CO2 that gushes out of you. Focus on when your breathing speeds up and when it slows down. The best part about this breathing technique is that you can do it anywhere and at any time. This technique helps you relax and calm down.


2. Ocean breathing

This is one of the breathing techniques that are perfect for beginners and is exceptionally calming. You inhale slowly through your nostrils, and breath out with your mouth open with an ‘HA’ sound. When you keep doing it, there is a hissing sound that you will notice. Researchers have said that this technique relaxes you because your larynx vibrates and triggers sensory receptors that induce a calming effect.


3. Alternative nostril breathing

This breathing technique involves closing one nostril with your finger while breathing in from the other. Continue this alternatively. Research has shown that this technique balances overactive nervous systems and is good for some people before they sleep as it reduces stress. It also clears your mind, lowers blood pressure and makes you focused.


4. Breath retention

Breathe in, wait 10 seconds and then breathe in again. You will notice that you are able to breathe in more air. The capacity of your lungs increases while they expand. This results in more oxygenated blood from your heart and increases blood circulation.


5. Fire breath

This is a breathing technique that energises you and activates your fight or flight response. Even though it can be challenging at first and make you feel strange, it’s definitely worth the patience. Beginners should do it slower for a shorter time (30 seconds). You start by straightening out your back and increasing the length between your chest and navel. While you inhale and exhale, start pulling your abdomen inwards while inhaling, and outward while exhaling. Do this more rapidly and try to shorten each breath. Try to equalise each breath. This breathing technique improves decision making, is calming, pain relieving, and strengthening.


breathing techniques


6. 3-way breathing

This involves putting one hand on your chest and the other on your belly and then breathing in the air into your chest, then to your lower abdomen, then filling your stomach with air. Then you release it the same way. This method is believed to cure insomnia, anxiety, and frustration.


7. 4-7-8 breathing

You can use this technique to sleep as it offers you deep relaxation and gives your organs an oxygen boost that is healthy. Your tongue is placed behind your front teeth and you start with gushing air out with a ‘whoosh’ sound with your lips open. Then, close your lips and inhale slowly through your nose as you count to 4-5. Once you’ve held your breath for about 7 seconds, make the same ‘whoosh’ sound to exhale the breath for 8 seconds. In this breathing technique, the most crucial part is holding of the breath.

Now that you have mastered the art of controlling your breathing, start your journey towards healing yourself and clearing your mind and changing your perspective on life.

The majority of our Party Houses are set in beautiful rural areas ideal for relaxing your mind and practising these breathing techniques. Some of them have been optimised to welcome yoga groups so make sure to also take a look at our Party Houses for yogis.


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Oct 02

Win a Spa Treatment at your Party House!


If you are looking for a spa treatment, makeover, pamper treatment or health awareness campaign to top up your autumn weekend away at one of our Party Houses, you will be excited about this month’s Party Houses competition with Glo. Glo Pamper is a leading mobile spa treatment company that will bring you a spa treatment at your Party House. No matter what the event you are celebrating is, be it a hen party, family gathering or reunion, birthday, corporate retreat, or yoga retreat, you will be offered packages that will make your stay unique, memorable, and extraordinary. Achieve the relaxation your heart desires with this ultimate rejuvenating experience. 

Operating since 2006, Glo Pamper has over 10 years of experience. Its fully insured friendly therapists are cautiously selected based on high standards and will surely deliver more than you expected. With over 600 professional therapists all across the UK, this company is designed to make your stay a memorable one. Therefore, no matter which Party House suits your preferences, you and your guests will be able to enjoy the pampering from Glo. The spa treatment at your Party House will surely be holistic and relaxing. Besides the highly qualified therapists, you can also expect affordable prices for numerous fun treatments and massages. 


Spa treatment at your Party House


Different packages for every celebration


Hen Parties

If you are hosting a hen party, Glopamper provides you with a range of wonderful options. Choose from a variety of massage options, manicures, pedicures, and facials enabling you to enjoy quality time with your girls. You will be able to enjoy a weekend away at one of our Party Houses with your very own spa thanks to Glo. You won’t even have to leave the comfort of your Party House. Besides their main services, they also provide free makeup advice from experts, hangover cures, and fun game ideas. If you are with 16+ guests, you will enjoy the 30-minute bliss treatment for free. The makeover package is a great day activity with a makeover preparing for you to look gorgeous on your night out.


Spa treatment at your Party House

Birthdays, family reunions or gatherings

While you have a range of options for massages and other treatments, Glo also offers mother-daughter packages, children’s packages and several romantic packages for you to choose from depending on your taste and budget. 


Corporate events

You can expect comprehensive and wellbeing services at your conference, seminar, retreat or team building. A spa treatment at your Party House is a great way to reward, rejuvenate, and motivate your employees. After a long week at work, a relaxing massage is just what your team needs to release their stress. At conferences, delegates can enjoy 15-minute shoulder massages during breaks. Life coaching, nutrition and health awareness campaigns are also available.


Yoga or wellness retreats

A spa treatment at your Party House can be a cherry on top of the cake during a yoga retreat. Not only will you enjoy the reviving countryside, peaceful yoga practices, and healthy food, now you can also incorporate a relaxing massage right at your yoga venue. 


Spa treatment at your Party House


What do I win?

The lucky winner of this competition will win a £75 voucher that can be redeemed for any spa treatment, whether you’re staying at a Party House or not! All you need to do it enter your details below.

“Terms & Conditions:  The voucher is to the value of £75 and must be redeemed with one booking and by October 31st 2019.  The prize is as stated and no cash or other alternatives will be offered. The voucher can be redeemed against any glo Pamper Party and Spa to You package with the exception of the Kids Pamper Party packages and the 2 hr Rest and Unwind package.  When making a booking glos booking terms and conditions apply.  Booking and treatment choice is subject to therapist availability.”


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Healthy meals
Sep 26

Healthy Meals for a Happier Life


We all want to live a long, successful, and happy life. In order to reach an old age in a healthy body and mind, eating and drinking healthy, besides exercising is key. Eating too many processed foods, drinking a lot of alcohol, smoking, lack of sleep, and high stress levels can ultimately result in weight gain, fatigue, and make you more susceptible to diseases. Moreover, eating healthy and leading a healthy lifestyle will eventually lead to a longer and happier life with increased productivity. Healthy meals can be absolutely delicious if you know how to execute them. Foods like quinoa, spinach, cauliflower, etc. may not sound as exciting as a big greasy pizza, but when prepared well, can taste even better!

In order to help you out, we have compiled a few recipes for delightful healthy meals and given you step-by-step instructions and ingredients to help you prepare them.


Cumin couscous salad

This delicious salad is filling and yummy and takes about 11-12 mins to fully cook and is rich in fibre, potassium, and vitamin C. Cumin has been known as a home remedy to cure digestion problems and relieve bloating and is also used to make medicine. Plus, it adds a lovely flavour to all healthy meals.


Healthy Meals
Inspiration from Mediterrasian.com



  • 2-3 cups of cooked couscous (please note that this could be done with garlic and vegetable stock for more flavour)
  • 1/4 of a red onion
  • Sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1 tomato (or half)
  • 1/2 cup coriander leaves
  • Balsamico
  • 1 lemon
  • Olive oil
  • Cumin powder
  • Chickpeas (optional)



  1. Pour the cooked couscous into a bowl with chopped onions and tomatoes. Mix with chickpeas.
  2. Add coriander leaves and give it another toss.
  3. Squeeze lemon, add balsamic dressing and olive oil and mix.
  4. Salt, pepper to taste and cumin to add the extra divine flavour.


Cauliflower rice with avocado 

Cauliflower rice a lovely low-carb substitute to white rice. This vegetable has long known to fight inflammation and is a great source of Vitamin C. Furthermore, its rich in Vitamin K, proteins and magnesium. Avocados are filled with fibre and contain more potassium than bananas. This meal is not only healthy but also tastes delicious despite being extremely low in carbs.


Healthy Meals
Inspiration from Thefirstmess.com


  • 250 g grated cauliflower
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil/butter
  • Chopped up cloves of garlic (2-3)
  • 1 avocado (cut into cubes)
  • 1/2 cup coriander leaves1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup chopped spring onions
  • Mint leaves for taste
  • Mustard seeds
  • Half radish thinly sliced
  • Cooked chickpeas
  • 1/2 cup coriander leaves


  • Chilli powder
  • Cumin
  • Turmeric
  • Pepper
  • Salt


  1. Pour olive oil or butter on a hot pan and add cut garlic, spring onions and grated cauliflower. Cover with a lid so it cooks in its own steam.
  2. Add salt, pepper, cumin, chilli powder, and mustard seeds to your taste. Stir.
  3. Once the cauliflower looks brownish, taste a little to see if its cooked or needs more spices.
  4. Add a pinch of turmeric for colour. Let it simmer.
  5. Pour cut avocado into a big bowl. Add cauliflower rice to the bowl. Add sliced radish, cooked chickpeas and coriander leaves. Season with salt, pepper, chilli powder and cumin.
  6. Finally, squeeze lemon juice and add mint leaves. Serve.


Sit-fry chicken with kale

If you are in search of healthy meals that taste divine, you will be happy to know you can make one right in your Party House. This dish, yummy and rich in protein, vitamins A, B, C, and K, will become your favourite meal once you’ve tasted it. We assure you that you are likely to devour the meal once it’s prepared.


healthy meal
Inspiration from Pintrest



  • Paprika
  • 460 g chicken
  • 1 large bunch kale with stems removed
  • 1-2 cloves garlic


  • Ginger (small piece peeled)
  • Half onion (cut small)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Half lemon
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil/butter


  1. Put olive oil or butter on a hot pan. Add chopped onions and garlic until onions are slightly caramelised.
  2. Add chicken until golden brown and keep stirring. Add some ginger for taste.
  3. Cook kale leaves for about 4 minutes in boiling water and then add to pan.
  4. Season it: add mustard, salt, pepper, paprika, lemon, 2-3 drops of honey. Mix well.
  5. Serve hot.

Now that you have learnt how to prepare these lovely healthy meals, you can bring restaurant-quality healthy food to your household and share these recipes with your friends. Show off your cooking skills while staying at one of our Party Houses in the fully-equipped kitchens and large dining areas. Time to shed those extra pounds by eating clean!


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uk yoga retreat venues
Jul 25

Yoga Retreat in the UK Countryside


Over the years, yoga practice has become increasingly popular as it is became commonly known to effectively alleviate stress. Not only does it facilitate weight loss, but it also gives the individual a chance to reconnect with their inner self. The benefits of yoga are innumerable, and there is plenty of evidence to support it. You can easily practice yoga at home by watching video tutorials or by using a guided app. This makes it a very convenient exercise as well. A yoga retreat, however, can take yoga experience to a much deeper level. As the yoga enthusiasts know, a yoga retreat is always a fun and beneficial getaway.

Yoga is more than just a workout as it increases flexibility, improves balance, reduces joint pain, leads to better sleep, relaxes, improves the immune system, increases confidence, muscle tone and strength. Additionally, through your yoga practice, you’ll be able to gain more control over your body and mind.

If you are considering a yoga retreat to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life and relax, take a look at our Party Houses which are in exceptional locations in the UK countryside. These gorgeous properties are sufficiently secluded, and yet easily accessible. Thus, you do not have to spend too long travelling, and yet you can have the serenity you desire.

Although there are many benefits to yoga retreats in the UK, we decided to focus on 6 of our favourites:


1. Disconnecting in nature

Being in the countryside can clear your mind while the calmness will relieve you of your stress. Moreover, nature is the perfect setting for yoga practices. Enjoy your undisturbed sessions in midst of acres of gardens. Many of our Party Houses are nestled within lawns and parklands. You will be able to practice your favourite yoga poses uninterrupted in these stunning properties.


yoga class outdoors


2. Digital detox

The internet and smartphones have taken over our lives and disconnecting from technology is another key benefit of any yoga retreat. Eat well, stay healthy, and keep your mind clear by having a weekend away from your electronic devices.


3. Clearing your mind

Get away from your daily life, and stop the constant thoughts about what you have to do next. Instead, you can take the time for yourself and reconnect with your thoughts. You’ll have the time to think about all the things you’re grateful for, create the mindset you want, and set the goals you want to achieve.


4. Positive energy with new friends

Being away from home, in a beautiful property, with like-minded people, is sure to fill you with positive vibes along with making friendships with all the wonderful people you’ll be sharing this experience with.


Yoga class women


5. Get some rest

A yoga retreat is somewhat like a vacation but without having to run around after your kids or sightsee. Instead, yoga retreats are focused on your mental and physical health in order to centre you.


6. Return rejuvenated

Once you return from your yoga retreat, you will feel revived and happy. You will have had time for your brain to relax and recharge your batteries so you can get back to your everyday life with a clear head and be more productive.

With swimming pools, treatment rooms & spas, spacious multipurpose reception rooms, breathtaking views, enormous lawns and gardens, and the perfect amount of seclusion, our Party Houses provide you with great options for yoga retreats in the UK and give you the classic British countryside experience.

Practising yoga on an everyday basis is something that a lot of individuals opt for. A yoga getaway is a wonderful option for everyone who’s willing to give it a try. We would love to lend you a hand in organising your next yoga retreat and help connect like-minded people under one roof. So pack your yoga mats and let’s get together for a healthy yoga vacation!


yoga men


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Win A treasure hunt!
Jul 11

Win a Treasure Hunt in the Peak District!


Do you want an adventurous corporate team building activity organised in a magical place? If so, this month’s competition is sure to put a smile on your face. PeaksGo is offering you an opportunity to experience an extremely fun treasure hunt in the Peak District. 

PeaksGo are a unique activity company offering an ideal retreat from the hectic city lifestyle. They specialise in fun outdoor activities that will not only give you a breath of fresh air but also plenty of opportunity for you and the people in your group to connect and enjoy their time together by creating new memories. Moreover, a treasure hunt in the Peak District will be out of your working environment. This will serve as an effective icebreaker and you can enjoy a fun outdoor activity to facilitate corporate team building.


Treasure hunt in the Peak District


This Peak District activity provider is known for their good old fun treasure hunts which will awaken your spirit of adventure by encouraging you to explore the local area and discover something new. PeaksGo will organise your corporate team building so that your team is required to work closely together to achieve a common goal. Alternatively, you can split up your team into two groups and have them compete against each other for some extra fun competition.

In the age of smartphones and the internet, a treasure hunt in the Peak District sounds blissful. You can explore the magical area away from your daily distractions and at the same time alleviating stress. Not only will it spur the adventurous side in you, but you will return with a greater sense of togetherness. This will result in a healthy cooperate team building activity, mainly because it is so different. When your team finds the treasure, they will be proud because of their achievement. Additionally, the memories filled with laughter will give everyone something to talk about even during lunch breaks in the future! 

Why not have a whole weekend getaway instead of merely a daytime activity? Plan a corporate team building in one of our Party Houses, and our partner, PeaksGo, will organise a legendary treasure hunt in the Peak District. Enjoy every inch of this super fun activity, and return to one of our comfortable houses for a good nights sleep. The next morning during breakfast, relive the memories while bonding with your coworkers! In addition, many of our Party Houses have facilities like swimming pools, hot tubs, tennis courts, meeting rooms, spas, etc. which can be utilised to relax, socialise or party the next day.


Treasure hunt in the Peak District


The PeaksGo team will be happy to organise a tailor-made event for you and your team. They will also adapt it to your preferences, preferred intensity level, and budget. You’ll love the bespoke and hand-drawn treasure maps, exploring the area to find your treasure and the friendly team who will be with you throughout to provide support to your team. With some bright minds and quick feet, we’re sure you’ll find your treasure after which you’ll receive a team photo or a certificate to confirm your achievement. You can finish your treasure hunt in a tea room or a local pub and share some laughs over the lovely challenge that your team experienced.

In addition to the treasure hunts, PeaksGo also offer a number of other events such as Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing, Canoeing, or they can help you with the Accommodation, Catering, Transportation and more.


What are the optional extras? 


Catering once the treasure hunt is finished

Professional video and photography of your day

Mountain biking/Rock climbing/Canoeing and many more

Transportation/Accommodation/Evening meals

Motivational and other speakers


Treasure hunt in the Peak District

What do I win and how?

PeaksGo are offering a free treasure hunt for 20 people which is usually worth £500-£700. All you have to do to win is feed in your details below and sign up. Do not miss out on this super easy win! Grasp this wonderful opportunity to enhance the relationship between you and your colleagues. Whatever you require we will ensure that your Treasure Hunt is one to remember!


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Jun 05

Top 10 Party Houses to Rent in the UK


We understand that planning a party can get confusing, especially trying to organise one that will leave your guests mesmerised and chatting about it. Everyone wants their special day to stand out of the ordinary. Not only do our Party Houses to rent offer greatly entertaining indoor & outdoor activities but they combine these with the most breathtaking properties. Therefore, you’ll be sure to find something great if you’re planning a wedding, hen party, stag do, anniversary, birthday or corporate team buildings. All these venues come with unique features and quirks, making sure to give you the experience you desire.

We’ve assembled a list of our Top 10 Party Houses to rent in the UK. You’ll be able to choose between big manors, historical halls, a converted church and a luxurious yacht. Whether you’re looking to host an event in central London, you’d like to explore the breathtaking Scottish lakes with your friends, or are looking to take your family and pets to a beautiful rural retreat surrounded by gorgeous walking paths, we’re positive you’ll find at least a couple of inspiring venues below.


10. Bradshaw Hall

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Location:West Yorkshire

Sleeps: 26 – 30

Bradshaw Hall is a fantastic options for any party you might have planned! You’ll be able to enjoy a club / karaoke room downstairs, two games rooms, a huge hot tub and sauna. Whether you’re planing a birthday party, hen or stag do, or a friendly get-together, this pet-friendly accommodation comes with a bright reception rooms with lots of space for everyone to hang out in. The venue is also located just 30 minutes from Manchester and Leads, making it easily accessible and making it very easy if you’d like to use one of the nights to go out.


9. Charnwood Forest Estate

Charnwood Forest Estate


Sleeps: 40

Charnwood Forest Estate is a true Party House, with its boutique French chic decor making it ideal for big house parties, family celebrations and friend reunions. This property consists of two wings, The South Wing and West Wing, each sleeping 18 -22 guests, making it really popular also with hen and stag parties. This serene beauty spread over 13 acres of the Midlands land will shower you with entertainment – indoor pool, hot tub, treatment suite, complimentary concierge service & a dance/yoga studio with qualified instructors. It is definitely a great way to share precious moments with your friends and family!


8. Canary Yacht

Canary Yacht

Location: London

Sleeps: 10

Located in London, Canary Yacht is the perfect 5-star experience for any event you want to celebrate. Located right in the centre of the UK’s capital, you can go shopping and enjoy the bustle of London’s city life. This large group accommodation for rent comes with 5 en-suite bedrooms, making it perfect for stag dos, hen parties, corporate events or any other big celebration. If you’d like to host an event, the Canary Yacht can welcome up to 50 guests on-deck and will come with a professional staff to cater to all your needs including a bartender and a security guard, making sure your party is unforgettable.


7. Hamps Hall & Barn

Hamps Hall and Barn

Location: Peak District

Sleeps: 40

Hamps Hall and Barn is a large accommodation with great prices all year round. This Peak District venue represents the perfect escape to relax in the countryside. Socialise by having barbecues, enjoy the game room, or dance all night by taking advantage of the Barn’s spacious dining and living area. This large group accommodation for rent features 18 individual bedrooms. There’s also an Xbox snug room so your kids can stay entertained while you enjoy a good book from its library! Spend your time taking long walks in the beautiful Peak District, cooking delicious meals in either of the two granite-topped kitchens and enjoy a memorable weekend!


6. St Andrews Estate

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Location: St Andrews, Scotland

Sleeps: 20

St Andrews Estate in Scotland offers wonderful accommodation for 20 guests in 2 buildings located right new to each other. This property is surrounded by beautiful countryside and picturesque views of local golf courses. You and your guests will love the 10 en-suite bedrooms, 5 reception rooms and 2 fully equipped kitchens. There’s also an on-site mini golf course, makes this property a paradise for golfers. Terraces with fantastic views will be perfect spot to enjoy a hearty breakfast and to relax as they also feature 2 hot tubs. The local area will enable you to go to distillery tours, horse riding, fishing and more.


5. Roaches Hall

Roaches Hall

Location: Peak District

Sleeps: 30

For all the nature and history lovers, Roaches Hall is a large group accommodation for rent that offers you the perfect ‘get away from it all’. Huddled under the famous rocks of The Roaches, you can enjoy a serene stroll in the area and reaching fantastic views of the lakes and valleys below. The gorgeous views from its two reception rooms and 13 bedrooms will leave you mesmerised and peaceful. You can also curl up with your loved ones and watch a movie on the 50-inch TV. With special offers all year round, this is one of the Party Houses to rent that is wheelchair accessible, pet-friendly, and was given the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for the fourth year running in 2018!


4. Tenby Manor

tenby manor top 10 party houses uk

Location: Pembrokeshire, Wales

Sleeps: 28

Tenby Manor is one of the most beautiful and private beach Party Houses to rent. This is also a pet-friendly accommodation with 10 acres of private gardens and beach. This incredible venue also comes with a wedding licence so you can have your dream wedding at sunset. You’ll get a great night’s rest in one of its 11 bright bedrooms. Besides taking a swim in the sea, you can enjoy the billiards room or lose yourself in the music room. For fitness freaks, there is a gym while the more peaceful guests in your group will love the venue’s terraces with gorgeous beach views. There is also a room for the little ones with a Wii, flat-screen TV and a vast selection of board games and toys.


3. White Manor

White Manor

Location: Coventry

Sleeps: Up to 28

Perfect for any event you want to celebrate, White Manor is a unique Party House to rent and will ensure you have an enchanting experience. This pet-friendly accommodation offers an outdoor heated swimming pool, well-equipped gym, a grand kitchen and 8 unique reception rooms with various features. Its 9 bedrooms make this venue the perfect set-up for hen parties, stag dos, conferences, anniversaries, reunions or any other get-together. Outside you’ll find a tennis court where you can have a tournament and then prepare yourself for a mouth-watering steak by taking advantage of the barbecue.


2. Grand Lodge Estate

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Location: Yorkshire

Sleeps: Up to 56

Grand Lodge Estate is a fantastic estate consisting of Woodstone Lodge sleeping 22, Hunter’s Lodge for 18, Gin Lodge for 12, plus a nook for an additional 4 guests. Each of the venues comes with a private hot tub, game facilities, Sky TVs and more. Just a 20 minute ride to York, these venues work perfectly for younger groups who are looking for a fun weekend away and don’t mind sharing bedrooms. There’s also a big field on-site ideal for various activities such as foot golf which can be organised for you.


1. Puzzle Party House

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Location: Essex

Sleeps: 16 – 22 people

Puzzle Party House is conveniently located just an hour outside of London and offers accommodation like you’ve never experienced before. Upon arrival you and your guests will have a solve a puzzle to find the keys to your bedroom. Afterwards, you’ll be awarded with a big 3-course diner and a barman ready to mix up your favourite drink. Make sure to take a look at the video, for a sneak peak of how your stay could look like.

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Would you like to explore even more Party Houses to rent? There are plenty more amazing houses to choose from so take a look at Our Party Houses or give us a call on 01273 271 332 and our agents will be happy to provide you with some great options based on your preferences.


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Jun 01

Win Fun Board Games for your Family


If you’re looking for some quality family time, board games are always a convenient option to have fun with your loved ones! Whether you’re at home or going away with Party Houses, board games are super interactive and bring families closer to one another. They can be the perfect distraction from a rainy day and provide you with an evening filled with laughter.

For this month’s competition, Drumond Park Games is here with a prize that will definitely keep you entertained. Drumond Park Games is one of the biggest games brands in the UK. Drumond Park Games has a very wide range of games – ones that will bring the entire family in one room, generate some healthy competition, and provide you with precious memories filled with laughter. The company has been providing Party Houses with best selling games for several years including the very popular Articulate, a fast-talking description game and the award-winning LOGO, fun and smart logo trivia game. Both of which are included in the Family Games Bundle.


Drumond Games


The prize for this competition is an absolute catch – the Family Games Bundle worth £114, comprising:

Articulate: a fast-talking description game.

LOGO: fun and smart logo trivia game.

Bang On!: frantic and fast-moving categories game.

Sshh! Don’t Wake Dad!: a tense and funny game which will make the grumpiest person smile.

All of these are very engaging and ensure you spend quality time with your loved ones. Moreover, this selection of games is suitable for the youngest to eldest members of the family!


Why Board Games?

  • In today’s world, a lot of families face a problem wherein all members are glued to their electronic devices. Board games are different and actually bring the family to communicate with each other and bond in a traditional, old-fashioned but yet very fun way.
  • Playing board games with your family and friends serves as a wonderful icebreaker. If you happen to have someone new in the group, games are also the perfect way to develop new bonds. Many of us have been in a situation where we have a distant cousin we haven’t seen in ages. Don’t let your family reunion get awkward and instead enjoy fun board games and share some laughs!
  • Board games develop social, learning and life skills for people of all ages.
  • Bond with your family and cherish your childhood memories!


Logo Board Game


How can I win?

To win this awesome family bundle, all you have to do is sign up below! Feed in your details and get ready to play and be the next champion of your favourite game!