Whether you’re planning your own hen party or a special surprise for one of your best friends, you’ll want to make sure that the accommodation is perfect. Planning special events can be a stressful time, but they don’t always have to be. At Big Cottages, we go the extra mile to ensure that everything goes as smoothly as possible, from your initial booking right until the moment you leave your cottage.

 

We’ve got hen party houses for large groups across the UK, from contemporary coastal cottages in Wales to delightful country homes in Devon and the Lake District. So, whether you’re planning a stylish city break or perhaps a chilled out weekend in the countryside - we’ve got the ideal property awaiting your arrival. 

 

From big homes complete with luxury pools and hot tubs to those with massive kitchens with private chefs, at Big Cottages you’ll find a home to suit your dream hen party plans. Once you’ve booked the location, all you’ll need to do next is to sort out the weekend’s festivities. Just don’t forget to pack the champagne!

 

 

Best Hen Do Houses 

From seaside retreats to classic country homes, celebrate in style with our hand-picked selection of spacious hen do houses. 

Anwylfa

 

Location: Anglesey
Party size: Ten
Star feature: Its proximity to the golden sands of Rhosneigr Beach

 

Enjoy a luxury seaside break at Anwylfa with all your closest pals as you celebrate the countdown to the big day. We absolutely love the nautical theme throughout this bright and spacious home, as well as its location. Situated in the pretty coastal village of Rhosneigr in Anglesey, it’s the perfect base for a summer hen party celebration.

 

Best hen do attraction nearby: Try out a surfing class or paddle board lesson with Gecko at the nearby beach!

 

Find out more about Anwylfa >

 

The Retreat

 

Location: Gloucestershire
Party size: Eight
Star feature: The outdoor patio for alfresco meals and drinks

 

Prefer to take things easy for a couple of days? The Retreat is ideal for those who want to celebrate while escaping the everyday bustle! This spacious cabin in Gloucestershire has all the features of a cosy forest retreat, including a big, toasty wood burner in the sitting room. 

 

Best hen do attraction nearby: Try something different and take on the challenge of treetop adventures and zip wires at Go Ape in Mallards Pike.

 

Find out more about The Retreat >

 

Dulcima Cottage

 

Location:  Dorset
Party size: Eight
Star feature: The spacious garden with its cosy BBQ hut

 

Dulcima Cottage is a luxury thatched cottage situated in the picturesque surroundings of Dorset. Within the garden, you’ll find a spacious BBQ hut with plenty of seating and a gas grill. Its ideal for cracking open a bottle of bubbly and enjoying a tasty barbecue with your friends!

 

Best hen do attraction nearby: Enjoy cocktails and fresh seafood dishes, while overlooking the harbour at Banana Wharf.

 

Find out more about Dulcima Cottage >

 

The Farmhouse 

 

Location: Devon
Party size: Ten
Star feature: The outdoor swimming pool - perfect for summer hen parties

 

Located in the beautiful area of West Devon, The Farmhouse is an impressive country home sleeping up to ten guests. Set within a huge 250-acre farm in Devon, at this self-catering accommodation you’ll find a tennis court, games room and swimming pool all on the grounds. If you’re looking for a little bit of luxury then this is it!

 

Best hen do attraction nearby: Enjoy a celebratory meal at Church Lane, a classy restaurant and bar with a speciality in rums. 

 

Find out more about The Farmhouse >

 

Shoreside Sanctuary

 

Location: Dorset
Party size: Ten
Star feature: Access to the swimming pool and sumptuous spa facilities

 

The Shoreside Sanctuary is an ultra-modern retreat in the quiet countryside of Dorset. We love the large roof terrace, where you can sit and enjoy drinks while enjoying lakeside views. On site, you’ll also find a swimming pool and spa facility, so be sure to make the most of them!

 

Best hen do attraction nearby: Head into the town of Dorchester to find a whole host of bars and eateries, including the popular VinnyAtSix.

 

Find out more about Shoreside Sanctuary >

 

Top five locations for a hen weekend

 

Still not sure about where you want to celebrate? Here are some of the most popular locations in the UK for hen parties.

 

Liverpool

 

Best for: A fun-filled weekend of crazy activities
Price: £87 per night

 

With plenty of different places for unique activities, delicious meals and cocktails, Liverpool has quickly become one of the most popular UK destinations for hen nights. With the likes of The Romans and Bubble Mayhem, you’ll never be short on fun things to try out while you celebrate! Afterwards, hit the town and enjoy some cheeky cocktails in The Alchemist or the Berry and Rye.

 

Place to stay: If you’re a smaller group and fancy something a bit different, try The Liverpool Boat.

 

Bristol

 

Best for: Live music and vintage shops
Price: £73 per night

 

Bristol is well-known for its music scene, meaning there’s never a shortage of fantastic events happening across the city.  Enjoy a couple of drinks in the popular and vibrant Brozen Bar, before heading into one of the city’s clubs for a good dance. If you’d rather enjoy the city in the daytime, you’ll find plenty of excellent restaurants, vintage shops and shopping centres.

 

Place to stay: Stay in the homely Broadlands Drive for great access to Bristol city centre.

 

Cardiff

 

Best for: The buzzing nightlife scene
Price: £88 per night

 

Cardiff is another popular hen-do destination, thanks to its vibrant nightlife scene. From classy cocktail bars to cheesy 90’s clubs, there’s something for every bride to be to enjoy! There’s also lots of sightseeing to be had in the daytime,  with the Gavin & Stacey Locations Tour proving very popular with visitors!

 

Place to stay: Stay right in the centre of Cardiff with the stylish Glan yr Afon.

 

Manchester

 

Best for: Trying out the Crystal Maze!
Price: £91 per night

 

While Manchester is usually associated with its incredible nightlife, it’s also home to a huge choice of fun activity days for brides-to-be. Take on the challenge of The Crystal Maze or have a classic School Sports Day to see which one of you is the fittest! Of course, you could always spend the weekend enjoying bottomless brunches and cocktail making classes in some of the most popular venues in the area.

 

Place to stay: Enjoy a city break in the spacious Life Apartment, which sleeps up to seven guests. 

 

Edinburgh

 

Best for: Great bars and a bit of sight-seeing!
Price: £95 per night

 

Edinburgh is a gorgeous city, with plenty of sightseeing opportunities. But it’s also known for its incredible variety of upmarket bars, traditional pubs and cocktail dens. To give you a taster - Dragonfly and The Last Word Saloon are just two of the incredibly cosy and top-rated bars in the area. If that’s not your cup of tea, then you could always enjoy a shopping trip in the centre of the city.

 

Place to stay: For style and comfort, stay in the ultra-luxurious Edinburgh Hill Penthouse.



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