Group Getaways In The Country & By The Sea
Diaries are invitingly clear, magazines are awash with top places to travel and group chats are being devised. There’s no denying that with a new year comes the desire to explore exciting locations and travel to beautiful destinations.
And what better way to create meaningful memories than a group getaway with your loved ones. From a school’s out adventure by the sea to a reconnecting getaway in the country, we have rounded up our collection of Sand & Stone properties perfect for group getaways.
PERFECT FOR CELEBRATIONS – THE FARM
Bibury, once described by poet William Morris as ‘the most beautiful village in England’, is a village in the Oxfordshire countryside which is as pretty as it is traditional. Bibury is increasingly lending its beautiful backdrops and undulating countryside to couples looking for the perfect wedding day. And with weddings, comes wedding guests and the task of searching for a place to recuperate following a day of celebrations. That is where The Farm, a collection of five expertly designed barn conversions located near Cripps & Co. wedding venues, can help. Popular with groups, The Farm can be booked all together to sleep a total of 38, or each barn can be booked individually.
Bull Pen, the first of the five barns sleeps up to 6 people. Bull Pen is the perfect choice for guests with small children or family members who may find navigating stairs a little difficult, thanks to its single-level layout. The open-plan kitchen come dining and living room encourages guests to relax as one but the super king size bedrooms ensure maximum comfort and space when the day is through. Bull Pen is south-facing ensuring morning light and summer heat spills through the the floor to ceiling windows, highlight the barn’s luxurious design.
Bull Pen sleeps up to 6 guests across 3 bedrooms from £250 per night.
The largest of the barns found in Bibury, Grain Store is an impressive, sweeping barn conversion which creates a sprawling space for groups of up to 10. Opening up into an impossibly large hallway, guests will have to remember which way they choose to explore the barn thanks to its wonderfully spacious sitting rooms, labyrinth of cosy bedrooms and striking chandeliers inspired by the local surroundings, design lovers and relaxation seekers alike will find it hard to leave. An outdoor hot tub, BBQ and views stretching for miles make it the perfect summer stay for a large group or two smaller groups.
Grain Store sleeps up to 10 guests across 5 bedrooms from £550 per night.
Cart Shed is the the perfect mix of countryside meets modern. A perfect juxtaposition of a traditional building paired with a wonderfully modern, slate hued interior design, Cart Shed is a thoughtfully restored barn conversion for a group of 6. From convenient twin bedrooms and luxurious king size beds to a sleek breakfast bar and cosy log burner, Cart Shed is the perfect choice for those looking to escape the hum drum of daily life with gentle reminders of modern living throughout.
Cart Shed sleeps up to 6 guests across 3 bedrooms from £350 per night.
A large converted dutch barn, Old Hay Barn stands solo as the only option with a curved, corrugated roof making it a truly unique option for group getaways. Thanks to its large garden with outdoor dining area and preened lawn, this is a fantastic choice for families with little ones looking to explore the outdoors. Adults can relax in front of the log burner whilst surrounded by the repurposed items which adorn the walls and decorate the sideboards, filling Old Hay Barn with character. Comfort is key with Old Hay Barn effortlessly accommodating up to 8 guests.
Old Hay Barn sleeps up to 8 guests across 4 bedrooms from £425 per night.
The Stables is an 8 person hideaway perfect for those with large parties in tow. Adjoining neighbouring Bull Pen, The Stables is a self-catered home where dinner parties and drinks receptions are on the agenda. A dark colour palette creates a luxurious feel to enjoy the barn and striking art decorates the walls giving The Stables a remarkable identity. Acquire as one or as a pair, The Stables and Bull Pen encourage social living without having to compromise on design or space.
The Stables sleeps up to 8 guests across 4 bedrooms from £400 per night.
SCHOOL’S OUT – THE OLD DAIRY
The only location in our collection with an outdoor pool makes The Old Dairy unique and a stand out for a staycation option when school is through for another year. The selection of sumptuous boudoir rooms with deep, roll top baths alongside child-friendly bunk rooms and an array toys that will have them occupied for hours, The Old Dairy is an incredible all round property for a family trip. Take a splash in the heated pool this summer, in between games on the lawn and dining on the patio of course.
The Old Dairy sleeps up to 12 guests from £400 per night.
BY THE SEA IN SECONDS – COXSWAIN’S COTTAGE
When you’re looking for a fuss-free Cornish stay, look no further than Coxswain’s Cottage. Set on a quiet street in St Ives, Coxswain’s is a 3-storey cottage which features direct access to the beach via an underground, private path. Step off the bustling streets and you’ll discover a sanctum of exposed stone walls, a star-lit steam room and three large bedrooms with lots of storage. Located near local businesses, an art school and a choice of sandy beaches, you won’t need to go far to find what you’re looking for at Coxswain’s Cottage.
Coxswain’s Cottage sleeps up to 6 guests from £164 per night.
BARE-FOOT LIVING – LITTLE COTTAGE
An architectural gem designed by architect Alex Michaelis, Little Cottage is a contemporary Cornish stay. One of the finest beach rentals in Cornwall, Little Cottage provides vast panoramic views looking out to sea whilst also being home to unrivalled design. An open-plan beach-front property ideal for a large group getaway, floor to ceiling windows, a path down to Praa Sands beach and a large garden with BBQ and hot tub, ensure a memorable stay on the Cornish coast, rolling waves included.
Little Cottage sleeps up to 10 guests from £281 per night.
ECO-CONSCIOUS CREW – THE BLEDINGTON BARN
Patterned tapestries, textured wooden window-seats and original, exposed beams add a host of characteristics to the eco-friendly Bledington Barn by the village green in Bledington. This secluded 300 year old barn is an idyllic spot to create new memories whilst safe in the knowledge your group getaway is playing your part for mother nature. Heated floors and al fresco dining ensure no matter the time of year, enjoyment can be had in this truly quintessential countryside retreat. The Bledington Barn sleeps up to 6 guests and did we mention the nearby shepherd’s hut for a scoop (or 3) of ice cream?
Bledington Barn sleeps up to 6 guests from £259 per night
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