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Holiday home in the UK with 15 bedrooms? Can you help!!!

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Jaquelinehyde Thu 04-Aug-11 16:14:28

Hi we started looking today for holiday accommodation to fit 25 members of my family for Christmas 2012.

We have managed to find one or two that are available and we will fit in but by God it has been hard work.

We would like somewhere that has the wow factor but don't really want to go over £10,000 for a weeks rent.

We would consider anywhere in the UK mainland but need decent space as we have 9 children under 10 to run riot and 2 dogs.

We have calculated we would need 15 bedrooms minimum and obviously a gigantic dining room for Christmas lunch.

I have told everyone that MN will come up with a few additional properties for our consideration so please prove me right? It will also save me trawling the internet all night smile

Oh and I need it quick as one we shortlisted was then booked up whilst we were still on the website!

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Paschaelina Thu 04-Aug-11 16:18:21

this has lots of grounds.

orienteerer Thu 04-Aug-11 16:22:40

themildmannerdjanitor seems to have solved your problemsgrin.
You could also book somewhere that has several holiday homes in one complex although I appreciate you might not really be able to cater in one place!

orienteerer Thu 04-Aug-11 16:25:26

Also here

Jaquelinehyde Thu 04-Aug-11 17:00:19

Oooh thank you, I shall have a sort through now and see what's available.

Orienteerer - we did think about lots of seperate homes but decided we want one big one so we can cook and dine together.

Jaquelinehyde Thu 04-Aug-11 17:02:41

Paschaelina grin if only!

Jaquelinehyde Thu 04-Aug-11 17:35:10

Themildmanneredjanitor I have had a look through the site you gave and found one that is a possibility as most of them offer split accommodation but Knowle manor looks great. Thank you

Anymore suggestions from anyone would be appreciated.

Orienteerer - we have looked on the one you linked to and none of them are any good unfortunately.

castlesintheair Thu 04-Aug-11 17:55:25

What about this place? porlock vale I think it has 15 bedrooms. If not available or suitable, the big domain website has lots of other places.

orienteerer Thu 04-Aug-11 18:32:38

castlesintheair - the one you linked to is unfortunately booked

Thefoxsbrush Thu 04-Aug-11 18:48:32

I love the look of here http://www.groupaccommodation.com/ga-main.property.details.asp?adId=2201

orienteerer Thu 04-Aug-11 19:12:15

Anything here? This one seems to have 15 bedrooms, take dogs & be available, can't work out catering arrangement though?

dwpanxt Thu 04-Aug-11 19:15:13

This is a fantastic place hargate hall in derbyshire loads of room ,history and beautiful scenery.

mummymeister Thu 04-Aug-11 23:12:12

try bigholidayhouse.com and groupaccomodation.com both websites specialise in houses/groups of places sleeping more than 10. thought of trying National Trust?

Jaquelinehyde Thu 04-Aug-11 23:56:39

Bloody hell I have been staring at this screen for hours now searching through hundreds of different houses, castles, estates and manors!

I have managed to add a few to the list and shall continue on tomorrow, thank you for all the help so far...my eyes hurst so I am off to bed smile

Jaquelinehyde Fri 05-Aug-11 12:35:26

Morning, well I'm back on it today!

So far we have about 4 on the short list but none of them have everythingas yet, so I am continuing to look just in case!

Anymore suggestions are greatly welcomed.

OoopsWeDidItAgain Fri 05-Aug-11 13:23:50

How about here....

www.bishopswoodhouse.co.uk/index.php

Not sure if they do Christmas bookings but I've been to an event there and it is lovely.

orienteerer Fri 05-Aug-11 13:59:51

Found it...perhaps? Hamps Hall & Barn in the Peak District, 18 bedrooms (in 2 adjoining buildings)and a dining room that sleeps 40, takes dogs and is available.
This one is available but only 14 bedrooms.

orienteerer Fri 05-Aug-11 14:00:34

Ops....."seats" not sleeps 40.

Jaquelinehyde Fri 05-Aug-11 14:48:22

Eeeek I think I have found it!!!

Just waiting for the lady to ring me back with a price for Christmas week 2012!

Everyone please keep your fingers crossed, I shall reveal it as soon as we know for sure (not that I expect any of you to be that bothered, but I'm nosey and I know I would want to know grin )

lp77 Thu 11-Aug-11 20:29:26

where did you book?

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