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12 great Airbnbs for large group getaways

Planning a group staycation? Check out these great Airbnbs around the UK for parties of eight or more

Rosie Hewitson
Ella Doyle
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Rosie Hewitson
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Ella Doyle
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Grab the mini toiletries, fetch your suitcase from the attic and get texting your pals: it’s time to sort your next big trip away. And we have a good idea. Hey, it’s not exactly rocket science –or one you’ve not thought of before – but it is a good one. You see, getting a group of you means you can book a massive Airbnb and it won’t cost the earth. And boy are there some massive Airbnbs hanging about.

And look, you might want to be sunning it in the Caribbean rather than heading to Manchester or the Lake District but we’re pretty sure a getaway with your nearest and dearest could be a pretty good alternative. Plus, with what Airbnb has on offer – including a whole host of super-luxe properties that become totally affordable when there’s a bunch of you – we reckon this could be an awesome way to get away on a getaway. 

With that in mind, we’ve rounded up some of the coolest Airbnbs for groups of eight to 15 across England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland, from a converted church in Essex to a hunting lodge in the Scottish Highlands.

So what are you waiting for? Start that ‘Belfast Boys 2k22’ group chat and get booking!

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Best UK Airbnbs for large groups

Sleeps eight

Haven’t set foot inside a church since your grandma dragged you along to midnight mass ten Christmasses ago? Make amends with a stay at this beautiful conversion right on the border of Wales.

With its rustic oak beams, vaulted ceilings and original carved stone windows, this idiosyncratic spot is a perfect blend of modern and period features, with a huge open-plan living area from which to sit and enjoy the country views. You’d be truly blessed to stay here.

Sleeps eight

This quirky Essex church conversion a short drive from the market village of Billericay is Grade II-listed, with original stained glass, wooden roof beams and carved marble slabs set into the floor.

The spacious open-plan living room is great for socialising (maybe with a glass of communion wine?) and feels bright, airy and modern despite the period features, thanks to its huge ceilings and white-washed walls. Take me to church!

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Sleeps ten

This tastefully decorated townhouse with spacious bedrooms and two large bathrooms is great for exploring the Northern Irish capital as a group.

You’ll find it in the Lisburn Road area, a few minutes from the shops, restaurants and cafés on Belfast’s vibrant Golden Mile. It’s also within walking distance of the city’s Botanic Garden, Queen’s University and the Ulster Museum.

Sleeps ten

Whichever old rector lived in this place was a lucky guy. With five bedrooms, four bathrooms and extensive gardens including its own private tennis court, this sprawling house is just a short drive from the middle of Durham, making it ideal for exploring the medieval city’s cobbled alleys, historic university and Norman cathedral, as well as the beautiful surrounding countryside.

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Sleeps 11

This dreamy Georgian townhouse is Grade II-listed and beautifully decorated with serene pastels, plush furnishings and contemporary artwork.

Just five minutes from the centre of Bath, with a roomy kitchen for cooking meals together and socialising, it’s an ideal base from which to explore the historic city on a mini-break with friends. Be sure to call dibs on the four-poster in the main bedroom!

Sleeps 12

This uber-rustic converted barn is situated on a five-acre estate a short drive from posh Henley-on-Thames in Oxfordshire. Guests get access to a billiard room, private tennis courts and an indoor pool, as well as spectacular countryside views. 

The huge living room with double-height ceilings is a great social space and features a working log fire for wine-fuelled evening chats. The ideal pad for a countryside jaunt with a big group of friends.

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Sleeps 13

A short hop from many of Manchester’s biggest draws (including its theatres, the Exhibition Centre, Man City’s Etihad Stadium, Salford Quays and the city centre), this stylish home in Salford has huge skylights, drool-worthy minimal decor and a pergola to sit under in the garden.

With two living rooms, three bathrooms and five big bedrooms, it’s a great base for a large group of friends who fancy a northern city break.

Sleeps 13

Suck down the salty air with a seaside stay at this gorgeous three-storey townhouse in Margate. A few seconds from the station and a couple of minutes from the main beach, it’s excellently located for trips to Dreamland, the Turner Contemporary gallery and the shops and cafés of the Old Town. 

With vibey green walls, tasteful artwork, wooden floors and an outdoor barbecue area, it’s a beautiful place for a beachy weekend away with pals.

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Sleeps 13

This stately AF Georgian townhouse features decadent decor including a crystal chandelier, a baby grand piano and a huge alcove library in its massive living room.

Bang in the centre of Edinburgh’s New Town, it’s super-close to the shopping hub of Princes Street as well as the National Gallery and National Museum, with excellent views over to Edinburgh Castle.

Sleeps 15

This impressive seven-story windmill conversion is like something you’d see on ‘Grand Designs’, except that it has actually been finished – and without anyone going bankrupt or getting divorced in the process (that we know of!).

With a large garden, outdoor pool, games barn and amazing views of the surrounding area from the three circular bedrooms at the top of the tower, this unique spot should make for a truly memorable getaway in the Norfolk countryside.

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Sleeps eight

Ey up! Grab a coachload of your nearest and dearest and head to this converted coach house in East Tanfield for a relaxing weekend exploring the North Yorkshire countryside. With a huge open-plan living space, plush armchairs and a log fire, the property somehow manages to feel spacious and cosy.

Dogs are welcome, and all the bedrooms feature ‘zip and link’ beds that can function either as queen-sized doubles or two singles, making it the ideal location for a large family getaway with bairns.

Sleeps 15

Channel your inner Viking at this hunting lodge on the River Dee. With Scandi-chic decor featuring vintage Chesterfield sofas, rustic wooden furniture and floorboards, calfskin rugs and cosy patterned throws, it delivers a whole heap of Highland hygge

The expansive Scottish hideaway is divided across two buildings, with a cosy living room and an open fireplace in the Farmhouse, and the dining area and an enclosed courtyard ideal for barbecues in the Steading. A braw choice for a really special stay with a big group of friends and family.

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