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Large Group Weekend Breaks

Big houses, large holiday homes and self catering barns are some examples of the holiday properties listed on Shortbreaks.com, perfect for large groups looking to holiday together. Shortbreaks.com offers a wide range of holiday properties that can accommodate for large groups, with most sleeping more than 12 guests in one house it makes the perfect recipe for those looking to celebrate any occasion whether it is a reunion, hen party, stag do or family celebrating a special occasion. Take a look at the properties listed below.

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Jurston Barn

Barn / Somerset / Sleeps 16

In 2010, Jurston Barn was a traditional, listed 17th-century stone and brick cob barn, built for one of the prosperous farms on this side of Wellington in Somerset. Today it has been lovingly turned into a luxurious holiday house that sleeps 12, retaining charming original features.

  • Sleeps 12 plus cots and toddler beds
  • 6 en suite bedrooms
  • Private hot tub and indoor pool
  • Pool table and table football
  • BBQ (Gas provided)
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The Beach House Exmouth

House / Devon / Sleeps 20

The Beach House in Exmouth is a wonderful Arts and Crafts House situated a stones throw away from the sandy beach with private pool, hot tub and watersports facilities. Sleeps 20 in 10 double bedrooms (8 ensuite). Three large reception rooms and well equipped kitchen.

  • Sleeps 20
  • Ample Parking
  • Pets Welcome
  • Garden and outdoor pool
  • WIFI
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The Grange

House / Somerset / Sleeps 18

The Grange is a majestic and luxurious former Georgian rectory sleeping up to twenty two people, the perfect place to stay with your friends and family for that special celebration, or just for a relaxed break. With our beautiful Orangery seating up to 50 people we are the ideal place for intimate wedding receptions. For corporate clients we offer relaxation, break out rooms and complete privacy. Your stay can be anything from totally self catered to fully catered with a range of options in between. Set in seventeen acres of private parkland in the attractive Somerset village of Horsington the house has a stone-flagged main hall, four elegant reception rooms, a farmhouse kitchen with a four-oven Aga, and eight bedrooms accommodating up to eighteen people. The Dovecote sleeps a further four.

  • Sleeps 20
  • Hot Tub
  • Swimming Pool
  • Cinema Room
  • Games Room
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Beaverbrook 30

Barn / Somerset / Sleeps 33

Fabulous 10 bedroom SOMERSET barn conversion, sleeping 30, with INDOOR POOL, SAUNA, HOT TUB and BBQ LODGE. 3 cots at no extra charge. 2 dogs by prior arrangement (£50 charge).

  • Sleeps 30 in 10 en suite bedrooms
  • Spa hall with indoor pool, hot tub and sauna
  • Games room with pool table, table tennis and more
  • Projector for movie night or slide show
  • Sky TV with full package and BT Sport
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Cotswold Park Barns

Barn / Gloucestershire / Sleeps 20

Cotswold Park Barns has 10 bedrooms all with en-suite bathrooms. All 10 bedrooms can be set as twin or double bedrooms – depending on your requirements Two of the bedrooms are suitable for a wheelchair user and one of them having an ensuite annexe that can accommodate a carer / nurse Up to 4 children could be added to your numbers by using the annexes adjacent to the 2 bedrooms in the Hay Barn

  • Sleeps 20
  • Hot Tub
  • 10 bedrooms all ensuite
  • In the heart of the Cotswolds
  • Tennis Court
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The Granary

Barn / Somerset / Sleeps 20

Luxurious 9 bedroom barn conversion in SOMERSET, sleeping 18, with PRIVATE INDOOR POOL and BBQ LODGE. Can sleep another 6 people at an extra charge per person. 3 cots at no extra charge. 2 dogs by prior arrangement (£50 charge).

  • Sleeps 18 in 9 en suite bedrooms
  • Private indoor swimming pool
  • Hot tub and BBQ Lodge
  • 6 extra beds available at extra cost
  • Pool table
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Crowcombe and Thorncombe

Lodge / Somerset / Sleeps 30

Two luxury West Country holiday lodges, sleeping up to 26 with 2 INDOOR HEATED POOLS in SOMERSET. 2 toddler beds (4yrs and under) and 4 cots at no extra charge. 2 dogs by prior arrangement (£50 charge).

  • Sleeps 26 plus toddler beds and cots
  • 11 en suite bedrooms
  • Private indoor heated swimming pools
  • Games areas with pool tables
  • 15 minutes to the coast
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The Pictureworks

Barn / Somerset / Sleeps 16

A luxurious industrial "loft style" conversion purpose built for you to celebrate, holiday or enjoy time away with friends. New from June 2016 The Pictureworks is specifically designed with everything you could need for a fantastic break. Swim or relax by the heated pool in a walled garden (May to Sept)

  • Hot tub
  • Sleeps 16
  • 6 bedrooms | 5 bathrooms
  • Bio ethanol fire
  • 8 person traditional Finnish sauna
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Lavender Barn

Barn / Somerset / Sleeps 12

Lavender Barn is a fabulous six bedroom property on the edge of a stunning Somerset conservation village with hot tub and indoor pool.

  • Sleeps 12 plus cots and toddler beds in luxury
  • Exclusive use of Indoor swimming pool mornings and evenings- shared in afternoon .
  • Private hot tub, large games room, wifi, cosy wood burner with logs provided
  • Fab pub within easy stroll, dogs by prior arrangement and large gardens
  • Linen, towels, bathrobes, fresh flowers, toiletries and a some local goodies!
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Upton Bourn Lodge

Barn / Somerset / Sleeps 14

Stay in a recently converted "grand designs" house, perfect for an extended family or group of friends to celebrate or holiday together. Fourteen can dine together in a fabulous double height room with bifold doors directly onto the garden and with views over the countryside. The lounge has a wood burner and superb surround sound Smart TV/audio system, then to keep everyone entertained there is the glass fronted games room with pool table and table football.Outside enjoy your own hot tub and large sauna (all year) with shared heated pool (May to Sept) and table tennis table.

  • Sleeps 18
  • Private Sauna
  • Private Hot Tub
  • Recently converted 'grand designs' house
  • Views over the countryside
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Lodge / Somerset / Sleeps 16

SOMERSET holiday lodge sleeping 14 in 6 en suite rooms, with INDOOR SWIMMING POOL and games area. 2 toddler beds (4 yrs and under) and 2 cots at no extra charge. 2 dogs by prior arrangement (£50 charge).

  • Sleeps up to 14 + toddler beds and cots
  • 6 en suite bedrooms
  • Private indoor swimming pool
  • Games area with table football
  • 15 minutes to the Somerset Coast
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Halula Beach House

Villa / Cornwall / Sleeps 18

Welcome to Halula Beach House, Newquay! Two properties that together make the perfect beach retreat where you are free to relax and enjoy beautiful Cornwall! Located just minutes walk from famous and fashionable Fistral Beach, it is a haven of luxury. It is modern, funky, bright and full of family fun! Enjoy yourself in and around the heated outdoor pool and de-stress in the hot tub, all of which are located on gorgeous terrace. (Swimming times and noise policy applies). Grab your family and friends, pour yourself a drink and kick back in style in the heated, fully weather proof 'shack'. Swim, splash and make countless family memories all in style and comfort. After a day of beach fun head home to Halula, wash all the sand from your toes in our heated outdoor shower and cosy up in the 'reading nook' with your book, kindle or Ipad. Halula is cool, vibrant and fun; the most amazing space to hang out with your loved ones.

  • Heated Swimming Pool (Swimming pool times apply)
  • High-quality Furnishings
  • Hot Tub & Garden terrace (noise policy applies out of respect for neighbours)
  • 10 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps up to 24 (over two adjoining properties)
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The Cottage Beyond

House / Somerset / Sleeps 16

A unique, spacious family home which has been transformed from a modest farmworker’s cottage into a fully accessible fabulous architect-designed contemporary residence brimming with ‘WOW!’ factor.

  • Private indoor heated pool
  • Sleeps up to 14+2
  • Idyllic farm location
  • Hot tub and sauna
  • Spacious landscaped garden
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Walnut Arbour

House / Somerset / Sleeps 16

Sleeps 12 in country cottage with indoor pool, outdoor hot tub, sauna and games room

  • 5 STAR Property
  • Sleeps 12 plus 2 chidren
  • Private Indoor Pool & Hot Tub
  • Sauna
  • Six Bedrooms & 4 Bathrooms
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Harmony Cottage and Sleepy's Barn

Cottage / Gloucestershire / Sleeps 13

Harmony Cottage and Sleepy's Barn are next door to each other and so are ideal for celebrations and can be booked for weekend and mid-week breaks.

  • Adjoining Cottages
  • Views of the River Severn
  • Perfect for Celebrations
  • Hot Tubs
  • Forest Activities
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Pebblebed Vineyard Farmhouse

Farmhouse / Devon / Sleeps 12

Pebblebed Vineyard Farmhouse is a wonderful thatched Devon Longhouse which has been modernised to the highest standards. The farmhouse has wonderful grounds leading onto 12 acres of vineyards and grazing fields. The house sleeps upto 12 with 4 double bedrooms and a family room. The house is adjacent to Pebblebed Winery which can be rented seperately for parties upto 50 people in the Winery Tasting Room. Marquees are also available in the vineyard for larger events.

  • Farmhouse on working vineyard
  • Surrounded by great countryside
  • Sleeps 12
  • Hot tub within mature gardens
  • Excellent location for relaxed parties by arrangement
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