Planning a family getaway or perfecting your pre-wedding party plans? Pack up for a UK getaway or an overseas adventure with our pick of plush party pads.

Whether it’s a weekend get-together with the gang, a family celebration, or a bridal party bash with all the trimmings, we’ve picked our four of our favourite party pads on home soil and overseas. Pink Cottage is perfect for a girly getaway and New Forest House it the ultimate, sumptuous staycation spot; while Quinta Bonita ticks all the boxes for a sunshine stay and Villa Pliniana oozes elegance and class on the banks of Lake Como. Party-people, take your pick…




If you’re looking for a girly getaway set in gorgeous rolling countryside, Pink Cottage in Suffolk is the perfect place to party – or be pampered. Not only is it one of the most Insta-worthy spots for a bridal bash, but it also has forward-thinking facilities and technology on site, and is set within the most stunning surroundings – perfect if you’re a go-out-and-get-‘em group. Whether you’re checking in for a foodie feast in the dining room, al fresco supper on the terrace or parkland pleasures including swimming, woodland rides and a spot of tennis, this picture-perfect, pink paradise is just the ticket for your pre-wedding celebrations.



Treat your wedding troops to a weekend in the totally timeless New Forest House, Hampshire. This 12 bedroom refined residence is beautiful inside and out, with luxurious interiors, gorgeous grounds and all the amenities you could possibly need for a sumptuous staycation in the countryside. Complete with games room and cinema, as well as in-house spa and foodie experiences, not to mention the laser clay shooting, casino nights and murder mystery activities available, there’s something to entertain the whole gang.




If you’re jetting off for your bridal bash, a traditional villa perched on a cliff overlooking the Atlantic coast may just tick all the boxes. Quinta Bonita is a family-run boutique hotel boasting beautiful Portuguese character in every nook and cranny, but can also be hired out as a private villa for weddings, parties and big family holidays. Whether you’re looking for a quiet oasis, wellness retreat, pool party pad or a place to chill out in the sunshine, this villa has it all. Lap it up by the pool, hang out in a hammock, get to know the glorious gardens or put your feet up with a cocktail on the terrace. Pure bliss…




Imagine this… your very own private sanctuary sitting on the banks of Lake Como – cocktail in hand – your favourite people by your side. Does is get any better? Steeped in history and hosting the likes of Leonardo da Vinci and Napoleon since its construction in 1573, this opulent space accommodates 39 guests in plush paradise suites and offers jaw-dropping views of the iconic landscape. This incredibly elegant villa sits between the lush greenery and beautiful blue waters of Lake Como – a stunning setting that’s sure to stay with you forever.

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