planning large groups

Big birthday coming up? How to plan a fabulous trip to Bath for large groups

20th July 2020

Many people’s birthday plans have been put on hold due to the coronavirus crisis. But that doesn’t mean you can’t start planning an epic celebration post-lockdown, whether your big day has been postponed or you’ve got a landmark birthday coming up. 

If you’ve got your sights set on beautiful, bustling Bath for your birthday, we have good news for you. 

Here at Bath Holiday Rentals, we have a fantastic selection of spacious, luxurious houses and apartments available for large groups. These can sleep from 6-14 people, with some properties offering ample space for as many as 17-20 guests. 

Many are available to book for late 2020, but you can also get your enquiry in early for 2021 bookings – contact us to find out more

Where in Bath to stay for a large group holiday

The brilliant thing about Bath is that it offers the best of both worlds. It’s a vibrant city full of culture, food, shopping, history and architecture, while being surrounded by rolling Somerset countryside. Better still, everything is accessible by road and rail, and the city centre itself is compact enough that you can explore on foot. 

What this means when planning the perfect spot for your birthday getaway is that you’ll have the best of everything on your doorstep. You can stay right in the heart of the city at our Monmouth Mews or Haystack properties and be just a short drive from the charming villages, picturesque hills and pretty meadows of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. 

Or, you can base yourself outside the city limits in one of the semi-rural idylls surrounding Bath, dipping in and out of the city centre whenever you want. This option gives you the space and privacy to enjoy the company of friends and family and the tranquillity of the countryside – but the bright lights of the city are still only a short walk or drive away. A great example of this is Church Street House, where you can walk down into the city centre in as little as 10 minutes. 

Our pick of gorgeous Bath properties for large groups

Here is just a selection of the many elegant, spacious homes for larger groups, with options for all budgets. Take a look:

  • Week Farm Manor – for those really special occasions, push the boat out with this ultra-glamorous country home sleeping up to 20 people. It’s set on 98 acres and is just 10 minutes’ drive from Bath city centre. Plus, you’ll get luxury extras fit for a movie star, including a 12-seater hot tub, plush interiors and a games room. 
  • Leigh House – book this charming house and barn together and you can bring up to 17 guests with you to celebrate your special occasion. You’ll enjoy log burning stoves, a private walled garden and unlimited use of a gym and sauna, all just a mile from Bradford-on-Avon and 7 miles from Bath.  
  • No 14 – this fabulously grand Georgian house sleeps 15-17 people across 5 floors, with stunning period features and spacious rooms perfect for social gatherings. Even better, you’ll be right in the heart of the city centre. 

Find more large self-catering properties in Bath for groups and special occasions here.