BRITS are rediscovering the joy of large gatherings of friends and extended family after a long time apart.
And there are some fantastic rental properties around the UK that make a great base for a group get-together this half term break.
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From grade II listed windmills to big beach houses, renting these large properties with a group keeps costs down for everyone.
We’ve found some very special stays all over the UK for a group trip this October, in beauty spots such as the Yorkshire Dales and Camber Sands beach on the East Sussex coast.
Grade II listed Windmill, Norfolk
This 7-storey heritage windmill in Kings Lynn, Norfolk is perfect for a cool getaway with friends and family, with 7 bedrooms sleeping up to 15 people.
On top of the novelty of staying in a windmill, there’s a games room for get-togethers and a huge terrace and open-air pool that can be heated for swimming in autumn.
Stays cost from £615 per night – at full capacity that’s £41pppn.
- Book a stay at the windmill from £41pppn
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Fir Lodge, Norfolk
A beautifully-crafted traditional log cabin that looks like it’s landed from Lapland, the fir lodge has room to house 13 people – so ideal for families or friends holidaying together.
The lodge offers a cosy atmosphere to hunker down together under the timber trusses as the nights get cooler and darker this autumn.
Alongside a games room with a pool table, there’s an outdoor hot tub, sauna and steam room so you can relax and play with your nearest and dearest.
Stays are from £413 per night – or £32pppn if you fill all the beds.
- Book a stay at the fir lodge from £32pppn
Dale View Farmhouse, North Yorkshire
Overlooking the gorgeous North York Moors, this Grade-II listed converted farmhouse is a peaceful countryside escape that can accommodate up to 13 guests in its 6 bedrooms.
The huge kitchen table is ideal for big group meals, and visitors will enjoy gathering around the fire in the cool nights.
The nearby seaside town of Whitby also makes for a great family day out.
The Dale View Farmhouse is available from £439 per night, or £34pppn if there’s a full group.
- Book a stay at Dale View Farmhouse from £34pppn
The white turrets of Avilion stand watch over the Welsh Coast, and its spacious country house interior makes a great setting for a group getaway.
The grade-II listed building has 7 bedrooms sleeping up to 12 guests and there are open fires and a large dining room for lovely long dinners with the people you like best.
Stays at Avilion in Angelsey are from £557 per night, or £46.50 each for a full house.
- Book a stay at Avilion from £46.50pppn
The Suttons Beach House, East Sussex
Set on one of Sussex’s most beautiful stretches of shoreline, the Suttons beach house overlooks the dunes of Camber Sands.
The large house has stunning views and sleeps up to 8 people, so it’s an ideal rental for families to rent together.
Stays are from £256 per night, or just £32pppn for a group of 8.
- Book a stay at Suttons Beach House from £32pppn
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