Butley Priory, Suffolk
A 14th-century monastery located in the wilds of the Suffolk, Butley Priory is ideal for the bride who wants a fairytale hen. Its fabulous stone vaulted arches, huge fireplaces and enormous bedrooms are now the basis of a comfortable home. Explore the forest, marshlands and beach on your doorstep, then cook up a feast around the Aga.
Sleeps 15, from £750 a night
The Manor, Somerset
Once home to the family of Scott of the Antarctic, this grand property is full of original period features. We love the floor-to-ceiling windows, the winding staircase and the stained-glass roof. The Manor has been brought into the 21st century with a fully fitted kitchen, gym, large heated pool and hot tub. There’s a pretty Somerset village with an excellent pub very close by, and The Cowshed Spa at Babington House is a ten-minute drive.
Sleeps 18, from £1,100 a night
Hill House, Worcestershire
With its open fires and plush furnishings, this Georgian property ticks all the boxes for a cosy weekend in the country. Its team can organise a range of catering (think afternoon tea or supper parties) as well as activities like life drawing and gin tasting. If the bride is struggling to streamline the guest list, there’s space for up to 39 guests in other properties on the same site.
Sleeps 16, from £1,500 a night
This spacious house has room for up to 20 hens, spread across ten en-suite double rooms. Backing onto the beautiful Blackwater estuary, you can go for lovely walks before returning to the ample entertaining areas, including two acres of garden complete with hot tub, BBQ and games-ready lawn.
Sleeps 20, from £1,180 a night
The Old Farmhouse, Cotswolds
This beautifully converted farmhouse on the Daylesford estate comes with lots of original features and seriously photogenic interiors. Book in for a zen-inducing yoga class at the Bamford Haybarn Spa; grab foodie treats at the famed Daylesford deli for board games by the fire; or go for a long walk in the rolling Cotswolds followed by a well-deserved lunch at the Wild Rabbit Inn. The team can also organise activities such as cooking classes or floristry workshops.
Sleeps 8, from £3,340 a weekend
Llyn House, Lake District
Loved by both Beatrix Potter and William Wordsworth, this Georgian manor on the banks of Lake Windermere is sure to impress any book-loving bride. Offering the ultimate blend of old-school charm and modern features, it has direct lake access and 5,000 acres of private estate to explore. With a grand formal dining room and stunning modern kitchen, it’s well suited to hen-party suppers.
Sleeps 16, from £4,000 a weekend
Belvedere House, Bath
If the bride fancies a city break, Bath has it all and this spacious period property in the city centre makes a great base for the weekend. There are no fewer than three lounges, alongside a cosy snug, cinema area, walled courtyard and large kitchen-dining area. When you’re not making the most of the house, you can chill at the famous Thermae Bath Spa, explore Bath’s excellent food scene or revel in its Georgian atmosphere.
Sleeps 19, from £1,046 a night
Luxury Townhouse, London
This double-fronted Victorian townhouse overlooking Tooting Common makes the perfect base for a London hen weekend. With five tastefully decorated bedrooms and a huge master suite (including a 20ft bathroom, walk-in shower area and separate dressing room), this property will certainly wow the bride. Downstairs is designed for entertaining: the large kitchen has a large island unit; the formal dining room can sit 14; and there’s an outdoor eating area, gas barbecue and patio heater for the summer months.
Sleeps 16, from £875 a night
Hopton Lodge, London
With its on-point interiors, this south-west London property would be well suited to any design-conscious bride. Host a supper party at the 20-seat formal dining table or on the lawn with a terraced seating area; relax in front of the marble fireplace in one of the large reception rooms; and take a dip in one of the many roll-top baths.
Sleeps 16, from £1,055 per night
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