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Enjoy the space, grandeur and grounds of a large country house as a smaller group, at a smaller price

If you’ve ever dreamed of spending the holidays in a large country house but haven’t quite got the right sized group to fill it, then our collection of holiday homes with reduced occupancy options are the perfect solution.

Whether you choose to stay in an impressive Baronial-style Scottish mansion with acres of space and four-poster beds, an elegant stone-built Northumbrian house just a short hop from the beach, or a stylish Northumberland country home with its own private bothy for special occasion suppers, our reduced occupancy listings allow you to experience the space, grandeur and grounds of a large country home at a rate that reflects your smaller party size.  

Perfect for celebrating a milestone birthday or a special occasion, this collection gives you the opportunity to experience and enjoy these homes on a smaller scale on select out-of-season dates. Please note that each property will accept different party sizes and some rooms will also be closed-off when taking the property on a low-occupancy basis. Call us or check the property listing for more information.

If you’re a larger party looking for full use of a property, take a look at our Large Holiday Homes or our Castles, Towers & Stately Homes collections.

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The Steading Retreat Chatton, Northumberland

Pairing period details with crisp, contemporary decor, this eye-catching barn conversion is ideal for families or groups of friends – especially the TV room boasting its own bar!

A reduced occupancy version of The Steading At West Lyham. Available between September to December only (excluding school holidays and the festive fortnight).

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Risingham Cottage West Woodburn, Northumberland

Perfect privacy on a rural estate beside the Northumberland National Park.

A reduced occupancy version of Risingham House.

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The Woodworkers Cottage Alnwick, Northumberland

A spacious townhouse in the heart of Alnwick, The Woodworker's Cottage combines a dream location with distinctive interiors.

A reduced occupancy version of The Craftsman's Cottage.

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Driftwood Retreat Bamburgh, Northumberland

A charming, wood-cladded cottage opposite extensive sand dunes leading to Bamburgh’s famous golden sands.

A reduced occupancy version of Driftwood. Available between October and the end of March only (excluding October Half Term and the festive fortnight).

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Lowtown Cottage Greenhead, Northumberland

An old stone cottage whose traditional exterior and rural setting belie its bold design and artistic pedigree.

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Mill Hill House Embleton, Northumberland

A splendid Northumbrian house which has been carefully designed with large groups in mind. The house is ideally suited for memorable family get-togethers and special occasions.

A reduced occupancy version of Brunton House. Available between November and March inclusive (excluding the festive fortnight).

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Broadgate Farmhouse West Woodburn, Northumberland

Far away from any hustle and bustle, this 19th Century home is set in 1000 acres on the Cragg Estate, in the heart of rural Northumberland's unspoilt countryside.

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Mossfennan House Peebles, Scottish Borders

Tucked away at the end of a tree lined drive, the splendid setting of this large country house is sure to make an impression as your eye is drawn towards spectacular views beyond.

10% discount on remaining stays throughout April 2024 (3 night stay minimum).

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Fairnilee Retreat Galashiels, Scottish Borders

An imposing Edwardian mansion in a spectacular setting rising above the river Tweed, in the heart of Scott country.

This is a reduced occupancy version of Fairnilee House. Available between November and early March, excluding the festive fortnight.

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Cairnbank House Duns, Scottish Borders

An impressive five bedroom Georgian house set in lush gardens and grounds on the edge of the vibrant market town of Duns.

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