With Halloween little more than a week away, it’s time to get into the groove and gear up for the extended holiday season that will be soon upon us after All Saints’ Eve. Sooner than later, you’ll find yourself throwing parties and scheduling get-togethers for your near and dear ones as well as ensuring your presence in events and festivities organized by your relatives and colleagues. Now, it could be that you’re looking for a spacious cottage or country house for accommodating a large gathering as your home is too small for holding a mega bash, and also lacks the amenities to make a jamboree successful.     

You’ll come across several party houses when you browse on the net, complete with all details including but not limited to layout (no of rooms, bathrooms, dining rooms et al), facilities, and nearby activities. When it comes to picking and choosing from cottages for large groups, first set a budget. It could be quite embarrassing for you to realize that you cannot afford to book the accommodation when the place is perfect in all respects for your mammoth party.

Here are some guidelines or tips you should keep in mind before you embark on the task of selecting a spacious cottage or party house for an epic get-together:-

  • First set a budget

You won’t have much trouble spotting and making a list of cottages for large groups, thanks to the convenience of the internet. As a matter of fact, you’ll be spoilt for choice-should you choose a French chateau or should you opt for a manor in the countryside?  Perhaps, the country house you passed by while you were journeying to Leeds or the seaside estate in Cornwall would be ideal.

Now, after spending a great deal of time and effort, when you eventually select a roomy cottage located in a picturesque landscape, only to find that the booking rates are too high. So, if you do not want to see your search efforts go down the drain, fix a budget in the first place and tally the same with the reservation fees of the party houses in your checklist.

  • Fix a date for the gathering well in advance

Settling or agreeing on a date could be quite vexing and troublesome, particularly when you’ve sent out invitations to a large number of individuals. Your guests, especially those with families, could have several commitments spread throughout the holiday season. So, you should notify everyone well in advance, giving them the option of selecting from a set of dates, and also discuss at length with them as to which day or date would be suitable for all.

  • Location, location, location

Consult with your guests as to the type of location (countryside or coastal or mountainous) where they’d prefer to while away the hours. At the same time, make sure the spot or location can be reached easily by private or public transport.

  • Can the cottage or country house accommodate all your guests?

Does the cottage or manor have enough room to house all your guests, in case you’re planning to stay for a day or two? Are all the rooms well-furnished? Is the place child/pet friendly? Is the dining room large enough to seat all your invitees?

  • Is the party house equipped with the facilities you are looking for?

Does the party house have a kitchen where you can cook meals? You should be able to wash up and clean after having your repasts. Is water supply available round the clock? What about the waste disposal facilities?

  • Entertaining or amusing activities in the vicinity of the cottage    

Are there children and a dog park close by? Is there a shopping center near the party house? What about bank ATMs, apothecaries, restaurants, and pubs?