That age-old tradition of a hen night has evolved to become a hen weekend these days, and there’s something very nice about that – spending a whole weekend with a group of your best and trusted friends ahead of tying the knot and slipping comfortably into married life. Finding the perfect property for a hen weekend for a large group of gals (and boys!) is easy with Sleeps12; we’ve got some fabulous self-catering accommodation for large groups of up to 30 people, with all the top notch facilities that make a hen weekend even better – like swimming pools, hot tubs, saunas and steam rooms.
If you like a game of pool or ping-pong, most of our big holiday houses have a games room, and several now have gorgeously cosy BBQ lodges with reindeer hides to keep you warm when you gather together beneath the fairy lights for an evening of chitchat. You'll find yourselves surrounded by the beautiful countryisde of Somerset, Devon, Wiltshire, or the Forest of Dean, although we also have a stunning town house in Worcester and a dreamy chateau in France.
It’s entirely up to you what kind of property you want for your hen weekend but we’re confident that you’ll be more than happy with your choice. Take your pick from big country houses like Berry House and Viney Hill Country House, traditional cottages - see Dancing Hill and Halse Water House, luxury lodges - check out Ham Bottom and Flossy Brook, awesome barn conversions such as House on the Hill and Walnut Arbour, and for rambling farmsteads, Hurstone House and Pound Farm. Spacious rooms, en suite bedrooms, stylish interiors and all the gizmos and gadgets you need for a brilliant hen weekend. Make it one to remember, hire vintage china and have an afternoon tea party and a game of croquet on the lawn; have drinks and nibbles in the drawing room or on the patio, or a big celebration feast around the dining table.
We’re more for the refined hen gatherings as our large group holiday homes certainly aren’t party houses, so with that in mind we’ve got a list of things that will entertain and amuse you and your bevy of beauties; book our recommended mobile therapists to come in and spoil you all with a pampering session, or hire one of our tried and tested caterers to whip you up a five course feast, canapes and champagne, or a beauty of a cream tea – whatever you fancy. Check out our Extras and Things To Do pages and you’ll find plenty of inspiration for activities; pony trekking, clay pigeon shooting, quad biking, a falconry experience and in-house fun like a life drawing class, dance lessons and cupcake decorating. Whatever you opt for, it’s bound to be heaps of fun so make sure you take loads of photos, or better still, get our professional photographer in to capture those heady moments.
It’s up to you whether you have a 2 night or 3 night hen weekend; we do both. A 2 night weekend is from 4pm on Friday to 4pm on Sunday, whilst if you decide to go for a 3 night weekend, your selected property will be all yours from 4pm Friday to 10am on Monday. That extra night can make such a difference, it’s one for a quieter time, gathering round the wood-burner if it’s chilly outside, or settling onto big fat sofas to watch a movie. If the weather is good, well, it’s another one for an evening stroll, a soak in the hot tub and perhaps a little drink whilst you watch the sunset.
We like to think you can rely on us for a relaxing and happy hen weekend; one that will give you happy memories to take home – and plenty to talk about on your big day!