5 GROUP GETAWAYS
Planning on doing a Spice Girls and getting the band back together when lockdown restrictions allow?
You’ll want a pad fit for the 90s girl/boy supergroup that you are. So we’ve rounded up five of the best places for a group getaway...
Bucket and Spade
Devon, United Kingdom
Beach. Pub. BBQ.
Is there a holier trinity than that?
Bucket and Spade is a massive open-plan home with all the mod-cons you could want. It’s also a short stumble from shops, restaurants, pubs, and the beach (!) If the weather’s good, there’s a sprawling backyard with a bbq. If it’s miserable, snuggle up by the wood-burning fire inside.
This guy sleeps six in a king, double, and bunk beds.
Eggshell & Slate
Wales, United Kingdom
If your entire group of mates relates to Sporty Spice… this one’s probably for you.
Eggshell and Slate is hunkered down in the Dyfi Valley with pinch-me views across the Cambrian Mountains. All that rugged Welsh countryside is best explored on one of the hiking trails or cycling routes that you can pick up at the property. Wet play day? There’s a pool table, cosy reading nooks, and cottage-chic bedrooms.
You’ll fit six here in two king beds and a bunk bedroom.
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Long lazy days spent pruning in the sun and vino-fuelled dinners… Duckdown Lodge is a summer pleasure palace.
This villa is sitting pretty on the water’s edge. Split over three floors, there are plenty of suntrap terraces and humongous floor-to-ceiling windows to soak in the views. The best bit? Swanky shared facilities include a pool, tennis courts, and a spa.
Duckdown can sleep nine in a super king bed, king bed, two singles, and bunk beds.
Kent, United Kingdom
Calathea is serving up Georgian splendour in a townhouse that looks like a period drama film set. Ideal for a sophisticated seaside break
Think, antique furnishings nestled underneath modern art, twinkling chandeliers, and a marbled kitchen.
Calathea sleeps six in three double beds plus a single.
Halfpenny for Your Threats
Lechlade, United Kingdom
A cosy stone cottage in a quirky Cotswolds village? Yes. A thousand times, yes.
Probably best suited to a laid-back group of mates or upmarket family hols. All the rooms are warm and friendly - like the living room with its a wood-burning stove, TV, and coffee table books. The bedrooms are generously sized and there’s a bathroom with roll-top tub. Outside there’s a garden office and private garden for alfresco eats.
Sleeps six in a mixture of super king, king, and double bedrooms.