Want to be the master of ceremonies but lack the house to do it? Whether it’s an extravagant milestone birthday party, a family reunion, a wedding dinner party, or a vacation, you can find unforgettable houses for rent in Europe.
One such house is the “Bradley House” in Wiltshire, which sleeps 24 in an elegant Georgian manor estate, circa 1680. This house for rent has everything a rich baron could possibly want – grand entrance halls, enormous staircases, fireplaces, floor-to-ceiling windows, spacious bath tubs and 25,000 acres. Silver candelabras and Victorian era paintings add to the historic charm of houses for rent like the Bradley House. Inside, you’ll see acres of counter space, as well as a hinterland of pantries, gun rooms, cloak rooms, nurseries, music rooms, laundry rooms, libraries and servant’s quarters. The home itself has a bit of rich history. Upstairs in the master bedroom, you’ll find the actual oak bed frame of Henry VIII and Jane Seymour (who succeeded Anne Boleyn). The weekend at this inviting estate will run you £6,500 for the weekend.
When looking for houses for rent, do you prefer something sleek and modern? Do stainless steel appliances, black-white-and-gray color schemes and straight-lined furniture catch your fancy? Perhaps “Berkeley House” in Gloucestershire would be the stylish location for your gathering or vacation. Designed by model/photographer Lena Proudlock, this house is ideal for intimate parties sleeping up to 14 or for newlyweds who prefer a garden bedroom respite. The outdoor fire pit is the best place for wine and entertaining, while the cinema room and film gallery make for a creative’s paradise. You can buy three nights for £3,500.
If you’re looking for more Arts and Crafts style Bohemian houses for rent, you can try “Voewood” in Norfolk, which sleeps 32. Inside, you’ll enjoy a modern art collection, hand-painted murals, one of Lew Grade’s pianos, a breathtaking mosaic room and a tepee’d gardens. Décor ranges from stuffed birds and wild colors, to soft glowing Moroccan lamps and rich animal-print tapestries. The Great Hall can host a party of 100 for £6,400 (two nights). The grounds are a gardener’s dream – with plums, persimmons, apples and grape vines out back. This house for rent also features a unique garden kitchen, an elegant fountain, a croquet lawn and rose bush lined walkways.
Of course, these are just some of the more opulent country houses for rent. If you’re looking for a quaint getaway and don’t require such a palatial property, you can find much lower priced manors that run as low as £1,075/week.