RSS Feed

Related Articles

Related Categories

House parties with

21st February 2014 Print

With such an extensive selection of properties to be found on, perhaps this is the year to arrange a house party with family or friends? From architect-designed properties to traditional country houses and from contemporary mountain retreats to sleek modern designs, there is something to suit every taste and budget.

Stay on a film location – from £277 pp (sleeps 24)

Almiral de la Font (property ref: 6973 – sleeps 24) is a beautifully-restored 11 bedroom/nine bathroom masia (Catalan country house) which will feature in the soon-to-be-released film The Wine of Summer starring Ethan Peck. Located just south of Barcelona, there are 300 acres of private grounds (the size of Kew Gardens) which include beautiful vineyards, fruit trees and two pools. Sip the ‘house’ wine and enjoy views of neighbouring Garraf National Park from the property’s sun terraces. A week’s stay in low season costs from £6,646 per week or £277 pp (24 sharing). Flights (Barcelona) extra.

A plum spot in swanky Begur – from £133 pp (sleeps 12)

With a bathroom for every bedroom, a sunny south facing pool, stylish open plan living area, sublime sea views and just a ten-minute walk to Begur’s boutiques, tapas bars and late-night eateries – this villa (property ref: 8851 – sleeps 12) has everything covered. Overlooking one of Spain’s prettiest stretches of coastline, the property is a stone’s throw from pocket-sized coves and fragrant pine forests. A week’s stay in low season starts from £1,595 total per week or £133 pp (12 sharing). Flights (Girona) extra.

Architect-designed Andalucian Estate – from £102 pp (sleeps 22)

Award-winning architect Aubrey David used a combination of classic Mediterranean style and modern touches to design this perfect spot for a house party. The magnificent estate (property ref: 9531 – sleeps 22) is made up of five self-catering holiday villas: El Cortijo, West House, La Casita, Villa Carmen and Casa Mario, which can be rented separately, or together as a whole. If a group rents the whole estate, the huge living areas of El Cortijo are large enough to host the full party. The high, timber-beamed ceilings, open archways and spacious reception rooms give a sense of grandeur and occasion, making this an ideal spot for a celebration. A week’s stay in low season starts from £2,247 total or £102 pp (22 sharing). Flights (Malaga) extra.

Catalonian mansion with its own vineyard – from £180 pp (sleeps 18)

Just 15 minutes’ drive from vibrant Sitges, eight-bedroom Cal Mingo (property ref: 13202 – sleeps 18) offers groups of up to 18 people the chance to stay in a traditional Catalan country house, complete with its own vineyard and mountain views. Located in Catalonia, the 15th century property is spacious – both inside and out – with a large dining room, extensive private grounds, an outdoor pool and a tree house – there’s even a bodega stocked with local wines, and the all-important WiFi. A week’s stay in low season starts from £3,246 total per week or £180 pp (18 sharing). Flights (Barcelona) extra.

A Mallorcan idyll with no neighbours – from £207 pp (sleeps 10)

Located in a lush valley between the traditional Mallorcan town of Andratx and the glamorous Port d’Andratx, this traditional stone finca (property ref: 15970 – sleeps 10) is perfect for a more low-key celebration. Set in an exceptionally private spot with no neighbours, it’s close enough to enjoy boating and beaches by the coast, too. Ideal for a smaller group, there is a beautiful landscaped pool with a built-in BBQ and outdoor seating for up to 16, a cosy wood-burning stove and a separate one-bedroom guest house for those guests looking for a bit more personal space. A week’s stay in low season starts from £2,079 total or £208 pp (10 sharing). Flights (Palma) extra.’s website also provides regularly-updated articles and blogs (many with excellent insider tips), detailed area guides, useful maps, plus lively and professionally-filmed HD video footage of a wide range of Spain’s cities and coastal resorts.