🦩17th-century Mediterranean-style villa |⚡️ 8 beautiful bedrooms | 🛌 Sleeps up to 18 | 🌳 Set in 20 acres of stunning grounds | 🥂 Owners are experts in curating tailored luxury events | 📍 Newland, Gloucestershire | 🥂 Exceptional party house for bespoke hen weekends, milestone birthday parties, and big celebrations | 👙 Hot tubs
Why we love Tan House Newland for a Party Weekend
“This 17th-century Mediterranean-style villa, with its ancient walls and long lawns, is a canvas of possibility. No vision is too bold, no dream too outrageous, no party too colourful. Here, in this luxury Gloucestershire party house, you can gather together, surrounded by the people you love, to celebrate life’s unique events – in a truly individual way. It’s your very own Wonderland where normal rules do not apply.”
Built around 1670, during the reign of King Charles II, Tan House Newland is an enchanting Italianate country villa that excels at ‘once upon a times’. When you book this luxury party house in Gloucestershire, the manor house, stone-built barn, Tipi, courtyard and glorious formal gardens, meadow and woodland all become yours. Onto them, you can hang whatever dream celebration you want to make your occasion extra special.
This highly-bespoke party house experience comes courtesy of husband and wife owners, François and Tanya. Generous, warm and modern-minded hosts, they are experts in creating exclusive immersive events for their guests; boasting over 30 years’ experience curating dazzling occasions for film, fashion, corporates and TV.
From organising the sensational décor and lights to sourcing the bespoke entertainment, activities and catering, François and Tanya will be your personal party planners, forging a hen party, birthday party or anniversary gathering that no-one will forget.
The Garden Wing – Sleeps 10 – Adjoining the main villa is the recently-renovated and utterly-fabulous Garden Wing. With five generous bedrooms, this elegant space sleeps up to 10 guests. Decorated with dove-whites and spring yellows and mints, its lo-fi vibe is exactly what you need to bring your party heart-rate to a restful beat when the evening is over.
Inside the Garden Wing you’ll also find a large, airy country-house kitchen with a breakfast bar and an egg-yolk yellow range cooker; a dining room that seats ten around a long, scrubbed-pine table; and a delightful open-plan sitting room, with deep sofas and a wonderful view over the garden. Thoughtful touches include fluffy slippers, fresh bathrobes, big luxurious towels and the softest bed linens.
Outside, the Garden Wing has its own private courtyard garden which backs onto the tipi and comes with a picnic bench, wood-fired hot tub, fire pit, pizza oven and BBQ. Happily, this lovely stay can also be hired out separately as a self-catering property, should you want to come back with family or friends for a luxury weekend in this magical Gloucestershire oasis.
Hillside Retreat & Showman Wagon – Sleeping up to 8 – A short walk away from the main manor party house is the estate’s bijou Hillside Retreat and gorgeous Showman Wagon which – between them – can sleep a further 8 guests. Both come with a wood-fired hot tub, pizza oven, fire pit and Kamado egg barbecues. If you’d like extra friends to join you for your party, there’s also the option of adding five luxury Taj bell tents for them to sleep in come the summer.
Without question, Tan House Newland is pulse-quickening stuff. The moment the tree-lined drive ushers you into its 20-acre estate, you close the door on the bland, the expected, the usual. What you arrive at is a Gloucestershire party house that’s historic and beautiful, set amongst private grounds that feel like your own fairytale fiefdom.
Add to that the exceptional hospitality of owner-hosts, François and Tanya, and you have all the ingredients for a one-of-a-kind celebration. In truth, there can be few manor houses so magical, so secluded and so unique to hire in Gloucestershire or the Royal Forest of Dean for your party. Here’s hoping we get an invite.
“Fabulous accommodation, fantastic hosts… We had a family gathering to celebrate my Dad’s birthday at Tan House and it couldn’t have been a more perfect weekend. Tanya and Francois are the perfect hosts and went out of their way to ensure we had a memorable weekend. The accommodation is beautifully decorated with large sofas to chill out on and a big dining room table which easily seated all 10 of us for breakfast. We enjoyed a birthday lunch in the tepee, which has a magical mix of zebras, palms and chandeliers. Fairy lights surround the hot tub and pizza oven area and we spent a wonderful evening sat under the stars, the adults chatting with a glass of wine, whilst the kids enjoyed the hot tub. I can highly recommend this beautiful property and these fantastic hosts” Emily T
- Luxury and unique 17th-century party house in Gloucestershire
- Set in the Newland Valley Estate in the Royal Forest of Dean
- Sleeping up to 18 guests in three separate properties
- Add on five luxury Taj bell tents if you need more space for guests
- Hot tubs, firepits and pizza ovens available
- Stunning Tipi and stone barn for feasting and dancing
- Hosts can be your party planning team to help create a bespoke, memorable event
- Popular bolt-on activities include cocktail-making, dance classes, cookery courses and stargazing
- 20-acre private estate with formal gardens, pretty topiary, a fountain, ponds and stone-built water runs
- Perfect for hen weekends, milestone birthdays or family celebrations
- Parking for 40+ cars
- The nearest mainline train station is Lydney, about 15 minutes’ taxi away