Gorgeous Hen Do Houses For Grown-up, Stylish Celebrations

Posted on 4th Oct 2023. In , , ,


If, like us, tacky, loud and boisterous hen dos don’t float your boat, you’ve landed in the right place. Whether your bride-to-be is a giddy first-timer or a more elegant lady and this ain’t her first rodeo, we’ve found the best hen party pads perfect for stylish celebrations.

From huge fancy houses where large groups are welcome to something smaller and more intimate, if you’d all rather be in bed before midnight. These are 10 of the very best hen do houses for a pre-nuptials shindig that’s sophisticated and swish.

All the properties mentioned in this article have been selected carefully based on first-hand experience or unique character, awards, and previous guest reviews. We may earn a commission if you book via the links below, but this never affects our rating.

Go Large

Hen Do Houses For a Big Celebration

Large group of hens? Need plenty of space in a big house without cramping one another’s style? Check out these mighty homes.

Mill End, Mitcheldean in Gloucestershire

A beautiful 600-year-old hen do house near the Cotswolds in Gloucestershire, with a colourful, quirky interior for a highly-original place to stay for up to 40 hens. There are 17 bright, individually-themed bedrooms (the owner is an ex-fashion designer), a therapy room for wellness treats, two kitchens, a huge dining area that can seat 40 or be used for hen party activities, as well as a large garden and terrace with a hot tub. Best of all, Mill End Mitcheldean can also organise your theme, the catering, and all your activities and entertainment – including cocktail making, live music and dance workshops.

Sleeps: 40 hens
Price: From £120pp
Exclusive: quote HENMILLEND for a complimentary fridge full of Prosecco and welcome table of local artisan food

Alexander House, Auchterarder in Perthshire

Set grand against the Perthshire hills, with stunning views over the Highlands, is 3-storey Alexander House, a sensational and sophisticated hen party house in Scotland. The size and space inside and outside is magnificent: 8 elegant bedrooms (styled with a mix of farmhouse and French-style antique furniture), a sprawling kitchen-dining room, a dining hall with circular table, and a drawing room where you can light the open fire for the evening to swap stories. There’s a games room, hot tub, heated outdoor pool and sweeping lawns looking out towards the famous Gleneagles Hotel – great for cocktails and home to an incredible spa.

Sleeps: 20 hens
Price: From £175pn
Exclusive: quote 13Y48 for 10% OFF bookings made before July 2024


Go Quirky

Hen Do Houses With Added Dazzle

For pre-wedding get-togethers with drama, theatre and a whole heap of va-va-voom, these are our favourite hen weekend houses.

Tan House Newland, Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire

No vision is too bold, no dream too outrageous, no party too colourful for Tan House, a sublime 17th-century Mediterranean party house in Gloucestershire. When you book, the entire estate becomes yours: the manor house, stone-built barn, Tipi, courtyard, glorious formal gardens, meadow, woodland – along with three gorgeous types of accommodation. Bespoke is what you get here at Tan House. Owners François and Tanya help you create a unique, immersive event using 30 years’ experience doing the same for film, fashion and TV. It’ll be a hen party gathering that no-one will forget.

Sleeps: 20 hens
Price: Bespoke parties with POA
Exclusive: quote 13Y48 for 10% OFF bookings made before July 2024

Wonderland House, Brighton in Sussex

One of the top ten movie-themed houses in the world, Wonderland House is a vivid Alice in Wonderland Regency-style house created especially for brides-to-be who love dressing up or whose wedding is themed.  Every inch of this hen do house has been given a magical touch, straight from the pages of Lewis Carroll’s famous tale. There are teacups for chairs, dressing up costumes, a Mad Hatter’s banqueting room, and six bedrooms with a different, cleverly-executed theme. You can bolt-on dinner prepared by a private chef, a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, as well as massage and pampering. Plus, the sea is a quick trot across the road if you want to take your hen do to the beach.

Sleeps: 24 hens
Price: From £600pn


Go Peacefully

Hen Do Houses For A Quiet Night

If your bride-to-be is after an understated hen do, without a rowdy night or hangover, these cool houses fit the bill.

Ballarat House, Margate in Kent

Fizzing with vintage cool, this colourful holiday home in Margate is a great base for a quieter kind of celebration. Set over 3 floors, the house has five bedrooms each one carefully decorated by owner and textile designer, Amelia. Your living, dining and kitchen is one fabulous open-plan space – perfect for you all to enjoy a cocktail in before head out to explore Margate properly. There’s also a sweet courtyard garden and 3 bathrooms for you all to have some privacy. Activities-wise, Margate has plenty of things for you to do to ramp up the fun, including the amusement sensation that is Dreamland, as well as the Turner Contemporary gallery – which is moments away from Ballarat House – and lots of cool bars and restaurants for a good meal and chin-wag.

Sleeps: 10 hens
Price: From £200pn

Little Cottage, Praa Sands in Cornwall

There’s nothing ‘little’ or ‘cottagey’ about sensational Little Cottage overlooking the beach of Praa Sands in Cornwall. This modernist coastal stunner is the vision and creation of award-winning architect of Soho House, Alex Michaelis, and sleeps up to 10 people in its four bedrooms. With light-filled white interior spaces, floor-to-ceiling windows in virtually every room, and views of the sea that are jaw-dropping, Little Cottage is not a place for loud parties and misbehaving. This architecturally-splendid haven is where you drink good wine, cook amazing food, enjoy long walks along the beach, and talk until the sun sets.​ Cheers to that.

Sleeps: 10 hens
Price: From £600pn
Pic credit: booking.com


Go Luxe

Hen Do Houses Worth the Splurge

Splash out on these hen party houses that are a cut-above. Enviable locations, high-end interiors – for making gilt-edged memories together.

Dinham Weir House, Ludlow in Shropshire

Exquisite interiors, riverside location and a professional chef, based on-site. Yes, Dinham Weir House is one of the most beautiful for a sophisticated hen do. Once upon a time this architecturally-unique pad was a Michelin-starred restaurant with rooms. Today, it’s a stunning self-catering home set at the foot of Ludlow Castle on the banks for the River Teme. 12 hens can stay here in the 6 masterfully decorated en-suite bedrooms. There’s a swish bar area and a fantastic large open-plan living/dining room, ideal for elegant dinner parties. Outside, the landscape gardens cascade down to the water’s edge; don’t be surprised if you lose hours gathered on the outdoor sofas, warming yourselves around the fire pit, just taking it all in. Bliss.

Sleeps: 12 hens
Price: From £2,463pn

Tregulland Cottage & Barn, Bodmin Moor in Cornwall

Tucked into a valley on the edge of Bodmin Moor and just 20 minutes from the beach, Tregulland Cottage & Barn is eco-chic luxury at its very best. The ‘estate’ is made up of four stunning properties: the Cottage (sleeping 12 in six bedrooms), the Barn (sleeping 10 in five bedrooms), The Pool House and The Old Workshop. The list of reasons why Tregulland is the perfect hen do house is a long one. It’s home to Britain’s first heated freshwater indoor pool; a 6-person steam room and an outdoor wood-fired Dutch Tub. The Cottage boasts a huge 24-seater dining table for sociable breakfasts, lunches and dinners – oh and there’s a cinema! If that doesn’t flutter your feathers, there are 16 acres of grounds to explore, including lawns, woodland, a play area and a one-acre lake. Mic drop.

Sleeps: 22 hens
Price: From £2,800 for 4 nights mid-week
You might also like: Blackbird Houseboat by Tregulland


Go Small

Hen Do Houses For Petite Groups

Exclusive-hire, homely places where your bride’s closest friends can come together to mark the next chapter of her life.

Pantybeiliau House, Bannau Bryncheiniog in Wales

Technically, Pantybeiliau House is a B&B. But, an entire wing of this sublime Grade-II listed Georgian manor can be hired exclusively by a group of six. Perfect for hens who love hiking in the great outdoors, Pantybeiliau is your own country pile to enjoy for the duration of your weekend, with your non-intrusive hosts, Nicola and Harry, living close by. There is an elegant dining room where you can all enjoy dinner and drinks, a homely drawing room where you can chill next to a crackling log fire, and a cards room where stacks of boardgames are ready to be played. Upstairs, three delightful bedrooms await – May, Lovell and the show-stopping Sugar Loaf Suite (just the thing for your bride-to-be) – all with lovely views of either the garden or across the Usk Valley. Outside, the grounds are vast and just 10 minutes away, you’ll find the famous foodie haunt of Abergavenny, with its renowned festival and award-winning pubs and restaurants.

Sleeps: 6 hens
Price: From £120pn

Elsie’s Cottage, the Malvern Hills in Herefordshire

For a truly intimate hen party escape, tucked away in the hills, put characterful Elsie’s Cottage on your list. Here four of you can hole up together after a day out and about, enjoying the treasures of the stunning Wye Valley. Crafted from Malvern stone and beamed with bare oak rafters, this delightful cottage comes with two cosy double bedrooms, a kitchen/diner where you can cook good food together, a lovely terrace and garden (with views across a wooded valley) and a wood-burning hot tub. It’s also dog-friendly, so if the bride-to-be wants her beloved pet to be part of the celebrations, they can be. The Malvern Hills are just beyond your doorstep, so you can enjoy long walks together. Or, if you fancy a spot of retail therapy followed by cocktails, the Regency town of Cheltenham is only half an hour’s drive away.

Sleeps: 4 hens
Price: From £275pn


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