Choosing which of the UK’s amazing hen party houses is best for a hen weekend away with your friends is a minefield. We’ll take you through an overview of the best hen party house providers so you can decide who to book with.
Why Are Hen Party Houses A Good Idea?
When it comes to choosing where to stay for your hen, there is a range of options. Most groups choose to stay at one of the following:
- Hen party houses or apartment rentals
However, at Plan The Hen we would definitely always lean more towards booking hen party houses for your weekend away with the girls rather than a hotel. That said, Glamping is definitely a fun option too.
Renting a house for your hen weekend is one of the most popular choices, purely because it gives you by far the most ‘together’ kind of experience, especially if you are a large group of hens.
You get your own large kitchen so you can either cook together or bring in a professional caterer to make you all a big fancy meal. The other huge benefit of renting a house for your hen do is that loads of the large group houses come with really fun features.
Try looking for hen party houses with a…
- Hot tub
- Open fireplace
- Outdoor tennis court
- Beauty treatment room
- Four poster bed
- Disco room
Can your Instagram account really say no to any of that?!
Hen Do Houses – Who Should I Book With?
How often do you get the chance to live in a huge house with your best pals for a couple of days?
While many hen do houses are privately owned and it is possible to book direct with the owners, there are also a number of companies that specialise in finding and booking your accommodation for you.
If you want to live it up in a hen party house or flat, here are the main providers in the UK:
The new kid on the holiday apartment booking block is Vrbo.
Actually, you might have known them from before as they used to be called Homeaway and are part of the Expedia group. VRBO stands for Vacation Rentals By Owner.
Their philosophy is based on celebrating meaningful moments together, making them the number 1 stop when you’re looking for hen party houses and apartments.
On Vrbo you will find hen party houses and apartments in both city and countryside locations across the UK and Europe.
How do you pronounce Vrbo?
By the way, if you’re wondering how to pronounce Vrbo, it’s “Ver-Bo”.
2. Plum Guide
If you’re looking for a guaranteed high quality hen do house which promises a high standard of living for your few days away then we recommend taking a look at Plum Guide.
You can think of them a little bit like the Michelin star for holiday rentals, every single property listed with them has to meet exacting standards, meaning you are going to absolutely love it.
They’ve got properties across the UK and abroad and have options to suit all budgets, they even offer a competitive price match to ensure you are getting the best place to stay for the best price.
3. Kate & Tom’s
Kate & Tom’s are a much more boutique hen party houses booking option. They describe themselves as a kind of ‘friendly luxury’ which started off as just one big cottage to rent and has turned into a celebration house rental company with 10 houses of their own and listings of 250 further properties.
They have a “hen party house of the month” feature which highlights one of their most exciting hen party houses each month. They specialise is large country houses in places like The Cotswolds and The Lake District, but can also help you find the perfect pad in the city too.
What we LOVE about Kate & Tom’s is the feature that lets you search by a key feature of the property. For example, you can search only for houses that have a private Tennis court (perfect for a Wimbledon-themed hen?), or houses with an indoor pool or that are near the beach.
They have some truly stunning houses that you won’t be able to stop instagramming once you arrive!