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Sociable hideaways for extra-special times.

Whether you’re planning a minibreak with the girls, a holiday with another couple or family, a group getaway or a multi-generational gathering, a beautiful base will make it all the sweeter. Check out our hideaways with 2-3 bedrooms (some even sleep 8), or look at our group getaways; places with multi units on site, where everyone can have their own space but gather together too. Here are a few favourites to give you a taster. Cheers!

Offa’s Dyke Escape.

Sleeps up to 8 in 3 bedrooms.

Kids, dogs, everyone’s welcome at this boho-chic conversion near Hay-on-Wye and Offa’s Dyke. With killer views onto the Black Mountains, this is a place for long walks, pub lunches and general rural immersion — there’s even a mud kitchen in the garden for little ones.

The Old Stables, Wiltshire.

Sleeps up to 22. The Old Stables + Silbury Lofts, Wiltshire — four units sleeping 4-6 + two for 2, all clustered around a sociable courtyard.

We stayed here last week, and had the most gorgeous time. Beautiful accommodation, a cool outdoor area with firetpits, and idyllic walks from the front door, across farm fields, past ancient burial mounds, and to 15thC thatched pubs.

St Ives Studios.

Sleeps 2 + 2. Upstairs: St Ives Seaview Studio; downstairs: St Ives Garden Studio

Two sun-splashed, unbelievably stylish studios for couples, in this arty Cornish town. Come by train from London and walk everywhere: to golden beaches, foodie restaurants and world-class galleries.

Camber Sands Escape.

Sleeps up to 8 in 4 bedrooms.

This hugely stylish, contemporary rebuild sits just back from the sand dunes of vast Camber Sands. It’s a perfect 4-seasons destination — equally gorgeous for winter beach walks and to soak up the hazy warmth of spring and autumn — and with 3 bedrooms (2 kingsize, 1 full-sized bunk room) plus a separate snug and mezzanine with 2 single beds, there’s plenty of space for everyone. Sociable eating areas outside and in will make mealtimes a joy, and Rye and Dungeness are easy day trips.

Boutique Glamping Somerset

Sleeps up to 10. Five uber romantic glamping units for couples; adults only.

Bliss out with alfresco afternoon baths then walk to a stunning gastro pub for sociable meals. Return to stargaze around the firepits and sleep deeply. Your only problem? Choosing who gets the the treehouse.