Best Homes for Big Family Reunions After Covid
Celebration time: but where will you stay?
With Covid finally beginning to slowly fade away and let us all get on with our lives again, it's high time for a big family reunion. Gather the siblings, the cousins, the grandparents, even the distant family members that live in another country, and arrange a big get together to celebrate the end of this almost unbelievable year. Here at Plum Guide, we offer a huge range of homes suitable for that big family party, and have selected a few in the UK and the US for you to get your teeth into. When the reunion has been built up for over a year now, you need an impressive venue to host it, so check out our list of the best homes for big family reunions after Covid.
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Have your reunion at Damask Rose
Damask Rose is first up in our list of the best homes for big family reunions after Covid. Admire the pinks and browns of the antique furniture in this creaky, old-world mansion (if those walls could talk). Then, embark on a stroll through the Somerset countryside.
Reserve your stay at Gwen’s Portrait
You can feel the history of this rustic mansion in the Cotswolds. You’ll feel like a family in a Jane Austen novel or some such whimsical tale. Marvel at the opulent décor and study the antiques, before popping to see Shakespeare’s birthplace.
Celebrate the end of Covid at Hinwick
This is the refined and sophisticated sibling to the charismatic and crumbly aforementioned homes. It is simply immaculate. The Queen Anne manor was modelled after the original Buckingham Palace, and it has furniture from Althorp (Princess Diana’s home). Stroll through the deer park and sit with a picnic by the ornamental lake.
See the family again at Sense & Sensibility
This enormous villa is large enough to fit even the biggest of families, and perhaps you’ll even be able to avoid the typical family arguments, because the opulent décor will remind each of you to have their manners about you in such polite society now. There’s even a house manager to keep you on your best behaviour. Go for a dip in the pool and hike through the coastal lanes of East Anglia.
Experience the luxury of Lords & Ladies
This home dresses itself up and puts on a performance for The Crown, where it plays Sandringham Palace. As such, it feels like royalty, and you’ll find all sorts of beautiful antiques, from a Steinway piano to a range of stuffed animal displays, so even the youngest family members will be entertained. Embark on a stroll through the beautiful countryside and have a chat with the Exmoor ponies, cattle and black pigs.
Take the family to The Hobart Spring
This is as much a redbrick castle as a home, so you can bring all your relatives along with you. Many of the buildings in the complex date back to the 15th century (cue jokes about mum or dad being older than that).
Reunite with loved ones at Harbourside
Curl up by the fireplace with your loved ones in Topsham, forgetting that Covid or civilisation or any of the last year ever happened. Enjoy drinks in the walled garden in summer.
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Reserve your stay at Stargazer
A little different to the old-world crumbling British homes, this one makes for a modern and airy home, floor to ceiling windows opening to some of the best views you're likely to see of Lake Tahoe and the mountains. Perfect for keeping the family relaxed and serene.
Reunite at Standing Bear
What could be better than heading up to the mountains (and Aspen, no less) to reunite with your somewhat upmarket family? Relax amid the flowers in the garden, and sit with your favourite family members (don’t tell the others) around the fireplace.
Take the family to A Faithful Friend
Almost a century old, you can rely on A Faithful Friend to get you through the hard times and serve as one of our best homes for big family reunions after Covid. It has a gorgeous patio and large pool with a fountain that’ll make for an unforgettable stay in The Hamptons for the whole family.
Celebrate at The Old Life-Saving Station
Hugh Grant and Nicole Kidman acted here for The Undoing, while Lena Dunham and her Girls had a blast in the home too. So, this 19th-century mansion in The North Fork will do you and your family just fine.
Host your reunion at Zenith Valley
This is one of our most remarkable homes in the Joshua Tree National Park. It stands atop a tall peak, providing impressive views across sweeping valleys. It has a professional poker table, and a Jacuzzi overlooking the mountains, so you and your family will never fail to be perfectly relaxed.
Treat the family to a stay at Cacti
Open and spacious, with incredible views of the Paradise Valley, Cacti is perfect for a big family reunion after Covid. Splash about in the pool, before going kayaking in the Lower Salt River. Try the spas and practice your swing on the golf courses.