Tips on Booking a Multi-Family Holiday or a Big Family Get Together

Using the Multi-Party Search Tool to Find Nearby Cottages

Multi-generational family with a dog

If you’re planning a large group holiday or big family getaway with the dogs, then our new multi-party tool will come in handy. This new search feature allows you to find a collection of dog-friendly properties that are close to one another, saving you time in locating the best combination of holiday homes to accommodate a large group of people with pets.

Pandemic restrictions limited the number of people who were allowed to get together for special events including overnight stays at holiday homes. Since restrictions have eased, there has been a renewed enthusiasm for multi-family or extended family holidays or weekends away where dogs can go too. So the release of this tool comes at a good time to help holiday seekers find large group getaways now that more people can get together.

Why Use the Multi-Party Tool?

There are many potential use cases for our new multi-party tool. Some of the situations where we envisage the feature to be particularly useful are:

Large Group Holidays
If you’re organising a getaway for a group of friends it can be a challenge to find a property big enough to accommodate everyone and their dog at an affordable price. The next best thing is to find properties that are neighbouring or within the same area so you can meet up with ease for holiday adventures.

Large Family Get-Togethers
The multi-party tool is also particularly useful for finding adjoining or nearby holiday homes for large family get-togethers, such as weddings, anniversaries, birthdays and other celebrations or just a long-awaited catch-up in a beautiful holiday destination.

Group of dogs on holiday

Multi-Generational Holidays
Finding holiday homes to comfortably accommodate children, parents, grandparents, as well as dogs, can be a struggle. While it’s great to get all the family together for a holiday, some families may prefer separate properties where they can have their own space while being conveniently close by for meal times and days out.

Multi-Family Getaways
Kids and parents love to go away on holiday with friends, as it often makes childcare easier and the trip more fun for everyone. But finding a property large enough for two or more families, plus pets, is extremely difficult. So the multi-party tool allows separate families to find nearby properties so they can meet up daily at the beach or local attractions.

How do You Use the Multi-Party Tool?

For a quick overview of this tool, watch this video:

To use the multi-party tool, all you need to do is select the desired destination and dates, then choose the multi-party tab when it comes to selecting the number of guests. You will then have the option to choose how many guests you want to accommodate in each individual property.

The tool will then return a selection of groups of properties in the chosen area, allowing you to choose the best combination for your party. The tool even adds up the total price for each group of properties so it’s easy to compare with other batches of houses in the same area.

Can you show some example searches?

Holiday for Three Separate Families in the Lake District

Let’s say three separate families with dogs want to get away to the Lake District for mountain walks and Lakeland attractions. A search for suitable nearby properties might return the following match.

Three fantastic properties less than 35 metres apart in the beautiful village of Elterwater, surrounded by the high peaks and spectacular views of the Langdale Valley. Fell View is an attractive three-bedroom holiday cottage with a lovely garden perfect for dogs. The Old Sawpit, just down the road, is a cosy two-bedroom, traditional stone house. While neighbouring Wheelwrights House also has two bedrooms and attractive interiors for a comfortable stay in the Lakes.

Get Together for a Multi-Generational Family Holiday in Southwold, Suffolk

If a young dog-loving family wants to bring the grandparents along for a holiday in Southwold in Suffolk, they might use the multi-party tool to find two separate properties close by and get the following result.

Dog friendly results for Southwold in Suffolk

A combination of properties close to the beach and pier in this sunny seaside town. Nelson House is a charming three-bedroom property with an attractive wood-beamed kitchen and spacious living room for all the family. It’s less than 240 metres to The Blyth, which is a beautifully furnished ground floor apartment located just a stone’s throw away from the seafront. It sleeps two so it’s perfect for grandparents to tag along on a dog-friendly holiday on the Suffolk coast.

Weekend Break for a Large Group of Friends in Newquay, Cornwall

Newquay in Cornwall is a fun and lively place for a group to enjoy a weekend away by the sea. Very large houses in this area are rare and very expensive. So, as an alternative, this group could search for two or more properties within walking distance of each other to maximise their time together. A search may yield the following options.

Dog friendly results for Newquay in Cornwall

Chi Lowen is a beautiful house with reverse living t make the most of the sea views. It’s close to Fistral beach and sleeps up to 10 people in smart, luxurious accommodation. Close by is the three-bedroom Fistral Outlook, which is a plush apartment also with views over the beach and sea.

Accommodation for a Wedding in the Cotswolds

People attending a wedding in Stow-on-the-Wold in the Cotswolds will naturally want accommodation in the same place or very close to loved ones or fellow guests. Those seeking suitable dog-friendly properties in the village centre, yet close to beautiful countryside walks, may get the following result.

Dog friendly results for the Cotswolds

Birch House is an immaculate Costwold stone holiday home with plenty of space for eight people. With an inviting interior and outdoor areas, it’s a great base to relax before and after a wedding in the area. Other wedding guests can stay in nearby Carter’s Cottage, which is a traditional two-bedroom cottage with plenty of period features to enhance a stay in this delightful town. Both properties are ideally located for dog walks on nearby footpaths.

Start Your Own Multiple Property Search

Find your own mix of holiday properties in your desired dog-friendly destination by using the multi-party tool on the search page and enjoy your large group getaway.

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