Family large house to rent for parties

Do you have a milestone birthday coming up and want to celebrate with ALL the family, however large it has become over the years?

Mill End is the perfect Party House for your family

Mill End is the name given to a cluster of cottages owned by different people. Please confirm with us first as we are limiting bookings within any booking year to no more than 139 days to ensure we fall outside any liability for Business rates''

We can seat up to 40 over two long or four small tables for dinner, and have plenty of high chairs and cots.  We can provide in house catering and party table dressing –

bringing children?

We have lots of things to do for small children – dolls house, rocking horse, toys, books, sand-pit, play area, submerged trampoline, hot tub, DVD collection, or we can arrange qualified baby-sitters for you….

We have lots of things for young adults and teenagers to do too – hot tub, popcorn maker, biscuit press, pool table, TV and DVDs…..

And the Forest of Dean is perfect for all the family!  Visit Beechenhurst, Cannop Ponds or Mallards Pike or do the Go-Ape High wire trail.

dining and partying

We have some very well equipped kitchens for foodies.  And we are perfect for ‘come dine with me’ family fun…or mad hatter's tea parties.

We have a detached cottage next door, belonging to my partner if the more senior members of your party want to join in the celebrations but have somewhere a bit quieter to retire to when it all gets too much! Or we can arrange a small converted coach house up the lane belonging to our neighbour.

And if you would like to have more of a grown up party with DJs and a bar, and more guests than the house can legally hold as a self-catering holiday house, then you can hire The Brewery Tap, a stone’s throw from the house, which even has a covered outdoor BBQ area.


Family Fun


Pasta making

If you are coming in the autumn and the weather s likely to be inclement, why not hire the fresh pasta making kit from Bordello Banquets?


Pizza Oven

If you have a summer visit planned why not hire the pizza oven and have fun making pizzas with the ids and grand kids?


Mad Hatter's Tea

This can be served as a mid-day lunch with finger canapes or as a tea time treat with candies, cakes and fresh fruit.


Chocolate Heaven

Always a favourite with ALL generations - make your own chocolate lollipops, truffles and ganache filled chocolates.

What past Families have said

This is what our last really Big Bank Holiday group of friends and family said –

The weekend went really well. Everyone arrived without a hitch, we got all the cars in to the car park and all the party loved Mill End. We had 20 adults and 24 kids in the end and they all fitted in no problem. The Ocado order arrived as planned and we cooked a lovely dinner for everyone on the Friday night along with movies for the kids and Prosecco for the adults.

Saturday breakfast involved pancakes and croissants for everyone (all sitting down at the banqueting tables) and then we headed out for the day to Puzzle Wood which the kids loved and meant the adults got some respite from the wine! We played rounders and cricket (in the rain) on the playing fields in Mitcheldean and then got the kids home for pizza and garlic bread all round before settling them down for movies and games. The hired babysitters arrived bang on time and were great – I gave them a little tip as they did so well to keep on top of things.

The wine tasting by Bordello Banquets was fun (fruit wines were interesting!) and my wife orchestrated the preparation of the catering Bordello Banquets had  left for us. The beef bourguignon was a hit and we drank champagne and caught up on old times, looking through photos of our university days and singing a few songs round the table.

Sunday morning was a lazy one – cooked breakfast all round – and then out to the corn maze up the road at Elton Farm. The weather, which had been variable to say the least, turned the corner on Sunday afternoon and we managed to get both BBQs going and had a super afternoon out in the garden. The kids did a talent show of singing, dancing and some story telling – using the trampoline as their x-factor stage  with all the judges (parents) assembled on the lawn. To close the weekend’s festivities we all sat round the fire pit on the patio and finished off what was left of the food and drinks from our order.

An early start on Monday to get everyone up and out and Mill End straight – lots of recycling that week that’s for sure! All out by just after 10am and a fantastic weekend came to an end.

The cats were a hit with the kids and even brought us a little mouse as their talent! We met the cleaner on our way out to the playing fields on one of the days and your dog said hello – how cute!

So, all in all, a great weekend and lots of happy guests. There was even talk of an annual repeat so must have been good!

The accommodation was superb and the facilities amazing

"Approx 20 of us stayed there from toddlers to the grand-parents. The accommodation was superb and the facilities amazing. A kitchen downstairs and a bigger one upstairs. The hot tub was great as was the sauna. The boys/ men loved the pool table too. Would not hesitate to recommend and would go back. Pizza, Chinese and kebab take outs just round the corner with a small supermarket. Nice views all round."

— Neeta Ghedia - 30 April 2016


Friendly Gatherings at Mill End

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