Group Holiday? Maroon Yourselves on a Private UK Island

The Island

Great host , amazing location .
Host has put a-lot of thought into place and was great at making our experience pleasant. I would definitely recommend this Island .. ✨

Ahhh… the wind in your hair, the sun on your face, boating in your own private vessel over to a sunny island in – that can’t be right. Oxfordshire? If we go to this island will Jeremy Beadle jump out?

Goodness gracious. This idyllic luxury location sleeps 16 or more guests. This island complex has 5 bedrooms including 17 beds and 4 bathrooms. You are in the centre of a group of lakes where you reside in luxury’s lap. We’re desperate to look at the features so let’s jump in.


  • Where: Hardwick, UK
  • Sleeps: 16 People
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Pets: Yes
  • WiFi: Yes
  • Food & Drink: None

About the Island

This house is so well situated and gorgeous that it is bound to be a fantastic experience. It comes with ground rules though.

You can fish here but the fishing must be in the outer parts of the lake, where they have permission to fish. This excellent house comes with full use of the ground floor and all the outdoor spaces. There are two other rooms upstairs which might be occupied from April to November. Outside of these times, these rooms are hireable. Water sports are booked on the lake next door. Nobody wants to be sideswiped by a jet ski while they are drinking their morning coffee. 

Please do not attempt to drink the lake (genuine owner advice). If you must do it, then please boil it first. 

Where to Book a Break to a Private Island?

Right here. Everyone should book a break to a private island at least once in their lives. This deal is not made for missing. It was made for you – and like 15 of your buddies. 

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More Information

  • There’s a hot tub.
  • Private island on a lake used for water skiing.
  • Inside Hardwick Parks.
  • 2 adjoining properties connected by a family space.
  • Wonky bar (you stock it yourself)
  • Pool table
  • Football table
  • Arctic Spa hot tub works in the cold
  • BBQ area with pizza oven
  • Table tennis, dining spaces, an Xbox, and a huge open fire.
  • Aircover against hosts letting you down.
  • Check-in from 4-6pm.
  • Check-out before 10am.
  • Quiet hours between midnight and 7am.
  • They allow commercial photography here.
  • Additional rules are in the listing.

For more information about this property and to browse availability and prices, check it out here


A Bit About Airbnb

Airbnb are a huge name in multinational travel. They operate all over the world, with their western market particularly strong. Airbnb uses an innovative model that allows you to stay in someone’s house, rather than in a hotel or other accommodations. Sometimes the owner rents out a room and sometimes you have the whole property to yourself. No matter what happens, though, you stay with a local person who has in-depth knowledge of the local area.

Airbnb hosts work hard to earn 5 star reviews. This makes for an excellent experience, most of the time. Traveling with them means your local guide can pass on information to help you make the most of your trip. They can leave you the best takeaway menus from the area, gift you literature on local attractions, and even put together welcome packs for you.

Airbnb began in 2007 when two hosts in San Francisco rented out their properties. Since then, they have gone from strength to strength to become a worldwide guest hosting firm. Users can sign up to rent out space in their own homes or sign up as guests. A review process helps keep everyone aligned. 

Why Choose Airbnb

Traveling with Airbnb is a far more intimate experience than traveling and staying in hotels. Choices in accommodation range from high-end luxury to budget friendly. the locations offered span the entire world, with city breaks and country stays available. You can stay with Airbnb hosts here in the UK or you can stay with them when you travel abroad. 9 times out of 10, your experience will be more affordable than other accommodation might be.

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