Welcome to GroupAccommodation.com
We’re a family-run business based in the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park, specialising in large holiday properties sleeping 10+ all over the world.
Over the past 20 years, we’ve built up a community of over 1,500 holiday property owners, helping them take more direct bookings.
We work closely with our owners to create fantastic experiences for holidaymakers and hosts alike. We’re not an agency, which means there are no middlemen, no commissions or hidden fees, and you can make sure you’re getting exactly what’s needed for your next group holiday.
How we started out
In 2000 we opened a family run bunkbarn in the Brecon Beacons that slept 20. We were struggling to find the right marketing channels for listing a large holiday property.
So, in August 2003, we launched GroupAccommodation.com. Over 20 years later, GroupAccommodation.com continues to thrive and brings together owners of large holiday properties and those wanting to get together with families and friends.
Today, the business is run by James Maughan and his son, Ed, who joined the business in 2021.
Our Offering For Owners
Unique Property Listing Page
List your property in a few simple steps, and start receiving enquiries right away — no commission to pay.
Manage and update your property listing whenever you need to with our easy-to-use owner’s area.
Free use of Late Availability
Get those last minute dates booked using our Late Deals section.
Support from Production Manager
We’re here to help! Your dedicated production manager is always at the end of the phone.
Fully SEO Optimised
Our site is a market-leader in SEO, meaning that your property will appear at the top of the search rankings on Google, Bing and more.
Enquiries Direct To Your Inbox
There are no middle-men here. We give your direct and immediate access to your enquiries.
A Note From James Maughan, Founder and Director
We connect owners of large holiday properties and their potential guests without a third-party intermediary. So there are no booking fees or commissions to pay. Just pick up the phone or email and speak with the owners direct.
We list over 1,500 holiday properties that are designed with group stays in mind and sleep 10 or more guests.
We have a range of property types to suit differing budgets. Choose from renting large houses, groups of cottages, chateaux, hostels, bunkhouses, ski chalets, castles, campuses, bed and breakfasts, glamping sites, large apartments, lodges and cabins, villas, outdoor centres, gites and farmhouses, hotels and even rent a whole village! All our properties are geared up with group stays in mind. Check them out.
The ‘sleeps’ range that you see on a property page denotes the number of people that can sleep in that property on proper beds. Properties may have additional accommodation on sofa beds or other put-up beds.
Finding large group accommodation to suit your needs should be simple and quick. You can create a shortlist and send an email to them all at the push of a button. The site is easy to navigate, with easy-to-use search refinements to help find a suitable self-catering or catered property as quickly as possible. As simple as that!
On each property page we provide a contact phone number, so please do ring and speak to property owners as well as emailing an enquiry via the ‘Contact’ form. Talking to the owner will help you to build a relationship and understand how the property is managed. It also gives the property owner the chance to understand your requirements to ensure the visit is a success.
So whether you’re planning a family get-together, getting away with friends, a university reunion, a stag or hen do, we have a property that will suit you.
Have a great time and stay safe.
James Maughan, Founder
Please note we don’t deal with enquiries or bookings from the GroupAccommodation.com office. You need to do a search on the site and contact property owners from their property page and arrange bookings and payment with them.
Meet the Team
James launched the site in 2003 working from a small office space in their 20 bed barn rental adjacent to the family’s farmhouse near Brecon.
We launched the site in 2003 as we couldn’t find an advertising vehicle for large holiday properties. We put guests directly in touch with owners so they can build a relationship. Being in charge of organising a family or friends gathering is quite a responsibility. By direct contact, the guests’ needs and expectations can be fulfilled and the owners know who is coming to stay.
Our owners wouldn’t have it any other way. Many have been with us since we started in 2003.
With a background in technology and marketing, Ed joined the family business in 2021.
I look after all things marketing and product here at GroupAccommodation.com. We’re always looking for new and interesting ways to bring holidaymakers to the site through our SEO, social media, PR and more. I work closely with owners to ensure that they’re property is maximising it’s potential via our marketing efforts.
Esther joined us in 2008 and looks after our accounting and owner operations.
My role is to keep the structure of the business and accounting systems running smoothly. The team love the people contact with owners and seeing the success we can bring by increasing enquiries and bookings to properties.
Richard joined us in 2006. Richard’s eye for detail and customer care are legendary.
Talking to owners from many backgrounds with differing properties and listening to stories about how the businesses were established is fascinating. Ruth and I work with owners across the spectrum exposing them to the groups they like to host, from families and friends, to couples, hens and stags, school, wedding or business groups. The reward comes in getting to know an owner and generating a high level of enquiries.
Ruth joined us on the sales team in 2022, helping to bring more owners to the website.
I love working with owners to help them make the most of our platform and audience. Gaining an understanding of the types of groups owners are looking to attract is key to us building a strong partnership and generating lots of enquiries. I enjoy sharing my industry experience with owners, having worked in both the hotel world and as the commercial manager at a group accommodation venue and activity centre in South Wales prior to joining the GroupAccommodation.com team.