Cottages for the Half Term Holidays

The half term holidays can often be a rather expensive time to take the family on holiday, especially with food and travel to take into consideration. Luckily, it doesn’t need to be that way, as a self catering holiday cottage can often work out to be cheaper than an equivalent hotel, especially for larger families.

If you want to head a bit further afield for your next break, we also list cottages in France, Spain, Portugal and Italy. You can either choose to fly or drive down… the choice is yours.

If you want to search by availability for the half term holidays, you can use our ‘availability search’ using the search form below. Just a few points to note:

  1. 2 night breaks must start on Fridays or Saturdays.
  2. 3 night breaks start on Fridays.
  3. 4 night breaks start on Mondays.
  4. 7 night breaks vary by start date, but are usually Friday or Saturdays.

Featured Accommodation

Harthill Barn

Harthill Hall, nr. Bakewell, Derbyshire.

Sleeps 16. Enjoying a beautiful Peak District setting, the historic hall and ancient cluster of listed buildings have shared use of an indoor swimming pool, just 3.5 miles from Bakewell. The property also has its own hot tub. Cottage Code: RAA5.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Hot Tub
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • Shared pool
  • 19th Century

Other popular listings

Long Range

Whimple, nr. Exeter, Devon.

Sleeps 18. With its own private, indoor, heated swimming pool and games room, this delightful holiday property sits on the fringe of the quiet Devonshire village of Whimple. Visit the nearby city of Exeter, with its medieval cathedral and Roman city walls. Cottage Code: UKC286.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Swimming pool
  • 20th Century

Redmoor House

Wisbech, Cambridgeshire.

Sleeps 8. Approached down a leafy driveway, this carefully renovated holiday property offers luxury accommodation in 4 generous bedrooms. Leisure facilities include a private indoor heated swimming pool, hot tub, sauna, gym and games room. Cottage Code: UKC846.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Hot Tub
  • Swimming pool
  • Open Fire
  • Boutique
  • Pub nearby
  • 20th Century

Somermead

Hoveton, nr. Wroxham, Norfolk.

Sleeps 6. Featuring its own private mooring, this attractive holiday property enjoys a delightful waterside setting on the banks of the River Bure. Inside there is a games room with pool table, whilst the river offers some of the best fishing in the area. Cottage Code: 29039.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Quirky
  • Pub nearby
  • Fishing
  • 20th Century

Craigcaffie Tower

Innermessan, nr. Stranraer, Wigtownshire.

Sleeps 6. On lands gifted to the family by Robert the Bruce, the Neilsons had this fairytale Scottish castle built in the late 16th century. Retaining a host of original features on the inside, enjoy extensive views from the castellated sentry walks. Cottage Code: UKC1216.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Open Fire
  • Quirky
  • Pet friendly
  • 16th Century

Whitmuir Hall – Teviot

nr. Selkirk, Scottish Borders.

Sleeps 2 – 6. Set in 32 acre grounds in the heart of border country, this stone-built Edwardian mansion with coach house and stables, features a shared indoor heated pool. Follow the link below to view other properties at this location. Cottage Code: 5309.

  • Games room
  • Shared pool
  • 20th Century

Wold House Cottage

Nafferton, Bridlington, East Yorkshire.

Sleeps 10. Situated just 9 miles from Bridlington, this holiday home offers a hot tub, games room and shared use of an outdoor heated swimming pool (Easter to October), sauna, snooker room and fitness room. Cottage Code: IAO.

  • Games room
  • Hot Tub
  • Open Fire
  • Pub nearby
  • Shared pool
  • 18th Century

The Old Gatehouse

Pennal, nr. Aberdovey, Gwynedd.

Sleeps 12. Set in the Snowdonia National Park just a short drive from the golden sands of Aberdovey, this former estate gatehouse features access to an extensive array of leisure facilities. Also on-site is a village shop, pub and restaurant. Cottage Code: 27867.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • Shared pool
  • 19th Century

Stockmans Barn

Horningtoft, nr. Fakenham, Norfolk.

Sleeps 4 – 6. Carefully converted from a range of traditional farm buildings, these two delightful single-storey cottages are set on a 200 acre working arable farm. Follow the link below to view both properties at this location. Cottage Code: E4165.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

Harcombe House – Woodhouse

Harcombe Bottom, nr. Lyme Regis, Dorset.

Sleeps 4 – 10. Close to the popular resort of Lyme Regis, Harcombe House offers a variety of accommodation and each property enjoys shared use of an indoor swimming pool, tennis court, etc.. Follow the link below to view other properties at this location. Cottage Code: DQQ.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Close to Sea
  • Shared pool
  • 19th Century

The Pitchford Estate – Windy Mundy Farm

Pitchford, nr. Shrewsbury, Shropshire.

Sleeps 4 – 16. Converted from an 18th century threshing barn and deer shelter, Windy Mundy Farm is located on an old deer park surrounded by fields and features a sauna and games barn. Follow the link below to see the three properties at this location. Cottage Code: RNG.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Open Fire
  • Pet friendly
  • 18th Century