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

Lower Dairy Barn

Climping, Littlehampton, West Sussex.

Sleeps 5. With its vaulted beamed living room and cosy wood-burning stove, this former barn has been carefully converted to provide spacious holiday accommodation. Found along an unmade lane, the large games room includes badminton and table tennis. Cottage Code: PQQH.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Close to Sea
  • Boutique
  • Pub nearby
  • 19th Century

The Cottage

nr. Haslemere, South Downs Nat Park, Surrey.

Sleeps 10. Set in a quintessential English village, this 18th century former barn has been lovingly renovated to preserve many original features, including exposed stone walls, flagstone flooring and beams. Outside, there is a heated games room. Cottage Code: PKKH.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Boutique
  • Pub nearby
  • 18th Century

Heathery Edge Farm

Newton, nr. Stocksfield, Northumberland.

Sleeps 8. Offering a spacious and contemporary retreat, this outstanding refurbished farmhouse dates back to the 19th century. Set in the countryside close to Hadrian’s Wall, just outside the hamlet of Newton. Stabling is available by prior arrangement. Cottage Code: MVG.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Boutique
  • Pub nearby
  • 19th Century

Struncheon Hill Farm – Four Bays

Brandesburton, nr. Bridlington, East Yorkshire.

Sleeps 4 – 8. Using all original materials, these former barn buildings have been lovingly restored. Free use of the owners’ private indoor heated swimming-pool and games room. Follow the link below to view other properties at this location. Cottage Code: IOH.

  • Games room
  • Pet friendly
  • Shared pool
  • Fishing
  • 19th Century

Field House

Baschurch, Shropshire.

Sleeps 14. This excellent property stands detached amid its own enclosed gardens, in a peaceful setting in the attractive Shropshire village of Baschurch. Guests benefit from year-round use of an indoor heated swimming pool and games room. Cottage Code: RK6.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Hot Tub
  • Swimming pool
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 20th Century

Cae Ocyn

Llangaffo.

Sleeps 6. With views across the Cefni river valley, this 17th century Welsh Farm House boasts many original features. Set at the end of ¼ mile long single track lane, it offers a tranquil location from which to relax and recharge the batteries. Cottage Code: CC611047.

  • Games room
  • 17th Century

Matai Country Cottages – Matai Country House

Heacham, Norfolk.

Sleeps 12. One of a pair of holiday cottages situated in a most desirable Norfolk seaside village, this large cottage boasts an indoor swimming pool and is ideally placed for exploring North Norfolk and the coast. Cottage Code: 18038.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Swimming pool
  • Close to Sea
  • Boutique
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 20th Century

Oldfield

Westruther, nr. Lauder, Scottish Borders.

Sleeps 12. Just 33 miles from the beautiful city of Edinburgh, this delightful, detached whinstone house enjoys a glorious setting. The enclosed landscaped garden, and grounds include a games barn, an orchard, grass tennis court and horse paddock. Cottage Code: SAAZ.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Open Fire
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 20th Century

Ashcombe – Owl Cottage

Ashcombe, nr. Dawlish, Devon.

Sleeps 4 – 28. In the heart of the rolling Devonshire countryside, Ashcombe’s superbly appointed holiday properties all enjoy use of shared indoor swimming pool, licensed bar and restaurant. Follow the link below to view other properties at this location. Cottage Code: HXN.

  • Games room
  • Swimming pool
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • Shared pool
  • 19th Century

Abbotts Farm

Horbling, nr. Sleaford, Lincolnshire.

Sleeps 18. Abbotts’ Farm has been refurbished to provide comfortable holiday accommodation for families while sympathetically retaining many of its original features including exposed woodwork. The flat fenlands make ideal walking and cycling country. Cottage Code: RI2.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Swimming pool
  • Open Fire
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 18th Century