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

Old Mill Cottage

Advent, nr. Camelford, Cornwall.

Sleeps 5. Just two miles from the pretty little town of Camelford, Old Mill Cottage is set in the grounds of a 13th century manor house. Converted from a former barn, it nestles in the picturesque Camel Valley, six miles from the beach. Cottage Code: GMB.

  • Games room
  • Pet friendly
  • 18th Century

Woodside House

Cadmore End, nr. Stokenchurch, Buckinghamshire.

Sleeps 16. Set over four floors, this impressive Victorian era Manor House is furnished with period pieces and antiques, including a famous white mini grand piano from London’s Savoy Hotel. Close to the historic Ridgeway Trail and ancient Icknield Way. Cottage Code: PSSW.

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

Bulkeley Wing

Market Drayton, Shropshire.

Sleeps 10. The apartment of this Queen Anne mansion, has been restored with character and style. With views over the Welsh hills, the accommodation is of a very high standard, with all modern conveniences provided, including a full-sized snooker table. Cottage Code: RD8.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Open Fire
  • Pet friendly
  • Fishing
  • 17th Century

Ardbrecknish House – The Study

South Lochaweside, Argyll and Bute.

Sleeps 2 – 12. Dating from the 16th century, Ardbrecknish House enjoys a stunning Highland setting just a short stroll from the banks of Loch Awe – the UK’s longest freshwater loch. Follow the link below to view the 9 properties at this location. Cottage Code: 15459.

  • Games room
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 16th Century

Triscombe Farm – Garden Cottage

Wheddon Cross, Exmoor.

Sleeps 2 – 6. Each of these pretty stone cottages has been individually styled and equipped to offer comfortable holiday accommodation. Shared heated indoor swimming pool. Follow the link below to view other properties at this location. Cottage Code: B5812.

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

Diablo

Castle Hedingham, Essex, .

Sleeps 10. Set on the fringe of picturesque village of Castle Hedingham with its timber-framed, medieval and Tudor buildings, this detached, single-storey holiday property enjoys private use of a heated indoor swimming pool – 3 hours per day. Cottage Code: W43233.

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

The Hayloft

Kinross, nr. Perth, Perthshire.

Sleeps 4. One of two holiday cottages enjoying a peacefully idyllic setting by the tumbling Fochy burn. Standing as a pair, they each boast private patios, and shared use of large woodland and grounds, complete with a hard tennis court and a games room. Cottage Code: UNW.

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

Kinmount Castle Cottages

nr. Annan, Dumfries and Galloway.

7 properties sleeping 2 – 6. This architect-designed conversion has transformed the Victorian servants’ wing of magnificent Kinmount House into a delightful courtyard cluster of holiday cottages. Shared indoor pool, games room, gym and sauna. Cottage Code: SBA.

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

Orford Mill – Riverside

Great Torrington, Devon.

Sleeps 3 – 12. Originally a listed water mill and manor house, the complex now consists of nine delightful cottages, with shared use of an.indoor heated swimming pool, tennis court, etc. Follow the link below to view other properties at this location. Cottage Code: HSF.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Hot Tub
  • Pub nearby
  • Shared pool
  • Fishing
  • 18th Century

Ashwood Manor – Ashwood Manor

Pentney, Norfolk.

Sleeps 10. Nestled by the River Nar, Ashwood Manor is set in extensive grounds with gardens, a lake, a shared indoor heated swimming pool with sauna and hot tub. Lovingly renovated, it offers comfortable, well furnished rooms. Cottage Code: CLU.

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