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

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

West Ashridge

Littleham, nr. Bideford, North Devon.

Sleeps 11. Just 2 miles from the historic port of Bideford, this spacious, detached farmhouse features a barbecue cabin for all-weather al-fresco dining and a relaxing hot tub. Guests are free to explore the 87 acres pastural farmland. Cottage Code: HAAP.

  • Games room
  • Hot Tub
  • Pub nearby
  • 17th Century

Heybrook Court

Newquay, Cornwall.

Sleeps 10. Enjoying extensive views over the Gannel Estuary, this impressive holiday home occupies one of the most desirable locations in Newquay. With its own indoor, heated swimming pool, the property also features a games room with pool table. Cottage Code: TPD.

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

Twenty

Sutton-on-Sea, nr. Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire.

Sleeps 8. Set in the pretty seaside resort of Sutton-on-Sea, this large Victorian holiday property is just a short stroll from the beach. Featuring a games room with pool table and dart board, it is ideally placed for exploring the Lincolnshire Wolds. Cottage Code: 23072.

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

Cherry Ridge

Great Bircham, Norfolk.

Sleeps 10. Spacious detached house on the edge of the village. Private indoor heated swimming pool with Roman steps leading into the water. Indoor games area with table tennis and table football. Cottage Code: CAAU.

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

Coombehayes Barn

Uplyme, nr. Lyme Regis, Dorset.

Sleeps 12. Just 1½ miles from the sea and the picturesque harbour town of Lyme Regis, this spacious holiday home enjoys exclusive use of a superb indoor heated swimming pool. With a large secluded garden, the village centre is just a stroll away. Cottage Code: DQS.

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

Balcony View

Little Stonham, nr. Stowmarket, Suffolk.

Sleeps 8. Enjoying stunning views across the open Suffolk countryside, guests at Balcony View also have sole use of an indoor heated swimming pool, open daily 7am to 9pm. The ground floor games room features a full-size snooker table. Cottage Code: 28276.

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

Groom’s Cottage

Dunstall Cross, nr. Barton-under-Needwood, Staffordshire.

Sleeps 2 – 6. Enjoying a peaceful courtyard setting, these three exceptionally comfortable holiday properties feature shared use of an indoor swimming pool, hot tub, games room and gym. Groom’s Cottage is Wheelchair accessible. Cottage Code: E5398.

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

Tithe Barn

Wattisham Hall Cottages, Wattisham, Suffolk.

Sleeps 9. A lovely beamed cottage, one of three renovated former farm buildings, idyllically situated surrounded by a moat in the Suffolk countryside. Tithe Barn boasts its own private hot tub and shares use of a games barn with table tennis and pool. Cottage Code: BPU.

  • Games room
  • Hot Tub
  • Quirky
  • Pet friendly
  • 18th Century

Tresooth Holiday Barns – Coverack

Mawnan Smith, nr. Falmouth, Cornwall.

Sleeps 2 – 6. Carefully converted from traditional Cornish barns, these six well equipped holiday properties are set around a pretty courtyard with a large heated outdoor swimming pool. Follow the link below to view other properties at this location. Cottage Code: 26935.

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