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

Wenford Hall

Wenford Bridge, nr. St Breward, Cornwall.

Sleeps 10. Located on the edge of Bodmin Moor, this spacious holiday home enjoys exclusive use of an outdoor heated swimming pool between May to Sept. Inside, the property features a cinema room, and a games room complete with a full size snooker table. Cottage Code: E5597.

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

Whitehall Pele Tower

Whitehall, Mealsgate, Cumbria.

Sleeps 8. This unique 14th-century tower is perfectly situated for exploring the Lake District. Situated amongst acres of grounds, this quirky property is ideal for a relaxing holiday in the country. Includes period features such as a Tudor fireplace. Cottage Code: B4872.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Open Fire
  • Quirky
  • Pet friendly
  • 14th Century

Bowlees Cottages – Auckland Cottage

Wolsingham, nr. Crook, County Durham.

Sleeps 5 – 7. These delightful cottages offers the remoteness of a country retreat with the added advantages of a shared indoor swimming pool, hot tub and sauna. Private sessions available. Follow the link below to view other properties at this location. Cottage Code: 26689.

  • Games room
  • Hot Tub
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • Shared pool
  • 18th Century

The Shooting Lodge

Colquite, Washaway, Cornwall.

Sleeps 18. With eight en-suite bedrooms, this very spacious, detached property occupies a peaceful setting on a working arable farm and pheasant shooting estate. The cottage boasts a games room and is close to Bodmin and Wadebridge. Cottage Code: GD7.

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

The Old Cow Shed

Kidwelly, Carmarthen Bay, Carmarthenshire.

Sleeps 16. Enjoying stunning views over Carmarthen Bay, this delightful barn conversion exudes traditional charm with original stone walls and beams. Inside there is a spacious games room, whilst ouside guests can enjoy a large, lawned garden. Cottage Code: OR9.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Hot Tub
  • Close to Sea
  • Boutique
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 18th Century

Hobbis House

Nr. Coltishall, Norfolk.

Sleeps 11. Retaining many original features, this delighful period country house enjoys a peaceful rural setting close to the Broadland village of Coltishall. Set in spacious grounds, the property features a pool table, gym and private outdoor hot tub. Cottage Code: E5542.

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

Lower Trevorder Barn

Mount, Bodmin, Cornwall.

Sleeps 8. Set in the heart of Cornwall this 18th century corn mill and hay loft has been converted to an exceptional standard. This boutique holiday home offers exposed beams and stone walls, balcony and a shared games room. Wi-Fi. Shops and pub 2 miles. Cottage Code: TT2.

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

Ingoldisthorpe Hall

Kings Lynn, Norfolk.

Sleeps 18. Grade II listed Ingoldisthorpe Hall stands in 30 acres of grounds and dates back to 1745. It has undergone major restoration and offers a drawing room with open fire, a sitting room and five of the nine bedrooms with en-suite facilities. Cottage Code: CAAH.

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

Isla Bank House

Keith, Highlands

Sleeps 12. Offering guests supreme comfort and the chance to savour the elegant lifestyle of a bygone era, this magnificent, baronial-style mansion boasts a grand piano and a full size snooker table. A stunning setting from which to tour the Moray coast. Cottage Code: UWW.

  • Games room
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century
  • Piano

Brewlands Cottage

Glenisla, Blairgowrie, Perthshire.

Sleeps 6. Set on a magnificent Highland estate on the edge of the Cairngorms National Park, Brewlands Cottage is a 17th century, cosy, very comfortable property in a lovely riverside location with fishing from the garden. Cook and bagpiper by arr. Cottage Code: SDDB.

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