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

The Retreat

Uploders, Bridport, Dorset.

Sleeps 10. Just 3 miles from the beach, this listed thatched former barn features its very own indoor heated swimming pool and games room. Surrounded by lovely countryside, this very comfortable property has its own lawned area and patio. Cottage Code: DGN.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Swimming pool
  • 18th Century

Hooke Court

Hooke, nr. Beaminster, Dorset.

Sleeps 23. This large cottage with its own moat dates back to the 1600s, although some parts are even older! Inside there are 11 bedrooms, an open fire in the drawing room, games room and its own large garden. Situated close to the Dorset coastline. Cottage Code: DND.

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

Double House Farm – Brook Cottage

Coxbridge, nr. Glastonbury, Somerset.

Sleeps 4 – 6. These three attractive properties have been developed from stone farm buildings to provide accommodation of a high standard. Set in 6-acre grounds with shared games room. Follow the link below to view other properties at this location. Cottage Code: EMO.

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

The Barn

Draughton, Skipton, North Yorkshire.

Sleeps 6. This holiday cottage boasts views towards the renowned beauty spot of Bolton Abbey and is ideally placed to explore the Yorkshire Dales, Skipton, Ilkley Moor and Bronte Country. Games room with table tennis. Shops and pubs 2 miles. Cottage Code: 19376.

  • Games room
  • 19th Century

Tregrill Farm Cottages – Provence

Menheniot, Cornwall.

Sleeps 4 – 6. These character cottages have been converted from barns that date back to 1824 and lie in a tranquil hamlet just 6 miles from the Cornish coast. Follow the link below to view other properties at this location. Cottage Code: GU8.

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

Knockerdown Cottages – The Farmhouse

Carsington, nr. Ashbourne, Derbyshire.

Sleeps 3 – 11. Boasting a wealth of original features, these beautifully furnished and well-equipped cottages enjoy shared use of a superb indoor heated swimming pool and sauna. Follow the link below to view other properties at this location. Cottage Code: REG.

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

Harthill Hall – Henry’s Haunt

Alport, nr. Bakewell, Derbyshire.

Sleeps 2. In a beautiful Peak District National Park setting, this superb holiday cottage features slate flooring, beams and a double bedroom complete with four-poster bed. Private use of shared indoor heated swimming pool and hot tub. Cottage Code: RXX8.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Hot Tub
  • Quirky
  • Boutique
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • Shared pool
  • 16th Century

Rescorla Farm – Anneth Lowen

Mevagissey, St. Austell, Cornwall.

Sleeps 6 – 7. Just a short drive from the picturesque fishing village of Mevagissey, these spacious converted barns have direct access to an indoor heated swimming pool for their use only. Follow the link below to view both properties at this location. Cottage Code: 19874.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Open Fire
  • Shared pool
  • 19th Century

Little Dunley Cottages – Lake View

Bovey Tracey, Devon.

Sleeps 4 – 6. Little Dunley Cottages are peacefully located at the edge of Dartmoor Nature Reserve and enjoy shared use of an indoor pool, all weather hard tennis court and games room. Follow the link below to view other properties at this location. Cottage Code: HYL.

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

Drakes Dyke

Wroxham, Norfolk.

Sleeps 6. The garden of this very comfortably furnished and well-equipped holiday home leads down to the river’s edge, where a private mooring is available for a guests’ boat. Use of an all-weather day boat to explore the famous waterways is also included. Cottage Code: CPA.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Quirky
  • Pet friendly
  • Fishing
  • 20th Century