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

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Ty Mawr

Nr Criccieth, Gwynedd, Wales.

Sleeps 8. Full of charm and character, this spacious 18th century house stands amid its own mature gardens and enjoys dramatic views across Cardigan Bay to the distant mountain range of the Snowdonia. Excellent walking and mountaineering locally. Cottage Code: OCC.

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

Burns Cottage

nr. Barnard Castle, Co. Durham.

Sleeps 18. Traditionally furnished and decorated to a high standard throughout, Burns Cottage has been created from traditional farm buildings and offers well appointed, versatile accommodation. Outdoor private swimming pool, sauna and games room. Cottage Code: MPB.

  • Games room
  • Swimming pool
  • Open Fire
  • Pub nearby
  • 19th Century

Fochy Cottage

Kinross.

Sleeps 4. A striking mill conversion, Fochy Cottage offers beautifully furnished ‘upside-down’ style accommodation with shared use of a hard tennis court and games room. Enjoying an idyllic setting by a tumbling burn, it is equipped to a high standard. Cottage Code: UNV.

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

Hopgrove Farm Cottages – The Hayloft

York, North Yorkshire.

Sleeps 3 – 6. These renovated 18th century farm buildings are just 2 miles from York city centre. Shared garden, grounds, games room, sauna and hot tub. Shops 1 mile, pub 200 yards. To view other properties at this location, please follow the link below. Cottage Code: 17238.

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

Balwearie Mill

Kinghorn, nr. Kirkcaldy, Fife.

Sleeps 10. Set close to the 3rd tee at Kirkcaldy Golf Course, Balwearie Mill is ideally placed for exploring the many delights of historic Fife. Enjoying a peaceful rural location, take time to relax in the indoor swimming pool, or outdoor hot tub. Cottage Code: 30225.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Hot Tub
  • Swimming pool
  • Pub nearby
  • 19th Century

Caddleton Farmhouse

Armaddy Castle, nr. Oban, Argyll and Bute.

Sleeps 12. Caddleton Farmhouse is set in a secluded, peaceful location within the Armaddy Castle estate. The castle’s spectacular gardens are open all year round through Scotland’s Gardens Scheme. Games room. Shared tennis court. Oban 12 miles. Cottage Code: UNP.

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

The Long Barn

Kingsley Holt, nr. Leek, Staffordshire.

Sleeps 10. Set next to the owner’s small working farm, this delightful detached barn conversion features an individually designed interior. A short drive from Alton Towers, the lovely timber and glass fronted garden room hides a hot tub. Cottage Code: E4850.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Hot Tub
  • Boutique
  • 19th Century

Claxton Grange – Wilberforce

Claxton, nr. York, North Yorkshire.

Sleeps 4 – 9. Set in 16-acres of private grounds, with an indoor swimming pool, games room and hard tennis court, these renovated holiday cottages lie just 6 miles from York. Follow the link below to view other properties at this location. Cottage Code: 26402.

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

Atlantic House

Hartland, Bideford, North Devon.

Sleeps 12. Narrow lanes from the doorstep of Atlantic House wind down to secluded sand and shingle beaches. Set amidst the owner’s 17th-century farm, this delightful, spacious property enjoys a sunny patio on which to relax and watch the waves. Cottage Code: HMMX.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Hot Tub
  • Close to Sea
  • Boutique
  • Pet friendly
  • 17th Century

Ashcombe – Nut Tree Farm

Ashcombe, nr. Dawlish, Devon.

Sleeps 28. Offering guests exclusive use of a heated outdoor pool and games barn, Nut Tree Farm provides the ideal venue for large family gatherings. With seating for 28 at meal times and 13 en suite bedrooms, an in-house chef is also available by arr. Cottage Code: HNNF.

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