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

Moorleaze – Nunney

Witham Friary, Frome, Somerset.

Sleeps 4 – 10. Set in 76 acre grounds, Moorleaze offers spacious and superbly fitted holiday accommodation, as well as a shared indoor heated swimming pool, games room and tennis court. Follow the link below to view other properties at this location. Cottage Code: EPM.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Boutique
  • Shared pool
  • 20th Century

Wayside House

Blackborough, nr. Cullompton, Devon.

Sleeps 10. Peacefully situated in the heart of the Culm Valley and featuring extensive views over the stunning Blackdown Hills, Wayside House is the ideal rural get-away. Horse friendly, relax in the indoor heated swimming pool after the day’s ride. Cottage Code: KAAL.

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

Moorecroft

Buxton, Derbyshire.

Sleeps 12. Just a short walk from the heart of the Victorian spa town of Buxton, this spacious, contemporary property features its very own heated indoor swimming pool, cinema and games room. Furnished to a high standard, with a large terraced courtyard. Cottage Code: RLL4.

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

Beechwood

Ilfracombe, Devon.

Sleeps 20. Built in 1883, this former gentleman’s residence is ideal for family gatherings. Located in the pretty Torrs area, Ilfracombe’s shops and attractions are within reasonable walking distance, as is access to the South West Coast Path. Cottage Code: 25964.

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

The Old Mill at Littlebeck – The Old Mill

Littlebeck, nr. Whitby, North Yorkshire.

Sleeps 2 – 7. These prestigious detached properties share beautiful grounds in a sheltered wooded valley and offer spacious holiday accommodation with shared use of a games room. Follow the link below to view other properties at this location. Cottage Code: IBD.

  • Games room
  • Boutique
  • Fishing
  • 18th Century

Scalby Lodge – Troutbeck Cottage

Scalby, nr. Scarborough, North Yorkshire.

Sleeps 2 – 10. Occupying a stunning clifftop setting close to Scarborough, this collection of 15 picturesque stone built holiday cottages form part of an estate owned by HM The Queen. Follow the link below to view other properties at this location. Cottage Code: IUB.

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

Higher Poulston Farm – Wisteria House

Harbertonford, Totnes, Devon.

Sleeps 12 – 20. In a quiet rural area of South Devon, these holiday cottages are very comfortably furnished. The superb leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, tennis court, etc. Follow the link below to view other properties at this location. Cottage Code: 25998.

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

Glanmwrg Barn

Llangennech, nr. Llanelli, Carmarthenshire.

Sleeps 6. Retaining much period charm, this traditional former barn has been carefully converted to provide spacious, single-storey holiday accommodation, complete with a large games room. The area boasts several medieval sites, including Dinefwr Castle. Cottage Code: OS2.

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

Bridge Farm Cottages – The Granary

Brigham, East Yorkshire.

Sleeps 2 – 8. These former farm buildings dating back to the 1700’s have been lovingly converted and individually decorated to provide wonderful holiday homes with shared games room. Follow the link below to view other properties at this location. Cottage Code: IJY.

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

La Grande Roche

Mortain, Manche, Normandy.

Sleeps 16. Offering private fishing, swimming pool and games room, this former farmhouse gets its name from the rocky hill on which it stands. The extensive grounds provide the perfect place to explore the rolling woodland, river and lake. Cottage Code: F50154.

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