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

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

Aotearoa

Caherdaniel, Co. Kerry.

Sleeps 8. In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with a wealth of sandy beaches, this spacious, stone built house has a south-facing patio. The jacuzzi and games rooms are positioned to take full advantage of the superb views over the Atlantic Ocean. Cottage Code: ZP4.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Hot Tub
  • Open Fire
  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • 20th Century

Château de Villiers

Allonne, nr. Beauvais, Picardy.

Sleeps 19. Set in extensive landscaped grounds, this spacious 18th century detached French château with its antique furniture, is tastefully decorated in period style. Relax in the grounds, play tennis, or perhaps a trip to Paris to see the sights. Cottage Code: F60112.

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

Chateau Gamage

St-Pey-de-Castets, nr. St Emilion, Gironde.

Sleeps 18. Set in a landscaped parkland, this stunning 12th century chateau has been lovingly restored and stylishly furnished. Associated with producing fine wines for over 300 years, guests are invited to visit the vineyards and enjoy the wine tastings. Cottage Code: F33240.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Swimming pool
  • 12th Century

Gaoth Saile

Spiddal, nr. Inverin, Co. Galway.

Sleeps 6. Complete with its own games room and tennis court, this charming thatched cottage boasts stunning Atlantic sea views. The nearby lively village of Spiddal features traditional Irish crofts, restaurants and pubs. Cottage Code: W31903.

  • Games room
  • Close to Sea
  • Boutique
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

L’Escale

Kervenic, Brittany, France.

Sleeps 5. This detached stone cottage provides comfortably furnished, modern accommodation, while outside the swimming pool and sunny courtyard make the ideal place to relax. Explore the nearby coast with superb sandy beaches east of Lorient. Cottage Code: F56143.

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

Harkaway Cottage

Skenakilla, Castletownroche, Co. Cork.

Sleeps 6. Carefully converted from traditional farm buildings, this single-storey adjoining cottage now offers well-appointed holiday accommodation, including a shared games room. The nearby village of Castletownroche stands on the River Awbeg. Cottage Code: W31928.

  • Games room
  • Open Fire
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century