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

Casale Piccino

Collicello, nr. Todi, Umbria.

Sleeps 10. With its private swimming pool, games room, small gym and outdoor Jacuzzi., this traditional Umbrian farmhouse is set close to the walled hamlet of Collicello. Perfect for outdoor living, the rear shady terrace is ideal for al fresco dining. Cottage Code: US097.

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

Cabris

Cabris, nr. Grasse, Cote-d'Azur, France.

Sleeps 11. With a waterfall flowing gently beside the outdoor swimming pool, this traditionally built stone holiday villa boasts stunning over the world renowned fragrance town of Grasse to the sea beyond. The summer kitchen is ideal for family dining. Cottage Code: FCA497.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Swimming pool
  • Open Fire
  • Pet friendly
  • 18th 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

Ty Cerrig Farmhouse

St Clears, nr. Laugharne, Carmarthenshire.

Sleeps 10. Dating back to the 18th century, this traditional Welsh farmhouse has been lovingly converted to retain much of its original charm with oak beams, stones walls and a period wood-burning stove. More modern touches include a 6-seater hot tub. Cottage Code: OU7.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Hot Tub
  • Boutique
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 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

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

Ardentes

Ardentes, nr. Châteauroux, Loire Valley.

Sleeps 14. With fishing available from the grounds, this pretty country house sits peacefully on the banks of the Indre river. Inside the property provides comfortable and homely accommodation with elegant decor, whilst outside there is a private pool. Cottage Code: FEC003.

  • Games room
  • Swimming pool
  • Open Fire
  • Pet friendly
  • Fishing
  • 19th 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

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

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