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

Valentine Cottages – Valentine Cottage 3

nr. Lismore, Co. Waterford.

Sleeps 2 – 3. Arranged around a delightful paved courtyard complete with feature fountain, these three pretty holiday cottages enjoy shared use of a well-equipped games room. The historic town of Lismore with its medieval castle is just 3 miles distant. Cottage Code: W31923.

  • Games room
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

Le Grand Chêne

Beaumesnil, nr. Vire, Normandy.

Sleeps 12. Dating from the 1500s, this traditional semi-detached farmhouse stands within several acres of private grounds. Carefully renovated, Le Grand Chêne now features a private outdoor swimming pool and games room, with pool table and darts. Cottage Code: W14374.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Swimming pool
  • Open Fire
  • Pet friendly
  • Fishing
  • 16th Century

Byron

Riva del Garda, Lake Garda, Veneto.

Sleeps 6. Once associated with the literary translator and art critic Andrea Maffei, this well presented holiday apartment is located within an imposing historic house. The terraced gardens enjoy views over the surrounding vineyards to Lake Garda. Cottage Code: IVG401.

  • Games room
  • Open Fire
  • 17th Century

South Bay Cottage

Saasaig, Isle of Skye, Highlands.

Sleeps 6. Set In a superb position on the sea shore, this completely modernised 150-year-old cottage boasts an observation room with outstanding views across the Sound of Sleat. Observe the local wildlife from the stunning 55 square metre roof terrace. Cottage Code: SHC.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Open Fire
  • Close to Sea
  • Pet friendly
  • 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

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