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

Danyfaen

Devil’s Bridge, Ceredigion, Wales.

Sleeps 4. Surrounded by trees and countryside, this comfortable, detached holiday home nestles peacefully in the grounds of the owners’ home. Boasting a balcony, sunny patio and lawned garden, Danyfaen is just 10 miles from the resort of Aberystwyth. Cottage Code: OGT.

  • Games room
  • Hot Tub
  • Pub nearby
  • 20th Century

The Maltings

nr. Bamburgh, Northumberland.

Sleeps 6. This modern, well-equipped ground floor apartment within historic Waren Mill, boasts stunning views over Budle Bay and Holy Island. In an enviable position on the Heritage coastline, it provides the ideal base to explore this historic region. Cottage Code: MKZ.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Close to Sea
  • Pet friendly
  • 18th Century

Bailey Cottage

Three Cocks, nr. Hay-on-Wye, Powys.

Sleeps 11. Set on the fringe of the Brecon Beacons National Park, this unique attached barn conversion offers a wealth of traditional features including flagstone floors, timber beams and four poster bed. A short drive from the book capital of Hay-on-Wye. Cottage Code: W8605.

  • Games room
  • Hot Tub
  • Open Fire
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

Cockle Warren

Hayling Island, nr. Portsmouth, Hampshire.

Sleeps 14. Boasting its very own large, heated outdoor swimming pool and games room, this spacious, detached holiday cottage occupies a highly prized sea front location. Hayling Island is well known for its watersports activities and windsurfing events. Cottage Code: 28926.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Swimming pool
  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

Smithy Farm

Dunham-on-the-Hill, nr. Frodsham, Cheshire.

Sleeps 7. Set just 6 miles from historic Chester, this 18th century, semi-detached farmhouse offers well proportioned accommodation, as well as a fantastic outdoor covered hot tub and games room. The quiet village of Dunham-on-the-Hill has a café and pubs. Cottage Code: 28703.

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

Willow Cottage

Wattisham Hall Cottages, Wattisham, Suffolk.

Sleeps 4. This lovely beamed cottage boasts terracotta floors, wi-fi and a private hot tub. One of three adjoining holiday properties on a working farm, it also has use of a shared games barn. It is beautifully situated, surrounded by a moat. Cottage Code: BPW.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Hot Tub
  • Pet friendly
  • 18th Century

Cefn Gorwydd Cottages – Ty Gwyn

Gower Peninsula, nr. Swansea, Glamorgan.

Sleeps 2 – 5. Set in the gentle farmland of the Gower, these very comfortable holiday cottages have been furnished and equipped to a very high standard. Shared games room with pool table. Follow the link below to view other properties at this location. Cottage Code: JYY.

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

The Old Chapel Retreat

Staindrop, Barnard Castle, Co. Durham.

Sleeps 12. Set in the heart of this pretty picture postcard village, this charming 19th-century chapel has been skilfully restored to retain character throughout. Enjoy a barbecue in the enclosed courtyard area, or a game of pool in the games room. Cottage Code: MTB.

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

The Granary

Hankelow, nr. Audlem, Cheshire.

Sleeps 11. Next door to a 18 hole golf course, this beautifully renovated barn conversion stands in the heart of the rolling Cheshire countryside. Within the spacious interior there is a games room and full size snooker table. Cottage Code: E4703.

  • Games room
  • Open Fire
  • Boutique
  • Pub nearby
  • 19th Century

Treburthick House

Porthpean, nr. Charlestown, Cornwall.

Sleeps 15. Just a short stroll from a secluded sandy cove, this spacious detached holiday property enjoys stunning views over the beautiful south Cornish coast. Set in lawned landscaped grounds, inside enjoy a game of table tennis in the games room. Cottage Code: TPJ.

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