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

Chapman House

Fairy Cross, nr. Clovelly, Devon.

Sleeps 10. This superb conversion of an 18th-century stables enjoys breathtaking views of the North Devon coastline. A pretty 30-minute walk leads to a secluded sandy beach, whilst the surfing beaches of Westward Ho! and Bude are an easy drive away. Cottage Code: HNZ.

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

Hall Farm

Kings Lynn, Norfolk.

Sleeps 18. This elegant and spacious 18th century listed farmhouse features exclusive use of an indoor heated swimming pool, an outdoor spa tub, indoor sauna and games room. Set amidst rural countryside, it stands within its own lawned gardens. Cottage Code: CTO.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Hot Tub
  • Swimming pool
  • Open Fire
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 18th Century

Robin Hill Farm Cottages – Puffin

nr. Bideford, Devon.

Sleeps 4 – 6. Centred around the old cobbled farmyard, these six properties have been converted from stone farm buildings.. The superb heated indoor swimming pool room includes a hot tub. Follow the link below to view other properties at this location. Cottage Code: FAD.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Hot Tub
  • Shared pool
  • 19th Century

Braehill House

Nettlingflat, nr. Heriot, Scottish Borders.

Sleeps 12. Enjoying glorious views over the Moorfoot hills, this lovingly converted former farmstead now boasts its own private indoor swimming pool and games room. Just a short drive from the historic border towns to the south and Edinburgh to the north. Cottage Code: 26348.

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

Chatcull Old Hall

Eccleshall, Staffordshire.

Sleeps 10 – 12. This spacious 300 year old farmhouse retains many original features including a superb inglenook fireplace. Set in unspoilt countryside, visitors can enjoy shared use of a hard tennis court. Coarse fishing by arrangement (bring own rods). Cottage Code: RMZ.

  • Games room
  • Open Fire
  • Pet friendly
  • Fishing
  • 17th Century

Tuckenhay Mill – Clock Tower Cottage

Bow Creek, nr. Totnes, Devon.

Sleeps 2 – 11. Tuckenhay Mill forms the centrepiece of a cluster of country homes and cottages that enjoy superb leisure facilities including two indoor and one outdoor pools. Follow the link below to view other properties at this location. Cottage Code: FJG.

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

Felin Hedd

Tregaron, nr. Aberystwyth, Ceredigion.

Sleeps 8. Lovingly converted from an historic threshing barn, this unique property retains many original features including the cast-iron driving mechanism. Set peacefully in acres of rolling countryside and woodland, it is bordered by the River Teifi. Cottage Code: ON3.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Hot Tub
  • Pet friendly
  • Fishing
  • 19th Century

Stildon Manor Cottage

Menith Wood, Worcestershire.

Sleeps 5. This spacious, detached cottage, converted from traditional farm buildings, features its own games room and a large private courtyard. Set in the grounds of Stildon Manor, with views of the Clee Hills, enjoy the many walks that cross this area. Cottage Code: HH92.

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

Hill Mill Cottage

Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire.

Sleeps 4. Converted from a water mill and situated on a 6 acre estate with lake, this pretty cottage is peacefully set with the Cotswold Way 1 mile along the lane. There is a basement games room and a rowing boat. No children under 5 years. Cottage Code: NRR.

  • Games room
  • 18th Century

Craiguillean

Ardmaddy Castle, near Oban, Scotland.

Sleeps 9. This stunning cottage sits just a stones throw from the sea and has been awarded 4 stars by the Scottish Tourist Board. Guests have shared use of a games room and a hard tennis court, and there are also boats to hire. Fly fishing. Cottage Code: SRW.

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