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

Millgrove House

Staplegrove, nr. Taunton, Somerset.

Sleeps 10. Standing detached close to the county town of Taunton, this individually designed holiday property offers beautifully-presented and well-equipped family accommodation. The covered heated swimming pool is set on a large sun terrace. Cottage Code: KAAM.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Swimming pool
  • Open Fire
  • Pub nearby
  • 20th Century

Meadow Lea

Pensilva, nr. Liskeard, Cornwall.

Sleeps 8: In a peaceful village setting on the south east edge of Bodmin Moor, this renovated holiday home stands in ¾-acre of lawned garden, with a large terrace and swings. Walk or mountain bike directly from the cottage on to the moor. Cottage Code: TKV.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Boutique
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 20th Century

Jenterra

Trefecca, Brecon, Powys.

Sleeps 10. With its private indoor heated swimming pool, games room with pool table, darts, running machine and bar, this superb property provides all that’s needed for a perfect family holiday. Set within the Brecon Beacons National Park, an AONB. Cottage Code: 25439.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Swimming pool
  • 20th Century

Nethway Farm – Hyssop Cottage

Kingswear, nr. Dartmouth, Devon.

Sleeps 4 – 6. These five cottages enjoy a gloriously secluded rural location, just a mile from Man Sands, with shared use of an indoor heated swimming pool, sauna and games room. Follow the link below to view other properties at this location. Cottage Code: FJL.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Close to Sea
  • Boutique
  • Pet friendly
  • Shared pool
  • Fishing
  • 19th Century

Lake View

Beulah, Powys, Wales.

Sleeps 8. Built in 1747 and forming a wing of the main house, Lake View has been renovated and restored to provide a comfortable and well decorated holiday cottage. It lies in the foothills of the Cambrian Mountains with trout fishing by arr. Cottage Code: ORV.

  • Games room
  • Open Fire
  • Pet friendly
  • Fishing
  • 18th Century

Red House

Scarborough, Yorkshire.

Sleeps 10. Enjoying stunning views over Scarborough Bay, this large holiday property extends over three floors, with a large games room complete with pool table. Set in extensive landscaped grounds, this imposing house dates back to 1860. Cottage Code: 27936.

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

West Lynch

Allerford, nr. Porlock, Somerset.

Sleeps 12. Thatched and cosy, Wesy Lynch lies on the sunny side of the Porlock Valley. Beautifully furnished with lots of arts and crafts, a games room provides entertainment with a pool table and darts. Outside catering is also available by arrangement. Cottage Code: EJL.

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

Nethway Farm – Lovage Cottage

Kingswear, nr. Dartmouth, Devon.

Sleeps 4 – 6. These five carefully converted barns enjoy a gloriously secluded rural setting, as well as an indoor heated swimming pool, sauna and separate indoor games room. Follow the link below to view other properties at this location. Cottage Code: FEJ.

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

Eversfield

Goathland, nr. Whitby, North Yorkshire.

Sleeps 12. Dating from the Edwardian era, this well-appointed and distinctive country house overlooks Goathland village common in the heart of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park. Retaining many original features, it also boasts a games room and sauna. Cottage Code: IDO.

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

Thorpland Manor Farm – Lintel Barn

Runcton Holme, nr. King's Lynn, Norfolk.

Sleeps 2 – 6. Carefully converted from traditional farm buildings, these 7 holiday properties now offer an excellent quality of comfort, as well as a shared outdoor heated swimming pool. Follow the link below to view other properties at this location. Cottage Code: E5253.

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