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

Cliff Lodge

Torquay, Devon.

Sleeps 14. Set in a striking location off a quiet country lane with uninterrupted sea views. Most of the bedrooms are en-suite. Indoor heated swimming pool. Pine sauna. Outdoor 8 seater hot tub. Purpose-built detached games room. Beach ½ mile. Cottage Code: HEEJ.

  • Games room
  • Hot Tub
  • Swimming pool
  • Close to Sea
  • Boutique
  • Pub nearby
  • 20th Century

The Boathouse

Dartmouth, Devon.

Sleeps 8. Enjoying magnificent river views on a bend in the River Dart, The Boat House is fashioned like a luxury liner with wood panelled ‘cabins’ and a saloon with bay window overhanging the river. WiFi, games room with table tennis. Cottage Code: HHG.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Close to Sea
  • Quirky
  • Boutique
  • Pub nearby
  • 20th Century

Celyn

Montgomery, nr. Newtown, Powys.

Sleeps 16. A short drive from both Powys Castle and Offa’s Dyke National Trail, this well equipped, detached holiday property features an outdoor heated swimming pool (Apr – Oct) and sauna. The games room includes a pool table and table tennis. Cottage Code: 30422.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Hot Tub
  • Swimming pool
  • Pet friendly
  • 20th Century

Street Farm Cottage

Loddon, Norfolk.

Sleeps 6. Located in the attractive Broadland market town of Loddon, this grade II listed property has been sympathetically converted retaining much character. One of a pair, it has a wood-burning stove in inglenook fireplace and games room in the cellar. Cottage Code: CUP.

  • Games room
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 18th Century

The Old Tithe Barn

Litton Cheney, nr. Dorchester, Dorset.

Sleeps 18. Just a short drive from Chesil Beach, this 13th century tithe barn has been lovingly restored to provide character holiday accommodation for eighteen guests in nine en suite bedrooms. Complete with its own games room and coarse fishing lake. Cottage Code: DCCD.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • Fishing
  • 13th Century

Beech View

Nafferton, nr. Bridlington, East Yorkshire.

Sleeps 8. This spacious holiday home enjoys magnificent views across the Yorkshire Wolds, as well as shared use of an outdoor heated swimming pool, mini-gym, sauna and hot tub. Nearby Bridlington, 9 miles, has a wide sandy beach and pretty harbour. Cottage Code: 14686.

  • Games room
  • Hot Tub
  • Pub nearby
  • Shared pool
  • 19th Century

Killerby Old Hall

Killerby, nr. Scarborough, North Yorkshire.

Sleeps 2 – 12. Killerby Old Hall and its courtyard cottages are surrounded by rolling acres of shared grounds, yet are less than 2 miles from sandy Cayton Bay. Indoor heated swimming pool. Follow the link below to view other properties at this location. Cottage Code: KKU.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Open Fire
  • Pub nearby
  • Shared pool
  • 18th Century

Hopgrove Farm Cottages – The Granary

York, North Yorkshire.

Sleeps 3 – 6. Just 2 miles from the centre of historic York, these renovated and spacious 18th century farm buildings feature a shared games room, Jacuzzi and sauna (seating 6 – 7 people). Follow the link below to view other properties at this location. Cottage Code: 16437.

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

Benvie Farm Cottages – Rose Cottage

Invergowrie, nr. Dundee, Angus.

Sleeps 4 – 12. Enjoying shared use of a hard tennis court and games room, these four adjacent holiday properties lie within large enclosed gardens on the northern slopes of the Tay Valley. Follow the link below to view all properties at this location. Cottage Code: 19319.

  • Games room
  • 19th Century

The Stables

Ardmaddy Castle, nr. Oban, Argyll and Bute.

Sleeps 9. Set in a secluded, peaceful location within the Ardmaddy Castle estate. The castle’s spectacular gardens are open all year round. Sailing, rowing and motor boats are available for guests to hire. Free fishing. Games room. Tennis court. Cottage Code: SBZ.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Open Fire
  • Close to Sea
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century