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

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

Helm View

Windermere, Cumbria.

Sleeps 7. This modernised Lakeland slate house is located within the heart of the Lake District, a short walk from the centre of both Windermere and Bowness. Just five minutes on foot from the open countryside, there are numerous attractions nearby. Cottage Code: LD9.

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

Witton Hall – Suite Two

Witton-le-Wear, nr. Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham.

Sleeps 2 – 6. In the truly magnificent Georgian-esque surroundings of Witton Hall, guests can enjoy a host of leisure facilities set within landscaped grounds, including croquet and tennis courts. Follow the link below to see other properties at this location. Cottage Code: MWE.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Hot Tub
  • Quirky
  • Boutique
  • Pub nearby
  • Shared pool
  • Fishing
  • 20th Century

Avilion

Trearddur Bay, Anglesey, Wales.

Sleeps 12. With magnificent sea views and overlooking two sandy coves, Avilion is situated in the village of Trearddur Bay. Built in 1912 and based on a French château, it is Grade II listed. Games room in boat house with table tennis, darts, sauna. Cottage Code: OTL.

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

Ridge House

Maidencombe, Torquay, Devon.

Sleeps 12. This big detached holiday property is situated down a quiet country lane close to Torbay and the English Riviera. It enjoys both sea and countryside views and boasts a sun-trap terrace with 8-seater hot tub, games room and Wi-Fi broadband. Cottage Code: HKKS.

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

Swallows Cottage

Alwington, nr. Bideford, Devon.

Sleeps 6. Set within open countryside, this traditional stone barn has been converted to a very high standard. Just 3 miles from historic Bideford and close to many local attractions including the dramatic South-West coastal paths for spectacular walking. Cottage Code: H56.

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

Buddileigh Farm

Betley, nr. Nantwich, Cheshire.

Sleeps 8. Set in extensive grounds including a pond with resident swans, this airy, semi-detached holiday home features its own games room with pool table. The nearby medieval market town of Nantwich is famous for its black and white timbered buildings. Cottage Code: 26951.

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

Lighthouse Cottage

Happisburgh, nr. Cromer, Norfolk.

Sleeps 5. Built in 1791, this listed former lighthouse keepers’ cottage stands in a superb coastal location adjoining Happisburgh’s working lighthouse. With extensive sea views to enjoy, it offers well-equipped, comfortable holiday accommodation. Cottage Code: CWD.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Close to Sea
  • Quirky
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 18th Century

Dylasau Cottage

nr. Betws-y-Coed, Gwynedd, Wales.

Sleeps 4. Set down a quiet, woodland, country lane, Dylasau Cottage can be found at the top of a gently terraced garden. The 14 peaks of Snowdon can be found nearby, so to the shops of Betwys-y-Coed, 3 miles. Cottage Code: JMR.

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