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

Harriss Park

Halwell, Totnes, Devon.

Sleeps 12. Offering a beautiful rural location, this magnificent barn conversion enjoys far reaching views over the open Devonshire countryside. With a large south-facing garden, it shares a host of facilities including an indoor heated swimming pool. Cottage Code: HQV.

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

Potts Farm Oast

Tenterden, nr. Ashford, Kent.

Sleeps 10. Once used for drying fresh hops before they were sent to the brewers, this spacious twin round kiln oast house has now been thoughtfully restored. Enjoy the beautiful Kentish countryside and discover why it’s called ‘The Garden of England’. Cottage Code: POOB.

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

The Hill Coachouse

Barrow-on-Trent, Derbyshire.

Sleeps 18. Set in peaceful countryside in 3 acres of garden, this former stables to The Hill (cottage ref. 11628) has been carefully renovated. Providing comfortable holiday accommodation for larger parties with hard tennis court and stabling available. Cottage Code: 16224.

  • Games room
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

The Stables at Southfield House

Forthampton, nr. Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire.

Sleeps 12. Idealy located for visiting the historic cathedral cities of Hereford, Worcester and Gloucester, this detached holiday property enjoys shared use of a heated, outdoor swimming pool (summer). Just 6 miles from the market town of Tewksbury. Cottage Code: 27549.

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

Manor Farm – Manor Farm Barn

Dewlish, nr. Dorchester, Dorset.

Sleeps 8 – 15. Surrounded by the rolling Dorset hills, these two highly individual and beautifully converted 18th-century farm buildings are set around a shared outdoor heated swimming-pool. Follow the link below to view both properties at this location. Cottage Code: DPU.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Open Fire
  • Boutique
  • Pet friendly
  • Shared pool
  • 18th Century

Armswell House

Plush, nr. Piddletrenthide, Dorset.

Sleeps 18. This substantial 18th-century farmhouse retains many original features, it also benefits from the recent addition of a games room and spa room. With its own large, pretty walled garden, there are lovely walks from the doorstep. Cottage Code: DQT.

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

Marshwood Manor Cottages – The Old Stable

Bettiscombe, nr. Lyme Regis, Dorset.

Sleeps 3 – 8. Only 5 miles from the beaches and golden sandstone cliffs, Marshwood Manor offers excellent accommodation including a large games barn with a pool table and table tennis. Follow the link below to view other properties at this location. Cottage Code: DEY.

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

The Sanctuary

Little Chart, Ashford, Kent.

Sleeps 7. Offering panoramic views over the local countryside, this imposing detached mock Tudor property is set in nearly 4 acres of idyllic grounds. It includes features such as an oak curved staircase, open fire as well as outdoor heated swimming pool. Cottage Code: 16614.

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

Duvale Cottages – Orchard Barn

Bampton, nr. Tiverton, Devon.

Sleeps 12 – 34. In a riverside location close to Exmoor, these four beautiful properties can be booked either individually, or together, to accommodate the largest groups and parties. Follow the link below to view other properties at this location. Cottage Code: 16875.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • Fishing
  • 18th Century

Burfields Barn

Botesdale, nr. Diss, Suffolk.

Sleeps 11. Set in extensive grounds, this spacious barn conversion boasts en-suite bathrooms to all bedrooms and a private indoor heated swimming pool. The perfect venue for family gatherings, the large enclosed courtyard is ideal for alfresco dining. Cottage Code: 29880.

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