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

The Stables

Occold, nr. Eye, Suffolk.

Sleeps 4. Lovingly restored to a very good standard, this detached holiday property sits peacefully within its own enclosed lawned garden. Enjoying the use of an indoor heated swimming pool, May to Sept, it is conveniently situated for Eye and Debenham. Cottage Code: BSR.

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

The Manor House

Shutlanger, nr. Towcester, Northamptonshire.

Sleeps 10. Peacefully set in the village of Shutlanger, this 400 year old manor house boasts a private outdoor unheated swimming pool within its large landscaped garden. Centrally located, Towcester races and the Silverstone circuit are both close by. Cottage Code: 28309.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Swimming pool
  • Open Fire
  • Pub nearby
  • 16th Century

Beer Farm

Waterrow, Somerset, England.

Sleeps 6. Tucked away on the edge of Exmoor, this detached barn conversion has a private indoor heated swimming pool. Decorated and furnished to a very high standard, Beer Farm can be found down a private track in 15 acre grounds. Cottage Code: EWB.

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

Low Shepherd Yeat Farm

Crook, nr. Kendal, Cumbria.

Sleeps 10. This traditional Lakeland farmhouse has been extensively refurbished to provide superb holiday accommodation with the added luxury of a private hot tub and games room. Set in 25 acres of natural grounds, including its own stretch of river. Cottage Code: LK3.

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

Kingswood House

Beaulieu, Hampshire.

Sleeps 8. This stunning New Forest house boasts a covered, heated swimming pool, open Mar/Apr – Oct, as well as a spa/Jacuzzi room and sauna, all for the private use of visitors. Set in a lovely enclosed garden, it has been tastefully furnished. Cottage Code: W40356.

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

Cowdber Barn

Burrow, Kirkby Lonsdale, Lancashire.

Sleeps 10. In the picturesque Lune Valley where the Lake District, Forest of Bowland and Yorkshire Dales meet, this award-winning barn conversion stands at the end of a 1km long farm track. The cosy first floor games room includes table tennis and darts. Cottage Code: LQL.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Open Fire
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

Green Duffryn Barn

Newcastle, nr. Monmouth, Monmouthshire.

Sleeps 13. Enjoying a secluded rural setting in the border country between England and Wales, this skillfully converted barn offers a comfortable beamed interior, games room and hot tub. Just a short drive from the historic town of Monmouth. Cottage Code: HW7659.

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

New Inn House

Abbots Salford, nr. Stratford-upon-Avon, Worcestershire.

Sleeps 10. Enjoy exclusive use of an all-weather hard tennis court and an outdoor heated swimming pool whilst staying at this spacious holiday property. Perfectly situated for exploring the Cotswolds, New Inn House is both comfortable and well equipped. Cottage Code: NG8.

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

Stenson Hill Farm – Stenson Hill Farm

Stenson, Nr Derby, Derbyshire.

Sleeps 20. With its own snooker room and attractive conservatory providing the dining area for the whole party, Stenson Hill Farm can accommodate the largest family gathering. Booked together with Stenson Lodge, the two properties can sleep up to 34. Cottage Code: 16165.

  • Games room
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 20th Century

Orchard House

Fairy Cross, Bideford, Devon.

Sleeps 14. A 60 minute walk from this stunning 18th century barn conversion leads to little known and secluded Portledge Beach on the breathtaking North Devon coast. Beautifully furnished, each of the four en suite double bedrooms are uniquely themed. Cottage Code: HDDK.

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