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

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

Ash Farm Barns – Wagonner’s Barn

North Willingham, nr. Market Rasen, Lincolnshire.

Sleeps 15. Located in the heart of the Lincolnshire Wolds, this delightful barn conversion offers private coarse fishing on the farm lake. Close to the historic village of North Willingham, just a short drive from the famous Market Rasen racecourse. Cottage Code: 29579.

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

Lower Millcombe Barns – Snowdrop

Linkinhorne, nr. Callington, Cornwall.

Sleeps 2. Converted from an old stone barn specifically with wheelchair users in mind, Snowdrop sits alongside another cottage in the grounds of the owner’s 16th century home. Set in the heart of the Cornish countryside, just a mile from the village pub. Cottage Code: 30213.

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

The Old Roundhouse

Hartland, Bideford, Devon.

Sleeps 10. A unique, tranquil, sumptuous holiday retreat, this detached barn conversion enjoys large gardens on the edge of the owner’s farm. Sandy Spekes beach is just over a mile walk. The property also boasts a hot tub, games room and Wi-Fi. Cottage Code: HNNC.

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

Little Brampton Farmhouse

Clunbury, nr Ludlow, Shropshire.

Sleeps 32. Beamed throughout, this spacious traditional farmhouse stands amidst the picturesque Shropshire countryside with commanding views over the Clun Valley. Ideal for family gatherings, with a 9-seater hot tub in the garden, a sauna and games room. Cottage Code: E3974.

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

White House Farm

Fring, nr. Kings Lynn, Norfolk.

Sleeps 12. Set in its own grounds, this superb detached farmhouse features an outdoor heated swimming pool, tennis court and games room with snooker table. Peacefully situated in the village of Fring, just 6 miles from the north Norfolk coast. Cottage Code: 26603.

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

Kinlochmoidart House

nr. Lochailort, Highlands.

Sleeps 18. With spacious accommodation over three floors, this substantial property forms a self-contained wing of the Scottish baronial mansion. The Kinlochmoidart Estate sits within half a mile of the coast and 4 miles from the beach at Glenuig. Cottage Code: SEQ.

  • Games room
  • Open Fire
  • Close to Sea
  • Fishing
  • 19th Century

Dunstan Hall

Dunstan Hall, Craster, Northumberland.

Sleeps 18. Dunstan Hall is a wonderful grade II listed exclusive use castle dating back to the 14th century, perhaps as far back as the 11th century. The hall boasts wonderful sea views, and is only one mile from the local beach. Cottage Code: MRD.

  • Games room
  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • 14th Century
  • Piano

The Bothy House

Ponteland, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Sleeps 4. Boasting breathtaking sunsets from the glorious south-facing windows, this unusual yet modern bothy house is set in 1 acre of tranquil and peaceful woodland. The award winning Bothy House is just a short drive from Hadrian’s Wall. Cottage Code: MQD.

  • Games room
  • 17th Century

Werngochlyn Farm – Dairy

Llantilio Pertholey, nr. Abergavenny, Monmouthshire.

Sleeps 4 – 6. These cottages have been converted from a range of interesting old barns, originally built in 1805. Enjoy shared indoor heated swimming pool and BHS Approved Riding Centre. Follow the link below to view other properties at this location. Cottage Code: 6253.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Hot Tub
  • Pet friendly
  • Shared pool
  • 19th Century