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Property above: Polhawn Fort, Cornwall (Sleeps 20 people)

Welcome to Historic UK's great selection of large holiday cottages to rent in the UK, all sleeping 8 people or more. Many people like to get a big group of people together in order to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or even a cosy Christmas gathering. An added bonus to renting a large holiday home is that it really is a case of 'the more the merrier', as the more people in the holiday cottage, the less the cost per person!

Whether you're looking for a family getaway in Cornwall or a weekend away with a big group of friends in Scotland, we currently list 186 large holiday homes for you to browse through. Many of the large cottages listed here also offer leisure facilities such as swimming pools, games rooms and tennis courts to keep all your friends and family entertained.

Our selection of cottages range from large cottages that sleep 8 people, to big villas sleeping between 12 and 16 people, right up to huge self catering mansions sleeping over 20! 

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  • Ellingham Hall, Alnwick, Northumberland

    Sleeps 33 people. This large 18th century hall is set in eight acres of land and boasts a walled garden, croquet lawn and an outdoor hot tub. The local village with a pub is just 600 yards away. Situated between Beadnell and Seahouses in the heart of rural Northumberland.

    Hot TubPub nearbyOpen fireGames room

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  • Keeper's House, Maidstone, Kent

    Sleeps 10 people. Enjoy a unique holiday in the grounds of Leeds Castle, 'the loveliest castle in the world'. This historic former gamekeeper's house is hidden away in a valley by the River Len in the grounds of the castle. Entry to the castle, the grounds and the Knight's Realm playground is included during your stay

    WiFi availablePub nearby

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  • Owl's End, Wattisham, Suffolk

    Sleeps 8 - 10 people. One of a group of cottages on a working farm and surrounded by a moat, this renovated farm building simply oozes charm with its oak beams and oak floors. Private hot tub, WiFi, shared games barn. Can be booked with two adjoining properties to sleep up to 23.

    Pet friendlyGames roomWiFi availableHot Tub

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  • Dunvarlich House, Aberfeldy, Perthshire, Scotland

    Dunvarlich House, Aberfeldy, Perthshire, Scotland

    Sleeps 10 people. A superb example of the Arts and Crafts movement, historic Dunvarlich House is set on the edge of Aberfeldy with its shops and amenities. Lovingly restored and elegantly furnished, it boasts stunning views over the River Tay and a beautiful river walk leads from the front of the house.

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  • Swallow Barn, Warkworth, Banbury, Oxfordshire

    Swallow Barn, near Banbury, Oxfordshire

    Sleeps 8 - 10 people. With easy access to the popular Jurassic Way footpath from the garden, this spacious barn conversion also offers a private heated indoor swimming pool and billiard table. Perfectly placed for visiting Banbury, Oxford, Silverstone racecourse and Althorp, the resting place of Diana Princess of Wales.

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  • Dunstan Hall, Northumberland

    Sleeps 15 - 18 people. This unusual holiday home incorporates a pele tower dating back perhaps to as early as the 11th century. A Grade II listed building, the Hall boasts 10 bedrooms, a 15th century fireplace, a grand piano and a dining room with table seating 18 people. It enjoys wonderful sea views, and is only one mile from the beach.

    Pub nearbyClose to the SeaGames room

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  • The Windmill, Wendover, near Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

    The Windmill, Wendover, Buckinghamshire

    Sleeps 8 - 10 people. A very unusual holiday cottage! This five storey, 19th century windmill enjoys spectacular views across the Chiltern Hills from the second floor sitting room. It is quietly located in the historic market town of Wendover.

    Pet friendlyPub nearbyWiFi available

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  • Park Hall Manor, Little Hayfield, Derbyshire / Peak District

    Park Hall Manor, High Peak, Peak District

    Sleeps 22 - 28 people. Sympathetically converted and retaining many original features, this lovely holiday property is set in the wing of a Grade II listed manor house in large grounds in the pretty hamlet of Little Hayfield between Glossop and Chapel-en-le-Frith. It provides an ideal base for walking and touring the Peak District.

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  • West Lynch, Allerford, Porlock, Somerset

    West Lynch, near Porlock, Somerset

    Sleeps 12 people. This lovely thatched property is beautifully furnished with lots of arts and crafts, and boasts cosy sitting areas to relax in as well as a games room with pool table, darts and ping pong table to keep everyone entertained. Outside catering is also available. Shop ½ mile.

    Games roomOpen fire

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  • Gunton Lodge, Oulton Broad, Suffolk

    Gunton Lodge

    Sleeps 12 people. This stunning period home enjoys a superb waterside location on Oulton Broad, with a private mooring and slipway. There is even a turret room from which to enjoy the sunsets! A perfect base for a holiday on the Broads. Shops 500 yards, pub and restaurant ¾ mile.

    Pub nearbyOpen fireWiFi available

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  • Wynnstay Hall, nr. Ruabon, Llangollen, Wales

    Wynnstay Hall, Llangollen, Wales

    Sleeps 18 - 20 people. This imposing hall has been stylishly and tastefully refurbished to blend contemporary with traditional features. Surrounded by parkland landscaped by Capability Brown, this magnificent Grade II listed property enjoys shared use of a tennis court and boasts its own games room, entertaining area, bar and cinema.


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  • Blue Hayes, Instow, Bideford, Devon

    Blue Hayes, Instow, Devon

    Sleeps 12 people. Enjoy beautiful sunsets from the garden or sitting room of this impressive Georgian house. Situated just a stone's throw from the beach, the house benefits from lovely views over the sea towards Lundy island. Instow village is within walking distance with its shops, cafes and pubs.

    Pub nearbyClose to the SeaWiFi available

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