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!
To search by size, simply type in your destination above and then on the next page you can filter by how many it sleeps. Or use our availability search box on the right. Alternatively, if you're struggling to find that perfect large cottage then why not let one of our agents help?
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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.
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
Silverholme, Graythwaite, The Lake District
Sleeps 18 people. The beautiful gardens of this elegant manor house sweep down to the shores of Lake Windermere, where there is a boat house and mooring. This VisitEngland 5 Star Gold Award property stylishly blends period features with contemporary facilities and is the perfect setting for a wonderful holiday in the Lake District.
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.
Manor House, Osea Island, Maldon, Essex
Sleeps 20 people. Built around 1900 in the style of a grand Edwardian seaside residence, the Manor House enjoys a stunning island location. Sympathetically restored, it boasts a full-size billiard table and its own outdoor swimming pool, along with shared use of gym and sauna, tennis court and 12-seater viewing room.
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.
Swallow Barn, Warkworth, 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.
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.
The Windmill, Wendover, near Aylesbury, 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.
Brookside Farm, New Radnor, Presteigne, Welsh Borders
Sleeps 12 - 14 people. A Grade ll listed stone farmhouse, Brookside Farm retains many of its 16th century original features. Bordered by a stream, it sits by the site of a Norman keep and the large enclosed garden features a hot tub for guests relaxation and enjoyment. Shop and pub 300 yards.
Park Hall Manor, Little Hayfield, Derbyshire / 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.
West Lynch, Allerford, 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.
Gunton Lodge, Oulton Broad, Suffolk
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.
Wynnstay Hall, nr. Ruabon, 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.
Blue Hayes, Instow, Bideford, 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.