Large Cottages

Welcome to Historic UK’s selection of large holiday cottages to rent in the UK, all sleeping 8 people or more. 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 you have, the less it costs per person!

Perhaps you have some questions related to your stay? For example, if you are planning a hen or stag do, is the cottage owner happy to accept same sex groups? If several of your guests are coming by car, how much parking is there onsite? If you are planning a special celebration, is catering available, and will the dining table comfortably seat all your guests?

Many of these questions can be answered by carefully reading the cottage descriptions but – if not – please feel free to contact the friendly folk on the cottages information line who will be happy to help with your queries.

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Featured Accommodation

The Stables at Riber Hall

Riber, Matlock, Derbyshire.

Sleeps 20. Standing in the grounds of the privately-owned Riber Hall, The Stables boasts ten en suite bedrooms equipped with Sony LCD TVs, dining areas and micro kitchens. Outside there is a beautiful garden with heated furnished terrace. Cottage Code: RDDB.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Open Fire
  • Pub nearby
  • 19th Century

Haremere Hall

Etchingham, East Sussex.

Sleeps 13. With sole use of a swimming-pool and tennis court, this gracious country manor house, dating from 1616, offers a warm and characterful retreat. Set amidst 150-acre parkland grounds, it is an ideal holiday choice for family get-togethers. Cottage Code: PHH.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Swimming pool
  • Open Fire
  • 17th Century

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Water Mill

Bradbourne, Derbyshire.

Sleeps 16. Your chance to stay in one of Derbyshire’s oldest surviving water mills, complete with restored sections of the original wooden machinery. Lovingly brought back to life to create an unforgettable interior, it comes complete with luxury fittings. Cottage Code: UKC331.

  • Hot Tub
  • Quirky
  • 18th Century

Tickton Hall

Beverley, East Yorkshire.

Sleeps 13. Home to the Beverley Polo Club, the 110 acre Tickton Hall Estate offers wonderful woodlands and parklands to explore, as well as a private outdoor heated swimming pool and hot tub. The historic market town of Beverley lies close by. Cottage Code: UKC1006.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Hot Tub
  • Swimming pool
  • Open Fire
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 18th Century

Tickton Hall – Tickton Hall Cottage

Beverley, East Yorkshire.

Sleeps 4 – 6. These four delightful, detached holiday properties sit at the end of a tree lined drive on the 110 acre Tickton Hall Estate, home to the Beverley Polo Club. Follow the link below to view other properties at this location. Cottage Code: W44279.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Open Fire
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • Fishing
  • 20th Century

Hobland Barn

Bradwell, nr. Gorleston, Norfolk.

Sleeps 12. This 18th century barn conversion has been totally transformed into a light and airy holiday home, complete with an outdoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi. Overlooking the surrounding countryside, Hobland Barn is just 3 miles from the Norfolk coast. Cottage Code: W44097.

  • Swimming pool
  • Pet friendly
  • 18th Century

Bradford Wharf

Bradford Wharf, Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire.

This is a very historic site with the original wharf building and dry dock still standing. Cruise the stunning scenery of the Kennet and Avon Canal towards the Roman city of Bath, or through the picturesque Vale of Pewsey to the famous Caen Hill Locks. Bradford Wharf has a wide selection of narrowboats available for hire.

The Old Angel

Winster, Derbyshire.

Sleeps 18. Boasting a wealth of oak beams, The Old Angel is a former 17th-century coaching inn. In the pretty village of Winster, it enjoys sole use (between 12.30pm and 2pm) of an indoor heated swimming pool at Harthill Hall (3 miles away). Cottage Code: RBB9.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Swimming pool
  • Open Fire
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 17th Century

Hyde Barn

Hyde, nr. Fordingbridge, Hampshire.

Sleeps 14. Ideal for family gatherings, this outstanding, detached barn conversion has been finished to the highest standard with green oak beams and large windows. Surrounded by rolling Hampshire countryside, Hyde Barn sits on the edge of the New Forest. Cottage Code: DBBP.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Boutique
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 18th Century

Mulberry Clock Tower

Loddon, nr. Norwich, Norfolk.

Sleeps 15. Carefully converted from a Georgian hayloft and coach house, this well appointed holiday property features shared use of an indoor swimming pool set within an 18th century orangery. Nearby Loddon is a 2 hour train ride from London. Cottage Code: E5516.

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

The Old Gatehouse

Pennal, nr. Aberdovey, Gwynedd.

Sleeps 12. Set in the Snowdonia National Park just a short drive from the golden sands of Aberdovey, this former estate gatehouse features access to an extensive array of leisure facilities. Also on-site is a village shop, pub and restaurant. Cottage Code: 27867.

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

Heol Llygoden

Pengenffordd, Powys, Wales.

Sleeps 12. This spacious, 18th-century house, lies within 4-acre of grounds. With direct access to the Black Mountains this is a walker’s haven. Featuring panoramic views from each of the six bedrooms and a wood-burning stove in the living area. Cottage Code: JXS.

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