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!

If you’re looking to stay in a particularly historic property then we have also included the age of every cottage in our listings, with some dating as far back as the 12th century.

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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The Farmhouse, Caddy’s Corner Farm

Carnmenellis, betwix Falmouth and St Ives, Cornwall.

Sleeps 12. The perfect country retreat for extended family and friends, this traditional Cornish farmhouse offers comfortable and well-appointed holiday accommodation. Complete with its own private hot tub, it lies midway between the picturesque south coast and the more rugged north. Cottage Code: 27552.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Hot Tub
  • Pet friendly
  • 18th Century

Carneadon Farmhouse

St Thomas, nr. Launceston, Cornwall.

Sleeps 19. Set in its own private grounds, this listed farmhouse offers spacious guest accommodation with many character features including a feature fireplace, wood burner and two staircases. A second living room doubles as the games room with a large screen TV, Wii, Nintendo, air hockey and pool table. Cottage Code: 16692.

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

Trethiggey Farmhouse

Quintrell Downs, nr. Newquay, Cornwall.

Sleeps 14. Boasting many period features including open fires, a 1950s Aga, original stone flooring and a dairy, this listed farmhouse stands alone in its own private landscaped meadow. Well appointed, it offers all modern comforts downstairs with six character bedrooms upstairs. Cottage Code: 28034.

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

Trew House

Stratton, Bude, Cornwall.

Sleeps 12. This grand, former farmhouse commands extensive views over the surrounding rolling countryside, yet is just a short drive away from the golden sands of Widemouth Bay. Offering spacious holiday accommodation, it is ideal for large family gatherings. Cottage Code: GY5.

  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

The Old Nunnery

Skelmorlie, nr. Largs, Ayrshire.

Sleeps 24. As the name suggests, this delightful shorefront holiday property once housed a more holy order. Enjoy extensive views over the Firth of Clyde from the private eight seater hot tub. Cottage Code: UK5250.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Hot Tub
  • Close to Sea
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

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.


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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