Property above: Polhawn Fort, Cornwall (Sleeps 20 people)
Welcome to Historic UK's selection of large holiday cottages to rent in the UK, all sleeping 8 people or more. Many people love 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 almost 200 large holiday homes for you to browse through. Many of the cottages listed here also offer leisure facilities such as swimming pools, games rooms and tennis courts to keep all your friends and family entertained.
If you would prefer to book over the phone, please call 0345 268 1307 (0044 1282 845 994 if dialling from outside the UK), quoting the cottage property code(s).
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
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.
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 Stables at Riber Hall, Matlock, Derbyshire
Sleeps 20. Standing in the grounds of historic Riber Hall, The Stables boasts ten en-suite bedrooms with Sony LCD TVs, dining areas and micro kitchens. Outside there is a pretty garden with heated furnished terrace. Please note: this property is for adults and children over twelve years old only.
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.
Cronkhill Farmhouse, nr. Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Sleeps 12 - 14. This Grade I listed, timber framed farmhouse enjoys uninterrupted views over parkland towards the River Severn. Dating from the 17th century, it retains many period details, including beamed ceilings and an open fireplace.
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.
White House Farm, nr. Kings Lynn, Norfolk
Sleeps 11 - 12 people. This lovely detached farmhouse sits in generous grounds and boasts an outdoor heated swimming pool, tennis court and games room with snooker table. The house is quietly situated in the village of Fring, just 6 miles from the north Norfolk coast.