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

Other popular listings

Pinewood House

Gordon, nr. Kelso, Scottish Borders.

Sleeps 16. Relax in the hot tub, or perhaps try an invigorating swim in the Rapid River spa of this spacious holiday home. The large enclosed garden includes a sunken patio, fountain, waterfall and barbecue, while Edinburgh is just an hour by car. Cottage Code: 18561.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Hot Tub
  • Swimming pool
  • Open Fire
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century
  • Piano

Sedgeford Hall – The West Wing

Sedgeford, nr. Hunstanton, Norfolk.

Sleeps 14. Set in its own private garden overlooking the beautiful Sedgeford Valley, the West Wing consists of a large part of the owner’s delightful Queen Anne listed property. The shared indoor heated swimming pool is open all year round. Cottage Code: CSE.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared pool
  • 18th Century

Burns Cottage

nr. Barnard Castle, Co. Durham.

Sleeps 18. Traditionally furnished and decorated to a high standard throughout, Burns Cottage has been created from traditional farm buildings and offers well appointed, versatile accommodation. Outdoor private swimming pool, sauna and games room. Cottage Code: MPB.

  • Games room
  • Swimming pool
  • Open Fire
  • Pub nearby
  • 19th Century

Caddleton Farmhouse

Armaddy Castle, nr. Oban, Argyll and Bute.

Sleeps 12. Caddleton Farmhouse is set in a secluded, peaceful location within the Armaddy Castle estate. The castle’s spectacular gardens are open all year round through Scotland’s Gardens Scheme. Games room. Shared tennis court. Oban 12 miles. Cottage Code: UNP.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Open Fire
  • Close to Sea
  • Pet friendly
  • Fishing
  • 18th Century
  • Piano

Atlantic House

Hartland, Bideford, North Devon.

Sleeps 12. Narrow lanes from the doorstep of Atlantic House wind down to secluded sand and shingle beaches. Set amidst the owner’s 17th-century farm, this delightful, spacious property enjoys a sunny patio on which to relax and watch the waves. Cottage Code: HMMX.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Hot Tub
  • Close to Sea
  • Boutique
  • Pet friendly
  • 17th Century

Ashcombe – Nut Tree Farm

Ashcombe, nr. Dawlish, Devon.

Sleeps 28. Offering guests exclusive use of a heated outdoor pool and games barn, Nut Tree Farm provides the ideal venue for large family gatherings. With seating for 28 at meal times and 13 en suite bedrooms, an in-house chef is also available by arr. Cottage Code: HNNF.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Swimming pool
  • Open Fire
  • Boutique
  • 19th Century

Moorecroft

Buxton, Derbyshire.

Sleeps 12. Just a short walk from the heart of the Victorian spa town of Buxton, this spacious, contemporary property features its very own heated indoor swimming pool, cinema and games room. Furnished to a high standard, with a large terraced courtyard. Cottage Code: RLL4.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Swimming pool
  • Boutique
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 20th Century

The Old Dairy

Hutton, nr. Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset.

Sleeps 12. Just 3 miles from the seaside resort of Weston-super-Mare, this carefully converted former farm building now offers a hot tub, jacuzzi bath and rainfall shower with massage jets. Set in an AONB on the western edge of the Mendip Hills. Cottage Code: 15656.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Hot Tub
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

Beechwood

Ilfracombe, Devon.

Sleeps 20. Built in 1883, this former gentleman’s residence is ideal for family gatherings. Located in the pretty Torrs area, Ilfracombe’s shops and attractions are within reasonable walking distance, as is access to the South West Coast Path. Cottage Code: 25964.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • 19th Century

Whitehouse Farm Barn

Heathcote, nr. Hartington, Derbyshire.

Sleeps 14. Enjoying beautiful views across the Dales, this spacious converted barn provides the ideal holiday venue for the larger family group. Set in the quiet hamlet of Heathcote, just 1¼ miles from the popular village of Hartington. Cottage Code: 16736.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Hot Tub
  • Pub nearby
  • 19th Century

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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