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

Copperfield

Bideford, Devon.

Sleeps 14. Enjoying a delightful outlook across the River Torridge to the pretty port town of Bideford, this impressive late Victorian merchant’s house has been completely refurbished. The pretty gardens include an outdoor heated swimming pool and hot tub. Cottage Code: HOOG.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Hot Tub
  • Swimming pool
  • Open Fire
  • Close to Sea
  • Boutique
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

Higher Poulston Farm – Wisteria House

Harbertonford, Totnes, Devon.

Sleeps 12 – 20. In a quiet rural area of South Devon, these holiday cottages are very comfortably furnished. The superb leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, tennis court, etc. Follow the link below to view other properties at this location. Cottage Code: 25998.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Boutique
  • Pub nearby
  • Shared pool
  • 20th Century

Little Lanherne Farm

St Mawgan, nr. Newquay, Cornwall.

Sleeps 14. Set in approximately 2½ acres of grounds, Little Lanherne Farm dates back in part to the 14th century. Standing detached with a lawned garden, it lies halfway between Padstow and Newquay on the dramatic north coast of Cornwall. Cottage Code: TP9.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 14th Century

Park Farmhouse

Wortwell, nr. Harleston, Norfolk.

Sleeps 15. Originally built for the local mayor, the 17th century Park Farmhouse is beamed throughout with original herringbone brick flooring. Set on the fringe of the owner’s farm, a 4½ acre fishing lake is available by arrangement and at cost. Cottage Code: 30235.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Pub nearby
  • Fishing
  • 17th Century

Campaneschi

Spoleto, nr. Todi, Umbria.

Sleeps 12. With its beautiful swimming pools set to take full advantage of the stunning location overlooking historic Spoleto, this secluded medieval borgo is full of charm and character. In an old hilltop hamlet, just 25km from Todi. Cottage Code: UE085.

  • Swimming pool
  • Open Fire
  • Pet friendly
  • 18th Century

Domaine de Fonteneau

Floirac, nr. Bordeaux, Gironde.

Sleeps 12. Furnished in accordance with its status, this elegant stone-built Girondine holiday home boasts feature fireplaces on the inside, and a private floodlit swimming pool outside. Just a short drive from the riverside cafés and museums of Bordeaux. Cottage Code: F33247.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Swimming pool
  • Open Fire
  • Pet friendly
  • 18th Century

St-André-de-Roquelongue

St-André-de-Roquelongue, nr. Narbonne, Languedoc-Roussillon.

Sleeps 12. Beamed throughout, this traditional stone-built holiday home lies in the very heart of medieval Cathar Country. With six charming bedrooms on the inside, relax and cool down in the outdoor swimming pool between May and September. Cottage Code: FLA149.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Swimming pool
  • Pet friendly
  • 18th Century

Glenfern

Kingussie, nr. Aviemore, Cairngorms Nat Park.

Sleeps 12. This stunning Victorian villa has been renovated to a very high standard and sits within ¾ of an acre of private grounds. Located in the village of Kingussie, Glenfern features a billiard room complete with bar, sauna and hot tub. Cottage Code: SNNP.

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

Château de Villiers

Allonne, nr. Beauvais, Picardy.

Sleeps 19. Set in extensive landscaped grounds, this spacious 18th century detached French château with its antique furniture, is tastefully decorated in period style. Relax in the grounds, play tennis, or perhaps a trip to Paris to see the sights. Cottage Code: F60112.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Pub nearby
  • 18th Century

Castle Troisoleil

Pont-Saint-Esprit, nr. Avignon, Languedoc-Roussillon.

Sleeps 18. Boasting 20 majestic rooms, including 8 bedrooms, the truly spectacular twin towered Castle Troisoleil dates from the 1700s. Surrounded by parkland and vineyards, the property also features a swimming pool, Jacuzzi and sauna. Cottage Code: FLG327.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Hot Tub
  • Open Fire
  • Pub nearby
  • 18th 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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