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

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

Broughton Hall

Broughton, nr. Skipton, Yorkshire.

Sleeps 32. Steeped in history, the 17 bedroomed Broughton Hall is a stately home in every sense of the word. Set in 3,000 acres of estate grounds, the house includes a library containing 5,000 books, a full size billiard table, stunning chandeliers and even a piano. Cottage Code: UKC2803.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Open Fire
  • Quirky
  • Boutique
  • Pub nearby
  • 16th Century
  • Piano

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

St Paul

St Michel de Chavaignes, Sarthe, Loire Valley.

Sleeps 17. Set in landscaped grounds that include a stunning lake, clay tennis court and a large fenced swimming pool, this elegant château offers delightful views of the rolling Sarthe countryside. Home cooked meals and laundry services are available. Cottage Code: F72109.

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

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

Pech Luna

Pech Luna, nr. Toulouse, Languedoc-Roussillon.

Sleeps 24. Set within several hundred acre grounds, this elegant 19th century château retains many original features, including its grand entrance hall and sweeping staircase. The large private outdoor swimming pool is open between May and September. Cottage Code: FLA124.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Swimming pool
  • 19th Century

Egidio

nr. Narni, Lazio.

Sleeps 12. Set in a region full of enchanting hill-top towns and villages, this tradtional Umbrian-style farmhouse boasts a a large lawned garden with swimming pool and a pleasant olive grove to the side. Just 1.5 km from the village of Vigne di Narni. Cottage Code: IUP454.

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

The Farmhouse

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.

Sleeps 16. Carefully refurbished, this 19th century farmhouse now offers beautifully appointed and well-equipped holiday accommodation for larger parties. Set in extensive lawned grounds on the fringe of Regency Cheltenham, relax in the private hot tub. Cottage Code: NPQ.

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

Château de Birac

Birac-sur-Trec, nr. Bergerac, Dordogne and Lot.

Sleeps 16. No expense has been spared in renovating this stunning 13th century château. Inside, the spacious beamed rooms feature light stone walls, gothic fireplaces and stained glass windows. Amongst the formal gardens there is a shady terrace and pool. Cottage Code: F47182.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Swimming pool
  • Open Fire
  • Pub nearby
  • 13th 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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