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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Montecorice

Montecorice, Amalfi Coast, Campania.

Sleeps 24. Ideal for family gatherings, or a large group of friends, this spacious holiday property enjoys views over the town of Montecorice and beyond to the sea. The stunning outdoor swimming pool is open from May to September. Cottage Code: IKC331.

  • Swimming pool
  • Pet friendly
  • 20th Century

Crock of Gold Cottages – The Old House

Ballycullen, Mullinahone, Co. Tipperary.

Sleeps 12. Oozing character and charm, this lovingly renovated stone barn enjoys stunning views over Slievenamon mountain. Set down a leafy country lane, guests are welcome to try their hand at river fishing on the owners’ 100-acre estate. Cottage Code: W31947.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Open Fire
  • Pet friendly
  • Fishing
  • 19th Century

La Grande Roche

Mortain, Manche, Normandy.

Sleeps 16. Offering private fishing, swimming pool and games room, this former farmhouse gets its name from the rocky hill on which it stands. The extensive grounds provide the perfect place to explore the rolling woodland, river and lake. Cottage Code: F50154.

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

Villa Arzilla

Vitorchiano, nr. Tuscania, Lazio.

Sleeps 25. Surrounded by fruit orchards and olive groves, this tradtional holiday villa stands on a green hill in the heart of the Tuscia Romana. The spacious accommodation includes a piano and a library, with access to the garden and swimming pool. Cottage Code: IRU408.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Swimming pool
  • Open Fire
  • Pet friendly
  • 16th Century

Dunmanus House

Dunkelly, Goleen, Co. Cork.

Sleeps 15. With grounds extending down to the water’s edge, this well-appointed detached holiday home enjoys a delighfully secluded setting with views over Dunmanus Bay. Nearby Mizen Head, claims to be the most southerly point on the island of Ireland. Cottage Code: W31557.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Open Fire
  • Close to Sea
  • Fishing
  • 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

Murs

Murs, nr. Avignon, Provence.

Sleeps 12. Offering stunning views over the Imergue Valley to the Luberon mountains, this lovingly renovated stone-built Provençal house boasts a large outdoor swimming pool. Just a drive away from the historic Papal Palace at Avignon. Cottage Code: FPV072.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Swimming pool
  • Open Fire
  • Pub nearby
  • 18th 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

Villa La Roque d’Anthéron

La Roque d’Anthéron, nr. Aix-en-Provence, Provence.

Sleeps 17. Set in extensive, well-tended terraced grounds with fruit trees, vines and woodland, this traditional Provençal ’mas’ has been lovingly renovated. Relax in the private outdoor pool and enjoy panoramic views over the Durance Valley. Cottage Code: T13062.

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

Le Bastit

Saint Médard, nr. Bergerac, Dordogne.

Sleeps 20. Overlooking the winding River Isle in the small village of Saint Medard, this elegant property enjoys a large shared swimming pool. At the edge of superb gardens and terraces is the river itself, where there is private use of a discreet cove. Cottage Code: F24181.

  • Shared pool
  • 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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