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

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

Pech Luna

Pech Luna, nr. Toulouse, Languedoc-Roussillon.

Sleeps 17. 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

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

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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