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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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

Ardentes

Ardentes, nr. Châteauroux, Loire Valley.

Sleeps 14. With fishing available from the grounds, this pretty country house sits peacefully on the banks of the Indre river. Inside the property provides comfortable and homely accommodation with elegant decor, whilst outside there is a private pool. Cottage Code: FEC003.

  • Games room
  • Swimming pool
  • Open Fire
  • Pet friendly
  • Fishing
  • 19th Century

La Villa del Sole

Vibonati, nr. Salerno, Campania.

Sleeps 14. Just 2km from the beautiful beaches of Villammare, this well-appointed semi-detached holiday villa enjoys its own private swimming pool. Set over four floors, it is elegantly furnished on the inside with terraces for outdoor dining. Cottage Code: IKC440.

  • Swimming pool
  • Open Fire
  • Close to Sea
  • Boutique
  • 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

Pourrières

Pourrières, nr. Aix-en-Provence, Provence.

Sleeps 14. Close to the Provençal hill top village of Pourrières, this picturesque period holiday property stands detached amidst extensive wooded grounds. With a home cinema, exercise bikes and table tennis inside, outside there is a large private pool. Cottage Code: FCV607.

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

Le Grand Chêne

Beaumesnil, nr. Vire, Normandy.

Sleeps 12. Dating from the 1500s, this traditional semi-detached farmhouse stands within several acres of private grounds. Carefully renovated, Le Grand Chêne now features a private outdoor swimming pool and games room, with pool table and darts. Cottage Code: W14374.

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

Les Veys

Les Veys, nr. Isigny-sur-Mer, Normandy.

Sleeps 12. Lovingly converted from a former barn, this comfortable holiday property retains many original features including the exposed wooden beams and stone divider. Ideally located to explore the many historic locations of Normandy. Cottage Code: W13829.

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

Domaine de Bordeneuve

Escales, nr. Carcassonne, Languedoc-Roussillon.

Sleeps 15. Set on the edge of the village of Escales, this impressive house is situated in a large domaine amidst vineyards and offers spacious, comfortable accommodation. Sheltered private swimming pool, sunny terraces and large grounds. Cottage Code: F11129.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Swimming pool
  • Pub nearby
  • 18th 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
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 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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