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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Heol Llygoden

Pengenffordd, Powys, Wales.

Sleeps 12. This spacious, 18th-century house, lies within 4-acre of grounds. With direct access to the Black Mountains this is a walker’s haven. Featuring panoramic views from each of the six bedrooms and a wood-burning stove in the living area. Cottage Code: JXS.

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

Greenlands Farmhouse

Barmby Moor, York, North Yorkshire.

Sleeps 14. A 150-year-old detached farmhouse set within stunning landscaped gardens. Located in the sleepy hamlet of Barmby Moor, the property features an outdoor swimming pool and outdoor 6-seater hot tub. Cottage Code: IKZ.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Hot Tub
  • Swimming pool
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

Crogen Coach House

Corwen, Denbighshire, Wales.

Sleeps 17. This superb detached house exudes charm and character, featuring spacious rooms and open fires. Set in an estate with access to 2500 acres of walking country and 4 miles of river fishing, stabling can also be made available by arrangement. Cottage Code: OQR.

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

Cockle Warren

Hayling Island, nr. Portsmouth, Hampshire.

Sleeps 14. Boasting its very own large, heated outdoor swimming pool and games room, this spacious, detached holiday cottage occupies a highly prized sea front location. Hayling Island is well known for its watersports activities and windsurfing events. Cottage Code: 28926.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Swimming pool
  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

The Barn

Corney, nr. Bootle, Cumbria.

Sleeps 12. Lying to the western side of Corney Fell, this superb barn is set around a courtyard with stables and offers a large living space with a cosy inglenook fireplace. Relax and unwind with a soak in the outdoor covered hot tub (for 4 people). Cottage Code: 23451.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Hot Tub
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 18th Century

The Officers House

Bacton-on-Sea, Norwich, Norfolk.

Sleeps 12. This 17th century holiday home was formerly a coastguard officer’s house. Boasting a wealth of period features, it sits in private gardens just 200 yards from a beautiful sandy beach.Convenient the Royal Cromer golf course and Mundesley. Cottage Code: 24465.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 17th Century

The Old Chapel Retreat

Staindrop, Barnard Castle, Co. Durham.

Sleeps 12. Set in the heart of this pretty picture postcard village, this charming 19th-century chapel has been skilfully restored to retain character throughout. Enjoy a barbecue in the enclosed courtyard area, or a game of pool in the games room. Cottage Code: MTB.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Quirky
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

Bedw Barn

Newtown, Powys.

Sleeps 14. Set within 72 acres of farmland, this truly delightful detached property offers exclusive use an indoor heated swimming pool, sauna and cinema room. Outside, enjoy the stunning views over the mid Wales countryside from the luxurious hot tub. Cottage Code: HW7805.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Hot Tub
  • Swimming pool
  • Boutique
  • 19th Century

Treburthick House

Porthpean, nr. Charlestown, Cornwall.

Sleeps 15. Just a short stroll from a secluded sandy cove, this spacious detached holiday property enjoys stunning views over the beautiful south Cornish coast. Set in lawned landscaped grounds, inside enjoy a game of table tennis in the games room. Cottage Code: TPJ.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Open Fire
  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 20th Century

Ashwell Court

Ashwell, nr. Harbertonford, Devon.

Sleeps 14. A charming, listed, Tudor farmhouse set in 22 acres of grounds, which include a hard tennis court. Tastefully furnished and equipped, the sandy beach at Blackpool Sands is just 15 miles away, whilst picturesque Totnes is 8 miles away. Cottage Code: HBL.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Pet friendly
  • Fishing
  • 16th 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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