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

The Old Angel

Winster, Derbyshire.

Sleeps 18. Boasting a wealth of oak beams, The Old Angel is a former 17th-century coaching inn. In the pretty village of Winster, it enjoys sole use (between 12.30pm and 2pm) of an indoor heated swimming pool at Harthill Hall (3 miles away). Cottage Code: RBB9.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Swimming pool
  • Open Fire
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 17th Century

Hyde Barn

Hyde, nr. Fordingbridge, Hampshire.

Sleeps 14. Ideal for family gatherings, this outstanding, detached barn conversion has been finished to the highest standard with green oak beams and large windows. Surrounded by rolling Hampshire countryside, Hyde Barn sits on the edge of the New Forest. Cottage Code: DBBP.

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

Mulberry Clock Tower

Loddon, nr. Norwich, Norfolk.

Sleeps 15. Carefully converted from a Georgian hayloft and coach house, this well appointed holiday property features shared use of an indoor swimming pool set within an 18th century orangery. Nearby Loddon is a 2 hour train ride from London. Cottage Code: E5516.

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

The Old Gatehouse

Pennal, nr. Aberdovey, Gwynedd.

Sleeps 12. Situated in the Snowdonia National Park just a short drive from the golden sands of Aberdovey, this former estate gatehouse boasts access to an array of leisure facilities. Set in extensive parkland, guests at the Old Gatehouse enjoy shared use of an award winning spa. Cottage Code: 27867.

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

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

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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