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

Hall Farm

Kings Lynn, Norfolk.

Sleeps 18. This elegant and spacious 18th century listed farmhouse features exclusive use of an indoor heated swimming pool, an outdoor spa tub, indoor sauna and games room. Set amidst rural countryside, it stands within its own lawned gardens. Cottage Code: CTO.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Hot Tub
  • Swimming pool
  • Open Fire
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 18th Century

Braehill House

Nettlingflat, nr. Heriot, Scottish Borders.

Sleeps 12. Enjoying glorious views over the Moorfoot hills, this lovingly converted former farmstead now boasts its own private indoor swimming pool and games room. Just a short drive from the historic border towns to the south and Edinburgh to the north. Cottage Code: 26348.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Swimming pool
  • 18th Century

Chatcull Old Hall

Eccleshall, Staffordshire.

Sleeps 10 – 12. This spacious 300 year old farmhouse retains many original features including a superb inglenook fireplace. Set in unspoilt countryside, visitors can enjoy shared use of a hard tennis court. Coarse fishing by arrangement (bring own rods). Cottage Code: RMZ.

  • Games room
  • Open Fire
  • Pet friendly
  • Fishing
  • 17th Century

Plas Colwyn

Beddgelert, Gwynedd, Wales.

Sleeps 20. This elegant, detached holiday property has been welcoming visitors since the early 1800’s. In the heart of the village of Beddgelert, amidst the glorious Snowdonia National Park, the beautiful beaches of Criccieth are a short drive away. Cottage Code: OWJ.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Pub nearby
  • 19th Century

Presaddfed

Bodedern, Anglesey, Wales.

Sleeps 20 – 21. An elegant manor house set amidst woodland, Presaddfed is the ideal location to celebrate special occasions, or for large family holidays. It combines the charm of a bygone era with modern comforts. Cottage Code: 18486.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Open Fire
  • Pub nearby
  • 18th Century
  • Piano

West Lynch

Allerford, nr. Porlock, Somerset.

Sleeps 12. Thatched and cosy, Wesy Lynch lies on the sunny side of the Porlock Valley. Beautifully furnished with lots of arts and crafts, a games room provides entertainment with a pool table and darts. Outside catering is also available by arrangement. Cottage Code: EJL.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Open Fire
  • Close to Sea
  • Pet friendly
  • 18th Century

Eversfield

Goathland, nr. Whitby, North Yorkshire.

Sleeps 12. Dating from the Edwardian era, this well-appointed and distinctive country house overlooks Goathland village common in the heart of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park. Retaining many original features, it also boasts a games room and sauna. Cottage Code: IDO.

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

Lea Hall

Matlock, Derbyshire.

Sleeps 20. Sleeping 20 guests in 10 en-suite bedrooms, this listed 17th and 18th-century manor house has been lovingly restored back to its former glory. The dining-room, which dates back to the 1600’s, has a wood-burning stove and seating for 20. Cottage Code: RSS7.

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

Cliff Lodge

Torquay, Devon.

Sleeps 14. Set in a striking location off a quiet country lane with uninterrupted sea views. Most of the bedrooms are en-suite. Indoor heated swimming pool. Pine sauna. Outdoor 8 seater hot tub. Purpose-built detached games room. Beach ½ mile. Cottage Code: HEEJ.

  • Games room
  • Hot Tub
  • Swimming pool
  • Close to Sea
  • Boutique
  • Pub nearby
  • 20th Century

Celyn

Montgomery, nr. Newtown, Powys.

Sleeps 16. A short drive from both Powys Castle and Offa’s Dyke National Trail, this well equipped, detached holiday property features an outdoor heated swimming pool (Apr – Oct) and sauna. The games room includes a pool table and table tennis. Cottage Code: 30422.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Hot Tub
  • Swimming pool
  • Pet friendly
  • 20th 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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