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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Manor House

West Pentire, nr. Newquay, Cornwall.

Sleeps 13. Enjoying a picturesque setting on the green in the peaceful hamlet of West Pentire, this 15th century manor house enjoys wonderful coastal views. Extremely well furnished, it is just 300 yards down a cliff path to acres of clean golden sand. Cottage Code: GAW.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 15th Century

Manor Farm – The Dingle

Great Rollright, nr. Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire.

Sleeps 12. This pretty, detached holiday cottage sits within the owner’s 450 acre farm, in the depths of the Cotswolds. The farm is home to a variety of wildlife and horses, with stabling, schooling and training provided by arrangement. Cottage Code: 29613.

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

Cliff House

Trimingham, nr. Cromer, Norfolk.

Sleeps 14. The aptly named Cliff House, it is located on a cliff top with wonderful sea views. This impressive detached family house has its own indoor heated swimming pool and is within easy distance of secluded sandy beaches and coastal walks. Cottage Code: 17024.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Swimming pool
  • Open Fire
  • Close to Sea
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

The Old Tithe Barn

Litton Cheney, nr. Dorchester, Dorset.

Sleeps 18. Just a short drive from Chesil Beach, this 13th century tithe barn has been lovingly restored to provide character holiday accommodation for eighteen guests in nine en suite bedrooms. Complete with its own games room and coarse fishing lake. Cottage Code: DCCD.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • Fishing
  • 13th Century

Killerby Old Hall

Killerby, nr. Scarborough, North Yorkshire.

Sleeps 2 – 12. Killerby Old Hall and its courtyard cottages are surrounded by rolling acres of shared grounds, yet are less than 2 miles from sandy Cayton Bay. Indoor heated swimming pool. Follow the link below to view other properties at this location. Cottage Code: KKU.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Open Fire
  • Pub nearby
  • Shared pool
  • 18th Century

Wreay Farmhouse

Watermillock, Ullswater, Cumbria.

Sleeps 16. With parts dating back to 13th century, this detached holiday home is full of character and enjoys commanding views over Ullswater. Watermillock is ideally placed for touring the Northern Lakes, and the Brackenrigg Inn is just 10 mins walk. Cottage Code: 17337.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Open Fire
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 13th Century

St Peters Court

Bacton, Norfolk.

Sleeps 20. This detached and spacious Edwardian house offers access via the back garden to sandy beaches. With its own mini gym and hot tub (for use 8am – 9pm), it is ideally placed for visits to the north Norfolk seaside resorts of Cromer and Sheringham. Cottage Code: 24270.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Hot Tub
  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 20th Century

The Granary

Oxborough, Norfolk.

Sleeps 12. Comfortably furnished and equipped, The Granary stands in perfect rural seclusion on the edge of the owners’ sheep farm. Guests can watch the sheep grazing lazily in the surrounding meadowland through the large floor-to-ceiling windows. Cottage Code: CTN.

  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 18th Century

The Forge

Somersal Herbert, nr. Ashbourne, Derbyshire.

Sleeps 18. Superb barn conversion with 7 spacious en-suite bedrooms. The property has been tastefully converted with a very large living area featuring an open plan staircase. Shared use of tennis courts, stabling and catering can be provided. Cottage Code: W40521.

  • 19th Century

Ridge House

Maidencombe, Torquay, Devon.

Sleeps 12. This big detached holiday property is situated down a quiet country lane close to Torbay and the English Riviera. It enjoys both sea and countryside views and boasts a sun-trap terrace with 8-seater hot tub, games room and Wi-Fi broadband. Cottage Code: HKKS.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Hot Tub
  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • 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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