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

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

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

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.

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