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

Eldred House

Layer-de-la-Haye, nr. Colchester, Essex.

Sleeps 16. With parts dating back to the 15th century, this elegant Georgian period house is surrounded by extensive landscaped gardens. Approached via a secluded woodland road, this lovingly renovated property has been finished to an excellent standard. Cottage Code: BWP.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Open Fire
  • Boutique
  • 15th Century

Harriss Park

Halwell, Totnes, Devon.

Sleeps 12. Offering a beautiful rural location, this magnificent barn conversion enjoys far reaching views over the open Devonshire countryside. With a large south-facing garden, it shares a host of facilities including an indoor heated swimming pool. Cottage Code: HQV.

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

The Hill Coachouse

Barrow-on-Trent, Derbyshire.

Sleeps 18. Set in peaceful countryside in 3 acres of garden, this former stables to The Hill (cottage ref. 11628) has been carefully renovated. Providing comfortable holiday accommodation for larger parties with hard tennis court and stabling available. Cottage Code: 16224.

  • Games room
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

The Stables at Southfield House

Forthampton, nr. Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire.

Sleeps 12. Idealy located for visiting the historic cathedral cities of Hereford, Worcester and Gloucester, this detached holiday property enjoys shared use of a heated, outdoor swimming pool (summer). Just 6 miles from the market town of Tewksbury. Cottage Code: 27549.

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

Silverland

Hordle, nr. Lymington, Hampshire.

Sleeps 14. This quintessentially English thatched country cottage boasts many original features including inglenook fireplaces. The beamed lounge overlooks the 4 acre gardens and outdoor heated swimming pool (open all year, heated June-mid September). Cottage Code: DDDU.

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

Manor Farm – Manor Farm Barn

Dewlish, nr. Dorchester, Dorset.

Sleeps 8 – 15. Surrounded by the rolling Dorset hills, these two highly individual and beautifully converted 18th-century farm buildings are set around a shared outdoor heated swimming-pool. Follow the link below to view both properties at this location. Cottage Code: DPU.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Open Fire
  • Boutique
  • Pet friendly
  • Shared pool
  • 18th Century

North Gulham Farmhouse

W44167, North Gulham, nr. Market Rasen, Lincolnshire.

Sleeps 12. Featurng private use of an indoor swimming pool and hot tub, guests at this detached rural farmhouse also enjoy shared use of the owners 30 acre grounds. With on-site fishing, stabling, turnout and a ménage is available by arrangement. Cottage Code: W44167.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Swimming pool
  • Pet friendly
  • Fishing
  • 20th Century

Armswell House

Plush, nr. Piddletrenthide, Dorset.

Sleeps 18. This substantial 18th-century farmhouse retains many original features, it also benefits from the recent addition of a games room and spa room. With its own large, pretty walled garden, there are lovely walks from the doorstep. Cottage Code: DQT.

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

Duvale Cottages – Orchard Barn

Bampton, nr. Tiverton, Devon.

Sleeps 12 – 34. In a riverside location close to Exmoor, these four beautiful properties can be booked either individually, or together, to accommodate the largest groups and parties. Follow the link below to view other properties at this location. Cottage Code: 16875.

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

Burnfoot of Cluden

Holywood, nr. Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway.

Sleeps 16. Close to the ancient ’Twelve Apostles’ stone circle, this distinguished country property offers expansive views over Cluden Water, as well as delightful river walks. Just a short drive from the market town and former royal burgh of Dumfries. Cottage Code: 26965.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th 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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