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

The Coach House

Lampeter, Ceredigion.

Sleeps 20. Carefully restored, this charming 18th century former coach house retains all of its original traditional features including stone walls and oak beams, with the addition of a hot tub.sauna. games room. Ideal for a large family get-together. Cottage Code: 29930.

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

Field House

Baschurch, Shropshire.

Sleeps 14. This excellent property stands detached amid its own enclosed gardens, in a peaceful setting in the attractive Shropshire village of Baschurch. Guests benefit from year-round use of an indoor heated swimming pool and games room. Cottage Code: RK6.

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

Matai Country Cottages – Matai Country House

Heacham, Norfolk.

Sleeps 12. One of a pair of holiday cottages situated in a most desirable Norfolk seaside village, this large cottage boasts an indoor swimming pool and is ideally placed for exploring North Norfolk and the coast. Cottage Code: 18038.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Swimming pool
  • Close to Sea
  • Boutique
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 20th Century

The Acton Scott Estate – Henley Farmhouse

Acton Scott, Nr Church Stretton, Shropshire.

Sleeps 20. Dating back to the 16th century, this finely restored period property is situated within extensive and picturesque parkland. Boasting a wealth of period features, this is a spacious 10-bedroom character property. With alternatives can sleep 36. Cottage Code: RJJ3.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Open Fire
  • Pet friendly
  • 16th Century

Oldfield

Westruther, nr. Lauder, Scottish Borders.

Sleeps 12. Just 33 miles from the beautiful city of Edinburgh, this delightful, detached whinstone house enjoys a glorious setting. The enclosed landscaped garden, and grounds include a games barn, an orchard, grass tennis court and horse paddock. Cottage Code: SAAZ.

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

Abbotts Farm

Horbling, nr. Sleaford, Lincolnshire.

Sleeps 18. Abbotts’ Farm has been refurbished to provide comfortable holiday accommodation for families while sympathetically retaining many of its original features including exposed woodwork. The flat fenlands make ideal walking and cycling country. Cottage Code: RI2.

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

Woodside House

Cadmore End, nr. Stokenchurch, Buckinghamshire.

Sleeps 16. Set over four floors, this impressive Victorian era Manor House is furnished with period pieces and antiques, including a famous white mini grand piano from London’s Savoy Hotel. Close to the historic Ridgeway Trail and ancient Icknield Way. Cottage Code: PSSW.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Open Fire
  • Boutique
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 18th Century
  • Piano

The Hill

Barrow on Trent, Derbyshire.

Sleeps 18. This magnificent country house, dating from the 1870’s, is set in 3 acres of gardens. Approached by a sweeping tree-lined drive, it is an ideal venue for large family gatherings. Located between Derby and Melbourne, there is stabling on request. Cottage Code: 11628.

  • Open Fire
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

Bryn Rhydd

Maenan, nr. Llanrwst, Wales.

Sleeps 12. This traditional farmhouse enjoys stunning views of the Snowdonia Mountain Range and the Conwy Valley. Inside the property offers six bedrooms and within the well sized garden sits a hot tub for guests to enjoy. Pub and restaurant 0.5 miles. Cottage Code: W41663.

  • Hot Tub
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

Hungate Garden Cottage

Hungate, Pickering, North Yorkshire.

Sleeps 12. This delightful 18th century cottage overlooks its own mature gardens in a private and secluded setting. The cottage benefits from all modern amenities, yet retains all the charm and character of its 18th century origins. Cottage Code: ICH.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Pet friendly
  • Fishing
  • 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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