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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Mark Close Farmhouse

Alston, Cumbria.

Sleeps 23. On the borders of Northumbria and Cumbria, this traditional farmhouse is just half a mile from the outskirts of Alston, England’s highest market town. The mature garden enjoys panoramic views over green fields and wild fells. Cottage Code: 13314.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Open Fire
  • Pet friendly
  • 18th Century

Tigh Na Beannaich

Powmill, Dollar, Central Scotland.

Sleeps 13. This large holiday property boasts a private indoor swimming pool and a multi-room music system. Located between Kinross and Dollar, it sits within its own well-tended gardens complete with treehouse and mini skateboard ramp. Cottage Code: SWWF.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Swimming pool
  • 20th Century

Drury Lane Barn

Ty Broughton, nr. Whitchurch, Shropshire.

Sleeps 12. This traditional detached barn that has been sympathetically converted to a high specification. Visitors to Drury Lane Barn can also enjoy sole use of an indoor heated swimming pool and tennis court during their stay. Cottage Code: RKK3.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Swimming pool
  • Boutique
  • 19th Century

Coombehayes Barn

Uplyme, nr. Lyme Regis, Dorset.

Sleeps 12. Just 1½ miles from the sea and the picturesque harbour town of Lyme Regis, this spacious holiday home enjoys exclusive use of a superb indoor heated swimming pool. With a large secluded garden, the village centre is just a stroll away. Cottage Code: DQS.

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

The Old Baptist Chapel

Belper.

Sleeps 20. Dating from 1817, this fine old stone chapel has been carefully transformed into a spacious split-level holiday property, complete with a huge 40ft galleried living room. Set in the heart of the Derwent Valley mill town of Belper. Cottage Code: 11621.

  • Quirky
  • Pub nearby
  • 19th Century

Chittering Farm

Stretham, Ely, Cambridgeshire.

Sleeps 12. Rebuilt from an old barn, Chittering Farm now affords every comfort for an enjoyable and relaxing holiday. Very comfortably furnished with a spacious living room and welcoming woodburner, it enjoys unspoilt views over open countryside. Cottage Code: RNN6.

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

Harthill Barn

Harthill Hall, nr. Bakewell, Derbyshire.

Sleeps 16. Enjoying a beautiful Peak District setting, the historic hall and ancient cluster of listed buildings have shared use of an indoor swimming pool, just 3.5 miles from Bakewell. The property also has its own hot tub. Cottage Code: RAA5.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Hot Tub
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • Shared pool
  • 19th Century

Bellevue

Harewood End, nr. Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire.

Sleeps 15. Dating back 200 years, this grand detached country house is set within 2 acres of attractive gardens. Full of character, with open fires, beams and chandeliers, this lavish retreat is an ideal location to explore the surrounding area. Cottage Code: RR2.

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

Cravens Manor

Henham, nr. Southwold, Suffolk.

Sleeps 12. Dating from Tudor times, this magnificent manor house blends charm and character with modern facilities. Set in extensive grounds close to the attractive seaside town of Southwold, it boasts a heated outdoor swimming pool and tennis court. Cottage Code: BWQ.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Swimming pool
  • Open Fire
  • 16th Century

The Shooting Lodge

Colquite, Washaway, Cornwall.

Sleeps 18. With eight en-suite bedrooms, this very spacious, detached property occupies a peaceful setting on a working arable farm and pheasant shooting estate. The cottage boasts a games room and is close to Bodmin and Wadebridge. Cottage Code: GD7.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Open Fire
  • 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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