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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The Old Cow Shed

Kidwelly, Carmarthen Bay, Carmarthenshire.

Sleeps 16. Enjoying stunning views over Carmarthen Bay, this delightful barn conversion exudes traditional charm with original stone walls and beams. Inside there is a spacious games room, whilst ouside guests can enjoy a large, lawned garden. Cottage Code: OR9.

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

The Coach House

Craven Arms, Shropshire.

Sleeps 18. Carefully restored and refurbished to provide excellent holiday accommodation, this spacious and comfortable property makes a superb base for an extended family reunion. Large garden with terrace and sitting-out area. Cottage Code: 15812.

  • Open Fire
  • Pub nearby
  • 18th Century

Ingoldisthorpe Hall

Kings Lynn, Norfolk.

Sleeps 18. Grade II listed Ingoldisthorpe Hall stands in 30 acres of grounds and dates back to 1745. It has undergone major restoration and offers a drawing room with open fire, a sitting room and five of the nine bedrooms with en-suite facilities. Cottage Code: CAAH.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Open Fire
  • Close to Sea
  • Pet friendly
  • 18th Century

Isla Bank House

Keith, Highlands

Sleeps 12. Offering guests supreme comfort and the chance to savour the elegant lifestyle of a bygone era, this magnificent, baronial-style mansion boasts a grand piano and a full size snooker table. A stunning setting from which to tour the Moray coast. Cottage Code: UWW.

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

Pant-y-Llyn House

Trearddur Bay, Anglesey, Wales.

Sleeps 12. With views over a superb sandy beach, this splendid and very spacious house has been comfortably furnished and tastefully decorated. Set off the west coast of Anglesey on beautiful Holy Island, Trearddur Bay is an ideal swimming spot. Cottage Code: OFK.

  • Open Fire
  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

Alminstone House

Woolsery, nr. Bideford, Devon.

Sleeps 22. A delightful, spacious house on the edge of the quiet rural hamlet of Woolsery, just a short drive from the breathtaking North Devon beaches. This imposing property is the perfect choice for family gatherings with its own enclosed gardens. Cottage Code: 16940.

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

Berwyn Bank

Arkleby, nr. Cockermouth, Cumbria.

Sleeps 12. This skilfully converted sandstone bank barn has kept much of its character, with flagged floors and beams. Surrounded by beautiful countryside, it makes an ideal holiday base and enjoys shared use of indoor swimming pool, hot tub and sauna. Cottage Code: 15825.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Hot Tub
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • Shared pool
  • Fishing
  • 17th Century

Hooke Court

Hooke, nr. Beaminster, Dorset.

Sleeps 23. This large cottage with its own moat dates back to the 1600s, although some parts are even older! Inside there are 11 bedrooms, an open fire in the drawing room, games room and its own large garden. Situated close to the Dorset coastline. Cottage Code: DND.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Open Fire
  • 17th Century

Cronkhill Farmhouse

Attingham Park Estate, nr. Shrewsbury, Shropshire.

Sleeps 14. This spacious, timber framed farmhouse enjoys uninterrupted views over parkland towards the River Severn. Dating from the 17th century and Grade I listed, it retains many period details, including beamed ceilings and an open fireplace. Cottage Code: RN5.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Open Fire
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 17th Century

Stoke Court Farm Barn

Stoke St Milborough, nr. Ludlow, Shropshire.

Sleeps 14. With original beams and exposed stable walls, this detached stone barn offers delightful holiday accommodation for the larger family. Set on a working beef and sheep farm, there is a recently discovered 17th century garden to investigate. Cottage Code: RX6.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • 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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