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

Château de Birac

Birac-sur-Trec, nr. Bergerac, Dordogne and Lot.

Sleeps 16. No expense has been spared in renovating this stunning 13th century château. Inside, the spacious beamed rooms feature light stone walls, gothic fireplaces and stained glass windows. Amongst the formal gardens there is a shady terrace and pool. Cottage Code: F47182.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Swimming pool
  • Open Fire
  • Pub nearby
  • 13th Century

Domaine de Bordeneuve

Escales, nr. Carcassonne, Languedoc-Roussillon.

Sleeps 15. Set on the edge of the village of Escales, this impressive house is situated in a large domaine amidst vineyards and offers spacious, comfortable accommodation. Sheltered private swimming pool, sunny terraces and large grounds. Cottage Code: F11129.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Swimming pool
  • Pub nearby
  • 18th Century

Montecorice

Montecorice, Amalfi Coast, Campania.

Sleeps 24. Ideal for family gatherings, or a large group of friends, this spacious holiday property enjoys views over the town of Montecorice and beyond to the sea. The stunning outdoor swimming pool is open from May to September. Cottage Code: IKC331.

  • Swimming pool
  • Pet friendly
  • 20th Century

Crock of Gold Cottages – The Old House

Ballycullen, Mullinahone, Co. Tipperary.

Sleeps 12. Oozing character and charm, this lovingly renovated stone barn enjoys stunning views over Slievenamon mountain. Set down a leafy country lane, guests are welcome to try their hand at river fishing on the owners’ 100-acre estate. Cottage Code: W31947.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Open Fire
  • Pet friendly
  • Fishing
  • 19th Century

La Villa del Sole

Vibonati, nr. Salerno, Campania.

Sleeps 14. Just 2km from the beautiful beaches of Villammare, this well-appointed semi-detached holiday villa enjoys its own private swimming pool. Set over four floors, it is elegantly furnished on the inside with terraces for outdoor dining. Cottage Code: IKC440.

  • Swimming pool
  • Open Fire
  • Close to Sea
  • Boutique
  • 19th Century

Les Veys

Les Veys, nr. Isigny-sur-Mer, Normandy.

Sleeps 12. Lovingly converted from a former barn, this comfortable holiday property retains many original features including the exposed wooden beams and stone divider. Ideally located to explore the many historic locations of Normandy. Cottage Code: W13829.

  • Pet friendly
  • 18th Century

Plas Meini – The Manor House

Llan Ffestiniog, Gwynedd, Wales.

Sleeps 2 – 16. Set amidst meadows and woodland, these four delightful, comfortable holiday properties have been renovated and furnished to a very high standard. Fly fishing on river inc. Follow the link below to view other properties at this location. Cottage Code: JAV.

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

Villa Arzilla

Vitorchiano, nr. Tuscania, Lazio.

Sleeps 25. Surrounded by fruit orchards and olive groves, this tradtional holiday villa stands on a green hill in the heart of the Tuscia Romana. The spacious accommodation includes a piano and a library, with access to the garden and swimming pool. Cottage Code: IRU408.

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

Dunmanus House

Dunkelly, Goleen, Co. Cork.

Sleeps 15. With grounds extending down to the water’s edge, this well-appointed detached holiday home enjoys a delighfully secluded setting with views over Dunmanus Bay. Nearby Mizen Head, claims to be the most southerly point on the island of Ireland. Cottage Code: W31557.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Open Fire
  • Close to Sea
  • Fishing
  • 19th Century

Le Grand Chêne

Beaumesnil, nr. Vire, Normandy.

Sleeps 12. Dating from the 1500s, this traditional semi-detached farmhouse stands within several acres of private grounds. Carefully renovated, Le Grand Chêne now features a private outdoor swimming pool and games room, with pool table and darts. Cottage Code: W14374.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Swimming pool
  • Open Fire
  • Pet friendly
  • Fishing
  • 16th 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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