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

The Barn

Corney, nr. Bootle, Cumbria.

Sleeps 12. Lying to the western side of Corney Fell, this superb barn is set around a courtyard with stables and offers a large living space with a cosy inglenook fireplace. Relax and unwind with a soak in the outdoor covered hot tub (for 4 people). Cottage Code: 23451.

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

The Officers House

Bacton-on-Sea, Norwich, Norfolk.

Sleeps 12. This 17th century holiday home was formerly a coastguard officer’s house. Boasting a wealth of period features, it sits in private gardens just 200 yards from a beautiful sandy beach.Convenient the Royal Cromer golf course and Mundesley. Cottage Code: 24465.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 17th Century

The Old Chapel Retreat

Staindrop, Barnard Castle, Co. Durham.

Sleeps 12. Set in the heart of this pretty picture postcard village, this charming 19th-century chapel has been skilfully restored to retain character throughout. Enjoy a barbecue in the enclosed courtyard area, or a game of pool in the games room. Cottage Code: MTB.

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

Bedw Barn

Newtown, Powys.

Sleeps 14. Set within 72 acres of farmland, this truly delightful detached property offers exclusive use an indoor heated swimming pool, sauna and cinema room. Outside, enjoy the stunning views over the mid Wales countryside from the luxurious hot tub. Cottage Code: HW7805.

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

Treburthick House

Porthpean, nr. Charlestown, Cornwall.

Sleeps 15. Just a short stroll from a secluded sandy cove, this spacious detached holiday property enjoys stunning views over the beautiful south Cornish coast. Set in lawned landscaped grounds, inside enjoy a game of table tennis in the games room. Cottage Code: TPJ.

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

Hall Farm

Kings Lynn, Norfolk.

Sleeps 18. This elegant and spacious 18th century listed farmhouse features exclusive use of an indoor heated swimming pool, an outdoor spa tub, indoor sauna and games room. Set amidst rural countryside, it stands within its own lawned gardens. Cottage Code: CTO.

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

Braehill House

Nettlingflat, nr. Heriot, Scottish Borders.

Sleeps 12. Enjoying glorious views over the Moorfoot hills, this lovingly converted former farmstead now boasts its own private indoor swimming pool and games room. Just a short drive from the historic border towns to the south and Edinburgh to the north. Cottage Code: 26348.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Swimming pool
  • 18th Century

Chatcull Old Hall

Eccleshall, Staffordshire.

Sleeps 10 – 12. This spacious 300 year old farmhouse retains many original features including a superb inglenook fireplace. Set in unspoilt countryside, visitors can enjoy shared use of a hard tennis court. Coarse fishing by arrangement (bring own rods). Cottage Code: RMZ.

  • Games room
  • Open Fire
  • Pet friendly
  • Fishing
  • 17th Century

Plas Colwyn

Beddgelert, Gwynedd, Wales.

Sleeps 20. This elegant, detached holiday property has been welcoming visitors since the early 1800’s. In the heart of the village of Beddgelert, amidst the glorious Snowdonia National Park, the beautiful beaches of Criccieth are a short drive away. Cottage Code: OWJ.

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

Presaddfed

Bodedern, Anglesey, Wales.

Sleeps 20 – 21. An elegant manor house set amidst woodland, Presaddfed is the ideal location to celebrate special occasions, or for large family holidays. It combines the charm of a bygone era with modern comforts. Cottage Code: 18486.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Open Fire
  • Pub nearby
  • 18th Century
  • Piano

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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