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

Armswell House

Plush, nr. Piddletrenthide, Dorset.

Sleeps 18. This substantial 18th-century farmhouse retains many original features, it also benefits from the recent addition of a games room and spa room. With its own large, pretty walled garden, there are lovely walks from the doorstep. Cottage Code: DQT.

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

Duvale Cottages – Orchard Barn

Bampton, nr. Tiverton, Devon.

Sleeps 12 – 34. In a riverside location close to Exmoor, these four beautiful properties can be booked either individually, or together, to accommodate the largest groups and parties. Follow the link below to view other properties at this location. Cottage Code: 16875.

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

Burnfoot of Cluden

Holywood, nr. Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway.

Sleeps 16. Close to the ancient ’Twelve Apostles’ stone circle, this distinguished country property offers expansive views over Cluden Water, as well as delightful river walks. Just a short drive from the market town and former royal burgh of Dumfries. Cottage Code: 26965.

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

Willow Barn

Neatishead, Norwich, Norfolk.

Sleeps 12. Close to the heart of the Norfolk Broads, this detached converted barn dates back to the 1700’s. Offering spacious, comfortable accommodation with beamed interior, wood-burning stove and an enclosed garden with private hot tub. Cottage Code: CZB.

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

Green Duffryn Barn

Newcastle, nr. Monmouth, Monmouthshire.

Sleeps 13. Enjoying a secluded rural setting in the border country between England and Wales, this skillfully converted barn offers a comfortable beamed interior, games room and hot tub. Just a short drive from the historic town of Monmouth. Cottage Code: HW7659.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Hot Tub
  • Pub nearby
  • 19th Century

The Chantry

Kingsteignton, nr. Newton Abbot, Devon.

Sleeps 12. Approached by a sweeping drive, this stunning thatched cottage cottage dates from the early 19th century. Featuring a large elegant circular reception hall inside, it also boasts a private heated plunge pool outside. Cottage Code: KAAO.

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

Orchard House

Fairy Cross, Bideford, Devon.

Sleeps 14. A 60 minute walk from this stunning 18th century barn conversion leads to little known and secluded Portledge Beach on the breathtaking North Devon coast. Beautifully furnished, each of the four en suite double bedrooms are uniquely themed. Cottage Code: HDDK.

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

Ash Farm Barns – The Old Dairy

North Willingham, nr. Market Rasen, Lincolnshire.

Sleeps 4 – 15. Enjoy private coarse fishing in the heart of the Lincolnshire Wolds in one of these pretty barn conversions. Set within farm grounds, close to the village of North Willingham. Follow the link below to view other properties at this location. Cottage Code: 26726.

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

Ash Farm Barns – Wagonner’s Barn

North Willingham, nr. Market Rasen, Lincolnshire.

Sleeps 15. Located in the heart of the Lincolnshire Wolds, this delightful barn conversion offers private coarse fishing on the farm lake. Close to the historic village of North Willingham, just a short drive from the famous Market Rasen racecourse. Cottage Code: 29579.

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

Little Brampton Farmhouse

Clunbury, nr Ludlow, Shropshire.

Sleeps 32. Beamed throughout, this spacious traditional farmhouse stands amidst the picturesque Shropshire countryside with commanding views over the Clun Valley. Ideal for family gatherings, with a 9-seater hot tub in the garden, a sauna and games room. Cottage Code: E3974.

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