Large Holiday Cottages in UK and Ireland

Looking for a break in a large self catering cottage, house or country mansion in the UK or Ireland?  Large cottages are often essential for large groups or even large extended families.  The benefits of booking a large holiday cottage include more room for everybody to enjoy.  There are many kinds of big holiday cottages including large country houses, mansions and farmhouses, large country cottages and large coastal cottages to name but a few.

large holiday cottages in the UK and Ireland


In many cases large holiday cottages have large grounds or gardens to enjoy which is another bonus and important for lots of large groups.   Some big cottages also have additional facilities such as pools or function rooms for example where guests can spread out and make use of these extra facilities.  Check individual cottage ads for full details of what each large holiday cottage has to offer. 

Beaconside, large beautiful country house in Devon (pictured)

Click the link if you are interested in cottage complexes where there is a collection of cottages able to accommodate large groups spread among the various cottages. Sometimes it is possible to book all the cottages exclusively for your particular group.

If you are looking for a large house for a special occasion such as a wedding, take a look at our page of houses for wedding venues or big party houses for special celebrations if you are looking for a large house to celebrate a special occasion.

For large holiday cottages in England, Scotland, Wales or Ireland with 5 or more bedrooms read on.  Or if you are looking for a large cottage but not quite as large as 5 bedrooms, click for 4 bedroom cottages.  Use the Sort By menu to refine your search.  Whatever type of large cottage is ideal for you, we trust that you will enjoy looking at the properties featured on Country Cottages Online.

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The Spa House/Austen House, Badminton, Gloucestershire, England

11 bedroom Manor House Wing in Large Country House, South Cotswolds.

The Spa House and Austen House are two holiday homes on the same site which together can sleep up to 30, the Spa House benefits from use of a relaxing indoor swimming pool and hot tub and Austen House has a private hot tub, all just 16 miles from the impressive spa city of Bath.

Special features: free internet access, pool (), indoor hot tub, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £2995 to £5995 per week
Sleeps from 10 to 30 people in 11 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 7
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01454 238747 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Lower Hedge Farm , Shepton Mallet, Somerset, England

5 bedroom Farmstay, South West.

A stunning large luxurious holiday house boasting unspoilt views over the open countryside with a private hot tub and games room complete with pool table and table tennis for fun times.

Special features: games room, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £2250 to £3450 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 12 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 26 May 2016 to 27 May 2016; from 05 June 2016 to 10 June 2016; from 12 June 2016 to 17 June 2016;

phone 01935 840964 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Northcott Farmhouse, Bude, Cornwall, England

9 bedroom Large Country House, West Country.

Idyllic holiday farmhouse with two hot tubs, a games room with pool table, a large garden and glorious valley and farmland views, just a short walk from Northcott Mouth beach and within easy reach of the gorgeous coast, ideal for large groups, big families and special celebrations.

Special features: free internet access, games room, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £1800 to £4800 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 17 people in 9 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 7
Pet Friendly: Yes (4 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Special Offer: from 25 May 2016 to 17 June 2016;
Late availability: from 25 May 2016 to 17 June 2016;

phone 01288 361 494 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Coulscott, Combe Martin, Devon, England

5 bedroom Farmhouse, South West.

Nestled in a wooded valley next to meadows and fields and close to Exmoor National Park and the coast, Coulscott is an award winning collection of stunning country cottages with an indoor swimming pool, hot tubs and a children's play area, this is a perfect place for families.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Own heated indoor pool on site), games room, indoor hot tub, outdoor hot tub, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £400 to £2920 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 10 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 01271 88 33 39 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Cotswold Manor Cottage with a Private Hot Tub and Games Barn, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

5 bedroom Holiday Cottage, The Cotswolds.

Looking to enjoy a relaxing luxurious cottage holiday with a group of friends or family by the Cotswolds? if so a stay in this 5 bedroom high quality holiday house with its warm bubbly outdoor hot tub and shared games barn could be perfect, oh and pets are welcome too!.

Special features: free internet access, games room, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £4000 to £7200 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 16 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: Yes (6 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 26 May 2016 to 27 May 2016; from 30 May 2016 to 03 June 2016; from 06 June 2016 to 10 June 2016;

phone 01296 482014 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Beeson Farm Holiday Cottages South Devon, Kingsbridge, Devon, England

11 bedroom Cottage Complex, West Country.

Award winning farm holiday cottages set within a peaceful Devonshire valley within an area of outstanding natural beauty, featured and recommended by the Guardian, Express and Observer.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £315 to £1050 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 22 people in 11 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 12
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Special Offer: from 03 June 2016 to 30 July 2016;
Late availability: from 03 June 2016 to 10 June 2016;

phone 01548 511105 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Glenuaig Lodge on Glencarron Estate, Lochcarron, Strathcarron, Inverness, Highland, Scotland

5 bedroom Large Country House, West Coast.

For a unique self-catering holiday Glenuaig Lodge could be perfect, with an isolated setting in a tranquil Scottish valley, this is an ideal place to enjoy outdoor pursuits, get away from it all and enjoy some wildlife watching.

Price range from £700 to £990 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 10 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed

phone +44 (0)20 8340 7421 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Dog-Friendly Coastal Cottage near Abersoch, Mynytho, Gwynedd, Wales

5 bedroom Holiday Cottage, Wales.

Pet-friendly 5 bedroom coastal cottage, sleeping up to 10 on the scenic Llyn Peninsula.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £524 to £1206 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 10 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)


Next availability: from 26 May 2016 to 28 May 2016; from 11 June 2016 to 25 June 2016; from 02 July 2016 to 23 July 2016;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Llanfendigaid, Aberdyfi, Gwynedd, Wales

9 bedroom Mansion, Cardigan Bay.

Historical self-catering mansion house with 9 bedrooms with an impressive high quality interior and shared access to a heated indoor swimming pool, nestled in 16 acres of grounds and gardens within the naturally stunning scenery of Snowdonia National Park, just half a mile from the coast.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Indoor Heated Pool (Stand alone in the orchard)).

Price range from £1928 to £3950 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 17 people in 9 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 26 May 2016 to 28 May 2016; from 05 June 2016 to 10 June 2016; from 12 June 2016 to 17 June 2016;

phone 07463441455 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Watermill, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England

5 bedroom Watermill by the River, East Anglia.

Five bedroom holiday watermill located on a private island in a secluded and tranquil setting with wonderful views of the pond, river and garden.

Special features: free internet access, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £1200 to £3000 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 10 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 26 May 2016 to 27 May 2016; from 13 June 2016 to 17 June 2016; from 20 June 2016 to 24 June 2016;

phone 07815 120441 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Low Millgillhead, Lamplugh, Cumbria, England

6 bedroom Cottage, Lake District National Park.

Five bedroom Georgian country house which is both child and dog-friendly, set in an acre of mature gardens in the Lake District National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £575 to £1995 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 12 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 017687 80571 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Rainsbury House Exmoor, Upton, Taunton, Somerset, England

7 bedroom Barn (Split in to 2 Separate Holiday Barns), Exmoor National Park.

Two luxurious holiday barns set by extensive woodlands and pastures with wonderful countryside views in Exmoor National Park, with badminton court, indoor table tennis and access to an outdoor hot tub for relaxing holidays.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £2075 to £3530 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 13 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 26 May 2016 to 28 May 2016; from 09 June 2016 to 17 June 2016; from 20 June 2016 to 24 June 2016;

phone 01398 371595 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Devon Manor House, Shirwell, Devon, England

8 bedroom Manor House, West Country.

Escape for a very special holiday with a group of friends or family to this superb historical 8 bedroom country house, with a private swimming pool, a hard tennis court and walled gardens plus a location close to Barnstaple in North Devon, this large holiday house has plenty to offer big groups.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Outdoor swimming pool, which can be heated if needed at an additional small charge. ), tennis court.

Price range from £1800 to £5500 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 16 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 26 May 2016 to 10 June 2016; from 13 June 2016 to 08 July 2016; from 15 July 2016 to 22 July 2016;

phone 01271 377 432 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Meathop Hall Dogs-welcome Cottage, The Lake District , Meathop, Cumbria, England

6 bedroom Cottage, Lake District National Park.

Stunning stone-built large holiday farmhouse with 6 bedrooms situated in a rural hamlet and offering guests a taste of fine country living near Grange over Sands and conveniently close to the mountains and lakes of the Lake District National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £835 to £2035 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 13 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 26 May 2016 to 27 May 2016; from 06 June 2016 to 10 June 2016; from 19 June 2016 to 24 June 2016;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Eskmeals House, Lake District, Ravenglass, Cumbria, England

9 bedroom Cottage, Lake District National Park.

A beautiful country holiday home, set within 7 acres of gardens close to Ravenglass in the Lake District National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £790 to £1600 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 21 people in 9 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 26 May 2016 to 27 May 2016; from 03 June 2016 to 10 June 2016; from 13 June 2016 to 17 June 2016;

phone 01229 717151 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Spen Barn, Forest of Bowland, Tatham, Lancashire, England

5 bedroom Converted Barn, Yorkshire Dales.

Searching for an idyllic rural retreat with a stylish interior which is well located for exploring both the greenery of the Forest of Bowland and the Yorkshire Dales National Park? If so this large 5 bedroom stone-built cottage could be perfect, set by a wooded valley and with beautifully styled accommodation this holiday barn sleeps up to 10 people plus 2 pet dogs.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £801 to £1855 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 10 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 11 July 2016 to 15 July 2016; from 22 July 2016 to 29 July 2016; from 15 August 2016 to 19 August 2016;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Orchard House near Matlock, Wirksworth, Derbyshire, England

5 bedroom Large Country House, Peak District.

Large 5 bedroom holiday house set in an acre of gardens, yet just a walk from the heart of Wirksworth, ideal for groups of friends or family looking to holiday altogether near the Peak District National Park, just 15 minutes' drive from Matlock.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £1200 to £2500 per week
Sleeps from 12 to 16 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes (4 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 26 May 2016 to 27 May 2016; from 05 June 2016 to 24 June 2016; from 26 June 2016 to 08 July 2016;

phone 07887713006 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Hoath Country House, High Weald AONB, Chiddingstone, Kent, England

7 bedroom Medieval Manor House, South of England.

Searching for an impressive historical country house in Kent? If so this 7 bedroom manor house could be perfect for your party, special event or special holiday, with a games room with snooker table and grand piano plus beautifully presented extensive gardens with tennis courts, this is a great place for large groups of up to 26 friends or family to holiday altogether.

Special features: free internet access, tennis court, games room.

Price range from £1595 to £3995 per week
Sleeps from 10 to 26 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 7
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 16 June 2016 to 17 June 2016; from 27 June 2016 to 30 June 2016; from 07 July 2016 to 08 July 2016;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Fuchsia Lodge on the Dingle Peninsula, Ballyferriter, Kerry, Ireland

6 bedroom Holiday Cottage, Ireland.

Looking for group accommodation for up to 12 friends or family on the Dingle Peninsular? If so, this fantastic holiday house with its wonderful countryside and sea views could fit the bill.

Price range from £341 to £866 per week
Sleeps from 6 to 12 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)


Next availability: from 26 May 2016 to 02 July 2016; from 27 August 2016 to 03 September 2016;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Tan Y Graig Country House, Pentraeth, Anglesey, Wales

6 bedroom Large Country House, Anglesey and Cheshire.

High ceilings, elegant accommodation including one four poster bedroom and a games room with pool table, lush gardens and a fantastic location await you at this impressive 6 bedroom country house, sleeping up to 16, this is great house for groups of friends or family looking to holiday close to the coast on the Isle of Anglesey, the local beach is less than a mile away.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £1565 to £3190 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 16 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 26 May 2016 to 27 May 2016; from 10 June 2016 to 01 July 2016; from 08 July 2016 to 22 July 2016;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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