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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Elms Farm Cottages, Boston, Lincolnshire, England

19 bedroom Cottage complex, East Midlands.

Collection of award winning barn conversions and farm buildings located in the tranquil Lincolnshire countryside and well situated for discovering the Lincolnshire Wolds, Fens and Coast.

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

Price range from £380 to £750 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 38 people in 19 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 11
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 01205290840 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Birchwood House Dogs-welcome Cottage, Near Alton Towers, Peak District , Ramshorn Wood Near Alton Towers, Staffordshire, England

8 bedroom Cottage, Midlands.

Large 8 bedroom holiday cottage just 2 and a half miles from Alton Towers, perfect for a fun-filled getaway with friends or family.

Price range from £885 to £2045 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 15 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

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

Northfields House, Chichester, Sussex, England

14 bedroom Large Country House, South Downs.

Beautiful Edwardian Country House with fine period features, beautiful gardens, outdoor heated swimming pool, two tennis courts, two croquet lawns and a squash court, all in all a very special holiday home.

Special features: pool (in garden), tennis court, games room.

Price range from £ to £ per week
Sleeps from 1 to 28 people in 14 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 7
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01243 544478 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Heywood Holidays - Ashe Cottage, Westbury near Bath, Wiltshire, England

8 bedroom Large Country House, West Country.

This 4 star rated holiday cottage is a gold award winner and with exposed wooden beams and an outdoor swimming pool for guests to enjoy in the summer months, as well as a position in a rural hamlet just 20 minutes drive from Bath, there is lots to recommend Ashe Cottage.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Garden), Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £995 to £2595 per week
Sleeps from 8 to 17 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 23 October 2014 to 25 October 2014; from 28 October 2014 to 30 October 2014; from 03 November 2014 to 14 November 2014;

phone 01225 868393 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Rotherwood Family Cottage, Matlock, Peak District , Matlock, Derbyshire, England

5 bedroom Cottage, Peak District Midlands.

Large family-friendly stone-built holiday cottage with a private walled garden located in the village of Darley Dale, just one mile from Matlock on the edge of the Peak District National Park, on days out discover the National Trust's historic Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall's Elizabeth Knot Garden and a little further afield Grassmoor Country Park.

Price range from £493 to £1106 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 10 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 23 October 2014 to 25 October 2014; from 01 November 2014 to 07 November 2014; from 10 November 2014 to 14 November 2014;

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

Bryn Cemlyn Dogs-welcome Cottage, North Wales , Ganllwyd, Gwynedd, Wales

5 bedroom Stone-Built Cottage, Snowdonia National Park.

Fantastic 5 bedroom stone-built country cottage nestled in the Welsh hills with a village location by Coed-y-Brenin Forest, family-friendly and dog-friendly and complete with games room.

Special features: games room.

Price range from £630 to £1580 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 12 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)


Next availability: from 23 October 2014 to 25 October 2014; from 08 November 2014 to 13 November 2014; from 16 November 2014 to 22 December 2014;

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

Rock Farm, Taunton, Somerset, England

7 bedroom Self-Catering Farmhouse, West Country.

Beautiful thatched self-catering farmhouse with a total of 7 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms (with 4 bedrooms in the main house and 3 in the annexe) sleeping up to 14 offering stylish and luxurious accommodation combined with beautiful original features, with a fantastic 8 seater hot tub with wonderful countryside views and a games room, fabulous holiday home for families and groups of friends looking to enjoy a special holiday in the West Country.

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

Price range from £2,650 to £3,950 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 14 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01935 840964 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Ship Cottage, Bridport, Dorset, England

9 bedroom Large Country House, The Jurassic Coast.

Very special holiday cottage with an outstanding location and fantastic sea views right by the pebble beach at Chesil Bank in Dorset.

Price range from £600 to £3600 per week
Sleeps from 10 to 18 people in 9 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01308 422575 or 01308 898420 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Brick Barn, Lowbands, Gloucestershire, England

5 bedroom Cottage, Gloucestershire.

Large 5 bedroom barn conversion with hot tub and outdoor children's play area, set in one acres of gardens in Gloucestershire, ideally located for discovering the Wye Valley and Malvern Hills.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £1500 to £2500 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 15 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01727 869619 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Great Oak Park, Guildford, Surrey, England

8 bedroom Mansion, Home Counties.

Beautiful country house with tranquil lawned gardens, hot tub, tennis court, sauna, heated outdoor swimming pool and own dance studio, with pretty much everything you could ever wish for in a country holiday home.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Close to house with fencing), tennis court, games room, indoor hot tub, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £3995 to £5995 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 16 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 07941326120 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Starfall Rural Retreat, Bath, Somerset, England

6 bedroom Unique Holiday Home, West Country.

With a heavenly name, this is a heavenly, unique holiday home, situated just 5 miles from Bath, ideal for large groups or big families looking for an idyllic high quality rural retreat.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £1900 to £3960 per week
Sleeps from 8 to 14 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (6 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01747811243 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Durrance, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, England

7 bedroom Cottage Complex, West Midlands.

Three delightful country cottages in a tranquil rural location in Worcestershire with fantastic views of the nearby farmlands and countryside, the Malvern Hills, West Midlands Safari Park and Shakespeare's Country are all within reach for day trips.

Special features: free internet access, tennis court.

Price range from £320 to £620 per week
Sleeps from 3 to 13 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01562777533 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Walkers Farm Cottages, Taunton, Somerset, England

8 bedroom Cottage Complex, Somerset Levels..

A collection of four good quality farm holiday cottages with fabulous views over the Mendip Hills and nearby nature reserve, ideally situated in the heart of Somerset and benefiting from shared access to a games room for playing table tennis, snooker or table football.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £250 to £750 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 18 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01823 698229 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Granary, Dunster, Somerset, England

8 bedroom Barn Conversion, West Country.

Idyllic, gold award winning, 5 star rated barn conversion with lawned gardens and relaxing hot tub, situated within a valley in Exmoor National Park, close to the Brendon Hills.

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

Price range from £1800 to £3500 per week
Sleeps from 8 to 16 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 8
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5star with gold award)


Next availability: from 23 October 2014 to 24 October 2014; from 31 October 2014 to 07 November 2014; from 10 November 2014 to 14 November 2014;

phone 01984 640920 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Skendleby Hall, Spilsby, Lincolnshire, England

13 bedroom Wedding Venue, Lincolnshire Wolds.

Fabulous 13 bedroom large country house located within extensive gardens in the Lincolnshire Wolds area, with a games room, sauna, steam shower, secluded location as well as country views, this is a very special holiday home which is ideal for large families or big groups for special celebrations or just very special holidays, it's even possible to get married here.

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

Price range from £4100 to £7500 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 26 people in 13 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 12
Pet Friendly: No (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 14 November 2014 to 21 November 2014;

phone 01754 890131 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Cotswold Manor Hall, sleeps 24 with hot-tub & games barn, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

9 bedroom Grade II Listed, Home Counties.

Cotswold Manor Hall is set on the 70 acre Cotswold Manor Country Estate, just 20 minutes drive from Oxford and an hour's drive from London, this 9 bedroom holiday home is a great place for groups, large families, stag parties or hen parties and with a hot tub is ideal for relaxing and enjoying good times together in the tranquil Cotswold countryside.

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

Price range from £4800 to £7200 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 24 people in 9 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: Yes (6 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 23 October 2014 to 23 December 2014;

phone 01993 817212 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Ravensprings, Brighouse, Yorkshire, England

7 bedroom Large Country House, North England.

Impressive Mansion House with splendid Victorian features offering spacious comfortable accommodation for groups of friends or family, family-friendly there are swings and a trampoline in the garden to keep younger visitors entertained and for days out the Peak District National Park is close by and the fine historical city of York and spa town of Harrogate can also be visited.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £1525 to £3225 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 21 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Late availability: from 07 November 2014 to 10 November 2014;

phone 0792 0772797 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Llanfendigaid, Aberdyfi, Gwynedd, Wales

11 bedroom Mansion, Cardigan Bay.

Historical self-catering mansion house with 11 bedrooms with an impressive high quality interior and 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 £1700 to £3750 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 21 people in 11 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01654 710501 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Lios Dana Lodge, Annascaul, Kerry, Ireland

8 bedroom cottage, overlooking Dingle Bay.

Fantastic large coastal cottage with impressive sea and beach views, located very close to Dingle Bay, ideal for large families, groups or special get togethers.

Special features: games room.

Price range from £1000 to £1500 per week
Sleeps from 6 to 16 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone +353-66-9158223 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Broadway House, Stow on the Wold, Gloucestershire, England

7 bedroom Barn Conversion, Cotswolds.

Fantastic large self-catering house which is both family-friendly and dog-friendly, offering a high standard of accommodation as well as countryside views in a rural location just 2 miles from Stow on the Wold in the Cotswolds.

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

Price range from £1290 to £2520 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 16 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 23 October 2014 to 24 October 2014; from 27 October 2014 to 31 October 2014; from 03 November 2014 to 07 November 2014;

phone 07852322605 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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