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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Trooper's Holiday Barn, Shropshire Hills AONB, Westhope, Shropshire, England

5 bedroom Farmstay, Heart of England - Shropshire.

First class 5 bedroom barn conversion, located on a working farm in the Hope Valley and by the Shropshire Hills, ideal for groups of friends or family and boasting access to some fantastic leisure facilities including an outdoor hot tub, games room with pool table, table football and table tennis and gym.

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

Price range from £739 to £2618 per week
Sleeps from 6 to 12 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 28 July 2016 to 29 July 2016; from 01 September 2016 to 02 September 2016; from 05 September 2016 to 09 September 2016;

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

Rock House with swimming pool, Chichester, Sussex, England

5 bedroom Large Country House, South Coast.

Family-friendly and dog-friendly holiday house with 5 bedrooms and large enclosed garden which also benefits from shared access to a heated swimming pool and a tennis court.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £2000 to £4000 per week
Sleeps from 10 to 12 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 27 July 2016 to 01 September 2016;

phone 01243 380181 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Raceside Farmhouse, Lake District National Park, , Kirksanton, Cumbria, England

5 bedroom Cottage, Lake District National Park.

Lovely rural retreat close to Lake District National Park.

Price range from £622 to £1283 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 10 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 03 September 2016 to 22 October 2016; from 29 October 2016 to 30 December 2016; from 06 January 2017 to 18 March 2017;

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

The Long Barn, Taunton, Somerset, England

5 bedroom Barn Conversion, West Country Quantock Hills.

Nestled by the Quantock and Blackdown Hills, this 5 bedroom barn conversion is located close to Exmoor National Park, is 5 star gold award winning and boasts an indoor heated swimming pool, hot tub and games room, perfect for a luxurious West Country holiday.

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

Price range from £1900 to £4000 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 12 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 05 September 2016 to 09 September 2016; from 12 September 2016 to 23 September 2016; from 26 September 2016 to 01 October 2016;

phone 01823 461508 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Duddings Country Cottages, Dunster, Somerset, England

8 bedroom Cottage Complex, Exmoor National Park.

A fine collection of twelve country cottages nestled in the tranquil countryside of the Avill Valley within Exmoor National Park, 4 star rated and benefiting from access to excellent shared leisure facilities with an indoor heated swimming pool, games room, tennis court and children's play facilities, this is a great place for all of the family including the pet dog at this pet-friendly and family-friendly location.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Indoor), tennis court, games room, indoor hot tub.

Price range from £230 to £2590 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 18 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes (4 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01643 841123 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Trevase Granary, Hereford, Herefordshire, England

8 bedroom Barn Conversion, Heart of England.

Choose from two award winning 5 star rated luxury barn conversions, each sleeping up to 18 guests, close to the Wye Valley and with stunning countryside views, a private garden, games room and hot tub for relaxing holidays.

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

Price range from £1500 to £4750 per week
Sleeps from 16 to 18 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 8
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 29 August 2016 to 02 September 2016; from 12 September 2016 to 16 September 2016; from 23 September 2016 to 30 September 2016;

phone 01989 730210 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Croft Country House, Peterchurch, Herefordshire, England

11 bedroom Country Estate, Heart of England.

Large 11 bedroom country house in Herefordshire with extensive acreage with stunning views out to the Black Mountains and sprawling accommodation for up to 24 guests, whatever the occasion and whether for a break with a group of family or friends, with an indoor heated swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, gym and games room, this is a house to impress.

Special features: free internet access, pool (), games room.

Price range from £1728 to £4091 per week
Sleeps from 12 to 24 people in 11 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 8
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 17 October 2016 to 18 October 2016; from 31 October 2016 to 04 November 2016; from 07 November 2016 to 11 November 2016;

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

Gavinburn Cottages, Old Kilpatrick, Dunbartonshire, Scotland

11 bedroom Cottage Complex, Central Scotland.

Five luxury self-catering country cottages under 10 miles from both Loch Lomond and Glasgow City Centre (choose from a 1 bed cottage, 2 bed cottages or a 4 bed cottage or book all the cottages altogether by arrangement).

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £350 to £850 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 22 people in 11 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01389 841815 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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


Late availability: from 12 August 2016 to 14 August 2016;

phone 01454 238747 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Pensarn Hall Dogs-welcome Cottage, Snowdonia North Wales , Llanbedr, Gwynedd, Wales

7 bedroom Large Country House, Snowdonia National Park.

Pensarn Hall is a splendid dog-friendly Victorian house to rent in the heart of Snowdonia which is ideal for group stays; 7 bedrooms that sleep up to 15 people, a snooker table, a garden with BBQ facilities, kitchens equipped with dishwashers and every appliance one could possibly need for an easy self-catering break in Llanbedr, Wales.

Price range from £1348 to £3030 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 15 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 7
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 07 October 2016 to 14 October 2016; from 28 October 2016 to 04 November 2016; from 18 November 2016 to 02 December 2016;

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

Ranby Hill Barn, Horncastle, Louth, Lincolnshire, England

6 bedroom Brick-Built Converted Barn, East Anglia.

Fabulous high quality large converted barn with exposed beams and light and airy interior, sleeping up to 12 family or friends in pet-friendly accommodation, with panoramic views out over the Lincolnshire countryside and an outdoor hot tub and games room with pool table, this is a fantastic place to keep large groups entertained.

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

Price range from £1050 to £2995 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 12 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 07 November 2016 to 11 November 2016; from 14 November 2016 to 18 November 2016; from 21 November 2016 to 22 November 2016;

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

Toad Hall, Swilland, Woodbridge, Suffolk, England

6 bedroom Cottage / Large Country House, East Anglia and Suffolk Coast / country.

Picture-perfect large Suffolk country cottage with 6 bedrooms, exposed timbers, inglenook fireplace and large gardens, with the added bonus of the coast being within easy reach for day trips.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £885 to £1390 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 11 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 020 8340 7421 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Foxcombe, Taunton, Somerset, England

6 bedroom Log Cabin, South West.

Luxury 6 bedroom holiday lodge, pet-friendly with indoor heated swimming pool, situated by the Quantock Hills, close to the beautiful Jurassic Coast.

Special features: pool (Exclusive use of private indoor heated pool), games room.

Price range from £1600 to £4100 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 14 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 01823 665500 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Hafod Grove, Moylegrove, Pembrokeshire, Wales

10 bedroom Small Country Estate, Coastal Pembrokeshire National Park.

For a fantastic holiday by the coast, Hafod Grove could be just perfect, this family-friendly and pet-friendly large holiday cottage stands in over half an acre of gardens and with breathtaking sea views is just a short walk from Ceibwr Bay and the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path, this holiday home is the stuff of dreams.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £1325 to £3225 per week
Sleeps from 16 to 22 people in 10 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 26 August 2016 to 09 September 2016; from 12 September 2016 to 21 October 2016; from 28 October 2016 to 22 December 2016;

phone 0792 0772797 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Cotswold Manor Hall with Hot-Tub and 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 £5800 to £6700 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 28 July 2016 to 29 July 2016; from 07 August 2016 to 09 August 2016; from 14 August 2016 to 17 August 2016;

phone 01296 482014 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Luxurious Sharpnage House, Checkley, Herefordshire, England

5 bedroom Large Country House, Heart of England.

Superb high quality 5 bedroom holiday house with luxurious interior and games room with pool table and table tennis just 15 minutes’ drive from the beautiful town of Hereford (three of the five bedrooms have ensuite facilities and one of these ensuite bedrooms is on the ground floor and may suit a couple who want to avoid stairs).

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £1400 to £3500 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 10 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 27 July 2016 to 31 August 2016;

phone 078877 14973 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Craig Alvah Lodge, Bridge of Alvah, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

6 bedroom Large Country House, Speyside.

Stunning luxurious holiday lodge with 6 bedrooms, private indoor swimming pool and three acres of gardens, located on one of the finest fishing estates in Scotland.

Special features: free internet access, pool (within house), games room, indoor hot tub.

Price range from £2400 to £3200 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 14 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 7
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 12 September 2016 to 16 September 2016; from 19 September 2016 to 23 September 2016; from 26 September 2016 to 30 September 2016;

phone 01261 812191 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Cotswold Manor Cottage with 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 31 July 2016 to 05 August 2016; from 07 August 2016 to 12 August 2016; from 15 August 2016 to 19 August 2016;

phone 01296 482014 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Middle Stanley complex, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, England

13 bedroom Cottage Complex, Heart of England.

Middle Stanley offers a choice of self catering accommodation, with great facilities and activities, for groups of up to 28 people.

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

Price range from £2500 to £5500 per week
Sleeps from 13 to 28 people in 13 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 8
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01242 673119 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Champernhayes, Lyme Regis, Dorset, England

5 bedroom Farmhouse, South Coast.

Set on a hillside, this is a collection of seven holiday cottages which were originally farm buildings and now offer five star self-catering accommodation along with a shared jacuzzi, swim/spa and easy access to the Jurassic coastline nearby.

Special features: pool (On site), indoor hot tub.

Price range from £297 to £2565 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 12 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5 star ETC)

phone 01297 560 853 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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