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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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 02 September 2016 to 04 September 2016; from 08 September 2016 to 14 October 2016; from 16 October 2016 to 21 October 2016;

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

Powys Country House, Corwen, Denbighshire, Wales

8 bedroom Large Country House, North Wales.

This large country house sleeps up to 20, is both child and dog-friendly and is set within 3 acres of gardens close to Snowdonia National Park.

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

Price range from £1750 to £2750 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 20 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 8
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01490 412367 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Harmony Cottage, Lydney, Gloucestershire, England

5 bedroom Cottage, Cotswolds.

Grade II listed country cottage with 5 bedrooms situated in the heart of the Forest of Dean and benefiting from a games room, hot tub and beautiful gardens.

Special features: games room, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £1500 to £1900 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 9 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 30 August 2016 to 10 September 2016; from 12 September 2016 to 01 October 2016; from 03 October 2016 to 30 December 2016;

phone 0208 998 4941 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 £5775 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 02 September 2016 to 09 September 2016; from 11 September 2016 to 16 September 2016; from 19 September 2016 to 30 September 2016;

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

Trainer's Country House, Malton, Yorkshire, England

6 bedroom Large Country House, Near the Howardian Hills AONB.

Escape for a relaxing holiday with friends or family to this superb 6 bedroom country house with a stylish modern interior and private indoor heated swimming pool, nestled next to pastures and woodlands in a rural hamlet close to Malton in Yorkshire and conveniently near to the Howardian Hills and North York Moors National Park.

Special features: pool ().

Price range from £1485 to £2966 per week
Sleeps from 8 to 14 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 05 September 2016 to 09 September 2016; from 07 November 2016 to 11 November 2016; from 14 November 2016 to 18 November 2016;

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

White Hopton Country House near the Shropshire Hills, Sarn, Powys, Wales

6 bedroom Historical Country House, Mid Wales.

Searching for a picture-perfect holiday house in Wales? With a lovely black and white exterior this charming holiday home near Bishop's Castle could be it, with beautiful gardens surrounded by lush countryside and a heated outdoor swimming pool, sauna and hot tub, this country house is an appealing place to stay for groups of up to 12 friends or family.

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

Price range from £1335 to £3385 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 12 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 02 September 2016 to 09 September 2016; from 19 September 2016 to 14 October 2016; from 17 October 2016 to 21 October 2016;

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

Four Ashes (Stunning Water Views), Cosheston, Pembrokeshire, Wales

8 bedroom Large Country House , West Wales.

Very special holiday home with a waterside setting, set amongst 4 acres of beautiful gardens with fabulous waterside views, indoor swimming pool and tennis court, there is even a private beach and quay for boating enthusiasts, this is a unique and very special place to stay and is located within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.

Special features: free internet access, pool (A unique feature of our indoor saltwater pool is the infinity edge which overlooks the waterway and gives the impression of an endless swimming pool.), tennis court, games room, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £1400 to £4500 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 16 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 7
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 26 September 2016 to 30 September 2016; from 10 October 2016 to 21 October 2016; from 07 November 2016 to 11 November 2016;

phone 07967 048255 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)


Next availability: from 05 September 2016 to 09 September 2016; from 12 September 2016 to 16 September 2016; from 18 September 2016 to 23 September 2016;

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

Kyle Country Cottage, Roscrea, South Tipperary, Ireland

5 bedroom Irish Country Cottage, Ireland.

For a tranquil rural retreat break with friends or family, this welcoming 5 bedroom pet-friendly holiday home could be the place to stay and with a warm bubbly outdoor hot tub and location close to Roscrea has plenty to recommend it.

Special features: outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £435 to £952 per week
Sleeps from 6 to 12 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 03 September 2016 to 17 September 2016; from 24 September 2016 to 29 December 2016; from 02 January 2017 to 01 April 2017;

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

Brookside Country House, Ceiriog Valley, Bronygarth, Shropshire, England

10 bedroom Manor House, Glyn Ceiriog Valley.

Live it up at this 10 bedroom Country House, whatever the occasion, this impressive holiday house offers ample space for large groups of up to 30 and is set within 2 acres of gardens within the Glyn Ceiriog Valley, with elegant accommodation and views out to Chirk Castle plus shared access to an indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, gym, tennis and squash courts, this is a very special Manor House, situated just 2 miles from Chirk.

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

Price range from £2300 to £4894 per week
Sleeps from 15 to 30 people in 10 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 7
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 03 October 2016 to 07 October 2016; from 10 October 2016 to 14 October 2016; from 31 October 2016 to 04 November 2016;

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

Kennacott Court, Bude, Cornwall, England

6 bedroom Cottage, South West.

A collection of 4 and 5 star rated holiday cottages with excellent shared leisure facilities including an indoor swimming pool and two tennis courts set in the lush Cornish countryside.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Indoor Heated pool in a separate building), tennis court, games room.

Price range from £249 to £3699 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 12 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01288 362000 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Crowcombe and Thorncombe, Taunton, Somerset, England

11 bedroom capacity across 2 Luxury Holiday Lodges, South West.

Crowcombe and Thorncombe are two high quality timber clad holiday lodges nestled in a stunning Somerset valley by the Quantock Hills, each 5 star rated with a private pool and games area, these are fabulous holiday homes for families or groups looking for luxurious high quality accommodation and together they sleep up to 30.

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

Price range from £3450 to £8700 per week
Sleeps from 22 to 28 people in 11 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 11
Pet Friendly: Yes (4 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 01823 665500 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Fairlea Grange, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales

8 bedroom Historical Townhouse, Mid Wales.

This beautiful Gothic style townhouse with its spacious large rooms and 8 bedrooms is a fantastic holiday house for big groups of up to 20, with a sauna, warm bubbly hot tub and games room with table tennis and snooker there is plenty to keep groups entertained and the house is situated just 10 minutes’ walk from the heart of Abergavenny.

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

Price range from £2450 to £4250 per week
Sleeps from 8 to 20 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01600 772929 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Viney Hill Country House, Lydney, Gloucestershire, England

8 bedroom Large Country House, Cotswolds.

Luxurious country house situated on the fringes of the beautiful Forest of Dean with a covered heated pool for guest’s exclusive use, a games room with pool table and table football and a trampoline and play equipment in the large enclosed garden, perfect for keeping all the family entertained.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Exclusive use of private indoor heated pool in the garden), games room.

Price range from £1950 to £4750 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 17 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 8
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 01823 665500 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 >

Park House at Cossington Park, Cossington, Somerset, England

6 bedroom Country Holiday Home, Near the Quantocks & the Mendips and Exmoor.

Whatever the occasion, this fantastic 6 bedroom holiday house at Cossington Park is bound to appeal, for special celebrations or holidays with large groups of friends or family, this welcoming and spacious holiday home with shared access to a children’s play area with wooden fort and swing and beautiful gardens has plenty to recommend it.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £2400 to £5450 per week
Sleeps from 8 to 19 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 05 September 2016 to 09 September 2016; from 12 September 2016 to 16 September 2016; from 19 September 2016 to 23 September 2016;

phone 0800 043 3468 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Colloquy, Kington, Herefordshire, England

8 bedroom Large Country House, Heart of England.

Impressive 5 star gold rated unique self-catering property sleeping up to 22 that offers a fusion of Victorian grandeur with 21st century facilities including access to an outdoor heated swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi and squash court and a stunning one hectare landscaped walled garden.

Special features: indoor hot tub.

Price range from £2500 to £3500 per week
Sleeps from 8 to 16 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 8
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01544 340 241 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Ruscombe Hall, Bridgwater, Somerset, England

5 bedroom Small Country Estate, South West.

Large Victorian country house recently refurbished to a very high standard with a stunning sweeping stairway and impressive stone fireplace plus access to superb leisure facilities on site which include a pool complex, hot tub and games lodge.

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

Price range from £1250 to £2530 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 10 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01278 652216 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Three Peaks Barn, Yorkshire Dales National Park, Chapel le Dale, Yorkshire, England

6 bedroom Barn Conversion, Yorkshire Dales.

Farm-stay holiday cottage with 6 bedrooms, games room with pool table and warm bubbly hot tub and generous gardens, accommodating up to 13 in a tranquil rural location close to the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

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

Price range from £1101 to £2596 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 13 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 26 September 2016 to 30 September 2016; from 17 October 2016 to 21 October 2016; from 31 October 2016 to 04 November 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 30 August 2016 to 16 September 2016; from 18 September 2016 to 23 September 2016; from 25 September 2016 to 07 October 2016;

phone 07887713006 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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