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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Big self-catering house at Thornleigh, Matlock, Derbyshire, England

6 bedroom Large Country House, Midlands.

Lovely six bedroom self-catering house with a fantastic location in the heart of Matlock with the added benefit of a games room and a relaxing hot tub in the garden, ideal for large groups or special celebrations.

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

Price range from £2530 to £2795 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 13 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Late availability: from 23 December 2016 to 27 December 2016;

phone emailClick here to email owner more info >

Cholwell Hall, Bath, Somerset, England

10 bedroom Mansion, South West.

Impressive large country house with 10 bedrooms set amongst beautiful gardens close to the Mendip Hills, ideal for special celebrations, hen parties, stag parties, large group getaways and large family gatherings.

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

Price range from £2100 to £3800 per week
Sleeps from 15 to 29 people in 10 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone Contact via website link below emailClick here to email owner more info >

Hotspur, West Mersea, Essex, England

5 bedroom Unusual Self Catering, East Anglia.

Fantastic large moored houseboat sleeping up to 9, boasting sublime sea views, original features and with a deck ideal for watching the sunset.

Price range from £475 to £1250 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 9 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01206 230488 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Private Rural Lodge, Wrackleford Estate, Stratton, Dorset, England

5 bedroom Large Country House, South Coast.

An ideal country retreat, this holiday lodge enjoys a fantastic rural setting high within the Dorset Downs and offers characterful accommodation along with fishing on the River Frome nearby.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £1100 to £1800 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 9 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01305 264 141 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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

11 bedroom Cottage Complex, South Coast.

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)

phone 01548 511105 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Cotswold Manor Lodge with Hot-Tub and Games Barn, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

7 bedroom Stone-Built Cottage, Middle England.

Wonderful large holiday home with relaxing hot tub and countryside views sleeping up to 22 in 7 bedrooms in high quality accommodation, set on a lovely Cotswold Country Estate just 20 minutes drive from Oxford, 30 minutes from Cheltenham and one hour's drive from London.

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

Price range from £5000 to £10000 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 22 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: Yes (6 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 12 December 2016 to 23 December 2016; from 27 December 2016 to 30 December 2016; from 02 January 2017 to 03 February 2017;

phone 01993 852159 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Shells Dogs-welcome Cottage, South West England , Lower Washford, Somerset, England

6 bedroom Thatched Cottage, West Country.

Enchanting, dog and family friendly, thatched cottage near Washford, located within beautiful private gardens on the edge of Exmoor National Park, 5 miles from the wooded hillside of Dunster Castle and just a little further afield from the medieval Cannington Priory and the chance to chill in the blue garden.

Price range from £585 to £1475 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 12 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 12 December 2016 to 16 December 2016; from 19 December 2016 to 23 December 2016; from 06 January 2017 to 10 February 2017;

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

Bank End Holiday Cottages, Grizebeck, Cumbria, England

5 bedroom Barn Conversion, Lake District National Park.

Two large pet-friendly Lake District barn conversions, each with 5 bedrooms, one cottage boasts a warm bubbly outdoor hot tub and both properties offer stunning countryside views.

Special features: outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £600 to £1490 per week
Sleeps from 8 to 11 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01229 889786 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Woodlands Farmhouse , Glastonbury, Somerset, England

7 bedroom Large Country House, West Country.

A unique and historic grade II listed 17th century farmhouse set in 100 acres of rolling countryside, luxuriously renovated yet retaining many of itís original features such as the stunning inglenook fireplace, with a cinema room and shared access to a spa on site with an indoor swimming pool, sauna and gym, this is a wonderful holiday home.

Special features: free internet access, pool (The Sedum Spa is located on site and is a shared facility with the following; 12x5m chlorine free pool, sauna, Nordic hot tub, gym, relaxation room, poolside lounging area, separate male & female changing. ), games room, outdoor hot tub, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £2950 to £4600 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 14 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 09 December 2016 to 21 December 2016; from 04 January 2017 to 13 January 2017; from 16 January 2017 to 20 January 2017;

phone 01935 840964 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 £1050 to £1450 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 >

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 01 April 2017 to 21 April 2017; from 23 April 2017 to 28 April 2017; from 12 May 2017 to 26 May 2017;

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

Eden Holiday House near the Lake District, Bardsea, Cumbria, England

6 bedroom Big Holiday Cottage, Furness Peninsula near the Lake District National Park.

With large spacious rooms, an inviting bubbly hot tub and extensive gardens, this large 6 bedroom holiday house is ideal for big groups of friends or family looking to holiday altogether in Bardsea by the Cumbrian coast, around half an hourís drive from the Lake District National Park.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £915 to £2505 per week
Sleeps from 8 to 14 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 11 December 2016 to 16 December 2016; from 22 December 2016 to 23 December 2016; from 08 January 2017 to 12 January 2017;

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

Fair Oak Farm - A perfect rural retreat, Mayfield, Sussex, England

7 bedroom Large Country House, Sussex & Kent.

A collection of holiday cottages and eco-friendly treehouses nestled amongst 12 acres of stunning countryside in the Wealden valley in Sussex.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £420 to £3225 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 18 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 7
Pet Friendly: Yes (4 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01435 884122 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Low Millgillhead, Lamplugh, Cumbria, England

6 bedroom Cottage, Lake District National Park.

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

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £995 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 >

Hidden Valley Country House near Bath, Box, Wiltshire, England

6 bedroom Large Country House, Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Superb 6 bedroom country house with beautiful stylish interior and fantastic outdoor swimming pool, nestled by private woodlands, just 10 minutesí drive from the historical spa city of Bath.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Outdoor swimming pool in the gardens. Open March to September only ).

Price range from £1850 to £3150 per week
Sleeps from 6 to 16 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (6 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Special Offer: from 08 December 2016 to 31 December 2016; from 08 December 2016 to 31 December 2016;
Late availability: from 12 December 2016 to 16 December 2016;

phone 01747811243 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Gray Manes, Langport, Somerset, England

6 bedroom Large Country House, West Country.

Fantastic large self-catering holiday house found in 2 acres of gardens in a tranquil rural hamlet in Somerset, family-friendly this is a great place for all the family with a children's play area with slide, trampoline and climbing frame, indoor heated swimming pool and games room with table football and pool table.

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

Price range from £1850 to £4800 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 14 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 12 December 2016 to 16 December 2016; from 09 January 2017 to 13 January 2017; from 30 January 2017 to 03 February 2017;

phone 01963 371329 emailClick here to email owner more info >

River View Barn, Bath, Somerset, England

6 bedroom Cottage, Bath.

Stylish and high quality barn conversion with 6 bedrooms (3 of which are en-suite) with a number of special features such as an outdoor hot tub and mood lighting, conveniently located behind electric gates amongst stunning countryside close to Bath.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £1800 to £3000 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 14 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Special Offer: from 08 December 2016 to 31 December 2016; from 08 December 2016 to 30 December 2016;
Late availability: from 12 December 2016 to 16 December 2016;

phone 01747811243 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 minutesí 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 >

Kittitoe Country House, Parracombe, Devon, England

5 bedroom Large Country House, South West England.

Escape with a group of friends or family to this superb 5 bedroom country house set within tranquil gardens within Exmoor National Park, just 10 minutes' drive from the coast.

Price range from £915 to £2220 per week
Sleeps from 8 to 12 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01598 76 333 9 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Blithfield Lakeside Barns, Rugeley, Staffordshire, England

15 bedroom Cottages - Barn Conversions, Heart of England.

A collection of six beautiful barn conversions, located by a stunning lake set in the tranquil Staffordshire countryside.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £200 to £990 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 30 people in 15 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 10
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4 star)

phone 01889 500 234 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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