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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Vulcan Lodge Cottages, Rhayader, Powys, Wales

9 bedroom Cottage Complex, Mid Wales.

A collection of delightful holiday cottages close to the beautiful Elan Valley, these cottages are both family-friendly and pet-friendly and one is wheelchair accessible.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £270 to £840 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 22 people in 9 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 8
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 07902856205 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 >

Blaenpant Mansion, Cardigan, Pembrokeshire, Wales

6 bedroom Rural Retreat, North-Pembrokeshire.

Impressive Grade II listed mansion house with an outdoor hot tub, located in extensive gardens close to the Teifi Valley and just a short drive from lovely sandy beaches and the Cardigan Bay coastline, great house for get togethers, special celebrations and big family holidays.

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

Price range from £1300 to £2450 per week
Sleeps from 12 to 18 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2.5
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 25 February 2017 to 08 April 2017; from 22 April 2017 to 28 April 2017; from 02 May 2017 to 27 May 2017;

phone 01239 682632 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 >

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 27 February 2017 to 03 March 2017; from 07 April 2017 to 10 April 2017; from 24 April 2017 to 28 April 2017;

phone 01823 461508 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Living Room in Bournemouth, Bournemouth, Dorset, England

7 bedroom Mansion, South Coast.

Victorian town house in Alum Chine Bournemouth, with 7 individually styled bedrooms, this fine property is available for self-catering breaks for Christmas and New Year and is run as a bed and breakfast the rest of the year.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £2750 to £3500 per week
Sleeps from 8 to 15 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 7
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01202 761135 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Benches, Monmouth, Monmouthshire, Wales

6 bedroom Large Country House, Wye Valley.

Located at the heart of the Wye Valley in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, The Benches is an excellent base for exploring the wider area, which includes the Forest of Dean, the Brecon Beacons and the Black Mountains.

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

Price range from £1600 to £4700 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 12 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01823 665500 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 >

Boswell Farm Cottages, Harcombe, Sidmouth, Devon, England

17 bedroom 3 Bedroom or 2 Bedroom Farm Cottages, West Country.

Seven award winning country cottages nestled by farmlands on a Devon farm within a tranquil Devonshire valley, with an all-weather tennis court, children’s play area and well stocked coarse fishing lake on site, this is an idyllic place to stay and the nearest beach is only around one and a half miles away.

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

Price range from £350 to £2500 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 35 people in 17 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 11
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01395514162 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Halse Water House, Halse, Somerset, England

6 bedroom Thatched Cottage, West Country.

Picture-perfect 6 bedroom thatched country house complete with 8 seater private outdoor hot tub, nestled in tranquil country location on the outskirts of Halse, sleeping up to 12 people in idyllic surroundings.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £1400 to £3350 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 12 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01823 665500 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


Special Offer: from 31 March 2017 to 07 April 2017; from 07 April 2017 to 14 April 2017;
Late availability: from 01 March 2017 to 24 March 2017;

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

Dittiscombe Holiday Cottages, South Devon, Dartmouth, Devon, England

6 bedroom Cottage Complex, West Country.

A fantastic collection of pet-friendly holiday cottages set in a beautiful Devon valley with private gardens and views of the tranquil countryside, just an easy drive away from the stunning Devonshire coast.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £385 to £995 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)


Special Offer: from 24 February 2017 to 30 March 2017;
Late availability: from 24 February 2017 to 17 April 2017;

phone 01548 521272 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Sherriffs, Kington, Herefordshire, England

8 bedroom Large Country House, Heart of England.

A splendid Grade II listed Country House located in a tranquil and isolated setting close to open farmlands with lovely mature gardens all around and a beautiful sun terrace, modernised in opulent style yet retaining much of its original character.

Special features: games room.

Price range from £1785 to £4150 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 18 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed

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

Canford Dairy, Wimborne Minster, Dorset, England

9 bedroom Large Country House, Jurrasic Coast.

large house with swimming pool near the Dorset Coast and Bournemouth, suitable for large groups.

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

Price range from £2150 to £4550 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 20 people in 9 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 25 February 2017 to 10 March 2017; from 13 March 2017 to 17 March 2017; from 20 March 2017 to 31 March 2017;

phone 01747811243 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 13 April 2017; from 17 April 2017 to 21 April 2017; from 23 April 2017 to 28 April 2017;

phone 01271 377 432 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 >

Tyddyn Goronwy Beach Cottage, Coastal Snowdonia, Talybont, Gwynedd, Wales

6 bedroom Farmhouse, Snowdonia National Park.

Stunning holiday farmhouse with 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, beautiful gardens and impressive sea and mountain views and with a location within the coastal area of Snowdonia National Park, this is a fantastic high quality spacious holiday home which is ideal for groups of friends or family looking to holiday close to the seaside and is just 10 minutes walk from the local award winning beach.

Special features: free internet access, pool (use of indoor pool at owners nearby caravan park between March and November).

Price range from £600 to £2250 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 10 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 04 March 2017 to 08 March 2017; from 12 March 2017 to 18 March 2017; from 25 March 2017 to 01 April 2017;

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

Holemoor Stables, Chard, Somerset, England

9 bedroom Large Country House, South West of England.

Luxurious and very spacious large holiday house with a contemporary feel, only 25 minutes away from the stunning Jurassic Coast with private indoor pool, games room and magnificent views over the surrounding countryside.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Exclusive use of private indoor heated pool ), games room, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £1995 to £5225 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 18 people in 9 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 9
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 01823 665500 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Ingleside Family Cottage, Cotswolds, Adsett, Westbury On Severn, Gloucestershire, England

6 bedroom Cottage, Cotswolds.

Large family-friendly 6 bedroom holiday cottage and beautiful mature garden, nestled in a rural hamlet near to the Forest of Dean and within easy reach of the Cotswold Hills and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Special features: games room.

Price range from £785 to £3030 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 14 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 25 February 2017 to 03 March 2017; from 05 March 2017 to 10 March 2017; from 12 March 2017 to 13 March 2017;

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

Vicarage Farm Cottages, Tideswell, Derbyshire, England

7 bedroom Cottage Complex, Peak District National Park.

A small collection of three delightful country cottages with lovely countryside views nestled in six acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and woodlands within the Peak District National Park.

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

Price range from £325 to £960 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 15 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 24 February 2017 to 31 March 2017;

phone 01298 871737 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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