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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Swallows Rest, Lynton, Devon, England

6 bedroom Large Country House, Exmoor National Park.

Nestled in Exmoor National Park, this large self-catering cottage boasts garden and field views along with good quality self-catering accommodation and a location close to the coast, plus during a stay here you can enjoy access to a covered heated swimming pool, sheer bliss.

Special features: free internet access, pool (heated indoor pool).

Price range from £600 to £3000 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 16 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 09 May 2016 to 19 May 2016; from 12 June 2016 to 17 June 2016; from 19 June 2016 to 24 June 2016;

phone 01598 741 289 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Telford House Pet-Friendly Cottage, Near Bangor, Anglesey, North Wales, Menai straits, Gwynedd, Wales

7 bedroom Large Country House, North Wales.

Luxurious large holiday cottage sleeping up to 14, in a beautiful elevated location enjoying landscaped gardens yielding stunning views over the Menai Straits, in an excellent location for exploring the beautiful Isle of Anglesey and well located for discovering the 40 acres of lovely gardens and arboretum at Plas Newydd.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £1585 to £3635 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 14 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 04 May 2016 to 13 May 2016; from 17 May 2016 to 20 May 2016; from 10 June 2016 to 24 June 2016;

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

Muir of Ord Large Country Holiday Home, Urray, Highland, Scotland

5 bedroom Scottish Country Cottage, Scotland.

Searching for an elegant high quality country lodge to rent for a group of 10 people in the scenic Scottish Highlands? If so, this high quality 5 bedroom rural retreat with its pet-friendly policy could be just what you've been searching for.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £875 to £1813 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 10 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 03 May 2016 to 08 May 2016; from 15 May 2016 to 29 May 2016; from 05 June 2016 to 22 June 2016;

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

Brodawel Dog-Friendly House, coastal Snowdonia, Aberdovey, Gwynedd, Wales

7 bedroom Edwardian Holiday House, Mid Wales.

This large holiday house is situated by a hillside just outside of the seaside village of Aberdovey within the coastal part of Snowdonia National Park and boasts fantastic sea views, for groups looking to enjoy walking, hiking and sightseeing or simply a get away from it all holiday, this 7 bedroom dog-friendly holiday home could be a great place to stay.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £1149 to £3471 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 15 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 7
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 06 May 2016 to 27 May 2016; from 02 September 2016 to 30 September 2016; from 03 October 2016 to 21 October 2016;

phone 01244 500 540 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 >

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 17 May 2016 to 21 May 2016; from 19 July 2016 to 23 July 2016; from 10 September 2016 to 01 October 2016;

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

Coquet Cottages, Alnwick, Northumberland, England

5 bedroom Stone-built Cottage, Northumbria.

A collection of specially selected luxurious holiday cottages nestled in the Northumbrian countryside or by the stunning coastline.

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

Price range from £430 to £2400 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 12 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 01665 710700 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 £2100 to £4700 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 03 May 2016 to 06 May 2016; from 16 May 2016 to 20 May 2016; from 13 June 2016 to 17 June 2016;

phone 01963 371329 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Rosemount Country House, Blairgowrie, Highland, Scotland

8 bedroom Large Country House, Angus & Fife.

Impressive Scottish large country house with spacious rooms and 8 bedrooms, this pet-friendly property offers secluded gardens which feature a small outdoor heated swimming pool which is available in the summer months, great place for groups of friends or family looking to holiday altogether or celebrate a special occasion in the Scottish Highlands.

Special features: free internet access, pool ().

Price range from £1495 to £2650 per week
Sleeps from 8 to 16 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 06 May 2016 to 27 May 2016; from 03 June 2016 to 10 June 2016; from 24 June 2016 to 01 July 2016;

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

Bookilber Barn Conversion, Yorkshire Dales, Settle, Yorkshire, England

6 bedroom Stone-built Cottage, Northern England.

Located next to stunning Yorkshire Dales countryside, this 6 bedroom barn conversion offers high quality accommodation in a fantastic rural setting.

Special features: indoor hot tub.

Price range from £1200 to £2645 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 12 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 03 May 2016 to 06 May 2016; from 09 May 2016 to 20 May 2016; from 23 May 2016 to 27 May 2016;

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

Walnut Arbour, Stoke St. Gregory, Somerset, England

6 bedroom Large Country House, South West.

A luxury six bedroom barn conversion to accommodate a maximum of 12 people.

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

Price range from £1700 to £4100 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 12 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

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 >

Thorney Farm Holiday Cottages, Langport, Somerset, England

6 bedroom Stone-built Cottages, South West.

Four high quality holiday cottages in the heart of the Somerset Levels offering easy access to walking paths and bridleways close by and the gorgeous coast within reach for day trips, these cottages are family-friendly and dog-friendly.

Special features: free internet access, indoor hot tub.

Price range from £200 to £595 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 12 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4 star)

phone 01458 253 886 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Wayside House, Cullompton, Devon, England

5 bedroom Large Country House, West Country.

Stunning gold award winning, 5 star rated country house in Devon boasting a swimming pool and games room along with views of the Culm Valley and Blackdown Hills.

Special features: free internet access, pool (located to the side of the house inside a purpose built pool building.), games room, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £1000 to £4950 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 13 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 03 May 2016 to 08 July 2016; from 16 July 2016 to 22 July 2016; from 30 July 2016 to 08 August 2016;

phone 01884 849 127 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Fuchsia Lodge on the Dingle Peninsula, Ballyferriter, Kerry, Ireland

6 bedroom Holiday Cottage, Ireland.

Looking for group accommodation for up to 12 friends or family on the Dingle Peninsular? If so, this fantastic holiday house with its wonderful countryside and sea views could fit the bill.

Price range from £341 to £866 per week
Sleeps from 6 to 12 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)


Next availability: from 21 May 2016 to 02 July 2016; from 27 August 2016 to 03 September 2016;

phone 01244 500 540 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 03 May 2016 to 06 May 2016; from 24 June 2016 to 01 July 2016; from 02 September 2016 to 09 September 2016;

phone 01244 500 540 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 >

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 13 May 2016 to 27 May 2016; from 03 June 2016 to 10 June 2016; from 17 June 2016 to 24 June 2016;

phone 01244 500 540 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 >

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


Special Offer: from 02 May 2016 to 30 May 2016;
Late availability: from 02 May 2016 to 06 May 2016;

phone 078877 14973 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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