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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Millgrove House, Taunton, Somerset, England

5 bedroom Large Country House, Quantocks.

Secluded 5 star rated five bedroom country retreat in the West Country with swimming pool, enclosed garden and outdoor children's play area.

Special features: free internet access, pool (In garden under Cover), games room.

Price range from £1000 to £4500 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 12 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 04 July 2016 to 08 July 2016; from 15 July 2016 to 18 July 2016; from 20 September 2016 to 30 September 2016;

phone 01884 849 127 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 26 June 2016 to 01 July 2016; from 12 September 2016 to 16 September 2016; from 07 October 2016 to 16 October 2016;

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

Kettle Knowe Country Cottage, Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland

5 bedroom Rural Retreat, Scotland.

Five bedroom country lodge sleeping up to 10 in pet-friendly accommodation near to Castle Douglas.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £518 to £1233 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 10 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)


Next availability: from 09 July 2016 to 23 July 2016; from 03 September 2016 to 22 October 2016; from 29 October 2016 to 02 September 2017;

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 26 June 2016 to 01 July 2016; from 05 September 2016 to 09 September 2016; from 07 November 2016 to 11 November 2016;

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

Treworgey Cottages, Looe, Cornwall, England

6 bedroom Period Cottage, West Country.

A delightful collection of award winning characterful country cottages set in private gardens with inspirational views of the Looe Valley, just a short drive from the coast.

Special features: free internet access, pool (The outdoor pool for summer use only is on the premises with an outlook onto green countryside), tennis court, games room, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £485 to £3432 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 11 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Late availability: from 30 June 2016 to 09 July 2016;

phone 01503-262730 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Well House, Leominster, Herefordshire, England

6 bedroom Barn Conversion, Shires.

Beautiful 6 bedroom Herefordshire barn conversion ideal for country living and perfect for large groups, big families and special celebrations.

Price range from £1050 to £1890 per week
Sleeps from 12 to 14 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01568 760 377 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Avebury House, Marlborough, Wiltshire, England

7 bedroom Large Group Accommodation, Salisbury plain.

Secluded country house near a golf course approx one hour from central London.

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

Price range from £1850 to £3950 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 20 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 27 June 2016 to 01 July 2016;

phone 01747811243 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 >

Southover House, Tolpuddle, Dorset, England

7 bedroom Large Country House, West Country.

This imposing south-facing manor house set in extensive gardens and grounds has outstanding sporting facilities including a heated swimming pool, all-weather tennis court, games room, lake and river trout fishing.

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

Price range from £2000 to £2500 per week
Sleeps from 8 to 14 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 28 June 2016 to 30 June 2016; from 05 July 2016 to 07 July 2016; from 18 July 2016 to 22 July 2016;

phone 01305 848220 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Old Manor, Blandford Forum, Dorset, England

9 bedroom Large Country House, West Country.

Magnificent 9 Bedroom Dorset Country House, ideal for large groups of friends or family, with an outdoor hot tub and games room with table football, pool table, table tennis and air hockey on site there is plenty to keep your group entertained at this fine property and the Dorset coast is just a short drive away.

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

Price range from £2450 to £3950 per week
Sleeps from 10 to 21 people in 9 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes (6 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 26 June 2016 to 01 July 2016; from 04 July 2016 to 23 December 2016;

phone 01747811243 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Owl Barn, Leominster, Herefordshire, England

5 bedroom Large Country House, Heart of England.

Idyllic barn conversion which benefits from a number of stunning features such as vaulted ceilings and wooden beams and also has a large garden where you can enjoy fantastic countryside views, nestled deep in the Herefordshire countryside yet only 5 mile from Leominster.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £1100 to £2000 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 11 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Special Offer: from 01 August 2016 to 05 August 2016;
Late availability: from 01 August 2016 to 12 August 2016;

phone 01885 400 328 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Sherriffs, Kington, Herefordshire, England

8 bedroom Farmstay, 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 >

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


Special Offer: from 25 June 2016 to 11 July 2016;
Late availability: from 01 July 2016 to 31 August 2016;

phone 01298 871737 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 01 July 2016 to 08 July 2016; from 15 July 2016 to 22 July 2016; from 02 September 2016 to 09 September 2016;

phone 01244 500 540 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 minutes’ 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


Next availability: from 26 June 2016 to 08 July 2016; from 11 July 2016 to 25 July 2016; from 01 August 2016 to 08 August 2016;

phone 01747811243 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Llys Offa, Ruabon, Wrexham, Wales

5 bedroom Holiday Cottage , North Wales and Cheshire.

Need to find a large holiday house in Wales with excellent leisure facilities for your group of friends or family to rent? If so this 5 bedroom dog-friendly holiday home situated close to Llangollen and Offa’s Dyke with its large gardens, outdoor swimming pool, sauna, games room with snooker table and darts could be ideal.

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

Price range from £830 to £2079 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 11 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 29 October 2016 to 23 December 2016; from 30 December 2016 to 29 April 2017; from 06 May 2017 to 27 May 2017;

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

The Old Rectory, Bridport, Dorset, England

11 bedroom Mansion, West Dorset.

Wonderful Georgian country house set in over an acre of gardens close to a gorgeous Dorset valley and near to the seaside, with a location and accommodation like this, this is a very special place.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £0 to £3780 per week
Sleeps from 12 to 29 people in 11 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 9
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01308 422575 or 01308 898420 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Higher Farm Cottage, Langton Herring, Dorset, England

5 bedroom Cottage, West Country.

High quality stone-built farmhouse with inglenook fireplace and secure walled garden, conveniently close to the Dorset Coast and attractions such as Chesil Beach.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £810 to £1445 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 8 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01458 274 767 emailClick here to email owner more info >

'THE GREEN' - near Sheffield/Buxton/Chesterfield, Hope, Derbyshire, England

7 bedroom Mansion, Peak District National Park.

Fabulous big cottage boasting an indoor heated swimming pool with Wavejet machine, ideal for large groups such as hen parties, stag parties and big families.

Special features: free internet access, pool (indoors).

Price range from £1705 to £2405 per week
Sleeps from 14 to 18 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 29 July 2016 to 01 August 2016;

phone 01298 871004 emailClick here to email owner more info >

High Cloud, Monmouth, Monmouthshire, Wales

10 bedroom Self-Catering Farmhouse and Barn, Forest of Dean and Welsh Borders.

Experience something special at High Cloud with stunning panoramic views of the Welsh countryside, an outdoor swimming pool, hot tub, games room and a location close to Sugarloaf Mountain plus accommodation for up to 24 people, ideal for large groups, hen parties, stag parties or big families.

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

Price range from £1,670 to £3700 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 24 people in 10 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 7
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01600 772929 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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