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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Halford Hill House, Llanberis, Gwynedd, Wales

7 bedroom Holiday House, Wales.

Fantastic large 7 bedroom holiday house complete with a sauna, ideal for a group of friends or family, this property has plenty to offer groups, including an excellent location in the heart of Llanberis.

Price range from £638 to £1852 per week
Sleeps from 10 to 16 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 25 January 2017 to 27 January 2017; from 30 January 2017 to 31 January 2017; from 06 February 2017 to 10 February 2017;

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

Durstone Cottages, Hereford, Herefordshire, England

9 bedroom Cottage Complex, Heart of England.

Collection of five rural holiday cottages with a shared games room located in the unspoilt Herefordshire countryside.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £1700 to £4450 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 22 people in 9 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes (4 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 27 January 2017 to 30 January 2017; from 06 February 2017 to 10 February 2017; from 13 February 2017 to 17 February 2017;

phone 01885400221 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Swan House, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England

6 bedroom Large Country House, Cotswolds.

Family-friendly large six bedroom country cottage with generous gardens and trout lake in the Coln Valley, said to be one of the Cotswold's most picturesque valleys.

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

Price range from £3000 to £4000 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 12 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 25 January 2017 to 06 February 2017; from 10 February 2017 to 17 February 2017; from 20 February 2017 to 24 February 2017;

phone 020 8995 9072 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Brookbank farm, Blackden Heath, Cheshire, England

7 bedroom Large Country House, Heart of England.

Large and spacious holiday farmhouse with outdoor hot tub and games room, set in the stunning Cheshire countryside, ideal for groups or family breaks.

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

Price range from £1300 to £3300 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 16 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 7
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 25 January 2017 to 27 January 2017; from 30 January 2017 to 10 February 2017; from 13 February 2017 to 15 February 2017;

phone 01477 518448 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Whitehaven, Lydney, Gloucestershire, England

6 bedroom Large Country House, Forest of Dean.

Fantastic 6 bedroom large country house set in generous gardens and with countryside views, nestled in the Forest of Dean, with a heated indoor swimming pool plus two games rooms, this is a great holiday property for groups of friends or family (families will love the outdoor children's play area complete with swings, slide and trampoline) and this house sleeps up to 12 people.

Special features: free internet access, games room, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £1750 to £4800 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 12 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 01823 665500 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Swallows Manor, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, England

8 bedroom Cottage, The Blackmore Vale.

Wonderful 8 bedroom mansion house with private indoor heated swimming pool and games room, ideal for large families or big groups.

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

Price range from £1600 to £3500 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 19 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (6 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 25 January 2017 to 27 January 2017; from 30 January 2017 to 03 February 2017; from 06 February 2017 to 10 February 2017;

phone 01747811243 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Hillside Croft & Billys Bothy large group accommodation, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England

5 bedroom Grade II Listed, heart of England.

Two beautiful large holiday cottages within the Derbyshire Dales, 5 star rated and award winning, these big cottages are fine places to stay and conveniently located for discovering some of the best of the Peak District National Park.

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

Price range from £1750 to £2250 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 14 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 25 January 2017 to 24 February 2017; from 27 February 2017 to 31 March 2017; from 03 April 2017 to 08 April 2017;

phone +44(0)1335 344795 emailClick here to email owner more info >

River Wye Lodge, Lydbrook, Gloucestershire, England

11 bedroom Large Holiday House with River Views, Forest of Dean.

Searching for a large holiday house for a big group getaway? This 11 bedroom holiday house sleeps up to 24 and with river views, a pet-friendly policy, a warm bubbly hot tub and a games room has plenty to offer large groups, including a lovely setting by the River Wye in the Wye Valley, right next to the lush greenery of the Forest of Dean.

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

Price range from £2450 to £3750 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 24 people in 11 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 11
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01600 772929 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Hafod Grove, Moylegrove, Pembrokeshire, Wales

10 bedroom Small Country Estate, Pembrokeshire National Coastal Park.

For a fantastic holiday by the coast, Hafod Grove with its 7 bedrooms could be just perfect, this family-friendly and pet-friendly large holiday cottage stands in over half an acre of gardens and with breathtaking sea views is just a short walk from Ceibwr Bay and the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path, this holiday home is the stuff of dreams and for larger groups Hafod Villa 3 bed cottage can also be rented by arrangement.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £1325 to £3225 per week
Sleeps from 18 to 24 people in 10 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 7
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Special Offer: from 28 February 2017 to 31 March 2017;
Late availability: from 27 February 2017 to 31 March 2017;

phone 0792 0772797 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Croft Country House, Peterchurch, Herefordshire, England

11 bedroom Country Estate, Heart of England.

Large 11 bedroom country house in Herefordshire with extensive acreage with stunning views out to the Black Mountains and sprawling accommodation for up to 24 guests, whatever the occasion and whether for a break with a group of family or friends, with an indoor heated swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, gym and games room, this is a house to impress.

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

Price range from £1728 to £4091 per week
Sleeps from 12 to 24 people in 11 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 8
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 30 January 2017 to 03 February 2017; from 06 February 2017 to 10 February 2017; from 13 February 2017 to 14 February 2017;

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

Weir House, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, England

5 bedroom Large Country House, Cotswolds.

Stay in style and luxury with your group of friends and family in the Cotswolds, with elegant accommodation throughout and 5 bedrooms this large high quality property sleeps up to 10 people and benefits from access to excellent shared leisure facilities on site including an indoor heated swimming pool and gym and is situated close to Chipping Norton.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Shared Indoor Heated Swimming Pool on site.), games room, Gold Award Winning Cottage, Silver Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £2436 to £7917 per week
Sleeps from 6 to 10 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Late availability: from 24 January 2017 to 29 January 2017;

phone 01993 830415 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 >

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 >

Rainsbury House Exmoor, Upton, Taunton, Somerset, England

7 bedroom Barn (Split in to 2 Separate Holiday Barns), Exmoor National Park.

Two luxurious holiday barns set by extensive woodlands and pastures with wonderful countryside views in Exmoor National Park, with badminton court, indoor table tennis and access to an outdoor hot tub for relaxing holidays.

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

Price range from £1925 to £3300 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 13 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 25 January 2017 to 23 June 2017; from 26 June 2017 to 14 July 2017; from 17 July 2017 to 12 August 2017;

phone 01398 371595 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 >

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 £5000 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)


Late availability: from 24 January 2017 to 03 March 2017;

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

Cherry Tree Farmhouse, Halse, Somerset, England

5 bedroom Farmhouse, West Country.

High quality 5 bedroom and 4 bathroom self-catering farmhouse with a games room featuring a pool table plus use of an indoor heated swimming pool in the afternoons, this is a fantastic family-friendly holiday home where there’s even a children’s play area in the large garden.

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

Price range from £1500 to £2950 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 10 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 01823 431622 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Craig Alvah Lodge, Bridge of Alvah, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

6 bedroom Large Country House, Speyside.

Stunning luxurious holiday lodge with 6 bedrooms, private indoor swimming pool and three acres of gardens, located on one of the finest fishing estates in Scotland.

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

Price range from £2400 to £3200 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 14 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Special Offer: from 24 January 2017 to 20 March 2017; from 13 February 2017 to 15 February 2017;
Late availability: from 24 January 2017 to 20 March 2017;

phone 01261 812191 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Welcombe Cottage, Welcombe, Devon, England

8 bedroom Large Country House, West Country.

With it's views to the sea from many rooms, outdoor swimming pool and hot tub, Welcombe Cottage sleeping 18 is a property that offers our guests an opportunity to gather in a very special place for a truly memorable cottage holiday.

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

Price range from £1400 to £3950 per week
Sleeps from 6 to 18 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01237 475118 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 >

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