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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Tan Llan, Dolgellau, Gwynedd, Wales

8 bedroom Large Country House, Snowdonia National Park.

Large country house in Snowdonia National Park.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £2295 to £6696 per week
Sleeps from 8 to 16 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 8
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 01 October 2018 to 05 October 2018; from 07 October 2018 to 26 October 2018; from 29 October 2018 to 30 November 2018;

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 and shared access to an outdoor swimming pool, 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 24 September 2018 to 15 November 2018;

Derwent House, Matlock, Derbyshire, England

6 bedroom Large Country House, Midlands.

A fine holiday house in Matlock with views of nearby gardens, sleeping up to 12, ideal for large groups and special occasions, both family-friendly and pet-friendly.

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

Price range from £1450 to £1950 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 12 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Late availability: from 24 September 2018 to 30 September 2018;

Glingerbank, Longtown, Cumbria, England

12 bedroom Large Country House, North Cumbria and Scottish Borders.

Impressive 12 bedroom country house with games room, set in beautiful gardens and situated just 10 miles from Northumberland National Park, 10 miles from Gretna Green and 6 miles from the Solway Coast, ideal for special celebrations and group getaways.

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

Price range from £3200 to £5200 per week
Sleeps from 12 to 24 people in 12 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 12
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 25 September 2018 to 28 September 2018; from 30 September 2018 to 13 October 2018; from 15 October 2018 to 19 October 2018;

Rotherwood Family Cottage, Matlock, Peak District , Matlock, Derbyshire, England

5 bedroom Cottage, Peak District Midlands.

Large family-friendly stone-built holiday cottage with a private walled garden located in the village of Darley Dale, just one mile from Matlock on the edge of the Peak District National Park, on days out discover the National Trust's historic Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall's Elizabeth Knot Garden and a little further afield Grassmoor Country Park.

Price range from £493 to £1106 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 10 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 25 September 2018 to 28 September 2018; from 05 October 2018 to 27 October 2018; from 03 November 2018 to 09 November 2018;

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 £920 to £1570 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 11 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 25 September 2018 to 28 September 2018; from 01 October 2018 to 04 October 2018; from 07 October 2018 to 12 October 2018;

Athina, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England

10 bedroom Cottage, East Midlands.

Big House self catering in Lincolnshire, with indoor swimming pool for exclusive use of guests, sleeps up to 20 people with 10 bedrooms.

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

Price range from £2600 to £4000 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 20 people in 10 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 7
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 25 September 2018 to 28 September 2018; from 01 October 2018 to 12 October 2018; from 15 October 2018 to 26 October 2018;

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 £1200 to £2500 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 11 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 25 September 2018 to 28 September 2018; from 01 October 2018 to 05 October 2018; from 08 October 2018 to 12 October 2018;

The Cotswold Manor Grange, Exclusive Hot-Tub, Games/Event Barns, 70 acres of Parkland, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

6 bedroom Cottage, Home Counties.

Nestled on a Cotswold Country Estate, just 20 minutes drive from Oxford, the Cotswold Manor Grange has 6 bedrooms and with a hot tub is a wonderfully relaxing place to stay, ideal for special celebrations, family breaks, weekend breaks, hen parties and stag parties.

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

Price range from £4000 to £8000 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 20 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes (6 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 25 September 2018 to 28 September 2018; from 01 October 2018 to 12 October 2018; from 15 October 2018 to 19 October 2018;

Milking Parlour Country Retreat, Shropshire Hills, Westhope, Shropshire, England

5 bedroom Brick-Built Barn Conversion, Heart of England.

Welcoming and charming large holiday house located on a working farm near to Church Stretton, with exposed wooden beams and quality accommodation throughout plus a hot tub outside, this is a great place to relax and de-stress with up to 11 friends or family, shared facilities on site include a gym and games room with table tennis and board games.

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

Price range from £739 to £2618 per week
Sleeps from 5 to 11 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 25 September 2018 to 28 September 2018; from 01 October 2018 to 05 October 2018; from 08 October 2018 to 12 October 2018;

Harmony Cottage, Lydney, Gloucestershire, England

5 bedroom Cottage, Cotswolds.

Grade II listed country cottage with 5 bedrooms situated in the heart of the Forest of Dean and benefiting from a games room, hot tub and beautiful gardens.

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

Price range from £1600 to £1900 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 9 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 28 September 2018 to 30 September 2018;

Kilcar Cottage with Sea Views, Kilcar, Donegal, Ireland

5 bedroom Seaside Cottage, Ireland.

Looking for a charming coastal cottage to rent in County Donegal close to Kilcar for a large group of friends or family? .

Price range from £361 to £790 per week
Sleeps from 5 to 12 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)
Next availability:
from 25 September 2018 to 31 August 2019;

Dale House, Kettlewell, Yorkshire, England

9 bedroom Cottage, Northern England.

Fine stone-built self-catering house with a village location in the Upper Wharfe Valley within the beautiful Yorkshire Dales National Park, ideal for big family getaways or large groups looking to discover the highlights of the Dales.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £1750 to £2170 per week
Sleeps from 9 to 24 people in 9 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 8
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 25 September 2018 to 28 September 2018; from 01 October 2018 to 05 October 2018; from 08 October 2018 to 19 October 2018;

River House Coastal Cottage, Sneem, County Kerry, South West , Sneem, Kerry, Ireland

6 bedroom Riverside Holiday House, South West Ireland.

With river views and a very comfortable high quality interior which includes granite work tops in the kitchen and a Jacuzzi bath, this is a luxury Irish holiday home and could be a great base for discovering some of the best of Kerry on a cottage holiday.

Price range from £327 to £1109 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 12 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 29 September 2018 to 20 October 2018; from 27 October 2018 to 15 December 2018; from 12 January 2019 to 29 June 2019;

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 25 September 2018 to 28 September 2018; from 12 October 2018 to 19 October 2018; from 29 October 2018 to 02 November 2018;

Clouds Hill Holiday Home with Gym and Pool, Almondbury, Yorkshire, England

5 bedroom Modern Country House, Yorkshire Dales - Bronte Country.

Fabulous large holiday house with 5 bedrooms, ideal for large groups of friends or family, complete with stylish interior plus an indoor heated swimming pool and gym for relaxing holidays near the Peak District National Park.

Special features: free internet access, pool ().

Price range from £1085 to £2662 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 10 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Late availability: from 24 September 2018 to 29 September 2018;

Spen Barn, Forest of Bowland, Tatham, Lancashire, England

5 bedroom Converted Barn, Yorkshire Dales.

Searching for an idyllic rural retreat with a stylish interior which is well located for exploring both the greenery of the Forest of Bowland and the Yorkshire Dales National Park? If so this large 5 bedroom stone-built cottage could be perfect, set by a wooded valley and with beautifully styled accommodation this holiday barn sleeps up to 10 people plus 2 pet dogs.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £801 to £1855 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 25 September 2018 to 28 September 2018; from 05 October 2018 to 12 October 2018; from 21 October 2018 to 26 October 2018;

Meare Court, Taunton, Somerset, England

5 bedroom Large Country House, Somerset.

Part of the Somerset Spa collection of three select holiday homes, this self-catering farmhouse is located in beautiful rural Somerset and benefits from its own outdoor hot tub in the garden.

Special features: free internet access, indoor hot tub, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £795 to £795 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 14 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 25 September 2018 to 19 October 2018; from 21 October 2018 to 16 November 2018; from 18 November 2018 to 24 December 2018;

Lookout Town House, Coastal Northumbria, Embleton, Northumberland, England

6 bedroom Townhouse, Northumbria.

Aptly named because of its impressive sea views, this elegant Northumbrian townhouse with its modern stylish accommodation and wonderful views could be a smart choice all round, with 6 bedrooms, this property is suited to large groups of up to 12 friends or family looking to holiday altogether close to the North Northumberland Heritage Coast with its beautiful sandy beaches and historical castles within easy reach.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £1254 to £2728 per week
Sleeps from 6 to 12 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 08 October 2018 to 12 October 2018; from 05 November 2018 to 09 November 2018; from 12 November 2018 to 16 November 2018;

Inverallan Country House, Scottish Highlands, Grantown-On-Spey, Inverness-shire, Scotland

7 bedroom Large Country House, Highlands near Cairngorms National Park.

Impressive Scottish Country House with 7 bedrooms, with an elegant and spacious interior, ideal for large groups or special celebrations, close to the stunning Cairngorms National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £1795 to £4743 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 15 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 7
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 01 October 2018 to 13 October 2018; from 20 October 2018 to 26 November 2018; from 05 December 2018 to 29 December 2018;

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