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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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 23 July 2018 to 27 July 2018; from 29 July 2018 to 03 August 2018; from 05 August 2018 to 06 August 2018;

Ffynnon Gron, Hayscastle, Pembrokeshire, Wales

8 bedroom Small Country Estate, South West Wales.

Large Georgian holiday house with adjoining Longhouse set in extensive gardens and boasting views of the Preselli Hills, sleeping up to 16 people in 8 bedrooms, facilities on site include a games room with pool table, table tennis and table football.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £1750 to £3500 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 16 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Late availability: from 19 July 2018 to 30 August 2018;

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Cossington Park, Cossington, Somerset, England

9 bedroom Large Country House, The West Country.

A gold award winning country house in the Somerset countryside with beautiful gardens and playing fields and table tennis room, sleeps up to 22 in 6 bedrooms in the main house and 3 bedrooms in the adjoining annexe, benefiting from an excellent location only 5 miles from Bridgwater and 11 miles from Burnham on Sea.

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

Price range from £3502 to £8381 per week
Sleeps from 8 to 22 people in 9 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 23 July 2018 to 27 July 2018; from 30 July 2018 to 04 August 2018; from 24 August 2018 to 28 August 2018;

Courtyard Barn, Tideswell (near Sheffield/Buxton/Chesterfield), Tideswell, Derbyshire, England

8 bedroom Large Barn Convertion with lots of character, Peak District National Park.

Fantastic holiday barn conversion located within the Peak District National Park, featuring a games room with table tennis, table football and dance floor, making this an excellent party house for large groups of friends or family (well behaved groups of hens and stags welcome).

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £1600 to £2300 per week
Sleeps from 16 to 20 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes (4 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Special Offer: from 07 September 2018 to 10 September 2018;
Late availability: from 07 September 2018 to 10 September 2018;

Woodlands Farmhouse , Glastonbury, Somerset, England

7 bedroom Large Country House, West Country.

A unique and historic grade II listed 17th century farmhouse set in 100 acres of rolling countryside, luxuriously renovated yet retaining many of it’s original features such as the stunning inglenook fireplace, with a cinema room and shared access to a spa on site with an indoor swimming pool, sauna and gym, this is a wonderful holiday home.

Special features: free internet access, pool (The Sedum Spa is located on site and is a shared facility with the following; 12x5m chlorine free pool, sauna, Nordic hot tub, gym, relaxation room, poolside lounging area, separate male & female changing. ), games room, outdoor hot tub, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £2980 to £4730 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 14 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 20 July 2018 to 23 July 2018; from 06 August 2018 to 10 August 2018; from 13 August 2018 to 15 August 2018;

Tan Y Graig Country House, Pentraeth, Anglesey, Wales

6 bedroom Large Country House, Anglesey and Cheshire.

High ceilings, elegant accommodation including one four poster bedroom and a games room with pool table, lush gardens and a fantastic location await you at this impressive 6 bedroom country house, sleeping up to 16, this is great house for groups of friends or family looking to holiday close to the coast on the Isle of Anglesey, the local beach is less than a mile away.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £1565 to £3190 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 16 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 14 September 2018 to 21 September 2018; from 24 September 2018 to 19 October 2018; from 05 November 2018 to 09 November 2018;

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 19 July 2018 to 02 September 2018;
Late availability: from 19 July 2018 to 20 July 2018;

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 £3100 to £4800 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 20 July 2018 to 27 July 2018; from 30 July 2018 to 03 August 2018; from 08 August 2018 to 10 August 2018;

Brodawel, 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 10 August 2018 to 17 August 2018; from 07 September 2018 to 26 October 2018; from 29 October 2018 to 14 December 2018;

Plum Braes Holiday Cottages, Kelso, Borders, Scotland

5 bedroom Barn Conversions, Scottish Borders.

Four rural retreats to choose from on an organic farm near Kelso, choose from a 5 bedroom holiday house with panoramic views of the Cheviot Hills or a smaller cosy cottage.

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

Price range from £300 to £1500 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 10 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 7
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 20 July 2018 to 21 July 2018; from 14 August 2018 to 20 August 2018; from 31 August 2018 to 03 September 2018;

The Old Chapel, Barnstaple, Devon, England

5 bedroom Unique Self-Catering, North Devon.

The old Chapel is a stunning conversion which uses the natural space left by the original old chapel building, with its high vaulted ceilings and loads of light provided from the original chapel windows.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £1600 to £1600 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 10 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 20 July 2018 to 28 July 2018; from 25 August 2018 to 31 August 2018; from 18 July 2019 to 30 August 2019;

Rush Family-Holiday House, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, England

8 bedroom Large House, South of England - Isle of Wight.

Large 8 bedroom Isle of Wight holiday home with spacious accommodation, ideal for groups of up to 20 friends or family, offering fantastic leisure facilities including a gym and outdoor hot tub, on the outskirts of Shanklin, pet-friendly property.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £2294 to £4343 per week
Sleeps from 8 to 20 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 31 August 2018 to 14 September 2018; from 28 September 2018 to 12 October 2018; from 15 October 2018 to 01 November 2018;

Woodside House, Ambergate, Derbyshire, England

6 bedroom Large Holiday House, Edge of The Derbyshire Peak District.

Fantastic large holiday cottage which is both family-friendly and dog-friendly and conveniently located in the Derwent Valley close to Matlock and the inspirational scenery of the Peak District National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £975 to £1895 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 14 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 23 July 2018 to 27 July 2018; from 30 July 2018 to 03 August 2018; from 10 August 2018 to 17 August 2018;

Northolme Hall, Wainfleet All Saints, Lincolnshire, England

11 bedroom Large Country House, East Midlands.

Impressive 8 bedroom Lincolnshire country house set amongst beautiful gardens near Skegness and the Lincolnshire Wolds, plus a 3 bedroom Elizabethan cottage to rent, with an indoor swimming pool on site, a games room as well an outdoor tennis court, Northolme Hall is ideal for big groups of friends or family and could be the perfect place to rent for big family get-togethers or special celebrations such as anniversary or birthday parties (well behaved hen parties welcome by arrangement).

Special features: free internet access, pool (Within the Hall), tennis court, games room.

Price range from £4452 to £5900 per week
Sleeps from 6 to 21 people in 11 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 27 July 2018 to 28 July 2018; from 03 September 2018 to 07 September 2018; from 10 September 2018 to 14 September 2018;

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 of friends (including hens or stags) 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 23 July 2018 to 27 July 2018; from 03 August 2018 to 04 August 2018; from 07 August 2018 to 10 August 2018;

Garth Barns, Llanidloes, Powys, Wales

12 bedroom Barn Conversion , Mid Wales.

Two luxurious barn-conversions set in magnificent Welsh countryside situated on a farm covering some 240 acres, excellent walks and wildlife watching opportunities available close by, leisure facilities include a gym and relaxing sauna.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Lake swimming 300 metres away across the field.), games room.

Price range from £1900 to £4700 per week
Sleeps from 10 to 32 people in 12 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 12
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 20 August 2018 to 24 August 2018;

Park House at Cossington Park, Cossington, Somerset, England

6 bedroom Country Holiday Home, Near the Quantocks & the Mendips and Exmoor.

Whatever the occasion, this fantastic 6 bedroom holiday house at Cossington Park is bound to appeal, for special celebrations or holidays with large groups of friends or family, this welcoming and spacious holiday home with shared access to a children’s play area with wooden fort and swing and beautiful gardens has plenty to recommend it.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £1591 to £5781 per week
Sleeps from 8 to 19 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 23 July 2018 to 27 July 2018; from 30 July 2018 to 04 August 2018; from 24 August 2018 to 07 September 2018;

Three Peaks Barn, Yorkshire Dales National Park, Chapel le Dale, Yorkshire, England

6 bedroom Barn Conversion, Yorkshire Dales.

Farm-stay holiday cottage with 6 bedrooms, games room with pool table and warm bubbly hot tub and generous gardens, accommodating up to 13 in a tranquil rural location close to the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

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

Price range from £1101 to £2596 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 13 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 10 September 2018 to 14 September 2018; from 27 September 2018 to 28 September 2018; from 01 October 2018 to 05 October 2018;

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

8 bedroom Stone-Built Cottage, Middle England.

Wonderful large holiday home with relaxing hot tub and countryside views sleeping up to 26 in 8 bedrooms in high quality accommodation, set on a lovely Cotswold Country Estate just 20 minutes drive from Oxford, 30 minutes from Cheltenham and one hour's drive from London.

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

Price range from £5000 to £10000 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 26 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 7
Pet Friendly: Yes (6 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 22 July 2018 to 27 July 2018; from 30 July 2018 to 03 August 2018; from 12 August 2018 to 17 August 2018;

Beeson Farm Holiday Cottages South Devon, Kingsbridge, Devon, England

11 bedroom Cottage Complex, South Hams.

Award winning farm holiday cottages set within a peaceful Devonshire valley within an area of outstanding natural beauty, featured and recommended by the Guardian, Express and Observer.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £295 to £1050 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 22 people in 11 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 12
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Special Offer: from 20 July 2018 to 27 July 2018; from 07 September 2018 to 28 September 2018;
Late availability: from 20 July 2018 to 27 July 2018;

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