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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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 30 October 2017 to 03 November 2017; from 06 November 2017 to 10 November 2017; from 13 November 2017 to 17 November 2017;

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

Donour Holiday Lodge, Fanore, Clare, Ireland

7 bedroom Holiday House, Ireland - County Clare.

Delightful large Irish holiday cottage with 7 bedrooms and lovely views over Burren National Park out to sea, just a walk away from the local blue flag award winning beach.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £470 to £1013 per week
Sleeps from 6 to 16 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 04 November 2017 to 09 November 2017; from 13 November 2017 to 18 November 2017; from 02 December 2017 to 22 December 2017;

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

Norton Grange Country House, Norton, Worcester, Worcestershire, England

6 bedroom Large Country House, Heart of England.

Unique 6 bedroom Manor House offering spacious accommodation for groups of up to 16, with an outdoor swimming pool, large gardens and a games room with table football and table tennis, there is plenty to keep family or friends entertained at this large house just 5 miles from Worcester.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Outdoor swimming pool in the garden for warm weather periods from May until September only.), games room.

Price range from £1273 to £3580 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 16 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 02 November 2017 to 03 November 2017; from 06 November 2017 to 10 November 2017; from 13 November 2017 to 17 November 2017;

phone 01244 500 540 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 October 2017 to 09 November 2017; from 13 November 2017 to 17 November 2017; from 20 November 2017 to 24 November 2017;

phone 01305 848220 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Skendleby Hall, Spilsby, Lincolnshire, England

13 bedroom Wedding Venue, Lincolnshire Wolds.

Fabulous 13 bedroom large country house located within extensive gardens in the Lincolnshire Wolds area, with a games room, sauna, steam shower, indoor hot tub and a secluded location as well as country views, this is a very special holiday home which is ideal for large families or big groups for special celebrations or just very special holidays, it's even possible to get married here.

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

Price range from £4200 to £4800 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 28 people in 13 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 13
Pet Friendly: No (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 30 October 2017 to 04 November 2017; from 13 November 2017 to 18 November 2017; from 20 November 2017 to 23 November 2017;

phone 01754 890131 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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 30 October 2017 to 02 November 2017; from 05 November 2017 to 10 November 2017; from 17 November 2017 to 08 December 2017;

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

Walkers Farm Cottages, Taunton, Somerset, England

8 bedroom Cottage Complex, Glastonbury.

A collection of four good quality farm holiday cottages with fabulous views over the Mendip Hills and nearby nature reserve, ideally situated in the heart of Somerset and benefiting from shared access to a games room for playing table tennis, snooker or table football, as well as a warm bubbly outdoor hot tub.

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

Price range from £250 to £2580 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 19 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Special Offer: from 02 January 2018 to 08 January 2018;
Late availability: from 23 October 2017 to 25 October 2017;

phone 01823 698229 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 30 October 2017 to 03 November 2017; from 05 November 2017 to 10 November 2017; from 13 November 2017 to 17 November 2017;

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

Trevase Granary, Hereford, Herefordshire, England

8 bedroom Barn Conversion, Heart of England.

Choose from two award winning 5 star rated luxury barn conversions, each sleeping up to 18 guests, close to the Wye Valley and with stunning countryside views, a private garden, games room and hot tub for relaxing holidays.

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

Price range from £1650 to £5300 per week
Sleeps from 16 to 18 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 8
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Special Offer: from 15 December 2017 to 18 December 2017;
Late availability: from 15 December 2017 to 18 December 2017;

phone 01989 730210 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Raceside Farmhouse, Lake District National Park, , Kirksanton, Cumbria, England

5 bedroom Cottage, Lake District National Park.

Lovely rural retreat close to Lake District National Park.

Price range from £622 to £1283 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 10 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 27 October 2017 to 10 November 2017; from 17 November 2017 to 22 December 2017; from 02 January 2018 to 17 March 2018;

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

The Watermill at Tickhill, Unique Self-Catering, Tickhill, Yorkshire, England

5 bedroom Self-Catering Watermill, Peak District Midlands.

Fantastic holiday watermill with 5 bedrooms, both famly-friendly and dog-friendly, this unique holiday home could be ideal for a relaxing self-catering holiday.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £680 to £1354 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 10 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 30 October 2017 to 03 November 2017; from 06 November 2017 to 09 November 2017; from 12 November 2017 to 17 November 2017;

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

Ebenezer Chapel, Milford, Derbyshire, England

8 bedroom Unique Self-Catering Accommodation, Peak District.

With a riverside location and river views, this unique chapel conversion in Milford could be the ideal place to holiday with friends or family close to the Peak District, and the on site sauna suite helps to make it a great place to relax and unwind too.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £1445 to £2495 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 22 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)
Next availability:
from 29 October 2017 to 03 November 2017; from 06 November 2017 to 10 November 2017; from 13 November 2017 to 17 November 2017;

phone 01332 840564 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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 29 October 2017 to 17 November 2017; from 19 November 2017 to 01 December 2017; from 03 December 2017 to 24 December 2017;

phone 01823 480570 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Dragon Country House near Exmoor, Dunster, Somerset, England

8 bedroom Large Country House, West Country.

Stay in style at this large 8 bedroom country house, located by Exmoor National Park close to Dunster, whether for a special celebration, occasion or family break, this property offers spacious rooms and plenty of space for groups of up to 22 friends or family plus 2 dogs.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £1875 to £4785 per week
Sleeps from 8 to 22 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 8
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 13 November 2017 to 17 November 2017; from 20 November 2017 to 24 November 2017; from 27 November 2017 to 01 December 2017;

phone 01244 500 540 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 30 October 2017 to 03 November 2017; from 06 November 2017 to 10 November 2017; from 17 November 2017 to 01 December 2017;

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

Kyle Country Cottage, Roscrea, South Tipperary, Ireland

5 bedroom Irish Country Cottage, Ireland.

For a tranquil rural retreat break with friends or family, this welcoming 5 bedroom pet-friendly holiday home could be the place to stay and with a warm bubbly outdoor hot tub and location close to Roscrea has plenty to recommend it.

Special features: outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £435 to £952 per week
Sleeps from 6 to 12 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 23 October 2017 to 28 October 2017; from 04 November 2017 to 30 June 2018;

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

The Cotswold Manor Barn with Hot Tub and Games Barn, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

5 bedroom Barn Conversion, Home Counties.

High quality barn conversion with parkland views, with a bubbly outdoor hot tub and access to a shared games barn, this is a fabulous holiday home for groups of up to 14 and is a fantastic location from which to explore the Cotswolds and visit the city of Oxford.

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

Price range from £3200 to £6400 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 14 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (6 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 23 October 2017 to 27 October 2017; from 29 October 2017 to 03 November 2017; from 05 November 2017 to 10 November 2017;

phone 01993 357404 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Treetops Rural Retreat, Govilon, Monmouthshire, Wales

7 bedroom Country Cottage, South Wales.

Nestled high up on the hillside, this roomy 7 bedroom holiday home with its large gardens offers breathtaking views of the Brecon Beacons National Park and is ideal for large groups of friends or family, with a hot tub and undercover swimming pool, this property has plenty to offer big groups.

Special features: free internet access, pool (outside, undercover swimming pool ), outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £1500 to £5100 per week
Sleeps from 6 to 17 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 06 November 2017 to 17 November 2017; from 19 November 2017 to 24 November 2017; from 27 November 2017 to 01 December 2017;

phone 01244 500 540 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: Yes (4 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 05 January 2018 to 29 January 2018;

phone 01298 871004 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Woodpecker Cottage, Garstang, Lancashire, England

6 bedroom Stone-built Cottage, North England.

Fabulous large country holiday home with 6 bedrooms (5 of which have en-suite facilities) nestled by a 7 acre field with panroamic countryside views out towards the coast, this is a very special holiday home which is well located for visiting the Forest of Bowland, the Lake District National Park and the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

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

Price range from £1950 to £3450 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 15 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 23 October 2017 to 24 October 2017; from 04 November 2017 to 09 November 2017; from 14 November 2017 to 24 November 2017;

phone 01995 600918 emailClick here to email owner more info >