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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Wayside House, Cullompton, Devon, England

5 bedroom Large Country House, West Country.

Stunning gold award winning, 5 star rated country house in Devon boasting a swimming pool and games room along with views of the Culm Valley and Blackdown Hills, ideal for big family holidays or groups of friends (hen weekend and stag weekend bookings welcome).

Special features: free internet access, pool (located to the side of the house inside a purpose built pool building.), games room, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £1000 to £4950 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 13 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 19 December 2017 to 22 December 2017; from 29 December 2017 to 30 December 2017; from 03 January 2018 to 02 February 2018;

phone 01884 849 127 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Old Mill, Taunton, Somerset, England

7 bedroom Barn Conversion, West Country.

Beautifully presented, four star rated spacious barn conversion with hot tub, set amongst the beautiful Somerset countryside, just 5 miles from Taunton.

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

Price range from £1495 to £1595 per week
Sleeps from 10 to 17 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 19 December 2017 to 22 December 2017; from 29 December 2017 to 30 December 2017; from 01 January 2018 to 02 January 2018;

phone 01823 480570 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Nuide Country House, Newtonmore, Inverness-shire, Scotland

5 bedroom Large Country House, Cairngorms National Park.

Five bedroom Scottish country house with fantastic views over the surrounding fields and farmlands out to the Monadhliath Mountains and a prime location within the Cairngorms National Park, sleeps groups of up to 10 people.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £850 to £1595 per week
Sleeps from 6 to 10 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 19 December 2017 to 29 December 2017; from 19 March 2018 to 31 March 2018; from 14 April 2018 to 25 May 2018;


Special Offer: from 22 December 2017 to 29 December 2017;

phone 01271 377432 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 £1425 to £3425 per week
Sleeps from 12 to 26 people in 10 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 7
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Special Offer: from 22 December 2017 to 29 December 2017;
Late availability: from 22 December 2017 to 29 December 2017;

phone 0792 0772797 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 £3200 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 19 December 2017 to 23 December 2017; from 28 December 2017 to 29 December 2017; from 02 January 2018 to 26 May 2018;

phone 01398 371595 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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)
Next availability:
from 21 December 2017 to 22 December 2017; from 27 December 2017 to 29 December 2017; from 03 January 2018 to 05 January 2018;

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

Lower Hedge Farm , Shepton Mallet, Somerset, England

5 bedroom Farmstay, South West.

A stunning large luxurious holiday house boasting unspoilt views over the open countryside with a private hot tub and games room complete with pool table and table tennis for fun times.

Special features: games room, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £2280 to £3480 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 12 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 19 December 2017 to 23 December 2017; from 06 January 2018 to 11 January 2018; from 15 January 2018 to 26 January 2018;

phone 01935 840964 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Broadgate Farm Cottages, Beverley, Yorkshire, England

13 bedroom Cottage Complex, Yorkshire.

Broadgate Farm features a handpicked collection of individually furnished, award winning cottages with views over the nearby fields in the Yorkshire Wolds.

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

Price range from £490 to £2250 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 22 people in 13 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 11
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Late availability: from 18 December 2017 to 30 January 2018;

phone 01482 888111 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Rock Farm, Taunton, Somerset, England

7 bedroom Self-Catering Farmhouse, West Country.

Beautiful thatched self-catering farmhouse with a total of 7 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms (with 4 bedrooms in the main house and 3 in the annexe) sleeping up to 14 offering stylish and luxurious accommodation combined with beautiful original features, with a fantastic 8 seater hot tub with wonderful countryside views and a games room, fabulous holiday home for families and groups of friends looking to enjoy a special holiday in the West Country.

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

Price range from £2080 to £3980 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 14 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 19 December 2017 to 22 December 2017; from 05 January 2018 to 12 January 2018; from 14 January 2018 to 19 January 2018;

phone 01935 840964 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Richmond Country House, St. Asaph, Denbighshire, Wales

6 bedroom Country House, North Wales and Cheshire.

Looking to rent an impressive country house for a special event or a special celebration? If so this 6 bedroom country holiday home could be perfect, with a private swimming pool, sauna, gym, tennis court and snooker room on offer, there is plenty to keep groups of friends or family entertained at this St Asaph holiday house.

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

Price range from £1240 to £2985 per week
Sleeps from 6 to 14 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 28 December 2017 to 29 December 2017; from 03 January 2018 to 05 January 2018; from 15 January 2018 to 18 January 2018;

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

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
Next availability:
from 19 December 2017 to 23 December 2017; from 04 January 2018 to 30 March 2018; from 09 April 2018 to 04 May 2018;

phone 01686 412130 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 19 December 2017 to 22 December 2017; from 03 January 2018 to 05 January 2018; from 08 January 2018 to 12 January 2018;

phone 01244 500 540 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 £1200 to £2500 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 11 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Special Offer: from 29 December 2017 to 02 January 2018;
Late availability: from 28 December 2017 to 04 January 2018;

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

Bookilber Barn Conversion, Yorkshire Dales, Settle, Yorkshire, England

6 bedroom Stone-built Cottage, Northern England.

Located next to stunning Yorkshire Dales countryside, this 6 bedroom barn conversion offers high quality accommodation in a fantastic rural setting.

Special features: indoor hot tub.

Price range from £1200 to £2645 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 12 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 19 December 2017 to 22 December 2017; from 05 January 2018 to 02 February 2018; from 05 February 2018 to 09 February 2018;

phone 01244 500 540 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 19 December 2017 to 29 December 2017; from 05 January 2018 to 30 March 2018; from 02 April 2018 to 06 April 2018;

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

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 19 December 2017 to 23 December 2017; from 26 December 2017 to 27 December 2017; from 28 December 2017 to 29 December 2017;

phone 07580 151515 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 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 18 December 2017 to 22 December 2017;

phone 01503-262730 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 05 January 2018 to 04 May 2018; from 07 May 2018 to 26 October 2018;

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 19 December 2017 to 22 December 2017; from 06 January 2018 to 12 January 2018; from 16 January 2018 to 02 February 2018;

phone 01305 848220 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Meathop Hall Dogs-welcome Cottage, The Lake District , Meathop, Cumbria, England

6 bedroom Cottage, Lake District National Park.

Stunning stone-built large holiday farmhouse with 6 bedrooms situated in a rural hamlet and offering guests a taste of fine country living near Grange over Sands and conveniently close to the mountains and lakes of the Lake District National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £835 to £2035 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 13 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 19 December 2017 to 22 December 2017; from 05 January 2018 to 12 January 2018; from 15 January 2018 to 19 January 2018;

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