Rent a large house for Christmas

Christmas can be a really special time and a fantastic time for a getaway with a large group of family or friends.  This list shows large houses which are available to rent for Christmas week for traditional family gatherings. Click on photographs of the houses to read details of booking for Christmas and interior views.

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Axen Lodge, Symondsbury, Dorset, England

4 bedroom Cottage, West Country.

Four bedroom holiday cottage with idyllic rural setting next to farmlands in Dorset, boasting light and airy interiors along with a woodburning stove in the lounge and fantastic views over fields and farmlands and a location just a short drive from the wonderful Jurassic Coast.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £925 to £2295 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 24 January 2018 to 02 February 2018; from 05 February 2018 to 09 February 2018; from 19 February 2018 to 23 February 2018;

phone 01308 424116 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Derwen Cottage, Cardiff, Cardiff, Wales

4 bedroom Large Cottage, South Wales.

Spacious 4 bedroom holiday house in a lovely village location just 10 miles from Cardiff.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £900 to £1100 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 12 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 25 January 2018 to 29 January 2018; from 01 February 2018 to 02 February 2018; from 05 February 2018 to 26 February 2018;

phone 01633 682874 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
Next availability:
from 24 January 2018 to 16 February 2018; from 19 February 2018 to 16 March 2018; from 19 March 2018 to 23 March 2018;

phone 0792 0772797 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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 25 January 2018 to 26 January 2018; from 28 January 2018 to 31 January 2018; from 01 February 2018 to 02 February 2018;

phone 01993 357404 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Westerly House, Bude, Cornwall, England

7 bedroom Large Holiday House, West Country.

Stylish luxurious 7 bedroom holiday house in Bude, ideal for big groups of friends and family, sleeping up to 16 people and in an excellent location just 400 yards from the beach.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £1287 to £4500 per week
Sleeps from 10 to 16 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 24 January 2018 to 10 February 2018; from 17 February 2018 to 30 March 2018; from 06 April 2018 to 27 May 2018;

phone 01288 354470 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Beesoni Rural Retreat, Malvern Hills, Castlemorton, Worcestershire, England

4 bedroom Barn Conversion, Worcester and the Wye Valley.

Charming and very comfortable 4 bedroom family-friendly and dog-friendly barn conversion set next to farmlands and fields near to Castlemorton, within easy reach of the Malvern Hills and Cotswolds for days out.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £632 to £1718 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 10 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 26 February 2018 to 02 March 2018; from 09 March 2018 to 12 March 2018; from 23 April 2018 to 27 April 2018;

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

Canford Dairy, Wimborne Minster, Dorset, England

9 bedroom Large Country House, Jurrasic Coast.

large house with swimming pool near the Dorset Coast and Bournemouth, suitable for large groups.

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

Price range from £2150 to £4550 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 20 people in 9 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 24 January 2018 to 26 January 2018; from 29 January 2018 to 02 February 2018; from 05 February 2018 to 16 February 2018;

phone 01747811243 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Cleeve, Hawkcombe, Porlock, Somerset, England

8 bedroom Large Country House, West Country.

Originally a Victorian hunting lodge, this fabulous large country house is set amongst lawned gardens and nestled by the woodlands of Exmoor National Park, only around a mile from the coast.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £1897 to £4497 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 28 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 24 January 2018 to 30 March 2018; from 06 April 2018 to 29 June 2018; from 09 July 2018 to 27 July 2018;

phone 01273 276 596 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Ty Mawr Farmhouse, Snowdonia National Park, Llanuwchllyn, Gwynedd, Wales

4 bedroom Holiday Farmhouse, Pennant Lliw Valley .

Large 4 bedroom holiday farmhouse with stunning views out over the Pennant Lliw Valley and out to Mount Arenig, a private hot tub and an excellent location within Snowdonia National Park close to Bala (and with fishing available on a private river).

Special features: outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £499 to £1291 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 24 January 2018 to 10 February 2018; from 17 February 2018 to 26 March 2018; from 29 March 2018 to 31 March 2018;

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

Lavender Barn, Halse, Somerset, England

6 bedroom Barn Conversion, Exmoor.

Large high quality barn conversion with a setting next to fields just on the edge of a conservation village in Somerset, with a games room, private hot tub and access to a heated indoor swimming pool Lavendar Barn is a truly wonderful holiday home, and what's more it's gold-award winning.

Special features: free internet access, pool (the pool is shared with 2 nearby holiday cottages), games room, outdoor hot tub, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £1750 to £3950 per week
Sleeps from 6 to 12 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 29 January 2018 to 02 February 2018; from 05 February 2018 to 09 February 2018; from 26 February 2018 to 02 March 2018;

phone 01823 431622 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 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 24 January 2018 to 02 February 2018; from 04 February 2018 to 09 February 2018; from 12 February 2018 to 16 February 2018;

phone 01477 518448 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Dog-Friendly Farmhouse, Garndolbenmaen, near Criccieth, Criccieth, Gwynedd, Wales

4 bedroom Rural Retreat, Wales.

Four bedroom holiday farmhouse, with beautiful countryside views, just 6 miles from the coast of the Llyn Peninsula.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £405 to £926 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)
Next availability:
from 24 January 2018 to 24 March 2018; from 07 April 2018 to 26 May 2018; from 02 June 2018 to 07 July 2018;

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

Hidden Valley Country House near Bath, Box, Wiltshire, England

6 bedroom Large Country House, Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Superb 6 bedroom country house with beautiful stylish interior and fantastic outdoor swimming pool, nestled by private woodlands, just 10 minutes’ drive from the historical spa city of Bath.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Outdoor swimming pool in the gardens. Open March to September only ).

Price range from £1850 to £3150 per week
Sleeps from 6 to 16 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (6 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 26 January 2018 to 28 January 2018;

phone 01747811243 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Glenuaig Lodge on Glencarron Estate, Lochcarron, Strathcarron, Inverness, Highland, Scotland

5 bedroom Large Country House, West Coast.

For a unique self-catering holiday Glenuaig Lodge could be perfect, with an isolated setting in a tranquil Scottish valley, this is an ideal place to enjoy outdoor pursuits, get away from it all and enjoy some wildlife watching.

Price range from £790 to £1160 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 10 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 24 January 2018 to 05 February 2018; from 15 February 2018 to 16 February 2018; from 19 February 2018 to 15 June 2018;

phone +44 (0)20 8340 7421 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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 24 January 2018 to 30 June 2018; from 07 July 2018 to 04 August 2018;

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

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 24 January 2018 to 26 January 2018; from 28 January 2018 to 02 February 2018; from 04 February 2018 to 02 March 2018;

phone 0800 043 3468 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Sherriffs, Kington, Herefordshire, England

8 bedroom Large Country House, Heart of England.

A splendid Grade II listed Country House located in a tranquil and isolated setting close to open farmlands with lovely mature gardens all around and a beautiful sun terrace, modernised in opulent style yet retaining much of its original character.

Special features: games room.

Price range from £1835 to £4635 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 18 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 24 January 2018 to 26 January 2018; from 29 January 2018 to 09 February 2018; from 16 February 2018 to 23 February 2018;

phone 01544 340 241 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Fuchsia Lodge on the Dingle Peninsula, Ballyferriter, Kerry, Ireland

6 bedroom Holiday Cottage, Ireland.

Looking for group accommodation for up to 12 friends or family on the Dingle Peninsular? If so, this fantastic holiday house with its wonderful countryside and sea views could fit the bill.

Price range from £341 to £866 per week
Sleeps from 6 to 12 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)
Next availability:
from 02 February 2018 to 10 February 2018; from 04 April 2018 to 07 April 2018; from 29 April 2018 to 12 May 2018;

phone 01244 500 540 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 24 January 2018 to 10 February 2018; from 17 February 2018 to 17 March 2018; from 24 March 2018 to 31 March 2018;

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

Longview Manor , Bath, Somerset, England

11 bedroom Country Manor House, Cotswolds .

Impressive 11 bedroom country house with an elegant and stylish interior, set in beautiful gardens and boasting impressive valley views, just 6 miles from Bath, complete with a large heated outdoor swimming pool on site (open from May to end of September), as well as a sauna, outdoor hot tub and games room.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Large heated outdoor pool available from 1 May to 30 September if the weather is warm we may keep it open a couple of weeks after this), games room, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £2000 to £6000 per week
Sleeps from 10 to 24 people in 11 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 02 February 2018 to 06 April 2018; from 13 April 2018 to 04 May 2018; from 07 May 2018 to 11 May 2018;

phone 01747811243 emailClick here to email owner more info >