Large Holiday Homes Sleeping 8 or More for Big Family or Group Accommodation
My Favourite Holiday Cottages features a wide selection of large holiday cottages in the UK offering group accommodation for large families and friends at any time of year. Our large cottages range in size from those sleeping 8 or more people in 4 or more bedrooms to over 40 offering self-catering accommodation for really big groups and occasions such as weddings or reunions.
Big cottages and grand country houses offer spacious and well-equipped holiday homes perfect for extended family or dual family holidays. Large cottages are also popular for big groups of friends seeking spacious self-catering accommodation with lots of bedrooms in which to celebrate a special occasion such as birthdays, anniversaries, stag and hen parties and re-unions. Large cottages come in all shapes and sizes but beginning with at least 4 bedrooms and usually more. They can be castles, historic Manor houses, farmhouses, barn conversions, windmills, contemporary beach homes or big town houses, all able to accommodate many guests.
Use our search criteria to fine-tune your search to find the perfect large UK holiday home to rent for your needs, whether it is in the Kent countryside, by a beach in Cornwall or a remote corner of the Highlands of Scotland.
Book through an Agency or an Independent Owner. Booking a large independently managed holiday cottage directly with the owner makes it possible to obtain all the information you need to make life a little easier, whether arranging to have your grocery order delivered in advance through a local supermarket, or recommending a suitable caterer to prepare a special dinner for your sizable party. Agencies on the other had tend to be a good choice where guests can pay their share of the rent directly, rather than one person having to collect all the money themselves.
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Tyddn Goronwy is a large and spacious Welsh Coast holiday cottage between Barmouth and Harlech Castle. The property sleeps 10 and enjoys shared seasonal use of a heated indoor swimming pool. A 10-minute walk to a big sandy beach, the spacious house is very nicely equipped and furnished.
6 Bedrooms - Sleeps 10 - View Listing
Located in the Cairngorms National Park, Alvey House is a Victoria-style Highland Villa in Newtonmore. Alvey, a pet friendly holiday home, sleeps 9 guests in 9 bedrooms (8 en-suite) above the River Spey, 15-miles from Aviemore. A superb location for cycling, walking and fishing holidays.
9 Bedrooms - Sleeps 19 - View Listing
Shells Cottage is a large holiday cottage with a hot tub just outside Washford on the West Somerset Coast near Minehead and Exmoor. It is an idyllic rural retreat for extended families of groups of friends. This thatched and comfortably furnished cottage welcomes pets.
Converted from a Victorian chapel, Chapel House in Anglesey is a large, purpose-built luxury holiday cottage in a pleasant rural location. It lies about a country mile outside the village of Llanddeusant in the hamlet of Elim on the Island’s west coast. The pet friendly cottage sleeps 12.
The Retreat is a large holiday cottage, bursting with character on the rural West Somerset coast in Washford village between Watchet and Dunster. This tastefully furnished, pet friendly holiday property sleeps 16 guests who have use of an outdoor heated swimming pool, sauna and a hot tub.
8 Bedrooms - Sleeps 16 - View Listing
Situated alongside our livery stable, The Cart Lodge at Lee Wick Farm Holiday Cottages offers a peaceful rural location within walking distance of the Essex coast and from which to explore the wider Essex and Suffolk coast and countryside.
5 Bedrooms - Sleeps 11 - View Listing
Half Moon is a large, luxury self-catering apartment with a swimming pool in a beautifully restored 19th Century fort over-looking the sea on the Isle of Portland in Dorset. Sleeping 12 in 6 bedrooms, all ensuite, guests also have use of beautifully maintained gardens with lawns, a waterfall and pa...
Luxurious, 5-Star Gold, Incleborough House in Norfolk is a large holiday cottage located near Cromer in a village setting 300m from an award-winning beach. Facilities in this Grade II-listed, wheelchair accessible and child friendly home include a hot tub, games room, trampoline, and private garden
7 Bedrooms - Sleeps 16 - View Listing
Cedars House is a large Georgian Herefordshire holiday home in the quaint rural village of Whitchurch between Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth. This charming dog friendly house sleeps 20 guests in 8 bedrooms with 5 bathrooms, perfect for holidays for big families or celebrations with friends.
9 Bedrooms - Sleeps 22 - View Listing
A country mile outside Bishop’s Castle in the rural village of Colebatch, Shady Hollow is a large Shropshire holiday cottage sleeping 12 amidst a true walker’s paradise. This pet friendly holiday home is well-equipped with facilities including a hot tub, a home cinema and games room.
A warm and welcoming detached Lake District Farmhouse, large enough to sleep 10, Home Farmhouse sits amidst rural surroundings close to Lake Windermere on a 5000-acre country estate. Pets are welcome here. Guests have shared use of an indoor heated swimming pool, gym and sauna.
Large and spacious Victorian house with Wi-Fi in superb Bath centre location in Somerset. Accommodates 10 in 5 bedrooms with 5 bathrooms, Marmaduke House self catering holiday cottage has private parking for 3 cars. Bath's attractions and shops are only a level 8 minute walk away.
Pet friendly Gamekeepers Manor offers truly grand self-catering accommodation (with a hot tub) for extended families or groups of friends in the village of Southburn Dene, two miles from Chester-le-Street and five miles from historic Durham. The Manor comfortably sleeps 13 in 6 bedrooms.
6 Bedrooms - Sleeps 13 - View Listing
Enjoy a relaxing seaside holiday on the Isle of Anglesey in a quiet, rural holiday cottage with a hot tub and pine-timbered BBQ hut. Cae Glas in the sleepy village of Llanfair-yn-Neubwll offers large, ground floor self-catering accommodation sleeping 14 in 7 bedrooms.
7 Bedrooms - Sleeps 14 - View Listing
A large and luxurious family-friendly holiday home in Brixham with landscaped gardens, in a quiet yet convenient area of this Devon seaside town that comes complete with its own traditional Beach Hut on Broadsand Beach. Lynhurst sleeps 10 in 5 bedroom, perfect for large families or groups of friends...
With a large indoor heated swimming pool and set in 2 acres of landscaped gardens Haddon Grove Farm in Bakewell, Derbyshire offers peaceful family friendly self catering holiday accommodation all set in the beautiful countryside of the Peak District National Park.
10 Bedrooms - Sleeps 20 - View Listing
Beach Cottage is a large and family friendly holiday cottage in Rhyl that sleeps 12 guests in 5 bedrooms. Beach Cottage is a pet friendly holiday home with a pool table, Sky TV, and many other facilities to ensure a happy holiday for families of large groups of friends on the North Wales Coast.
A large, luxury seaside apartment in Pennsylvania Castle on the Isle of Portland in Weymouth. With 7 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms. It is perfect for large families of groups of friends at any time of year. And, between March and October, this 5-star Castle has a covered swimming pool!
7 Bedrooms - Sleeps 14 - View Listing
Southclay in North Devon is a large, family-friendly, 5-star property that sleeps 10-12. Oozing quality it is a real treat with beautiful rural & sea views. Facilities include hot tub, swimming pool, tennis court & games room. With underfloor heating and cosy wood-burner it is perfect all year round...
Close to the West Dorset coast above Lyme Regis, Whytings is a large self-catering barn conversion on a working sheep farm in a beautiful rural Dorset location. This pet friendly holiday cottage sleeps 20 guests in 8 bedrooms. Perfect for large family gatherings or groups of friends.
8 Bedrooms - Sleeps 20 - View Listing
Robertswood Country House is a large Victorian House offering child friendly luxury Self Catering Accommodation in Matlock, Derbyshire within the Peak District. Quiet, comfortable and very affordable.
9 Bedrooms - Sleeps 18 - View Listing
Dolphin Cottage in Flookborough is a large, detached and pet friendly holiday home in Cumbria on the edge of Morecombe Bay. This restored fisherman’s cottage lies just west of Grange-over-Sands at the southern tip of the Lake District National Park. Dolphin Cottage sleeps 12 in 5 bedrooms.
The home of an interior designer with 180-degree waterfront views across the River Penryn towards Flushing, out to the harbour and sea beyond. This holiday property will appeal to extended families and friends looking for a spacious and comfortable holiday home.
4 Bedrooms - Sleeps 10 - View Listing
Award winning large 4-bedroom barn conversion - 5 star Gold. Free wifi - all on one floor, spacious ground floor bedrooms/wetrooms. Set on our rural farmstead in 19 acres of grass and woodland 2 miles from the historic town of Beverley. Arrive any day. Pets welcome. SEE OUR WEBSITE VIRTUAL TOUR
4 Bedrooms - Sleeps 11 - View Listing
Crepe Farm House in Dorset is a large top of the range, luxury holiday house with near Bridport with a large private garden and swimming pool. Ideal for extended family groups or large parties. It comfortably sleeps 17 and is located on the beautiful Symondsbury Estate, surrounded by stunning scen...
8 Bedrooms - Sleeps 17 - View Listing
Large holiday cottages with plenty of bedrooms will often display floor plans on their websites (there's a link to each cottage's own website on their listing). This makes it much easier to work out the sleeping accommodation before you book. Don't forget to ensure there are sufficient ensuite bathrooms for everybody. Large holiday houses also tend to be very well equipped to ensure the needs for all guests are provided for. The larger the property, the more likely it is to have additional facilities not found in smaller properties such as satellite TV, hot tubs, a games barn and swimming pools. If you are interested in renting a big house listed here and want to know more - just click the link to its website, send them an e-mail enquiry or pick up the phone and get an immediate answer from the owner or agency. Try to book ahead as far as possible, especially for summer and Christmas/New Year bookings when demand for large holiday cottage is at its peak.