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.

For helpful advice on planning and booking a large cottage holiday visit our blog '10 Top Tips For Finding and Booking Large Holiday Cottages' offering handy tips to help take the stress and uncertainty out of finding and booking a large holiday home

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Firth House, Gilcrux, Cumbria

Firth House, Gilcrux

Sitting at the North-Western end of the Lake District and close to the coast near Maryport, Firth House is a large Holiday Cottage in rural surroundings in Gilcrux, a small Cumbrian farming village. Firth sleeps 10 in 5 ensuite bedrooms and lies within easy reach of Skiddaw and Bassenthwaite Lake.

Crown House, Falmouth, Cornwall

Crown House, Falmouth

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.

Llanallgo Church Rooms, Moelfre, Anglesey

Llanallgo Church Rooms, Moelfre

Once the 18th Century Church Rooms in the tiny Anglesey coastal village of Llanallgo, and now very tastefully presented as a comfortable rural holiday cottage. The Church Rooms is perfect for large groups of friends or extended family holidays on an Island ringed with splendid beaches.

Looe Island View, Downderry, Cornwall

Looe Island View, Downderry

Looe Island View is a large newly built 5-star luxury detached 4-bed holiday home set in a spectacular hillside location in Downderry, Cornwall. The property has wonderful panoramic sea views all the way to Looe Island and beyond. Pets welcome.

Craven House, Skipton, North Yorkshire

Craven House, Skipton

Craven House is a large and dog friendly Victorian House with Wi-Fi offering spacious self-catering accommodation for up to 14 guests in Skipton in the Yorkshire Dales. Perfect for walking and touring holidays in North Yorkshire.

Avebury House, Marlborough, Wiltshire

Avebury House, Marlborough

Large, pet friendly Wiltshire holiday-let house with Wi-Fi & hot tub in secluded rural location near Stonehenge, Marlborough, and Avebury Stone Circle. Avebury House sleeps up to 18 people in comfort with a spectacular kitchen, Long distance country views and a large fireplace for the winter. Perfec...

Derwent House, Matlock, Derbyshire

Derwent House, Matlock

Derwent House in Matlock, Derbyshire is fully equipped to meet the needs of groups of up to 12 people. This large pet friendly house with WiFi is Grade II listed and ideal for a special occasion, family gathering or time with friends.

Seacrest Lodge, Scarborough, North Yorkshire

Seacrest Lodge, Scarborough

A large immaculate dormer bungalow on the North Yorkshire coast in Scarborough, Pet friendly Seacrest Lodge is just an easy walk to the beach. It sleeps 20 in 8 bedrooms with rural and sea views and is nicely located for seaside, walking, cycling and golfing holidays for big families or groups.

Blaensilltyn, Wales, Newcastle Emlyn, Ceredigion

Blaensilltyn, Wales, Newcastle Emlyn

Blaensilltyn Farmhouse in the Ceredigion Countryside is a large detached and pet friendly farmhouse near Newcastle Emlyn. Located on a working farm, this spacious and well-equipped holiday home with a hot tub in West Wales sleeps 12 in 5 bedrooms and lies within easy reach of the coast.

Stone Barn at Beer Mill, Clawton, Devon

Stone Barn at Beer Mill, Clawton

Stone Barn holiday cottage in Devon is a luxurious and spacious eco barn conversion sleeping 10+2 in 5 bedrooms. This pet friendly cottage has a large private enclosed garden and courtyard. With walks from the garden gate, it is a perfect rural escape for large families and special celebrations.

Abbey Dore Court, Abbey Dore, Herefordshire

Abbey Dore Court, Abbey Dore

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.

The Monmouth House, Bath, Somerset

The Monmouth House, Bath

A large, elegant and contemporary Georgian style Bath town house, perfect for weekend breaks in this historic city. Just a 10 minute walk from Bath Abbey, The Spa and Roman Baths. Monmouth House It sleeps up to 14 guests in comfort and style. Dogs are welcome.

Middleton Hall, Belford, Northumberland

Middleton Hall, Belford

Grade II-listed Middleton Hall is a large, magical 17th Century country mansion nestling in its own grounds in the Northumberland countryside. The Hall sleeps 24 guests in splendid rural surroundings - perfect for country house weekend breaks and holidays for large families or groups of friends.

La Belle Vie, Godshill, Isle of Wight

La Belle Vie, Godshill

La Belle Vie is a large country house with a hot tub and games room offering luxury self-catering holidays for up to 12 guests in Godshall on the Isle of Wight. Standing near Ventnor and Shanklin in 3-acres of grounds, this pet friendly house is furnished to a satisfyingly high standard.

Singleton Manor, Torquay, Devon

Singleton Manor, Torquay

Singleton Manor is a large Edwardian Manor House with heated indoor swimming pool and hot tub amidst splendid gardens containing a trampoline, lawns, ponds and fountains., offering seaside self-catering accommodation in Torquay. Sleeps 10.

Keil View House, Fort William, Inverness-shire

Keil View House, Fort William

Keil View House is a spacious and stylish Highland holiday cottage near Fort William with indoor heated pool, games room and large sauna. This pet friendly property is suitable for large families or groups of friends, sleeping 10 in 4 bedrooms (all en suite) all year round.

Turnstones, Falmouth, Cornwall

Turnstones, Falmouth

Huge Cornish house on the banks of the River sleeping up to 10 in 5 bedrooms with 4 bathrooms. Facilities include Media room, Wi-Fi and parking. One well behaved dog is welcome. The beach and watersports centre is just a minutes walk away

Woodfield Farm, Clayton-Le-Dale, Lancashire

Woodfield Farm, Clayton-Le-Dale

Woodfield Farm nestles in open countryside within the rural Lancashire hamlet of Clayton-Le-Dale. The large farmhouse with a hot tub and games room) welcomes up to 16 guests for self-catering holidays within easy reach of The Lake District and the northern Pennines.

Nuide Farmhouse, Newtonmore, Inverness-shire

Nuide Farmhouse, Newtonmore

Nuide Farmhouse is a charming, large and pet friendly 5-bedroom farmhouse in rural surroundings that sleeps 10. Set in its own rambling grounds the house is ideal for exploring the Cairngorms and has access to fishing on The Spey. Horse riding can be arranged locally in Newtonmore.

Lynhurst, Brixham, Devon

Lynhurst, Brixham

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...

Cae Glas, Holyhead, Anglesey

Cae Glas, Holyhead

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.

Smallshaw Farm Cottages, Penistone, South Yorkshire

Smallshaw Farm Cottages, Penistone

Luxuriously large barn conversion Yorkshire Pennine cottages, we have four properties here at Smallshaw Farm near Penistone, sleeping from 2 - 7 (19 people in all). Surrounded by 700 acres of open farmland with a large garden area. Dogs welcome.

Ruby Farmhouse Holiday Cottages, Falmouth, Cornwall

Ruby Farmhouse Holiday Cottages, Falmouth

Situated in the perfect location near Falmouth to explore South West Cornwall, on the edge of a peaceful village is a lane which leads you to a secluded spot where a large pet friendly Farmhouse stands with 3 traditional Cornish cottages sleeping 12, at least 250 years old and built of granite.

Brookside Manor House, Chirk, Shropshire

Brookside Manor House, Chirk

Standing in a rural Shropshire location in Bronygarth near Chirk, the list of rooms in the large and magnificent Brookside Manor House reads like a Cluedo set: a library, conservatory, snooker room, drawing room, swimming pool, gym and squash courts. Perfect for big weekend country house parties.

The Old Manor, Blandford Forum, Dorset

The Old Manor, Blandford Forum

The Old Manor lies in Dorset countryside between Blandford Forum and Poole. This dog friendly and listed, 9-bedroom manor house offers true country house luxury self catering holidays for up to 19 guests for large family gatherings or friends. It is perfect for holidays all year round.

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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.