During the long gap between the end of summer and the arrival of Christmas, why not plan a get together with family or friends in a large holiday cottage. They are perfect for celebrations, reunions or gatherings. 

White Hopton House in Powys. Sleeps 12.

They are also so much affordable than hotels as well as offering you exclusive use of facilities. 

These can include a swimming pool, hot tubs, games rooms - and there is usually a choice of living areas for people with different TV/NetFlix tastes.

View the collection of Large Holiday Homes available to book on My Favourite Holiday Cottages and find one that is right for you. Do you fancy a restored castle, a grand old country house or a large townhouse in a city? 

Crepe Farmhouse on the Dorset coast has a Hot Tub. Sleeps 17

Maybe you'd prefer a remote farmhouse in the heart of a National Park surrounded by an autumn gold landscape. And, with the summer having departed, there are some lovely deserted beaches to explore with sea-shore rambles.

A Luxury Autumn Break in Cornwall at Piran House, Falmouth

So, rather than finding yourself writing Christmas cards in December saying "We really must get together again" - start planning an autumn break now for that get-together you keep promising each other.

Visit the Large Holiday Cottages pages on My Favourite Holiday Cottages to select and share a short list of available properties to share with friends or family, making it easier to get a group decision.