Planning a large gathering of the clan?  If you're looking for group accommodation to celebrate an anniversary, hold a reunion or share with other families,  a large holiday cottage can be the perfect way for groups of friends and extended families to find a venue that can accommodate everyone in style. 

Instead of the traditional hotel option large holiday cottages with many bedrooms and a choice of living rooms allow guests the freedom to let their hair down and relax without disturbing other guests.

We've picked out five large self-catering properties in a rural location from across the UK that can fit everyone in for a group get-together or family gathering, so have a look through and if one of the properties really catches your eye then click through to see more details about it.


Tempest & Triumph| North Yorkshire | Sleeps 14

One day, this could be all yours (for the weekend). Tempest and Triumph in the Yorkshire Dales. Sleeps 32

OK, let’s start with the big one! For people planning a seriously large country house weekend offering group accommodation for up to thirty-two lucky guests, then take a look at Tempest and Triumph. 

This magnificent country house in North Yorkshire is probably one of the finest large self-catering properties in England. Its 17 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, a swimming pool, games room and landscaped with fountains are only a part of it. 

Located near Skipton, guests will be torn between simply staying ‘at home’ to luxuriate in this fine estate house near Skipton, or discovering the beauty of the Yorkshire Dales, and Wharfedale in particular.



Broadway - Gloucestershire | Sleeps 16.

Broadway - a Large Cotswold Farmhouse Sleeping 16

Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty Broadway, at Flagstone Farm, sleeps a rather impressive 16. 

However, for really large groups, the accommodation can always be booked out with the other cottages on site (three of which can sleep 12, 8 and 16) providing beds for up to 36 guests. 

Being located in the Cotswolds makes Broadway a brilliant base to explore the miles of beautiful countryside and chocolate box villages, that the area has to offer and guests have access to a tennis court, games room, badminton court and croquet lawn.



Esk View - Cumbria | Sleeps 16

Esk View, a Large House, Dwarfed by the Magnificence of its Lake District Location

Known locally as the Big Red House, Esk View is set in an outstanding area of the Lake District and is ideal for large family breaks. With a well-tuned piano in the dining room and open log fires, it’s a fine place to spend an evening. Two good pubs are located only 5 minutes away, as well as plenty of splendid walks in and around the Eskdale valley.



Crepe Farmhouse - Dorset | Sleeps 17

Crepe Cottage is a Large Dorset Farmhouse with a Swimming Pool, Hot Tub and Cinema Room

Completed to an impressive standard Crepe Farmhouse is just one of several stunning holiday properties on the Symondsbury Estate just outside Bridport on the south coast near Dorset. Sleeping 17 people is a series of luxurious bedrooms the Farmhouse also benefits from its own indoor heated swimming pool, hot tub and cinema room. Alongside the beautiful countryside scenery surrounding the estate, guests are also a 10-minute drive from the sea.



Buckland House - South Devon | Sleeps 14

Buckland House near Slapton Sands in South Devon. Sleeps 14.                                                      

Buckland House is an impressively large and beautifully presented Grade II-listed Georgian farmhouse offering self-catering holidays just inland from the coast at Slapton Sands in the gorgeous South Hams district of Devon. The House has received a complete restoration to a comfortably high standard and now includes a conservatory overlooking the ponds and gardens with rural views towards Dartmoor.

Offering high-quality pet-friendly group accommodation in seven bedrooms it is tastefully furnished in keeping with the period of the property. This lovely family home offers an opportunity to enjoy a holiday, perhaps sharing it with the wider family of groups of friends in comfortable surroundings and large private gardens.

Buckland House is suitable for up to 14 guests. To quote past guests, It's a real 'Celebration House'  attracting groups of families and friends for anniversaries and weddings. The grounds are available to hire for any function and can accommodate a marquee seating up to 80 guests.


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