With the party season just around the corner, looking for a large holiday cottage can be the perfect way for groups of friends and extended families to find a venue which 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 4 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.

Meare Court - Somerset | Sleeps 15

Meare CourtOnly 2 hours from London, Meare Court is the perfect escape for a large group. The property is also perfect for hen parties and hen holidays as all sorts of activities can be organised beforehand- including cupcake making, spa sessions, clay pigeon shooting and dance classes. If you're instead looking for a more relaxing getaway, Meare Court also offers a full range of health and spa treatments to ease you into your holiday.

Broadway - GloucestershireBroadway - Gloucestershire | Sleeps 16.

Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty Broadway, at Flagstone Farm, sleeps a rather impressive 16 people, but can always be booked out with the other cottages on site (three of which can sleep 12, 8 and 16) so even more people can come to stay. 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 - CumbriaEsk View - Cumbria | Sleeps 16

Known 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 - DorsetCrepe Farmhouse - Dorset | Sleeps 17

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 it's 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.

If you're on the hunt for other big holiday cottages, then have a look at our large holiday cottages search box, so you can see all of the larger properties from across the UK featured on the site.

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