Our hand-picked collection of holiday cottages for large groups features both traditional and contemporary properties. Each of the spacious holiday homes to rent below can accommodate at least 8 guests and comprise the usual mod-cons one can expect from a top-rated cottage.
Beautiful thatched cottage that can sleep up to 9 guests with 4 bedrooms (2 king-size doubles, 1 twin and 1 family room with double and single beds). Set on the River Lemon, this former mill house dates back to the 17th century and is Grade II listed. The traditional, well-presented interior is brimming with character features such as exposed beams and a stone fireplace. There’s a large sitting room with open fire, a dining room, and a farmhouse-style oak-fitted kitchen with AGA. The spacious five-acre grounds, which still feature the original mill wheel, include furniture and access to a woodland area. Bagtor Mill is near the pretty little village of Haytor Vale as well as the seaside resort of Teignmouth. The beautiful River Lemon Valley is also in the vicinity.
Grade II listed cottage offering self catering for large groups. This one-time coach house dates from the 19th century and sleeps up to 10 with 4 bedrooms (2 super king-size doubles, 2 twins), one of which has an en-suite bath. The spacious interior has been furnished to exacting standards and comprises a hand-crafted kitchen with dining area and a sitting room with a piano and multi-fuel stove. Many original features are retained such as stone-flagged floors and beamed ceilings. To the front and rear are lawn gardens that include furniture and a barbecue. Located in Coverdale, one of the most scenic of the Yorkshire Dales, this stylish holiday property is also near historical attractions such as Middleham Castle and Coverham Abbey.
Ganarew Cottage is a stone-terraced cottage that’s set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty around two miles from Whitchurch. The well-furnished, modern interior comprises 4 elegant bedrooms (3 twins, 1 super king-size with en-suite facilities) that afford impressive countryside vistas. The kitchen is equipped with the usual mod-cons, while the living room is graced by character features such as exposed stone walls, ceiling beams and stone-flagged floors. Guests also have access to an external games room which houses a multi-games table. To the front of the property is an enclosed garden with furniture and a barbecue. Numerous beauty spots are nearby such as the Royal Forest of Dean as well as Symonds Yat.
Set on the moorlands of Exmoor, Lily House is a detached holiday cottage that features a large, well-equipped kitchen with dining area, two separate sitting areas, one of which includes a wood-burner stove, and four bedrooms (1 super king-size double, 1 king-size, 1 twin, 1 children’s room with bunks). Outside is a private enclosed garden comprising a patio area with furniture and a barbecue. This well-appointed property is located close to the resort town of Minehead, with its golden sandy beach and traditional seaside chalets. There are plenty of opportunities to explore the impressive Somerset coast as well with numerous trails and paths in the vicinity. Local shops and a pub are also within walking distance.
Featured on TV’s Fantasy Homes by the Sea, this luxurious property can accommodate parties of up to 8 and is therefore ideal for those seeking holiday lets for large groups. It has 4 bedrooms (2 king-size doubles, 1 four-poster king-size double, 1 twin), one with en-suite facilities and an open-plan ground floor comprising a large, well-equipped kitchen with the very latest modern appliances, a dining area with large dining table and a very large sitting room that offers wonderful countryside views. A games room is also on-site which includes a snooker table. Outside are lawn terraced gardens with furniture and a barbecue. Penarvon House is within walking distance of the charming village of Helford and its famous thatched pub.
Rowton Manor Cottage is one of two barn conversions that are well-suited to those looking for holiday lets for large groups. The beautifully-refurbished interior still retains original features that lend it a charming rustic ambience such as oak ceiling beams and partially exposed brickwork. There are 3 bedrooms (1 king-size double, 1 twin, 1 super king-size), one with en-suite facilities, a fitted kitchen with dining area and a sitting room with wood-burner. The exterior includes an enclosed garden with gravelled seating area as well as a barbecue. The lovely market town of Craven Arms is within close proximity and includes an assortment of independent shops and cafes. A local pub is about a twenty minute walk away.
Located near the picturesque village of Midhopestones, this luxurious stone-built barn conversion has been renovated and furnished to a very high standard. The stylish interior includes a variety of character features such as exposed stonework, ceiling beams, vaulted ceilings and large picture-windows. There are 4 bedrooms (1 double, 1 double with en-suite facilities and 2 twins) and a roomy, modern kitchen. The living room also includes a central feature fireplace with wood-burner that separates it from a spacious dining area. Outside is a front patio garden with furniture and a barbecue. Stoneycroft is near the Peak District National Park as well as top local attractions such as Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall.
The Croft is a detached cottage that sleeps up to 14 guests with 5 bedrooms (2 king-size doubles, 1 twin, 1 family room, 1 single with en-suite facilities). Well-furnished throughout, it’s ideal for large groups and features a modern kitchen, dining room and sitting area. There’s also an annex which houses a games room with a pub-style pool table and dart board. The exterior includes an eight-seat sauna and hot-tub. The Croft is well-placed for exploring this beautiful region – the highly-rated beaches of Cefn Sigan and Pembrey are a few miles away as is the Millennium Coastal Path. The Brecon Beacons and Pembroke Coast National Park are also within easy access while the town of Kidwelly, with its 12th century castle, is less than 2 miles away.
This Grade II listed property offers luxury accommodation for large groups. Situated near the gothic town of Whitby, it’s been lovingly converted from a stationmaster’s house. As a result it retains many original features such as mullioned arch windows, a stained glass window and a slate fireplace. In addition to the well-equipped kitchen which has an AGA, there are two separate sitting rooms, one with a wood-burner stove and the other with a living flame gas fire. French doors lead out to one of two enclosed courtyards which include furniture and a barbecue. In terms of visitor attractions, the dramatic Yorkshire coast and North York Moors are close-by. Whitby, with its narrow streets and cobbled market square is another major highlight.
Looking for cottages for big groups? Tudor Wing may provide the answer. Able to accommodate up to 17 guests, this beautiful timber-framed property is set in the owner’s grounds and adjoins a medieval manor house. The interior exudes historical character, comprising low beamed ceilings and exposed brickwork. It’s laid out over three floors and includes seven super king-size double bedrooms. There’s also a very large, well-equipped kitchen with breakfast table, a formal dining room that can seat 16 and a comfy living room with wood-burner stove. Guests have access to a games room which houses a snooker table and table tennis table, as well as a communal heated outdoor pool. To the front of the property is a patio with furniture.