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, it dates back to the 17th century and is Grade II listed. Features include a large sitting room with open fire, a dining room, an oak-fitted kitchen with AGA and spacious grounds which comprise an original mill wheel and workings.
Grade II listed property offering self catering for large groups. It sleeps 10 guests with 4 bedrooms (2 super king-size doubles, 2 twins), one of which includes en-suite facilities. The spacious interior comprises a hand-crafted kitchen with dining area and a sitting room witha piano and multi-fuel stove. Many original features remain such as stone-flagged floors and beamed ceilings.
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 interior comprises 4 elegant bedrooms (3 twins, 1 super king-size), a sitting room with dining area and wood-burner and an external play room with multi-games table. To the exterior is an enclosed garden with seating and a barbecue.
Situated 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 and four bedrooms (1 super king-size double, 1 king-size, 1 twin, 1 children’s room with bunks). The property is located close to the town of Minehead and is a good base from which to explore the picturesque seaside.
Featured on TV’s Fantasy Homes by the Sea, this luxuriously-decorated holiday cottage can accommodate parties of up to 8. It has 4 bedrooms (2 king-size doubles, 1 four-poster king-size double, 1 twin), one of which has en-suite facilities and an open-plan ground floor that comprises a large, superbly-equipped kitchen, dining area and sitting room as well as a games room with snooker table.
Rowton Manor Cottage is one of two barn conversions located in Shropshire. There are 3 bedrooms (1 king-size double, 1 twin, 1 super king-size), one with en-suite facilities. The beamed interior comprises a living area and fitted kitchen with dining section and a sitting area with sofa bed. The exterior includes an enclosed garden area with patio furniture and barbecue.
Located near the picturesque village of Midhopestones, this stone-built barn conversion has been renovated and furnished to a very high standard. Inside, there are 4 bedrooms (1 double, 1 double with en-suite facilities and 2 twins) and is is replete with character features such as open stonework and ceiling beams. Outside is a spacious patio and garden with superb views of the surrounding countryside.
The Croft is a detached cottage comprising 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.
This Grade II listed property offers luxury accommodation for large groups. It’s been lovingly converted from a stationmaster’s house and retains many original features such as mullioned windows and a slate fireplace. Decorated in a traditional theme, stand-out amenities include a well-equipped kitchen with AGA and woodburner. The exterior comprises two enclosed courtyards.
Tudor Wing is an attractive, historical holiday property set in the owner’s plush grounds and surrounded by AONB vistas. It adjoins a medieval manor house and is laid out over three floors. Features include seven super king-size double bedrooms, a formal dining room for 16 guests and a spacious country garden. The exterior also includes a tennis court and swimming pool.