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Self Catering Holiday Cottages For Large Groups

If you are looking for large holiday homes to get away with friends or family then take a look at our collection of big houses below that sleep eight or more guests. Whether you are planning a celebration, reunion of friends, walking holiday, corporate event or simply want to get together with family, with over 200 properties to choose from, Independent Cottages is bound to have something to suit most people’s needs. Read more

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50.611229, -3.648096

Sleeping up to twelve guests, this gorgeous farmhouse oozes character and country charm and offers plenty of space for friends and family to enjoy holiday time together. Mentioned in the Doomsday Book, Warmhill Farm has a very long history and sits in a picturesque setting in the Teign Valley on the edge of Dartmoor National Park, just a ten minute walk from Hennock village where there is a pub. A great self-catering base for relaxing, celebrating a special occasion or exploring the many attractions of Devon. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£400 to £1600

10  |   4  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 4 Star

51.883830, -5.302125

A lovely 17th Century Grade II listed farmhouse with six bedrooms providing 5 Star holiday accommodation with a wealth of features and very good facilities for family holidays including a games room, beautiful walled garden and beach just a short stroll away. Whether you want to spend your days relaxing on the golden sands, surfing, walking or visiting the areas many attractions, this is an ideal self-catering base. Tourist board rating: 5 Star

Weekly guide price:
£900 to £2500
Short breaks from £225 per night

12  |   6  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 4 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Sunday | 5 Star

52.176479, -3.635389

Eight delightful stone holiday cottages on a four hundred acre estate in a picturesque wooded valley between the villages of Beulah and Abergwesyn in the heart of Mid Wales. Sleeping one to nine guests or larger groups if booked together, the cottages are ideal for a romantic break, family holiday or reunion of friends. With hot tub, stunning scenery, beautiful walks and an abundance of wildlife, Trallwm Forest Cottages offer all the right ingredients for a relaxing holiday.

Weekly guide price:
£280 to £1070

9  |   5  |   2  |   Yes  |   No

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

51.212601, -4.071268

Take a relaxing holiday or break by the sea in one of eight pretty holiday cottages that sit in tranquil grounds in a secluded valley just 200 yards from the sea, between Ilfracombe and Combe Martin on the North Devon coast. Plenty of attractions close by including Watermouth Castle adjacent.

Weekly guide price:
£249 to £799

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

53.138724, -1.950966

Here's a place with room for everyone! The Grade II listed Mermaid Inn is in a fantastic spot, offering a high-standard of self-catering accommodation in the Peak District for up to 34 people in 13 ensuite bedrooms. It feels remote and rural with no neighbours for a country mile, but Buxton is only a 20 minute drive and Leek is even closer. The house is a former pub and built for hospitality and entertaining, making it ideal for extended family celebrations, hen and stag weekends, and fun team building events.

Weekly guide price:
£5500 to £7700
Short breaks from £1250 per night

34  |   13  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

53.253574, -1.922910

Perfect for family get-togethers, special celebrations, or even team-building events and corporate retreats, Quarnford Lodge is a fantastic self-catering property for groups in the Peak District. There is loads of space with ten bedrooms that can sleep up to 28 people, three separate living rooms and a central dining area with a vaulted ceiling that is ideal for entertaining. The village of Flash and two pubs are within walking distance, with Buxton, Bakewell, Chatsworth House and Alton Towers also within easy reach. The Peak District is beautiful in every season and there are lots of walks and mountain bike trails close by to help guests to explore.

Weekly guide price:
£4000 to £5600
Short breaks from £900 per night

28  |   10  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

52.164245, -0.148586

Four lovely stylish holiday apartments located amongst the beautiful South Cambridgeshire countryside with an exclusive new hot tub. Very well presented and located, the self-catering apartments are ideal for parties of two to six guests and welcome dogs. Fourteen miles from the City of Cambridge. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold

Weekly guide price:
£650 to £1000

4  |   2  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 4 Star Gold

51.924130, -0.546901

Escape to the country in less than an hour from London Euston? Yes, please! This delightful self-catering cottage is in the quiet village of Winfield, only 15-minutes from Leighton Buzzard and within walking distance of a good pub. There is space for four people in two bedrooms, so it is ideal for couples, small families, friends and even people on business who are sick of cramped, boring hotels. Bedfordshire has beautiful country walks, excellent dining and shopping, theatres, country houses, zoos, museums, golf courses and spas. It is perfect for a romantic break or a family holiday.

Weekly price:
£520 all year

4  |   2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 4 (off peak) | 4 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

52.979664, -1.634847

This gorgeous mill house is in a beautiful location in the Derbyshire Dales, within walking distance of a village shop and pub and close to Alton Towers and the Peak District National Park. The historic property dates back to before the Domesday Book and can accommodate up to 22 guests in nine bedrooms with loads of space indoors and extensive grounds. It's available for short breaks all year round and is ideal for extended families and groups of friends.

Weekly price:
Please enquire with owner
Short breaks from £675 per night

22  |   9  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 2 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

54.053719, -0.319318

Big groups love The Bluebell. The large holiday home is in the quiet village of Burton Agnes, barely six miles from the Yorkshire coast and less than an hour from York and Castle Howard. It's a former pub and hotel with space for up to 52 people to sleep in 20 bedrooms, most of them ensuite. Amenities include a catering standard kitchen, spacious living/dining space with a bar, games room with pool, table tennis, and air hockey, and parking for up to 30 cars. It's a fantastic venue for a family reunion, celebrating a milestone birthday, hosting a wedding, or running a work team-building event. 

Weekly guide price:
£3200 to £15000
Short breaks from £646 per night

52  |   20  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

52.192324, -1.731457

Enjoy 5-Star standard holiday accommodation at Church Farm Barn. This stylish barn conversion is furnished to a high standard and has a layout suitable for wheelchair users. The property has five well-appointed bedrooms to sleep up to 12 people, and private gardens with a covered outdoor hot tub. The cottage is in Shottery, only a mile from Stratford-Upon-Avon and within walking distance of shops, pubs and Anne Hathaway's Cottage. It is one of four fantastic self-catering properties at Church Farm and can be booked on its own or together with one or more of the other beautiful cottages to accommodate up to 34 people. Tourist board rating: 5 Star

Weekly guide price:
£1589 to £3289

12  |   5  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 2 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 5 Star

52.192324, -1.731457

Unicorn Barn is a light, spacious holiday home with space for up to 12 people to sleep in six well-appointed bedrooms. The owners have created a place where everyone can relax in comfort, including people in wheelchairs or with limited mobility. The location close to the centre of Shottery village is perfect, being only a mile from Stratford-Upon-Avon and within walking distance of Anne Hathaway's Cottage as well as the village shops and pubs. There are miles of beautiful countryside walks nearby, while both the Malvern Hills and the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) are within a half-hour drive. Tourist board rating: 5 Star

Weekly guide price:
£1200 to £3500

12  |   6  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 2 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 5 Star

51.785730, -2.193260

Surround yourself with luxury at ARC Painswick. Perfect for a group self-catering stay, this gorgeous holiday home is in a highly desirable location opposite St Mary's and close to The Oak pub, cafes and shops. There is space for 24 people to sleep in nine beautifully appointed bedrooms, each with an ensuite or a private shower room. Stay at home and make great use of the heated swimming pool, pizza oven, and elegant reception rooms, or get out and explore with a day at Cheltenham Racecourse, sightseeing and shopping in Bath or Stratford-Upon-Avon, or walking the long-distance Cotswold Way. 

Weekly guide price:
£5000 to £9500
Short breaks from £714 per night

24  |   9  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

50.508991, -4.923018

Impress your guests by booking this gorgeous holiday home for your self-catering group holiday. ARC Padstow sleeps 26 people in 13 ensuite bedrooms, boasting designer features, 18th Century elegance, and lots of space indoors and outside. It's a short stroll from the village pub in St Issey and close to Padstow, Wadebridge, beautiful beaches and the scenic Camel Estuary. ARC Padstow is child and dog friendly, welcoming guests for milestone celebrations, family reunions and hosting wedding guests. It comes with everything needed for a truly special stay including an online lobby to help plan your stay and arrange extra services like private yoga sessions. 

Weekly guide price:
£4500 to £10786
Short breaks from £643 per night

26  |   14  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Thursday

54.481465, -0.614844

Whitby is one of the prettiest coastal towns in Yorkshire. With its beautiful cliff-top abbey, colourful marina and centuries of history, it is the perfect spot for a getaway in any season. This charming terraced Victorian townhouse enjoys views over Whitby Marina and a quiet location within walking distance of the town's shops, cafes and pubs. It sleeps up to 12 people in five bedrooms and is ideal for large or extended families or groups of friends. Robin Hood's Bay, Staithes and Goathland are all nearby, while York is just over an hour's drive away.

Weekly price:
Please enquire with owner
Short breaks from £220 per night

12  |   5  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

51.417263, 0.856911

Enjoy a relaxing stay on the Isle of Sheppey in this comfortable two-bedroom holiday cottage which sleeps four people so is ideal for couples or families. South Barn is close to Eastchurch with lovely views over fields towards the English Channel. Guests can enjoy gorgeous walks and bike rides from the door. The Isle of Sheppey is a paradise for nature lovers and birdwatchers, but it is also a fantastic choice for anyone wanting to get back to a more simple way of life with quiet beaches and lots of open space to enjoy. 

Weekly guide price:
£380 to £560

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 2 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

51.995847, -2.993268

A spacious 16th Century Grade II listed farmhouse in a quiet village within strolling distance of an award-winning pub, Bridgefarm House has it all. Four gorgeous bedrooms provide self-catering accommodation for 6-10 people, with a huge country kitchen/dining room, living room with a log burner, and plenty of outdoor space. The owner has two romantic yurts close by that can be booked together with the farmhouse to sleep 12-14 people. Hereford, Ludlow and Hay-on-Wye are all close, and there are miles of footpaths and mountain bike trails to explore through the Herefordshire Hills, the Brecon Beacons National Park and the Black Mountains. It's an unspoiled slice of rural bliss that is ideal for a holiday with families or friends.

Weekly guide price:
£1375 to £2250
Short breaks from £275 per night

6-10  |   4  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

52.716539, 1.689440

This spacious Georgian holiday rental is in the lovely village of Winterton-on-Sea, one of North Norfolk's hidden gems, only a few miles from Yarmouth and about half an hour from Norwich. Church House sleeps 16 people in seven bedrooms and is only a moment's walk from the beach, pub, and village shop. Two of the rooms are perfect for families, and there is a games room and an outdoor hot tub to keep everyone happy in all weathers. It's an excellent place to host a self-catering holiday with friends and multi-generational families. 

Weekly guide price:
£3500 to £5875
Short breaks from £800 per night

16  |   7  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

52.874313, 1.433181

Hilltop is a sizeable Edwardian holiday home a short walk from the colourful beach huts and the sandy shore at Mundesley. The owners have protected period features and the wonderful "family home" atmosphere, updating it with modern appliances for easy self-catering and decorating in a relaxed coastal style that suits the location. It is ideal for a getaway with extended family or friends as it sleeps 16 people in seven bedrooms with multiple reception rooms and a big garden with a hot tub. Children and dogs are welcome. 

Weekly guide price:
£4195 to £5875
Short breaks from £800 per night

16  |   7  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

52.539600, -1.438175

This holiday rental is on the edge of the historic market town of Nuneaton, on a quiet residential street convenient for arterial roads and public transport. It's perfect for a self-catering holiday with friends, to host out-of-town visitors for a wedding or celebration, and as a welcoming home-away-from-home if you are in the area for work. There is space for 11 people to sleep in six bedrooms with a lovely garden and off-street parking. Walking, cycling, shopping, and sights like Bosworth and Shakespeare's Birthplace are all within reach for fun days out in all seasons. 

Weekly guide price:
£1000 to £1400

11  |   6  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 2 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

Arranging a holiday for a Large Group

You can search for a large holiday home that can sleep everyone under one roof, or search for multiple properties on the same site where you can enjoy a little extra privacy and space at the end of the day – perfect for families who want to holiday together. We also have the facility to search for properties that accept hen nights and stag parties; venues suitable for weddings and those that can help you arrange outside catering – ideal if you are planning a special celebration or corporate event.

Self catering provides the perfect accommodation solution for large gatherings, offering plenty of space and privacy to relax and have fun. Many properties offer the sort of facilities you would expect from a high class hotel including hot tubs and private pools, so why not enjoy a weekend away in a large luxury house – by the time you split the cost per person per night, you will be amazed how affordable ‘luxury’ can be for large groups!

Through Independent Cottages, you book directly with the holiday home owner which means agency fees can be avoided and even great savings can be made on large properties. We also have plenty of late availability offers so next time you are meeting up with friends, why not grab yourself a last minute deal and get away for a couple of nights for a good catch up.

Tips: We have many properties that accept single sex groups but not all do, so please double check before booking. If you require dining facilities that allow the whole group to enjoy supper together, make sure you select the ‘Dine Together’ criteria option when searching. Many owners are more than happy to recommend local services (for example caterers, beauty therapists and tailored outdoor activities) which will help you plan and get the most out of your stay.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Do you take hen and stag parties?

Our large group rentals include this on the Supplementary Information section of each advert.

Can we have a party in a rental property?

You will need to check the advert and/or contact the owner to discuss this prior to booking. We do have some properties that are geared up for accommodating parties but others who have a strict ‘no-party’ policy due to neighbouring properties etc.

Will a security deposit be required?

Many owners of large properties require a damage deposit at the point of booking so we recommend you clarifying this with the owner.

Is outside catering available?

Many owners will be able to put you in touch with outside caterers for those special occasions when you want an external chef. You will be able to select this facility when searching Independent Cottages.

As a large group can we also have personal space?

We have a number of holiday ‘complexes’ with multiple rentals on site that can accommodate large groups when booked together.

Will our party all be able to dine together?

Whilst many properties provide the facility for the entire party to dine together in one place, some do not so we recommend you discussing this with the holiday home owner.

Are cottage owners able to arrange extra activities?

We have lots of owners who specialize in large group gatherings and can help you to arrange extra activities such as external caterers, pamper sessions, celebratory cakes, clay pigeon shooting and even cocktail making.