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
Within our small complex of converted barns, South Barn consists of three, two-bedroom cottages which each sleeps up to four people so is ideal for couples, families or groups of up to twelve. South Barn is close to Eastchurch with lovely views over fields and out towards the sea. The Isle of Sheppey is a paradise for nature lovers and birdwatchers or for anyone wanting to get back to a more simple way of life with quiet beaches and lots of open space to enjoy on the local nature reserves.
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.
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.
There is plenty of room for everyone at Willow Barn. This lovely 17th Century barn conversion is in the peaceful village of Neatishead, within walking distance of the village shop and pub. There is space for up to 12 people to sleep in five ensuite bedrooms, and a big garden with a hot tub. Go boating on the Broads, sightseeing in Norwich and even enjoy a day at the seaside at Great Yarmouth. Willow Cottage is ideal for extended families and groups of friends.
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.
Escape to the tranquillity of the South Downs in this spacious holiday home near Petersfield. Upper House is perfect for a self-catering holiday with family and friends, sleeping 16 people in six bedrooms with extensive gardens and a location convenient for walking, cycling, and excellent wedding venues. It's midway between Portsmouth and Haslemere, convenient for the A3 and less than an hour from London. The high standard of accommodation and carefully considered decor make it suitable for children and adults of all ages, with beautiful features like vaulted ceilings, open fireplaces, and a split-level master suite.
Perfectly located less than a mile from the beach at the National Trust Cove of Cwmtydu, Llangrannog offers all the right ingredients for a relaxing holiday by the sea. Abundant with wildlife (including seals and dolphins), the area offers wonderful walks, secluded beaches and plenty of opportunity for peace and tranquility. The perfect coastal self-catering holiday cottage! Tourist board rating: 4 Star
Kings Lodge is a lovely holiday cottage in the Norfolk Broads set in a meadow a short walk from Alderfen broad. Newly built, it was designed to suit the setting and make the most of the peaceful views. The Norfolk holiday home is perfect for families as it sleeps four people in two ensuite bedrooms. A third ensuite bedroom is suitable for a child, making the self-catering property available for up to four adults, a child, and two dogs. Neatishead's village pub and shop are 1.5 miles away, and you're also close to Wroxham, Wrayford and Horning.
The Herdsman's House is a highland holiday home sleeping 12 people in five bedrooms with a walled garden, outdoor hot tub and a games room. It's surrounded by fields with beautiful rural views, yet only 1.5 miles from Thurso. Families and friends love the self-catering accommodation, which is comfortable without being too fancy for relaxation. Thurso is on the spectacular North Coast 500 route, with coastal footpaths where you can spot puffins and orcas and get fantastic views over the North Atlantic Ocean to the Orkney Islands. The Thurso holiday rental is child and pet friendly.
Escape with the family to this charming period cottage in the heart of Lea village, where there is space for up to six people to sleep in three bedrooms. The Forest of Dean and Wye Valley are both close by, as is the charming market town of Ross-on-Wye. Walking, cycling, horse riding and canoeing are only a few of the many ways to enjoy being outdoors in this landscape, which is a favourite holiday location in every season.
Your friends will be so envious when they see you're staying at West of the Ness, so why not bring them on your self-catering holiday in Inverness? This spacious Victorian villa sleeps ten people in five bedrooms and is beautifully presented with rich colours, sumptuous fabrics, and furniture so comfortable you won't want to move. It's a stone's throw from the River Ness and about a ten-minute stroll to the city centre's bars, pubs, cafes and shops. This Highland region is renowned for the beauty of its scenery, and you can experience it first-hand when you book this holiday home.
What's not to appreciate about Inverness? This vibrant Highland town has fantastic food, incredible scenery, great shops, and centuries of history wrapped in a big tartan bow! Ness on the Lane is a 10 minute walk along the River Ness to the city centre, close to both Eden Court and Bught Park. The holiday home is exceptionally well-equipped for a self-catering holiday with family and friends, sleeping ten people in five Super King bedrooms with a huge fully enclosed garden. The owners have lavished this property with love, and it shows in the quality of the furnishings and little touches like books and board games to help you relax.
For a big family holiday or weekend away with lots of friends, recently renovated Portland House c1870 is the perfect holiday house with beautiful views from the sitting and dining rooms where everyone can be seated together. To celebrate a special birthday or anniversary you can hire a chef, book an afternoon tea party or create cocktails in the bar games room. Enjoy beautiful ensuite bedrooms, sunny BBQ area with outdoor seating, summer house by the water fountain and a private car park. On the edge of Matlock Bath, you are ideally located next to the Derwent River in the World Heritage Site with boat hire, wonderful walks and cycling. Take a short walk into the village for Victorian cafes, CAMRA pubs, restaurants and the famous tourist attractions of The Heights of Abraham and Gullivers Kingdom with Chatsworth House only a short drive away. If you’re looking for a super stylish historic home in a great location with lots of things to do from the doorstep then this is the best. Tourist board rating: 5 Star
Set in a secluded spot with breathtaking sea and mountain views, this stunning six bedroom holiday house, sleeping twelve guests, is perfect for families and friends looking for a peaceful self-catering holiday on the Isle of Skye. Originally built in the 18th century as the dower house of Dunvegan Castle, Uiginish Lodge has been recently renovated to create a beautiful light and airy holiday home. With a cosy wood burning stove, sociable open plan living areas and homely antique furniture, it is the perfect spot to return to after a day hiking in the hills. Alternatively, just sit back, relax and enjoy this very special house.
Four very comfortable holiday cottages located on a three hundred acre arable farm on the Bedfordshire/Cambridgeshire borders, perfect for large groups of up to eighteen. Sitting amongst beautiful rolling countryside, the cottages welcome couples, families and large groups of friends wanting to getaway together. Plenty of attractions for day trips out with convenient access to motorways. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
A fantastic holiday home located in the heart of Little Haven on the Pembrokeshire Coastline less than 100 yds from the sea. With a choice of good pubs in the village, this is an ideal self-catering seaside retreat for large groups of up to nine guests. Pubs, sandy beach and miles of coastal path on the doorstep. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
With six bedrooms and six bathrooms, Hackney House is an excellent choice for families, extended families, or friends. The big self-catering holiday home is in Reeth in Swaledale. Guests love how comfortable the accommodation is and that it is only a short walk from the village shop, two pubs and an ice cream parlour. Reeth's elevated position means it has fantastic views and easy access to the surrounding Dales for walking and cycling. Tackle the Yorkshire Three Peaks, marvel at the beauty of High Force, or let your stomach guide you around the Yorkshire Dales' wonderful tea rooms and cafes.
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, alongside venues suitable for weddings.
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? Plus, by the time you split the cost per person per night, you will be amazed at how affordable ‘luxury’ for big groups can be!
Through Independent Cottages, you book directly with the holiday home owner which means agency fees can be avoided and even more 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!
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.
If you’re seeking a large holiday home with a swimming pool, there are several amazing options to choose from. Booking a rental property for a big group with a swimming pool is a great way to add a little luxury to your stay.
There are also some amazing properties that cater for larger groups and offer hot tubs. So, if you’re hoping for a relaxing stay with the whole family, you have multiple options to help tailor your visit!
For those looking for a shorter break with a large group, there are several holiday properties available to cater to your needs. With cottages up and down the UK, you can find somewhere to stay with the whole family, even if it is for a quick weekend getaway.
Usually, those seeking a large rental property are celebrating an occasion. With this in mind, party houses are a great option. Many guests choose these bigger houses for things such as stag and hen parties, family gatherings and more. Whatever type of event you’re celebrating, there is a party house to help accommodate you.
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