A lovely 5 Star, 17th Century Grade II listed farmhouse with six bedrooms offering 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 base. Tourist board rating: 5 Star
Just five miles from the historic cathedral town of Brecon within Mid Wales, this spacious holiday home is an ideal place for large parties of up to twelve and has plenty of inside and outside space to relax amongst beautiful scenery - an ideal place to get away from it all with friends or family. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
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.
An impressive large house (sleeping nineteen), as well as four further cottages (ideal for couples, friends or families) located on a Devonshire estate with excellent leisure facilities. Perfect for a romantic break, family holiday, friends reunion or when hired together, a special celebration including small weddings.
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.
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 place for relaxing, celebrating a special occasion or exploring the many attractions of Devon. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
A beautiful character self catering holiday cottage providing luxurious spacious accommodation for large parties of up to fourteen guests in North Herefordshire. Perfect for extended families or a reunion of friends, this peaceful rural retreat in the heart of England is within easy reach of Leominster, Ludlow (a foodie heaven!) and Hereford.
Pembrokeshire coast has it all in terms of stunning sandy beaches, incredible wildlife, fantastic coastal walks and great water sports, and this beautiful coastal retreat with sea views is in one of the most enviable positions to enjoy it all. Just fifty metres from the sandy beach of Little Haven and three pubs, guests can spend their days lazing on the beach or exploring the many attractions of the National Park.
A tranquil rural retreat offering impressive self-catering accommodation for large groups of sixteen on the Somerset/Dorset border. A haven for wildlife with stunning views, this fabulous barn conversion is ideal for celebrating a special occasion and getting away with friends and families. Outside catering can be arranged, along with a number of other services such as a beautician for pampering.
A Georgian sea captains house, this glorious holiday home is ideal for parties of up to 12 and offers accommodation in the picturesque fishing village of Staithes, North Yorkshire.
A Victorian Grade II listed building which provides luxurious holiday accommodation in the Suffolk village of Swilland, near Woodbridge. Beautifully converted into three 5 Star holiday homes (with the use of a large hot tub) this is the perfect place for large groups if all three cottages are hired together or families and couples if rented separately. Tourist board rating: 5 Star Gold
A versatile large holiday home accommodating up to ten guests in the pretty Hampshire village of Sway in the New Forest National Park. The Quayside market town of Lymington is just four miles away and there are an abundance of attractions within easy reach. The perfect mix of forest and coast!
A delightful farmhouse packed full of character accommodating large groups of thirteen guests - an ideal retreat for a family holiday, break with friends or as a venue to celebrate a special occasion. The Suffolk Heritage Coastline and its many attractions is within easy reach.
You can't get much closer to the water than Volharding, a static historic Dutch sailing barge on the River Stour in Suffolk. Sleeping up to twelve guests in six cabins, the barge sits in a peaceful haven abundant with birdlife with glorious views up the river. Spend your days sitting on the deck with your binoculars bird watching, walking along the river, enjoying a leisurely lunch at one of the nearby pubs or exploring the many attractions of Suffolk. Perfect for nature lovers and those who want to escape away from it all and recharge.
Sitting in an enviable position on the Bolton Abbey Estate, Barden Bunk Barn is a great venue for large groups of friends, families, outdoor enthusiasts and team building events sleeping up to twenty four guests. Surrounded by glorious Yorkshire Dales scenery, this historically significant Grade I barn has four bunk rooms for sleeping, open plan living with pool table, self catering facilities, and magnificent views. Priest House Restaurant is on the estate for catering.
Burrs Farm is the perfect place to get your family and friends together to celebrate a special occasion or just relax and catch up. The house sits on three private acres at the end of a mile-long track, so there are no worries about keeping the neighbours up if your family can get a little noisy when they get together. Despite its secluded feel, it's only a ten-minute walk from Chelmorton and the Church Inn pub, and a five-minute drive from the award-winning Royal Oak. Bakewell, Buxton and Chatsworth House are all close by, and there are countless miles of walking and mountain bike paths, including the Monsal Trail, virtually on the doorstep. With seven bedrooms sleeping up to 20 guests, three living areas, a huge country kitchen and lots of flat fields and gardens in which to play, you can spend time with your favourite people and still enjoy your own space.
Easily accessible from London by train and by car via the M25, Fair Oak Farm Country Estate provides the perfect retreat for large groups of up to thirty six guests, and is an excellent choice for those planning a family gathering, get together with friends, milestone celebration or corporate event. Nestling amongst glorious peaceful Sussex countryside, this enchanting twelve acre estate offers a fantastic choice of unique accommodation from the impressive Farm House sleeping twelve to the quirky tree houses and Shepherd Huts - each with their own unique character, style and luxurious country charm. Catering, photographer and on-site activities can be arranged, there's plenty of walking and cycling from the front door and lots of attractions for day trips out throughout both Sussex and Kent. Available to rent for large groups but with such a diverse range of accommodation, equally as appealing to couples, families and smaller groups looking to getaway, relax and recharge.
You would normally expect to have to sacrifice the convenience of staying in town if you have a large party or want a peaceful location, which is why The Barns is such a fantastic find! Expertly converted from two derelict farm buildings less than a five-minute walk from the centre of Bakewell, it is a luxurious property that sleeps up to ten guests in five bedrooms. In addition to a large garden and a private spot off a quiet lane, The Barns also has off-street parking for three cars which is exceedingly rare in a town as popular as Bakewell. All of Bakewell's shops, pubs, restaurants and history are on the doorstep, with places like Ashford in the Water, Buxton and Matlock being not much further. You can walk or cycle the Monsal Trail, imagine yourself as lord or lady of the manor at Chatsworth House, or simply lace up your boots and head off for a day of walking the beautiful countryside in the Peak District National Park.
Fairfield House has the space and location to make your holiday in the Peak District National Park a joy whether there are two or ten of you. The luxuriously comfortable house is in a quiet residential area between Bakewell and Ashford on the Water, being easily accessible to both on foot, car or bicycle. A short walk across the fields takes you to Ashford where there are two excellent pubs - The Bulls Head and the Ashford Arms, while Bakewell is an easy 20-minute walk or 5-minute drive and offers even more choice of cafes, restaurants and shops. With top Peak District National Park attractions like Chatsworth House, Hatton House and the Monsal Trail all virtually on the doorstep, Fairfield House is the perfect place for your self-catering holiday.
Whatever the season, whatever the reason, escape to the beauty of the Bakewell and the Peak District National Park. Riverside Cottages are the ideal place for visitors who appreciate top quality delivered without fuss. The cottages, which are beside the River Wye and only a few minutes' walk to the centre of Bakewell, date from the 18th Century and have been carefully and exquisitely restored and updated for today's guests. Whether you book all three for a special get together with your extended family or just want a place to stay that is convenient to Peak District sights like Buxton and Chatsworth House, Riverside Cottages are perfect.
You can search for large properties 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.
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.