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If you are looking for large holiday homes to get away with friends or family then take a look at our collection of big cottages 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 ideal large houses to rent for your next occasion. Read more

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Wishing Well Cottage

Last Minute Offer:Fri, 7th Jun 2024 for 3 nights, £425Save £60"3 night weekend from Fri 7 Jun - £425 (or 7 nts £730) - 25 mins from PEPPA PIG WORLD"
50.940423, -1.784657

A picturesque thatched holiday retreat on the edge of the New Forest National Park providing a superb self-catering base for exploring the forest, and also the many attractions of the area including Winchester, the South Coast and Stonehenge. The county town of Fordingbridge with a good choice of shops and eateries is just half a mile away. It is just 25 mins from Peppa Pig World and 25 mins from beaches.Dogs are welcome (up to 2 in Wishing Well).  Late offers sometimes available  - see owners website for details - www.burgatefarmhouse.co.uk..

Weekly guide price:
£650 to £940

6  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday

51.926828, -4.093705

Situated in the beautiful Welsh countryside near Carmarthen in the Towy Valley, this spacious accessible self-catering holiday cottage is perfect for families and the less-able, ideal for outdoor enthusiasts. A good base for exploring the many attractions that Wales has to offer, including Brechfa Forest with its superb mountain bike trails, National Botanical gardens and the Brecon Beacons National Park plus the Pembrokeshire coastline.  Tourist board rating: 5 Star

Weekly guide price:
£1255 to £1610

8  |   4  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 5 Star

Markington Cottages

Last Minute Offer:Fri, 31st May 2024 for 3 nights, £395"**PENDING** 1 x Holiday Cottages 2mins from beach, pubs, cafe and coastal walks. Sleeps 7/9. 3 bed. Dog Friendly. Private car parking. Enclosed rear garden. WiFi & Central Heating."
51.782604, -5.098773

This fantastic holiday cottage is less than 200 metres from the beach at Broad Haven and a leisurely stroll to shops, cafes, pubs and other amenities. Markington Cottages sits on a private lane with sea views and off-street parking and is ideal for families and friends as there is space for six people to sleep in three bedrooms plus a double sofa bed. The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park is on the doorstep, waiting for guests to explore and enjoy. St Davids, Tenby, Narbeth and Folly Farm are all within easy reach for fun days out.

Weekly guide price:
£645 to £1295
Short breaks from £122 per night

7+2  |   3  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday

The Stables Cottage

Last Minute Offer:Tue, 21st May 2024 for 1 nights, £145"NEXT AVAILABLE DATES FRI 24TH MAY £795wk SHORT BREAKS from £440 with flexible arrival days 3,4,5,6 nights slps 5 & 1 dog with 2 en-suite bathrooms beds as king size or twins VIEW OUR WEBSITE"
54.210761, -0.591949

Located in a peaceful position just outside of the village of Snainton close to the edge of the North York Moors we have 2 cottages, this one and Granary Cottage. The Stables Cottage offers a luxurious place to stay while discovering the many delights of the Moors. There is space for five guests to sleep in two bedrooms (both with en-suite bathrooms), so the cottage is a favourite with couples as well as families who enjoy being close to beautiful countryside and friendly towns including Pickering, Helmsley, Scarborough and Whitby.Please visit our website  www.granary-cottage.com  

Weekly guide price:
£565 to £1095
Short breaks from £150 per night

4+1  |   2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

52.744531, -0.476457

Hill View is on the border of the picturesque county of Rutland, conveniently located just an hour from North London and six miles from historic Stamford. The house sits in two acres of grounds, so you don't have to worry about keeping the neighbours up with your all-night karaoke sessions! Guests love the high-quality decor and luxurious touches that include an outdoor hot tub. This house is perfect for hen weekends, accommodating out-of-town guests attending your wedding, or special celebrations like Christmas with your extended family or a reunion with your friends for a milestone birthday.

Weekly guide price:
£2495 to £2795
Short breaks from £650 per night

20  |   5  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

The Cider Mill

Last Minute Offer:Sat, 8th Jun 2024 for 7 nights, £1610Save £284"Grab your friends and come and stay in this delightful 5 Star Gold cottage. 3 ensuite bedrooms, huge spacious and light living/dining/kitchen and beautiful garden. Walking from the door"
52.086053, -2.917984

The Cider Mill is a luxury holiday cottage in the Herefordshire countryside on one level, with beautiful views of cider apple orchards and paddocks. It sleeps six people in three ensuite bedrooms and has a flexible layout that suits  small families or groups of friends. The cottage is eight miles from Hereford, twelve miles from Hay on Wye and within easy reach of Ludlow and Ross-on-Wye. The Brecon Beacons National Park and Wye Valley are close, making this a fantastic holiday destination for anyone at any time of the year.  Wonderful walking straight from the door including the Bredwardine to Byford part of Wye Valley Walk and the E1 section of the Wye Walker.   Tourist board rating: 5 Star Gold

Weekly guide price:
£1100 to £2664
Short breaks from £290 per night

6  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 5 Star Gold

51.350892, 1.363764

A beautiful spacious, part 12th and part 15th century Grade II listed building of historical importance, on the outskirts of the Kent village of Manston just four miles from Broadstairs, Ramsgate and Margate on the Kent coastline. Ideal for groups of up to thirteen guests. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold

Weekly guide price:
£1400 to £1800
Short breaks from £340 per night

6+7  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star Gold

Monnington House and Garden Cottage

Last Minute Offer:Mon, 3rd Jun 2024 for 4 nights, £2520Save £280"early summer at last. Come and stay and go walking in the Brecon Beacons or canoe on the Wye. Beautiful gardens to visit. Fantastic pubs to be enjoyed. Lovely farm shop at the top of the lane"
52.086053, -2.917984

Monnington House and Garden Cottage offer spacious and very comfortable  holiday accommodation for large groups in Herefordshire, close to the Wye Valley and convenient for the M5 and the M50. The beautiful holiday retreat sleeps up to eighteen guests and has been awarded 5-Star standard. Guests have use of  two acres of gardens and grounds plus a large playing fields with two football goals.  In the  outbuildings is the games room with pool table and table football  and the rustic table tennis room. The house and cottage are situated at the end of a country lane with no passing traffic making it an ideal place to escape away with friends or family to catch up or celebrate a special occasion.   There are a choice a great walking trails from the door including the Bredwardine to Byford part of the  Wye Valley Walk and the Wye Walker.  Super local caterer available and dogs by arrangement. Tourist board rating: 5 Star

Weekly guide price:
£4200 to £6300
Short breaks from £1300 per night

18  |   9  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 5 Star

52.086053, -2.917984

Monnington House, Garden Cottage and Cider Mill are situated  in rural Herefordshire, close to the Wye Valley and within easy reach of the Brecon Beacons National Park.  It's the perfect place to relax in beautiful surroundings, with walks and bike rides from the door. Accommodation is split over two properties, sleeping 24 guests with a flexible layout that suits families, extended families or friends. Hereford is only eight miles away, while Hay-on-Wye, Ross-on-Wye and Leominster are all within half an hour's drive. Play golf, go fly fishing or canoeing in the River Wye, browse local markets and antique shops, and eat well whether you self-cater or dine out. Superb walking from the door including the Bredwardine to Byford section of the Wye Valley Walk and the Wye Walker. Tourist board rating: 5 Star

Weekly guide price:
£3765 to £8295
Short breaks from £1980 per night

24  |   12  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 5 Star

52.866545, 1.238486

Chestnut Barn welcomes big families and groups of friends for relaxing self-catering holidays in Norfolk all year round. The spacious holiday home sleeps ten people in four bedrooms, potentially accommodating two more guests in folding beds and two infants in cots. Beautifully furnished interiors and landscaped gardens with games, bike storage, and a hot tub are perfect for your family holiday, hen-do, or catching up with friends over a long weekend. You're within a few miles of Cromer and other beaches and within walking distance of the village shop, green, and pub in Aldborough. 

Weekly guide price:
£1450 to £3100
Short breaks from £300 per night

10+2  |   4  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday

52.974808, -1.638616

Brailsford Water Mill can accommodate 20 guests in 8 bedrooms split over 3 floors. There is a large kitchen where everyone can dine together. A spacious lounge with the original mill stones on show. There is a large garden to enjoy with a BBQ area with outdoor seating and mill pods to look out over with plenty of wildlife to sit an watch.    The bedrooms range from twin rooms, double rooms and family rooms (double and bunkbeds) Cots are also available if needed.  There are 2 bathrooms, 1 shower rooms and 1 ensuite shower room. There is a lounge on the middle floor with original mill stone features.  The kitchen is located on the ground floor with a large table and breakfast bar so you can all eat together.  The gardens wrap around the side of the property with an outdoor seating area for BBQs and alfresco dining.  There are 2 mill ponds one to the front and back which are linked together via a mill race that goes down the side of the property.  There

Weekly price:
Please enquire with owner
Short breaks from £995 per night

20  |   8  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

54.329070, -3.399572

Eskmeals House is an impressive country holiday home in the Lake District national park, sleeping large groups of up to twenty one guests in nine bedrooms. Plenty of space inside and out with seven acres of grounds, and an ideal base for exploring Cumbria's lovely coastline and the whole of the lake district

Weekly guide price:
£1400 to £2600
Short breaks from £400 per night

21  |   9  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday

50.522944, -4.991922

St Merryn lies at the heart of the Seven Bays area on the north coast of Cornwall. With seven glorious beaches within a few minutes drive and the bustling harbour town of Padstow just two miles away, with shops and several restaurants, including those of renown chefs Rick Stein and Paul Ainsworth. The vibrant village of St Merryn is a five minute walk away, here you will find all the day to day facilities needed for a successful holiday. An ideal base for enjoying the beaches, surfing, south west coast path and all the attractions and places of interest that Cornwall has to offer. The house offers comfortable luxury, a great place to get together with family and friends, whether it be over a long lunch or formal dinner with a private chef around the dining table, relaxing in the covered hot tub or fun filled evenings in the games room, Tre Aneth is the perfect spot to create cherished memories.

Weekly guide price:
£2000 to £5600

10  |   5  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

53.425043, -4.428922

The house is tru­ly lux­u­ri­ous with every­thing from under­floor heat­ing through­out the ground floor & all bath­rooms, to whirlpool baths, pri­vate bal­conies and roman­tic four poster beds. Beau­ti­ful peri­od details com­bine with an abun­dance of mod­ern tech­nol­o­gy includ­ing 3 dish­wash­ers, ample fridges and freez­ers and a gor­geous cran­ber­ry range cook­er with gas hob. Wifi, Ipod docks and ample games for lazy days in or the large gar­dens are ide­al for kids to play foot­ball or hide & seek while the adults take on a game of cro­quet on the terrace. The Kitchen com­bines both farm­house charm with peri­od detail­ing to pro­vide a tra­di­tion­al cook­ing space with all mod­ern com­forts. The dual fuel range cook­er com­bines the effi­cien­cy of two fan ovens with the con&am

Weekly guide price:
£4650 to £11869

20  |   10  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

52.029334, -2.167164

Our Puckrup Hall Manor House, is a grade II listed building available for exclusive use, offering 16 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, three function rooms, two reception rooms and croquet lawn. It is ideal for families and groups looking for privacy, comfort, and relaxation. This is a pet friendly property and it includes buffet breakfast in Coopers Restaurant, located adjacent to the property in the Hilton Puckrup Hall Hotel & Golf Course, Tewkesbury. 

Weekly price:
Please enquire with owner
Short breaks from £2985 per night

38  |   16  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 1 (off peak) | 1 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

53.826521, -0.465417

A collection of six award winning holiday cottages (rated Five star Gold) with views across the Yorkshire Wolds just two miles from the vibrant market town of Beverley. PRICES RELATE TO A 2 BEDROOM COTTAGE. Cosy cottages to sleep two or four and larger barn conversions that sleep up to twelve, all have a private garden and free WIFI. An ideal self-catering base for visiting the areas many attractions and wildlife reserves – there are walks from the door with pubs and restaurants close by. Tourist board rating: 5 Star Gold

Weekly guide price:
£620 to £1150
Short breaks from £200 per night

5  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 5 Star Gold

50.626873, -3.739575

The Barn at Lower Harton Farm comfortably sleeps up to 10 guests in four bedrooms, each of whom enjoys fantastic views and exclusive access to a heated indoor swimming pool and a games room. There is plenty of space to relax and socialise with your family and friends, with the 16 acres of grounds including a huge deck and pond. The Barn is near Lustleigh in the Dartmoor National Park with direct access to footpaths and cycling routes and close to beautiful beaches and favourite attractions that include Paignton Zoo and Exeter Cathedral.

Weekly guide price:
£3500 to £4500
Short breaks from £550 per night

10  |   4  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday

53.923164, -2.051797

Guest rave about The Healthy Home Retreat and you'll understand why when you stay in this stunning house a few miles from Skipton and the Yorkshire Dales National Park. As a whole, up to 17 people can be accommodated in six bedrooms with loads of space indoors and outside, incredible views, and fantastic walks and bike rides from the front door. The house started life as three former buildings and is now one beautiful large property with lots of spaces for lounging and personal space, relaxing, celebrating special occasions and enjoying time together. 2 kitchens, one with a woodburning stove.  Large, private gardens and terraces, stunning views, BBQ, Firepit and outside dining areas.

Weekly guide price:
£2700 to £4690
Short breaks from £600 per night

17  |   6  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

51.985202, -1.772176

A stunning, spacious house that offers luxury living, set in the fabulous Cotswold countryside and only 10 mins from the countries most picturesque 'honey stone' villages; Stow-on-the-Wold, Chipping Campden and Broadway.

Weekly guide price:
£6555 to £10640
Short breaks from £900 per night

16  |   8  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 4 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

50.989714, -1.715276

"Guest favourite - One of the most loved homes on Airbnb based on ratings, reviews and reliability".   Set in the New Forest National Park, Bowerswood is a large 5-6 bedroom house accommodating up to 12 people, ideal for 2-3 families holidaying together, extended family gatherings or single families who just want lots of space. There is plenty of room for everyone in the house and a garden extending to 0.6 acres. There is an above-ground swimming pool in the garden, plus a games room with table tennis, table football etc and garden cabin with snooker table. The New Forest National Park provides great opportunities for walking, cycling and horse-riding. The medieval city of Salisbury is 15-minutes away and Stonehenge 30-minutes. The sandy beaches at Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch are just 35-40 minutes away. Up to 4 pets are allowed.  100% 5* reviews on AirBnB after 45+ reviews.

Weekly guide price:
£2300 to £3120
Short breaks from £332 per night

12  |   6  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday

Group Accommodation Advice

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!

Tips for Choosing Large Group Accommodation

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.

Large Houses to Rent FAQs

  • Can you get large group accommodation with a swimming pool?

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!

  • Can you get large country houses to rent for weekends?

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.

  • Can you get large party houses?

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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