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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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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 base. Tourist board rating: 5 Star

Weekly guide price:
£900 to £2300

12  |   6  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Sunday | 5 Star

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 place 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

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

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

54.481465, -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

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  |   2  |   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 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

54.016359, -1.923750

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 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.

Weekly price:
Please enquire with owner

20  |   4  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

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

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

50.313660, -5.138421

The Hide is a wonderful escape for couples or individuals who want a private space where they can relax and unwind away from prying eyes. The charming studio holiday cottage feels incredibly spacious with a kingsize bed and full-sized appliances in the kitchen. It features an enclosed courtyard garden with an outdoor hot tub - bliss after a day spent walking along the coastal footpath, mountain biking around Bodmin or Dartmoor, or surfing at Newquay. Tucked away in the small village of Penhallow, within walking distance of the local pub, The Hide is only three miles from Perranporth and within easy reach of Truro, Land's End, Exmoor, Westward Ho! and many of Cornwall's other favourite attractions. 

Weekly guide price:
£500 to £1200
Short breaks from £71 per night

2  |   1  |   2  |   Enquire  |   Yes

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

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

56.284644, -3.691197

This gorgeous period property, set in beautiful countryside a few miles from Gleneagles in central Scotland, is the kind of holiday home that you never want to leave. Enjoy lazy days by the heated outdoor pool, a glass of fizz in the hot tub or snuggle up in front of the roaring fire in the grand drawing room. Sleeping 15 guests in 6 bedrooms, the East Wing at Alexander House is perfect for extended family celebrations, gathering your friends together for a memorable weekend away, or simply indulging in a touch of luxury. With fantastic walks, gourmet restaurants, adventurous activities and family days out on offer nearby there is something for all the family here, and your four-legged friends are welcome too.    

Weekly guide price:
£4500 to £5500
Short breaks from £1500 per night

15  |   6  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

56.284644, -3.691197

Homely, luxurious and slightly quirky, this fabulous holiday home located in the heart of Scotland close to the village of Gleneagles, is a perfect rural retreat. Sleeping up to ten guests in four bedrooms, and with two kitchens, four bathrooms, a games room, hot tub and fantastic outdoor play area for the kids, The West Wing at Alexander House is ideal for two families or a group of friends looking to indulge in a slice of Scottish paradise. Two dogs are welcome. Short breaks are available all year round.    

Weekly guide price:
£3000 to £3500
Short breaks from £875 per night

10  |   4  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

52.729190, -4.062609

In an exceptional position overlooking the sea on the outskirts of the Welsh coastal town of Barmouth, this magnificent self-catering house is steeped in history and provides a great venue for large parties of twelve. Perfect for celebrating a special occasion (all male and female parties accepted) or just getting together with friends or family, Plas Mynach sits in the Snowdonia National Park, near Dolgellau and has a good range of pubs, shops and a Blue Flag beach within walking distance as well as fantastic water sports, cycling, walking, golf and an abundance of attractions for day trips out.

Weekly guide price:
£2400 to £4900
Short breaks from £600 per night

2-12  |   6  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

52.319617, -2.307795

Impress your family and delight your friends with a stay at Severn Manor. Built and furnished to host house parties over 150 years ago, this elegant Victorian Manor House is full of charm, with space for 28 adults (plus two children) to sleep in eleven bedrooms (eight in the house and three in the cottage). Amenities include four private acres of grounds, a games room, cinema room, formal dining room, restaurant-standard kitchen, and multiple reception rooms. It's in the rural Worcestershire village of Dunley, within walking distance of the village pub and easy reach of the River Severn, golf courses, country pursuits, and attractions like the West Midlands Safari Park. 

Weekly guide price:
£4999 to £8000
Short breaks from £1650 per night

28-30  |   8  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday

51.417263, 0.856911

North Barn is actually two comfortable properties on the Isle of Sheppey. Each holiday cottage sleeps six people in three bedrooms with beautiful views over fields and farmland towards the sea. Guests have use of the owner's 13 acres of land, and it's possible to walk from the cottages through the neighbouring farm to the coast. The barn is a mile from Eastchurch and only a short drive from Neats Court and Sheppey. With beaches, nature reserves, footpaths and cycling routes, the location is ideal for families all year round. 

Weekly guide price:
£480 to £975
Short breaks from £113 per night

6  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

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
Short breaks from £90 per night

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

52.090852, -1.492905

Bob's Burrow is a fantastic holiday home for families and extended families. It's on the quiet Winchcombe Farm on the outskirts of the Warwickshire village of Upper Tysoe in the north of the Cotswolds and sleeps nine people in four bedrooms with one being a self-contained studio apartment suiting teenagers or grandparents. The space is fantastic, with a stylish open-plan living area complemented by a huge deck with a hot tub, pond, enclosed garden, and a floating geodesic dome with a daybed, seating and a telescope. Warwick, Stratford-Upon-Avon and Royal Leamington Spa are all nearby and you're within easy reach of Bicester Designer Outlet, Blenheim Palace, Broadway Tower, and Stow-on-the-Wold. 

Weekly price:
Please enquire with owner
Short breaks from £570 per night

9  |   4  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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