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.
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.
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.
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.
Cosy and welcoming, this holiday cottage can accommodate parties of up to nine guests and is located close to all the amenities that the pretty market town of Bishops Castle has to offer. Shops, restaurants, pubs and excellent walks are all on the doorstep and Shropshire's many attractions are within easy reach.
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.
Tucked away discretely on the edge of Wainfleet All Saints near Skegness, Northolme Hall is an elegant Georgian country mansion house that is ideal for large gatherings of family and friends. Sleeping twenty one guests in eleven bedrooms, it includes a separate cottage for grandparents or guests who want their own space. Northolme Hall has all the features of a top quality country hotel, including indoor heated pool, all-weather tennis court, and extensive gardens, with the benefit of complete privacy. Surrounded by glorious countryside and with fantastic beaches such as Skegness and Cleepthorpes just a short drive away, Northolme Hall is within an easy walk of the villages amenities including a supermarket and train station. Lincoln, Grantham, Mablethopre, Gainsborough and Sleaford are all accessible by car, making Northolme Hall the ideal base for a self-catering holiday in Lincolnshire.
Sitting on an organic farm, this beautifully presented cottage is just perfect for escaping away from it all and enjoying a tranquil valley setting abundant with wildlife on the fringes of Exmoor's stunning National Park. Offering a taste of country life, wonderful walks and plenty of attractions within easy reach (including the coast with the golden sandy beaches of Woolacombe and Croyde within fifteen miles), this is a wonderful retreat for discovering the beauty of North Devon and a true dream for children and adults alike.
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.
Pack up the kids, the grandparents and the dogs and head to Lambton Cottage in Bakewell. This fantastic holiday property easily sleeps up to ten guests in five bedrooms, making it perfect for groups who want to holiday in the Peak District National Park. It is in within walking distance of excellent pubs and restaurants like The Manners and Juniper, but the kitchen is so spacious and well-equipped that self-catering is never a chore. With Buxton, Chatsworth House, the Monsal Trail and Thornbridge Brewery all nearby, and a wealth of wonderful footpaths and cycling trails leading virtually from the front door, there is every reason to love your stay at Lambton Cottage.
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.
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.