There’s never a better time than when the whole family is together, so why not book a special break for everyone? Here at Big Cottages, our five bedroom holiday cottages are ideal for celebrations and big family gatherings. With thousands of quality cottages at your fingertips, planning the perfect break couldn’t be any easier.


Whether you’re after a cosy barn conversion with a roaring open fire and outdoor hot tub, or perhaps luxury country houses complete with games rooms and tennis courts - we’ve got so many for you to choose from. Of course, we don’t expect you to scroll for hours through each and every one - our team is always on hand to help you pick the right holiday home for the occasion. We’ll also make sure you find cottages with all those added extras, including en-suites, ground-floor bedrooms and sea views.


Our many cottages are dotted all across the UK. From the sunny southern shores of Devon and Cornwall, to the dramatic landscapes of the Scottish Highlands - there’s something for everyone.


Best locations for a 5-bedroom holiday cottage


If you’re looking for some holiday inspiration, then here’s our shortlist of the best locations for a five-bedroom holiday cottage in the UK.



St. Ives


Location: Cornwall


The soft sands and aquamarine coastlines of St. Ives in Cornwall are gorgeous enough to rival tropical beauty spots across the world. Best known for its glorious beaches and excellent surf, the town is perfect for those who love nothing more than being beside the seaside. From sea safaris to surfing classes, there’s plenty to keep everyone entertained here.


Place to stay: The luxurious Boscarne is ideal for large groups of friends of family to enjoy time together by the seaside.


Best activity: Head over to the St. Ives Surf School for expert classes on the waves. There’s also kayaking and paddleboarding expeditions to be enjoyed, too.






Location: North Wales


Yet another beautiful coastal region, although this time a little further up north. Located in North Wales, the isle of Anglesey is an excellent spot for families and groups who want to take it easy by the seaside. Make sure to take a stroll along the Anglesey Coastal Path, a scenic trail that spans over 140 miles around the whole island. 


Place to stay: Sleeping up to 10 people, Dol Fraint is a spacious family-friendly holiday home complete with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. 


Best activity: Visit the mighty Beaumaris Castle to discover the rich history of this popular seaside region.






Location: Gloucestershire


A hidden gem among the more bustling towns of the Cotswolds, Cirencester is a historic market town in the picturesque county of Gloucestershire. Often referred to as the ‘Capital of the Cotswolds’, you’ll find a lovely selection of parks, boutique shops and cafes. Cirencester remains very much a market town to this day, with regular markets from local traders still taking place each week. 


Place to stay: Spinney Falls House is a unique and spacious self catering holiday home just outside the town of Cirencester.


Best activity: Spend an afternoon in the large and impressive gardens of the Elemental Sculpture Park.






Location: Yorkshire

The bustling seaside town of Whitby in North Yorkshire is an excellent base for a traditional beachside holiday. One of the best aspects of Whitby is that it allows you to enjoy the coast, but still have the inland beauty of the North York Moors just a short car journey away. Excellent for those who can’t decide between coast or country for their next break!

Place to stay: Albany House is a charming Georgian townhouse, located right in the heart of Whitby town.


Best activity: While away the day making sandcastles on the popular and family-friendly Whitby Beach.






Location: Cumbria


Keswick is a pretty market town located in the gorgeous setting of the Lake District National Park. Surrounded by mountains and with the glassy lake of Derwentwater to the south, it's a perfect place to both relax and explore. From breweries and boat tours to lakeside theatres and restaurants, this delightful corner of the national park offers plenty for its guests to discover. 


Place to stay: Situated right in the town of Keswick, Ullscroft is a spacious pet-friendly cottage sleeping up to nine guests.


Best activity: Take a walk around the glittering Derwentwater Lake, where you’ll find plenty of excellent spots for a tasty picnic.


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