Looking for a memorable way to celebrate a special occasion or family reunion with your nearest and dearest? Our cheap large holiday homes are perfect for gathering everyone together - without the hefty price tag! Choose from luxury manors complete with tennis courts, swimming pools and hot tubs or a cosy barn conversion with a traditional open fire and plenty of outdoor space. The choice is all yours.


Maybe you're a large family on a budget looking to find a property. Well, you've landed in the right place. With thousands of fantastic big cottages to choose from, there's bound to be the ideal family bolthole waiting for you. We’ll even help you to find a large holiday house tailored to your family’s needs. 


From ensuring safety gates and cribs are ready, to enclosed gardens and games rooms for the kids to play safely - we’ll make sure everything runs as smoothly as possible. All that's left for you to decide is where.



Best locations to stay for a large group

With so many great places in the UK to visit, it can be difficult to make your decision. Here are our top five locations for large groups and family holidays. 


Best for: Visiting the town and enjoying its nightlife


How about gathering a group of friends for a short stay in Cheshire? The town of Chester is renowned for its excellent opportunities for retail therapy, as well as its many bars and restaurants. It’s also a popular place for hen and stag parties, so if you’re in the middle of planning one, it’s definitely worth a look. You can even enjoy a day at the races - so bring your best dresses and suits!

Lake District

Best for: Groups with keen walkers and mountain climbers


If you and your pals love nothing more than a good walking holiday, then a visit to the Lake District should be next on your list. While the walks might not be as challenging as some of the peaks in Wales or Scotland, there’s still an abundance of excellent routes to challenge you. 


Best for: Making sandcastles by the seaside


Many of us have fond memories of family seaside holidays so why not carry on the tradition? Cornwall is home to some of the best beaches in the UK, as well as the World Heritage Jurassic Coast. While you’re there, make sure to try an authentic Cornish pasty or a delicious cone of Cornish ice cream by the beach.


Best for: Exploring the Yorkshire Dales and the county’s rich history


For a relaxing break away with your friends or family, try Yorkshire. This historic county is best known for its Viking and Roman heritage, as well as the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. Choose a big holiday cottage in its peaceful countryside or book a spacious townhouse near the city of York for a bit more hustle and bustle!

North Wales

Best for: Discovering dramatic natural landscapes


The dramatic landscape of North Wales offers the perfect base for walking groups, but there’s also plenty for big families to enjoy too. With lots of activity centres dotted along the Snowdonia National Park, your group can enjoy a weekend of zip-wires, surfing lessons and mountain climbing!




Frequent questions


Why book a large holiday home with Big Cottages?


At Big Cottages, we connect you with a massive selection of large holiday cottages across Britain. By booking with us, you’ll get exclusive access to discounts and a best price guarantee.


Do you have pet-friendly group accommodation?


Yes! We offer plenty of dog-friendly properties across the UK. Look out for the paw-print symbol on each of our cottage descriptions to find out more.


Do you have special cottage offers available?


We offer a best-price guarantee for all our Big Cottages customers. Often, we’ll also apply special offers and discounts to properties - so it’s always worth taking a look.


When can I check in to my holiday cottage?


The check-in time for most properties is between 3pm and 4pm. This can vary though, so we’ll send you your specific check-in and check-out details via email as soon as you book your chosen cottage.


Are your big cottages family-friendly?


Yes, we’ve got plenty of family-friendly cottages already set up for your arrival. Be sure to let us know if you have any specific requirements, and we’ll get in touch with the cottage owner to ensure your needs are met.


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