There's no better way to enjoy spending quality time with a group of friends than hiring a big cottage for a fun-filled break. But travelling with a large group doesn't mean you have to compromise on style, comfort or luxury. At Big Cottages, we've got holiday cottages for groups of all sizes across England and Wales, and further afield.
Planning a big group holiday cottage getaway means you can explore the local area at your own pace and spend time with your favourite people. We have lots of large cottages that can cater to any special occasion or group holiday. Choose a chic townhouse in a vibrant city where you can shop by day and party by night. Or, if you prefer the quiet life then head out to the countryside and make yourself at home in a charming barn conversion with sprawling grounds.
If there's one luxury amenity that's a must-have for any fun-filled break, it's a private hot tub. Choose from pretty lodges with hot tubs nestled amongst the trees or a cosy seaside cottage with a bubbling hot tub that boasts sweeping views along the coastline. No matter what kind of large property with a private hot tub you're looking for, Big Cottages has something for you!
Best locations for a large cottage
There are a diverse range of large cottages with hot tubs across the UK, from John O'Groats to Land's End to the White Cliffs of Dover.
1. Brecon Beacons
Best for: Caves and castles
Above ground the Brecon Beacons boasts pretty landscapes, old castles, shimmering lakes and magical woods. Below ground, the Welsh national park has a network of caves and old industrial mines hidden beneath the surface.
Place to stay: Onnen Fawr Barn is a traditional, luxury home that sleeps 11 and has a beautiful open-air hot tub.
Place to eat nearby: The White House is a stunning pet-friendly hotel with a restaurant in the sunny conservatory.
2. Isle of Wight
Best for: Island getaway
Hop on a ferry and head to the Isle of Wight and you could be excused for thinking you've arrived in the sunny Mediterranean. The sunny island and its golden beaches rival any European holiday destination!
Place to stay: Little Northcourt is a historic house built in 1615 for the deputy governor of the island. With a hot tub, games room and function room, it's ideal for a hen party weekend or a special celebration.
Place to eat nearby: Set in a thatched 16th century cottage, The Sun Inn is a pretty pub with a large garden and beautiful sea views.
Best for: History and hiking
Set in the heart of England, Oxfordshire offers beautiful areas of countryside as well as fascinating and historic cities. Spend the morning hiking in the hills before touring medieval architecture and prestigious universities in the afternoon.
Place to stay: Beggars Barn sleeps up to 30 guests and offers lots of on-site fun with an outdoor swimming pool, hot tub, gym and large gardens.
Place to eat nearby: The Duck on the Pond is a charming pub that sits on the edge of the Cotswolds.
Best for: Countryside charm
There's something for everyone in Norfolk thanks to its sprawling beaches, quaint seaside resorts, historic towns and cities, vast forests, and tranquil waterways.
Place to stay: Pillar Box House is an idyllic timber-framed cottage sleeping eight tucked away in a quiet hamlet in the depths of the Norfolk countryside.
Place to eat nearby: Number 24 Restaurant uses local produce to create delightful dishes in a Grade II listed setting.
Best for: Adventure
Discover beautiful countryside and enjoy all England and Scotland has to offer when you visit Northumberland; the gateway to adventure in the north and south of the UK.
Place to stay: Strathmore is a grand home that is steeped in history and now oozes luxury, with five bedrooms and a private hot tub. There's plenty of space for any large holiday group.
Place to eat nearby: Famed for its Sunday lunch, The Percy Arms is a cosy pub nestled in the Cheviot Hills.