10 of our best large cottages for 2019


Spending time with friends and family over Christmas will no doubt get you talking about what 2019 has in store. Now is a great time to start planning big celebrations, family gatherings and reunions with friends and booking early, means you get the pick of some of our most spectacular properties. Gather everyone under one roof and choose from our collection of large cottages for group holidays.

The Old Manor House, Derbyshire

This private country house could make the ultimate destination for celebrating your mum and dad’s wedding anniversary, Gran’s 80th, or you could even book it up for next Christmas. With its own hot tub, cinema, tennis court, games room and 8 bedrooms sleeping 22+2 it’s a dream holiday. That’s not all, set in 1.5 acres, the gorgeous gardens offer plenty of space for little ones to let off some steam, and with a summerhouse and BBQ you’ll be all set when the sun shines.

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Poltair Holiday Retreat, Cornwall

Poltair holiday retreat is new to our collection, after the owners of Poltair holiday barn extended their business in beautiful Cornwall. Perfect for all kinds of group holidays, but it definitely lends itself to hen dos. Decorated to a luxury standard, any bride-to-be will feel special here. The main attraction for a hen do, are the spa facilities and treatments which can be arranged with the owner. On site you will find a hot tub, games rooms, BBQ lodge and patio with a cute summerhouse and a play area for children. If there is more than 12 of you, why not book the two properties together!

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Melpies House and Hayloft, Sussex

When booking a break with a large group it’s important to make sure the property you choose meets everyone’s requirements. With an outside swimming pool, large children’s play area, indoor games room and a hot tub available for hire, Melpies House and Hayloft in Sussex, definitely ticks all the right boxes. Sleeping 12 people in the main house plus a further 4 in the hayloft, it’s ideal if your group includes a couple of different families, or older children who might enjoy having the hayloft to themselves. The beautiful brick property sits at the end of a long driveway in the quintessential village of Burwash with connections to Rudyard Kipling!

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Felin Newydd House, Wales

Set within 50 acres of land, this former hunting lodge is the perfect place for a grand get-together. Both the Brecon Beacons and the Black Mountains are nearby, offering miles of walks and natural beauty, while Hay-on-Wye, famous for its literature festival, is just six miles away. Alongside the nine luxurious bedrooms on offer, guests can kick back and unwind in the lounge, billiards room, drawing room, library or morning room, completely with a log fire. Country sport days can be arranged, as well as a maid service so that you can truly relax.

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Greengates at the Water’s Edge, Cornwall

How does private access to the local beach sound? Greengates at the Water’s Edge in Cornwall overlooks Downderry beach with steps from the bottom of the garden right on to the sandy beach. Perfect for families with children! You won’t have to worry about long walks home at the end of the day or sandy feet in the car. The property offers beautiful sea views which you can enjoy from several of the bedrooms, or with a good book from the conservatory or swaying gently on the garden swing.

Lowgill, Dorset

Lowgill in Dorset

A real Dorset gem, Lowgill has something for everyone, whether you’re planning your next family get together or organising a reunion with your friends, 2019 is a year for big celebrations. Sitting within classic English rolling hills, Lowgill is a charming country retreat, which has been beautifully decorated and maintains lots of original features. Its idyllic Worth Matravers location sets it just 1 mile from the coastline where you can explore beaches and clifftops, and there are plenty of footpaths crisscrossing the Purbeck Hills too. Wander past the abandoned Winspit Quarry, take a challenging walk to pretty Chapman's Pool, and make a visit to the seaside resort of Swanage.

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Portmore Grange, Devon

The biggest property in our collection, sleeping 24 people across 10 bedrooms, Portmore Grange is the ultimate property for accommodating a large group. With a hot tub, games room with its own bar, BBQ hut, huge garden and an open fire place for cosying up in front of, there is plenty here for all kinds of groups. Featuring four-poster beds, wing backed chairs and balconies that overlook well-kept gardens, you can well and truly live like a royal at Portmore Grange. If you have a big celebration in 2019 then this is the perfect way to the make the occasion extra special.

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Castle Wing, Ayrshire and Arran

If you are looking to stay somewhere a bit different for your group holiday, then Castle Wing could be the perfect property for you. Complete with six bedrooms and five bathrooms, this grand property is an ideal base for any large parties looking to explore Scotland, with both the vibrant city of Glasgow and the sandy beaches at Ayrshire being just a short drive away. Castle Wing has been finished to an extremely high standard with a stunning interior and 600 acres of land to enjoy, along with a games room, fishing on site and an open fire to relax next to after a long day.

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Sharperton Lodge, Somerset

This luxurious modern lodge sits in the heart of the Somerset countryside, close to the well-known town of Glastonbury. One of the biggest draws of this property are the stunning, far reaching views across lush green fields where farm animals will often be seen grazing. There’s even a covered balcony where you can still enjoy the views if the weather lets you down. If you really want to put your feet up, you can arrange to have an evening meal delivered to your door, or Sunday lunch in the nearby pub. The lodge is ideal for families, offering an outside area with BBQ, children’s sandpit, small ride-on toys and swing ball and badminton are also available. If you want to bring your bike, there are lockable farm sheds on site for storage.

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Posted by Hannah on 15th October 2019