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Big houses for luxury family holidays

Kate W 31 October 2020

I sustain myself with the love of family. - Maya Angelou

Treat yourself and your family to a UK break to remember in one of our luxury large properties. 

Family means different things to different people. Perhaps you’re getting together for a group getaway full of uncles, aunties, nieces and distant relations; maybe you’re planning a trip just you and your siblings; or possibly your family holiday will be made up of the closest of friends you’ve made and kept over the years.

Whoever you’re travelling with, be sure to pick out an amazing holiday property where you and your family can enjoy an unforgettable UK break.

Our collection of family-friendly large properties offer up an amazing range of amenities and special extras to entertain you and your guests – especially useful if you are travelling with little ones in tow!

Uncover a UK destination where you can enjoy a luxury family holiday – pick out a cottage with a swimming pool, a property right by the coast, or accommodation complete with a children’s games room perfect for a luxury holiday with kids.

If you’d like more choice, you’ll soon find a great base for half term a big summer getaway or Christmas cottage in our full collection of large luxury family-friendly houses in the UK.

Oakfield | Somerset

  • Sleeps 16
  • Family fun in the playroom, games room and gym
  • Hot tub with views across the gardens

Oakfield holiday cottage in Somerset

This grand mansion complete with a playroom, games room, and gym offers up an indulgent luxury getaway for a group of family or friends travelling to Somerset for a much-needed break, whether on a half-term break or festive escape. Welcoming 16 and two dogs, it’s the perfect escape for luxury holidays with kids as you can all get together to play in the children’s playroom and let the kids enjoy discovering all the toys. There’s even an outdoor swing set and climbing frame where little ones can play make-believe while parents watch from the bubbling hot tub.

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Chalross | Dorset

  • Sleeps 10 + 2 dogs
  • A playroom and bunk room for children

Chalross family-friendly cottages Dorset

Another exquisite luxury family escape with a wonderful playroom, Chalross is right by the coast with a sandy beach less than a mile away for everyone to make the most of. Ten people and two dogs are welcome - soak up the summer sun or go for a brisk winter walk before returning to this stylish coastal retreat to warm up with underfloor heating and a toasty wood burner. This escape would be a particular favourite among walkers and adventurers with local nature reserves and the Purbeck Hills awaiting exploration.

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Sheafhayne Manor | Devon

Sheafhayne Manor large property Devon

This large and luxurious holiday getaway has ample room for an amazing 24 guests to sleep in its exquisite bedrooms, ideal for big family reunions. Impress your guests with the wood-panelled walls, elegant furnishings and magnificent facilities found throughout. The youngsters of the group can enjoy the climbing frame, race about on the lawns or hang out in the children’s lounge, teens can retreat to the games room for table tennis, air hockey and table football, while the grown-ups can indulge in a dip in the pool or gather to catch up in the magnificent lounge.

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Strawberry Wood Barn | Brecon Beacons

Strawberry Wood Barn large holiday cottage brecon beacons

A playroom, trampoline and outdoor play equipment all ensure children have plenty to keep them well-entertained during their holiday to Wales. This luxury large property also provides an elegant restful space for up to 11 guests to relax on their break while surrounded by seemingly endless Brecon Beacons views. During Easter and the summer holidays, sit out on the lawn and enjoy a family BBQ together amidst beautiful scenery.

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Stafford House | Devon

Stafford House large family-firnedly cottage devon

The indoor swimming pool is the real showpiece of this luxurious escape which welcomes 12 guests and two dogs. Indulge in morning swims and evening soaks before taking a dip in the hot tub or stepping foot inside the sauna. Of course, there’s plenty here for children too! This coastal Devon cottage is right by Westward Ho! where a sandy beach with arcades, cafes, go-karts and the chance for surfing lessons awaits. 

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The Rusty Barn | Gloucestershire

The Rusty Barn accommodation for large groups Gloucestershire

This quirky structure is an unforgettable place for a luxury family holiday, whether you visit during February half term for a much-needed indulgent break or decide to visit during the summer, it’s a wonderful getaway for everyone. Ten guests and two dogs can stay at this family-friendly large property, where table football, a hot tub and sauna ensure a relaxing getaway all year round.

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The House by the Lake | Cotswolds

The House by the Lake Cotswolds accommodation for big groups

Floor-to-ceiling windows looking right onto one of the famous Cotswolds lakes is the real draw of this luxury large cottage welcoming eight guests. Stay in this beautiful holiday home in a scenic corner of the UK for endless water sports with the kids who’ll enjoy days out and about in the fresh air learning new skills and having daily adventures.

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The Colloquy | Herefordshire

The Colloquy accommoddation herefordshire big groups

Escape on a luxury holiday with the kids to this beautiful large family property sleeping 16 guests. The interior of this property is restful and stylish and there are lovely outdoor spaces to enjoy too. The cinema room is the perfect space for a family film night and the squash court is the perfect place to get competitive – badminton and table tennis are available too. Meanwhile, the heated outdoor swimming pool, sauna and hot tub offer that touch of indulgence for the grown-ups – perfect for Christmas breaks or trips during February half term.

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Port An Eilean | Perth and Kinross

Scotland big house for family

Magnificent is the only way to describe this family-friendly Scottish holiday property for big groups, with its exquisite interior and fantastic loch views. Play the piano while gazing out over Loch Tummel if you’re musical or head to the bar for evening drinks together. A wonderfully expansive outdoor area that includes a tennis court is a great space for kids to explore and you could even hire a boat and head out on the loch for real Scottish adventure while staying in this large luxury getaway.

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The Hop Pickers Oast And Barn – Appledore | Kent

The Hop Pickers large house for big groups

Stylish inside and out, this luxury family-friendly escape in the heart of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty welcomes up to 25 people and two dogs to stay – everybody in the family is invited! A boating lake with a rowing boat, children’s splash pool, games room with pool table, dartboard and table football, and a children’s outdoor play area with swings, slides and trampoline fill this place with wonderful things to do for the whole family, ensuring everyone will have a memorable getaway to this luxury holiday cottage. There’s even a BBQ and pizza oven so that you and all your guests can enjoy big outdoor dinners together.

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All the large luxury family houses on this list offer something special and are great options for families travelling with kids. Enjoy a wonderful group getaway with lots of adventure and beautiful places to inspire children, exciting fun attractions to visit, and excellent on-site facilities so adults and children can get the most out of their UK family holiday.

Keep searching for your perfect large cottage in our full collection of luxury family-friendly houses in the UK… 

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Disclaimer: Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information at the time of writing, please ensure you check carefully before making any decisions based on the contents within this article.

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