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Superb Holiday Cottages & Ideal Large Houses That Sleep 12

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Big gatherings whether it’s all of your extended family or friends can be a special experience. What makes it even better is if it’s a holiday. However, sometimes it can be difficult to find holiday cottages that sleep 12 or more. That’s why we have saved you the hard work and are going to look at 21 houses that can accommodate that many people. These big cottages each have their own unique taste and offer a totally different experience; there are also houses here to cover all budgets and needs that your party might have.

Lodges & Cottages for 12 People or More

  • COLDEN WATER

    Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire Dales

    From £165 per Night. BEDROOMS: 6. SLEEPS: 12 . PETS: No. Situated in the South Yorkshire Dales this detached cottage provides a warm, cosy and secluded feel to those staying at the lodge. It sleeps a total of 12 people across the 6 bedrooms in the lodge. Set out over two floors you’ll find it the perfect place to relax in the evenings with the living area being home to a wood burner fire and you’ll even get your own private hot tub. AMENITIES: Open fire, Enclosed Garden, Washing Machine, Smoke Free, Private Hot Tub.

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  • THE LONG VIEW

    Heptonstall, Yorkshire Dales

    From £228 per Night. BEDROOMS: 6. SLEEPS: 14. PETS: No. This former farmhouse has been immaculately renovated and furnished into a spacious holiday house that can accommodate 14 people. Set out over two floors, it overlooks the neighbouring farmland and offers the perfect balance of privacy and seclusion. There are also additional comforts such as a hot tub and a wood burning stove as well as a panoramic view over the nearby valleys. AMENITIES: Open Fire, Private Hot Tub, Wifi, Off Road Parking, Smoke Free.

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  • THE BOTHY

    Wildboarclough, Peak District

    From £236 per Night. BEDROOMS: 6. SLEEPS: 12. PETS: Yes. This stunning stone-terrace cottage is nestled in the heart of the Peak District National Park enjoying views of the rolling countryside. Walking up to the property you’ll notice it’s on a gated courtyard and set out over a total of two floors. Over these two floors you’ll be able to accommodate a party of 12 comfortably. The owners of The Bothy also allow guests staying at the lodge to bring along a pet with them. AMENITIES: Hot Tub, Open Fire, Wifi, Dishwasher, Ground Floor Accommodation. .

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  • RAMSHORN ESTATE

    Oakamoor, Staffordshire

    From £167 per Night. BEDROOMS: 6. SLEEPS: 12. PETS: Yes. Among the beautiful lodges located at this retreat is Woodlands 6.This two storey lodge can sleep a total of 12 people and you can even take two pets along with you. It balances a modern yet contemporary open plan design with a spacious living room complete with a wood burner fire. You’ll also find an upstairs terrace that is home to the outdoor hot tub that guests can enjoy exclusively. AMENITIES: Woodland Location, Hot Tub, Cycling, Climbing, Caving, Patio, BBQ.

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  • THE OLD FARMHOUSE

    Westhope, Shropshire

    From £204 per Night. BEDROOMS: 6. SLEEPS: 12. PETS: Some lodges pet friendly. This beautiful barn conversion is part of five lodges that make up Westhope County Retreats and is located on the owners’ 250 acre farm in the beautiful countryside of Shropshire. It can accommodate a total of 12 people across 6 immaculately furnished and spacious bedrooms. The owners of these lodges also permit guests staying at the farmhouse to bring a pet along with them. AMENITIES: Indoor heated swimming pool, Gym, Jacuzzi, Sauna and Steam room, Takeaway, Boathouse bar and restaurant, Children’s play area, Amusements arcade, Shop, Boat launch facilities and a marina.

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  • SOMERWOOD

    Ribchester, Cumbria & The Lake District

    From £332 per Night. BEDROOMS: 8. SLEEPS: 16. PETS: No. This premier cottage is that big and spacious it can sleep a staggering 16 people across the eight bedrooms. It is set in its own secluded grounds in the rolling countryside of Cumbria and The Lake District. There is plenty to do inside the cottage including a cinema room and a billiards room complete with a full size snooker table. There is also an outdoor hot tub located near the stables in the rear garden of the property. AMENITIES: Cinema and Games room, Private hot tub, Open Fire.

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  • OAK BANK FARM

    Ribchester, Cumbria & The Lake District

    From £281 per Night. BEDROOMS: 6 . SLEEPS: 14. PETS: No. This three storey lodge has enough space to accommodate a total party size of 14. It is located near the quiet village of Ribchester in the countryside of Cumbria. In addition to the bedrooms, living areas and kitchen, you’ll also find a fully stocked library, a pool table, table football and much more. There is also an outdoor hot tub that offers the perfect way to relax at the end of the busy day. AMENITIES: Includes a library and a games room, Private hot tub, Open Fire.

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  • THE STABLES

    Knighton, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay

    From £112 per Night. BEDROOMS: 5. SLEEPS: 12. PETS: No. This stunning barn conversion is located in the beautiful countryside of Mid Wales near to the market town of Knighton. Set out over three floors it sits on the doorstep of many beautiful and famous walking routes including Offas Dyke. There are a total of five bedrooms in this property sleeping a total of 12 people between them accompanied by three bathrooms. AMENITIES: Private hot tub, Wi-Fi inclusive, Outside patio furniture.

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  • THE BARN

    Southleigh, near Beer, Devon

    From £258 per Night. BEDROOMS: 6. SLEEPS: 14. PETS: Yes. This open plan former barn sleeps a total of 14 people across the six bedrooms and is located in the south of England in the countryside of Devon. In the spacious open plan living area you’ll find comfy sofas, an open fire as well as a pool table and table football. Outside of the property is patio furniture perfect for alfresco dining as well as a private hot tub exclusively for the use of guests. AMENITIES: Pool table and table football, Outdoor hot tub.

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  • NAIRN

    Braunton, Devon

    From £222 per Night. BEDROOMS: 6. SLEEPS: 12. PETS: Yes. This beautiful detached house that from the outside looks like a mansion is situated in North Devon amongst the rolling countryside. Inside the house a total of 12 people can sleep across the 6 beautifully furnished and spacious bedrooms. There is also a games room that comes complete with a pool table and table tennis. Additionally, going outside of the property you’ll be welcomed by a luxurious outdoor hot tub. AMENITIES: Games room, Outdoor hot tub.

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  • LOWER TUNDRIDGE COTTAGE

    Suckley near Malvern, Worcestershire

    From £269 per Night. BEDROOMS: 6. SLEEPS: 16. PETS: No. This stunning detached farmhouse has a upside down design meaning the communal areas of the property are found on the upper floors and bedrooms on the lower floors. A total of 16 people can stay at this property and it is located in the rural countryside of Worcestershire. There are also creature comforts included with this property such as a wood burner fire and a private outdoor hot tub. AMENITIES: Wi-Fi inclusive, Private hot tub, Open Fire..

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  • WORCESTER LODGE

    Coleford, Gloucestershire

    From £157 per Night. BEDROOMS: 5. SLEEPS: 12. PETS: Yes. This is one of the most historical lodges that sleep 12, located in the whole of the Forest of Dean, an area of beauty in the county of Gloucestershire. It can accommodate a total of 12 people across the five bedrooms that make up the lodge. It has been immaculately furnished and offers the perfect balance of seclusion and privacy. Guests also get exclusive use of an outdoor hot tub. AMENITIES: Beaches nearby, Outdoor hot tub, Wooden decking, Nature trails nearby, Wi-Fi access, Watersport activities, Nature reserves.

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  • SUIDHE LODGE

    Kincraig, Aviemore

    From £239 per Night. BEDROOMS: 6. SLEEPS: 15. PETS: Yes. This beautiful Victorian lodge is located in the heart of the picturesque Scottish Highlands. It sits between the village of the Kincraig and the Cairngorm and Monadliath mountain ranges. It sleeps a total of 15 people across the six bedrooms that make up the property as well as being pet friendly, as long as your pet is well behaved. Creature comforts include a private hot tub and a cosy wood burner fire. AMENITIES: Open Fire, Private hot tub.

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Large houses with a swimming pool

Many of the holiday cottages for twelve we’ve looked at today can not only sleep a dozen people or more but come with their very own private swimming pool. Guests staying at these lodges have the swimming pool to themselves all day and all night.

  • TREETOPS

    Govilon, South Wales & Pembrokeshire

    From £264 per Night. BEDROOMS: 7. SLEEPS: 17. PETS: No. The elevated position of this beautiful house provides the 17 guests staying at the property stunning panoramic views over the nearby Brecon Beacons National Park in South Wales. There are a total of 7 immaculately furnished bedrooms that are located across the three floors. The house also comes with private use of an indoor swimming pool as well as hot tub located outside of the property. AMENITIES: Private hot tub, Swimming pool, Open fire.

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What To Expect

The properties we have looked at today can cater for all occasions. It might be that your extended family will want to all meet up once a year and enjoy some bonding time. Alternatively, these are also perfect for stag or hen weekends. Typically you can expect additional extras when booking these lodges. These can be games rooms, cinemas rooms or even indoor swimming pools ideal for large groups with varying interests or an excuse to come together for a day or evening of fun. These properties strike the perfect balance between space and luxury. These large houses are all located in rural areas meaning you can get away from the hustle and bustle of modern day life and opt to enjoy indoor or outdoor fun. Large family groups or friends tend to opt for these types of properties in addition to business groups for team bonding and activities. In addition, you can expect to be treated to absolutely stunning views across areas of beauty such as the Cairngorms or the Brecon Beacons.

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Last Words

Each of the houses we’ve looked at today not only cater for 12 people or more but also have their own private outdoor hot tub. After a busy day of exploring the local countryside and mountainous terrain this is the perfect way to unwind, relax and enjoy the sun setting over the rolling countryside. As an added bonus quite a number of these beautiful large houses we’ve looked at today also allow you to bring your pet along to share the experience with. For loads more hideaways across the UK visit our homepage.