I need to find 4 cottages (?) in UK in October for multi-family holiday...any suggestions please?!

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hairycaterpillar Fri 15-Feb-13 22:07:08

To celebrate my dads retirement he wants to take everyone away for a holiday somewhere in the UK. I have the task of finding somewhere that will suit my dad and mum...my sister and husband and her 3 teenagers...my brother and his partner and then my family 2 adults and 3 primary aged kids. I think he had in mind 4 cottages/chalets/houses all close together so we can be seperate but also pop in and out easily.

Open to any suggestions I am not getting very far trawling the internet!

ceeveebee Fri 15-Feb-13 22:10:58

Try this site - no specific properties I can recommend but we used this site for a large cottage and they were good:

www.groupaccommodation.com/ga-main.property.type.asp?proptypeId=7#.UR6yM7cgGc0

hairycaterpillar Fri 15-Feb-13 22:24:48

Thanks will have a wee look.

Ruprekt Fri 15-Feb-13 22:25:26

Center Parcs?

Bosinver in Cornwall www.bosinver.co.uk/

hairycaterpillar Fri 15-Feb-13 22:38:36

My sisters not to keen on Center Parcs sad
Bosinver is on my shortlist...it looks great and gets good reviews on MN!
ceeveebee that website looks really good,thanks.
I'm hoping I can put forward a shortlist and then let everyone fight it out ;)

WMDinthekitchen Fri 15-Feb-13 22:42:22
ProcrastinationStation Fri 15-Feb-13 22:42:49

www.piperdam.com/ have a look here, we stayed as a family (2 lodges) a few years ago, and it was beautiful! grin

ProcrastinationStation Fri 15-Feb-13 22:43:42

it is in Scotland (near Dundee) so maybe too far away?

portavadie

They have cottages and apartments here, the apartments have 3 double rooms in them (if memory serves) and also sofa beds. But even if you don't use sofa beds that's quite a lot of people housed!

It's beautiful, relaxing and plenty of wilderness exploring for teens and kids. Very family friendly

WMDinthekitchen Fri 15-Feb-13 22:46:17

Had some lovely family holidays here

www.applecrosstrust.org.uk/cottages.asp

BoringSchoolChoiceNickname Fri 15-Feb-13 22:47:43

If you've got money to burn then Portmeirion is fabulous.

hairycaterpillar Fri 15-Feb-13 22:50:31

Thanks all...my short list is becoming a long list lol!!

rumbelina Fri 15-Feb-13 22:53:11

I thunk its called springhill farm, near seahouses.

I've stayed here holiday-by-the-sea.co.uk/index.htm and it was great - just as you describe cottages close together on a farm. They only seem to be advertising 2 of the cottages, maybe worth phoning them to see if they can rent out 4?

BackforGood Fri 15-Feb-13 22:54:46

We spent several years staying (in sep cottages) like this with my brother and family on holidays - there are set ups like this all over the place - often where farms have converted out buildings into holiday lets.
Can you narrow it down to the area or areas you'd like to go to?
Once you've got an area, then it helps to narrow the search to a mangable number.

Wolfiefan Fri 15-Feb-13 22:55:24

English country cottages?

DeepRedBetty Fri 15-Feb-13 22:57:28

Did you know you can hire entire Youth Hostels off season? Have done us proud in the past. We had 60 people in one for Millenium New Year!

mummymeister Sat 16-Feb-13 10:38:41

try groupaccommodation.com or bigholidayhouse. we also stay here where there is a group of 7 or 8 cottages about 2 hours from Bristol. agree with backforgood you need to narrow down where you want to go first as there is loads out there of what you are looking for.

//www.monkhousehill.co.uk/
I havent been but it does look rather nice

floatinginthesea Mon 18-Feb-13 19:54:18

I can remember The General Store, Mill End Mitcheldean - it offers a variety of accommodation possibilities - the garden is great for kids and the hot tub is fab for the adults! We had a great 40th birthday - and even had the owners cater a dinner for us one evening. The New Forest is a great place to visit.

floatinginthesea Mon 18-Feb-13 19:54:29

I can remember The General Store, Mill End Mitcheldean - it offers a variety of accommodation possibilities - the garden is great for kids and the hot tub is fab for the adults! We had a great 40th birthday - and even had the owners cater a dinner for us one evening. The New Forest is a great place to visit.

KatyMac Mon 18-Feb-13 19:58:54

It's lovely here

Groovee Tue 19-Feb-13 12:39:48

www.broadgatefarmcottages.co.uk/

Can highly recommend these cottages x

Sleepyfergus Wed 20-Feb-13 09:06:57

What about here, just north of York? We're going for a weeks hols in a weeks time so can report back!

www.oldoakcottages.com/

Linleyblue Wed 20-Feb-13 15:13:27

Have a look at www.barshambarns.co.uk in Norfolk - 5 converted barns close to the coast with hot tub and games rooms. Fab interiors and lots to do locally. You can stay in one large barn or combine smaller ones.

gerbilsarefun Thu 21-Feb-13 11:59:25

Have a look at www.pilgrimsholidaycottages.co.uk/ Or www.cavesfarmbarns.co.uk/ We camped at this site a couple of years ago.

HTH

Bakingtins Sun 24-Feb-13 14:16:11

Clydey cottages in Pembrokeshire. We had the farmhouse and an adjoining cottage for my parents' ruby wedding, 8 adults and 6 kids. It has pool, games room, play areas indoor and outdoor, farm pets and visiting therapists for spa treatments. It's fab. No nightlife for the teens though, don't know if that's an advantage or a disadvantage!

AngelsWithSilverWings Sun 24-Feb-13 14:26:16

Not exactly cottages but really nice ( we go every year for Easter) Porth Veor Manor Hotel and Villas , Porth , Cornwall. All the villas are situated around a central swimming pool ( probably closed in October if cold).

Our family once took over every villa for a wedding and it worked really well.

Bakingtins Sun 24-Feb-13 14:28:24

Clydey cottages in Pembrokeshire. We had the farmhouse and an adjoining cottage for my parents' ruby wedding, 8 adults and 6 kids. It has pool, games room, play areas indoor and outdoor, farm pets and visiting therapists for spa treatments. It's fab. No nightlife for the teens though, don't know if that's an advantage or a disadvantage!

piemistress Sun 24-Feb-13 14:31:21

Sorry to hijack OP but am looking for similar but preferably in Dumfries and Galloway. Either one big house or three smaller ones together. Will check out some of the links.

FiveGoMadInDorset Sun 24-Feb-13 14:33:36

Only two but these are amazing www.dewlishholidays.co.uk/

Sleepyfergus Sun 24-Feb-13 16:40:05

Pie mistress, I have a fab place to recomend in D&G. Not at home at the mo but will post tonight.

piemistress Sun 24-Feb-13 16:42:28

Thank you!

FashionFail Sun 24-Feb-13 16:50:14

Tuckenhay Mill, in Devon. Loads of big and small cottages. Has indoor pools, snooker room, playroom for kids. Good eating pub a few hundred yards away.

Sleepyfergus Sun 24-Feb-13 19:52:32

Pie mistress - hmmm, very strange. I cannot find the place we stayed in which makes me think its not being used as a rental property anymore. It we called Craigie Knowes, and was in a place called Rockcliffe. Rockcliffe is very sweet. A dead end that ends in a beach, 10 min walk to a pub that caters for all (ie kids) and very pretty. Shop 10 mins away, Tesco a bit further afield. We stayed there for New Year in 2010 and it was a lovely luxurious house that slept 10 (although we had 13 as a few babies between us). So sorry! But can still recommend Rockcliffe and that area!

Sleepyfergus Sun 24-Feb-13 20:23:54

When i say 'dead end' I mean the road doesn't go any further! Not that it's a dump or suchlike!!!

piemistress Sun 24-Feb-13 20:53:04

Thanks sleepy, will have à google. The area is,fab for kids and we (3 families) are keen to go back!

Sleepyfergus Sun 24-Feb-13 22:47:57

Try this site anyway - this is who we booked that house through at the time. We've used them a few times and they're excellent.

Maybe something suitable for you?

www.lhhscotland.com/

piemistress Sun 24-Feb-13 22:48:58

Thanks so much!

Red Doors farm cottages, near Honiton, Devon. www.reddoors.co.uk

6 cottages to rent of varying size. Looks wonderful. 5 star facilities including indoor pool.

Have a great time wherever you go

heidihole Sun 24-Feb-13 23:18:03

Where in the UK do you want OP? What about www.tullochfarm.co.uk

Tranquility for your parents
Egg collecting for the primary age kids
Table football for the teens smile

PartyFops Sun 24-Feb-13 23:22:06

Look up pennance barns, Falmouth.

I think you can also look at countryview cottages and there are a few developments.

We stayed at pennance barns last month and it was great. (Blackthorns)

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