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If you have ever browsed the internet for large holiday cottages, complete with swimming pool, hot tub and games room but felt it’s a luxury you couldn’t justify, then here’s a thought: Ever considered sharing the cost with another family?

Holiday Cottage Compare investigates the benefits of splitting the price of a holiday rental with family or friends, in order to book the perfect family escape.

Rent a large holiday cottage with a games room and swimming pool

Or hot tub. Tennis court. Or even a croquet lawn!

Generally speaking, the larger the holiday rental, the more facilities it is likely to have on offer.

Whereas a standard cottage that sleeps four in two bedrooms will be lucky to have a hot tub, a larger cottage sleeping 8 or more people is far more likely to come equipped with everything you will need to keep your whole party entertained. Including more communal areas, much larger kitchens and lounges as well as outside space.

Upsize this to properties sleeping 12 or more and you can often find some pretty luxurious features such as two hot tubs; a dedicated home cinema or a huge billiard room.

We even have holiday cottages with dedicated disco rooms and space to land helicopters!

Sharing the cost of a larger property with another family can mean that your holiday rental will come equipped with everything you hoped for – and more.

Plus more than enough space to ensure that you don’t get under each other’s feet.

Games rooms holiday cottages provide perfect wet weather entertainment

Wherever you choose to holiday in the UK, it makes sense to consider wet weather options in advance of your stay – even in the height of summer.

Inclement weather can end up adding a significant amount to the cost your holiday if there’s little else to do in the immediate area, without having to pay for several seats at the cinema.

Which is where a larger holiday cottage with a games room or home cinema can really help save you some money.

Combining your holiday with another family not only means there are more kids to keep each other entertained, it also means that on site games rooms, swimming pools or cinemas can be a huge asset if it starts to pour it down.

Consider setting up inter family table tennis or snooker challenges.

Or snuggling down together with a pile of popcorn to watch a favourite film in your own home cinema.


Quirky holiday cottages sleeping 8 or more people

Another considerable benefit of booking a larger holiday cottage is that you can gain access to some pretty incredible and unusual buildings.

Whereas cottages that sleep two to four people tend not to be quirky or unusual (unless of course, you’re considering a yurt, safari tent or shepherds hut!), the vacation rentals that sleep 10 or more people can include huge manor houses and stately homes, complete with acres of woodland and well-tended gardens to explore.

Or perhaps you would prefer to stay in a windmill or lighthouse?!

Share a large holiday cottage for the summer or Christmas

Sharing a holiday cottage with friends also means that you can better afford to go away during the peak season periods such as the school summer holidays and also Christmas and New Year.  

During these times, prices are often at a premium and for many, a holiday cottage overlooking the sea in Cornwall is simply out of reach.

So dividing the cost amongst friends can mean you share all the benefits of a wonderful seaside holiday rental, whatever the time of year.

Find a holiday cottage where all the family can relax

It’s all very well considering what’s important for the kids when looking for your next holiday cottage. But what about the grown-ups?!

There’s no doubt that a house with a children’s play area, a swing, slide or trampoline, will mean that the kids are kept entertained for a while.

And of course, one of the biggest advantages of sharing the cost of a holiday cottage with another family is that you can share the fun of cooking, bath time and story time!

But what if there was something luxurious for tired out parents, once the kids are safely tucked up in bed? Whilst we have a number of properties that offer babysitting services, most family breaks away see the adults staying in during the evenings, especially if the kids are tiny.

Which is why large holiday cottages with hot tubs are so popular. Because whether it’s raining, snowing or sunny, a hot tub is the perfect place to relax and chat at the end of the day…

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Need a hand booking a large holiday cottage in the UK?

If you need a hand finding a large holiday cottage to share with friends, then just give us a shout.

You can let us know exactly what you’re looking for in your next holiday cottage by using our simple concierge form. We will then send you back an email with a list of perfect matches, within 24 hours of receiving your enquiry.

Which means you can sit back, relax and spend that extra time planning what you’re going to do when you get there.


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