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Finding the perfect holiday cottage for a large group of people can take a lot of time and patience, especially when you’re having to liaise with a big group of people, all of whom have differing ideas about the ideal property and location.

So how can you ensure that you find the best UK holiday cottage for 8 or more people, on budget and with everything you’re looking for?

Holiday Cottage Compare takes a closer look at how you can make the most of your budget.

Book your large holiday cottage well in advance!

Large, well equipped holiday cottages in the UK, sleeping eight or more people get booked up well in advance. Often a year in advance. And not uncommonly, a couple of years in advance!

If you are looking for a big holiday rental to accommodate a large number of people, then the best advice is to book early.

Sounds like a cliché? We regularly see many of the most popular big properties booked up in the first week of January for the following Christmas, so this tip is very much based on experience.

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Book your large holiday cottage out of season

Again, this might sound obvious but as with all holiday cottages, there are peak times of the year when a holiday cottage accommodating a large number of people is likely to cost significantly more. These periods include Christmas, New Year and the school summer holidays. Other schools holidays may attract a premium too.

Therefore if it’s at all possible to plan your hen-do or family reunion outside of these peak periods, the chances are you will see a significant reduction in price.

You might want to consider staying in January and February, as well as November and early December.

Book a big holiday cottage for a short break

Another way to reduce the cost of your holiday cottage break for 8 or more people, is to book a short break away, rather than the standard seven nights.

Booking a stay for just 2 or 3 nights can represent a significant saving on the seven night price for some properties but still give you precious time away to relax with friends and family.

And if you can manage a mid-week stay rather than one over a weekend, you may well find the price drops even further making your stay as cheap as possible.

Filter your search for a large cottage by budget

One of the great things about Holiday Cottage Compare’s website is how fast and easy it is to find your perfect holiday cottage match!

And one way to keep a hold on the finances is to restrict your search by budget.

So when it comes to choosing dates, whether you opt for an exact date or you select a wider, more flexible date range (such as the school summer holidays) you can also select a minimum and maximum budget, to suit your pocket.

This means that only properties within your budget range will be returned – ensuring you’re not tempted to spend way over what you can afford.

Share the cost of your large holiday cottage with friends

Booking a huge holiday home in the UK that sleeps 8 or more people can bring big savings when you share out the cost between a group of friends or a couple of families. When you consider the per head per night cost, it starts to make the stay away look incredibly affordable.

Especially when you consider the features that often come with a large holiday cottage, such as pool or snooker tables, dart boards, table tennis tables or table football. As well as swimming pools, tennis courts, children’s play areas and much more.

We even have some large holiday cottages with disco rooms, croquet lawns and home cinemas!

You might even fancy looking at one of our big holiday cottages with a hot tub that sleeps 8 or more people – so you barely even need to leave the property once you’ve arrived!

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Book a cheap large holiday cottage that welcomes your pets

Families with pets will know first hand just how much kennel fees can amount to for a week away – and that’s on top of the price of your holiday.

If you have more than one pet, the costs mount even further. Which is why it can make good sense to book a pet friendly large cottage in the UK – where your dogs are more than welcome.

At Holiday Cottage Compare, we have made it easier to search for holiday cottages that welcome 2,3,4 or even 5 dogs. Simply enter the number of pets you wish to bring with you and your search results will automatically filter to return all suitable cottages.

Need a hand finding an affordable large holiday cottage break?

If you need a hand finding the cheapest holiday cottage break away for eight or more people, then 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 aim to 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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