Holiday Homes & Large Houses to Rent in UK

Ah, the British Isles! To some, a cluster of damp rocks poking up out of the Atlantic. To others, a romantic land of rolling hills, chocolate box villages and nutty eccentrics. We may not be able to boast the tallest peaks or pristine coral beaches, but our rugged coastlines, snow-dusted national parks and cosy pubs have a charm all of their own.

So when it comes to choosing a UK holiday home you’ll find yourself spoilt for choice. Fancy a weekend in a Tudor castle, or a longer break at a party house in the Highlands? We’ve got them all & more besides. 

Why choose a holiday home with Oliver’s Travels?

Every holiday home on our website has been hand-picked for its individuality. We don’t do ordinary – we excel at the exceptional. Our goal is to help you plan the sort of cottage holiday that stays etched on your mind for years to come – and that starts by finding you the perfect large house for rent.

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Large Houses to Rent by Region

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Stag and Hen Party at Napoleonic Fortress - Oliver's Travels

Stag and Hen Party Houses

From party central to secluded and chilled, we’ve got the large cottages and party houses to make your hen or stag do a truly memorable occasion!

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Dog Friendly Cottages UK - Oliver's Travels

Dog Friendly Cottages UK

Ditch the kennels and check out our pet friendly cottages throughout the UK & Ireland. In our large holiday homes Fido is always welcome!

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Best cottages and holiday homes at Oliver's Travels

Oliver Recommends

Here are our favourite castles, luxury cottages & large holiday homes to rent, all of which we've personally inspected. We think they're all unique, stunning and great value. 

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Quirky houses in Britian

Quirky Holiday Homes

Looking for a large house to rent with a difference? We have it all: 'quirky' holiday homes, private castles for rent and character holiday cottages. 

Browse our range of quirky cottages >

Cottages and Holiday Homes near London

Holiday Cottages near London

If you are looking to escape the buzzing city and don't want to travel too far, check our recommendations for holiday homes within 3 hours drive from London. 

Holiday homes close to London >

We send over 30,000 happy customers on holiday every year, but don't just take our word for it!

I was impressed by the speed and efficiency of service from enquiry through to booking. Our concierge, Flora, was friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend Oliver's Travels to friends and family.

Sam R, Manoir Clement (South of France)

I absolutely loved the stay there, Helen was lovely and a great host. I was knocked back a little by the sheer size of the place, the location right by the lake is fantastic and the outdoor hot tub is a nice touch.

Ibrahim, Waterside House (Sussex)

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