Scroll down to view child and baby-friendly cottages if you are seeking a family holiday in a UK holiday cottage where young children, infants and babes in arms are welcome and well-catered for. Good child-friendly cottages offer the kind of self-catering holidays where your children grow up remembering how the sun always seemed to shine on holidays when they were young. They will include the type of games or activities that will keep your children happy and occupied while giving you a bit of a break too. These days it is X-Boxes, table football and trampolines for older children as well as many of the traditional board games that still entertain and allow Mum and Dad to join in. For babies, as well as cots and high chairs, facilities can include changing mates and baby alarms.
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A large classic fully restored and modernised Victorian farmhouse, Crooked Post sleeps 8 guests and is set amidst 180 acres of beautiful moorland near North Molton on Exmoor National Park in West Somerset. Dogs welcome.
Fennel Cottage is a dog friendly detached barn conversion sleeping 7 in 3 bedrooms on the Sherrill Farm estate with Wi-Fi and shared heated pool near Tavistock on the Devon and Cornwall border.
Memory House is probably the most prestigious house in Woolacombe, enjoying uninterrupted views of Woolacombe beach across to Putsburough. The large ground to ceiling windows across the entire ground floor means you can watch the surfers over breakfast or the sun setting over the sea in the evening
Rosemary is a dog friendly, large, light and airy 4 bedroom cottage with Wi-Fi near Tavistock and Dartmoor on the Devon-Cornwall border. It sleeps 8 people with shared use of a heated indoor swimming pool, fishing lakes and tennis court.
Tucked away a short walk from Weymouth’s beaches is Nothe View, a large and spacious contemporary town house with views over Nothe Gardens. It offers family-friendly self-catering accommodation for 8 guests in 4 bedrooms. Perfect for a large family holiday in this popular Dorset seaside resort.
Amberleigh is a delightfully modern rural cottage comprising a main house and annexe. The spacious cottage is situated in Sutton-under-Whitestonecliff in Yorkshire and it boasts an Italian-style garden with lovely views as well as the interior with exposed beams and contemporary comforts.
A spacious, updated, and comfortable Cornish cottage with a hot tub in a tranquil wooded setting, With a stylish plan offering room for six, this pet-friendly lodge near the River Tamar, No.50 Valley Lodge has everything a family or friends need for a relaxing rural holiday near Callington.
Cintra House is a sophisticated modern coastal cottage in the sought-after location of Whitby in Yorkshire. The spacious property places guests close to the attractions and beaches of this seaside town and boasts light and airy spaces, ample gardens and multiple spaces in which to catch the breeze.
Large groups on holiday in the Yoorkshire Dales will find comfortable, charming accommodation at Street Head Farm, a rural holiday cottage near Skipton in North Yorkshire. This five-bedroom countryside cottage seamlessly blends many of its original features with modern amenities. Pets welcome.
This is a 2 bedroom riverside cottage sleeping 6 within the Highland Club in Fort Augustus, Loch Ness, in the Highlands of Scotland. All facilities of this Historic development are included: Heated indoor swimming pool, gym, Club lounge, Snooker, Table Tennis etc. Pets welcome.
Nestling in the North Yorkshire Countryside on a stud farm, The Trainer's House offers pet friendly self-catering holidays with a heated indoor swimming pool for up to 14 guests in a rural location 3 miles outside Malton. This large. luxury holiday cottage will friends? and families of all ages.
High View is a modern rural cottage lying just moments from the coast. Perched on a hill above Port Isaac, the Cornish holiday home features an upside-down design to capture the superb views of the countryside. Light, airy spaces and a large picture window embrace the outdoors and invite relaxation.
Walmsley House is a large family friendly holiday home in the sleepy village of Bempton on the East Yorkshire coast between award winning beaches at Filey and Bridlington. This recently refurbished and charming period property sleeps 12 and welcomes pets.
A pet and family-friendly converted stable with panoramic rural views, the well-furnished Tower Cottage near Whitby offers a relaxing coastal getaway in North Yorkshire for 2-7 guests. Public footpaths wind through the area, making it easy to enjoy a walk at almost any time during your stay.
Trencreek Farmhouse is a superbly-appointed detached Grade II listed farmhouse set on seven acres of woodland near Tregony a short drive from the Cornish coast. The pet-friendly cottage offers beautiful views, a woodburning stove and contemporary fittings drawn together with subtle refinement.
Beautiful views of the marina stretch before guests from the balcony and open-plan living area of Mast Haven, a contemporary South Devon waterside holiday home in Mount Batten near Plymouth, thoughtfully equipped with everything from Netflix to its own car-charging point.
A beautiful seaside cottage nestled in a quiet nook a few steps from the water in the pretty, lively harbour town of Fowey, Cornwall. Furnished to exceptional standards of style and comfort The Sea Swallow sleeps up to 5 plus cot. Your well behaved dog is very welcome to join you on holiday.
Enjoy countryside living just a short drive from the pretty coastal village of Padstow. Sleeping four guests, this quirky pet-friendly cottage can be found in a rural setting in St Columb and even has its own paddock.
Long Meadow Barn offers bucolic views over Down St. Mary from its spacious gardens as well as light and airy modern rooms inside the converted barn. The generous sitting room features a woodburning stove and the remainder of the rural cottage in Devon has been decorated with care and attention.
The Vean is a large Georgian country house nestled among woodland and boasting refinement and luxury as well as abundant grounds, an open fire and proximity to St Austell. The luxury holiday cottage on Caerhays Estate is ideal for special occasions and is just moments from the coastline of Cornwall.
Above Towan @8 Quay Court is a luxurious and modern seaside holiday home in Newquay offering families a fantastic Cornish getaway. The large 4-bedroom property is decorated with distinction and the private, furnished balcony boasts enviable coastal views of Newquay and the setting sun.
The ample windows and open-plan design of Paddock House award it the essence of a true coastal cottage. Gorgeous views and natural light flood the luxury property in Torquay, Devon and complement the refined décor selection and the ultra-modern fittings. Completing the ensemble is an open fire.
4 Star Gold rural holiday cottage with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Set on our farmstead on the edge of the Yorkshire Wolds. Close to Beverley and Driffield, within easy reach of York, Hull, the Yorkshire Coast, and Moors. Large garden, secure shed, parking for 3 vehicles, pet and family-friendly.
Located close to Dorset’s Jurassic Coast near Bridport, The Cider Barn is a newly refurbished family-friendly barn conversion in secluded rural surroundings at Hembury Mil in Askerwell. The Cider Barn sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms, appealing to those planning a beach or walking holiday on the Dorset coast.
My Favourite Holiday Cottages make it easier for you to find a child friendly cottage where looking after your children in a home-from-home where there will be less chance of hearing those words - I am bored! Choose carefully and you could save yourself a lot of packing! Owners who have invested in creating a holiday home with facilities for children, are also very likely to be experts in knowing all the local child-friendly attractions - from safe sandy beaches to theme parks. It is always worth a phone call or an enquiry to the property owner seeking their recommendation. You will find them happy to help.
If all your children are pre-school age, then you'll find plenty of child friendly cottages at good prices in the early summer before the schools break up - or take advantage of some Indian summer weather on a family holiday in September when the crowds have gone, there's space on the beach and the sun still shines. As well as toys, there are more practical considerations to take into account. Catering for children includes facilities such as plastic crockery, buckets, spades and even fridge magnets. Some owners will evenin inlcude a small pack of pre-stamped postcards to encouage youngsters to write to grandparents and friends about their holiday.