Book a Child-Friendly Cottages For Happy Family Holidays

Scroll down to view child friendly cottages if you are seeking a family holiday in a UK holiday cottage where young children are welcome and 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 kind of games or activities that will keep your children happy and occupied while giving their parents a bit if a break too. These days it is X-Boxes, table football and trampolines as well as many of the traditional board games that still entertain and allow Mum and Dad to join in.

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Barnfield is a luxury North Devon Holiday Cottage with WiFi in the rural foothills of Exmoor and an easy drive to wonderful sandy beaches. This large and child friendly thatched cottage sleeps 8-10 in 4 bedrooms one being a ground floor with en suite. Up to 3 pets are welcome.

Situated in a quiet back street in the centre of the popular North Devon village of Braunton and just 2 miles from the beach is Kittiwake House. This large, luxury cottage with secure, private garden sleeps 12 people in 6 bedrooms, 2 en-suite plus two family bathrooms. Pets welcome.

Smithy Cottage accommodates up to four guests in two bedrooms and is situated outside Ilfracombe in the glorious North Devon countryside just a handful of miles from the beach at Woolacombe. This North Devon holiday cottage on-site fishing and a children's play area is located at Lower Aylescott.

Blare Cottage at Lower Aylescott Farm stands amidst glorious North Devon countryside a few miles from the fabulous Woolacombe Beach. This pretty two-bedroom holiday home sleeps 4. Guests can roam the grounds, fish the well-stocked lakes while children will enjoy the onsite children's play area.

Grade II-listed Elizabethan House stands just above Chesil Beach on the Jurassic coastline on the Isle of Portland near Weymouth. This imposing 4-bedroom, pet friendly Dorset holiday cottage with sea views, sleeps 7 in recently refurbished, homely surroundings.

In the small Cumbria coastal village of Cark in Cartnel, The Old Bank House is a large, characterful holiday cottages nicely located for exploring the southern Lake District and Morecombe Bay. This well-equipped pet friendly holiday home sleeps 11.

Burnside is a charming, coastal Edwardian semi-detached property. This spacious, three-storey North York Moors holiday cottage is child-friendly, sleeps six, and includes two sitting rooms. Robin Hood's Bay is a ten-minute walk away.

With elegant décor and plentiful features, Lodge 15 on the Beyond Escapes resort will delight you and your family. Exclusive resort facilities and a private hot tub are only part of a luxurious holiday in this South Devon rural retreat near Torbay's beaches at Paignton. Pets welcome.

Barn Owl is a traditional Cornish Holiday Cottage with beautiful rural views on the South Coast of Cornwall near Looe within walking distance of the South West Coast Path. Barn Owl sleeps 4 guests in 2 bedrooms - perfect for a family holiday or short break.

Blairmount Coach House is a traditional stone-built rural cottage in Blairgowrie perfect for walking holidays in Perthshire. The interior of this high-quality 2-bedroom holiday cottage in Scotland is very modern and well-equipped, while the exterior is set amid expansive and well-kept grounds.

Get swallowed up in the beauty of the remote North West Cumbrian countryside at the quieter end of The Lake District with a stay at the secluded Swallow’s Nest, a cosy, family-friendly barn conversion in Catterlen, near Penrith.

Courtyard Lodge 30 is one of Beyond Escapes Devon’s impeccable collections of lodges and apartments in the South Devon countryside. Equipped with contemporary and eye capturing features, this commodious 3-bedroom luxury lodge with a hot tub is the place to be for a serene and pleasurable holiday.

Charming converted Cornish barn sleeping 6 on quiet working farm in an idyllic coastal setting between Penzance and Land?s End. Fully equipped self-catering. Private Hot Tub on furnished patio. Pets welcome.

The St. Austell Lodge truly defines sweet surrender. Its select amenities (think swimming pool and hot tub), sweeping lawns and sunken, inviting patio are a true jewel in the crown that is the Clowance Estate, all within easy reach of stunning Atlantic coast beaches.

Ingleside is a large Gloucestershire holiday cottage on the outskirts of the Forest of Dean in the rural hamlet of Adsett. Ingleside sleeps 14 in 6 bedrooms with 4 bathrooms plus ample living space including a sun room and games room. The enclosed garden includes a bike store and BBQ facilities.

Your first reaction on entering Balebarn Eco Lodge, near Winkleigh, will be ‘Wow, what a view!’ Then you’ll start appreciating its airy comfort, the woodburner, hot tub, 2 bathrooms and 4 bedrooms -- and the wildlife at your doorstep. Balebarn sleeps 8 and has bikes boats and BBQs to borrow too.

This listed 18th-century former toll house makes for a memorable romantic retreat in Somerset. This small yet enchanting Quantock Hills cottage lies on the quiet high street in Nether Stowey, a pretty Somerset coastal village, perfect for walking, riding and exploring unspoilt countryside.

Nestling in the heart of Dolgellau, a rural Welsh mountain village, Wenallt is a large and dog friendly Welsh holiday cottage that sleeps 14. This tastefully furnished house is perfectly located for holidays discovering Snowdonia, the Lleyn Peninsula and lies within easy reach of sandy beaches.

A family- and pet-friendly country getaway near Ravensworth in the Yorkshire Dales, this 3-bedroom pet-friendly barn conversion on a working farm sleeps 7, Convenient to local market villages, Larklands balances rustic and new in one stylish rural retreat in North Yorkshire.

One of five luxurious cottages with Wi-Fi at Littlecourt Cottages, Magnolia sleeps up to 6 people in a charming property only a short distance from the town centre and beaches of Sidmouth on the South Devon coast.

Blaensilltyn Farmhouse in the Ceredigion Countryside is a large detached and pet friendly farmhouse near Newcastle Emlyn. Located on a working farm, this spacious and well-equipped holiday home with a hot tub in West Wales sleeps 12 in 5 bedrooms and lies within easy reach of the coast.

This family-friendly coastal cottage with lovely garden and terrace offers idyllic self-catering holidays in the South Hams village of Stoke Fleming. Rose Cottage is an easy stroll to the beautiful sandy beach at Blackpool Sands and 3 miles from Dartmouth.

Rural charm blends seamlessly with modern urban chic at The Coach House, a two-bedroom rural cottage in Charminster. Exposed beams and sophisticated finishes feature throughout the pet-free property, which lies in easy reach of Dorchester, the River Cerne valley and Dorset’s Jurassic Coastline.

The Stables, situated amidst the owners’ 130 acres of wooded farmland in the rural village of Fifehead Neville, Dorset, is a dog-friendly countryside cottage offering spectacular views across the Blackmore Vale, a barn conversion lovingly renovated to an exceptionally high standard.

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.

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