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 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 you a bit if 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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This family-friendly coastal cottage on the Llyn Peninsula in North Wales lies in a quiet countryside location and an easy walk to the beach at Morfa Nefyn, a golf course and two superb pubs. It sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms, (one on the ground floor - accessible to those preferring to avoid stairs).
Orchard House is a large and luxuriously furnished Monmouthshire Holiday Cottage nestling deep in the Llangovan Valley on a cider apple farm. This family and dog-friendly countryside cottage sleeping 24 in 10 bedrooms (8 bathrooms) in a rural area of outstanding natural beauty. Pets Welcome.
Seascape, a large five-bedroom family-friendly house, in North Devon sleeps up to 10. looks down upon the beautiful award-winning Woolacombe Beach. A large, luxurious holiday home, it benefits from spectacular uninterrupted ocean views stretching across the bay all the way to Lundy Island.
Kingfish is a charming thatched cottage near Axminster in East Devon with 2 bedrooms, double and twin, sleeps 4-5. This quaint and family-friendly rural holiday cottage has a private garden and welcomes well-behaved pets.
Beautiful pet friendly holiday-let with Wi-Fi in a central Bath location near Stonehenge, Marlborough, and Avebury Stone Circle. Monmouth House sleeps up to 14 people in comfort with a spectacular kitchen, All Bath attractions within a short walk. Perfect!
The Great Long Barn sits on three acres of peaceful grounds in West Buckland just outside the historic town of Wellington, Somerset, a large five-bedroom luxury cottage that comfortably accommodates groups of up to 16 with beamed ceilings, country farmhouse style kitchen, and eight-seat hot tub.
Tamarind is a large four-bedroom holiday cottage in Cornwall that sleeps up to 10 visitors who will adore the spectacular sea views across Whitsand Bay all year round from any of the 3 terraces within its landscaped gardens above the English Channel.
Based on a working livestock farm, Wethercote Cottage is an authentic farmhouse build, adjoined to the owner’s home, in the heart of the North York Moors near Helmsley. This remote 2-bedroom rural retreat is ideal for walking or cycling holidays. Pets welcome.
A three bedroom house with the most enviable view of the South Devon coast, Tanna Nivas provides traditional West Country hospitality by the sea. Based within the highly popular Paignton area of Torbay, the dog-friendly holiday home is the ideal accommodation for a charming seaside holiday.
- Sleeps 7
- Bedrooms 3
- Bathrooms 2
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Clamoak Cottage is a charming waterfront cottage in Clamoak boasting a thoroughly modern interior combined with exposed beams and touches of yesteryear, as well an open fire. The pet-friendly cottage offers outdoor spaces with sweeping views of the Tamar River and the South Devon countryside.
Sable House is the ideal seaside holiday retreat. Situated a short distance from the beach in Paignton, this large coastal cottage in Devon boasts spacious, well-appointed rooms, contemporary comforts, a sun-drenched garden with a lawn and a range of spaces in which to relax, unwind and socialise.
Sea Pinks Cottage is a fine example of a traditional Portland stone-built fisherman's cottage built around 1860. Now lovingly restored to create a contemporary coastal holiday cottage near Weymouth, it sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms and welcomes pets. Pets welcome.
- Sleeps 6
- Bedrooms 3
- Bathrooms 1
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Nestled in the Northumbrian countryside, this restored, stone-built rural cottage provides contemporary appliances and furnishings to make any family feel comfortable. The south-facing enclosed garden captures the sun and the rural views and invites relaxation. Pets welcome.
Wildflower Cottage is a quaint Dorset countryside cottage in the pretty village of Sutton Pointz, two miles inland from the Jurassic Coast. It is surrounded by a sunny, well-established garden with shady trees and rose bushes, a short stroll from the village mill pond and an excellent pub.
Skeldale Cottage is a lovingly-restored, pet-friendly, rural holiday cottage in Hampshire amidst generous grounds and gorgeous views within the South Downs National Park. Soft furnishings and modern comforts permeate this large cottage with a hot tub and access to an indoor swimming pool.
Court Cottage is a charming 19th-century stone-built rural cottage situated at Grade II listed Walton Court. it is surrounded by a beautiful garden and a 100-acre working farm. The uniquely decorated cottage lies near Kington in the Powys and boasts country charm as well as seclusion.
Guests at The Hayloft, a large Shropshire holiday cottage sleeping 10, can enjoy a blend of exercise and relaxation during their stay. It's part of a small rural complex which offers a hot tub, indoor heated pool, tennis court, squash and a host of walks in the stunning Shropshire countryside.
Pheasant's Roost is a pet friendly, stylish Barn Conversion with heated indoor swimming pool nestling in 13 rural acres near Winkleigh in the heart of Devon. Think lots of oak beams, log fires and exposed stonework. This 2-bedroom cottage will sleep up to 4 adults and 3 children.
Enjoy the tranquil setting of this home that's set in a fabulous woodland resort just a few miles from Truro. Features include a furnished patio as well as private balcony; and on-site facilities such as spa pool, fitness suite, bar and restaurant mean plenty to do whilst enjoying your Cornish break
Nutcroft is a graceful period Isle of White holiday home in Cowes within a short walk of the town’s marinas, bars, bistros and restaurants. The family friendly house sleeps 4 in two stylishly decorated bedrooms and is thoughtfully equipped from Bluetooth music systems to the Tassimo coffee machine.
- Sleeps 4
- Bedrooms 2
- Bathrooms 1
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Nestled in the picturesque countryside outside Caernarfon and nearby Snowdonia, Bluebell Cottage is a lovingly restored, two-bedroom barn conversion with the boundless hills of Welsh mountain countryside and coast on your doorstep - perfect for a relaxing family break in North Wales.
Chapel House is a large holiday cottage in a small village (great pub and bistro) near Skipton - the 'Gateway to the Dales'. This beautifully renovated and spacious stone cottage with a large garden sleeps 12 guests in 6 bedrooms. It's a great location for walking and cycling holidays in the Dales.
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.