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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Derwent House in Matlock, Derbyshire is a luxury holiday cottage fully equipped to meet the needs of groups of up to 12 people. This large dog-friendly Peak District holiday home with WiFi is Grade II listed and ideal for a special occasion, family gathering or time with friends.
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.
Book a relaxing holiday at Prixford Barton, a large holiday North Devon holiday home with a swimming pool. This pet-friendly rural holiday cottage near Barnstaple sleeps 11 in 5 bedrooms, perfect for celebrations, reunions and longer holidays within easy reach of the North Devon coast.
- Sleeps 11
- Bedrooms 5
- Bathrooms 3
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Relax with family or friends in this large country house by the sea overlooking Polperro in Cornwall. This spacious 4-bedroom house with 4 bathrooms sleeps 8 guests has panoramic sea views from its windows and covered terrace and, rare for Polperro, has off-street parking for 2 cars,
Ideal for little family getaways, Shalfleet Barn is located in 50 acres of grounds on the Shalfleet Manor estate. Guests this tastefully restored barn enjoy use of an outdoor pool and tennis courts. This dog-friendly countryside cottage lies close to the Isle of Wight coast at Bouldnor.
A luxury Cotswold village cottage with superb interior design and furnishings, Yarrow is a thatched, dog-friendly holiday cottage near Chipping Norton sleeping 4. It is an absolute dream holiday home for a romantic escape or a small family self-catering holiday in the Gloucestershire countryside.
Sitting on the edge of the village of Carrog near Corwen in Denbighshire, The Mill House is a lovingly maintained Edwardian farmhouse overlooking the River Dee. This pet-friendly five-bedroom home is ideal for large group or family trips to Snowdonia.
Hambury House carries guests back in time with its stone exterior, thatched roof and exposed timber beams. The traditional feel of this holiday cottage in Lulworth is combined with modern comforts to offer guests and their pets a luxury coastal cottage in Dorset. A peaceful seaside holiday awaits.
Ty Mawr is a lovingly maintained large holiday cottage with a hot tub, residing in the gorgeous Gwynedd countryside of Llanuwchllyn in the Pennant Lliw Valley. Guests can walk or bike their way through Celtic castle ruins upon Carndochan, or visit Lake Bala for watersports. Sleeps 8.
Old Nog Cottage is a delightful rural holiday cottage with a pool near Great Torrington in North Devon with exposed stone and timber, modern homely comforts and extensive gardens for pets, Guests enjoy access to a communal swimming pool, visiting farm animals with play equipment for children.
Magnificent rural views fill the large windows of the conservatory at Woodlea, a large holiday cottage in Pickering near Rosedale Abbey on the North York Moors. An open fire adds rural charm to the large sitting room of the four-bedroom tastefully decorated, pet-friendly cottage in North Yorkshire.
Holiday in comfort and style with a stay at The Wain House, a brick-built barn conversion on the owner’s 250-acre working farm just outside the village of Westhope, Shropshire, a pet-friendly cottage that features a private patio with hot tub, as well as access to a games room and gym.
Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, Broadway, a large holiday cottage at Flagstone Farm offers a peaceful and luxurious Cotswolds retreat for large families and groups. Pets welcome.
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.
- Sleeps 7
- Bedrooms 4
- Bathrooms 2
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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 Barton Pines 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.
- Sleeps 4
- Bedrooms 2
- Bathrooms 2
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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.
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.