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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Large 3-storey holiday home with hot tub and superb river views across the Wye Valley at Symonds Yat. Hollytree House offers group accommodation for up to 22 guests in a peaceful rural location for special occasions, reunions or for self-catering holidays just messing about on the river.
Braunton Farmhouse is a 5 bedroom farmhouse, recently refurbished to a very high standard. The North Devon house is perfectly situated on the hill above Braunton and within a few miles of Georgeham, Croyde and amazing, award-winning, beaches at Putsborough and Woolacombe Bay. Pets welcome.
Don’t let the unassuming stone exterior of this large Peak District holiday cottage fool you. Walk inside Goldcrest, this former 17th-century farm barn in Meerbrook near Leek, Staffordshire, and admire how the interior skillfully blends the original character with contemporary styling. Sleeps 12.
North Cadbury Court is a large country house with a pool and hot tub in Somerset for a truly special house party. This luxury country house with stunning rural views. Sleeps 50. Amazing facilities throughout!
With an indoor heated swimming pool and games room, Bluebell Cottage is a large holiday home near Bude sleeping up to 10 guests in an idyllic rural setting on the North Cornwall coast. Enjoy walking in our private woodland and meet and help feed our small menagerie of animals.
A large Anglesey holiday cottage sleeping 12 on the coast in a rural location at Penmynnydd village, Groeslon Cottage offers families (and their pets) self-catering accommodation for walking and beach holidays throughout the year.
A country mile outside Bishop’s Castle in the rural village of Colebatch, Shady Hollow is a large Shropshire holiday cottage sleeping 12 amidst a true walker’s paradise. This pet friendly holiday home is well-equipped with facilities including a hot tub, a home cinema and games room.
An award-winning luxury cottage in the heart of the beautiful Exmoor village of Dunster. The cosy yet spacious three-bedroom Exmoor holiday cottage boasts cruck beams, oak screens, a stunning four-poster bed, wood burning stove, patio and deck. Two reserved parking spaces. Sleeps 6. Dogs welcome.
The River Crake lies at the end of the garden at Sawmill Cottage, a charming 18th-century rural cottage near Low Nibthwaite in the South Lakes. The pet-friendly cottage spoils guests with wonderful views, a generous garden, an open fire, a games room and modern comforts blended with old-world charm.
The Kosel is a stylish, spacious seaside retreat in Mawgan Porth. It sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms. This pet friendly lodge is located on The Park, a popular resort with facilities such as a indoor and outdoor swimming pools, sauna and a giant trampoline. The lodge has its own parking, private terrace.
- Sleeps 4
- Bedrooms 2
- Bathrooms 2
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Situated in a rural location near the small North Yorkshire village of Darley in Nidderdale, just 10 miles from Harrogate, Hookstone House is a superb stone-built, large and pet friendly holiday cottage with a hot tub sleeping up to 11 guests within the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
Sycamore Cottage is a small, semi-detached cottage in the rural village of Tynygongl. This rural holiday cottage on the Isle of Anglesey in North Wales is dog-friendly and child-friendly and only half a mile from the coast at Benllech.
Once Mevagissey’s first bank, this large, luxury Grade II listed cottage now accommodates up to 10 people within six bedrooms spread across three floors. The well-appointed interior of this pet-friendly coastal cottage spoils guests with inner-city chic in a delightful rural location.
Plum Tree Cottage at East View Farm is a luxury Norfolk holiday cottage with 5-Star Gold Award rating set within 10-acres of grounds in the Norfolk Broads, 2 miles from Wroxham. This superb countryside eco cottage sleeps 6 (+ cot) in 3 bedrooms, all ensuite and suitable for guests who are less able.
Far from the madding crowd, the family-friendly Lodge 34 at the Barton Pines resort near Torbay in South Devon offers a premium holiday experience. Guests at this luxury lodge with private hot tub have access to a soothing spa and sauna, state-of-the-art gym and superb restaurant. Pets welcome.
Spout Holiday Cottage near Winster in the Peak District is a large holiday cottage with a pool that sleeps 8 in 3 bedrooms. This pet friendly cottage lies in a tranquil, remote location with panoramic rural views. Guests have use of an outdoor pool, spacious gardens and a wood.
This small bungalow is located in the Lincolnshire countryside, near Boston in the charming Old Leake village, on a campsite a few miles from the coast. It has lawned garden with shrubs on one side and a gravel patio area with table and chairs to the other side. Pets welcome.
If you're looking for an inclusive English resort with eye-catching surroundings and activities galore, going with Palm Harbour in Cowes should be a foregone conclusion. Bring your whole family for a jolly good Isle of Wight seaside holiday. Pets welcome.
- Sleeps 6
- Bedrooms 3
- Bathrooms 3
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Christchurch House is a fabulous Edwardian villa within a gentle stroll of the hippest part of Cheltenham. A large Gloucestershire holiday cottage, It sleeps 16 in luxurious comfort with 6 quality bathrooms. Living areas are light, airy and spacious and overlook the sunny south facing, garden.
Bookilber Barn near Settle has been featured in the Sunday Times as one of the UK’s coolest luxury cottages. It has more than enough space and amenities for a family of twelve to discover why. Book Bookilber to enjoy the breathtaking Yorkshire Dales views and unwind in the spacious hot tub.
Lowfields is a quiet country cottage near Chipping Norton set on the edge of a peaceful hamlet in the heart of the Cotswolds, This spacious child-friendly holiday cottage offers lovely rural views of the Oxfordshire countryside and welcome pets.
- Sleeps 5
- Bedrooms 3
- Bathrooms 2
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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.