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Suitable child-friendly holiday 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 also giving you a bit of a break. These days it is X-Boxes, table football and trampolines for older children, as well as many traditional board games that still entertain and allow Mum and Dad to join in. Facilities can include changing mates and baby alarms for babies, as well as cots and high chairs. Scroll down to view child and baby-friendly cottages if you seek a family holiday in a UK holiday cottage where young children, infants and babes in arms are welcome and well-catered for.

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Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4

Sunset Beach is a large, modern four-bedroom holiday home in Croyde, North Devon's most desirable seaside village. The coastal cottage accommodates up to eight, within easy walking distance of the beach and village centre. The house has an enclosed garden and gorgeous countryside and ocean views.

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Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
3

Discover the secluded luxury of Chapel House One, an Essex holiday cottage on Osea Island, surrounded by the Blackwater Estuary. Revel in the exclusive tidal island, a 90-minute escape from London, with private beaches, an outdoor pool, tennis court, cinema room, games room, and more. This dog-friendly waterside cottage offers flexible accommodation, ideal for family get-togethers—Book Chapel House One for a unique, beautiful getaway with stylish living areas and mezzanine space. Explore the island, visit The Puffin Pub, and enjoy EV charging facilities.

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Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2

Penrhyddion Ucha spoils families with its traditional character, gorgeous views, games room and large garden. The pet-friendly Snowdonia farmhouse on a working farm near Betws-y-Coed offers exposed beams and an open fire. The rural cottage is perfectly situated for exploration of North Wales.

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A Lighthouse complex on a clifftop with panoramic ocean views.
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

Panoramic ocean views stretch before Verity Cottage, a sophisticated coastal cottage within Trevose Head Lighthouse. The coast of Cornwall lies on either side of the cottage, which boasts outdoor entertaining spaces, contemporary comfort, light and airy design, the chance to get away from it all with more clean, fresh, revitalising air than you could shake a windsock at.

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Large thatched cottage overlooking a large lawn fringed with flowering shrubs.
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4

Old Thatch is a charming Grade II-listed coastal cottage in Torcross, Devon, with panoramic ocean views and expansive grounds. The masterfully renovated thatched-roof cottage boasts landscaped furnished gardens, a sun-drenched conservatory, a log fire, exposed beams and beach access.

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Spacious, open-Plan interior of a modern seaside holiday apartment.
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

A modern luxury apartment home in a brand-new North Devon coastal complex, 5 Putsborough in the heart of the seaside resort village of Woolacombe, Devon, offers a family-friendly holiday stay, a pet-friendly home with a master bedroom having a  king-sized bedroom and an en-suite bathroom, private balcony, and access to indoor pool and gym.

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Exterior of a stone-built station-master's house overlooking a platform of a steam railway.
Sleeps
11
Bedrooms
5

For a stunning retreat that pulls out all the stops, The Station House is a large North Yorkshire holiday home full of charm. The Grade II listed Victorian property is ideal for large family groups, offering exquisite accommodation from which to explore the North York Moors and the Whitby coast.

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Exterior of a long wooden barn conversion near Shrewsbury
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
6

Black Lion Barn Retreat is a secluded rural cottage on a working farm in Church Pulverbatch in Shropshire. The sophisticated cottage promises tranquillity and views of the surrounding hills, a beautiful garden, an open fire, floor-to-ceiling windows, a games room and Yoga classes.

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Exterior of a thatched cottage with porch and low stone wall.
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3

Old Maids Cottage is a luxury holiday cottage on the spectacular North Devon coast. It has been fully restored as an open-plan holiday home for six people, with three double bedrooms (two en-suite). You’ll enjoy this picture-perfect thatched cottage, which oozes the holiday feeling from the moment you arrive.

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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 reasonable 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 even include a small pack of pre-stamped postcards to encourage youngsters to write to grandparents and friends about their holiday.