Book a Child-Friendly Cottages For Happy Family Holidays

Child friendly cottages for those 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. Their other benefit is that they will enable you to cut down on a bit of luggage too, especially if you have very young children in your family to bring on holiday. No need to pack that travel cot, highchair or stair gate – there will be one awaiting your arrival. Many ‘baby-friendly' cottages will go as far as including a little baby pack of essentials in case you forgot to pack them, such as some spare nappies, Sudocream and a baby alarm. Other facilities you should expect to find in a genuinely child or family friendly cottage include the provision of cots, highchairs, changing mats, plates and cutlery for the very young and video games, decent broadband, climbing frames in the garden and beach equipment.

789 cottages found 789 match all criteria.

Seascape, a large five-bedroom family friendly house, in North Devon accommodating up to 10, looks down upon the beautiful award-winning Woolacombe Beach. The large, luxurious holiday home benefits from spectacular uninterrupted ocean views stretching across the bay all the way to Lundy Island.

Overlooking quiet rolling fields in South Devon near Kingsbridge, this 400-year old dog friendly thatched cottage is THE perfect venue for a cosy and relaxing holiday. Beaches and cliff walks just 4 miles away. Open all year. Sleeps 6.

North Street Cottage is a charming 3 bedroom cottage dating back to the 18th Century. It is situated in a quiet back street in the lively village of Braunton in North Devon.The cottage sleeps 6 and accepts 1 dog. Situated just 3 miles from Saunton Sands, North Street is perfect for a family holiday.

Sleeping up to four in two bedrooms, pretty Royd Holiday Cottage in a rural location at Lower Aylescott just a few miles from the stunning North Devon coastline and Woolacombe Beach. This family friendly cottage has everything you will need including onsite fishing and a children's play area.

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.

The Red Barn is a beautifully-styled, warm and welcoming barn conversion in Braunton near fabulous beaches. This family-friend coastal cottage offers self-catering holidays for 4 guests a few minutes drive from the glorious beach at Saunton Sands. Pets welcome

The Stables at Woodlands Manor Farm Holiday Cottages on the North Cornwall coast near Bude is a family-friendly, luxury farm cottage sleeping 4. Guests enjoy shared use of a large indoor heated swimming pool & games room, all set within 37 rural acres of stunning unspoilt Cornish countryside.

Eilean Feoir means in Gaelic a Grass Island. The detached and well-equipped Scottish holiday cottage, located in the stunning West Coast village of Portuairk in Argyll, is tastefully decorated, bright and spacious and provides the perfect rural location for a family holiday right by the beach. The w...

Traditional seaside holiday cottages in one of the sunniest corners of England, the vibrant seaside resort of Ramsgate, don’t come better than this. Casa Mar Bella is a large holiday home in Kent. This pet friendly, luxurious town house offers superb sea and marina views and sleeps 11 in 5 bedrooms

Treverna is a modern and very desirable reverse level open plan holiday cottage with a parking space in Newquay enjoying panoramic view across Newquay and out to sea. This trendy 2-bedroom house in one of Cornwall's most popular seaside resorts and will appeal to a small family.

This timber built, single storey detached holiday cottage is situated in a rural location just outside the Worcestershire town of Bewdley with rural views towards the Wyre Forest. Hilary sleeps four guests in two bedrooms.

A short walk from the Dorset Coast Path and Lulworth Cove, The Old Bakery is a large Dorset coastal cottage. This luxury holiday cottage sleeps 8 guests in 4 tastefully furnished bedrooms. It offers perfect self-catering seaside accommodation for a large family or group of friends.

Woolleigh Barton is a large and pet friendly North Devon holiday cottage that sleeps 8 in the beautiful River Torridge Valley near the village of Beaford in North Devon. This pet friendly cottage also has a hot tub and shared use of an indoor heated swimming pool in delightful rural surroundings.

A charming, well-equipped and dog friendly holiday cottage in Stratton Stawless near Aylsham in Norfolk, Woodman's Barn also has a hot tub and shared use of an indoor heated swimming pool. The cottage sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms and affords guests a relaxing and comfortable holiday in rural surroundings.

Hafod Wen is a delightful coastal cottage offering self-catering holidays in a rural location on the Llyn Peninsula on the edge of Nefyn in Gwynedd. This tastefully furnished, accessible holiday cottage lies within an easy walk of beaches, shops and pubs - perfect for seaside or walking holidays.

Pet friendly Gamekeepers Manor offers truly grand self-catering accommodation (with a hot tub) for extended families or groups of friends in the village of Southburn Dene, two miles from Chester-le-Street and five miles from historic Durham. The Manor comfortably sleeps 13 in 6 bedrooms.

The Mill is a two bedroom holiday cottage in the remote Yorkshire Dales village of Buckden that has been beautifully furnished to a very high standard providing rural self-catering accommodation for three people in comfort.

Gannet Cottage is a traditional upgraded Fisherman's dwelling located in the Seatown area of Gardenstown, a picturesque conservation area in Aberdeenshire. This character seafront cottage offers self-catering accommodation for 2-4 guests in a stunning and quiet location of natural beauty.

A great Cornish holiday cottage set in the peaceful rural setting of Woodlands Manor Farm on the North Cornwall coast, near Bude. Rose Cottage benefits from the use of a lovely large indoor heated swimming pool and games room.

Recently converted 17C secluded Herefordshire holiday cottage near Roos-on-Wye with Wi-Fi sleeping 2. Wonderful valley views. Level access, 100% wheelchair accessible [M3] with adjacent parking. English Tourist Board 5-Star graded. Owners on site (but away from sight). Excellent pubs. Dogs welcome.

Hazlehead House is a large 18th-Century Pennine holiday cottage in rural surroundings between Penistone and Holmfirth in South Yorkshire. Hazlehead is a pet friendly property located in the heart of 'Last of the Summer Wine' country and will appeal to large family gatherings and groups of friends.

High Cloud is a large and comfortable Wye Valley Farmhouse and separate Barn in Monmouthshire with a swimming pool and hot tub. High Cloud offers self-catering holidays in a secluded countryside location - no neighbours or traffic noise, just panoramic far-reaching rural views. Pets welcome.

This 3-bedroom 17th Century cottage near Brayford a few miles from Barnstaple in North Devon is adjacent an age-old farmhouse and is suitable for up to five people. Copper Kettle Cottage is located on a 53-acre organic estate with a lake, tree-house and beautiful woodland walks and lovely picnic spo...

A few miles inland from the coast at Cowes, Hill Top Cottage is a beautiful barn conversion in quiet rural surroundings on the Isle of Wight. The pet friendly Island holiday cottage offers self-catering holidays for families and friends. It sleeps 6 guests in two bedrooms.

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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