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.

556 cottages found. 556 match all criteria.

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30th Mar-12th Apr

Lake View Cottage Listing
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Lake View Cottage lies in a rural location just outside the pretty North Devon village of West Down within the grounds of Lower Aylescott Farm. One of 6 cottages, it shares lovely grounds, a fishing lake and play area. The beaches at Woolacombe are only 5 miles away and Exmoor is a 20 minute drive.

The Old Post Office is a charming period holiday cottage set is the pretty Somerset village of Puckington, near Ilminster. The cottage has Wi-Fi and sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms. It is nicely situated for exploring the Jurassic coast and Lyme Regis as well as the beaches of East Devon. Pets welcome.

Set within the South wing of Crowcombe Court a beautiful 13th Century mansion house, the two mirroring apartments at Crowcombe Court sleep 5 people in 3 bedrooms. The apartments are within easy access of The Quantock Hills an area of outstanding natural beauty.

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22nd-29th Dec

Nuide Farmhouse Cottage Listing
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Nuide Farmhouse is a charming, large and pet friendly 5-bedroom farmhouse in rural surroundings that sleeps 10. Set in its own rambling grounds the house is ideal for exploring the Cairngorms and has access to fishing on The Spey. Horse riding can be arranged locally in Newtonmore.

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1st-4th Dec

Doves Barn Cottage Listing
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This spacious Barn conversion is set in 2 acres of ground and provides well furnished accommodation with delightful views over open countryside. There is a 8 person hot tub for guests to enjoy, as well as 2 patios and a spacious courtyard ideal for al-fresco dining.

Dormouse Cottage is a Grade II listed village cottage on the Dorset coast near Bridport. Based in the picturesque village of Netherbury, this rural retreat has a pub nearby, walks in all directions and the stunning Jurassic coastline to enjoy. Child and pet friendly, visitors enjoy this homely base.

Old School 11 is a larger than average, self-catering apartment overlooking Loch Ness This spacious 1st-floor holiday rental near Fort Augustus comfortably sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms. Access to the indoor pool, tennis court and facilities at the adjacent Highland Club.

Located on the Pentire Headland, within walking distance of Fistral Beach, Headland View is a large, luxury Cornish holiday cottage in Newquay with a sun bathing deck and a swim spa/hot tub that sleeps 8 guests in 4 bedrooms., You'd almost be tempted never to leave the cottage.

Situated on our beautiful farm which runs down to the Fleet lagoon, Chesil Beach and the Jurassic Coastline, Chelsea Cottage is a large Dorset holiday cottage that sleeps up to 8 people. This pet-friendly coastal cottage in the countryside near Weymouth is just a mile from Chesil Beach.

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3rd-10th Feb

Hemphaye Cottage Cottage Listing
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A charming 17th Century self-catering luxury Devon cottage with Wi-Fi for up to 6 people located only a short walk from the beach and the town centre of Sidmouth.

5* Gold Award C16th Dorset cottage in Shaftesbury on the iconic and spectacular 'Hovis' Hill of 'Boy on a bicycle' fame. Sleeps 6 in 4-bedrooms. 2017 is our 10th anniversary year and all guests will be entered into a prize draw every quarter for a collection of local produce.

A quaint, secluded pet friendly cottage sleeping 2-4, recently refurbished in 2014. Set in a remote rural corner of Oxfordshire near Banbury within a stable courtyard. Beautiful country walks on your doorstep.

Ivywood is a Victorian Railway Carriage converted into a beautiful holiday cottage that sleeps 4. Set on the edge of the village of Wisbech St Mary in it's own private garden with ample parking which leads into a wood and Apple Orchard. Pets welcome.

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30th Mar-12th Apr

Royd Cottage Cottage Listing
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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.

Surcoat is a great self-catering holiday cottage near the beach in North Devon with hot tub and spacious enclosed garden. The cottage sleeps 3 in 2-bedrooms. Perfectly located for guests requiring close proximity to local pub and restaurant with private access to coastal footpath leading to Westwar...

The Linhay in Sidmouth, East Devon sleeps 6 and is one of seven spacious holiday cottages at Boswell Farm, set in the secluded and delightfully rural Sweetcombe valley. Pets welcome.

Kirkland Lodge sleeps up to 3 in 2 bedrooms. It is a detached timber built holiday home situated in a woodland garden overlooking Loch Sween. It is a mile south of the village of Achnamara in Argyll. A lovely romantic retreat with woodburning stove. Pets welcome.

Cedar Lodge is a totally luxurious 2-bedroom Somerset holiday lodge in Cheddar. It lies on the fringes of the Mendip Hills in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This 5-star lodge in a quiet rural setting is baby friendly, ideal for parents with very young children.

Seaside holiday cottage on Gower Peninsula near Swansea in Glamorgan, logburner, 5mins walk to real ale pub/food, 15 mins stroll down lane to Whiteford Bay. Quality. Sunny patio, 2 bedrooms, 3 beds, o/r parking, dog friendly (Very secure garden fences), WIFI/SKY

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9th-16th Feb

The Littlecourt Coach House Cottage Listing
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One of five luxury Devon holiday cottages only a short walk from the Sidmouth sea front, and part of a history Regency house built in 1802 for the Duke and Duchess of St. Albans. Grade II listed.

The Old Forge is a large and beautiful holiday barn conversion with W-iFi sleeping 8. Situated in the Yorkshire Wolds near Malton, The Old Forge offers 4 bedrooms with a 4* Gold rating. Combining original features with modern comforts the property has both character and a spacious modern interior.

Afton Thatch Lodge in Freshwater is the perfect romantic getaway on the Isle of Wight, a picture perfect miniature thatched cottage with views over rolling open fields and direct access to bridleways and the river. Within walking distance of the pub and supermarket. Pets are welcome.

The Granary, with hot tub sleeps 7. A beautiful Somerset converted barn with Wifi. Spa use included. VisitEngland 4 star, 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Spa treatments and on site activities available. Idyllic countryside location. Sleeps max 23 if booked with Old Mill. Taunton M5 3 miles.

Grade II listed 18th Century Riverside House near Falmouth is a pet-friendly Cornish holiday cottage offering spectacular sea views. Newly refurbished to provide the ultimate luxury seaside accommodation with 3 double bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Reserved parking & beautiful waterside courtyard.

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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