Book a Child-Friendly Cottages For Happy Family Holidays

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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1034 cottages found 1034 match all criteria.

Nestled in the heart of the North Devon countryside between Bideford and Clovelly, Crooked Lake is a charming 17th Century cottage ideal for a quiet and relaxing getaway amidst beautiful countryside.

The Devon Manor House is a Grade 1 listed property, set in 160 acres of idyllic North Devon countryside. It sleeps 16 in 8 bedrooms and has a swimming pool and tennis court. This , luxury North Devon holiday home with glorious gardens is a short rural drive from beaches and Exmoor. Pets welcome.

The Chalet is stunning, purpose-built apartment - hotel, comprising of 6 luxury apartments and an incredible 2 bedroom penthouse suite. Each apartment sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms. The living area is open plan with large, glass, full length windows overlooking Saunton Sands beach and the sea beyond.

The Chalet is a stunning purpose-built collection of luxury apartments situated on the cliff overlooking the long sandy beach at Saunton Sands. Apartment 3 is located on the entry level. It has 3 gorgeous bedrooms and spacious open plan living. The apartment shares a lovely balcony with sea views.

Families and friends, (and pets) are welcome at Swallows Farm Cottage, a luxury holiday cottage with hot tub in the East Yorkshire countryside village of Sykehouse near Goole. A large and secluded luxury cottage with a hot tub, it oozes character with grand fireplaces and high-beamed ceilings.

Spend your holiday captivated by the views from the lounge and spacious deck in this luxurious waterside holiday home overlooking the Dart Estuary in Kingswear just a ferryboat trip across the water from Dartmouth. Pets welcome.

Set on our stunning farm near the West Dorset Jurassic Coast and Chesil Beach, 3 Lower Farm is a 2 bedroom traditional Dorset coastal cottage full of character which sleeps up to 5 people. Open all year round, the cottage is perfect for couples and families looking for a peaceful, rural break.

Keeper Cottage West stands at the most westerly point of mainland Britain, nestled below the majestic Ardnamurchan Lighthouse on the shores of Loch Linnhe, the gateway to Ben Nevis. This cosy granite, pet-friendly seaside cottage with WiFi sleeps 4 in a lovely remote rural location.

This large, family friendly holiday home in North Wales sleeps 12 guests in 5 bedrooms just a few yards from the beach in Rhos on Sea with Colwyn Bay as its neighbour. With a large and well-equipped games room and secure rear garden, combine beach holidays with days out in Snowdonia. Pets welcome.

Underwoods Dairy is a beautifully converted Barn in the small hamlet of Tatham on the western edge of the Pennines near Kirkby Lonsdale. This pet friendly, large holiday cottage in Lancashire offers stunning rural views. It sleeps 11 and welcomes famlies or groups of friends.

This family-friendly detached house is a large holiday cottage welcoming up to 10 guests in a rural location just outside the village of Tregony in Cornwall and sleeps ten people in six bedrooms. Pets welcome

Ramblers Rest Cottage is a countryside cottage in Crickhowell - a perfect base for exploring the scenic Brecon Beacons, Powys. With far-reaching rural views, It stands in the oldest street in Crickhowell a short walk to local food shops, places to eat, The River Usk and a historic castle.

This Pennine hill farm cottage offers self-catering holidays in the wild and rugged rural surroundings that inspired the Bronte Sisters to pen their famous novels. Stones Cottage in Oxenhope, sleeps four in two tastefully furnished bedrooms, one on the ground floor.

The aptly named Sea Breeze Cottage gives you unrivalled views of the Northumberland coast. Based near Berwick-upon-Tweed, the two bedrooms terraced cottage sits on a peaceful former farm site, providing a quiet getaway for couples and small families to the East Coast of Northern England.

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Located in the peaceful hamlet of North Whilborough, Huccaby is a beautiful rural location for a self catering holiday in South Devon. This child friendly cottage with a communal heated indoor swimming pool sleeps 6 plus cots in 3 bedrooms and has Wi-Fi.

Once a Boat of Garten coaching Inn, Plimuir Cottage now offers fine hospitality as a large Cairngorm holiday cottage in a rural location with stunning views near Aviemore. Up to 8 guests are welcome for Highland holidays all year round - perfect for large families or friends for walking holidays.

This comfortable family cottage on a working farm near Beaminster sleeps six in two bedrooms. It has a sunny conservatory and cosy spaces as well as farm fresh eggs and an open fire. The farm lies on the borders of Dorset and Somerset, within easy reach of Beaminster and the Jurassic Coast.

Stylish family friendly coastal apartment in the tranquil, gated residential area of Brighton Marina just a stroll along the boardwalk from the many shops, bars and restaurants in the main marina area. Sea Fizz has a light, airy feel with patio doors opening from the lounge onto the balcony.

Just 200 m from the water in the quaint little Cornish fishing village of Portwrinkle, Sandy Bottom’s breathtaking ocean views and private terrace make it the perfect destination for a stylish, relaxing beach getaway.

Situated on a beautiful farm overlooking the Jurassic Coast in West Dorset, The Swallows is one of 7 holiday cottages at Character Farm Cottages near Weymouth. 4-star rated by Visit England, it comfortably sleeps 4. It is extremely well appointed and open throughout the year. Pets welcome.

Craven House is a large and dog friendly Victorian House with Wi-Fi offering spacious self-catering accommodation for up to 14 guests in Skipton in the Yorkshire Dales. Perfect for walking and touring holidays in North Yorkshire.

The Well House is a large Grade 1 listed luxury holiday home with sea views in a converted Victorian Fort on the coast near Freshwater on the Isle of Wight. The house sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms - all ensuite and has communal rooftop gardens offering 360-degree sea and countryside views.

Broadway Barn at Lydford Farm in the rural Peak District hamlet of Priestcliffe is a large high-quality holiday cottage lovingly created from converting a traditional Derbyshire barn. This pet friendly holiday home sleeps 12 in 6 bedrooms (2 en suite), perfect for large or dual family holidays.

Rostowan is situated in a very private rural location, close to St.Mawes on the South Coast of Cornwall in Port Scatho. This secluded countryside holiday cottage lies just a stone's throw from the creek and a ten-minute stroll to the Beach. Pets welcome in this family-friendly seaside cottage.

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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