Scroll down to view child and baby-friendly cottages if you are seeking a family holiday in a UK holiday cottage where young children, infants and babes in arms 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 you a bit if a break too. These days it is X-Boxes, table football and trampolines for older children as well as many of the traditional board games that still entertain and allow Mum and Dad to join in. For babies, as well as cots and high chairs, facilities can include changing mates and baby alarms.
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The Byre at Wheel Farm is an attractive barn conversion offering self-catering accommodation for up to 5 visitors in 3-bedrooms. Onsite facilities include an indoor heated pool, sauna and tennis court all within easy reach of fabulous beaches and the Exmoor National Park.
The Barn is a large newly refurbished 6 bedroom countryside cottage, close to the popular coastal resort of Combe Martin in North Devon There is spacious living spaces, a modern kitchen and 3 family bathrooms. Wheel Farm has an indoor heated pool, sauna and an outside tennis court. Pets welcome.
Mill Wheel Cottage lies in beautiful rural surroundings on the North Devon coast in Combe Martin within acres of landscaped gardens and woods, where leisure facilities include a heated indoor swimming pool and a tennis court. This restored old water mill sleeps up to 5 in 3 bedrooms.
Berwyn is a large stylish pet friendly Victorian house situated in the charming Cornish, coastal village of Crantock. It has 5 bedrooms and sleeps 10 people. The interior has been tastefully designed to provide, comfortable rooms, ideal for a large family holiday.
Anchorage House spoils visitors with magnificent views of Porth Diana, luxury fittings, architectural design features, a cosy open fire, sauna and spa. The four-bedroom, pet-free cottage stands across the road from the sheltered, sandy beach on Holy Island and makes for a perfect seaside holiday.
Dippers Rest is a stylish and well-equipped 3-bedroom barn conversion at Stonehayes Farm in the heart of the beautiful East Devon countryside. With free range eggs in your welcome pack and riverside picnic spots, it's perfect for family holidays.
East Lodge is a large farm cottage near the historic market town of Bedale, North Yorkshire, that offers families and groups on holiday in Hambleton lovely rural accommodation in a single-storey barn conversion with underfloor heating and whirlpool bath situated on 30-acres of grass and woodland.
Lookout is a luxury seaside cottage in North Cornwall designed with one feature in mind: The view. The ocean stretches before your eyes from the living areas and gardens of this cottage in Downderry on the Cornish coast. It has an open fire, contemporary chic and is a short stroll to a sandy beach.
Oceania is a beautiful coastal cottage set in a picturesque corner of the resort town of Torquay, Devon, where large families and friends can gather in comfortable accommodation. This three-bedroom home features high-quality reclaimed furniture, welcoming sunroom and decked rear garden.
Designed with relaxation in mind and offering sumptuous accommodation on the South Devon coast, 2 Edith Mews is a New England-style coastal cottage in the sleepy village of Hallsands, Devon, featuring underfloor heating, communal tennis courts and swimming pool, and easy access to sandy beaches.
Middle Stanley is a large and pet-friendly holiday cottage near Cheltenham, with great facilities and activities, for large groups up to 32 people for special occasions and reunions in 90 acres of beautiful Gloucestershire Cotswold countryside with ancient woodlands, natural springs and a lake.
- Sleeps 32
- Bedrooms 13
- Bathrooms 9
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Light and airy with a garden view, Rafters is a 2 bedroom cottage sleeping 4, with an enclosed, sunny, dog-friendly garden. From your garden gate you can access the wildlife meadows and woodland at Dittiscombe. We are 2 miles from Slapton Village, Slapton Ley Nature Reserve, and Start Bay beaches.
Offering beautiful views from its hilltop position in the beautiful Herefordshire countryside in Much Birch, Bryngarth is a large, and luxuriously furnished holiday cottage. The house sleeps 20 in 9 bedrooms (5 bathrooms) in a secluded rural location amidst 5-acres of private gardens and parkland.
Visit the historic Sibton Park estate nestled in the Suffolk countryside with a stay at The Farmhouse, a large child-friendly cottage that dates to the 17th century and has been faithfully restored to feature original thatched roof and brick floors re-laid to accommodate underfloor heating.
Champernhayes Barn, one of six charming 15th Century restored farm buildings situated on the gentle slope of a West Dorset hillside, a real Jurassic Park! Awarded 5 stars by Visit Britain.
Hailstone Barn puts you at the heart of Cotswold country, with great walks in every direction and the town of Tetbury on your doorstep. This three bedroom Gloucestershire cottage has been refurbished in a homely and contemporary style, creating a unique holiday home in a very special rural setting.
A lovingly maintained large Snowdonia holiday cottage, Tyn Llwyn is a grand farmhouse beautifully renovated to create a rural holiday home near Harlech in North Wales. Standing on a 7-acre smallholding, pet-friendly Tyn Llwyn welcomes families and groups looking for a coast and countryside retreat.
Cowstonegill is a magnificent, detached, listed farmhouse with panoramic views over seventeen acres of private land. It offers four spacious bedrooms and large gardens near West Burton in the Yorkshire Dales. The property boasts authentic features an open fire, and even includes a games room.
Well cottage is a bright airy 1 bedroom cottage all on one level. It sleeps 2 to 4 guests and has private off road parking. Situated on the edge of the village of Manston it is close to the Kent coast with lots of award winning sandy beaches. It has a Gold 3 Star rating from Quality in Tourism.
Norton Grange is located in the rural hamlet of Norton in a few miles outside the historic city of Worcester. This large Grade II listed, pet friendly, holiday cottage with a swimming pool sleeps 16 in 6 bedrooms. It lies within easy reach of country walks and cycle routes.
7evern blends tradition with contemporary style in a converted barn near the village of Caersws in Mid Wales. The rural cottage lies on Porth Farm and the light and airy converted barn offers families joyful décor and exposed beams as well as access to an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Pentire is a charming detached cottage nestled among mature trees and a large garden near Paignton in Devon. The Torbay cottage offers families and their pets a welcoming space full of modern comforts and a cosy log burning fire, as well as seclusion and tranquillity in a peaceful setting.
- Sleeps 6
- Bedrooms 3
- Bathrooms 1
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The quaint Grade II listed Croft Head Cottage boasts exposed beamed ceilings, flagged floors and a wood-burning stove in a converted coach in close to the village of Wrelton, in the North York Moors. The semi-detached, pet-free property welcomes families with two bedrooms and cast-iron furnishings.
The West Wing forms the greater part of a traditionally built thatched Somerset Longhouse. It sleeps 12 in 6 bedrooms and is one of 12-holiday cottages at Duddings, near Dunster & Minehead in The Exmoor National Park. Indoor pool, tennis court. Spa bath. Families & dogs welcome. Visit England 4-star
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.