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. Good 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 giving you a bit of 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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Beautiful stone-built Cornish holiday cottage, sleeping up to 4. Set in the historic Cornish town of Fowey and within walking distance of the beach. Dogs welcome.
A short rural walk from Croyde?s sandy beach in North Devon, Oyster Cove is a stylish 3-bedroom property with a lovely garden and outdoor dining patios. The cottage, sleeps 2-8 guests, and is also able to welcome pets.
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.
Kingfish is a charming thatched cottage near Axminster in East Devon with 2 bedrooms, double and twin, sleeps 4-5. This quaint and family-friendly rural holiday cottage has a private garden and welcomes well-behaved pets.
Cherry Tree Cottage boasts subtle hues and dashes of colour throughout. The large, pet-friendly cottage near Hornsea lies in the heart of the seaside village of Atwick. This East Yorkshire holiday cottage offers an open fire and tasteful modern décor and access to miles of coastline. Sleeps 8.
Brooks Lodge is an award-winning eco-friendly cottage surrounded by lush green fields in Piddinghoe, Sussex, just moments from Egrets Way. Boasting wonderful countryside views, the rural cottage offers extensive grounds and large windows to capture the views, plus contemporary style throughout.
The delightful Meadow Place is a Grade II listed stone-built property outside Ipstones in the Peak District. The beautiful views of the Derbyshire countryside dictate the upside-down design of the pet-friendly property which boasts cathedral ceilings, exposed stone and timber and an open fire.
Eagles Nest is a classic grade II listed thatched cottage sleeping 6 over 3 bedrooms with 3 bathrooms. The property is rurally located near Symondsbury close to the Jurassic Coast. Enjoy peace and quiet with a private garden, hot tub and games room. Dogs welcome.
The Shakespeare Lodge sits on an elevated position near Stratford-upon-Avon and enjoys wonderful countryside views. The gorgeous rural cottage boasts an elegant interior with exposed beams as well as a sophisticated dining room, ample grounds, multiple entertaining spaces and guaranteed memories.
This secluded Wales holiday cottage is perfect for the family of four who want to get away but not so far away as to not have access to the shops, pubs and beach in nearby Aberdovey. Just minutes away from the sea, enjoy the beautiful views from Braich-Y-Celyn Lodge.
Lily Hall is a luxurious haven with incredible views of the surrounding Lake District countryside. This award-winning property sleeps up to eight people and two dogs in the tranquil location of Ennerdale.
A perfect rural getaway set amidst a working sheep farm within Exmoor National Park, Mill Cottage on the outskirts of Luxborough, Somerset, offers comfortable upside-down accommodation for up to six guests, a child-friendly cottage with spacious living area, wood burning stove, and enclosed garden.
North End Farm is a delightful property near Bridport and the Jurassic Coast in Dorset. Surrounded by rolling green hills, the farm offers pet-friendly cottages and cabins for couples, small families and large groups, and offers ample furnished grounds, rustic charm, lovely views & stunning suns...
Coquet Cottage blends sleek modern touches with dark, rich antique décor in a traditional mid-terrace cottage in Amble-by-the-Sea. The stone-walled, pet-free, seaside cottage features a regal master bedroom with heavy wooden furniture and an ultra-modern single room, by the coast in Northumberland.
Miller’s House is a stone-built miller’s residence restored with modern comforts providing a restful haven for families and pets near Tintagel in St Nectan’s Glen. This rural cottage in North Cornwall is surrounded by gorgeous gardens and a babbling stream in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Middle Dean Farmhouse is a relaxing pet-friendly holiday retreat near the Exmoor village of Parracombe, Devon, set amidst the splendour of the national park and boasting stone exterior, underfloor heating, exposed beams, five spacious bedrooms for up to 11 guests, and outdoor hot tub.
Urban chic in a rural setting, this unique architect designed home is so stylish and has two bedrooms and two bathrooms with a large roof terrace. Take in the amazing countryside views from floor to ceiling windows in the living room or enjoy an evening on the roof terrace - pure bliss!
This elegant Grade II listed large house is in a quiet cobbled street in the beautiful seaside town of Tenby. Walk 80 yards one way to a stunning beach or the other way to the town centre with its medieval walls, harbour and fishing boats.
For a truly grand getaway to remember, Woodberry, a large centuries-old converted set of stables on the exclusive 75-acre estate of Telhenbont offers unrivalled coast and countryside accommodation in the unadulterated countryside of the Llyn Peninsula for groups and families. Pets welcome.
Willow Lodge is a beautiful riverside cottage perched beside a lake in Lechlade-on-Thames in Gloucestershire. The large cottage is vibrantly furnished and rewards groups with wonderful views, expansive open-plan spaces, fireplace, spacious decks and access to a gym, swimming pool and the Cotswolds.
Situated between the country and the coast of Norfolk, Corrie’s Cottage is an ideal family getaway. The modern rural cottage offers spacious grounds with countryside views and fresh air, plus an ultra-modern interior with open-plan spaces and nautical décor, plus direct access to natural woodland.
Fall asleep to the sound of owls and savour the serenity of Owl House, a romantic cottage set on spacious grounds in the hamlet of Treneague. Relax with your loved one and your pet, and enjoy the wood-burning stove, the blend of charm and modernity, the mature garden and the Cornish coastline.
Todd Hills Hall Farmhouse is a luxurious rural cottage boasting panoramic views of the Pennines. The pet-friendly cottage near Melmerby in Cumbria boasts seclusion and fresh air and features log fires, exposed beams and Aga, plus a hot tub, snooker table, beautiful gardens and ornate furnishings.
A chic refurbished ground floor apartment set within the opulent 1 Elliot Terrace on Plymouth's Hoe. Designed to provide a bright and airy space, this property has also been thoughtfully laid out to provide privacy to the main sleeping area and even has voice activated music and heating.
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.