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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This family friendly charming and large farm cottage is set in 120-acres of stunning farmland just a few rural miles from the North Devon coast in Kentisbury near the pretty seaside village of Combe Martin. Patchole Farmhouse sleeps 9 in 4 bedrooms.
The pet-friendly Dairy Cottage at Wheel Farm Holiday Cottages in Combe Martin manages to combine genuine rustic charm with modern facilities, swimming pool and tennis court, to provide the perfect self-catering holiday.
Fairways East sleeps 8 in four en-suite bedrooms. The large, luxury house is set within the lovely Devon countryside within the grounds of Highbullen Country Estate. Guests have access to the 9 hole golf course, 7 all weather tennis courts, an indoor swimming pool, a hot tub, gym and a sauna.
Stag Lodge is a large dog-friendly and the remote Highland cottage is set on the 12,000-acre Glencarron Estate near Strathcarron in the Western Highlands, within easy reach of the on the West coast beaches. It offers accommodation for 8 people in 4 lovely bedrooms, 1 double and 3 twins.
Mel House Cottages are a group of 4 pet friendly properties sleeping from 3 to 19 Guests at the centre of attractive Newton-on-Rawcliffe in the North York Moors. Three of the four properties are rated at various levels of accessibility for disabled use. Facilities: Indoor Pool, Hot Tub, and Sauna.
Manor Farmhouse comprises of three large buildings and a heated outdoor pool. The farmhouse is a traditional 15th Century thatched timber framed property with 4 bedrooms, the Barn has 3 and Stable Cottage also 3 bedrooms. Pets welcome.
Renovated in 2018, Cherry Trees combines stunning traditional features with luxury modern living. Situated on the outskirts of the popular town of Bowness on Windermere, the house is set within beautiful landscaped gardens in a unique, elevated location overlooking Lake Windermere.
A Victorian Railway Carriage converted into a small holiday cottage sleeps 2, set in a pretty private garden with ample parking that leads into a three acre Apple Orchard. Ideal for couples, semi-rural location on the edge of the village of Wisbech St Mary. Pets welcome.
The Cart Shed near the village of Burnham Market in Norfolk is a 19th-century barn conversion surrounded by beautiful rolling countryside with easy access to the North Norfolk Coast, a four-bedroom child-friendly cottage featuring underfloor heating, wood flooring and private courtyard.
Some of the best views in England can be savoured from Netherscar in Chapel-le-Dale near Ingleton. The detached, remote cottage lies among the rolling hills of lies in a haven of peace and tranquillity and offers three bedrooms and an open fire as well as ample space for pets and children to roam.
The Annexe is one of 12 Holiday Cottage at Duddings & sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms. It is set in the beautiful Avill valley near Dunster & Minehead in The Exmoor National Park. Indoor pool & spa bath, games room, tennis court, trampoline, play centre etc. Families & dogs welcome. Visit England 4-star.
Stone Barn holiday cottage in Devon is a luxurious and spacious eco barn conversion sleeping 10+2 in 5 bedrooms. This dog-friendly coastal cottage has a private enclosed garden and courtyard. With walks from the garden gate, it is a perfect rural escape for large families and special celebrations.
Set in the Cairngorms National Park, Dunstaffnage Cottage is a converted stable packed with thoughtful, modern features. This rural cottage near Grantown-on-Spey sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms with 3 bathrooms. Book today to a relaxing holiday in a naturally beautiful Highland setting.
This large Snowdonia holiday cottage sleeps 8, with amazing views of the surrounding countryside, slate floors, a jacuzzi bath and a private garden. Cefn-Yr-Efail is a coastal cottage outside the charming harbour town of Porthmadog, near sandy beaches, mountains and lakes, in Gwynedd, North Wales.
Croftsbrook is a charming rural holiday cottage in Chipping Camden. It promises guests proximity to The Cotswolds. Furnished with care and unique artistic touches, as well as ample mature gardens and lovely views of the region, this South Gloucestershire holiday cottage sleeps 6.
Orestone View offers families and pets a luxurious and comfortable home away from home in Teignmouth, Devon. The coastal cottage boasts sun-drenched spaces, contemporary design throughout and an ample balcony which captures the views. The 3-bedroom property is perfect for a seaside family holiday.
Views of the working farm and the ocean beyond greet guests at Stephen’s Cottage in Alnmouth, Northumberland. The three-bedrooms sit within the stone walls of this pet-free end terrace, which has been delightfully furnished in a manner befitting a charming country property with modern amenities.
Forest House is located in Coleford, in the heart of the Forest of Dean, and was formerly a 4* hotel. The owners have converted the property into self-catering accommodation perfect for large groups of holidaymakers wishing to explore the surrounding area. Sleeps 22 in 11 bedrooms.
The Abercorn Wing of Belle Isle Castle affords a unique holiday experience in the Northern Ireland hinterlands, a rural pet-friendly property situated on a 470-acre estate spread near the town of Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, with magnificent original features and many modern touches.
Longships boasts spectacular views over the ocean from its position within Lizard Lighthouse near Lizard Village in Cornwall. The two-bedroom seaside cottage offers modern comforts, subtle decorations and ample grounds for children and pets to explore on a truly unique coastal holiday.
Knott View sits within a 17th century Grade II listed barn conversion located on a working farm near Sedburgh in Cumbria. It lies between the Yorkshire Dales and The Lake District offering guests outstanding views and tranquillity within a remote rural location. Sleeps 4.
Kilton Mill House near Saltburn-by-the-Sea is a large Grade-II listed holiday cottage on the North Yorkshire coast. Located just a few minutes-walk above Skinningrove Beach, this beautifully furnished and pet friendly cottage sleeps 8 + cots in 4 bedrooms. Within easy reach of the North York Moors.
- Sleeps 8
- Bedrooms 4
- Bathrooms 2
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Beach View is aptly named. The highly-acclaimed coastal cottage enjoys absolute frontage of South Bourne beach in Dorset and spoils guests with light and airy spaces, access to a beach hut, contemporary comforts and a beautiful furnished garden which captures the sun and the glorious sea breeze
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.