Not so many years ago, most people’s idea of a games room was a table with a pack of cards, and some tired board games and jigsaws – always with a few cards and puzzle pieces missing. Not anymore! These days, games rooms often have large items such as table football, pool or snooker tables, and all kinds of technology connected to Wi-Fi and Smart TVs. Virtual reality consoles, arcade machines and full-floor games are all favourites among kids and groups of grown-ups alike. Gone are the days when games rooms were only found in dark, damp basements. Today’s games rooms tend to be well integrated with the rest of the property, and many of them are beautiful spaces in their own right.
A large, charming and pet friendly Devon farmhouse for rural self-catering holidays near Tavistock and Dartmoor sleeping 14-22 people in 7 bedrooms with private hot tub and shared use of indoor heated swimming pool.
Once a village pub, The Anchor has been tastefully converted to create a large Forest of Dean Holiday Cottage complete with a hot tub and games room. This family-friendly holiday home in Gloucestershire lies in a magical rural location in the Wye Valley. Pets welcome.
Fennel Cottage is a dog friendly detached barn conversion sleeping 7 in 3 bedrooms on the Sherrill Farm estate with Wi-Fi and shared heated pool near Tavistock on the Devon and Cornwall border.
Rosemary is a dog friendly, large, light and airy 4 bedroom cottage with Wi-Fi near Tavistock and Dartmoor on the Devon-Cornwall border. It sleeps 8 people with shared use of a heated indoor swimming pool, fishing lakes and tennis court.
Your group can enjoy a special occasion or just gather on holiday in the rolling hills of the Derbyshire with a stay at Somersal Farmhouse, an imposing eight-bedroom farm cottage on the outskirts of the hamlet of Somersal Herbert with tennis court, hot tub, games room, and two plush living rooms.
Get as far away from everyday life as possible with a stay at The Beach House in remote Porthcurno, Cornwall, a pet-friendly coastal cottage that allows families to comfortably spread out amongst four spacious bedrooms, upstairs games room, access to a private garden, and nearby beaches to explore.
Richmond Hall is a grand, luxurious rural cottage set among gorgeous grounds in St Asaph, North Wales. It treats guests to a heated swimming pool, gym, sauna, games room and all-weather tennis court, as well as luxury décor, traditional charm and a glass summerhouse, plus access to lovely St Asaph.
Make your next family gathering extra special with a stay at Northolme Hall, a superb Georgian hall and separate Elizabethan cottage on the outskirts of Wainfleet All Saints, Lincolnshire, that sleeps 20 comfortably, a child-friendly accommodation with games room, swimming pool and cinema room.
Sundance is a luxury rural cottage set among ten acres of beautiful grounds in Cheriton Bishop in Devon. This converted fruit barn boasts a private hot tub and summer house as well as entertaining areas and shared facilities such as an outdoor swimming pool, a play area and a games room
Nestling deep in the Cornish countryside near the historic town of Bodmin, Cornwall, sits Lower Margate, a pet-friendly rural cottage on the grounds of the former Lanhydrock Estate that features four spacious bedrooms, games room, open-plan living area, and private access to Cardinham Woods.
A stunning farming estate in the heart of rural North Devon. Barn Cottage is located in a scenic valley in the parish of Bishop's Nympton, near South Molton on the edge of Exmoor National Park. This farm cottage allows access to Devon's coastline, its beaches and other attractions.
Children can feed the animals or play happily in the adventure playground and games room at Cwtch, a pet-friendly holiday cottage near Bude on East Thorne Farm. Enjoy a relaxing family holiday in this lovingly-presented countryside cottage by the sea in North Cornwall.
Dorchester Manor is an 18th-century residence constructed with Portland stone and brimming with period features. The pet-friendly cottage in Dorchester, Dorset, features wooden flooring, open fires as well as a games room and extensive grounds with uninterrupted views plus a tennis court.
Ty Newydd is a large rural cottage near Cardigan Bay in Mid Wales, which spoils guests with extensive grounds and entertaining areas as well as a hot tub, a heated indoor swimming pool and games room. The spacious luxurious interior offers true relaxation with modern comforts and an open fire.
A log-burning fire crackles in Cranny, a cosy rural holiday cottage near Bude at East Thorne Farm. This pet-friendly holiday cottage in North Cornwall is surrounded by countryside and includes a beautiful garden, adventure playground, spa, indoor games room and proximity to the sea.
A holiday getaway for kids and adults of all ages, Wisteria House on the grounds of Higher Poulston on the outskirts of Totnes, Devon, is a large countryside cottage that features nine bedrooms, underfloor ground floor heating, and leisure complex with heated indoor swimming pool and games room.
The Brambles is a single bedroom cottage ideal for couples or lone travelers set in stunning farmland which overlooks the Dorset Coast and the Chesil Beach. Fantastic walks straight from the door of the cottage. Situated between the seaside town of Weymouth and Abbotsbury, famous for its swans.
Lavender Barn is a 200-year-old rural cottage near Halse in Somerset which boasts modern sophistication and a 5-star rating, as well as a hot tub, a wood-burning stove, a games room, a swimming pool and wheelchair access. Guests and pets are gifted beautiful countryside and nearby beaches.
Week Farm is an exquisite grand rural cottage on the edge of Coombe Hay in Somerset. Just moments from Bath, the pet-friendly cottage is lavishly furnished and includes touches of luxury such as a hot tub and open fire, as well as a games room, a large terrace, manicured grounds and elegance.
What would you expect from a luxury holiday cottage? Cosy living spaces, luxurious bedrooms, walks and amenities close by and wondrous views. What wouldn't you expect? Heated outdoor seating area, games rooms, reading room, boule pit, original art work, fast Wi-Fi? Mountain Cottage has it all.
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.
Picture-perfect views greet guests at Croft House, a delightful rural cottage in Great Tosson, near Morpeth in Northumberland. The pet-friendly cottage is surrounded by lush countryside and retains a country charm throughout its modern interior, which includes a games room and woodburning stove.
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.
Little Brampton Farmhouse is a distinguished rural cottage promising a memorable location for a grand celebration. The pet-friendly cottage near Clunbury in Shropshire offers views over the Clun Valley as well as a hot tub, sauna, games room, cinema room, open fire, plus beautiful gardens and style.