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.
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.
The Old Butcher’s Shop in Docking, Norfolk offers a soft palette with dashes of colour in a detached rural cottage just moments from the coast. The pet-friendly cottage blends luxury with country charm and features an open fire, a games room and multiple sun-drenched spaces to relax and socialise.
Withycombe is one of 12 4-Star Exmoor Holiday Cottages at Duddings & sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms. It is set in the beautiful Avill valley in the Exmoor National Park, near Dunster & Minehead. Indoor pool & spa bath, games room, tennis court, trampoline, play centre etc. Families & dogs welcome.
Bolstone Court is a large, tastefully renovated 17th Century Herefordshire farmhouse. This holiday home in Bolstone sleeps 15 in 6 bedrooms in a beautiful rural location just above the scenic River Wye. Its many facilities include a private games room in a converted church.
Bilbrook apartment is one of 12 Holiday Cottages at Duddings. Sleeps 3 in 2 bedrooms. It is set in the rural Avill valley in Somerset near Dunster & Minehead within The Exmoor National Park. Indoor pool, spa bath, tennis court, games room, trampoline. Families & dogs welcome. Visit-England 4-star.
Lowe Farmhouse is located on a 230 acre farm in the Herefordshire countryside. It's stunningly rural, but not isolated - it's just a ten minute walk to the local village and pub. Sleeps 22 in 10 bedrooms, with ample communal areas, two well equipped kitchens, a large dining room, and games room.
Hikers and outdoor enthusiasts will love the proximity to Snowdonia of this six-bedroom rural cottage. Farmhouse lies in the Conwy village of Pentrefoelas and boasts views of the stunning countryside as well as wheelchair access, endless entertainment options, cosy open fires and a games room.
New Inn House is a luxuriously-appointed rural holiday cottage in Abbots Salford, boasting gorgeous interiors, uninterrupted views of Warwickshire, a heated swimming pool, tennis court, games room, children’s play area, an open fire and lavish grounds perfect for pets and for entertaining.
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.
Mill House in the village of Maiden Newton, Dorset, make an ideal holiday retreat for large families and groups of friends, a Grade II listed child-friendly cottage featuring stylish décor, games room, six spacious bedrooms, and large enclosed garden with patio and barbecue.
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
Fabulous, 5-star, family-friendly North Devon coastal cottage sleeping 10-12. Facilities include hot tub, swimming pool (Mar-Oct), tennis court, table tennis and pool table. With underfloor heating and cosy a wood-burner; with magnificent panoramic rural and sea views... it is perfect all year round
Perched atop a hill near the market town of Bromyard and providing majestic views of the English and Welsh countryside, Wall Hills Barn offers the perfect rural holiday home in Herefordshire for large groups. This child-friendly cottage has six bedrooms, games room, and underfloor heating.
NOW PET FRIENDLY+ YOUR DOG CAN STAY FREE* TOO - A Luxurious, 5-Star large holiday house near Cromer in a village setting 300m from an award-winning beach. Facilities in this Grade II-listed, wheelchair accessible and child friendly home include a hot tub, games room, trampoline, and private garden
If you would like a peaceful and romantic getaway to the remote surroundings of Snowdonia, Lavender Cottage offers modern accommodation of a high standard to couples. Based on a charming smallholding the terraced - bedroom barn conversion immerses guests in rolling hills and rural Welsh scenery.
Duck Cottage is a luxury barn conversion nestled in a quiet corner of Little Torrington. The rural cottage boasts commanding views over its generous gardens to the woodlands of North Devon and features an open fire, a heated outdoor swimming pool, library, games room and access to farm animals.
The Stables Cottages, one of 12 4-star Exmoor Holiday Cottages at Duddings is a large Somerset holiday cottage sleeping 16/18 in 8 bedrooms. It is set in a beautiful rural valley near Dunster in The Exmoor National Park. Indoor pool, spa bath, games room, tennis court, trampoline etc. Pets welcome.
A country mile outside Bishop’s Castle in the rural village of Colebatch, Shady Hollow is a large Shropshire holiday cottage sleeping 12 amidst a true walker’s paradise. This pet friendly holiday home is well-equipped with facilities including a hot tub, a home cinema and games room.
The River Crake lies at the end of the garden at Sawmill Cottage, a charming 18th-century rural cottage near Low Nibthwaite in the South Lakes. The pet-friendly cottage spoils guests with wonderful views, a generous garden, an open fire, a games room and modern comforts blended with old-world charm.
Enjoy getting away with family and friends with a stay at The Old Vicarage, a large countryside cottage with six bedrooms near the village of Peterchurch, Herefordshire, refurbished to combine classic Victorian features with modern amenities such as private hot tub and wooden sauna.
On the banks of the scenic meandering River Wye in the Forest of Dean, River Wye Lodge is a large, accessible holiday cottage sleeping 26 guests. Enjoy days out in the Wye Valley on or off the river, or just relax in a holiday home with a hot tub, games room and children's playground. Pets Welcome
Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Stanton at Flagstone Farm is a large Stow-on-the-Wold holiday cottage providing incredibly comfortable and peaceful rural accommodation for families and friends in the glorious Cotswold's countryside. Pets welcome.
Surridge Farmhouse is a Grade II listed rural cottage at the foot of the Brandon Hills near Waterrow in Somerset. The pet-friendly cottage sits on 80 acres of grounds and is steeped in tradition with exposed beams and fireplaces, and offers a games room, modern comforts and an Iron Age Fort.
One of two wonderfully refurbished farm cottages near the rural village of Clawddnewydd, Clwyd, Maes makes an ideal holiday base for large families and groups in North Wales, a large pet-friendly cottage with shared games room, hot tub, sauna, and five stylish bedrooms each with TVs and en-suite.