Games Rooms can really make a holiday - especially on rainy days. Cottages with games rooms can be perfect for holidays out of season - especially on dark evenings. Gone are the days when 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. Also long gone, are the days when games rooms were located in dark, basements. Today’s games rooms tend to be integrated with the rest of the property, and many of them are beautiful chill-out 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.
Biallid is a large dog friendly country house in the heart of the Scottish highlands. It has 7 bedrooms and sleeps 15 people. The house is set in it's own grounds outside Newtonmore and has fishing and shooting available for guests to book and is surrounded by amazing scenery.
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.
The Loft is a gorgeous Grade II listed detached cottage set on the open countryside near Millthorpe in the Peak District and Derbyshire Dales. Oozing tradition and charm, the pet-friendly cottage boasts stonework and original beams, as well as a billiard table and hot tub, plus style and serenity.
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
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.
Situated deep in the heart of Exmoor National Park on the outskirts of the riverside village of Exford, Somerset, you’ll find Greenslades, a large child-friendly cottage offering gorgeous countryside views, four bedrooms (two en-suite), beamed ceilings, and two wood-burner stoves.
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.
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
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.
The Barn is a charming stone and cob conversion on a working farm in Bicknoller, Somerset, which promises families fresh country air, beautiful views and loads of character. The pet-friendly cottage retains its stone and wooden floors, exposed beams and open fire, and offers spacious grounds.
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.
Holiday in comfort and style with a stay at The Wain House, a brick-built barn conversion on the owner’s 250-acre working farm just outside the village of Westhope, Shropshire, a pet-friendly cottage that features a private patio with hot tub, as well as access to a games room and gym.
Ingleside is a large Gloucestershire holiday cottage on the outskirts of the Forest of Dean in the rural hamlet of Adsett. Ingleside sleeps 14 in 6 bedrooms with 4 bathrooms plus ample living space including a sun room and games room. The enclosed garden includes a bike store and BBQ facilities.
Converted from a Victorian chapel, Chapel House in Anglesey is a large, purpose-built luxury holiday cottage in a pleasant rural location. It lies about a country mile outside the village of Llanddeusant in the hamlet of Elim on the Island’s west coast. The pet friendly cottage sleeps 12.
Durstone is a large holiday cottage deep in the Herefordshire coutryside in the village of Pencombe near Bromyard. Sleeping 22 in 9 bedrooms (2 ground floor with shower rooms) this dog friendly house has a games room, bike storage and a large lawned garden with sandpit, outdoor furniture and BBQ.
Bearwood House is a luxurious rural cottage set among farmland in Pembridge, Herefordshire. The pet-friendly cottage has access to amenities such as a games room, a hot tub, open fires, beautiful gardens with games and patios, a tennis court and pastoral views.
Large Thatched Somerset Longhouse and 11 attractive cottages sleeping 2,2,3,4,4,4,4,5,10/12,12, 16/18 in 1-8 bedrooms near Dunster and Minehead in The Exmoor National Park. Indoor pool, spa bath, games room, tennis court, trampoline, play centre etc. Families & dogs welcome. VisitEngland 4-star.