A lovely 17th Century Grade II listed farmhouse with six bedrooms providing 5 Star holiday accommodation with a wealth of features and very good facilities for family holidays including a games room, beautiful walled garden and beach just a short stroll away. Whether you want to spend your days relaxing on the golden sands, surfing, walking or visiting the areas many attractions, this is an ideal base. Tourist board rating: 5 Star
Eight delightful stone holiday cottages on a four hundred acre estate in a picturesque wooded valley between the villages of Beulah and Abergwesyn in the heart of Mid Wales. Sleeping one to nine guests or larger groups if booked together, the cottages are ideal for a romantic break, family holiday or reunion of friends. With hot tub, stunning scenery, beautiful walks and an abundance of wildlife, Trallwm Forest Cottages offer all the right ingredients for a relaxing holiday.
Deep in the heart of the Cambridgeshire countryside, the owners of Fullers Hill Cottages have created a peaceful retreat where guests can relax and enjoy spending time with family and friends. Number 1 Fullers Hill Cottages comfortably sleeps four guests in two bedrooms (plus an extra two on a sofa bed) and is as comfortable for couples as it is for families and friends. The Georgian cottage is on a family-run farm and has been renovated to a very high standard, earning it four stars from Visit England. It is only 15 miles from Cambridge and around an hour from central London, making it possible to escape to the countryside without sacrificing metropolitan delights. The cottage can be booked on its own or together with the estate's other five cottages for family reunions, hen weekends and other celebrations with family and friends. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold
Offering single level self-catering that is fully wheel-chair accessible, The Stables is perfect for couples having one bedroom, as well as families happy to use the sofa bed. Stylish throughout, The Stables has been beautifully presented to a high standard and sits amongst glorious countryside in South Cambridgeshire. Fabulous local walking, cycling and horse riding and just fourteen miles from Cambridge City centre. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold
With its own private hot tub, The Tack Room is one of Fullers Hill's most popular holiday retreats. Like the others it is stylish and modern throughout and offers self-catering of a high standard. Sitting in a rural position amongst the glorious countryside of South Cambridgeshire, guests have the best of both worlds with an abundance of outdoor pursuits to enjoy on the doorstep and Cambridge city centre just fourteen miles away. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold
The Old Dairy is one of the stylish holiday apartments available at Fullers Hill nestling amongst glorious South Cambridgeshire countryside. Perfect for families and friends, sleeping four guests (or six with the use of a sofa bed), the surrounding area offers all the right ingredients to relax and unwind with plenty of space inside and out (including a hot tub in the garden for guest use), fabulous walking, cycling, horse riding and attractions including Cambridge city centre just fourteen miles away. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold
Four lovely stylish holiday apartments located amongst the beautiful South Cambridgeshire countryside with exclusive new hot tub. Very well presented and located, the self-catering apartments are ideal for parties of two to six guests and welcome dogs. Fourteen miles from the City of Cambridge. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold
The largest of all of Fullers Hill's fabulous holiday cottages, The Granary sleeps up to six guests in two en-suite sumptuous bedrooms and has an exceptionally large social living area for a cottage of this size where large groups of up to fourteen can dine around one table. Sitting in a tranquil position amongst the South Cambridgeshire countryside, this stylish holiday retreat is a popular choice for families, friends and large parties (when hired with other cottages) and offers dog friendly self-catering of a high standard with the use of a communal hot tub in the grounds. Only fourteen miles from Cambridge City centre. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold
As pretty as its name, Apple Cottage nestles amongst beautiful countryside in South Cambridgeshire and is perfect for couples, friends and families. Offering a warm welcome to dogs (and even horses!) this gorgeous holiday cottage provides the perfect mix of character and modern style and is just fourteen miles from Cambridge City centre. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
This gorgeous period property, set in beautiful countryside a few miles from Gleneagles in central Scotland, is the kind of holiday home that you never want to leave. Enjoy lazy days by the heated outdoor pool, a glass of fizz in the hot tub or snuggle up in front of the roaring fire in the grand drawing room. Sleeping 15 guests in 6 bedrooms, the East Wing at Alexander House is perfect for extended family celebrations, gathering your friends together for a memorable weekend away, or simply indulging in a touch of luxury. With fantastic walks, gourmet restaurants, adventurous activities and family days out on offer nearby there is something for all the family here, and your four-legged friends are welcome too.
Homely, luxurious and slightly quirky, this fabulous holiday home located in the heart of Scotland close to the village of Gleneagles, is a perfect rural retreat. Sleeping up to ten guests in four bedrooms, and with two kitchens, four bathrooms, a games room, hot tub and fantastic outdoor play area for the kids, The West Wing at Alexander House is ideal for two families or a group of friends looking to indulge in a slice of Scottish paradise. Two dogs are welcome. Short breaks are available all year round.
Impress your family and delight your friends with a stay at Severn Manor. Built and furnished to host house parties over 150 years ago, this elegant Victorian Manor House is full of charm, with space for 28 adults (plus two children) to sleep in eleven bedrooms (eight in the house and three in the cottage). Amenities include four private acres of grounds, a games room, cinema room, formal dining room, restaurant-standard kitchen, and multiple reception rooms. It's in the rural Worcestershire village of Dunley, within walking distance of the village pub and easy reach of the River Severn, golf courses, country pursuits, and attractions like the West Midlands Safari Park.
A choice of one, two and three bedroom luxurious Five Star sea-front holiday apartments in the popular seaside town of Scarborough on Yorkshire's glorious East Coast. Available for short breaks of one night or longer holidays with all the comforts of a hotel and the space of self-catering. Tourist board rating: 5 Star
Here's a place with room for everyone! The Grade II listed Mermaid Inn is in a fantastic spot, offering a high-standard of self-catering accommodation in the Peak District for up to 34 people in 13 ensuite bedrooms. It feels remote and rural with no neighbours for a country mile, but Buxton is only a 20 minute drive and Leek is even closer. The house is a former pub and built for hospitality and entertaining, making it ideal for extended family celebrations, hen and stag weekends, and fun team building events.
Perfect for family get-togethers, special celebrations, or even team-building events and corporate retreats, Quarnford Lodge is a fantastic self-catering property for groups in the Peak District. There is loads of space with ten bedrooms that can sleep up to 28 people, three separate living rooms and a central dining area with a vaulted ceiling that is ideal for entertaining. The village of Flash and two pubs are within walking distance, with Buxton, Bakewell, Chatsworth House and Alton Towers also within easy reach. The Peak District is beautiful in every season and there are lots of walks and mountain bike trails close by to help guests to explore.
Hazel Lodge sleeps six people in three bedrooms and is perfect for families. It is one of a collection of high-quality holiday properties in the beautiful surroundings of St Tinney Farm in Otterham near Camelford, where facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, games room, bar/restaurant, and 34-acres of grounds classed as a Site of Special Scientific Interest. The South West Coast Path and beaches like Crackington Haven are only a few miles away, with Bodmin Moor, Tintagel, and Boscastle also within easy reach.
Treat yourself to a holiday in Rowan Lodge. As one of the excellent self-catering holiday properties on St Tinney Farm in Otterham near Camelford, you'll enjoy not only a high standard of accommodation but facilities that include an outdoor swimming pool, games room, bar and restaurant, and 34-acres of private grounds protected as a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Crackington Haven is only five miles away, with Bude and Widemouth Bay not much further. With space for six people to sleep in three bedrooms, the stylish and comfortable holiday lodge welcomes families all year round.
Accommodating large groups of up to 40 guests, Bickleigh Castle is a great choice if you are looking for a more intimate wedding, conference or staycation with your family and friends. Comprising of the Norman Castle, Saxon Chapel and cottages this fabulous venue stands in extensive grounds with the River Exe running through, nestling in the Exe Valley within a leafy unspoilt part of Mid-Devon's glorious rolling hills.
Sit on the deck alongside the stream soaking up the peace and tranquility. The two-bedroom Kingfisher Lodge is on the desirable Hoburne site of the Cotswold Water Park. Guests have access to the park's excellent amenities that include an indoor swimming pool, bar and restaurant. South Cerney is only five-minutes away, with Cirencester being just 10 minutes further. Local attractions include the Cotswold Wildlife Park and the Cirencester Museum, and you can go sailing, paddle-boarding, cycling, walking and birdwatching.
Located on the sought after Cotswold Water Park, just ten minutes from Cirencester, Lavender Lodge is a modern and spacious caravan on the Hoburne site. Sleeping 4-6 guests in two bedrooms it is an ideal self-catering base for families or friends wanting to explore the Cotswolds. Kids will love the on-site amenities such as the indoor pool with waterslides, children's club and play parks, whilst adults can enjoy a game of tennis, a round of crazy golf or the evening cabaret. Watersports fans will be spoilt for choice at the nearby water park and walkers and cyclists can enjoy the miles and miles of trails through the beautiful surrounding countryside.
Self catering holidays in the UK are a popular choice with families as you have plenty of space for adults to relax, children to play and lots of flexibility to take the holiday at your own pace. Many owners provide facilities for children such as cots, high chairs and games but the cottages listed in this category all offer that little something extra. Some have nature trails to explore with the children; trampoline's for letting off steam; soft play areas for tiny tots or animals to pet and feed. For those who fancy a taste of country life, you may also want to take a look at our Farm Holidays – another popular choice with families.
Tips: The journey with children can be tiring and they are bound to be full of excitement upon arrival, so why not pack a new novel game to keep them occupied whilst you unpack. Some owners are able to provide home cooked meals – a perfect welcome for the first night or why not take your own ready cooked supper from home for the first night. Find out what onsite facilities are available and make sure you take all the toys and equipment to enable your children to make the most of them for example buoyancy aids for the pool, fishing equipment or a bucket and spade for sand pits.