A lovely 5 Star, 17th Century Grade II listed farmhouse with six bedrooms offering 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.
The Old Stone Barn offers six lovely self catering holiday apartments with excellent facilities such as a heated swimming pool. Located in a tranquil location near the old market town of Olney in Buckinghamshire this is a perfect place for a relaxing holiday with Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire also within easy reach. Tourist board rating: 4 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.
An impressive large house (sleeping nineteen), as well as four further cottages (ideal for couples, friends or families) located on a Devonshire estate with excellent leisure facilities. Perfect for a romantic break, family holiday, friends reunion or when hired together, a special celebration including small weddings.
Luxury 5 star 'Gold Awarded' holiday cottages located on the Northumberland coast near Berwick Upon Tweed. Stylish welcoming accommodation ideal for exploring this beautiful part of Northumberland or the areas surrounding the Scottish Borders. With a music theme, each holiday home is unique and provides a warm welcome. Tourist board rating: 5 Star.
A comfortable holiday home providing an ideal base for large groups of friends or family who want to explore the Forest of Bowland, along with the Yorkshire Dales, Lake District and Lancashire's coast. Glorious countryside on the doorstep with superb opportunities for walkers, cyclers and horse riders.
A tranquil rural retreat offering impressive self-catering accommodation for large groups of sixteen on the Somerset/Dorset border. A haven for wildlife with stunning views, this fabulous barn conversion is ideal for celebrating a special occasion and getting away with friends and families. Outside catering can be arranged, along with a number of other services such as a beautician for pampering.
Situated in the heart of Ards Peninsula, two miles from the Irish Sea, these seven beautiful Four star holiday cottages accommodate three to seven guests or larger parties if rented together. Just a mile from Strangford Lough, one of Europe's top bird sanctuaries, this a perfect place to relax amongst countyside and coast. Tourist board rating: 4 Star.
A welcoming retreat for two sitting amongst five acres of grounds with excellent on-site facilities including two pools and a hot tub. Located in the Cotswolds village of Bredon near Tewkesbury, this is an excellent base for exploring the Cotswolds and Central England. Tourist board rating: 4 Star.
Perfect for couples, this holiday home is one of a group of properties that sit within five acres of grounds, in the Gloucestershire village of Bredon in the Cotswolds close to Tewkesbury. Excellent on-site facilities including two indoor swimming pools. Tourist board rating: 4 Star.
A group of quality holiday houses sleeping between two to ten guests, with excellent facilities including two indoor swimming pools. Set amidst five acres of grounds in the Cotswolds village of Bredon in Gloucestershire, this is an ideal base for exploring the many attractions of Central England. Tourist board rating: 4 Star.
Sleeping four guests, this 5 Star holiday home is one of a group of properties set within five acres in the Gloucestershire village of Bredon in the Cotswolds near to Tewkesbury. Fantastic facilities including two swimming pools on-site. Tourist board rating: 4 Star.
With hot tub in the private landscaped gardens, six seater day boat to explore the river, open log fire and lovely riverside pub just 250 yards away, this is an ideal retreat for a relaxing holiday exploring the Norfolk Broads. Within easy reach of the City of Norwich.
A delightful farmhouse packed full of character accommodating large groups of thirteen guests - an ideal retreat for a family holiday, break with friends or as a venue to celebrate a special occasion. The Suffolk Heritage Coastline and its many attractions is within easy reach.
Tucked away discretely on the edge of Wainfleet All Saints near Skegness, Northolme Hall is an elegant Georgian country mansion house that is ideal for large gatherings of family and friends. Sleeping twenty one guests in eleven bedrooms, it includes a separate cottage for grandparents or guests who want their own space. Northolme Hall has all the features of a top quality country hotel, including indoor heated pool, all-weather tennis court, and extensive gardens, with the benefit of complete privacy. Surrounded by glorious countryside and with fantastic beaches such as Skegness and Cleepthorpes just a short drive away, Northolme Hall is within an easy walk of the villages amenities including a supermarket and train station. Lincoln, Grantham, Mablethopre, Gainsborough and Sleaford are all accessible by car, making Northolme Hall the ideal base for a self-catering holiday in Lincolnshire.
Perfect for friends or families, this comfy holiday home is centrally located in Scotland, under twenty miles from both Edinburgh and Glasgow, and just ten miles from Stiring's city centre. Affording a countryside setting, yet within easy reach of the tourist hotspots, guests can relax in the hot tub, walk the Antonine Wall, visit the Falkirk Wheel or spend days exploring the many attractions of the city centres.
Sitting on an organic farm, this beautifully presented cottage is just perfect for escaping away from it all and enjoying a tranquil valley setting abundant with wildlife on the fringes of Exmoor's stunning National Park. Offering a taste of country life, wonderful walks and plenty of attractions within easy reach (including the coast with the golden sandy beaches of Woolacombe and Croyde within fifteen miles), this is a wonderful retreat for discovering the beauty of North Devon and a true dream for children and adults alike.
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.
Enjoy fantastic views and a delightful rural location at Ann's Bungalow. The house (sleeps six guests in three bedrooms) has beautiful views of fields, Cefn Cyff mountain and Pen Y Fan, and is part of Wern-y-Marchog Farm. Set back from a quiet road, Ann's Bungalow is three miles from Brecon and perfect for families or groups of friends who want to enjoy the walking, cycling, food and history for which the Brecon Beacons National Park and this part of mid-Wales are famous. Whether you are walking behind a waterfall or in the footsteps of medieval Lords, the award-winning standard of accommodation at Ann's Bungalow will ensure you are well rested to enjoy every moment of it. Tourist board rating: 4 Star.
Enjoy the best of Cornwall at Garden Spring at Bassets Acre. This lovely ground floor apartment is perfect for families as it sleeps up to seven people in three bedrooms, and is just minutes walk from Portreath town and beaches. The building is in a peaceful location within an acre of mature gardens that include a children's play area, covered swimming pool and summer house with a large hot tub. The owners have run Bassets Acre for nearly four decades and understand what their guests want from a self-catering apartment in Cornwall. St Ives, Redruth and Godreavy are all just a few miles drive away, while Falmouth and Penzance are only half an hour by car.
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.