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Holiday Cottages With Great Facilities To Keep The Kids Entertained

If you are looking for self catering accommodation for a family holiday or break away, take a look at our holiday homes below that all have something extra on offer to keep children amused. Some have a swimming pool for hours of water based fun; others have a games room with pool and table tennis where the kids can hang out and make friends; and we also have holiday homes on complexes with lots of exciting on-site activities such as quad biking, canoeing, fishing and play areas for the smaller ones. Whilst you may be planning your holiday around the local attractions and activities, it is always nice to have a few extra facilities on the doorstep to keep the little ones amused. Whether it's to brighten up a lazy day or to provide entertainment whilst you are preparing dinner, we have a great selection of holiday homes that are guaranteed to give the whole family a holiday to remember! Read more

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51.883830, -5.302125

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 self-catering base. Tourist board rating: 5 Star

Weekly guide price:
£900 to £2500
Short breaks from £225 per night

12  |   6  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 4 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Sunday | 5 Star

52.176479, -3.635389

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.

Weekly guide price:
£280 to £1070

9  |   5  |   2  |   Yes  |   No

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

54.292970, -0.409342

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

Weekly price:
Please enquire with owner

2-6  |   2  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 5 Star

53.138724, -1.950966

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.

Weekly guide price:
£5500 to £7700
Short breaks from £1250 per night

34  |   13  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

53.253574, -1.922910

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.

Weekly guide price:
£4000 to £5600
Short breaks from £900 per night

28  |   10  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

52.164245, -0.148586

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

Weekly guide price:
£800 to £1200

6  |   2  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 4 Star

52.164245, -0.148586

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

Weekly guide price:
£650 to £1200

4-6  |   2  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 4 Star Gold

52.164245, -0.148586

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

Weekly guide price:
£650 to £1200

4-6  |   2  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 2 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 4 Star Gold

52.164245, -0.148586

Four lovely stylish holiday apartments located amongst the beautiful South Cambridgeshire countryside with an 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

Weekly guide price:
£650 to £1000

4  |   2  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 4 Star Gold

52.164245, -0.148586

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

Weekly guide price:
£650 to £1000

4-6  |   2  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 2 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 4 Star Gold

52.164245, -0.148586

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

Weekly guide price:
£650 to £1000

4  |   1  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 2 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 4 Star Gold

52.164245, -0.148586

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

Weekly guide price:
£650 to £1200

4  |   2  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 2 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 4 Star Gold

51.027522, -1.592932

Your chance to stay in a quaint Shepherd's Hut in the tranquil pretty Test Valley on the Hampshire/Wiltshire borders. Perfect for couples looking for something a little different, this delightful retreat is only ten minutes by car from the many attractions of the New Forest National Park and nestles amidst stunning countryside. Guests can enjoy the shared use of an outdoor swimming pool and lovely walks straight from the door.

Weekly price:
Please enquire with owner

2  |   1  |   No  |   Enquire  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

51.954816, -4.049940

Blaencwm means Head of the Valley and has great views over the Towy Valley. This comfortable very privately situated family farmhouse sleeps six and nestles amongst 64 acres of land which is shared only with the owner, sheep and great birdlife. It offers a family holiday that makes one want to return - giving children freedom to explore and adventure out. There is plenty of space inside and out with a log burner to relax in front of and extensive grounds to walk dogs, play, BBQ and explore during the warmer weather. Whether you simply want to walk, bike or get away from it all or even WFH in amazing countryside and enjoy a taste of country life, or want to discover the many attractions of this beautiful part of Wales with the beaches of the Gower, Cardigan Bay and Pembrokeshire Coast within easy reach, Blaencwm is the perfect choice for a family holiday or break away with friends or even to try a week of rural WFH!

Weekly guide price:
£795 to £1595
Short breaks from £130 per night

6  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

51.848219, 0.803525

If you're searching for a place in the country where you can catch up with your friends, then Curates Cottage is ideal. The beautiful period house is near Colchester in Essex and can sleep up to eight people in four double bedrooms, or ten people using the self-contained studio in the garden. It has five reception rooms and three acres of grounds that include a swimming pool and a tennis court, so there is loads of space for socialising. The cottage is available for stays of at least three nights all year round.

Weekly guide price:
£2500 to £3350

8-10  |   5  |   No  |   Enquire  |   Yes

Min nights: 7 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

51.114039, -4.033787

Welcoming families, couples and dogs, this comfy cottage provides an ideal self-catering base for exploring the many attractions of Devon (including Exmoor and the coast within driving distance). Excellent on-site facilities including an indoor pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, play area, games room and tennis court.

Weekly guide price:
£330 to £890
Short breaks from £85 per night

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 4 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

51.114059, -4.033765

With a four poster bed, Ivy Cottage is a welcoming 'bolt-hole' for two set amidst the glorious rolling countryside of Devon near Barnstaple. Affording fabulous views, there are great on-site facilities to ensure your break is relaxing (pool, sauna, Jacuzzi and tennis court) and plenty of nearby attractions including Exmoor and the coast within easy driving distance.

Weekly guide price:
£270 to £620
Short breaks from £75 per night

2  |   1  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

51.114053, -4.033873

With 'upside down' accommodation, Rowan welcomes families and dog owners and is a comfy holiday retreat ideally placed amidst peaceful rolling Devonshire countryside. Five miles from Barnstaple and within easy driving distance of the coast and Exmoor National Park. Superb on-site facilities with indoor swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, play area, games room and even a tennis court.

Weekly guide price:
£395 to £1010
Short breaks from £110 per night

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

51.114241, -4.033529

A choice of comfy welcoming holiday cottages nestling amongst rolling Devonshire countryside five miles from Barnstaple with excellent on-site facilities including an indoor and toddler pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, play area, games room and tennis court. Perfect for a family holiday and within driving distance of Exmoor and the coast.

Weekly guide price:
£480 to £1250
Short breaks from £130 per night

6+1  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

51.154743, -4.027730

The Tallet offers the perfect combination of coast and countryside sitting on the edge of Exmoor and within easy reach of Devon's finest beaches. Nestling amongst 60-acres of tranquility where you will see deer and buzzards up above, this fabulous detached and secluded holiday home is just perfect for those looking for something extra special from a holiday. With plenty of space for seven guests, highlights include a large balcony off the master suite (or approached via an external staircase from the ground) for relaxing in the sunshine, outdoor table tennis, fabulous views and an incredibly social living space. It is so good, you may find it hard to tear yourself away and explore the many attractions of Devon on the doorstep.

Weekly guide price:
£2500 to £3500

7 + 2  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 7 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

Great Holidays For Children

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.