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
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
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
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
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
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.
Escape with the family to this charming period cottage in the heart of Lea village, where there is space for up to six people to sleep in three bedrooms. The Forest of Dean and Wye Valley are both close by, as is the charming market town of Ross-on-Wye. Walking, cycling, horse riding and canoeing are only a few of the many ways to enjoy being outdoors in this landscape, which is a favourite holiday location in every season.
Relax and unwind in this idyllic retreat which boasts an indoor hot tub and plenty of living space. Bronte Kingfisher cottage is in the village of Lea, within walking distance of the village shop and pub, and just a few miles from the Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley AONB. There is plenty to do in every season including walking, cycling, horse riding, kayaking, fishing, golf... well, you get the picture! The period cottage sleeps four people in two bedrooms and is perfect for couples, small families or individual travellers.
Orchard Lea is a comfortable four-bedroom house sleeping seven people close to the centre of a quiet village and within walking distance of the village shop and pub. The beautiful Forest of Dean and Wye Valley areas are both just a few miles away, while the Malvern Hills and Cotswolds are not much further. Guests have easy access to a wealth of beautiful footpaths and cycling routes to enjoy, as well as favourite local attractions such as Symonds Yat, Puzzlewood and Hereford Cathedral. Spend your days exploring, shopping and eating, and your evenings relaxing in the four-person hot tub or enjoying a raucous games night with family and friends.
Everything you need for a fantastic holiday is at your fingertips when you stay at The Lodge on the Lake. The lakefront chalet is on the Hoburne Park in the Cotswold Water Park, close to all amenities with idyllic views. It sleeps up to four people in two bedrooms and is ideal for families or couples. South Cerney is a few minutes away, as are Cirencester, Cheltenham, Bibury and Bourton-on-the-Water. You're only ever a walk, bike ride or scenic drive away from a gorgeous view, country pub or a farmers market. Facilities on site include sailing, fishing, pedalos, swimming and lots more.
Relax by the lake in this spacious self-catering caravan on the popular Holburn site of the Cotswold Water Park. Water's Edge sleeps up to seven people in three bedrooms, with guests having access to excellent amenities that include indoor and outdoor swimming pools, an adventure playground and a clubhouse with a sports bar, brasserie and cafe. The pretty village of South Cerney is just five minutes away, while Cirencester, Bibury and Bourton-on-the-Water are within a 15-30 minute drive. With short breaks available, Water's Edge is ideal for a fun, family getaway or holiday at any time of the year.
For a big family holiday or weekend away with lots of friends, recently renovated Portland House c1870 is the perfect holiday house with beautiful views from the sitting and dining rooms where everyone can be seated together. To celebrate a special birthday or anniversary you can hire a chef, book an afternoon tea party or create cocktails in the bar games room. Enjoy beautiful ensuite bedrooms, sunny BBQ area with outdoor seating, summer house by the water fountain and a private car park. On the edge of Matlock Bath, you are ideally located next to the Derwent River in the World Heritage Site with boat hire, wonderful walks and cycling. Take a short walk into the village for Victorian cafes, CAMRA pubs, restaurants and the famous tourist attractions of The Heights of Abraham and Gullivers Kingdom with Chatsworth House only a short drive away. If you’re looking for a super stylish historic home in a great location with lots of things to do from the doorstep then this is the best. Tourist board rating: 5 Star
Beautifully presented, this spacious stylish holiday retreat offers the opportunity of experiencing a taste of county life on an estate in the heart of North Devon's 'Tarka' countryside. Superb views and excellent facilities available from the nearby hotel make Stable Cottage in Devon a welcoming holiday home all year round and a great self-catering base for exploring the areas many attractions. A private hot tub will be available for holidays taken from April 2022.
Weavers Cottage is perfect for families (or couples) and is located at Muddlebridge House within large grounds close to both Barnstaple and Instow in Devon. There are an abundance of attractions and glorious beaches a short drive away, along with miles of coastal footpath for walkers to explore, The Tarka Trail for cyclists and plenty of sand for those who prefer to simply relax. Excellent on-site facilities include an indoor pool, games rooms, play areas and a sauna.
Luxury Lodge with Hot tub, South Devon, not far from Torquay and Teignmouth. Luxury Resort.
Thatchers Cottage is one of seven holiday cottages located in extensive grounds close to Barnstaple and picturesque Instow. With excellent on-site facilities including an indoor pool, sauna and two games room, there is plenty to keep adults and children amused, and a host of attractions close by including glorious golden beaches, coastal walks and the Tarka Trail offering miles of traffic free cycling.
The whole family will love Groom Cottage. Sleeping six people in three rooms, the single storey stone cottage is one of several superb holiday properties on Doles Ash Farm which can be hired individually or depending on availability, hired together to accommodate larger groups. Doles Ash Farm is surrounded by private gardens and fields in the Piddle Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty close to Dorchester, Weymouth, Bridport and the World Heritage Jurassic Coastline. Closer to home, there are miles of walks that lead from the property, although with facilities like an indoor swimming pool, games room, outdoor children's play area and animals to pet, you could quite easily spend a happy holiday without going much further than the front door.
The UK offers a fantastic choice of family holiday destinations with child friendly cottages in every corner of the country. Explore the dramatic coastline, marvellous mountains or stunning national parks. Alternatively, spend lazy afternoons splashing about in puddles, pottering in charming market towns or simply making your way through exotic ice cream and homemade cake menus. You can do it all in the UK.
Whether you want to get away from it all during the peak summer months or out of season like the February half term, nothing beats some sea air, the sound of waves crashing on the beach and the feeling of sand between your toes. Those looking to enjoy a family water sports holiday can learn to surf in Cornwall, kayak around Anglesey or sail across a Scottish Loch. If you are planning a toddler friendly holiday with buckets and spades, there is no shortage of beautiful British beaches to build a sand castle, jump over the waves in the sea, fly a kite and have a game of bat and ball. Round your day off with fish and chips or a BBQ on the beach whilst the little ones hunt for pretty shells and unusual mini beasts.
Land based adventurers can conquer a mini mountain in the Lake District, go pony trekking in the New Forest, biking along disused railway lines in Devon, climbing in the Peak District, or even learn to ski in Scotland. Whatever time of year you are planning a holiday in the UK, the huge number of stunning walks means it is easy to get the whole family out, with welcoming friendly accommodation to return back to at the end of the day. Find a forest trail with treasure hunts and adventure play grounds, collect leaves and conkers in the Autumn or spot lambs and bluebells in the Spring. The lure of a picnic in the summer or a cosy pub lunch in the winter should tempt most mini walkers to head out for an adventure.
Anyone looking for a bit of history and culture will be spoilt for choice with the huge number of castles, museums and family attractions dotted around the country. Visit the World of Beatrix Potter in Cumbria, the National Space centre in Leicestershire or see if you can find Harry Potter lurking in the corridors at Alnwick Castle in Northumberland. Alternatively, visit a theme park, get lost in a maze or explore some Roman ruins.
The fantastic choice of child friendly holiday cottages to rent in the UK means it is easy to plan your next escape without dreaded delays at airports and long journeys that undo the good of a holiday before you have arrived. Whether you are looking for self catering holiday cottages for a two week long summer holiday, or last minute weekend getaways, luxury houses with swimming pools, hot tubs and games rooms, or simple family holiday cottages where you can snuggle in front of the fire with a hot chocolate and a game of monopoly, we have something to suit everyone. It’s time to start planning your next family getaway!