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It is hard to beat a fun-filled family holiday in the UK. Spend your days building sandcastles on golden beaches, enjoying breath-taking walks and adventure play grounds in national parks, searching for knights and princesses in enchanting castles, or fulfilling your child’s daredevil dreams with crazy adrenaline adventures. Whether you are looking for a secluded countryside retreat or a holiday with a baby, a luxury child friendly coastal pad, or a pretty cottage perfect for families in a bustling market town, we have an excellent choice of family friendly properties to rent across the UK. 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

51.114039, -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

52.319617, -2.307795

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. 

Weekly guide price:
£6500 to £10000
Short breaks from £1650 per night

21-27  |   9  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday

UK Self-Catering Breaks for Families

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!