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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 base. Tourist board rating: 5 Star

Weekly guide price:
£900 to £2300

12  |   6  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

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

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

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

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

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  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

52.164245, -0.148586

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

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 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

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

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

56.284644, -3.691197

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.    

Weekly guide price:
£4500 to £5500
Short breaks from £1500 per night

15  |   6  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

56.284644, -3.691197

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.    

Weekly guide price:
£3000 to £3500
Short breaks from £875 per night

10  |   4  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

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:
£4999 to £8000
Short breaks from £1650 per night

28-30  |   8  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday

52.548722, -3.312036

Full of character, this converted barn sits amongst extensive grounds in the tranquility of the mid-Welsh countryside just a mile from the village of Bettws Cedewain (with pub) and three miles from Newtown. Offering dog and wheelchair friendly accommodation, eight to twelve guests can be accommodated in four en-suite bedrooms, making this a good choice for large groups and outdoor enthusiasts who want to explore the Welsh Marches, Snowdonia and the coast.

Weekly guide price:
£449 to £795

8+4  |   4  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Friday

52.548722, -3.312036

Sitting amongst extensive attractive grounds, this welcoming dog-friendly holiday cottage offers the perfect mix of modern conveniences and traditional character to ensure a relaxing and memorable holiday. Set in a tranquil position amongst the rolling countryside of Mid-Wales, Orchard Cottage is a mile from Bettws Cedewain village (with pub) and three miles from the market town of Newtown. Spend your next holiday exploring Mid-Wales, Snowdonia and the Welsh coastline.

Weekly guide price:
£425 to £595

6  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Friday

50.851221, -3.512414

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.

Weekly price:
Please enquire with owner

40  |   18  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

51.648806, -1.971667

Goose Nest House is a fantastic holiday home in a superb waterfront location. The five-bedroom house is beside Somerford Lagoon on the private Lower Mill Estate, with guests having excellent onsite facilities that include indoor and outdoor swimming pools, kayak and paddle-board hire, a "village" shop, and a family-friendly restaurant. The estate is part of a 550-acre nature reserve, and there are miles of footpaths and cycling routes leading around its lakes and rivers. Cirencester is only a 10-minute drive from the door, and it's easy to visit other areas of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. 

Weekly guide price:
£1500 to £2500

10  |   5  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 127 (off peak) | 127 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

51.660954, -1.923130

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.

Weekly price:
Please enquire with owner

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

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!