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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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53.318173, -3.842459

For those in the know, Llandudno has never been out of fashion. The stylish Victorian seaside resort has two beautiful beaches and excellent amenities, making it ideal for a family holiday by the coast in all seasons. Farsite is a spacious holiday cottage sleeping six people in three bedrooms. It's metres from West Shore's Blue Flag Beach and no more than a 10-minute stroll from North Shore and Llandudno's elegant Victorian pier. The cottage enjoys beautiful water and mountain views from indoors and the garden and is finished and furnished to a high standard. 

Weekly guide price:
£900 to £1750

6  |   3  |   No  |   Enquire  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday

57.333210, -5.666462

'Off the Rails' provides a truly unique holiday experience in the picture postcard village of Plockton in the Scottish Highlands. With superb pubs and seafood restaurants in the village and lovely walks nearby this is a perfect holiday destination for those who enjoy walking, kayaking, relaxing or exploring this wonderful part of Scotland including the Isle of Skye.

Weekly guide price:
£550 to £1000
Short breaks from £130 per night

4-6  |   2  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

Granary Cottage

Last Minute Offer:Sun, 19th May 2024 for 1 nights, £145"NEXT AVAILABLE WEEK FRI 24th MAY £750wk SHORT BREAKS from £425 ASK for different arrival days & nights slps 4 & 1 dog ALL GROUND FLOOR VIEW OUR website for more info or CALL 07899842888"
54.210761, -0.591949

This welcoming holiday cottage sits in the ground of a 100-year old granary, offering a high standard of accommodation for up to four guests in two bedrooms. Granary Cottage offers ground floor accommodation and sits on the edge of the North York Moors within easy reach of popular destinations including Malton, Scarborough, Pickering, Whitby and York. Picture yourself in the summer, enjoying an evening glass of wine as you gaze across countryside views towards the North York Moors, or in winter, relaxing in a cosy sitting room with a proper open fire. Just outside of the village of Snainton and within walking distance of a pub, Granary Cottage is a favourite all year round. Please visit our website www.granary-cottage.com

Weekly guide price:
£565 to £995
Short breaks from £150 per night

4  |   2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

The Stables Cottage

Last Minute Offer:Sun, 19th May 2024 for 1 nights, £145"NEXT AVAILABLE WEEK FRI 24th MAY £795wk & SHORT BREAKS FROM £440 ask for different arrival days & nights slps upto 5 & 1 dog VIEW OUR website for more info or call 07899842888"
54.210761, -0.591949

Located in a peaceful position just outside of the village of Snainton close to the edge of the North York Moors we have 2 cottages, this one and Granary Cottage. The Stables Cottage offers a luxurious place to stay while discovering the many delights of the Moors. There is space for five guests to sleep in two bedrooms (both with en-suite bathrooms), so the cottage is a favourite with couples as well as families who enjoy being close to beautiful countryside and friendly towns including Pickering, Helmsley, Scarborough and Whitby.Please visit our website  www.granary-cottage.com  

Weekly guide price:
£565 to £1095
Short breaks from £150 per night

4+1  |   2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

54.515448, -3.154759

Longthwaite Farmhouse, is a Grade II listed traditional seventeenth century farmhouse at the head of the Borrowdale.  The house’s unique location makes it a perfect base for walkers and climbers as it offers immediate access by foot to the best loved Lakeland peaks, Scafell, Great Gable, the Langdale Pikes and Buttermere Fells. Great on and off road cycling routes and access to both rowing & sailing on nearby Derwentwater ensures that there is something for everyone. Its riverside location offers endless paddling and dam-building opportunities for children (and adults) and many species of birds to spot. 

Weekly guide price:
£800 to £1050
Short breaks from £250 per night

9  |   4  |   No  |   Yes  |   No

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

Wishing Well Cottage

Last Minute Offer:Fri, 7th Jun 2024 for 3 nights, £425Save £60"3 night weekend from Fri 7 Jun - £425 (or 7 nts £730) - 25 mins from PEPPA PIG WORLD"
50.940423, -1.784657

A picturesque thatched holiday retreat on the edge of the New Forest National Park providing a superb self-catering base for exploring the forest, and also the many attractions of the area including Winchester, the South Coast and Stonehenge. The county town of Fordingbridge with a good choice of shops and eateries is just half a mile away. It is just 25 mins from Peppa Pig World and 25 mins from beaches.Dogs are welcome (up to 2 in Wishing Well).  Late offers sometimes available  - see owners website for details - www.burgatefarmhouse.co.uk.

Weekly guide price:
£650 to £940

6  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

Little Thatch

Last Minute Offer:Fri, 31st May 2024 for 3 nights, £350Save £50"3 nt w/end from Fri 31 May - £350 (or 7 nts £595) 25 mins from PEPPA PIG WORLD"
50.940457, -1.784668

A pretty thatched self catering holiday cottage on the edge of the New Forest, providing very comfortable holiday accommodation and an ideal base for touring the area being just a few miles from world famous Stonehenge, Bournemouth and beaches. Just half a mile from Fordingbridge with a good choice of amenities close by. Just 25 mins to Peppa Pig World and 25 mins from beaches.  Dogs welcome (up to 3 in Little Thatch) - secure back garden/yard area leading off from the kitchen door.  Late offers sometimes available  - see owners website for details. www.burgatefarmhouse.co.uk..

Weekly guide price:
£525 to £670
Short breaks from £70 per night

2 + 2  |   1  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

50.834101, -1.848082

You and your family will have all the space you need at Lions Lodge. The three-bedroom holiday home sleeps seven people, but the vast backyard makes this place stand out. There is a large lawn, seating and a patio with a hot tub so you can soak your tired legs and sunburned shoulders after a day cycling through the New Forest, climbing at Go Ape, or swimming and surfing at Bournemouth. There are two pubs within walking distance of this welcoming self-catering rental in this quiet village near Ringwood and Poole. 

Weekly guide price:
£1605 to £2175
Short breaks from £248 per night

7  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

52.744531, -0.476457

Hill View is on the border of the picturesque county of Rutland, conveniently located just an hour from North London and six miles from historic Stamford. The house sits in two acres of grounds, so you don't have to worry about keeping the neighbours up with your all-night karaoke sessions! Guests love the high-quality decor and luxurious touches that include an outdoor hot tub. This house is perfect for hen weekends, accommodating out-of-town guests attending your wedding, or special celebrations like Christmas with your extended family or a reunion with your friends for a milestone birthday.

Weekly guide price:
£2495 to £2795
Short breaks from £650 per night

20  |   5  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

50.378407, -5.115256

A characterful old holiday cottage dating back four hundred years with an impressive large inglenook fireplace housing a log burning stove in the peaceful village of Cubert, North Cornwall. Walking distance of three beaches (Crantock, Polly Joke and Holywell Bay) and pubs/restaurants in the village for a meal out. Just four miles from Newquay and a great self-catering base for exploring Cornwall's many attractions or enjoying a lazy beach holiday. Tourist board rating: 3 Star

Weekly guide price:
£695 to £1799

4  |   2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 3 Star

Buttercups Hay Barn

Last Minute Offer:Fri, 31st May 2024 for 3 nights, £1530Save £170"Relax in the countryside, take a walk along the Llangollen canal and enjoy a day at Chester Zoo, so much to do locally and lots of onsite facilities"
52.941005, -2.710251

Enjoy 5-Star accommodation in the heart of rural Shropshire when you stay at Buttercups Hay Barn. The gorgeous Georgian barn conversion overlooks fields and a wildlife pond, with guests having use of facilities that include a heated indoor swimming pool, toddler play area, sports court, woodland picnic spot and wildlife trail. It is close to Whitchurch, the Llangollen Canal and Shrewsbury, and within easy reach of Chester, Liverpool and three UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Buttercups Hay Barn sleeps up to 10 people in five bedrooms and is perfect for large families or groups of friends. If you need even more space, then there are four more superb self-catering properties on-site. Tourist board rating: 5 Star

Weekly guide price:
£1500 to £2750
Short breaks from £395 per night

10  |   6  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 1 (off peak) | 1 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 5 Star

50.747997, -2.816861

This charming holiday cottage is at the end of a quiet country lane in North Chideock, two miles from the Jurassic Coast and within easy reach of Seatown, Bridport and Symondsbury. It sleeps four people in two bedrooms and is the sort of place where couples and families can enjoy fantastic walks and bike rides from the door, fun days finding fossils, and spectacular views from the South West Coast Path. Walk or cycle along a historic holloway to Colmer's Hill, visit specialist museums and shops in Dorchester, or pay a visit to Portland Bill. There is always something wonderful to see and fun to do when you stay at Maple Cottage at Chideock Grange Holiday Cottages. 

Weekly guide price:
£550 to £1050
Short breaks from £79 per night

4  |   2  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Monday

52.9543675718374, -2.5900843652674825

A delightful Gold  award winning detached  country cottage set in a peaceful  waterside location which is perfect for a family of 4 and spacious for a couple.   This home from home Cottage is close to a canalside village with tearooms and a Nature Reserve with woodland walks and is central for Chester and Shrewsbury.   Oakpond is based on the Cheshire/Shropshire Border and is within easy reach of Staffordshire and Wales and so plenty of places to visit.There are National Trust Houses and beautiful gardens to visit such as Dorothy Clive, Hodnet Hall and Wollerton gardens as well as the famous Ironbridge. Whitchurch is the oldest town in the country and has an abundance of restaurants including Docket 33 and Etzios. This delightful market town has many beautiful buildings from Georgian, Tudor and Medieval times and  is a Walkers Welcome town. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold

Weekly guide price:
£450 to £650

2-5  |   3  |   1  |   Enquire  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri | 4 Star Gold

53.027400, -1.735002

Perfect for families and friends, this welcoming self catering cottage sits on the outskirts of the Peak District National Park and provides an ideal base for exploring both Derbyshire and Staffordshire. Excellent on-site facilities including play areas for the kids, a restaurant and a pool. Ashbourne is within walking distance and Alton Towers is a twenty minute drive.

Weekly guide price:
£460 to £720
Short breaks from £117 per night

2-5  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

50.782863, -1.540833

Located in the New Forest National Park midway between Lymington and Brockenhurst, this spacious holiday home provides a good self-catering base for families and couples to explore the areas many attractions. Spout House Studio is a great choice for walkers and cyclists.

Weekly price:
£840 all year
Short breaks from £120 per night

4+1  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday

51.987682, -3.432369

With beautiful views of the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons, this holiday cottage is a perfect place to relax and unwind amongst stunning scenery. Ideal for outdoor lovers, there are plenty of activities to enjoy including walking, canoeing, cycling  as well as bird watching and lots of attractions for day trips out including nearby Brecon. Enjoy a taste of country life with a Farm Stay.

Weekly guide price:
£650 to £895
Short breaks from £250 per night

6  |   4  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

50.895467, -1.776110

If you are looking to explore the New Forest and the South Coast, Hucklesbrook Farm is a good choice and offers welcoming self-catering accommodation set around a courtyard on the owner's family farm. Ideally located, the forest tracks and trails where ponies roam freely are on the doorstep. Perfect for touring, relaxing and outdoor adventures. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£790 to £1295

5+1  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 4 Star

50.895467, -1.776142

Three 4 Star holiday homes in a courtyard setting on the owner's family farm within the New Forest. Ideally located, the self-catering cottages are a short drive from the sandy beaches of the South Coast offering guests the perfect combination of outdoor adventures and relaxing days by the sea. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£700 to £1295

5+1  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star

50.895487, -1.776142

Hucklesbrook Farm sits within the New Forest and is home to three Four Star holiday homes. Set around a courtyard the cottages are a short drive from the South Coast. Spend your days exploring the tracks and trails of the forest, browsing the shops or relaxing by the sea. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£695 to £1125

5+1  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 4 Star

51.987682, -3.432369

Mountain View is located at Cefncoedbach Farm and offers the chance to enjoy a taste of country life. Sitting amongst glorious Mid-Wales countryside with fantastic views over the Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains, this is an excellent choice for outdoor enthusiasts with plenty of opportunities for walking, cycling, nature as well as relaxation. We are in the dark sky area for stargazing.

Weekly guide price:
£500 to £650
Short breaks from £175 per night

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (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!