If you’re planning a family holiday with friends and their children too – or perhaps an extended family gathering with the grandparents – then you’ll love the Parent Friendly Stays selection of big family friendly cottages.

We’ve hand-picked our very best child friendly cottages with eight or more beds, and provided some useful extra detail on their size, bedroom configurations and facilities. Of course, being Parent Friendly Stays, you can rest assured that all the holidays featured offer a perfect blend of child and parent friendly facilities, on top of the beautiful big cottages themselves!

If the cottages below don’t meet the needs of your group for any reason, don’t forget to check our selection of cottage complexes and grouped cottages, which offer flexible accommodation options across several cottages for large gatherings along with plenty of space and bit of privacy too! Naturally all our family friendly hotels can also accommodate larger groups across several bedrooms.

The Farmhouse at Bosinver

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  • Size: up to 12 people plus a cot

  • Bedrooms: 6

  • Description: A Cornish thatched longhouse dating back to the 17th century

  • Layout: Ground floor – single bedroom and ensuite double bedroom with shower wc and wash basin. Upstairs – master bedroom with 5ft bed and ensuite shower, plus 2 further double bedrooms and a triple room sharing a bathroom with shower. Large living room with log burner. Private garden with hot tub.

  • Shared facilities: Family friendly facilities include indoor and outdoor play areas, an indoor heated swimming pool, tennis courts, farm activities and countryside trails while for parents there’s a sauna, gym, catering options, babysitting and a village pub nearby.

  • Cost: £3800/week in the summer peak

Quarenden and Damson Cottages at Mazzard Farm

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  • Size: sleeps up to ten plus cots

  • Bedrooms: 5

  • Description: Two cottages interconnected through a wide, purpose-built, door at ground level.

  • Layout: Open plan living, dining and kitchen. Bedroom 1: king size; Bedroom 2: 2 singles (2.6ft wide, full length), or king size; Bedroom 3: full size bunk; Bedroom 4: double; Bedroom 5: 2 singles (2.6ft wide, full length), or king size. Room for additional cots in bedrooms 2 and 5. Three bathrooms.

  • Shared facilities: Children will enjoy the two play areas and acres of safe outdoor space while parents benefit from a babysitting service, on-site pamper treatments and several pubs within walking distance.

  • Cost: £2600/week in the summer peak

Court Farmhouse at Court Farm

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  • Size: sleeps up to twelve

  • Bedrooms: 6

  • Description: A charming and stylish 300-year-old farmhouse

  • Layout: 6 bedrooms all on first floor consisting of 3 doubles and 3 twin bedrooms; Woodburners; Enclosed gardens

  • Shared facilities: Facilities include an indoor heated pool, games room, tennis court and extensive outdoor entertainment for the children; and for mum and dad there are hot tubs, spa treatments, babysitting and a village pub on your doorstep.

  • Cost: £3600/week in the summer peak

Henchard at Greenwood Grange

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  • Size: sleeps up to twelve

  • Bedrooms: 4

  • Description: A luxurious single storey large thatched cottage

  • Layout: Four very large bedrooms – Bedroom 1 has a king-size bed and en-suite shower room; Bedroom 2 has a king-size bed and en-suite bathroom; Bedroom 3 is a kids’ room with full size bunk beds, plus a set of twin zip link beds; Bedroom 4 is a family bedroom with a king-sized bed and set of full size bunk beds. Large sitting room and dining area.

  • Shared facilities: Indoor swimming pool and sauna, games room, outdoor play area with yurt, tennis courts and babysitting service.

  • Cost: £3550/week in the summer peak

THE FARMHOUSE AT MORETONS

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  • Size: sleeps 10

  • Bedrooms: 6

  • Description: A grand farmhouse property dating from the 1840s

  • Layout: Double bedroom with en suite shower room; 1 double or twin bedroom; 2 twin bedrooms; two single bedrooms; 2 bathrooms. Spacious dining room to seat up to 12, large kitchen with range cooker, study with baby grand piano, and a large private walled garden.

  • Shared facilities: On site facilities for children include five acres of gardens, two heated indoor swimming pools with jacuzzis and a play area with children’s playhouse.

  • Cost: £2200 in the summer peak

FLEAR HOUSE AT FLEAR FARM COTTAGES

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  • Size: sleeps 10

  • Bedrooms: 5

  • Description: A beautiful and spacious former Georgian farmhouse

  • Layout: Well equipped kitchen opening onto a secure courtyard with private sun terraces leading to a outdoor heated pool exclusively for guests of Flear House (swimming towels included). Large drawing room and separate snug room. Five spacious bedrooms – huge master suite with ensuite jacuzzi bath; two further bedrooms each with a 5 ft bed and en suite; two additional twin bedrooms; further large shower room and WC.

  • Shared facilities: Shared facilities for children include a large indoor swimming pool and play barn, and for mum and dad there’s a sauna, hot tub, babysitting service and pub within walking distance.

  • Cost: £4400/week in the summer peak

The Farmhouse at Village Farm

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  • Size: sleeps 12

  • Bedrooms: 4

  • Description: A luxury four-bedroomed self-catering holiday cottage

  • Layout: Two sitting rooms, each with a wood-burning stove or fireplace. Four bedrooms – two double bedrooms with en-suite, two twin rooms with a third single bed and en-suite.

  • Shared facilities: The cottages share a variety of quality facilities including an indoor heated swimming pool, tennis court, games room, spa and gym.
    Cost: Approx £2800/week in the summer peak

  • Cost: £2800/week in the summer peak

Croft House at Croft Farm

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  • Size: sleeps 12

  • Bedrooms: 6

  • Description: A flexible, luxury, self-catering holiday house for larger groups

  • Layout: Two ground floor bedrooms – a double with en-suite and a twin. Two further doubles and two twin rooms upstairs, along with the upstairs comfy lounge.

  • Shared facilities: An indoor heated swimming pool and a large play barn with entertainment for children of all ages.

  • Cost: £3500/week in the summer peak

Gitcombe House

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  • Size: sleeps 13 plus cots

  • Bedrooms: 5

  • Description: An elegant Georgian farmhouse with original features and period furnishings

  • Layout: Five bedrooms – master double with en-suite, double, family suite with super king double and single, double or twin, twin.

  • Shared facilities: The complex benefits from plenty of child friendly features including both indoor and outdoor swimming pools, indoor play room and tennis courts.

  • Cost: Approx £4000/week in the summer peak

Swallow at Nettlecombe Farm

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  • Size: sleeps 10

  • Bedrooms: 4

  • Description: Tastefully converted former milking parlour

  • Layout: split-level four bedroom home. Spacious lounge diner; outdoor terrace with countryside views.

  • Shared facilities: Unique animal feeding experiences, children’s play areas and fishing lakes.

  • Cost: Approx £2620/week in the summer peak; as low as £735/week off-peak

The Old Farmhouse at Polean Farm Cottages

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  • Size: sleeps 12

  • Bedrooms: 5

  • Description: Charming historical farmhouse

  • Layout: The Old Farmhouse has a massive kitchen and two lounges (plus two TV’s and two log burners). Private south facing garden, large patio area and parking for up to 3 cars. Massive family kitchen with breakfast bar. Five bedrooms – note maximum occupancy is up to eight adults, two children and two infants, or nine adults, and two infants or children.

  • Shared facilities:  Animal feeding, tractor-pulled barrel rides and indoor and outdoor play areas.

  • Cost: Approx £2925/week in the summer peak

Pembroke Lodge at Bluestone Wales

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  • Size: sleeps 12

  • Bedrooms: 6

  • Description: Luxury self catering holiday lodges

  • Layout: Various sizes and layouts available. Pembroke and Tenby Connect lodges both sleep 12 in 6 bedrooms. Dinas Bunkhouse lodges can sleep up to 14 people in three bedrooms.

  • Shared facilities: On site entertainment includes a large indoor adventure centre and water park, and for the grown-ups there’s a luxury spa and various restaurants to choose between.

  • Cost: £4000/week in the summer peak

Lodges at Retallack Resort

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  • Size: sleeps 12

  • Bedrooms: 6

  • Description: Luxury properties in a stunning lakeside setting

  • Layout: 6 En-suite Bedrooms (three doubles, three twin); private hot tubs (and some have private swimming pools too)

  • Shared facilities: Luxury spa, restaurant and indoor surf centre; swimming pool, tennis courts, games room and a range of childcare options.

  • Cost: £4000/week in the summer peak

We hoped you enjoyed our selection of fantastic big child and family friendly cottages.

To make another holiday choice return to our ‘best for’ section, or use our find a holiday page to choose holidays by location, type, or by picking a child friendly or parent friendly holiday feature.