parent friendly stays with a babysitting service

Family friendly holidays with a babysitting service

babysitting serviceFamily holidays are always great fun, but most parents recognise that you can never fully relax when you’re in charge of the kids. So often the best laid plans for a relaxing meal or couple of drinks will end up scuppered by a child refusing to go to bed on time. That’s why we’ve compiled the following Parent Friendly Stays selection of cottages and hotels with a babysitting service – to make sure you get the chance to have some quality time of your own.

The Milkshed, Devon

The Milkshed is a single self-catering cottage in Devon which sleeps four (plus a cot) and offers a perfect family getaway all year around. The Milkshed has plenty for the children including lots of outdoor space, chicken feeding, play area, tennis courts and a beach nearby. For the grownups there is babysitting service available, a

Tredethick Farm Cottages, Cornwall

Tredethick Farm Cottages offers family friendly self catering holidays in south Cornwall. Child friendly entertainment on site includes an indoor swimming pool, play barn, outdoor play areas, animal feeding and pony rides, while for mums and dads there’s a relaxing hot tub garden along with numerous other parent friendly touches. size: nine self catering cottages

Trecan Farm Cottages, Cornwall

Trecan Farm Cottages offers four self catering properties near Looe in Cornwall. Family friendly holiday features include animal feeding, indoor and outdoor play areas, a tennis court and babysitting. size: four self catering cottages each sleeping 4-5 features:            

Gladwins Farm, Suffolk

Gladwins Farm features nine self catering cottages nestled in the attractive agricultural farmland of Suffolk. Child friendly facilities include an indoor heated swimming pool, a tennis court, play areas and animals to feed; while parents benefit from a sauna, hot tubs, babysitting, fishing and the option of homecooked ready meals. size: nine self catering cottages

Smallicombe, Devon

Smallicombe offers farm-based self catering and B&B accommodation near the Jurassic Coast in east Devon. Family friendly activities on site include indoor and outdoor play areas and opportunities to interact with the resident farm animals, while mums and dads will enjoy a babysitting service and the option of home-cooked farmhouse meals delivered directly to your

Middlewick Holiday Cottages, Somerset

Middlewick Holiday Cottages consists of twelve self catering holiday cottages set in the beautiful Somerset countryside near Glastonbury. Child friendly features include animal feeding and an indoor swimming pool, while for parents there’s an on-site farm shop and babysitting service. size: twelve self catering cottages sleeping between 2 and 6, plus three glamping cabins features:

Bosinver Farm Cottages, Cornwall

Bosinver Farm Cottages offers twenty luxury self-catering properties on a 30 acre countryside farm in south Cornwall. 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. size: twenty

Clydey Cottages, Pembrokeshire

Clydey Cottages is an award-winning luxury family resort set in twenty acres of north Pembrokeshire countryside. On-site activities for children include indoor and outdoor play areas, an indoor heated pool and farmyard fun with Clydey’s resident animals while for grown-ups there are hot tubs, a sauna and a supervised kids’ club. size: ten self catering

The Valley, Cornwall

The Valley is a unique collection of luxury self-catering holiday cottages set in 13 acres of Cornish gardens and woodlands, only a few miles from Truro and Falmouth. The Valley’s self-contained complex includes indoor and outdoor pools, play areas, tennis and squash courts plus there’s babysitting, a fitness suite and an on-site bar and restaurant.

Treworgey Cottages, Cornwall

Treworgey Cottages is a complex of fifteen luxury self catering cottages set on a 150 acre farm overlooking the Looe River Valley in Cornwall. Child friendly features include a heated outdoor pool, play areas, animals to feed and horse riding stables. size: 15 self catering cottages each sleeping 2-11 people features:             

Mazzard Farm Holiday Cottages, Devon

Mazzard Farm Holiday Cottages is a small complex of luxury self catering properties near the market town of Ottery St Mary in East Devon. 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. size: six

Court Farm Holidays, Cornwall

Court Farm is a child friendly complex of Cornish cottages, converted barns and stylish houses in the village of Marhamchurch near Bude. 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

Greenwood Grange, Dorset

Greenwood Grange is a luxury complex of self catering properties in Dorset with indoor swimming pool and sauna, games room, outdoor play area with yurt, tennis courts and babysitting service. size: 17 self catering cottages each sleeping 2-12 people features:            

Coombe Mill, Cornwall

Coombe Mill is a family friendly farm complex in north Cornwall. There’s plenty of children’s entertainment on site including indoor and outdoor play areas, tractor rides, animal feeding and Coombe Mill’s very own railway, plus 30 acres of secluded grounds to explore. size: seventeen self catering cottages and lodges each sleeping 2-10 features:             

Retallack Resort and Spa, Cornwall

Retallack Resort and Spa is a family friendly holiday resort in north Cornwall. The resort has its own luxury spa, restaurant and indoor surf centre and visitors also benefit from a swimming pool, tennis courts, games room and a range of childcare options. size: large resort featuring self catering lodges and cottages sleeping 2-12 features:

The Ickworth Hotel and Apartments, Suffolk

The Ickworth Hotel is a luxury child friendly hotel in Suffolk set in the grounds of an expansive country estate. Children have use of a swimming pool, tennis courts, adventure playground and more, while adults can take advantage of free daily childcare and babysitting to enjoy the hotel’s luxury spa and restaurant. size: 27 bedroom

Gwynfryn Farm, North Wales

Gwynfryn Farm is a complex of self catering cottages on a working dairy farm near Pwllheli, North Wales. Young visitors benefit from use of an indoor heated swimming pool, games room, tennis court and farm-based activities, and for the parents there’s a jacuzzi, sauna, gym and babysitting service. size: 13 self catering cottages each sleeping

Moretons Vacation Houses, Cotswolds

The Moretons Vacation Houses are nine self catering holiday cottages in the Cotswolds, Gloucestershire. 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. size: nine self catering cottages each sleeping 2-10 people features:         

Flear Farm Cottages, Devon

Flear Farm Cottages is a complex of luxury self catering holiday cottages in South Hams, Devon. 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. size: 13 self catering cottages each sleeping 2-12 people

Bedruthan Hotel, Cornwall

Bedruthan is an award-winning family friendly hotel and spa located above Mawgan Porth Beach in north Cornwall. The hotel offers a range of child-friendly activities including indoor and outdoor swimming pools, kids’ clubs and organised activities, while parents will enjoy a range of childcare options and the on-site luxury spa. size: large hotel with variety

Broomhill Manor, Cornwall

Broomhill Manor is a luxury complex of self catering cottages near Bude in Cornwall. There’s an extensive range of child friendly facilities including indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a games room, tennis courts and horse riding, and for the parents there’s a gym, sauna, jacuzzi and babysitting service. size: 18 self catering cottages each sleeping

North Hayne Farm Cottages, Devon

North Hayne Farm is an attractive and family friendly self catering holiday complex in North Devon featuring seven stone cottages. Child friendly facilities on-site include a games room, play barn and daily farm-based activities like donkey rides and animal feeding; and for the parents there’s a babysitting service and a private hot tub at each

Bluestone National Park Resort, Pembrokeshire

Bluestone is a 500-acre family friendly resort in Pembrokeshire featuring a range of accommodation types and a wide range of activities to keep children of all ages occupied. 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. size:

North Bradbury Farm, Devon

North Bradbury Farm’s family friendly self catering accommodation comprises a barn divided into two cottages. There are lots of facilities on site to keep children happy including an outdoor heated swimming pool, outdoor play area, adventure playground and various farm-based fun including pony rides; and there are also a few choice features to help keep

Malston Mill Farm, Devon

Malston Mill Farm is an attractive complex of luxury self catering holiday cottages in the Devon countryside. Family friendly facilities include indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a games room, outdoor play area, gym and sauna. size: six self-catering cottages sleeping 2-6 features:            

Torridge House Cottages, Devon

Torridge House Cottages is a family friendly complex of ten self catering cottages set on a farm near the village of Torrington in North Devon. There’s a swimming pool, games room and plenty of outdoor space to keep the children entertained, not forgetting a wide variety of farm animals to feed! size: ten self-catering cottages

Old Hall Farm Cottages, Suffolk

Old Hall Farm is a complex of three family friendly cottages in the Suffolk countryside. Despite its relatively small size the complex is well equipped for family friendly holidays featuring an indoor swimming pool, games room and acres of farmland ready to explore. size: three self-catering cottages sleeping 3-6 people features:        

Saunton Sands Farm Cottages, Devon

Saunton Sands Farm is a family friendly complex of self-catering cottages in North Devon. The complex benefits from an indoor swimming pool, hot tubs and fishing lakes and is located less than a mile from the beautiful beach at Saunton Sands. size: twelve self-catering cottages each sleeping 3-5 people features:           

Fox Valley Cottages, Cornwall

Fox Valley Cottages is a complex of family friendly holiday cottages near Looe in Cornwall. The complex benefits from a number of child and parent friendly features including an indoor swimming pool, play area, spa and sauna. size: 11 self-catering cottages each sleeping 2-6 people features:            

Northway Holiday Cottages, Devon

Northway Holiday Cottages is a delightful complex of self-catering cottages less than half a mile from the north Devon coast. There’s plenty on site to keep kids and adults happy including a swimming pool, hot tub and games room, in addition to extensive grounds. size: nine self-catering cottages each sleeping 2-13 people features: