holidays with a beach nearby

Family friendly holidays with a beach nearby

Beach nearbyAsk someone to picture taking their children on holiday, and we reckon the majority of people would picture a trip to the beach. Deckchairs, swimming costumes, ice creams, sandcastles – it’s what summer holidays are all about! The following venues all have a beach nearby (within a twenty minute drive or so) to guarantee your family easy access to the seaside.

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,

Lancombe Country Cottages, Dorset

Lancombe is a rural family friendly getaway set in beautiful Dorset countryside. Accommodation comprises a range of cottages, lodges and even some glamping. The onsite facilities include an indoor heated pool, sauna, indoor games room, outdoor play area, chicken feeding, egg collecting and spa treatments. Type: six cottages and three lodges, plus four shepherd's huts

The Park at Mawgan Porth, Cornwall

The Park at Mawgan Porth is a family friendly Cornish resort featuring a wide range of holiday accommodation. On site facilities include indoor and outdoor swimming pools, play areas and tennis courts, while parents will enjoy making use of the Park’s cafe, bar and spa facilities. Type: a variety of cottages, lodges,

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. Type: eight self catering

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:            

Beacon Hill Farm, Northumberland

Beacon Hill Farm offers quality self catering cottages near Alnwick in Northumberland. Family friendly facilities include a swimming pool, gym, spa, adventure playground, tennis court and games room. Type: 15 self catering cottages Size: each unit sleeps 2-6 Cost: from £1530 per summer week for a family of four Location: Northumberland

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

The Isles of Glencoe Hotel, Scottish Highlands

The Isles of Glencoe Hotel is a modern family friendly hotel set in spectacular scenery next to Loch Leven in the Scottish Highlands. Child friendly activities include the onsite swimming pool and neighbouring outdoor activity centre, while for parents there’s a family restaurant, sauna, hot tub and gym. size: 59 bedrooms in a range of

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.

Higher Menadew Farm, Cornwall

Higher Menadew Farm is located in the Cornish countryside north of St Austell Bay. Family friendly facilities include a fantastic indoor swimming pool, games room, outdoor play area and farm animals. size: seven self catering cottages sleeping 2-6 people features:         

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.

Harlequin Cottage, North Yorkshire

Harlequin Cottage is a family-sized seaside house located on the Bay Holiday Village in Filey. Sleeping four in two bedrooms, the cottage benefits from access to the fantastic facilities of the Bay resort including its private beach, indoor swimming pools, gym, tennis court and spa. size: a two bedroom cottage sleeping four features:             

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

Old Park Hotel, Isle of Wight

Old Park Hotel is a family friendly hotel situated near Ventnor on the Isle of Wight. Facilities include a leisure complex with swimming pool, games room and soft play area, and outside there’s a play area plus walks to the nearby beach. size: 32 room hotel including 24 family suites and a self-catering cottage 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. Type: seventeen self catering cottages and lodges Size: from 2-10 people per unit Cost:

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:

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

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

Celtic Haven, Pembrokeshire

Celtic Haven is a self catering resort on the Pembrokeshire coast comprising 30 family friendly cottages. Facilities on site include an indoor leisure complex with swimming pool, sauna and gym, a luxury spa, games room, play area, restaurant and a nine-hole golf course. size: 30 self catering cottages each sleeping 2-12 people features:              

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

South Torfrey Farm, Cornwall

South Torfrey Farm is a small complex of five family friendly self catering cottages in the heart of a working organic farm in Fowey, Cornwall. Child friendly features include an indoor swimming pool, games room and outdoor play area; there’s also farm-based fun with eggs to collect and animals to pet. size: five self catering

Robin Hill Farm Cottages, Devon

Robin Hill Farm Cottages is a complex of six self catering holiday cottages near Bideford, North Devon. Shared facilities include an indoor heated swimming pool, hot tub, a large outdoor play area and indoor games room. size: six self catering cottages each sleeping 4-6 people features:          

Trevorrick Farm, Cornwall

Trevorrick Farm is a small grouping of seven self catering properties near Padstow in Cornwall. There’s a swimming pool and play room to keep young ones entertained, and parents will enjoy the safety and seclusion offered by the rural location of the cottages (and the two local village pubs!). size: seven cottages and one caravan,

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:

Village Farm and Town Foot Farm, Northumberland

Village Farm and Town Foot Farm are two small complexes of child friendly self catering holiday accommodation in the village of Shilbottle in the Northumberland countryside. The cottages and chalets share a variety of quality facilities including an indoor heated swimming pool, tennis court, games room, spa and gym. size: eight self catering cottages, four

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