Family friendly holidays with a swimming pool

Swimming poolAt Parent Friendly Stays we nearly always try to find self-catering cottages or hotels with a swimming pool on site. Swimming’s fun for kids and adults alike, it’s good for you and it’s something you can do whether the sun is shining or the rain is pouring! Here’s our list of family holidays with a swimming pool.

Lancombe Country Cottages, Dorset

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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.

size: six cottages and three lodges sleeping 2-6, plus four shepherd’s huts sleeping 4
features: lots of safe outdoor space games room play area swimming pool beach nearby animals on site baby and toddler equipment hot tub spa pet friendly wifi pub or restaurant within walking distance
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The Park at Mawgan Porth, Cornwall

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The Park at Mawgan Porth is a family friendly 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.

size: a variety of cottages, lodges, yurts and more, sleeping up to 12 people
features: lots of safe outdoor space games room play area swimming pool tennis court beach nearby baby and toddler equipment hot tub spa pet friendly wifi pub or restaurant within walking distance
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Poppinghole Farm, Sussex

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A glorious retreat set near the beautiful Sussex village of Robertsbridge, Poppinghole is a farm, spa and self-catering holiday complex all rolled into one. It features equestrian facilities, spa treatments, a swimming pool, farming experiences, walks and much more.

size: four self catering cottages sleeping between 2 and 6 people
features: lots of safe outdoor space swimming pool animals on site baby and toddler equipment hot tub spa wifi pub or restaurant within walking distance
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Tredethick Farm Cottages, Cornwall

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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 each sleeping between 4 and 6 people
features: lots of safe outdoor space games room play area swimming pool beach nearby activities on site animals on site baby and toddler equipment babysitting service hot tub wifi home catering/ready meals 
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Beacon Hill Farm, Northumberland

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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.

size: 15 self catering cottages each sleeping 2-6
features: lots of safe outdoor space games room play area swimming pool tennis court beach nearby activities on site animals on site baby and toddler equipment hot tub spa gym wifi home catering/ready meals 
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Gladwins Farm, Suffolk

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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 sleeping 2-8 people
features: lots of safe outdoor space games room play area swimming pool tennis court activities on site animals on site baby and toddler equipment babysitting service hot tub spa pet friendly wifi home catering/ready meals 
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The Isles of Glencoe Hotel, Scottish Highlands

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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 configurations, including family suites
features: lots of safe outdoor space swimming pool beach nearby activities on site baby and toddler equipment hot tub gym pet friendly wifi pub or restaurant within walking distance
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Middlewick Holiday Cottages, Somerset

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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: lots of safe outdoor space swimming pool animals on site baby and toddler equipment babysitting service pet friendly wifi home catering/ready meals pub or restaurant within walking distance
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Darwin Forest Country Park, Peak District

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Darwin Forest Country Park is a family friendly holiday park in the beautiful Derbyshire Peak District. Accommodation comprises a range of luxury lodges with on-site facilities including a swimming pool and health and fitness suite, indoor and outdoor play areas, tennis, mini golf and woodland activities.

size: a variety of woodland lodges sleeping between 2 and 8 people
features: lots of safe outdoor space games room play area swimming pool tennis court activities on site baby and toddler equipment hot tub spa gym pet friendly wifi home catering/ready meals pub or restaurant within walking distance
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Bosinver Farm Cottages, Cornwall

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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 self catering cottages sleeping between 4 and 12
features: lots of safe outdoor space games room play area swimming pool tennis court beach nearby activities on site animals on site baby and toddler equipment babysitting service creche or kids club hot tub gym pet friendly wifi home catering/ready meals pub or restaurant within walking distance
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Higher Menadew Farm, Cornwall

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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: lots of safe outdoor space games room play area swimming pool beach nearby animals on site baby and toddler equipment wifi home catering 
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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 cottages sleeping 2-8 people
features: lots of safe outdoor space games room play area swimming pool animals on site baby and toddler equipment babysitting service creche or kids club hot tub spa wifi home catering 
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The Valley, Cornwall

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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.

size: a wide range of two and three bedroom cottages sleeping 2-6
features: lots of safe outdoor space games room play area swimming pool tennis court beach nearby activities on site baby and toddler equipment babysitting service hot tub gym pet friendly wifi pub or restaurant within walking distance
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Harlequin Cottage, North Yorkshire

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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: lots of safe outdoor space games room play area swimming pool tennis court beach nearby activities on site baby and toddler equipment spa gym pet friendly wifi pub or restaurant within walking distance
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Treworgey Cottages, Cornwall

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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: lots of safe outdoor space games room play area swimming pool tennis court beach nearby activities on site animals on site baby and toddler equipment babysitting service pet friendly wifi home catering pub or restaurant within walking distance
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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 on your doorstep.

size: 15 self catering properties sleeping 4-12 people
features: lots of safe outdoor space games room play area swimming pool tennis court beach nearby animals on site baby and toddler equipment babysitting service hot tub spa pet friendly wifi pub or restaurant within walking distance
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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: lots of safe outdoor space games room play area swimming pool tennis court activities on site animals on site baby and toddler equipment babysitting service pet friendly wifi 
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Old Park Hotel, Isle of Wight

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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: lots of safe outdoor space games room play area swimming pool beach nearby animals on site baby and toddler equipment pet friendly pub or restaurant within walking distance
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Daisy Chain, Cotswolds

Daisy Chain is a luxury glass-fronted holiday home overlooking the Lower Mill Estate nature reserve in the Cotswolds. Aside from its fantastic views the property provides guests with free access to a luxury spa with three swimming pools; the complex also offers play parks, tennis courts and 550 acres of attractive nature reserve to explore.

size: a five bedroom house sleeping nine
features: lots of safe outdoor space play area swimming pool tennis court activities on site animals on site baby and toddler equipment spa gym wifi home catering 
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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: lots of safe outdoor space games room play area swimming pool tennis court beach nearby activities on site animals on site baby and toddler equipment babysitting service creche or kids club hot tub spa gym pet friendly wifi pub or restaurant within walking distance
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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 hotel with family suites plus eight apartments
features: lots of safe outdoor space games room play area swimming pool tennis court activities on site baby and toddler equipment babysitting service creche or kids club spa pet friendly wifi pub or restaurant within walking distance
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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 2-8 people
features: lots of outdoor space games room play area swimming pool tennis court beach nearby animals on site baby and toddler equipment babysitting service hot tub gym pet friendly pub or restaurant within walking distance
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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: lots of outdoor space play area swimming pool baby and toddler equipment spa babysitting service hot tub wifi pub or restaurant within walking distance
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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
features: lots of outdoor space games room play area swimming pool tennis court beach nearby animals on site baby and toddler equipment spa babysitting service hot tub pet friendly wifi pub or restaurant within walking distance
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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 of family friendly rooms sleeping up to 6 people
features: games room play area swimming pool tennis court beach nearby activities on site baby and toddler equipment babysitting service creche or kids club spa gym pet friendly wifi pub or restaurant within walking distance
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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: lots of outdoor space games room play area swimming pool tennis court beach nearby activities on site baby and toddler equipment hot tub spa gym pet friendly wifi pub or restaurant within walking distance
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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 2-6 people
features: lots of outdoor space games room play area swimming pool tennis court beach nearby activities on site animals on site baby and toddler equipment babysitting service hot tub spa gym pet friendly wifi home catering pub or restaurant within walking distance
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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 cottages each sleeping 4-6 people
features: lots of outdoor space games room play area swimming pool beach nearby animals on site baby and toddler equipment gym pet friendly wifi
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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: lots of outdoor space games room play area swimming pool beach nearby baby and toddler equipment spa hot tub pet friendly wifi
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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, each sleeping 2-4 people
features: lots of outdoor space games room play area swimming pool beach nearby animals on site baby and toddler equipment pet friendly wifi pub or restaurant within walking distance
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