parent friendly cottage holidays

croft1There’s nothing we like more at Parent Friendly Stays than a well-equipped, quality self catering cottage as a family holiday destination. Cottages offer relaxing home-from-home comfort while the huge variation in size, location and facilities available provides almost unlimited flexibility to meet the most demanding holiday requirements for children of all ages. From barn conversions and historic cottages through to luxury houses, lodges and chalets, here’s our collection of child friendly cottages across the UK.

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,

Poppinghole Farm, Sussex

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:        

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

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:

Cwmcrwth Farm, West Wales

Cwmcrwth Farm offers family friendly holidays in attractive barn conversions near Llandeilo in west Wales. Traditional farm activities are the order of the day at Cwmcrwth including daily animal feeding and ‘junior farmer’ breaks. size: three self catering cottages sleeping between 4 and 7 people features:        

Darwin Forest Country Park, Peak District

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. Type: a variety of woodland lodges Size: up to 8

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:         

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. Type: ten

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

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:            

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.

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

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. Type: nine self catering cottages Size: up to ten people per unit Cost: from

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

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