parent friendly cottage holidays

There’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.

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 hot tubs for the adults) and a play area with children's playhouse. Type: nine self-catering cottages Size: up to ten people per unit

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 steam room, hot tub, babysitting service and pub within walking distance. Type: 13 self catering cottages

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. Type: 30 self catering cottages Size: from 2-12

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. Type: 18 self

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.

North Hayne Farm Cottages, Devon

North Hayne Farm is an attractive and family friendly self catering farm holiday complex in North Devon featuring eight 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

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. Type: six self catering cottages Size: between 2 and 6 people per unit Cost:

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.

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. Type: eight self

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

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. Type: six self catering cottages Size: up to six people per unit Cost: from £1455

Torridge House Cottages, Devon

Torridge House Cottages is a family friendly complex of nine self catering cottages set on a farm near the historic town 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 pets and farm animals to feed!

Croft Farm and Celtic Cottages, Pembrokeshire

Croft Farm is a family friendly complex of self-catering cottages set in six acres of the Pembrokeshire countryside. The complex is designed with children in mind with lots of on-site family activities including an indoor heated swimming pool and a large play barn with entertainment for children of all ages. Type:

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. Type: 11 self catering cottages Size: from 2-6 people per unit Cost: from £950

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. Type: nine self catering cottages Size: from

Merlin Farm Holiday Cottages, Cornwall

Merlin Farm is an attractive complex of parent and child-friendly cottages near Mawgan Porth on the north Cornish coast, with an attractive beach within walking distance. There’s lots of safe outdoor space, animals to help feed and a babysitting service for the benefit of the grown-ups. Type: six self catering cottages

Belsford Court Cottages, Devon

Belsford Court Cottages is a small family friendly complex of self-catering properties in Devon, approximately three miles from the market town of Totnes. There’s lots to keep children occupied including an indoor swimming pool and for mum and dad there’s a hot tub, sauna and babysitting. Type: five self catering cottages

Gitcombe House Country Cottages, Devon

Gitcombe House is a complex of luxury self-catering properties near Salcombe, Devon. There are eight cottages of various sizes to choose between, and the complex benefits from plenty of child friendly features including both indoor and outdoor swimming pools. Type: nine self catering cottages Size: from 2-12 people per unit

Glynn Barton Cottages, Cornwall

The Glynn Barton Cottages are a complex of child friendly self-catering cottages set in 13 acres of Cornish countryside. There are eight cottages in a range of different sizes, and lots of on-site family-friendly facilities including an indoor heated swimming pool, tennis court and children’s play area. Type: eight self catering

Wheeldon Trees Farm Holiday Cottages, Derbyshire

Wheeldon Trees Farm is a complex of holiday cottages in the Derbyshire countryside, close to the villages of Buxton and Bakewell. There’s lots to keep the kids occupied including an adventure play area and games room, and for the grown-ups there’s an on-site babysitting service so you can head out for a relaxing evening meal.

Crieff Hydro Hotel, Perthshire

The Crieff Hydro Hotel is a family friendly leisure complex in Perthshire, Scotland featuring both a hotel and self-catering accommodation. Residents benefit from a huge range of on-site activities including swimming, horse riding, water sports and a cinema and there’s also free childcare at the on-site kids’ club leaving grown-ups with time to relax

Burnfoot Holiday Cottages, Northumberland

Burnfoot Holiday Cottages is a complex of family friendly self-catering properties near the village of Netherton in Northumberland, close to the edge of the Northumberland National Park. size: eight self-catering cottages each sleeping 2-10 people features: