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 and family friendly holiday cottages across the UK.

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Birdforth Hall Holiday Cottages, North Yorkshire

Birdforth Hall Holiday Cottages offers beautifully converted self-catering accommodation set in peaceful surroundings near the Yorkshire Dales.  Visiting families will enjoy the indoor pool, games room, hot tubs, shared BBQ garden, extensive grounds and optional food hampers and ready meals.

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Tomich Holidays, Scotland

Tomich Holidays offers family and pet friendly holiday cottages and lodges set in the spectacular Scottish Highlands.  Family friendly facilities include a heated indoor swimming pool, games room and children’s play area, while a village cafe and pub are within easy reach.

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Hameau de Montengrand, France

Hameau de Montengrand offers chic child friendly cottage holidays in the Midi-Pyrenees region of south France.  On-site amenities perfect for families include a heated outdoor swimming pool, play areas and animal feeding; while parents will enjoy optional extras including fresh croissant and bread delivery, home-cooked ready meals, pizza nights,

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Luccombe Holidays, Dorset

Luccombe Holidays offers self-catering cottages on a family farm in the heart of the Dorset countryside. A wealth of family friendly activities are available including indoor heated swimming pool, gym, sauna, animal feeding, horse riding, games room, outdoor play area, fairy door hunt, beautiful walks and more.

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Emerald Coast Gites, France

Emerald Coast Gites is a small complex of stylish cottages and glamping lodges in Brittany, France. Family friendly features include two heated covered swimming pools, outdoor play areas, soft play and resident animals; plus superb peak season extras including organised children’s activities, a private bar and on-site dining options

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Nethway Farm Holiday Cottages, Devon

Nethway Farm offers family friendly self-catering holidays in the heart of South Devon, just a mile from the sandy beaches of the south coast. Facilities for visitors include an indoor heated swimming pool, play barn, outdoor play area, soft play, and helping feed the resident farm animals. 

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Aberdovey Hillside Village, Wales

Aberdovey Hillside Village is an idyllic complex of child friendly holiday cottages and apartments situated in private grounds at the heart of Aberdovey, a seaside village in the southernmost part of Snowdonia National Park, West Wales. Aside from superb panoramic sea views and walking distance to beaches and the

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North Farm Cottages, Northumberland

North Farm Cottages offers a range of tasteful, luxury cottages with panoramic views over the Northumberland countryside.  There’s a children’s play area and indoor swimming pool on site, while the beach at Embleton Bay is within walking distance on a well-kept path across the neighbouring farmland.

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Shorefield Country Park, Hampshire

Shorefield Country Park is a family friendly holiday park on the southern edge of the New Forest.  A range of self-catering caravans, lodges and cottages are available – some with private hot tubs – along with numerous child friendly facilities including indoor and outdoor pools, play areas and with

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Luxury countryside barns with hot tubs, Northumberland

These recently renovated barn conversions are set in the Northumberland countryside and offer high quality accommodation in a superb working farm setting.  Each cottage comes with its own private hot tub, and there’s a village pub within walking distance.

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Charming cottage with countryside views, Peak District

This delightful self-catering property on the border of Yorkshire and the Peak District has a private swimming pool, beautiful views, local pubs within easy reach, and is perfectly located for walking with many routes right on your doorstep.

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Spacious farm cottage near Clovelly, Devon

This cottage is set in a lovely rural location on a family run farm in Devon.  The famously pretty village of Clovelly is just two miles away, while on-site family friendly activities include an indoor heated swimming pool and helping look after the resident animals.

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Magical treehouse holidays, New Forest

These unique treehouse retreats offer luxurious and unforgettable child friendly holiday accommodation set in the tree canopy. Sleeping up to six people, the properties benefit from stylish, comfortable interiors, a private hot tub and pizza oven on the outdoor decking, and a wealth of other family facilities including indoor

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Coulscott House Holiday Cottages, Devon

Coulscott House Holiday Cottages are tucked away in a secluded North Devon valley and offer luxury accommodation with a wide range of family friendly facilities including indoor heated swimming pool, outdoor hot tubs, a games room, outdoor play area, animal feeding and acres of safe, open space to explore.

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Three Gables, Isle of Wight

Three Gables is a child friendly holiday home on the Isle of Wight.  The spacious cottage sleeps up to ten people in five bedrooms.

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Corffe, Devon

Corffe offers self-catering cottages centred around a sunny courtyard in the picture postcard village of Tawstock, North Devon.  Family friendly facilities include an indoor heated pool, hot tub, tennis court, adventure play area and acres of private gardens and woodland.

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Luxury contemporary cottages, West Wales

These converted barn cottages near the Welsh coast offer luxurious self-catering holiday accommodation with private hot tubs and shared facilities including tennis courts and a covered swimming pool.

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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

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Converted former fire truck, Lake District

This Lake District holiday offers unique child friendly holiday accommodation in a former fire truck complete with fire engine beds, fireman’s pole and kids dressing up equipment. There’s also an outdoor play area, and a sauna for mum and dad to enjoy.

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Gwelfor Barn, Anglesey

Gwelfor Barn is a stunning barn conversion near Beaumaris, south east Anglesey, with exceptional sea views, direct access to the coast path and a private swimming pool.

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Burnville Farm Cottages, Devon

Burnville Farm Cottages offers three child friendly cottages set in the heart of the Devon countryside. Facilities include indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a games room and a tennis court, plus 250 acres of attractive farmland to explore.

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Child friendly cottages at Holsworthy, Devon

This holiday offers a number of attractive cottages on a well-appointed complex near the north Devon coast with loads of shared on-site facilities including outdoor heated swimming pool, tennis courts, games room, woodland walks and adventure trails.

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Luxury cottages near Liskeard, Cornwall

This holiday offers four luxury Cornish cottages set in a gorgeous 110 acre countryside estate. Child friendly facilities include an outdoor heated swimming pool, tennis court and indoor games room.

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Imagine Roussillon, France

Imagine Roussillon is a luxury child friendly micro-resort in the south of France. Visitors to the luxury apartments near the Med coast enjoy superb shared facilities including two outdoor heated pools, and there are a wide range of parent friendly extras included in your stay at no extra cost

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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

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Haddon Grove Farm Cottages, Peak District

Haddon Grove Farm Cottages is an award-winning hamlet of luxury cottage accommodation just outside Bakewell in the Peak District. Children will enjoy the indoor heated pool, games room and outdoor play area, while grown-ups will enjoy cosy cottages with log burners and ordering a home-cooked pie and pea supper!

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Libbear Barton, Devon

Libbear Barton offers family friendly self-catering holidays set in a stunning 40-acre Devon estate. Facilities include heated indoor pool, games room, outdoor play area, sauna and gym.

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Lancombe Country Cottages, Dorset

Lancombe is a rural family friendly getaway set in beautiful Dorset countryside. Accommodation comprises a range of cottages and lodges, while onsite facilities include an indoor heated pool, sauna, indoor games room, outdoor play area, chicken feeding, egg collecting and spa treatments.

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Nettlecombe Farm, Isle of Wight

Nettlecombe Farm is a charming family friendly farm stay nestled in the beautiful Isle of Wight countryside. Holidays here are all about enjoying the great outdoors with unique animal feeding experiences, children’s play areas and fishing lakes on offer.

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