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Family friendly (children aged 5-15)

Welcome to Greentraveller's section on Family Friendly accommodation, for children and teenagers aged 5-15.

All of the places we feature have satisfied us that the owners are genuinely doing their bit to reduce their impact on the environment, see: How to tell if a hotel is green

The efforts of the owners of the places featured on greentraveller go much further than simply asking guests to put towels out for washing; many owners have invested in long-term energy saving technologies or developed their own ingenious methods for saving energy and water and dealing with waste in an environmentally friendly way.

Children collecting eggs at the Higher Lank Farm, Cornwall, England

Higher Lank Farm, Cornwall, England

This B&B or self-catering farm holiday is most definitely for young families - you can only stay at this wonderful 500-year-old working farm if you have at least one child under 5. Expect a relaxing environment for parents, babies and toddlers.
£480 - £615 for 4 nights, £790 - £1025 for 7 nights B&B...

Featured Family friendly (children aged 5-15)

More Family friendly (children aged 5-15)

The Old Vicarage Dolfor Newtown bed and breakfast

The Old Vicarage, Dolfor, Powys, Mid Wales

A former Victorian Vicarage offering 5-star accommodation and a licensed restaurant. It's in the hills above Newtown so expect peaceful relaxation with views that stretch for miles, plus home-grown produce, hens and local organic free-range meats.
4: 1 twin/double, 2 double, 1 suite

Twin/doubles from £95, Suite £110

Brookside farmhouse from garden

Radnor Hills Holiday Cottages, Powys, Wales

Five star holiday cottages, sleeping up to 10 and 14, with their own private grounds with direct access to Radnor Forest and Offa's Dyke close by. Each has a hot tub, BBQ and trampoline. Perfect for a rural retreat or venue for a family reunion.
Farmhouse: 2 doubles, 5 twin and Barn: 2 doubles 3 twin

Farmhouse sleeps 14: Weekly from £836 - £1958. Barn sleeps 10: Weekly from £752 - £1746, Weekends & Short breaks calculated at 80% of weekly price

Hotel exterior and gardens Duchally Country Estate

Duchally Country Estate, Perthshire, Scotland

Duchally provides excellent holiday accommodation combining superb hotel rooms and fully equipped two/three bedroom luxury lodges, just 5km from the golf course at Gleneagles. It's an ideal spot to to discover the beautiful scenery of Scotland.
8 Hotel Bedrooms (Occ. 2), 27/2 bed lodges, 24/3 bed lodges

Hotel Bedrooms from £99 - 2 Bedroom Lodges from £159 - 3 Bedroom Ldoges from £179 - All prices are per night

Classic room

Laticastelli Country Relais, Italy

Having been transformed from a 13th Century fortress, this fantastic Country Relais offers a truly traditional Italian experience within the wonderful Siena countryside.
28: 1 suite, 27 doubles

€175 Classic Double, €220 Deluxe, €270 Family room, €280 Garden Suite

Merryfields Barn from front gardens

Merryfields Barn, Crickhowell, Brecon Beacons, Wales

A 4* quality barn with stunning views of the River Usk, Black Mountains and historic Crickhowell town. With oak beams/floors in the bedroom, a heated limestone floor downstairs, walk-in shower and Japanese square bath.
1 King-size double bedroom and 1 twin bedroom

Rates for barn rental: £295 to £695 per week. Off-peak short stays: £70 to £110 per night.

The beautiful exterior of Old Rectory

The Old Rectory, St Juliot, Cornwall

A fantastic, family-run historic house surrounded by beautiful gardens in the Cornish countryside. Meet a wide variety of friendly farm animals and enjoy home cooked meals made using ingredients sourced from the walled kitchen garden.
4 ensuite rooms - 1 Super King (Twin), 2 King Size, 1 Double

£70 - £80 per room (off-season), £76 - 94 (mid-season), £80 - 98 (high season). Prices include breakfast.

The Oak and Hazel Houses

Little White Alice, Carnmenellis, Cornwall

A newly built green complex of 6 luxury self catering holiday cottages and 2 arks in the heart of Cornwall. Self sufficient with wood burners, a natural swimming pool, nature reserve and 25 acres of land. Close to North and South coasts.
7 double, 5 twin/double, 2 Arks (2 adults and 2 children)

7 days low season £315 for 2 people, £597 for 8 people. High season £739 for 2 people, £2296 for 8 people

Boutique hotel Strattons Norfolk luxury hotels

Strattons Hotel, Swaffham, Norfolk, England

Bohemian 14-room country hotel in the market town of Swaffham. It's a Grade II-listed Queen Anne villa with canopied four-poster beds, open fires, stripped wooden floorboards and an award-winning restaurant serving mostly seasonal, organic food.
14: 7 doubles/twin, 5 suites, 2 self catering eco lodges

Per night for 2 adults sharing doubles £150 - £175, suites £200 - £225. lodges £250 - £275

The Grange

The Grange, Brecon, Powys

A grade II-listed 19th-century house only a windlass’ throw from the canal in the attractive market town of Brecon, the gateway to the west of Wales and endpoint for the Monmouthshire and Brecon canal.
8 doubles.

From £50 per night for two.

Tenuta di Spannocchia

Tenuta di Spannocchia, Tuscany, Italy

Set in an historic 1100 acre Tuscan estate complete with medieval castle, Spannocchia is home to an organic farm, education centre and nature reserve; guests can stay in the farmhouses, participate in educational programs, or enjoy the b&b.
15 double b&b bedrooms. 19 bedrooms in farmhouses

b&b: 85€ double bedroom with shared bathroom - 100€ double bedroom with private bathroom, Farmhouses from 1200€ p/w to 2600€ p/w

Tregoyd Mountain Riders Farmhouse

Tregoyd Mountain Riders, Powys, Mid Wales

Tregoyd Mountain Riders offer horse riding, pony trekking, hacking, riding holidays, lessons, bed & breakfast for horses and riders and livery in the Brecon Beacons National Park. Come and experience the very best mountain riding Wales has to offer.
4 rooms, 12 beds, doubles and triples, mostly en suite

£30-£36 per night for bed and breakfast; £86 per night for b&b and horse riding; Horse b&b is from £60 per night.

La Rosa Whitby

La Rosa Hotel, Whitby, North Yorkshire

A beautiful Victorian building furnished with vintage and antique finds from auctions and flea markets and with amazing views out to sea. 5 East Terrace is 'blue plaqued' as the place where Lewis Carroll stayed during his many visits to Whitby.
11 doubles

Small double £80 per night. Double £100 per night. Large double £120 per night. Apartment (sleeps 6) £250 per night.

The Park

The Park, Mawgan Porth, Cornwall

On a sunny, south-facing hillside behind Mawgan Porth beach on the north Cornwall coast, The Park is a collection of eco-friendly self-catering places to stay. This is technically a holiday park but conceptually something else altogether..
Yurt village, eco lodges, airstreams, caravans.

From £335-£2935 per week.

The Front aspect of the house

Pendragon Country House, Cornwall, England

A former rectory, now an elegant, yet informal 5-star award-winning luxury guest house, where all rooms are individually decorated and furnished with antiques and rich fabrics. Meals include locally sourced food, for a true taste of Cornwall.
7: 3 King Rooms, 2 Twin/Doubles, 1 Double, 1 Single

Superior King is £130, King Room is £120, Double/Twin is £100, Single is £50. Longer stay deals available

Granary cottage for couples

Fuchsia Lane Farm Cottages, Co Tipperary, Ireland

Five self-catering cottages on an organic farm that provide an authentic rural experience and homely base in the heart of Ireland. Children love the play areas and there's lots to explore in the wonderful Tipperary countryside by foot or bike.
One and two bedroom cottages

One bedroom cottage in high season for a couple is 350 euro, Two bedroom cottage for a family in high season is 500 euro.

Pretty and secluded Greyfield Farm Cottages

Greyfield Farm Cottages, Bath, Somerset, England

Five secluded, peaceful rural cottages with lovely log fires in three and a half acres of land, close to historic Bath, Wells, Glastonbury and Bristol. Enjoy relaxing in the hot tub and sauna. Includes free WiFi and gym.
1 Unit(Double), 1 Unit(Double+Single), 3 Units(Double+Twin)

High Season (£per Unit) 2/3 Night Breaks - Midweek(£164-£246/£218-£327) Weekend(£229-£344/£284-£426), Weeks(£426-£639) dependant on Unit

The Dulaig, Highland, Scotland

A wonderfully secluded Highland B&B offering beautifully appointed bedrooms, delicious home-cooked food using local produce and over an acre of private gardens that are regularly visited by red squirrels and a wide variety of birds.
3: 2 to let at any one time. I KS Double, 2 SK Double/twin

£150 per room for single night, £145 per night for stays 2-6 nights, £140 per night for stays 7 nights or more. (Single occupancy £110/£105/£100)

Sycamore Lodge enclosed garden with spa hot tub

Lon Lodges, Mid Wales, Wales

Two five-star lodges, each sleeping six, which have been sustainably built using locally sourced timber. Take in the relaxing and beautiful countryside of Mid Wales, enjoy the wonderful walks, mountain bike tracks and peaceful lanes for cycling.
3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 twin bed

Weekly prices from £413 - £816 and Short breaks from £302 - £581

Exterior of Lasswade surrounded by nature

Lasswade Country House & Restaurant, Powys, Wales

A warm and homely four star b&b hotel with fabulous views of the Cambrian Mountains, Epynt Hills and Brecon Beacons. Breathe in the lovely clean air, enjoy the peace and quiet and taste the delicious award winning sustainable food.
8: 5 double, 2 twin, 1 single

£80.00 - £120.00 based on room type & facilities

Oriel Milgi

Oriel Milgi, Pembrokeshire, Wales

A stylish, comfortable and dog-friendly B&B a short walk from the sandy beach and the Preseli mountains. Breakfast is prepared using delicious locally sourced food - all diets e.g vegan, gluten free etc. are catered for.
2 doubles, 1 twin/double

doubles with en-suite wetroom £80, double with en-suite bathroom £75

Georgian Mansion from1774 with 8 luxury bedrooms

Coopershill, Co. Sligo, Ireland

So grand, and yet so homely. A luxurious Georgian mansion owned by the O'Hara family for eight generations, with eight elegant ensuite rooms, each give a different perspective on the 500-acre estate. Recently awarded the EU Flower ecolabel.
8 twins / doubles en suite. Extra beds available.

Classic Room €218 Superior room €244 incl. breafast

Eco Retreats, Powys, Wales

Way out west in the wilds of Wales, deep in the forest and miles from anywhere, find some peace and quiet in the sumptuous surroundings of these well-furnished tipis (and one yurt). Good for a romantic getaway or family holiday.
4 Tipees (sleep 4-5), 2 Yurts (sleeps 5-6)

Tipi- weekend from £279 - £349, mid week from £195-325, Yurts - weekend from £299 - £399, midweek from £215 - £355. Extra nights £70.

Beautiful cottages in a superb location...

Wheeldon Trees Farm Holiday Cottages, Peak District

Choose from a range of beautiful cottages in a quiet, relaxed location amidst the Peak District's stunning scenery - at Wheeldon Trees every comfort is provided & the friendly hosts, Martin & Deborah will ensure your stay is everything you hope for.
9 cottages, 17 bedrooms, 10 bathroom, sleeps up to 30

From £223 for 2 nights in low season to £814 for 7 nights in high season

Garden House eco barn at Cranmer Country Cottages

Cranmer Country Cottages, Norfolk, England

These award-winning self-catering converted barns are a great base from which to explorer the stunning north Norfolk coastline. All heating and water comes from the site's own renewable resources. Luxurious and green.
5 twins/doubles 4 singles

Week - Coot Cottage sleep 2 + cot £765.00, sleep 6 Avocet £1679.00, Sleep 6 luxury Garden House £1839.00

Brynich Farm cottages

Brynich Farm Cottages, Brecon Beacons, Powys, Wales, UK

Set in the heart of the Brecon Beacons, our converted 18th century farm buildings offer beautiful accommodation in four seperate cottages; sleeping a total of 20 guests we happily take dogs. We are sure you will enjoy this stunning setting.
10 rooms in 4 houses: 4 dbles, 2 twins, 3 bunks, 1 family

Hayloft & Woolpack: £250 short break, Wagoner's & Miller's: £550 short break (all year)

Gregans Castle Hotel - Exterior

Gregans Castle Hotel, The Burren, Ireland

Gregans Castle Hotel is a family run, luxury four-star country house hotel with wonderful views across Galway Bay and the extraordinary Burren limestone landscape.
20: 15 doubles/twins, 5 suites

EUR 235

Beili Helyg from South East with lush countryside and rolling hills

Beili Helyg Guest House, Brecon Beacons, Wales

In the secluded, rolling hills of the Brecon Beacons lies Beili Helyg, an 18th Century stone built farm house. Ideally located for both walking and cycling routes, the farm house also offers spectacular panoramic views of the surrounding moorlands.
2 double, 1 twin/ double with 1 single attached

From £75 per night, based on 2 people sharing

Whitepod

Whitepod, Swiss Alps

Tucked beneath the Dents du Midi above the Swiss alpine town of Les Cerniers, this innovative low-impact, hi-tech camp of domed “pods” is a glimpse of how eco chalets could look in the future. Winter perfectly placed for skiing, summer for walking.
15 pods for 2, 1 refuge for up to 72

Pods from €234. Refuge from €47 Euros pp for double, €20 pp for dorm

Lion Hotel

Lion Hotel, Mid Wales, Wales

A well-established, family run, friendly, country pub with B&B rooms in Mid Wales. A perfect base for walking, cycling and exploring the local area. Delicious home cooked food and real ales. Open all year.
3 rooms in total, a single and either 2 doubles or twins

£65

Farmhouse kitchen at Dovecote Barns in York

The Dovecote Barns, York, England

A five-star holiday cottage near York with six en-suite bedrooms (king size beds), individually designed bathrooms and a private garden, perfect for dining al fresco. Short breaks and group dining for 12 guests are available year round.
6 rooms in 3 barns (2/4/6) - 4 twins/super-kings, 2 kings

High Season Prices - 2 Pers barn Short breaks £324-£395/Week £572 | 4 Pers barn Short break £465-£536/Week £776 | 6 Pers barn Short break £660-£759/Week £1083

Les Clauzades Vieilles gigantic pool

Les Clauzades Vieilles, Lot Valley, France

An exquisite family home in the middle of the Lot Valley complete with pool, housekeeper, chef-on-call and tennis court. Perfect for a luxurious family holiday where the active may not even be tempted to leave the walled compound to explore the Lot.
6 Bedrooms in the house, 2 in the gite

Gite from £450 per week, main house from £1300. 2 nights minimum

Exterior of Alexander House in Perthshire Scotland

Alexander House, Perthshire, Scotland

A new, sustainably built holiday home at the end of a farm track high up in the Perthshire hills. After long walks in the surrounding countryside, relax in the heated swimming pool and hot tub with panoramic views of the highlands.
7 doubles/twins, 1 bunk room for 4 children.

£4750 per week high season, 2 nights 70%, 3 nights 75%, 4 nights 80% of weekly rate

Murrayshall Estate

Murrayshall House Hotel, Perthshire, Scotland

Set in 350 acres of beautiful park and woodland and surrounded by two 18 hole golf courses, plants, trees & wildlife, the historic Murrayshall House Hotel is overlooked by spectacular mountains and is within easy reach of the diverse city of Perth.
22 twins/doubles, 18 suites, 1 lodge house

B&B Standard £140, Superior £160, Junior Suite £180, Fairway Suite £200, Lynedoch Suite £220, Lodge House (sleeps 6) £250

The Owl Barn Retreat

Owl Barn Retreat, Powys, Wales

Owl Barn, a cottage offering a stunning, pet-friendly rural retreat, surrounded by rolling fields and wildlife. 1 mile from the pretty village of Llanrhaeadr ym Mochnant in the heart of the Berwyn Mountains, perfect spot to relax or be active.
Lounge, kitchen, wetroom, double bedroom, twin bedroom

High Season - £500 p/w Low Season - £350 p/w Short Breaks - from £80 per night

Brynhonddu, South West View.

Brynhonddu Country House, Brecon Beacons, Wales

Friendly family run historic country house B&B surrounded by the 'best walking area in the country'. Gorgeous views over the Black Mountains within the Brecon Beacons National Park. Voted ‘Best B&B in Wales’ by overseas visitors.
1 Double, 1 Family/Double, 1 Twin, 1 Single.

Double £65, Twin £65, Single £35. Self Catering Apartment 2 people Low Season £263. per week, High £375. Peak £413.

The Georgian Farmhouse with it's hidden gems inside

Corner of Eden, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria

A 4 bedroomed luxury country house nestled in the Eden Valley between the Yorkshire Dales & the Lake District. Wander freely through miles of fells, savour the home-made cakes and bread from the Butler's Pantry and have a tipple at the honesty bar.
4 rooms: 3 doubles & 1 twin (only 3 rooms sold individually)

£120 per room for 2 nights or more, £130 per room for one night stays. £440 per night for House Party of 4 rooms (min 2 nights).

Gwel an Mor

Gwel an Mor, Portreath, Cornwall

A fabulous gathering of self-catering eco lodges above a beautiful beach in Cornwall, full service with a spa, indoor pool, wildlife centre and restaurant. Perfect for all the family and fully accessible. Like a five star hotel but without the price.
Over 80 self contained chalets and residences

From £599 for low season short break From £1039 for mid season short break From£1909 for peak season short break Prices for Residence 3 Bed in 2016

Harvey - your carriage awaits!

Harvey, Cornwall, England

The golden age of steam travel is revived in Lizzy and Dave's sensitively converted '50s railway coach, now a wonderful place to stay with all mod cons, outside St Ives and close to Cornwall's miles of sandy beaches.
2 doubles, 1 quad, two living/sleeping rooms

High season - 1 week sleeping up to 13 £1350, but much lower outside of school holidays. Couples have option of renting only one end. Weeks at low season begin at £445.

Damson Cottage

Alltybrain Farm Cottages Brecon Beacons Wales

Superb self-catering cottages for two and friendly, comfortable farmhouse bed and breakfast. Situated in peaceful farmland with extensive views of The Brecon Beacons and surrounding countryside.
B&B : 1 dbl, 1 twin, 1 family, 1 king; cottages sleep 2-4

Cottages £220 per person per week; B&B rooms: £35-55 self catering or with breakfast.

Holiday lodge at Waveney River Centre

Waveney River Centre, Norfolk, England

Waveney River Centre provides an ideal location for a Norfolk Broads holidays where you can enjoy boating, walking and relaxing. Stay in one of our luxury holiday lodges, use our exceptional camping facilities. Rent a canoe, bike or day cruisers.
2/3 in lodges

Lodge s/b from £ 246, wk from £352 • Pod from £40 pn • Pitch from £10pn

Wern Watkin Bunkhouse, Brecon Beacons, Wales

Wern Watkin Bunkhouse, Brecon Beacons, Wales

More beautiful barn conversion than bunkhouse, Wern Watkin is the ultimate pad for groups of walkers, cyclists and families looking for adventure in the surrounding Brecon Beacons.
Sleeps 30 in 7 en-suite bedrooms.

Beds from £18.50 per night.

Belle Isle

Belle Isle Estate, Co Fermanagh, N Ireland

The beautiful Belle Isle Estate is both a cookery school and self-catering complex, spread over several islands on the Upper Lough Erne. Stay in cottages, apartments or in the stunning castle among ancient woodland on the 470-acre working farm.
16 doubles, 17 twins and 2 singles

Price is for house and depends on the number of bedrooms.

Tree house terrace, La Renardière, Normandy

Perché dans le Perche, Normandy, France

Retreat to the branches of a sublime treehouse at the top of an immense chestnut tree overlooking the valleys of Le Perche Natural Park, Normandy. Breakfast delivered in a picnic basket to your balcony. You won't want to come back down to earth.
A treehouse for 5 (1 dbl, bunks for 3), shower room, kitchen

2 pers/1 night including breakfast 160€. 2 pers./2nights including breakfst 290€. 10€ per child extra per night, 25€ p/extra adult per night. 7nights self catering with welcome basket for whole treehouse: 850€ low season, 950€ July & August

Glaslyn House

Glaslyn House, Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales

In the wilds of the Brecon Beacons this modern house has been renovated with the environment in mind and sleeps 12. Perfect for big gatherings, walkers and those looking for a slower pace of life on holiday.
House sleeps 12: 4 doubles, 1 single, 1 bunk beds

£959-£1395 per week.

Exterior of Llanilid Cottages with pretty flower boxes

Llanilid Holiday Cottages, Brecon Beacons, Wales

Four and five star converted barns in the heart of a splendid 220 acre organic farm. The perfect base for an activity packed holiday, exploring the Brecon Breacons National Park or a stress free mini-break.
3 doubles, 2 twins

Weekly prices Barley Store £235-£370 Corn View £336-£528 Rye Barn £382-£600

Lancrigg Hotel amongst the overwhelming hills

Lancrigg Vegetarian Hotel, Cumbria

In the heart of the Lake District mountains, Lancrigg is a gorgeous, romantic retreat to unwind and restore body and soul. It has a friendly and relaxed atmosphere and has over 30 years of experience serving excellent vegetarian food.
12: including kingsize, twin/double rooms & ensuite doubles

Fri- Sat 1 night stay: B&B £55- £85 per person, B&B + Dinner £79-£110 per person. Any 3 Nights Sun-Fri: Dinner + B&B- from £64-£99 per person per night depending on room.

The Start, Hay-on-Wye, Powys, Wales: summer

The Start, Hay-on-Wye, Powys, Wales

Riverside bed & breakfast set in a quiet location on the banks of the river Wye. Ideal base for walking, cycling and browsing the many book shops of Hay-on-Wye. Large garden with off-road parking, cycle lockup, drying facilities and flasks filled!
2 doubles, 1 twin

£80 per night

The Crown Spa Hotel, Scarborough

Crown Spa Hotel, Scarborough, England

Luxury, four-star hotel on the Yorkshire coast overlooking South Bay beach, with large bedrooms, a health club with swimming pool, hot tub and restaurant. Winner of the Sustainable Tourism Award in the Enjoy England Awards for Excellence.
116: 6 singles, 60 doubles, 49 twins

2 night break for 2 adults Room only from: comfort twin/ double £181, superior double £198, comfort sea view £234, superior sea view £251

Tayside Hotel

Tayside Hotel, Perthshire, Scotland

A small independent hotel located in the rural village of Stanley, just north of Perth. Family run with a heavy emphasis on providing a top class service to all guests, be they residents or just stopping off for coffee and a slice of cake!
14 Rooms, 2 family, 3 Twin, 4 Double & 5 King / Twin

Double / Twin rooms £95.00 per night, Family Room (2 adults & 2 Children) £120.00 per night

The Yoga Shala floating above the kitchen gardens with views along the valley

Yoga at Moses, Oleiros, Portugal

Spend a week in this stunning valley farm nestled in the foothills of the Serra de Estrela mountain range of Central Portugal. Practice yoga daily, walk in forests, swim in rivers, breath mountain air, eat deliciously and sleep deeply. Open to all.
18: 2 double rooms, 7 singles in 2 cottages, 4 Soulpads

From 700€ per week including 3 vegetarian meals a day, morning and afternoon yoga classes, and a massage or acupuncture treatment.

Latest reviewed accommodation

Daisybank lodge in the Peak District
Weekly high season - Pinder £1040, Rainster/Daisybank £867, Hipley £805....

"Hoe Grange is an inspiring place, where traditional Peak District farming rubs shoulders with cutting-edge green technology."

Reviewed by: Florence Fortnam