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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)

Annie's Cabin

Annie's Cabin, Shropshire, England

A cosy, luxurious self catering log cabin in the heart of the Shropshire hills, 2 miles from Ludlow. Great as a long weekend bolthole or midweek break for a healthy dose of peace and quiet.
3: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 double sofabed

£375 - £695 per week

Antik Zeytin Poolside

Antik Zeytin Bio Hotel, Bodrum, Turkey

Unwind at this luxurious boutique hotel among olive groves and forests on the Bodrum Peninsula overlooking the Aegean sea. The hotel has eleven Anatolian inspired stone cottages and serves organic food.
10 Suites

100€ - 150€ per room per night

Trelowarren, Cornwall, England

Trelowarren, Cornwall, England

Luxury cottages set in the sustainably managed Trelowarren Estate with heating via a biomass boiler using wood from the estate, an ozone pool, tap water fed by the estate’s springs and delicious local foods served at an award winning restaurant.
6xDouble, 50xTwin/Double, 13xDouble Sofabed, 3xDouble Bunk

7 days Low Season range: £450 for 4-6 people, £950 for 8-10 people. High Season range: £1660 for 4-6 people to £2650 for 8-10 people

The Hotel is surrounded by rolling mature parkland and gardens

Gleneagles Hotel, Perthshire, Scotland

Set within the gentle beauty of 850 acres of Perthshire countryside, this five star Leading Hotel of the World is home to three championship golf courses, a sparkling, award-winning spa and an exhilarating array of outdoor activities.
232 bedrooms, including 26 suites

Prices start from from £335 (1st May-30th September 2013), from £285 (October 2013 & April 2014), from £235 (1st Nov 2013 - 31st March 2014), based on two people sharing a Classic room, other room rates are avaialable on request.

West Cottage

Treshnish & Haunn Cottages, Isle of Mull, Scotland

8 award winning renovated stone cottages with wood burning stoves and luxurious bedrooms overlooking the open fields of a working farm managed for wildlife and ecology and the sea. Peaceful and relaxing with spectacular coastal walks.
9 doubles, 4 twins, 1 single, 3 extra/sofa beds.

Cottage sleeping 2: £280-£445; Cottage sleeping 6 £385-£675

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.

The lovely Henllys Lodge cottage in Llandovery, Wales

Henllys Lodge, Llandovery, Wales

A superb, state of the art and ecofriendly rebuild of a 17th century Lodge, complete with everything to make a family's stay here as cosy and comfortable as possible. A natural stay in beautiful rural surroundings.
4: 3 doubles, 1 bunk room

£1070 peak week, £975 high season week, £835 mid season week, £690 low season week. £595 3 night short break, £645 4 nights

Foxtwood on an early summer morning

Foxtwood Cottages, Peak District, England

A fantastic collection of 7 cottages nestled in the Churnet Valley, part of the beautiful Staffordshire Peak District. Wander the labyrinth of footpaths through picturesque woodlands and meadows and admire the views over Caldon Canal.
7 cottages, sleeping 2, 3, 4 (x3), 5 and 9.

From £225, based on 2 people staying for three nights

Four Poster handmade bed in Master Bedroom

Angel Barn, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria, England

An eco chic holiday home that's full of indulgence whilst being as sustainable as possible. A cosy and peaceful hidden gem in the Eden Valley with wild and beautiful countryside, nestled between the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales.
Sleeps 6: 3 ensuite rooms, all kingsize beds (1 can be twin)

£945 - £1,365 per week, £495 - £675 for 3 night weekend break, £600 - £840 4 night mid-week break.

Berth Fedw

Berth Fedw, Brecon, Powys

A remote 17th century cottage where the owner specialises in horse-riding holidays. Perfect for active and adventurous sorts – mountain bikers, horse-riders, gliders – especially suited to a family.
2: 1 double, 1 twin.

B&B: £35 pppn. Self-catering: from £300 per week.

The beautiful Coach House retains its historic character. Photo © Catherine Mack

The Coach House, Carmarthenshire, Wales

Enjoy breathtaking views of the Welsh landscape from the unique Coach House at Mandinam, an ancient building retaining original features with all the comforts you'd expect. Savour the tasty breakfast, much of it homemade or from the working farm.
1 double or twin

£70 per night based on 2 sharing

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

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)

The entrance and car park at Cottage Lodge, New Forest

Cottage Lodge, The New Forest, England

Enjoy the natural beauty of the splendid New Forest from the comfort of the charming Cottage Lodge, a lovely bed and breakfast (all rooms en suite) in Brockenhurst, within easy walking distance of country pubs, shops, bike hire & the railway station.
12 doubles

£50 for single occupancy mid-week low season per room - £160 for double occupancy in four poster at weekends

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

Trericket Bed and Breakfast in Brecon Beacons Wales

Trericket Mill, Brecon Beacons, Wales

A wonderfully restored mill for quality B&B with adjacent bunkhouse and small campsite in a cider orchard on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park close to the second-hand book town of Hay-on-Wye. All meals vegetarian, fair trade and organic.
3 B&B: 2 doubles & 1 twin; Bunkhouse sleeps up to 8

From £60 a night B&B; 4 bedded bunkroom £50 per night, 2 bedded bunkroom £29 per night; camping £6.50 per night

Tawnylust Lodge, eco-friendly accommodation in Ireland North West

Tawnylust Lodge, County Leitrim, Ireland

A self-catering apartment with superb views of Leitrim's luscious landscape. Wooden house, built to eco-spec, and awarded EU FLower ecolabel. Walkers' paradise, with expert walking guide and walking breaks.
1 double or twin

Weekend €239, week €399 all year round

Delphi Mountain Resort

Delphi Mountain Resort, Galway, Ireland

Delphi Mountain Resort is in an outstanding location within 400 acres of forest offering plush rooms, elegant suites, a gastronomic restaurant and a great spa. Warm, natural, and truly relaxing.
32 Delux suites , 20 cosy doubles , and 15 family rooms!

€149 for best room available to €300 for a 2 bedroom 1000sq ft Suite. Hostel rooms are €40 per night - including the best breakfast in Ireland. (Love and attention comes free)

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

Beautifully restored 18th Century Farmhouse Bed and Breakfast

Ty Newydd Farmhouse B&B, Brecon Beacons, Wales

Informal B&B in the Breacon Beacons National Park. Traditional Welsh, early 18th century, sympathetically renovated farmhouse with views of the Beacons and the Mon and Brec canal. Direct access to canal tow path for loads of walking/cycling.
4: 3 doubles, 1 twin

£70

Amazing dog walking country. Black Mountain Range

Coity Bach, Brecon Beacons, Wales

Choose between two medieval cottages for a truly rural Welsh farmland experience. With direct access to cycling trails and rugged mountainous landscape, there is plenty to keep you busy in the surrounding hills.
Peacock-1double,2twins+futon. Ty Ffer-doulble+single in room

Ty Fferm Hen August based on 2 sharing- 7 days £29ea per night. Peacock Cottage August 7 days / 6 people £14ea per night.

eco lodge in Pembrokeshire

Ecolodge, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Wales' only 5 star activity centre built with sustainability in mind, Preseli is an excellent base for exploring the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Adventure by day and by night enjoy home cooked food, local tipples, and a bonfire under the stars
11 bedrooms, cosy doubles, twin rooms to group rooms for 4-8

From £42 including full Welsh cooked breakfast. Full board with home cooked meals available.

Norfolk Mead

Norfolk Mead Hotel, Norfolk

Set in an acre of landscaped gardens with a lake and abutting the River Bure Norfolk Mead is a gorgeous country pile with Suites, Deluxe and Standard rooms in the hotel and the Cottage & Summer House in the grounds. Dog and children friendly.
3 suites, 6 deluxe and 2 standard rooms, house & cottage

£130-£185 per room

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

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

The Wharf House situated on the edge of the restored Over Canal Basin

The Wharf House, Gloucestershire, England

A wonderful riverside restaurant with rooms in Over, just outside the city of Gloucester. All profits are used for the promotion and restoration of the Herefordshire and Gloucestershire Canal Trust.
7: 6 King Rooms, 1 Twin

Standard King £95- Ballard Suite £299

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.

Ballynahinch Castle Exterior Shot

Ballynahinch Castle Hotel, Connemara, Ireland

Ballynahinch Castle is a deluxe four star hotel located on a 450 acre estate with an award winning restaurant, private salmon fishery and miles of scenic walks. Friendly, elegant, but not fussy.
40 Bedrooms including 3 Suites. Mix of double & twins

Low Season from €140 per room per night. High Season from €190 per room per night. Both rates bed & breakfast.

Coliza cottage, Bosinver

Bosinver Farm Cottages, Cornwall, England

20 individual, award winning detached cottages on a farm in a hidden valley near the sea: easy access to all of Cornwall. 30 acres of wild flower meadows, woods, lake & friendly animals. Pool, tennis court, playbarn. Ambassador for the COAST project.
20 cottages sleeping 3-12

: Cottages for 4, prices £440-£1845, cottages for 12 £1180-£3800 and everything in between.

Willows Barn at Pollaughan, overlooking the lake

Pollaughan Farm, Cornwall, England

Pollaughan Cottages, a home from home, has been lovingly restored with both children and the environment in mind. The relaxing little farmstead, near sandy beaches, provides guests with round the clock interaction with nature and wildlife.
4 separate cottages, beds can be doubles/twins.

£ 1450 for one week high season in smallest cottage which sleeps 4

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

Shatton Hall Farm view

Shatton Hall Farm Cottages, Peak District

Enjoy a rural idyll in an environmentally recognised farm cottage set in the glorious Peak District. Wild orchids thrive in the peaceful ancient woodland where you can cycle, walk or fish. A converted barn makes this a perfect venue for a wedding.
6: 3 doubles, 3 twins

w/end 3 nights or mid-week 4 nights £350 to £450. Per week £400 to £600

Lovely clean white exterior of Bryn Bella

Bryn Bella Guest House, Snowdonia, Wales

A quiet, friendly 5-room B&B that's a great base from which to explore the picturesque Snowdonia National Park and the rest of North Wales. Delicious hearty home-made breakfasts in the pretty dining room overlooking the valley towards Betws-y-Coed.
2 Double Rooms 3 Kingsize Rooms

Double room £75.00 Kingsize Room £80.00

The view from the other side of the vallée.

Écovallée Yurt Camp, Dordogne, Aquitaine, France

A family-friendly smallholding close to the medieval market town of Lalinde in the heart of the Dordogne, with two beautifully crafted 18-foot Kyrgyz-style chestnut yurts that sleeps up to four. Baby & toddler accessories (eg high chair) available.
Two 18' yurts for families, one 12' yurt for couples

£64-£86. Saturday to Saturday only in July and August. Off-season £30-£50 a night, three-night minimum stay.

Little Goonreeve Farm

Little Goonreeve Farm, Cornwall, England

Little Goonreeve Farm holiday cottages welcome you to indulge in as little or as much tranquil country life as you wish. Our two peaceful cottages are located to the west of the village of Mylor Bridge, situated within our small-holding.
6 rooms over two cottages - sleeps 10.

The Granite Barn (sleeps 6) £1170- £450. weekends available out of season. The Old Farm Cottage (sleeps 4) £842- £322. Weekends also available.

Casal dei Fichi

Casal dei Fichi, Le Marche, Italy

A luxury apartment with a private garden in extensive grounds and gorgeous views of the countryside. Take a dip in the 15m solar heated swimming pool, help yourself to produce from the veg plot and orchard and fresh eggs from the free range chickens.
6 apartments -5 doubles + sofabeds & 1 twin or 1 emperor bed

Weekly rates - High (July and August) 950 euros. Standard (rest of the year) 820 euros

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

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

Howlugill Farmhouse and Barn

Howlugill Barn, County Durham, England

A 17th-century farmhouse with a contemporary touch in the Durham Dales & the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Luxurious, affordable accommodation: great for walkers, travellers, bird spotters and anyone who loves the great outdoors.
Two double bedrooms and one twin bedded room

From £200 for a three night mid week break to £550 for a full week in high season

High Broadwood Hall Cottages, Northumberland, England

Surrounded by utter peace and tranquility, these two beautifully-restored, eco-friendly cottages are set in the gorgeous Northumberland countryside with magnificent views of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Swallow's Rest: 2 super king/twn bdrms; Dove Cottage:1double

Prices vary, please enquire. 7 days: Swallow's Rest: £260–£680; Dove Cottage: £230–£560. Short 3/4 day stays available.

Rose Cottage's verdant rural location - truly green

Rose Cottage, Dutlas, Powys, Wales

Get away from it all in a charming, cosy cottage in Mid Wales: discover some of the country's most beautiful scenery, rich in wildlife and a real sense of escape - a true eco friendly cottage, but one that doesn't sacrifice any home comforts.
2: 1 double and 1 twin

The price range is £250-£455. Short breaks 2-4 nights £173-£256 depending on season.

Aerial shot of La Pointe St. Gilles Campsite, Bénodet, Brittany

La Pointe St. Gilles Campsite, Bénodet, France

La Pointe St. Gilles Campsite, Bénodet, Brittany, France is a Eurocamp site in coastal Bénodet on parc there’s a health spa, beauty centre, pool complex, Jacuzzi and evening entertainment and a regular tourist train runs to the town and beach.
467 Pitches

From £38 per night

Luxury accommodation in England

Feather Down Farms at East Shilvinghampton, Dorset

Fantastically located on the south side of a valley that stretches from Portesham and Upwey, this luxury campsite provides acres of beautiful countryside as your playground. Also within easy walking distance of numerous beaches.
Room for up to 6: 1 double bed, 1 bunk bed, 1 cupboard bed

Weekends from £405, Midweek from £465, Week from £635

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.

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

Glynmeddig Barn, accommodation for groups in the Brecon Beacons

Glynmeddig Barn, The Brecon Beacons, Wales

A splendid bunkhouse offering group accommodation on the northern edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park in Wales. Walk onto lovely rolling hilltops from your door, play tennis on site, stroll to the local pub or simply relax.
4 doubles, 2 twins, 2 bunk rooms

£1200 for a 2 night weekend, £1,850 for a weeks booking

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

Exterior of the Farmhouse in Wales

Cwmbiga Farm, nr Llanidloes, Wales

Award winning 4* cottages sleeping up to eight, in the Hafren Forest and Cambrian Mountains. Plus B&B accommodation in a refurbished Grade II farmhouse. A great base for activity holidays and breaks from the hustle and bustle. Small party discounts.
Cottages [2]: 2 dbl 1 twin 1 bunk ea. F/house: 2 dbl 1 twin

Self catering: £200 - £850 per week [small party discounts]. B&B £32.50 pppn [two sharing]

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

The exterior of Kingfisher Lodge

Kingfisher Lodge, Somerset, England

A thoroughly 5-star luxury eco lodge in the peaceful Somerset countryside, fantastic for fishing in the private lakes. Dine alfresco on the private sun terrace and make the most of the countryside views and wildlife.
Sleeps 4/6- 2 double bedrooms 1 with ensuite

From £459, based on up to 6 people sharing for a week

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