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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.
from £715 for 4 nights, £935 for 7 nights B&B; from £...

Featured Family friendly (children aged 5-15)

More Family friendly (children aged 5-15)

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.

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

from £785

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

Wheal Towan Lodge with the lush greenery surrounding it

Rosehill Lodges, Cornwall, England

On the beautiful Cornish coastline these luxury lodges are a great seaside retreat. Enjoy the cosy log burner, super king-size bed, outdoor drench shower, hot tub and dining al-fresco. Just a five minute walk to a sandy beach, bars and restaurant.
6, 2 bedroom and 4, 3 bedroom lodges. Beds adaptable.

From £386

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

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- from £156 for 2 nights, Yurts - from £215 Extra nights £70.

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

from £100

Tipi camp perfect for memorable family holidays

Cornish Tipi Holidays, Cornwall, England

Not glamping, not tramping, just real camping made easy in a beautiful and private place. Sit round your own camp fire, fish and swim in the sparkling lake, drift through butterflies or run on the wild Atlantic beach.
34: 20 family tipis, 12 Couples tipis, 2 group tipis

from £18

Rhedyn Guesthouse good dining great comfortable B&B near Builth Wells

Rhedyn Guesthouse, Powys, Mid Wales

Rhedyn Guesthouse is by the wild Cambrian Mountains: good for walking, biking and hacking, and minutes away from Builth Wells Showground. Rhedyn B&B is also good for its home produce, delicious dining and comfortable luxurious rooms.
3 doubles

from £95 B&B

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

Prices from £375.

Rosehip Yurt by Night, Secret Cloud House Holidays, Peak District

Secret Cloud House Holidays, Peak District

Enjoy the great outdoors with luxurious yet eco-conscious attention to detail in these luxury yurts and tipis with stunning views, wood fired hot tubs, essential oil sauna and 'Shepherds Rest' treatment room.
3 yurts sleeping 2 to 4

From £250

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)

From £210

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

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 with tennis courts and pool.
5 twins/doubles 4 singles

Week - Coot Cottage sleep 2 + cot from £475.00, sleep 6 Avocet from £945.00, Sleep 6 luxury Garden House from £1020.00

Brecon Beacons YHA

YHA Brecon Beacons, Brecon, Wales

Formerly known as Llwyn y Celyn YHA Brecon Beacons is set in 15 acres of ancient woodland, overlooking the River Tarell with views towards Y Gyrn - great countryside for walking or cycling holidays. Tasty home-cooked food and local ales served.
41 beds: 1xdouble, 3x2, 1x2 es, 2x4, 1x4 es plus dorm beds

Prices from £21 - £86 (dorm beds - 6 bed rooms)

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.

Balebarn ecolodge (sleeps 8) and the wildlife pond at Wheatland Farm

Wheatland Farm Eco Lodges and Cottage, Devon, England

Unwind amidst Devon’s beautiful countryside, knowing your stay helps protect rare orchids, owls and dormice. Relax in comfortable low-impact lodges or a cottage (has woodburner). Borrow bikes, fish the pond, or explore 21 acres managed for wildlife.
4 lodges (sleep 8,6,4,4) & 1 cottage (sleeps 4)

Prices from £205-£590 per week. Short breaks also available.

Exterior shot of Asheston Eco Barns.

Asheston Eco Barns, Pembrokeshire, Wales

These luxurious 5-star eco barns, nestled away in a beautiful, peaceful and unspoilt part of Pembrokeshire, are perfect for a truly relaxing green self-catering holiday or short break.
Each eco barn has 2 or 3 bedrooms, mainly twins and doubles.

The eco barns each sleep a maximum of 4-7 people, and cost between £365 and £1365 per week. Short breaks for up to 4 nights stay are also available, costing from £300.

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

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 Old Coach House and its garden nestling in the Dyfi Valley Biosphere

The Old Coach House, Machynlleth, Mid-Wales

A 1 bed, self-catering holiday cottage in the peaceful Dyfi Valley and Snowdonia National Park. Ideal for walkers, cyclists and bird-watchers. Evening meals can be provided in the dining room in the main house with prior notice
The Old Coach House Self Catering 1 bedroom Cottage

from £90 per room per night

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Aberhyddnant Farm Cottages, Brecon, Powys, Wales

Two comfy cottages on a 220-acre working organic farm in the heart of the splendid Brecon Beacons National Park. There's fresh spring water, home produced organic meat and eggs. Great for walks and bike rides in outstanding countryside.
6 in 2 cottages 2 double, 3 twin 1 nursery

From £83 per night

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 from £320

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 £132

Exterior of Beechenhill with big chickens enjoying the grounds

Beechenhill Farm, Peak District, England

Award winning self catering accommodation and eco wedding venue on an organic dairy farm. Order local produce when you book and it will be ready and waiting for your arrival. Wood-fired hot tub and barrel sauna add extra fun to the stay.
6: 2 doubles, 2 twin/doubles, 1 twin, 1 family

from £300/week

Tregulland Barn and Cottage on its impressive grounds

Tregulland Cottage and Barn, Cornwall, England

Luxury, sustainable accommodation, for groups of up to 22 people, in 16 acre grounds with its own fishing lake and the UK's first indoor freshwater pool. A stone’s throw from Cornwall’s best beaches, fishing villages and hidden gems.
11: 5 king can be twins, 3 s/king can be twin, 3 fixed queen

From £2230

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

Exterior of Old Rectory Barn

Old Rectory Barn, Brecon Beacons, Wales

A beautifully renovated 16th century barn providing one large property or two independent cottages. Stunning views and ideally situated for an active or relaxing holiday in this unique corner of the Brecon Beacons National Park.
Stables sleep 4 people in 2 bedrooms. Loft sleeps 4-6 people

prices from: £280

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

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

From €95

Wild Northumbrian Tipi and Yurt Camp

Wild Northumbrian Tipis & Yurts, Hexham

A beautiful, special place to stay in Northumberland National Park. Stay in a Tipi or Yurt among wildflower meadows with views of fells and woodland in the peaceful, tranquil Tarset Valley. Learn bushcraft, pottery, falconry, go on walks & much more.
Tipis sleeping 6-8, 2 Yurts sleeping 4-6, Shepherds Hut 3

from £108

The grand Llansantffraed Court Hotel in Wales

Llansantffraed Court Hotel, Monmouthshire, Wales

A stunning Grade 2 listed country house, with plenty of history to explore, beautifully situated in the Usk Valley near to the Brecon Beacons National Park. Nestled amidst the serene landscaped countryside, complete with ornamental trout lake.
21 en suite bedrooms

from £177 per room per night, inclusive of full Welsh breakfast

Inglenook Cottage, West Burton, Wensleydale, Yorkshire Dales National Park

Cottage in the Dales, Yorkshire, England

18th century self catering holiday cottages in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, perfect for a relaxing retreat. Explore the country lanes and unique serenity of Wensleydale.
1 cottage sleeps 4; 2 sleep 2 (+cot)

from £395

HOW HILL WINDMILL HEART OF THE NORFOLK BOARDS

How Hill Windmill, Ludham, The Norfolk Broads, England.

Stay in a real Norfolk Windmill that once ground grain delivered by wherry boats on the River Ant. Beautiful, unspoilt, location with stunning views & adjoining a nature reserve. Sleeps up to 4 people. Mediaeval Norwich & the coast just a drive away
3 rooms with beds. 1 single. 1 double. 1 single/ converts

Weekly £375 to £575

Maximum fun in the hammock

Mazzard Farm cottages, Devon

Enjoy luxury & sleek contemporary design safe in the knowledge that your self-catered holiday cottage is leading the way in sustainability. Perfect for families, with woodland and play areas, Mazzard Farm is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
6 cottages. Between them share 6 doubles, 6 twins and 1 bunk

Weekend / midweek £210 - £525; full week £350 - £1,395

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 normally range from £235 - £600 and short breaks from £190- £330.

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.

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

Church Farm Holiday Cottages

Church Farm Holiday Cottages, Alsop en le Dale, Derby

Church farm Holiday Cottages are cosy, well-equipped, eco-friendly cottages which have been award the Environmental Quality Mark. Situated at the head of a beautiful, quiet dale. Walk from the door on to numerous trails & footpaths.
2 Cottages Pinster Cottage Sleeps 3 Winnets Cottage Sleeps 4

From £380

Gwaenynog Farmhouse B&B

Gwaenynog Farmhouse B&B, Powys, Wales

A beautiful farmhouse with exposed beams, an inglenook fireplace, comfortable beds, wonderful showers & plentiful breakfasts. Enjoy mountain views and a variety of birds. A great place to relax, unwind and escape.
1 family, 1 double, 1 twin/superking, 1 single

From £32.50 per night

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 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

From £90 Prices include breakfast.

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 £76 per night

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 £20 per night.

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

£65

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

from £145

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

from £350

Upper Middle Road Farm

Upper Middle Road Farm B&B, Brecon Beacons, Wales

Live the Good Life at Upper Middle Road Farm. Tucked into a green hillside between near Brecon is this old wheelwright's cottage where owners Karen and Danny offer pretty B&B rooms, organic gardening tips and delicious homemade Bara Brith on arrival
1 Double, 1 Twin

£66 per room per night

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

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

Cottage prices range from £190 for a 3 night break to £495 one week

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