Family Friendly (babies and toddlers)
Family Friendly (babies and toddlers aged less than 5 welcome) denotes a spot where you can be assured that your whole family will be welcomed with open arms. Often supplying some of the basics (cots and changing mats and baby baths) so you don't have to cart the entire nursery with you when you visit, these places are perfect for a family holiday. Some places stipulate you have to have at least one child under the age of five to diminish the chances of anyone tutting at meal times.
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B&B room costs £75-£85 per double room including breakfast for 2; Camping £12.50-£20 per pitch, Cottages £340-£635 per week
For 7 nights Stables costs between £281 to £442 and Loft costs between £306 to £480. Short breaks from £242 to £284.
Cottage sleeping 2: £280-£445; Cottage sleeping 6 £385-£675
Weekly prices Friday changeover £395-£775. Low season 3 night weekend/4 night midweek £255-£295.
£99 - £240
From €160 per night (based on a minimum 2 night stay)
Tipi- weekend from £279 - £349, mid week from £195-325, Yurts - weekend from £299 - £399, midweek from £215 - £355. Extra nights £70.
Short breaks: 2 nights £800, 3 nights £935, 4 nights £1,030. Weeks: low season £1,200, high season £1,600
£4750 per week high season, 2 nights 70%, 3 nights 75%, 4 nights 80% of weekly rate
B&B £80 min 2 nights. Beechenhill Cottage costs £240-£370/short break £290-£420/week. Cottage by Pond costs £300-£600/short break £390-£720/week
Double £65, Twin £65, Single £35. Self Catering Apartment 2 people Low Season £263. per week, High £375. Peak £413.
Low season £360 per week, Mid season £520 p week, Peak season £640 p week
Double / Twin rooms £95.00 per night, Family Room (2 adults & 2 Children) £120.00 per night
Between €280 and €380 Per week. Or stay a minimum of 3 nights between €120 €160.
£959-£1395 per week.
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.
From £223 for 2 nights in low season to £814 for 7 nights in high season
From 700€ per week including 3 vegetarian meals a day, morning and afternoon yoga classes, and a massage or acupuncture treatment.
room overlooking the village €115
Bunk in shared room £12 adult, £8 under 16. Bunk room for 2 £40, for 4 £40, for 6 £60. Entire bunkhouse £140. Summer camping from £5 pp for own tent pitch, to £34 for 3 person yurt incl. bedding.
Yurts Low -High Season: 2 Days £200-240, 3 days £240-300, 4 Days £280-360, 7 days £400-520. Tipis Med-High Season: 2 Days £180-240, 3 Days £240-300, 4 Days £240-280, 7 Days £385-455
Price is for house and depends on the number of bedrooms.
B&B: £35 pppn. Self-catering: from £300 per week.
Week - Coot Cottage sleep 2 + cot £765.00, sleep 6 Avocet £1679.00, Sleep 6 luxury Garden House £1839.00
Between £335 and £650 per week epending on yurt and season. Contact directly for short stay prices, only available in low/mid season.
£480 - £615 for 4 nights, £790 - £1025 for 7 nights B&B; £700 - £1650 7 nights self-catering, special breaks also available
From £459, based on up to 6 people sharing for a week
For 4 nights midweek: Orchid cottage from £170 (sleeps 2) Rose/Lavender/ Iris cottage from £225 (sleeps 4), Jasmine/ Emerald/ Poppy from £255 (sleeps 6), Ruby cottage from £285 (sleeps 6), Diamond/ Sapphire from £325 (sleeps 6), Pine Lodge from £375 (sleeps 4)
doubles with en-suite wetroom £80, double with en-suite bathroom £75
From £75.00-£110.00 double super-king/twin. From £125.00-£160.00 family room.
The Granite Barn (sleeps 6) £1170- £450. weekends available out of season. The Old Farm Cottage (sleeps 4) £842- £322. Weekends also available.
Weekly £375 to £575
Classic double £85.00 per night, Superior double £95.00 per night, Suite £110.00 per night
£39.31 to £75.98 per night (plus standing charge of £70.98 to £103.75 per booking). Minimum 2-night stay.
Beds from £18.50 per night.
High Season (£per Unit) 2/3 Night Breaks - Midweek(£164-£246/£218-£327) Weekend(£229-£344/£284-£426), Weeks(£426-£639) dependant on Unit
From £335-£2935 per week.
£ 1450 for one week high season in smallest cottage which sleeps 4
£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)
Weekend / midweek £210 - £525; full week £350 - £1,395
£98 (village field) £110 (private site) per night. Prices based on 2 people for a 7-night stay in peak season. Short breaks are available.
From £75 per night, based on 2 people sharing
High season: £1600 pw. Low season: £1150pw, Mid week Mon to Fri £650, Fri to Mon £650
£70 per night based on 2 sharing
Nutmeg sleeps 2 from £395/week; Plum Tree sleeps 6 from £550/week and short breaks Mon-Fri, Fri-Mon
Weeks: £420 to £550. Short breaks: £250 to £320 (discounts possible)
The price range is £250-£455. Short breaks 2-4 nights £173-£256 depending on season.
Latest reviewed accommodation
"Full of energy and utterly dynamic, Steve and Dawn are understated yet inspirational. In addition to making delicious jam, not only is Dawn a consummate hostess, she's interesting, too. You couldn't help but learn something new, chatting to her. This is a place where, even on a day replete with Welsh sunshine you won’t be able to help but smile at the family of otters who play in the brook."
Reviewed by: Lucy Symons
"Staying in The Windmill offers a unique holiday in the heart of this beautiful unspoilt area of the Broads. How Hill is famous for its Swallow Tail Butterflies, Lesser Spotted Woodpeckers, the booming Bittern and rare plants, so perfect for nature lovers. Bring your bins, your boat and your babies…"
Reviewed by: Lucy Symons
"Near stunning beaches, this eco-friendly clutch of sensitively converted barns offers you a fabulous holiday destination which manifests a paragon of sustainable possibilities."
Reviewed by: Lucy Symons
"A hotel run like along B&B lines, Roger and Emma will bend over backwards to make sure your stay is absolutely perfect."
Reviewed by: Florence Fortnam
"With great views over the Crai Valley, and across the western area of the Brecon Beacons National Park, enjoy the Dark Skies status that has been awarded to this area, making it an amazing place to enjoy the night skies. Well set up for all the family, from babies to grandparents – so leave all the kit behind, jump on the train and visit."
Reviewed by: Richard Hammond
"Quietly green and incredibly relaxed, it’s a perfect place for an activity-packed family holiday or a relaxing getaway for two. "
Reviewed by: Florence Fortnam
Recharge your batteries at Beechenhill Farm, an organic dairy farm in the heart of the Peak District. Two comfortable B&B rooms (one double, one family room) are simply decorated with wonderful views over the lovely garden and grazing sheep beyond. Breakfast, of course, is organic - feast on homemade yoghurt, bread and jam. Sue and Terry are devoted to protecting the environment and are proud of their 'eco-ventures' - you can even hold your eco-wedding here. There's a farm trail to explore, Swedish hot tub to soak in and an art studio. Discover the local area on one of their electric bikes. There are cottages to rent if you prefer to self-cater.
Reviewed by Rhiannon Batten:
"As with her paintings, Sue has the B&B business down to a fine art. For a relaxing weekend in a family-run, farmhouse setting, with access to glorious National Park scenery literally on the doorstep, Beechenhill is hard to beat. Not least because the welcome here is so heartfelt."
>> Read Rhiannon's full review of Beechenhill Farm
Tudor Caravan Park
Tudor Caravan Park prides itself on being one of the best located caravan & campsites in Gloucestershire. A quiet country caravan site right alongside the Gloucester-Sharpness canal, an easy 5 minute walk from the world famous Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust Centre at Slimbridge. More pertinently, there is an adult only area, and a shower block now open in the Meadow features large showers cubicles, private washing cubicles, combined shower, basin & WC cubicles, baby-changing, full disabled facilities including shower room, indoor washing-up area, & laundry. All this has underfloor heating for the delicate. Voted Cotswolds Caravan Park Of The Year 2014 and awarded a Gold gong - so well done them! From £8 a night
Little Shuttlesfield Farm
Tucked away down narrow lanes in the southern Elham Valley, Little Shuttlesfield is a well-converted farm barn on a charming smallholding where Jacob sheep and chickens are raised. With numerous footpaths nearby and with the Sustrans 17 cycle route running past the door, it’s a haven for walkers and cyclists. In summer outdoor facilities are wonderful: there’s a south-facing patio with dining table, a heated swimming pool and you can even lodge a horse in the stables here. Dogs and other animals are also welcome, after prior discussion. Rooms: two bedrooms sleeping four in total Prices: from £380 (to £595 high season) per week
Bedruthan Steps Hotel and Spa, Cornwall, England
Unwind and refresh at this stunning hotel and spa in the natural and peaceful setting of the Cornish Coast. You'll be welcomed by a friendly team, sample home-cooked local food and be pampered in the Ocean Spa. From £246 (non seaview) to £430 (seaview apartments); dinner, bed and breakfast
The nearest railway station is Newquay, from where you can take the 556 bus to Trenance. A short walk will then bring you to the hotel. Alternatively, take a National Express coach to Newquay. If guests require a taxi from the train or bus station, the hotel is happy to help book you one. Bedruthan is also located on the South West Coast Path and Route 32 on the National Cycle Network, making it convenient for both walkers and cyclists. Better yet, if you choose to travel to the hotel in an eco friendly manner, they'll treat you to a bottle of fizz!
On Newquay’s iconic Fistral Beach, here’s a hotel that really does take the stress out of family holidays, a place where kids are catered for and parents are pampered. It’s completely set up for little ones: family rooms have balconies overlooking the children’s play area (which includes a huge wooden pirate ship), there’s a family swimming pool, picnic hampers available – head to the beach without the hassle of finding somewhere for lunch – and plenty of ideas for things to see and do in the area. Of course, it’s just as good if you’re holiday without the kids: spacious rooms are clean and contemporary, the restaurant serves good food and the Pebbles Bar sells Cornish ales to enjoy on the sun terrace. There’s bike hire, too. From £43 for two.
The nearest railway station is Newquay, which is just a five minute cab journey from the hotel. The hotel is happy to arrange a taxi in advance. Route 32 and the Cornish Way on the National Cycle Network also pass by Newquay.
There can’t be too many places to stay in this world where you can arrive by steam train; this 250-acre farm has it’s own stop on the Talyllyn Narrow Gauge Railway! Hendy Farm is a family-run sheep and cattle farm on the edge of the Dyfi Biosphere and guests are free to roam the farmland and meet the animals. Three comfortable and homely bedrooms are decked out in floral bedspreads and pale yellow walls, and there’s a separate sitting room should guests want to stick their feet up. The seaside town of Tywyn is a short walk away and there’s plenty of walking opportunities from the door.
Culls Cottage, sits in the unspoilt, quintessential Cotswold village of Southrop, an ideal base to explore all the highlights of The Cotswolds, Oxford, Stratford or Bath. A traditional stone cottage dating from 1670, it has been lovingly restored to preserve the traditional and lavished with contemporary luxuries to bring it bang up to date. Enjoy the stunning ¼ of an acre, private garden with numerous places to sit and relax, is a haven in summer. Three double bedrooms means that Culls can comfortably sleep six and there is a double sofa bed in the lounge, should you need that too. Families are welcome; cots and high chairs are available free of charge, as well as free wifi. The house holds Four Stars and a Gold for excellence in service and quality with Visit England, and is the current holder of the Cotswold Tourism Awards ‘ Self Catering Holiday Provider of 2015’ (together with its sister cottage – The Chestnuts in nearby Shilton). Awarded a Gold with the Green Tourism Business scheme and the Silver Award with the Cotswold Tourism awards 2015. Cottages sleep 8-10 and from £999 per week
Broadway Manor Cottages
Four award winning Cotswold holiday cottages and an apartment, run by Ross and Debbie Williamson of Broadway Manor Cottages, are located in the grounds of a Cotswold manor house, which dates back to the 16th century in the picturesque village of Broadway in the Cotswolds AONB. Located on The Cotswold Way National Trail at West End, the cottages are just a few minutes’ walk from the centre of the village with its independent restaurants, traditional pubs, art and antique galleries and boutique shops. The cottages have a 4 star VisitBritain grading, GTBS Gold award and were awarded Gold in the 2015 and 2014 Cotswolds Tourism Awards for Sustainable Tourism. Walkers Welcome and Cyclists Welcome accreditation.
King John's Barn
King John's Barn is made up of two individual cottages, sleeping from 2-10 people extending an equally warm welcome to families and pets. It is a haven of peace and tranquility with outstanding views, set on the edge of Langley Farm, a former Royal Hunting Lodge for the Wychwood Forest, now a working stock farm. Prices from £395 per week
Ty Gwydr is an innovative, ultra modern take on the traditional countryside bolt-hole. You'll be impressed by the open plan kitchen with its ceiling to floor windows that look out over the surrounding mountains, as well as the comfortable, cosy bedrooms (one of which even houses a four poster bed). It's also very green, with ground source heating and efficient wool insulation. It was also painted using Ecological lime wash paints. Outside, there's a beautiful landscaped garden and decking, plus a private 8 person hot tub! There's also plenty of outdoor activities nearby, including Llangorse indoor climbing and rope centre, a couple of pony trekking centres and boating and water skiing on the lake.
Rubbing shoulders with the RBPB Ynyshir reserve is the Georgian Plas Mawr B&B, with a cheerful cherry-red front door and window boxes spilling flowers in summer. The three rooms are individually furnished; one double has views overlooking the reserve. The B&B is geared up for walkers and cyclists, with drying facilities for wet gear; even canoeists are catered for with a lockable storage available for canoes and paddles. The full Welsh breakfast includes local sausages and bacon and home-grown veggies, and they have an environmental policy on their website which gives details of their green endeavours. From £80 per night for two. >> Special offer! Plas Mawr are offering a 10% discount off the price of all stays until the end of August 2015 when they close their doors for the last time.
Gwel an Mor
Beach side, self catering Cornish holidays in an amazing clutch of eco lodges and A-frame lodges set in woodland. There is a fabulous spa with indoor pool and treatments on site, a full service restaurant (which delivers take out to your lodge), tennis court and a wildlife sanctuary, badger and bird hide. Mini-golf and (soon) 18 holes of golf. Like a five star hotel, but without the five star price. Delightful staff and passionate conservationists in the wildlife centre.
Train to Redruth station from Paddington and transfer to the local bus (line 46 or 47) to Portreath, Forth Vean
Fishermen's Retreat is one of four artisan cottages which border the banks of the Midford Brook. Originally built for the Somerset Canal workers in the late 1800s, it is in the secluded location in the tiny hamlet of Tucking Mill in the Midford Valley and makes it the ideal place to relax and unwind, but it is less than 15 minutes' drive from Bath city centre. This high quality self-catering accommodation has been awarded a 4 star rating by Visit England, and has also been recognised with awards for welcoming cyclists and walkers with secure cycle storage and facilities for drying clothes. There are many delightful countryside walks and cycle routes on your doorstep, including Sustrans Route 24 which goes through the newly opened Two Tunnels providing direct access to Bath. If you have a fly fishing rod and a river licence you are welcome to fish in the Midford Brook at the bottom of the garden or go for a Hawk Walk with Jay, the falconer next door. Cottage from £196 per night.
By train Fishermen’s Retreat is located 2.9 miles from Bath Train/BusStation. Taxi fare approx. £12.
Three Ways House Hotel
Here’s a conservation concept with a difference. The Pudding Club was established at Three Ways House Hotel in 1985 with the aim of preserving the great British steamed pudding, then very much off most menus. And it’s been hugely successful. Make a dinner reservation here for a Friday night (and some Saturdays) and you’ll find yourself in a wonderfully wacky Pudding Club meeting. After a light main course the real session begins as seven puddings are paraded in with much noise and ceremony. Guests then vie to eat as many of them as they can – and depart having been awarded a pudding eating certificate. There’s a serious side to the Three Ways House operation, too. The hotel has a gold award from the Green Tourism Business Scheme and among many other measures recycles avidly, promotes local suppliers and encourages wildlife in the grounds. Prices from £88 per night for the 48 bedrooms
Secret Cloud House Holidays
Luxurious yet sustainable yurt holidays in the beautiful Derbyshire Dales. There are only three yurts on site so peace and quiet is guaranteed. Inside find handmade wooden beds, featherdown bedding, a local breakfast hamper on arrival, fluffy towels... Every aspect has been carefully thought through to minimise the environmental impact of the business - showers are solar-powered, as are the lights; there's even a wood-fired hot tub! If you can tear yourself away, you're spoilt for choice with things to do in the area, from hiking and biking, to visiting local historic towns or relaxing in a spa.
The Ormond at Tetbury
The Ormond, a traditional Cotswold coaching inn with 15 rooms, has welcomed travellers since the 17th century. Ideally located in the centre of Tetbury, it's a great base from which to relax, eat well, drink well and explore this area of outstanding natural beauty. Prices from £65 per room
Church Farm Country Cottages
Formerly old cow byres, these 4* cottages have been tastefully converted leaving vaulted ceilings and the beams exposed: there’s also a large, 4* Gold, converted barn with five bedrooms. Ideal for visiting Bath, Wiltshire and the Cotswolds; the cottages are close to the city but surrounded by an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. 8 cootages available from £345 oer week
This family run B&B with 3 bedrooms at Old Farm is based in the farmhouse which dates back to the 15th Century. A working farm, the family breed sheep, cattle and their very own Glamrock pigs (half Gloucestershire Old Spot, quarter Hampshire and quarter Duroc) as well as producing cereals to sell and hay and silage to feed to the stock over the winter months. The Farm Shop sells home reared meats and free range eggs. They also run a small campsite in one of the fields next to the farm which can host 5 caravans and 5 tents at any one time. B&B from £50, camping from £10 a night
BW Mayfield House Hotel
Just minutes off the M4 in the beautiful South Cotswold's - family owned BW Mayfield House Hotel is the perfect spot to relax, unwind and explore... Highgrove, Westonbirt Arboretum, Royal Tetbury & Ancient Malmesbury are all on your doorstep - it's a classic location, with White Horses to our south, Cotswold Water park to the east, west to the Escarpments and North Cotswold villages a plenty. We offer 28 en suite rooms including Standard, Courtyard & Greenside view (overlooking our cream tea gardens. Yum!) Ground floor, Family, Disabled & really Dog Friendly accommodation abounds with awards for Cyclists, Walkers and Families, we have many many returning regulars every year! Our award winning restaurant serves beautifully cooked, locally sourced fare, served with a smile by local folk - with fine wines from our cellar and a comfortable lounge & bar. On the local bus route or cycles available for hire if leaving the car and exploring the "Quiet lanes" is more your style - there's so much to enjoy in England's oldest back-garden, Rooms from £79 B&B
If the names aren’t enough to entice you, then the interiors certainly will. The two cottages – Peace & Plenty, and Ring & Thimble – are characterful and cosy, with bespoke country kitchens (Ring & Thimble has an aga), wood-burners in cottagey sitting rooms, and brass beds in the bedrooms. Fresh flowers on sills, fridges stocked with local apple juice, a trug of seasonal vegetables from the farm in the kitchen, and guests get a true Cornish welcome with cream teas on arrival. Children will enjoy making friends with the farmyard animals (the cottages are on a 25-acre smallholding), collecting eggs from the chickens and spotting wildlife in the conservation pond. Heaven. From £495 per week.
The nearest railway station is Penzance, from where you can take the 10 bus to Heamoor. Turn right along Bolitho Road, and then left all the way up Chapel Road until you see the cottages on your right. Route 3 and the Cornish Way on the National Cycle Network also run through Penzance.
It's hard to believe that Hen Glyn was once considered derelict. Having been restored using largely sustainable materials, this Grade II listed cottage now effortlessly combines the modern and the traditional, with original 18th century wooden beams and panelling decorating the otherwise contemporary interiors. Sleeping up to 4, this is also easily one of the best accommodations in the region for walkers; the farm has some 230 acres to explore, while countless way-marked routes start right on the doorstep. In the evenings, rest your weary legs in Hen Glyn's heated outdoor hot tub and gaze out over the surrounding hillside.
Potters Hill Farm
Potters Hill Farm, Burford Bed and Breakfast at the heart of our 770 acre family farm, set in peaceful, mature parkland, supporting diverse bird and wildlife, producing wheat, barley, linseed, beans and oilseed rape with a breeding flock of 400 ewes. Prices from £37.55 pppn
BW Leigh Park Hotel and Vineyard
Leigh Park Country House Hotel & Vineyard, located in the picturesque town of Bradford on Avon, near Bath, is set in five acres of landscaped gardens, overlooking the picturesque Wiltshire Downs including 600 Reichensteiner vines. A classical Georgian country house hotel with charm, character and a subtle elegance it has its own Vine conservatoire Restaurant offering both traditional English and International cuisine using prime local produce together with home grown organic fruit and vegetables from the kitchen garden. The Hotel offers 38 individually designed bedrooms; more traditional style rooms in the main house and sixteen brand new contemporary in the former Coach House. Rooms from £65 per night.