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Family-friendly holiday cottages

Family on bikes enjoying the gardens at Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire. Bicycles can be hired at Clumber daily from April to September, and at weekends and holidays from October to March.
Family on bikes enjoying the gardens at Clumber Park | © National Trust Images/David Levenson

From fun-filled summer escapes to relaxing and cosy winter breaks, there's plenty of places to enjoy a family holiday in the UK with us. Play hide-and-seek in the woods, surf the waves on a seaside adventure and explore cycle and walking trails close to your cottage. Plan a family adventure for 2024.

Holidays by the sea

The exterior of Castell Farmhouse, Pembrokeshire

Castell Farmhouse, Pembrokeshire, Wales 

If a room with a view is what you're after Castell Farmhouse, surrounded only by countryside, offers panoramic views of the ocean and wave watching from many of the rooms of this three bedroom cottage. You’ll be high on the headlands overlooking Fishguard Bay and Dinas Island in this cottage that sleeps 6.

1 Compton Farm Cottages, Isle of Wight

Compton Farm Cottages, Isle of Wight 

Compton Farm Cottages are 19th-century cottages which are a short walk from Compton Bay - ideal for swimming and fossil hunting. The wildflower-rich downland nearby offers lots of opportunity to tick off 50 things activities on your family holiday. Each cottage sleeps 4.

The exterior of Portbraddan Cottage from afar, Portbraddan, County Antrim

Portbraddan Cottage, Northern Ireland 

Watch the waves lap the shore when you stay in this three-bedroom seaside cottage. Enjoy an escape with all-encompassing views or somewhere that's surrounded by fun family-friendly activities. Try some surfing, have a go at horse riding or visit to the iconic Giant's Causeway. Sleeps 6.

The garden at Caragloose Farm House, Roseland, Cornwall

Caragloose Farmhouse, Cornwall 

Stay in a traditional stone farmhouse above Camels Cove. This idyllic retreat has plenty of space for family fun, from a comfortable sitting room with a fire to a large garden, barbecue and table for alfresco dining. Head off to Carne or Pendower for more seaside adventures. Sleeps 6.

Family-friendly adventures

The exterior of Llety Mawr and the Craflwyn cottages, Gwynedd

Llety Mawr, Wales 

Situated in the newly renovated stable block of Craflwyn Hall, Llety Mawr backs onto woodland, with walks from the doorstep and space to run around. With many walking trails in Craflwyn and nearby Beddgelert, you can explore waterfalls, lakes, wild heath and wooded valleys. Sleeps 6.

The exterior of Stackpole Cottage, Pembrokeshire

Stackpole Cottage, Pembrokeshire 

Stackpole Cottage is in one corner of an attractive courtyard complex close to the sea at Stackpole Quay. As well as being a top spot for stargazing and 50 things activities at the beach, young nature explorers can head to Stackpole's Bosherton Lakes to discover what's in a pond or hunt for bugs. Sleeps 5.

Darfar, Peak District

Darfar, Peak District 

Darfar is one of a pair of holiday cottages on the bank of the River Manifold in the Peak District National Park. The surrounding countryside is great for bug hunting and birdwatching and there's a hard-surface cycle trail right on your doorstep. Visit Hinkley Wood in nearby Ilam Park to create wild art or build a den. Sleeps 4.

The pleasant exterior of Coastguard Cottage 2, Clovelly, Devon

Peppercombe Coastguard Cottage 2, Devon 

With a fascinating history, this late 18th-century whitewashed cottage is close to Peppercombe Beach - one of the best surfing spots in the country. For a family break that's a little gentler, discover the cobbled village of Clovelly or the lively port of Bideford. Sleeps 3.

Quality time together

The exterior of Mose Barn, Shropshire

Mose Barn, Shropshire 

Mose Barn is in a quiet, remote hamlet in the heart of the Shropshire countryside. The cottage is also close to the Dudmaston Estate with its acres of walking trails. It has an open plan living and dining room and a number of comfortable spaces including a snug. Sleeps 6.

The exterior of Holeslack Farmhouse, Cumbria

Holeslack Farmhouse, Cumbria 

Spacious and welcoming with a large garden, Holeslack Farmhouse is great for larger family groups. The farmhouse sits on the medieval Sizergh Castle estate offering lots of activities for budding adventurers right on your doorstep. Play hide-and-seek amongst the towering trees in Sizergh's gardens, build a den in the wooded knoll or search for hidden geocaches across the estate. Sleeps 8.

The dining and sitting area at Lark, Ripon, Yorkshire

Lark, North Yorkshire 

This stylish family-friendly holiday home is packed with character from its past. Surrounded by rolling countryside, you won't need to head far for fun nature adventures. Explore the history and culture of York, Harrogate or the nearby Fountains Abbey where you have free entry. Sleeps 4.

The exterior of Shute Barton, Devon

Shute Barton, Devon 

Impress the family in this grand manor house with historic significance and original features like 15ft-high windows and one of England's finest fireplaces. Keep everyone entertained by visiting the Jurassic Coastline, exploring the surrounding 'Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty' or in the family games room. Sleeps 10.

Sunset over Rhossili Bay on the Gower Peninsula, South Wales

Plan your getaway

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