Family-Friendly Country Cottages for family holidays

Book a country cottage for your summer holiday to make the most of Britain's green and refreshing countryside. Let the children climb trees, learn about nature, farms and have some freedom.

There may be safe cycle paths for family bike rides, a garden with a barbecue for family enjoyment. Self catering is the most economical form of holiday for families.  A  cottage that sleep six is a popular family size but large cottages that sleep family groups of 14 or more are also available..

Find a lovely country cottage on the list below and start planning for that family break in the country.

816 properties match your search for Country Cottages for family holidays

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The Colloquy, Kington, Herefordshire, England

8 bedroom Large Country House, Heart of England.

Impressive 5 star gold rated unique self-catering property sleeping up to 22 that offers a fusion of Victorian grandeur with 21st century facilities including access to an outdoor heated swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi and squash court and a stunning one hectare landscaped walled garden.

Special features: games room, indoor hot tub, sauna.

Price range from £2810 to £5665 per week
Sleeps from 8 to 23 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 8
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 19 November 2018 to 09 December 2018;

Eden Hideaway, Kelso, Borders, Scotland

2 bedroom Bespoke Wooden Luxury Chalets, Scottish Borders.

Stylish high quality 2 bedroom holiday lodge with warm bubbly outdoor hot tub and superb countryside views of the Eden and Tweed Valley, set on an organic farm in the Scottish Borders.

Special features: tennis court, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £630 to £1029 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 20 November 2018 to 23 November 2018; from 25 November 2018 to 30 November 2018; from 03 December 2018 to 04 December 2018;

The Old Manor, Blandford Forum, Dorset, England

9 bedroom Large Country House, West Country.

Magnificent 9 Bedroom Dorset Country House, ideal for large groups of friends or family, with an outdoor hot tub and games room with table football, pool table, table tennis and air hockey on site there is plenty to keep your group entertained (hen and stag group friendly) at this fine property and the Dorset coast is just a short drive away.

Special features: free internet access, tennis court, games room, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £2450 to £3950 per week
Sleeps from 10 to 21 people in 9 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes (6 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Special Offer: from 19 November 2018 to 12 December 2018; from 19 November 2018 to 18 December 2018;
Late availability: from 14 December 2018 to 16 December 2018;

Garth Barns, Llanidloes, Powys, Wales

12 bedroom Barn Conversion , Mid Wales.

Two luxurious barn-conversions set in magnificent Welsh countryside situated on a farm covering some 240 acres, excellent walks and wildlife watching opportunities available close by, leisure facilities include a gym and relaxing sauna.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Lake swimming 300 metres away across the field.), games room, sauna.

Price range from £1900 to £4700 per week
Sleeps from 10 to 32 people in 12 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 12
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 20 November 2018 to 28 December 2018; from 14 January 2019 to 08 February 2019; from 11 February 2019 to 05 April 2019;

Hunter's Moon, Glastonbury, Somerset, England

4 bedroom Unusual Self-Catering, West Country.

Feel the magic at Hunter’s Moon, a magical holiday house sleeping 10 near Glastonbury in Somerset, with unique quirky features including handcrafted windows and doors, a ‘tree’ inside the kitchen and master bedroom, a private cinema pod with large TV screen, a private hot tub and an idyllic woodland setting, this is a dream holiday home! Hen parties welcome.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £1780 to £2980 per week
Sleeps from 8 to 10 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 20 November 2018 to 23 November 2018; from 25 November 2018 to 30 November 2018; from 02 December 2018 to 07 December 2018;

Tollgate Cottage at Hele Bay, Ilfracombe, Ilfracombe, Devon, England

2 bedroom Coastal Cottage, Devon.

Get away for a coastal self-catering holiday to this pretty 2 bedroom holiday cottage, just 600 metres from Hele's lovely beach.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £330 to £735 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 11 April 2019 to 29 April 2019; from 03 May 2019 to 09 May 2019; from 24 May 2019 to 02 June 2019;

Hafod Villa, Moylegrove, Pembrokeshire, Wales

3 bedroom Cottage, Pembrokeshire National Coastal Park.

Wonderful 3 bedroom holiday cottage with a tranquil rural secluded setting yet a location within walking distance of the seaside of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, a large private garden of almost an acre as well as swings for children, makes this an ideal cottage for families.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £550 to £1150 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 8 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 20 November 2018 to 22 December 2018; from 27 December 2018 to 29 December 2018; from 03 January 2019 to 04 January 2019;

Kitty's Loft Self-catering Cottage, Godshill, South Coast , Godshill, Isle of Wight, England

2 bedroom Cottage, South Coast.

This delightful self-catering coastal cottage is set in an idyllic location at the foot of St Catherine's Down on the Isle of Wight.

Price range from £301 to £759 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 20 November 2018 to 25 May 2019; from 01 June 2019 to 08 June 2019; from 15 June 2019 to 01 July 2019;

The Stables, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales

3 bedroom Barn Conversion, West Wales.

This high quality sleeps 7 holiday barn is the largest of 5 beautiful barn conversions at Asheston Eco Barns in beautiful Pembrokeshire, enjoy a stay in luxurious surroundings with the added feel good factor of knowing that the latest eco-friendly technology is being used here to offer sustainable family holidays, just 5 minutes’ drive from the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £790 to £1655 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 7 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 20 November 2018 to 27 December 2018; from 02 January 2019 to 19 January 2019; from 08 March 2019 to 27 July 2019;

Signal Box Cottage in the Cairngorms, Newtonmore, Highland, Scotland

1 bedroom Unusual Holiday Cottage, Scottish Cairngorms.

Perfect for a unique holiday in Scotland, the Signal Box will appeal to those looking to stay somewhere unusual with its wonderful mountain views of the Cairngorms and countryside vistas, this fantastic property promises a holiday to remember.

Price range from £250 to £562 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 26 January 2019 to 02 February 2019; from 02 March 2019 to 09 March 2019; from 13 April 2019 to 20 April 2019;

Garden Flat Holiday Home, South West England , Mevagissey, Cornwall, England

1 bedroom Cottage, West Country.

The Lost Gardens of Heligan are virtually on the doorstep of this lovely Cornish holiday apartment with garden, enjoying a bird's eye view of harbour, just 6 miles to both the Eden Project and to Caerhays Castle's beautiful Magnolias.

Price range from £255 to £550 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)
Next availability:
from 20 November 2018 to 19 December 2018; from 22 December 2018 to 12 February 2019; from 15 February 2019 to 16 February 2019;

The Stables, Milford-on-Sea, Hampshire, England

1 bedroom Cottage, New Forest.

Comfortable one bedroom holiday home which usually sleeps 2 but is family-friendly and can also sleep two children with the sofa bed in the lounge, great base for exploring the New Forest and the Hampshire coast.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £200 to £400 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 20 November 2018 to 13 December 2018; from 16 December 2018 to 22 December 2018; from 29 December 2018 to 18 May 2019;

Rowan Holiday Yurt near the Peak District National Park, Hepworth, Yorkshire, England

1 bedroom Glamping Accommodation, Yorkshire Dales.

Why not try something exciting and different on a romantic holiday in Yorkshire this year with a stay in a holiday yurt? Go glamping in this high quality canopied holiday home, with the added luxury of a private hot tub and a lovely rural setting, this really is glamping at its very best.

Special features: pool (), outdoor hot tub, sauna.

Price range from £370 to £560 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 20 November 2018 to 21 November 2018; from 26 November 2018 to 29 November 2018; from 10 December 2018 to 13 December 2018;

Dittiscombe Holiday Cottages, dog-friendly cottages, open all year round, South Devon, Dartmouth, Devon, England

8 bedroom Cottage Complex, West Country.

A fantastic collection of pet-friendly holiday cottages set in a beautiful Devon valley with private gardens and views of the tranquil countryside, just an easy drive away from the stunning Devonshire coast.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £425 to £1300 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 16 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes (4 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Special Offer: from 19 November 2018 to 14 December 2018; from 22 December 2018 to 29 December 2018; from 22 December 2018 to 29 December 2018;
Late availability: from 19 November 2018 to 19 January 2019;

Cow Barn, Peak District National Park, Alport, Derbyshire, England

4 bedroom Barn Conversion, Peak District.

This beautiful high quality 4 bedroom barn conversion lies within the gorgeous Peak District National Park and boasts a high quality interior and wonderful views over the surrounding Derbyshire countryside.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £592 to £1514 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 20 November 2018 to 23 November 2018; from 26 November 2018 to 30 November 2018; from 03 December 2018 to 07 December 2018;

Little Thatch Coastal Cottage, South Coast, Shorwell, Isle of Wight, England

3 bedroom Cottage, South of England.

Picture perfect 3 bedroom Isle of Wight holiday cottage with enclosed garden, with a summerhouse housing a games table and a treehouse for children, this cottage could be a great base for families looking to discover the wonders of the Isle of Wight.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £475 to £1347 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 8 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

South Milton Coastal Cottage, Glenluce, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland

3 bedroom Cottage, Scotland - Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway.

High quality 3 bedroom holiday cottage with exceptional countryside views out to the sea, a stunning location and an equally stunning interior from which to enjoy this fantastic location along the Machars peninsula, this area is excellent for wildlife watching and walking or cycling in the nearby Galloway Forest, plus star gazing in the Dark Sky Park at night.

Price range from £364 to £787 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 24 November 2018 to 30 November 2018; from 02 December 2018 to 29 December 2018;

Craster Reach Coastal Cottage, Northumberland Coast, Craster, Northumberland, England

3 bedroom Cottage, Northumbria.

High quality 3 bedroom coastal cottage found in the delightful fishing village of Craster, with accommodation as good as this and the inspirational Northumbria coast just waiting to be explored, Craster Reach Coastal Cottage should guarantee a memorable holiday.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £560 to £1330 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Late availability: from 17 December 2018 to 05 January 2019;

Beesoni Rural Retreat, Malvern Hills, Castlemorton, Worcestershire, England

4 bedroom Barn Conversion, Worcester and the Wye Valley.

Charming and very comfortable 4 bedroom family-friendly and dog-friendly barn conversion set next to farmlands and fields near to Castlemorton, within easy reach of the Malvern Hills and Cotswolds for days out.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £632 to £1718 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 10 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 10 December 2018 to 21 December 2018; from 11 January 2019 to 15 February 2019; from 22 February 2019 to 11 March 2019;

Trainer's Country House, Malton, Yorkshire, England

6 bedroom Large Country House, Near the Howardian Hills AONB.

Escape for a relaxing holiday with friends or family to this superb 6 bedroom country house with a stylish modern interior and private indoor heated swimming pool, nestled next to pastures and woodlands in a rural hamlet close to Malton in Yorkshire and conveniently near to the Howardian Hills and North York Moors National Park.

Special features: pool ().

Price range from £1485 to £2966 per week
Sleeps from 8 to 14 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 20 November 2018 to 23 November 2018; from 25 November 2018 to 30 November 2018; from 03 December 2018 to 07 December 2018;