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All properties we list are committed to offering Baby-Friendly Boltholes clients their best available rates. If you find the same break cheaper anywhere else, we will refund the difference and offer you a BFB £50 gift voucher for your troubles.

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Parent Rated

The reviews on our listings are 100% verified as being only from parents who have booked the accommodation via Baby-Friendly Boltholes and experienced them with young children. Plus, we have special reviews by our ‘Parent Panel‘ team.

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Handpicked Escapes

Our properties are personally selected for their combination of style and child-friendly touches. Check the ‘Fast Facts’ on each property page for exactly what child-friendly facilities, services & gear can be found there.

Top Ten

New Parents

An indulgent break should come on prescription for new parents a few months and many sleepless nights and days in. Here’s our pick of the 10-best places that are not just well equipped with nursery gear but also come with a good dose of indulgence for parents too.

New Parents

Best Rated by 2015 Guests (UK)

  • 1. Fallow Deer

    Hampshire & New Forest

    This cottage in the New Forest has something of Hansel and Gretel about it, but it's the friendly owners and their gaggle of animals that enchants kids and adults alike and has resulted in this cottage featuring in the 10-Best Rated list since it launched in 2012

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  • 2. Hyde Paddock

    Hampshire & New Forest

    The owners of Fallow Deer also own this lovely cottage just down the road and are clearly amazing hosts since they’ve snagged No 1 and 2 in Best Rated of 2015! Their warm friendly hospitality and the luxurious hot tub at Hyde Paddock earned consistently amazing reviews in 2015!

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  • 3. The Cowshed

    Dorset

    This country chic Dorset cottage has spent the last spent the last five years in the top half of our 10-Best Rated lists with endless glowing reviews from families who luxurious interiors, thoughtful welcome pack, baby gear and toys, plus the nationally acclaimed good food pub a short stroll away!

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  • 4. Tiptoe Cottage

    Hampshire & New Forest

    New to BFB in 2015 this lovely cottage and its thoughtful owner, Jane, quickly earned fantastic reviews, as much for its lovely interior and brilliant baby/toddler gear as Jane’s thoughtful welcome packs, which always include a wonderful home-made surprise!

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  • 5. Old Dairy

    Cornwall

    Guests raved about this stylish cottage with its lovely gardens, play gear, friendly hosts and location only a few miles from a sandy beach, but it was the egg collecting and pig feeding that proved an extra big hit with mini guests.

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  • 6. Twin Cottage

    Hampshire & New Forest

    A regular in our 10-Best Rated lists since 2010, the slipper bath, French antique style bed, romantic fireplace and wild ponies on the doorstep make this New Forest cottage an idyllic rural retreat for grown-ups, whilst the high quality nursery gear and lovely wooden toys make it a real hit with mini guests too!

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  • 7. Stonehayes Farm Cider House

    Devon

    Guests here loved the daily egg collecting and animal feeding rounds, as well as the warm welcome from the friendly owners but it was the stylish conversions and abundant baby gear and toys that got the most praise!

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  • 8. Ynys Pandy

    Wales - North

    The stunningly beautiful Snowdonia National Park setting won this cottage huge praise in 2015 but the long list of baby gear, interesting toys and helpful owners earned just as much praise.

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  • 9. Birchill Farm Bramble

    Devon

    Perfect scores all round from guests in 2015 who especially loved the brilliant new play barn which, added to the outdoor play area and covered barn filled with ride-on toys, make it hard to drag toddlers away and all too tempting to simply kick back and relax on site day after day, despite Devon’s many attractions being a short drive away!

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  • 10. Clydey Cottages, Jasmine

    Wales - West

    Cottage clusters don't come much better than this luxurious farm stay in Pembrokeshire. Guests return year after year for the fun feeding rounds, indoor pool, gourmet ready meals and soft play barn with kids club.

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Best Rated 2015 Guests (Overseas)

  • 1. Artagnan

    Midi-Pyrenees

    This impressive villa and heated private pool holds an enviable record for appearing in the BFB Best Rated by Past Guests lists every year since we added we began the ratings. Super-friendly hosts and owners, Tim and Razia, not only maintain the villa to exceptional standards but also offer fantastic pre-arrival shopping and an informal ‘Kids club’, allowing parents to utterly relax.

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  • 2. La Maison Maitre– Vionnet Suite

    Aquitaine

    This cluster of three stylish suites set within a country house has been a regular feature in our 10-Best Rated lists for years. It is truly adored by BFB guests thanks to its relaxing blend of boutique hotel standard interiors and services but family-friendly approach with baby gear, toys and play equipment. The on request evening meal service by lovely hosts Juliette and Deane are the icing on the cake!

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  • 3. Padre Aviles – Jasmine

    Andalucian Region

    The combination of a breathtakingly beautiful and tranquil setting overlooking a rolling valley but convenience of a wide range of beaches and coastal towns within a short drive earned this Andalucian Cluster much praise but it was the helpful and unobtrusive service from friendly exPat owners Claire and David, as well as the profusion of ride-on toys, play areas and two lovely pools that made the biggest impression on 2015 guests of this former convent now cluster of townhouse-style suites.

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  • 4. Rue de la Dive – Le Cottage

    Normandy

    This romantic little bolthole for two plus a baby earned much praise for its cosy interior, baby equipment, outdoor play gear and its location but what guests loved most of all was the friendly hospitality from owners Peter and Deirdre who offer an excellent twice weekly romantic dinner service.

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  • 5. Le Sarrail – Maison Olive

    Languedoc-Rousillion

    Guests raved about the super cool interiors, fantastic communal kids play facilities and stunning scenery at this cluster of chic villas just outside the famous walled Cite of Carcassonne.

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  • 6. Le Cerisier

    Poitou Charentes

    Guests loved the chateau-chic interiors of this pretty gite, along with its lovely scenic setting, friendly owners, abundant child-friendly kit and location only a short drive from La Rochelle and Il de Re.

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  • 7. Montengrand – La Bergerie

    Midi-Pyrenees

    'Montengrand Magic' has guests returning year after year and little wonder with its fabulously scenic setting, beautifully decorated houses, wonderfully rural location only a short drive from Carcassonne, but most of all the special touches added by friendly British owners Nicky and Ady including the Indian tepee campfires, wood-fired pizza and wine nights and gaggle of four-legged friends that are adored by mini guests.

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  • 8. Caserio del Mirador – Fernando

    Valencia

    Never out of our 10-Best rated lists, this stylish family-run finca hotel offers a fabulous choice of self-catering apartments combined with optional daily breakfast deliveries, kids tea parties and sociable suppers for grown-ups. The Caserio del Mirador experience is so good that some frazzled parents have even credited it with saving their marriages!

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  • 9. Mas de Jouas - Lapopie Suite

    Midi-Pyrenees

    Invariably described as perfection by guests, this family-friendly boutique retreat offers a unique and utterly relaxing blend of hosted evening meals, fantastic kids suppers and stylish family suite. Book early to avoid disappointment!

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  • 10. Casa Gambasso

    Tuscany & Umbria

    Last year’s guests loved the tranquil, scenic setting of this classic Italian villa, especially as it enabled them to kick back and let toddlers be free-range. Between egg-collecting, playing on ride-ons and splashing about in the safely enclosed pool, many felt happy to while away days ‘at home’ but all raved about how many lovely hilltop town and villages there were to see nearby armed with tailored recommendations from the villa’s friendly owners and neighbours Paul and Sofia.

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Boutique

  • 1. Le Sarrail - Maison Citron

    Languedoc-Rousillion

    Who says you have to give up boutique holidays when you have kids? Well not here! Le Sarrail is a cluster of four newly converted luxury houses.

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  • 2. Villa Cervarolo

    Puglia, Italy

    Villa Cervarolo (sleeps 6) combines a rustically beautiful setting overlooking a rolling valley with a mod/trad architect designed exterior and glamorously minimalist interior.

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  • 3. The Cob & Red Barn

    Holworthy (nr Bude), Devon

    Earning high rankings in our guest ratings surveys over the past few years with more 'outstanding' comments than we can shake a stick at! Both are studies in funky contemporary design with a family-friendly edge.

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  • 4. Mesmear- Barn

    Cornwall

    Arriving at Mesmear the gorgeous rural setting, sparkling swimming pool and three beautifully restored 18th century barns (sleeping 4, 4 & 10) hint at the sophistication you will find within.

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  • 5. Water Meadow Cottage

    Cotswolds

    As a 200-year old hunting lodge on the Blenheim Palace Estate – this is not just a holiday cottage, this is a unique experience for parents to spoil themselves with a really indulgent break.

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  • 6. White Cottage

    Suffolk

    If The White Company made cottages, this could be it! Cool yet cosy, simple yet luxurious, the owners of White Cottage have struck a fine balance of style and comfort then added unique fun extras to make families squeal with delight.

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  • 7. Domes of Elounda

    Elounda Bay, Crete

    This all-suite boutique hotel offers everything on the average sophisticated parent's wish list from stylish interiors, stunning views, cool bars, well respected dining and a luxurious spa, to an exceptionally family-friendly approach.

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  • 8. Tresbos Farmhouse

    Midi-Pyrenees

    This incredibly charming 19th century farmhouse is now a wonderfully family-friendly retreat sleeping up to eight (plus cots) in glamorous eclectic style. Nestled amongst 15 acres of grounds with a large outdoor pool and a lovely enclosed garden.

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  • 9. Beach Break

    Cornwall

    Set minutes from the surf and sand at pretty Widemouth Bay in the Devon/Cornwall border, 'Beach Break' (sleeps 9) is owned by one of Elle Decoration Magazine's top interiors stylists and has cool interiors to prove it.

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  • 10. Luxury Stays - Yew Tree Cottage

    Yorkshire

    Yew Tree Cottage is a real find. It nestles in spacious grounds yet is in the centre of a picturesque village, enjoys a picture-perfect historic cottage exterior but also benefits from a sophisticated, sensitive, yet contemporary interior.

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Chiconomic

  • 1. Red Barn

    Cornwall

    Cool, contemporary vintage chic 2-bed barn conversion in a stunning rural setting.

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  • 2. Westbrook Court

    Hay-on-Wye, Herefordshire

    In a setting about as idyllic as they come, there are 5-acres of land/fields to explore, owners Chris and Kari have lavishly built brand new special space to boutique interior design standards for frazzled parents with tots in tow.

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  • 3. Villa Rustic Puglia

    Puglia

    Trendy yet toddler-friendly Trulli nestling amongst olive groves in a scenic part of Italy's Puglia region.

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  • 4. 2 Chapel Lane

    Rutland-Central England

    Great value quintessential English village cottage with Cath Kidston-esque interiors and a fabulous concierge service.

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  • 5. La Maison De Maitre- Coco Suite

    Aquitaine

    One of the most popular properties in this category amongst BFB users.

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  • 6. Ammos Hotel - Garden View Suite

    Crete

    One of the most popular properties in this category amongst BFB users.

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  • 7. Les Limornieres - Chene

    Loire

    One of the most popular properties in this category amongst BFB users.

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  • 8. Nelson Barn

    Cumbria

    Nature abounds both inside and out at this luxurious barn conversion which combines an idyllic rural setting, in the heart of the Eden Valley, with a stylish country contemporary interior.

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  • 9. Beach Hill Cottage

    West Wales

    Seaside-chic rules the day at charming Beach Hill Cottage, just a couple of minutes stroll from the seafront in the pretty village of Mumbles.

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  • 10. The Cowshed

    Dorset

    This luxurious 2-bedroom retreat tops our past guest ratings and offers off peak breaks at great prices ... What's not to love!

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Romantic

  • 1. The Cabin

    Cornwall

    The picture-postcard good looks of the exterior of this harbour-side romantic bolthole are more than matched by its stylish interior with beautiful hand-made furnishings.

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  • 2. Chateau Ribagnac - Grand Suite

    Limousin

    Opulent bedrooms in a chateau to rival any that Disney dreamed up plus idyllic grounds.

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  • 3. Twin Cottage

    Hampshire & New Forest

    Nestled in the heart of the New Forest with an open fire, claw-foot bath and French antique-style bed.

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  • 4. Dairy Cottage

    Hampshire & New Forest

    As featured on Channel 4’s Grand Designs. Small but so perfectly formed, with its luxurious bathrooms, cosy log burner and stunning picture windows, that presenter Kevin McCloud wanted to move in!

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  • 5. Windfall Cottage

    Cotswolds

    Huge fireplace, cosy designer furnishings, huge free-standing baths and idyllic rural views, all within minutes of acclaimed bistros and the spa at nearby Daylesford Organics.

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  • 6. 2 Chapel Lane

    Rutland-Central England

    Country-chic interiors and a cosy open fire in the heart of a quintessential old English village, plus optional arrival night meals, champagne, flowers and chocolates.

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  • 7. The Cottage

    Cornwall

    Coastal chic cottage set just a few hundred metres from the harbourside in the world heritage village of Charlestown; perfect for romantic evening strolls and cosy nights in.

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  • 8. Domes of Elounda

    Crete

    This luxurious suite comes with beautiful Moroccan inspired circular bath for two and a private balcony hot tub for romantic evenings under the stars.

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  • 9. La Bandita

    Tuscany and Umbria

    This self contained cottage in the grounds of a hip hotel has a stunning four-poster bed and private terrace for long lazy breakfasts.

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  • 10. Bolotho Barns- Skylarks

    Cornwall

    Romantic country retreat for two plus a baby with log burning fire, roll-top bath and comfy interiors - perfect for cosy nights in.

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