10-Best Rated UK Boltholes - 5 Years

5-YEARS BEST RATED BY GUESTS – UK

We at Baby-Friendly Boltholes are lucky enough to work with some amazing places run by some really fantastic hosts. 

Here we celebrate the very best with a compilation of the 10-Best Rated places according to post-stay surveys returned by our guests over the past five years.  You might call them 'The Best of The Best'!

10-Best Rated UK Boltholes - 5 Years

5-YEARS BEST RATED BY GUESTS – UK

We at Baby-Friendly Boltholes are lucky enough to work with some amazing places run by some really fantastic hosts. 

Here we celebrate the very best with a compilation of the 10-Best Rated places according to post-stay surveys returned by our guests over the past five years.  You might call them 'The Best of The Best'!

Fallow Deer

Fordingbridge , New Forest, United Kingdom

Why We Love It

This top-rated, New Forest retreat is perfect for families in search of a rural, weekend away within a couple of hours drive of London. It sits in the heart of the national park and comes with an abundance of baby gear, a private hot tub, and a great location, just a short walk from the local village pub. Plus, it's friendly owners and their gaggle of animals has seen it secure the top slot in our chart of Best Rated By Past-Guests every year since it launched in 2012.

Prices: From £925 per week Guest Ratings
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Hyde Paddock

Fordingbridge, New Forest, UK

Why We Love It

This scenic but unassuming bungalow never fails to deliver with guests consistently giving it amongst the best ratings of any accommodation on the BFB website. Clearly the luxury of being able to snuggle in front of the log burner, unwind in the clawfoot bath or star-spot from the private hot tub are clear advantages, but for many its the thoughtful touches from owners the Humberts, that give it the edge. Not only do they provide a generous welcome pack, toys and abundant nursery kit, but they enthusiastically welcome mini guests and their parents to visit their estate down the road and enjoy petting the animals and a ride on their Shetland pony.

Prices: £925-£1595 per week Guest Ratings
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Tiptoe Cottage

Wootton, New Forest, United Kingdom

Why We Love It

This stylish 3-bedroom cottage boast private access to the New Forest National Park, luxurious interiors, a half acre garden and a good food pub within a short stroll. When not spotting wild ponies from the garden gate, mini guests will adore the garden play house, sandpit and play fort, plus the fact the beach and Peppa Pig World are just a short drive away. Grown-up guests will love the luxurious interiors, comfortable garden terrace with fire pit and babysitters on call for 'date night' dinner and cocktails at the nearby Pig Hotel.

Prices: £995-£2250 per week Guest Ratings
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Dairy Cottage

Ibsley, New Forest, UK

Why We Love It

Channel 4's Grand Designs presenter, Kevin McCloud ended his episode on Dairy Cotatge by asking the owners if he could move in himself... cheeky perhaps but we know exactly where he was coming from! It seems most guests agree, as they give the cottage outstanding scores in our post-stay survey and glowing comments year after year. The warm welcome from ex-record producer and owner Cheryl, along with her exceptional eye for detail in interiors, toys and baby kit, is doubtless a big part of its popularity!

Prices: £1375-£1550 per week Guest Ratings
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Spindle Cottage

Sway nr Lymmington, New Forest, UK

Why We Love It

This gorgeous New Forest cottage boasts luxurious interiors and glorious garden complete with huge playhouse, play frame,  plenty of space for ball games, a sunny lounging area and BBQ zone. Plus there are two good food pubs within a short stroll. Is it any wonder it consistently ranks very highly in our annual guest rating surveys?

Prices: £995 - £225 per week Guest Ratings
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The Old Dairy

Goldolphin Cross nr Porthleven, Cornwall, United Kingdom

Why We Love It

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

Prices: £399 - £1299 per week Guest Ratings
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Clydey Cottages

Boncath, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Why We Love It

Cottage clusters don't come much better than this cluster of luxurious yet super baby and toddler-friendly farm cottages in Pembrokeshire. Guests return year after year for the fun feeding rounds, indoor pool, gourmet ready meals and soft play barn with kids club. Regularly returns top rating scores in our post-stay guest surveys.

Prices: From £315 Guest Ratings
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Pudding Cottage

Lake Windermere, Cumbria, United Kingdom

Why We Love It

Nestled just above Lake Windermere, this 3-bedroom cotatge has earned accolades and awards a plenty over the years including enough glowing reviews from Baby Boltholes users to see it edge into the 10-Best rated properties by guests in the past 5 years. The superb location, well equipped interior and leisure club membership make it a winner for us!

Prices: £745 - £1545 per week Guest Ratings
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Fron Fawr

Boncath, Pembrokeshire, United Kingdom

Why We Love It

Nestled in woodland just a few miles inland from the rugged and sandy coast of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, this pretty cluster of whitewashed stone and Welsh slate cottages are a haven of family-friendly tranquillity. The handy list of nursery kit, play area and clutch of friendly farm animals makes them especially well suited to families with little ones. And there's a warm welcome for the family pet too! Two of the cottages boast private hot tubs whilst the remaining three share access to a communal one with lovely valley views, which are also shared by the stylish new indoor/outdoor BBQ terrace. Guests return year after year and it is little wonder this idyllic spot has earned a place in the best rated cottages of 2015-2020.

Prices: £400-£6500 per week Guest Ratings
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Pear Trees Cottage

East Preston, Sussex, UK

Why We Love It

For a taste of The Hamptons’s lifestyle close to home, stylish Pear Trees Cottage is hard to beat. This contemporary retreat is set just a few steps from the shoreline on an exclusive coastal estate, a short drive from Brighton and a pleasant Sunday stroll from Littlehampton and boasts a child-friendly collection of nursery kit and toys. Past guests rave about it!

Prices: £1650-£2000 per week Guest Ratings
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