Tots to Travel

Top Spots for Tot-Friendly Travel

We know well that it takes a WHOLE lot more than just providing a cot and a highchair to make cottage baby-friendly or a villa toddler-proof. Our focus is always on places that go the extra mile for young families but here are the places we think top the list of tot-friendly travel

Tots to Travel

Top Spots for Tot-Friendly Travel

We know well that it takes a WHOLE lot more than just providing a cot and a highchair to make cottage baby-friendly or a villa toddler-proof. Our focus is always on places that go the extra mile for young families but here are the places we think top the list of tot-friendly travel

Featured Properties

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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Dairy Cottage

Ibsley, New Forest, UK

Why We Love It

Channel 4's Grand Designs presenter, Kevin McCloud ended his episode on Dairy Cottage by asking the owners if he could move in himself... cheeky perhaps but we know exactly where he was coming from. 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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Domes of Elounda

Elounda, Crete, Greece

Why We Love It

The views and interiors at Domes of Elounda are to die for but its the way it somehow manages to combine the look and feel of a boutique hotel with the huge range of facilities of a much larger resort that really makes it special. The creche, kids club and numerous play areas are just the tip of the iceberg with a host of baby and toddler kit, daily kids ice creams and a cool streetfood vibe evening entertainment zone being the icing on the cake. 

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Prices: €1719 per suite/villa 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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Glynn Barton Cottages

Bodmin, Cornwall, UK

Why We Love It

This cute cluster of farm cottages enjoys a stunning setting amongst tranquil rolling hills and meadows but is central to Cornwall's key attractions... although it can be nigh on impossible to drag mini guests away thanks to the daily farm rounds, indoor and outdoor play areas and lovely heated pool!

Prices: From £300 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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Martinhal Sagres

Sagres, Algarve, Portugal

Why We Love It

Nestled on the edge of a nature reserve on the southernmost tip of Portugal's Algarve coast, Martinhal is a class act when it comes laid back luxury in family holidays. Flexible accommodation options range from sophisticated boutique hotel rooms with nursery kit on tap, to modernist villas with private pools and glorious sea views and the smaller 'village houses' with 1, 2 or 3 bedroom. The ultimate combination of self catering facilities but hotel facilities make it one of Europe's most popular luxury family holiday resort hotels.

Prices: From €889 per week Guest Ratings
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Palm Cottage

Why We Love It

Palm Cottage in Dorset, is perfect for families in search of a weekend away by the sea!

This contemporary, child-friendly cottage for four has everything required for a fun-filled family holiday. Little ones will love the funky under the stairs play area whilst parents are sure to appreciate the thoughtful supply of baby gear and winning location, just a short drive from the coast. Best of all, the bustling harbour town of Christchurch is within walking distance so there's a range of family-friendly pubs and restaurants on the doorstep!

It's no wonder The Times newspaper featured the cottage in their round-up of 'Cool Cottages in Dorset'


Prices: From £850 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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Stoke Park Club

Stoke Pogues, Berkshire, England

Why We Love It

Possibly the ultimate quick escape from London, Stoke Park Club is just a short 15-minute hop on a train from Paddington and a swift cab trip from Slough station but feels a world away from the City and a truly glamorous but uttlerly family-friendly country house hotel.

They certainly take their family rejuvenation seriously here, with over 350 acres of historic parkland to explore including boat trips on the lake, an excellent golf course, a fabulous spa, an indoor pool with family-friendly 'splash times', a crèche, outdoor playground and even a personalised bedtime cookies and milk service. There's plenty to keep young and old occupied with tennis, golf and fitness sessions for guests from 4+ years, not forgetting the activities at the kids club and creche and babysitting to allow parents to enjoy cocktails at dining at the very sophisticated Humphrey;'s restaurant.

Prices: £190-£740 per night 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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The Rock

Why We Love It

The Rock is an attractive brick and weatherboard holiday cottage, located minutes from the beach at Camber Sands in Sussex.  Dog-friendly and filled with thoughtful baby and toddler gear, the owners have worked hard to ensure a welcoming, home from home feel. It's the ideal spot for an easy, chilled-out family holiday by the sea, where everyone's needs have been thought of even the family pet!

Prices: from £1250 per week Guest Ratings
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Tiptoe Cottage

Why We Love It

Tiptoe Cottage in the New Forest is perfect for parents in search of a weekend away with kids or even a week's staycation. 

Nestled in the heart of the national park, this three-bedroom cottage for six has been designed with families in mind. Far more than just a cot and highchair, the owner provides a wealth of baby gear, a fabulous heated playhouse, and outdoor play equipment. The forest is on the doorstep and perfect for wildlife spotting but despite its rural location, it's also just a short stroll from a local village pub and an easy drive from the coast. 

It's no wonder the cottage tops our best-rated list every year. It is truly a very special, child-friendly cottage. 

Prices: From £995 per week Guest Ratings
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Tredethick Farm Cottages

Lostwithiel, Cornwall, UK

Why We Love It

Described as "Toddler nirvana" by one travel editor, Tredethick is crammed full of joyful experiences for guests of all ages. Whether herding piglets into pens, bottle feeding lambs or careening around the balance bike track, mini guests adore it here. There's plenty for parents to love too with stylishly renovated cottages, an adults only 'chill' garden, swimming pool, hot tub, treatment room and an honesty shop well stocked with wine.

Prices: £570 - £3440 PER WEEK Guest Ratings
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Windfall Cottage

Beckford, Cotswolds, United Kingdom

Why We Love It

This luxurious, child-friendly cottage in the Cotswolds is perfect for parents looking to escape the city for the weekend, with kids in tow. Set in rural grounds, just a short walk from a local village pub, this country hideaway is just the place for families to relax, unwind, and explore what the Cotswolds has to offer. 

Prices: From £1195 per week Guest Ratings
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