Weekends Breaks Near London

Weekend Breaks Near London

We've rounded up our top picks for weekends away with kids within a few hours of London. These child-friendly cottages are perfect for parents looking to escape the city for a short break, whether that be by the sea or in the country. Each holiday let comes with a handy supply of baby gear, above and beyond a cot and highchairs along with a host of family-friendly features. Explore now:

Weekends Breaks Near London

Weekend Breaks Near London

We've rounded up our top picks for weekends away with kids within a few hours of London. These child-friendly cottages are perfect for parents looking to escape the city for a short break, whether that be by the sea or in the country. Each holiday let comes with a handy supply of baby gear, above and beyond a cot and highchairs along with a host of family-friendly features. Explore now:

Featured Properties

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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Fallow Deer

Fordingbridge , New Forest, UK

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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Marina Apartment

Why We Love It

This child-friendly apartment in Kent is just the ticket for parents in search of a family holiday by the sea. Located just over an hour's train ride from central London, this family-friendly holiday let offers a complete change of scene. Guests will find themselves a stone's throw from Deal's pretty seafront, with the beach, shops, restaurants, pubs, and more all on the doorstep. Families will have a holiday to remember, harking back to the seaside staycations of old filled with sandcastle building, fish and chip suppers & laid-back beach days.  

Prices: from £595 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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Shipton Cottage

Why We Love It

This charming, three-bedroom holiday cottage in the Cotswolds is perfect for parents in search of a weekend escape to the country. Just a short drive from Soho Farmhouse and Daylesford Organic's original farm, Shipton is ideally situated for exploring this hip corner of the Cotswolds.

Just one of several child-friendly cottages on the Bruern Country Estate, families will have access to fabulous shared facilities including an indoor pool, games room, treatment room, and more. Plus it comes with all the usual BFB required baby/toddler kit. It's truly a special place for a relaxing but fun-filled, weekend away with kids.  

Prices: from £951 a 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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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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