We’ve rounded up our top 16 picks for family-friendly group holiday accommodation in the UK. From an elegant hilltop rental with stunning views in Devon to a country house escapes in the most fashionable part of the Cotswolds, we’ve got just the place for your next big group holiday. Explore below:
Dartmouth House sits atop a hill with stunning views out over bustling Dartmouth and the sea beyond. It’s the ideal place to spend a weekend away by the coast with a group of your family or friends. It comes with a private hot tub, bespoke horsebox bar, raised dining deck, and a great little playroom. The main house sleeps 12 but there’s an equally fabulous penthouse apartment and guesthouse, which guests can also book to take the capacity up to 22. Click here to find out more.
Weir House is an idyllic place to spend a weekend in the country. This group holiday cottage in the Cotswolds is located in Chipping Norton, just a few minutes from Soho Farmhouse and the fabulous Daylesford Organic Farm. It comes with access to a luxurious indoor swimming pool, children’s play area, playhouse, and games room, plus the owners can arrange spa treatments, private chef hire, and more on request. Click here to find out more.
The Sheepyard Barn is an ultra-swish, family-friendly rental in the rolling Suffolk countryside. It comes with its own indoor swimming pool, luxury hot tub, pizza oven, sunken trampoline, and beautiful rural views. It’s perfect for family groups in search of somewhere special to come together, relax and unwind. Click here to find out more.
Gitcombe House is an impressive group holiday rental in Devon’s exclusive South Hams region. This Georgian farmhouse comes with access to an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, a fabulous hot tub with a view, children’s play area, soft playroom, and more. It’s a truly special staycation destination and perfect for family groups looking for a weekend by the sea. Click here to find out more.
Previously featured The Times roundup of best self-catering properties for families, Ploughmans Cottage is a real find for groups with kids in tow. Eclectic and full of character, this country cottage for 10 is a real rural hideaway in the heart of the New Forest national park. Click here to find out more.
This beautiful Georgian farmhouse is perfect for large, family groups in search of a special UK holiday. It’s nestled in the pretty grounds of Flear country estate and comes with its own heated swimming pool along with access to an additional indoor pool, tennis courts, playroom, and treatment rooms. Click here to find out more.
This 17th-century farmhouse plus annexe is an idyllic place for a gaggle of friends and their broods, to get together for a relaxing group holiday. With far-reaching views across the Wye Valley, this eclectic group rental comes with boutique hotel standard interiors, private chef hire, garden hot tub, and a handy supply of baby gear, toys, and books. Click here to find out more.
This stunning, ivy-covered manor house is perfect for big family groups looking for a celebratory gathering by the sea. Located in East Devon’s Area of Outstanding Natural beauty, this big group holiday rental is wonderfully private but conveniently set just a short walk from the thriving high street and beach of Budleigh Salterton. Click here to find out more.
The Farmhouse is the largest 18th century stone cottage at the heavenly hamlet of Treworgey in rural Cornwall. A real, retreat for families it comes with beautiful sea views, a heated outdoor swimming, hot tub, games room, play area and more. It’s a truly special place to spend a holiday with a group of your closest family or friends. Click here to find out more.
Tapnell Farm on the Isle of Wight is a truly fabulous place for a family holiday. It’s home to one of the best play parks we’ve seen which is sure to have kids grinning from ear to ear but the beautiful rural setting, short drive from the coast and little added luxuries make it just a big a hit with parents too. The manor is perfect for big groups looking for a UK holiday. Click here to find out more.
This fabulous farmhouse cottage is perfect for family groups looking for a large holiday cottage in the UK. It comes with access to an indoor swimming pool, children’s play area and private hot tub, all surrounded by Dorset’s beautiful countryside, just a few minutes walk from a local tea room and a short drive from bustling Dorchester. Click here to find out more.
Bay House offers large family groups the taste of the good coastal living. Located near the centre of the quaint Cornish fishing village of Cawsand, this contemporary, holiday cottage has everything guests need for relaxing weekend by the sea. There’s a choice of cosy pubs, decent restaurants, bustling boutiques and sandy beaches right around the corner. Click here to find out more.
Located just 60 miles, but a world away from central London, this large, country farmhouse is an idyllic group holiday rental. Fittingly, for Kent, the house has a glorious garden with its own swimming pool and plenty of space for play. Inside it’s a relaxed, family home, perfect for a big group gathering. Click here to find out more.
This six bedroom farmhouse in North Devon is a haven for larger groups looking for a rural, family holiday. It has scenic, country views (best enjoyed from the fabulous private hot tub) and access to a heated indoor swimming pool, children’s soft play room, games room and more. Click here to find out more.
Gresham House is an impressive 9 bedroom barn conversion, set in acres of beautiful grounds on the edge of a charming Norfolk village. A contemporary, country retreat, this award-winning group rental is perfect for families and friends looking to get together for a special celebration. Private chef hire, babysitting, baby gear and more can all be arranged on request. Click here to find out more.
For family gatherings and holidays with friends, Priory House is a quality group rental for 12 in beautiful North Devon. Contemporary home interiors combine with acres of secluded gardens and glorious countryside views to create a special, rural retreat just a couple of miles from the bustling market town of Barnstaple. Click here to find out more.
The properties above are just a small selection of child-friendly holiday accommodation available on Baby-Friendly Boltholes. Whether you’re looking for a weekend away with kids in the UK or a luxury holiday with kids in Europe, we’ve got a great selection of baby and toddler-friendly properties just waiting for you to explore.