50 BEST Baby & Toddler Friendly Cottages In the UK
#1. Red Rescue Retreat, The Lake District
Perfect for fire engine lovers, this former fire truck has loads to keep mini fire fighters happy! There are 2 bedrooms, an open plan living area complete with a fire pole, fully equipped kitchen and even a sauna! The twin bedroom has fantastic fire engine bedsteads and funky sleeping bags, and the spacious master bedroom (accessible up a ladder!) has a comfy king-size bed, TV, dressing table and the gated lockable fireman’s pole. There’s also a cabin in the fire truck with children’s fireman’s costumes and the trucks disused hose pipe for little ones to play with.
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#2. The Malthouse, Norfolk
This beautiful 4 bedroom cottage in Norfolk has just undergone a luxurious no expense spared interior makeover and is gorgeous! The best bit about it is the playroom with a dolls house, play house, play kitchen, mini piano, toys and its very own fairy door!! Outside is an enclosed landscaped garden with a hot tub and bbq! The nearest beach at Snettisham is only 2 miles away and Heacham and Hunstanton beaches are close by too.
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#3. Nethway Farm Cottages, Devon
Welcome to Nethway Farm Holiday Cottages! Nestled in a hidden valley in the heart of South Devon, Nethway Farm Cottages is just a mile away from the sandy beaches of the south coast. There are so many things for babies and toddlers at Nethway Farm including an indoor swimming pool, massive outdoor play area, new under 7’s play barn and friendly farm animals which love being fed.
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#4. Court Farm Cottages, Cornwall
Run by fellow parents, Court Farm Holidays has dedicated baby and toddler friendly holiday cottages, an indoor swimming pool, soft play, outdoor play area and a bunch of friendly farm animals to meet and feed. Parents aren’t forgotten at Court Farm Holidays either –escape to the Spa, take part in yoga or even book a babysitter and head out for a romantic (child free!) meal – pure heaven!
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#5. Clydey Cottages, Pembrokshire
Clydey Cottages is a cluster of cottages which are geared up for families with babies and toddlers looking for a holiday in Wales. Toddlers will love helping Farmer Malcolm feed the animals and collect the eggs in the daily animal feeding sessions. Plus, there is a playground, swimming pool and an indoor soft play and playroom onsite – plenty to keep toddlers busy!
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#6. Knowle Farm, Devon
Experience life on the farm at Knowle Farm in the heart of South Devon. Set in 44 acres of idyllic countryside, Knowle Farm is heaven for babies and toddlers who can drive cars on the toddler race track, meet the friendly farm animals or play to their heart’s content in the play barn. Plus, the cottages are just 30 minutes drive away from Devon’s famous sandy beaches.
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#7. Glynn Barton Cottages, Cornwall
Glynn Barton have 8 delightful baby and toddler friendly holiday cottages in a forest in the heart of Cornwall. Toddlers will love the indoor swimming pool, toddler ride on park, playbarn, daily animal feeding and egg collecting – and parents can recharge their batteries by taking a dip in the hot tub, booking a soothing massage or simply using the Babysitting service so they can go out and enjoy one of Cornwall’s famous restaurants. It’s no wonder Glynn Barton has such a high percentage of returning families who go back every year!
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#8. The Olde House Cottages, Cornwall
Farm holidays in Cornwall don’t come much better than the Olde House on Penport Farm in North Cornwall! Boasting 32 cottages on a 500-acre working farm, the Olde House is surrounded by lush countryside and is just a stone’s throw from the famous fishing villages of Padstow and Port Isaac. There is beautiful brand-new swimming pool (including a toddler pool), indoor playbarn, pets corner and best of all – tractor and trailer rides around the farm during school holidays!
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#9. Flear Farm Cottages, Devon
Relax and do as much or as little as you want at Flear Farm Cottages in the South Hams in Devon. Surrounded by beautiful beaches and countryside, these luxury holiday cottages have a heated indoor swimming pool, amazing play barn and 27 acres of countryside to explore, plus a Spa and Treatment Room for Mum and Dad.
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#10. Tregongeeves Farm Cottages, Cornwall
Tregongeeves Farm Cottages is a collection of luxury baby and toddler friendly cottages in Cornwall. Close to gorgeous Porthpean and Pentewan beaches, the 7 cottages are set in 22 acres and have loads of things to keep even the busiest toddler active! Toddlers will love the superb indoor heated swimming pool and Spa bath, friendly farm animals and making new friends in the playbarn.
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#11. Home Farm Cottages, Norfolk
Home Farm Cottages is a collection of 20 baby and toddler friendly holiday cottages in North Norfolk, which are just a short walk from the beach. There are loads of things for babies and toddlers including an indoor swimming pool, outdoor play area, and a brand new indoor soft play just for pre-schoolers! The seaside resort of Cromer is just a 20 minute drive away, and the village of Weybourne with its village shop with tea room and family friendly pub is a 5 minute stroll away.
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#12. Bosinver Farm Cottages, Cornwall
Bosinver Farm Cottages come highly recommended by parents for the sheer range of baby and toddler friendly things to do on the farm. This includes playing in the indoor play barn, pony rides, animal feeding and egg collecting. They really have thought of everything at Bosinver – you can even borrow a set of baking equipment if you fancy getting busy in the kitchen with your little one on a rainy day!. In case you have any free time, the (free) Wild Kids Club runs regular guided activities such as den building, pond dipping and campfire building
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#13. North Hayne Farm, Devon
North Hayne Farm in Devon is toddler heaven! Toddlers will bound out of bed in the morning ready to crack on with feeding the farm animals – once they have done this, they are rewarded with a ride on Frosty or Abbott, the resident North Hayne Farm donkeys! With plenty of beaches nearby, and attractions like the Big Sheep or Milky Way within easy reach, it’s no surprise that North Hayne Farm is such a popular choice for families looking for a toddler friendly farm holiday in Devon.
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#14. Troedyrhiw Holiday Cottages, Wales
Troedyrhiw Holiday Cottages is a collection of 5* holiday cottages in Cardigan Bay, West Wales. They are situated on a 13-acre small holding with loads of adorable farm animals such as miniature Shetland ponies, Kune Kune pigs and chickens. Toddlers will also love the fab playground and large grassy area which is perfect for letting off steam. Troedyrhiw is also in a great location to explore Cardigan Castle and beaches and bays of the unspoilt Ceredigion Heritage Coast and Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. The beautiful National Trust beach of Mwnt is just 5 miles away.
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#15. Talehay Cottages, Cornwall
Talehay Cottages is a collection of 5 lovingly converted stone cottages close to the beautiful harbour towns of Fowey and Polperro in Cornwall. Talehay offers great value accommodation in a peaceful location just 10 mins drive from some of Cornwall’s best unspoilt beaches. There’s plenty of space for toddlers to let off steam at Talehay including a 3 acre field and meadow, plus a playground for even more outdoor fun! Talehay Cottages is a great choice if you’re looking for an excellent value cottage in a quiet location, but within easy reach of some of Cornwall’s best beaches and attractions.
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#16. Trevorrick Farm Cottages, Cornwall
Trevorrick Farm near Padstow is perfect for a toddler farm holiday in Cornwall. There are loads of grassy space outside for little ones to play along with a giant ‘play’ combine harvester! One of the best features of Trevorrick Farm Cottages is the indoor pool heated to 29 degrees – great for a rainy day. For young bird spotters, Trevorrick Farm Cottages have a couple of barn owl boxes with infra red cameras inside so you can view the barn owls from the comfort of your own cottage! Animal feeding takes place at 8.30am every day. Located just 3 miles away from Cornwall’s Crealy adventure park, Trevorrick Farm Cottages is in a great location for a family holiday.
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#17. Tredethick Farm Cottages, Cornwall
Put simply, Tredethick Farm Cottages in Cornwall is baby and toddler paradise! There are animals to feed, ponies to ride, a pool to discover, a soft play to meet new friends, a balance bike track – and even a hot tub garden for Mum and Dad! Plus, the Eden Project, Fowey and amazing family friendly beaches are within a 20-minute drive. Tredethick Farm (or Terrific Farm as one little guest renamed it!) is the place to go for a holiday to remember.
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#18. Nettlecombe Farm Cottages, The Isle of Wight
Nettlecombe Farm Cottages are ideal for families looking for somewhere to stay with babies and toddlers on the Isle of Wight. The luxurious cottages are located on a working farm just outside the seaside town of Ventnor, where there is an excellent outdoor paddling pool which is perfect for toddlers. Little ones can help feed the alpacas, chickens, emus, geese, pigs and donkeys in the daily animal feeding sessions and even meet Comet and Dancer – the resident reindeer! There is also a toddler play area including a big Wendy house, wooden tractor and rustic climbing play facility. And when they have finished playing, they can just run around and let off steam in one of the three grassy play areas.
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#19. Mazzard Farm Cottages, Devon
Escape from life’s stresses and strains to Mazzard Farm in beautiful East Devon where you can recharge your batteries and have an unforgettable family holiday in this AONB. Surrounded by 17 acres of woodland, Mazzard Farm have 6 award winning cottages just a few miles from the seaside town of Sidmouth. Offering great value accommodation in luxury cottages, Mazzard Farm has plenty to keep hard-to-please toddlers entertained, as well as a wide range of pampering treatments to revitalise tired parents.
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#20. Smallicombe Farm Cottages & B+B, Devon
Families get a very warm welcome at Smallicombe Farm in East Devon – a working farm with holiday cottages and B&B accommodation close to the Jurassic Coast. Set in 70 acres of pasture and ancient woodland, Smallicombe guarantees family fun with interactive animal feeding every day, 2 play areas and even a Fairy Trail around the farm. There are 4 beaches within a 20-minute drive of the farm, and rock pooling, fossil hunting and steam trains close by too.
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#21. Polean Farm Cottages, Cornwall
Welcome to Polean Farm Cottages! Tucked away down quaint Cornish country lanes close to Looe and Polperro, Polean Farm has 8 baby and toddler friendly cottages which are just 2 miles away from stunning beaches. The cottages are situated on a working farm, where there are plenty of opportunities for little Farmers to help out with feeding and looking after the animals. And the best thing about stays at Polean Farm Cottages? Free pony rides and free tractor rides for all children!
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#22. Treworgey Cottages, Cornwall
There’s something for everyone at the 5* Treworgey Cottages in Cornwall! Pony loving toddlers will love the Trotting Tots club where they can go on a pony ride along the quiet Cornish lanes. And when they’ve finished riding ponies, they can go for a dip in the stunning heated outdoor swimming pool, explore the 150 acre farm, feed the friendly farm animals or even be creative and borrow a craft box to take back to their cottage. The fishing village of Polperro is just 6 miles away from the cottages, and there are family friendly beaches within a 10 minute drive.
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#23. Carmel Hideaway, Wales
Carmel Hideaway is a super stylish 2 bedroom log cabin on Anglesey which has a wood fired hot tub, enclosed garden and play area! The beach is just 5 miles away. Families will love the open plan layout, stunning views and light and airy interior. Outside there is large garden with a lawn with fantastic views of the Snowdonia National Park. There is also the wood fired hot tub which is a great way of enjoying the views! Carmel Hideaway is all set up for alfresco dining with outdoor garden furniture and a charcoal BBQ. Toddlers will love the swings in the corner of the garden!
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#24. Low Costa Mill, Yorkshire
Low Costa Mill Holiday Cottages are a collection of 7 cottages just outside the market town of Pickering in North Yorkshire. There are 10 acres of grounds to run around in, a large lawn for playing games, a climbing frame, swings and garden toys for toddlers to play with. There is also an onsite swimming pool which is heated to a toasty 30 degrees, so there is plenty to do onsite whatever the weather. You can get to the coast within 30 mins and the historic city of York is also easily accessible within an hour drive.
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#25. The Salty Dog Holiday Cottage, Camber Sands
The Salty Dog is a 3 bedroom holiday cottage in Camber Sands, East Sussex. One of the best things about this fabulously appointed cottage, is the emails, stories and luggage labels which children get from Oscar the Owl before they arrive at the cottage. Oscar the Owl lives at the Salty Dog and likes to say hello to guests and greet them in flesh (well, felt actually!) when they arrive. As well as a welcome from Oscar the Owl, children will love the playroom in the cottage, paddling pool, garden toys and playing on Camber Sands beach which is just a 5 minute walk away.
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#26. Strathspey Lodge, Scotland
Sprathspey Lodge is a stylish 4 bedroom retreat near to Aviemore in the heart of the Cairngorm National Park. The lodge has amazing views across open countryside towards the Cairngorm mountain range and is close to the Cairngorm Reindeer Centre, Landmark Forest theme park and Rothiemurchus Forest. Each bedroom has a wall mounted TV and there is a table tennis table and plenty of board games to keep you occupied during the occasional wet day!
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#27. Lighthouse Cottage, Norfolk
Fancy something a bit different?! How about a cottage located in a former lighthouse keeper’s cottage? Lighthouse Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and amazing views over the sea! The cellar has been converted to a den for children with TV, DVD player and table football. The lighthouse is open to the public on some Sundays in high season where you can climb to the top. Wroxham is 12 miles away, Norwich is 20 miles away and there are shops, pubs and restaurants within ½ mile.
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#28. The Hobbit Hole, Devon
Wow! Check out this GORGEOUS Hobbit House in rural Devon! This unique cottage is hobbit themed throughout and has a hot tub too. There are 2 stunning bedrooms, an enclosed garden, parking for 2 cars and there are plenty of sandy beaches nearby too.
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#29. Fountain’s Cottages, Yorkshire
Looking for something a bit different? Why not check out Fountain’s Cottage which is a 4 bedroom cottage in the ground of the UNESCO Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Estate. The cottage was built in 1749 as originally served as a farmhouse, but is now a spacious holiday cottage with bags of character. All guests get free access to Fountain’s Abbey which has a fantastic playground, children’s activities and of course the world famous Abbey and Water Gardens.
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#30. White House Farm Cottages, Norfolk
White House Farm Holiday Cottages are a cluster of 3 baby and toddler friendly cottages just 2 miles from the seaside village of Mundesley in Norfolk. They are located in the owner’s grounds and they all have private patios and enclosed fenced gardens. All the cottages have central heating, electricity, bedding and towels included. Travel cots and highchairs are available. The cottages are less than 15 miles from the Norfolk Broads in stunning countryside and beaches at Holkham and Wells-next-the-Sea are also close by.
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#31. Upper Greenhills Farm, The Peak District
Upper Greenhills Farm is a charming 3 double bedroom barn conversion on the edge of the Peak District National Park. With panoramic views of the countryside, and 3 large bedrooms, this immaculate barn conversion is a great choice for families looking for a peaceful toddler friendly cottage in the Peak District. Toddlers will love the toy box, games and books. Upper Greenhills Farm is 10 minutes from CBeebies Land at Alton Towers and within easy reach of all the attractions of the Peak District National Park.
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#32. Birchill Farm, Devon
These 4* and 5* baby and toddler friendly cottages are set in the Devon countryside close to the beaches and also to Exmoor and Dartmoor. As well as 8 acres of grassland to run around in, there are alpacas, goats, ponies, donkeys and ducks to feed with Farmer Simon. There is also an indoor play barn and an outdoor play area with a farm themed baby and toddler zone with a pretend farm shop, pony spring rider and a Birchill Farm tractor playframe! There is also a box of toys in each cottage for the children to play with and a library of children’s books to use during your stay.
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#33. Blairmore Farm, Scotland
Blairemore Farm are luxury holiday cottages on a farm near Perth. There are 6 stunning holiday cottages with wood burning stoves, Scottish inspired textiles and private gardens with BBQs. Baby packs are provided (additional charges apply) which include a cot, highchair, baby bath, nappy bin, baby gate and bumbo. Toddlers can get involved in farm life by joining in on a farm tour, helping feed the animals or picking some veg from the kitchen garden. Edinburgh, Glasgow and St Andrews are within 90 mins drive. The Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre, Scottish Crannog Centre and Faskally Forest are also near.
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#34. The Old Shippon, Dunsdon Farm
The Old Shippon is a luxury 3 bedroom baby and toddler friendly cottage in Devon. A baby pack of travel cot, highchair, stair gate and baby monitor is provided upon arrival. There are donkeys, cows and horses on site and even an Owl Cam where you can see what the resident owls are up to! The cottage is next to the Dunsdon National Nature Reserve so you can go on a mini beast hunt whilst you are staying there! Other local attractions include the Alpaca Farm and the Big Sheep.
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#35. Dairy Farm Cottage, Norfolk
Dairy Farm Cottage is a beautiful south facing cottage which is ideal for families looking for a cottage for babies and toddlers in Norfolk. There are 3 bedrooms and the cottage is less than 2 miles from the beach. Outside there is an enclosed garden with patio and furniture – perfect for al fresco dining! Plenty of baby and toddler equipment is provided.
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#36. Greenwood Grange Cottages, Dorset
Greenwood Grange is a collection of 17 luxury baby and toddler friendly cottages in Dorset. The cottages are a short drive from the seaside town of Weymouth, and have an indoor swimming pool and farm animals onsite. There is plenty of space to run around in outside as well as a full-size play yurt, toys and a football net. Toddlers can help with egg collecting duties as well as picking fruit and vegetables from the kitchen garden.
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#37. Broomhill Manor Holiday Cottages, Cornwall
Broomhill Manor Holiday Cottages have amazing facilities for babies and toddlers – including the opportunity for toddlers to go on a pony ride at the onsite stables! The cottages are ½ a mile from the nearest road, and have an enormous lawn outside of them for running and around and playing. There is also an indoor and outdoor heated swimming pool, Spa and Under 6s playroom packed full of toys. Outside there is a sandpit, wendy house, trampoline and wooden fort. Summerleaze Beach and the popular Bude Sea Pool are also close by. A Baby sitting service is also available.
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#38. Broadgate Farm Cottages
Broadgate Farm Cottages are just 2 miles from the market town of Beverley, and are 4* and 5* holiday cottages set in 19 acres of grass and woodland. There are pigs, sheep, chickens and sometimes cattle and ponies on the farm, and the owners are always happy to chat to children about the animals.
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#39. Merlin Farm Cottages, Cornwall
Named by the Independent newspaper as one of ‘The 50 best British Escapes’, Merlin Farm Cottages gets rave reviews from parents who have stayed there. This complex of baby and toddler friendly cottages is a quiet, rural location with stunning views over fields with plenty of open space for toddlers to enjoy playing on. The cottages are all 4-5* with high quality furnishings and are within walking distance / short drive of more than 5 beaches. Toddlers will love meeting Horace the donkey and feeding the horses and there is a small Under 6’s play area.
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#40. The Bay Filey, Yorkshire
The Bay Filey is a holiday village with 160 stylish holiday homes and direct access to a sandy beach. The holiday homes range from 1 bedroom apartments to deluxe 4 bedroom cottages with sea views, and are all set in parkland, countryside and meadows. Toddlers will love the indoor swimming pool, days out at the beach or playing out in the parkland where the holiday homes are located.
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#41. Bridge End Farm Cottages, The Lake District
Bridge End Farm have 7 baby and toddler friendly cottages located in the Eskdale Valley in the Lake District. They are in a great location just 20 mins from a sandy beach and close to the Ravenglass Narrow Gauge Steam Railway and Muncaster Castle. Each cottage has its own private patio with garden furniture to chill out on, and children’s TV channels.
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#42. Treberfedd Farm, Wales
Treberfedd Farm has holiday cottages and eco cabins on an organic farm in West Wales. The farm is just a 15 minute drive from the sandy beaches at Cardigan Bay and harbour towns like Aberaeron and New Quay. The farm is an ideal location for toddlers to learn about life on a farm. There is a farm trail, a welly walk and a play area with a tower, sandpit and swings. There are also lots of chickens, sheep and cows on the farm for toddlers to help look after!
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#43. Seaward Cottage, Scotland
Seaward is a super impressive 3 bedroom cottage in the fishing village of Portpatrick in Dumfries & Galloway. It’s 5 minutes walk to the beach, harbour and playground, and there are plenty of clifftop walks nearby. Seaward cottage is a really spacious cottage with bags of room for the whole family to relax and spread out. There are 3 bedrooms plus 2 bathrooms downstairs and an additional WC upstairs. There is also a large enclosed garden with BBQ.
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#44. Thirlmere Lodge, The Lake District
Thirlmere Lodge is a gorgeous 3 bedroom lodge on the shores of Lake Windermere with a hot tub and access to an indoor swimming pool and toddler play area. It’s set in one of the most popular holiday parks in the Lake District and is just a short walk from the Lake District Visitor Centre at Brockholes.
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#45. Argus Cottage at Pendeen Lighthouse
Check out this gorgeous lighthouse cottage overlooking the Atlantic Ocean at Pendeen Lighthouse just 6 miles from Lands End! Argus Cottage is one of two holiday cottages available at Pendeen Lighthouse (along with Solebay Cottage, which sleeps 4 people) and has a dramatic location on a granite headland on the North Cornwall Coast within a Site of Special Scientific Interest and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It’s a really cozy cottage with 2 bedrooms (1 double and 1 single) with a sitting room with sea views, kitchen, dining room and bathroom. Outside there is a large, walled patio to the rear of the property.
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#46. The Lodge By The Tay, Scotland
The Lodge By The Tay is a 5* toddler friendly cottage with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. There is a king size bedroom with French doors leading out to the patio area and gardens. There is also a bathroom and utility room with a washing machine. There are large mature grounds outside with a patio, BBQ, private hot tub and 2 additional seating areas. A secure gate leads down to the River Tay with its little beach.
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#47. Hillside Retreat, Scotland
This lodge is super stylish and has 3 large bedrooms and a wet room, shower room and separate toilet. The open-plan ling area comprises of a lounge, kitchen, dining area and has a large flat screen TV / DVD with Freeview, iPOD docking station and WIFI. There are large patio doors leading out to the garden which has a hot tub and the slide and the trampoline.
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