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. Hall Farm Holiday Cottages, The Peak District
Welcome to Hall Farm Cottages in the Peak District! Run by parents Emily and Tom, this collection of family friendly cottages has all the key ingredients for an amazing holiday. There’s loads for babies and toddlers at Hall Farm including a brand new playbarn, outdoor play area, loads of wide open space and friendly chickens to meet!
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#3. 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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#4. 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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#5. 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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#6. 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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#7. 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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#8. 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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#9. Farm View Cottage, Norfolk
Farm View is a delightful 2-bedroom baby and toddler friendly cottage a short drive from Cromer in Norfolk. Toddlers will love the indoor swimming pool, garden and play area for little ones.
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#10. 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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#11. 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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#12. 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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#13. 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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#14. 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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#15. 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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#16. 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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#17. 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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#18. 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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#19. Granary Barn, Wales
Granary Barn is a spacious cottage with a hot tub in the rolling hills of Mid Wales close to Cardigan Bay. It’s located within 65 acres of organic meadows and woodlands that families are free to explore during their stay. The cottage is a former farm building which retains its original character and charm. Toddlers will love the fantastic shared play area which includes a pirate ship!
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#20. 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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#21. 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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#22. 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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#23. Smallicombe Farm Cottages, 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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#24. 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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#25. 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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#26. 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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#27. Hoods Dorset
Hoods Dorset is a luxury toddler friendly cabin situated in an AONB in Dorset. With a light and airy interior, far reaching views and contemporary design, this cabin is a special place for families to stay. Plus, it’s only 20 minutes away from seaside resorts like West Bay and Lyme Regis. Outside the lodge has an enclosed garden and large decked terrace with panoramic views to the rear and side of the property with garden furniture.
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#28. The Lobster Pot Beach House, Yorkshire
The Lobster Pot Beach House is an amazing 2 bedroom beach hut at The Bay holiday park just 10 mins walk from the beach. There are great facilities for babies and toddlers including an indoor swimming pool, gym and children’s playground.
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#29. Foxglove Lodge, Northumberland
Foxglove Lodge is a luxury 2 bedroom toddler friendly lodge just a short walk from the beach in Northumberland. It has a fab shared play area, games room and private decked area which is great for eating outside in the summer. It’s also close to popular places such as Craster, Alnwick and Bamburgh!
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#30. 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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#31. Humming Bird Cottage, Dorset
Humming Bird Cottage is a rural 2 bedroom cottage located on a farm with outdoor play area and indoor swimming pool. There are extensive shared gardens for little ones to explore and let off steam in!
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#32. The Old Farm Cottage, Yorkshire
The Old Farm Cottage is a pretty cottage for families looking for a toddler friendly place to stay in Yorkshire. It’s located in the market town of Pickering and has 2 bedrooms and a gorgeous south-facing garden with a lawn and patio and swings for little ones to play on. There are loads of amazing family friendly days out nearby.
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#33. 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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#34. 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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#35. 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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#36. 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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#37. The Wild Duck Cottage, Norfolk
The Wild Duck is a quirky 3 bedroom converted boat dating back to the 1870’s and is just 200m from the beach! The perfect place for families looking for a quirky place to stay with a toddler! The boat nestles behind the dunes overlooking Snettisham RSPB reserve on one side and The Wash and beach on the other. The boat has 3 bedrooms and a fully equipped kitchen and outdoor seating area.
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#38. Hillside Retreat, Scotland
This gorgeous lodge is located in a peaceful position on a working farm in Scotland. There is a hot tub for Mum and Dad and a trampoline and slide for the little ones! 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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#39. Lavender Cottage Hideaway, Devon
Lavender Cottage is a stunning former fishermen’s cottage in the quaint village of Appledore in Devon just steps from the sea. The best bit is that it has a wooden playhouse in the garden and ship wheel and bell in the house! The cottage is set on a quiet traffic free lane in Appledore which is characterised by narrow lanes, brightly painted cottages and its bustling quayside.
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#40. The Beach Huts, Sussex
The Beach Huts is a gorgeous 2 bedroom beach hut themed cottage tucked away on a private farm in Sussex. There’s an indoor swimming pool and it’s within easy of the beach at The Witterings. The cottage has a beautiful open plan lounge/kitchen/dining area with doors leading to the garden and a wood burner for cozy evenings in watching TV with the Amazon Firestick and DVDs provided.
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#41. Y Caban New Quay, New Quay
Y Caban New Quay is a gorgeous 2-bedroom caravan on a family friendly holiday park in West Wales It has an outdoor play area, family friendly restaurant onsite and is just 1.5 miles from the beach. A great choice for families looking for a base to explore Cardigan Bay.
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#42. Honeysuckle Cottage, Devon
Honeysuckle cottage is a cozy baby and toddler friendly cottage situated on a family farm in Devon. Families with babies and toddlers will love the superb outdoor heated swimming pool and fab play areas – perfect for letting off steam at the end of a busy day! The cottage sleeps 6 people in 3 bedrooms and has its own garden, BBQ and a large heated swimming pool, play area, trampoline and ride on toys. There are plenty of family friendly days out nearby.
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#43. The Old Shippon, Devon
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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#44. Coalhill Farm Byre, Scotland
Coalhill Farm Byre is a luxurious cottage which is a great choice for families looking for a baby and toddler friendly cottage in Scotland. It’s located on a family run farm and has amazing sea views of the Isle of Arran, Ailsa Craig and Loch Busbie and a hot tub and playground. The cottage is located on 1 storey and has a light and airy open plan lounge / kitchen / diner with a Smart TV and French doors leading to the patio. The garden is fully enclosed with a private hot tub located in the summer house. The small play area has swings and a slide. Families are welcome to meet the friendly alpacas which live at the farm.
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#45. Plaice Two Two Be, Devon
The fabulous Plaice Two Two Be is a 2 bedroom toddler friendly cottage which has been purpose built and furnished with top quality furnishings. It’s in a fab location within walking distance of Fishcombe Cove and the seaside resort of Brixham. The cottage is located in a private area of a popular holiday park and has access to loads of shared facilities such as an indoor swimming pool, play area, space to run around and a family friendly pub.
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#46. 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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#47. 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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#48. 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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#49. 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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#50. 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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