Searching for a holiday cottage can be extremely frustrating, there are so many to choose from and yet it is difficult to find one that satisfies all of our requirements, is in the right price range and in an inspirational part of England that we would like to visit.
This page is dedicated to all those parents who would like to find a family friendly holiday cottage that has excellent facilities for children and is optionally pet-friendly. Again, we can trawl through the well known cottage companies, reading listing after listing until they all sound the same and quite meaningless or we can search by the specific child oriented amenities that we would like and make a shortlist.
One site that could be very helpful is www.cottages-with.org, cottages with various child and pet facilities. All families need a cottage that has a washing machine and hopefully a tumble dryer because children are messy and need frequent changes of clothing. Microwaves can be good for heating jars of baby food.
A holiday home that has an enclosed garden is also useful to stop children from wandering off.
The basics required for staying in holiday cottages with very young children or babies are: a cot, high chair, stair gate, bottle warmers and sterilisers.
As children grow, the requirements change and families need swings either in the garden or on site. A sandpit and trampoline would be nice.
There is potentially a lengthy list of child-friendly facilities and these depend on the age ranges of the children, whether disabled or not and on possible entertainment activities that the family would enjoy.
Good luck with finding that perfect child-friendly holiday cottage in England and we wish you days filled with sunshine and bottomless pockets!