Best Coolstays for Kids

Best Coolstays for Kids

27th April 2022

Happy kids = happy parents and we've picked out some of our favourite Coolstays with plenty to keep smaller people entertained. You'll find ponies and pygmy goats, swimming pools and trampolines, playrooms, treehouses, campfires and most importantly of course, wi-fi.

St. Maur

Totnes - Devon

Sleeps 8

No detail has been overlooked at this luxurious Georgian gem, a truly spectacular hideaway for eight in the heart of Totnes, Devon. Great for kids of all ages, this house is full of fun and games - there are Sonos speakers and a 'disco' area, table football, a giant chalkboard, Nintendo Switch and boardgames and books galore - and even a Clavinova just waiting for someone to play Chopsticks.

Driftwood Haven

East Preston - West Sussex

Sleeps 8

You'd be hard pressed to find anywhere better for the perfect south coast family staycation than this fabulous beach house complete with big screen TV, table football, kids' room with a secret mezzanine, hammocks, beanbags and all of it just metres from the beach.

Hogchester Cottage

Charmouth - Dorset

Sleeps 4

Have an unforgettable family adventure at this charming Dorset cottage, close to the sea, and nestled in 75 acres of beautiful conservation land. There are pygmy goats and hens to feed, eggs to collect, an oak tree with a swing, bats and owls to spot, and classic children's films, books and board games for rainy days.

Treetops Treehouse

Eggesford - Devon

Sleeps 4

What could be more fun that a stay in this fantastical north Devonshire treehouse? Like something from a fairy-tale you're hidden among the branches of a huge oak tree in this multi-level wooden mansion.

Ploughmans Cottage

Nr Lymington - New Forest

Sleeps 12

Delightful eco-friendly renovation in the heart of the New Forest - recommended by The Times in a 'Best for Families' feature. There's loads to keep youngsters busy, including books, toys, games, a play room, a gypsy caravan and hidden dens in the garden, while the kids' bedroom with triple bunks makes every night a sleep-over.

Brook Farm

Halesworth - Suffolk

Sleeps 10

This luxurious Elizabethan farmhouse in rural Suffolk comes with a venerable old barn, now performing sterling service as a games room complete with pool table, table tennis and table football. There are acres of gardens and an orchard to explore, with five-a-side pitch, basketball, a private lake and firepit for evenings round the campfire.

The Shed

Taunton - Somerset

Sleeps 14 (or up to 20 with Little Bickley)

We challenge anyone to be bored at this splendid modern barn in the Somerset hills, there's more than enough to keep everyone busy: a heated indoor swimming pool, trampoline, table football, table tennis table, garden games, climbing wall and playhouse, plus cinema room, piano, books, board games and the all-important wi-fi.

Slate Cottage

Lymington - Hampshire

Sleeps 8

The magazine-worthy Slate Cottage on the Hampshire coast is one good-looking house, but it's also full of child-friendly books, toys and games, there’s a playroom and a garden where you can say hello over the fence to the ponies in the paddock next door.

West Lexham Treehouses

Nr. Kings Lynn - Norfolk

Sleeps 2-6

These totally family-friendly eco tree houses are situated in a lovely 21-acre private estate in rural Norfolk, where kids can splash about in the wild swimming lake or take a dip in the heated pool, play games on the lawns or roam the woods and gardens.

Merlin Farm - Mawgan Porth

Mawgan Porth - Cornwall

Sleeps 2-4 per cottage

Luxury, eco-friendly cottages set in the Cornish countryside, minutes from magical Mawgan Porth beach. Merlin Farm offers baby and toddler friendly cottages, thoughtfully stocked with essentials from baby baths to toddler toilet seats. Plus stressed out parents can book in-cottage spa treatments and useful meal delivery.

The Dome Garden

Mile End - Gloucestershire

Sleeps 4 - 8 per dome

Glamping in the Forest of Dean with a friendly communal eco-village feel. There are 11 super-cool domes with hanging beds and rocket stoves. The kids can go free-range among woodland paths, rope swings, chickens and tree houses.

Bob's Lodge at Winchcombe Farm

Upper Tysoe - Warwickshire

Sleeps 6+2

Two storey timber cabin with its own slide down to the garden, a geodesic sleeping dome, hot tub, hammocks, telescope, play room, plus loads of outside space for kids to play, all set on a working farm with sheep, ponies and alpacas on the edge of the glorious Cotswolds.

Gitcombe Retreat

Totnes - Devon

Sleeps 8 +2 kids

An architect-designed retreat with private hot tub and fabulous first-rate on-site facilities including indoor and outdoor pools, tennis courts and kids' playground - perfectly located on the award-winning Gitcombe Estate in glorious South Devon.

Head Gardener's House

Kelso - Scottish Borders

Sleeps 4

A unique gardener's cottage set on the grounds of Scotland’s largest inhabited castle with its beautiful parkland to explore and walks from your door. Ideal for little ones, with a travel cot and high chair on offer, plus a wee adventure playground in the walled garden, with a zip wire, monkey bars and swings.

Corffe House

Barnstaple - Devon

Sleeps 22

A spacious family friendly Georgian country house set in 5 acres with heated indoor pool and fabulous sweeping views over the Devon countryside - plus cinema room, tennis court, adventure playground and a magical BBQ hut in the woods.

Garden Cottage

Stranraer - Dumfries and Galloway

Sleeps 6

Secluded self-catering cottage on a beautiful estate in south west Scotland, with three en-suite bedrooms and a pretty garden. Children (and grown-ups) will love the fun zone with its zip wire and trampoline.

Sheepyard Barn at The Suffolk Escape

Hintlesham - Suffolk

Sleeps 12

Award-winning luxury holiday home in peaceful location in pretty Suffolk. The kids will love the 'Sheep Dip' swimming pool, the sunken outdoor trampoline and the games room, and in the evening everyone can help cook up a round of pizzas in the pizza oven.

The Barn at Honeybridge Estate

Ashurst - West Sussex

Sleeps 8 + 4 kids

Beautiful barn conversion with a hot tub on a private estate in the Sussex countryside, with loads to keep the kids occupied including games room with a pool table and table football, a treehouse to be discovered in the woods, a super fun zip wire, a wildlife lake and bikes for hire.

Modulogs at Tom's Eco Lodge

Yarmouth - Isle of Wight

Sleeps 4 + 2

Stylish glamping cabins on a fab farm with lots of fun, family-friendly activities to be had. Kids will love the Farm Park which has go-karts, jumping pillows, sledge slides and straw barn fun. And they won't want to miss the daily hands-on animal activities where you get to feed the wallabies.

Treberfedd Farm Eco Cabins

Lampeter - Ceredigion

Sleeps 2 +2 kids per cabin

A luxurious and sustainable glamping experience on a farm in West Wales with hot tubs, panoramic views over the Aeron Valley and 80 acres to explore featuring nature trails, a playground for the kids, a pizza oven, games room, climbing wall and plenty of animals to meet.

Ringshall Grange

Ringshall - Suffolk

Sleeps 23

Family friendly manor house in its own 14 acre private estate in the Suffolk countryside with hot tub, games room, pool table, giant chess, croquet and boules, plus a sturdy supply of high chairs, cots and toddler beds.

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