Welcome to the cottages.com baby and toddler friendly cottage collection! UK holiday cottages are one of the most popular ways to holiday with a young family, and we've spoken to many of our customers and cottage owners who are already doing this to find out why.
We've researched the ideal combination of facilities and features in and around holiday cottages and the finer details that we think are important to you as a parent of young children. The result is this fabulous selection of properties especially suited to young families.
All of the collection featured here offer a standard list of facilities and information outlined below. We're keen to reassure you that all the properties at cottages.com are regularly inspected and must meet standard health and safety requirements, so our baby and toddler friendly collection is no different. However, what does make cottages in this collection stand out is
the extra baby and toddler friendly facilities they offer, some of which should lighten your load in more ways than one. Forget packing that stair gate or even the baby bath. Need to sterilise bottles? Then you know you'll have a steriliser or a dishwasher ready and waiting.
We recognise that your young family will be different to others - from a babe in arms, to a toddler, your needs change a great deal. To take account of these differing needs, we've included a mix of cottages in the collection to provide the greatest choice, all of which clearly describe all property features, whilst being particularly baby and toddler friendly in terms of the useful facilities they provide. You will know, though, that as a parent / guardian you remain responsible for your children at all times and should pay attention to individual property descriptions for full details.
Bath** and anti slip rubber bath mats
Cot*, blackout blinds or curtains and bedside lamp or nightlight in rooms where babies or toddlers will sleep
Enclosed garden or an enclosed area of the garden***
Highchair*, microwave, children's crockery and cutlery, steriliser or a dishwasher that can be used to sterilise
*Meet current British Health and Safety standards.
**A small number of properties offer a baby bath only - please see individual property description for full details of what each property offers and refer to our standard terms and conditions.
***Enclosed garden where external space available – see individual property description for full details outlining what each property offers and also refer to our standard terms and conditions.
Does the cottage layout work for your party? Some properties have bedrooms on different floors and in different areas which can work well for an extended party.
If you have a washing machine in your cottage you can save on packing space!
Do you need play facilities? Some cottages feature additional indoor and outdoor play equipment which for some people is an essential!
Think about the stage your child will be at when you go away – sitting up, crawling, walking – things can change very fast!
Sleeping arrangements – does your child need their own bedroom if you are all used to this at home?
Outside our baby and toddler friendly collection, here at cottages.com we offer thousands of other properties for you to choose from.
You'll see that many cater for young families to varying degress - by offering just a cot, highchair or even stair gates. Search the wider selection here.
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