5 Great Family Friendly B&Bs
by Alice on 08 August 2012
Looking for last minute holiday ideas for a staycation? These 5 great child friendly B&Bs are perfect for family holdiays in England this summer.
Perched on the hillside overlooking the East Looe River stands the delightful Barclay House. The Victorian villa offers contemporary 4 star rooms and 5 star cottages for luxury UK family breaks, all set in acres of gardens and woodland.
Dating back to 1890, the beautiful house has 12 guest rooms and an elegant but relaxed air. As well as luxury B&B rooms and cottages with Jacuzzi baths and private terraces, this top class child friendly B&B boasts a heated outdoor pool, gym and sauna which the kids will love.
On the ground floor is an award-winning restaurant with panoramic views of the water that serves gourmet English cuisine. Watch the sunset with a glass of local wine - pure heaven. If you can tear yourself away, the town, harbour and beach are just a 10 minute walk away.
Family suite (sleeps 6) £130 per night
Situated just 200m from the seafront and Gyllyngvase beach - one of the best beaches in Cornwall for UK family breaks - Gyllyngvase House is in a great spot for a child friendly holiday by the sea. Falmouth town centre and the historic harbour are also a short walk away and the many sights of Cornwall are easily by car.
The hotel has 13 bedrooms, from singles to family friendly rooms, and are all comfortably equipped. Hosts Paul and Emma Lower have years of experience in the hotel business and offer great service. You'll be left in no doubt that nothing is too much trouble for this helpful family, who aim to provide a professional yet informal service that's very relaxing. To complete the picture, in-house beauty treatments are offered.
Family en-suite (sleeps 3) £95
Woodside B&B + Glamping
Robertsbridge, East Sussex
With a 9ft home cinema in the guest lounge and a sumptuous spa (£10ppd), you’ll feel totally spoiled during your stay at Woodside B&B. The attention to detail is just as impressive in the family friendly B&B – from well-stocked bathrooms to fresh homemade jams at breakfast and impressive a la carte dinners, every aspect is perfectly presented.
The Gothic-style house is set in acres of woods and an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - a location which is just as relaxing as the facilities. In the forest, they also offer the unique option of 'glamping' in bespoke luxury Yurts and Tipis which offers a luxurious outdoor experience that the whole family will love.
You'll find plenty of attractions nearby for family holidays in England, including the historic towns of Battle, Robertsbridge, Rye, and Tunbridge Wells. Only 15 minutes away, the seaside resorts of Hastings and Cambersands wait to be explored.
Tipi for four £120 per night
Family B&B suite (sleeps four) £130
The Montana is a child friendly B&B set in a beautiful imposing Victorian Villa just 500 metres from the Torquay beach front - a great location for family holidays in England by the sea. The hosts pride themselves on making your stay as comfortable as possible - and extra touches such as complimentary afternoon tea and cakes and baskets of luxury toiletries in the bedrooms ensure that they do just that.
Bedrooms are comfortably furnished, with family friendly rooms available. Helpful facilities such as bottle warmers, sterilizers, books and games are also available for guests traveling with children. The Montana is licensed so you can enjoy a drink with your evening meal on the front patio during the summer or in your room for lazy evenings watching a film.
Large double (with space for child's bed) £60 per night
Denewood Hotel is a smart and family friendly B&B in the heart of Boscombe Spa in Bournemouth. Ideally situated for beach breaks, the hotel is only 500 yards from the sea. The popular Boscombe shopping centre and famous Opera House are also very close by and there are lots of bars and restaurants on your doorstep for an evening out.
There's a variety of 3 star accommodation available, including double and family rooms. Each room is comfortably furnished in a contemporary style, with handy extras such as free Wi-Fi. After a day on the beach, indulge yourself with a relaxing treatment at the hotel's health and beauty salon or simply unwind in your comfortable room.
Family en-suite room (sleeps 3) from £70 per night
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