Happy children equals happy parents. Most of our holiday cottages are family friendly. Many provide thoughtful touches to give you peace and to occupy energetic children, whatever the weather. The following cottages have met our strict criteria and awarded family friendly status. Bring your family to one of our family friendly holiday cottages, which have been thoughtfully furnished and equipped to provide the facilities detailed below. Be it keeping the kids entertained or safety provisions, all facilities will add to Mum and Dad’s sense of relaxation.

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Balcony Apartment
Swanage
5/5
2 Bedrooms. Fabulous seaside apartment in Swanage. Stunning views from the balcony across the bay to the Isle of Wight. This spacious and comfortable property is equipped with all you might need for a family get away.
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Leap House
Wareham
5/5
Leap House is a well-presented three-bedroom semi-detached holiday retreat, sitting peacefully within a short walk of Wareham Quay. This well-presented holiday accommodation, is an excellent base to explore one of England’s Saxon Walled towns and nearby beaches of the Jurassic coast. Entering the house via the patio area, you will be greeted by a fully-equipped kitchen, featuring integrated appliances and all the amenities for your culinary creations, which you can enjoy in the next-door lounge/dining area. The inviting living area features two leather sofas, an armchair, and a wood-burning stove – ideal for those wanting to unwind with a book or a favourite movie.
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Short breaks from  £475 - £616
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3 Puddledock Cottage
Sutton Poyntz, Nr Weymouth
5/5
Enjoy soaking up the Dorset sunshine in this newly renovated countryside cottage, tucked away in the quiet village of Sutton Poyntz. 3 Puddledock Cottages is within a close proximity of Weymouth beach and local activities.
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Short breaks from  £435 - £570
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Purbeck Escape
Swanage
4.8/5
3 Bedrooms. Super reviews for this recent addition to our holiday homes. Purbeck Escape is a spacious, newly equipped family home.
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Short breaks from  £454
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Cordwainer’s Cottage
Winfrith Newburgh
4.8/5
Built in the 17th century Cordwainer’s Cottage is a former shoemaker’s workshop that has been lovingly updated to provide a fantastic holiday home for up to 4 guests. Cordwainer’s cottage is set in a secluded village of Winfrith Newburgh. The cottage is ideal for a small family seeking a tranquil escape in Dorset.
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The Aspens
Swanage
4.8/5
Delightful light-filled family holiday home, situated just a stone’s throw from beautiful Swanage Pier.
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Short breaks from  £381 - £777
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Church Cottage
Wareham
4.6/5
Set in an idyllic location, this welcoming 18th century, Grade II listed character cottage stands in the heart of the picturesque village of Corfe Castle. Church Cottage boasts a beautiful garden and welcomes two dogs, making it an ideal base for a family get together.
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Short breaks from  £475 - £697
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Seashell View
Swanage
4.8/5
A stunning 3 bed apartment with sea views – perfect for a family beach holiday in the coastal town of Swanage, Dorset.
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Short breaks from  £423 - £595
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White Sands
Swanage
4.9/5
4 Bedrooms. This stunning property is set on the cliff top in a secluded part of Swanage, boasting panoramic sea views over the bay toward Peveril Point, the Isle of Wight and Ballard Down. Situated just outside of the town centre and well away from any main road, it is beautifully quiet, ideal for those of you wishing to escape it all.
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Short breaks from  £1,118 - £1,691
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Beach Approach
Swanage
4.8/5
Settle into a lovely family holiday at Beach Approach. A two bedroom ground floor apartment. A flat walk will take you to Swanage beach and High Street, which is lined with cute cafés, boutiques, and fine restaurants. Beach Approach is perfect for families with top sights in easy reach: Swanage Railway is just a two minute stroll away; take a trip down memory lane on the vintage steam engine to the historic village of Corfe Castle.
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Short breaks from  £370 - £642
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Stone Quay Cottage
Swanage
4.9/5
Stone Quay Cottage is right in the heart of the beautiful old fishing town of Swanage, just a stones throw away from the historic Stone Quay, the lovely sandy beaches, the Victorian Pier and all the amenities. This two bedroom cottage dates back to the 1850’s but has been completely renovated to provide a beautiful modern home.
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Short breaks from  £545
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Orchid House
Langton Matravers
4.9/5
A delightful four-bedroom holiday accommodation, set right on the doorstep of Dorset’s most breath-taking coastal walks, in the village of Langton Matravers.
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Short breaks from  £688 - £1,117
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What Makes a

Family Friendly Holiday Cottage?

Family friendly properties will provide:

  • Child friendly cutlery and crockery
  • Childrens toys, books, games and DVD’s

And two from the following list:

  • Wellies
  • Garden play equipment
  • Beach accessories and games
  • Picnic basket and rug
  • Computer console and games
  • Colouring pencils
  • Child friendly places to eat and menu’s
  • Information on local attractions

If you are coming away with a tiny one, please checkout our Baby friendly holiday cottages.  Facilities do vary so please check the cottage details.