The Royal Baby has arrived!

May 2nd, 2015 | By Vicky Rogers

The baby friendly property Leylands in Salcombe

The royal baby, Princess Charlotte, is here

Following the safe arrival of the daughter of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, we have been considering the challenges those planning a holiday with a baby and a toddler can face…

Holidaying with a baby or a toddler is not always simple, especially given the many items required for young children. From cots to changing mats, and high chairs to stairgates, we understand how difficult it can be to fit everything you need into the car ahead of your trip. So here are just a few of our properties that are ‘baby friendly’ and already have much of the equipment you might require, saving you lots of hassle and space, getting your holiday off to the best possible start.

Leylands, Salcombe

Leylands is a charming, late Victorian terraced house, built for a sea captain, with spacious, comfortable, family and baby friendly accommodation. This VisitEngland Five Star awarded property sleeps 8 and is just a short walk from Salcombe’s picturesque quayside, shops and restaurants. The sandy beaches, perfect for paddling and sandcastle building, are also easily accessible.   A travel cot, highchair and child friendly plates and cutlery are all supplied. Prices start from £648 per week.

Spindrift, Thurlestone

Spindrift is a stylish VisitEngland Four Star Gold awarded single storey holiday home in the picturesque village of Thurlestone, sleeping up to 7 people. Well equipped for families, this recently renovated cottage includes a travel cot, high chair, children’s crockery and cutlery, books, toys and games – perfect for a getaway with young children. Spindrift even has a games room to keep little ones entertained! Prices start from £625 per week.

Little Cotton Farmhouse, Dartmouth

Little Cotton Farm is situated within three acres of land, in a beautiful tranquil location just a five minute drive from Dartmouth, and within easy reach of the stunning Start Bay coastline.

The Farmhouse is a beautifully presented VisitEngland Four Star Gold awarded property, sleeping up to 10 people. The property boasts lovely rural views and is furnished to a high standard yet retaining many original features. An ideal retreat for families, the property has a range of facilities available to keep children of all ages entertained, including a play barn, climbing frame and swings. The farmhouse provides two travel cots, two highchairs, a baby bath, bath seat, two potty/toilet seats and steps, bed-guards, stair-gates on both levels, plastic eating utensils, monitors, games, books and DVD’s, plus many more baby friendly facilities to make the holiday as stress-free as possible. Prices start from £1041 per week.

For extra space, and even less hassle, why not contact Hire Kiddie Stuff, a local company that hire out everything from push chairs to booster seats. Visit or call 07712 887103, and you can arrange for your required items to be left at your chosen holiday property ahead of your arrival.