Many youngsters like to have their own space as just much as we adults do, so a spacious holiday homes with a separate snug or playroom can make the perfect base for a family on a self-catering break. You can still enjoy spending lots of quality time with each other, while also providing a convenient ‘escape’ when the children have their own ideas for games to play, music to listen to or TV shows to watch.
We’ve picked out five fantastic family-friendly holiday homes with their own snugs, playrooms or dens that make ideal hideaways for kids.
A splendid detached country house with panoramic views, Holset House lies a few minutes’ drive from East Portlemouth beach and the passenger ferry to Salcombe.
Elegantly decorated and furnished, this five-bedroom property will delight adults and children alike. For the latter, there is a children’s den with table football and, at mezzanine level, a further room with a sofa and games, etc. The little ones will also love the play area in the large secluded garden, which consists of a wooden climbing frame with swings, a slide and some monkey bars.
With a VisitEngland Five Star Gold award, Kirkdale provides simply stunning accommodation. Its location just a few minutes’ walk from Thurlestone Sands and the South West Coast Path makes it ideal for those who love the great outdoors, whilst its tasteful and immaculately presented interior will delight even the most discerning holidaymaker.
Whilst the adults can revel in the luxury of this rural retreat, the kids can enjoy their own hideaway too. There’s a TV/playroom on the ‘half level’ between the ground and first floor, where there’s a seven-seat leather sofa, selection of board games and widescreen TV complete with Sky HD and a DVD player.
In addition, there’s a games room at the same level, equipped with a full-size pool table, dartboard and TV.
Situated above Salcombe with beautiful town and estuary views, this spacious holiday home has a VisitEngland Four Star Gold award. Sandpiper is ideally suited to families who’d like to stay in a quiet location that’s nevertheless close to Salcombe’s picturesque waterfront, shops and restaurants.
When the adults want to relax, whether that’s taking in the views, chatting in the living room or enjoying an al fresco drink in the garden, the kids will love escaping to the well-equipped snug with its large, flat-screen TV.
Higher Hill Barn
A superb, recently-converted barn in the village of Sherford near Kingsbridge, Higher Hill Barn is a fantastic base for large family groups. Mostly reverse-level with four of the five bedrooms on the ground floor, it’s a truly unique property. Criss-crossing beams and lovely countryside views from the first-floor living area quickly make it clear why this design was chosen, and the result is a wonderfully sociable reception area where families and friends can gather.
When the kids want to do their own thing, they can head to the snug – a cosy and comfortable secondary living area with a smart TV.
Treetops is an extensive, baby-friendly property which provides VisitEngland Four Star Gold-standard accommodation for up to 10 guests. Situated in the woodland above North Sands, it’s in an ideal spot for access to both the+ North Sands and South Sands beaches as well as the passenger ferry into Salcombe.
There’s plenty of space for everyone to spread out, with five sumptuously furnished bedrooms (three en suite), a beautifully furnished sitting room and kitchen-diner, a useful utility room and some lovely outside space. The latter includes a terraced area complete with comfortable garden furniture and a raised lawn.
Back indoors, kids of almost all ages will quickly want to claim the snug for themselves. There are bean bags, an LCD TV with separate Sky tuning and a DVD player plus a range of games and toys.
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