Is it possible to find a holiday that’s both fun-filled enough for the kids and soothing enough for the parents and grandparents? Plenty of families have taken the trip down to South Devon and discovered that the answer is a resounding yes. That’s why growing numbers return each year to enjoy their luxury family holidays in Devon
Coast and Country Cottages have over 200 spacious, luxurious and ideally-located holiday homes which are perfect for luxury family holidays in Devon. Many of these are more than capable of comfortably housing large, multigenerational families in style.
Here is a flavour the fabulous range of family friendly properties we provide.
Hillfield Farmhouse, near Dartmouth
This three-storey, five-bedroomed property offers everyone in the family the space they need to enjoy a memorable luxury break. When the family wants to come together you can all gather in the spacious sitting room or dine al fresco on the walled terrace. Alternatively, when the parents or grandparents fancy a little tranquility, the younger family members can take advantage of the separate TV room, play in the front garden or hang out in the snug. There’s also a private study for adults who can’t bear to tear themselves away from work for the full length of their stay. Luxury family holidays in Devon should provide comfort and convenience amidst sumptuous countryside – exactly what you get from Hillfield Farmhouse.
Hillfield Farmhouse’s ability to be spacious yet cosy has to be seen to be believed. You’ll find it nestled in the beautiful Hillfield Village, which is three miles from the waterside amenities and attractions of Dartmouth and just 10 minutes from the stunning Start Bay coastline.
If family members will be arriving separately by car, or you’ll be making plans to split up for the odd day out, Hillfield Farmhouse’s ample parking means you can bring three to four cars and park them in the private gravel driveway. When you’re all back together, sit around the table for a family meal in the light and sumptuously-styled dining area.
Take a look around Hillfield Farmhouse here.
Broad Downs Barn, just five minutes from Salcombe
Broad Downs Barn offers six bedrooms (three ensuite) and the stunning setting of Broad Downs Farm, which encompasses 22 acres of beautiful South Devon scenery. It sits in the perfect spot for a combination of convenience and tranquility. Salcombe is just a five-minute drive away from this characterful 19th Century farm. The property even benefits from an outdoor heated swimming pool with views of the rolling hills.
Broad Downs Barn is particularly suitable for multigenerational families bringing babies and young children, so there’s nothing to stop those with little ‘uns enjoying their luxury family holidays in Devon. All of the following are available on request: travel cots, stairgates, highchairs, child-friendly eating and drinking utensils. You can also pre-book babysitting for the evening.
Older children will find plenty to occupy themselves in nearby Salcombe and the surrounding area, with its many beaches and easily accessible watersports. Back in the Barn, there is ample room for a dozen guests to socialise in the spacious living room or sit around the table for family meals.
Getting to and from Broad Downs Barn is straightforward and there is private parking for up to three cars. Are you thinking of bringing more than three vehicles or perhaps a boat? That’s no problem – simply request additional space when you make your booking and we’ll do our best to accommodate your wishes. If you’re interested in luxury family holidays in Devon that can please every generation, you may have just uncovered the ideal option.
Plenty more information, including photos and further details of Broad Downs Barn are available here.
Kirkdale, luxurious living by the beach at Thurlestone
If being by the beach is your bag, consider a holiday in Kirkdale, a detached holiday home just a few minutes walk from Thurlestone beach. You can easily walk to the village, and golfers simply won’t be able to resist the challenging course that’s just a stone’s throw away. Keener walkers can stroll to the beautiful beaches Bantham or Hope Cove in around half an hour or less. You’ll find the journey itself is well worth the effort.
On the other hand, you won’t need to travel at all to enjoy some stunning sea views. The first-floor bedrooms offer the most breathtaking views, while the rest of the house and the private terrace also offer you sights of some remarkably pleasant, more sheltered scenery.
Boasting six bedrooms, two of which are ensuite and especially luxurious, Kirkdale is another ideal option for multigenerational families, particularly with those who love to be by the water. Whatever your plans when you leave the house, you’ll be coming home each evening to spacious accommodation, capable of housing 11 guests in comfort. You can come together in the roomy living area with its large leather sofas and armchairs, and sit down for supper around the beautiful oak dining table. Both the living room and dining room let in lots of light through their sliding glass doors. Luxury family holidays in Devon don’t come much better than this.
Explore Kirkdale and its family-friendly features here.
Holset House – stylish accommodation, sumptuous scenery
‘Elegance’ is the word that springs to mind when it comes to Holset House, which dates from the 1840s. Its five bedrooms and gorgeous rural location mean it’s an ideal provider of luxury family holidays in Devon. Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty around half a mile from East Portlemouth, you’ll find that plenty of amenities are closer than you think, despite the wonderful unspoilt tranquility of its grounds. Dartmouth is just 15 minutes away by car, so finding fun things to do for the youngsters will be no trouble at all.
Outside, you’ll find ample parking and a lovely lawn and terrace where the adults can relax and revel in the views. For the kids, there’s a childrens’ wooden climbing frame with swings, a slide and a set of monkey bars – so plenty to occupy them while you kick back in the sunshine. Holset House’s baby-friendly facilities also contribute to making it such a popular choice for those looking for luxury family holidays in Devon. A high-chair, wooden cot and travel cot are available (we advise double-checking when you make your booking).
Nothing beats sitting around the table for long-awaited catch-ups with our loved ones, and Holset House provides the perfect setting. The formal dining area can seat 10 guests around the teak table. The same number can gather in the spacious lounge, enjoying the fireplace during the winter.
Discover Holset House in much greater detail here.
For those looking to find out more about luxury family holidays for a family reunion in 2016, Coast & Country have a fabulous range of luxury holiday lets.