August 3rd, 2013

Three Famous Family-Friendly Hotels in the UK

by Don

The countryside of the UK is famous for many reasons. Its beautiful scenery and surrounding keep alluring thousands of tourists every year. They attract not only couples or lone travelers but also families with kids. Going in country retreats of family holidays UK is no more a nightmare, as the hotels present offer child-friendly facilities. They welcome guests of all ages, whether you are going with adult, grown-up kids or babies. No need to feel uncomfortable anymore, as you are going to find all the activities and facilities needed by families with kids on a holiday.

What make these child-friendly hotels even more attractive are their state-of-the-art facilities and activities they offer for children. You may also find crèche facilities included in the price, and services of babysitting. Added advantages are baby listening services, dedicated kids menus, baby facilities like bottle warming and sterilizers, cots or extra beds, which make an accommodation a great place to stay.

Here is a list of three famous family-friendly hotel retreats in the UK:

Cowley Manor, The Cotswold’s

Cowley Manor is a 19th century manor house. However, it has a contemporary, fresh and distinctive feel. It has 30 bedrooms with huge bathrooms. It is popular among young families, as it gives emphasis on comfort, services and a laid-back atmosphere. The hotel enjoys 55 acres of parkland, woods and meadows, natural springs and a series of lakes but has no crèche yet there are baby listening and babysitting services available. In summers, families can book picnics in the grounds complete with mini- bar, giant beanbags and food-filled picnic baskets. One can also plan a visit to nearby adventure parks and zoo. Kids are treated like VIPs at mealtimes, as they are given a separate family eating area, special cutlery and dedicated children’s menu. During school holidays, the hotel also puts on supervised activities and film screenings for children.

Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire

This Georgian manor house is set within acres of parkland and gardens. It has 133 bedrooms equipped with ultra-modern comforts. There is a crèche for kids and a spa with an indoor pool and outdoor whirlpool. They also offer outdoor activities that include mountain-biking, horse-riding, tennis, clay pigeon shooting and golf. What makes this hotel a great choice is its location. It is just an hour from central London and is a great base for Lego land, Bird world and the nearby Roke Farm. For kids, baby facilities are available. Children will find bath ducks, kids’ toiletries, mini bathrobes and their names spelt out in sponge letters in their rooms. Children can eat in the brasserie or main restaurant. Moreover, there is a kids menu offering everything from boiled eggs and soldiers to the ‘Catch of the Day’.

The Cotswold’s

This charming country hotel is set in a courtyard of lime trees, stone barns and stables. It is also surrounded by 220 acres of meadowland. It has been a former old English farmhouse (dating back to the 14th century). The hotel has 35 bedrooms catering to people of all age groups. Moreover, there are 13 family bedrooms and suites away from the main house. For kids, the hotel offers baby boxes containing everything from changing mats to sterilizers. Your kids would love the specially created children’s menus. You can enjoy outdoor activities in tennis courts and croquet lawn. There is a special play zone for kids.

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