Multiple generation holidays are the perfect antidote to months of separation during lock down and they are also a great way of sharing costs, childcare and memories.
Luxury cottage collection Premier Cottages, picks five properties that tick all the boxes for a two or three-generation getaway.
Red Doors Farm, Devon retreatSet in Devon countryside, Red Doors Farm is an idyllic cluster of six five-star cottages located three miles from the market town of Honiton within easy access of both East Devon and Dorset coastlines.Includes a heated indoor pool with baby changing facilities and playpen plus gardens with a range of livestock as well as animal petting and an indoor soft play area. The grounds feature outdoor children’s play areas plus playhouse and swings and baby baths to playpens, toys, stair gates, monitors are provided free of charge.Cottages sleep between two and 14 guests. A seven-night stay in the Farmhouse for eight guests costs from £945. (www.premiercottages.co.uk, 01404 890067)
Hopton Hall, Derbyshire historic property with gardensHopton Hall is an historic property in 30 acres of grounds within the Derbyshire Peak District. The cobbled courtyard of stables, coach house and former servants’ cottages have been refurbished.There is a play area, paddock with football goals, volleyball nets and indoor pool. Activities nearby include horse riding, clay pigeon shooting, fishing, walking and cycling and Chatsworth House and Alton Towers are a reasonable drive away. A week’s stay for eight in Gardener’s Cottage from £1,035. (www.premiercottages.co.uk, 01629 540458)
Uppergate Farm, YorkshireSituated on a working farm in Yorkshire, there are animals to feed, heated indoor swimming pool with a sauna and steam room plus a games barn and an outdoor play area.Bray Cottage sleeps eight guests across four bedrooms with a sitting/dining room plus an enclosed garden with a private hot tub and barbecue. There are also several pubs and restaurants within a 20-minute walk. A week’s stay for eight starts from £1,092. (www.premiercottages.co.uk, 01484 681369)
The Chestnuts, CotswoldsSituated in an unspoilt Cotswolds village, The Chestnuts is a five-star gold property with kitchen, four double bedrooms, two lounges (each with TV) and three bathrooms.Toy box and equipment such as stair gates, highchairs, cots, changing mat and baby baths can also be provided free of charge. Walks can be enjoyed directly from the door. Families can cycle through the countryside or explore nearby attractions including Blenheim Place, Ashmoleum Museum and the Bicester Outlet Village. Pub within walking distance. A week’s stay for up to eight guests starts from £1,808. (www.premiercottages.co.uk, 07860 337763)
Clydey Cottages, PembrokeshireSet in 20 acres of lawns, fields and woodland in the North Pembrokeshire countryside close to the Pembrokeshire coast path and beaches. Indoor play areas, a soft playroom and the chance to feed the on-site animals. During school holidays there is a free Woodland Adventures club and Circus School. Indoor heated swimming pool and outdoor hot tubs. Clydey has ten cottages. The Farmhouse, which sleeps eight, costs from £1,590 for a week. (www.premiercottages.co.uk, 01239 698619).