Cornwall has been revealed as the number one destination for family holidays in the UK by the AA.
Research to mark National B&B Day shows that the county on England’s rugged southwestern tip is home to the most number of B&Bs catering to children of all ages, with 72 family friendly lodges in total.
The AA has also named the top nine B&Bs across the country for parents to take their children to.
Cornwall has been revealed as the number one destination for family holidays in the UK by the AA. Above, Trecarne House in Liskeard, Cornwall, has reduced breakfast prices for children
The AA also names the top B&Bs across the country for parents to take their children. Included in the list, which is not in order, is the quaint Double-Gate Farm in Wells, Somerset
Included in the list, which is not ranked, is the quaint Double-Gate Farm in Wells, Somerset. The converted farmhouse, which starts at £85 a night, has a number of spacious rooms to accommodate large families and there is a games room decked out with a snooker table, table tennis, darts, puzzles and board games.
The Cottage Hotel in Hope Cove, Devon, which boasts two safe sandy beaches on its doorstep, also makes the cut, as does Stoke Gabriel Lodgings in Totnes, Devon, with its homely appeal.
The B&B, where rooms start from £48 a night, is run by David and Helen Littlefair along with their three grown-up daughters.
Rounding out the list is The Commercial in Aberdeenshire, The Coppleridge Inn in Dorset, The Crown Inn in North Yorkshire, The Haughmond in Shropshire, The Royal Oak in West Sussex and Trecarne House in Liskeard, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly.
Stoke Gabriel Lodgings in Totnes, Devon, is run by David and Helen Littlefair along with their three grown-up daughters
The Commercial Hotel in Tarland, Aberdeenshire, has a children’s menu and patrons under the age of two eat free
THE MOST FAMILY FRIENDLY B&BS AND COUNTIES IN THE UK
Cornwall has been revealed as the UK’s top county for family friendly B&Bs in an AA study to mark National B&B Day and help families prepare for the Easter holidays. The AA has also revealed the top nine family friendly B&Bs in the country to help families make informed decisions over the spring break.
The UK’s Most Family Friendly B&Bs
1. Double-Gate Farm in Wells, Somerset
2. The Cottage Hotel in Hope Cove, Devon
3. Stoke Gabriel Lodgings – Badgers Retreat in Totnes, Devon
4. The Commercial in Tarland, Aberdeenshire
5. The Coppleridge Inn in Motcombe, Dorset
6. The Crown Inn in Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire
7. The Haughmond in Upton Magna, Shropshire
8. The Royal Oak in Chichester, West Sussex
9. Trecarne House in Liskeard, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly
(Not ranked in order)
The UK’s top destinations for family-friendly B&Bs
1. Cornwall & Isles of Scilly – 72 family-friendly B&Bs
2. Devon – 68 family-friendly B&Bs
3. Somerset – 67 family-friendly B&Bs
4. North Yorkshire – 65 family-friendly B&Bs
5. Cumbria – 47 family-friendly B&Bs
6. Oxfordshire – 44 family-friendly B&Bs
7. Norfolk – 43 family-friendly B&Bs
8. London postal districts – 41 family-friendly B&Bs
9. Gloucestershire – 38 family-friendly B&Bs
10. Kent – 37 family-friendly B&Bs
The AA notes that the most popular benefit of staying at a family-friendly B&B is the option of a children’s menu, followed by safe play areas, baby-sitting services and children’s entertainment.
While Cornwall is shown to be the best spot for families, Devon is a close second with 68 B&Bs catering for families of all ages.
Somerset comes in third, with 67 B&Bs offering family friendly extras, while North Yorkshire is fourth with 65, and Cumbria is fifth with 47, over half of which offer children’s menus.
The Cottage Hotel in Hope Cove (the long white building in the centre), Devon, boasts two safe sandy beaches on its doorstep and sweeping views
Commenting on the awards Simon Numphud, the managing director of AA Hotel & Hospitality Services, said: ‘British families have a wealth of choice when it comes to booking a family friendly B&B this Easter.
‘It’s great to see B&Bs across the country going the extra mile to ensure families have everything they need to make their stay even more enjoyable, and it’s wonderful to mark National B&B Day to celebrate the incredible variety of B&Bs throughout the UK.’
In total, 1,226 B&Bs registered with the AA are family-friendly, taking bookings from families with children of any age, and 1,215 of these offer something extra to make families’ lives easier.
For more on the B&Bs recommended by the AA, click here.