- Diary of a Devon Mum
“A long weekend at Glynn Barton Cottages is not like staying at your usual self-catering cottage – it is designed totally and utterly for us – us weary parents with small bundles of relentless energy.
All the hurdles you usually face when going away with young kids, just aren’t there. Owners Shirley and Steve have thought of everything. I guess that’s because they’re the real deal – grandparents who’ve been there and know exactly what young families need to actually enjoy a holiday.”
- The Times
The Most Wanted Holiday Cottages in Cornwall
25th August 2012
The prices of these high-end, child friendly cottages drop by about 60% in October. They were fully booked this summer and are almost completely sold in September. In October there are places in Grooms cottage, which has two bedrooms – one with a double bed and another with bunk for children. Cots and high chairs are available on request. There is a fully equipped kitchen and an on-site shop selling frozen home cooked meals and fresh bread. The cottages are made of rugged stone and date from the 18th century. There is a communal indoor heated pool, games room and play area.
20 Best UK Family Farm Stays
23rd April 2011
Animal feeding is the highlight of a stay at Glynn Barton but its facilities run close behind. There’s a great games room, a small indoor soft-play area and freezers with ready-made meals. There are massages available on site and registered childminders who can babysit. The eight cottages, dating from the 1700s, are in a terraced row, where parents sip wine in the evening and kids play together. Its a 15 minute drive to a beach.
25 Great British Holiday Rentals
Best for Small Children – Glynn Barton Cottages
- The Sunday Times
(Only 2 entries for Cornwall)
There are two ways to decide on your summer holiday this year. You can work through a million brochures and websites until you start feeling vaguely suicidal, then just book the first thing you saw; or you can make up a cup of coffee, put your feet up and let you chief travel writer, Stephen Bleach, guide you through the cream of the crop. No 13 E-i-e-i-o in Cornwall
Real working farms have their drawbacks — kids love the animals, but they’re not good at looking out for speeding tractors. Which is where a fake one such as Glynn Barton, in Cornwall comes in. It’s 13 acres of safe child-friendliness: there are cows, pigs, donkeys, sheep and chickens, with feeding sessions every morning and an indoor pool, a soft-play barn, toys, a climbing frame, a games room, the lot.
Our parents and grandparents have known all along what treasures the British Isles hold for families; so long live the staycation…..with excellent facilities for toddlers and older children.
Must-have family holidays
Eight idyllic cottages…. fun holidays for children – and relaxing for parents.
- Cornwall Today
Escape to ….Glynn Barton
Set within 13 glorious acres, Glynn Barton offers child, toddler and baby-friendly holidays in safe and relaxing surroundings.
- Enjoy Southwest
Where to stay with teenagers and toddlers this summer.
Cornwall: Take the plunge into toddler nirvana.
Children are never too young to learn to swim, as Alistair Fraser discovered on a break in Cornwall.
- The Times
The best family hotels & destinations in Cornwall
Family holidays in Cornwall are much easier now with chic self-catering and hotels made for young visitors, says Jane Knight, 31st Jan 2009.
- Sunday Express
Swimming in Cornwall
“But what really stood out for me were the impressive facilities for little ones. There’s a fantastic soft-play barn, toddler ride-on area, adventure playground and cosy playroom complete with pool table and a video library for the not-so-little. The cottages manage to be comfortable, with Cath Kidson-style chic, and spacious, despite all our kiddie clutter, yet they’re brimming with everyday necessities, from a built-in safety gate to a child step to reach the washbasin.”
From: OliviaMumsnet on 20-Nov-08 14:52 Overall rating 9.6
Self-catering with kids can often feel like a con as there’s so much to be done but Glynn Barton really have thought of everything to make your holiday hassle-free.