Firstly, is the house suitable for the younger members of your family?
Spiral staircases, busy main roads and small dining/living areas, for example, are not ideal. Also, does the house come with stairgates, high chairs and travel cots?
Here are some of the best, and most well-equipped, holiday cottages in the UK; perfect for whisking the family away on an extra special holiday to remember.
Lighthouse Cottage, nr. Cromer
This former lighthouse keeper's cottage is situated in a fantastic coastal location, not far from the Norfolk Broads. The little ones will love the cellar; it's been converted into a fabulous den for them to play to their heart's content, and it even has table football!
Set in a peaceful location with superb coastal walks, this cottage will be a hit with all the generations.
Beach House, Broadstairs
If you've got a large family in tow, this holiday town house is for you. Sleeping up to 10, the house has five ample-sized bedrooms located over three floors.
The property is located just yards from Broadstairs' award-winning, family-friendly beaches, and comes with all toddler essentials – from highchair and cot to stairgate.
Big kids (that includes you!) will love the festivities that surround Broadstairs Folk Week which takes place every August. Free Punch and Judy shows, storytelling and dance workshops take place at The Pavilion throughout the week.
Wandale Barn, York
With four bedrooms, this beautifully converted detached barn in the heart of Ryedale is spacious but homely; ideal for large families with little ones.
There's a big dining table for eating and playing games, but dining out locally is also very good, with a number of traditional child-friendly pubs right on your doorstep. The property comes equipped with a travel cot and high chair, and there's an enclosed garden patio area for them to play in safety.