You don’t need to wait for the school holidays to take a break from your routine. What if we told you that within two hours of London, you could find amazing countryside retreat where you and your family could relax for the weekend? Are you ready to discover our family weekend getaways in the UK?

At BabyBreaks, we’ve been searching the web for extraordinary houses that are available for short stays, so you can spend some quality time with your brood, with minimal travel time and packing.

Each has their own charm, but all of our selections are generously spacious and good value for money.

So read on book one of those 5 Family Weekend Getaways in the UK within 2 hours of London.

1. Family holiday home in the heart of Bosham – West Sussex

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3-Bedroom House – Sleeps up to 6 Guests

This cosy family home is situated near the coast in West Sussex, not far from Chichester and only a 2 hour drive from London, or 1h 45 by train. The light-filled living room makes a striking first impression, and there’s a pretty little garden for those sunny days. This 3-bedroom house is great for relaxing close to the sea. Why not drive to Portsmouth for the day? Kids always love watching boats!

2. Charming cottage in The South Downs – West Sussex

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3-Bedroom House – Sleeps up to 8 Guests

Set in the natural beauty of The South Downs, this 200 year old 3-Bedroom Cottage can sleep up to 8 people, with a magnificent garden where your kids can go wild! Watch them bounce around on the trampoline while you sip a glass of bubbly. For rainy days there’s a games room that will keep them entertained, and a great selection of DVDs that you can curl up to watch as a family. You’ll have to practise your darts skills too, there’s a darts board which will encourage some healthy competition before dinner! Last but not least, the thoughtful host supplies a lovely selection of jam, croissants, milk and more so you won’t have to rush to the shops as soon as you arrive.

3. Lake House in Farnham – Hampshire

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4-Bedroom House – Sleeps up to 8 Guests

If you dream of living in a Grand Designs style contemporary home, this incredible 4-Bedroom lakeside house is for you. Less than an hour’s drive from London, the house is located between the two beautiful counties of Surrey and Hampshire. The interiors are sleek and minimal, with huge glass windows showcasing the natural beauty outside. Lake House is a spacious hideaway which could easily fit two families for a relaxing family weekend getaways in the UK.

4. Bramley Lodge – East Sussex​

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2-Bedroom Lodge – Sleeps up to 4 Guests

If you are looking for an affordable cottage for a family of four, Bramley Lodge in Sussex is a great option. Nestled within the Chailey Common Nature Reserve, you’ll be surrounded by beautiful scenery to explore. This contemporary home has a welcoming living room and two beautiful bedrooms. You will also have your own terrace with a firepit and a BBQ – perfect for relaxing with your family as we begin to enjoy some longer, lighter days. What are you waiting for?

5. 74 by the Sea – Kent

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3-Bedroom House – Sleeps up to 10 Guests

Feel like being close to the sea? This beautiful Scandinavian-styled house located in coastal Kent will delight you as soon as you enter. Recently renovated, the interiors are pristine, all white and incredibly calming. It’s spacious layout with extra bunk beds and sofa beds makes it perfect for a large family, or two families on a weekend break. There are two bathrooms and a third downstairs toilet, so no queuing for the shower in the morning!

The house is less than 200 metres from the beach, and perfectly placed for exploring the seaside town of Hythe. Rated 5* on Airbnb, this gem is sure to book up fast.

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