We visited Bruern earlier this year and were completly wowed. This is self-catering to hotel standards; everything is done with maximum care to make your stay as comfortable as possible. You'll arrive to find a handsome welcome hamper and fluffy white robes in the wardrobe, a fire laid in the grate in winter, and BBQ coals in summer. There are 12 smart cottages of different sizes in a pretty Cotswold stable yard, each with private gardens as well as plenty of shared space. There's lots to keep children happy including three playgrounds, playhouses, trikes, bikes and pedal cards, a 2-storey Wendy house and a games room for older kids with table tennis, pool and an extensive DVD collection for guests to borrow. The indoor swimming pool is utterly set up for kids with warm water and 1.1m deep throughout. Daylesford Cotswold Farm is just 10 mins drive and it's the perfect place to explore the honey-coloured picturesque Cotswold towns of Chipping Norton, Stow-on-the-Wold and Buford.