Wake up and see the sparkle at holiday cottages fit for Barbie


Posted by Ellen Drowne on 20th June 2023

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With the release of the new Barbie movie this summer, we started thinking about what kind of cottages Barbie – and her ever-faithful Ken - would stay in on their next UK holiday.

The good news for our heroine – played by Margot Robbie in the film – is that our collection of holiday cottages contains some amazing pink properties which will tick all the boxes for a fun-filled getaway. Not only that, but we have holiday homes that might be of interest to the various Barbies which have been released over the years. From Mermaid Barbie to President Barbie, we’ve got dream holiday homes to suit their individual styles.

Read on to see which coastal, romantic, large and quirky cottages we’ve recommended, and click the button below to pick your own perfect property.

Which holiday home would Barbie choose?

Come on Barbie, let’s go party at one of these holiday cottages

It’s no secret that pink is Barbie’s favourite colour, so it makes sense that she’d want to stay in a pretty pink property when she’s living her best life on holiday in the UK.

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The Pink Castle - Largs, Ayrshire

What makes it perfect for Barbie? A PINK CASTLE? What more could a girl ask for? This truly magical property has large grounds and spectacular views, a sauna in one of its turrets (yes, turrets!) and a hot tub. Beautifully appointed throughout, it is worthy of any Barbie princess.  

Sleeps: 8 guests + 2 dogs

Book The Pink Castle


Briarhurst - Mumbles, South Wales

What makes it perfect for Barbie? This attractive holiday cottage is a vision in pink! Patio doors from the welcoming lounge lead out to a pretty balcony decked with fairy lights, which makes it a wonderful place to enjoy the evening sun.

Sleeps: 5 guests

Book Briarhurst

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Tickled Pink, Freshwater Bay 14 - Freshwater East, West Wales

What makes it perfect for Barbie? The open-plan living space of this quaint – pink! - New England beach house-style property is ideal for Barbie and friends to socialise in. As well as having the coast on their doorstep, they could head to the vibrant town of Pembroke for a shopping spree.  

Sleeps: 6 guests + 2 dogs

Book Tickled Pink, Freshwater Bay 14

little pink house

The Little Pink House - Eastbourne

What makes it perfect for Barbie? A cute Victorian cottage in the Little Chelsea area of Eastbourne, it’s great for a relaxing seaside holiday. A lovely shade of pink on the outside, the interiors of this cosy holiday home are fresh and bright – and the beach is within easy reach.   

Sleeps: 5 guests + 1 dog

Book The Little Pink House

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Moons Cottage – Golant, Cornwall

What makes it perfect for Barbie? A reverse-level pink cottage with spectacular views across the River Fowey. Barbie and co. would love the chic and stylish décor coupled with the opportunity for al fresco dining on the fabulous, enclosed roof terrace.

Sleeps: 6 guests + 2 dogs

Book Moons Cottage

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The Pink Beach Bungalow – Paignton, South Devon

What makes it perfect for Barbie? Wrapped up in a pastel pink package is a welcoming coastal holiday cottage with large windows to make the most of the charming seaside vista. The tiered garden with a patio catches the afternoon sun so Barbie could chill here, head to nearby Broadsands Beach or Elberry Cove, or head out on a walk along the South West Coast Path.

Sleeps: Sleeps 6 guests + 1 dog

Book The Pink Beach Bungalow

Trust your true self when booking your next holiday

Over the years, Barbie has had many guises; from Cowboy Barbie to Pastry Chef Barbie; she’s a busy gal who loves to live life to the full. This is equally true when she’s on holiday with her friends or on a cosy couple’s getaway with her beloved Ken.

So, if you’re like Mermaid Barbie and are looking for a chic, seaside stay or want to find a holiday cottage that will spark your creativity, just like Writer Barbie, then here are some suggestions for your next UK holiday. And if, like Ken, you’re looking for something near the coast so you can get in the water, we’ve also got you covered.

Our girl will officially always be 19 years of age, but 2023 marks her 64th ‘birthday’ so this collection of properties aims to include something for everyone: some are family-friendly, others are suited to group breaks, and others are perfect for two people.

mermaid cove

Mermaid Barbie would love… Mermaid Cove, Snape, Suffolk

What makes it perfect for Mermaid Barbie? The clue is in the name! This contemporary, three-storey holiday home is great for any self-respecting mermaid looking to relax with her friends. Finished to a high standard throughout and spacious enough to accommodate tricky mermaids’ tails.

Sleeps: Sleeps 6 guests + 2 dogs

Book Mermaid Cove

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President Barbie would love… The White House, Bude, Cornwall

What makes it perfect for President Barbie? Nowhere says President more than The White House! With an extensive garden and elegant interiors, it’s the ideal presidential getaway on the Cornish coast. The group can enjoy badminton, boules or croquet, before a tasty meal in the BBQ lodge.

Sleeps: 15 guests + 2 dogs

Book The White House

frontier cabin

Cowboy Barbie would love… Frontier Cabin, Brecon Beacons

What makes it perfect for Cowboy Barbie? This quirky lodge is packed with cowboy features, including a Western saddle and themed library, alongside wood-panelled walls, checked curtains, and intriguing artwork. Cowboy Barbie will feel right at home as it’s on a 17-acre farm with horses, donkeys and chickens.

Sleeps: 2 guests + 2 dogs

Book Frontier Cabin

dexters den

Safari Barbie would love… Dexters Den - Exotic Animal Retreat, Ross-on-Wye

What makes it perfect for Safari Barbie? The owners of this characterful holiday cottage, part of a complex of properties, run an animal sanctuary; while it’s not open to the public, Barbie can watch the variety of exotic and farm animals which roam the surrounding fields from the shared outdoor spaces.

Sleeps: 2 guests + 2 dogs

Book Dexters Den

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Writer Barbie would love… Writers Retreat, Poolewe, The Highlands

What makes it perfect for Writer Barbie? Writers are inspired by their surroundings and Writer Barbie would adore the backdrop at this retreat on the edge of Loch Ewe. The accommodation is no less remarkable, with a beautifully presented boathouse for relaxing and sleeping and a shepherd’s hut for cooking and dining, plus a luxurious hot tub. Seals and otters have been known to pass by.

Sleeps: 2 guests

Book Writers Retreat

cuckoo cottage

Wheelchair Barbie would love… Cuckoo Cottage, Sherborne, Dorset

What makes it perfect for Wheelchair Barbie? Set within a complex of attractive barn conversions, this property is set in a peaceful location and surrounded by picturesque rolling hills. The whole property is spread across the ground floor and is, therefore, fully wheelchair friendly. The twin bedroom also offers an en-suite wet room and WC.

Sleeps: 4 guests + 1 dog

Book Cuckoo Cottage

ludlow barn

Pastry Chef Barbie would love… Ludlow Barn, Ludlow, Shropshire

What makes it perfect for Pastry Chef Barbie? The breathtaking kitchen is the heart of this exceptional property; pals can gather around the breakfast bar while Pastry Chef Barbie whips up a few tasty treats, or make the most of the open-plan living space and settle on the sofas. Nestled in the Shropshire countryside, this holiday home is a tranquil getaway.   

Sleeps: 9 guests + 2 dogs

Book Ludlow Barn

highlands airstream

Ken would love… Highlands Airstream, Woolacombe, North Devon

What makes it perfect for Ken? Accommodation doesn’t come more iconic than a 1974 Air Stream Argosy. This retro retreat has been lovingly refurbished to offer all the mod cons. To add to the wow factor, it has its own hot tub, overlooking the hills outside Woolacombe, with sea glimpses. Ideal for Ken if he wants to catch some waves in the heart of the North Devon World Surfing Reserve.

Sleeps: 2 guests

Book Highlands Airstream

honey hedge

Barbie and Ken would love… Honey Hedge, Penzance, Cornwall

What makes it perfect for Barbie and Ken? This boutique retreat has everything our dynamic duo could wish for and stands in a peaceful location on the coast. The elegant fixtures and fittings – including a double-ended slipper bath and a hand-carved mahogany king-size bed - evoke luxury and romance. In the garden, there is a sheltered hot tub on the decking, alongside a pair of sun loungers.  

Sleeps: 2 guests

Book Honey Hedge

Rock your own story during your next holiday

Now you’ve seen where Barbie might like to spend her holidays, why not follow in her high-arched footsteps by booking one of the properties above? Or browse our full range of properties and pick the perfect, possibly pink, property for you.

Be more Barbie and book a cottage

Disclaimer: Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information at the time of writing, please ensure you check carefully before making any decisions based on the contents within this article.