Go Rural with a Farm Holiday in the UK

If you’re dreaming of getting away to a tranquil location for your next self-catering break where you can relax far from the hustle and bustle of town or city life, then a stay on a farm could be perfect for you.  The UK is rich in farms, unspoilt farmlands and countryside.  For those who want to enjoy a taste of country life, a farm holiday could be a great option.

Things to Do on a UK Farm Holiday

Relax, Relax and Relax!

Odle Farm Cottages in Devon

Odle Farm Cottages in Devon

Staying in the countryside without the distractions of a village or a town makes it easier to relax.  Listen to bird song, spend quality time with friends or family, meet the animals on the farm and just take it easy.  Many farms have good footpaths as well where you can get out and explore the local countryside at your leisure.

Get Active in the Countryside

Cylists on holiday in the countryside

Cyclists enjoying cycling in the countryside on holiday

Whether you enjoy walking, cycling or wildlife watching, the countryside can be a great place to enjoy one or more of these activities.  When it comes to enjoying the great outdoors, some of the best things in life truly are for free.  Horse riding is another great activity, also available in many rural parts of the UK.

Enjoy Day Trips

After all that relaxation, you may want to get out and see some of the local attractions.  Each area in Britain has its own attractions and whether you love visiting historical sites, quaint villages or towns, choose a farm with an appealing choice of places to visit for days out within easy reach.

Types of Accommodation on Britain’s Farms

There are plenty of types of rural accommodation available on British farms.  Depending on the size of the farm, some smallholdings may have just one country cottage or holiday lodge whereas larger farms may have complexes of cottages or barn conversions, sometimes arranged around a courtyard setting.  Some even have fantastic leisure complexes with facilities such as swimming pools or hot tubs.

In short, Britain has an inspiring choice of farm-stay accommodation to choose from, when will you enjoy a taste of the good life?  For inspiration and ideas see our collection of farm cottages.


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