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Farmstay holidays in the UK

10 of the Best UK Farmstay Holidays

If you are thinking of booking a farmstay in 2024 and want to find out some of the best places to holiday then read on; Country Cottages Online features one of the UK’s best collections of farmstay holidays. From farm lodges in the wilds of the Scottish Highlands, to barn conversions on small holdings in Snowdonia in Wales, to rural cottages on farms in England, escape for a taste of the good life when you choose to holiday on a small holding or a farm in the UK.

Enjoy finding out about 10 of our best picks of farm breaks. For more choice, browse our full collection of farm cottages.

Beautiful Farm Barn just a Few Miles from the Norfolk Broads

Light and airy with exposed beams, you can truly experience rural charm and some of the best of country living at Widgeon in Norfolk.

This beautiful 3 bedroom barn is set on a working farm of over 1100 acres, with cows and arable crops, not far from the River Waveney. Enjoy riverside walks, use of bikes (free of charge) and wildlife watching at this beautiful rural location. Widgeon itself is a great place to enjoy country life, with a garden with views out to fields and pastures, and a luxurious interior. On site at the farm, is a shared games room, a hot tub, a fitness barn and a soft play barn so come rain or shine, there is plenty to do at this rural hideaway.

Farm Barn Conversion near the Lincolnshire Wolds, with Woodburner and Optional Hot Tub


Immerse yourself in rural charm at the Stables in Lincolnshire, set on Elms Farm just half an hour’s drive from the Lincolnshire Wolds. With fields, meadows and nature walks on site, enjoy a taste of rural life with a break at the Stables.

Appreciate features like the warming woodburner, and for the ultimate in relaxation book the hot tub too! This farm cottage is part of a collection of farm holiday homes and has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.


Feel at Home at this Homely 3 Bedroom Farm Cottage in Mid Devon

With 3 bedrooms and a pets welcome policy, escape to the country with friends and family to the tranquil Devon countryside. With superb countryside views from the garden, you can really enjoy rural living here at the Smithy at Three Gates Farm near Tiverton. The excellent shared onsite leisure facilities should make for a truly relaxing time on the farm too!

Relax on a Somerset Cider Farm

Set on a cider farm, taste the good life with a stay at The Barn with Hot Tub near Taunton. With 3 bedrooms, this beautiful barn is luxurious and oozes rural charm. Outside the private patio with outdoor hot tub is ideal for long relaxing soaks. There is also a BBQ so you can make the most of alfresco living in summer time. There are good footpaths for nature walks from the farm, and guests are free to explore the fields, orchards and meadows.


Bring your Pooch on Holiday to this Charming 2 Bedroom Lincolnshire Barn Conversion

Escape to the Lincolnshire Fens with a stay at Oak Cottage at Elms Farm. With stunning rural views, this family-friendly and dog-friendly retreat is the ideal place to relax and unwind next to fields and farmlands. There is even a hot tub that you can book (additional costs apply) for even more rural bliss! Stargaze at night and marvel at the wonders of rural living.


Experience Rural Charm Galore in Lovely Leicestershire

This beautiful 2 bedroom farm cottage oozes country charm. Homely, comfortable and good quality you can really relax at this home from home and enjoy immersing yourself in the countryside. Enjoy waking up to views of fields, farmlands and feel zen in the countryside.

There are tranquil nature walks through the farm through wheatfields, onwards to the Ashby canal. More good walks and bike trails under a canopy of trees can be found in the nearby National Forest.


Make Hay whilst the Sun Shines at William’s Hayloft in Shropshire

If you want to discover one of the UK’s very best farm developments, where you can relax and unwind in the countryside yet enjoy a variety of onsite facilities, then a stay at 3 bedroomed William’s Hayloft at Alkington Grange Barns could be the perfect choice. Keep fit and healthy with swims in the indoor heated pool and have fun at the outdoor sports court. The play area for the under 5s will appeal to families and features some lovely tractor toys in keeping with the farm theme! Keen walkers can enjoy canalside walks and a footpath for the Shropshire Way runs by the farm. Holidaymakers who enjoy cycling are well catered for too as the Meridian Cycle Path runs past the farm. Also available in the local area is horse riding and coarse fishing.

Experience Rural Bliss at Lucy’s Lodge

With two fishing lakes at this farm, as well as an indoor swimming pool, if you want to hideaway for a while with friends and family and experience some of the best of country living, then this 3 bedroom rural retreat is a great choice. Wake up to uplifting countryside views, soak up farmland views, and revel in the good life!


Stunning Luxurious 8 Bedroom Farmhouse on a Farm in County Durham

For some of the finest in country living, beautiful character features such as exposed wooden beams and exposed stone walls, combined with spacious airy rooms and stunning country views, then New Hall Farmhouse with its 8 bedrooms could be the perfect choice. Getaway for a big family holiday or escape with friends to the countryside of County Durham to this magnificent former farmhouse.


Discover some of the best of rural Suffolk with a stay at Alfreds Barn

If you want style, luxury and rural charm then Alfreds Barn offers a winning combination. Nestled on Grove Farm in the Suffolk countryside, this is a tranquil location just outside of the Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB, allowing you to easily combine relaxing days on the farm with day trips by the seaside not too far away, for the best of both worlds. With 4 bedrooms, this beautiful barn has ample room for up to 8 guests. Sorry no pets allowed.

Find the Best Farm Stay Holiday for you

We hope you’ve enjoyed the above selection of farm stay holiday homes. Some working farm holidays have opportunities to meet the animals, which can be a memorable experience for children and adults alike, and can particularly appeal to those in search of a real working farm experience! Family-friendly farm holidays can be a popular choice too, as are luxury farm stay holidays!

At other farmsteads you may be able to taste dairy produce like eggs or milk, or buy locally produced farm goods in the farm shop, and enjoy treats like nature walks. Many have eco-friendly credentials and an emphasis on sustainability for future generations. Whether you want to book a stay on an arable farm, a working farm with animals or a small holding, we hope you have your best rural retreat break yet!