Farm and Farmstay Holidays

Farm holidays are ever popular with families and couples keen to escape to the country and enjoy a taste of rural life. Rent a self catering country cottage on a farm and where you family can discover the farmyard, animals in fields, the big red or blue tractor and what the countryside has to offer. 

 

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Why Holiday on a Farm

Staying on a farm can be appealing if you just want to spend some relaxing time in the beautiful British countryside. A cottage for 2 on a farm also appeals to couples looking for a rural weekend escape.

Children never tire of feeding animals and meeting the chickens, ducks, sheep, goats, cows, pigs and other farmyard characters. Children can help feed the animals with some farm holidays.

The level of interaction with the animals, farmers and farm life will vary from one farmstead to another so do read about each and decide which are the best farm holidays for your children. Do pack welly boots because farmyards can be muddy!

A holiday on an organic farm in the UK could result in lovely farm fresh produce for breakfast in your cottage. Sizzling organic British bacon and sausages - what a great start to your holiday in the country!  If you're seeking a rural retreat, take a look at these rural country cottages.

You may want to stay on a working farm where cows graze in the fields, or an organic farm where you can pick apples or fruit?  Other popular options include breaks on rustic smallholdings where there may be just a few chickens and geese and arable farms where there are only crops being farmed but no animals.  Whatever type of country holiday you're looking to experience, there is an option out there for you!

 

Experience Country Living on a Farm Holiday

Accommodation on farms is typically rustic but of good quality, and in most cases holiday cottages were originally dairy buildings, barns or cow byres. 

You may wish to combine a farm stay with a coastal location for optional days at the beach, in which case, a farm cottage holiday in the Isle of Wight would be perfect.   Explore farm cottages in the Cotswolds and other areas of outstanding natural beauty such as the Isle of Anglesey in north Wales where there are plenty of farm cottages available to rent for self-catering holidays.  See the below for farmstays throughout the UK.

 

If you are looking for a farm stay with that added extra why not take a look at the following different types of farm cottages:

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Northcott Farmhouse, Bude, Cornwall, England

9 bedroom Large Country House, West Country.

Idyllic holiday farmhouse with two hot tubs, a games room with pool table, a large garden and glorious valley and farmland views, just a short walk from Northcott Mouth beach and within easy reach of the gorgeous coast, ideal for large groups (hen party and stag party friendly), big families and special celebrations.

Special features: free internet access, games room, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £2000 to £5350 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 17 people in 9 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 7
Pet Friendly: Yes (4 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 25 June 2018 to 06 July 2018; from 20 July 2018 to 27 July 2018; from 31 August 2018 to 21 September 2018;

The George Family Log Cabin, Mid Wales, Bettws Cedewain, Powys, Wales

2 bedroom Log Cabin, Mid Wales.

Stunning 2 bedroom wooden holiday lodge with private hot tub and own veranda nestled on a working farm amid a vista of wooded hills and enchanting valleys, perfect for visits to Glansevern Hall Gardens nearby and Powis Castle 10 miles away.

Special features: outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £355 to £830 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 5 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 06 July 2018 to 11 August 2018; from 08 September 2018 to 12 September 2018; from 22 September 2018 to 25 September 2018;

Meadow Cottage at Twistgates Farm Cottages, Honiton, Devon, England

2 bedroom Stone-Built Cottage, East Devon.

Secluded 2 bedroom country cottage with meadow views, exposed wooden beams, character features and a lovely garden located by the Blackdown Hills in Devon with the Jurassic Coast close by, both family-friendly and dog-friendly.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £350 to £875 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 17 August 2018 to 18 August 2018;

Weathervane Cottage at Twistgates Farm Cottages, Honiton, Devon, England

3 bedroom Cottage, East Devon.

Three bedroom character cottage, both family-friendly and pet-friendly, with own garden in a peaceful location by the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with the Jurassic coast just a short drive away.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £350 to £875 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 5 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 24 June 2018 to 30 June 2018;

Farmhouse near Capel Iwan, Newcastle Emlyn, Carmarthenshire, Wales

3 bedroom Farm Cottage, Wales.

Homely and charming 3 bedroom holiday farmhouse, with views out over farmlands and ponds and a setting on a farm holiday development, close to Capel Iwan in South Wales and enjoying access to excellent shared leisure facilities on site including an indoor swimming pool, a hot tub and games room with table tennis and pool table.

Special features: free internet access, pool (), games room, indoor hot tub.

Price range from £318 to £1021 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 25 June 2018 to 14 July 2018; from 01 September 2018 to 22 December 2018; from 29 December 2018 to 13 April 2019;

Broadgate Farm Cottages, Beverley, Yorkshire, England

13 bedroom Cottage Complex, Yorkshire.

Broadgate Farm features a handpicked collection of individually furnished, award winning cottages with views over the nearby fields in the Yorkshire Wolds.

Special features: free internet access, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £490 to £2250 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 22 people in 13 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 11
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Special Offer: from 24 June 2018 to 22 August 2018; from 24 June 2018 to 22 August 2018; from 24 June 2018 to 22 August 2018;
Late availability: from 24 June 2018 to 07 July 2018;

Old Guadaloupe Farm House, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England

3 bedroom Cottage, Midlands.

Fantastic rural retreat, this family-friendly self-catering farmhouse enjoys a tranquil setting in Leicestershire and with views of the surrounding countryside, high quality accommodation, a gold award, a hot tub and half an acre of gardens, has plenty to recommend it.

Special features: free internet access, games room, outdoor hot tub, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £400.00 to £800.00 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 16 July 2018 to 20 July 2018; from 31 August 2018 to 07 September 2018; from 14 September 2018 to 21 September 2018;

Waterperry Cottage at Oxford Country Cottages, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, Shakespeare Country.

Beautiful 2 bedroom barn conversion with exposed beams, set around a courtyard garden in an idyllic rural location and part of a small development of country cottages, just 5 miles from the historic city of Oxford and with an inviting warm bubbly hot tub on site.

Special features: free internet access, games room, outdoor hot tub, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £750 to £750 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 07 July 2018 to 08 July 2018; from 29 July 2018 to 01 August 2018; from 08 August 2018 to 11 August 2018;


Special Offer: from 24 June 2018 to 06 August 2018;

Elm Tree Farm, Lea, Matlock, Derbyshire, England

6 bedroom Large Holiday House, Derbyshire Peak District.

Large 6 bedroom holiday home with ample character and appeal, just 10 minutes' drive from Matlock and the Heights of Abraham, ideal for large groups looking to holiday altogether near the Peak District National Park.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £790 to £790 per week
Sleeps from 8 to 14 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (6 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 25 June 2018 to 29 June 2018; from 02 July 2018 to 06 July 2018; from 09 July 2018 to 13 July 2018;

Soar Cottage at Bluegrass Cottages, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, Wales

3 bedroom Farm Cottage, Mid Wales.

Charming and homely 3 bedroom rural retreat, both family-friendly and pet-friendly, just 10 minutes' drive from Aberystwyth and within easy reach of the stunning Ceredigion coastline.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £450 to £980 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 5 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 30 June 2018 to 07 July 2018; from 21 July 2018 to 04 August 2018; from 13 September 2018 to 21 September 2018;

Litton Farm, North Molton, Devon, England

4 bedroom Holiday Farmhouse, Exmoor National Park.

Idyllic 4 bedroom pet-friendly holiday farmhouse nestled in the countryside of Exmoor National Park just half an hour's drive from the North Devon coast, with a children's adventure play area on site with swings and a slide, as well as a pool table, this holiday house is ideal for families.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £695 to £1250 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 24 June 2018 to 03 August 2018;

Swiers Farm House, Carsington, Derbyshire, England

7 bedroom Large Country House, Peak District.

Sleeping up to 17 people, this is a fantastic large holiday house with charm and character close to Carsington Water, ideal for big groups of friends or family looking to holiday altogether in the Peak District.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £1200 to £2890 per week
Sleeps from 12 to 17 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 25 June 2018 to 29 June 2018; from 01 July 2018 to 06 July 2018; from 08 July 2018 to 13 July 2018;

Dog-Friendly Kilmore Quay Cottage, Kilmore Quay, Wexford, Ireland

1 bedroom Country Cottage, Ireland.

This one bedroom stone-built holiday cottage is part of a small collection of holiday cottages on a working dairy farm near Kilmore Quay in County Wexford.

Price range from £204 to £421 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed

Spinney Rural Retreat, Shropshire Hills, Cardington, Shropshire, England

2 bedroom Grade II Listed Barn Conversion, Shropshire Hills.

Escape to this 2 bedroom barn conversion for a relaxing rural retreat break with your friends or family and pet-dog, with a lovely idyllic country location and ample rustic charm, this holiday barn is one of three located on a farm near Cardington and is only around 30 minutes' drive from historic Shrewsbury, shared facilities on site include a tennis court, play area for children, two games rooms and extensive woodland and farm walks, with chances to feed the chickens, a stay at this farm cottage could be wonderful for a relaxing and enjoyable family holiday.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £312 to £556 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 29 June 2018 to 13 July 2018; from 16 July 2018 to 20 July 2018; from 10 September 2018 to 14 September 2018;

Upper Rectory Farm Cottages, Appleby Magna, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire, England

15 bedroom Cottage, East Midlands.

Collection of gold award winning 5 star rated holiday cottages offering peace and tranquility amongst the farmlands of Leicestershire just outside Appleby Magna.

Special features: free internet access, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £375 to £1405 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 30 people in 15 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 15
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 25 June 2018 to 21 July 2018; from 23 July 2018 to 27 July 2018; from 28 July 2018 to 10 August 2018;

Berry Farmhouse, Torrington, Devon, England

7 bedroom Large Country House, West Country.

Impressive 7 bedroom pet-friendly farmhouse with a spacious stylish interior and lovely countryside views of the Torridge Valley, close to the Tarka Trail and just 12 miles from Bideford, ideal for large groups of friends or family and sleeping up to 16 people.

Price range from £1350 to £2950 per week
Sleeps from 7 to 16 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 25 June 2018 to 27 July 2018; from 10 August 2018 to 24 August 2018; from 31 August 2018 to 02 November 2018;

Suran Y Coed, Knighton, Powys, Wales

2 bedroom Farmstay, Mid Wales.

High quality 2 bedroom wooden holiday lodge with its own private hot tub and beautiful valley setting by hills and woodlands, ideal for a relaxing rural retreat break.

Special features: games room, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £320 to £600 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 29 June 2018 to 13 July 2018; from 17 July 2018 to 27 July 2018; from 30 July 2018 to 01 August 2018;

Shepherd's Hut Barn, rural Dorset, Winterborne Whitechurch, Dorset, England

3 bedroom Holiday Barn, West Country.

Want to stay somewhere with tranquil rural views over fields and pastures where you can relax and unwind in Dorset? This 3 bedroom family-friendly and dog-friendly ban could be perfect, close to Thomas Hardy's Country and within reach of Dorset's Jurassic Coast for day trips.

Price range from £394 to £989 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 31 August 2018 to 14 September 2018; from 15 October 2018 to 26 October 2018; from 11 November 2018 to 16 November 2018;

Higher Burrow Farmhouse, Kingsbury Episcopi, Somerset, England

7 bedroom Large Country Holiday Home, West Country.

Large 7 bedroom country house with the wow-factor in Somerset, enjoy country views and luxurious spacious accommodation with a country twist, as well as a beautiful garden and 2 private outdoor hot tubs, just 18 miles from Glastonbury.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £2580 to £4280 per week
Sleeps from 15 to 17 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 25 June 2018 to 06 July 2018; from 08 July 2018 to 13 July 2018; from 16 July 2018 to 20 July 2018;

Daffodil Cottage at Thatched Farm Cottages, Woodbridge, Suffolk, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, East Anglia.

Situated in rural Suffolk within the grounds of Thatched Farm this pet-friendly cottage has ample character and charm with features such as exposed wooden beams.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £350 to £460 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 3 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 28 June 2018 to 29 June 2018; from 09 August 2018 to 12 August 2018; from 19 August 2018 to 21 August 2018;

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