Farm Stay Holidays and Cottage Breaks on Farms

Escape on a farm holidayLooking to book a farm holiday at one of Britain's farms?  Whether you want to rent a rural retreat, a barn conversion or a lodge, farm holidays are 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 where your family can enjoy holidaying close to farmlands, fields and meadows and discover what the countryside has to offer. 
 

Find the Best Farm Stay Cottage Holiday in the UK for you:

Farm stay holidays in England

Self-catering farm stays in Wales

Farm stay holidays in Scotland

Country cottages on farms in Ireland

 

 

Why Book a Holiday on a Farm

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

Children never tire of feeding farm animals and meeting the chickens, ducks, sheep, goats, cows, pigs and other farmyard characters. Children can help feed the animals with some farm holidays.  At some farms it may even be possible to milk the cows or collect freshly laid hen's eggs.

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 is the best farm holiday for you. Do pack welly boots because farmyards can be muddy!

A holiday on an organic farm in the UK could result in lovely fresh farm 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 with rare breeds where cattle 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.

Lincolnshire is consists mainly of famland and far reaching views across its flat terrain. Find a peaceful spot to stay with a farm cottage holiday in Lincolnshire.

 

Luxurious Rural Farmstay Holidays

Farm holidays don’t have to mean compromising on style and luxury.  There are plenty of cottages nowadays with luxury touches.  Find Farm Cottages for Luxury Holidays and choose from options like 5 star cottages, award winning properties and even holiday homes with access to a hot tub or swimming pool.
 

 

A Selection of the Farm Cottages featured on Country Cottages Online

 

Escape to the Country at Webbington Farm Cottages in Somerset

Webbington Farm Cottages, SomersetSet on a working beef farm in Somerset on the edge of the Mendip Hills are Webbington Farm Cottages, a collection of just 4 barn conversions.  The cottages are well places for visiting Cheddar Gorge, Wookey Hole, Wells and Glastonbury on days out. 

If you want to simply relax and unwind though, this is a wonderful rural location where you can holiday and enjoy country life on a working family farm.

 

The Cake House at Luccombe Farm, Dorset, England

Pool at Luccombe Farm in DorsetNestled in the Dorset AONB within 650 acres of unspoilt downland is Luccombe Farm.  There are 9 cottages to choose from on the farm, including the Cake House and there is even a gypsy caravan available to rent.

A favourite with families, at Luccombe Farm it’s possible to meet a variety of farm animals such as chickens, donkeys, sheep, goats and even alpacas!  

There are also excellent on site shared leisure facilities including a heated indoor swimming pool, a sauna, a games room, a tennis court and a play area for children with a swing, slide and climbing area.  You’ll certainly not be short of things to do as there is even a riding school on the farm.
 

 

Suran Y Coed Lodge at Cefnsuran Farm, Powys, Wales

Suran Y Coed lodge hot tub, Cefnsuran FarmSuran Y Coed is a two bedroom holiday lodge on Cefnsuran Farm, a working farm which is set in an isolated valley in Powys, just seven miles from the market town of Knighton.  This is a lovely tranquil location, ideal for holidaymakers looking to escape for a while on a rural retreat break.  The farm is abundant with wildlife and fly-fishing is possible too.  There are 30 acres of ancient woodland to explore and the Glyndwrs way passes through the farmland and connects with Offa's Dyke footpath just a few miles away.

With a warm bubbly hot tub on site, this is a great place to relax, unwind and watch the stars at night.

 

Accommodation at Cliftonhill Organic Farm in the Scottish Borders

Eden Hideaway at Cliftonhill organic farm, BordersIf you want to support the birds and the bees as well as discover some of the best of the Scottish borders on holiday then take a look at the accommodation options at Cliftonhill Organic Farm near Kelso.

Cliftonhill is a small organic farm set in the fertile Tweed valley where oats are grown and farmed organically.  There are also sheep that graze in the fields.

Nestled in the unspoilt countryside are 4 welcoming barn cottages, as well as two recently built wood-clad lodges including Eden Hideaway (each lodge is complete with an inviting warm bubbly outdoor hot tub with stunning views over fields and farmlands).

 

Traditional Farm Cottage on a Shorefront Farm in County Cork

Molly's Farm cottage, county CorkEscape to a charming country cottage on a shorefront farm in County Cork.  Molly’s Cottage is a traditional stone-built farm cottage with plenty of rural appeal which sleeps up to 6 people in 2 bedrooms. 

Set on a 12 acre shorefront working farm along the Ring of Beara this could be the ideal place for a rural retreat break, yet is just a short walk from two small sandy beaches, so you can experience the enjoyment of spending time both by the coast and in the countryside with a stay here.

 

Whatever type of farm holiday you choose to book, whether a stay in a rustic barn conversion, a holiday lodge or a farmhouse rental, we hope you find the perfect holiday accommodation for you on Country Cottages Online and that you have a fabulous break in rural Britain.