Farm Stays provide the perfect holiday location for families or anyone who enjoys being out in the countryside. Many UK farms have converted their old barns, shippons, byres, dairies, stables and linhays to create superb self-catering accommodation for a large group or extended family holidays. All the farm cottages on My Favourite Holiday Cottages will be found in beautiful countryside with local walks for all to enjoy. Many farm cottages offer a real working farm experience, including milking the cows, feeding the newborn lambs and scavenging for free-range eggs to cook at breakfast. Scroll down to search a wealth of UK holiday cottages on working farms or converted farm buildings.
Dolly's barn is a large 17th Century barn near Ilfracombe which has been lovingly converted into a charming 6 bedroom luxury holiday cottage sleeping 11 with disabled access in a beautiful spot on the North Devon Coast.
This family friendly charming and large farm cottage is set in 120-acres of stunning farmland just a few rural miles from the North Devon coast in Kentisbury near the pretty seaside village of Combe Martin. Patchole Farmhouse sleeps 9 in 4 bedrooms.
The pet-friendly Dairy Cottage at Wheel Farm Holiday Cottages in Combe Martin manages to combine genuine rustic charm with modern facilities, swimming pool and tennis court, to provide the perfect self-catering holiday.
Set in a tranquil rural location on the North Devon coast near the charming seaside village of Combe Martin, The Linhay at Wheel Farm sleeps 4 and is one of a small collection of lovingly converted farm buildings. Onsite facilities include an indoor heated swimming pool, a tennis court and a sauna.
The Old Cart House is a luxury barn conversion, situated on a hill farm in Farndale near Helmsley, within the North York Moors. A truly stunning renovation from top to bottom, the residence boasts top of the range decor throughout and contemporary finishes, perfect for group and family holidays.
Barn Owl Cottage at Cornbrew Farm near Barnstaple on the North Devon Coast is a pet-friendly holiday cottage sleeping 5 in a rural location. Facilities include a heated indoor pool, tennis and badminton courts, sauna, spa and children's play area with trampolines and a games room.
This pet-friendly coastal getaway near Campbeltown offers room for eight with excellent amenities. Featuring four bedrooms, this large and accessible farmhouse makes the most of its location on the Kintyre peninsula, providing spectacular rural views and easy access to many attractions.
Bilshay Farmhouse is a large beautiful thatched Dorset farmhouse sleeping 10, set in a rural location, a short distance from the market town of Bridport. It has recently been refurbished to a luxurious standard. Currently graded at 4 star Gold. Pets welcome.
The Malting House is a luxury Norfolk country cottage with 5-Star Gold rating, 10-minutes drive from the beach at Sheringham. The Malting House sleeps 6 guests in 3 ensuite bedrooms. Guests enjoy free use of the heated indoor pool and leisure facilities at the Woodlands Leisure Centre.
Courtyard Cottage is a comfortable, well-equipped coastal holiday cottage in North Devon sleeping 4 in 2 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. Close to North Devon's many beaches, you will also enjoy access to facilities at Combrew Farm such as our indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, games room and gym.
Children can feed the animals at Cwtch, a pet-friendly cottage near Bude on East Thorne Farm in North Cornwall. They can also enjoy the adventure playground and indoor games room while parents make use of the spa. Relax in the spacious furnished garden at this lovingly-presented cottage by the sea.
The Milking Parlour is one of five high-quality brick-built holiday barn conversions in a lovely rural setting on a 250-acre farm, in the countryside on the edge of Westhope, a small village, just six miles from Church Stretton in Shropshire. This large, pet friendly holiday property sleeps 11.
With breathtaking views over Buxton, Sparrows North is a perfect cottage for the exploration of the Derbyshire Dales. The pet-friendly cottage sits in an elevated position and enjoys views from its spacious sitting room and other spaces in the luxurious cottage, which boasts charm and open fires.
Rainbow Cottage is a sought-after rural cottage boasting authentic details and contemporary style. Located near Kirkby Stephen in Cumbria between The Lake District and Yorkshire Dales, the pet-friendly property offers expansive gardens, a games room, beautiful views, seclusion and wheelchair access.
The Hay Shed is a luxurious barn conversion sleeping 6-10 guests in a peaceful location close to the Norfolk Coast and Broads near Sheringham. This rural Norfolk holiday cottage has 3 bedrooms sleeping 6 plus 2 double sofa beds. Guests enjoy free use of the Woodlands Leisure Centre pool and spa.
Create enduring memories at this scenic East Throne glamping resort. Families seeking an enchanting coast and countryside retreat need look no further than our luxurious Mongolian yurts, which fits up to 4 guests.
The Sheep Shed at Upper House Farm sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms. This lovely farm barn conversion with hot tub sits on a 220-acre arable farm, in the rural village of Alberbury, 9 miles from Shrewsbury in Shropshire. Perfect for family holidays!
Enjoy a lovely countryside holiday at Stable Cottage situated on 3.5 acres of gorgeous landscaped gardens in the rural hamlet of West End, Norfolk, where guests find a two-storey holiday home from which to launch day trips to the beautiful North Norfolk coast.
Relax and enjoy unspoilt rural views over the Quantock Hills when staying at The Quantock Barn, an idyllic Somerset holiday cottage in West Bagborough. This family-friendly farm cottage is perfect for walking and cycling holidays in the West Somerset countryside.
Award-winning Shropshire holiday cottage in Cardington, This large, Heart of England Farmhouse sleeps 11 in 4 bedrooms on a working farm in a secluded rural location. It is very family friendly with many children's play facilities, chickens to feed and woodland walks. Pets welcome.
Rhoslan is a detached modern holiday bungalow close on a rural 80-acre beef farm. This coastal cottage is in the beautiful remote Anglesey countryside close to the beaches on the north coast and is child-friendly. Sleeps 5.
The Olde Cowshed offers couples, families a two-bedroom luxury cottage with a games room, home gym and hot tub on a 250-acre working farm in Westhope Village, This Shropshire holiday cottage is surrounded by the beautiful countryside with easy reach of many attractions. Pets welcome.
Dove Cottage is a traditional 2-bedroom Lake District holiday cottage sleeping 4 on a 5,000-acre country estate near Hawkshead in a scenic rural spot by Lake Windermere. Guests enjoy use of a communal indoor heated swimming pool, games room, gym and kids play area.
There are farm cottages the length and breadth of Britain, from converted crofts in the Highlands of Scotland to old Tithe Barns and Oast Houses in Kent. Where grain was once stored and horeses were stabled now offerer luxurious self-catering accommodation in rooms that still retain the traces of their previous life, from oak beams to the occasional (strictly decorative) cider press. Most working farms will have footpaths and fields for exploring without having to drive further afield - perfect for holidays with pets. For those seeking cottages with a swimming pool, childrens play areas and other leisure facilities, farms with a number of cottages created fromform farm buildings are well worth considering as farmers find they have perfect spaces for a range of facilities independent holiday cottages are unable to accommodate.
Rural holidays in Farm Cottages the depths of the countryside on places like Exmoor will reveal the canpoy of stars in the night skies that city dwellers are unable to experience, especially on crisp clear nights in the winter. For wild flower lovers, there's nothing like a farm holiday for rembling down country lanes and woodland footpaths carpeted with snowdrops, primroses, bliuebells, campion, vioets and cow parsley according to the time of year. You'll ifnd the best areas for wild flowers, tend to be in areas more suitable for animal farming, as less fertlizers have been used on the fields, thus protecting the flowers.
Book a farm cottage for a sel-catering holiday and re-discover the beauties of the Great Britsh Countryside in any season of the year.