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.
Hayloft at Wheel Farm is a pet-friendly North Devon holiday cottage for couples situated just a short drive from the coast and the rolling hills of Exmoor, perfectly placed to offer guests rural self-catering holidays with a swimming pool.
Dating back to the 17th Century, Higher Mullacott Farmhouse near Ilfracombe is a beautiful large 5 bed holiday property which has been tastefully renovated for style and comfort ; all set in a beautiful countryside position with sea views on the North Devon coast.
Bluebelle Cottage is a rural retreat for couples in the picturesque old farm of Moortown near the pretty hamlet of Chawleigh and just outside Chulmleigh in North Devon. This cottage for couples is an “upside down” house to take advantage of lovely rural views.
Set within Exmoor National Park, Middle Leys Cottage is a charming 3-bedroom pet-friendly holiday cottage with Wi-Fi above the Somerset village of Withypool. Recently renovated and re-furnished, this Exmoor holiday cottage now offers stylish decor with rustic charm.
Brock Scar Cottage welcomes 4 guests to this idyllic rural corner of Teesdale for a holiday at any time of the year. The cottage nestles in a peacefully remote lakeside location by Grassholme Reservoir but within easy reach of many walks and local attractions.
Millers Cottage, converted from old dairy units at Bakers Mill, is a lovely countryside cottage in Dorset sleeping 3. Old beams feature in this otherwise modern Beaminster cottage with large enclosed garden. Situated in a courtyard setting with 5 other cottages sleeping 21 in total. Pets welcome.
Take in all the majesty of the North Cumbria countryside with a stay at The Stable, a romantic farm cottage for couples located in the rural hamlet of Milton near Brampton. Explore Hadrian’s Wall and The Lake District. Pets welcome.
Meifod is a charming 18th-century terraced barn conversion boasting a large garden with spectacular views of the Snowdonia mountain range. Situated near Capel Garmon, the pet-friendly cottage in North Wales offers modern comforts and touches of rural character throughout the two-bedroom property.
North End's large listed Farmhouse is available for Doret holiday lets all year. Situated in a spectacular countryside setting, on the Jurassic Coast, between the lively market towns of Bridport and Lyme Regis with easy access to beaches, culture, pubs and walks. Pets welcome.
This 17th Century detached stone built farmhouse in the Yorkshire Dales lies in the Wharfedale village of Buckden. A large and dog-friendly holiday cottage, Clifford House Farm sleeps 12 in f5 bedrooms.
Sundance is a luxury rural cottage set among ten acres of beautiful grounds in Cheriton Bishop in Devon. This converted fruit barn boasts a private hot tub and summer house as well as entertaining areas and shared facilities such as an outdoor swimming pool, a play area and a games room
Take in all the attractions of the Welsh Borders with a stay at Virginia Cottage, a superb barn conversion on a working farm on the edge of the historic village of Burnell near Much Wenlock. The pet-friendly Shropshire farm cottage comes with two private patios and modern fitted kitchen.
In a lovely South Devon coastal location with beautiful views, Corner Cottage near Plymouth is a large and stylish luxury 5-bedroom holiday home with a spacious, sunny open plan living/kitchen area - perfect for a larger family or group of friends. Dogs very welcome.
The Old Cricket Pavilion is situated in a picturesque rural location at North End Farm near Bridport. It has a small enclosed lawned garden and panoramic Dorset countryside views. An ideal for a romantic retreat for two or a small family. Pets welcome.
3 pet friendly cottages near Ashbourne grouped around patio garden. Sleeps 16-18. Separate large dining space for social gatherings. Suitable for disabled guests. Working farm. Pub walking distance. Good location for Derbyshire Peak District and Alton Towers. Short breaks.
The Old Tack Room is a child-friendly Dorset country cottage in lovely and peaceful setting near Sturminster Newton, this converted tack room on the grounds of a working farm is a holiday delight. Up to four guests can enjoy this great, fully modernized dog-friendly Dorset holiday cottage.
One of nine countryside cottages that make up Keid Head Farm Cottages and nestled near the foot of rolling moorlands, Pigeon Cote near the market town of Pickering, North Yorkshire, retains much of its original charm and features, with open beamed ceilings and traditional stone fireplace.
A lovely Award winning, luxury 2-bedroom East Yorkshire cottage sleeping 4 near Beverley set on our farmstead in 19 acres of grass and woodland. 5 Star Gold Award. Free wifi - pets welcome - arrive any day. 1 or 2 bathrooms. SEE OUR WEBSITE for offers via the link button on our main page.
A stunning farming estate in the heart of rural North Devon. Barn Cottage is located in a scenic valley in the parish of Bishop's Nympton, near South Molton on the edge of Exmoor National Park. This farm cottage allows access to Devon's coastline, its beaches and other attractions.
The Mill House is a stunning luxury cottage in Galmpton which offers seclusion and access to the coast of Devon. The coastal cottage is set on Burton Farm and boasts a stone exterior and country charm as well as sophisticated elegance, multiple outdoor entertaining areas and a woodburning stove.
Immerse yourself in resort-style luxury at this stunning eco cottage in the Shropshire countryside. Indulge in the four-bedroom cottage’s pool, play tennis, relax on the balcony or by the pond and s in this grand eco-friendly cottage with four-poster beds, the latest technology and an open fire.
Coastal cottage in North Cornwall offering self-catering holidays in a quiet rural location with magnificent sea views over Trebarwith Strand. This Family-friendly farm cottage is a 20-minute walk to the local sandy beach and within easy reach of beaches at Tintagel, Port Isaac and Boscastle.
Based on a quiet, traditional hill farm in Farndale near Kirkby-Moorside, The Arches is a stone-built barn conversion, offering luxury holidays in the North York Moors. Meticulously restored to modern living standards, the semi-detached cottage is ideal for families of all age ranges. Pets welcome.
The Old Farmhouse is a luxury, family-friendly cottage set on a working farm in Lowick south of Berwick-upon-Tweed for a family of up to seven to enjoy a lovely and relaxing holiday in the Northumberland countryside within easy reach of the coast and Hadrian’s Wall. Sleeps 7.
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.