Find rural self-catering holidays on farms, in farmhouses and beautifully converted barns

Find Self-Catering Holidays in Farm Cottages

Farm Stays provide the perfect holiday location for families or anyone who enjoys being in the countryside. Many UK farms have converted their old barns, shippons, byres, dairies, stables and linhays to create superb self-catering farm holiday accommodation for large groups or extended family holidays. 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. All the farm cottages on My Favourite Holiday Cottages will be found in beautiful countryside with local walks. Scroll down this page to search for a wealth of UK holiday cottages on working farms or converted farm buildings. 

Sleeps
16
Bedrooms
8

Capel Dinorwig is a magnificent, converted, pet-friendly Welsh Chapel in Gwynedd, creating a large, luxury, eco holiday home near Llanberis in the Snowdonia National Park. It sleeps 16 in 8 bedrooms, all with ensuite bathrooms and a sauna. The remote, rural views from the chapel are absolutely stunning.

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Sleeps
11
Bedrooms
4

Beesoni Lodge is a delightfully-converted barn which exudes charm and treats groups to a four-bedroom property with contemporary fittings. The large rural holiday cottage lies at the foot of the Malvern Hills in Hill End and is ideal for pets, wildlife enthusiasts and those wishing to explore Worcestershire.

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Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3

Scotch Hall Cottage is a beautiful Grade II-listed waterside holiday cottage in Denbighshire situated by the Llangollen canal next to Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. The pet-friendly cottage in the village of Trevor boasts traditional charm and modern comforts. This former canal pay office offers a unique and relaxing holiday in North Wales.

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A 1st floor deck with outdoor dining furniture overlooks a garden and South Devon countryside.
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3

Discover Lamington, a charming Salcombe holiday let nestled in the South Devon coast. Boasting stunning countryside views, open-plan living, three bedrooms, and three bathrooms, Lamington offers comfort and convenience. Enjoy modern amenities, including a well-equipped kitchen, spacious decking area, and pet-friendly accommodation. With nearby access to shops, beaches, and recreational facilities, Lamington is the perfect base for exploring the beauty of Salcombe and its surrounds. View the full description for more details.

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Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
1

Holly Bush is a charming romantic cottage on a working farm in the hamlet of Luntley near Leominster in Herefordshire. Replete with exposed beams, trusses and original features, the rural cottage boasts undeniable charm, contemporary comforts, generous outdoor spaces and blissful tranquillity.

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A contemporary wood-clad bungalow with floor-to-ceiling windowsurrounded by a shingled garden.
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3

Mary Rose Cottage is a light and airy detached rural cottage set in the peaceful grounds of Eastfield Hall. The grounds and the spacious conservatory boast splendid views towards the sea, and the pet-free seaside holiday cottage in Warkworth offers easy access to the Northumberland attractions.

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Exterior of a two-storey Devon holiday cottage with rendered walls and a slate roof overlooking a lawn.
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
3

Overlooking a peaceful country lane with a handful of other pretty cottages and the neighbouring parish church, this beautifully updated chocolate box detached Dartmoor holiday cottage in Mary Tavy is a 4-bedroom home from home for families, friends and family pets looking for a base in the Devon countryside to explore and unwind.

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Large thatched cottage overlooking a large lawn fringed with flowering shrubs.
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4

Old Thatch is a charming Grade II-listed coastal cottage in Torcross, Devon, with panoramic ocean views and expansive grounds. The masterfully renovated thatched-roof cottage boasts landscaped furnished gardens, a sun-drenched conservatory, a log fire, exposed beams and beach access.

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Village cottages overlook a sandy South Devon beach.
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

Positioned at the end of the three-mile shingle beach at Slapton Sands, you couldn’t get closer to the sea if you tried. Step inside this beautiful apartment, and you’ll instantly feel at home. Enjoy the fantastic sea views from the Juliet balcony, or relax in the spacious open-plan living areas.

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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, or horses stabled, you will find luxurious self-catering accommodation in rooms that 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 driving further afield - perfect for holidays with pets. For those seeking facilities such as cottages with a swimming pool and children's play areas, farms with cottages created from former farm buildings are well worth considering. This is due to farmers finding they have perfect spaces for a range of facilities that many independent holiday cottages cannot accommodate.

Rural holidays in Farm Cottages in the depths of the countryside on places like Exmoor will reveal the canopy of stars in the night skies that city dwellers cannot experience, especially on crisp, clear nights in the winter. For wildflower lovers, there's nothing like a farm holiday for rambling down country lanes and woodland footpaths carpeted with snowdrops, primroses, bluebells, pink campion, violets and cow parsley according to the time of year. The best areas for wildflowers tend to be more suitable for animal farming, as fewer fertilizers have been used on the fields, thus protecting the flowers.

Book a farm cottage for a self-catering holiday and re-discover the beauties of the Great British Countryside in any season.