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.
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 Shippen is a pet-friendly holiday cottage in Combe Martin sleeping 4. It is tucked away in a quiet corner on the North Devon coast at Wheel Farm Holiday Cottages: A collection of charmingly refurbished self-catering cottages with a pool.
Orchard House is a large and luxuriously furnished Monmouthshire Holiday Cottage nestling deep in the Llangovan Valley on a cider apple farm. This family and dog-friendly countryside cottage sleeping 24 in 10 bedrooms (8 bathrooms) in a rural area of outstanding natural beauty. Pets Welcome.
The Annexe is one of 12 Holiday Cottage at Duddings & sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms. It is set in the beautiful Avill valley near Dunster & Minehead in The Exmoor National Park. Indoor pool & spa bath, games room, tennis court, trampoline, play centre etc. Families & dogs welcome. Visit England 4-star.
Stone Barn holiday cottage in Devon is a luxurious and spacious eco barn conversion sleeping 10+2 in 5 bedrooms. This dog-friendly coastal cottage has a private enclosed garden and courtyard. With walks from the garden gate, it is a perfect rural escape for large families and special celebrations.
Views of the working farm and the ocean beyond greet guests at Stephen’s Cottage in Alnmouth, Northumberland. The three-bedrooms sit within the stone walls of this pet-free end terrace, which has been delightfully furnished in a manner befitting a charming country property with modern amenities.
Knott View sits within a 17th century Grade II listed barn conversion located on a working farm near Sedburgh in Cumbria. It lies between the Yorkshire Dales and The Lake District offering guests outstanding views and tranquillity within a remote rural location. Sleeps 4.
Pond Farm Dairy near the small village of Mutford, Suffolk, is a peaceful Waveney Valley retreat that offers sweeping countryside views and opportunities for long nature walks, a child-friendly cottage with open plan living area, two upstairs bedrooms, and small outside seating area.
A barn conversion set around a central courtyard on a working farm just outside the rural hamlet of Cleatlam, County Durham, Foxholes is an imaginative conversion of an old stable block, a three-bedroom farm cottage that features full-length picture windows set within its sandstone arches.
Aunt Jane’s is a delightful semi-detached rural cottage resting on a working farm in Winster. The stone-built cottage offers beautiful views of the surrounding Peak District and Derbyshire Dales and boasts old cruck beams and reminders of yesteryear, plus spacious outdoor areas and modern comforts.
The compact and cosy Stable Cottage lies within the stone walls of a converted stable and offers a delightfully-appointed rural retreat on a working farm in Levisham. The pet-friendly holiday cottage near Pickering is ideally situated for a holiday enjoying both the moors and the coast.
Allerford is one of 12 4-Star Exmoor Holiday Cottages in the beautiful Avill valley near Dunster sleeping 5 in 3 bedrooms. Use of Indoor pool, spa, games room, tennis court, trampoline and play centre etc. Families & pets welcome.
Pastures Barn is a beautiful stone-built conversion sitting on lush grounds in Leek, Staffordshire. The pet-friendly cottage offers an escape, as well as a hot tub, a wood burner, a sauna, spacious gardens, a games room, contemporary comforts and proximity to the Peak District and Derbyshire Dales.
Shepherd’s Cottage boasts true charm in a stone-built conversion which sits in the middle of a field on a working farm in Holwick. Arriving by farm lane, guests will find a delightful rural cottage with two bedrooms and an upside-down design to capture the fantastic views of the Yorkshire Dales.
Luccombe Cottage, a 4-star Exmoor holiday cottage Somerset sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms in the beautiful Avill valley near Dunster and Minehead. Indoor pool, spa bath, games room, tennis court, trampoline, play centre etc. Families and dogs welcome.
Rose Cottage awarded 5 STAR for 2019 on a Farm in Tincleton, 5 miles from the County Town Dorchester, within easy reach of the Jurassic Coastline. In the heart of Hardye Countryside . Large private garden. Tennis court. Fishing on the River Frome. Nature Trail from the Doorstep. Table Tennis. WIFI.
Set amidst the splendour of Exmoor National Park in the beautiful Avill Valley, Bossington Cottage near the medieval village of Dunster, Somerset, is part of a nine-acre complex of countryside cottages, a pet-friendly family holiday retreat with two first-floor bedrooms and shared indoor pool.
Set in a gorgeous countryside location near Holywell Bay just six miles west of Newquay, this beautifully restored eco home is perfect for four and accept two dogs. Tastefully furnished with a spacious living area, two luxurious bedrooms and fantastic rural views, it is the ideal family retreat.
Lower Curscombe Barn is a countryside cottage near Honiton in East Devon, that combines two properties on a semi-working farm, providing child-friendly accommodation for up to 12 guests with six bedrooms in two beautifully-furnished adjoined cottages amidst lovely gardens.
The Barn is a charming stone and cob conversion on a working farm in Bicknoller, Somerset, which promises families fresh country air, beautiful views and loads of character. The pet-friendly cottage retains its stone and wooden floors, exposed beams and open fire, and offers spacious grounds.
Hen Cottage offers endless entertainment options for kids and big kids alike. The three-bedroom, rural Cheshire holiday cottage near Lley boasts a fully-equipped games room, plus an outdoor play area, all within the grounds of a spacious semi-detached barn conversion which sits on a working farm.
Lower Farmhouse is a delightful Cotswold stone farmhouse situated on a working farm just outside Moreton-in-Marsh in Gloucestershire. The rural cottage boasts many traditional features such as an inglenook fireplace and exposed beams and offers sun-filled gardens providing seclusion and relaxation.
Middle Dean Farmhouse is a relaxing pet-friendly holiday retreat near the Exmoor village of Parracombe, Devon, set amidst the splendour of the national park and boasting stone exterior, underfloor heating, exposed beams, five spacious bedrooms for up to 11 guests, and outdoor hot tub.
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.