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.
Braefoot is a North Devon countryside cottage close to beaches at Woolacombe and Ilfracombe. This child-friendly rural retreat at Lower Aylescott Farm is perfectly located for family holidays exploring the North Devon coast.
The Byre at Wheel Farm is an attractive barn conversion offering self-catering accommodation for up to 5 visitors in 3-bedrooms. Onsite facilities include an indoor heated pool, sauna and tennis court all within easy reach of fabulous beaches and the Exmoor National Park.
Mill Wheel Cottage lies in beautiful rural surroundings on the North Devon coast in Combe Martin within acres of landscaped gardens and woods, where leisure facilities include a heated indoor swimming pool and a tennis court. This restored old water mill sleeps up to 5 in 3 bedrooms.
Situated a few miles from North Devon's beautiful beaches and a short drive from Exmoor, The Farmhouse at Wheel Farm near Combe Martin is the perfect place to take a holiday, surrounded by beautiful countryside. Guests have free use of an communal indoor heated swimming pool and tennis court.
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.
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.
Tucked in near the Great Fryup Dale in the heart of North York Moors National Park, The Byre in the civil parish of Danby, North Yorkshire, sits on a working organic farm, a two-storey countryside cottage featuring exposed beams, vaulted ceiling, and ground floor underfloor heating.
Lovely large 6 bedroom barn conversion with private gardens - set on our farmstead in 19 acres of grass and woodland two miles from the historic town of Beverley, Yorkshire. Free wifi - arrive any day. AWARD WINNING COTTAGES. Pets welcome. Sleeps 12+2 extra children
Sycamore Cottage enjoys expansive views of the Yorkshire Dales due to its upside-down design and promises couples serenity and seclusion. The stone-built end-terrace cottage boasts a generous garden which pets will love and lies in a secluded rural location near Hawes.
Uninterrupted views of the Warwickshire countryside greet visitors to Furlong Barn, a sophisticated rural cottage in Long Itchington. The secluded barn conversion boasts vaulted beamed ceilings & open-plan design, as well as generous grounds with a furnished patio for enjoying the beautiful scenery.
Ghyll Bank Bungalow is a gorgeous traditional cottage nestled among farmland near Staveley in Cumbria and The Lake District. The cosy pet-friendly property enjoys breathtaking views of the fells and features charming details, furnished outdoor spaces, contemporary comforts and an open fire.
A log-burning fire crackles in Cranny, a cosy rural holiday cottage near Bude at East Thorne Farm. This pet-friendly holiday cottage in North Cornwall is surrounded by countryside and includes a beautiful garden, adventure playground, spa, indoor games room and proximity to the sea.
Homestone Farmhouse is a large and traditional, stone-built farmhouse, on a 250-acre working farm, in an idyllic, secluded rural location, 5 miles from Campbeltown, on the Kintyre Peninsula. This child friendly farmhouse in Scotland sleeps 11 in 5 bedrooms. Pets welcome.
Barns Lea Farmhouse is an impressive Grade II listed farmhouse on a working farm in Rushton Spencer, in the Peak District and Derbyshire Dales. The pet-friendly cottage boasts ample grounds with countryside views, plus a stylish interior with a games room, range cooker, elegant décor and log fires.
This large detached and holiday farmhouse is located in the village of Northwood between the Shropshire towns of Wem and Ellesmere near Shrewsbury A dog-friendly rural holiday home in 40-acres of farmland, it can sleep thirteen people in five bedrooms.
Stone-built Foxlair Cottage sits on a working farm near Withypool and enjoys wonderful countryside views and fresh air. The romantic cottage features large gardens with space for pets as well as a lovely patio and open-plan spaces. Contemporary design features ensure a memorable getaway in Somerset.
The Old Workshop is an elegant romantic cottage in the delightful Shropshire village of Picklescott near Church Stretton. The pet-friendly, 19th-century cottage boasts contemporary comforts and traditional features such as an open fire, beamed ceilings and a lovely garden with rural views.
A charming terraced Shropshire holiday cottage in Alberbury with original oak beams and trusses, and wood burner in the open plan living area. It sleeps 6 in 3 delightful bedrooms all en-suite. Add in the private patio with hot tub, and this is a perfect country cottage for a family holiday!
The Brambles is a single bedroom cottage ideal for couples or lone travelers set in stunning farmland which overlooks the Dorset Coast and the Chesil Beach. Fantastic walks straight from the door of the cottage. Situated between the seaside town of Weymouth and Abbotsbury, famous for its swans.
Award winning large 2-bedroom barn conversion - 5 star Gold. Free wifi - all on one floor, spacious ground floor bedrooms/wetrooms. Set on our rural farmstead in 19 acres of grass and woodland 2 miles from the historic town of Beverley. Arrive any day. Pets welcome. SEE OUR WEBSITE VIRTUAL TOUR
This charming countryside holiday home near Bedale sleeps 4 on a farm for retired racehorses, with lovely views of the Hambleton Hills. Millstone Cottage lies in the pretty village of Thornton Watlass, in North Yorkshire, near Fountains Abbey and the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Dogs welcome.
Find the perfect home base for a rural holiday in the West Country with a stay at The Old Bull Stall. This former barn, now a charming 2-bedroom countryside cottage is in the grounds of the owner’s working farm in the peaceful hamlet of Penselwood, near Wincanton in Somerset. Sleeps 4. Pets welcome.
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.