Farm Stays are a great place to holiday for families or anyone who enjoys being out in the countryside. Many UK farms have made the most of their old barns, shippons, byres, dairies, stables and linhays converting them into lovely self-catering cottages. Large Barn conversions and farmhouses offer 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.
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A secluded retreat with spectacular views down the valley towards Fowey, Cornwall and the sea. Located just over a mile from Fowey, it is a unique coastal cottage for couples in the grounds of an old watermill with parking, garden and barbeque area. Pets welcome.
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.
This idyllic, large 17th century Welsh Farmhouse with hot tub, offers self-catering holidays for large families or groups of friends, blending an olde worlde ambience with up to date facilities. Ysugubor is a pet friendly property in a rural location with rural views – a genuine walkers' paradise.
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.
Award winning collection of 7 large luxury Holiday Cottages set on our farm just 2 miles from Beverley,East Yorkshire. 2,3,4 and 6 bedroom cottages all with free wifi. Arrive any day. Ground floor bedrooms/wetrooms. 5*Gold. SEE VIRTUAL TOURS. Pets welcome.
An enchanting Shropshire countryside farm cottage near Shrewsbury, the Corn House is located on a 100-acre working cattle farm. This small, rural house, with a fabulously luxurious yet rustic interior lies on the outskirts of the village of Leighton, sleeps four.
Cumbria country cottage with amazing views. 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, pet and family friendly. Ground floor bedroom and bathroom, suitable for reduced mobility. Ideal for walkers and cyclists. golf nearby, Close to Garrigill, Alston. 2 well behaved dogs.Relaxing home from home.
Partridge Cottage welcomes families and their pets to the little coastal village of Berrynarbor in this charming corner of North Devon. This rural North Devon holiday cottage sleeps 6 on a farm where children are welcome to help with feeding lambs, pigs, goats and duck.
The Garden Apartment is a small and romantic cottage for couples with sea views on the spectacular North Cornwall coast between Tintagel and Bossiney Cove. Features a wood burner, TV, double bedroom, and fitted kitchen. Close to great beaches, and stunning seaside scenery. Pets welcome.
Set on our stunning farm near the West Dorset Jurassic Coast and Chesil Beach, 3 Lower Farm is a 2 bedroom traditional Dorset coastal cottage full of character which sleeps up to 5 people. Open all year round, the cottage is perfect for couples and families looking for a peaceful, rural break.
The one bedroom rural holiday home offers couples a romantic getaway in the tranquil Cornish countryside near Lostwithiel and the coast at Fowey. Guests can find woodland and water spots, enjoy a number of cycling routes, and walks to historic National Trust properties such as Lanhydrock.
Underwoods Dairy is a beautifully converted Barn in the small hamlet of Tatham on the western edge of the Pennines near Kirkby Lonsdale. This pet friendly, large holiday cottage in Lancashire offers stunning rural views. It sleeps 11 and welcomes famlies or groups of friends.
Tucked away in rural Devon, outside Exeter, The Shippen is an amazing one bedroom cottage for couples that will awaken the sense of love in you. A romantic retreat, it oozes comfort and class, and opens up to an amazing view of hills and endless trees.
Come to explore all that the Peak District has to offer whilst staying at Jessie’s Cottage, a charming countryside cottage set off a 19th-century stone-built farmhouse and located on a working farm in the tiny village of Combs, Derbyshire, with stone-floored kitchen and sitting room with open fire.
- Sleeps 4
- Bedrooms 2
- Bathrooms 1
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Hazel Barn is a Large and luxurious farmhouse with modern amenities for a holiday in North Devon. The family-friendly Exmoor cottage lies on the owner’s rural property and treats guests, an open fire, hot tub, indoor and outdoor games areas and captivating views of North Molton and beyond.
This comfortable family cottage on a working farm near Beaminster sleeps six in two bedrooms. It has a sunny conservatory and cosy spaces as well as farm fresh eggs and an open fire. The farm lies on the borders of Dorset and Somerset, within easy reach of Beaminster and the Jurassic Coast.
Situated on a beautiful farm overlooking the Jurassic Coast in West Dorset, The Swallows is one of 7 holiday cottages at Character Farm Cottages near Weymouth. 4-star rated by Visit England, it comfortably sleeps 4. It is extremely well appointed and open throughout the year. Pets welcome.
Broadway Barn at Lydford Farm in the rural Peak District hamlet of Priestcliffe is a large high-quality holiday cottage lovingly created from converting a traditional Derbyshire barn. This pet friendly holiday home sleeps 12 in 6 bedrooms (2 en suite), perfect for large or dual family holidays.
The Mill is a well-equipped coastal holiday cottage with Wi-Fi available all-year-round. It sleeps 6 and is set in 7.5-acres of Dorset countryside. The Mill is only a short walk from the village pub and short drive to the Market town of Bridport / West Bay famous as the location for 'Broadchurch'.
Betty’s Barn is a brick-built barn conversion on a 200-acre farm, in the peaceful, village of Eaton-under-Heywood, 5 miles from Church Stretton. This beautifully furnished countryside holiday cottage in South Shropshire sleeps 5, with gardens, ponds and access to idyllic woodland. 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.