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 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.
Braunton Farmhouse is a 5 bedroom farmhouse, recently refurbished to a very high standard. The North Devon house is perfectly situated on the hill above Braunton and within a few miles of Georgeham, Croyde and amazing, award-winning, beaches at Putsborough and Woolacombe Bay. Pets welcome.
Sitting on a 300-acre National Trust farm, Farm Cottage is delightfully serene and charming. The pet-friendly cottage in West Luccombe, Somerset, is surrounded by beautiful countryside just moments from Porlock and is a short drive from the coast. Relax and enjoy the blissful serenity of Exmoor.
Book a luxury rural retreat for two at Hollins Farm Barn in New Hutton, near the idyllic town of Kendal, Gateway to the Lake District. Gothic-style bedrooms whose crook beams and exposed stonework await the lucky couple coming for a honeymoon or a romantic weekend/week-long holiday.
A lovingly maintained large Snowdonia holiday cottage, Tyn Llwyn is a grand farmhouse beautifully renovated to create a rural holiday home near Harlech in North Wales. Standing on a 7-acre smallholding, pet-friendly Tyn Llwyn welcomes families and groups looking for a coast and countryside retreat.
Foxgloves Cottage is a delightful rural cottage set on a working farm near Wigton in Cumbria and the Lake District. The pet-friendly cottage at Greenrigg Farm promises fresh air and countryside views and offers a farmhouse kitchen with Aga, a delightful garden, thoughtful design and a log fire.
Truly embodying the rural surroundings, Garden Cottage is a semi-detached barn conversion, just on the edge of the hamlet of Sparrowpit within the Peak District. Set on a working dairy farm, the one bedroom countryside cottage offers a secluded, romantic getaway for couples amidst verdant fields.
The West Wing forms the greater part of a traditionally built thatched Somerset Longhouse. It sleeps 12 in 6 bedrooms and is one of 12-holiday cottages at Duddings, near Dunster & Minehead in The Exmoor National Park. Indoor pool, tennis court. Spa bath. Families & dogs welcome. Visit England 4-star
Hunters Moon is a thoroughly modern rural cottage in the hamlet of Curscombe, within striking distance of the Devon coast. The pet-friendly cottage features a generous furnished garden and a spacious interior with an open-plan design and abundant natural light, as well as a wood-burning stove.
A gravel farm track leads guests to the restored 18th century detached barn known as the Shippon, which is located in Llechwedd, North Wales and boasts romantic charm, modern fittings and a mezzanine bedroom for couples. The pet-friendly cottage is surrounded by gardens and magnificent views.
Gerreg Wen is a secluded and charming cottage in Eglwys Bach, Conwy. The rural cottage enjoys wonderful views of Snowdonia National Park and is just moments from the coast. The pet-friendly cottage promises rustic charm, modernity and a log fire, as well as a generous garden, fresh air & relaxation.
View Combe Hay, a beautiful somerset eco-lodge with luxury furnishings and private Jacuzzi hot tub - a perfect romantic escape for two in the Somerset countryside near Cheddar.
An 18th Century barn conversion with hot tub is set in an acre of gardens in the rural village of Thorndon, Suffolk. This large holiday home offers spacious living for up to 10 guests with a large dining room, vast inglenook fireplace, 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a well-equipped farmhouse kitchen.
The Granary epitomises luxury charm. Set on a working farm the semi-detached barn conversion retains a wealth of character amidst its ultra-modern furnishings and welcomes families and pets to a luxury cottage in Stapleton, Shropshire. the property boasts an open fire and traditional detail.
Kittisford Barton is a unique glamping tent full of modern conveniences and surrounded by green fields in Wellington, Somerset. The pet-friendly tent boasts wonderful views and two furnished decks, as well as a campfire area and internal wood-burning stove. Camp in comfort, relax & feel revived.
The upside-down design of Barn Cottage captures the wonderful views of the Yorkshire countryside and adds another feature to this award-winning cottage near Pickering. The rural cottage offers extensive manicured gardens with multiple play areas and spaces to entertain, relax and truly unwind.
A luxurious eco lodge set within Strawberryfield Park in Cheddar. With a wraparound furnished deck and sumptuous hot tub this beautifully designed and furnished home delivers style and comfort in equal measure. Perfectly suited to families or groups of friends, it makes for a superb stay in Somerset
Picture This is a luxurious rural cottage set on the grounds of Pembroke Farm near Slip End in Hertfordshire. The idyllic setting ensures relaxation & the manicured gardens are a delightful space to dine & unwind. The farmhouse style-kitchen typifies the successful blend of tradition and modernity.
This large mid-Wales holiday cottage near Lake Bala is located on a peaceful country estate where facilities include use of a heated indoor swimming pool and tennis court. Beater's Cottage sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms and is within easy reach of Lake Bala, Snowdonia and North Wales beaches.
Spectacular views of Treyarnon Bay greet guests at Trewalder, a stunning coastal cottage on the Cornish coast. The pet-friendly cottage sits above the beautiful beach and the gorgeous gardens catch the sea breeze, while the interior boasts ample windows, contemporary elegance and a wood burner.
Shippen Cottage was built in the mid c19th as a purpose built shippen, or cowshed, where the cows would have all been milked by hand. Now a pretty holiday cottage that sleeps up to 6 guests, with enclosed private garden, which adjoins pasture and beyond with stunning views, so is very peaceful.
Duck Cottage is a luxury barn conversion nestled in a quiet corner of Little Torrington. The rural cottage boasts commanding views over its generous gardens to the woodlands of North Devon and features an open fire, a heated outdoor swimming pool, library, games room and access to farm animals.
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.