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.
Upper Mill is a holiday cottage for couples with use of an onsite heated swimming pool and a tennis court. Located at Wheel Farm near Combe Martin, the cottage is within easy reach of the stunning North Devon coast, including the long sandy beaches at Woolacombe Bay. Exmoor is also nearby.
Lower Mill Cottage at Wheel Farm is a 1-bedroom holiday home for couples with communal use of a heated indoor pool and tennis court, near award winning Blue Flag beaches at Woolacombe and Putsborough. The wilds of Exmoor where ponies and red deer roam freely are also only a short drive away.
Situated on a working organic Dorset farm in a peaceful rural location, Threshers Barn near Beaminster is a Grade 2 listed 16th-century flint barn, beautifully restored to provide cosy, bright and airy accommodation with original features such as old beams and windows. Pets welcome.
Aggies is a beautifully furnished rural holiday cottage in Devon sleeping 6 in 3 bedrooms nestled in the hills of the North Devon Coast close to the coast and beaches at Ilfracombe and Woolacombe.
Chubbs Farm welcomes groups to a grand rural cottage boasting a thatched roof, contemporary design, ample gardens, traditional charm and an open fire. The pet-friendly cottage near Axminster in Devon offers views of the countryside and lies just moments from sandy beaches and lovely walks.
Gateside is a lovely stone-built barn conversion that overlooks the village green of Newton-on-Rawcliffe, North Yorkshire, a child-friendly cottage that offers upside-down accommodation in the Ryedale district with a well-equipped kitchen, spacious sitting room and three bedrooms.
One of two delightfully renovated 18th century Grade II-listed barn conversions on a 22-acre smallholding near the medieval town of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, The Wainscott is a rural cottage that offers an escape from everyday life, with access to fishing pond and hard tennis court.
Peak Hill Cottage blends old and new, in a rural location on the Suffolk coast in Theberton It features exposed beams, an inglenook fireplace and modern furnishings, and is surrounded by rolling green hills. Ideal for a family holiday. Pets welcome.
Visitors to Harvest Moon, a converted threshing barn can relax on the patio while they watch the wildlife in the fields near Honiton in Devon. Guests can run their dogs in the generous gardens before retiring to a modern rural cottage which seamlessly blends modern comforts and traditional charm.
In open countryside on the edge of Pickering and the York Moors a picturesque group of stone cottages with beamed ceilings, stone fireplaces. Furnished with emphasis on comfort and relaxation. Large gardens with garden house, play and barbecue. See website for Virtual Tour www.keldheadcottages.com
Stone-built Slade Cottage boasts an interior replete with exposed beams, an open fire, a country-style kitchen and the comforts of home, and offers guests and their pet’s expansive gardens, wonderful views and a peaceful rural escape in any season among the hills of Ilam in the Peak District.
Falstaff Cottage is a charming and spacious cottage near Stratford-upon-Avon which promises wonderful countryside views and serenity. The rural cottage features exposed beams and other gorgeous details which blend perfectly with its quaint surroundings. Step into a charming and relaxing space.
Set in the small rural village of Milton, Cumbria, you’ll find The Byre, a farm cottage perfect for families looking to escape the rigours of their daily lives. This countryside cottage nestled between three North West national parks offers the ideal holiday getaway on a working livestock farm.
11 acres of private grounds surround Howle Hideaway, a sophisticated romantic cottage in the countryside of Herefordshire. The rural cottage blends modernity with rustic charm and features a traditional fireplace with wood burner as well as tiled floors, a lawned garden & patio with beautiful vi...
Y Bwthyn is a beautiful, family-friendly Pembrokeshire countryside cottage with a hot tub on a working farm a mile outside Llandissilio. It is a great place to explore the rural scenery on foot, by bike or car, or just to relax on the superb Gower Peninsula beaches.
Treat that special person to a relaxing break at Cobbled Corner in Elton. The delightful stone-built property offers one cosy bedroom, blissful tranquillity and a vibrant, pretty garden in a peaceful village in the heart of the Peak District National Park. A gift for walkers and nature lovers.
A stunning 3 bedroom contemporary Devon barn in secluded rural surroundings near Brayford with lake, tree house and woodland walks suitable for sleeping up to 7 guests. Situated centrally within a 53-acre organically managed country estate.
Located on a working farm on the edge of Whitby, Broadings Cottage is a charming single-storey barn conversion ideal for small families. Maintaining much of its original character, the pet-friendly cottage makes for a perfect getaway in the North York Moors, for seaside and countryside holidays.
North End Farm's Old Dairy is a very comfortable spacious rural holiday cottage for couples near Bridport in Broadchurch country on Dorset's Jurassic Coast with walks, beautiful beaches nearby. Well equipped kitchen central heating wood burner and Strauss piano. Great pubs.
The Shearing Shed is a sleek rural cottage with beautiful rural views over the Peak District. The pet-friendly cottage sits on an alpaca farm near Flash, the highest village in Britain. It boasts a log burner, an open-plan design, a spacious patio, various farm animals and lots of fresh country air.
Lower Leys Cottage sits close to the Somerset village of Withypool providing cosy accommodation set within the Exmoor National Park. The dog-friendly Exmoor holiday cottage sleeps 4 people in 2 bedrooms. Both the cottages at Leys Farm have been recently completely redecorated and refurbished.
Find warm accommodation for your Yorkshire holiday at The Stables at Keld Head Cottages, one of nine traditional cottages on the edge of the market town of Pickering, North Yorkshire, retaining much of the converted stone-built barn’s original features, with open beamed ceilings and stone fireplace.
A stunning farming estate with a swimming pool in the heart of North Devon, The Old Stables is a rural holiday cottage located in a scenic valley between Bishop's Nympton, and South Molton on the edge of Exmoor National Park with easy access to Devon's coastline and other attractions.
Dolly's barn is a large 17th Century barn near Ilfracombe which has been lovingly converted into a charming 6 bedroom luxury holiday cottage sleeping 11 with disabled access in a beautiful spot on the North Devon Coast.
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.