With wide open spaces, countryside views and plenty of peace and quiet, many farms across the UK have chosen to make the most of what they have to create a range of stunning farm holiday cottages for guests to enjoy.

By combining modern facilities with the rural charm of a bygone era, traditional farm cottages on working farms are increasingly popular with families. By escaping to the country children have the opportunity to meet the farm animals and have the freedom to explore whilst parents can soak up the relaxed atmosphere in a rustic farm cottage.

My Favourite Holiday Cottages has an excellent selection of Farm Holiday Cottages from up and down the UK, so we have chosen four cottages from the North, South, East and West to ensure that you're never too far away from your own stay in the countryside.

In the North: Yeka Byre Cottage - Sleeps 4. County Durham

Yeka Byre CottageLocated at Woodcroft Farm, Yeka Byre is a charming 300 year old cottage which is only a short drive from the historic city of Durham. As a peaceful retreat for families or couples it is surrounded by countryside at Woodcroft Farm which is used to rear cattle and sheep - so there is always plenty to see. Guests also have access to a private stretch of fishing on the River Wear and the 'Weardale Way' passes through the farm making it ideal for walkers.

In the South: Threshers Barn at Bakers Mill Holiday Cottages - Sleeps 6. Dorset

Threshers Barn ImageLocated in an area of Outstanding Natural beauty, Threshers Barn is one of five cottages on the the 200 acres farm at Bakers Mill which offers a range of pet friendly holiday cottages set deep within the Dorset countryside. As well have the opportunity to try your hand at fishing in the coarse fishing ponds, the farm is also a haven for wildlife with sightings of deer and otters.

In the West: Dicknick Cottage at Nailey Farm Holiday Cottages - Sleeps 4. Nr. Bath (no longer available)

Dicknick Cottage ImageOnly a short drive form this historic city of Bath, Dicknick Cottage, along with the other cottages at Nailey Farm is an attractive cottage set in 200 acres of beautiful Somerset countryside on a family run livestock farm. Foxes, deer, badgers, owls, buzzards and woodpeckers all make regular appearances at the farm and there are plenty of farm animals to get to know.

In the East: Lee Wick Farm Cottages - Sleeps 11. Colchester, Essex

Lee Wick Farm ImageSituated alongside a livery yard in the Colchester countryside Lee Wick Farm Holiday Cottage, The Cart Lodge sleeps 11, which is set within 180 acres off farmland which is used to grow potatoes - and guests are welcome to free samples! The farm is only a few miles to the coast and is in an ideal location to explore the Essex and Suffolk countryside.