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Enjoy a taste of country life down on the farm
Enjoy a taste of country life down on the farm

Self Catering Farm Holidays in the UK

Tasting a slice of the countryside can be a welcome break from urban life and what better way to sample it, than a farm holiday where you get to stay in a traditional cottage or farmhouse and experience country living first hand. For children, a farm holiday is an educational and fun experience where they can learn about a different way of living. Many owners of farm cottages are more than happy to show guests around the farm and some will even allow the kids to take a ride on a tractor, help feed the animals or collect fresh eggs for breakfast. If you are lucky, you may even be able to purchase home reared produce for that extra special supper with the freshest of local ingredients! Read more

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50.611229, -3.648096

Sleeping up to twelve guests, this gorgeous farmhouse oozes character and country charm and offers plenty of space for friends and family to enjoy holiday time together. Mentioned in the Doomsday Book, Warmhill Farm has a very long history and sits in a picturesque setting in the Teign Valley on the edge of Dartmoor National Park, just a ten minute walk from Hennock village where there is a pub. A great place for relaxing, celebrating a special occasion or exploring the many attractions of Devon. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£400 to £1600

10  |   4  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 4 Star

52.164245, -0.148586

Deep in the heart of the Cambridgeshire countryside, the owners of Fullers Hill Cottages have created a peaceful retreat where guests can relax and enjoy spending time with family and friends. Number 1 Fullers Hill Cottages comfortably sleeps four guests in two bedrooms (plus an extra two on a sofa bed) and is as comfortable for couples as it is for families and friends. The Georgian cottage is on a family-run farm and has been renovated to a very high standard, earning it four stars from Visit England. It is only 15 miles from Cambridge and around an hour from central London, making it possible to escape to the countryside without sacrificing metropolitan delights. The cottage can be booked on its own or together with the estate's other five cottages for family reunions, hen weekends and other celebrations with family and friends. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold

Weekly guide price:
£650 to £1200

4-6  |   2  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 4 Star Gold

52.164245, -0.148586

Offering single level self-catering that is fully wheel-chair accessible, The Stables is perfect for couples having one bedroom, as well as families happy to use the sofa bed. Stylish throughout, The Stables has been beautifully presented to a high standard and sits amongst glorious countryside in South Cambridgeshire. Fabulous local walking, cycling and horse riding and just fourteen miles from Cambridge City centre. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold

Weekly guide price:
£650 to £1000

4  |   1  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 2 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 4 Star Gold

52.164245, -0.148586

With its own private hot tub, The Tack Room is one of Fullers Hill's most popular holiday retreats. Like the others it is stylish and modern throughout and offers self-catering of a high standard. Sitting in a rural position amongst the glorious countryside of South Cambridgeshire, guests have the best of both worlds with an abundance of outdoor pursuits to enjoy on the doorstep and Cambridge city centre just fourteen miles away. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold

Weekly guide price:
£650 to £1200

4  |   2  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 2 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 4 Star Gold

52.164245, -0.148586

The Old Dairy is one of the stylish holiday apartments available at Fullers Hill nestling amongst glorious South Cambridgeshire countryside. Perfect for families and friends, sleeping four guests (or six with the use of a sofa bed), the surrounding area offers all the right ingredients to relax and unwind with plenty of space inside and out (including a hot tub in the garden for guest use), fabulous walking, cycling, horse riding and attractions including Cambridge city centre just fourteen miles away. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold

Weekly guide price:
£650 to £1000

4-6  |   2  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 2 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 4 Star Gold

52.164245, -0.148586

Four lovely stylish holiday apartments located amongst the beautiful South Cambridgeshire countryside with exclusive new hot tub. Very well presented and located, the self-catering apartments are ideal for parties of two to six guests and welcome dogs. Fourteen miles from the City of Cambridge. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold

Weekly guide price:
£650 to £1000

4  |   2  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 4 Star Gold

52.164245, -0.148586

The largest of all of Fullers Hill's fabulous holiday cottages, The Granary sleeps up to six guests in two en-suite sumptuous bedrooms and has an exceptionally large social living area for a cottage of this size where large groups of up to fourteen can dine around one table. Sitting in a tranquil position amongst the South Cambridgeshire countryside, this stylish holiday retreat is a popular choice for families, friends and large parties (when hired with other cottages) and offers dog friendly self-catering of a high standard with the use of a communal hot tub in the grounds. Only fourteen miles from Cambridge City centre. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold

Weekly guide price:
£650 to £1200

4-6  |   2  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 2 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 4 Star Gold

52.164245, -0.148586

As pretty as its name, Apple Cottage nestles amongst beautiful countryside in South Cambridgeshire and is perfect for couples, friends and families. Offering a warm welcome to dogs (and even horses!) this gorgeous holiday cottage provides the perfect mix of character and modern style and is just fourteen miles from Cambridge City centre. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£800 to £1200

6  |   2  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 4 Star

51.920977, -2.437303

Treat yourself to a relaxing stay in this charming Gloucestershire cottage. The Granary is a lovely stone holiday property on a smallholding where the owners have a flock of llamas and offer llama trekking, coarse fishing and delicious afternoon teas. It is only a few miles from Ross-on-Wye and within easy reach of the Forest of Dean, Wye Valley, Malvern Hills and the Cotswolds, as well as Ross-on-Wye, Hereford, and Gloucester. The Granary is ideal for couples or individuals who want a relaxing, comfortable place where they can unwind and indulge in long walks and bike rides, great food and gorgeous views. 

Weekly guide price:
£790 to £1365
Short breaks from £113 per night

2  |   1  |   2  |   No  |   Yes

Min nights: 4 (off peak) | 4 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

51.417263, 0.856911

North Barn is actually two comfortable properties on the Isle of Sheppey. Each holiday cottage sleeps six people in three bedrooms with beautiful views over fields and farmland towards the sea. Guests have use of the owner's 13 acres of land, and it's possible to walk from the cottages through the neighbouring farm to the coast. The barn is a mile from Eastchurch and only a short drive from Neats Court and Sheppey. With beaches, nature reserves, footpaths and cycling routes, the location is ideal for families all year round. 

Weekly guide price:
£480 to £975
Short breaks from £113 per night

6  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

51.417263, 0.856911

Enjoy a relaxing stay on the Isle of Sheppey in this comfortable two-bedroom holiday cottage which sleeps four people so is ideal for couples or families. South Barn is close to Eastchurch with lovely views over fields towards the English Channel. Guests can enjoy gorgeous walks and bike rides from the door. The Isle of Sheppey is a paradise for nature lovers and birdwatchers, but it is also a fantastic choice for anyone wanting to get back to a more simple way of life with quiet beaches and lots of open space to enjoy. 

Weekly guide price:
£380 to £560
Short breaks from £90 per night

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

51.417263, 0.856911

The Lodge is a welcoming holiday cottage for families and friends. It is on a small farm on the Isle of Sheppey, with beautiful views over fields towards the English Channel. Three bedrooms comfortably sleep six people, and there is lots of space indoors and outside to relax and enjoy the peaceful location. The Isle of Sheppey is so small that it's easy to get around to see everything. It's also nice and flat, with family-friendly footpaths and cycling routes. Guests can spend happy days at the beach, playing golf, birdwatching, walking around the coast and nature reserves, and visiting attractions like the Eastchurch Aviation Museum. 

Weekly guide price:
£560 to £1180
Short breaks from £131 per night

6  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

51.924130, -0.546901

Escape to the country in less than an hour from London Euston? Yes, please! This delightful self-catering cottage is in the quiet village of Winfield, only 15-minutes from Leighton Buzzard and within walking distance of a good pub. There is space for four people in two bedrooms, so it is ideal for couples, small families, friends and even people on business who are sick of cramped, boring hotels. Bedfordshire has beautiful country walks, excellent dining and shopping, theatres, country houses, zoos, museums, golf courses and spas. It is perfect for a romantic break or a family holiday.

Weekly price:
£460 all year

4  |   2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 4 (off peak) | 4 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

54.071011, -1.956015

You can enjoy the beauty of the Yorkshire Dales from the moment you wake up until you drift off to sleep when you stay at Moorside Farm Cottage. Located on a family-run farm two miles from Grassington, the charming Yorkshire stone holiday cottage has spectacular views over the fells towards Simon's Seat and breathtakingly brilliant night skies. It is built from Yorkshire stone and sleeps eight people in four bedrooms, with a layout that suits families, extended families and friends. The cottage is child and dog-friendly, has good access to beautiful footpaths and cycling routes, and is within easy reach of Skipton, Ripon and Harrogate. 

Weekly guide price:
£820 to £1970

8  |   4  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 7 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

52.561189, -3.862847

Set in a beautiful location in a hidden valley at the base of the Cambrian Mountains, this welcoming cottage is just a mile from Glaspwll nestling within the most wonderful Welsh countryside. The Cottage at Cefn Coch Farm is a perfect retreat for anyone who wants to get away from it all for some peace and tranquility. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£890 to £1195

4  |   2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star

52.561189, -3.862847

Sitting in a fantastic location in a hidden valley within beautiful Welsh countryside close to Machynlleth, The Barn at Cefn Coch Farm provides a high standard of self-catering accommodation and is an ideal holiday cottage for outdoor enthusiasts sitting at the foot of the Cambrian Mountains, or those looking for peace and tranquility.

Weekly guide price:
£890 to £1195

4+2  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

50.762952, -4.334141

Stone Barn Cottage is a fantastic barn conversion in a private conservation area close to the Devon/Cornwall border and beaches like Bude and Widemouth Bay. There is space for up to 12 guests to sleep in five very comfortable bedrooms, with lots of space indoors and out to make it ideal for family holidays or some a break-away with friends. Holsworthy is only a few miles away, while the Tamar Valley, Dartmoor National Park and Bodmin are all within easy reach.

Weekly guide price:
£26 to £1200
Short breaks from £300 per night

10+2  |   5  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

55.579749, -2.266940

Bowmont Cottage is a stone's throw from the Scottish border and within easy reach of the Northumberland National Park, Kelso and Wooler. It's the perfect holiday rental whether you're with family or friends, having excellent access to footpaths and cycling trails, and being close to favourite attractions. Berwick-Upon-Tweed is around 20 minutes away, while Lindisfarne and Bamburgh Castle are well under an hour's drive. The single-storey holiday cottage is on a working farm. It sleeps four people in two bedrooms and has far-reaching views of the Cheviot Hills. 

Weekly guide price:
£270 to £380
Short breaks from £85 per night

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

52.149617, -0.297056

Four very comfortable 4 Star holiday cottages located on a three hundred acre arable farm on the Bedfordshire/Cambridgeshire borders amongst beautiful rolling countryside. The largest of them all, Acorn sleeps up to eight guests with the other cottages accommodating parties of four and two, making them a popular choice with couples, friends and large groups of extended family. Plenty of attractions in the area for day trips out. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£945 to £1000

8  |   4  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 4 Star

52.149617, -0.297056

Four very comfortable holiday cottages located on a three hundred acre arable farm on the Bedfordshire/Cambridgeshire borders, perfect for large groups of up to eighteen. Sitting amongst beautiful rolling countryside, the cottages welcome couples, families and large groups of friends wanting to getaway together. Plenty of attractions for day trips out with convenient access to motorways. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£602 to £700

18  |   9  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Friday | 4 Star

Farm Holidays

Set amongst beautiful countryside, a farm holiday provides the opportunity to enjoy all that country life has to offer. Beautiful scenery, traditional pubs, great walks and the chance to immerse yourself in the workings and culture of the local environment. Whatever the time of year, there is always plenty to see when you stay on a farm with the ever changing landscape all around. In the spring, the farmers are busy lambing and the autumn brings with it the warmth and golden colours of harvest.

Whether you opt to stay on an arable farm or a livestock farm, there are generally plenty of animals to be seen in and around the surrounding countryside. Cows, chickens and pigs are all common farmyard sights but many farms also keep rare breeds for something a little different.

Farm holidays are very popular and renting self catering accommodation in a farm setting is an affordable way to enjoy a relaxing break with plenty of things to see and do on the doorstep. For adults and children alike, a farm holiday provides a fun and interesting way to spend a few days watching, doing and learning about the countryside.

Tips: Due to the rural nature of many farm holidays, you may need to get stocked up on some essentials before you arrive. Remember to bring wellington boots; even if you are visiting in summer it can still get muddy! If dogs are accepted at the cottage, they may have to be kept under close control in and around the farm due to livestock.