When we were asked recently if we had any ‘bucolic farm stays’ we thought it was about time we collated them all into one easy to browse list. Thoughts turn to working farm stays when the lambing season begins and the freshest bairns in the flock frolick through the fields. Yet cottage holidays on working farms are popular year round.
From acres of peaceful countryside to roam, to collecting fresh eggs from the chickens each morning, to farmers taking the kids to feed the animals each day. For the tractor mad kid in your family, there’s bound to be an opportunity to spot a plough, seed drill or baler too. And you won’t be far from the freshest of farm-reared ingredients. What’s not to like.
Some farms have just one cottage for guests. Others have converted a barn for a larger party to enjoy. And then there are some farms with multiple holiday cottages that if booked together can cater for large groups, for friends, large or extended families to share wonderful holidays together in the same place. There’s plenty to choose from around Great Britain.
So without further a-do here are the Love Cottages working farm stays.
Kent farm stays
Park Farm Chalet, Hawkhurst
Bells Forstal Farm Stables, Haversham
Stay on a working farm in Wales
Old Thatched Cottage, Ystradgynlais, Powys
Cwmcynwyn Farm Barn, Brecon
Isle of Wight working farm stays
East Afton Farm Dairy, Freshwater, Isle of Wight
Sunnyside Dairy, Ventnor
Devon farm stay holidays
Mannacott Farm, Parracombe
Farm stays in Sussex
Allen’s Farm Oast, Mayfield
Cannon Barn, Vines Cross
Yorkshire working farm holidays
Stones Cottage Farm, Haworth, West Yorkshire
Farm stays in the Lake District
High Borrans Copse, Windermere
Dorset working farm holidays
Norfolk farm stays
Point Farm Barn, Barton Turf