Working farm stays

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

Bells Forstal Farm Stables, Haversham

Stay on a working farm in Wales

1 Dolwen Farm Shop and 2 Dolwen Farm Shop, Abergele

Old Thatched Cottage, Ystradgynlais, Powys

Barley Store Llanilid Un, Rye Barn Llanilid and Corn View Llanilid Brecon

Cwmcynwyn Farm Barn, Brecon

Cartws, Llandysul


Devon farm stay holidays

Lake House Farm and Lake Farm Wing, Torrington

Mannacott Farm, Parracombe

Workshop, Tiverton

Farm stays in Sussex

Allen’s Farm Oast, Mayfield

Cannon Barn, Vines Cross

Yorkshire working farm holidays

Stones Cottage Farm, Haworth, West Yorkshire


Dorset working farm holidays

Chisel BarnChisel Barn Whites Ground and Chisel Barn Foxditch, Blandford Forum, Dorset

Norfolk farm stays

Point Farm Barn, Barton Turf