Find rural self-catering holidays on farms, in farmhouses and beautifully converted barns

Farm Cottages

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 large groups 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 for a wealth of UK holiday cottages on working farms or converted farm buildings. 

Sleeps
20
Bedrooms
9

Canford Dairy is a Large Luxury Dorset holiday cottage with a private heated indoor pool near Wimborne Minster. This accessible holiday cottage sleeps up to 20 guests in an idyllic rural location with great pubs and the coast nearby Pets welcome by agreement.

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Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1

A gravel farm track leads guests to the restored 18th century detached barn known as the Shippon, which is located in Llechwedd, North Wales and boasts romantic charm, modern fittings and a mezzanine bedroom for couples. The pet-friendly cottage is surrounded by gardens and magnificent views.

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Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4

Riverside Farm Cottage sits on 12 acres by the River Dove and offers guests a luxurious escape. The rural cottage in Kirby Mills sleeps 8 and boasts impressive views of the Yorkshire countryside plus a furnished garden and an interior with ample windows, contemporary styling & a wood-burning stove.

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Sleeps
16
Bedrooms
7

Upcott Farm House in Winsford, Cheshire is a fantastic location for a large group celebration. The grand rural cottage in the Exmoor National Park offers groups and their pets a thoroughly modern cottage with gorgeous grounds, a sunroom, log burning stove and other traditional features.

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Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

Make a holiday to Colwyn Bay, Clwyd, and the North Wales coast pleasant and comfortable by staying at Gwern Tyno, a rural cottage situated in the picturesque Nant-Y-Glyn Valley, with sitting room and dining area that provides access to a patio and large garden affording magnificent farmland views.

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Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1

Gerreg Wen is a secluded and charming cottage in Eglwys Bach, Conwy. The rural cottage enjoys wonderful views of Snowdonia National Park and is just moments from the coast. The pet-friendly cottage promises rustic charm, modernity and a log fire, as well as a generous garden, fresh air & relaxation.

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Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4

Ty Newydd is an impressive rural cottage with stunning views to Conwy Estuary. The pet-friendly cottage sits on the vast Bodnant Estate near Colwyn Bay and offers guests a truly luxurious property with extensive gardens, period features and a chance to connect with nature and the outdoors.

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Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
4

Ty Cerrig is a rural cottage lying in the stunning Bodnant Estate in Colwyn Bay, Conwy. The pet-friendly cottage offers verdant gardens, multiple outdoor entertaining spaces, wonderful views and true seclusion. A woodburning stove adds to the property’s charm, and woodland surrounds the cottage.

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Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1

The Willows is a 1-bedroom Dorset cottage ideal for couples or solo travellers set on our working farm overlooking the Fleet Lagoon and the mighty Jurassic Coastline. Ideal for walkers, cyclists and people who just want to escape to the peace and tranquillity of the Dorset countryside.

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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, or horses were stabled now offer 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 facilities such as cottages with a swimming pool and children's play areas, farms with cottages created from former farm buildings are well worth considering. This is due to farmers finding they have perfect spaces for a range of facilities that many independent holiday cottages are unable to accommodate.

Rural holidays in Farm Cottages in the depths of the countryside on places like Exmoor will reveal the canopy of stars in the night skies that city dwellers are unable to experience, especially on crisp, clear nights in the winter. For wildflower lovers, there's nothing like a farm holiday for rembling down country lanes and woodland footpaths carpeted with snowdrops, primroses, bluebells, campion, violets and cow parsley according to the time of year. You'll find the best areas for wildflowers tend to be in areas more suitable for animal farming, as fewer fertilizers have been used on the fields, thus protecting the flowers.

Book a farm cottage for a self-catering holiday and re-discover the beauties of the Great Britsh Countryside in any season of the year.