Working farm holidays

Amanda's verdict
Bottle-feed the lambs, collect the chicken eggs, help the farmer milk the cows … it’s all go on a farm holiday and children love every minute of it. This rural round-up of working farms throughout the UK offers cosy accommodation in cottages, farmhouses and barn conversions – all in gorgeous countryside. Don’t forget your wellies.

Recommended tour operator: says

As a family run and owned holiday rental specialist, we have more than 30 years’ experience, offering some of the finest holiday cottages in fabulous locations throughout the UK such as Cornwall, Devon, Wales, Dorset and The Cotswolds.

  • dog-friendly
  • ideal for younger kids
  • wildlife

Representing a wide range of holiday cottages and farm stays, all have been hand-picked, so that our holidaymakers get the very best from their UK break.

The UK enjoys a rich farming heritage and some of the most spectacular scenery and now you can experience it too, with our working farm holidays.

A perfect choice of holiday for those who really want to experience rural life, you and your children can spend your holiday taking in the sights and sounds of a working farm. Discover first hand what it’s really like to be a part of such a traditional and fascinating rural lifestyle, within a tranquil and welcoming environment.

We offer a range of working farm properties – all of them are set in the most spectacular surroundings in countryside locations in DevonCornwallDorsetSomerset and The Cotswolds. They include converted barns and lodges, farmhouse apartments and stone cottages to suit family groups of all sizes.

Over 60% of our properties accept pets and we even have some properties with facilities such as swimming pools, tennis courts and hot tubs.

Click here for more about our farm holidays for children and our latest special offers.

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