For a real taste of country life, book a stay at one of these family farm stays in the UK or abroad. They all make great family holidays down on the farm.
Family farm stays allow the whole family to sample life on a real working farm, as much or as little as you want. The owners will be happy for you and the children to get your hands dirty and help out by feeding the animals. Many of the farms have resident lambs and chickens, and some the odd reindeer, ostrich or llama.
Springtime is a great time of year for family farm stays – as the weather improves the farm really starts to wake up. If there are lambs, from late March you can help out by bottle feeding the lambing seasons new additions. Check with the owner before you book.
The Games Barn, rated a 3 - star home by the AA, is situated in an extremely quiet location on a 30 acre working farm in the heart of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in East Sussex . The farm has a small number of animals including cows, sheep, pigs , …see more
Having returned for the 2nd time we were not disappointed by our visit. Once again Madeleine and Fred were on hand to ensure our stay went as smooth as possible. They seem to have the perfect knack … More
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review - we thoroughly enjoyed your company and would love to see you again next year for your 3rd visit. We know how lucky we are to have our own little piece of heaven here and love sharing it with people such as yourselves - it makes all our hard work so worthwhile. Thanks so much once again.
“Fantastic Farm Getaway!”
Reviewed 9 Sep 2012
We stayed at The Games Barn withour Parents and our 2 and 6 year old. The Barn had every comfort you needed, I cant actually believe I packed things for the children to be occupied with as this Barn … More
Thanks so much for this great review. We always try to ensure that our guests can appreciate all aspects of the farm if they wish to, and in your case we clearly succeeded! We are greatly looking forward to seeing you again at Easter.
“Great location, Spacious accommodation - Suits families [--]; large groups”
Reviewed 2 Sep 2012
We have just returned from a great week at the Games Barn. We had 6 children ranging from 2yrs to 13yrs. They all enjoyed feeding the animals, collecting eggs & running free in adjacent fields. The … More
Thanks for this review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay so much and we would love to see you here again in the future.
Rigal is open all year, 20 minutes from Bergerac airport. Long weekend winter breaks, perfect tranquility but close to ALL amenities. Half term and Easter holidays, full central heating and cosy wood burner. Wonderful vineyards, markets and Chateaux and delightful Bord …see more
The Gite at Rigal is simply perfect for a relaxing family holiday... the gite itself provides great accommodation, three big bedrooms and loads of living space. We have great memories of sitting in t… More
“Perfect holiday for the WHOLE family”
Reviewed 11 Aug 2013
It's not easy to find some place that will keep three generations happy, but the Gite at Rigal has everything my children, my wife and I and my mother-in-law could ask for. The gite itself is lovely … More
“Everything you could ask for”
Reviewed 28 Jun 2013
A lovely gite in beautiful surroundings - even with 3 small children everything was catered for - toys, books, DVDs
Really relaxing, we hope to come back next year!… More
THIS LOG CABIN IS ON A DIRTY AND DUSTY WORKING FARM IN RURAL ALENTEJO. So if you like the big out doors and all the dust it blows your way then we would like to see you on our organic farm where we have
free ranging pigs,chickens,guinea fowl and ducks. Free range orgain …see more
The perfect getaway if you want to really get back to the country. We spent a peaceful, relaxed week and a half in Julie and Glynn's log cabin. Set in beautiful surroundings it was the perfect place … More
“spoilt by our hosts in an unspoiled natural landscape”
Reviewed 18 Sep 2013
The farm is situated in a beautiful unspoilt valley. The log cabin is perched on top of a hill and from the deck you can sit back and enjoy the surroundings. From sunrise to sunset the shadows and col… More
“Peaceful with beautiful views :-)”
Reviewed 14 Apr 2013
We arrived pretty late at night and were greeted at the airport by our hosts, Glynn and Julie. As we hadn't hired a car we relied upon Julie and Glynn to carry us about in their car which worked out w… More
Prestigious self catering at secluded rural holiday cottage with character in Devon, SW England. Brandy's Cottage is part of Whitwell Farm holiday cottages which earned the English Tourist Board's 4 Star Grade for comfort, location & decor.The 1 be …see more
This was our 4th holiday at the farm and our 3rd stay in Brandy's cottage. It's so peaceful. The views are stunning, and the cottage has everything you need for a pleasant stay. We are looking forward… More
Reviewed 22 Mar 2012
we have stayed at this farm several times a year for the last 4 years with xmas 2011 our most recent stay & as ever Brandy's cottage welcomed us back with it's cleanliness & comfort. The underfloor he… More
This is where stylish families can enjoy the good life...& lots of fun. A beautiful eco-friendly organic farm in idyllic surroundings.This is certainly not your regular farm. Le Manoir is a fabulous environmentally and family-friendly restored Manor House whe …see more
Superb house, friendly welcome and a genuine desire by the owners for guests to have a wonderful holiday.… More
“One of the best holidays I have had.”
Reviewed 23 Sep 2014
The Manoir is stunning,the pictures do not do it justice!When we arrived with two toddlers after a nine hour drive and were delighted to find we had booked somewhere that exceeded all expectations.It … More
“Simply wonderful in every way”
Reviewed 11 Sep 2014
We stayed at the Manoir for one week in late August / early September with a baby and a 2 year old. It was heaven. The farmhouse is uber stylish but comfortable and practical (eg very well-stocked wit… More
Our self catering holiday apartment is set in the heart of Tarka Otter countryside and is surrounded by beautiful countryside and lovely woodland walks.
The village of Weare Giffard nearby follows the beautiful River Torridge for over a mile and was featured in the fil …see more
“Unique property in beautiful location ideal for exploring North Devon with friendly hosts”
Reviewed 11 Aug 2013
After seeing the coach house on a holiday lettings website we contacted the owners Ruth and Alistair to ask a few additional questions. From the moment we made contact we could tell the hosts were g… More
Beautifully converted stables using rustic reclaimed materials, a cosy luxurious two bedroom cottage that is spacious and very well equipped. Beautiful oak flooring has been laid throughout the whole cottage, and there are huge rustic re-claimed beams and vaulte …see more
“Brilliant property, lovely people, good location”
Reviewed 29 Jun 2013
Lovely property, really top drawer! The animals out the back were all very friendly and in good condition and the proprietors are very friendly and full of good advice on the local area. The village i… More
Thank you for your kind words,we’re so glad you enjoyed your holiday.
Regarding the pub, we are happy to clarify there has been a seamless change of management and it is continuing to operate as before,serving lunches and evening meals.
“Best in the west”
Reviewed 25 May 2013
My wife and I love this place,from its quirky beams,solid no squeek or creak wooden floor to its "interesting"internal doors and hinges.David and Elaine gave us their usual warm welcome(we have been h… More
Reviewed 24 Mar 2013
Simply the best equipped and most comfortable holiday let yet. I was there with my Mother and our 2 dogs and it was fabulous for all of us (including the dogs!) We had packed washing up liquid and loo… More
Open all Year to cater for 2 to 3 families in 4 Star comfort. With 4 bedrooms and 4 Bathrooms, it is the ideal holiday home in a peaceful part of the East Devon Countryside, but close to the coast in between Sidmouth and Lyme Regis.All mod-cons are included such …see more
Brewery Cottage is a spacious holiday cottage in a beautiful part of Bedfordshire. The cottage is situated at Mead Open Farm in the village of Billington which is near the market town of Leighton Buzzard. The Heast family has run the farm for 50 years, and for the past …see more
This Luxury 2 bedroomed cottage includes a fantastic 4-poster bed with en suite, jacuzzi bathroom, Twin room en suite, cot if required, and private decked area with beautiful views across the Axe Valley. See also the Luxuries below we offer to make your stay &qu …see more
Whitwell Farm is one of our favourite places to visit on the south coast and we’ve been returning on a regular basis for several years.
We’ve stayed in most of the properties and have always been… More
Open all Year to cater for 2 to 3 families in 4 Star comfort. With 5 bedrooms and 5 Bathrooms, it is the ideal holiday home in a peaceful part of the East Devon Countryside, but close to the coast in between Sidmouth and Lyme Regis.
All mod-cons are included such as Fr …see more
“Excellent accomodation for large family with children”
Reviewed 22 Aug 2013
Having stayed for a week with family including 4 children we had a great stay. Facilities very good especially number of bathrooms. Very friendly welcome from owners. Excellent location for coast (… More
Reviewed 14 Jan 2013
We stayed at the Granary for New Years Eve 2012 and found it to be lovely and great value.
The cottage was spacious but also cosy and well-equipped for 10 people - the log fire was gorgeous! The b… More
“Excellent accomodation for family break”
Reviewed 6 Feb 2012
The location was beautiful and peaceful.The open space gives wonderful opportunity to walk and explore the countyside. The accomodation was spacious for a large family with both older members and you… More
Orchard cottage - 2 double bedrooms, (sleeps 5 +cots, there is room to put a good mattress on the floor of the second bedroom if this is required giving the ability to sleep 6)The cottage is very spacious, cosy and comfortable. It is very well equipped and …see more
“Wonderful holiday cottage in idyllic countryside!”
Reviewed 1 May 2012
We stayed at Orchard Cottage with our 16 month-old son and I have to say this is the best holiday cottage we have ever stayed in. The house is beautiful and spacious,warm and cosy and tastefully dec… More
“A holiday property as comfortable,warm and relaxing as being at home.”
Reviewed 24 Jan 2012
We visited Orchard Cottage twice in 2011 which must say something in itself as I never normally go back to the same place. When we arrived my boyfriend's first words was 'this place feels like we are … More
“Peaceful with every amenity & welcoming hosts”
Reviewed 9 Jun 2013
Have stayed at both Orchard Cottage and the Bothy. Both offer excellent standards of accommodation. Orchard Cottage has Sky TV DVD board games books etc.Conservatory overlooks garden has good views an… More
The Bothy (3 bedrooms, sleeps 7 + childs bed)The main part of the cottage was an old coach house, the Bothy is comfortable, very spacious and full of character with charming rustic features throughout. It has a private fenced garden which is safe for children an …see more
We had a wonderful stay at the Bothy, it was so cosy and comfortable we all loved the place.
There was nothing the owners hadn't thought about to make the place a home from home for people.… More
“Clean, comfortable, well equipped cottage ideal for all ages.”
Reviewed 25 Feb 2013
The Bothy is a spacious, well equipped cottage with many thoughtful extras provided by the owners to make it feel like a home from home. It was an ideal base for exploring the area but also provided a… More
The Bothy is a wonderful property to stay in. It was very clean, with a well-equipped kitchen and a nice welcome tray of tea and biscuits. All three large bedrooms were well-decorated and comfortabl… More
Rose Barn, the combination of Rose and Barn Owl Cottages, joined by an inter-connecting door in the lounge of each cottage, has seven bedrooms and comfortably accommodates up to 12 guests. Ideal for family celebrations and get - togethers, guests in each cottage can enj …see more
Wonderful location and facilities for our golden wedding anniversary celebration. Ages from1year to 72 love Combrew plenty to do on sight for the youngsters and comfort and luxury for the seniors..E… More
“Great central location with friendly service and great facilities”
Reviewed 15 Jun 2015
Group of 8 adults and 3 children.
On arrival everything was clean and tidy, with everything in good condition and nice decoration.
More than enough living space, with room to spread out. Huge … More
Reviewed 15 Jun 2015
Rose Barn Cottage. Excellent accommodation. Everything you could possibly need is provided. Children (and adults ) enjoyed the pool. Used every day. Great play area for the children. Plenty of room fo… More
Higher Manor Lodge at Higher Manor Farm, Combpyne, East Devon, is tucked way in the Axe Valley close to Lyme Regis, Beer, Axmouth, Seaton and Axminster. The romantic hideaway for guests wanting an exclusive property, location and peace. The lodge is in it own large ga …see more
Court farmhouse is a 300 year old farmhouse (older in parts), full of old world character and charm yet providing all the modern day comforts. The house has been in the Trewin family for generations and is located in the center of the picturesque village of Marhamchur …see more
Spacious converted barn on working farm nr Dovedale. Walkers paradise. Has private garden with great views down the valley. Manifold cycle trail is just down the road
Framed by ancient copper beeches our farmstead nestles at the foot of Wetton Hill surrounded by mile …see more
We have stayed at Gateham Grange something like twenty times over the last fifteen years both in the Coach House and in Gateham Cottage. The accommodation looks beautiful and has always been very welc… More
“Help out on the farm - perfect for kids”
Reviewed 7 Jun 2012
We stayed in the Coach house with our three children aged 3, 6 and 7 last week. We loved the farm. Cows, sheep, chickens and the friendly cat right outside your door. The children loved helping with f… More
“Wonderful holiday destination for all! A real home from home.”
Reviewed 24 May 2012
I booked the Coach House at Gateham Grange for myself, my eldest daughter and my 4 year old grandson. The Coach House was a beautiful cottage, with everything you could need for a holiday and very com… More
The Haybarn & Stables has been converted from a large stone barn, set in the heart of the farmyard, both barns overlook some of the farm animals with beautiful views of Brighstone Downs, Grange Chine and the Sea.The Dairy Barn Conversion is next to the Stables with …see more
This was a great place to stay, we stayed in the converted stables and it was beautiful. 3 good sized bedrooms, very comfortable lounge with satalite tv and a well equipt kitchen with everything you c… More
Little Gaerfields is a barn converted to a high standard on a working family farm. Having 6 bedrooms in total plus a landing bed it makes a lovely home to celebrate special events. There is an indoor swimming pool with swim jet. A shepherds hut with comfortable 4' …see more
We booked Little Gaerfields for an extended family break to celebrate my husband's retiral. We were made very welcome by Sheila and the provision of lovely fresh eggs was well recieved. The accommoda… More
Thank you so much for your wonderful review and for taking the time to write it. We are trilled you had a lovely stay, holidays are important especially those we share with the family, a lovely time for the little cousins to bond and make happy memories. Thank you Rosemary
FREE on site children's activities!Just beyond Dublin and 30 minutes from airport.An ideal place for a large family. Perfect for walking, through the local fields amongst working farms.The house has a traditional farmhouse kitchen with large din …see more
FREE on site children's activities!Just beyond Dublin city and 30 minutes from airport.The Stable offers new, cosy and comfortable accommodation for up to four guests. The large living room is tastefully furnished, there is a modern, kitchen yet …see more
This detached farmhouse, which dates back to the 16th century, is surrounded by open countryside on our 400 acre working family farm, where you can enjoy extensive views of the Begwyn Hills and can see the Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons, along with woodland and …see more
Trowley Farmhouse exceeded all expectations. When we arrived, Kathryn was stoking up the wood burner leaving us with such a cosy accomodation from the very start. My family from Canada was extremely i… More