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.
Perfect for an Easter break, chicks, rabbits and real Easter egg hunts!Sun, fun & luxury living. Stay at our stylish family-friendly farm with heated salt water swimming pool in a beautiful corner of France & you may never want to leave.Your holiday at Rigal is …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 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 where c …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
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
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 "Memor …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
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 vaulted ceilin …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
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
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
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 bedroomed …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 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
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