Working-farm properties with farm activities available

Working Farm

Staying on a working farm is a fantastic opportunity to get up close and personal with farmyard life, as well as offering you the best chance to connect with the essence of the countryside. Whilst staying in one of our working-farm cottages, not only can you indulge in the delightful ruralness and tranquillity of the beautiful surroundings, but many of our working-farm cottages also provide children with the opportunity to get up and close with farmyard animals. From helping the farmer to collect the daily eggs to taking a horse-riding lesson, there is no better time than now to experience the charm of a working farm holiday in one of these stunning family-friendly properties.

West Nymph Holly Hock Cottage

West Nymph Holly Hock Cottage is one of three converted barns, all nestled within a working farm in the heart of rugged Dartmoor. This stunning property offers ultimate luxury with a private hot tub, an open fire and beautiful décor – perfect for mum to enjoy a glass of wine, whilst dad is busy fishing in the on-site lakes and the children are happily playing in the wide, open fields, spending time with the range of farm animals or helping to collect free-range eggs. Both the North Devon coastline and plenty of fantastic attractions are within easy reach, making this charming property the perfect destination for a family break.

Houselope Harvest Cottage

This beautiful period property is located in a peaceful tranquil setting amongst 100 acres of farmland. Complete with a farm shop and café you really are provided with the definitive countryside experience. Located in the stunning Durham Dales just outside the picturesque village of Wolsingham, and only twelve miles from the wonderful historic city of Durham, the local area provides a wealth of attractions to explore when not indulging in the charm of the complex. Guests to the property are welcome to explore the farmland, see all the farm animals, play in the paddock and sand pit, make use of the table football, table tennis and air hockey, walk the farm nature trail along riverside paths, past ancient monuments and a medieval moat.

Moorhouse Farm

Moorhouse Farm is set within 150 acres of peaceful farm land. This charming farm is set inside a nature conservation area with moors on one side and fields around the others providing stunning panoramic views from every angle. Visitors to this family-friendly property are invited to wander around the farm, play in the wendy house, wooden play fort, climbing frame and swings; help feed the chickens; collect the eggs; meet the four friendly dogs, resident cat and a pig called Pepper or see the animals in pets' corner; and during spring, children can also help with the lambs. The fun isn’t just saved for the children however, as there are also a selection of bikes to hire on site as well as a BBQ to enjoy in the summer months for all the family.

Kehelland Farm Corner Cottage

Occupying a sheltered position in the tiny village of Kehelland, this former barn is set within 30 acres of arable land with cows, ducks and chickens roaming the grounds. This delightful cottage has been transformed to ensure that it is brimming with both comfort and character, boasting country charm and warmth complete with beamed ceilings. Set in one of the most popular parts of Cornwall between the magnificent sweep of St Ives Bay and the spectacular cliffs of the North Cornish coast, there is an abundance of great countryside and coastal walks to be had in the surrounding areas of the property, as well as the opportunity to get involved with the farm life. There is a pond on site which is available for guests to go fishing in, and you can also see the animals on site, explore the land or just relax in the courtyard area with its centrepiece wishing well and colourful displays of bedding plants.

Old Holcombe Orchard

Situated in a group of properties on a 6-acre smallholding, this loving converted barn sleeps four for a tranquil countryside break. Exmoor National Park, the Brendon Hills and the Quantock Hills are also right on the doorstep, offering plenty of wonderful walks, hikes, bike rides and glorious views. The delights of the nearby coast are also within easy reach, with lovely seaside towns such as Burnham-on-Sea, Minehead, Watchet, and Brean a short drive away. Inside, there's a wood burner for cosy nights in, while outside you can relax on the enclosed patio with a selection of outdoor games. You are also welcome to explore the land around the smallholding, home to the owners’ chickens and, sometimes, cows and sheep.

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Posted by Hayley on 17th November 2018