If you’re an animal lover then you should definitely consider taking a holiday on one of the UK’s many farms. We have holiday cottages on everything from smallholdings to working farms and many of our properties have the option to meet the animals, take tours around the farm and even play at being a farmer for a day! Read on to discover which of our cottages are perfect for animal lovers of all ages.
Hill Top Farm Cottage, Pembrokeshire
This lovely family holiday cottage is set on the owner’s smallholding just 6 miles outside of Narbeth. The picturesque, countryside location makes Hill Top Farm Cottage perfect for a relaxing, rural getaway but it’s also just a short drive from many of Pembrokeshire’s attractions including Folly Farm, Oakwood Theme Park and the Welsh Zoo. At this property, you can really experience the smallholding way of life- everything from visiting the animals at their paddocks, to adopting your own chickens! If you want to adopt your own chickens, the owner will provide everything for you so that you can feed them and collect their eggs for the duration of your stay.
The Corn Store, Cornwall
The Corn Store is a traditional farm cottage on a working farm in Menheniot, ideally located for exploring the south coast of Cornwall. This pretty cottage offers stunning countryside views and is surrounded by woods and meadows, which guests are welcome to explore. On the farm, there are plenty of activities for children to get involved in, including collecting fresh eggs from the hens and meeting some of the smaller animals in the farm’s very own pet corner! The pet corner includes cute and cuddly animals such as rabbits and guinea pigs, as well as birds and hand-reared owls.
Turnip House, Shropshire
Turnip House is one of four wonderful, Grade II barn conversions on a 700 acre farm in Plaish, amongst the rolling countryside of south Shropshire. Guests at the cottage are able to thoroughly explore the farm with its 1.5 mile woodland walk and conservation area with natural pools, as well as a full-size tennis court, children’s play area and games rooms. Animal lovers can also get up close to some of the farm’s residents, as the owners can arrange for you to feed the chickens and also embark on a few pony rides (children only!)
Hayloft Cottage, Cumbria
At Hayloft Cottage, guests have the chance to be a farmer for the day, by prior arrangement with the owner! The friendly owners are more than happy to give you a tour around the farm, including meeting the animals, and tell stories about what it’s like to be a farmer in the countryside! This cottage itself offers lots of characterful original features including oak beams and exposed stonework; it’s perfect for a family holiday in Cumbria with easy access to both the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales.
At Sykes Cottages, we have over 5,500 cottages across the UK and Ireland so we’re sure to have somewhere to suit you and your holiday plans. For more information on the properties that we have available, please visit our website or give us a call on 01244 356695.