Open until 9.30pm
The booking via Sykes was very 'user-friendly', done very easily by helpful and friendly staff, and follow up emails quick and efficient.
Mrs Kirby, Tilbury, Essex, April 2013
Looking for somewhere different for this year's holiday,
with lots of fun and fresh air guaranteed? Our working farm
cottages might be the answer, found in delightful rural areas of
the UK and Ireland.
Picture the scene for a moment. Today you're at the office,
in-tray piled high and post-it note reminders all around. Or
you're busy ferrying the children back and to from school, then
on to brownies and football. Weekdays blur into one and, come the
weekend, you've just two days to try and do that whole quality
family time thing.
So imagine a whole week or two together, where alarm clocks are
feathered and classmates rather furry. Simply pack casual clothing
and a pair of wellies and you're ready to go!
Many working farm cottages are on dairy or sheep farms, so
expect to get your hands dirty and help with chores - milking cows,
bottle-feeding lambs, collecting eggs, mucking out stables and
more. Other cottages are on arable farms, where you may help with
harvesting e.g. fruit picking.
This 'good life' promises a firsthand view of the
farming world and a truly rewarding experience. Surely reason
enough to consider a working farm cottage for your next holiday!
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Lundy View Cottage | Great Torrington near Bideford | Devon
A cosy cottage in the grounds of the owner’s smallholding with rural views towards the coast. Two miles from popular tourist town and Rosemoor Gardens. Bideford 6 miles.
Hartland View | Great Torrington near Bideford | Devon
A lovely cottage in a rural setting, on a working farm, close to the market town of Great Torrington. Country and coast views. Ideal for a couple or family. Great Torrington 1.5 miles. Bideford 6 miles.
Hardstone Barn | Dunterton near Launceston | Devon
Large barn conversion in the heart of the countryside. Right on the Cornwall and Devon border, this large Launceston cottage has a woodburner and 35 acres to explore. Launceston 6 miles.
The Coach House | Charminster near Dorchester | Dorset
Luxury barn conversion in Charminster. Quality accommodation with beams and en-suites. Adjacent golf course. Excellent walking in heart of Hardy's Wessex. Dorchester 1.5 miles.
Sockety Farm Cottage | South Perrott near Crewkerne | Dorset
A well-presented semi-detached cottage on a working livestock farm in the rural west Dorset village of South Perrott. Ideal for a couple or family. Superb touring base. Crewkerne 3 miles.